• Endura: UCI rejected team's approach to pay for bio passport testing for Jonathan Tiernan-Locke1 year 1 hour agoSounds like he cheated to me.

    Sounds like he cheated to me. Shout as much as you like about other circumstances involved but if he was Italian or Spanish, so would you. The comments about ill health etc are as credible as infected meat to me. Truth will out in time.

  • Tech Roundup: Ridley, Rotor, SiS, and mini-Mark Cavendishes1 year 1 hour agobohrhead wrote:charlierevell

    bohrhead wrote:
    charlierevell wrote:
    Why oh Why do we still have to use Colourways?? Will Colour not do??

    I wonder if Cav will manage to get SiS to remove the large amount of crap in their products. I find they are full of sweeteners and lead to slightly disturbing bowel movements!!
    Much rather a product like Torq...
    Wasn't he also the front man for Powerbar up until not that long ago??

    +1 for me. I had one sip of SIS stuff once and found it utterly revolting. Why would you ever need to put sweetener in something that is predominantly sugar?!

    I happily use Mule Bar Kicks and Torq gels as I find them very palatable - some other makes have definitely dodgy tastes - still pander after the old blocks of soft-dried bananas I used when I raced in the 80s - anybody know where I can get those ? Oh, and I don't mean original vintage ones, OK ?

  • Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tubeless tyres1 year 1 hour agoI have been running tubeless

    I have been running tubeless on Mountain bikes for years, and am totally sold on the benefits, mainly hardly any punctures. I had the opportunity to get some tubeless compatible wheels for my road bike and subsequently fitted these tyres. About 1000 miles in and I am totally happy !
    Only on one occasion have I found a bit of sealant sprayed up the frame, so I had 'punctured' and didn't even know it.
    Also as others have mentioned, a bit of searching and you can find these tyres for virtually half the stated price. Mine came from mainland Europe within 48hrs.

  • Leave your bike unlocked in Boston & police will lock it up for you1 year 1 hour agoI had no idea there were so

    I had no idea there were so many polygots in Linconshire

    Yes, but you'll probably find they're Portuguese, Polish or from the Baltics.

    The locals vote ukip.

  • Study says cyclists should make themselves seen - but reflective clothing, not hi-vis, is the answer1 year 1 hour agoWhat about bike manufacturers

    What about bike manufacturers painting the frame with reflective paint. I think it would also look cool.

  • Tech Roundup: Ridley, Rotor, SiS, and mini-Mark Cavendishes1 year 1 hour agojoemmo wrote: He's missing a

    joemmo wrote:

    He's missing a basic resemblance to the person he's meant to be a representation of.

    Indeed.

  • Tech Roundup: Ridley, Rotor, SiS, and mini-Mark Cavendishes1 year 1 hour agocharlierevell wrote:Why oh

    charlierevell wrote:
    Why oh Why do we still have to use Colourways?? Will Colour not do??

    I wonder if Cav will manage to get SiS to remove the large amount of crap in their products. I find they are full of sweeteners and lead to slightly disturbing bowel movements!!
    Much rather a product like Torq...
    Wasn't he also the front man for Powerbar up until not that long ago??

    +1 for me. I had one sip of SIS stuff once and found it utterly revolting. Why would you ever need to put sweetener in something that is predominantly sugar?!

  • Active Travel Bill in Wales to become law after being passed by Welsh Assembly1 year 1 hour agoCan the 'If we build safe,

    Can the 'If we build safe, separated cycling infrastructure you'll get run off the roads on a club run/commute' VC brigade please go ride a day in the Netherlands?

    Then come tell me it's a bad thing to keep HGV's away from kids.

    And you know what? even in the incredibly unlikely event that someone did pass a law saying where there was separate infra of 'Dutch' quality it was illegal to cycle on the road parallel, SO_WHAT? We've already got places we can't cycle - they are called motorways. 2% might want to retain access to A-roads so they can go vroom-vroom and make clicking indicator noises while doing a TT. The 98% of the UK who don't cycle, ever, see your loss as an acceptable one if that's the tradeoff to get proper bike paths.

  • Powertap G3 gets cheaper and updated Saris Fluid2 trainer launched1 year 1 hour ago(No subject)

    Applause

  • Sir Chris Hoy: I ride every bike I sell, and there’s no carbon frames - it’s all about the fit1 year 2 hours agozanf wrote:Quote:and

    zanf wrote:
    Quote:
    and unexpectedly experienced an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale.

    The Richter Scale is not really used any more due to its inaccuracy. Its the Moment Magnitude Scale thats used instead.

    I live in Taiwan. Trust me, when a largish 'quake hits, the last thing you are bothered about is the bloody scale by which it's measured. A building shaking is a building shaking and it's pretty unnerving. I think I've experienced 3 on the 12th floor (of 13) and one on the 9th floor (of 39) in the past 8 months.

    I dread the day a REALLY big one hits. Surprise

  • Myprotein Beef Jerky1 year 2 hours agoI wonder how it compares to

    I wonder how it compares to supermarket stuff? Eg Wild West brand Jerky is avilable in Asda at £2.28 for a 50g packet. I've used this on endurance dinghy sailing events where I've wanted more than cereal bars and energy gels.

  • FSA Gossamer Crankset / BB - Is it that bad?1 year 2 hours agoI have a full 105 set on one

    I have a full 105 set on one bike, and a mix,n,match on my Boardman Hybrid, the Boardman has the FSA Gossamer chainset, Microshift Front Mech, 105 cassette, SRAM rear mech (WTH was CB thinking right?) and to be honest both set ups work just as well as each other, except for the front mech, it is a little stiffer than the 105, but its not a huge problem (as its the front mech)

    I would go as far to say that it would take some doing to see any performance difference between the FSA and the 105 Chain set. As for as the BB, lets consider whats its role in the setup is, all it does is hold the cranks in position and allows free and easy rotation, and the FSA does this without any bumps or clunks.

    The gossamer has been appearing on quite a few bikes recently, either to keep prices down, or profits up (probably the latter) but in my opinion its a decent set

  • Leave your bike unlocked in Boston & police will lock it up for you1 year 2 hours agoHand-cuffs, seriously? I'm

    Hand-cuffs, seriously? I'm assuming that was just a publicity shot?

    Yours sincerely
    Harry Houdini

  • WTD: 54cm ish frameset £300 max1 year 2 hours agoHi there I'll be selling a

    Hi there

    I'll be selling a full carbon Synapse with 3T Funda forks. Size is 53 with a 54 top tube.

    Send me an email if you want more info mitchifer69@hotmail.com

    CHeers

  • Oxford police set to toughen enforcement of 20mph limits1 year 2 hours agoIf ur car has cruise control

    If ur car has cruise control use it set it at 20mph no speeding fine then,

  • Grumpy old Git on a Bike1 year 2 hours agoGlad to see you enjoy your

    Glad to see you enjoy your club cycling Gman,it is always good to learn about the club scene elsewhere.I will always make time to speak,or offer help if I see a cyclist with a mechanical,or puncture.Some weeks ago I was in the Vale of Belvoir,and caught another cyclist,who is a Paramedic of long service,who rides to keep fit,and as we rode along he asked me how long I had ridden bikes,he then told me his name,and it rang a few bells,he is the Uncle of 2 well known yorkshire cyclists,we enjoyed some miles of quality chat,and no doubt if our paths cross again,we will enjoy riding together. Wave

  • Autumn: Essential clothing guide1 year 2 hours agoI'm not impressed by the

    I'm not impressed by the Castelli nanoflex arm warmers I have (or nanoflex in general as I have the 3/4 bibs to). It doesn't really bead more than the first few drops, it soon wets out and the arm warmers are some of the most uncomfortable I've used with a big thick seam running all the way down (with scratchy thread in it) and a ridiculously large label made of the horrible papery material that you can't just cut out as it's sewn into the seam.
    My favourite Autumn stuff consists of:
    Buff
    Craft windproof baselayer
    Assos Habu
    Gore windstopper gloves with thin merino liner gloves underneath
    Sportful hotpack jacket (in pocket)
    Castelli nanoflex bibs (the material isn't great but the pad is really comfy)
    Either Mavic Frosts or Northwave Farenheits (depending on how cold it is)
    Merino socks

  • Study says cyclists should make themselves seen - but reflective clothing, not hi-vis, is the answer1 year 2 hours agoherohirst wrote:After years

    herohirst wrote:
    After years of trying all the options I now always mount my front light on top of my helmet (No sniggering at the back Oli Pendrey).

    Yes, +1 for that. As well as my helmet light I also have bright fixed ones fore and aft.

  • Grumpy old Git on a Bike1 year 2 hours agoThat is

    That is strange,crosshouses,maybe youve not actually spoke to many club cyclists.My own club are very welcoming,and get non-members riding the tuesday evening 10 mile TT,s,and also run,a shorter slower club run at weekends to help new riders settle in,it is actually advertised as such.Last year I had a bad crash,and another club,s member brought my TT bike back to my house the next day.To me it does not matter what club etc a rider belongs to,but I have many pals in local clubs,some just into the sport others much older than me,if we meet we have a twiddle and a chat,even if we are all training hard,slow it down a bit pass on pleasantries at the parting of the ways,get back to what we were each doing.Works for me,try it. Applause

  • LOOK 586 full sram force and zipp1 year 2 hours agoits a 2010 model i think, i

    its a 2010 model i think, i have had it for coming up to 2 years

  • Oxford police set to toughen enforcement of 20mph limits1 year 2 hours agoVeloPeo wrote: I live in

    VeloPeo wrote:

    I live in Islington which has gone to 20mph zones that the police have refused to enforce. Interesting to see if that changes.

    Ditto Ealing. Zero enforcement so rampant speeding.

  • Leave your bike unlocked in Boston & police will lock it up for you1 year 3 hours agoTraffic signs have to be

    Traffic signs have to be designed and put up exactly in accordance with the DfT Traffic Signs Manual (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/traffic-signs-manual). If they deviate from this (e.g. by adding a red line where the manual says there's not one) then they become unenforceable. The offender can claim that as the sign does not appear in the highway code he/she had no idea of its meaning.

    As for taking the obvious next step of changing the Traffic Signs Manual - well, that will keep scores of civil servants in work for 5 years.

  • Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tubeless tyres1 year 4 hours agojezzzer wrote:Mr Will

    jezzzer wrote:
    Mr Will wrote:
    Is it just me that doesn't "get" tubeless? What's the advantage over simply putting sealant inside your inner-tubes?

    that's an easy one. no pinch flats.


    Plus less rolling resistance.

    Personally, I'm totally in for road tubeless. I don't actually expect tubeless tyres to be more resistant to regular cuts and punctures (as rubber and casing are essentially the same), but the lower rolling resistance, suppleness and extra grip that tubeless tyres generally provide is impressive.

    I haven't tried tubeless tyres yet on the road, but I will surely give them a try!

  • Leave your bike unlocked in Boston & police will lock it up for you1 year 4 hours agoWhy NOT put a red line

    Why NOT put a red line through it.

  • Study says cyclists should make themselves seen - but reflective clothing, not hi-vis, is the answer1 year 6 hours agoTheCyclingRooster wrote:There

    TheCyclingRooster wrote:
    There will come a time and not so very far away that Flash Harry Lawyers/Barristers will be claiming that the injured or dead cyclists were not Pro-active enough in the preservation of their own well-being/life,they will then be deemed as instrumental in their own injuries or death...

    Already been tried by Churchill. Where there is shared liability for an accident, lack of safeguards may be used as a reason to mitigate or reduce the damages paid out. In this instance, the courts had already found against the driver in terms of criminal liability, so the insurer was unsuccessful in reducing their civil liability.
    Roger Geffen wrote:
    So he spent a third month riding in clothing which came as close as he could get away with to looking like a police motorcyclist. The number of infringements nose-dived – say, 0.2 per day.

    See what I mean about the difference between “being seen” but “being noticed”?


    My next commuting bike is a white hybrid. Combined with yellow hiz jacket with reflective panels, white lid and black commuter trousers. Deffo.