• Which 30-35 deep rim wheels for my new project?1 year 8 weeks agowhat type of riding will you

    what type of riding will you be doing? What type of road surfaces? etc.

    I would recommend totally different wheels for racing and climbing compared to those for commuting on rough, flat roads or paths.

  • £55 fine and three points for driver who left cyclist with broken leg, elbow & weeks in hospital1 year 8 weeks agoFurthermore, drivers will

    Furthermore, drivers will never be prevented from carelessly turning left into bicycle .... unless cyclists are permitted to take the lane at junctions and whenever they see it is required for safety. Again, the only option is to educate the public via the tele and newspapers that this is necessary for bicyclists, and drivers are obliged to give way. In addition a law to penalize threats and threatening driving towards cyclists will be required to handle the yobbo backlash.

  • Price inflation1 year 8 weeks agoSanderville wrote:Erm, ok. I

    Sanderville wrote:
    Erm, ok. I don't think Wiggle would want to be associated with you. In fact I'll bet all my dhb kit on it.

    Well they seem quite happy to be taking my money this week. Just pointing out that there are alternative revenue streams for road.cc.

  • £55 fine and three points for driver who left cyclist with broken leg, elbow & weeks in hospital1 year 8 weeks ago> The problem is, plenty of

    > The problem is, plenty of people in life are careless and society (as a whole) wont stand for normal people being put in prison for being a bit dim and useless.

    It's quite true that `door`ing cyclists is impossible to eliminate ... as long as cyclist feel they have to ride close to doors. The only option is to educate the public via the tele and newspapers that bicyclists must ride at least 4 feet from parked cars, and drivers are obliged to give way. In addition a law to penalize threats and threatening driving towards cyclists will be required.

  • Lorry that killed Paula Jurek had faulty indicator inquest told - CPS dropped case against driver1 year 8 weeks agoThis is a case where the

    This is a case where the delivery of an independent report on the crash to the standards established for rail, air and maritime crash investigation is needed.

    From the information to hand it is difficult to draw any clear sequence of events, and even to determine any potential liability of those responsible for maintaining the truck in failing to fit a direction indicator bulb correctly, such that witness statements suggest that it failed to work, and may have been a factor leading to the fatal outcome. There is also a reference to the victim's road position which is unexplained, but would appear to be a factor in the sequence of events.

    Do reports of such incidents get fed back to VOSA and the Traffic Commissioners? In air, rail and maritime transport a detail such as the incorrect fitting of bulbs which potentially lead to a fatal choice of action or non reaction when the indication from that bulb is absent would generate an alert to check that this condition does not exist for other indicator bulbs. So has there been any alert?

  • Lorry that killed Paula Jurek had faulty indicator inquest told - CPS dropped case against driver1 year 8 weeks agoI can see the justification

    I can see the justification for dropping this case, as said above, we'll never know the truth, but there's enough doubt about exactly who was at fault - we've all seen enough dangerous drivers, and idiots on bikes putting themselves at risk.

    The problem with perception however is that the CPS default attitude (and sentencing) so often leans towards leniency/benefit of the doubt to the driver that cyclists now automatically assume any decision is flawed.

    Until we get a re-balancing in the prosecution/sentencing of drivers to protect the more vulnerable this will continue to be the case.

  • First Ride: Look 675 - Fast, comfortable… integrated1 year 8 weeks agoLove this. If I were looking

    Love this. If I were looking to buy a new road bike, it'd be this...or the 695 if I sold both my other bikes!

  • Tech Roundup: Specialized aero helmet, Pinarello Campagnolo 80th bike, SRAM QuickView, Strava and more1 year 8 weeks agotime trail helmet A what now?

    time trail helmet

    A what now?

  • Price inflation1 year 8 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:Oh phew, I

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Oh phew, I clicked on this and though you might not be able to afford some important piece of kit to keep your bike on the road. Instead I find it is just for your *insert pejorative adjective* game.

    Aha! I see your confusion, bikebot. I posted in the Fantasy Cycling forum but you thought it was about real cycling.

    No, it was about that stupid, useless game that the owners of this website have spent years developing for the 20,000+ people who love it. I'm sure you're right that none of them even have bikes, that's why they are so keen on road racing.

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Phew, hope I am not the only one into real cycling not fantasy stuff. I just come here, post, click on ads and buy stuff on wiggle.

    Erm, ok. I don't think Wiggle would want to be associated with you. In fact I'll bet all my dhb kit on it.

  • LBS vs internet pricing1 year 8 weeks agoUniversity cycles, cambridge,

    University cycles, cambridge, charges retail for bikes, but almost nothing for servicing and close to cost for replacement parts.
    Result: Happy customers who buy their bikes from the shop and return to keep in touch, to buy bits and pieces from the shop and show some brand loyalty.

    This only works because he only fixes bikes bought from the shop - not useful for everyone, but does work as a business model.

  • Lorry that killed Paula Jurek had faulty indicator inquest told - CPS dropped case against driver1 year 8 weeks agoarfa wrote:This is just

    arfa wrote:
    This is just astonishing. If a person dies at your hands, the only complete defense is that it was self defense. However if you are driving a vehicle, there is no case to answer. Where is the deterrence for poor driving ?

    Or poor cycling? The assumption always seems to be that the cyclist is not culpable on this site. I see cyclists doing stupid things like this everyday (cutting up on lorries, buses etc. at lights) without thinking about the coincidences.
    The problem is ultimately education. I do scuba diving and you don't just pick up a pair of air canisters and dive into the ocean, but yet from an insurance point of view cycling and diving are in a similar bracket because both are dangerous without some understanding of the risks. Go figure! And yet you can launch yourself into confrontation with 5 tonne trucks without so much as a by-your-leave.....I wasn't there, but in my mind I can see this happening everyday of the week and it wouldn't necessarily be the drivers fault.

    Very sorry for her family - sorry that justice cannot give them the closure they need.

  • Riding in Scotland? Beware of buzzards!1 year 8 weeks agohttp://extreme.com/mountainbi

    http://extreme.com/mountainbike/1028932/gee-atherton-gets-hunted-by-a-pe...

  • Video: Stunning new Imaginate film from Danny MacAskill1 year 8 weeks agoWow...I mean WOW! Just

    Wow...I mean WOW! Just stunning...skill, balance, daring and best of all FUN.

    Thanks!

  • Advice on watching the Tour De France at the roadside?1 year 8 weeks ago"Too much wine..." I'm sure

    "Too much wine..."

    I'm sure you had a good time anyway Wink

    My biggest worry now is that we set up camp somewhere and then this happens:
    http://cyclingweekly.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11141/00000aa6c/de4d_orh315w... Surprise

  • Video: Stunning new Imaginate film from Danny MacAskill1 year 8 weeks agoDanny was on BBC One Show

    Danny was on BBC One Show today. He was busting moves over our desks which livened up the day. Bit rough clip of his bouncing on a big ball trick....

    https://vimeo.com/68880462

  • Tech Roundup: Specialized aero helmet, Pinarello Campagnolo 80th bike, SRAM QuickView, Strava and more1 year 8 weeks agoScotchPoth wrote:45 quid for

    ScotchPoth wrote:
    45 quid for a box of flipping Marathon bars?
    Its just taking the piss,you can buy a 5 pack of Marathons or Topics for 1.50 which are probably just as beneficial

    Yep. Absolutely.

    And I bet Marathon/Snickers taste better too.

  • Prolive Gavia 2011 for non racer? ? If not what 30-35 deep wheelset?1 year 8 weeks ago700c wrote:if you believe

    700c wrote:
    if you believe they're beneficial for racing, then why wouldn't this apply to other situations?

    I don't see the point in deliberately trying to limit yourself, because of a belief that certain gear can only be used when competing..

    Surely riding a 1982 steel frame could be considered as 'limiting' yourself.

    It's not that deep section wheels can only be used for competing but that the small benefit of a slightly more aerodynamic rim seems unnecessary if you're not in a competing.

    If there is no race why worry about shaving a handful of seconds off your A to B time? Some nice alloy rims will be a better bang-for-buck and, some would say, more in keeping with a classic frame.

    I've ridden and raced on 50mm carbon rims and IMVHO they are overrated - the aero gain, the handling and feedback, braking and VFM. I'm not saying no-one should buy them, I just don't think they are all they are cracked up to be. Don't believe the hype.

  • Riding in Scotland? Beware of buzzards!1 year 8 weeks agoHow did he know it was the

    How did he know it was the same buzzard on the Monday? Was it wearing his Buff?

  • Tech Roundup: Specialized aero helmet, Pinarello Campagnolo 80th bike, SRAM QuickView, Strava and more1 year 8 weeks agoArgos team kit also on sale

    Argos team kit also on sale from their own site........ http://webshop.teamargosshimano.com/productgroup/243/cycling-clothing.aspx

  • Starting a race team1 year 8 weeks agoWhy not just join an existing

    Why not just join an existing club?
    If you don't like what they do, there are enough of you to change the way they do it, and without all the hassle of creating a new setup.

    ".... a promise that there won't be any intra-club political problems, offering more of a co-operative feel to the club – they want the members to consider that they themselves are the club."

    As soon as two people disagree on something, which will probably be within a week or two, that aim will die a death.
    EVERY club sets out with that aim, but in order to progress, there will be someone who disagrees with what is happening. That's called "politics" and it's inevitable unless no-one cares about anything.

  • Riding in Scotland? Beware of buzzards!1 year 8 weeks agoI was shadowed by a buzzard

    I was shadowed by a buzzard while mountain biking near Glyncorrwg in South Wales. Eventually the bird landed on a fence in front of me and I must confess I was so worried by its menacing behaviour that I turned around. Up close a buzzard is impressively big and intimidating.

  • Roux Etape 250 (2013)1 year 8 weeks agoUnlike most of those

    Unlike most of those commenting above I actually bought one. I work for CTC and saw it at a show so maybe I'm the bloke referred to above?

    Anyway I'll echo most of what the review says. Best things for me are:

    It feels really good to ride, comfy and responsive
    It handles superbly, really good going dead slow and really stable and predictable on fast descents
    The brakes are so much better than on the Claud Butler I had been riding
    At the price it is great value

    What have I changed:

    Bulletproof but slower and bigger Panaracer TourGuard Plus tyres (500 miles and not a nick or mark on them!!)
    Put my Brooks saddle on it
    The wheels were not well built but a session to re-tension and they are better than new

    After about 600 miles on a whole range of surfaces I feel that I got really good value for my money and I expect to be using this bike for a very long time.

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 8 weeks agoEvening. I’m Tims mate Rik.

    Evening. I’m Tims mate Rik. I hadn’t signed up for a road.cc account which is why Tim posted on my behalf. I must say that when we unboxed the frame we had reservations regarding the finish, but having spoken with the tech chaps at Canyon in London, done a little more research, read the posts on here, as well as reviewing the info that I should have read in the 1st place on the canyon website: https://www.canyon.com/_en/supportcenter/article.html?supportcenter_cate... my reservations have been answered. As one of the posts mentions, in artificial light, the effect is highlighted more so than in natural light. At different angles in natural light, it’s almost hologram-like (chiv30 says ‘silky’ which is also a good description). Having taken the bike for its inaugural ride, I notice a huge difference from my old specialized allez elite which is my workhorse. The canyon is an absolute pleasure to ride and whilst I don’t compete, I notice a huge difference on hills where I’m sure the weight and stiffness of the bike makes me feel like I’m flying up the hills! I’ve not taken the bike on a long ride yet, but so far it feels very comfortable. Re. the post which mentioned measurements – when I ordered from the canyon website, you measure every possible part of your body and if you’re unsure of where to measure from and to, the youtube video will assist. You can also speak with their tech services in London if you’re unsure of anything and they seemed very knowledge. Thanks all for your comments. Rik.

  • Tech Roundup: Specialized aero helmet, Pinarello Campagnolo 80th bike, SRAM QuickView, Strava and more1 year 8 weeks ago45 quid for a box of flipping

    45 quid for a box of flipping Marathon bars?
    Its just taking the piss,you can buy a 5 pack of Marathons or Topics for 1.50 which are probably just as beneficial

  • Pinarello Sibilo TT bike launched1 year 8 weeks agoJust how many different

    Just how many different frames do Pinarello have on the market now? There's at least 3 Dogmas, 3 TT bikes, about 8 different ones at Halfords.. Is the Prince still on sale? I make it about 15 so far.