- Updated: 'Respect Ride' in memory of Gateshead cyclist killed in bus collision cancelled at family's request1 day 13 hours agohttp://www.chroniclelive.co.u
" Motor Patrols Sgt Steve Minnikin said: "After checking CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses it appears that Mr James rode out into the main road and in front of the bus from behind a junction. A report has been prepared for the coroner into his death and I would still like to appeal for anyone who was in the area and who saw anything to contact us with any information."
Wonder if this will alter the tone of the ride
- New bike advice1 day 13 hours agoWell I think I have made a
Well I think I have made a decision. I have been limited to brand choices as my lbs is doing 0% over 24 months for me and taking my caad8 as the deposit so I am going for the Raleigh RX Comp. Pretty much the same kit on it as 1500-1800 colnagos, felts and ridleys but for 1200.
- Updated: Boris Johnson backs down from claiming campaigners are putting people off cycling1 day 13 hours agoMr Agreeable wrote:I'mMr Agreeable wrote:
I'm tickled by the idea that cycle campaigners are somehow responsible for the public perception that cycling is dangerous. When you tell your auntie or a work colleague that you cycle, and their response is "ooh, isn't that really dangerous?", is it because they've been reading a CTC press release, or David Hembrow's blog?
Or the BBC covering cycle protests, deaths and die-ins, Parliament debating safety, an incessant parade of safety gear, and Dave saying you take your life in your hands every time you cycle?northstar wrote:
I couldn't care who you agree with, he is wrong.
Thankyou for your constructive input.
- Storck’s aluminium Visioner1 day 13 hours agoToo expensive for what it
Too expensive for what it is...
- Survey shows scale of fear on London’s roads in wake of spate of cyclist deaths1 day 13 hours agoBoris Johnson's and Andrew
Boris Johnson's and Andrew Gilligan's argument that going on about the danger's of cycling on London's roads is counterproductive because it might put people off cycling is just an attempt to let them and TfL avoid responsibility for their failure to take cycling as a form of transport seriously.
Suppose the cycling community did as they ask and said nothing, what would happen? I can tell you - nothing. Why? Because then Messrs. Johnson, Gilligan and TfL would argue that there was no pressure for change and would devote resources which might otherwise be spent on cycling infrastructure elsewhere.
The only thing to do is to keep complaining until the problem is properly addressed and resolved.
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 13 hours agoMight be an urban myth, but
Might be an urban myth, but didn't mcDonalds try suing fish'n'chips shops in Glasgow once as they held the trademark for the name in association with fast-food outlets? It was rejected on the basis that the McDonalds family in question had owned the chippy since the 1930s or whenever...
- Video: Highlights of some of 2013's most memorable cycle racing moments1 day 13 hours agoGhostie: You missed a couple
Ghostie: You missed a couple I think. The very first footage (from Portuguese channel RTP2) is going to have been from the Volta ao Algarve, won by Tony Martin. The second race Cancellara is shown winning is E3 Harelbeke - his RVV win makes an appearance later on in the video (when you say 'back to...Cancellara')
- Stolen Specialized Roubaix Elite - 20121 day 14 hours agoCan't you have the bikes in
Can't you have the bikes in the house / flat?
- is it me or are the roads super slippy at the mo?1 day 14 hours agoHad to stop going up hill
Had to stop going up hill today to clean the accumulated mud off the inside of my mudguards. ..on the road
- Should bike shops become collection points for on line sales?1 day 14 hours agogiobox wrote:Pretty awful togiobox wrote:.
Pretty awful to read some of these comments. I fail to see how a local bike shop can afford to run a business with this? Especially when you have staff, mechanics etc to employ. Also, a stockless bikeshop, as mooted by some here, is a terrible idea. What about test rides before you buy?
I'm happy to support my local bike shop, even if it means paying (often only very little) more. The service and help I've received for free far outweighs the money I might have saved.
Even going by the original poster's "Dozens of sales" at a quid each, its still likely to be barely enough to pay a single member of staff for a day.
The idea of a stockless shop is mentioned by one poster is is an interesting concept but, if you go the other way, I know of many bike shops that are unnecessarily large, paying a fortune in business rates, energy consumption, insurance, staffing and stockholding, trying to cover the demands of an increasingly savvy market.
Participating in what would effectively be a "just in time" supply chain, could dramatically increase the profit per square foot, especially if it encouraged footfall that the LBS would never otherwise see.
Certainly an interesting topic, and it sounds like you know your stuff, so many thanks for the comments.
- VIDEO: Death-defying mountain descent, backwards1 day 14 hours ago50kph maybe, but 50mph in
50kph maybe, but 50mph in that position on a mtb?
- Giant Defy 3 Composite..Sizing??1 day 14 hours agoGood job you're trying
Good job you're trying both.
My inclination is to go smaller, particularly if you are short in the leg - you can always fit a longer stem. However, what you choose depends more on your how upright/stretched out you want it to feel.
- SRAM issue Red WiFLi 10-speed rear derailleur recall1 day 14 hours agoAs my Nan would have said,
As my Nan would have said, speak as you find.
My only acquaintance with SRAM was three full years of all-weather commuting on cheap X5. It worked faultlessly, never missed a gear and when I sold the bike it looked set for another long period of faithful service.
- Chris Froome says he'll prove cycling has drugs-free future by winning Tour de France again1 day 14 hours agoduc888 wrote:Err, is that theduc888 wrote:
Err, is that the same Andy Murray who is the worlds only living personality transplant donor.
Bear in mind that the award has been won twice by Damon Hill, in comparison with whom Andy Murray, dull as dishwater as he is, looks like a fiery maverick.
- Stolen Specialized Roubaix Elite - 20121 day 14 hours agoagreed locks are not
agreed locks are not unbreakable but if you can ensure that they can't get bolt cutters into them, then you have a better chance..
- Should bike shops become collection points for on line sales?1 day 14 hours ago@jova54 - sound interesting
@jova54 - sound interesting points, especially the one about car parts.
I'm guessing that if the on-line retailer did ship the wrong parts it would give the B&M retailer the opportunity to demonstrate their superior knowledge, and their ability to sort out the problem at cost to the customer, which is only fair. If the shop is charging ex amount per hour, it's easy to include any diagnosis and admin in the amount of time for the total job, just like any other tradesman would do.
But, from personal experience, I know that LBS staff have also been known to get parts mixed up from time to time, especially "fish and chipper" bike shops with owners that fail to keep pace with technological developments. And I suspect that applies to many of the new breed of rider too, who may have inadvertently ordered the wrong parts themselves.
- Boris Johnson criticised for downgrading dangerous junctions overhauls to 33 of a promised 1001 day 14 hours agoWow a whole 25 we shall see!
Wow a whole 25 we shall see!
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 15 hours agoNo lawyer am I, but in the
No lawyer am I, but in the light of the 2003 Dastar judgement, precedent may well have been established that Specialized may not have a case in claiming ownership of something public domain - i.e. the name of the town of Roubaix - as a trademark.
- Pro Cycling Magazine1 day 15 hours agoAnd another
And another thing...........
dont get me started on a certain well known broadband/ tv/ phone supplier who puts our bill up every year and never gives us nothing in return when new customers get a personal visit from Richard Branson and who plies them with fine food and wine and superfast broadband and trips on his spaceship (probably)
In support of Comrade PeakPedals and others like him i am taking back what is ours and standing up for us loyal, but neglected, customers!
ps - i hope no-one from Future publishing reads these forums!
- Video: Highlights of some of 2013's most memorable cycle racing moments1 day 15 hours agoLovely, sadly not a whiff of
Lovely, sadly not a whiff of women's racing in it as far as I can tell....
- Giant Defy 3 Composite..Sizing??1 day 15 hours agoYes, you are bang in the
Yes, you are bang in the middle.
The only way to know for sure is to try both, but I suspect the small will be better due to your short(ish) legs.
Mrs MdL is 5'8" and just fits onto a Medium.
- Video: Highlights of some of 2013's most memorable cycle racing moments1 day 15 hours agoIn order I think:
- UCI men's
In order I think:
- UCI men's World Champs ITT in Florence won by Tony Martin, Wiggins 2nd, Cancellara 3rd.
- Peter Sagan winning the fifth stage of the Tour of Alberta.
- Moreno Moser winning the Strade Bianche.
- Fabian Cancellara winning Paris-Roubaix, beating Sep Vanmarcke.
- Cancellara again, winning the Tour of Flanders.
- Mark Cavendish Stage 1 (?), Giro d'Italia.
- Team Sky winning the TTT Stage 2, Giro d'Italia.
- Lots of riders at the Giro with Luca Paolini winning stage 3, Mark Cavendish again (no idea which stage) and an attack from Vincenzo Nibali on stage 20 and taking the race.
- Tour de France, mostly Froome. Stage winners included: Daniel Martin (Stage 9), Christophe Riblon (18), Quintana (20), Rui Costa (19), Orica-GreenEDGE in the TTT (Stage 4).
Then back to the UCI World Champs ITT and Cancellara, as the beginning. And then Rui Costa winning the Road World Champs.
That'll be a pair of socks then, unless people also add all the locations of each stage too as well as other riders coming in second or around the winners.
- Pro Cycling Magazine1 day 15 hours agoI've always felt slightly
I've always felt slightly aggrieved that when I first subscribed to one cycling mag that I never got the promised "gift" of a new jersey but didn't complain about it, I've since then paid for at least 5 more years at full whack. It is annoying that their business model is to constantly subsidise new business at the expense of regular/existing customers. If loyalty doesn't pay then it's a situation of their own making, if only I could make the time/effort then I'd do the same! The more who do, the more notice they might take!
- End of an Era1 day 15 hours agoWouldn't want to ride one but
Wouldn't want to ride one but still in use round here in Surrey.
Typical blinkered attitude from Royal Mail who would rather have unhealthy 'posties' travelling round in polluting diesel vans on stop-start short journeys than use a bit of common sense, and that was before they were privatised.
- Stolen Specialized Roubaix Elite - 20121 day 15 hours agoMotorcycle locks bearing the
Motorcycle locks bearing the sold secure label are particularly good. They aren't always the most expensive either. Ride magazine regularly does tests of them. Chains and locks made of tungsten alloy tend to be pretty tough. No lock is unbreakable, but some do require a good deal more effort than others.