• How long should a frame last?1 year 5 weeks agoits a trek pilot 2.1 2005

    its a trek pilot 2.1 2005 model I probably dont do more than 1000 miles a year

  • Is Ned Boulting any good?1 year 5 weeks agoThe team on ITV4 are ace. I

    The team on ITV4 are ace.

    I loved the bits this year with David Millar and I hope he becomes a regular. His gently delivered gems of information really added a cracking dimension to what was going on in the peloton

  • Dates confirmed for 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - ballot opens next month1 year 5 weeks ago"Olympic Legacy"? We i.e.

    "Olympic Legacy"?
    We i.e. those of us who don't live in London & the South East ( yes, yes, there are people who live in other parts of the country - sorry - you didn't know there were other parts?) were told that the millions spent on the Olympics was for the benefit of all of us, there would be an Olympic legacy for us all. The legacy is surely about carrying that wave of Olympic euphoria on after the event to get people involved in sport who were not previously. This does not mean that the only route you can ride is that of the Olympic road race, or that roads must be closed.
    Since there's a velodrome in Manchester that pre dates the one in London I think there would be every point in having an Olympic legacy ride from Norwich to Manchester, two places with which, incidentally, I have no connection.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 5 weeks agotruffy wrote:martib

    truffy wrote:
    martib wrote:
    When you have ensured that every driver in the UK, is driving as per the Highway Code, then we won't need to wear helmets. As an adult I can make my own decisions thank you.
    It's a pity that posts cannot be down-voted, because I would surely down-vote this, and others that solely aim at 'ignorant drivers' as being the cause of cyclists' problems.

    I don't disagree that there are a lot of ignorant drivers (and cyclists) out there.

    But two cases from my own (direct and indirect) experience might highlight why cyclists need to look out for themselves, irrespective of 'ignorant drivers'!

    CASE 1

    A friend and I were cycling around the NL/DE border around 15 years ago. We remarked on the few locals who red with helmets. My friend and I were both wearing helmets. At one point my friend went across road-level tramlines at an angle, his wheel lodged and he fell off, hitting his head on the ground.

    No drivers were involved in this incident!

    Anyway, we got him to the local hospital. The doctor examined him and asked him if he was wearing a helmet. When he replied that he and been, the doctor replied that he thought that was the case...and that they get a lot of head injury cases among cyclists!

    CASE 2

    A well-respected scientist (i.e. not 'that stupid') was cycling with his sons. They were wearing helmets, but he was not (immmm!). One of his sons was in front and wobbled into his father's path, sending his father into a ditch. Broken head, death

    And his son has to live with that for the rests of his life!

    MORAL

    Shit can (and probably will) happen. If you don't look out for yourself, no one else will. And if they're your kids, you have to look out for them.

    My children ALWAYS wear helmets. And I do too, as much to set an example. What kind of parent would not want to do all they can to protect their children while they have fun?

    And anyone who really thinks that "when...every driver in the UK, is driving as per the Highway Code, then we won't need to wear helmets" is a bloody idiot!

  • Skoda FL1 year 5 weeks agoBetter than me. I have 7 left

    Better than me. I have 7 left now, already made my changes as I'm out of the running big time. 83rd

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 5 weeks agomartib wrote:When you have

    martib wrote:
    When you have ensured that every driver in the UK, is driving as per the Highway Code, then we won't need to wear helmets. As an adult I can make my own decisions thank you.
    It's a pity that posts cannot be down-voted, because I would surely down-vote this, and others that solely aim at 'ignorant drivers' as being the cause of cyclists' problems.

    I don't disagree that there are a lot of ignorant drivers (and cyclists) out there.

    But two cases from my own (direct and indirect) experience might highlight why cyclists need to look out for themselves, irrespective of 'ignorant drivers'!

    CASE 1

    A friend and I were cycling around the NL/DE border around 15 years ago. We remarked on the few locals who red with helmets. My friend and I were both wearing helmets. At one point my friend went across road-level tramlines at an angle, his wheel lodged and he fell off, hitting his head on the ground.

    No drivers were involved in this incident!

    Anyway, we got him to the local hospital. The doctor examined him and asked him if he was wearing a helmet. When he replied that he and been, the doctor replied that he thought that was the case...and that they get a lot of head injury cases among cyclists!

    CASE 2

    A well-respected scientist (i.e. not 'that stupid') was cycling with his sons. They were wearing helmets, but he was not (immmm!). One of his sons was in front and wobbled into his father's path, sending his father into a ditch. Broken head, death

    And his son has to live with that for the rests of his life!

    MORAL

    Shit can (and probably will) happen. If you don't look out for yourself, no one else will. And if they're your kids, you have to look out for them.

    My children ALWAYS wear helmets. And I do too, as much to set an example. What kind of parent would not want to do all they can to protect their children while they have fun?

  • Hole worn in inner tube in pannier1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Always keep it

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Always keep it in the box it comes with, that is what it is for. Different if you are using a saddle bag, but in a pannier, there isn't so much of a space constraint

    And wrap it in cling film

  • Transporting my new lightweight carbon toy1 year 5 weeks agoWhat you want is the INNO

    What you want is the INNO INH3050. It appears to be much better than the Saris in that it is U shaped rather than just hooking over the top of the wheels. Go here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1AxQdEMlWI to see video of fitting to tow bar, & fitting bike to rack. They also do a roof top version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIm46ERcUF8
    The roof top version is available in the UK from The Roofbox Company so I guess they could get hold of the tow bar version without too much trouble.

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip1 year 5 weeks agoCrystal Meth FTW!!!!! Dont do

    Crystal Meth FTW!!!!! Dont do drugs kids!!!!!!!

  • Recommend me a jersey1 year 5 weeks agoGo get one of those b'twin

    Go get one of those b'twin Decathlon jerseys. You have a good choice at that price.

  • How long should a frame last?1 year 5 weeks agoYeah. Just don't put them in

    Yeah. Just don't put them in the dishwasher.

  • Is Ned Boulting any good?1 year 5 weeks agoBillj wrote:He did the Ride

    Billj wrote:
    He did the Ride London 100 miler in 5hr21 - which is reasonable without being super quick on a fairly flat & fast rolling course. Put him just in the top 30% of male riders.

    Ooh! That's music to my ears 5h21 is attainable, I am after you Ned.

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip1 year 5 weeks agoAside from the idiocy with

    Aside from the idiocy with the cycling rant...who in their right mind let her near a uniform, albeit as a reserve? Crying

  • Let's ban the word "cyclist"1 year 5 weeks agoSorry mate, Tesco is correct

    Sorry mate, Tesco is correct with "10 items or less."
    Check Wikipedia for an authoritative rule.
    Hypercorrectivity is easily cured - by lightening up.
    Nerd

  • Aptonia Salted Butter Caramel energy gel1 year 5 weeks agoIf you're not French you're

    If you're not French you're unlikely to fully appreciate the flavour...Flavour favour being the most subjective of measures.

    Get yourself to your local creperie and get training with salted butter caramel crepes... Then try the gels again.

  • Let's ban the word "cyclist"1 year 5 weeks agohttp://motivatedgrammar.wordp

    http://motivatedgrammar.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/10-items-or-less-is-jus...

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewer_vs._less

    Sorry mate, Tesco is correct with "10 items or less."

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip1 year 5 weeks agoMFW. Source:

    MFW.

    Source: http://lauraweintraub.net/rants-and-raves-or-maybe-just-rants/photo-on-2...

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip1 year 5 weeks agoBut it's just a joke - like

    But it's just a joke - like on Top Gear.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7CnMQ4L9Pc

    (Speaking as a frustrated, bitter, politically correct liberal)

  • How long should a frame last?1 year 5 weeks agowhat about carbon then? do

    what about carbon then? do they last a long while?

  • Dates confirmed for 2015 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - ballot opens next month1 year 5 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:Free, but not

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Free, but not car free. I think you are missing the point. Try cycling 100miles in the primary position and running red lights all the way and report back to me when you are done.

    Fair point well made, bikeboy76. My ever-increasing cynicism for the sportive scene stopped me from fully checking out the details. Closed roads FTW.

    <crawls back into hole>

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Andrew Talansky's Garmin Sharp Cervélo R51 year 5 weeks agojmm wrote:I would really like

    jmm wrote:
    I would really like to know why none of the Garmin riders I have seen so far uses the vector for power and an SRM instead - as far as I heard they work equally accurate?

    Me too, surprised road.cc didn't ask, especially as the bike clearly has an unbranded "stealth" SRM meter on it. The fake Vectors made sense back when the pedals were vapourware for years, but they've been shipping for ages now.

    Very odd that they are not using the main sponsor's kit.

  • Skoda FL1 year 5 weeks agodropped to 57th today Joel,

    dropped to 57th today Joel, must use three for Tuesday leaves me with only 7 transfers for the rest of the week. Really need more than that.

  • How long should a frame last?1 year 5 weeks agoI've broken a number of

    I've broken a number of bikes, an alu mountain bike eventually sheared at base of BB, after about 5 years, salt corrosion I think, then three light-ish alu road bikes in fairly quick succession. Random shearing at different points each time - seat tube, BB and chainstays..

    All covered under warranty.

    I now use a titanium frame (with decent warranty) and touch wood...

    So IME lifespan of alu less than the 8 years quoted by OP

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 5 weeks agoWrongfoot wrote:Stick a

    Wrongfoot wrote:
    Stick a helmet law in and you can depend that the courts will use it to defend negligent drivers if they sideswipe a cyclist not wearing one and that's ridiculous. I guarantee at some point this will be used in mitgation/defence when a child under 14 is hit by a car in Jersey regardless of fault. D Oh

    + lots. Am instinctively pro choice - I wear one when bombing around off road/MTB courses, not for road/utility riding/commuting.

    Also on balance, supportive of kids wearing them - they tend to be less skilled and come off their bikes more often, even without the [cough] help of cars. A little bit anti as well - they reduce uptake of cycling amongst the young. With a large proportion of kids coming out of school obese, we want to encourage more physical activity, not less. Not sure I would have been cycling now if I hadn't been doing my paper round on my Grifter and kicking up sparks with my BMX pedals on the way to school.

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Alexander Kristoff’s brand new Canyon Aeroad CF SLX1 year 5 weeks agoNice styling on this thing,

    Nice styling on this thing, and being a Canyon I'm sure it'll be a great bike at a great price. Still the same Canyon bugbears as ever though; No US distribution and no way to try before a purchase coupled with a business model that condemns your local bike shop.