• Exeter Jaguar dealership hosts Velocity cycling event tomorrow - UK-wide in 2013?1 year 20 weeks agoI'd be there if it was

    I'd be there if it was closer. Hopefully they do extend it to other dealerships, it's a fairly innovative bit of marketing to tie the brand into the sport.

  • Christmas gifts for discerning cyclists1 year 20 weeks agohandlebarcam wrote:My nearest

    handlebarcam wrote:
    My nearest landfill site has a corner reserved just for those.

    Where is it? I need that for the woolly fleece saddle cover and pug-ugly (and heavy) picture frame surrounded by a recycled bike chain that my nearest and dearest deemed worthy gifts in past Christmases.

  • Paralympic Champ Simon Richardson says drink-drivers should be named and shamed1 year 20 weeks agohoski wrote:All drink

    hoski wrote:
    All drink drivers?

    I'm sure some people who drink drive are probably quite vulnerable, i.e. alcoholics, under all sorts of pressure, suffering mental health problems, etc. Should we just slap their names and faces up in public?

    It doesn't justify drink driving, but not everyone who does it is necessarily just a self-serving idiot.

    Why are you being an apologist for drink drivers? If someone is an alcoholic then they shouldn't be driving full stop. Drinking because you're under pressure? Don't people use also that as an excuse for things like shoplifting, downloading child porn as well as a plethora of other 'indiscretions'?

    If someone is suffering mental health issues, self medicating with alcohol is not going to help one bit and if they get in a car as well....

    It should be that everyone in this country knows that if you have been drinking and you get into a car, you will bear full responsibility for it if you are convicted of being over the limit.

    One of the only ways for it to become socially unacceptable is for those convicted, no matter what mitigating circumstances, are named and shamed.

  • FS : Now split into components1 year 20 weeks agoNow gone pending payment.....

    Now gone pending payment..... Big Grin

  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 20 weeks agoA Journo Brody

    A Journo
    Brody

  • New magazine1 year 20 weeks agoBtw I just contacted the mag

    Btw I just contacted the mag to see if I could get issues 1 and 2 as back issues but they aren't available atm.

    So if any of you were going to chuck them out please let me know. I can send an SAE, etc.

    Thanks.

  • FS : Now split into components1 year 20 weeks agoNice one. Got drop bars, they

    Nice one.

    Got drop bars, they will just need a little sticky stuff remover as they have a little old tape on them. But nothing major. If you sort out payment, I'll try and get a box tomorrow and get it in the post Monday/Tuesday.

    So thats the full bike, plus drop bars and extra stem.

    The only thing I can't find is the quick release for the front wheel.....I'll have a look if I have one somewhere, but not sure.

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 20 weeks agohoski wrote:given that people

    hoski wrote:
    given that people seem to be remarkably aggressive on these sorts of issues, I wouldn't want to make myself identifiable.

    Aggressive?

    Really?

    Has anyone threatened to go round to their house accompanied by some big blokes? I think not.

    Some of us feel that, based on this person's tweets, 'festinagirl' may not be an appropriate choice of individual to attend a discussion of this subject at the highest level. That's an opinion, not a threat. Perhaps we will be proved wrong, I wouldn't have a problem with that, it would be a pleasant surprise.

  • Edinburgh's 'cyclist blender' junction - could Scottish capital learn lessons from Bow Roundabout?1 year 20 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael wrote:-

    Simon_MacMichael wrote:
    - she's speaking in her capacity as an expert in urban planning.

    And she's right in this case - I know this roundabout "combo" and a fairly common "flow" for both cars and bikes is from the top left of that diagram (York Place) to the bottom right (London Road). So you would get (with these proposals) a segregated bike lane to get through the 1st roundabout (good) then a segregated lane, then a brief section of non-segregated to allow you to veer right across 1 and 1/2 lanes of traffic to get into the right place to turn right, whilst tons of other cyclists and cars try and do the same. Bonkers Surprise . I admit it's a difficult piece of road to try and redesign but this only makes it worse. It would be safer with no cycle lanes than this.

  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 20 weeks agoIs there anybody out there

    Is there anybody out there with the wit to make up a limerick or song with above observations!.

  • Canyon road bikes1 year 20 weeks agoI'd go for electronic

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

  • FS : Now split into components1 year 20 weeks agoGreat, can you email me

    Great, can you email me payment details and i'll sort payment out this afternoon/evening.

    My email is:

    darryl (dot) 1983 (at) googlemail (dot) com

    Thanks

  • Canyon road bikes1 year 20 weeks agoUltegra's a whole lot cheaper

    Ultegra's a whole lot cheaper to replace too - for the bits that are likely to wear out or break. Well, apart from your deraillieurs. Then you'll just have to cry.

    Canyon make lovely frames though. Lucky you!

  • Edinburgh's 'cyclist blender' junction - could Scottish capital learn lessons from Bow Roundabout?1 year 20 weeks agoSTATO wrote:Another example

    STATO wrote:
    Another example of one cycle groups opinion potentially blockading the provision of any benefit at all.

    There's no indication she's even a cyclist, let alone a member of a cycling group, though - she's speaking in her capacity as an expert in urban planning.

  • FS : Now split into components1 year 20 weeks agoI'll just double check on the

    I'll just double check on the drop bars. I'm sure I have a set in the cupboard.

    But yes, its still all in one piece at the moment

  • FS : Now split into components1 year 20 weeks agoActually is the whole bike

    Actually is the whole bike still available?

    Would you do it for £230 plus the drop down bars and stem posted?

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 20 weeks agoSorry, but I have criticised

    Sorry, but I have criticised Vaughters. I criticised JV for his idea of 'franchises' which I think would be terrible for the sport.

    As to whether I like a particular individual or not. I have repeatedly said I like Bradley Wiggins, as an example. I interviewed him and found him to be nothing but charming. I said on this week's show that I thought he may be feeling trapped by the 'Wiggo' persona that seems to have been foisted upon him However, I still reserve the right to be critical of him or anyone else in the sport.

    I've also said that Pat McQuaid would probably be great company; he just shouldn't be running the sport.

    The Velocast is about comment and opinion and we make no bones about that. People agree with some bits, disagree with other bits and that's fine.

    But I ask you again to read the home page of the website. I am trying to act with the best of intentions. Would you prefer I, or anyone else, did nothing? If you are happy with the way the sport is right now then that's fine too.

    As to Paul and Jaimie's conflict of interests - and to an extent, the summit in general: this group is *discussing* change. None of them, as far as I have been told, see themselves as the next UCI President - and I would join you in criticising them if they did.

    I could have refused to work with Jaimie and stuck to trying to organise a separate meeting. The criticism would then have been, "what, ANOTHER group?!". So I thought getting the idea that fans need to be listened to into any discussion would be better than nothing at all. It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing at all. At least it's a start.

    Scott.

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 20 weeks agohoski wrote:Why do you all

    hoski wrote:
    Why do you all have a problem with pseudonyms... ?

    Not everyone wants or is able to use their "real" name.

    And given that people seem to be remarkably aggressive on these sorts of issues, I wouldn't want to make myself identifiable.

    Particularly when accusing riders and teams of doping...no, certainly wouldnt want one's real name to be known then.

    The aggressive response you see here is that of a number of cycling fans who are pretty disgusted with a certain section of primarily pseudonym tweeters and bloggers who are frequently spreading unfounded and baseless accusations, and who try to justify that by claiming that they're standing up for the future of cycling.

  • Edinburgh's 'cyclist blender' junction - could Scottish capital learn lessons from Bow Roundabout?1 year 20 weeks ago“According to these plans, in

    “According to these plans, in order to negotiate the roundabout you are forced to leave the segregated lane to cut across lines of traffic, which is clearly dangerous,” she explained."

    Yes but the roundabouts are only 1 lane now with the original 2nd lane changed to a cycle lane, thats a massive improvement for any cyclist who wants to use the road rather than stick to the 'segregated' path which by the looks of it goes through the bus stops! I dont see how they expect a 'segregated' path to work crossing a roundabout? they dont have one now and the only way i could see it working would be pedestrian type crossings (slow!) or massive flyover style bridges.

    Another example of one cycle groups opinion potentially blockading the provision of any benefit at all.

    NOTE; all opinion based on the image provided by the download link.

  • Dame Tanni Grey-Thomson part of Independent Commission to look in to UCI handling of Lance Armstrong affair1 year 20 weeks agoantonio wrote:Who wrote the

    antonio wrote:
    Who wrote the terms of reference? There is more than a degree of familiarity about them.

    The panel of 3, wrote them

  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 20 weeks agoDM FS

    DM
    FS

  • Morvélo launch new clothing for men, women and kids + new film1 year 20 weeks agoGto, A-bloc and the ladies

    Gto, A-bloc and the ladies polka-dot are cool.

  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 20 weeks agoCav and Bingo off of The

    Cav and Bingo off of The Banana Splits

  • Knog Blinder front light1 year 20 weeks agoI'm calling BS on the 6hr

    I'm calling BS on the 6hr fast-flash claim. Mine last less than 4hrs. I have to charge them after every training ride in case I get caught short. Not great.

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 20 weeks agoWhy do you all have a problem

    Why do you all have a problem with pseudonyms... ?

    Not everyone wants or is able to use their "real" name.

    And given that people seem to be remarkably aggressive on these sorts of issues, I wouldn't want to make myself identifiable.