- What should I do with this old thing?1 year 6 weeks agoFair enough. I was thinking
Fair enough. I was thinking of your bike mantenance skills rather than your ability to ride a bike. It seems that you have a good secession plan. It would be worth finding out how to change your bottom bracket though. All you need is a crank puller for a cartridge BB or a BB tool for a hollowtech one on that old frame. Neither is expensive and they are both easy to use. Unless you have a cracked frame you will be able to eliminate those creaks with some careful maintenance.
- Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 6 weeks agoOn a ride through the Thames
On a ride through the Thames Valley
- Amber pedal reflectors - are you bothered?1 year 6 weeks agowhen driving I can think of a
when driving I can think of a few times when I've spotted an unlit bike because of the movement of the pedal reflectors so the insistence that they are fitted to all bikes sold on the assumption that some numpties won't use lights makes some sort of sense - with modern high power flashing lights (and I always have 2 fitted just in case) no need - I'm sure will come up in court cases as police will report if bike was considered roadworthy in legal sense - irrespective of common sense
- FS: Specialized S-Works 2013 Road Shoes1 year 6 weeks agostick 'em in the new
stick 'em in the new classifieds section: http://road.cc/classified-ads
- Amber pedal reflectors - are you bothered?1 year 6 weeks agoI've got reflectors on the
I've got reflectors on the flat pedals on my hybrid
- Notts Police fill cities with 'Capture Bicyles' warning thieves that they could end up with more than they bargained for1 year 6 weeks agoGood they are taking action.
Good they are taking action. What is West Yorkshire Police doing about it?
- Joaquim Rodriguez doubles up to win il Lombardia for second year running1 year 6 weeks agoMost loveable rider in the
Most loveable rider in the pro-peloton? Ok, maybe the tears last week swayed me but he does seem pretty genuine in all interviews. Plus he doesn't seem to like Valverde much which is always a plus!
- New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 6 weeks agoI was on the ride today and
I was on the ride today and have to say the ponies didn't look in the least bit scared of the cyclists - they were casually ambling down the middle of the road towards us, and approaching us when we stopped (presumably looking for an energy gel).
I did unfortunately see two dead ponies by the roadside - but I doubt either of them were hit by a cyclist.
- Il Lombardia1 year 6 weeks agoUp to 4th overall! Boo Yea!
Up to 4th overall! Boo Yea!
- FS: Specialized S-Works 2013 Road Shoes1 year 6 weeks agobump
- New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 6 weeks agoThe New Forest roads are
The New Forest roads are simply not suitable for the Wiggle ride; commoners are a small but hugely influential pressure group and local residents are notoriously bad drivers and intolerant of any disruption to routine. Provision for off-road bike riding is poor and mainly on disused railways lines and aimed at holiday makers and their children. I feel the Wiggle organisers are spoiling it for local cyclists who get the backlash for the antics of large groups of riders who behave very selfishly and take risks to get fast times.
- New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 6 weeks agoAh, I got a little confused,
Ah, I got a little confused, because of the bit right before.
“Drifts are planned at least a year in advance and always include Sundays to minimise disruption to both residents and commoners' jobs.”
Martin Barden of UK Cycling Events said that due notice had been given of the event, which was planned last year."
I thought that meant that UK cycling events had been told the drift was taking place that day. Not that they had told the Verderers.
So in that case, its fuss about nothing, they choose to change their day to drift.
- New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 6 weeks agoYou haven't read it either
You haven't read it either gkam.Quote:
Martin Barden of UK Cycling Events said that due notice had been given of the event, which was planned last year.
He said: “Despite offers of altering our event and working with the drift to ensure it was safe and could continue, the Verderers have made the decision to move it to another day.”
“We hope that with better communication from the Verderers, future clashes can be avoided.”
- Joaquim Rodriguez doubles up to win il Lombardia for second year running1 year 6 weeks agoMost importantly. Purito has
Most importantly. Purito has regained the number one spot in the world tour
- New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 6 weeks agoIts not the locals making a
Its not the locals making a nuisance, read it. These drives are common place and are planned well in advance.
It seems the Wiggle have just set and date and not checked what else is going on
- Sister of 21-year-old cyclist killed in London calls for cyclists to have training they are allowed onto the roads1 year 6 weeks agoYou can give all the cycle
You can give all the cycle training in the world, however it will not get away from idiots driving dangerously when behind the wheel of a vehicle. I commute 120 miles every day by car and see plenty of awful, driving from a wide varied range of drivers, including a police Inspector who was in his own private car of all people.
Whether I drive or cycle I always adopt a self preservation attitude, however having lived in Germany a number of years, the UK needs to adopt the same laws and put the onus on those who drive vehicles that injure or kill and they have the responsibility to ensure the safety of vulnerable road users, attitudes amongst car, van & lorry drivers will not change. The message from the courts needs to be a tough one, while lenient sentences are passed out or in some cases none at all, people will not take note. Irrespective of whether they need a car or not, that should not even be a consideration in these cases. Harsh yes but that is what is needed to get peoples attention and get them to act.
- Ride like a pro with Jaguar Ride Out events for chance to join Team Sky training camp1 year 6 weeks agoI'm on the Chichester ride
I'm on the Chichester ride 12th Oct
- Stans NoTubes Alpha 340 Wheels1 year 6 weeks agoI have been been running the
I have been been running the older Alpha 340 rims on Ambrosio hubs (32h front and rear) for around 4 months now. After sorting out a few teething troubles from a poor build they have been great. I am no climber but feel happier putting more effort in on the hills with them, they respond willingly. Have read of some issues with spokes pulling through on the old rims with too much spoke tension, apparently the rim beds are thicker now. There is also a more robust and heavier 400 rim available. Could be good for tubeless touring. Not sure I would trust a 340 rim to that application, as David was suggesting in the review. But definitely agree on the comfort.
I have just started trying a tubeless front with a Hutchinson Intensive 25mm, replacing a Gatorskin 28mm. 3 rides in and pleasantly surprised how much more comfortable it is and it does feel like there is less resistance. But that could be wishful thinking having shelled out. Not cheap at the moment, but prices will come down, surely?
I am no instant tubeless convert, but am coming round as there have been no real issues so far.
- Abolish VAT on bike lights, says petition1 year 6 weeks agoDone my bit and have signed
Done my bit and have signed it striaght away. I am looking at for a decent light btw - possible the Exposure Diablo for commuting up to an hour both ways.
- Amber pedal reflectors - are you bothered?1 year 6 weeks ago+1
My commute takes me out of
My commute takes me out of the town and onto unlit country lanes. I have excellent lights and hopefully some luck on my side. I don't feel reflectors would add anything to the package...
- New Forest pony maintenance cancelled due to cycle sportive1 year 6 weeks agoIt is just the locals making
It is just the locals making sure they are as inconvenienced as possible to show up the sportive. Hopefully they are not driving the ponies down the road as it is bad for their legs. Does the sportive go off road? I ride bikes but also horses in the past. It's just the locals cutting up rough.
- Notts Police fill cities with 'Capture Bicyles' warning thieves that they could end up with more than they bargained for1 year 6 weeks agoJust go to Briggs scrap
Just go to Briggs scrap metal. or the auction at the end of Tolney lane on a Wednesday morning if you want to find the stolen bikes in Newark.
As for Police action, my wifes colleague had her bike stolen on Friday night and saw the youth who nicked it riding it on Saturday morning in Town. When she stopped him and challenged him and called the Police, he wouldn't give her it back until she'd paid him £15 (what he claimed he'd bought it for) and the Police were not interested in the least, even though she could identify him.
- Look keo carbon blades to axles1 year 6 weeks agoBased on research £130 now as
Based on research £130 now as two sets of cleats
- Sister of 21-year-old cyclist killed in London calls for cyclists to have training they are allowed onto the roads1 year 6 weeks agoI think the boyfriend of the
I think the boyfriend of the victim makes a very valid point. Cycling has been pushed up the political agenda in recent years and promoted heavily through schemes such as Boris bikes, yet what is being done to keep cyclists safe?
At best there is patchy cycling infrastructure that usually gives priority to motor traffic at every junction. At worst we're forced to intermingle with traffic at horrific junctions like those at Aldgate, Bow and Holborn. Proper infrastructure takes time to develop but what is required first is commitment to develop it and that in itself is minimal.
Our leaders are quite happy to promote cycling and it's benefits, without actually having the backbone to ensure that cyclists are safe. A few hundred seriously injured or killed doesn't seem enough to take space away from motor traffic in the cities.
As for compulsory training I believe it would be massively counterproductive and impossible to police. Infrastructure and public information campaigns are the best solutions IMO.
- SOLD Mavic Aksium Race front wheel SOLD1 year 6 weeks agoYgm