• Ribble Gran Fondo Road Bike (56cm)1 year 5 weeks agoDid this sell?

    Did this sell?

  • Video: Ninja skills cyclist lands on feet in miracle escape after being hit by car that cuts across him1 year 5 weeks agoNo, but I'm sure his family

    No, but I'm sure his family would appreciate it if you didn't then urinate all over said tombstone and engrave "I'm still alive lol" into the side, before moving onto the grave of the next 'helmet cam-warrior' with unreserved glee.

    "It's dangerous on them roads, y'know? Not safe for you on yer' little push bike. I dunno what some people are thinking, it's like they got a death wish summet'! I dun' care what the law says, if you get hit, it's not going to make an 'ole lot of difference, is it? If you want to stay safe, use a car, I say!" - Isn't that the logical conclusion of this sort of thinking?

    Do cyclists 'bring it on themselves' for riding at 22mph? Do they 'bring it on themselves' for riding in the wet? Do they 'bring it on themselves' for riding a bicycle at all?

    I hope that whatever you do, if doesn't result in injury or death, but using another's misfortune as a platform to demonstrate your personal superiority in the field of survival is in bad taste. Rather than picking fault with the individual who has failed to be protected by a system that should support him, why not question the system itself?

  • Marianne Vos: I'm like a kid waiting for her birthday, I'm so excited about La Course by Le Tour TODAY1 year 5 weeks agoI'm a big fan and

    I'm a big fan and supporter/advocate of women's cycling, but I'll play devil's advocate here. Success in sport is purely performance related. Let women recieve the same prize money as men, but equally, let them compete against men. The reason for unequal prize money isn't sexism, just as seperate male/female contests are not sexist, it is about the balance of things.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoI've lost nearly 3 stone over

    I've lost nearly 3 stone over 2 years, I feel great and look quite trim with a flat stomach. I could probably afford to lose another stone to help me climb hills better. However I prefer to carry the extra bulk /shape which I acquired from weight training in my youth. Presently weigh 15st to 15st 5 lb.

    Hills are more of a challenge but can pace up most. I specced my chain set with a 32T rear cass as my emergency gear. Take it easy at the start of the hill and get a steady rhythm. Even I can surprise younger and lighter riders by keeping a smooth pace up hills well sometimes Smile

  • Are carbon frames good for tall/heavy riders1 year 5 weeks agodannycarr2k wrote:I

    dannycarr2k wrote:
    I personally don't have a great deal of confidence in open mould frames. If you're bringing a frame to market you need to have high levels of quality control and destructive testing.

    The old "if it seems to good to be true" rule.

    But how do you know if the frame of the bike that you're buying isn't open mould?

  • Using Strava with a windows phone1 year 5 weeks agoIf you can record GPX files

    If you can record GPX files on your phone you should be able to upload them to strava manually. It's a common data format so you should be able to find an app that will output gpx. I used to do this because the strava app was unreliable on my old phone.

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 year 5 weeks agoSanderville wrote: Her

    Sanderville wrote:

    Her parents are rich enough and well-connected enough to buy her an internship in the meeja. They'll have no trouble buying her a job.

    I very much doubt that. Many interns work for little or nothing in an attempt, in the current pressing employment market, to gain any sort of relevant experience with which to tempt a prospective employer to actually give them a paying job. It is, in many cases, "work experience" under a different name. I imagine that the small company for whom she's currently interning are loath to sack her because she probably costs them next to nothing.

    So let's not go down the cliché "Oh, she must be rich, privileged AND stupid" labelling, shall we?

    Perhaps better to say that she's young, dumb and (after this publicity) has some inevitable growing up to do.

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 year 5 weeks agoNorthernbike wrote:it wasn't

    Northernbike wrote:
    it wasn't long ago that perfectly 'respectable' folks would be quite relaxed joking about how drunk they had been when driving their car because drink driving was socially acceptable. Attitudes to cyclists often still seem to be where attitudes to drunk driving were a few years ago and the drink driving issue shows these things can be changed, and it's not jsut official campaigns that do this but individuals challenging others they come into contact with, so yes, it is good and neccessary they individuals who post 'light hearted' remarks about running people over are held to account on them

    I agree, but you only have to look at any of the public information films from this country and they very much sit on the fence in terms of cycling. Being very keen not to offend the motoring public, they like to infer that we're as much of a problem as the ton of metal box we have to share the road with dispute the fact that no motorist has ever been killed by a cyclist. During the advertising campaigns against drink driving there wasn't any attempt to blame the victim of the drunk drivers, but there very much is an undertone of that coming from the police and the government and local authorities in terms of cycling.

    We have a very long way to go to improve our situation I'm afraid. The metal box and the murdering twats that drive them are still king in the eyes of the people who "matter"

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoHi. I lost about 2 stone a

    Hi. I lost about 2 stone a few years ago then took up cycling to help me loose more. The result was that I did not loose a single ounce over the next 2 years as I was just continually hungry. I recently adopted a Low Carb High Fat diet and have shed 10 kg in 2.5 months. I do fell hungry all the time and after a difficult first few weeks have now no need to eat carbs to fuel my cycling. In fact I now go out on the club runs without having anything to eat beforehand and just have a fry up or something when we stop. I would really recommend anyone to do the research and try it for themselves.

  • Marianne Vos: I'm like a kid waiting for her birthday, I'm so excited about La Course by Le Tour TODAY1 year 5 weeks agoCouldn't make the purse

    Couldn't make the purse equal? For the sake of €2,000? Angry

    Prudhomme you are a sexist tightwad, IMHO of course.

    Hope the women have a great race, although with Vos riding it will be a race for 2nd place!

  • Wen to Wen1 year 5 weeks agoToday's Hastings pic: "The

    Today's Hastings pic: "The weather's fine up here, thanks for asking."

  • Sir Dave Brailsford hopes Sky can keep Sir Bradley Wiggins1 year 5 weeks agoKeep him for what

    Keep him for what exactly?

    Sky are only interested in GC, looked utterly lost after Froome abandoned and have no clue about telling their domestics to go for breakaways / stage wins when that happens.

    The only reason why Wiggins world stay is money.

  • Bolton man who can’t ride bike or swim enters triathlon1 year 5 weeks agoGoes to show it's never too

    Goes to show it's never too late to get off your arse!

    Chapeau to him, and anyone else who shrugs off passivity.

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 year 5 weeks agoit wasn't long ago that

    it wasn't long ago that perfectly 'respectable' folks would be quite relaxed joking about how drunk they had been when driving their car because drink driving was socially acceptable. Attitudes to cyclists often still seem to be where attitudes to drunk driving were a few years ago and the drink driving issue shows these things can be changed, and it's not jsut official campaigns that do this but individuals challenging others they come into contact with, so yes, it is good and neccessary they individuals who post 'light hearted' remarks about running people over are held to account on them

  • Transport Research Laboratory: Mandatory helmet laws “prevent head and brain injuries”1 year 5 weeks ago''The respected centre for

    ''The respected centre for transport research''

    respected by whom?

  • Commonwealth Mens 40km Points Race1 year 5 weeks agoThere were a lot of

    There were a lot of transgressions in that race, it was really messy, not a good example at all.

  • Transport Research Laboratory: Mandatory helmet laws “prevent head and brain injuries”1 year 5 weeks agoCompulsory helmet law in NZ

    Compulsory helmet law in NZ had many strange effects, none of which increased cyclist safety. Randomly:
    Massive reduction in woman cyclists, since many woman will not wear a helmet because it ruins their hair. I was working in a bike shop at the time, and the reduction in sales of child seats was spectacular. A common mode of child transport simply disappeared.
    Children started carrying their uncool helmets on handle bars. You can make helmets compulsory, but people who don't already wear them will either stop cycling, carry a helmet but not wear it, or wear it in such a manner (on back of head) to render it completely useless.
    The reduction in the number of cyclists left only a hard core of mostly males on the road. These became seen as slightly unhinged, as if they hadn't read the writing on the wall that everyone else had (cycling was at a much higher level in NZ compared to European countries before the legislation). Whenever there is a fatality, the fist questions asked by the media : did they have a helmet? Were they wearing high viz? Because if they weren't clearly they only have themselves to blame.
    I think the failure of the bike share scheme in Melbourne (a cycle friendly place by antipodean standards) shows the fundamental truth:
    cycling simply cannot exist as a normal and popular activity in places that turn it into an extreme sport requiring protective equipment.

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 year 5 weeks agojoemmo wrote:jacknorell

    joemmo wrote:
    jacknorell wrote:
    ronin wrote:
    The fact is, on the road we are all Palestinian.

    No, we're not.

    We don't have an unelected gov't ruling by force, which is also sending more rockets against civilians than Germany did against London/England during the blitz. And then intentionally use us as human shields against the inevitable retaliation, hoping to get dead cyclists (Palestinians) in the news.

    In fact, we're worse off, because in no way have we incited this hatred and resulting second-class status.

    It's pretty hard to hold the moral high ground over what people write on internet media if you make spectacularly crass and inappropriate comparisons like that. Get a grip.

    You're right of course. Was just watching the utter devastation in Gaza on the news. Now 1049 murdered. I thought I'd give a humanitarian donation, so sought out a charity that stated 100% donation policy. Only they mentioned HSBC has decided to give them notice to close their account because of their work in Gaza...the people in Gaza have it really stacked against them.

  • Video: Ninja skills cyclist lands on feet in miracle escape after being hit by car that cuts across him1 year 5 weeks agoThis is turning out to be a

    This is turning out to be a really illuminating discussion on the differing perception and attitudes of different cyclists. Good!

    I'm starting to wonder if there really *is* a very significant difference in the risk-awareness or the risk-avertness between the helmet-wearing brigade and the never-worn-a-helmet-in-my-fucking-life camp (count me in the latter).

    Seems to me that the "helmet-wearing+GoPro camera" brigade in particular somehow think that they are invincible on the road provided that at least *they* follow the HC.

    No allowance whatsoever is made for any other road user because our helmet-cam warrior *knows* that he is in the right. Always.

    Me? I just ride defensibly according to the conditions. All I really want is to get to my destination without a visit to A&E or the morgue or a road-rage incident.

    Cyclejack *didn't* ride defensibly and very nearly paid a very high price for not doing so. If he had died at least he could have had "I had the right of way" written on his tombstone. That would have made it worthwhile wouldn't it?

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unlikely to ride Tour de France again1 year 5 weeks agoI was thinking the same

    I was thinking the same thing. If Brad wanted a gold so badly why not enter the event he had the best chance of winning. I can understand why he'd want to get track time to train for Rio but still the mind boggles.

  • Video: Ninja skills cyclist lands on feet in miracle escape after being hit by car that cuts across him1 year 5 weeks ago[[[[[ JOEINPOOLE---so how's

    [[[[[ JOEINPOOLE---so how's things in Cloudcuckoo-land? The driver here is 100% at fault. Are you suggesting this collision could not have happened if the cyclist had been riding at, say, 15mph instead of 22mph? Get a grip! I got hit in exactly the same way, by an oncoming driver turning right across me, when I had just taken off (AT JUST 7MPH) from a green traffic light.
    When I asked the driver to explain himself, he had nothing to say, but finally one of his four mates realised he'd better say something, so he did. "Fuck off!". Not much of an apology, but I'm sure I have only myself to blame, for talking too fast--eh Joeinpoole?
    P.R.

  • Are carbon frames good for tall/heavy riders1 year 5 weeks agoTrek say 125 kg limit (275lb)

    Trek say 125 kg limit (275lb) on most road bikes... I'm 90kg and ride a Trek Emonda lightweight carbon, Pilot aluminium and X-caliber aluminium mountain bike - all perfectly happily, and the Emonda is the stiffest of the lot when I'm pushing hard (though far more comfortable than the Pilot at the same time).
    I did find the flex in the seat tube of the Domane I tested a bit too much for my liking when putting down the power (felt a bit bouncy!) and wondered if that were maybe to do with my weight, and a lighter rider wouldn't flex it so much?
    Oh, and Trek apparently (and others too I believe) make their larger frames thicker because they're expecting heavier riders - I can't point you to a reference but I was reading about it a few weeks back.
    So I'd say don't worry about it, carbon will be able to do the job perfectly, and above the entry level, better than aluminium.

  • The Barfly GoFly GoPro Bicycle Mount1 year 5 weeks agoI'll stick with my K-Edge

    I'll stick with my K-Edge thanks.

  • Transport Research Laboratory: Mandatory helmet laws “prevent head and brain injuries”1 year 5 weeks agoThe upshot of the report

    The upshot of the report seems to be that helmets protect the novice from damage from the faceplant that usually follows grabbing too much brake. Surely the recommendation should be wear a helmet until you can control the bike properly not that helmets should be mandatory. Perhaps until doing Bike ability (which should be a requirement for a manual driving licence).

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 year 5 weeks agocharliepalooza wrote:Calm

    charliepalooza wrote:
    Calm down FFS. This sort of comment is best ignored. She clearly didn't mean it literally. Why do us cyclists have such chips on our shoulders that we need to turn every idiotic comment into a car drivers and the rest of the world are against us.

    Move on.


    The tweet is too similar to Emma Way's and she had hit a cyclist. Too many people have an attitude that cyclists are just an inconvenience on the road which is why there are so many near misses, actual hits and lenient sentences hand down to drivers who have killed cyclists due to negligence or wilful bad driving.