• How to repair a tyre17 hours 26 min ago+1 on using a section of old

    +1 on using a section of old tyre, always keep a few lengths is the saddle bag after going over some raised iron works a few years back, park tools also sell a tyre boot which is pretty handy.

  • Five victims come forward with injuries caused by new Brighton 'death trap' cycle path17 hours 41 min agoWhy is the kerb there anyway?

    Why is the kerb there anyway? Are CYCLISTS ever involved in he design or implementation of these schemes? This problem would have been obvious to anyone who actually rides a bike. Even more money will have to be spent putting this right, and compensating those injured.

  • Five victims come forward with injuries caused by new Brighton 'death trap' cycle path17 hours 54 min agoThere are more detailed

    There are more detailed pictures at http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11677816.After_three_crashes_in_five_minu...

    It looks like it isn't a raised a kerb between the cycle path and the road - instead the entire cycle path is an inch or so higher than the road. Moving from the path to the road would probably be OK, but a cyclist trying to move left from the road to the cycle path would be 'tripped' and fall on their left side.

  • Canyon reveal Alex Dowsett’s Hour record attempt bike18 hours 10 min agoStealth: I'd be willing to

    Stealth: I'd be willing to believe Obree was "legal", but I definitely wouldn't want to stake much of my money on Boardman having been clean, given Boardman ended up with a number of strange hormone related problems...

  • Lance Armstrong loves adhering to a sporting ‘code of honour’ – but only if it’s golf18 hours 17 min agoThey have jumped on his

    They have jumped on his words... Hmmm think they should be aiming for Astana etc.... LA is yesterday's chip paper FFs.

  • Yoga For Cyclist DVD's?18 hours 21 min agoGo to a few yoga classes to

    Go to a few yoga classes to understand the basics and get some coaching under your belt.
    I do a yoga class twice a week @90 min and incorporate 20 min daily.
    Also why buy a DVD .. That's what youtube is for...thousands of full yoga sessions on there.

  • Five victims come forward with injuries caused by new Brighton 'death trap' cycle path18 hours 24 min agoThey have accepted liability

    They have accepted liability by putting cones around it... Time to get all American on there pathetic counsel asses.

  • Canyon reveal Alex Dowsett’s Hour record attempt bike19 hours 58 sec agoUsing Sosenka's mark as a

    Using Sosenka's mark as a starting point was a kind of "forced work round / smart political move" - choosing any other distance to beat would have involved some kind of admission of having gotten something wrong in the past and lots of raking over negative things, or else would have ended up with Boardman's superman record and likely very few if any further attempts. The kind of power to drag number for the 96 record is scarey Surprise

  • Closed roads for Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo and Chrono time trial19 hours 2 min agoI've entered the TT am now

    I've entered the TT am now wishing that I had entered for both days...
    Although £80 is a bit steep.
    I am hoping to do the PedalNorfolk Festival too, so when details of that are announced I may be looking to enter both events.

  • Prudential RideLondon sportive raises record-breaking £10 million for charity19 hours 6 min agoOH....are there will be a

    OH....are there will be a limited number of recumbents annoying all your roadies next year...see you there Rolling On The Floor

  • Canyon reveal Alex Dowsett’s Hour record attempt bike19 hours 12 min agoThe biggest mistake that the

    The biggest mistake that the UCI made when 'combining' the two classes of records was that although they took the sensible step of stating that the attempt needed to be on a UCI legal bike (as per the Boardman/Obree attempts in the early 90's) they set the record at the Athlete's mark. I would guess that this is the real reason why it is so popular to 'have a go' at the moment. So, not only will it be interesting to see who will be the first NOT to set a new record, it will also be truly interesting to see who will beat CB's absolute record...
    After all, his 4km record has only just been beaten (by Jack Bobridge), and nobody has ever beaten his TdF prologue record. I think that people massively underestimate the performance levels that were (legally) reached by Chris & Graeme 20 years ago. Great days, great days indeed.

  • Mio Cyclo 505HC UK19 hours 23 min agoBrilliant. Thanks loads -

    Brilliant. Thanks loads - really appreciated.

  • The big road.cc lights test 201319 hours 28 min agoA bit late to the party

    A bit late to the party but:
    http://swhs.home.xs4all.nl/fiets/tests/verlichting/index_en.html
    for a true geek bike lights reviewer.

  • The big road.cc lights test 201319 hours 28 min agoA bit late to the party

    A bit late to the party but:
    http://swhs.home.xs4all.nl/fiets/tests/verlichting/index_en.html
    for a true geek bike lights reviewer.

  • Drunk driver who killed charity cyclist Christian Smith jailed for five years19 hours 29 min agoFurther evidence of how badly

    Further evidence of how badly the traffic laws in this country remain stacked in favour of the motorist. Even the inexperienced, drunk, speeding motorist. Disgusting really. Not to mention fleeing the scene afterwards. I really am starting to doubt whether legislators will ever move to redress the balance. It's enough to drive a man onto a mountain bike and bridleways, it really is...

  • Volvo teams up with POC for collision avoiding helmet that 'talks' to cars19 hours 35 min agoChairRDRF wrote: Interesting

    ChairRDRF wrote:

    Interesting - I didn't know Volvo trucks and cars are under different management. But Volvo trucks and Renault trucks are not the same surely?

    http://bit.ly/13NqZWc

  • Buyer’s guide: Waterproof cycling jackets19 hours 40 min agoI've got a LS Gabba for my

    I've got a LS Gabba for my winter rides and it's superb. Not the prettiest, but it's bloody useful.
    Also bought a Chapeau rain jacket, which is fantastic.

  • Fly6 Mk219 hours 44 min agoCan we please stop calling

    Can we please stop calling these 'safety cameras'? They do not make you safer. All they do is improve the chance of a successful prosecution after something bad has happened.

    Maybe.

    'In terms of cycling safety these...could be revolutionary'

    Nope. CCTV doesn't stop thugs beating people up on trains or in town centres. Speed cameras don't stop people speeding. And they are signposted/visible/well-known about. A tiny camera on a bike, supposed to influence driver behaviour? Really?

    Personally I would rather spend half the money on a Lezyne Micro Drive and have over twice the brightness for overshadowed roads in low sunlight. Now *that* is a safety benefit.

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-201419 hours 53 min ago19 Jan 1 point 101.10km total

    19 Jan 1 point 101.10km total points 1 total km 101.10
    1 Feb 1 point 101.32km total points 2 total km 202.42
    23 Mar 1 point 104.80km total points 3 total km 308.22
    26 Apr 1 point 161.79km total points 4 total km 470.01
    9 May 1 point 127.32 km total points 5 total km 597.33
    11 May 1 point 106.99km total points 6 total km 704.32
    7 June 1 point 100.83km total points 7 total km 805.15
    28 July 1 point 102.28km total points 8 total km 907.43
    23 Aug 1 point 103.43km total points 9 total km 1010.86
    7 Sept 1 point 103.97km total points 10 total km 1114.83
    18 Oct 1 point 101.26km total points 11 total km 1216.09
    28 Nov 1 point 100.75km total points 12 total km 1316.84
    20 Dec 1 point 101.77km total points 13 total km 1418.61

  • Drunk driver who killed charity cyclist Christian Smith jailed for five years19 hours 58 min agoShould have been sentenced to

    Should have been sentenced to the maximum sentence of 14 years, dangerous driving, drink driving and leaving scene, can't get many more aggravating factors. I'm assuming she pleaded and got 50% off the sentence straight away,

    I've taken too many cases to Court where you get a Guilty plea or verdict and then the sentence just leaves you shaking your head and apologising to the victims. I would imagine the officer in the case feels likewise.

    On release she should never be able to drive a vehicle again, no excuse for getting behind the wheel pissed.

  • Family of John Radford face further wait for funeral19 hours 59 min agobirzzles wrote:Why is it

    birzzles wrote:
    Why is it murder with a knife but causing death through dangerous driving with a car.

    Murder is with intent, manslaughter without intent. So you should be asking why it's not manslaughter.

    Unless, of course, the vehicle is intentionally used to murder. Which has been charged previously against those that murder with vehicles.

  • Family of John Radford face further wait for funeral20 hours 11 min agoWhy is it murder with a knife

    Why is it murder with a knife but causing death through dangerous driving with a car.

  • Drunk driver who killed charity cyclist Christian Smith jailed for five years20 hours 11 min agoIt should not be about

    It should not be about getting the police to enforce revocation. It should be possible to enforce such revocation by technological means. Sure, it would impose costs on drivers, be less convenient, and reduce their privacy. So all good.

    Also, can we please stop talking of 'bans', which suggests the removal of a right. It is revocation of a privilege, not at all the same thing.

    As for this particular lying, murdrous toerag, hopefully she'll never again drink, drive, or have a moment when she forgets her murderous idiocy. Then she can go to every school in the vicinity and explain to the kids why they shouldn't copy her stupidity.

  • Blaze Laserlight front light20 hours 18 min agoHad one since they first came

    Had one since they first came out. Personally never had an issue with the first bracket coming loose, and Blaze did ship a modified one free of charge. I love the look + feel of the light but yes its heavy and an expensive bit of kit for what it does. I've had it as my secondary light on my commute bike all year and its never come off or came near to coming off in a lot of riding. It could benefit from a simple clip arrangement with a bit of cord to hold it on if it it did come loose (my front camera has this). I don't like the charging cable ... why not use a standard USB ? Making the socket waterproof is easy. I don't like the mount much either. I find the lazer mainly a gimmick and it doesn't work well in the wet or under streetlights - so I rarely turn that on. I also find the image is blurred and shaky. It is quite good, however, if you are on a shared use path as pedestrians see the bike shape even when they have earphones in. I usually only have the Blaze on in flash mode as a secondary running light most days. Am I happy I kick-started it? - Yep. Would I buy it at £125? - Nope.

  • David embarks on a Croix de Fer bike build project20 hours 32 min agoDeanF316 wrote:Disc brakes

    DeanF316 wrote:
    Disc brakes require less maintainance simply wrong. I know as I ride a Seek zero with alfine disc and pads last about 300 miles before they shweel like b*****d. Also you need to keep disc very clean to avoid road film build up. No just leaving in the garage without wasting after a ride. The maintainance on caliper brakes is changing blocks. Just bought 4 pairs for £9.00. Disc pads are £15 - £20 for a set of 4.

    I run a Croix de Fer with discs Dean, and I don't recognise the experience you describe.
    The bike is used every working day, in all weathers, and gets at most a weekly wash. I have never paid special attention to the discs, they get brushed with soapy water like the rest of the bike. And, given an occasional adjustment, the brakes work well. Obviously the pads need replacing every now and again, about every eight months would seem average, but it's a ten minute job to do both pairs at a total cost of £9.95.
    And, sorry to continue disagreeing, but mine have never, ever squealed and I live in a very hilly area where they get loads of use.
    Would I buy a do-it-all bike with old-fashioned rim brakes? Not likely.