• FS Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Alloy Clincher 2014 Wheelset1 day 19 hours agoHi, Really interested in this

    Hi,

    Really interested in this wheelset if it's still available?

    Have sent you a PM.

    Cheers

  • 18 things that cyclists hate1 day 19 hours agoKadinkski wrote:Climbing a

    Kadinkski wrote:
    Climbing a hill and the garmin switches to auto-pause because you're going so slowly it thinks you've stopped.

    This. It's like it's mocking me ..... (does make me try and go faster though, so maybe it's a new feature?)

  • Case against suspected bike thief collapses after police sell the evidence1 day 19 hours agoSurely the Police should know

    Surely the Police should know that they would be far better off fencing their stolen goods at a car boot sale. Auction sites keep records that might lead the Police back to the ... oh hang on.

  • first road bike - what should I go for?1 day 20 hours agoprincessfi wrote:Thanks -

    princessfi wrote:
    Thanks - thinking about the b'twin triban 500 - any views on that one? Seems a really good deal with sora group set for only £429!

    Decathlon also have the Alur 700, reduced down to £599 to clear. That comes with the old 10spd 105 groupset, which is worth considering. Apart from generally being better and hiding the cables away under the bar tape, you should try the brake shifters and see how they feel compared to the Sora which is quite chunky.

  • Case against suspected bike thief collapses after police sell the evidence1 day 20 hours agoIt'll suck for the girl that

    It'll suck for the girl that bought it from the auction, but this bike was reported stolen so it is still stolen. Why does the police auctioning it change this?

  • Kickstarter funding sought for bike periscope1 day 20 hours agoBut, paired with some

    But, paired with some electronics, it would be a very interesting device, like headup displays in cars; i mean, when i'm looking at my cycle computer while riding, i'm not very confident, especially in the traffic. With such a device, i would not be completely cut off from the front view. Instructions from a GPS device come to mind.

    What if it displays some useful info, or even the rear view at the touch of a button? I digress ...

  • De Rosa Idol Disc road bike1 day 20 hours agoI like fast bikes, but ones

    I like fast bikes, but ones with neutral handling. Indeed, I passed up the opportunity for the Aithien because I'm not the most confident descender, so maybe the Idol would suit me.

    However, you know what? Bike swanky, you should probably stop digging. As it stands, the bike is still a looker and will handle differently with different kit, for different people to form different opinions.

    You'd be far better leaving it at that, than making people think twice about engaging in a dead-end discussion with Bike Swanky where any opinion that disagrees with yours is to be argued with ad infinitum.

  • Giving up with pro cycling, maybe1 day 20 hours agothe aforementioned Kittel has

    the aforementioned Kittel has abandoned in Yorkshire, presume the 'virus' eh ?

  • Marathon running vs cycling1 day 20 hours agothe strange thing is my mate

    the strange thing is my mate things me doing 100K riding is harder !!

  • Case against suspected bike thief collapses after police sell the evidence1 day 20 hours agoSo, are they going to refund

    So, are they going to refund the shop owner given they sold his property?

  • De Rosa Idol Disc road bike1 day 20 hours agoQuote:Just found this

    Quote:
    Just found this interesting section from the Bowlan [sic] Palace review by Stu

    Stu tests a lot of bikes for us. 66 is the runnning total, i think, since 2009. Some are race bikes, some are not. There are singlespeeds, tourers, commuters, flat barred bikes, disc bikes, high-end racers, the works. He has a breadth of knowledge of many different types of riding and many different types of bike, which he's able to draw upon to write a review.

    if you 'imagine' that he has one particular thing that he's looking for in every bike, based on two paragraphs out of one of those 66 reviews, then you 'imagine' in error.

    Quote:
    Your comments above also indicate that you've compared the Idol to your own bike

    no, they don't. you were suggesting that stu liked a cheap bike, he was asking whether it was because he rides an aithein. that doesn't 'indicate' anything of the sort. you're the only one making that comparison.

    but since you are, and since you're claiming that the idol is a 'comfort' sort of a bike, it's worth me pointing out that the stack-to-reach ratio of the 54cm idol is 1.39, which is very much in race territory, and almost identical to the superking 888, at 1.38.

    Quote:
    I also have an opinion

    yes, you do. yours isn't really impartial though, since you sell de rosas. if i sold de rosas, i'd say they were good. but thanks for sharing.

    You're calling the idol 'aspirational'. we're calling it 'good' - that's what three and a half stars means. It could be better. but it is good, take heart from that, eh.

    All bikes are weighed without pedals, by the way.

  • first road bike - what should I go for?1 day 20 hours agoprincessfi wrote:Thanks -

    princessfi wrote:
    Thanks - thinking about the b'twin triban 500 - any views on that one? Seems a really good deal with sora group set for only £429!

    http://road.cc/content/review/116333-btwin-triban-500-se-road-bike

    Assuming this is the one (and if it isnt its probably nearly the same) looks good value, a lot of bike for a little money!!

  • first road bike - what should I go for?1 day 20 hours agoIt's far more important that

    It's far more important that you get the right size bike than which model you buy.

    If you're buying from Decathlon (the Tribans are great value) which isn't a specialist bike shop, try to drag along a knowledgeable friend to work out which size fits you best. If you can't arrange this, a quick and dirty guide to sizing is that if you sit on the bike in a riding position with your hands on the hoods (http://lovelybike.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/drop-bar-hand-positions-introdu...) then the hub of the front wheel should be directly behind the handlebar from where you eyes are so you can't see it. It's not foolproof but it's a good place to start.

    Also, don't worry about whether it's a specific women's bike or not - many ladies fit the unisex/mens models just as well or better. Just go with whatever you're comfortable on.

    Oh, and just to second the recommendation for a triple chainset. Unless you will be only riding in non-hilly areas, it will save you having to stop on occasional hills unless you're already pretty quick on a bike. I still occasionally wish I had a triple, but when starting out on road biking after years of mountain biking, it was an issue for me only having a "compact" on long hills or anything over 10%. As you get faster you'll need it less but it will still be useful on very steep hills.

  • We Have a winner - Ride with NFTO Pro Cycling and win Castelli kit with Spin London1 day 20 hours agoYes please.

    Yes please.

  • road.cc Metric Century Challenge 20151 day 20 hours ago11 Jan 1 Point 114.9KM Total

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    18 Jan 1 Point 116.0KM Total Points 2 Total KM 230.9
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  • Carbon seatpost - lifespan?1 day 20 hours agoThe first one (that came with

    The first one (that came with my first bike) was overtightened. You could see this because it failed under the seatpost clamp, with severe compression to the carbon at that point. I overtightened it to stop it slipping, whereas had I used carbon paste I wouldn't have needed to have clamped so tight.

    I then replaced it with the USE one, but the problem with that was the stupid seat clamp design failed.

  • first road bike - what should I go for?1 day 20 hours agohttp://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXRT58ALUAPEX/planet-x-rt-58-alloy-sram-a...

    Got to be worth a look

  • ShokBox bike hard case1 day 20 hours agomaybe the should

    maybe the should re-brand.

    how about Sh*t -Box ?

  • Tour Of Turkey - Race Day1 day 21 hours agoTUR @tourofturkey · 2h 2

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 2h 2 hours ago
    Nicola Ruffoni of Bardiani who came third in the first two stages has abandoned.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 4m 4 minutes ago
    20km to go, all together.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 24s 24 seconds ago
    Three Lampre riders lead the peloton. Durasek is willing to challenge Rebellin.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 13m 13 minutes ago
    All together with 4km to go. Serious climbing starts now.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 10m 10 minutes ago
    Attack by Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) with 3km to go.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 9m 9 minutes ago
    Jay McCarthy jumps on Lopez's wheel

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 9m 9 minutes ago
    Lopez drops McCarthy off and continues solo with 2.5km to go.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 7m 7 minutes ago
    Lluis Mas accelerates and splits the group. Durasek follows him but Rebellin doesn't.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 7m 7 minutes ago
    Heiner Parra does on to chase his compatriot Lopez down.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 6m 6 minutes ago
    Bilbao and Parra, both from Caja Rural, chase Lopez.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 4m 4 minutes ago
    Pello Bilbao wins stage 6 in Selçuk.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 3m 3 minutes ago
    Davide Rebellin crosses the line one minute behind Lopez, it seems like he has lost the lead.

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 3m 3 minutes ago
    1. Pello Bilbao, 2. Lopez, 3. Parra, 4. De Gendt, 5. Cano, 6. Durasek, 7. Sepulveda, 8. Mas, 9. Ferrari, 10. McCarthy

    TUR @tourofturkey
    · 4m 4 minutes ago
    Kristijan Durasek takes the lead with 21 seconds over Rebellin, Sepulveda is third at 32 seconds.

    Twybaydos wrote:
    Thanks for sorting!
    Ditto. Smile

  • Aldi cycling sale this Sunday features £11.99 bib shorts and much more1 day 21 hours agoI've got one of those soft

    I've got one of those soft shell jackets and have done several thousand commuting miles in it through all kinds of crap weather. Warm as toast and in the same condition as the day I bought it... amazing value.

    If the pad in the bibs isn't too cardboard like I'll have a pair for the commute as well Smile

  • De Rosa Idol Disc road bike1 day 21 hours agoJust found this interesting

    Just found this interesting section from the Bowlan Palace review by Stu:

    "The handling is quick without being overly skittish, though you've got to treat it with respect. If you need to change your line at speed the slightest input will do it. Over compensate, though, and you've got a tussle on your hands.

    That's in no way a criticism at all; it's how a race bike should handle, bike and rider as one with a smooth change of direction from you changing the bike's position, with pin-point accuracy. Get it right on a fast twisty descent and it's a lovely feeling as the Palace banks from one direction to the next. It becomes addictive."

    I imagine that is what Stu finds to be a criteria for a frame with "passion" and "excitement".

    Great on a race specific bike; not so helpful for most cyclists who want a beautiful bike that is fast and will keep them perpendicular to the ground Smile

  • 12 of the Best Road Bike Bargains for under £5001 day 21 hours agobarbarus wrote:Just to

    barbarus wrote:
    Just to confirm that there are some excellent bargains to be had on eBay...

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/181627026471?nav=SEARCH

    18kg claimed weight. Wow! And a kickstand! Silly

  • first road bike - what should I go for?1 day 21 hours agoReviews by CW & road.cc here

    Reviews by CW & road.cc here - https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=b%27twin+triban+500+review

  • road.cc Metric Century Challenge 20151 day 21 hours ago17 Jan 1 Point 107.8KM Total

    17 Jan 1 Point 107.8KM Total Points 1 Total KM 107.8
    23 Jan 1 Point 101.2KM Total Points 2 Total KM 209.1
    2 Feb 1 Point 105.7KM Total Points 3 Total KM 314.8
    4 Feb 1 Point 115.8KM Total Points 4 Total KM 430.6
    11 Feb 1 Point 124.9KM Total Points 5 Total KM 555.5
    22 Feb 1 Point 108.4KM Total Points 6 Total KM 663.9
    7 Mar 1 Point 125.7KM Total Points 7 Total KM 789.6
    8 Mar 1 Point 151.7KM Total Points 8 Total KM 941.3
    29 Mar 1 Point 100.3KM Total Points 9 Total KM 1,041.6
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  • Man charged over hit and run death of cyclist1 day 21 hours agobenb wrote:No charge of

    benb wrote:
    No charge of causing death by dangerous driving then?

    shocking isn't it, the crime is not killing someone, but not stopping and telling the police that you killed someone.

    I guess it shows the value of human life when it comes to the roads.