Good luck with that then
Yeah,you are absolutely correct,y'know it might just work,on the other hand it might y'know..just not work,its 50/50
but you've got to ask yourself this question,do i feel lucky? well do ya...?
Can i recommend you carry out your test in realistic field conditions to illustrate your deluded misplaced confidence in this pile of 3rd rate QVC shopping channel disposable useless tat?
ie; 35 miles away from home,middle of nowhere(not your lovely bike shed/workshop in your back garden) and most importantly NO spare inner tubes
I'll let you off with 50quid to get a taxi back home
Let us know how you get on
cheers buddy
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  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 5 weeks ago@Wolfshade - I'd have a few

    @Wolfshade - I'd have a few of those!

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 5 weeks agoI think I'll see if the local

    I think I'll see if the local sign maker will make some

    CYCLIST!
    Pass WIDE
    Pass SLOW

    Unless Road.cc want to offer this version?

  • Transport for London agrees to scrap 'Stay Back' stickers1 year 5 weeks agoSome states in the US have

    Some states in the US have "Share The Road" as the message on their licence plates (or "license" plates as they insist on calling them).

    Why not use something like that. It's also a reminder to cyclists, some of whom in my experience confuse being assertive with being aggressive.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agofukawitribe wrote:Of course I

    fukawitribe wrote:
    Of course I might have that completely arse about face - in which case he'll hopefully correct me.

    No, you are following the demented logic of it all correctly.

  • Thinking about a hybrid... sorry!1 year 5 weeks agoparksey wrote:Anyway, I think

    parksey wrote:
    Anyway, I think I've got my head round the Shimano off-road groupset hierarchy... You generally won't get better than Alivio at this price (and even then it's usually just the rear derailleur), with Acera being the more abundant choice. Would I be right in thinking (in quality terms) that Alivio is broadly like Tiagra on the road side, with Acera being more like Sora?

    *New* Alivio, pretty good. Acera, yeah, not so much...! As someone else mentioned, SLX is nicer, but for commuting the trade-off on price isn't worthwhile.

    Alivio is probably more like Sora, with Acera being Shimano's non-named road stuff...

  • Criss-Crossing Gear Cables1 year 5 weeks agoHave you tried popping into

    Have you tried popping into the Concept Store at Fort Dunlop in Birmingham where you bought it from and asking them to have a look at it for you?

  • Thinking about a hybrid... sorry!1 year 5 weeks agoThe Trek FX 7.2 Disc is

    The Trek FX 7.2 Disc is actually on my rapidly-growing shortlist of bikes to have a look at, an apparent bargain from the C2W perspective at £475. Still being drawn towards the Cannondale though...

    Just a minefield really as basically everyone seems to offer two types of hybrid in their range, either a rigid fork with a slightly better gearset and narrower tyre, or a suspension fork generally with a lesser gearset but wider tyre. (Hydraulic) disc brakes seem to be more prevalent on the latter type of bike too, at least around the 500 quid mark.

    Anyway, I think I've got my head round the Shimano off-road groupset hierarchy... You generally won't get better than Alivio at this price (and even then it's usually just the rear derailleur), with Acera being the more abundant choice. Would I be right in thinking (in quality terms) that Alivio is broadly like Tiagra on the road side, with Acera being more like Sora?

  • Transport for London agrees to scrap 'Stay Back' stickers1 year 5 weeks agoWell done to the campaigners!

    Well done to the campaigners!

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 5 weeks agoMy previous post appears to

    My previous post appears to have been sensible and helpful, so can I change my request to:

    DO YOU EVEN SCOFFLAW, BRO?

  • Criss-Crossing Gear Cables1 year 5 weeks agoTotally normal to cross the

    Totally normal to cross the cabling over - Spesh do it all the time I think. Is it called the California Cross technique? I think it might be. Did it on my bike build and it works like a dream.
    Could be all number of things that's not letting you drop down to your little ring... I suspect the cable might have got a bit gunked up somewhere and so is a little tighter than it ought to be.

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 5 weeks agoI support the idea of issuing

    I support the idea of issuing them as car stickers! I've ordered 10 but I anticipate Space for Cycling Sheffield may want a couple of 100 over the next year: discounts for bulk?

  • Giro stage winner Ulissi tests positive for excessive amount of anti-asthma drug1 year 5 weeks agoSo while everyone is looking

    So while everyone is looking under the team Sky bed for evidence, who's paying any attention to the other teams? It's the usual "I don't know how that could have happened" response and carry on as normal... Yawn

  • Britain's safer roads1 year 5 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote: By safer

    OldRidgeback wrote:

    By safer I mean a reduction in the total number of crashes. That hasn't come about just from improved in-vehicle safety.

    Which then comes back to my point about the police not recording accidents. Are the roads safer or are cars more crash proof, do we have more minor shunts? The police only care if someone is injured or the road is shut, a couple of cars/car & cyclist having a "minor" shunt, in their own words "we don't care that is an insurance problem not ours".

  • Video: patchnride fixes punctures in 60secs1 year 5 weeks agoUnless racing... Wheel off,

    Unless racing... Wheel off, tyre off, tube out, hand around the inside of tube, find cause of air loss, remove it, new tube in, pump, refit tyre, CO2, old tube in pocket, bosh, on you way.

    in the comfort of home patch the tube and replace the CO2 with air, whilst drinking a cold beer you bought with the money you saved from not buying this gizmo.

  • Pedals / Shoes1 year 5 weeks agoI had SPDs on my road bike

    I had SPDs on my road bike for ages then changed them to SPD sl.

    If I had my time again I would maybe just have bought a set of stiffer shoes and stuck with the SPDs, they are definitely easier to get in an out of if you are stopping at lights but then again I don't race...

  • Video: patchnride fixes punctures in 60secs1 year 5 weeks agoRich71 wrote:This device is a

    Rich71 wrote:
    This device is a joke,even if the offending hole/puncture is located and the end inserted through the tyre presumably the inner tube will be flat inside rendering the whole idea totally useless as the liquid/patch will just spurt out over some random flaccid crumpled part of the tube and not in/on the offending puncture and the chances of it actually successfully sticking and sealing are zero
    Also the chances of the hole in the tyre being in alignment with the hole in the inner tube is very unlikely
    its a ridiculous idea and it will never ever work
    i'll stick to taking inner tubes out thankyou very much,i suggest everyone else does the same before investing in this chocolate teapot
    great idea guys Applause
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    You've tried it then? We're going to try and get it in for testing before we make up our minds whether it's any good or not. Y'know, it might just work

  • Pedals / Shoes1 year 5 weeks agoI have Speedplays and swear

    I have Speedplays and swear by them. Some find the force required to engage a bit heavy but I have 2 pairs and have no problems with either. As regards maintenance, every 6 months I squirt a bit of bearing grease into the grease port, and wipe off the old dirty stuff that comes out of the other side. I also squeeze a couple of drops of dry lube onto the cleats (since these, rather than the pedals, have the spring-loaded parts) every few rides. Thats it, it really isnt a hassle.

    However, you do state that you've already bought the SPD pedals. I think SPD adapter kits are available for the 3-hole bolt pattern on most shoes.

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 5 weeks ago(No subject)

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  • cyclists make road safer1 year 5 weeks agostumps wrote:Personally i

    stumps wrote:
    Personally i think drivers who ride bikes make the roads safer as they know first hand what its like to be on a bike whilst cars pass by.

    This. I'd be mortified if I was responsible for some of the craziness that I see when on my bike.

  • Pedals / Shoes1 year 5 weeks agoI use SPDs (Shimano M520

    I use SPDs (Shimano M520 pedals) with Touring Shoes (Shimano RT32, but plenty of other options). Look like road shoes but have recessed cleats and you can walk around in them reasonably well without feeling you're going to twist your ankle. Really good bit of LBS advice as I was all set to buy road shoes/cleats. Saw a interesting custom built carbon road bike the other day with disc brakes and geared up for climbing. It had Crank Brothers Candy 2 pedals on it which looked quite smart.

  • Video: patchnride fixes punctures in 60secs1 year 5 weeks agoThis device is a joke,even if

    This device is a joke,even if the offending hole/puncture is located and the end inserted through the tyre presumably the inner tube will be flat inside rendering the whole idea totally useless as the liquid/patch will just spurt out over some random flaccid crumpled part of the tube and not in/on the offending puncture and the chances of it actually successfully sticking and sealing are zero
    Also the chances of the hole in the tyre being in alignment with the hole in the inner tube is very unlikely
    its a ridiculous idea and it will never ever work
    i'll stick to taking inner tubes out thankyou very much,i suggest everyone else does the same before investing in this chocolate teapot
    great idea guys Applause
    next

  • Giro launch Synthe road helmet + video1 year 5 weeks agoTitle is "Giro launch Synthe

    Title is "Giro launch Synthe road helmet + video"

    I thought this was going to be a helmet with a built in helmet-cam that could record your ride. That'd be pretty cool. Wonder why nobody has done that yet?

  • cyclists make road safer1 year 5 weeks agostumps wrote:Personally i

    stumps wrote:
    Personally i think drivers who ride bikes make the roads safer as they know first hand what its like to be on a bike whilst cars pass by.

    They're probably also less likely to drive like utter twunts and tailgate or drive too fast for the conditions. I haven't seen a study comparing the rate of crashes for cyclists and motorcyclists when they're driving cars with the car drivers who only drive cars but I'd assume the incident rate to be lower. A good topic for a PhD study probably.

  • Britain's safer roads1 year 5 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:I would like

    SideBurn wrote:
    I would like to think these statistics mean roads are safer, but since 2000 things like airbags, stronger safety cells for car occupants are normal for all cars on the road. This does not mean roads are safer just that people are more likely to survive, then we have air ambulances and improved emergency care.
    So how do you define safer?

    By safer I mean a reduction in the total number of crashes. That hasn't come about just from improved in-vehicle safety.