• Muc-Off Helmet Polish1 year 3 weeks agobrings up a shine on the

    brings up a shine on the wearer's halo a treat too I shouldn't wonder

  • Videos: Brussels couriers tackle the Tour of Flanders sportive - on a cargo bike1 year 3 weeks ago"Pedal goes Ronde" - that

    "Pedal goes Ronde" - that makes my brain go "Arg!". "Pedal goes Rond" would be less painful to a dutch speaker Wink.

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 3 weeks agoRule no 5 seems to have

    Rule no 5 seems to have changed.....

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoThe last time I checked,

    The last time I checked, cyclists are humans, just like motorists. Compared to a car, the human on a bike will always be in the worse position. Many idiot humans in cars disregard the life of a human on a bike (I was nearly taken out three times on one 28 mile ride).

    After a while you start to realise that sticking to the rules will not protect you. You can just as easily end up dead obeying the law as you can breaking it.

    Respect is earned is it? What a stupid thing to say. So by that logic, the driver who knocks someone off his bike is justified because another cyclist jumped a red light, after all, they're all the same right?

    A traffic system should not rely on respect.

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoExcellent response here:

    Excellent response here: http://helenblackman.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/chris-hoy-cycling-and-the-...

    It seems one famous cyclist named Chris "gets it"... but the other doesn't.

  • Mavic launch Ksyrium 125 Wheelset + tyre system1 year 3 weeks agosorebones wrote:Hoof Hearted

    sorebones wrote:
    Hoof Hearted wrote:
    I have the SLR's @ 12 months old. The tyres are an absolute bitch to get off whenever u get a puncture! Also I think they wear fairly quick and get rips/tears fairly easily too. Disappointed with the tyres tbh and will change to Contis probably. Great looking wheel and braking is superb, and the 'jet' sound of the brakes is class especially when in a group! Finally, I haven't got to the bottom of this yet so may be wrong, but there seems to be a lot of flex in the front wheel as every time I stand up the front wheel rubs the brakes somehow and I have to open the block and even then there is still a slight rub!

    I am not a huge fan of the magic tyres on my SLR's either, although one complaint isn't getting them on and off. I had a front puncture last week and got the tyre back on by hand, no levers required. They seem to be wearing 'ok' (race tyre at the end of the day), but they do not feel as quick or supple as my favourite Ultremos.

    I on the other hand am dead chuffed with my Yksion tyres, find them very easy to put on and get good wear from them. I've just moved on to my second pair, after over 2000 miles without a puncture. Current pair are on 1500 miles, still without a puncture. So in fairness, I can't comment on the fit because it's only happened once for each pair.
    My previous tyres (Conti GatorSkins) were half the price but covered half the distance before replacing, and I got a couple of punctures from daily London commuting. They came with a range of fits...

  • DfT launches road sign consultation - with strong focus on cycling infrastructure1 year 3 weeks agoHead start lights in

    Head start lights in particular I'm not sure about. It'll only increase the "must get to the ASL" mentality displayed by some people on bikes - particularly those who also exhibit the "must stay glued to the kerb" mentality.

    Or am I missing something?

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 3 weeks agostumps wrote:After reading

    stumps wrote:
    After reading the comments on here there are lot of genuinely good ones but as always the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" cyclists are in abundance which is a shame.

    I genuinely can't work out on which side of the argument you lie Smile

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoonzadog wrote:I think once

    onzadog wrote:
    I think once the new 105 hydro brake/mech shifter comes out, we'll see a mid priced 5 series bike.
    If it rides as good as it looks and I've had a few Treks with the new 105 I'd be putting that high on my list

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:Things Not To

    KiwiMike wrote:
    Things Not To Bring Up At Cyclist Dinners:

    Helmets
    Hi-Viz
    Red Lights
    Use Of Dual-Carriageway A-Roads
    Urination In Public Places

    ...and now:

    Collective Responsibility And Punishment

    (I really should do a website on this)

    Might be quicker to document what you can discuss

    Wink

  • Camelbak Podium 610/710ml water bottle1 year 3 weeks agoallezrider wrote:however it

    allezrider wrote:
    however it does say it is BPA free.
    Worth noting that some plastics have secret ingredients. Don't presume those are nicer than BPA. Plastic milk jugs and the soft cycling bottles (marked PE or 2 in the triangle) are safe as houses. The more brittle big brand see-through (often nicely coloured) plastic water bottles marked 7, often with BPA-Free printed on side, not such a great bet, imho.

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoThings Not To Bring Up At

    Things Not To Bring Up At Cyclist Dinners:

    Helmets
    Hi-Viz
    Red Lights
    Use Of Dual-Carriageway A-Roads
    Urination In Public Places

    ...and now:

    Collective Responsibility And Punishment

    (I really should do a website on this)

  • NSW roads minister says cyclists should be licensed and banned from some roads - for their own safety1 year 3 weeks agohttp://news.ninemsn.com.au/na

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/10/09/16/23/drivers-owe-900-mil...

    unpaid traffic fines

    similar here in Victoria

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoAfter reading the comments on

    After reading the comments on here there are lot of genuinely good ones but as always the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" cyclists are in abundance which is a shame.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoDavid Arthur wrote:Nick T

    David Arthur wrote:
    Nick T wrote:
    I'd quite like to see Cancellara faffing about trying to get the bolt thru axle sorted in a hurry after a wheel swap in a hailstorm.

    You've never used a bolt-thru axle then?

    They're the ones where you unscrew the axle bolt, slide the axle out, put it on the floor, swap wheels, reach out for the axle about to roll down the hillside, slide it back through the frame and hub, try to get the end cap back on without cross threading, then realise the neutral support wheels use hubs a different diameter axle to your frame anyway, if I'm right? Wink

  • Lucas King of the Road front light1 year 3 weeks agoDr_Lex wrote:Sorry, but

    Dr_Lex wrote:
    Sorry, but having experienced Lucas' reliability through previous decades that accorded with their nickname as the "Prince of Darkness", it's no longer a name I trust, even if it's merely a logo on a foreign-sourced unit. Still waiting for more manufacturers to follow the German requirements of a road-shaped beam, rather than just uber-torches.

    I've just past an original Lucas 'King of the Road' dynamo on to a mate who is a collector. I acquired it second-hand in 1965/6. It never let me down and was still going strong when I tested it last week.

  • Muc-Off Nano Tech Fast Action Bike Cleaner1 year 3 weeks agoParaffin

    Paraffin

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoHalfWheeler wrote:I take a

    HalfWheeler wrote:
    I take a pop at cyclists who break the law, note how their actions are counterproductive, and how, like it or lump it, their actions besmirch us all, and yet you jump to their defense?

    Hugely defensive. Suspiciously defensive even.

    Eh? Point me to the bit where I've supposedly defended illegal or irresponsible cycling.

    Read what I've written again. You've missed my point by a country mile, and then some.

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 3 weeks agoRe rule 7, a steersman on a

    Re rule 7, a steersman on a tandem should always give fair warning to the stoker of impending "event" so that their face can be averted,. Smile

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 3 weeks agoAre you daring to suggest

    Are you daring to suggest other rules !?

  • DfT launches road sign consultation - with strong focus on cycling infrastructure1 year 3 weeks agoSo much "fail" again, red

    So much "fail" again, red herring alert.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agonoether wrote:Axles are a

    noether wrote:
    Axles are a necessity when equipping wheels with disc brakes. They position the wheel back so that the disc falls exactly between the callipers of the hydraulic brake. With QR, this can be tricky, especially in a hail storm.

    You'll find axles are a necessity on any wheel. As for through-axle wheel changes, 5 seconds lost for a racer could spell disaster.

    Discs are nice for commuters or wet weather bikes but for performance bikes they don't make sense.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks ago"...happily take wider tyres

    "...happily take wider tyres (though they don’t say how wide) and mudguards, because the removal of the caliper opens up more clearance."
    Except it seems to be missing eyelets for guards, so you couldn't attach a decent set. Shame, this would make a great winter bike. Any word on whether they're planning this in the range?

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoDeleted comments...how

    Deleted comments...how bizarre.

    I'll say it again then...go build your own race track / circuit and whinge there mr I'm a race car driver now.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoAxles are a necessity when

    Axles are a necessity when equipping wheels with disc brakes. They position the wheel back so that the disc falls exactly between the callipers of the hydraulic brake. With QR, this can be tricky, especially in a hail storm.

    Actually this Domane Disk sets the first step towards the next revolution in road cycling. Larger diameter wheels, now that advances in materials and technique have made wheels stiff enough. A slightly larger, broad rimmed wheel would make such bicycles ultra performant on rougher surfaces. MTB's made the step and 26 inch wheels have disappeared from new models in favour of 27.5 and 29 inch. (with the exception of Specialized). The whole transition took less than 2 years, thanks to the massive improvements brought about by the new formats, without ANY downside.

    Let the pro peloton get stuck in the past and the rest of us forge forward. Eventually, the pros will catch up, after all that is what they are good at.

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