- How NOT to handle yourself1 year 9 weeks agoOkay, the car driver was a
Okay, the car driver was a bit close, but it wasn't a life threatening issue - the cyclist turned it into one. There are drivers out there who would not have stopped at the point of the cyclist's verbal barrage and continued harassment. They simply would have smacked him good and hard and kicked three bells out of him on account of his whingeing confrontation.
As a cyclist, you simply cannot behave like that - not if you want to live a good, healthy and active life! Sorry, but I have no sympathy with the cyclist. He shames us all.
- Top shelf: Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2 chainset first look1 year 9 weeks ago70 grams less than Dura-Ace;
70 grams less than Dura-Ace; seemingly an effort to prove that yes, it can be done, but it doesn't seem like a worthwhile use of resources that will have people clamouring to buy one.
So pretty, but perhaps simply a demonstration of the possible.
PS I'm an aero engineer, so have something of an eye for weight-saving designs.
- Sufferfest training videos available on Strava1 year 9 weeks agoGreat news, but maybe I'm
Great news, but maybe I'm being thick but I don't get it. You can play the sufferfest video via the app, but you'll need to record via a device that measures cadence to log the activity. So is all the app doing just playing back the video?
- Strava android now has Sufferfest videos section!1 year 9 weeks agoIs this Android only? Can't
Is this Android only? Can't seem to find it on IOS.
- Buyer’s guide: Mudguards for keeping you dry this winter1 year 9 weeks agoI've had a bit of trouble
I've had a bit of trouble with mudguards recently....
i've had the same set of sks Bluemels on the fixed commuter for about 6 years and are brillant, easy to fit & to get spares when things wear out.
for the last few years I've run crud cathcers on my Sunday bike as she didn't have clearance for much else, bit of a faff to set up & they break easily but work pretty well. Only major issue I had was that I run my cleats pretty far back on my shoes giving me a bit ot toe overlap on the front, i broke the front guard twice in one week!
The Sunday bike has since become a Kinesis GF ti which space for proper guards so i thought i'd buy something nice to complement the frame. Ended up with a set of curanra c-lites. Very nice looking set of 'guards they are made of aluminium composite rather than a reinforced plastic they are rather stiff nad dont bend. As I found out when I snapped the front off. entirely my own fault as I was trying make it fit a bit better in the form forks. also despite being very slimline in appearance the rivet that hold the fixings onto the guards sit about 5mm proud so don't be fooled. I wasn't able to get the rear to fit without it rubbing, unless I had it about 3cm away form the wheel, which kind of defeats the object of a slimline 'guard. Since then I've been trying to get on to curana to get some spare parts but they seem to be doing their best to ignore me
So this weekend I went out and bout another pair of SKS Bluemels for the granfondo and she looks lovely they fit well, don't rattle & I'm dry!
- DARTMOOR CLASSIC 20141 year 9 weeks agoDespite the mid morning
Despite the mid morning network crash, the event sold-out in less than 24 hours. You can still register as a reserve@ www.dartmoorclassic.co.uk
- Buyer’s guide: Mudguards for keeping you dry this winter1 year 9 weeks agoIf you're thatworried about
If you're thatworried about guards "ruining the look" of your "carbon racer" on the commute to work, then I'd suggest you can probably financially afford an N+1 purchace of a proper commuter bike, where they probably won't look so out of place. There's other advantages, such as not knacking the drive train of your fancy bike with all the crud that's on the road and flicked upn by the wet.
of course, you may be running into storage issues or s-1 problems.
- Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 9 weeks agodreamlx10 wrote:Funny how alldreamlx10 wrote:
Funny how all the Lance "Fanboys" with Livestrong wristbands have disappeared.
I'm afraid not, read the Facebook comments on the same story, clever lot them Trekkers! Just read "Slaying the Badger" now have even more respect for the Lemond!
- Inside Canyon Bicycles1 year 9 weeks agomanufacturer?????
should not that be an assembly warehouse?
- TfL won't face corporate manslaughter charge over Kings Cross cyclist death1 year 9 weeks agoNo HSE action possible
No HSE action possible regarding the designers duties in CDM?
- Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 9 weeks agoLooking at the film picture,
Looking at the film picture, he could have at least have bothered working on his leg muscles for it!
- Regent's Park Freize art festival - poor road management1 year 9 weeks agoJust to echo others - don't
Just to echo others - don't complain. Avoid Regents during the Frieze. It's a once a year event. Head to the hills, the lanes, anywhere but RP. RP is a public road not a velodrome. Alternatively get up nice and early for your hot laps.
- brakes on single speed/fixies1 year 9 weeks agoGet a front brake. If you're
Get a front brake. If you're running a low gear then stopping quickly with your legs will be nigh on impossible. Plus you don't want to be buying new tires every month.
Riding fixed. There's three ways to look at it.
1) You're on the track, no brakes. You stop with your legs, slowly.
2) You're a hipster. You spin a small gear and burn your way through tyres.
3) You commute fixed because its fun and low maintenance. You stop using your front brake.
- VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 9 weeks agoMetal rails are slippery,
Metal rails are slippery, doesn't matter if you cross them on a bicycle, motorbike or car, the wheels can slip, especially in the wet. I live in Melbourne where we've had tram lines for over a century and I've come off on them on the bike, had a heart-stopping moment on them on a motorbike, and slid on them in a car. Practice and skill helps, as does avoiding them and avoiding building routes where cyclists are expected to "simply" cross back and forth over the tram lines.
- GT Essence Folding Tool1 year 9 weeks agoAlso known as RavX Agent X3
Also known as RavX Agent X3 http://ravx.com/products/agent-x3/ , which costs about 50% of the price. Nice tool, by the way.
- Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 9 weeks agoYou mean, have another shot
You mean, have another shot at getting along?
- Buyer’s guide: Mudguards for keeping you dry this winter1 year 9 weeks agoConti Ultras? Must be rolling
Conti Ultras? Must be rolling over muddy gym floors and pillows, those things ripped on a 1cm pavement gap on me.
- Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 9 weeks agoMaybe they should go out
Maybe they should go out hunting together to try to patch things up and get along.
- Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 9 weeks agoits so bad LeMond bikes were
its so bad LeMond bikes were canned due to conflict with Lance-who really knows how much $$$ was lost to such a deserving man. His (LeMond!!!) top model in
Reynolds steel was one heavenly rinding bike.
- Top shelf: Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL2 chainset first look1 year 9 weeks agoa 48 tooth with a 12-36
a 48 tooth with a 12-36 twelve speed would be even lighter! SRAM? Shimano? CODA?
- brakes on single speed/fixies1 year 9 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:You stop withRaleigh wrote:
You stop with your legs though...
That's sort of the whole point of a fixed gear.
Plus you can do this kind of stuff:
Hardly the 'whole point', but anyway...
It's quite common to run with just a front brake as your legs effectively become the rear brake on a fixed gear. I personally run with both, (basic Shimano long reach) just in case there's a real need to stop quicker than my legs will allow. (I think it may be a legal requirement to have at least the front brake, but I may just have made this up/read it on Wikipedia. )
- Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 9 weeks agoIn reply to @crazy-legs
In reply to @crazy-legs
Yes I totally agree with you. I don't defend Armstrong's lies but it has seemed that the other riders who won large sums of money and were later exposed as having doped seem to have got off far more lightly. Why is Bjarne Riis still listed as the TdF winner for 1996 when he's admitted that he doped?
I still think Greg is a top blike.
- Horse riders ask New Forest Show to stop renting car parking to sportives1 year 9 weeks agoAny cycling event that people
Any cycling event that people drive to in great numbers is something to be discouraged.
- Video: Cambridge gets world's first glow in the dark path - coming soon to a city near you?1 year 9 weeks ago“At Pro-Teq Surfacing (UK)
“At Pro-Teq Surfacing (UK) Ltd, we use natural earth products "
F*(****CK! They're spreading plutonium on the bike paths now!
- Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 9 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote:
Not really,crazy-legs wrote:
Not really, he's doing the oh-so-popular thing of bashing Armstrong in an attempt to garner some free publicity for himself and he's certainly got an axe to grind (perfectly understandable given the circumstances).
Obviously it wasn't that popular when Trek tried to shut him up.
Take your point on all the others who have "boosted", whether it was amphetamines in the 60s or EPO in the 90s, but the sanctimonious "cancer survivor" crap is what really sealed Armstrong's doom for me.