• Derailleur failure sram force 221 year 5 weeks agoI spoke briefly with someone

    I spoke briefly with someone I know who is a solicitor and they advised me that it is Focus who have to prove that their product was misused and it was not at fault.
    The shop have been brilliant so I don't want to cause them expense. There is 0% chance the bike shop set it up wrong. I am certain the derailleur collapsed and got dragged round the cassette causing all the damage.
    Definitely google time and much reading to be done.
    Cheers

  • On-One Pickenflick cyclo-cross bike1 year 5 weeks agohttp://www.on-one.co.uk/c/q/b

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/c/q/bikes/cyclocross-bikes

    Very limited, sadly. Haven't seen it on the On-One site for a lil while now. I wouldn't know quite what to do with this bike if I had one. Ride it until my legs bleed, or put it in on a stand with a small explanatory plaque to one side. Probably the former.

    Still, the carbon XLS looks a very acceptable alternative. 105, BB7s, racy and capable of giving me a lot of painful smiley faces on knobblies and slicks, not much there not to love.

  • Derailleur failure sram force 221 year 5 weeks agoIf you purchased it from the

    If you purchased it from the shop (and they set it up) then I believe they have to honour the warranty, not the manufacturer.

    Maybe a bit of googling of the sale of goods act and advice from trading standards is in order?

  • Police go door-to-door in hunt for New Forest sportive saboteurs1 year 5 weeks agoI did a sportive recently and

    I did a sportive recently and there was a lady standing at a junction. As a friend in front shouted "Clear!" she started ranting... "Every weekend!! Riders shouting on this junction EVERY WEEKEND. IT HAS RUINED MY LIFE At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End "
    I wasn't quite sure what to say so just said "have a great weekend" and carried on.

    Not sure what could be done to avoid this? Did make me chuckle though. Rather a lot.

  • MEPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of safer lorries1 year 5 weeks agoFarage against the machine?

    Farage against the machine?

  • Derailleur failure sram force 221 year 5 weeks agoHi, Just to update the kind

    Hi,
    Just to update the kind people who have offered advice I have an official response from Focus, who have only seen photos.
    Here it is:

    I'm sorry but this is not covered onder warranty.
    I asked our quality controle and showed all pictures to them.

    They said that the end stop of the shift was not adjusted in the right way. (single speed)
    The rear derailleur therefore was caught in the spokes.
    After that the shift knocked high and this causes the broken mech hanger.

    Can anyone smell bull sh#t!? My LBS says this is utterly impossible if the gears had been changing fine all outing and he personally set it up! Basically focus are saying I managed to cover nearly 30 miles in one gear and that I caused the derailleur to catch the spokes, even though I was changing to a smaller cog (7th ish to 8th, 11th being smallest cog). I wish I could climb cat 3 hills in 1 gear.
    Here's what they don't know, my garmin and strava data show that I was on no gradient, and increasing speed.

    The war continues, appointing solicitor next week....

  • MEPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of safer lorries1 year 5 weeks agoWHAT!!!!! EUROPE, TELLING ME

    WHAT!!!!! EUROPE, TELLING ME WHAT TYPE OF LORRY I CAN DRIVE AROUND!!!!!!!

    I'M CALLING FARAGE!!!!

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agopersonally i would prefer to

    personally i would prefer to see a bike technology arms race a la F1 specification.
    it would open up the opportunity for glory to heaps of folks. it would be v cool

  • Road Holland Den Haag Jersey1 year 5 weeks agoFixie Girl wrote:Like that

    Fixie Girl wrote:
    Like that they are US Brand..

    Retro is fine but buttons, really.. They are impractical with gloves and always fall off!

    But as it's a summer jersey most of the time surely you'll be wearing mitts so they shouldn't be that much of a problem. I did a big ride in a buttoned jersey last year and doing them up and undoing them wasn't a problem - and believe me, manual dexterity is not my strong suit.

    More of an issue for some might be that on a hot day you can only open three buttons so far unlike a modern jersey with a full length zip. Mind you, that didn't seem to bother them too much back in the days before cycling jerseys had zips. Or maybe it did and they were just stoic about it.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoYeah, sorry, I haven't

    Yeah, sorry, I haven't updated the names. Dave took myself, Dr and TER to the south of France for a weeks relaxation without the mention of cycling or enrique.

    It was BLISS Day Dreaming

  • Bespoked 2014: 7 disc brake-equipped road and cyclocross bikes1 year 5 weeks agoPaint on titanium is like

    Paint on titanium is like makeup on Jennifer Lawrence, or Caroll Shelby stripes on an Aston; not a bad thing as such, just not really needed. Applause

  • View Niki Terpstra's Paris-Roubaix winning ride on Strava1 year 5 weeks agoIve thought that too and

    Ive thought that too and thought; Fantastic.. Crying Day Dreaming At Wits End

    Big Grin Laughing

  • On-One Pickenflick cyclo-cross bike1 year 5 weeks agoI had one. It was great. . It

    I had one. It was great. . It was then stolen and I am currently awaiting a 2nd one. I was sceptical about the gearing as I am not a twiddler and when I ordered mine it was listed as having a compact road chainset. That was apparently an "error" and the companies attitude was "tough" . Brant offered to sort this out but events overtook us. I am converted anyway. The bike is really meant as a road bike with discs for me. I went for it as the only affordable Ti bike with discs out there.
    I am happy on the road with a 103" gear which 42/11 gives but the range is a bit gappy. A MTB rider might not notice that but I was weaned on 13-17 5 speed block and like small changes. A 11-25 cassette was much smoother and low enough for most riding. Maybe a 28t low gear might be a nice compromise. I'll try that when the bike lands. I do wonder about the need for higher gears now. The gears fitted are good for 30mph and that's faster than is clever anyway.
    I just used p clips to add guards to mine.
    It rode better with 27.2mm carbon seat pin with shim, although the new one is having a Ti one fitted when the Chinese send it to me.
    I am hoping that my next one is not of a new batch as the short TT suits me.
    Buy one.

  • Wellington Indie Bike Shop1 year 5 weeks agoA little under two hours

    A little under two hours drive up to Palmerston North and Central Bicycle Studio is absolutely awesome. Adam, the owner and mechanic, will bust a gut to help you out.

  • Wellington Indie Bike Shop1 year 5 weeks agoiRide on Thorndon Quay is

    iRide on Thorndon Quay is cool though heavily Specialized focused. Capital Cycles is good too.

  • Engineered Bicycles launch new crit bike1 year 5 weeks agoNo frame weight?

    No frame weight?

  • PAS: Exchange Tesco Clubcard points for Evans vouchers1 year 5 weeks agoNice, thanks.

    Nice, thanks.

  • Road Holland Den Haag Jersey1 year 5 weeks agoLike that they are US

    Like that they are US Brand..

    Retro is fine but buttons, really.. They are impractical with gloves and always fall off!

  • Engineered Bicycles launch new crit bike1 year 5 weeks agoIn my mind an ideal crit bike

    In my mind an ideal crit bike would have a high bottom bracket, slightly shorter than usual cranks and a steep head angle all designed to allow you to pedal slightly lower gears through corners without clipping your pedals and to change direction quickly. Most crit circuits dont have much climbing so a single ring would be sufficient too. Like pwake says, a crit is not a full contact sport, it is about pedalling through corners, reacting quickly and sprinting, all lending themselves to my shorter cranks and ample ground clearance.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unsure he will make Team Sky's Tour de France line-up1 year 5 weeks agoGotta say I think he was

    Gotta say I think he was awesome in Paris Roubaix. Personally I'd leave Froome out and give it to Wiggo. I don't dislike Froome as such, he's just not very interesting.

  • Engineered Bicycles launch new crit bike1 year 5 weeks agoI'm just not sure if this is

    I'm just not sure if this is a manufacturer attempting to create a niche where there really isn't one. What's all this talk of "taking the knocks of crit racing" and replacing the frame after crashes? I race crits in Houston every week from April through August and I've only ever had one crash, which was my own fault cos my tub wasn't glued right and rolled off. My carbon frame, wheels, crankset etc. were all fine (don't have carbon bars precisely because you may crash and your never sure about the effect of impact on them and they are, by far, the most likely component to suffer impact).
    Reading this article, I reckon I and all the others racing must be doing something wrong as we are not having a weekly demolition derby on bikes with the last man standing (pedalling) being the winner!

  • Road Holland Den Haag Jersey1 year 5 weeks agobadback wrote:richardp27

    badback wrote:
    richardp27 wrote:
    It's nice, but is there anywhere in the UK that you can actually buy it? As far as I can tell you need to get their stuff from the website, and then there is a $30 delivery charge for everything, and you have to pay the return costs if it doesn't fit.

    Excuse the blatant plug, but my business, Velotastic sells these in the UK.

    Nice site. Didn't order the jersey but did get a couple of cycling caps for the summer.

    Quite a few eyesores in those vintage jerseys!

  • PAS: Exchange Tesco Clubcard points for Evans vouchers1 year 5 weeks agoOurs often got used on

    Ours often got used on jewellery for my wife - only fair that I can get some sparkly new carbon bits Big Grin

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoI'll repeat it again, I don't

    I'll repeat it again, I don't know who wrote this piece but none of them will be slowed to use either a road or time-trial bike on the track. The choice at the moment is whether to go for the 'Athlete Hour' on a steel-tubed frame with lo-profile wheels & drop handlebars or to go for the 'Absolute Hour' on a legal track pursuit bike. Both are fixed gear, no brake machines because they are TRACK bikes. So shut up with talk of 9.9's, Dogma's, Bolide's, Shiv's & Venge's. Ok?

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unsure he will make Team Sky's Tour de France line-up1 year 5 weeks agonever had much time for

    never had much time for wiggins before last weekend,but after the great ride he put in at Roubaix,im starting to warm to him a bit more,seems like more of a team player this year,would be a shame for him not to get to ride the tour in his own country