- Cheap bikes1 year 4 weeks agoMKultra wrote:Oh and be sureMKultra wrote:
Oh and be sure to read the Sheldon Brown website
L/A's do offer courses but having been involved with a recycling charity who run these things it's mostly run by Gibbons who have done the basic Cytech qualification which is a workfare con these days. Serious bike shops who do quality work and fabrication train their own staff as they are the experts, not some training provider.
Why would say...Longstaff Cycles or Rourke or Mercian feel the need to pay someone else to tell them how to build bikes?
I can think of five reasons straight off.
1. Customers prefer it..
2. Product warranties sometimes insist upon it.
3. It avoids picking up naughty short cuts.
4. It helps protect the retailer from litigation.
5. It improves the image of the whole cycle industry.
- Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoDoesn't surprise me in the
Doesn't surprise me in the slightest. I won't be watching the tour by the roadside this year, but I would definitely go to France if I was.
Still, I look forward to watching the UK stages on TV
- Altura Meta Versa Messenger Bag and Pannier1 year 4 weeks agoPity about the minor niggles
Pity about the minor niggles - this is almost exactly what I'm looking for! Does anyone know of other "messenger bag / pannier" type products? My commute consists of a 5 mile cycle to the station, a short train journey, and a 10 minute walk to the office - carrying a hefty laptop.
- Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoIt's typical. Any major
It's typical. Any major sporting event that comes to these shores is an automatic excuse to gouge the British public of their hard-earned cash.
Rugby World Cup
Any football 'European' championship
We are seen as mugs who will pay.
No other country would allow their citizens to be fleeced as we routinely are.
- Michael Rogers cleared in clenbuterol case, as is Jonathan Breyne, young Belgian who attempted suicide1 year 4 weeks agoTruth is, if you are a pro
Truth is, if you are a pro and you know there is a chance of contaminated meat, you do everything in your power to not eat said meat. Especially for what people are calling an "unimportant" race. Also, more people of that period who were racing would of also been caught out if meat was indeed the case.
Cheat or no cheat, if Rogers knew that he was flirting with WADA and potentially ending his career just by eating meat, he would of done what Garmin did and stick to veg and rice.
- Mio Cyclo 505 HC GPS computer1 year 4 weeks agoJust bought one today (on the
Just bought one today (on the strength of this review, no pressure) from Box on eBay. £258 with 'free' up front mount, due to be delivered tomorrow by DPD.
IF it turns up, and IF it's not an empty box and an ebay rip-off I reckon I'll be a fairly happy Mountainboy.
- Eric Pickles turns down Cambridge councillors' car vs bike challenge1 year 4 weeks agoThe present government cannot
The present government cannot deny responsibility for promoting eh.... Sontarans to positions were they harm most. At least, this minister leaves his audiences in no doubt about his lack of problem solving capacities and political nous. Makes life so much simpler.
- Eric Pickles turns down Cambridge councillors' car vs bike challenge1 year 4 weeks agoWe have this 'problem' in
We have this 'problem' in York as mentioned by the big guy. The problem seems to be that whenever any attempt is made to re-route car traffic away from the city centre the car lobby supported by the local press are up in arms. A recent trial restricting traffic ended in failure and legal wrangling in York.
The sad fact is that cyclists are in the minority and need government support for things to change not the unhelpful attitude of Pickles et al.
Excellent comments on the European attitude to cyclists safety in another post - how can we change this in the UK?
- Proper Purist Classics - pick your Ardennes teams1 year 4 weeks agoAnd here are the overall
And here are the overall scores for the cobbles and the first two Ardenne races
- Updated: Casting agent inundated after Emmerdale cyclist extras appeal - no more please!1 year 4 weeks agoI would do this, one of my
I would do this, one of my mates was an extra in 'The Flying Scotsman', it would probably be something like that. I wonder when they are filming?
- Proper Purist Classics - pick your Ardennes teams1 year 4 weeks agoAs for the scores, I had a
As for the scores, I had a slight issue with original spreadsheet (one too complex for me to fix), so Ive added the scores up manually for each team, then put into another spreadsheet to add up for each race etc. So if you spot any errors in scores just let me know
So here are the current Ardennes scores
- Looking for a Percy Bilton Condor Jersey from the 80's1 year 4 weeks agoPass....very rare to see them
Pass....very rare to see them up for sale, I've seen a couple in the past 5 years, always on ebay, about £15....Also, always the blue one, NEVER seen the yellow with stars.
Not sure there are any more?
- WTD: Beginner Road bike (WSD if poss?)1 year 4 weeks agoHi Simon, thanks for the help
Hi Simon, thanks for the help - I don't think I can post on the forum annoyingly, the bike looks great - just a shame there's no information on the model or the frame size! After a bit of crude googling it looks like a scott contessa speedster 25 2010 ...but it would be nice to be sureto have an idea of the groupet and gizmos and that
- Proper Purist Classics - pick your Ardennes teams1 year 4 weeks agoRight here are the teams that
Right here are the teams that people submitted
(I made one error, one of the Cunego's in Dr's team is actually Frank Schleck
- Michael Rogers cleared in clenbuterol case, as is Jonathan Breyne, young Belgian who attempted suicide1 year 4 weeks ago"... was Pantani
"... was Pantani entertaining, was he on drugs?"
Hell, yes and hell, yes!!
- Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 4 weeks agoHells teeth! Those London
Hells teeth! Those London pedestrians are going to get even worse!
- Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 4 weeks agobig mick wrote:Having rode abig mick wrote:
Having rode a lot in Spain where it's is already law trust me it works.No cars or hgv's come near.Infact they give way on roundabouts when they have right of way and never come close when passing.
Spain has a few other laws in addition to Presumed Liability and one is that a peloton of cyclists is treated as one vehicle. So if the front of the peloton gets onto a roundabout or through a junction, the rest of it is legally entitled to follow, even if the lights change or there is another vehicle coming round the roundabout that (in the UK) would have right of way.
Very similar to an articulated lorry driving through a junction.
I'm fairly sure Spain also has a 1.5m minimum passing law (anyone care to back me up on that?). It also has a very strong culture of cycling so chances are even if the driver doesn't actually cycle, they'll still be very proud of the Vuelta, Indurain, Contador etc.
Presumed Liability in the UK would be probably the single biggest Good Thing for any politician to do for cycling.
- Eric Pickles turns down Cambridge councillors' car vs bike challenge1 year 4 weeks agoWhat is Eric Pickles for? The
What is Eric Pickles for? The only time I ever hear of him is when he's said something daft.
- Cheap bikes1 year 4 weeks ago£45 to fit a square taper BB
£45 to fit a square taper BB and chain??! They're taking the p1ss. Square taper should last years, not months. But if you're in London then everyone screws everyone so it's normal.
If you buy a chain checker and chain tool you can fit your own chain. Keep it adjusted and replace it before it's too worn to extend the life of the sprocket and chainring. Otherwise find a cheaper spannerman or quit moaning and pay up.
There are many tyres cheaper than M+ but you chose a premium model. They should, however, last a long time.
Old bikes come with their own problems, most are in need of proper fettling. A cheap bike will still need new tyres, chain etc at the same interval as a more expensive one so you won't save anything there.
- 2014 WorldTour bikes: The bikes of the peloton this season1 year 4 weeks agoThat Giant bike is pig-ugly
That Giant bike is pig-ugly IMO ... looks so awkward
- Updated: Casting agent inundated after Emmerdale cyclist extras appeal - no more please!1 year 4 weeks agoSimmo72 wrote:its the sceneSimmo72 wrote:
its the scene with the out of control combine harvester and 18 pints of cider that gets me nervous
Cider - it's up norf. More likely 18 pint's of best.
- Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 4 weeks agoThe bicycle has been around
The bicycle has been around for over 130 year and all that time there has never been a requirement for cyclists to have insurance. Motorist have been legal required to have third party insurance since 1903, seven years after the first pedestrian was killed by a car. The reason that cyclists are not, and have not ever been, required to have third party insurance is because they do very little harm to other.
In the event that Presumed Liability becomes law, I see no reason why I would need to go out and get third party insurance, because I ride with care and attention, and therefore don't pose a threat to pedestrians. This such a law would have no negative consequence for me because I do not ride in a reckless manner. Only the reckless have anything to fear from Presumed Liability.
- K-Edge launch XL Mount for Garmin’s Edge 1000 computer1 year 4 weeks agoAnyone know if 3T/Garmin are
Anyone know if 3T/Garmin are going to produce an updated mount plate for their Integra Stem? I spent a small fortune on one and now looks like the 1000 will be too long for it. E-mailed 3T and Garmin but no reply yet.
- Frog Bikes to launch three kids’ road bikes1 year 4 weeks agoit's just me, but PX offers a
it's just me, but PX offers a better bike..
Most kids cannot easily use the microshift shifters (they require quite a force to operate, and the levers are cannot be reached that easily..)
Miche offers a crankset option for the aspiring young riders.
- Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 4 weeks agoIn 1982 Lord Denning stated
In 1982 Lord Denning stated that:
In the present state of motor traffic, I am persuaded the any civilized system of law should require, as a matter of principal, that the person who uses this dangerous instrument on the road – dealing death and destruction all round – should be liable to make compensation to anyone who is killed or injured in consequence of the use of it. There should be liability without proof of fault.
To require an injured person to prove fault results in the gravest injustice to many innocent persons who have not the wherewithal to prove it.
Thirty two years on this state of injustice remains on our roads, it is time for change!