• Cube Agree GTC frame problems1 year 22 weeks agoHi I had a cube agree 2008

    Hi I had a cube agree 2008 version(i think) the frame cracked at the bottom bracket, It was just out of the 2 year warranty by 1 month. They wouldn't do anything. Riding a scott now.

  • First ever Kinesis UK "Hell of the West" hailed as an “Epic” success1 year 22 weeks agoLooks like good fun; and very

    Looks like good fun; and very competitive by all accounts?

    Name of event seems wrong though! It takes place in the south east! Where did they get west from? I looked at the title and thought, Oh good an event in Wales.

  • WTD : 3/4 Bib Tights1 year 22 weeks agoOr these with extra fluffy

    Or these with extra fluffy lycra...
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-vaeon-roubaix-padded-34-bib-tight/

  • WTD : 3/4 Bib Tights1 year 22 weeks agoThese ones

    These ones here:
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-aeron-race-34-cycling-bib-short/

    I've heard very good things about them, especially the Cytech pad, and I've got a pair on my Xmas list. I just need to see if I can wait that long for them...

  • Shadow Transport Secretary says Labour committed to implementing Cities Fit For Cycling manifesto1 year 22 weeks agoCities Fit For Cycling

    Cities Fit For Cycling proposals seem eminently more sensible than the London skycycle idea. It would have a greater impact on overall cycle safety and participation and therefore (if one wishes to measure cycling in this way) the buddhist influenced idea of Gross National happiness, I would rather Gross National Wellbeing as a measure but wellbeing is more of a health term.

  • has there been research into the perfect lighting array for cycles1 year 22 weeks agoThere are couple of lights I

    There are couple of lights I know of that address this issue.
    Busch & Müller Toplight Plus has a strip of red light apparently this makes it easier for people behind you to judge how far you are away http://www.bumm.de/produkte/dynamo-ruecklicht/toplight-line-plus.html
    Another is the Philips SafeRide which even has an illuminated ring apparently for the same reason http://www.philips.co.uk/c/Bicycle%20bulbs/saferide-srrblrbnbx1/prd/
    I have the B&M and my wife the Philips. Personally I think the Philips is great if you don't mind the look of it and the prominent logo. Both work great as dynamo lights, highly recommended.

  • Genesis Equilibrium and racks/panniers1 year 22 weeks agoJust found this by chance -

    Just found this by chance - the Eq was meant to be a clean match with a 3-point rack using just the brake mount and guard eyelets, ie a light tourer / Audax bike. Or, just pop a seat-collar clamp rack mount onfor a 4-point rack. Compact road frames and eyelets near the brakes = not always a good 4-point rack fit.

  • First ever Kinesis UK "Hell of the West" hailed as an “Epic” success1 year 22 weeks agoQuote:The Hell of the West

    Quote:
    The Hell of the West isn’t a race, but with a brand spanking Kinesis Pro6 CX frame and wheels on offer to the rider that rolled over the finish line first there was definitely an incentive to dig deep and make good progress

    it's all very well saying it isn't a race, but if the first person back wins a bike then it clearly *is* a race, in any meaningful sense of the word. you can't just say 'ah, it's not a race' in order to not have to sort out all the licensing that goes with running a race.

    not having a go, it looks like a great event. but to me that's pushing the boundaries too far.

  • Shadow Transport Secretary says Labour committed to implementing Cities Fit For Cycling manifesto1 year 22 weeks agoIt's a pretty good set of

    It's a pretty good set of proposals. Let's see what happens after the election. At this stage none of the 3 main parties seems to be popular so the results of the next election will be anyone's guess.

    I'd take the issue of cycle training further and make it compulsory for ALL vehicle drivers, apart from those physically unable to participate through disability. It'd be retrospective so all vehicle drivers would be required to take the cycle training within a set time period or lose their licences. I'd introduce a similar policy for motorcycling so that every vehicle driver would require compulsory motorcycle training, or lose their driving entitlement. And given half a chance, I'd make that a Pan-European scheme as well.

  • MY Chinarillo, ive been been upgrading.1 year 22 weeks agoI would ride the everliving

    I would ride the everliving fuck out of a luminous green and purple bike. But then I'm a unique and precious thing.

  • Carbon mudguard-equipped road bikes: the next big thing?1 year 22 weeks agoBBB wrote:If sales of road

    BBB wrote:
    If sales of road bikes weren't driven largely by marketing BS, most of them would come with mudguard eyelets and clearance for 28mm tyres.

    Bikes that barely take 25mm tyres are a joke.

    My old Time carbon frame only took 23mm tyres (with Crud RR's) and that was as comfy as a lovely worn in sofa.

    Ive now got some 32mm 'Grand Bois' on an Alu frame, comfy-ish but not a patch on the carbon frame with 23mm. In addition you have to run the 32's at low pressures in comparisson to 23's so climbing when standing results in extra drag from my weight being over the front and squishing the tyre down (and dont dare try spirited sprints!)

    Give me comfy carbon with fast wheels and tyres any day.

  • Brooks introduce new backpack and revamp range1 year 22 weeks agoJust a few thoughts. Why a

    Just a few thoughts. Why a shame about the prices? Well designed and manufactured goods always command a premium. There is a coherence in this range that suggests a great deal of thought was lavished upon it. That kind of design work costs money and certainly should be reflected in the price. Complaining about price is so irrelevant when it comes to aspirational lifestyle goods. Why not just comment on the fact that they are good looking and leave it at that?

    Why are Brooks getting carried away? Thats a disposable comment.

    I disagree. Many bags are "£200+ lovely". It's all about the perceived value you place on the goods you buy. You were never in the market for something that is both functional AND beautiful so of course it doesn't make sense to you. it's not a criticism of you personally, just the attitude that if it's not something that is of interest to you it's not worth anything to anyone.

    So much naysaying, it gets old really quickly. Why not be positive or keep it to yourself?

    I'm sure i'll get ripped to bits for not being a curmudgeon and hating on expensive leather goods but thats of no consequence to me.

  • *Now Sold* - Pearl Izumi Zephrr Jacket 'medium'1 year 22 weeks agoif he/she doesnt take it,

    if he/she doesnt take it, please pm me. Wink

  • Shadow Transport Secretary says Labour committed to implementing Cities Fit For Cycling manifesto1 year 22 weeks agox2, Coleman. Looks like Ms

    x2, Coleman. Looks like Ms Eagle could do with getting on a bike herself.

  • UCI reiterates why it is suing journalist Paul Kimmage for defamation1 year 22 weeks ago50k says the weight of public

    50k says the weight of public opinion is against them, and the 'Presidents' are feeling the opprobrium. They do protest too much, methinks.

  • Carbon mudguard-equipped road bikes: the next big thing?1 year 22 weeks agoIf sales of road bikes

    If sales of road bikes weren't driven largely by marketing BS, most of them would come with mudguard eyelets and clearance for 28mm tyres.

    Bikes that barely take 25mm tyres are a joke.

  • Carbon mudguard-equipped road bikes: the next big thing?1 year 22 weeks agoI've only got one bike, and

    I've only got one bike, and it's a carbon frame of the Graham Weigh/Dolan/Ribble mould. I fit low-profile guards for the winter (about due now actually), fart about a bit to ensure they don't rub, but it's all good then.

  • Shadow Transport Secretary says Labour committed to implementing Cities Fit For Cycling manifesto1 year 22 weeks agoAll mouth and no trouser

    All mouth and no trouser clips.

  • Italy: Bikes outsell cars in 2011 for first time since World War II1 year 22 weeks agoSpent the weekend in Milan.

    Spent the weekend in Milan. Quite a surprise - many cyclists on the roads and the hire bike system looks like it's succesful. Their 'Boris Bikes' have a drive shaft rather than a chain.

    I think the Aussies must be buying bikes to hang on their walls judging by the huge drop in journeys by bike since the introduction of mandatory helmet laws.

  • Daily Mirror columnist gets on anti-cyclist bandwagon1 year 22 weeks agozanf wrote:Lacticlegs

    zanf wrote:
    Lacticlegs wrote:
    Zanf - stop being a dick! It's all of our responsibility to try to behave well on a bike and not add fuel to the flames of cycle-phobia and distrust. And if you see someone doing something that so obviously endangers people's lives (to say nothing of giving us a bad reputation), then (in the same snotty voice you clearly had in mind when you wrote the above) 'one has to ask, don't YOU feel it's necessary to say or do something?

    Or are you suggesting that actually there's no harm in running red lights, and each to their own, and live and let live etc?

    You're being an idiot. And you know it. Cut the holier-than-thou crap out.

    Considering your immediate descent into an ad hominem attack, I'll say this:

    Shut the fuck up!

    Seeing as you cannot seem to grasp what I did write and miss out on some important parts yet insert your own, give your tired little excuse for a brain a rest. For instance, I never said:

    Quote:
    there's no harm in running red lights

    So lay off the putting words where none existed and GTFO your high horse.

    jsim72 wrote:
    alanjay16 wrote:
    Having seen a RLJ getting hit and killed ...

    Maybe he doesn't like watching people die? Just a guess. Rolling Eyes

    Are you implying that by not quoting that sentence that I do?

    If people are going to jump red lights and risk their lives against a steel box hurtling across the same junction, then that is their choice. They are adults making their own decisions and its not for me to tell them what to do, whether I think that it puts me "as a cyclist" in a bad light in vehicular drivers eyes or not.

    To begin doing so is no different to "getting into rows" with people about smoking, eating unhealthily, drinking excessively, pursuing dangerous sports, etc ad infinitum, as those activities kill more people each year than utility cycling does.

    The best that you can do is advise, and some people do not take kindly to others doing even that. I have never known anyone to correct their behaviour because someone rowed with them. Its counter intuitive.

    The fact of the matter is that RLJ is a bullshit smokescreen that continues to deflect attention away from the real issue and you all keep falling for it.

    Yeah, whatever Zanf. Running a red light can kill someone other than yourself. Excessive eating, drinking...yeah, sure - that's the same thing. Almost no difference...idiot.

    As many people have pointed out - the first comment that you attacked gave a very good reason for trying to dissuade people from RLJ, but you chose to ignore it and make a fool of yourself. Still - as long as you're on here trying to defend the indefensible, pray tell us - what exactly is the real issue that we're all struggling to see behind the smokescreen?

    Do so love it when someone like you teaches us a lesson we so richly deserve Wink

  • Carbon mudguard-equipped road bikes: the next big thing?1 year 22 weeks agoWow, i had no idea there were

    Wow, i had no idea there were so many options. I know of the Hewwit but the only other one i found (and not mentioned here) was the Trek Domane, which has removable mounts but i think that will only take 23mm tyres, tho being carbon thats not really a problem.

    I had been planning a custom steel 'good bike' with room for guards, but since that would come to the same price as a lot of these, be heavier and maybe not as comfortable (if its built stiff enough for my 200lbs) as some of these carbon offerings. Hope you guys can get some of these in for tests!!!

  • Veho Muvi HD10 bundle1 year 22 weeks agoi found i had to tighten the

    i found i had to tighten the joints with the screw in the middle at times, rather than the thumbscrew, to get things nice and tight

  • Sky reportedly waive Cavendish release fee, paving way for Omega Pharma-Quick Step switch1 year 22 weeks agocould be Simon, could

    could be Simon, could be...let's hope so - nothing worse than a bunch of regrets when you hang your cleats up.

    Omega Pharma could be a great move - and yes, he has plenty of time still in the sport...I'm just curious about how much more time he has at the very peak - speaking historically, performances like Cav's tend to trail off slightly as the new blood arrives and close the gap. And that is certainly in progress. 2013 is gonna be interesting!

  • Daily Mirror columnist gets on anti-cyclist bandwagon1 year 22 weeks agoMatt_S wrote:Terrible

    Matt_S wrote:
    Terrible article.

    The Road.cc one that is. It makes reference to Parsons being a journalist, when he's clearly just a cunt .

    THIS ^^^

  • Brooks introduce new backpack and revamp range1 year 22 weeks agoYikes! They look lovely - but

    Yikes! They look lovely - but no bag is £200+ lovely!

    Forget it - would rather use the freebie backpack i got when i joined the gym (said membership was also slightly cheaper than one of these bags!).