• Fantasy Cycling 2015 - game changes (and report issues)20 hours 35 min agoHas anyone looked into the

    Has anyone looked into the disparity between the overall season rankings for the overall Road.cc league and the overall season rankings for minileagues? It seems like the the minileagues are using scoring from competitions that aren't supposed to count (ie. "Bonus" competitions).

  • New Bike Advice!20 hours 37 min agoBoth the Cube and the Synapse

    Both the Cube and the Synapse are great bikes, is the Cube local to you or are you looking at an online purchase?

    If you can try it and it suits then go for it, but I wouldn't have thought that the electronic shifting would be worth the punt on something you haven't tried.

    Disc brakes? If you ride a lot in the mountains or will be doing lots of riding in wet horrible weather then yes, otherwise not something to get hung up on.

  • Team Wiggins release Hour infographic - but Sky not impressed at "blatant rip-off"20 hours 38 min agoIt's not the first time

    It's not the first time Wiggins has has done something like this. Sky had a cycling team long before he did and they used to wear lycra and he's doing that now too.

    Sky, get over it.

  • 5 days remaining if you want a Limits power meter for £16120 hours 42 min ago18 months is a long time,

    18 months is a long time, there might be many other, cheap and tested and proven powermeters around by then. It's a pig in a poke, at best.

  • BBC Radio 4 ‘At Risk from Cyclists’ phone-in from 12.15pm today20 hours 57 min agoI just heard it, the title is

    I just heard it, the title is crap but the discussion was mostly quite reasonable and I thought that the overall tone was more pro cycling than anti cycling, with Chris Boardman given plenty of air time. It certainly wasn't just an anti-cycling rant and in no way comparable to the Daily Mail apart from a stupid message they read out at the end.

  • Livingston jogger dies after being hit by cyclist21 hours 6 min agoHmmm, you shouldn't really be

    Hmmm, you shouldn't really be running peds over on a shared path.

  • BBC Radio 4 ‘At Risk from Cyclists’ phone-in from 12.15pm today21 hours 31 min agoI always love the comments

    I always love the comments about putting licence plates on bikes. Being short (well, 5' 6") there is just about room for a saddle bag and a light on my bike. I'm not sure where a plate would be attached. Of course one caller did mention putting all cyclists in hiviz jackets with a registration number on them. Yeah that would work well..... would I get one for the summer, one for the winter, one for wet weather, etc? Maybe a licenced rucksac cover so my registration is visible from behind?

    Despite the above, I agree with other comments that the programme did give a range of views.

    In London over 20% of accidents involving cars are now hit and run, so a cyclist hit and run (which turned out not to be anyway) isn't anything special. I think a key point mentioned on the show was that the one thing we really need is police enforcement of the current rules applied to all road users.

  • CTC critical of police response to death of Merseyside cyclist21 hours 36 min agoInstitutionally anti-cyclist.

    Institutionally anti-cyclist.

  • Cycle light entrepreneur makes more than £1m in sales this year with innovative light21 hours 42 min agoHi rxpell, I'm Alberto, part

    Hi rxpell,

    I'm Alberto, part of the Blaze team. Firstly, thank you very much for supporting us on Kickstarter and for the feedback, take it all into account.

    Regarding what I think is your key criticism of the light - the laser being a gimmick - I have to disagree. As you maybe know, every few months we survey Laserlight riders about their experience with the light an general feedback. The overwhelming majority of it has been positive; people telling us how "cars stopped from turning across me" or "how buses pulled out and then stopped because they saw the light". Recently, we also did rigorous testing with a third party comparing the light's effectiveness to that of other lights. Unable to share the results for the moment, but they'll be coming soon.

    That's not to say we think the light is panacea. It obviously isn't and there are variables, such as the direction the driver's looking in, that we can't control. And like you've noticed, on wet ground, the laser is not very visible from the position of the riders or traffic travelling in the same direction. When the road is wet it's smoother and acts like a bit of a mirror, reflecting nearly all of the beam forward. This is why it's less visible from the source but more so for oncoming traffic, for example.

    Thank you very much again for your feedback and support from everyone at Blaze.

    Alberto

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1621 hours 45 min agorcorbin wrote:8 of the top 10

    rcorbin wrote:
    8 of the top 10 plus inxtausti

    Only ones I didn't have were Hesjedal and Caruso

    Very similar to my team except I had Hesjedal and not Caruso. I wonder if anyone got the top nine. It's not impossible!

  • Scott CR1 - does broken front mech mean replacing the whole frame?!21 hours 52 min agoJust wanted to thank you for

    Just wanted to thank you for such sensible advice. It saved me from not having my bike on our three month adventure in Italy. Loose rivet broke off my Pinarello Dogma 2 and the front derailleur was left extremely loose. The rivet head then broke off in my fingers. After reading all the precious postings about carbon frames, I thought that was it for cycling here, but after reading your post, I pushed the rest of the broken rivet through and the first Italian Hardware store that I tried had a pop rivet gun. Bingo two new rivets (I found a second missing one) and good as new and handling all that Strade Bianche can dish out.

    BTW I am probably the only guy who let the bike shop drill holes in my carbon frame to fit new Campy electronic group set. It was the Dogma 2 which is not meant to allow the Electronics unless you have the special frame. That was two years and many hard kms ago without any trouble. Frame warranties not worth the trouble and carbon is much stronger than the worry worts think.

  • Bicycle postal delivery service trials first post box in Bristol21 hours 56 min agoI really hope that they

    I really hope that they succeed. The thing that jumps out at me as a barrier is that at 8p cheaper for a letter the price differential is not going to grab the attention of the average person, particularly if it means using one postal system for local mail and one for national mail.

    It might be interesting if they also accepted Royal Mail stamps. They're legal tender so I would imagine that the company could turn them back into cash somehow. They could then place their boxes close to Royal Mail post boxes giving the consumer an easy choice of services even if their letter is already carrying a Royal Mail stamp.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1621 hours 57 min agoAwesome, thanks for that.

    Awesome, thanks for that. Referencing the site of another Redditor too Smile

    Well if that's the case looks like we're gonna nab 10 more points:

    http://www.gazzetta.it/Giroditalia/2015/en/stage/16/standings/fighting-s...

  • CTC critical of police response to death of Merseyside cyclist22 hours 3 min agoIt's a tough one, people keep

    It's a tough one, people keep on about assumed liability to be used to protect cyclists, but in motoring terms if one driver is pissed he is assumed liable in almost all cases. Therefore I think cyclists have the same responsibility not to ride under the influence.

    However, the fact that no investigation was seemingly carried out is very poor, though sadly not surprising.

  • First Ride: SRAM 1x Road22 hours 8 min agoHaving run an Alfine 11 I

    Having run an Alfine 11 I really see the attraction of this set up. Whatever it's called...

  • First Ride: SRAM 1x Road22 hours 9 min agoadam900710 wrote:The ratio

    adam900710 wrote:
    The ratio gap for 1x may be a little big?

    For me, 36 with 11x32 seems good enough at 100 cadence on flat and 80~90 for hill.

    Any good recommend chainring to change my 105 crank to 1x11?

    This
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/race-face-single-narrowwide-chainring/#buy-options

    Or this:

    http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/cyclocross-io-chainring-narrow-wid...

    You also need some spacers or single ring bolts. Consider a 38 instead of a 36, you'll get a little more at the top end and 38/32 is stil a decent climbing gear.

  • CTC critical of police response to death of Merseyside cyclist22 hours 10 min agoImagine if a pedestrian was

    Imagine if a pedestrian was walking along a pavement and got killed by a vehicle being driven erratically. Now, imagine if the pedestrian was blamed because he was under the influence of alcohol? That'd be completely insane.

    That's exactly what has happened here though, except the pedestrian's only fault was being a cyclist.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1622 hours 12 min ago"FIGHTING SPIRIT (SPONSORED

    "FIGHTING SPIRIT (SPONSORED BY PITTAROSSO)

    Now we’re getting to the more convoluted prizes. This is a measure of aggression and hands out points for competing for categorised climbs, intermediate sprints, and stage finishes.

    A daily prize of €300 is up for grabs, and the man with the most total points after the final stage wins €4000. Notice how this prize isn’t decided by a panel as it is in Le Tour."

    At a guess I'd say its likely to be Ryder

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1622 hours 12 min ago"FIGHTING SPIRIT (SPONSORED

    "FIGHTING SPIRIT (SPONSORED BY PITTAROSSO)

    Now we’re getting to the more convoluted prizes. This is a measure of aggression and hands out points for competing for categorised climbs, intermediate sprints, and stage finishes.

    A daily prize of €300 is up for grabs, and the man with the most total points after the final stage wins €4000. Notice how this prize isn’t decided by a panel as it is in Le Tour."

    From here: http://inthedrops.net/2015/05/19/what-can-you-win-at-the-giro-2015/

    At a guess I'd say its likely to be Ryder or Kruijswijk

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1622 hours 13 min agoPhilip Unwin

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Intauxsti got a couple of points on the first climb

    My mistake was going with geschke rather than trofimov. Nevermind ay. At least i can bring in the big 3 sprinters tomorrow

    As long as they're not timed out. There were a few being dropped on the first climb. Long way to go after that.

    I think Geschke was LR

  • 5 days remaining if you want a Limits power meter for £16122 hours 15 min agoI put money in, and I don't

    I put money in, and I don't expect anything for 18 months. Their schedule seems awfully optimistic. I'd be very happy to be proven wrong.

  • Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra Disc22 hours 16 min agoAnother bike that

    Another bike that demonstrates the benefits of discs then, but those aksiums seem to have a standard rim painted black and stickers put over the whole thing, instead of a purpose built disc only rim.

    Rim manufacturers are not really up to speed with developing disc only road rims are they - they seem to be taking the slackers approach at the moment which we can't get wheels that really maximize the fact that there no longer needs to be a brake track.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1622 hours 17 min ago8 of the top 10 plus

    8 of the top 10 plus inxtausti

    Only ones I didn't have were Hesjedal and Caruso

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1622 hours 19 min agoAnyone know what the Giro's

    Anyone know what the Giro's combativity prize is called? Or who won today?

  • Team Wiggins release Hour infographic - but Sky not impressed at "blatant rip-off"22 hours 28 min agoThe brief given to the wiggo

    The brief given to the wiggo designer would have been something like "here, we like this sky one - let's do something similar but you know, use our branding, colours etc. instead"

    It was obviously a rush job, because quite frankly, the wiggo design is kak - unbalanced, unresolved, poorly spaced, direct rip-off of the original, and not thought through enough. Looks like the work of a student designer, whereas the sky one is well-conceived and looks professional.