- Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 20121 year 11 weeks agoHow long before there is a
How long before there is a cycling 'Star in a reasonably priced car'? Jeremy cannot go on ignoring them forever. Maybe some have been asked and told him to shove it?
- Royal Mail Postal Service??1 year 11 weeks agoI've had stacks of things go
I've had stacks of things go missing with Royal Mail - things sent by me, and things sent to me, in a number of locations. Reliability is highly location dependent - some areas just seem to have a lot of things go missing.
I've never had an issue with a tracked Royal Mail service though. It's only the untracked stuff that goes walkabout. So, whilst it's tempting not to use them on principle, it's rare that I can get anything cheaper than an RM tracked service.
- Royal Mail Postal Service??1 year 11 weeks agoPrblem is that Home Delivery
Prblem is that Home Delivery Network/Yodel are utter pants, Citylink are terrible etc.
- Royal Mail Postal Service??1 year 11 weeks agoI've been buying things
I've been buying things online for 10+ years, and I've sold 500+ items on ebay, and I've never had a single thing go missing in the U.K.
- Top 10 affordable upgrades for your bike1 year 11 weeks agoyeah +1 on jagwire racer
yeah +1 on jagwire racer cables
- Top 10 affordable upgrades for your bike1 year 11 weeks agoIm a fan of the jagwire
Im a fan of the jagwire housing, as good as the standard shimano and campag stuff but much cheaper, can be had for as little as £20 for full set in some places.
- Bambi on ice1 year 11 weeks agoHere you go
- Police appeals in Cambridgeshire and Bristol after cyclists mugged for their bikes1 year 11 weeks agoThis is gonna make me super
This is gonna make me super paranoid now...
- Sustrans tells cyclists using Strava and other apps to keep off shared use paths1 year 11 weeks agoI agree with Sustrans'
I agree with Sustrans' position on Strava as I think that it, and similar apps, encourage questinable behaviour in a lot of circumstances. However, their revised code of conduct does something of a dis-service to Sustrans' aims. Sustrans want to see less jouneys being made by car and more by bike or other sutanable means and this will only happen if we have infrastructure that allows cyclists to travel quickly enough to make the bicycle a viable alternative to the car. The Bristol/Bath route is a great example. For a commuter living in Bath and working in Bristol their daily jouney is about 15 miles. Personally I would only cycle this distance daily if I could average 15mph or so. Whilst this won't sound like much to many on here remember that there are points on the route where you need to slow down for narrow sections/crossings/gates or just to pass walkers or slower cyclists. This means that at points 25+mph might be required to make using the path a viable alternative to driving. Sustrans' focus should be on buiding and maintaining infrastructure that allows these speeds to be safely achieved rather than just trying to slow everybody down. Otherwise we end up with routes for dog walkers and wobbly weekend cyclists (who all need to be accomodated too) that aren't, in reality, suitable as a method of getting from A to B.
- Tech Roundup: Seriously limited edition Van Moof bikes, Cat Ears to help your hearing, saucy animal print bike ponchos and more1 year 11 weeks agoYes, but it's made of
Yes, but it's made of rust-free aluminium, and is good for riding on and off pavements.
- Police appeals in Cambridgeshire and Bristol after cyclists mugged for their bikes1 year 11 weeks agoI fear this won't be the
I fear this won't be the last. Thieves are starting to realise that these road bike things, while not as 'cool' as mountain bikes round town, are worth a bit. Combine that with the fact that they are ridden by skinny types (who it turns out can't even walk properly in their funny shoes), and rarely left unattended (unless you hang around near cafes in rural areas) means that violence is the easiest option.
- DA mechanical or Di2?1 year 11 weeks agoI got that much, I guess what
I got that much, I guess what I was hinting at was just acknowledging how important that aspect was to you.
I'm sure it will be awesome, anyway!
- Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 20121 year 11 weeks agoWell done Wiggo and Dave
Well done Wiggo and Dave Brailsford!!
What an end to an excellent year for British cycling...
- Win a signed Yello Jersey by Brad and a book1 year 11 weeks agoOnly if they have sorted out
Only if they have sorted out their website.
Otherwise your details get changed to the previous person to enter...
- Just in: Charge Hob 31 year 11 weeks agoNice colour, that's about it.
Nice colour, that's about it.
- Tech Roundup: Seriously limited edition Van Moof bikes, Cat Ears to help your hearing, saucy animal print bike ponchos and more1 year 11 weeks agoAgreed.
Scaf-bar afterthought. Yuk.
- DA mechanical or Di2?1 year 11 weeks agoThanks for those responses
Thanks for those responses since my last post - if I could have got EPS on the bike I'm after then I would, but I can't. My choice on this bike is either SRAM Red, mechanical Dura-Ace or Dura-Ace Di2.
I'm about to put the order in now for the DA Di2!
- Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 20121 year 11 weeks ago"not to have win Olympic or
"not to have win Olympic or Paralympic gold in London this summer".
Not to be an arse Simon but
- Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 20121 year 11 weeks agoArise Sir Bradley of Wiggins
Arise Sir Bradley of Wiggins !
Well done Brad you've done us proud.
Ability, humility and charisma..........and an Austin Powers suit...... BRILLIANT !
- Grandfondo Banff to be repeated in 2013 - but hopefully without any grizzly bears1 year 11 weeks agoI think I'd rather be kicked
I think I'd rather be kicked and gored to death than be eaten to death, so my vote would go to the Elk.
- Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 20121 year 11 weeks agoThey voted for the wrong
They voted for the wrong Scotsman! Andy Murray is like watching paint dry as a personality, this is not an attack on his sporting prowess as he can bat a ball about . It should have been Storey as well for the clean sweep but I suppose we have to give the joggers something
- The Underclass1 year 11 weeks agoHere's to the bobbly Colnago
Here's to the bobbly Colnago Del Tongo acrylic top, just the thing for a few chilly lunchtime hill reps. Last time I popped the phone in the back pocket it went straight through and hit the floor.
- Paul Kimmage Defense Fund1 year 11 weeks agoJust updating this for any
Just updating this for any future reference.
Via Twitter and with the financial aid of Jamie Fuller, owner of SKINS compression wear, a group of 'interested parties' now known as Change Cycling Now - http://www.changecyclingnow.org/ held a conference in London in December. In attendance we Kimmage, colleague David Walsh, Greg LeMond, Michael Ashdenden and others: http://www.changecyclingnow.org/attendees
The two day conference resulted in a "Charter of the Willing" - http://www.changecyclingnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Charter-of-th... and Greg LeMond offering to stand as "Interim President" of the UCI if Pat McQuaid stepped down, more symbolic gesture than a serious strategic move against McQuaid.
McQuaid dismissed the groups and it's findings: http://road.cc/content/news/72115-mcquaid-judge-cycling-london-2012-not-...
Whether or not Change Cycling Now can sustain momentum and build on their first conference is very much in question with only 4820 having signed their petition as I type.
Whether Kimmage has a valid case against the UCI should be decided by the end of 2012.
- Tech Roundup: Seriously limited edition Van Moof bikes, Cat Ears to help your hearing, saucy animal print bike ponchos and more1 year 11 weeks agopastaman wrote:Wow, the Vanpastaman wrote:
Wow, the Van Moof Noir is the most fugly bike I can remember ever seeing - that limited run is 19 too many as far as I'm concerned
The mere thought of a bike that fugly is a waste of a thought, let alone designing and manufacturing it.
- Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 20121 year 11 weeks agolike Mrs Wiggins, I was
like Mrs Wiggins, I was wincing a bit when he started rambling away at the beginning. There was a danger he might blow it with the public by seeming cocky or a bit awkward - like he sometimes does - but it seemed to work out well enough!