• Segregated cycle lane planned for £600m east London bridge49 weeks 5 days agosevers1966 wrote: Shame that

    severs1966 wrote:

    Shame that cycles were not included in the "Millenium bridge" plan. Or were they? Are you allowed to ride across it?

    No, no cycling on the Millennium Bridge. Not that it stops people, but it's usually too full of tourists taking selfies anyway.

  • The bikes of the Tour de France49 weeks 5 days agoQuote:road.cc ‏@roadcc 8

    Quote:
    road.cc ‏@roadcc 8 min

    Bikes of the Tour de France—your cut-out & keep guide to the 22 team bikes to spot http://road.cc/122089 #cycling


    Can I have a new screen, please?

  • Road touring tyres, 700c x 28 - which to buy?49 weeks 5 days agoIf your frame can take 32mm

    If your frame can take 32mm tyres then I highly recommend Marathon Supremes. If not, then 28mm Durano folding.

    I've done 7000 miles on a set of supremes without a puncture. They're relatively light and fast rolling too. The Duranos are lighter still, but are more race-training than touring oriented and therefore have less puncture protection. One thing I particularly like about Schwalbe folding tyres is that they are easy to get on and off if you want to swap... Or in the event that something does eventually make it through the puncture belt.

    They can also both be had for £20 from bike-discount.de

  • Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike49 weeks 5 days ago4.6kgs is pretty spectacular.

    4.6kgs is pretty spectacular. With the rumours of the UCI removing the 6.8kg limit following Cookson's technical review, probably not a bad time to get into the ultra-light game.

  • Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike49 weeks 5 days agoNo Edam? Looks very nice. Do

    No Edam?

    Looks very nice. Do they publish any stiffness figures on the light frame?

  • British Cycling and Leeds Cycling Campaign propose transformation of Leeds centre49 weeks 5 days agoI saw the figure £4 million

    I saw the figure £4 million touted elsewhere for this renovation of The Headrow. Four million quid for one street. Though I suppose you gotta start somewhere.

  • Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike49 weeks 5 days agogoggy wrote:£11,000? Hmmm...

    goggy wrote:
    £11,000? Hmmm... I'll take 3 Wink

    Remember to haggle for a discount!

  • Forum Competition: Tour de France Top 1049 weeks 5 days agoGo on then, 1: Froome 2:

    Go on then,

    1: Froome
    2: Valverde
    3: Contador
    4: Van Den Broeck
    5: Talansky
    6: J Rod
    7: Nibali
    8: T. Van Garderen
    9: Frank
    10: Riblon

  • The bikes of the Tour de France49 weeks 5 days agosurly_by_name wrote:Re use of

    surly_by_name wrote:
    Re use of text/photos from article on bikes of the pro peleton from back when Tour Down Under was on I think? I am all for recycling but this seems a bit .... well, lazy?

    Yes some of the photos are from the TDU, in many cases the bikes haven't actually changed. We're going to update this story throughout the week with photos of the actual Tour bikes

  • unshiny bike :-(49 weeks 5 days agoNzlucas wrote:You get what

    Nzlucas wrote:
    You get what you pay for...... I have worked in retail for years and they didn't have the stock when you ordered it and made shit up to buy time until they sourced it. There probably a reason why you got no BB (which normally come with SRAM cranks BTW) and the wrong cassette, IE they never had them at all.

    If you can't beat people with service then beat them on price.

    Next time support your NBS and spend the extra, some of us actually still care!

    Yep. As soon as I read the bit that went ... "I went on the internet and found the cheapest" ... alarm bells were ringing for me.

    Happens all the time. I was recently interested in a pair of high-end sunnies. Found them cheapest by far at a place called 'bikeinn'. Then I Googled "bikeinn reviews" ... and bought them from Evans at a higher price.

    There's no lack of info on peoples' experiences with Shiny Bikes either.

  • Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike49 weeks 5 days agoHmmm, I might have to consult

    Hmmm, I might have to consult a patent lawyer...
    I swear I designed those exact calipers out of meccano when I was 7.

  • Laura Trott and Peter Kennaugh take national titles in sprint showdowns (+video)49 weeks 5 days agoportec wrote: But what I

    portec wrote:

    But what I really want to know is, how do you pronounce Kennaugh? Anybody from the Isle of Man able to enlighten us?

    From the man himself:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlPjp6S6saI

  • Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike49 weeks 5 days agoDon't see the point of a pro

    Don't see the point of a pro having it as they'd have to add 2.2kg of weight! Wonder how it performs in crosswinds in the fens!

  • Armstrong: My fall from grace cleaned up cycling - but it wasn't worth it49 weeks 5 days agoSorry but I'm with "Cyclist"

    Sorry but I'm with "Cyclist" ^^ on this one.

    LA has been made a scapegoat for an entire generation of dopers. Yes it's a bed he made himself but actually pointing all the fingers at Lance and saying "yep, all his fault" ignores the wider issues.

    Watch the film Pantani - Accidental Death of a Cyclist. In there they touch on the doping issue and the telling comment is this:
    "It wasn't just a couple of rotten apples - the entire apple cart was rotten."
    It was a systematic abuse and it came from sponsors, managers, doctors, riders and even the media all working together. I don't think Lance ever had the UCI in his pocket, frankly I think at that time the UCI was simply a mixture of naïve and woefully incompetent - charged on the one hand with growing and promoting the sport while on the other hand attempting to keep it clean and failing miserably. They even unwittingly sanctioned the use of EPO by creating that 50% haemocrit test - basically a green light to dope up to 50% and hey, you're all alright (this was before the test for EPO). Amazing how during that time you'd find that every cyclist in the peloton had a haemocrit of 49.8%...

    Lance was the gateway to a whole continent where previously (in spite of Lemond) very few people were "into" cycling in that way, certainly nowhere close to the love affair that Europe has always had with the sport. Lance changed all that so why was anyone going to attempt to bring him down? More exposure to a new audience = more sponsorship = more money all round. Everyone was in on it, Lance just happened to be a big (and very media friendly) fish in a small pond.

  • Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike49 weeks 5 days agoIt can be as light as it

    It can be as light as it likes, it's just plain ugly.

  • Segregated cycle lane planned for £600m east London bridge49 weeks 5 days agolevermonkey wrote:I live in

    levermonkey wrote:
    I live in DA18

    Lived near a rather large lake in SE2 till I was 14 then moved about 200 yards into DA18 Wink

    I remember in the 1970s we were always promised that the Jubilee Line would come out there eventually...

  • Simon Yates named to Orica-GreenEdge Tour de France team49 weeks 5 days agoGood news for my podium team

    Good news for my podium team as I included him rather than Adam, although I was temped by both. I suppose he will go for something on stage 2 but he might get luckier later on when a breakaway stands a chance of succeeding.

  • Planetx RT-58 alloy tiagra 2014, Canondale CAAD 9 2009, or Genesis Equilibrium 00 2014??49 weeks 5 days agoThat seals it. I'm on. Shame

    That seals it. I'm on. Shame is the best motivator! Best of luck to you both.

  • Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike49 weeks 5 days ago£11,000? Hmmm... I'll take 3

    £11,000? Hmmm... I'll take 3 Wink

  • Great Manchester Cycle, distance longer (?)49 weeks 5 days agoThanks for the replies, no

    Thanks for the replies, no definitive distance yet so I may try using Google Earth to measure the differences. I did 82.1km last year and figure I was just taking the racing line on some corners (fair) but maybe it just wasn't 52m = 83.69km. The fastest time last year was by an Andy Gorton 2:03, this year he did 2:08, still fastest but also 5 minutes down. As the extra distance is in the slower 'in field' sections it seems to have had an equal effect on us both.

    Lesson learned, always take your own measurements. But it also means no improvement from me. Though I am a year older and don't feel as fit anyway so perhaps its alright. I may just be technodoping by buying new wheels and gels and such, or sticking in fast moving groups.

    NotFastEnough, your mate must be proper quick!

  • unshiny bike :-(49 weeks 5 days agoLove that idea. Come on

    Love that idea. Come on brothers

  • unshiny bike :-(49 weeks 5 days agoFantastic words . Made me

    Fantastic words . Made me smile

  • The bikes of the Tour de France49 weeks 5 days agoRe use of text/photos from

    Re use of text/photos from article on bikes of the pro peleton from back when Tour Down Under was on I think? I am all for recycling but this seems a bit .... well, lazy?

  • The bikes of the Tour de France49 weeks 5 days agoI thought tinkoff saxo were

    I thought tinkoff saxo were on roval wheels now?

  • Segregated cycle lane planned for £600m east London bridge49 weeks 5 days agoHeadline is slightly

    Headline is slightly misleading. It seems to imply that a segregated cycle lane is proposed for a bridge which already exists. Instead, we find that a segregated cycle lane is part of the existing plan for a proposed bridge.

    On a related note, it's a shame that it makes headlines to have cycle provisions included in future projects. It's a shame because this should be the norm.

    Joeinpoole wrote:
    How about building the bridge exclusively for the use of cyclists and pedestrians instead?

    Shame that cycles were not included in the "Millenium bridge" plan. Or were they? Are you allowed to ride across it?