• New to Road cycling...1 year 3 weeks ago@ arfa: Interested in your

    @ arfa:

    Interested in your link to the cycle-clothes site, I need some affordable commutting kit. Just wondered if you or anyone else here had used the Tenn products? They look cheap and reasonably cheerful, but I wondered if anyone had used them? Thanks.

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 3 weeks agodrfabulous0 wrote: I don't

    drfabulous0 wrote:

    I don't have any problem with people voicing their opinions, but it's just got boring now, it's like droning on about religion. Compulsory helmets is never going to happen thankfully, so lets just find something better to do with our time than arguing about it.

    Upthread you told us to keep our opinions to ourselves. Why, if you have no problem?

    If you are bored by helmet discussions I suggest you don't click on them

    Why do you think helmet compulsion will not happen? Lids are obligatory in Australia and the USA, in some Canadian Povinces and South Africa, Spain has a law and so does Israel. What makes UK different? We certainly have liddites campaigning for a law.

    Edited for spelling.

  • Milan San Remo1 year 3 weeks agolead back up to 6'45'' 82km

    lead back up to 6'45'' 82km to go

  • Not sure what to wear to cycle in the rain? There’s an app for that1 year 3 weeks agoI love this idea of people

    I love this idea of people paying for an app like this. It reaffirms my belief in the stupidity of the human race.
    Totally cheered me up.

  • Giro Aeon helmet1 year 3 weeks agoI have owned previous models

    I have owned previous models of this helmet, I can`t see where this one is much different. I found it uncomfortable, the straps never positioned right, the retention system rubbed my neck and the padding was very thin.

    I know fit is a personal matter but it felt cheap and after 18 months the retention system disintegrated.

    I have no problem spending £200 on quality products but I can`t see £200 of value here.

    Now I use a Kask helmet, still not cheap but 2/3 the price and very comfortable. the fittings are a different league in quality. It weighs 220g

  • Thinking of upgrading my groupset1 year 3 weeks agoI reckon an improved groupset

    I reckon an improved groupset makes as much psychological difference as the extra speed you'd get from better wheels. It's so, so much nicer having the sort of shifting you get from Ultegra or Dura Ace (or even 105, I reckon, from what you're on). Far less effort to shift, trying to find the right gear, etc. Ace.

  • Milan San Remo1 year 3 weeks agoTwo set ups, one with Sagan,

    Two set ups, one with Sagan, one without. Every classic so far my Purist has beaten my standard team but I like my standard team

    Standard - Degenkolb, Cancellara, Ponzi, Matthews, Vichot, Modolo, Chicchi, Teklehaimanot, Amador

    Purist - Sagan, Cancellara, Degenkolb, Matthews, Modolo, Parrinello, Hurel, Chicchi, Teklehaimanot.

    Last night I had both Rojas and Denifl in team, glad I changed them out, Parrinello in the break

  • Not sure what to wear to cycle in the rain? There’s an app for that1 year 3 weeks ago(No subject)

    Laughing

  • Seven days in cycling: Your weekly catch up service of the week's big news stories on road.cc1 year 3 weeks agoAnother one whose name will

    Another one whose name will sadly appear on the list of cyclists cut down ..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-26705915

    The driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst intoxicated. But it's a woman. Expect 200 hours of community service and a £150 fine.

  • Milan San Remo1 year 3 weeks agoLead drops to about 5'

    Lead drops to about 5'

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 3 weeks agodrfabulous0 wrote: Why is it

    drfabulous0 wrote:

    Why is it you object to other people voicing their opinions?

    I don't have any problem with people voicing their opinions, but it's just got boring now, it's like droning on about religion. Compulsory helmets is never going to happen thankfully, so lets just find something better to do with our time than arguing about it.

You could comment on actual road safety:
http://road.cc/content/news/114653-lcc-urges-londoners-oppose-tfls-kings...
It may be a London road junction, but that doesn't mean that road designers in other cities won't be following the issue. These junctions were so badly designed TFL narrowly avoided being prosecuted for corporate manslaughter. And now they're doing it again.

...but you decided to moan about people debating helmets, 100 comments says the issue bothers people.

I can't understand why you would comment on a subject that you're not interested in just to say you're not interested in it, that must be very time consuming. / no-one's forcing you to read the article

  • spacer for 11 speed freehub with 10 spd ultegra cassette1 year 3 weeks agoI may be wrong but I think

    I may be wrong but I think there's a 1.8mm difference between 10 and 11 speed, therefore you spacer(s) should make up the difference either on there own or together.

  • Travel insurance1 year 3 weeks agoI work for a Tour Operator so

    I work for a Tour Operator so have some knowledge. EHIC is essentially a back up which your travel insurance will insist you have in place anyway where applicable. It'll cover you for the medical cover in EU countries but cannot be relied upon as sole cover. Ie. If you needed repatriation back to the UK with a broken pelvis (like I've got now as it happens) then EHIC doesn't cover that.

    Most policies won't cover competitive riding but is a timed sportive competitive? I'd class it as a leisure ride but I'm not the underwriter!

    Someone like Sports Tours International probably offer insurance when buying a packaged tour to a sportive but likely won't sell a policy alone. However, you might see who underwrites their policy on their website (I've not looked) and then you can go to them

    I'll have a look on line later to see if I can see anything.

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 3 weeks agoallez neg wrote:Sikhs are a

    allez neg wrote:
    Sikhs are a bit buggered if helmets were made compulsory, unless they'd be exempt.

    I believe Australia has exempted Sikhs, and generally they do get an exemption, as with motorcycle helmets.

  • spacer for 11 speed freehub with 10 spd ultegra cassette1 year 3 weeks agoOK so 1-1 Having looked at

    OK so 1-1

    Having looked at the stack there looks to very little difference between the two. Without the spacer I still get a tight fit without any wobble.

    Please don't make me reach for the instructions. ..

  • Sheffield cyclists protest at cycle lanes being blocked by police postponed following apology1 year 3 weeks agoThere is a fairly good shared

    There is a fairly good shared cyclist/pedestrian facility that runs alongside the A2016 Western Way near HMP Belmarsh that regularly is blocked by media and police vehicles.

    Also. How often do you see temporary roadwork's signs that are placed on the cycle facility? Normally with another sign saying "Cyclists Dismount".

    Basically, what I'm saying is that South Yorkshire Police's attitude is not unique.

  • Milan San Remo1 year 3 weeks agoRojas,Denifl and Thurau are

    Rojas,Denifl and Thurau are all out

  • Thinking of upgrading my groupset1 year 3 weeks agoThe new Sora has the same

    The new Sora has the same shifting as the more expensive group sets no more thumb shifters.

  • Travel insurance1 year 3 weeks agoa) Take your European Health

    a) Take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Hoping you won't need it, but hey ho.

    b) Some of the packaged bank accounts have travel insurance attached. Read the wordings carefully - this goes for all retail travel insurance really. Some of the travel insurances "free" with packaged accounts specifically exclude bicycles/equipment from the baggage section, and time trialling/racing* from all the other bits (medical expenses, liability, etc). Check the policy wordings carefully, specialist insurance may well be the better option.

    * I did try once to to explain the whole concept of sportives, but colleagues' brains stopped working "Look, it's just a long way, and there's a bunch of us, 'kay?"

  • Milan San Remo1 year 3 weeks agoAfter the Turchino the lead

    After the Turchino the lead has been reduced to 7', 135k to go.
    Thurau (EUC) possibly abandoned

  • Milan San Remo1 year 3 weeks agoYeeeeahh I have Barta and De

    Yeeeeahh I have Barta and De Maar in the break go Jan go nice to have Endura up there Applause

  • Thinking of upgrading my groupset1 year 3 weeks agojmaccelari wrote:The rule of

    jmaccelari wrote:
    The rule of thumb is that the biggest bang for your buck is generally the wheels. I'd look at thrm first.

    Past that, if you're looking at upgrading your groupset, you can start off with just the shifters and cassette. Then rear derailleur, front and crank set.

    My personal favourite is Shimano Ultegra. It has the shifting of Dura Ace for a lot less at a little more weight.

    hmmm, interesting...it's the shifters that really grind my gears (pardon the pun) those thumb shifters on the sora aren't great.

  • Milan San Remo1 year 3 weeks agoI'm not putting all my eggs

    I'm not putting all my eggs in the same basket. Standard is sprint focused (but no Cav).

    Sagan
    Degenkolb
    Kristoff
    Modolo
    Ponzi
    Appollonio
    Durbridge
    Thurau
    Parrinello

    Purist is a bit random.

    Sagan
    Degenkolb
    Cancellara
    Gilbert
    Bennati
    Puccio
    Teklehaimanot
    Denifl
    Parrinello

    Good start for both teams with Parrinello in the break. Party

  • Milan San Remo1 year 3 weeks agoStandard Peter Sagan Philippe

    Standard

    Peter Sagan
    Philippe Gilbert
    John Degenkolb
    Arthur Vichot
    Bartosz Huzarski
    Johan Van Summeren
    Sylvester Szmyd
    Fabio Taborre
    Marc De Maar

    Purist

    David Millar
    Arthur Vichot
    Angel Vicioso
    Enrico Gasparotto
    Lars Ytting Bak
    Simon Clarke
    Laurent Didier
    Tom Jelte Slagter
    Marc De Maar

  • Not sure what to wear to cycle in the rain? There’s an app for that1 year 3 weeks agoI don't like the cold and

    I don't like the cold and hate being wet, so I need an app to find a hobby more suited to my needs than cycling.

    The problem with this app is the inaccuracy of weather forecasts. I checked last night before putting my kit ready for this morning and was expecting heavy showers. Still waiting for the rain to break through the sunshine Confused