• How to fix my knackered knee1 day 19 hours agoI had a similar problem with

    I had a similar problem with my left knee. Sharp pain on the inner kneecap. During a cycling holiday in Italy, my knee was killing me. During my months of training I had 2 accidents, so I thought the source of the problem might be a damaged patella. Back home I visited a specialist and had my knee x-rayed. Nothing was found. More specialist followed... to make a long story short. In the end I found my saddle was positioned too high and I was overstretching my left leg D Oh
    I had bought a new saddle a few months earlier and forgot all about it. I lowered my saddle about 1,5 cm and I'm riding without pain for a year now. Bike fitting is everything.
    Good luck!

  • Cycle to Work Day round-up - half a million miles pledged1 day 19 hours agoBusy ride but it appears I

    Busy ride but it appears I missed a section in the highway code apparently I should give way to cars entering a roundabout on my left as its inconvenient for them to stop just for a bike. You learn something new everyday

  • Save cycling in Regent's Park: petition1 day 20 hours agoBeen done;

    Been done; http://road.cc/content/forum/154912-cs11-plans-regents-park

    ...and I wasn't that impressed last time.

    ..and 'Sir Brad got quick by riding laps there'?

    Do give over...

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 20 hours agobest "upgrade"? my new Super

    best "upgrade"?

    my new Super Six Evo....absolutely love it

  • Cycle to Work Day round-up - half a million miles pledged1 day 20 hours agoNice ride to work and back

    Nice ride to work and back for me. Third day on the trot (usually only manage a couple of times a week) and first ride on my new DCR wheels Smile

  • Save cycling in Regent's Park: petition1 day 20 hours agoDoes anyone have a link to

    Does anyone have a link to the actual plans for this? The outer ring is hardly in need of traffic calming measures. The road is not busy and is nice and wide. It hardly needs to be part of the super highway network as anyone who can use Regents Park to commute by bike already does and no special provisions to cycle on the roads there are required. The combination of quiet road, Georgian architecture and giraffes is a compelling draw for the discerning cyclist. It is a haven for cycle training in central London and was a big draw for pre-work miles for me when I lived in Hackney and worked in the West End. If they really wanted to benefit cyclists they would remove the two completely unnecessary sets of lights that govern the junctions by the mosque and on the south side entrance to the inner ring and convert the pelican crossings to zebra.

    Oh, and there may not be any hills but it isn't pan flat. If you want to keep an even pace, there is a real leg burner headed north and free speed going south. Great fun. I would want to see it ruined by sleeping policemen but I'd hope that there would be provision for cyclists to avoid them.

  • Weedy legs1 day 20 hours agoDoes anyone think that all

    Does anyone think that all the riders who didn't win a mountain top finish in the Tour were told to go and do some squats by their DS?

    Cycle training is specific; the key to getting better at riding a bike is riding a bike.

    Just keep riding your bike.

  • Men wanted for Cycle Speed Dating in London1 day 20 hours agoAvez vous cuppa? (Me too)

    Avez vous cuppa?
    (Me too)

  • New study examines what influences drivers’ aggressive behaviour towards cyclists1 day 21 hours agobdsl wrote: Being expected to

    bdsl wrote:

    Being expected to drive at the speed limit seems wrong to me, because if you're trying to drive at the limit you can't be sure you aren't going over it. The only way to not go over the limit is to stay under it.

    I learnt to drive about 6-7 years ago, and the instructor was clear, you have to "make progress" if you don't or you hesitate too much you will fail the test. I guess you need an examiner on here to outline the criteria to be certain, but i have no doubt that the instructor was simply teaching what was expected.

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 21 hours agoBuying first road bike for 25

    Buying first road bike for 25 years (they're soooo much nicer now), swapping the MTB for a track bike (local velodrome just opened).

    Specifically having replaced entire groupset on team boardman for Ultegra (Dura Ace callipers), the Mavic Kryxziumzs make the bike far more responsive, though you do feel the road far more.

    Most of the rest was just bling, though the Ultegra levers are much more solid and slick than the Tiagras, and the Dura Ace callipers do work better than any cheaper ones (especially at half price).

    Shouldn't have changed the chainset though, no functional improvement.

    Overall save 1 kg (8kg now with pedals). Very much diminishing returns from now.

  • 3T Arx II Pro Stem1 day 21 hours agoWould never touch one of

    Would never touch one of these - had bolts break on two Arx stems. (I use a torque wrench and tighten in a "z" pattern religiously.)

    Don't understand objection to torx bolts. Not sure I see them as a massive improvement but most multi tools (and torque wrenches) come with a T25 and T30 bit. And you'll need them when you switch to disc brakes....

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 21 hours agoTop man, joemmo!

    Top man, joemmo!

  • 3T Arx II Pro Stem1 day 22 hours agoI got one of these for a new

    I got one of these for a new bike build having had the old Arx on two other bikes.

    And then I had to go out and buy some torx keys.

    A decent stem (like the old one) and the hex key bodge works fine at the roadside

  • Scott Foil 2016 - first ride review1 day 22 hours agoiamelectron wrote:To an

    iamelectron wrote:
    To an extent, yes. But with the Foil it seems to be too many journos banging out the same old 'harsh' spiel. You ask a real world Foil rider if they think their bike gives a harsh ride...I can bet you you'll hear the opposite.

    So let me get this straight - the reviewer, who has probably tested a few more bikes than you or I, reckons that - in the grand scheme of things - the old Foil was harsh. 'too many journos' - who presumably also have a bit of experience also report on it being stiff or harsh. Quite a few owners also report on the ride being stiff or jarring on less than ideal surfaces but most seem to love them anyway, at least from what i've seen.

    So 'many' of the people who do this for a living and a not insignificant number of owners talk about it being harsh, stiff or rigid in the grand scheme of things - but it's categorically not. Fair précis ? Seem like things may not be so black and white as you make out maybe ?

  • Men wanted for Cycle Speed Dating in London1 day 22 hours agoChances of this happening?

    Chances of this happening?

  • Weedy legs1 day 22 hours agoSquat, just plain old squats.

    Squat, just plain old squats. Not sissy not sumo or any other concoction, just plain old simple squats. 5x5 once per week, prior to a rest or recovery day.

  • Scott Foil 2016 - first ride review1 day 22 hours agoTo an extent, yes. But with

    To an extent, yes. But with the Foil it seems to be too many journos banging out the same old 'harsh' spiel. You ask a real world Foil rider if they think their bike gives a harsh ride...I can bet you you'll hear the opposite.

  • 3T Arx II Pro Stem1 day 22 hours agoI wish every manufacturer

    I wish every manufacturer would just go to torx bolts. They are so much better - far less likely to round-off/stripout.

  • Scott Foil 2016 - first ride review1 day 23 hours agoIt's all speculative though,

    It's all speculative though, isn't it. What may be comfy to you may not be the same to somebody else.

    My question is; when will somebody design a good looking aero bike as, thus far, most of them look like a dogs dinner!

  • Chris Froome abandons Vuelta as scans confirm ankle fracture1 day 23 hours agoct wrote:I mean, I don't even

    ct wrote:
    I mean, I don't even take the bikes off the roof...just drive around to cycley areas throwing thumbs up at 'cyclists' who are actually cycling

    It is the most reliable way to get a Strava KOM these days.

  • Scott Foil 2016 - first ride review1 day 23 hours agoThree paragraphs in and there

    Three paragraphs in and there it is...the cut-and-paste 'harsh ride' of the original Foil that gets dragged out in so many reviews. Sorry Dave but that's rubbish. I've been riding a Foil 10 HMX for a couple of years now. I reckon I've done at least a dozen century plus rides on it including the inaugural Ride London four days after having it built up with Zipp 303 FC tubs, SR/Record and other exotic bits which, in its small size frame has taken it to a fraction under 6kg. The riding round here varies from blackboard smooth wind farm access roads to tarmac hammered by the elements - sadly it's mostly the latter. In the many miles that I've ridden this bike I have NEVER felt that it was a harsh ride or come away 'battered' after extensive periods in the saddle. I put that down to a great frame design which I've had fitted to me properly and with a sensible tyre pressure (FYI I run 23mm Veloflex Carbons). Think about it - while some guys in Green Edge or IAM might swap out a Foil for an Addict on a few stages there are many who will ride their Foil right through a GC. If it was such a harsh unforgiving ride why would they put up with it for 21 days of pain? They even ride Foils in Paris Roubaix! Nope - as a long term rider on a Foil I can guarantee you it is NOT a harsh ride. It is a bloody fantastic frame/bike.

  • Cycle to Work Day round-up - half a million miles pledged1 day 23 hours agoPretty crap on my ride in

    Pretty crap on my ride in too. Drivers gave a bloody dead pigeon more room than they gave me! Deffo #drivelikeaprickday

  • New study examines what influences drivers’ aggressive behaviour towards cyclists1 day 23 hours agoJeevesBath wrote:bdsl

    JeevesBath wrote:
    bdsl wrote:
    Beatnik69 wrote:
    therealsmallboy wrote:

    This for me is what needs to be educated out of society, a start would be some large billboards besides traffic lights (so they can be read safely) saying:

    "The Speed Limit Is The Upper Limit, Not A Target.

    Don't be a dick."


    That's the trouble though. People, these days, are taught to drive at the speed limit. I think it is possible to fail the driving test, if not driving at the limit, for failing to make progress or some other reason.

    Indeed. It seem fair to require candidates to drive at nearly the speed limit, because they'll be licensed to do that unsupervised if they pass. But I think they should be told about how fast they are expected to go as part of the instructions, and the fail would be for not following exam instructions, not for bad driving.

    The Institute of Advanced Motorists expects candidates to drive at the speed limit, but emphasises the importance of identifying hazards in advance and taking action to drive accordingly. This would seem far safer than the people who drive everywhere at 30mph but don't look where they are going because they are at a 'safe speed'.

    Being expected to drive at the speed limit seems wrong to me, because if you're trying to drive at the limit you can't be sure you aren't going over it. The only way to not go over the limit is to stay under it.

  • Michael Rogers awarded Olympic bronze for Athens 2004 time trial1 day 23 hours agoRTB wrote:Flying Scot

    RTB wrote:
    Flying Scot wrote:
    Alain Baxter(scots skier) was never given his olympic medal back, even after being exonerated ( he used a Vicks inhaler bought and used in the USA for a cold, the European one didn't contain banned substances, and the substance is neither a stimulant, or a masking agent) at that time the investigation also managed to show that over 100 USA medal winning athletes had failed drugs tests and never been sanctioned, including Carl Lewis.

    This stinks of PR in the wake of the 'revelation' that the IAAF have been ignoring positive tests.

    Yep I felt so bad for Alain Baxter at the time, best result ever by a British skier just to be undone by something as naff as that. You said he was exonerated but was he formally reinstated or was that a step too far for them?

    To clarify my point, Alain Baxter was reinstated, fully exonerated at every level and stage, but never got the physical medal returned, that was my point, why are they bending over backwards and making a show over Mick Rogers - it's all PR.

    And for CP It wasn't the IOC it was the American athletics anti doping team that were found to be selecting what positive results they reported I.e. Anyone not from the USA.

    Indont know all that much about it, just that it was plainly a cover up that went a lot deeper.

  • Michael Rogers awarded Olympic bronze for Athens 2004 time trial1 day 23 hours agoLet us hope Mr. Rogers has a

    Let us hope Mr. Rogers has a clear conscience.