• Schwalbe One Tubeless1 day 16 hours agoNever happened to me either,

    Never happened to me either, I think it might be one of those urban myths that cyclists use to justify buying something else.

  • Giro d'Italia stage 131 day 16 hours agoBertie will get it back

    Bertie will get it back tomorrow Nerd

  • Map reading1 day 16 hours agoI got ..temporarily

    I got ..temporarily unlocated.. in the west of Ireland and had to wave to a farmer to get him to come over. He wandered along to the gate in the field and I said
    'I'm a bit lost, is this the road to Castlebar?'
    he replied
    'Oh no, you'll not get there on this road, have a good day now'...

  • Giro d'Italia stage 131 day 16 hours ago1,3,12,13,18

    1,3,12,13,18 Plain Face

  • Giro d'Italia stage 131 day 16 hours agoPorte loses another 2

    Porte loses another 2 minutes!!

    this is going to be interesting if the comms decide to stick to the 3km rule or be flexible as this was apparently less than 200m away from the 3km mark.

    edit - Bert lost 30 secs and Aru is in Pink.... that's should make up their minds Big Grin

  • Welcome to the team road.cc member's area1 day 16 hours agoblimey, my first ever road

    blimey, my first ever road club...

    ...what happens next??!!!

  • Garmin Connect problem1 day 16 hours agoI had a similar problem, for

    I had a similar problem, for me it started recently when it wanted to update my 510.

    Garmin support were useless, but if I logged into GarminConnect there was an icon for the queue (think it looks like a pair of arrows). There were a lot of things in the queue, each with an x next to it to delete it from the queue. I deleted everything from the queue and tried again, and then it seemed to work.

    No problems since...

  • Map reading1 day 16 hours agoGood comments I like the feet

    Good comments I like the feet wet one! I have got a Garmin but just the cheap Garmin Edge so no option for map displays. No-one use bar mounted map holders then, I see a few on Amazon would be good to know if anyone has any experience. But the go out and find the route yourself view is a good one I think.

  • Schwalbe One Tubeless1 day 16 hours agoAll this talk of inner tube

    All this talk of inner tube blowouts and frequently buying replacements, why does that not happen to me?

    It makes me wonder whether tubeless tyre technology some kind of solution looking for a problem.

  • Ridelondon/Surrey 100 places up for grabs!1 day 16 hours agoSorry guys, places now

    Sorry guys, places now filled.

  • A lesson in how not to descend wet roads1 day 16 hours agoI'm surprised that we don't

    I'm surprised that we don't see more riders unclipping, putting their foot down and sliding the bikes round bends Speedway style.

    Bonus style marks if you can get the front wheel facing forwards as you broadside the bike round.

  • Cyclist who died of head injury was either hit by car door or swerved to avoid it1 day 16 hours agoshay cycles

    shay cycles wrote:
    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    but..._if_ you accept that, you then have to also accept that cyclists should never, ever, ride in door zones.

    And you have to make it crystal clear to both cyclists and motorists that they should never be expected to do so, even if it means "holding drivers up" (in the race to the next red light).

    But.... The Highway Code specifically makes allowance for "filtering" and that will almost always put the cyclist in the door zone.

    Though, surely, if you are filtering through cars stationary in the general flow of traffic, those cars are not parked?

    Fair point though, I've a couple of times nearly been hit by passengers opening their doors while in a traffic jam and not actually parked. But I'd say a much stronger burden of care applies to the door-opener if the vehicle isn't even parked at the kerb. Not sure it should be legal at all, unless your car is on fire or you are escaping from a hostage situation!

  • A lesson in how not to descend wet roads1 day 16 hours agoWas one of the camera bikes

    Was one of the camera bikes leaking oil?! In the first clip the Astana guys following him overshoot it as well!

    As for commentators, I haven't caught much of it but some highlights I saw last week had Carlton Kirby and Rob Hatch, which makes me think maybe they're rotating the lineup with Sean Kelly?

    Anything but Sherwin and Liggett, I really hope they finally boot those clowns off the TdF coverage but I can't see it happening.

  • A lesson in how not to descend wet roads1 day 16 hours agoYes, it is Rob Hatch on

    Yes, it is Rob Hatch on Eurosport (thank goodness).

  • Upgrading my giant defy 5, disc brake a must?1 day 16 hours agoThanks for all the

    Thanks for all the responses.
    Going to my lbs to try a defy advanced range and a dale synapse and super six.
    Giants still my favourite from reading and looks.

  • Upgrading my giant defy 5, disc brake a must?1 day 16 hours agoI have the Defy Advanced 1 -

    I have the Defy Advanced 1 - review here; http://reviewmybike.com/bike/GIANT/giant-defy-advanced-1/13673.

    Overall I love the bike and would still go for again at the price. My only gripe is that the mechanical disc brakes fell short of expectations, compared to even the entry level hydraulics on my mountain bike. Initially I felt I should have saved longer and gone for the Advanced Pro 1 to realise the benefits of hydraulic brakes, Fizik Saddle (now purchased for the Advanced 1), better wheels and the other component upgrades. However, I'm now glad I spent almost £1k less for the standard Advanced 1 as I will put the extra towards much better wheels and possibly upgrade the discs to hydraulics in due course.

    As others have said, unless racing (and that won't even be an issue in a year or so once the pro's move over), I would choose disc brakes anytime and especially if riding at all in the wet. Riding my old Aluxx Defy 1 over the winter, I had several very scary experiences when the rim brakes just didn't work. This winter, the Aluxx Defy 1 will almost certainly be replaced with a Cross Bike with disc brakes, even if 'only' mechanical.

    One other comment based on others experience with the Defy Advanced 2 posted on the forum, the gap between 105 and Ultegra has very much reduced, with weight apparently the only real discernible difference this year.

  • Motorcycle campaigners postpone Cycle Superhighway demo ahead of talks with Westminster Council1 day 16 hours agoI ride big motorcycles Honda

    I ride big motorcycles Honda SuperBlackbird and Triumph Sprint 1050 and I have never heard of this seemingly twatish organisation MAG. I also cycle to work as well 3-4 days a week, motorbike the other 2. I have no problems with the infrastructure being created for cyclists in London as a motorcyclist. MAG seems to be a right wing group claiming to represent a lot more of a type of road user i.e. motorcyclists than it actually does.

  • Giro d'Italia stage 131 day 16 hours ago23 transfers left for me

    23 transfers left for me having had an opposite week dropped like lead brick D Oh , purely cause I've not used any transfers since the rest day

    Greipel
    Modolo
    Viviani
    Petacchi
    Caruso
    Aru
    Porte
    Vandewalle
    Stacchiotti

  • A lesson in how not to descend wet roads1 day 16 hours agoIsn't it Rob Hatch with Sean

    Isn't it Rob Hatch with Sean Kelly on Eurosport for the Giro?

  • Map reading1 day 16 hours agoMixture of just ride along

    Mixture of just ride along and see where it goes, check Map on Garmin to see where road goes there and then. To plotting route prior and following directions.

  • London bike-jackings hit 10 a week, say Metropolitan Police1 day 16 hours agoBeatnik69

    Beatnik69 wrote:
    Quote:
    nunchucks - backpocket!

    Your bibshorts are probably too tight.

    Brilliant!

  • Motorcycle campaigners postpone Cycle Superhighway demo ahead of talks with Westminster Council1 day 17 hours ago'Sympathetic' does not mean

    'Sympathetic' does not mean in favour, or anything else that translates into action.

    They're like the City of London, who was 'in principle' in favour of protected space, but in the first round seemed to be wholly against it in practice.

    Creating better road space for all users benefit everyone in major ways. This has been shown true again and again... but of course evidence isn't welcome when principles and convictions carry the day.

    The fact they got a hearing from Westminster also says a lot, worst roads in London for everyone, but particularly pedestrians and cyclists, in that order.

  • Motorcycle campaigners postpone Cycle Superhighway demo ahead of talks with Westminster Council1 day 17 hours agoMeh, it's just standard

    Meh, it's just standard selfish pageantry instead of thinking of the more vulnerable.

  • Cycling Scotland's new campaign says Give Everyone Cycle Space - but is it enough room? (+ video)1 day 17 hours agoAh, good old Cycling

    Ah, good old Cycling Scotland. Relentless campaigners for cycling as a safe, normal, everyday activity:

    http://www.bikeabilityscotland.org/

  • Motorcycle campaigners postpone Cycle Superhighway demo ahead of talks with Westminster Council1 day 17 hours agoSo these 'representatives' of

    So these 'representatives' of motorcyclists are 'sympathetic' towards cyclists, but object to the reallocation of road space to vulnerable road users?

    Maybe they are concerned that it will be harder to 'share' the new, largely-segregated facilities than is currently the case (albeit completely illegally) with Advance Stopping Lines, which frequently seem to have a biker or two parked in them alongside the cyclists for whom they are intended.