• No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)1 year 11 weeks agowmpmw02 wrote:You only have

    wmpmw02 wrote:
    You only have to see a previous roadcc story to realise what action the police would have taken if the cyclist had clocked the van driver.
    http://road.cc/content/news/80715-yorkshire-cyclist-convicted-assault-va...

    Probably note even 2nd class citizens

    Angry

    Here...

    Quote:
    A Yorkshire cyclist has been convicted of assault after magistrates rejected his claim that he was acting in self defence during an altercation with a van driver whom he said had passed too close to him while he was out riding.

    Christopher Alan Wade, aged 48 and from Keighley, told the court that after he had banged the side of the van due to it being too close to him as he rode along Keighley Road in Skipton on 9 November last year, reports the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

    He said that the driver, Jeffrey Walker, had then bitten him on the hand, but the magistrates rejected the cyclist’s claim that he had acted in self-defence in striking the van driver.

    Alistair Geldhardt, a friend and Wade and also a cyclist, described him as a “gentleman” and told the court of his support for the Dave Rayner Fund, which since 1996 has helped fund aspiring riders including many who have gone on to succesful pro careers including David Millar, Russ Downing, Emma Trott and Dani King.

    The magistrates fined Wade £400 and he was also told to pay £100 compensation to Mr Walker as well as £300 in court costs and a victim surcharge of £40.

  • Video: Point of view from the tallest of tall bikes1 year 11 weeks agoThank god there were no

    Thank god there were no traffic lights!

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoGet in i got exactly - no

    Get in i got exactly - no one in the top 20 Crying

  • Genesis CdF1 year 11 weeks agoGenisis inform me ( via

    Genisis inform me ( via twitter ) that they plan to put an 11-30 casette on next years model.

  • Tour De Romandie1 year 11 weeks agoSTEVESPRO 79 wrote:ray

    STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    drheaton wrote:
    Not sure altitude plays as large a part as you may think, read this:

    http://inrng.com/2013/04/colombia-cycling-altitude/

    Good article

    Interesting read with some witty comments.....Rigoberto Uran...team Sky's `mane` man.... Smile

    But if it's to do with attitude rather than altitude then why are their great riders(Colombia) all climbers?

  • TRP launch Hylex hydraulic road/CX brake1 year 11 weeks ago352g per wheel?? that's going

    352g per wheel?? that's going to put off the weight weenies.

  • Best tube?1 year 11 weeks agoNetclectic they are Race 28s.

    Netclectic they are Race 28s. Cheers for the replies as I wanted to be prepared if any problems arise. Ill try Step-hent's suggestion about supergluing the valve core. Thanks.

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoTop 20:- 1 MEERSMAN Gianni

    Top 20:-

    1 MEERSMAN Gianni (OPQ) 04:29:09
    2 NIZZOLO Giacomo (RLT)
    3 FERRARI Roberto (LAM)
    4 MEZGEC Luka (ARG)
    5 REZA Kévin (EUC)
    6 GAVAZZI Francesco (AST)
    7 GOSS Matthew Harley (OGE)
    8 COSTA Rui Alberto (MOV)
    9 BILLE Gaetan (LTB)
    10 MARCATO Marco (VCD)
    11 VANENDERT Dennis (LTB)
    12 BAKELANTS Jan (RLT)
    13 SUTTON Christopher (SKY)
    14 NERZ Dominik (BMC)
    15 FLORENCIO CABRE Xavier (KAT)
    16 HOLLENSTEIN Reto (IAM)
    17 VIVIANI Elia (CAN)
    18 PREIDLER Georg (ARG)
    19 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen (LTB)
    20 BETANCUR Carlos (ALM)

  • Addison Lee bus lane row reaches Court of Appeal1 year 11 weeks agoLet's ban buses and taxis

    Let's ban buses and taxis from bus lanes. And put a kerb along the right to separate them from the traffic lanes. Instant cycling paradise!

  • Chain dropping from big ring, help!1 year 11 weeks agoCheck your front mech Limit

    Check your front mech Limit Screws, specifically the one marked 'H'. If the mech cage can't shift enough from the frame it might be pulling the chain back towards the inner ring (hope that makes sense).

    To check, put the chain on the large chainring and smallest sprocket. Pull the inner cable for the front mech by hand and you should have a small gap between the chain and outer cage so there's no rubbing. If you don't, loosen the H screw a quarter of a turn at a time.

    Then go out and continue to give it the beans. Cool

  • Video: Point of view from the tallest of tall bikes1 year 11 weeks agoI'd need a cutout saddle and

    I'd need a cutout saddle and cutout shorts because I'd be crapping myself the whole time.

  • Chain dropping from big ring, help!1 year 11 weeks agoCan happen with a worn chain

    Can happen with a worn chain or gear ring.

    Measure your chain for wear?

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoAlan Tullett

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    chrisdstripes wrote:
    I've mainly got guys that I'm hoping will be in the mix regardless of whether the top sprinters get dropped. So Wyss, Goss, Meersman, Nizzolo, Dehaes and Albasini (hopefully he will sprint if Goss is dropped).

    But every decision I've made for Romandie so far has been the wrong one - I even had Berard in my team initially. So not expecting much today!

    I can't believe I did better than you in the prologue. I actually had a pretty good team (Porte, Talansky, Rui Costa, Betancur) until I read the forum and changed a couple of riders. Only got Meersman today and some GC points so you'll catch up a bit. I hope I do better at the start of the Giro but I think I've learnt a few lessons (don't leave out the favourite just because they're expensive!) and this is probably the last premium game I'll bother with, (and I'm not bothering that much).


    I totally misread how the prologue would go - I've never come across such a short uphill TT before so had no idea. The right play in that instance would be to play safe with some main GC guys, but hey man, thats just not how I roll... Cool
    Better today, half of guys in the top ten would be in hardly any teams so 1,2,7 plus hopefully a little bit more will probably be a half-decent score. I think my purist team looks fairly good - just needs some Swiss breakaway action over the next couple of days...

  • Chain dropping from big ring, help!1 year 11 weeks agoTa, giving it a bit of

    Ta, giving it a bit of thought I reckon it is when the chain is up the block a few gears. I just need to man up and leave it in the 53-11 all the time

  • Best tube?1 year 11 weeks agoWhich Conti tubes are you

    Which Conti tubes are you using?

    I like the Continental Race Supersonic tubes which you can get in 60mm.

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:I've

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    I've mainly got guys that I'm hoping will be in the mix regardless of whether the top sprinters get dropped. So Wyss, Goss, Meersman, Nizzolo, Dehaes and Albasini (hopefully he will sprint if Goss is dropped).

    But every decision I've made for Romandie so far has been the wrong one - I even had Berard in my team initially. So not expecting much today!

    I can't believe I did better than you in the prologue. I actually had a pretty good team (Porte, Talansky, Rui Costa, Betancur) until I read the forum and changed a couple of riders. Only got Meersman today and some GC points so you'll catch up a bit. I hope I do better at the start of the Giro but I think I've learnt a few lessons (don't leave out the favourite just because they're expensive!) and this is probably the last premium game I'll bother with, (and I'm not bothering that much).

  • Rapha offer personalised Team Sky replica jerseys1 year 11 weeks agoMayhem SWE wrote:The Rumpo

    Mayhem SWE wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    (Seething with rage)...Unless it's made from the same material as the pro jersey, it is NOT a replica. A replica is an exact copy.

    No, the definition of a replica is a copy closely resembling the original concerning its shape and appearance. A replica does not necessarily have to be functionally identical. A gun replica for example would look identical to a real gun but not have the actual mechanics required to fire bullets.

    The Rapha Sky Pro jerseys are not replicas, they're the real thing, while the Rapha Sky Replica jerseys are exactly that; a replica that is visually but not functionally identical.


    No, the definition of replica is an exact copy (OED). How can these be visually identical if they are made of a different material? These are imitation team jerseys (i.e. not team jerseys at all), and should be sold as such. (Not that they'd get many buyers).

  • Rapha offer personalised Team Sky replica jerseys1 year 11 weeks agoSimon E wrote:Ha ha ha, this

    Simon E wrote:
    Ha ha ha, this is a great poke in the eye for the misery guts types who can't cope with replica team kit on everyday cyclists. I hope they sell them by the bucketload. And if Rapha say it's a replica then yes, it's a replica.

    So if Rapha printed the SKY logo on a black cotton t-shirt, they could call that a replica team jersey as well?

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks ago1 and 6 rubbish what to do

    1 and 6 rubbish Crying what to do tomorrow though? Cav Thinking

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoGreat another crash and burn

    Great another crash and burn day.... Angry Crying

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks ago1,2 and 6, nearly brought in

    Big Grin 1,2 and 6, nearly brought in Ferrari too which is annoying but hey ho.

    Also, penalty transfers for the win!

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoawesome, I have exactly none

    awesome, I have exactly none of those people in either of my teams.... Sad

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoPossibly Bille 9th and

    Possibly Bille 9th and Marcato 10th (TBC)

    So far 1,2,7 standard and 1,6,8 purist - much better!

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks ago1 Meersman 2 Nizzolo 3

    1 Meersman
    2 Nizzolo
    3 Ferrari
    4 Mezgec
    5 Reza
    6 Gavazzi
    7 Goss
    8 Rui Costa
    9 Bille
    10 Marcato

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoMeersman Nizzolo Ferrari Mezg

    Meersman
    Nizzolo
    Ferrari
    Mezgec
    Reza
    Gavazzi
    Goss
    Costa