- Front Light for Really Dark Nights _ Any Recommendations??1 year 5 weeks agoChargers??
I'm thinking of
I'm thinking of buying the Cateye Volt 300, it comes with a usb lead! My question is : Could I use the Plug charger that came with my I-Pad to charge the Cateye Volt 300 light? Anyone know if this is acceptable practice?
- First 'cross bike1 year 5 weeks agorodsquad wrote:I'm looking inrodsquad wrote:
I'm looking in the same price range also. There seems to be a real divide in Cyclocross between the sort of "adventure tourer" and the out and out racer. I would like one that primarily has a racing pedigree but has a bit of load hauling versatility. My shortlist had all your selection (and then some) but has finally come down to the two options of the Cannondale CAADX and the Genesis Vapour. My reason over the Boardman is both have the CX shorter gear setup of 46/36 unlike the Boardman that comes with the standard road compact 50/34. I have no idea if Apex is better than Tiagra although I do hate how Tiagra shifter cable comes out the side of the shifter rather than under the bar tape. Clutters up the cockpit no end.
Thanks all for suggestions, really appreciate it. I've got a good deal on a Tricross Elite, I'm going to go with that as my LBS can't get hold of a CAADX. Can't wait!!
p.s. rodsquad I'm in exactly the same boat, I don't want a glorified hybrid and I definitely am not a fan of the tiagra shifters, first upgrade I think!
- Lance Armstrong: "I’ve paid a high price" for doping1 year 5 weeks agoWilliam Black wrote:ColinWilliam Black wrote:Colin Peyresourde wrote:
Not even sure what your point is.
The most successful cheats are the one's that don't get caught.
Whilst Lance Armstrong made millions when he was at the height of his career he will now probably file for bankruptcy (how ever much he's not snaffled away somewhere), spend the remainder of this decade making out of court settlements and never compete again...so at the end of the day it wasn't all that successful. Nobody would have batted an eyelid if he won one or two, pulled out of a couple but being a big dumb Yank with his fatal ego he kept on winning.
You don't have to be terminally cynical or jaded if you were thinking there were/are teams currently riding that are implementing a bit more than marginal gains and have/are got away with it.
Oh, I don't doubt you on that front. I think the different between them and Armstrong is that those teams are not 'that' greedy yet. Armstrong is still the most successful/professional. He did set a new bar, and I don't think anyone has matched it. Whether in the future other teams/individuals will match that is a different matter, and whether still they don't get caught if they do is even another thing.
Any doping done at the moment has to be somewhat systematic to ensure that it meets/beats the blood passport. But I think the riders these days are far more aware that you can spoil the soup in many different ways….dobbing on your riders is one thing (spitting in the soup), but pissing in the soup by dominating everything is equally bad for the sport. I have no basis for knowing this, but teams do not seem to want to garner the sort of publicity LA did for his exploits. I'm also sure that the blood passport sort of makes it harder for a team/rider to dominate a whole season.
- Mud on the road1 year 5 weeks agoTotally agree i now have to
Totally agree i now have to add 3miles on my 10mile commute as come autumn/winter the 'b'roads are a disgrace and you get cars thinking they can go 60mph on tight lanes which are basically dirt tracks.i now have to commute on busy 'a'roads
- Cadel Evans turns guinea pig for medical research by riding inside MRI scanner1 year 5 weeks agoIts not very big and
Its not very big and definitely not made from steel. It's probably this design or at least something pretty close:
- 1 in 10 cyclists jump red lights, says Sunday Times1 year 5 weeks agoWhat I find odd is that given
What I find odd is that given this survey, and other similar articles, there would appear to be a lot of cyclists jumping red lights, particularly in urban cities.
So I would expect, given that this RLJ behaviour is regarded as 'dangerous' there would therefore be a corresponding high number of road casualty statistics to go with this.
However I cannot find any evidence that RLJ is causing many accidents.
The Rospa survey doesn't highlight this as an issue or significant factor in cycling incidents.
So my conclusion is that although RLJ does take place, the vast majority of the time it is done without undue risk.
Personally I always stop and wait at a red light.
If anything this common behaviour suggests the design of the junction could be improved for cyclists, e.g. with advance go lights for cyclists, left filter arrows for cyclists, etc.
- Edinburgh police launch equal-opportunity roads crackdown1 year 5 weeks agoIt seems they're not going to
It seems they're not going to be specifically targeting the one offence that worries and frightens me most as a cyclist, or at least, it isn't on the list given here: dangerous overtaking. If that was policed properly - even for a few weeks a year - I would feel safer on the roads.
- Lance Armstrong: "I’ve paid a high price" for doping1 year 5 weeks agoMaybe they could have a
Maybe they could have a mountain stage in next years TdF and climb his ego
- Edinburgh police launch equal-opportunity roads crackdown1 year 5 weeks agoIf they really cared about
If they really cared about lighting, they'd zero vat rate dynohubs
- Mud on the road1 year 5 weeks agoMan up and stick some
Man up and stick some mudguards on!
- Mud on the road1 year 5 weeks agoRule #5...
- Cambridge pensioner guilty of assault after tipping dog excrement over cyclist1 year 5 weeks agoIt's dungbelievable - she
It's dungbelievable - she must be a cyclopath*
*loosely based on Cambridge News comments...
- Cadel Evans turns guinea pig for medical research by riding inside MRI scanner1 year 5 weeks agoSo how big is this thing?
So how big is this thing? What sort of speeds will he reach travelling from one end of it to the other?
- Cambridge pensioner guilty of assault after tipping dog excrement over cyclist1 year 5 weeks agoSounds like she needs some
Sounds like she needs some help for a mental illness, rather than a court appearance.
I'm not the one who had shit flung at me, though...
- Proposed time trial rules to outlaw modified & older bikes & parts1 year 5 weeks agoCharles_Hunter wrote:I noteCharles_Hunter wrote:
I note there isn't a picture of the bike in question, I think it is this one, correct me if I am wrong please.
Entirely correct- that is the bike in question!
- Mud on the road1 year 5 weeks agoI feel your pain. Farmers
I feel your pain. Farmers have no appreciation for the time we spend cleaning our bikes.
- Edinburgh police launch equal-opportunity roads crackdown1 year 5 weeks agoIts laughable you could down
Its laughable you could down the the roads of the UK with no lights and get a £60 fine because its dangerous.... which i agree with but you hit a 3ft wide pot hole on the road and there classed as ok and not dangerous and you should have missed it ... wish the councils spent as much money on prevention as they do on conviction
- Cambridge pensioner guilty of assault after tipping dog excrement over cyclist1 year 5 weeks agosm wrote:Another reason tosm wrote:
Another reason to avoid people, I mean shared paths!
Apart from the occasional crazy, and the overhanging undergrowth, the busway path does provide a good route- shorter for some destinations- into central-ish Cambridge, with the bonus of being well away from cars and with the only buses confined to a concrete channel
- 10 top tips for winter-proofing your bike1 year 5 weeks agoMy tip is to make sure that
My tip is to make sure that those screw down collars on your valve stems do not sieze. Do this by either removing them or lightly lubing the threads. This may sound daft but if they are siezed on you will not be able to remove the tube when you get a puncture! And yes I know someone this has happened to - not me, I hasten to add!
- Carbon seat post stuck !!!!1 year 5 weeks agoIt's likely to be galvanic
It's likely to be galvanic corrosion between the carbon post and the bare, aluminium sleeve inside the seattube. Aluminium oxide build-up jams the post in place and the likes of PlusGas etc will have little effect. Try some ACF50 which chemically breaks down the al-ox.
- Changing chainrings1 year 5 weeks agohttp://www.dotbike.com/p/5085
- 'Give workers time off to watch Tour de France in Cambridge,' says councillor1 year 5 weeks agoI'll be setting off at
I'll be setting off at sparrows on Sunday along the Trans Pennine Trail to catch Stage 2 going past somewhere around the Woodhead Reservoir. Wondering how much cake I can carry.
- Proposed time trial rules to outlaw modified & older bikes & parts1 year 5 weeks agoallez neg wrote:Seems a shameallez neg wrote:
Seems a shame to outlaw the "men in sheds" who have been making left-field oddball stuff for decades, and yet allow those able to afford £10k TT bikes and all the other aero kit.
Where will the next generations of Obrees and Burrows come from?
I'm at the innovation is good end of this debate, for sure there needs to be some limits but for me they should be quite broad - certainly no independent motors!
- Architect Francis Golding, injured at Holborn last week, dies of injuries1 year 5 weeks agoVery few large vehicles
Very few large vehicles attempt to turn left at this junction it is well below the 'standard' 6 metre radius for the kerb at the corner. The problem for large vehicles is however that the other core routes North are Tottenham Court Road (bedlam even without the current road works), and Grays Inn Road (another lousy left turn).
The only safe way to turn left for Euston with a large vehicle is to carry on over to Theobalds Road and do a circuit round via Proctor Street/Red Lion Square and turn right from High Holborn into Kingsway. However when congestion is at its worst that could easily add 10-15 minutes to a journey, so guess what...
- Proposed time trial rules to outlaw modified & older bikes & parts1 year 5 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:
Modern chainsNeil753 wrote:
Modern chains sometimes snap under load
You're forgetting we run 11 sprockets on the back now, in the same space as 6 or even less in years gone by.