• Factor Bikes Vis Vires sneak peek video1 year 10 weeks agoUndeniably sweet, but without

    Undeniably sweet, but without all the cutting-edge wizardry it's surely 'just another' bling carbon bike. Nice though.

  • RITMO Rating1 year 10 weeks agoDid it yesterday and got an

    Did it yesterday and got an 8.6.

  • what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously1 year 10 weeks agofarrell wrote:Chicks* dig

    farrell wrote:
    Chicks* dig it**.

    *By "chicks" I mean other males, possibly even ten or fifteen years your senior.

    **By "dig it" I mean acknowledgement via a chin jut or barely perceptible nod of approval.

    Probably the best answer on here, though after 3 months of doing it I've found that it actually has a few benefits:

    1. It makes a mental difference, you feel quicker, even if it doesn't actually make a physical difference.
    2. If you're on the commute and need to get clean when time is of the essence when you arrive, it makes cleaning your legs a heck of a lot easier.
    3. You get loads more definition, which, if you're vain (and let's face it, we are) makes all those miles count for something while your upper body shrivels away!
    I wouldn't go back now until I have to wear bibtights again. Stubble looks/feels terrible!

  • Matt White returns to Orica-GreenEdge, team makes external anti-doping report public1 year 10 weeks agoThis feels like a sensible

    This feels like a sensible approach to past offences.

    Total intolerance means people will lie, and cannot ever prove themselves redeemed.

  • W**kers 'R' us?1 year 10 weeks agoI suggest reporting it to the

    I suggest reporting it to the local sheriff, but he probably wouldn't do anything about it.

  • Howies Slipstream long sleeve jersey1 year 10 weeks agoYeah, since writing this,

    Yeah, since writing this, I've crashed heavily in the matching bibs during a mtb race, and they emerged completely unscathed. The fabric is really impressively hardwearing.

  • Britain's "beleaguered" motorists slam cost of driving - but are more car dependent than ever, says RAC1 year 10 weeks agotherealsmallboy wrote:I think

    therealsmallboy wrote:
    I think what 'cavasta' is getting at is the whole ownership problem. If we (car drivers) are made to feel that we are actually paying for the roads then the whole "cyclists shouldn't be on the road, I pay for them you don't" situation has a strong back bone.

    The reason cycling has the little bit of legitimacy that it does is due to the fact that 'road tax' doesn't exist and when we pay our VED we're paying for the right to use our vehicle and not directly for the road.

    Directly using fuel and excise duty to fund the road network would quickly sort out the state of the roads, but would cause massive problems. People with bigger, more expensive VED-rated vehicles would think that they own more of the road than somebody in, say- a Smart car. And haulage companies with their massive costs would run riot.

    It won't happen, they need to keep the application of funds hidden.

    Correct. My sentiments precisely. You made the point before I've had chance to re-post. There are enough f***wit drivers as it is who believe cyclists shouldn't be on the road. Why give legitimacy to their bigoted views by paying for road maintenance out of vehicle-based revenues? The roads infrastructure benefits the entire country not just those who use it directly.

  • W**kers 'R' us?1 year 10 weeks agoWas he on his way to get an

    Was he on his way to get an Indian?

  • Howies Slipstream long sleeve jersey1 year 10 weeks agoI've got the short sleeve and

    I've got the short sleeve and love it. Somehow it manages to mould itself to my none-too-svelte shape without actually feeling tight at all. You feel really slippery through the air too - psychologically brilliant. The short sleeve has reflective rings around the sleeve cuffs too.

    Can also vouch for the workmanship: it doesn't show a mark on it despite after a crash I had the other week. Very happy customer.

  • Howies Slipstream long sleeve jersey1 year 10 weeks agoLove it. Wouldn't wear it on

    Love it. Wouldn't wear it on my evening commutes but for chilly club runs on a saturday when there's 30 of us in daylight this would be spot on for me, love the ninja look! Not alarmingly expensive either so if you take a tumble and tear it your wallet won't be crying all the way home too!

  • Waterproof Jacket Reccomendations1 year 10 weeks agothe no rain Sportful stuff is

    the no rain Sportful stuff is fantastic. Highly recommended for Summer.
    The Rapha cape (silly money) is he only bit of rapha kit I would ever recommend also. Was given one as a gift and the fit, waterproofing etc is top drawer

  • Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL1 year 10 weeks agoYou can't argue with the

    You can't argue with the value for money but It look's like just another Chinese carbon frame that could have any bike brands name written on it.

    Tapered head tube- check.
    Big down tube- check.
    Press fit BB- check.
    Skinny stays- check.

    I can't see any mention of the warranty period on this frame in the review, extremely relevant with a frame weighing just 790 grams.

  • Britain's "beleaguered" motorists slam cost of driving - but are more car dependent than ever, says RAC1 year 10 weeks agoIn my opinion scrap the

    In my opinion scrap the excise licence and add the cost onto petrol. It means the people who use the roads the most pay for the roads through tax on fuel.

    Its been a long standing bugbear of mine that people, like my parents, who do about 2k miles a year in their car pay the same as and sometimes more in excise duty than a salesman or similar ilk who does 40k a year ?

    If it was added to the fuel costs then car users would surely think twice about nipping to the shops, dropping the kids off at school etc.

    And it would cut out the added cost of producing the excise licence and we all know there are a lot of people who dont even bother to get an excise licence !

  • Howies Slipstream long sleeve jersey1 year 10 weeks agoI have the short sleeved

    I have the short sleeved version of this and it's lovely. Though has the same issues with the pockets.

  • Great Cycling books1 year 10 weeks agoOh yes to Tim Moore 'French

    Oh yes to Tim Moore 'French Revolutions' I had some very strange looks in the hospital reading that one Big Grin

  • Bianchi 2014 range launch: New Oltre XR2 disc and Campag EPS 11-spd + new Sempre Pro, Infinito, Intenso and Via Nirone models1 year 10 weeks agoWish someone would tell me

    Wish someone would tell me what the obsession with Bianchi's is all about...never liked them..dont get it. Understand the love for Colnago, Pina etc. just not this...

    Think I ruined a few love affairs recently when I pointed out they were in fact Swedish owned.

  • Trial Of Wight1 year 10 weeks agoGreat write up Jo, enjoyed

    Great write up Jo, enjoyed that.

  • Britain's "beleaguered" motorists slam cost of driving - but are more car dependent than ever, says RAC1 year 10 weeks agoI think what 'cavasta' is

    I think what 'cavasta' is getting at is the whole ownership problem. If we (car drivers) are made to feel that we are actually paying for the roads then the whole "cyclists shouldn't be on the road, I pay for them you don't" situation has a strong back bone.

    The reason cycling has the little bit of legitimacy that it does is due to the fact that 'road tax' doesn't exist and when we pay our VED we're paying for the right to use our vehicle and not directly for the road.

    Directly using fuel and excise duty to fund the road network would quickly sort out the state of the roads, but would cause massive problems. People with bigger, more expensive VED-rated vehicles would think that they own more of the road than somebody in, say- a Smart car. And haulage companies with their massive costs would run riot.

    It won't happen, they need to keep the application of funds hidden.

  • Objects of lust1 year 10 weeks agoCervelo, cervelos, cervelos.

    Cervelo, cervelos, cervelos. This thread just got boring!

  • Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL1 year 10 weeks agoI ordered one of these with

    I ordered one of these with ultegra spec at the beginning of May and payed on the required date by cash transfer at the bank, 24hrs later Canyon inform me there are delays in the frame manufacture and there will be another three weeks to wait. In the mean time they did thank me for being patient and sent a free Canyon scarf that i can look forward to wearing in November when its nice and cold again. No money, no bike, nice scarf and still waiting patiently Thinking

  • washing castelli bib shorts1 year 10 weeks agoUpdate Washed using non bio

    Update
    Washed using non bio powder at 30.Came out fine.

    Will stick tech wax for Gibbs;-)

  • Building up a frame/Canyon seen on ebay1 year 10 weeks agoNot very specific at all. If

    Not very specific at all. If you follow the links and dig deep you'll find "Ultimate CF : BSA 68mm"

    https://www.canyon.com/_en/supportcenter/article.html?supportcenter_cate...

    So a standard British BB fitting - mind you there are many options for what you fill it with. You probably know but you need to match the components in your crankset - cranks, chainwheels and BB. My suggestion is to buy them together if you are not 100% sure. Lots of places sell just some components and leave it to you to match them up. Not for the uninitiated.

    It's likely you will need an inexpensive special tool to match the BB you buy. In some cases, you might need to have it installed by an LBS.

    It seems like every year brings us a new BB "standard" that then gets modified into orphan-ness. Stick with something tried and true from Shimano or SRAM and you'll be fine.

  • broken shimano ultegra left shifter1 year 10 weeks agocheers lads, going to pick

    cheers lads, going to pick some of that gt85 today, worth a go.

    obviously I'm looking for shifters that the cables can be internally routed if you are dissing the 6703 what could you recommend to replace them with?

  • what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously1 year 10 weeks agonot even velominati insist on

    not even velominati insist on white socks

  • Leisure cycle tourism could be worth nearly £250 million a year to Scottish economy, says report1 year 10 weeks agoProperly maintained cycle

    Properly maintained cycle paths would be a start. I use the A77 route at least once a week and while it is good to have, it could do with the attentions of a roadsweeper on a regular basis.

    Also stopping cars parking on cyle paths must happen or there is no point having them.