• Cycling in London1 year 4 weeks agoAnd I own a headphone

    And I own a headphone business...the advice from Music To Your Ears is not to wear headphones whilst cycling. Ever.

    And to treat all other road users with respect, and funnily enough that's what you get back 99% of the time.

  • Cycling in London1 year 4 weeks agoI can understand what Chris

    I can understand what Chris is saying, ie be careful.

    I see cyclists bombing along all the time, taking risks etc. One guy I used to work with used to have issues regularly with traffic and peds. I have issues once every 50 trips, but then again I always expect the worst and have my hands on the brakes all the time ready to stop if needs be.

    There's sensible and there's stupid. And yes there are stupid idiots in cars and trucks. Equally there are stupid idiots on bikes and I see them every day.

    That isn't to say that I ride at 5mph as I don't. My 9 mile commute from Tooting to Soho takes me less than 45 minutes including stopping at every single red light and taking several back roads.

  • Romandie1 year 4 weeks agoy'all knock yourselves out

    y'all knock yourselves out now

  • Has Boris Bike price hike put off London’s cycle hire users?1 year 4 weeks agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    jacknorell wrote:
    kie7077 wrote:
    Why is it that approx' 12 cyclists deaths per year gets proportionately so much more coverage than pollutions deaths at 4300.

    Easy, squished and bloodied body on the ground is a lot more dramatic than some poor sod dying quietly in a hospital from respiratory failure...

    Plus they are different kinds of risks.

    There's no way an individual can avoid the pollution, its a collective problem, and one mostly that involves doing harm to others not yourself. An individual can avoid the risk of a bike accident by not cycling. Not driving doesn't stop you having to breath in the pollution produced by others, so any one individual might as well carry on driving.

    Actually you could halve the pollution you breath in by getting a train instead, there is typically far more pollution at main roads and junctions where people sit waiting for lights to change.
    See: Pollution map (pollution is unusually low at the time of this post / not rush hour)

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 4 weeks agoAwful awful awful.

    Awful awful awful.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 4 weeks agoAwful awful awful.

    Awful awful awful.

  • Romandie1 year 4 weeks agoHow dare he go out and enjoy

    How dare he go out and enjoy himself

  • Buyers guide: Sportive and endurance road bikes1 year 4 weeks agoStick your exotic materials

    Stick your exotic materials and overpriced rubbish, yeah - twenty quid off ebay and all the bike anyone will ever need. Here's me crushing it on a recent sportive:

  • Buyers guide: Sportive and endurance road bikes1 year 4 weeks agoGo a good quality titanium

    Go a good quality titanium for comfort on long days/ rough surfaces, along with reasonable stiffness where it is needed. Also the higher end steel, including stainless.

  • Buyers guide: Sportive and endurance road bikes1 year 4 weeks agoRupert wrote:Expensive bikes

    Rupert wrote:
    Expensive bikes which are not designed for racing on ....... I don't know, D Oh I hate to think that there are some newbie cyclists that have deep pockets that think this is the way to go.

    You don't need to spend up to £8000 on a bike to ride a cyclosportive.

    I have a lot of cliches to quote which you have all heard before, but the main one is this.

    It's not the bike it's the person on it !

    Don't be going spending silly money on bikes, Concentrate on fitness. Spend your money if you must on bike fits and as many bike event you can get to as possible, training camps in sunny places are also a life enhancing way to go Smile

    By the way hats off to Kia for producing the Picanto car for £7995

    Maybe people just want to ride a nice bike? No one needs a flash BMW/Audi/Ferrari and even fewer can drive them properly. Plenty of people have them though. Far better to spend £8K on something that makes you go out and ride. The real tragedy is seeing nice bikes on ebay with 'only 400 dry miles' - that really is a shame.

  • Updated: One in ten collisions between car and bike in Scotland are prosecuted, investigation finds1 year 4 weeks agoBit high for the uk isn't it?

    Bit high for the uk isn't it?

  • Chamois cream ... Idiots guide1 year 4 weeks agoLard

    Lard

  • Team Colombia withdraws from Tour of Turkey due to missing passports1 year 4 weeks agoI'm desperately trying to

    I'm desperately trying to work up some form of Bernard Matthews joke about "withdrawing from turkey" but I'm struggling

  • Councillor calls for work to be stopped on 'dangerous' £300,000 Sustrans cycle route until junction priority sorted1 year 4 weeks agoLet me guess, it's some

    Let me guess, it's some shared path rubbish...

  • Mark Cavendish launches CVNDSH clothing range with Specialized1 year 4 weeks agoCav is evidently a massive

    Cav is evidently a massive fan of Only Connect (and not just for when V C-M wears something low cut)

  • Updated: One in ten collisions between car and bike in Scotland are prosecuted, investigation finds1 year 4 weeks agoThey shelved the vote didn't

    They shelved the vote didn't they?

    Also...when I came to read the story...this ad came up, do we really have to see them on here aswell as almost every tv station and website??

  • British Cycling Club Tool1 year 4 weeks agoSimon, could you not strip

    Simon, could you not strip the code and then make it work for your purposes?

  • Romandie1 year 4 weeks agoI think he might be away from

    I think he might be away from home at the moment, not sure. But it should be open tonight/tomorrow

  • Showers Pass Rogue Pant1 year 4 weeks agoIf 'aslongasicycle' reads

    If 'aslongasicycle' reads this, these are the trousers I'd like Vulpine to make!

    And if Showers Pass visit, is there _ever_ going to be a .co.uk site, rather than the press release?

  • Carbon wheels1 year 4 weeks agoCDK1962 wrote:Jonny_Trousers

    CDK1962 wrote:
    Jonny_Trousers wrote:
    How much are you looking for for the wheels, Colin?

    Hi,

    They were £800 new, so around £600 inc post.

    Rgds,

    Colin

    Thanks for getting back to me, Colin, and sorry for hijacking your thread, Slide.

    £600 is over my budget, I'm afraid, Colin. I was looking for a pair of Campag fit
    carbon clinchers second-hand for no more than £500, I'm afraid.

    Best wishes

    Jon

  • Canterbury Bike Shops1 year 4 weeks agoThanks for the

    Thanks for the suggestions.....he visited Canterbury Cycle Centre yesterday so is on his way Big Grin

  • Cheap bikes1 year 4 weeks agoI've got a Lager, I paid £200

    I've got a Lager, I paid £200 for it new and have done over 30'000 all weather miles on it fixed with front brake only. The original BB lasted about 2 weeks and was swapped for a UN54 which is still in. I fit a Dura-Ace sprocket straight away which is now worn out as is the front rim and rear wheel bearings. Obviously I have worn a few chains, tyres and brake pads and fitted other parts to preference such as saddle, bars and pedals.

    As for £45 to fit a sprocket, chain and BB they are taking the piss, that's 15 minutes at worst for a proper mechanic, I would charge you £10-£15 plus probably £35 for the parts, you need a better mechanic.

  • RANT ALERT - Getting fed up..1 year 4 weeks agodon simon wrote:Quote:On

    don simon wrote:
    Quote:
    On another note if you dont like using the website then dont , its like every other internet page or forum people make a choice if you choose to read something and you dont like it time and again then why come back?

    Do people still think that this is a valid response or defence in order to excuse offensive or unacceptable behaviour?

    I wasn't using it to excuse any behaviour I was making a statement and I'll hold to it , if you as an adult make a choice you are the only person responsible for your actions.

    So yes it's a valid response

  • British Cycling Club Tool1 year 4 weeks agoShort version: It's useable

    Short version:
    It's useable and may be OK if you don't already have a system in place but it has shortcomings.

    Long version:
    Been using it since late last year, though I'm not overly enamoured. It's a bit clunky and you can't customise it.

    When I joined we had ~150 current and past members listed on there who had listed us as their club, not the current membership. You can upload a list using an Excel template. Club members don't need BC membership but the person administering it does, so while my first year was free it will cost me money to use from next year (I would not join BC otherwise).

    We thought it may help to get people to pay their subs more readily and we can send notices of events. We have had a few renewals and a couple of new members pay via BC but it's not made the membership sec redundant. Slackers don't appear to respond any more readily and I haven't noticed anything to manage helpers.

    If anything, it has created extra work. I'm logging in frequently to check for new payments and I have to remember to update members' expiry date on the site when renewed as well as in the club's simple Access database I inherited (though I'll be switching to FileMaker as I much prefer it).

    Have used it to send renewal reminders and notice of imminent events but I don't know if it helps. I don't get notified if it bounces or if a member has no email address in their profile.

    If you want an online facility then a couple of google docs spreadsheets shared with key members could hold the same data.

    You are welcome to message me via my profile on here if you want to ask me anything.

  • Romandie1 year 4 weeks agoMarvellous.

    Marvellous.