• MEPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of safer lorries5 hours 7 min agoFarage against the machine?

    Farage against the machine?

  • Derailleur failure sram force 225 hours 13 min agoHi, Just to update the kind

    Hi,
    Just to update the kind people who have offered advice I have an official response from Focus, who have only seen photos.
    Here it is:

    I'm sorry but this is not covered onder warranty.
    I asked our quality controle and showed all pictures to them.

    They said that the end stop of the shift was not adjusted in the right way. (single speed)
    The rear derailleur therefore was caught in the spokes.
    After that the shift knocked high and this causes the broken mech hanger.

    Can anyone smell bull sh#t!? My LBS says this is utterly impossible if the gears had been changing fine all outing and he personally set it up! Basically focus are saying I managed to cover nearly 30 miles in one gear and that I caused the derailleur to catch the spokes, even though I was changing to a smaller cog (7th ish to 8th, 11th being smallest cog). I wish I could climb cat 3 hills in 1 gear.
    Here's what they don't know, my garmin and strava data show that I was on no gradient, and increasing speed.

    The war continues, appointing solicitor next week....

  • MEPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of safer lorries5 hours 18 min agoWHAT!!!!! EUROPE, TELLING ME

    WHAT!!!!! EUROPE, TELLING ME WHAT TYPE OF LORRY I CAN DRIVE AROUND!!!!!!!

    I'M CALLING FARAGE!!!!

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes5 hours 39 min agopersonally i would prefer to

    personally i would prefer to see a bike technology arms race a la F1 specification.
    it would open up the opportunity for glory to heaps of folks. it would be v cool

  • Road Holland Den Haag Jersey6 hours 22 sec agoFixie Girl wrote:Like that

    Fixie Girl wrote:
    Like that they are US Brand..

    Retro is fine but buttons, really.. They are impractical with gloves and always fall off!

    But as it's a summer jersey most of the time surely you'll be wearing mitts so they shouldn't be that much of a problem. I did a big ride in a buttoned jersey last year and doing them up and undoing them wasn't a problem - and believe me, manual dexterity is not my strong suit.

    More of an issue for some might be that on a hot day you can only open three buttons so far unlike a modern jersey with a full length zip. Mind you, that didn't seem to bother them too much back in the days before cycling jerseys had zips. Or maybe it did and they were just stoic about it.

  • Amsteld Gold Race6 hours 2 min agoYeah, sorry, I haven't

    Yeah, sorry, I haven't updated the names. Dave took myself, Dr and TER to the south of France for a weeks relaxation without the mention of cycling or enrique.

    It was BLISS Day Dreaming

  • Bespoked 2014: 7 disc brake-equipped road and cyclocross bikes6 hours 2 min agoPaint on titanium is like

    Paint on titanium is like makeup on Jennifer Lawrence, or Caroll Shelby stripes on an Aston; not a bad thing as such, just not really needed. Applause

  • View Niki Terpstra's Paris-Roubaix winning ride on Strava6 hours 6 min agoIve thought that too and

    Ive thought that too and thought; Fantastic.. Crying Day Dreaming At Wits End

    Big Grin Laughing

  • On-One Pickenflick cyclo-cross bike6 hours 16 min agoI had one. It was great. . It

    I had one. It was great. . It was then stolen and I am currently awaiting a 2nd one. I was sceptical about the gearing as I am not a twiddler and when I ordered mine it was listed as having a compact road chainset. That was apparently an "error" and the companies attitude was "tough" . Brant offered to sort this out but events overtook us. I am converted anyway. The bike is really meant as a road bike with discs for me. I went for it as the only affordable Ti bike with discs out there.
    I am happy on the road with a 103" gear which 42/11 gives but the range is a bit gappy. A MTB rider might not notice that but I was weaned on 13-17 5 speed block and like small changes. A 11-25 cassette was much smoother and low enough for most riding. Maybe a 28t low gear might be a nice compromise. I'll try that when the bike lands. I do wonder about the need for higher gears now. The gears fitted are good for 30mph and that's faster than is clever anyway.
    I just used p clips to add guards to mine.
    It rode better with 27.2mm carbon seat pin with shim, although the new one is having a Ti one fitted when the Chinese send it to me.
    I am hoping that my next one is not of a new batch as the short TT suits me.
    Buy one.

  • Wellington Indie Bike Shop6 hours 18 min agoA little under two hours

    A little under two hours drive up to Palmerston North and Central Bicycle Studio is absolutely awesome. Adam, the owner and mechanic, will bust a gut to help you out.

  • Wellington Indie Bike Shop6 hours 20 min agoiRide on Thorndon Quay is

    iRide on Thorndon Quay is cool though heavily Specialized focused. Capital Cycles is good too.

  • Engineered Bicycles launch new crit bike6 hours 28 min agoNo frame weight?

    No frame weight?

  • PAS: Exchange Tesco Clubcard points for Evans vouchers6 hours 40 min agoNice, thanks.

    Nice, thanks.

  • Road Holland Den Haag Jersey6 hours 40 min agoLike that they are US

    Like that they are US Brand..

    Retro is fine but buttons, really.. They are impractical with gloves and always fall off!

  • Engineered Bicycles launch new crit bike6 hours 43 min agoIn my mind an ideal crit bike

    In my mind an ideal crit bike would have a high bottom bracket, slightly shorter than usual cranks and a steep head angle all designed to allow you to pedal slightly lower gears through corners without clipping your pedals and to change direction quickly. Most crit circuits dont have much climbing so a single ring would be sufficient too. Like pwake says, a crit is not a full contact sport, it is about pedalling through corners, reacting quickly and sprinting, all lending themselves to my shorter cranks and ample ground clearance.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unsure he will make Team Sky's Tour de France line-up6 hours 48 min agoGotta say I think he was

    Gotta say I think he was awesome in Paris Roubaix. Personally I'd leave Froome out and give it to Wiggo. I don't dislike Froome as such, he's just not very interesting.

  • Engineered Bicycles launch new crit bike6 hours 56 min agoI'm just not sure if this is

    I'm just not sure if this is a manufacturer attempting to create a niche where there really isn't one. What's all this talk of "taking the knocks of crit racing" and replacing the frame after crashes? I race crits in Houston every week from April through August and I've only ever had one crash, which was my own fault cos my tub wasn't glued right and rolled off. My carbon frame, wheels, crankset etc. were all fine (don't have carbon bars precisely because you may crash and your never sure about the effect of impact on them and they are, by far, the most likely component to suffer impact).
    Reading this article, I reckon I and all the others racing must be doing something wrong as we are not having a weekly demolition derby on bikes with the last man standing (pedalling) being the winner!

  • Road Holland Den Haag Jersey6 hours 56 min agobadback wrote:richardp27

    badback wrote:
    richardp27 wrote:
    It's nice, but is there anywhere in the UK that you can actually buy it? As far as I can tell you need to get their stuff from the website, and then there is a $30 delivery charge for everything, and you have to pay the return costs if it doesn't fit.

    Excuse the blatant plug, but my business, Velotastic sells these in the UK.

    Nice site. Didn't order the jersey but did get a couple of cycling caps for the summer.

    Quite a few eyesores in those vintage jerseys!

  • PAS: Exchange Tesco Clubcard points for Evans vouchers6 hours 57 min agoOurs often got used on

    Ours often got used on jewellery for my wife - only fair that I can get some sparkly new carbon bits Big Grin

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes7 hours 8 min agoI'll repeat it again, I don't

    I'll repeat it again, I don't know who wrote this piece but none of them will be slowed to use either a road or time-trial bike on the track. The choice at the moment is whether to go for the 'Athlete Hour' on a steel-tubed frame with lo-profile wheels & drop handlebars or to go for the 'Absolute Hour' on a legal track pursuit bike. Both are fixed gear, no brake machines because they are TRACK bikes. So shut up with talk of 9.9's, Dogma's, Bolide's, Shiv's & Venge's. Ok?

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20147 hours 9 min ago2 Jan 1 Point 63.3m/101.79km

    Big Grin 2 Jan 1 Point 63.3m/101.79km Total Points 1 total km 101.79 8 Jan 1 Point 64.3m/103.4km Total Points 2 total km 205.19 9 Jan 1 Point 62.7m/100.82km Total Points 3 total km 306.01 19 Jan 1 point 66.2m/106.45km Total Points 4 total km 412.46 30 Jan 1 Point 62.9m/101.14km Total Points 5 total km 513.60 6 Feb 1 Point 64.1m/103.07km total Points 6 total km 616.67 19 Feb 1 Point 71m/114.17km total Points 7 total km 730.84 23 Feb 1 point 74.4m/119.64km total points 8 total km 850.48 26 Feb 1 point 63.1m/101.47km total points 9 total km 951.95 27 Feb 1 point 63.8m/102.59km total points 10 total km 1054.54 4 Mar 1 point 66.8m/107.42km total points 11 total km 1161.96 19 Mar 1 point 62.5m/100.5km total points 12 total km 1262.46 23 Mar 1 point 87.1m/140.06km total points 13 total km 1402.52 27 Mar 1 point 62.8m/100.98km total points 14 total km 1503.50 2 Apr 1 point 63.1m/101.47km total points 15 total km 1604.97 9 Apr 1 point 63m/101.31km total points 16 total km 1706.28 10 Apr 1 point 66m/106.13km total points 17 total km 1812.41 16 Apr 1 point 62.9m/101.14km total points 18 total km 1913.55

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unsure he will make Team Sky's Tour de France line-up7 hours 10 min agonever had much time for

    never had much time for wiggins before last weekend,but after the great ride he put in at Roubaix,im starting to warm to him a bit more,seems like more of a team player this year,would be a shame for him not to get to ride the tour in his own country

  • View Niki Terpstra's Paris-Roubaix winning ride on Strava7 hours 10 min agoantonio wrote:No power data?

    antonio wrote:
    No power data? well first over the line surely means he had more than anyone else!

    No, it doesn't! Winning a bike race isn't just a matter of who puts out the most power.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unsure he will make Team Sky's Tour de France line-up7 hours 11 min agoSome Fella wrote:Bit of

    Some Fella wrote:
    Bit of kidology going on here i reckon.
    Sutton making idle threats to 'motivate' Wiggins and Wiggins trying to divert attention away from himself to ease any pressure to win stuff and quash any 'rivalry' nonsense.
    Bit daft they have to do this but the media (and us as consumers of that media) require it.

    Agree. Also, if it's all "up in the air" until the last minute, it helps to disrupt rival team strategies too.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unsure he will make Team Sky's Tour de France line-up7 hours 12 min agoTovarishch wrote:Wrong Henao

    Tovarishch wrote:
    Wrong Henao - it was his cousin. G will be given the Giro having stepped in on Paris-Nice at the last minute. Porte felt he wouldn't be ready.

    That'll teach me to trust what Carlton Kirby says!