• Cannondale Synapse Carbon clicking2 days 7 hours agoCheers will try that.

    Cheers will try that.

  • Cannondale Synapse Carbon clicking2 days 7 hours agoI never thought about the

    I never thought about the spacers, they are the type you describe with the 3 little nodes, I have it set up with all the spacers under the stem, did you put one on top just to suit you or solve the click. Thanks for the help.

  • 18 things that cyclists say2 days 7 hours ago"Is my bike OK?"... with

    "Is my bike OK?"... with blood streaming from various wounds.

  • Best cycling car racks2 days 7 hours agoIt's not really a case of

    It's not really a case of anything - just a statement of fact.

    You could even try reading the article before commenting:

    "To carry a bike inside your car you'll need an estate or a saloon with a very big boot. A bike with the wheels off will fit in the boot of a few big cars....."

    Nope - just a Renault Clio.

    And no, I am not a Renault dealer. Do you sell bike racks by any chance ?

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front2 days 7 hours agomagnatom wrote:These damn

    magnatom wrote:
    These damn helmet camera cyclists! I hate them I really do! Going around asking reasonable questions! Who do they think they are!? If I ever meet this cyclist face to face...... I'll,..... I'll.... Probably smile in the mirror. Smile

    Here's a reasonable question. What do you think you're achieving?

    Here's another one. Why do so many cyclists deplore what you do?

    And a last one. Why don't you take a shorter route to work?

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front2 days 8 hours agoronin wrote:What I find most

    ronin wrote:
    What I find most is that if there is a scenario where there are cars and cyclists, the cars will encroach upon cyclists space rather than space of other cars. Perhaps it's because cyclists don't have mandatory insurance, so hitting one isn't going to affect your no claims bonus.

    I'm fairly certain a collision with a cyclist could end up affecting your insurance. Why wouldn't it?

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front2 days 8 hours agoThe van driver is clearly a

    The van driver is clearly a bell end but then so is the cyclist.

    The route he takes to work each day is insane. The same traffic volume as a motorway but with the added dangers of left and right turns. It's not even the quickest way. I bet he goes this long way round a suicidal shortcut just to get into confrontations.

    He thinks he's doing us a favour. He's actually doing the opposite. Glasgow is less safe for cyclists coz of this twat. But then people like this develop a 'bunker mentality', the more criticism he hears the more convinced he is that he's right. God help us all...

  • Best cheap cycle computers2 days 8 hours agoAldi ! Wireless Computer was

    Aldi ! Wireless Computer was £6.99 now £3 . 49 . No contest ! That's if you can find them. I bought 2 extra at lower price. At this price it doesn't matter if they get nicked or trashed !

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front2 days 8 hours agothe van driver's now stuck in

    the van driver's now stuck in a lane often delayed by right-turners just down the road. that would have been sweet enough for me.

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front2 days 8 hours agoseems a spectacular storm in

    seems a spectacular storm in a tea cup over not alot IMO, how can the van driver be cutting the rider up, if the van driver is and remains still in the adjacent lane Confused

    at worst the van driver manipulates the situation with the queuing traffic and blocks the rider with the traffic to keep him in his lane, but thats half as much to do with the fact the cyclist wasnt reading the traffic in his lane slowing as anything else, and it has to be the subtlest piece of cutting up driving Ive ever seen,the drivers movement is just as likely to be reacting to the larger sized vehicles coming towards him on the drivers side,and trying to give himself more space in his lane.

    when van drivers cut you up, subtle they aint, Ive had ones drive 3/4qtrs ahead of me and then pull sharply intowards the kerb, Ive had them overtake in traffic and then block the cycle lane so I cant then get past, somebody vaguely sort of boxing you in for a second or two isnt cutting up in the grand scheme of things IMO sorry.

  • It's official: caffeine makes you ride harder and faster2 days 8 hours agoSays researchers sponsored by

    Says researchers sponsored by Nestle who make Nescafe.

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front2 days 9 hours agofatsmoker wrote:His seat is

    fatsmoker wrote:
    His seat is too low

    Saddle. Smart Alec Wink

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front2 days 9 hours agoIf nothing else this is a

    If nothing else this is a fascinating example of how people perceive the same event. I wasn't there, Mr Magnatom obviously felt in danger and responded in a way that he is rather becoming infamous for.

    However for the rest us keyboard observers who have the benefit of being able to re-run the footage with stop frame analysis, we are all seeing the same video and coming to remarkably different conclusions.

    These are the key points that I am seeing.

    1. Cyclist filtering - All OK

    2. Cyclist taking primary in the left hand lane, keeping up with the traffic flow and leaving plenty of space to the car in front - All OK

    3. The white van behind does not get too close, he does not flash lights, does not sound his horn, shows no kind of aggression over the cyclist pulling into the lane he was travelling in, none at all.

    4. The traffic in the outside lane is now travelling faster than the cyclist. The van signals, pulls into the outside lane and the camera switches to the front view. At around 60 seconds the van draws level, and moving with the traffic flow eases past the cyclist leaving plenty of space. He is not tailgating the car in front he is simply going with the flow. This is all OK and quite normal.

    5. We are now approaching the traffic lights, they are green, the traffic is flowing in both lanes, the van is ahead. It's about 10 seconds after the van has pulled into lane 2 and overtaken the cyclist. From the cyclist's vantage point you can see the cars on the other side of the junction slowing, we cannot tell if the van driver has the same view. To be honest he's probably more concerned about the blue BMW? and other traffic, including a large van coming from the other direction which is waiting to turn right across the flow of traffic.

    6. On entering the junction, the dual carriageway road markings disappear, but the van is certainly ahead in his lane and therefore has priority. He hasn't pushed his way through, he's just going with the flow of traffic in that lane. Ahead of the cyclist in the nearside lane a silver car slows and comes to stop more on the right side of the lane than on the left. The van drifts ever so slightly to the left to keep a reasonable distance from the blue BMW and other traffic waiting to turn right, really just looks like a few inches but is clearly still fully in lane 2 as it crosses to the other side of the junction and the lane markings resume. At no time does it move into Mr Magnatom's lane, but I can see how the very slight left movement may have looked like the start of such a maneuver, even though it would have ended in a collision with the silver car.

    The cyclist has plenty of room, due to his primary road position. His lane however is stopped and he is wishing to resume his filtering. He cannot fit through the gap between the silver car and the van which at worst loses him a few seconds of his precious time.

    Now I like a good road rage video as much as the next man, I firmly believe there is something to be learned from other people's mistakes and experiences. But there is nothing in this video to my mind except a ranty cyclist who appears to have very little empathy for driving a car, and I suspect quite a lot of experience of riding in traffic that he uses to put himself into conflict situations for the purposes of internet video stardom. Some of the videos he posts do indeed show very poor driving, dangerous passes and drivers doing things they shouldn't but many times I'm thinking that the rider, whilst apparently aware of the traffic around him makes no attempt to defuse a developing scenario until it gets to the point where he can throw his hands in the air and hurl abuse at drivers. He posts an awful lot of videos and to my mind, at some point you have to stop thinking that the poor guy is just unlucky in coming across so many idiots seemingly intent on running him over.

  • Peter Sagan out of Vuelta after being hit by support moto (+ video)2 days 9 hours agoGutted for Sagan. They should

    Gutted for Sagan. They should not have fined him. As he says it is totally unjust. The motorcyclist should be suspended from riding in Pro Tours for a significant period and fined. Sagan should be given the same time as the lead group who had caught and allowed to start the next stage on painkillers.

    Really shit luck for him.

  • Peter Sagan out of Vuelta after being hit by support moto (+ video)2 days 9 hours agoThere always looks to be too

    There always looks to be too many motor vehicles in these events. Maybe an alternative would be to take live feeds from the cameras they have been trialling on riders bikes so they don't need so many press motorbikes.

  • Peter Sagan out of Vuelta after being hit by support moto (+ video)2 days 9 hours agoThere always looks to be too

    There always looks to be too many motor vehicles in these events. Maybe an alternative would be to take live feeds from the cameras they have been trialling on riders bikes so they don't need so many press motorbikes.

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front2 days 9 hours agoMr Brennan needs to shave his

    Mr Brennan needs to shave his legs.

  • Exposure Lights Strada gets brighter, and Link helmet light added to 2016 range2 days 9 hours agoHopefully it'll be one of the

    Hopefully it'll be one of the lights that road.cc test in this year's comparison - I'd like to see how that 1000 lumens is distributed in the beam pattern test.

    Edit:speeling

  • Cannondale Synapse Carbon clicking2 days 9 hours agoMy new Cannondale was

    My new Cannondale was clicking from the front end when pedalling hard and I tracked it down to the stock carbon fibre stem spacers which were the 'reduced' style (the inside milled away leaving 3 points of contact) after I noticed these had a poor contact / fit against the underneath of the stem, and the stem cap. (I setup the bike with spacers under stem, and on top of stem).

    The only item I've changed were the spacers, to "solid" carbon fibre spacers, and the clicking went away Smile

    On my previous bike, I've also had cable outers developing clicking when turning the bars, replaced these and no problem again.

  • Peter Sagan out of Vuelta after being hit by support moto (+ video)2 days 9 hours agoShocked but not surprised

    Shocked but not surprised this has happened as it was always going to happen at some point.

    Think the UCI should be looking at the amount of vehicles on the stage rather than fining a rider for a totally understandable outburst.

  • Peter Sagan out of Vuelta after being hit by support moto (+ video)2 days 9 hours agoIanRCarter wrote:Grizzerly

    IanRCarter wrote:
    Grizzerly wrote:
    ... Would the riders prefer to race without support?

    Moto should be blasting his horn to warn riders when passing. Maybe sagan did pull across the road, but I doubt he'd do that if he knew the motorbike was coming through.

    Support vehicles could be 50m behind the riders and still get to the riders the instant they need them. They don't need to be right up in there for support. We see this all the time where a race director or team director is only a car length behind the rider, when they could easily fall back a few lengths.

    For TV, I've seen the camera bikes coming in within 3 feet of a rider and filming really closely for no reason. They could also hang back 15 feet and the pictures would still be amazing.

    As for blasting their horn ... hell no!! You see motorbikes overtaking pretty constantly, with tv, photo journalists, water, timing ... the riders would then spend 4 - 5 hours riding with a bike blasting their horn at them every 30 seconds.

    I hope this means lifetime bans for the drivers and mandatory training.

  • Vuelta Stage 9: Tom Dumoulin attacks to get back in race lead2 days 9 hours agoThat was a great finish,

    That was a great finish, everyone kept getting dropped than coming back. Froome thought he had it at the end, gutted for him.

  • Northern Ireland: we want 40% of journeys under a mile by bike2 days 10 hours agobikeboy76 wrote:Start with a

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Start with a stable government perhaps. Or Gay Marriage like rest of Britain and Ireland.

    Compared with those they stand more chance of 40% by 2040.

  • Northern Ireland: we want 40% of journeys under a mile by bike2 days 10 hours agoExcellent, but NO MORE SHARED

    Excellent, but NO MORE SHARED PATHS, unless the out of control loose dog epidemic is resolved.

  • Cannondale Synapse Carbon clicking2 days 10 hours agoI've also had the cable

    I've also had the cable housings click which needed a regrease of the inners and where they locate in the frame.
    Also had the stem/bar interface click which needed new bars to fix...
    Both times I thought it was the headset bearings that were knackered but they ran smooth when I had removed them.