• Slow road.cc website?1 year 4 weeks agoYes, same for me, 30 seconds

    Yes, same for me, 30 seconds to load a page, can't put up with that . . .

  • Value road bike for ca. £350?1 year 4 weeks agodunnoh wrote: I love my cheap

    dunnoh wrote:
    I love my cheap bike bought from Edinburgh bikes (revolution brand), Ive done several k's on it and it hasnt missed a beat. They crop up second hand and as they are a bargain in the first place they are usually cheap as chips

    Good call. My nephew picked up one of these up second hand as his first proper road bike. It's doing him proud.

  • Pioneer get into the power meter game1 year 4 weeks agoStrain gauges aren't very

    Strain gauges aren't very expensive nor are the electronics, and they are (by themselves) insanely accurate. It's all the labour involved - including calibration. Since I've been building prototype powermeters and asked about pricing a lot, I finally broke it down. Based on my calculations the low end of this type of system is 700 dollars. The more people involved the more it goes up. You have to put financial muscle behind driving down the cost much lower than currently. So a consumer low end price for a full crank system is close to 800.

    http://keithhack.blogspot.ca/2013/06/good-cheap-fastpick-two.html

  • Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks agoThe best reason I know not to

    The best reason I know not to jump red lights - apart from the law - is that at the junctions I ride through you're likely to be hit by a car running the red light. I've seen a lot of near misses.

    That said, I think there's a case to let cyclists go when the four way (barn dance) pedestrian cycle is showing. At walking speed, obviously. There's got to be some time advantage to cycling, otherwise we may as well drive.

  • Slightly relaxed jersey1 year 4 weeks agoCheck out Shutt VR. their

    Check out Shutt VR. their long sleeve white jersey, with full zip, is comfy and well suited to the spring/summer weather.

  • Scott cr1 owners- headset Q?1 year 4 weeks agoLeigh2612 wrote:Hi

    Leigh2612 wrote:
    Hi guys,
    Fitted mine no issues. I got a ritchey sealed bearing unit but wish I had seen the cane creeks before... I had a 40 on my MTB which was super smooth.

    I don't suppose you have a link to the Ritchey unit you bought? When I look on sites such as Wiggle, I see lots of different sizes even for semi-integrated pressfit 1 1/8 (OD 40mm, or OD 50mm, and some have additional sizing such as OD 50mm x 12.4) so its a minefield trying to determine the exact make model and size. If you have that to hand it would be helpful (I asked a local scott dealer and he couldn't tell me the exact information either and is checking with Scott but so far no reply).

  • Castelli Gabba WS Rain Jersey1 year 4 weeks agoReally interested in getting

    Really interested in getting one of these for damp summer rides. Can anyone tell me if the water-resistance dimishes? Does it need special washing (tech-wash or similar)? Don't want to buy one if it's going to cost me £5 to wash every time I wear it!

  • Brian Cookson responds to "bullying and haranguing" Pat McQuaid1 year 4 weeks agoIronic that Deloitte are

    Ironic that Deloitte are making moral judgements though. They are hardly on firm moral ground themselves.

    Happy to see Pat go. If even the Swiss have had enough then he's finished.

  • Yorkshire Dales or Moors?1 year 4 weeks agoA bit late I know but being a

    A bit late I know but being a Helmsley lad it has to be the moors - plenty of great climbs and you can pretty much have it to yourself if you stay off the A roads. Helmsley also has lots of good accommodation.

  • Price inflation1 year 4 weeks agoLutsenko hasn't raced much so

    Lutsenko hasn't raced much so yes scored 35 points in not many stages meaning his per-stage points averages is relatively high. The same probably applies to Levaret and Amador. Lavaret in particular, because he's pro-conti level, will have raced little in the game during the last 12 months.

    The game has a minimum number of stages in place for the average so there is some smoothing involved and it tries to avoid spikes for riders who've not competed much but in the end there are always going to be riders like that and, in fairness, that should be the case.

    If a new rider, someone like Bouhanni last year, bursts onto the scene not having raced any fantasy races, his value should spike because he's bagging points and he started out at a relatively low price. Forcing his price down artificially makes him cheaper than how his talent should be valued and you end up with the opposite situation. Riders being undervalued.

  • Bike Choice @ £2,5001 year 4 weeks agoThanks for all the Canyon

    Thanks for all the Canyon owners out there who have praised the range. Really worth some serious investigation. My only problem is that I want to get out for a test ride and as its all shipped from Germany that doesn't seem like a possibility unless any of you know different??

    Thanks for all the other recommendations..

    The Trek Madone 4.x and Spec Roubaix are definitely on the test ride list as are the Pinarello FP2 & ROKH. Need to find a local stockist for Dale, Focus & Giant and see if I can get out on some of them too.

    Thanks Simon for the pointer to the rider reviews on the site too!

  • Hard-man hero Jens Voigt on family, drugs, the Tour - and being this year's oldest rider1 year 4 weeks agoA different article but one

    A different article but one worth reading http://bicycling.com/blogs/hardlyserious/2012/10/30/turbulent-times/

  • Official: Trek acquires Leopard SA WorldTour licence, name sponsor from 20141 year 4 weeks agoHopefully they hang onto

    Hopefully they hang onto Jungels no matter what. It'd be a shame to see a very promising career put in jeopardy. He seems like a Cancellara in the making.

  • Dartmoor Classic1 year 4 weeks agoI bailed on the 100 miler at

    I bailed on the 100 miler at Princetown, utterly fed up with that wind, the rain and the wind. And the wind. Silver on the short route instead of the silver I was aiming for on the long one.

    Having said that, did I mention the wind? I can only agree with the organisation particularly the marshals who were super, especially the chap that offered me a foil blanket at the feed station, I must have looked as bad as I felt. Not sure how really fed up looks but that's where I was. And I'm pretty sure that's the first sportive I've done where there were gels etc left when I got to the feed station.

    It was pretty amazing though to see fast riders coping with it like it was a normal day.

    And the cow bells. Nuts. Spectators were dafter than the riders Big Grin

  • Official: Trek acquires Leopard SA WorldTour licence, name sponsor from 20141 year 4 weeks agoothello wrote:I wonder who

    othello wrote:
    I wonder who they might be trying to sign. Who is on the market for 2014?

    Might there be a new Trek named after Wiggo's favourite climb....Trek Boxhill?

  • Brian Cookson responds to "bullying and haranguing" Pat McQuaid1 year 4 weeks agoGo on Cookson. You've got my

    Go on Cookson. You've got my vote!

  • Hard-man hero Jens Voigt on family, drugs, the Tour - and being this year's oldest rider1 year 4 weeks agoi would argue that jens is

    i would argue that jens is clean because he has said so openly, most riders don't actually lie they just don't answer the question. I would want to see the whole interview, who raised the question to be certain though.

  • Yorkshire Dales or Moors?1 year 4 weeks agoThanks for all of the advice

    Thanks for all of the advice above. lying here with sore legs, I can answer my own question! Pretty much as mentioned above. The Dales really are beautiful. Steeper climbs in the moors but the landscape was pretty dull, and I like bleak! The Chimney climb was also a bit disappointing, I was expecting a leg breaker but HardKnott it is not. Loved the cobbled climbs down Halifax way too.

  • Hard-man hero Jens Voigt on family, drugs, the Tour - and being this year's oldest rider1 year 4 weeks agoLots of varied posts here...

    Lots of varied posts here... All I can think of at the moment, having read all the posts, is just look at the total, utter mess McQuaid and is honorary sidekick have made of cycling. Everybody is talking about PEDs, questioning and doubting the words of the riders (me included). The UCI leadership have destroyed trust in the sport by allegedly turning a blind eye to doping and covering up positives. If it wasn't for the total mismanagement of cycling would we be talking about Jens in this context? Probably not. If he took PEDs then the UCI failed him. If he didn't, then the UCI failed him. Cookson has a lot of work to do if he can negotiate through the McQuaid political mine field.

  • Value road bike for ca. £350?1 year 4 weeks agoMy friend has a Triban and

    My friend has a Triban and has had to replace the chain, rear mech, front mech and rear cartridge. He's also getting new tyres and brakes. All this in less than 1000 miles. He loves it and burns us all off. However in terms of cash spent he could have bought something more solid for the same money.

    I love my cheap bike bought from Edinburgh bikes (revolution brand), Ive done several k's on it and it hasnt missed a beat. They crop up second hand and as they are a bargain in the first place they are usually cheap as chips

  • Hard-man hero Jens Voigt on family, drugs, the Tour - and being this year's oldest rider1 year 4 weeks agoColin, Fabrice Muamba has a

    Colin,

    Fabrice Muamba has a congenital heart condition. There is nothing to suggest that his collapse had anything to do with PEDs. That's not to say that football is clean, it may not be.

  • Price inflation1 year 4 weeks agoSomething a little awry with

    Something a little awry with the weightings meethinks?

    A Lutsenko 11.3, 35 points ranked 548th
    A Amadour 14.1, 118 points ranked 118th
    M Moser 19.6, 417 points ranked 41st
    G Levaret 7.7 12 points ranked 753rd

    Two of these may be bargains but... it doesn't make much sense.

    Surprise Confused Confused Thinking

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 4 weeks agoNone of those. I Went for

    None of those. I Went for three riders almost guaranteed more than one outright win. Plus Likely breakaways.

  • what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously1 year 4 weeks agoIf people didn't judge books

    If people didn't judge books by their covers then Waterstone's would be a very different place...

    It's a good analogy in fact. The book cover is part of the initial decision, if you didn't already know the book or author. But once you start reading it you can make a more informed and accurate review.

    The fact is, what you do and wear DOES say something about you as a cyclist, person etc.

    It doesn't, or shouldn't, affect your value or rights but it does reflect on you.

  • Brian Cookson responds to "bullying and haranguing" Pat McQuaid1 year 4 weeks agoMcQuaid's manifesto is a

    McQuaid's manifesto is a simple statement, 'More of the same'.