• Helios bars - transform your bike into a smart bike1 year 9 weeks agoanti-theft bolts and stem cap

    anti-theft bolts and stem cap look like they ought to come as standard with this. Unlike most of the boutique crap that seems to turn up on kickstarter this actually looks quite nice and thought through but if you a packing all that electronic kit into one unit I'd want to be damn sure that individual spares were available.

  • Helios bars - transform your bike into a smart bike1 year 9 weeks agoI agree, some really good

    I agree, some really good ideas for commuting bikes.

    There's a fine line between useful and gimmick though, as demonstrated by the rear-facing lights. Of course they should be red - or perhaps indicators, fine - but why do you need a smartphone app to control them? You can't use a phone while riding (unless you're an idiot). So you'd have to stop, dick about with the colour of your 'rad ride', and then go again. Or how about, you put a small click-rotating bezel on the light that could be rotated as and when "necessary".

    The GPS should be fine globally - although as my Garmin goes a bit funny when I put it in a pocket, I expect the signal will be terrible inside the headset.

  • Lack of Lycra Lout? Police stop cyclist not wearing "appropriate clothing" on suspicion of stealing bike1 year 9 weeks agoAs my TCR Advanced was nicked

    As my TCR Advanced was nicked in A&S last month this is good news as far as I'm concerned.

    So my experience so far:

    Good response from police (did house to house and spotted a neighbour had CCTV)
    Police 'interested' in bike theft.

    Slow response from insurers, but I'm still hopeful!

  • Venting frustration1 year 9 weeks agogonna put that in my Armour,

    gonna put that in my Armour, Cool

  • Helios bars - transform your bike into a smart bike1 year 9 weeks agoThese look great for a posh

    These look great for a posh city bike. For the rear facing lights I'd want red, and then obviously flashing amber for turning.

    A matching seatpost is needed. Collar'n'cuffs.

  • Mavic wheel upgrade - entry level bike1 year 9 weeks agoI rode a Giant Defy Alliance

    I rode a Giant Defy Alliance and it came with Mavic CXP 22 Rims and Giant hubs and upgraded to Kysrium Equipes last year, (Wiggle were doing a deal and i got the wheel set for £300). I noticed a difference straight away not necessarily in weight but just how lively the bike felt especially when climbing.
    I cannot let you know what the Askiums are like as i have never ridden them but if you can stretch to the Kysriums then i would definitely do so.

  • Twit and run girl EmmaWay 20 breaks her silence to say sorry (sort of)1 year 9 weeks ago'kin hell. what a stupid,

    'kin hell.
    what a stupid, stupid girl.

    Toby Hockley needs to press charges to make an example of her. Its been so publicised, if nothing happens it'll make it even easier for car-drivers to run over cyclists with no fear of the law.

    As for the "I'm a cyclist myself" comment. No you aren't, not saying things like "#bloodycyclists"
    What you mean is "I know how to ride a bike". There's an enormous difference.

  • Pinarello to release disc-equipped Dogma?1 year 9 weeks agoDescending any hill or

    Descending any hill or mountain that requires braking to corner is simply faster with disks. They make sense for most bikes, especially best/race bikes from that angle.

    Weight and aero comparison is less clear cut. The recent wind tunnel tests done by Culprit showed them to produce more drag than an aero rim brake, but no data on a 'standard' rim caliper.

    Aesthetics are obviously down to personal choice.

    There's nothing wrong with my caliper brakes, they've safely seen me through many thousands of miles, including a crossing of the Alps.

    But once hydraulic disks go mainsteam and my wallet can justify it, my next bike will be disk-braked.

  • FS Carrera TdF (barely used) size M (now with pic)1 year 9 weeks agoIs this still for sale, SD?

    Is this still for sale, SD?

  • Helios bars - transform your bike into a smart bike1 year 9 weeks agothis will definitely catch on

    this will definitely catch on around here (London). I hate switching lights between bikes, taking them off at the pub, etc. Or just plain forgetting them in the morning and then deciding in the afternoon that I would have liked to have put in a couple of hours training on the way home, but now can't. Great idea, as long as replacing parts when they break is straightforward. Smile

  • Twit and run girl EmmaWay 20 breaks her silence to say sorry (sort of)1 year 9 weeks agoI've just watched the

    I've just watched the interview footage. Why did she bother? She is clearly more concerned about the personal impact of her behavior than anything else. The apology was just vacuous. Liar And the 'I'm a cyclist too..' comment? Rolling Eyes

    However what I'm more interested in is what happens with the Police and CPS. This is going to be a very public test of the legal system with respect to the sort of road traffic incident involving a cyclist they can normally brush under the carpet quite easily. Thinking

    No doubt road.cc will be following this closely.

  • Helios bars - transform your bike into a smart bike1 year 9 weeks agoHow do you change the angle

    How do you change the angle of the light, if you change frame/forks etc?

  • Twit and run girl EmmaWay 20 breaks her silence to say sorry (sort of)1 year 9 weeks agoI'm not sure she deserves to

    I'm not sure she deserves to lose her job - but this depends on what she understands and has learned from her experience.

    She's a trainee accountant so any conviction means she'll struggle to qualify. Additionally, a lot of contracts now have clauses about bringing disrepute to the company so she is likely to fall afoul of that. If the firm of accountants wants to put an image of being upstanding and law abiding forward, having a trainee who crashes into people, tweets because she finds it funny and then tells lies and is disingenuous about it is hardly helping.

    Unfortunately for her there are consequences to actions. She's got to live with hers.

  • Helios bars - transform your bike into a smart bike1 year 9 weeks agoOh hang on, it might work,

    Oh hang on, it might work, but the SMS messaging thing might only work with US carriers.

    Confused. Does anyone know if there's a difference between US GPS modules and rest of the world. My incstinct says a GPS unit should work anywhere in the world, or what's the point.

  • Giro Prize Suggestion1 year 9 weeks agotony kappler wrote:Hi guys;

    tony kappler wrote:
    Hi guys; I'm coming 2nd in Giro (standard player).
    Question; do excess transfers carry across to next race? I presumed they do.
    My opinion for what it is worth, is that carrying over excess transfers for a 3 week race is worth 40 points (for that race) if they are kept within the one race, and 100 points if they can be carried across to the next race.
    My reason for not going Premium is lack of computer access at certain times (camping in the bush).
    And yes, I'd love a complimentary upgrade for the rest of the year.
    And finally, thank you for such a great fantasy site; slick and sophisticated and a complex enough scoring system to keep one interested.
    Cheers

    No, every race is a separate competition so the carrying forward of transfers doesn't apply between races, just within an individual race so you can carry forward transfers during the Giro but not from the Giro to the Criterium du Dauphine or Tour de France.

  • Second London date for Olympic champs King, Rowsell & Trott at Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix1 year 9 weeks agoWhich Trott are we getting?

    Which Trott are we getting? You're crediting Emma, but quoting Laura, I believe...

  • Helios bars - transform your bike into a smart bike1 year 9 weeks agoIf you're going to pledge for

    If you're going to pledge for this, be aware that the GPS unit won't work outside the US.

    Really, really nice project and I hope it does well.

  • Pinarello to release disc-equipped Dogma?1 year 9 weeks agodisks do seem to make a lot

    disks do seem to make a lot of sense for year round all weather bikes, or high milers. My rims are pretty worse for wear after the amount of grit thrown around the 6 month winter we just had, topped off with enogh rain to make a lovely slushy grinding paste.

    BUT, for sunday best/race bikes it just doesn't seem right. Saying that, I dont think the Pina looks too bad, it is just those hoods that spoil it.

  • Giro Prize Suggestion1 year 9 weeks agoHi guys; I'm coming 2nd in

    Hi guys; I'm coming 2nd in Giro (standard player).
    Question; do excess transfers carry across to next race? I presumed they do.
    My opinion for what it is worth, is that carrying over excess transfers for a 3 week race is worth 40 points (for that race) if they are kept within the one race, and 100 points if they can be carried across to the next race.
    My reason for not going Premium is lack of computer access at certain times (camping in the bush).
    And yes, I'd love a complimentary upgrade for the rest of the year.
    And finally, thank you for such a great fantasy site; slick and sophisticated and a complex enough scoring system to keep one interested.
    Cheers

  • Trek 8.6 DS1 year 9 weeks agoHi Wario... fair cop. I

    Hi Wario... fair cop. I remember thinking I didn't particularly want to use 'master of none' in the text because I knew it would be seen as negative. But I guess it applies to almost all hybrids really... not really ideal on the road or off but quite good at both. Read 'quite good' as 'master of compromise', which in my world relates roughly to a 60% score.

  • Mountain TT Giro Tappa 181 year 9 weeks agoBlanco should go well in

    Blanco should go well in this....Gesink for me is just too inconsistent...Kelderman should be the safer option...Loads who can be thrown into the mix, but some will be under team orders to hold back to protect their GC men over the next couple of days...Sky and Astana have possible stage winners but will they opt to protect Uran and Nibs....Of course those two could also sneak this....Should be as entertaining as it is confusing...Roll on 1.30pm... Smile

  • Lezyne Look Mum No Sleep! overnight Audax set for July1 year 9 weeks ago"For logistical reasons the

    "For logistical reasons the event is being organised as a special DIY Perm rather than a regular calendar event"

    and that's why it isn't on the official AUK calendar

  • Mountain TT Giro Tappa 181 year 9 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Dangermen

    ray silvester wrote:
    Dangermen include:

    Kelderman,Danielson and Mourey.....plus Gesink could go really well.

    Kessiakoff's talking himself up too?

  • Mountain TT Giro Tappa 181 year 9 weeks agoDangermen

    Dangermen include:

    Kelderman,Danielson and Mourey.....plus Gesink could go really well.

  • Twit and run girl EmmaWay 20 breaks her silence to say sorry (sort of)1 year 9 weeks ago"I didn't even feel him touch

    "I didn't even feel him touch my car, apart from when his handle bar donked the wing mirror". That is admission that there was a collision, and then she left the scene.
    She then goes on to say if "If I knew he was hurt i wouldn't have driven off" - Why didn't she stop and check then? She knew she hit him and then tweeted about it.
    The fact that she only apologised about the tweet and the interviewer did a poor attempt to her to say something about the victim shows contempt and arrogance all too common these days.