• Giro d'Italia stage 132 days 1 hour ago1,2,11,13 for me. Nice with a

    1,2,11,13 for me. Nice with a more predictable day. Had to save on transfers, as I only have 21 left.

    Purist is going a little better though, as I am 161 overall

  • Spectating Tour de France2 days 1 hour agoI think that's the fullest

    I think that's the fullest reply to a question I have ever received; eclipsing even the excellent one previously. Thanks both.

    MT

  • Carbon Frame mangled under car- Insurance advice2 days 1 hour agoSpeak to BC first and they

    Speak to BC first and they then refer you to Leigh Day.

    Incident helpline

    If you have been involved in an incident whilst riding or wheeling your bike please call the Incident Helpline

    T: 0161 274 2015
    E: incident@britishcycling.org.uk

    Leigh Day Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester M40 5BP.
    Tel: 0161 393 3538 Fax: 020 7253 4433 DX 53326 Clerkenwell

    Using them myself. First class...and they do not take any of your compensation like the Ambulance chasers you see advertised on the Telly......They are British cyclings recommendation.....Don't go anywhere else.

    You will get to keep your bike as they will not want to dispose of it.

  • Schwalbe One Tubeless2 days 1 hour agoLadies and Gentleman... With

    Ladies and Gentleman... With that few punctures, it is safe to day that Crikey clearly does not live in the New Forest. Cattle grids and little bits of flint are the bane of any club run in the winter.

    ...either that, or his superiority prevent him from the misfortune. Applause

  • Cousin in big bike crash. Any solicitors recommended?2 days 1 hour agoLeigh Day Central Park,

    Leigh Day Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester M40 5BP.
    Tel: 0161 393 3538 Fax: 020 7253 4433 DX 53326 Clerkenwell

    Using them myself. First class...and they do not take any of your compensation like the Ambulance chasers you see advertised on the Telly......They are British cyclings recommendation.....Don't go anywhere else.

  • Cousin in big bike crash. Any solicitors recommended?2 days 1 hour agoLeigh Day Central Park,

    Leigh Day Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester M40 5BP.
    Tel: 0161 393 3538 Fax: 020 7253 4433 DX 53326 Clerkenwell

    Using them myself. First class...and they do not take any of your compensation like the Ambulance chasers you see advertised on the Telly......They are British cyclings recommendation.....Don't go anywhere else.

  • Just in: Merida Ride Disc 50002 days 1 hour agoI love the modern definition

    I love the modern definition of a groupset (not). In this case the "Shimano Ultegra mechanical groupset" consists of the front and rear mechs plus the STI levers. In fact the only other thing that is Shimano is the chainset and that's not Ultegra.

    Using the term groupset is misleading in this case and many others. Is it that you just repeat the manufacturer's descriptions or plain laziness?

  • Giro d'Italia stage 132 days 1 hour agoAnother nightmare for me ahh

    Another nightmare for me ahh well

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones2 days 1 hour agoHow much do these weigh....?

    How much do these weigh....?

  • Cycling Scotland's new campaign says Give Everyone Cycle Space - but is it enough room? (+ video)2 days 1 hour agoAs I said, there's not enough

    As I said, there's not enough space given Smile

  • Rapha Pro Team Base Layer Sleeveless - Data Print2 days 1 hour agoHow will we know someone is

    How will we know someone is wearing one?
    Because at £45, they'll bloody tell you...

    Love it, beyond parody.

  • Just in: Merida Ride Disc 50002 days 1 hour agoInteresting when you mention

    Interesting when you mention 'this seems to be the going weight' for a carbon fibre disc equipped bike. If it didn't have discs, I would expect it do be around 7 kilos. I'm not convinced in discs for road bikes, it adds well over a kilo to the weight. Surely a 7 kilo bike with Ultegra rim brakes will be just as good, and a damn sight faster going uphill?

  • Schwalbe One Tubeless2 days 1 hour agoI'm not that sure that pinch

    I'm not that sure that pinch flats are an issue on a road bike; I've had 2 in 25 years because I rode through a puddle without looking. Punctures? maybe 1 a year in a bad year.

    Properly inflated tyres, not running them down to the carcass, and above all, looking where you are riding, ie, not in the gutter will see you right.

    The performance advantages seem over-rated, so I'll not be a faffing.

  • London bike-jackings hit 10 a week, say Metropolitan Police2 days 2 hours agoQuote:Oh, yeah That's where

    Quote:
    Oh, yeah That's where we're going wrong. We should all be riding cheap bikes and making sure we avoid anywhere "not nice".
    Do you also recommend women wear suitably modest clothing and only go out with a male relative to avoid the threat of rape?
    FFS, the solution is not to hide away.
    We should be coming down on the scrotes doing this like a ton of bricks not blaming the victims.
    You can be sure as shit that if this was a rash of motorists being dragged out of their cars, plod would have done a damned sight more than issue a warning.

    I think you've missed my point. I'm very anti victim-blaming and I'm not saying that cyclists are at fault here - my own commuter isn't exactly a knackered old bag of spanners!
    But... if there's a risk of getting mugged for my bike there are certain steps I'll take and places I won't ride. This to me seems like common sense - taking a few basic steps to avoid getting thumped and losing my bike is about reducing my exposure to a known risk - same as riding more slowly when I'm in a crowd of commuters...

    My view is that the Met have put this story out precisely to get people to think a little bit - 10 muggings is not at all significant in terms of the numbers of people riding in London - they've released the story to get people to know it's a possibility and to think about how they can manage that risk for themselves - which seems sensible to me.

  • Ritte Ace frameset2 days 2 hours agoI 'kinda' like...but kind of

    I 'kinda' like...but kind of put off with the 'sheen' of the frame... the finish along with the smoothed edges reminds me of... (although not the same colour)...my kitchen cabinets (???)....I'd be waiting on the heatshrink(ed) 'foil' peeling off when it was exposed to too warm a heat source...if that makes sense...
    Silly

  • Giro d'Italia stage 132 days 2 hours ago1,2,3,9,13,18 Lots of

    1,2,3,9,13,18

    Lots of transfers tonight though.

  • Welcome to the team road.cc member's area2 days 2 hours agoWhat a bargain membership,

    What a bargain membership, lets have them socks!

  • Schwalbe One Tubeless2 days 2 hours agoSimon E wrote:All this talk

    Simon E wrote:
    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.

    Increased resistance to pinch flats and punctures - that's what they're a good for. For me, they are a real world problem for which tubeless can be a solution. If neither of those bother you, then there's not much benefit to you.

  • Motorcycle campaigners postpone Cycle Superhighway demo ahead of talks with Westminster Council2 days 2 hours agoI'm not sure what a “major

    I'm not sure what a “major breakthrough” with Westminster Council would mean as both schemes (Cycle Superhighway and Ultra Low Emission Zone) are TfLs?

    The cycle superhighway will affect motorbike less as they can filter, and with the solid central reservation removed they won't get stuck so often.

    "the justification for turning over such large areas of road space seems disproportionate and likely to cause severe congestion that will ironically prejudice efforts to enhance London’s air quality.”

    Quite a lot of the new route on the Embankment will use what is currently coach parking, so not really used by motorbikes.

    As background this group has an interesting history: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/mag-uk-wound-down...

  • 18 things that cyclists hate2 days 2 hours agoI've lived in London for a

    I've lived in London for a year and, on the whole, have been pleasantly surprised by the commute and how considerate drivers are in Central. That particularly applies to bus drivers, who are much more bike-aware in general than those in Brighton, where I come from.

    My problem is with cab drivers – self-proclaimed owners of the road. Among a multitude of other sins I have experienced, they frequently overtake far too closely, and they don't hesitate to pull over sharply, without warning (not rarely without indicating) in front of a cyclist to pick up a fare.

    The other thing I don't like is about 50-80% of other cyclists, depending on the day.

  • A lesson in how not to descend wet roads2 days 2 hours agofarrell wrote:I'm surprised

    farrell wrote:
    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.

    Drift-King Stylee on full opposite lock...

  • Motorcycle campaigners postpone Cycle Superhighway demo ahead of talks with Westminster Council2 days 2 hours agoOne way to test the prostate

    One way to test the prostate cancer claim would be to stop killing us unnecessarily.

  • Giro d'Italia stage 132 days 2 hours agoGutted for Porte!!! Shows

    Gutted for Porte!!! Shows anything can happen!!

    Hope his luck changes 2moro!

  • A lesson in how not to descend wet roads2 days 2 hours agoThe lead rider was initially

    The lead rider was initially quick but after a few twitches lost all confidence then astana came by showing how it should be done.

  • Motorcycle campaigners postpone Cycle Superhighway demo ahead of talks with Westminster Council2 days 2 hours agoDr Leon Mannings @

    Dr Leon Mannings
    @ CrossrdsRider
    London

    Freelance writer/researcher, biker & dad with PhD in transport politics. Seeking better ways to go & reasons to be cheerful in face of puritans & doom-mongers
    crossroadsrider.com