• Brompton S2L-X8 hours 42 min agoI'm no expert by a long shot

    I'm no expert by a long shot but do own a Brompton and have been using it for 2 years as a compact solution that enables me to leave one house sunday evening, commute to my other place by train and from there, use it for the daily commute to the office and local transport.

    Taking a cool look at things, yes, on a technical level it's certainly ridiculously overpriced -I've no doubt people have done Paris-Brest on them but then again, some guys like a good whipping for sports- and if you want to get a version that's actually manageable (meaning the 6-speed and the easy wheels) then you're quickly looking at a sizeable chunk of disposable income.

    It has one redeeming quality: it folds away really quick and compact so for multimodal transport and discreetly storing it under a desk or taking it into a restaurant it's basically the only game in town.

    I tried a Dahon and a cheap Chinese import which will remain nameless. Didn't like the fold on the Dahon and the Chinese bike was simply dangerous to ride, I kept wondering when it was going to fold -no pun intended- while I was barreling down a hill on my morning office commute. Wouldn't recommend a Brompton for any commute longer than 10 km or over difficult terrain though. And you have to be able to take it inside wherever you're going, they're thief magnets due to their high resale value. If you can't take it with you then I'd recommend paying extra for insurance, a good lock and a discreet gps-transponder.

  • La Vuelta - pick three Spaniards forum comp.8 hours 45 min agoJohnnyRemo

    JohnnyRemo wrote:
    Valverde
    Vicente Reynes Mimo
    Koldo Fernandez
    Bold Smile I like that! I hope you kick all our asses! Smile

  • The British Justice System8 hours 47 min agoYou are Richard Littlejohn,

    You are Richard Littlejohn, and I claim my five pounds.

  • Reading Cycle Campaign slams ‘door zone’ cycle lanes8 hours 59 min agohilarious amounts of

    hilarious amounts of entitlement and ignorance as usual.

    "maybe they should pay road tax like ALL the other road users" - not heard of a tax-free Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius & the other 100+ cars then?

    "The council spent a lot of money installing a cycle lane which probably came from all the extortionate parking charges drives pay" Hahahahahahahaha

  • Cycling to work really does make you thinner study confirms9 hours 15 min agoIs it possible that for the

    Is it possible that for the majority of cycling commuters , being naturally thin is what pre disposes them to cycle to work rather than the other way around? Or is that just too laughable to be true?

  • Best iphone 5S case (waterproof)9 hours 19 min agoI just noticed you said

    I just noticed you said "Waterproof" I would say the Quadlock is largely waterproof but certainly not submersible. I am unsure of the exact definition of Waterproof!

  • Best iphone 5S case (waterproof)9 hours 20 min ago.

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  • Quiz: which cycling brand are you?9 hours 24 min agoCraft, but actually I'm

    Craft, but actually I'm LUSSO. Get some British gear behind this quiz!

  • Best iphone 5S case (waterproof)9 hours 25 min agoI use a case from Lifeproof.

    I use a case from Lifeproof. I tested it submersed in a bath for an hour and had no ingress at all. To use on a bike, there's a corresponding bar mount, available seperately. It has a solid spring loaded latch, so you can pop the cased phone straight out when you're leaving the bike unattended.

    Although fingerprint ID doesn't work through a case like this, touch screen and everything else does. Controls like volume are exposed via waterproof buttons. There's a small door that can be opened to expose the lightning port, and a small cable that you can optionally use to expose the headphone jack whilst still being waterproof.

    The door for the power port also means you can charge from a external battery pack whilst on the move - with a long enough cable, you can have the battery in a backpack.

    It's not the cheapest option, but the case is the least clumsy out of all the waterproof options I looked at... and it is rugged enough to protect from drops, and the snap-shut design means it cannot 'pop open' on impact.

    Full list for the case is something crazy like £70, but I googled the hell out of it and found new ones for £30ish.

  • Best iphone 5S case (waterproof)9 hours 34 min agoHere is a picture of the

    Here is a picture of the case:

  • Best iphone 5S case (waterproof)9 hours 43 min agoI bought the Quad Lock case

    I bought the Quad Lock case and mount from amazon, it wasn't cheap at about 40 quid but it does allow me to use the touch screen properly and has a separate plastic cover if it rains hard, very pleased with it!

  • Bryton Rider 40E GPS Cycle Computer9 hours 45 min agoMaybe off topic, because I am

    Maybe off topic, because I am not going to talk about this specific computer, but frankly bicycle computers - every single one that I have bought and used - annoy the hell out of me by spontaneously resetting themselves, especially the measured trip distance, which always seems to happen when it is data that I need.

    You would have thought that in this day and age, when computers are in literally everything, then we would have bicycle computers that are a little bit better than a fancy digital watch and are not prone to the same issues that have existed in them ever since the first bike computers turned up. Sad

  • Autumn Classics9 hours 47 min agochrisdstripes wrote:Hi guys,

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Hi guys, will there be another startlist update today? Don't really want to wait til tomorrow morning to finalise my team in case I oversleep... Cav just added, and some guys (including Astana) that are riding the vuelta. Trek I think needs updating too. Cheers.

    Yes there will be, but I still don't have any official startlist

  • Autumn Classics9 hours 54 min agoHi guys, will there be

    Hi guys, will there be another startlist update today? Don't really want to wait til tomorrow morning to finalise my team in case I oversleep... Cav just added, and some guys (including Astana) that are riding the vuelta. Trek I think needs updating too. Cheers.

  • Genesis enters carbon-fibre market with Zero + video9 hours 58 min agoFor what it's worth I too

    For what it's worth I too loved the fact that Genesis seemed to want to plough the steel furrow in competetive racing, it was so refreshing to see. I lust after their steel incarnations even though I ride both aluminium CX and a carbon hard tail mtb.

    As previous posters have alluded to they were doing rather well at the events they entered, do they think by not winning all that it somehow diminished the allure of steel? If they did they are surely wide of the mark, their usp was just that.

    As for the carbon models I do like them but I still lust after their race winning Volare.

  • Lance Armstrong says despite fallout from doping ban, “day to day life is positive”10 hours 11 min agoArmstrong haters are

    Armstrong haters are pathetic... how many years now and you're STILL f'ing obsessed with it

  • Bryton Rider 40E GPS Cycle Computer10 hours 21 min agoI have a bryton ryder20 and

    I have a bryton ryder20 and one thing that's lacking that wasn't mentioned is there's no auto pause, I have to remember to do it myself which I sometimes forget. If they had that on this one that would be a great improvement. The compact size is handy but yes the instructions for the ryder20 were vague as well. Took some getting used to, yes there is a lot of button pushing but for something between a standard cycle computer and GPS device that's more like a sat-nav it's not a bad gadget Cool

  • Reading Cycle Campaign slams ‘door zone’ cycle lanes10 hours 21 min agoIf it wasn't so dangerous I'd

    If it wasn't so dangerous I'd find it funny how incompetent planners can be

  • Young rider comp in the Vuelta?10 hours 40 min agoI've heard it all now, you

    I've heard it all now, you selected a rider based on his photo.....to get to said photo, you have to click on his name with gives you his full first name......

    But no, instead of picking either one, which has their name and country listed, you went by their picture......God help you when it comes to a rider without a picture. You could be picking anyone Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor

  • Bryton Rider 40E GPS Cycle Computer10 hours 43 min agoI think I'd prefer an Etrex

    I think I'd prefer an Etrex 20 for that price. You can do more than just cycle with it.

  • BMX10 hours 47 min agoive been a bmx'er for 20+

    ive been a bmx'er for 20+ years and class myself as a bmx'er who also rides roadbikes rather than a roadie who rides bmx Big Grin

    im mainly a park rider though, never really been into the racing side of bmx

    i currently have 8 bmx's in my collection, all are early to mid 90's (my era) plus my new school park bike

    my fave brand is S&M Bikes Cool Cool

  • WeCycle app aims to provide planners with useful cycling data - for free10 hours 52 min agoAll these ride gathering

    All these ride gathering apps, be they Strava or something else all have one fatal flaw. Most people now have a phone capable of running apps like this.

    They rely on the person riding the bike being arsed though. A lot I see riding to work don't have oiled chains or enough air in the tyres. How are you going to get them logging their miles?

    Also, it's not about where people ride now, it's about where people want to go. There won't be people riding there if it's completely impossible.

    You don't decide where to build a bridge by seeing where people swim across rivers.

  • La Vuelta - pick three Spaniards forum comp.11 hours 37 sec agoJonas Lorenzen wrote:My team:

    Jonas Lorenzen wrote:
    My team: pick 3 Spaniards

    Haimar Zubeldia (TFR)
    KM Value: 20.0

    Javier Moreno (MOV)
    DS Value: 8.0

    Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
    KM Value: 31.0

    The value on your 3 Spaniards is 59 credits. Total value must be less than 50.

    My three Spaniards are;

    Daniel Moreno - 25.8
    Luis Leon Sanchez - 10.4
    Daniel Navarro - 13.6

  • La Vuelta - pick three Spaniards forum comp.11 hours 9 min agoIncidentally, so far I think

    Incidentally, so far I think Gmancervelo has entered the best team... Nerd

    Then maybe Twybados? I reckon Landa will do well (though I still haven't included him in my Purist Thinking )

  • La Vuelta - pick three Spaniards forum comp.11 hours 12 min agoI may also add in a 'Tribute

    I may also add in a 'Tribute to Gkam' team of the three cheapest Spanish riders - I think that's Fernandez, Mas and Reynes.