• ‘Deathtrap’ fears over new York contraflow bike lane1 year 4 weeks agoLot of fuss over the

    Lot of fuss over the contra-flow.

    It's really a two way street, cycles only along one direction and a solid white for do not cross.

    Drop a copper in and stop any driver that crosses the line.

  • Garmin Vector power meter pedals1 year 4 weeks agoI've just got myself some of

    I've just got myself some of these, and they work very well. I can't quite understand the 'special tools' argument. If you spend £1349.00, then surely an extra £8 for a 15mm crowfoot and £50 for a park tool torque wrench are insignificant (relatively).

    Also, if you haven't got a torque wrench in your kit, I presume everything is tightened 'FT' - which in engineering is not great practice.

    I'm an very amateur cyclist and it should take me about 5-10 minutes to swap over from bike to bike.

    In reference to getting them stolen, give me an Allen key kit, two or three other well selected tools and about 10 minutes and I'm confident I could strip a bike in a none secure environment. If your worried about someone stealing your pedals, I would also worry about you stem, seat, handlebars, gears, chainset etc.

    Just saying.

  • Tyres, a new thread, same answer, and a bargain.1 year 4 weeks agoAgree. Wiggle also doing two

    Agree. Wiggle also doing two for 55 knicker. Also get option of 25mm there. Makes me think - are conti bringing out a new version?

  • Stronger penalties needed for texting drivers, says Institute of Advanced Motorists1 year 4 weeks agoSee people looking at their

    See people looking at their lap all the time texting away. At lights in the rest view mirror it's 50% of the time.

    Other things seem a little grey. It's an offence to use a phone but it's seems to be a grey area if you are tapping on a Sat Nav whilst moving. You can drink and eat and fiddle with the radio too.

    I have a hands free. Talking, listening and driving altogether do not seem more dangerous to me. I use my eyes to drive with not my mouth and ears and I'm perfectly capable of controlling a car whilst talking to someone. - whether they're over the speaker or in the car with me. Two kids screaming in the back is harder but I can't see them being banned. Which is a shame. Smile

  • Cannot believe there are no replies!!1 year 4 weeks agofreespirit1 wrote:2200 signed

    freespirit1 wrote:
    2200 signed petition now.

    The Tour of Britain closures could be the straw that breaks the camel's back.

    ToB is now in its 10th year. British winner in the shape of Sir Brad, further British interest in Cav who's obliged by winning two stages thus generating the extra media.

    When the ToB was revived, it was quite difficult to get it into towns and it had to take some circuitous routes sometimes. However it's gone from a 5-day to an 8-day and got bigger and better every year.

    Now, for every one town that they accept as a start/finish town, they have to reject a further 10. Councillors, the public, they all want it. It generates massive amounts of revenue, bit of a feel-good factor. I was up at the finish in Kendal on Monday and the place was packed (in spite of the rubbish weather). Cafes and pubs were all full, schools had come out to cheer the riders in, there was a really friendly atmosphere. Towns quite like that kind of thing. So no, Mr Freespirit1, it won't be the end of it. The council will look at the hundreds of thousands of people lining the route, the extra millions of pounds spent in the area, the publicity gained from the pictures and TV and they'll ignore the lonely voices of 2000 NIMBYs.

    Sorry.

  • Stronger penalties needed for texting drivers, says Institute of Advanced Motorists1 year 4 weeks agoAn Immediate ban and vehicle

    An Immediate ban and vehicle seizure should be the minimum penalty for being caught whilst using.

    Nothing less + jail terms for dangerous driving after any incident.

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 4 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:I

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    I think this is pretty shameless. Have a pop before he's even been voted in.

    Plus if women want women's cycling to succeed why do they need to piggy back off the men? Why don't they do it for themselves? Men's cycling hasn't required women's cycling, so why do they need the men's support? Perhaps they want to be patronised.

    It is like women's professional football and basketball. It would be pretty much unsustainable if they weren't affiliated with the men's team.

    It needs support from both the organising bodies and sponsors, and men's sport has had that for years. Something that already has good visibility will attract sponsors and continue to do so.

    As far as women's football is concerned, it was popular during/after the first WW - one match in 1920 had a 53000 spectator turnout.
    In 1921 the FA banned them from using Football League grounds. In 1969 the WFA was established, took til the 90s for the F A to get involved again - it's not exactly surprising that its lacked the support received by the men's side of the sport

  • Stronger penalties needed for texting drivers, says Institute of Advanced Motorists1 year 4 weeks agoIf you pass a queue of cars

    If you pass a queue of cars at traffic lights on the right hand side, it's suprising how many are on smart-phones (or listening to mp3s via headphones because the car has no mp3 player - but I know drivers aren't the only ones there)
    I guess that's ok while in stationary traffic, but I'm not convinced they get left alone when driving - you see a few head-down, glance up, head-down drivers around and it's worrying. But like many traffic offences, enforcement is difficult or just not prioritised and the dis-incentives are weak compared to the expectations of anything actually going wrong, or being caught.

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 4 weeks agoWhat comes first, the

    What comes first, the investment in the teams for sponsorship return, or the races that draw crowds for the sponsorship to be viable?

    Forcing larger team sponsors to spend on a women's team while accepting that the women's team needs a small fraction of the budget seems counter-productive. Surely it needs a platform where bigger investment is an attractive proposition to sponsors.

    Maybe Brian Cookson needs some time to sort out the UCI mess and address the current issues before putting this in place is possible. Not saying it's not an issue, just that there may be a lot of dodgy goings on that need clearing out before serious investment in women's racing will get a fair hearing. I hope it does, to me racing is nothing to do with higher average speeds and everything to do with spirited attitudes and bold moves from riders and I see plenty of that in women's racing, on or off-road.

  • Carbon1 year 4 weeks agoarfa wrote: The major issue

    arfa wrote:

    The major issue is that if you have a smash on aluminium, you might be able to repair it. on carbon, no chance

    There are a number of specialist companies able to repair carbon frames. With the new crop of aluminium frames using ultra thin tube walls, I'd imagine they are harder to repair.

    Rob

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 4 weeks agoQuite how women would 'do it

    Quite how women would 'do it for themselves' when racing is controlled at pro level by the UCI I'm not sure.

    If the UCI commit to a coherent women's season and a couple of pro teams commit to investing in women's squads then televisation of the women's giro will follow and cash for women's racing will expand.

    Good for Armistead. Call them to account before they have time to slack I've heard no details from Cookson except criticism of feisty young hot heads like Nicole Cooke. As an emotional athlete what does she know about cycling? Thinking

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 4 weeks agoHe's still the head of BC,

    He's still the head of BC, and she has a legitimate gripe.

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 4 weeks agoI think this is pretty

    I think this is pretty shameless. Have a pop before he's even been voted in.

    Plus if women want women's cycling to succeed why do they need to piggy back off the men? Why don't they do it for themselves? Men's cycling hasn't required women's cycling, so why do they need the men's support? Perhaps they want to be patronised.

    It is like women's professional football and basketball. It would be pretty much unsustainable if they weren't affiliated with the men's team.

  • Pat McQuaid’s plea for UCI re-election: “I can fairly easily reunify cycling”1 year 4 weeks agoI love Pat's delight at the

    I love Pat's delight at the support of IOC members. If ever there was a sporting organisation rife with corruption the IOC is it.

  • Transfers not working1 year 4 weeks agoSounds like a browser issue

    Sounds like a browser issue if its letting you get right to the end of the process then failing. My go to response would be to try it in a different browser first, Google Chrome or Firefox are both free and easy to download.

    I've also had no problems so it does sound like a problem at your end unfortunately. Try a different browser, try logging out of the game and back in again, try enabling cookies (assuming you disabled them) and possibly try making your transfers on a different machine (do you have a smartphone you could use)?

    Out of interest, select a team for the ITT and post it here, I'll then try and submit it and make sure its not a problem with your team selection.

  • David Cameron backs cycling as he helps open bike shop in his constituency1 year 4 weeks agoIt's no worse than Ed

    It's no worse than Ed Millhouse wandering around East London market stalls.

    I despise the way Labour have ruined this country's economy and spent all our money in a non- sustainable and inefficient way.

    Bliar and Co. never seem able to balance the books and are more interested in buying votes. Think about that when you get your knickers twisted about spending cuts.

  • Cannot believe there are no replies!!1 year 4 weeks agoI was driving my car a couple

    I was driving my car a couple of weeks ago - funnily enough heading to Cranleigh in Surrey - when I discovered the road I would normally use was closed. No one bothered to consult me about this closure prior to me leaving home and I had to make a 20 mile detour in order to get to my desired location. It was annoying, but, like most of us who have to suffer driving cars, I just accepted it as one of those sh*t happens experiences. To moan about such a positive event, which will have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity, showed our country, our capital city and the beautiful county of Surrey in such a positive light, and was a wonderful, happy experience for many, many people... sigh* Some people...

  • Unchain The Brighton Motorist: influential businesses launch lobby group to rail against 20mph speed limits1 year 4 weeks agoI think I'm maybe the only

    I think I'm maybe the only person who reads this site who is against the 20mph limit,I feel around schools (at school time only !) they are a good idea, but outside of that they are not and don't help, they just increase the frustration of the drivers and make them even more dangerous.

  • Anyone ridden a Condor Pista and a Tempo?1 year 4 weeks agohave owned both and can't say

    have owned both and can't say I've noticed a difference and this was after having the tempo built up with exactly the same components as my pista.

    Tempo is way more practical as it has mudguard/rack mounts which are great for general commuting/wet weather riding.

  • 2013 Road.cc Tourist Trophy1 year 4 weeks agothe year so far in

    the year so far in pictures

    http://www.themanfromicon.com/TT2013/TT2013.html

  • Accidental death verdict over woman who hit Monmouth pothole1 year 4 weeks agokie7077 wrote:Well, we all

    kie7077 wrote:
    Well, we all get more fragile as we get older and this is one of the rare occasions where a motor-vehicle wasn't involved and a helmet could of made a difference.

    It was a crash at speed, not a standing crash onto the floor of the type that helmets are designed for. I've no idea where the coroner got evidence for his mad idea. Its just not a well-tested situation.

  • David Cameron backs cycling as he helps open bike shop in his constituency1 year 4 weeks agoI vote Tory mainly because I

    I vote Tory mainly because I think they're slightly less clueless on the economy than Labour, but next time I'm voting for whoever says they'll do the most for cycling. This kind of political window dressing pi$$es me off, they had a real opportunity to catch on to the public demand for more action on cycling and do the bare minimum as a box ticking exercise.

    Fine open the local shop, great publicity for the owner, but if he meant what he said he'd have committed much more than the paltry amount to alternative transport

  • Transfers not working1 year 4 weeks agoAnyway off to go for a spin

    Anyway off to go for a spin so Ill miss the deadline.

    I had two from opq,oge,grm,bmc and one from sky

    My purist team swapped the 1 from sky with one from rsn

  • ‘Deathtrap’ fears over new York contraflow bike lane1 year 4 weeks agoI find the majority of cycle

    I find the majority of cycle lanes to be in monumentally thick places. I can think of one contraflow in Glasgow that does work, but even this one after 50 yards hits a very busy pedestrian area and ceases to be of use.

  • Transfers not working1 year 4 weeks agoYes. Every time I go into

    Yes. Every time I go into pick the team it lets me pick. It then goes to the transfer page to confirm where it gives you the list. I confirm it.

    It then brings me back to my team page with a bar in amber over the top stating; Sorry, there was a problem completing your transfers. Please go back to the transfers page and make your selections again. This has been ongoing.

    As for the team reverting I know I made the transfers, so whether they didnt register or this happened and I presumed they had gone through it did happen