• Project One Clarification1 year 6 weeks agoPeople voting for you can

    People voting for you can vote daily apparently. That seems to be what people are finding. I told people yesterday to keep trying each day anyway, seems worth a shot. If it was registered users only, it would be pointless in asking people to vote. Not many random people are gonna go to that trouble for a stranger.

  • Mavic Tyres? Anyone using Them?1 year 6 weeks agoI used them through winter

    I used them through winter and spring with no issues. I really liked them - I didn't notice any issues in the wet, but I'm not exactly a pro...

  • Castelli Sorpasso Wind bib tights1 year 6 weeks agoLovely to see the positive

    Lovely to see the positive comments,
    not sure what caused your wear but we can't say we have had any negative wear comments which suggests it might be saddle/conditions/care issue on your side, but more than happy to investigate for you?
    The bib-straps do roll when putting them on but hooking your thumbs under the fabric and sliding up alleviate this instantly and you are left with supportive minimal straps with no seams.
    The low cut is designed for comfort and comfort breaks you can wear a Castelli wind base layer under your jacket or jersey to block any coolness if required, but as others have stated its a bib tight not a unitard there are options in Castelli's range to protect your belly if required but if the tights where high cut you would have no alternative option to cool the area? CC

  • Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?1 year 6 weeks agoThis is exactly what I did -

    This is exactly what I did - bought a cheap set on Ebay and then upgraded to carbon soles and whatnot once I was well up to speed (and had broken the plastic sole on the Ebay pair!)

  • Aussie company kickstarts combined rear light & camera at bargain price1 year 6 weeks agocarlosjenno wrote:Just a

    carlosjenno wrote:
    Just a query about the kickstarter/crowdfunding concept. If the whole amount isn't raised and production doesn't start, do contributors get their money back? I'm very interested in this, but don't fancy burning £100 for nothing.

    You give card details but your money isn't taken until the target amount is reached.

    Your money is still at risk, the Project could heave been badly designed, there is always a chance you won't get the product / reward (I mean this in general regarding kickstarter projects)..

    But that is in general, I don't think there will be a problem with the bike light/camera, they have already made a large number of prototypes which have been tested and the initial funding goal has been surpassed.

    And it currently works out at $129+$15 = $144 = £77.83, but the pound is very strong right now and it could easily cost a tenner more by the time they take the money.

  • Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?1 year 6 weeks agoparksey wrote: Having visited

    parksey wrote:

    Having visited another L(ish)BS to look at few options, these came away as my preference on a combination of factors, not least the surprising ease of walking in them.

    I have to admit to having then ordered them from Chain Reaction...

    Better hope your LBS doesn't read road.cc!

    Seriously. Good luck with clipless. But if you go to try before you buy, then buy online...

    Hmmm.

    The way i did it, i just bought some cheap 2nd hand pedals and shoes on ebay, that was my "try before you buy" (or, before i commit too much cash), then i bought proper shoes online from Evans and CRC, with a clean conscience Smile

  • Drunk driver who broke cyclist’s leg escapes jail1 year 6 weeks agoQuote:Dr Judy Hultgren said

    Quote:
    Dr Judy Hultgren said that that despite a very high reading, and a similar conviction in 2011, they were not jailing him because he had shown remorse and a commitment to addressing his alcohol problems.

    Anyone lay me odds on him having "shown remorse and a commitment to addressing his alcohol problems" after the 2011 conviction too?

  • Vulpine team up with Oliver Spencer to launch cycling blazer1 year 6 weeks agoI think it's great - wish I

    I think it's great - wish I could afford one!

  • Mavic Tyres? Anyone using Them?1 year 6 weeks agoTook them off my Ksyrium

    Took them off my Ksyrium Elite S Wheels when they arrived with tyres fitted! I always use the 4000s tyres.

    There's a pair here for someone £25, if your prepared to collect them in South Wales (Cardiff north) Mavic tyres do look very nice though.

  • Drunk driver who broke cyclist’s leg escapes jail1 year 6 weeks agoPersonally, I don't feel

    Personally, I don't feel particularly vengeful towards this guy, as far as sending him to jail goes.

    It sounds like he has problems. The thing is though, while I don't hold his drinking against him - OK he's had a difficult time and has turned to drink, it happens - the more important question is why was he _driving_? Its not the drinking that's the problem for others, its the driving! We get a lot in his defence as to why he was drinking, but not as to why he was still using a car.

    Maybe drivers should have to renew their licences regularly and to do so they should present some evidence that they haven't developed such a disqualifying condition?

    If you have a drink problem you have no business having a driving licence and should never be allowed behind a wheel.

    Brits roll their eyes at the ubiquity of guns in the US, but why is it just accepted that totally inappropriate people have access to motorised vehicles?

  • €100,000 theft at Cannondale's team HQ in Italy1 year 6 weeks agoPerhaps it is time for teams

    Perhaps it is time for teams to 'copy right' their bike paint jobs thus making it harder to move the goods on quickly.

  • Just in: Storck Aernario Platinum Edition1 year 6 weeks agoNice bike, shame about the

    Nice bike, shame about the wheels. I realise most of the money had gone on the frame and di2, but still, I'd want some competitive, light tubulars for £10k!

  • Project One Clarification1 year 6 weeks agoBut if you are logged in, you

    But if you are logged in, you cannot vote more than once, not once per day....

    It should have been left to registered users only, that would have stopped all this multiple voting.

    One vote is cast, with your log in....done

  • Leaked 'Plebgate' email claims Andrew Mitchell continually ignored Downing St bicycle rules1 year 6 weeks agoJaysus...TF I live in

    Jaysus...TF I live in Ireland....we don't have ANY corrupt politicians or gardai... Rolling On The Floor

  • Project One Clarification1 year 6 weeks agoOnly found out Yesterday that

    Only found out Yesterday that people could vote each day. Not really sure on the tech side of things, but i guess it kind of stands to reason that you could use a couple of devices? The rules aren't very clear really.

  • Just A Ride1 year 6 weeks ago700c wrote:Yes, there are a

    700c wrote:
    Yes, there are a lot of 'epic challenges' about, many of which featured on this site, and I completely agree with the sentiment that sometimes it's good to just go out for a ride.That's what most of us do anyway..

    I think what you're complaining about is perception, not reality. How cycling is portrayed in the media, and how much promotion these commercial sportive organisers do, to get people signed up, not to mention the charity events which receive huge publicity.

    This has resulted in an increase in cycling exposure and popularity. On balance this is a good thing. So what if a middle aged fat guy wants to ride a 60 mile sportive? Good luck to him I say. 60 miles may not be epic to you, but might be to him. (not that I've ever seen a 60 mile event described as 'epic')

    'just get out and ride' is a good sentiment. Cycling snobbery is not, however! I hope that's not what this is...

    Exactly this. Applause

    I may even be that middle-aged fat guy (is 35 middle-aged...?!).

  • Conman blags four grand time trial bike in Stevenage - plus our safe selling tips1 year 6 weeks agoWonderful description of the

    Wonderful description of the thief, especially the, approx 6'and a half inch.

  • Mavic Tyres? Anyone using Them?1 year 6 weeks agoFrom guys riding on teams

    From guys riding on teams sponsored by Mavic, the feedback has not been that great... as mentioned already, wet grip can be challenging... I'd hope they may have sorted that by now though.

  • Leaked 'Plebgate' email claims Andrew Mitchell continually ignored Downing St bicycle rules1 year 6 weeks ago"What has this to do with

    "What has this to do with cycling..."

    This is the knub of the argument that has been lost in the political hysteria.
    Is a cyclist a pedestrian with a set of wheels or a person driving a vehicle?
    It would seem that a human powered vehicle does not have the same regard as an engine powered vehicle.
    This is fundamental to the way cyclists and their vehicles are treated.

  • Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?1 year 6 weeks agoJust to update on this topic,

    Just to update on this topic, if anyone is interested, I went in the end for a set of Shimano R550 SPD-SL pedals and a pair of Shimano R088 shoes. Cool

    Having visited another L(ish)BS to look at few options, these came away as my preference on a combination of factors, not least the surprising ease of walking in them.

    I'd expected it to be a nightmare but it really was anything but, even on the polished floor of the shop, so I've got no concerns about mooching around the mid-ride cafe in them (I will of course update you as soon as I fall on my arse in them!).

    I have to admit to having then ordered them from Chain Reaction at a little over £91, absolute bargain in my view. The LBS where I actually got my bike from were after more than £150...

    Only managed a quick 15 mile ride in them so far, with no mishaps yet, albeit I am unclipping well in advance of any need to stop. They're set to the lowest tension so they're easy to get in and out of, although I seem to find it easier to twist my heel in rather than out to release them.

    So far, so good.

  • Whyte Dorset commuter/road bike1 year 6 weeks agostuke wrote:Alb wrote:120psi

    stuke wrote:
    Alb wrote:
    120psi in 28c tyres?! Each to their own I guess

    Tyre sizes/pressure discussion = the new helmet debate Wink

    Nope. It's all about the sciency.

    http://janheine.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/science-and-bicycles-1-tires-an...

  • Just A Ride1 year 6 weeks agoI ride to escape the kids,

    I ride to escape the kids, family, work etc. most of the time I record the ride and thats because I like to be able to work out where I went and when.

    I say stop at the top of the hill, unclip and enjoy the view. Day Dreaming

  • Lezyne Zecto Drive front light1 year 6 weeks agoThis and the back light are

    This and the back light are both brilliant in every way, apart from side visibility which is practically none.

    Still having a very good time with mine though.

  • Project One Clarification1 year 6 weeks agoThey seem to be linked to

    They seem to be linked to IP's, rather than log in's. Which is a shame, but it has set up for people voting multiple times over many devices and IP's

    They have been quite open about their cheating online. I tried something on a low ranked bike via proxies. I was able to vote over 30 times in the space of minutes

  • Fleeing bike thief taken out by California cop1 year 6 weeks agoThe story would've have read

    The story would've have read better if it said "fleeing bike thief shot and crippled" no sympathy for scum who steal from others, especially their bikes.