• MakeLab seek crowdfunding for bamboo bike1 year 10 weeks agoHow much of this bike is

    How much of this bike is bamboo? 15% ?
    Those mud guards wont last long in a UK winter with all that horrible salt on the roads.

  • Bike stolen at RideLondon spotted being ridden by suspect in offical event photos1 year 10 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:Who would ride

    SideBurn wrote:
    Who would ride a bike with clip-less shoes and deck shoes? Someone must have seen that and thought that's a bit odd....

    Honestly I just jump on my bike wearing trainers a lot of the time on Look Keo clipless pedals. Cleats are fine for commuting and training but do you really change pedals whenever you go to the shops? I must look like a thieving Hobbit a lot of the time then.
    Hope the pictures help find the bike, it is fine.

  • New money for Cycle routes1 year 10 weeks agoLast year the British

    Last year the British government gave £280 million to India to help feed and medicate their poor.
    India has their own space exploration program, Nuclear weapons and are now building their own aircraft carrier.
    It kind of puts it all into perspective, reviews are needed.
    The majority of the billions we give in aid is not spent in the best interest of us (UK citizens) or the people who need it. We need to help educate the world out of poverty.
    Don't forget, as individuals we also donate £10 billion to local and foreign charities without the government dipping into the coffers every year.
    We are a very giving nation.
    Cycling should be seen as infrastructure and investment in the future, not as charity.
    ** rant over **

  • SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 year 10 weeks agoWhere abouts are you based

    Where abouts are you based Gary?

  • Chain to cassette ratio....1 year 10 weeks agoYep, the more expensive kit

    Yep, the more expensive kit you use the more cost effective the regular chain replacement approach becomes. On lower end kit the cost pretty much evens out.

  • New money for Cycle routes1 year 10 weeks agoAnd I would agree with you

    And I would agree with you Sniffer. I'm just trying to point out that some people will scapegoat various areas of spending (Aid, Heritage, The Arts, Sport etc) that have what I can only describe as a "populist unpopularity." Cycling is more likely to be inside the scapegoat group than outside.

    P.S. I'm sure you like living where you do, but unless you are CofE, you will not be represented by the "Lords Spiritual" in the House of Lords. Presbyterianism, and Welsh and Northern Irish Anglicanism, are not established Churches.

  • MakeLab seek crowdfunding for bamboo bike1 year 10 weeks agoIf we can "train" cucumbers

    If we can "train" cucumbers and bananas with special bottles into a straight shape, can we not also develop a bottle to train the bamboo?

    I think the bike looks cool but most people just want a cheap bike to get them A to B or to train on. It doesn't look like either would appeal with this bike.

  • MakeLab seek crowdfunding for bamboo bike1 year 10 weeks agobanzicyclist2 wrote:I think

    banzicyclist2 wrote:
    I think the novelty wood soon wear off.

    FTFY Wink

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 21 year 10 weeks agoShouldn't be too bad for me,

    Shouldn't be too bad for me, my changes worked as I brought in Phinney and De Vreese for Bozic and Napotilano.

    Decent for my purist I reckon, 1,8,9,11,12,17.

    Scores will be up soon

  • Chain to cassette ratio....1 year 10 weeks agoDid that on the Allez; that's

    Did that on the Allez; that's got Tiagra so the new drivetrain (chain ring / cassette / jockey wheels / chain) hurt but I got over it....trying to avoid doing the same with Ultegra as that will hurt more Surprise

  • Trek Madone 2.11 year 10 weeks agoHello! Just for

    Hello!

    Just for clarification, the Domane is a high-performance bike, as well as the Madone. Yes, the emphasis of the Domane is that of comfort over a longer distance, but it's just as much a bike for people who want to go fast.

    The difference between the two will ultimately come down to what type of ride someone wants to experience. If you want to feel that you are well-connected to the road, then you want a Madone. If you want to reduce the 'white noise' that comes with riding a typical UK road surface, then opt for a Domane.

    Both performance bikes. Both with oodles of technology. Both with unique ride qualities.

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 21 year 10 weeks agoI got 1, 12, 13 in the end so

    I got 1, 12, 13 in the end so should stay just ahead of you Nick - expecting a bunch of others to come flooding past though!

  • Ventoux Three1 year 10 weeks agoCracking read. Only done the

    Cracking read. Only done the classic route so will have to go back and do all three. I'm a sucker for a cheap tinsel medal if the challenge is right. Nothing is cheaper than an Etape medal it has to be said.

  • MakeLab seek crowdfunding for bamboo bike1 year 10 weeks agoI think the novelty would

    I think the novelty would soon wear off. I rather have one of the leaf speed bikes made in Irland from ash

  • MakeLab seek crowdfunding for bamboo bike1 year 10 weeks agoAt an additional $400 to ship

    At an additional $400 to ship outside the US they won't be getting my backing.

  • Chain to cassette ratio....1 year 10 weeks agomrmo wrote:could do what i am

    mrmo wrote:
    could do what i am doing, finding out how long a chain can last...

    currently somewhere in excess of 11,000miles over the last 18months.

    You could do, but you would end up trashing chainset, cassette and jockey wheels in the process.

    It will be expensive when you do come to replace the lot.

  • Trek Madone 2.11 year 10 weeks agoA comfort bike should have at

    A comfort bike should have at least 25c tires.
    I hate it when companies cheap out on things like cassettes by down speccing them hoping buyers won't notice.

  • Just in: Sabbath Silk Route1 year 10 weeks agoLove a bit of British Ti.

    Love a bit of British Ti. Beats plastic every time.

  • New money for Cycle routes1 year 10 weeks agoPlease don't make the trade

    Please don't make the trade off between these two causes. I want to ride my bike safely and help people in other parts of the world. I'd pick very different areas to reduce spending to afford both.

    PS Gkam and I live in the part of the country where the established church that the monarch is head of does not have much of a presence.

  • Chain to cassette ratio....1 year 10 weeks agocould do what i am doing,

    could do what i am doing, finding out how long a chain can last...

    currently somewhere in excess of 11,000miles over the last 18months.

  • Inside Canyon Bicycles1 year 10 weeks agoJust to give some balance on

    Just to give some balance on the delivery time, I ordered mine at the beginning of march and received it a week later. Maybe if you order in mid summer, which I deliberately avoided, they are deluged and the wait is much longer.

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 21 year 10 weeks ago1 & 12 on stage and 1, 2 & 7

    1 & 12 on stage and 1, 2 & 7 on GC making 67 points Plain Face knew today was likely to be different but not that different! Thinking

    Gutted for Dowsett was hoping he'd be a good contender for TT win? thats my purist team 1 down Sad

    If I don't get red arrows today i'll be very lucky ......

  • Cadence magnet a slightly better solution1 year 10 weeks agokeef66 wrote:Unless you have

    keef66 wrote:
    Unless you have Ti axles...

    Not a problem I'm likely to encounter though

    In which case, a blob of glue, blu-tac or double sided tape will help Big Grin

  • Bike stolen at RideLondon spotted being ridden by suspect in offical event photos1 year 10 weeks agoDog72 wrote:londonplayer

    Dog72 wrote:
    londonplayer wrote:
    Not sure if this is of any use but his t shirt is from m and s. I have one myself...

    And where were you 2 Saturdays ago?

    *badoom Tish*

  • Cadence magnet a slightly better solution1 year 10 weeks agoUnless you have Ti

    Unless you have Ti axles...

    Not a problem I'm likely to encounter though