• Shimano 2300 Triple brake lever play1 year 8 weeks agoThe brake cable comes out by

    The brake cable comes out by the brake oads on rear wheel.undo with a allen key and pull through cable then simply tighten back up with key

  • Vuelta - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoOh yes defo something wrong!

    Oh yes defo something wrong! that's a huge matrix glitch there for 'He who must not be named' to be top of forum scorum Surprise

  • Shimano recall road mechanical disc callipers1 year 8 weeks agoWow that's a lucky thing - I

    Wow that's a lucky thing - I just finished rebuilding my MTB and decided to buy a little used set of Avid BB7's c/w levers off ebay, but before I spotted them I was going to buy some Shimano mechanicals instead - good thing I checked ebay out and made a sensible sniper bid.

  • Shimano recall road mechanical disc callipers1 year 8 weeks agoGood on Shimano for having

    Good on Shimano for having the balls to issue a recall instead of hushing it up. Toyota has a similar approach in the car world. However, I'm slightly concerned by the implication that only "bicycle dealers" should be able to adjust brakes... let's not forget that a bicycle is a fundamentally simple machine and I'd hate to get away from the situation where everything is user-servicable providing they have the right tools.

  • Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 8 weeks agoQuote: seems to me that cars

    Quote:
    seems to me that cars would be scarier to a horse than some cyclists

    yeah but generally you can hear cars coming from further away,so you have chance to look round, see them approaching, and realise it's just a car.

    If you don't hear a bike approaching and only see it when it;s within 'striking distance' then your heckles are up and you spook. Using your voice {just saying a cherry hello to the rider} is usually enough to let horses know you're human, something they come across every day.

  • Going ultralight, help identifying a 5.2kg beauty1 year 8 weeks agoWe need a 'Troll report

    We need a 'Troll report button' on this website!

  • Vuelta - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoDitto, although I'm

    Ditto, although I'm permanently logged into the game whereas I suspect the issue arises when you try to log in to make your changes.

  • Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 8 weeks agolocalsurfer wrote:"..local

    localsurfer wrote:
    "..local people - particularly anyone with limited mobility or possible walking with a small child ..would not want to be out as they couldn’t get to the side of the road quickly enough"

    WTF? What do they do when cars are about?

    This whole thing makes no sense at all. How is a bunch of cyclists any different from the usual traffic?

    Haters are going to hate. Its naive to think they have genuine safety concerns.

  • Eurobike 2013 preview: Predictions and trends1 year 8 weeks agoCulprit was doing dics brakes

    Culprit was doing dics brakes on their bikes a while back and everyone called them crazy. Now they see BIG companies doing it. A touch of wizardry suspected over at Culprit Bicycles.

  • Eurobike 2013 preview: Predictions and trends1 year 8 weeks agoI couldn't agree more. I have

    I couldn't agree more. I have a friend who really couldn't find ANYTHING specific to his needs, so he and his brother starting welding tubing, and boom, made their own cargo bike. It just seems like it should be easier. I live in Taiwan and it's a great place to cycle commute (aside from the dangerous traffic) although there is not much in terms of two-wheel bikes.

  • Going ultralight, help identifying a 5.2kg beauty1 year 8 weeks agoPeople like you are

    People like you are everything I dislike about cycling, overweight people riding around on zipp wheels. Jealous? Yes, but I'd like to think my riding skill is in proportionate to my bike (both aren't very good).

  • group sets...an idiots guide1 year 8 weeks agoSimon E wrote:joc wrote:A 10

    Simon E wrote:
    joc wrote:
    A 10 mile TT is different from a 50+ run with 6,000 ft of climbing

    OK, it was only an illustration. But a 10 speed cassette and a marginally lighter chainset doesn't necessarily make climbing hills much easier, if at all.

    Edit: the course we use for the 10s is quite lumpy and requires plenty of gearchanges, including a bastard little climb just before the finish. Devil


    Big Grin fair do's .. There's one particular climb I do regular, it's short and punchy but kicks up to over 20% and I'm in the granny gear from the word go. I suppose it's good training but I'd like just a bit more.

  • group sets...an idiots guide1 year 8 weeks agojoc wrote:A 10 mile TT is

    joc wrote:
    A 10 mile TT is different from a 50+ run with 6,000 ft of climbing

    OK, it was only an illustration. But a 10 speed cassette and a marginally lighter chainset doesn't necessarily make climbing hills much easier, if at all.

    Edit: the course we use for the 10s is quite lumpy and requires plenty of gearchanges, including a bastard little climb just before the finish. Devil

  • Vuelta - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoI see what you did there

    I see what you did there JAndrew Wink

    Mine was fine and was able to make transfers even when all others were saying it was still updating Thinking

  • Suggestions/requests for the 2014 season1 year 8 weeks agoHere is some previous

    Here is some previous discussion on badges

    http://road.cc/content/forum/83457-achievements-understanding

    Personally I really like the 'Bookend' badge idea.

  • Fantasy 'team' competition for 20141 year 8 weeks agoI'd considered either a draft

    I'd considered either a draft style comp among the captains, random pick or some kind of 'salary capped' system where your team can recruit anyone but there's a limit to how many players you could have over a certain overall score. Either way there needs to be some system in place to stop all of the top players just ending up on one team.

    The easiest method may be a random pick but with a seeding system. Based on overall or grand tour performance we'd seed the fantasy players and put them into groups so that each team can only have one from the top seed group, one from the second seeding group etc to spread out the 'best' players across each team.

    I had also considered a post Tour transfer window where you can drop non-active players and pick up others not attached to a team but I think that would depend on whether it was needed at the time.

  • Eurobike 2013 preview: Predictions and trends1 year 8 weeks agoYou drew me with the promise

    You drew me with the promise of sausage and cheese but there was barely any mention of these in the actual article. Disappointed.

  • FS: cycling shoes - Mavic Scape, Shimano MT32 - BNWOT new with tags1 year 8 weeks agoReduced - now £40 for the

    Reduced - now £40 for the Mavics, £22 for the Shimanos - postage included - crazy prices, I'm making a loss but need to free up the space!

  • Faster, stronger, lighter... for under £1,0001 year 8 weeks agoyes, +1 for training - you

    yes, +1 for training - you can spend a LOT less than £1000, lose 10kg body weight, and suddenly you will fly up hills!

  • Eurobike 2013 preview: Predictions and trends1 year 8 weeks agoVJ, I also want to see Black

    VJ, I also want to see Black with magenta highlights, mainly because that's going to be my new colour scheme for bikes.

    If you guys come across anything cool in the recumbent section, please get some info and pictures please, even if you just email me them and don't publish them Wink

  • Have you wasted money on super light new wheels?1 year 8 weeks agoBBB wrote:SammyG wrote:BBB

    BBB wrote:
    SammyG wrote:
    BBB wrote:
    SammyG wrote:
    BBB wrote:
    Thousands, no.. millions, in fact 9 of 10 of roadies are still on pointless 23mm tyres (coz the pros use them...), mistaking vibrations and lack of comfort for speed and ignoring solid research on rolling resistance (e.g. excellent work by Bicycle Quarterly).
    I won't even start on a stupid 19-21mm trend from (I believe) 90's that people mindlessly followed just like the pros...

    Bag of worms there, not that simple Love Struck

    It is very simple.

    Yes the rolling resistance is simple which will save you 0.2 - 0.3 watts going from 23c to 25c, but aerodynamic implications are closer to 6 watts dependent on wheel rim width.

    Testing rolling resistance using smooth steel drums and air resistance of wheels/tyres using a TT bike "ridden" at 25-30mph in full aero position is as far from typical riding conditions as it gets.

    It makes very effective marketing, though.

  • RideLondon 2014 sportive ballot gets 50,000 entries in first 24 hours1 year 8 weeks agoIt's taking the piss...the

    It's taking the piss...the way there were many folks who didn't get a place, yer the number of people who dropped out or didn't finish is a real shame...

  • Vuelta - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoI have no idea, because I

    I have no idea, because I don't use that league Thinking

  • Vuelta - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoI think something is still

    I think something is still wrong...is that a non premium person heading the forum scorum???

  • Sportful Gruppetto Classic bib shorts1 year 8 weeks agoforgetting the obvious typo,

    forgetting the obvious typo, got to agree with tester. Been wearing these shorts since the early spring, kept me tres comfortable in all the right places riding the dragon ride. They fit like a glove, but importantly still look good as new!

    All in all, great looks, great value.