- Velocite plan to “revolutionize aero bicycle design”1 year 22 weeks agoInteresting stuff. Be
Interesting stuff. Be surprised if someone like Trek hadn't already used something similar though?
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- Satirical Cycle Safety1 year 22 weeks agogiff77 wrote:@ mad scott -giff77 wrote:
@ mad scott - should that not be lard from the chippy down the road here in Scotland
It's often the same thing
- Price matching1 year 22 weeks agoSuper Domestique wrote:GuessSuper Domestique wrote:
Guess its just down to which store you walk in or even who serves you.
This - I've had experience of a huge range of attitudes in Evans, from 'what, you actually want me to help a customer' through to 'I'll do whatever I can to help out, including telling you not to buy something if I think there is a better alternative we don't stock'. It's like that with most big chains - impossible for them to maintain 100% consistency. But it is really frustrating when someone who is paid to help just can't be bothered to do it...
- Sportives1 year 22 weeks agoDarlington Festival of
Darlington Festival of Cycling has an organised "Castles" ride of 85 miles on Sunday 5th Aug.
Route looks pretty good and the price isn't silly sportive stuff,just £4.
- Price matching1 year 22 weeks agoCycle Surgery is the bane of
Cycle Surgery is the bane of my life... There's one just down the road from where I work. I'll go in, with the aim of picking up one or two consumables, see something I like and then whip out the iphone to see how cheap it is elsewhere.
Hey Presto! I'm walking out the shop with £90's-worth of stuff that I'd never intended buying
- Essential kit: Cycling, er, masks1 year 22 weeks agoI'm sure people trained in
I'm sure people trained in things like graphic art and design can make valuable contributions to consumer product design, but why on earth are they paid any attention, let alone given praise, for coming out with dangerous nonsense?
"Oh, could I please have a non-protective helmet with a sharp corner next to each eye and right under my nose? £600? Gladly, sounds like a bargain."
I'm really bored of seeing "concepts" that are "designed" to look "cool" with no regard for practicality, or sometimes even basic physics. A total waste (of time, energy, resources, anything else involved). Stuff from the world of comic books should stay on paper, in my opinion.
- The effectiveness of CCNA studies in boot camps1 year 22 weeks agoYep, you'll probably need to
Yep, you'll probably need to replace your bottom bracket.
- Bow roundabout: "Nobody is to blame" for death of cyclist Svitlana Tereschenko says coroner1 year 22 weeks agoSimply a mind boggling
Simply a mind boggling decision.
The driver is not to blame because he distracted himself with a phone call !>!>!
- Amgen Tour of California1 year 22 weeks agoYes - Boonen is an
Yes - Boonen is an interesting one - a bargain if his form is good...
- Sportives1 year 22 weeks agodave_atkinson wrote:andyluldave_atkinson wrote:andylul wrote:
Looking forward to the Exodus (I think...) - any news on the bikes-back-to-bristol transport?
coach and furniture van both booked. the booking button will be on the website in the next couple of days
Yay! Nearly missed that - must subscribe to posts...
- Fashion, names and Bikes ?!?1 year 22 weeks agoI prefer the shifting of old
I prefer the shifting of old cheap shimano, 105 and even Tiagra to my 7900 DA stuff. The brakes are better on a decent groupset and I think the chainsets are better (stiffer)although its sometimes difficult to know whether that is down to the frame. The weight is obviously very different if thats important to you. Expensive wheels can feel nicer too.
When it comes to the frames it can make a big difference. I dont even know how many road bikes I have ridden, of various materials and at different price points. I find that a lot of it is personal pref. I did not like a couple of the uber-bling I tested, while I quite like my caad 9. Also sometimes the qualities of a bike might not suit the type of ride you want. I massively prefer my best expensive bike to my old alu one though.
However I have found that if the position is ok, then any proper road bike gives me good time. Also I find there i no real speed difference which can not be accounted for by position or different rubber. The only exception is a tt bike but even that is mostly about position.
- Two in three commuters believe Britain's roads unfit for cycling, according to Brake survey1 year 22 weeks agoI was wondering what
I was wondering what dangerous meant. Too many inconsiderate cars and lorries or potholes?
To me the former is the worry. Lorries kill without any input from the cyclist. You can ride around a pothole ( and if the other traffic is considerate, even in towns)
- Bow roundabout: "Nobody is to blame" for death of cyclist Svitlana Tereschenko says coroner1 year 22 weeks agoIf a court can rule that by
If a court can rule that by no fault of either party fatal colisions can occur on a stretch of road, surely that means that the road design is at fault. This needs to be fixed before others are killed.
Any cycle infrastructure that leads cyclists through dangerous junctions like these must offer them adequate protection, this stretch of the cycle "superhighway" fails cyclists in this respect.
My experience of the London superhighways has been quite negative, they are well signed and direct (unlike most other cycle infrastructure here in London), but they are (legally!) driven and parked in/used as loading zones by motor vehicles even/especially at peak commuting times, and in many spots they lead cyclists into direct conflict with fast moving motor traffic.
Before any more superhighways are rolled out we need to fix the ones we have to an acceptable standard. All the main parties have signed up to LCC's go dutch campaign, so fingers crossed that even if Boris is re-elected we will get these fixed as a priority...
- Two in three commuters believe Britain's roads unfit for cycling, according to Brake survey1 year 22 weeks agoFrom my point of view the
From my point of view the poor state of road surface is my biggest complaint. The recent floods have only worsened existing potholes and I can't see the local councils having enough money to repair them.
- Fashion, names and Bikes ?!?1 year 22 weeks agorussyparkin wrote:the classicrussyparkin wrote:
the classic example is the ribble stealth vs the de rosa rs28. essentially your paying £1000 extra for paint and stickers. rapha vs torm. same sort of stuff,
That was one of the points I wanted to make. In fact at the Road Show I was told the de Rosa was made in same factory as Spesh.
I had gone with a mind pretty set on a Pinarello. What changed it to a less glamorous brand (Spesh) was the comment about frames yet knowing the warranty difference.
Also, on subsequent conversations about the Pina and how it compared to the Tarmac Expert, a lbs salesman ducked the question by comparing the Pinarello with the Tarmac Comp. Stating that the Comp was comparable yet my £500 was getting a Pina. However the Comp has less spec and an SL2 frame. The Expert had an SL3 frame with complete ultegra not ultegra / 105 mix. That said to me I wanted to know why he didn't compare like for like. I asked again but question was ducked.
Add in comments from owners here plus the bargain I got and it was clear to me the route I'd take.
Really, as my first post said, I am not surprised at all. The 105 kit is great and the frame is no doubt from a source that supplies many.
The name does worry me about the one from halfords but not the Carrera bit!
- Win a place on the Fred Whitton Challenge with MuleBar1 year 22 weeks agoIn the photo its nice to see
In the photo its nice to see a member of my club(Thames Velo)still managing to turn the pedals while some are walking! Tough ride!!
- Mayoral Election: Jenny Jones and Ken Livingstone get the vote from Londoners On Bikes1 year 22 weeks agoCould not stomach Ken again,
Could not stomach Ken again, a genuine snide of a man. I'd rather move out of London!
- A Little Knowledge…1 year 22 weeks agoThat was 5 minutes I will
That was 5 minutes I will never get back, at least Polly was wearing a tight outfit.
- A Little Knowledge…1 year 22 weeks agoI noticed the wheel, but
I noticed the wheel, but thought that maybe the editing guy had got the footage muddled, but when I heard the "peculiar braking" comment I knew that something wasn't right. after that I just switched into 'watching Polly mode'. Shame they didn't have Otis back, as he seems to know how to ride a bike...
- Dartmoor Classic Sportive 2012.1 year 22 weeks agoi live in plymouth so
i live in plymouth so fortunately its my training ground first time doing it actually but did a 90 miler 2 weeks ago incorparating lots of the route
- Giro D'Italia1 year 22 weeks agoGot one last decision to make
Got one last decision to make on my purist team, Rujano and Basso, Kreuziger + someone like Pozzato or Hushovd and someone like Pozzato (ie 20ish credits).
Part of me wants to load up on possible GC guys but Basso's a big question mark, I doubt he's got it in him to win another but the Giro is his race and he definitely wants it.
Any thoughts? Effectively a budget of 55.5 credits for two stars.
EDIT: Also, could pick up Cav and a 15 credit star, not sure on that one, it's hit or miss whether Cav will win 3-4 stages that he'd need to outscore a possible GC contender. Assuming 3 wins and 2 top 10s Cav might get 150 points tops, a GC guys with 3-4 top 10 places should get close to that with possible extra mountain points.
- ribble or dolan frameset1 year 22 weeks agoWhen I got mine from Graham
When I got mine from Graham Weigh Cycles (same region as your two shortlisted) the guy serving me pointed out a row of nude carbon frames and said "some are ours, these three were a cancelled order for Dolan, these others are Ribble, blah blah but they are all basically the same thing." I think the one I ended up with was a originally a Dolan, but now has Graham Weigh graphics. Great bike, but I think you'd be better spending time thinking about the other bits you're going to fit to the frame. Just buy the one with the nice look/paint job.
For what it's worth, my use of the bike is the same as you describe.
- That's Entertainment: Bradley Wiggins reinvents the post-race press conference (+ video)1 year 22 weeks agoTheHatter wrote:
I know heTheHatter wrote:
I know he said that - he also made the comment about needing to leave a team he compared to Wigan to go to a team he compared to Man Utd so I think its fair to question how uninvolved he was in the process.
Does depend on context though - cycling teams are known for not having a hugely refined or polished approach, whereas Sky is known for the complete opposite, and this probably would feel very different. Bernie Eisel echoed the same sentiment when he moved across, if I recall correctly he said Sky was run more like an F1 team, something like "everything is catered for, for the riders, all we have to do is ride our bikes. It's how a professional team should be".
The other thing is, we don't know if a spat occurred between him and Garmin during the negotiations, that might have been enough to encourage a little dig.
Anyway, not being funny, but for someone with the psyche required to have the drive necessary to compete as a top-level athlete, he seems relatively normal to me.
GO GO WIGGO!
- Brompton launch limited edition Jubilee bike1 year 22 weeks agoThat's quite smart, although
That's quite smart, although for me, the quintissential British Brompton is the racing green "colourway".
- Giro d'Italia Stage 1 - ITT1 year 22 weeks agoWould love to see a Saxo win
Would love to see a Saxo win back home, but i dont see them doing enough damage to be honest. I have a feeling for BMC and Thor in Pink the first week