• Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agojason.timothy.jones

    jason.timothy.jones wrote:
    This has gone past being sad now.

    Apparently it is about the bike

    Apparently not. It is about Trek marketing the whole Project One process to women in the run up to Spring when traditionally people buy new bikes, with the help of road.cc.

  • Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks agoTom Amos wrote:You get a

    Tom Amos wrote:
    You get a brand new bike worth £X00 and you leave it all day at a train station? Hard lesson to learn. Chances of getting her bike back? Virtually zero.

    If you are doing a commute and have to leave a bike locked up all day, I would recommend you buy a bike from Decathlon for around £100.

    Obviously a pragmatic approach, but I don't think it is too much to ask that we are able to park cycles without risk of them being stolen, especially as she took the time to use the "indoor cycle rack" and there were staff around.

  • Going to Dublin to watch the Giro1 year 5 weeks agoDon't forget that you can

    Don't forget that you can also head up to Liverpool to get a ferry to Dublin. It's actually closer to Manchester than going to Holyhead, albeit with less ferry services and slightly longer on the boat..

    Alternatively, you could also get a ferry from Liverpool up to Belfast, get the late ten o'clock ferry, travel overnight, and land in Belfast in time for a breakfast. Watch the first stage up there, nip down to Dublin then head back to Manchester.

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoThis has gone past being sad

    This has gone past being sad now.

    Apparently it is about the bike

  • Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks agoErh, two men and one female

    Erh, two men and one female bike? Confused

  • Factor Vis Vires road bike1 year 5 weeks agolooks quite similar to the

    looks quite similar to the look bikes. but wouldn't buy one because of the stem.

  • M&S cycling chinos1 year 5 weeks agoThey look suspiciously like

    They look suspiciously like the slacks you see at the back of the Sunday papers, right next to the zip up insulated boots and hearing aids.

    I will be taking a trip into sparks to have a look at them in person though.

  • Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks agoYou get a brand new bike

    You get a brand new bike worth £X00 and you leave it all day at a train station? Hard lesson to learn. Chances of getting her bike back? Virtually zero.

    If you are doing a commute and have to leave a bike locked up all day, I would recommend you buy a bike from Decathlon for around £100. If it gets nicked, it's not the end of the world. Indeed, I know of several cyclists in London who estimate that their bike will get nicked once every six months and factor it in as the cost of commuting. It's still cheaper than the Tube.

    I know this isn't how things should be but sadly it is the reality.

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoWell, well, well ... It gets

    Well, well, well ...

    It gets more and more interesting. I conducted a little experiment by voting an equal number of times for myself and for Juliet Elliott using exactly the same method.

    My votes have just been deleted and the votes for Juliet remain safe and sound ....

    Draw your own conclusions, but the next time I carry out this experiment it will be in the presence of my lawyer.

  • Three men fined £10,000 each following theft of 46 Brompton bicycles bound for Russia1 year 5 weeks agoGizmo_ wrote:So, I hear that

    Gizmo_ wrote:
    So, I hear that Leyton is the place to go if you need a cheap bike...?

    (Kidding. Put the Internet pitchforks away).

    .. yes but it does beg the question about where these Pawn Broker type shops - generally in the most run down areas of town - actually get their stock from

    A concerted effort from the Police, of checking goods in these places, and following up items for sale on Gumtree/ Facebook etc where they didn't look quite right..it would certainly reduce the number of thefts if the goods were harder to sell

  • Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks agogb901 wrote:Not that clever a

    gb901 wrote:
    Not that clever a con - stupid London Midland staff more like!

    Exactly that.

    I wonder where you'd stand with your insurance in a situation like that, and whether the station would accept any liability for essentially permitting the theft?

  • Going to Dublin to watch the Giro1 year 5 weeks agoYou lot are a mine of

    You lot are a mine of information!

    Gave them a call, it seems the tickets have yet to be released. They guy couldn't tell me when they would be, suggesting I should ring the premium rate number weekly until they were!

  • Welwyn Garden City councillor slams Women’s Tour stage as “frittering away” taxpayers’ money1 year 5 weeks agoseanboy wrote:he is dead

    seanboy wrote:
    he is dead right,nobody is interested in watching women cycling in this country,i know that sounds harsh,but that is just a fact!

    Incorrect. Please do note that, in general, facts have to be backed up with credible evidence.

    If you can back up your (ridiculously incoherent) statement with correctly gathered statistical data then PERHAPS I might not view you as such an impertinent ignoramus. However, for now I think the only reasonable response to this unbelievable quote would have to be; are you bloody bonkers or what mate?

  • Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks agoDoesn't really require

    Doesn't really require extensive security training does it? Bolt-cutters = ask for ID and ask if they would mind waiting twenty minutes for Transport Police to be present.

  • Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agocyclingDMlondon

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:

    *aside* why does this website attract so many idiots?

    This cant be your'e first dance, all forums attract idiots, this is nothing compared to some I have seen lately, thankfully I havent been slandered for my poor spelling or gammar for a little while, particuly as we all know, your opinion means nothing unless you can speel good Laughing

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks ago[quote drheaton]1 & 2, not

    [quote drheaton]1 & 2, not heard of Ruffoni before, anyone know anything about him?

He aint bad in a bunch sprint and he's cheap is all I know and gathered from early season

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 5 weeks agoLolo wrote:noether wrote: In

    Lolo wrote:
    noether wrote:

    In Holland, no one who uses his bike for simple day to day short distance transport wears a helmet, even the most foul weather. Equally, almost no one who rides a bike for sport goes without a helmet, even in the brightest sunshine. The difference? Speed.

    Speed has nothing to do with it. Road cyclists traditionally like to imitate what the pros are riding/wearing. The helmet is just part of the uniform, it makes them look "right".

    No, it is the event rules that determine if competitors wear helmets for an event. Wheelrunners (I'm using the Dutch term here) are the ones who like to go fast and in Holland, they're the only helmet riders at all except very young children just starting to learn.

    Fietsters (ordinary cyclists to you an me) should not ever need to where a helmet.

    Just what exactly is a "road cyclist" anyway? I cycle on roads to work on my MTB, does that make me a "road cyclist"? No, I consider myself to belong to the Dutch class of "Fietster", not "Wheelrunner".

  • Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agoCant help but wonder had he

    Cant help but wonder had he been run over by following taxi as he lay in the road what the 'punishment' would have been?

    3 points and £60?

  • Why there is no money for safer road infrastructure....1 year 5 weeks agoThere's proposals to build a

    There's proposals to build a tunnel to replace the (life expired) Hammersmith flyover. The top end estimate for this scheme comes in at about £1.7 billion.

    For 2.5 miles of road, to relieve a local conjestion issue.

    All this talk of foreign aid budgets, corporate taxes etc is a red herring. This country can well afford, even with all that, to allocate vastly more to safer cycling than it does at the moment. We could cheerfully go to £50/head/year- if the government wanted to. It doesn't. It doesn't want to spend money on this.

  • M&S cycling chinos1 year 5 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael wrote:The

    Simon_MacMichael wrote:
    The day I buy beige trousers with an elasticated waist will be the day I sell the Colnago and join the local bowls club.

    I'm not planning on that happening any time soon...

    Wink

    You're in luck then - they also do them in "Graphite". Which is exactly the same as "carbon". Trust me on this I have a Physics A-level...

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 5 weeks ago'So when doctors and surgeons

    'So when doctors and surgeons say "I've seen many cyclists in my hospital, and I am sure helmets save lives"'

    This is ok, because they are expressing *their opinion*. Not a fact. Take out the 'I am sure' and you're into 'old quack who needs striking off' territory. I'd imagine very few doctors actually do go down that route, because they understand how the whole 'fact' thing works, unlike Mr and Mrs Numpty on the Daily Mail comments page.

    Unfortunately people hear the 'I am sure...' bit and jump straight to 'my doctor said...'

  • £100k reward offered after £1/4 million in bikes and gear stolen after London Bike Show1 year 5 weeks agoColT wrote:£100k reward and

    ColT wrote:
    £100k reward and they opted for a Travelodge? Hmmm.

    where else are they to go, I don't know of any motels or hotels in the UK that have secure parking. They all tend to have disclaimer notices in them that absolve the owners from any vehicle damage or theft while parked up anyway.

    I had better parking in a hotel in Centurion in Johannesberg. At least that had a manned barrier and you had to show your hotel pass (or exit pass) to get in or out. The guy on the barrier was even armed!!!

  • Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agooozaveared

    oozaveared wrote:
    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    Niallsimpson wrote:
    Applause Got to love Boris, when you have the dismal selection of politicians we have here in N. Ireland, it's good to see one you can laugh at... in a good way!

    Which is exactly what he wants. He plays the buffoon to hide the pure, sadistic evil of neo-liberal policies. He is a very dangerous man, and if Britain is foolish and blind enough to elect this pile of feces to N° 10 Downing Street, we shall rue the day.

    Boris a neo-liberal? You do know the definition of neo-liberal don't you? Maybe not.

    I know the definition. You, evidently, do not.

    *aside* why does this website attract so many idiots?

  • Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agoLet's hope he's true to his

    Let's hope he's true to his word on the country of manufacture of his next ride.

  • Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agoAnd more...

    And more...