• FS: BMC Racemaster SLX01 Frame 58cm Carbon/alu1 year 8 weeks agoIs this still for

    Is this still for sale?

    Cheers

    Pierre

  • VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 8 weeks agofukawitribe wrote:BBB

    fukawitribe wrote:
    BBB wrote:
    Another reason not to use stupidly narrow tyres for commuting.

    Another reason not to use stupidly narrow mind for commenting.

    No, it takes a narrow mind to use a completely inappropriate bike for commuting in a city and then complaining that the quality of roads and infrastructure doesn't cater for bikes designed for a completely different purpose.

    Skinny tyres are for racing/training/touring on known, open, relatively smooth roads, NOT for tackling urban "jungle" with potholes, cracks, manholes, tracks, slotted drain covers with gaps large enough to trap the wheel...

    It's about picking the right tool for the job.

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 8 weeks agoI personally think we should

    I personally think we should all be wearing those Sam Browne belts and only cycle on cycle paths.

    I live by the advice given in this advert:

    http://youtu.be/yhtDrZ48Bjk

  • Night riding1 year 8 weeks agotake along the same as I do

    take along the same as I do when out during daylight hours plus a couple of
    spare AAA or CR2032 batteries for the back lights (just in case Big Grin)

  • Your guide to cyclo-cross racing1 year 8 weeks agoCroix de Fer is another

    Croix de Fer is another contender, but thanks for the Trek tip!

  • Primal Pink Floyd Prism jersey1 year 8 weeks agoHalf price in store @

    Half price in store @ Halfords Big Grin

  • Your guide to cyclo-cross racing1 year 8 weeks agoThanks for the information -

    Thanks for the information - really useful and I appreciate you taking the time to do it. Incidentally, and somewhat surprisingly, I was impressed with the service I received at Halfords - a new store with a big bike section - the guy I spoke to was really knowledgeable about the Boardman CX and bike set up/upgrades etc that I could make. Slightly put me at ease about buying it.

  • Cyclists and cabbies unite to protest road layout and tram tracks at Edinburgh Haymarket station1 year 8 weeks agoThe thing is with the trams

    The thing is with the trams is that the journey from the Airport to Haymarket will no be any quicker. When I used to travel weekly through Edinburgh Airport the transit to Haymarket was the weakest link. The Council seem incompetent at the best of times. Just look at the cameras that were fining people for driving in bus lanes when the were turning into their drives.

  • Giro Air Attack helmet1 year 8 weeks agoHere you go, as explained by

    Here you go, as explained by Jeff Jones at BikeRadar:

    You can do the sums yourselves with analyticcycling.com. You save more time at slower speeds by improving your drag, all things being equal.

    Take two riders with identical drag (CdA = 0.25), rolling resistance (say 0.004) and weight (80kg inc bike). The first can manage 300W for 10 miles, the other can manage 200W.

    The first rider will do 10 miles in 22'25 (26.76mph)

    The second rider will do 10 miles in 26'00 (23.07mph)

    Both riders now make some aero improvements to lower their CdA to 0.23

    The first rider will do 10 miles in 21'49 (27.5mph) - saving 36 seconds

    The second rider will do 10 miles in 25'21 (23.66mph) - saving 39 seconds

    Now both riders reduce their CdAs to 0.2

    The first rider will do 10 miles in 20'53 (28.73mph) - another 56 seconds saved, 1'32 total from initial position

    The second rider will do 10 miles in 24'16 (24.7mph) - 1'05 saved, 1'44 total from initial position

    It's perhaps a little counter intuitive but there's nothing wrong with the physics.

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 8 weeks agoI'm down with compulsory

    I'm down with compulsory hi-viz for cyclists. Fine. Ticketyboo. Happy as a hippo in a swimming pool of mud.

    When it's compulsory for other road users - when cars are decked out in bright yellow with reflective panels, when it's compulsory of pedestrians, including the marketing department of a company whose only involvement with cyclists is fixing cyclist shaped holes in windscreens.

  • The big road.cc lights test 20131 year 8 weeks agoGreat to see the Cree T6

    Great to see the Cree T6 mixing it in there. The new version is a double for around the £25-30 mark, with a battery level indicator in a low-profile body that looks much sharper. Good for 50-60kph descents on unlit roads I find. Same bty pack as the single ones. By changing to low beam for hill climbs I can get two hours of riding out of it and still be on two-thirds charge.

    And the single beam ones really benefit from the horizontal beam filter - probably doubles the brightness onto the road. That filter isn't an option on the new double though.

  • Birmingham "vigilante" cyclist tells his story1 year 8 weeks agoI've seen that a few times,

    I've seen that a few times, by the police as well.
    Shocking really.

  • Woman who doored cyclist fined £1331 year 8 weeks agoQuote:...pleaded guilty to

    Quote:
    ...pleaded guilty to both the dooring charge and one other of holding a driving licence where an alteration to the name had not been notified.

    She was ordered to pay a fine of £133 for each offence.... She must also pay £35 costs and the victim surcharge of £20.


    My italics. I think I may have found out why we're screwed. The law says that putting another real, live, breathing person in hospital is as bad as forgetting to send off a form.

  • Your guide to cyclo-cross racing1 year 8 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:If you're doing

    Raleigh wrote:
    If you're doing it properly I've heard you need two bikes...

    Only if you're riding in really muddy conditions or have a puncture / mechanical - unless you're consistently getting into top-10s, it's not really necessary unless your live by the n+1 rule

  • CX bike with slicks on group rides - any chance of holding on?1 year 8 weeks agojoemmo wrote:TheHatter

    joemmo wrote:
    TheHatter wrote:
    ... cross bikes normally have 135 rear spacing

    Only if it's a disc brake frame, if it's built for rim brakes it will be 130 like any road bike

    Not always, my several years old, non-disk Tricross (nearly a CX bike) is 135.

  • Woman who doored cyclist fined £1331 year 8 weeks agoIf someone gets doored while

    If someone gets doored while cycling in one of the many, many door-zone cycle-lanes we have in this country, will the council (or TfL or whoever it is who puts this ridiculous things in) be held responsible?

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 8 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:I know I'm

    Neil753 wrote:
    I know I'm going to be shouted down, but this constant anti hi-vis sentiment is really bad news.

    "hi vis clowns"
    "big screaming yellow"
    "the best way to stand out from the neon sea is to wear black"
    "no need to wear hi vis at all"
    "won't make the slightest difference"
    and, most bizarre of all,
    "the one time I wore a hi-vis top is the one time a driver drove into me".

    I worry that comments such as these may be contributing to the numbers of cyclists being killed or seriously injured. We should be encouraging cyclists to make themselves more visible, not putting them off doing so.

    Your picture appears to be of reflective material, not high-vis, so what is the point of posting it in this context? All it shows is that the 'high vis' part is in fact invisible!
    (At least, that's what I think its a picture of - its not that clear what it is!)

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 8 weeks ago-nm- I'm picking too many

    -nm-
    I'm picking too many arguments.

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 8 weeks agoI think all trees should be

    I think all trees should be forced to wear hi-viz.

    And all walls, kerbs, parked cars, children, deer, squirrels, cats, dogs, birds, ants and houses.

    Yes, they should all be forced to wear hi-viz. After all they "owe a duty and a responsibility to other road users."

  • Canyon Sizing1 year 8 weeks agoI've got an ultimate al in a

    I've got an ultimate al in a 60cm. I'm 1.88m tall. Leg wise, it fits me fine. I do find the top tube is quite short though. Having said that, when I asked them to send me a longer stem 130mm, I found that was too long.

    Not sure if any of that helps you but you're obviously right on the border of 58 or a 60.

  • Birmingham "vigilante" cyclist tells his story1 year 8 weeks agoI thought it was an offense

    I thought it was an offense for a police officer to refuse to take a crime report.

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 8 weeks agoFREEDOM OF CHOICE! make your

    FREEDOM OF CHOICE! make your own judgement, make your own choice, take your own responsibility.
    Why are people SO adamant on forcing their thoughts on others? It's fine if you want to wear Hi-Vis or a helmet or anything else you think may protect you and you are free to do so. But you have no authority on lecturing to others to follow suit - do you really think that other cyclists are unaware of the potential dangers they face?

  • Third of cyclists support mandatory hi-viz clothing claims survey1 year 8 weeks agoOr to put it another way: Two

    Or to put it another way:
    Two thirds of cyclists don't support mandatory hi-viz clothing.

  • Woman who doored cyclist fined £1331 year 8 weeks agoQuite the precedent. I'm torn

    Quite the precedent. I'm torn on this one. Whilst drivers should look when opening their doors, cyclists should be nowhere near the door zone. Easier said than done I know. Always makes me cringe when I see cycle lane run so close to parking spots on the side of the road. Take the lane people.

  • Inside Canyon Bicycles1 year 8 weeks agoSo essentially they are the

    So essentially they are the German version of Planet X?