• Just In: Islabike Beinn 241 year 20 weeks agoIslabikes Beinns served my

    Islabikes Beinns served my daughters well in riding through England and Europe for 6 months last year. Well built, superbly finished with racks and mudguards fitted, they gave thousands of kilometres of untroubled joy.

    We were able to sell our youngest's at the end of the trip for not much less than what we bought it for.

    www.4bikes1tent.org

  • Just in: Legend HT 7.51 year 20 weeks agoDon't tell me your going to

    Don't tell me your going to ride the bike with the brake QR open

  • Hit and run1 year 20 weeks agoI was involved in a bizarre

    I was involved in a bizarre incident one evening last winter when an old lady drove at me very slowly on the wrong side of the road, overtaking parked cars on her side. Despite my shouts for her to stop, she just carried on despite me banging on the bonnet and eventually having to drag my bike off the road to avoid being run over. She went over my rear wheel and drove off. I ran after her but there was nothing that I could do to catch up and no witnesses. It was too dark for me to get a sight of the registration number too. It took me weeks to stop feeling annoyed and a little scared about it, not to mention the cost of a new wheel. You have my sympathy, the good thing is that you are alright and that hopefully any damage can be repaired at minimal cost.

    So yes, I have been left to feel powerless just like you. I hope that you are OK, I couldn't even report my incident to the police. Fortunately these these incidents are few and far between. It would be great if the police took these things seriously. We've a long way to go before we change the culture of this country to accept, understand and value what we do but we'll get there in the end.

  • My Appeal/Auction1 year 20 weeks agoI will keep that noted and

    I will keep that noted and keep it for a Q&A, I want to speak to some of you via a video, just because I'm trying to build up some confidence.....

  • Just in: Legend HT 7.51 year 20 weeks agoWhy can't I agree with you?

    Why can't I agree with you? the current crop of "me to" bikes don't seem to have the elegance or panache of the classic pre 90's machines. The graceful lines of a Colnago Super, Pogliaghi, Cinelli, Pinarello,Coicc and the master builders from Holdsworth and Thame, so many others, where are the fantastic color scheme of Hetchens and Mercian. The very bulk of the over size tubes and the plastic frames (read carbon) the heft of the new front forks verses the curve of an Olmo or Bianchi. Thank god their are still artists practicing their craft with beautiful lug work and exceptional brazing skills. How can you compare the craftmenship of today with the artists from the "reparto corsa" We should give thanks that you could still get a bike from Pelizzoli and I bet Marco Bertoletti could make a real bike if he wanted to.

  • thermal underwear1 year 20 weeks agoI'm confused too. Windproof

    I'm confused too.
    Windproof kit really helps to keep out the cold. I agree with BB76 that you can wear your ordinary kit under some unpadded bibs - unpadded super roubaix bibs in my case. Merino base layers are great for keeping you warm on top or bottom.

  • Canyon road bikes1 year 20 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:I'd go

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    I'd go for electronic ultegra, but if you do go mechanical i'd opt for ultegra and upgrade the wheels

    He's right, you know.

  • Metric Century chat1 year 20 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:yup, i'll

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    yup, i'll set it up tomorrow

    Typical IT!

  • Metric Century chat1 year 20 weeks agoTrundled around in the dark

    Trundled around in the dark before work. Feet numb with cold by the end of it but just sneaked in before the end of the month. Like Captain Beaky, I foolishly rode 60.8 miles earlier in the month without thinking that a few minutes more in the saddle would have qualified me for November. It's all downhill from here.

  • My Appeal/Auction1 year 20 weeks agoChrist, that's a biggie. No

    Christ, that's a biggie. No idea.

    This sounds really trivial, but do you think that going recumbent might cause you to lose interest in two-wheeled cycling and, by extension, pro cycling?

  • Blaze laser-projecting bike light looks for funding1 year 20 weeks agoCool - I want one that

    Cool - I want one that enables me to design/project my own image designs - hehe Big Grin

  • Blaze laser-projecting bike light looks for funding1 year 20 weeks agowyadvd wrote:Campag_10

    wyadvd wrote:
    Campag_10 wrote:
    It's an interesting innovation and I wish the project team well.

    I'd like to see some evidence that proves the projected laser is effective. If a driver doesn't see a cyclist at eye level with lights and reflective gear what's the chance he'll see a green laser projection on the road?


    What's the chance that when a driver is absolutely certain he's dealing with a cyclist he behaves like even more of an arse than otherwise?

    [[[[[ Good luck to all bright ideas, but will "SMIDSY" just become "SMIDSYL"?----"Sorry, Mate, I Didn't See Your Laser"?

  • Charge launch Custom Saddle Builder1 year 20 weeks agoBeautiful

    Beautiful http://bit.ly/Uxatko

  • Etape Caledonia - Where Does the Money Go?1 year 20 weeks agoAmazed at how little in

    Amazed at how little in relative terms the Police charge. Thanks for the journalism. Top marks Road.CC. Where there's money to be made the fleecers will follow and cycling is no different. My advice is to take the routine and ride it yourself with friends.

  • Blaze laser-projecting bike light looks for funding1 year 20 weeks agoCampag_10 wrote:It's an

    Campag_10 wrote:
    It's an interesting innovation and I wish the project team well.

    I'd like to see some evidence that proves the projected laser is effective. If a driver doesn't see a cyclist at eye level with lights and reflective gear what's the chance he'll see a green laser projection on the road?


    What's the chance that when a driver is absolutely certain he's dealing with a cyclist he behaves like even more of an arse than otherwise?

  • Blaze laser-projecting bike light looks for funding1 year 20 weeks agoWhat's wrong with a properly

    What's wrong with a properly bright headlight and decent road positioning?

  • Etape Caledonia - Where Does the Money Go?1 year 20 weeks ago"...it’s quite possible none

    "...it’s quite possible none of the above will matter to most sportive riders. The thrill of riding one of the UK’s few “closed road” events will outweigh any concerns over how expensive the entry fee is, or whose pocket it ends up in."

    It might matter to individuals or it might not. But it's certainly disingenuous at best to make the association with the charity, to whom not a single one of your 6,100 pennies goes.
    It smacks of misrepresentation. If none of the money goes to Marie Curie, it should be in the documentation somewhere.
    It's the UK's most expensive sportive. You see Marie Curie in the name, you assume you're supporting the charity.
    Cynical, cynical marketing.

    Their facebook page is at
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/EtapeSeries
    Why don't you let them know what you think?

  • Dame Tanni Grey-Thomson part of Independent Commission to look in to UCI handling of Lance Armstrong affair1 year 20 weeks agophat is already writing his

    phat is already writing his acceptance speech for his 2013 re election !
    3 Eminent Personalities have been " handcuffed " by the Terms of Reference for this Enquiry ! They will diligently do the job set out for them and should be congratulated for accepting the task imposed , BUT there is a quagmire that they will be guided away from by the " T of R " , thus Cycling Fans will in June be in Uproar once again ! Note that the closing date for Nominations for the Irish Cycling Fed. will be before the " Report " is delivered ! Who said " phat " was clueless ?

    Try to show the light of day by signing on the petition :

    http://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/office-of-the-governor-general-of-au...

    Can promise that the " PC troops won' break down your door !

    Meanwhile the 2013 Cycling season will roll on by , with the Criminal Elements busily circumventing anything that the " Change Cycling Now " meeting causes to see the light of day . SSDD is the motto of the " OMERTA continues , troops "!

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 20 weeks agoFARCEBOOK hijacked the link :

    FARCEBOOK hijacked the link : Try this to sign on :
    http://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/office-of-the-governor-general-of-au...

  • Lance Armstrong wins Sports Illustrated's Anti-Sportsman of the Year award1 year 20 weeks agoLouse Armstrong - sporting

    Louse Armstrong - sporting shithouse - enuff said!!!

  • Times Newspaper redesigns dangerous roundabout for cyclists and pedestrians1 year 20 weeks agoDon't change the roudabout

    Don't change the roudabout change the way people drive ! ! !

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 20 weeks agoWhat people have to

    What people have to understand is that Jaime Fuller has tried to create a forum for people to come together and " DISCUSS " their varying concerns regarding the place that " ROAD RACE CYCLING " currently finds itself !

    This gathering will attract interest from Media and Fans of the Sport , but will not speak with ONE VOICE FOR ALL Stakeholders ! Had i lived near London i would certainly have wished to OBSERVE , perhaps offer an opinion or voice some concerns .

    With 2 " Change.org Petitions " largely ignored by ALL & SUNDRY , i can say quite definitively , that the majority of Cycling Fans have NO INTEREST in a change of the " Status Quo "!
    http://www.change.org/?fb_action_ids=4469444306142&fb_action_types=chang...
    phat will be president in 2013 , re elected since there are so very few willing to put their shoulder to the wheel !

    That Jaime & Jon V. and the other Attendees , give up some of their time to seek solutions to the quagmire that " UCI " has become should be applauded ! Think you have something to offer ? Sign on the petitions , no PC troops will break down your door ! Of course you could wander along and see if you could sit in as an observer ?

  • Morvélo launch new clothing for men, women and kids + new film1 year 20 weeks agoit's like decorating....they

    it's like decorating....they choose the colours....you paint the wall and live with it.
    anyhow, real men wear pink!
    Wink

  • Blaze laser-projecting bike light looks for funding1 year 20 weeks agoHaven't they just taken the

    Haven't they just taken the Laser Light Lane idea off the seat post, where it aimed rearwards, and mounted it on the handlebars to project forwards? Good idea, but it does seem a little like a blatant copy of someone else's product.

  • BBC to air helmet cam documentary1 year 20 weeks agohttp://www.guardian.co.uk/lif

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/30/cycling-documentary-b...