• New wheels, custom build1 year 6 weeks agoWhere are you based? Popping

    Where are you based?

    Popping in, having a chat and a look at the options make the most out of a bespoke build.

    I use Wheelcraft, but they're local to me, everyone within 200 miles seems to use them or Wheelsmith.

  • Chinese revolutions1 year 6 weeks agoFar too relevant for my

    Far too relevant for my tastes, Pinaman...

    BTW cavmem1, looking forward to your long term review of those fantasy wheels from Papua New Guinea.

  • Carbon Fiber Road Saddle - Rider Survey1 year 6 weeks agoHere is the latest saddle

    Here is the latest saddle complete with all carbon 7mm x 9mm rails. We are unsure if the carbon rails are an added benefit other than weight as they appear to make the saddle assembly more stiff. The same carbon saddle with Ti rails is approximately 30g heavier.

    We thank everyone for all their support and will keep the survey open for another 10 days for anyone interested. Once complete we will more than happy to share the results with everyone.

    Here is the link for reference: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WFBF8KK

    We are getting some very valuable and interesting feedback.

    Thanks again for everyone's support

  • Tour Of Qatar - Stage 31 year 6 weeks agoglad i picked Hepburn as my 3

    glad i picked Hepburn as my 3 pointer and kept him in my team Big Grin Big Grin

  • New member with a broken arm1 year 6 weeks agoI've found KT tape to be

    I've found KT tape to be helpful with sprains. It provides some gentle tension and reminds me to try to keep in a neutral position. Congrats on getting the cast off. Did your doc recommend any physio exercises for range of motion and strength?

  • New member with a broken arm1 year 6 weeks agoSince your out of the cast

    Since your out of the cast now why not learn to juggle with soft balls. Years ago I broke my elbow in bike accident and as part of my recuperation I taught myself to juggle. It help with getting movement back and also helped build strength up too. Just an idea.

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 6 weeks ago2Loose wrote:Wasn't this the

    2Loose wrote:
    Wasn't this the one that drove off and said 'good luck with tracing me', followed by a bit of a campaign to find the cars driver?

    Stoke City's Steven N'Zonzi, then of Hale, Greater Manchester. Stoke are currently 3 points above the relegation zone in the Premiership. Nosworthy is a [cough] squad player for Watford, mid-table in the Championship.

    If Stoke get relegated, and Nosworthy gets a game due to injury of Watford's other central defenders, I could have some very mixed feels about challenges between the two. Devil

  • California driver blames ‘new car smell’ for crash that killed cyclist1 year 6 weeks agoSounds like a variant of the

    Sounds like a variant of the hip and trendy "affluenza" defense.

    "I'm cripplingly rich and cannot be held accountable for my actions because any reasonable person would blame the gun for shooting their neighbor. Being intoxicated and stumbling around outdoors with a loaded gun did not contribute to it at all. I'm suing Smith & Wesson for their defective product!"

    Recently a 16yo who had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 (legal limit 0.08) killed 4 people with his pickup truck and instead of prison time for vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving he got 10 years probation and alcohol rehab at a posh treatment center in Newport Beach, CA.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/12/12/ethan_couch_affluenza_...

    Sometimes it's embarrassing to be an American but at least we have vehicular manslaughter laws and killing someone on a bicycle with a car is considered (for the most part) a felony. Plain Face

  • Wit Industries Fendor-Bendor 3 mudguard1 year 6 weeks agoyup. seems that it could be

    yup. seems that it could be perfect for those with disc brakes..

  • Commonwealth Games road race to follow 2013 National Road Race route1 year 6 weeks agoAh, well spotted scmcc1879.

    Ah, well spotted scmcc1879. Cheers for the reminder!

  • New wheels, custom build1 year 6 weeks agoJustridingalong.com Know a

    Justridingalong.com Know a few people who have bought from them and have very, very good things to say. Nice online builder tool to play around with too.

  • Chinese revolutions1 year 6 weeks agoI recently bought some 45mm

    I recently bought some 45mm Deep, 23mm wide (aero profile) carbon clinchers from light-bicycle in China.

    Good price, prompt delivery and they have handled nearly 2k of winter (dry) miles since they've arrived and are still perfectly true.

    They look awesome to boot too!!

  • 4 in 10 motorists admit losing concentration at the wheel, according to survey1 year 6 weeks agoYou never hear of a cyclist

    You never hear of a cyclist navigating without due care and attention - I seen a few before on a cycle whereby it started hailing & snowing - strange how the drivers gave me some degree of respect when that happened...seems they only slow when the ground goes white.

    Motorists just love being part of a procession even though this cause's them to 'lose concerntration'.

    Interstingly when i ride theirs NOTHING LIKE a cyclist to emit competitive tendencies ie the other day i had a female motorist swear blind she stopped at a t junction when plain as day I seen her drift out like she was either on the phone or 'distracted' - i was only doing 25 at the time good job i anticipated it happening.

    Why is it that cyclists are berated on the roads yet we have to take notice THE MOST !, everything, road surface, cars, people, motorists, weather, lights, looking out for other drivers for their own good - prior to xmas i nearly got taken out by a private taxi who wasnt intending to stop at a roundabout - good job i looked...even though i had right of way - soo floored was this bloke that he drifted across the road then realised how much of a jerk he was driving: WHY is it always the cyclist who wakes the car driver up, sometimes coming off worse.

    How is it that the courts protect this form of motoring ? ok they pay taxes, we all do...

    I've been riding for 25yrs i think and it never changed.

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 6 weeks agoUsed to have this guy in my

    Used to have this guy in my fantasy football team back in his Sunderland days, surprisingly useful for a cheap defender.

    Didn't realise he was such a knob.

  • Commonwealth Games road race to follow 2013 National Road Race route1 year 6 weeks agoNot quite true. Cav rode for

    Not quite true. Cav rode for the Isle of Mann (sic) at the last Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He came 7th in the road race.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/9077588.stm

  • 4 in 10 motorists admit losing concentration at the wheel, according to survey1 year 6 weeks agoI cannot emphasise enough

    I cannot emphasise enough that while driving, it is the most important issue for anyone no matter the purpose of the drive. Even to get to a gravely ill relative at that moment, that must be secondary.

    Unfotunately, because driving is a routine and humans are human, other distractions and issues are allowed to encroach.

    If we handed drivers a grenade or loaded machine gun they would be concentrating yet motor vehicles are more lethal.

    Again it's a wonder that accident rates in the UK are much better than this poll would have us think but it should be pretty cheap to run a concentrate campaign every now and then. It may help.

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 6 weeks agoCauld Lubter wrote:Twat on

    Cauld Lubter wrote:
    Twat on bike cuts across, colliding with car and the driver gets all the shit?
    Something wrong here.

    Yes, what's wrong is that your tightly worded summary leaves out the fact that the driver assaulted the person on the bike andhas been convicted for it.

    Cauld Lubter wrote:

    Oh, I forgot, this is roadcc, where only saints ride bikes. Get a grip, people.

    I expect some of your other saintly friends will be along to insinuate that the cyclist "brought it on himself" because he didn't smile and wave at the lovely man that drove into him.

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 6 weeks agoCauld Lubter wrote:Twat on

    Cauld Lubter wrote:
    Twat on bike cuts across, colliding with car and the driver gets all the shit?
    Something wrong here.
    Oh, I forgot, this is roadcc, where only saints ride bikes. Get a grip, people.

    No, not only saints, but if some nobber in a car cuts me up, would it be fine if I then smacked him if he was silly enough to stop? Probably not, and this is worse - this trainee killer has a few tonnes of metal to use as a weapon. Better to stop him now, before he succeeds.

  • Aussie company kickstarts combined rear light & camera at bargain price1 year 6 weeks agoNice idea - but two flashing

    Nice idea - but two flashing options on the light, and - apparently - no steady mode? For any sort of group riding that is no-no. In fact some events (PBP for example) ban use of flashing lights altogether.
    Not for me on that basis.

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Desert and Mediterranean legs)1 year 6 weeks agoHurrah! Finally on the board

    Hurrah! Finally on the board with my first three points of the year, time to step it up for the Med.

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 6 weeks agocyclist had made his

    cyclist had made his intention to turn right known,twat in a leathal weapon should of waited

  • New member with a broken arm1 year 6 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:Cool; let me

    SideBurn wrote:
    Cool; let me know what you think but do not take up running, it hurts too much!

    I've now read 'Eat and Run' by Scott Jurek and what a great book! I'm not going to be entering any ultras soon (read that as at all), but his mindset and approach to endurance events is fantastic! Thanks for the recommendation! I'm currently reading 'Core Advantage' by Tom Danielson/Allison Westfahl about building core strength to reduce injury and improve performance on the bike which should be handy given the problems I've had in the past.

    I had the cast removed yesterday after 5 weeks and my right wrist, unsurprisingly, is weak as a kitten. I'm trying out KT tape to see if it works (probably not) and using a wrist splint thingy at night. Should be fine in a few days. I am having to run to keep up my fitness though! Rolling Eyes

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 6 weeks agoCauld Lubter wrote:Twat on

    Cauld Lubter wrote:
    Twat on bike cuts across, colliding with car and the driver gets all the shit?
    Something wrong here.
    Oh, I forgot, this is roadcc, where only saints ride bikes. Get a grip, people.

    Bigger twat assaults cyclist and pretty much gets away with it. Get a grip yourself.

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 6 weeks agowhat about the impact on the

    what about the impact on the cyclist,s employment with a broken wrist

  • Castelli Sorpasso Wind bib tights1 year 6 weeks ago5th wrote:I'd suggest that at

    5th wrote:
    I'd suggest that at 180cm and 76cm you should maybe have gone up a size to alleviate the pressure marks from the bib straps. I'm 183cm / 73kg and take XL Castelli shorts and bibs!

    Castelli sizing he! I'm 182 cm and 70 kg and the Sorpasso medium has been giving me joy over the past 18 months, well summer excluded that is. I admit I like a snug fit.