- Video: Craig MacLean hits 142mph on the Rollapaluza rollers - using Guy Martin's bike1 year 5 weeks agoDid you mean to omit Guy
Did you mean to omit Guy Martin's name from the first para? Sounds wrong without it.
The bit that leaves me speechless about this is taking a 380-inch gear from a standing start, yet still managing to cover 500 in 11.34!
- Video: Craig MacLean hits 142mph on the Rollapaluza rollers - using Guy Martin's bike1 year 5 weeks agoI wander what Robert
I wander what Robert Förstemann would do on the bike
- Crank failure. Halfords CB TEAMCARBON1 year 5 weeks agoI had the same thing happen
I had the same thing happen with an FSA Gossamer crank on a Boardman CX Team a couple of years ago. Luckily, I was going slowly and wasn't hurt at all.
After a very strongly worded discussion with Halfords they collected the bike and then returned with the options of having it refitted or sent away to FSA to determine the fault, which could take months. After some even stronger words, they completely replaced the bike and gave me a voucher (still unspent actually, because I can't bring myself to go there again).
If the store won't give you a full replacement, I'd go over their heads to Halfords customer service. It was that threat that got them to actually replace mine.
The manager personally built my new one, but it was still pretty badly put together. If they replace it, getting it built by an actual expert would be money very well spent.
Get well soon, and don't be at all shy in dealing with them. A crank coming off after five weeks is a really serious fault on their part and they know that.
- New Wheels Question1 year 5 weeks agoIts a sportive, which makes
Its a sportive, which makes it much less important than your relationship with your wife. Suggest you slow down a bit to keep her company. If you want to test yourself without the pleasure of your wife's company, enter different sportives or find different categories (e.g., you do 70 miles while your wife does 50).
Every time my wife tells me she feels bad that she is "holding me back" (happens in a particular non-cycling sporting context) I feel slightly ashamed because I figure it means I must have behaved like a child.
- Cotic Escapade road bike1 year 5 weeks agoIs it just me or does it look
Is it just me or does it look to have an insanely short wheelbase? The front centre also looks really short as it seems to have masses of front wheel/foot overlap. If it wasn't for that, I'd say this looks like a really well-sorted bike, but there's simply no need to build with toe overlap.
- Giro d'Italia Stage 16: Movistar's Nairo Quintana takes stunning win to go into race lead1 year 5 weeks agoANywhere free online to watch
ANywhere free online to watch highlights of this years Giro? I don't have Eurosport anymore
- Schwalbe One V-Guard tyres1 year 5 weeks agoI've only just got around to
I've only just got around to fitting some Ultremo ZX tubeless, glad to hear there's a natural continuation of them in the one range and a good choice of sizes too. The zx tubeless are like being glued to the road, utterly fantastic.
- 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 5 weeks agoPlease tell me how my helmet
Please tell me how my helmet (rated upto collisions of 12.1mph) are meant to protect us from people doing these speeds?!
- The good old "what bike for a grand" debate...1 year 5 weeks agoI can't fault my Ribble R872
I can't fault my Ribble R872 after nearly two years - I went high with the spec and got Campag Athena, but if you like Veloce you can squeeze in just above your cap on this or the new Sporting Azzurro or the 365 on their Special Editions, less if you go for the Shimano option.
The R872 is a same frame to the De Rosa R838 apparently.
- Video: "Surreal" - Sussex cyclists on Sunday ride stumble across illegal rave1 year 5 weeks agoI saw this on yahoo
I saw this on yahoo unfortunately the comments posted on there were rather different to those above. to the extent that more than one troll was criticizing the cyclists for not ringing there bells (above the noise) oh and the classic not paying road tax.
- 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 5 weeks agoFrankly, I couldn't care less
Frankly, I couldn't care less if someone is speeding on a motorway in good weather and little traffic.
However, anyone speeding in a build up area or residential area should have a fine that's 10x higher than now, and if double the speed limit, the car should be impounded and auction off, combined with a very long ban.
If, under those conditions, the driver hurts anyone, they should be charged with dangerous driving (vehicular manslaughter would be good to have) automatically, and the speeding being the qualifying character of the crime as the only required evidence.
But, we'd first need to have some traffic police to actually patrol our roads, and that's not been a priority for at least a decade.
If we all write to our MPs about that... something may eventually change. Whingeing on a cyclist forum isn't going to fix sweet f-all.
- Campagnolo announces new Super Record, Record and Chorus mechanical groupsets1 year 5 weeks agohttps://www.youtube.com/watch
if you look closely at the video i think it is clear that there 8 bolts. That there are two BCDs one for the outer and one for the inner.
- 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 5 weeks agoAs I've said before, we have
As I've said before, we have to shift social attitude to driving which requires a committed political will backed up with high-profile advertising campaigns (in exactly the same way drink-driving has been tackled).
Secondly, I wonder how many of these drivers were actually motorcyclists? Just like cycling, wanging a bike round fast roads is where the thrill comes (except of course, a cyclist gets their adrenaline rush at 40mph rather than 140mph)
- 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 5 weeks agoTo my mind all speeding fines
To my mind all speeding fines want at least 2 zeros added to them. And an automatic ban if say a small % over.
Speeding should be treated at least as seriously as drink driving.
No good reason not to.
- SRAM gear lever sensitivity issue1 year 5 weeks agoRiding this morning the lever
Riding this morning the lever seemed to be much better, so maybe it was a bit gunked up? Will wait for a long ride at the weekend to see if it's really fixed.
- 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 5 weeks agoQuote:A Kent Police spokesmanQuote:
A Kent Police spokesman said a man in his 20s appeared at West Kent Magistrates' Court in March and was disqualified from driving for six months. He was also fined £600 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £65.
from the BBC,
about sums it up, you can smash the limit and no one really cares.
Or to be really cynical, what would he have got if he had killed someone rather than speed?
- Giro d'Italia Stage 16: Movistar's Nairo Quintana takes stunning win to go into race lead1 year 5 weeks agoI like BMC moaning about
I like BMC moaning about people not respecting it in light of their descressions this Giro.Quote:
The BMC Racing Team has issued a statement in response to several incidents which occurred on Tuesday during Stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia.
Tuesday's stage of the Giro d'Italia was a complete travesty, as teams were given an official communication at the top of Stelvio Pass that the race would be controlled for safety reasons on the downhill due to road safety and other factors.
All but two teams respected this official communication. The UCI and the race organization have a responsibility to see that the rules are respected. In addition to disrespecting the race instructions regarding race neutrality, several teams pre-determined that they alone would be allowed to have more than the designated two follow cars in the peloton, which showed complete disrespect for the other 20 teams in the race.
We take no position against the three riders that rode together to the finish. However, the UCI and race organizer RCS have a responsibility to maintain fair racing conditions, which we believe did not take place. We also believe that teams which disregarded the caravan follow car rules acted in an unsportsmanlike and totally unacceptable manner.
President/General Manager, BMC Racing Team
- Giro d'Italia Stage 16: Movistar's Nairo Quintana takes stunning win to go into race lead1 year 5 weeks agoSame thing here. Poor weather
Same thing here. Poor weather affected our transmission. Though I got to see the final twenty this morning. Annoying as it seems the deciding point was the Stelvio.
Anyone else seem to enjoy watching Evans struggle? He's quite annoying.
- Boris Johnson hails "significant drop" in number of London cyclists seriously injured in 20131 year 5 weeks agoOh why, oh why are we always
Oh why, oh why are we always fed half a stat to prove bugger all? 475 deaths out of how many journeys, cyclist or from lemons?
475 deaths from 200 million miles by 20 million cyclists is not bad at all.
475 deaths out of 480 cyclist doing one mile is bloody horrendous.
If there is a drop in people cycling then claiming it's because of a police operation is total and utter poppy cock. It's like saying that driving standards have improved as nobody crashed when the motrosport circuit was not in use.
Real shame we can not report near hits, I'll start 25miles and 6.
Goes into a dark room, muttering to oneself.
- Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 5 weeks agoGordy748 wrote:RegardingGordy748 wrote:
Regarding wheels specifically, you can get down to 1,100 grams for low profile alloy clinchers for about 700 quid, but these would be for races only. Whether these would be faster than heavier, deeper wheels is dependent on a number of factors...
I don't think that wheels that light would be a good idea given my weight. I'm looking at Zipp 30's at the moment, forgetting the aero section now as I want something that I can use every day, i.e. not worrying about wind etc. (I don't race or anything). They seem pretty reasonable value for a big brand factory wheelset. Do you think they would do a job for me?
- Campagnolo announces new Super Record, Record and Chorus mechanical groupsets1 year 5 weeks agoContinue to have a roof over
Continue to have a roof over my head, or buy this new kit?
Difficult decision. Not
- Video: Craig MacLean hits 142mph on the Rollapaluza rollers - using Guy Martin's bike1 year 5 weeks agoCraig Maclean had the biggest
Craig Maclean had the biggest guns in that sprint relay squad. He was/is a BIG guy
- Video: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step's essential hair-styling secrets1 year 5 weeks agoJust because Marcel Kittel
Just because Marcel Kittel has silly hair, it doesn't mean that everyone else has to follow. Possibly Mark Cavendish thinks this could be an additional marginal gain
- Lost in Yorkshire: Schoolboys put Mark Cavendish back on track for Tour de France recce1 year 5 weeks agoI was recently on those same
I was recently on those same roads.
My Garmin Edge "Touring" never lost the signal, but it's still a very poor piece of kit that's incredibly awkward to programme and use.
Save your money - buy a map.
- Boris Johnson hails "significant drop" in number of London cyclists seriously injured in 20131 year 5 weeks agoFor a report on Khalid al
For a report on Khalid al Hashimi's killing please read
TfL was responsible for the killing; and has done nothing to ameliorate the situation.
It was classic victim blaming, a practice ingrained in TfL; and indeed in most Brits, when the victim has a foreign sounding name.