- Carbon Fiber Road Saddle - Rider Survey1 year 4 weeks agoandyp wrote:Nice. Been usingandyp wrote:
Nice. Been using an unpadded Flite SLR for a few years, surprisingly comfortable.
We have found if the saddle is the right fit to the rider and when used in combination with padded riding shorts, the saddle is surprisingly comfortable.
We believe this to due the reduction of padding since most riders use a padded saddle in combination with padded shorts, so the rider sits lower to the saddle surface and there is one less layer for rubbing between the rider and saddle. Everyone is prefers something different, but many riders are surprised after a test ride.
This is probably similar with other all carbon saddles, not just ours.
- Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?1 year 4 weeks agoSince I started cycling again
Since I started cycling again a couple of years ago I have never used any sort of clipless system but used pedal straps. At present I use the Ynot strap which I find hold my feet well are easy to get in and out of and I can wear pretty much any shoe I want. I commute every day and have done several sportives including the Dunwich Dynamo last year. So my question is, if I'm not a racer or enter time trials is there any real need for clipless; what benefits would they give me?
- Core Bike wheel round-up: DT Swiss, Vision, Novatec, Rolf Prima, 3T, FFWD, Token and Campagnolo1 year 4 weeks agoyes! more info on where this
yes! more info on where this disc tubular can be got please
- French 102-year-old to attempt to break his own Hour Record1 year 4 weeks agoChapeau
- NiteRider Lumina 350 front light1 year 4 weeks agoQuote:Tell us what youQuote:
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the light
The irritating vibration noise where the light unit is slightly loose in the mount.
I'd had one of these for a few years now, and had quite forgotten about the rattle. A carefully placed line of 'glue-gun glue' at the back of the clamp's runner can act to push back against the light to hold it in place more securely and stop this.
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 4 weeks agomad_scot_rider wrote:Howmad_scot_rider wrote:
How bizarre is it that only a couple of months ago I was panning these stupid ads - now here we are defending (at least 30 seconds) of one
Unfortunately what has happened is that the only sensible 30 seconds in the whole thing is the reason some numpty at the ASA decided to ban it
That's as it may be and Nice Way may be controversial but I think we all need to stick together when organisations that are completely ignorant of matters to do with cycle safety and (in this case I feel) have other agendas inimical to cycle safety, stick they oar in.
- Core Bike wheel round-up: DT Swiss, Vision, Novatec, Rolf Prima, 3T, FFWD, Token and Campagnolo1 year 4 weeks agoIs there a UK distributor for
Is there a UK distributor for Novatec now or do we still need to keep trawling through fleabay?
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 4 weeks agoActually - on reflection i
Actually - on reflection i would like to see those Cipollini ads banned.
Not on dubious 'safety' grounds but on the grounds of good taste.
- Deuter Giga Office Pro rucksack1 year 4 weeks agoI have one of these and i
I have one of these and i agree that it is great for commuting, there are a load of little compartments in the two front pockets, several more in the main part too. The padding is great although i find that it can be a little heavy due to that.
Re the visibility thing, i tend to either clip a small light to the loop, or more often bung a fluro waterproof cover on it in winter. Keeps it dry, has loads of reflectives etc so it isn't a problem. I wouldn't rely on a bag to make my visible and even if there was more reflective on there i'd still use the hump to cover it.
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 4 weeks ago+1 the reverent. I see no
+1 the reverent. I see no point in including the Highway code in driving tests if our judicial system is just going to ignore it. The guidance is unequivocal, if you can't see, stop. The driver didn't do this and a man lies dead as a result. I am shocked and can only offer my condolences to his family. At the very least, I struggle to see how the driver can retain his licence.
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 4 weeks agoHe thought "it was a bus
He thought "it was a bus stop" my arse!!!
he's local and has driven that road 100's of times, there has never been a bus stop anywhere even near there.
If you can't see, you slow down.
Just sad! RIP
- Canyon Ultimate CF SL 9.0 Team vs Rose Xeon CRS 50001 year 4 weeks agoI have the Rose (albeit with
I have the Rose (albeit with a different groupset) and it's really good. That said, I'd be pretty sure the Canyon is too, so if you found the package that you're after then I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
I assume you get Canyon's rather brilliant VCLS seatpost too.
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 4 weeks agoNo doubt a jury full of car
No doubt a jury full of car drivers...
This is becoming an all too frequent excuse for killing - "Sorry, I could not see you as the sun was in my eyes so I carried on driving at 40-45mph"
Picked this up from Twitter...
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 4 weeks agoThe current Coke Zero ad has
The current Coke Zero ad has a group of fixie hipsters doing fixie hipster Coke zero type of stuff - all helmetless.
Still being shown last night - i suppose the ruling was meant for any new adverts coming through.
Do the ASA cover print ads too? - i notice that Cipollini advertises his own bikes in print ads and on films doing all kinds of crazy shit riding without a helmet.
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 4 weeks ago“This case is very tragic.
“This case is very tragic. There are no winners or losers"
according to the driver's barrister.
That's a relief. For a minute I thought someone had died in the incident...
- French 102-year-old to attempt to break his own Hour Record1 year 4 weeks agofarrell wrote:Casquette?
I think they mean he's Beret good.
- Canyon Ultimate CF SL 9.0 Team vs Rose Xeon CRS 50001 year 4 weeks agoI reckon that will be
I reckon that will be awesome. Pro-team colours on bikes is fine - it's not like wearing team kit because it's just a colour scheme usually. I've got a Trek 4.5, but it doesn't have radioshack or anything on it, just a couple of red/blue flashes. Enjoy it!
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 4 weeks agoa disgrace.
- ASA withdraws ban on Cycling Scotland advert pending "independent review"1 year 4 weeks agoIf the decision was
If the decision was "withdrawn, pending an appeal", this new decision ought to be a new first decision, not an appeal decision. Relevant if they ban it again!
- Minibus driver cleared over Southampton cyclist death1 year 4 weeks agoMcDuff73 wrote:sad indictmentMcDuff73 wrote:
sad indictment of the low regard the judicial system has for the life fathers, sons, husbands.....
Fixed it for you.
- 2.5mm - Will I notice a difference?1 year 4 weeks agoIt's my RH crank arm, I have
It's my RH crank arm, I have tapped it and lost the first 5mm or so of thread. My other option is to get them Helicoiled which seems silly as they are FSA Gossamer cranks so an upgrade was on the cards anyway.
I do figure I don't need an excuse to upgrade but as excuses go, I've stripped my threads, is quite high on the list
- 2.5mm - Will I notice a difference?1 year 4 weeks ago2.5mm about the same as a
2.5mm about the same as a pair of thick winter socks!
- Vuelta champion Chris Horner joins Lampre-Merida1 year 4 weeks agoSuggestions on twitter that
Suggestions on twitter that he has paid for a place on the team...
- 2014 WorldTour bikes: Mark Renshaw’s Specialized Venge1 year 4 weeks agoWhy would Spesh compare it to
Why would Spesh compare it to the SL3 not the SL4?
Presuming that comment was meaning the Tarmac.
- 2.5mm - Will I notice a difference?1 year 4 weeks agojasonm945 wrote:I'm not justjasonm945 wrote:
I'm not just changing for the size, I have knackered the thread in one of my pedal arms by not tightening the pedal in and riding 15 miles till it fell out!
I have seen an excellent deal on a SRAM force chain set but can only get it in 175mm, hence the question.
I believe I'll notice it for a ride or two and then forget about it but wanted to check if this is correct or not.
I did that. Got it re-threaded and its been fine for 2000+ miles. If that doesn't work they can drill it out put and put a new screw in thread that gets bonded. The pedal screws in as normal