• Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 5 weeks agodrheaton

    drheaton wrote:
    Quote:
    #VoltaCatalunya After 16km Plaza, De Gendt, Clement And Mederal have 20"

    After 22km, gap is 18"

    Doesn't look like this one is going to stay away, they're not giving it much room. I'd either expect this one to get pulled back or for more riders to bridge across.

    4'10" the gap now Dr Crying

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 5 weeks agoAbandoned Lancaster

    Abandoned
    Lancaster

  • Bike Swanky demo fleet lets you try before you buy or lease1 year 5 weeks agoPerhaps you should try using

    Perhaps you should try using lubricant old chap!

    In the meantime, try out www.bikeSwanky.com .....you'll find it much more pleasurable Wave

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 5 weeks agoTop 2 things that irritate

    Top 2 things that irritate drivers...

    1. Cyclists not using cycle paths where available.

    2. Cyclists (almost always 'roadies') riding two abreast holding up traffic while they have a chin wag.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 5 weeks ago!st Cat 1 1 Clement 2 Plaza 3

    !st Cat 1
    1 Clement
    2 Plaza
    3 Mederel
    4 De Gendt

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 5 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Made my

    ray silvester wrote:
    Made my ransfers last night(Bobridge,Anacona and Contador in for Ratto,LeMarchand and DeGendt) so was a bit peeved to see Betancur out.....worth the penalty to bring TJ in for him.

    Contador
    LuLu
    Sammy
    Uran
    Anacona
    Arredondo
    Kessiakoff
    Tejay
    Bobridge

    Bloody DeGendt in the break....worst fear he wins it!!

  • Koga Kimera wins Red Dot Design Award1 year 5 weeks agovbvb wrote:Bike looks

    vbvb wrote:
    Bike looks great.

    You have to apply and pay for red dot "awards". The rejection rate is unsurprisingly not too high. Thinking

    that's interesting, I didn't know that. The rate of winners to applicants is still fairly respectable: (from Wikipedia)

    The number of applicants has been rising steadily. In total, the 2008 competition received more than 11,000 entries from 61 nations. In 2008, there were over 3.200 submissions from 51 countries for the product design prize (with 676 winning), over 5,800 submissions for the communication design prize (with 343 winning) and 1,900 entries from 46 countries (with 223 winning).

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 5 weeks agoClose - I literally tossed a

    Close - I literally tossed a coin this morning between De Gendt and De Greef. Stupid coin.

  • Sheffield fountains to run yellow from tomorrow as city marks 100 days to Tour de France start1 year 5 weeks agogarygarry wrote:Given how

    garygarry wrote:
    Given how much it rains in Yorkshire, there's no shortage of water, but I can't help feeling they didn't really think this through thoroughly.....why not flocks of yellow homing pigeons, or parades of yellow whippets?

    Flat caps to go with?

  • First crash of Giro d'Italia 2014 - nearly 2 months before Belfast Big Start1 year 5 weeks agofarrell wrote:And once the

    farrell wrote:
    And once the paint is dry the tyre tread marks just magically disappear then do they?

    No but it does suggest that one should be more careful.

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 5 weeks agoBarnie wrote:Yennings

    Barnie wrote:
    Yennings wrote:
    ...he comes across as so hysterical - I suspect he probably has issues far and above his concerns about aggressive drivers but there we are...
    I've known him for about 8 years, on fora and in real life. We've argued/debated at odds many times. Like everyone, he's many things, but hysterical is definitely not one of them, he's one of the least hysterical people I know, I'm not even sure he's ordinarily capable of being hysterical...
    If you're a passionate cycle safety campaigner, who argues from a considered and educated point rather than mere opinion, and can cope with being shown to be wrong, then I'd suggest you could do a lot worse than re-evaluate your perception of him.

    Not a bad effort that, your cheques in the post...

  • OTE Free Gel Sample - still waiting1 year 5 weeks agoYeah I received mine after an

    Yeah I received mine after an email which was replied to by Shaun (on a Saturday night) packaging looks good like the 2 tears one for gulp and one for sip looks larger than other gels I have used but will wait and see how it tastes as some are really sickly

  • Cyclocross with American Classic 420s?1 year 5 weeks agoI used 35mm CX tyres on Mavic

    I used 35mm CX tyres on Mavic Open Pro rims (they're only "rated" up to 28mm) and they survived for years. The rims will take it without a problem.

    Only thing you might find with deep sections is that they might be quite harsh off-road. I've got the 420s on my track bike so I know the wheels. They're very good, I really rate American Classics.

  • Saved By The Gel1 year 5 weeks agoThank you so much for this

    Thank you so much for this tip!

    I had a very similar blow out this morning, 10 miles into a 40 mile ride out of the Pennines, downed a Hi-5 Gel and used the wrapper to cover the hole and hold the tube inside. A SIS gel wrapper would have been better as they are stiffer.

    It held for long enough to get to a bike shop (15 miles) and buy a spare tyre in case it gave out (CBFA changing it right then as it didn't match) and then lasted almost all the way home (another 15 miles), close enough that I didn't mind walking the last mile rather than be seen out with mismatched tyres.

    Next time I see someone throw away their gel wrapper I'll use these anecdotes to explain the folly of their ways.

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 5 weeks agoI agree with Ush - I haven't

    I agree with Ush - I haven't seen the cyclist's other videos or his Twitter posts but this video is pretty clear cut. The car driver attempted an overtake where there wasn't room, which any half decent driver would've spotted. I've been driving cars for years as well as cycling and motorcycling and it was a clear example of poor anticipation by the driver.

    There is no compulsion to use cycle lanes and since many are so badly laid out, it makes sense not to. The one in the video is discontinuous and while it may be ok for a child riding to school with a parent alongside, it's not one a commuter would want to use. I'm not a fan of recumbents myself but they appeal to some people and the crap driving would've still been crap driving if the cyclist had been on an MTB, a hybrid or a roadbike.

    The driver is an oaf. He threw a wobbly because he was embarrassed at his poor judgement being posted online, then made it worse for himself by complaining to the local paper. It is rather ironic that the 'white van (wo?)man' overtaking earlier does it properly.

    The stuff about recumbent Mikey, or whatever his name is, is irrelevant. Yes I'm a London rider but I've never knowingly come across this bloke so don't assume I'm a part of his 'clique'.

  • Womens World Cup1 year 5 weeks agoI wouldn't even expect a

    I wouldn't even expect a startlist for this race, even after its been completed. The organisers won't reply to emails, tweets and I even phoned them....lets just say that didn't work because of my lack of language skills.

  • Cyclist sues Halfords for £1 million, claims steerer tube "failure" led to severe facial injuries1 year 5 weeks agoedit - we've removed the

    edit - we've removed the reference to lights and mudguards from the story as we believe that's a misunderstanding on the part of Metro

  • If it's good enough for Vin Cox...1 year 5 weeks agoI've got a Croix de Fer frame

    I've got a Croix de Fer frame for my commuting bike. As a disc equipped utility frame, it is well designed, but the paint work quality isn't great. Mine is less than two years old and it is rusting all over the place; around welding holes, cable mounts, joint welds, etc. It's a work bike, so I can live with the fact that that it looks really tatty, but if you're the sort of person who worries about how your bike looks, and you are going to be using it a lot, beware!

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 5 weeks agoBarnie wrote:Yennings

    Barnie wrote:
    Yennings wrote:
    ...he comes across as so hysterical - I suspect he probably has issues far and above his concerns about aggressive drivers but there we are...
    I've known him for about 8 years, on fora and in real life. We've argued/debated at odds many times. Like everyone, he's many things, but hysterical is definitely not one of them, he's one of the least hysterical people I know, I'm not even sure he's ordinarily capable of being hysterical...
    If you're a passionate cycle safety campaigner, who argues from a considered and educated point rather than mere opinion, and can cope with being shown to be wrong, then I'd suggest you could do a lot worse than re-evaluate your perception of him.
    It would make a refreshing change if the little clique from a certain forum didn't spend so much time defending him. This is not that forum and it's a bit tedious that Mikey is yet again seeking to dominate and dictate opinion elsewhere and roping his little gang in to scream and shout on his behalf. Yet again it ends in the same thing which is Mikey shouting "look at me am really important" and then his cronies stepping in when all the normal people tell him to jog on as they are tired of listening to him. No one uses this particular site to be lectured by the likes of Mikey or his London based online clique. It's frankly annoying that yet another previously entertaining cycling page is turning into yet another mouth piece for London's most narcissistic recumbent rider.

  • Koga Kimera wins Red Dot Design Award1 year 5 weeks agoBike looks great. You have to

    Bike looks great.

    You have to apply and pay for red dot "awards". The rejection rate is unsurprisingly not too high. Thinking

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 5 weeks agoQuote:#VoltaCatalunya After

    Quote:
    #VoltaCatalunya After 16km Plaza, De Gendt, Clement And Mederal have 20"

    After 22km, gap is 18"

    Doesn't look like this one is going to stay away, they're not giving it much room. I'd either expect this one to get pulled back or for more riders to bridge across.

  • Cyclist sues Halfords for £1 million, claims steerer tube "failure" led to severe facial injuries1 year 5 weeks agoLove my Boardman, but when I

    Love my Boardman, but when I first took it out I noticed loads of play in the FSA headset. I tried tightening the main hex on top, but this didn't make any difference - after Googling the problem, I discovered that there's effectively a larger hex inside that needs tightening first and Halfords had clearly missed it. Additionally, the handlebars weren't tightened sufficiently and the gears' indexing was out.
    Great bike once I got these bits sorted, but if I'd have just gone out and bombed it down a hill at forty I'd hate to think what damage it could have caused.

  • Tour de France spectator Hubs?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I thought the

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I thought the spectator hubs were going to be village halls with large screens? Why would you want to do that when you can be at the road side, watching them go past?

    I take it you've never been to watch the TdF? The hubs mean you can watch more of the race before heading out to find your spot to then watch them go past. Otherwise it's hours of waiting and listening to helicopters somewhere in the distance followed by a bit of a dance and catching practice with the caravan then another hour or so before catching a glimpse of them whipping by at 30mph. This is then followed by more waiting for them to reopen the road. SkyGo on your mobile or the radio can only do so much.

    Hubs are brilliant.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 5 weeks agoDanielson also does not start

    Danielson also does not start

  • Cyclist sues Halfords for £1 million, claims steerer tube "failure" led to severe facial injuries1 year 5 weeks agoI can corroborate other

    I can corroborate other stories on here about shoddy bike building at Halfords.

    I'll mention no names but a friend of my son had a weekend job at Halfords. He saw several incidents of just plain dangerous building. In one circumstance the bike was built with the forks round the wrong way.

    Now you and I would just laugh and get them fix it. But Halfords customers are not the Velominati. So they accept what they get from the "expert".

    The fact is at Halfords your bike is being built and serviced by someone that may not actually know that much about bikes.