• how many of us still riding Triples?4 hours 37 min agoTriples on a couple of my

    Triples on a couple of my bikes -

    Tourer - obviously has a triple
    MTB - think my Anthem X was the last generation of bikes to come with a triple - ironically I don't need the triple on this as almost always ride in Epping Forest so will be change to a 28/40 double soon
    Audax bike - has a close ratio triple (28/38/48 with 12-23 block) which gives me a full spread of very close gears which I very much like.
    Carbon Racer - 39/53 with 12-25 good for any ride in Sth England up to around 6 hours, but over that will take the audax bike.

    So yes, still a place for triples though finding a nice looking one these days can be tricky (or expensive) and soon it looks like you will have to buy tiagra. Yuk. I would love it if Campy reissued their sport/race triple sets, would go down that route like a shot as they look terrific on a classic bike...

  • Tour de France Bikes 2015: A yellow Trek for Fabian Cancellara?4 hours 45 min agohttp://www.trekfactoryracing.

    http://www.trekfactoryracing.com/blog/yellow-domane-cancellara

  • Tour of Cambs makes dreams come true4 hours 45 min agoThank you

    Thank you Smile

  • Tour de France Stage 2: André Greipel wins, Fabian Cancellara in yellow, as wind wreaks havoc4 hours 50 min agorjfrussell wrote:Do people

    rjfrussell wrote:
    Do people watch on ITV or Eurosport? What is the commentary like on the latter? Watched stage 2 on ITV4 yesterday, and it was pretty dire stuff- if one looked at the make up of the breakaway group on the official site, it looked pretty obvious that the sprint would be between Cav, Greipel and Sagan, yet there was not a mention of Greipel until the last km- and it was very much "oh- Greipel's there too."

    I watch on EuroSportHD - coverage much better and Greg LeMond's no BS analysis is superb.

  • Edinburgh's bin lorries upgraded for cycle safety - city asks for cyclists' opinions4 hours 52 min agoHeya, it's Danni (Cycle

    Heya, it's Danni (Cycle Alert). I don't really understand what is particularly controversial with Croydon's decision to use Cycle Alert as opposed to a Cyclear system. The system being used on the Edinburgh bin lorries is a left-hand audio alarm + proximity sensor package. Croydon's vehicles had already been installed with left-hand audio alarms (which we too stock) and so the need was for a proximity-type warning system only, to which it appealed to Cycle Alert. I think there is perhaps some misconception as to what a proximity sensor does as opposed to what Cycle Alert does; a proximity sensor is little more than an adapted parking sensor, bleeps at everything, gets generally ignored by the driver, dismissed as 'white noise'. There isn't a driver or a fleet operator who has advised me to the contrary; indeed there are some tech providers that have ceased stocking them altogether on account of their futility and I'm amazed that informed parties still recommend them. Still, each to their own, it's not my intention to criticise, I just wanna advise on what I've picked up about the industry. Cycle Alert doesn't give such false alerts, there are far fewer alerts but all of them are meaningful; surely that's better than a whole lot of nothing-alerts? Of course, Cycle Alert is still small and not everybody dons a tag right now, but heck you got to start somewhere and this is absolutely the right way to go in terms of replacing the current fashion for ineffectual proximity warning systems. It is not a 'silver bullet' solution, there's a lot of work to do in terms of better infrastructure and better cab design (it is worth noting though, that none of the low-cab designs I have seen have designed out the need for blind-spot reduction technology), but tech like Cycle Alert - and indeed left-hand audio alerts - can have a sizeable contribution to make.

    For the sake of clarification, Cycle Alert is distributing cycle tags for free.

    It dispirited me a little that Croydon Cycling Campaign made the comments that they did in the original article. Only because, when we originally presented the technology to its members, no such reservations were bought up, on the contrary there was suggestion from one member that the tech could be implemented on vehicles building the new Westfield site. And while there might have been/be a 'serious concern' from Mr. Gregory, that concern hasn't been extended to an actual conversation with Cycle Alert to discuss those concerns, even though I have suggested we do so. I've basically been ignored. I'm someone who cycles at the end of the day, the discussion is as real and important to me as it is to the Cycling Campaign.

    Placing Cycle Alert to one side, I'm glad that Edinburgh are installing cycle safety tech onto their vehicles and are recognising the need to make the on-road environment safer if more people are to cycle.

  • how many of us still riding Triples?4 hours 54 min agoYeah, I do. It came on the

    Yeah, I do.
    It came on the bike I brought second hand.

    I'm embarrassed by it.

  • TDF; allegiance to rider nationality or bike brand??5 hours 1 min agoI support riders who I like

    I support riders who I like regardless of nationality.

    I ride a Ridley so I like to see Lotto-Soudal do well.
    I like Tony Martin, I like Simon Gerrans, I like Turbo Durbo!

    I'm British so love to see any of the Brits do well but have most affection for G.

    I hate anything Astana.

  • Newcastle campaigner says parents experience abuse while cycling with children to school5 hours 1 min agoDrJDog wrote:That child

    DrJDog wrote:
    That child should not be on the roads on a bike. What is he, 5 or 6? He can barely ride a bike. Should be on the footpath.

    And this nicely sums up the problem. No, he shouldn't be on the road. He shouldn't be on the footpath either. He should be on the cycle path. People shouldn't have to choose between legality and safety at any age, and it's entirely environmental.

  • Newcastle campaigner says parents experience abuse while cycling with children to school5 hours 8 min agoI love seeing kids cycling to

    I love seeing kids cycling to school. It really raises my spirits, the little boy could do with his helmet adjusting to get the fit a bit better and he could do with some practice starting off. He seems a little unsure of how to set off (which foot to be on the ground, how to set the pedals for starting off), but he's steady enough once he gets going.

    The thing I have to ask myself is where are all the 11-15 year old kids? The ones who you would expect to be riding to school on their own after a few years riding in with their parents?

    My guess is that the parents, having seen what abuse and dangerous driving is around them with their own eyes, don;t want them riding to school on their own.

  • Tour de France Bikes 2015: A yellow Trek for Fabian Cancellara?5 hours 21 min agoSaying 'it's not exactly

    Saying 'it's not exactly scoop of the year' doesn't mean the same as 'everything you post must be a scoop', but you knew that.

    You're at the Tour, you've done all that mooching about, and you've seen a yellow bike wrapped up in bubblewrap. It would be the perfect intro to an article about the rise of use of yellow kit for the Tour leader, or the job of deciding what yellow kit to take, or the thoughts of the mechanics who have to build up coloured bikes, or a look at the chances for Cancellara to get yellow.

    It could have been a better piece than 'yellow bike in a truck'.

    (I know it's easy for me to say; I'm not there and journalist is not my job, but in the almost overwhelming amount of Tour journalism available it would be good to see something else.)

  • TDF; allegiance to rider nationality or bike brand??5 hours 23 min agoChasseur Patate wrote: I

    Chasseur Patate wrote:
    I personally find the 'allegiance' to bike brands, arbitrary borders or corporately owned teams bizarre though.

    And yet in other sports it is the norm, I'm thinking motorsports mainly, the Ferrari Tifosi, the Ford/Holden rivalry in Australia, root for whoever you want for whatever reason you want, just don't pick a team with a bad kit. Big Grin Big Grin

  • Video: Trials legend Martyn Ashton Back on Track in film charting his first mountain bike ride since life-changing 2013 crash5 hours 25 min agoTear jerker, what an

    Tear jerker, what an inspiration, Kudos Mr Ashton

  • Tour de France Stage 2: André Greipel wins, Fabian Cancellara in yellow, as wind wreaks havoc5 hours 31 min agoDo people watch on ITV or

    Do people watch on ITV or Eurosport? What is the commentary like on the latter? Watched stage 2 on ITV4 yesterday, and it was pretty dire stuff- if one looked at the make up of the breakaway group on the official site, it looked pretty obvious that the sprint would be between Cav, Greipel and Sagan, yet there was not a mention of Greipel until the last km- and it was very much "oh- Greipel's there too."

  • Welcome fellow members5 hours 37 min agoHello Irish road.cc members

    Hello Irish road.cc members and welcome!

    Elaine here, team road.cc club manager ( and from Cork no less!) - would you like to organise a ride out? Please let me know how many of you would go along and and your top three locations and we'll co-ordinate something.

  • Evoc Bike Travel Bag Pro5 hours 42 min agoKiwiMike wrote: BA:

    KiwiMike wrote:

    BA: http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/sport...

    "We will accept non-motorised bicycles up to 190cm (75in) in length, provided they are packed in a recognised bicycle bag."

    Oh great, thanks for that link. I hoped with my comment I'd be proven incorrect. My Lufthansa comment is based on their rule that you can indeed take your instead of normal luggage (ie, you can take 1 piece in total), but the size of length+height+depth must be less than 158cm. This is basically a normal big suitcase size. I told them there was no bike you could fit into that size. The answer? A small bike would fit sir.

  • No Hopers5 hours 46 min agoI am on 15 point -.- I still

    I am on 15 point -.-

    I still stand by my team though...

  • Race Jersey5 hours 47 min agoApologies for our very slow

    Apologies for our very slow response Phill, did you get what you needed in the end or do you have any more questions for us here at team road.cc?

  • Newcastle campaigner says parents experience abuse while cycling with children to school5 hours 51 min agoDrJDog wrote:That child

    DrJDog wrote:
    That child should not be on the roads on a bike. What is he, 5 or 6? He can barely ride a bike. Should be on the footpath.

    He is on the "road". The path you refer to is the footway - clue there for you in the name. If by "road" you mean carriageway, then as they're on a bike that's where they should be, as its the "way" for carriages. I've looked and looked and can't find a minimum age limit anywhere for using the public highways.

    Who is the child in danger from? He might well topple off and graze a knee, but the real danger is the people who decided to get in a tonne of metal that day.

    Unfortunately the attitude illustrated in this article is very common in the UK. I work in this sector, and when we talk to parents who insist on driving to take their kids to school they say "Look at it, there's so many cars its too dangerous". When we explain that they are simply adding to the problem, and that other parents are looking at them saying "look how dangerous it is" they look at you blankly. The owning and driving of a car in this country has almost become taken as a human right, if you suggest taking it away it's like removing a limb for some.

  • Tour de France Bikes 2015: A yellow Trek for Fabian Cancellara?5 hours 59 min agocrikey wrote:It's not exactly

    crikey wrote:
    It's not exactly scoop of the year is it?

    Team with potential yellow jersey wearer bring yellow bike to Tour... in other news, some really obvious things happened...

    I can't wait for the rest of your Tour commentary.

    are we only allowed to post stories if they *are* scoop of the year? because there won't really be a lot to read. perhaps you can clarify.

  • Tour de France Bikes 2015: A yellow Trek for Fabian Cancellara?6 hours 1 min agoAlthough having a yellow

    Although having a yellow Domane (that's what this one is) already at the Tour seems like a no brainer, we have actually done the overnight rush jobs in the past, believe it or not.

    The cost of last minute air freight is a bit pricey, though. So having one already in the fleet just in case is the better option.

  • Cracked meniscus6 hours 4 min agoCheers for the feedback. The

    Cheers for the feedback. The surgeon used the term cracked, but described the same process about keyhole etc. Hopefully I will be sorted by the end of the year and back out on the bike. I can use my spin bike gently at the moment, so hopefully its not too bad!

  • Newcastle campaigner says parents experience abuse while cycling with children to school6 hours 12 min agoWhat do we expect these days

    What do we expect these days anyway? People get all excited because they think they are the most important thing out there, no one has 5 seconds to spare, even for a child.

  • Newcastle campaigner says parents experience abuse while cycling with children to school6 hours 17 min agofelixcat wrote:I believe that

    felixcat wrote:
    I believe that cycling on the pavement is illegal, but that children of primary school age cannot be prosecuted.

    Correct. The law on cycling on the pavement makes no difference for age, whether that is right or wrong. The technicality is that a child would not be prosecuted if they are under the age of criminal responsibility anyway. 10 in England and Wales, 12 in Scotland.

  • Tour de France Bikes 2015: A yellow Trek for Fabian Cancellara?6 hours 18 min agoOpaque bubble wrap might have

    Opaque bubble wrap might have been a better idea.

  • No Hopers6 hours 27 min agoI really wanted to pick

    I really wanted to pick Bouhanni with the expectation of him abandoning by the time a stage he could go for came up but didn't have the nerve. That would have taken care of a fair chunk of the budget.