- How many spokes....?1 year 5 weeks agoI find myself tempted toward
I find myself tempted toward a 24 spoke build with crowsfoot lacing on the disc/drive sides and 2-cross on the non-disc/drive side. This means of the 24 spokes 4 are radial on the dished side (maybe offset some of the loss of lateral stiffness due to dishing) and all the rest are tangential, giving 10 spokes to take the torsional load in either direction. Seems an elegant compromise, not sure if it's going to be a bugger to true though...?
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks agoWell that's a shock, if
Well that's a shock, if you've been living on Mars !
Will this cause problems with the England TP squad for the Commonwealth games having a new rider dropped into a team that's been training together for months.
- summer city cycling lights1 year 5 weeks agoFind a set of Smart lights on
Find a set of Smart lights on offer for £10 at one of the on-line retailers - quickly clip in and out - and run them on flash/blink mode.
(Planet-X/On-One do some looky-likes, which have been fine but the mounts are a lot more flimsy)
- Just in: Pretorius Outeniqua Disc1 year 5 weeks agoI've been waiting for
I've been waiting for something like this. Clearance for 25mm with mudguards is perfect to keep the back end nice and short.
The closest product is the Storck Aernario Disc, which doesn't have clearance for mudguards but does have through-axles at both ends. Claimed <6.5kg too.
Or the Enigma Evoke Disc:
..although the model pictured has gammy looking cabling.
I'm surprised they haven't sent out a full hydro/Di2 model. Whilst on the face of it running Di2 on a winter bike is madness (pricey mechs to encrust with crud) it does at least mean there are no cables to gum up.
1. Why no through-axles?
2. Does the frame support tidy hydraulic lines? i.e. no zip ties.
3. What about Di2?
- Judge sends "clear message" as Norfolk man jailed for 10 months for causing GBH to cyclist1 year 5 weeks agoI hold a grudge against
I hold a grudge against motorists but don't go around attacking them.
- Pedals / Shoes1 year 5 weeks agoI've had SPD M540 pedals on
I've had SPD M540 pedals on both my road bikes from the outset. Paired with some Nike touring shoes which mean the cleat's recessed and they are still stiff / light and look like road shoes. Win-win. Nike stopped doing cycling stuff a while ago; that's when I got them in the sale, but as others have suggested a pair of Shimano touring shoes would do the same job
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks agoNot sure what the poke at
Not sure what the poke at McDonalds is for! Usain Bolt famously loves McDonalds, in fact, he prepared for the 2012 100m final with a McDonalds wrap.
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks agoWonder if there will be a
Wonder if there will be a vocal 'back lash' against Sky amongst roadside supporters?
- 13-year old Irish cyclist pushed off bike by passenger in speeding car1 year 5 weeks agoIHphoto wrote:Having been inIHphoto wrote:
Having been in a small group when a passenger in a passing car that swerved in and wacked my riding buddy in the back with their hand and we followed it all up with the police I don't hold out that much hope these nasty pieces of work will be prosecuted. Not because the police didn't want to fully pursue it believe me - it's just the scant evidence to bring a case.
Unless someone shops them and they confess (in whichever order) then without corroboration you haven't got much. That's unless maybe the van driver saw the occupant to identify them if they catch up with the suspects - that's a slim possibility I guess.
One can hope.
I just pray the younglad makes a full recovery. It's a good job the van driver did halt the traffic.
Multiple witnesses is not scant evidence, please stop perpetuating this myth that blood or some other physical evidence is needed to prosecute a crime.
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks agoSurely Wiggins must leave Sky
Surely Wiggins must leave Sky now?
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks agoBrad placed a rare picture on
Brad placed a rare picture on Instagram this morning eating a MacDonalds (!!) on his way home from winning yesterdays TT Nationals. Speaks volumes with the TDF just a week away (I'm not on the SKY Train so here's two fingers). Is it time for Brad to move on? If Richie Porte moves at the end of this year who have Sky left other than Froome as a GC contender for 2015/16? I'm not interested in Froome I'd rather see an open race with other teams attacking Sky which didn't happen last year (hey Movistar!)
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks agoNo Ben Swift in a race where
No Ben Swift in a race where Stage 2 finishes down the road from his home town
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks agoWe all fully expected this,
We all fully expected this, so why am I still disappointed to read this official news ?
Seems a little more galling now Sir Brad has won the nationals !
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks agoIt was a predictable call and
It was a predictable call and hard to see it being done any other way given the management philosophy of Team Sky. As to who to support, will be great if I see Cav in yellow when I'm working on stage 2.
- Kids challenged to beat BikeStock 48-hour World MTB record attempt distance - 365 miles1 year 5 weeks agoAt 7:17am this morning he had
At 7:17am this morning he had 222km in the bag, I hear. Another 362km to go to hit his target by 3pm Saturday then! Anyone going to Stanmer Park to cheer him on?
- How many spokes....?1 year 5 weeks agoMy DA C24 is rubbish with 15
My DA C24 is rubbish with 15 spokes (and only a little better with 16) ..... don't go for that!
- Pedals / Shoes1 year 5 weeks agoOh dear - Rule #34...
Oh dear - Rule #34...
Rule #34 // Mountain bike shoes and pedals have their place.
On a mountain bike.
- Bradley Wiggins to ride track at Commonwealth Games as Sky confirms he won’t ride Tour1 year 5 weeks ago1 British rider in the
1 British rider in the supposedly British Team Sky for the biggest race of the year which also happens to start in Britain (Froome discounted as clearly the only way to could have ever turned pro is to race under a British license so teams like Sky would want him). Slightly annoying but I'll still be cheering on Team Sky and Adam Yates of Orica GreenEDGE.
- Just in: Pretorius Outeniqua Disc1 year 5 weeks agoLooks like a tight back end
Looks like a tight back end (oo err). Wonder if there are chainline issues at the extremities.
- Team Sky line up for TdF1 year 5 weeks agoAverage age of the team is 32
Average age of the team is 32 (I haven't worked it out, that's according to Dave Brailsford) and youngest member is G at 28. I wonder how that compares with the other teams.
For me there's a big question mark over Richie Porte. I guess he's earned his place on past efforts riding for his pal, but 2014 has been rubbish for him so far.
As for Wiggins, he was given a challenge at last year's Giro and he tanked. There's no room for sentimentality when it comes to picking a Tour team.
- Northwave Xtreme Tech Gloves1 year 5 weeks agoDo they come with the usual
Do they come with the usual Northwave glove booklet? I mean label? Half tbe bloody weight of my last pair was washing instructions
- Would-be cyclists want more cycle lanes and better facilities, says Halfords survey1 year 5 weeks agoAnd as for training, the only
And as for training, the only way that might work is if we have compulsory bikeability in schools (and encourage cycling/walking as default mode)
make bikeability level 3 a compulsory pre-requisite to a driving licence.
Most adult cyclists have a driving licence - it will shut up the people wanting traing for cyclists, and make all drivers more aware as they will have ridden a bike to get a licence.
asking/expecting people to be nice and share the road doesn't work and hasn;t worked for 40-50 years now.
- Would-be cyclists want more cycle lanes and better facilities, says Halfords survey1 year 5 weeks agoAgree with the first four
Agree with the first four points, but we don't need shoddy painted "lanes", we need proper seperated facilities for cyclists, either seperated by physical barriers or kerbs, or by excluding vehicles from roads by blocking them off to make more no though roads, BUT allowing cycles to pass though.
Need lots more cycle parking from superstores to corner shops. Needs to be obvious & visible as well as safe. Discourages thievery as well as promoting itself.
Better facilities at work - deffo. I am lucky in that my colleagues let me park the bike in the office, otherwise I would have no secure place to park it. Don't need a shower, but somewhere decent to get changed and freshen up is nice. Also need employers (especially larger ones) to offer better help with cycle to work schemes (our's only opens once a year. last yr it was November), and help with travel planning and other pro-cycling help to encourage people to ditch the car.
Tax breaks - Why not? According to the wonderful Mr Boardman each regular cyclist is worth about £600/yr to the UK economy, but the Govt only subsisises people who can afford to spend £20K+ on a leccy motor. Madness and the wrong approach
- Thoughts on going tubeless?1 year 5 weeks agoJust gone tubeless. American
Just gone tubeless. American Classic Tubeless with Schwalbe One tubeless tyres and Stans Notubes sealant.
Setting up was much easier than some on interweb had suggested. Front held air without sealant but I put some in anyway. Rear leaked a little with no sealant through the sidewall (possibly a slight tyre defect or I was a bit rough fitting) but the Stans cured it.
Ride quality an improvement over my conventional GP4000s on DA C24s and on my tubulars on AM 58s. No punctures yet!
If anyone thinking of making the leap - hearty recommendations.
- Pain from eyewear1 year 5 weeks agoFATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:CouldFATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:
Could you not place the end(s) of the arms in a cup of warm water then (carefully) bend them outwards to alleviate the pressure?
Think I'll give that a go as they are detachable arms and cheap to replace if it all goes horribly wrong!