• Turbo Trainer FOR SALE (Brand New)50 weeks 1 day agoWhy are you selling it?

    Why are you selling it? Surely now is the time for indoor turbo training?!

  • Coroner in Dr Katharine Giles inquest warns cyclists not to undertake lorries50 weeks 1 day agoMcDuff73 wrote:I don't agree

    McDuff73 wrote:
    I don't agree that the coroner was right, if the vehicle was stationary when she passed she was at that point at no risk, the fault then is with the poorly designed truck that doesn't allow the operator to see all around them.

    When is it ever a good time to undertake a left indicating vehicle? Even if it was stationary it is a bad idea. If I was in a car I wouldn't expect someone to undertake me while turning left.

  • Spada Wheels Stiletto wheels50 weeks 1 day agoFinding these hard to source

    Finding these hard to source - just one company that (with respect) just has a mobile number? http://www.lead-out.co.uk and looks a bit...well unknown.

    I can see me buying a set and something going wrong and part availability non existent.

    Also found out the other models in the range appear to have a rider weight limit of sub 80kg....Hmm....

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoAccording to #60: "At night

    According to #60: "At night your cycle MUST have white front and red rear lights lit. It MUST also be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors, if manufactured after 1/10/85)."

    However, instructions given to participants of Bikeability state that reflective surfaces on shoes, ankles, tights, leggings or overshoes are a reasonable alternative when using 'clipless' pedals, as is a rear light that will act as a rear reflector if it's main light fails (i.e. if you have a light you don't need a reflector, the reflector is there only in case the main light fails).

    So don't worry about it so long as you are visible and have fun out running the community bobbies because your reflectives are silver not amber. If you do get pulled over make sure you're not a bell-sniffer, be nice and apologise so they can let you go with a proverbial slap on the wrist instead of being a lady garden and getting yourself arrested and fined!

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoWe can put people on the moon

    We can put people on the moon and access all the info in the world from a device that fits in our pockets, but we still can't find a way to stop some people commenting on stories without reading them first... At Wits End

  • Rotterdam Six-Day ends tonight - see it streamed live here on road.cc50 weeks 1 day agothanks for posting this -

    thanks for posting this - really enjoyed it!

    doubt we'll be allowed to do the madison arm flinging at our next track session though!

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoEven the standard PC can't

    Even the standard PC can't ride a bike compared to most seasoned / experienced riders in London.

    They regulary make themselves look like idiots trying to outrace "roadies" on their UAV.

  • Bell to release aero road helmet50 weeks 1 day agoWhen or why is speculation

    When or why is speculation enough for a news article?
    There are no details yet, and guess what, we don't know what or when it will be revealed.

  • road.cc Superbike Shootout 2013-1450 weeks 1 day agoDeanF316 wrote:In fact this

    DeanF316 wrote:
    In fact this makes less valid has he reliant on manufactures to give them kit to free and a freebies.

    Yeah, I couldn't agree more... if I could understand what the hell you're trying to say. Something about... um... nah, I give up.

  • Planet X Pro Carbon Shimano Ultegra50 weeks 1 day agois it a small frame. what's

    is it a small frame. what's the spec/age?
    I'm looking for one of these currently to replace my bianchi
    cheers mickey

  • Vulpine Women's Original Rain Jacket50 weeks 1 day agoAnd the red flap is

    And the red flap is removable. We think of everything. Honest.

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoStorm in a teacup, just

    Storm in a teacup, just because PCSOs can fine you doesn't mean that they will actually try to or realistically be able to stop you. Have you seen a PCSO? They make PC Plum from Balamory look like Hercule Poirot and none of them can ride a bike without looking comical.

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoAnother red herring, what's

    Another red herring, what's going to be next, every cyclist wrapped up in bubble wrap?

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoA couple of your posters

    A couple of your posters (clearboy and simmo) seem to think that Lord Berkeley (Road Danger Reduction Forum President) is part of this nonsense of picking on cyclists for the most ludicrous of "reasons".

    In fact he is trying to STOP it, if you read the piece. And he spends a lot of time (e.g. as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group) in addressing dangerous/careless etc. driving.

    And he does not go about by chauffeur driven car. He rides a bike.

    He has to do it by trying to amend the law. It can be more effective to do that than saying the law is a load of b"""""ks.

    Dr. Robert Davis, Chair RDRF

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  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoThis was intended to be in

    This was intended to be in response to Parkboy but seems to have got in the wrong place.
    Your comment is interesting because I seldom get to see what the various reflective devices on my bike look like to a following motorist. Living in Ontario, Canada I an required to have red reflective tape on the rear backstays, and white reflective tape on the front forks. In addition I have a Busch and Muller tail light plus a headlight of the same make, both powered by a Shimano dynamo hub. The tail light includes two circular reflectors like Mickey Mouse ears. Reflectors reflect light back to the source i.e. a car's headlights, in a cone shape. Unfortunately most motorists eye level is above the cone of reflective light, at least when they are fairly close and using dimmed (dipped) headlights.

    By way of experiment I shone a Cateye headlight at the back of my bike from about thirty feet. If I hold the light as near to my eye level as I can the amount of reflected light I see is excellent. However when I lower the light to the lowest I can, while standing up straight, that is with the light about as high as the headlights on our Ford Taurus, the amount of reflective light I see is diddly squat. I had the same results a few days ago with my mountain bike positioned in my garage and my Land-Rover Discovery parked about thirty feet behind. While sitting in the vehicle with the headlight dimmed beams on, again I picked up very little light. I would imagine that on a rural road where one has the chance to use main beams, and the vehicle is far enough back to be in the cone of reflected light, then the results would be more positive. However I do wonder how effective reflectors really are.

    The late Sheldon Brown of New England has an excellent article on reflectors and their limitations. Personally I do not believe that a reflector can come close to a good LED tail light when considering one's own safety.

  • The road.cc “Attaining A Higher State of Consciousness” Challenge 201450 weeks 1 day agoCyclist wrote:Get my coaching

    Cyclist wrote:
    Get my coaching awards before years end.
    Beat all of last years sportive times. I have re-entered them.
    Get at least one sportive in a month
    Ride Ventoux (booked)
    Make sure I am in Yorkshire for you know when.
    Lose 5kg currently 77kg
    Don't chase cars that cut me up.

    i'm going to be harsh here and say these sound more like resolutions than trying anything new

    *getting a coaching awards is laudable and allowed
    *bettering a sportive time and entering more sportives isn't anything new, it's just getting faster and doing another sportive
    *unless you've been to Yorkshire before that's nothing new, if you rephrased that as "watch a Tour stage start" maybe
    *losing weight, again commendable, but as you'll have been your target weight at some time before that can't count
    *unless you chase _every single car_ that cuts you up then, no, it's nothing new, just controlling your temper

    yes, all of these a better, more rounded cyclist, but not in the way defined, sorry

  • New Team Sky kit - would you wear it?50 weeks 1 day agoWhen i saw that pic i think a

    When i saw that pic i think a bit of sick came up in my throat. I pray they don't really intend to rind in that. Worried

  • Coroner in Dr Katharine Giles inquest warns cyclists not to undertake lorries50 weeks 1 day agoI don't agree that the

    I don't agree that the coroner was right, if the vehicle was stationary when she passed she was at that point at no risk, the fault then is with the poorly designed truck that doesn't allow the operator to see all around them.

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoEnforcing this rule would

    Enforcing this rule would mean shimano, time, look, speedplay and the rest have not been meeting the legal British requirement. If anything trading standards are at fault for allowing the sale of such dangerous pieces of equipment. Why only the other day I nearly ran over a cyclist on my car. Despite his 5 lights, reflective clothing and fluorescent jacket I failed to see 2 tiny reflectors on his pedals. The crazy lunatic.

    Anyway, I ride heel down, you won't see my pedals. Should I stop riding as I am clearly a danger to other road users.

  • road.cc Superbike Shootout 2013-1450 weeks 1 day agoI'll be testing a Hewitt

    I'll be testing a Hewitt Alpine very soon. When I was being fitted for it, one of the shop staff made me a cup of tea. Does that count as a freebie?

  • Ortlieb Small Sling It bag50 weeks 1 day agoHow does it compare to

    How does it compare to something like
    this?

    It's waterproof (IME), it has the strap to tighten around your body, fits a 15' laptop, has separate compartments (and numerous little ones), and costs about a third. And it has straps to hook in a fibre flare...

  • Aprire Vincenza road bike50 weeks 1 day ago"It is perhaps not the

    "It is perhaps not the stiffness carbon frame I've ridden, but nowhere did I find it lacking."
    Err.. ^stiffness^stiffest?

  • Looking to upgrade my Fulcrum Racing 7 Wheelset50 weeks 1 day agoA student with £600 to spend

    A student with £600 to spend on wheels? I guess the old stereotype needs updating.

    Lighter wheels will certainl feel nicer to ride but they won't really make you much quicker, even uphill. The way to improve your speed is simple: put some time into training.

    If you're keen on some really nice wheels how about something from http://www.stradawheels.co.uk/ or maybe a pair of Wheelsmith Race 24s (1460g and £480)?

    There will be plenty of early threads on this subject but as there's no effective search function try this:
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?site:road.cc+wheel+upgrade

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists50 weeks 1 day agoCertainly a contentious

    Certainly a contentious issue, and not so avoidable once this appears on the insurance industry's list of ways to reduce payouts.

    But, if anyone wants to fight fire with fire, may I suggest that we all start questioning the use of clear indicator lenses on modern cars, which render flasher units sometimes impossible to see in daylight from certain angles?

    A little bit of sideways "pressure" sometimes works wonders when trying to get the powers that be to do a "u turn".