- Rear Dropout Alignment Issue on New Carbon Framed Bike1 day 13 hours agoYou kind of know in your
You kind of know in your heart that it isn't going to go right when you're in a bike shop and you have to tell the sales assistant how to put on a pedal...
6 weeks after getting the bike and having nothing but problems with it in that time Cyclesurgery have apologised and offered full refund which has now cleared and I am grateful that the whole ordeal is over.
I was half expecting to be offered a replacement bike but that wasn't to be.
My claim went all the way up through their system to their UK buyer who then apparently contacted the manufacturers/suppliers of all their bikes and was told that the standard acceptable tolerance of a rear dropout on a carbon framed bike is 5mm. This seems absurdly high to me, does anyone know if it is true?
If true it does seem Cyclesurgery have at least done the right thing by taking this reject frame back.
It does rather put me off carbon however if it is true, having only this one experience of carbon I'd really appreciate it if anyone with a carbon frame could tell me if it is straight or not. Every other bike I've had has been exactly aligned!
- Video: woman caught eating a bowl of cereal while driving1 day 13 hours agoEating cereal while driving
Eating cereal while driving is so yesterday, this is the new stupid.
- Which Carrera for a first road bike?1 day 13 hours agoThanks for the comments to
Thanks for the comments to date.
I was actually looking at the Decathlon website as well, the Triban 500 seems to get excellent reviews, currently £280.
They all seem to be good, and would happily pay a bit more if I thought I wouldn't have to upgrade pedals or tyres almost immediately.
- US Secretary of State John Kerry keen to get back on bike ... but David Letterman less so1 day 13 hours agoAlankk wrote:Remember theAlankk wrote:
Remember the trees, they like to appear out of nowhere too.
And Cyclists, they're well known for just appearing out of no where...
- Which are the best cycling bib shorts? Help decide the road.cc People's Choice1 day 13 hours agoI have the lusso Layla
I have the lusso Layla bibshorts
- Attack the Pack - the cycling card game - launches on Kickstarter1 day 13 hours agoSounds like a portable
Sounds like a portable version of the Giro D'Italia board game I've got at home
- Cycling books — road.cc's favourites1 day 13 hours agoSurprised nobody's mentioned
Surprised nobody's mentioned Tim Krabbe's The Rider yet.
Also, in a similar vein to The Secret Race (though not quite as good), David Millar's autobiography, Racing Through The Dark.
EDIT: "Similar vein" was genuinely an accidental pun.
- Best bike for racing around £15001 day 13 hours agoI'm loving my Giant Propel,
I'm loving my Giant Propel, but not sure I'd want to get involved in the hurley burley of racing on it.
- Tour de Suisse stage 61 day 13 hours agoMy Suisse has been a mess
My Suisse has been a mess too, misread every stage so far just about.
ALEXANDER KRISTOFF (KAT)
JOHN DEGENKOLB (TGA)
THIBAUT PINOT (FDJ)
STEFAN DENIFL (IAM)
MIGUEL ANGEL LOPEZ (AST)
SIMON SPILAK (KAT)
LUKA PIBERNIK (LAM)
NICCOLO BONIFAZIO (LAM)
3 transfers left for the ITT. Until then I suspect it is staying the same i.e. average
- Which are the best cycling bib shorts? Help decide the road.cc People's Choice1 day 13 hours agoHowies 'Men's Bib Sh34rts'
Howies 'Men's Bib Sh34rts' for me - pad is awesome and the back and bib feels luxurious.
- Video: woman caught eating a bowl of cereal while driving1 day 13 hours agovonhelmet wrote:The Metro isvonhelmet wrote:
The Metro is the free version of the Mail, so this should not be surprising.
The Mail actually reported it in a surprisingly reasonable manner: they mentioned the guy is an experienced cyclist "who travels more than 100 miles every week", cited the relevant bit of the Highway Code and even quoted someone saying "Hats off to the cyclist who is calling her out."
I know. The Mail. I am as surprised as you.
- New Cannondale “Slate” gravel bike will have 650b wheels and 30mm suspension fork1 day 13 hours agoJust hoping that as more
Just hoping that as more people start buying this bike, then the roadies I meet on my way to/from work won't keep looking down their nose at my hybrid front sus commuter....
- Sources for discontinued Shimano spares1 day 13 hours agothanks Phil, I could find
thanks Phil, I could find plenty of single nameplates for ST-4600, but none for the ST-4500, I guess they are the sort of things people hold onto and cannibalise over the years.
- Sources for discontinued Shimano spares1 day 13 hours agoThanks Vonhelmet, you're
Thanks Vonhelmet, you're right of course, but that assumes I am able to resist the opportunity to upgrade from 9 to 10 speed when going to the bother of replacing the shifters!! And I am not sure I am...
I'm not really sure what to do for the best, I have a pair of Sora 3500 on my watch list on eBay, but I think I would rather just stick with the tiagra I've got if I can get the name plate. It's just less hassle. Road.cc forum is my last throw of the dice, to see if there is anyone out there with a stock pile of discontinued shimano spares!
- Video: woman caught eating a bowl of cereal while driving1 day 13 hours agoGrahamSt wrote:Have you seenGrahamSt wrote:
Have you seen The Metro's "version" of this story?
It is quite impressively snide:The Metro wrote:
A very excitable cyclist caught the bizarre scene on camera, and took great joy in confronting her.
The cyclist proceeds to tell the driver behind her, because he can.
The Metro is the free version of the Mail, so this should not be surprising.
- Best cheap hybrid bikes1 day 13 hours agoInteresting topic this. I
Interesting topic this. I have a "road bike" and an old mtb for about-town lock-ups and the latter is soooo much comfier in traffic.
These bikes all need another half foot of front mudguard though. Something like the sks longboard mudguard. No point commuting with wet feet.
- Sheffield company launches TiltShift Rail bicycle roof rack on Kickstarter1 day 13 hours agoThe QR lock idea is quite
The QR lock idea is quite nice, but anyone with any determination could probably bend it.
Compare these two quotes from the article:
"...Or winced as someone ratchet-straps some lovely carbon wheels to the top of their car..." (implying bad idea)
"The rear wheel is secured in place with a pair of rollers and a ratchet strap."
Any carbon wheel that gets damaged by strapping down onto rack is a joke.
So... this rack doesn't eliminate one of the non-existant problem that it was designed to cure?
“Bolting through the forks keeps loads running through the bike in the direction they’re designed to go” er... no it doesn't. Bikes are designed to counter sideways forces by steering and leaning. Not being clamped by their QRs. I think this kind of design puts quite a lot of stress on the front dropouts.
Seems to be aimed at the kind of cyclist who has too much money and a fancy car - not me!
Still, if you like the look of it and have too much spare cash, I expect it'll work as well as a Thule and a thru-axle adapter (if you need it).
And what's with the name? I was expecting some clever design that makes getting the bike on the roof easier.
- Cube Peloton SL 20151 day 13 hours agoI bought one as my first road
I bought one as my first road bike a couple of months ago - Very impressed.
- Win! £514 worth of Huez* cycling kit up for grabs - We have winners1 day 13 hours ago(No subject)
- Sources for discontinued Shimano spares1 day 13 hours agoThere's no need to replace
There's no need to replace all those parts if you do opt for new shifters. You can just replace them with Sora 3500 shifters, which are 9 speed and likely better quality than the 4500 shifters you're replacing. You'd probably need new cable inners, but that should be it.
- Which Carrera for a first road bike?1 day 13 hours agoThe Virtuoso has better gears
The Virtuoso has better gears than either of those bikes and still only costs £300. The Vanquish has a carbon fork and costs £350.
If you've got a Decathlon near you, then you should look there as well, as they have some great value bikes around your price range.
- Vermarc Nationals SPL Bib Shorts Italian1 day 13 hours agoLooks class. The Aloe is
Looks class. The Aloe is marketing shite and would put me off. One wash out ?
- Sheffield company launches TiltShift Rail bicycle roof rack on Kickstarter1 day 13 hours agoIt would be a lot better if
It would be a lot better if you had somewhere to store the removed front wheel too.
- New Cannondale “Slate” gravel bike will have 650b wheels and 30mm suspension fork1 day 13 hours agoWho is i designed for? That
Who is i designed for? That is a very good question and one that I struggled with myself almost a year ago when I saw the prototype.
The bike market has exploded over the last ten years with bike ownership and usage going through the roof. With this explosion has come lots of new styles of bike, niches within niches, hybrids of hybrids so that now there is literally a bike for every possible use that may float your boat.
Right now I have become bored of riding on road around Dorset as I've done every route and the roads are completely clogged up at the weekend with sportive and tourist traffic. However there's no real challenging off road in Dorset for 'proper mountain biking' so i've mostly been riding a GT Grade with 35mm Sammy Slicks off road.
This bike would probably be perfect for me, my background is BMX and MTB so I like popping wheelies and bunny hopping stuff but I also want to get a sweat on and the miles in too. And I want it to look cool and desirable and for people to stare at it in wonder (shoot me down now forum but that's the truth)!
However, this bike has so many angles that it's impossible to nail down who's going to buy them but the comments i'm watching on every website (sorry road.cc but I do look at others)! have been strong, everyone seems intrigued by the bike for sure.
- Banned cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke says bio passport wouldn't stand up in "proper court"1 day 13 hours agoFATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:HeFATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:
He said the values in question, were due to dehydration after a night out claiming he drank 33 units of alcohol.
That's approx 15 pints, now I am not a skinny super fit cyclist instead I am quite a big lad and a bit of a drinker but not that bloody much!
I find drinking that amount fairly believable.
However, drinking that amount in 6 hours is a bit more difficult to fathom.
But drinking that amount, in six hours and then flying out and managing to be the fastest British rider at the world championships? Pull the other one JTL, it's got bells on.