• Cyclist sues Halfords for £1 million, claims steerer tube "failure" led to severe facial injuries1 year 5 weeks agoWhen my crank came off (an

    When my crank came off (an FSA Gossamer, not Shimano) I was pretty new to cycling, hence the fact I bought a bike from Halfords...

    It's not brilliantly helpful to say that "Anyone who doesn't check a bike before they ride it is mad" in this context. It's unlikely that someone who is buying a £250 MTB from Halfords in the case above, is going to be have the tools/knowledge to do that.

    Why would they expect to know better than the professional bike builders at a big and trusted company? To people who spend less time and energy than us thinking about bikes, Halfords are trusted to do the job.

    The fact that their standards and training are so low is a big, big problem for cycling in the UK, particularly when they are endorsed by people like Chris Boardman and British Cycling.

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 5 weeks ago"My driving is so poor, that

    "My driving is so poor, that I thought it'd be best to contact the local paper and get it published as I wasnt sleeping from the stress" Tongue Rolling On The Floor

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 5 weeks ago"My driving is so poor, that

    "My driving is so poor, that I thought it'd be best to contact the local paper and get it published as I wasnt sleeping from the stress" Tongue Rolling On The Floor

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 5 weeks agoImpressed that the driver is

    Impressed that the driver is so keen to safeguard his privacy that he allowed his full name, age and the road he lives on to be published in the local rag.

  • The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 5 weeks agoAlaphillipe has got 62 points

    Alaphillipe has got 62 points from the last two days which would put him on 73 overall, one behind Zoidl.

    And Lasse Norman Hansen is again in a race we aren't doing Crying

  • Brian Cookson: Could track cycling move to Winter Olympics?1 year 5 weeks agoIt would be a complete

    It would be a complete reimagining of the Olympic system, but that doesn't mean it would be a bad thing. The Olympics as a whole would be much more evenly distributed between the Summer and Winter Olympics; rather than simply 'The Olympics' and, 'That Other One with the Curling'.

    As it is, I AM quite fond of the current set up; the Olympics being a huge celebration of sport in general, and the Winter Olympics as a kind of specialised 'themed' event that requires a particular type of country (i.e. cold). I like the significance that comes with the 4 year cycle, and I like the way the countries play upon their brief moments in the sporting spotlight to really create something culturally inspiring. I might just give little importance to the Winter Olympics because GB doesn't excel there though. There would certainly be some advantages in greater distribution.

    From a cycling perspective, it would free up athletes to be able to focus on track AND road, which has been quite a big issue lately. I think the two year alternation between the two sports seems quite elegant.

    It's also interesting to see Cook musing on such grand shifts in the sporting world, even if they are just musings. He seems very open to ideas, which I feel is a good thing in an organisation that has grown progressively more stagnant in leadership and direction; the current UCI Bike Restrictions being a good example.

    It's an easy target for the curmudgeonly old fools of the internet hold a cheap opinion on (i.e. buhh dats stupid Silly), but at least someone is thinking about sport with a fresh mind. Which - after the last few years - is desperately what cycling needs. The narrow-minded can seek out self-validation if they wish, but for the rest, it can at least provide food for thought.

  • FORUM'S SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Spring Classics and Pre-Giro tours)1 year 5 weeks agoIs there a way u can view

    Is there a way u can view last stage played in the forum scorum league, rather than just overall standings? I suppose you must be able to see something like that in order to score the league etc, just wondered if it is publicly viewable or if I'd just missed it.

  • Cyclist sues Halfords for £1 million, claims steerer tube "failure" led to severe facial injuries1 year 5 weeks agoI think it's wise to check

    I think it's wise to check any new/serviced bike over before riding.
    We bought a bmx for my son from Halfords.
    Having waited a few days for it to be ordered and built by the shop and
    been told it had been checked over by them, on getting it home brake pads had to be adjusted to hit the rims.
    Fairly fundamental stuff.
    Needless to say I checked the whole bike with spanners after that.

  • Actor from TV series Shameless has bike stolen hours after Sport Relief ride1 year 5 weeks agoIt's a disgrace riding all

    It's a disgrace riding all those miles (for charity) then home to stuff his face full of mini eggs. Lol

  • Shimano BR-R785 road hydraulic discs1 year 5 weeks agoI really rate my TRP HY RD.

    I really rate my TRP HY RD. Really really good feel and excellent modulation.

    And so easy to setup. Basically follow the instructions. Then loosen the cable bolt and slightly move the arm upwards. You then get brilliant feel and very little lever throw.

  • 'Perfect' EPO blood-doping detection system in the pipeline?1 year 5 weeks agofukawitribe wrote:farrell

    fukawitribe wrote:
    farrell wrote:
    Road.cc wrote:
    But the new technique, which the team have dubbed Paired Ion Electrospray Ionisation (PIESI)

    PIESI? I prefer the Peyesourades, Colin test. Essentially its based on pseudoscience and whether or not the tester likes the athlete in question to determine their guilt.

    Pseudo-science ? You sure ? I thought it just always returned positive...

    Rolling On The Floor

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 31 year 5 weeks agoCat 1 1 Bobridge 2 Molard 3

    Cat 1
    1 Bobridge
    2 Molard
    3 Samoilau...

  • Cyclist killed by train at level crossing in Suffolk1 year 5 weeks agoPeowpeowpeowlasers

    Peowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
    Paul_C wrote:
    Peowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
    Here's the underpass, located a few hundred yards west of the crossing:

    http://goo.gl/maps/7x48w

    One wonders why it isn't used. Both paths lead to the same route, except this one is obviously far safer.

    did you actually look at the state of that underpass? A nasty gate and it's filled with rubble... plus it's NOT on the "desire line"...and there's no path on the other side...

    Gosh, it must be an almost impossible task to remove a gate, remove some rubble, and re-route a public right of way. Herculean, one might say. I mean, man went to the Moon and back, but how on earth would he ever use an underpass?

    The gate and rubble are the easy bits, its getting the right of way authorised thats the right ball acher, it can take months of wrangling to get one put in place.

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Italian adventures1 year 5 weeks agoGraph thing (in case it's

    Graph thing (in case it's useful):

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Italian adventures1 year 5 weeks agoStandings:

    Standings:

  • Chinese revolutions1 year 5 weeks agoHi all, I just received the

    Hi all,

    I just received the exact same wheel set, only I got a nice £32.00 charge from Her Majesty.

    On opening the sturdy wheel box I was pleased to see that they ran true, had 2 pairs of brake pads and skewers.
    I asked for their FSE trade stickers on the wheels instead of their Far sport ones.
    When I've saved the pictures I`ll post them as well as an honest review, just like I did on my "look what I've done" Chinarillo.

    Wheelz

  • Two million new cycle commuters about to take to the roads, says CycleScheme1 year 5 weeks agoI was just looking at the ONS

    I was just looking at the ONS 2011 Census Analysis - Cycling to Work that has just been released. In 2011 for England and Wales 741,000 people cycled to work, an increase of 90,000 in the ten years since the 2001 census.

    http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census-analysis/cycling-to-wor...

    Somehow I don’t think that an extra 2 million cycle commuters will be appearing on the roads in the next few weeks !

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Italian adventures1 year 5 weeks agoAfternoon, a slightly belated

    Afternoon, a slightly belated post MSR catch up is incoming. Some movement at the top of the tables, I'm no longer leading having dropped down to 4th and have been replaced by archieboy.

    Scores:

  • So I Got Brake Checked and knocked off to teach me a lesson......apparently1 year 5 weeks agoBrakechecking seems to be all

    Brakechecking seems to be all over Road.cc at the moment. Happened to me a few weeks ago. Is it the latest anti-cyclist tactic? I know there are a variety of helmet cams out there but I reckon anyone who can invent a small, affordable one with a decent picture that's specifically aimed at commuters could be onto a real winner. I reckon a lot of people want one but there's always a hitch; cost, practicality or quality.

  • Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner Paste1 year 5 weeks agoSwarfega. Quid for small jar.

    Swarfega. Quid for small jar.

  • 'Perfect' EPO blood-doping detection system in the pipeline?1 year 5 weeks agoI bet the Chinese national

    I bet the Chinese national swimming team is bricking it with this news.

  • FORUM'S SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Spring Classics and Pre-Giro tours)1 year 5 weeks agoVery competitive this season

    Very competitive this season and we currently have 2nd,3rd,5th,8th and 10th in the game overall within our league.

  • European Parliament sounds beginning of the end for brick-shaped killer trucks1 year 5 weeks agokie7077 wrote:Shep73 wrote:Or

    kie7077 wrote:
    Shep73 wrote:
    Or better education for cyclists? no thought not, it's everyone else's fault.

    When you put it like that, it's trolling. The simple fact is both cyclists AND drivers need educating, but drivers more-so as the statistics say that in 80% of motor/cyclist collisions, the driver is at fault.

    And I've lost count of the number of times vehicles have passed by so close and at speed that if I'd have swerved to go around a pothole then I would have ended up in hospital, THOSE drivers really need educating and their reckless endangerment of life needs to be punished.

    And the tailgaters and the smidsys and the smidgafs.

    No. This is the error that everyone makes (and I mean no disrespect here). They think that tailgaters, SMIDSYs and punishment passes are the result of a lack of education.

    It isn't. It is a manifestion of malice.

    Until the powers-that-be (and the rest of us) internalize that fact, then we are going to be reading a lot of stories of cyclists killed 'because the sun was too low', or 'because I thought I'd only clipped him with my wing mirror'. And each and every time, the killer is going to walk out of court a free man or woman, and only tell the truth to his mates when he's had a skinful down at the Dog & Swan.

    Please, let us try to get this, once and for all: the very act of owning a motor car is (except for rare cases where physical disability or considerable distance from other modes of transport is a factor) is a prima facie selfish act. One cannot and should not expect people who put their own comfort before anything else, to act in a 'nice' manner.

    There are already offences of strict liability such as driving whilst intoxicated, contempt of court etc. It is time that inflicting injury on another person whilst at the control of a motor vehicle, joined that list.

    Injure or kill a person at the wheel of a car, and you should be considered to have done so voluntarily. The mens rea for this should be considered as complete unless rebutted by the defence.

  • So I Got Brake Checked and knocked off to teach me a lesson......apparently1 year 5 weeks agoDreadful events, but a great

    Dreadful events, but a great opp for some recuperative spending!

  • FORUM'S SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Spring Classics and Pre-Giro tours)1 year 5 weeks agoDefo enjoying the forum

    Defo enjoying the forum scorums this year, finally getting some points on the board and winning some of the stages, might miss out on the overall league but a chance to do well in this one!
    Thanks for organising Ray!!