• Drink-driver who killed two cyclists sentenced to 10 years 3 months in jail1 year 5 weeks agoPhilRuss - it is, but there's

    PhilRuss - it is, but there's an automatic reduction for a guilty plea.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoI've only gone for 4 riders

    I've only gone for 4 riders in both standard and purist, with 5 changes.

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 5 weeks agoI've found that I need to

    I've found that I need to match my saddle to my bike, and saddles that I've found very uncomfortable on one bike have been extremely comfortable on another. It seems that your sit bones will present a different width on the saddle depending on how much you have to reach forward to your bars.

    Just because you have found a saddle that is comfortable for you, doesn't mean that it will work as well on a different bike.

    If you haven't cycled for a few months over the Winter period, then your bum will need to get used to sitting on a saddle again.

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 5 weeks agoI used to ride a Toupe. It's

    I used to ride a Toupe. It's a comfortable saddle but very flexible. I transferred to Fizik Antares; it's stiffer but is more comfortable over longer distances. But that's just me.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoSlagter's a good shout as a

    Slagter's a good shout as a dark horse

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoBetween Kwia & Valverde for

    Between Kwia & Valverde for me (though only Valverde features in both my standard and purist). Slagter's my outside shout.

  • Velotastic 24-Seven London Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey1 year 5 weeks agoSportive fit? That's a thing?

    Sportive fit? That's a thing?

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoHe's done it before, but with

    He's done it before, but with the change to the finish, it'll give people a chance to come right back at him

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 5 weeks agoFizik is the way to go

    Fizik is the way to go

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoIt could but he has done it

    It could but he has done it before.

    Then again I had Kristoff last week and Gallopin for Flanders...

  • Don't take bikes on trains for Tour de France, say rail companies1 year 5 weeks agoCan I suggest someone do an

    Can I suggest someone do an AirBnB for TdF bike transport? Eg myself and three friends are driving up to Richmond, in separate vehicles at slightly different times for the weekend. Our car alone could fit four extra bikes on the roof. Imagine all the spare bike capacity headed north for that weekend. I'd be happy to carry other bikes in return for a suitable amount of Real Ale tokens. Actually, let's be honest: wine tokens for she who will have to put up with yet more bike malarkey.

    There could be dropping off / collecting along the route somewhere if not too much faff. A bikeshop in Leeds or York or somewhere could make a ton of cash as intermediary between drivers and riders.

    Off you go clever web peoples.

  • The ubiquitous Carlton Kirby1 year 5 weeks agoI like him. Find him funny.

    I like him. Find him funny.

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 5 weeks agoI bought a Giant a few months

    I bought a Giant a few months ago which came with the stock own brand saddle which was nothing too special, the problem with buying a buying a bike that comes with it's own brand perch is that it has a one size fits all seat. If you buy a extra large bike, it's the same size saddle as the one on a small framed bike, needless to say a skinny saddle was no good for me.

    I then went through the debate of deciding what to get as a replacement, and tried out loads of alternatives with the help of my LBS, including many of those listed in previous comments, I ended up buying into the Fizik concept and went for the Bull version as I do not have a totally flexible spin.

    I also wanted to get some relief from the numb nuts syndrome, so ended up purchasing a Fizik Aliante Versus which is ABSOLUTELY FAB.

    Have now done the best part of a 1000 miles on it, and I hardly know it's there now. Über comfy. Uber right for me. Might be for you !!!

  • Bespoked 2014: 7 disc brake-equipped road and cyclocross bikes1 year 5 weeks agoantigee wrote:sort of idiot

    antigee wrote:
    sort of idiot proof if less convenient

    If your QR fork has lawyer lips, it's pretty much a toss-up between QR and TA for convenience.

  • Videos: British Pathé uploads wealth of cycling footage to YouTube - here's six to start with1 year 5 weeks agoNo Helmets or Hi-Viz, it must

    No Helmets or Hi-Viz, it must have been carnage.

  • Road Holland Den Haag Jersey1 year 5 weeks agoNo Team Z jersey though.

    No Team Z jersey though. Crying

  • Geraint Thomas talks Paris-Roubaix bike setup with Team Sky mechanic + video1 year 5 weeks agobikecellar wrote:Ha, out for

    bikecellar wrote:
    Ha, out for a ride on the aforementioned Northumbrian lanes this afternoon and...............pothole pinch puncture !! Which set me thinking about the sub five bar pressure, please bear in mind this is only really advisable on tub and sprints setup. The dratted inconvenience was diluted by every one of a dozen or so cyclists asking if I had all I needed to get going again. Smile

    You don't need tubs, just wider clincher tyres. They let you run lower pressures quite happily - I've been running about 70psi in some 28mm tyres I'm currently running and they're ace. Of course a 28mm tubeless tyre is the ideal setup to avoid pinch punctures, and of those I'm a huge fan

  • Pedal sheered from crank on SRAM Apex1 year 5 weeks agoI took it straight into the

    I took it straight into the shop, they seemed baffled. The bike comes with very good warranty on the parts and he was convinced it'll be replaced free anyway. A little more suspicious myself as I think it was down to usage when probably it shouldn't have been.

    More it's a case of being keen for it not to happen again. I was only playing with the pedal, two days ago and it wasn't wobbling ( didn't screw/ unscrew it mind). The only ting that annoys me with the service, was I know the messed about with the chain so if the pedal was problematic, I'd hope they'd have spotted it and saved me money probably and more importantly I wouldn't lose a weeks riding time!!

    The key thing is, I don't want it to happen in another 6 months and hence the question over trying to blame the shop and hence the query.

  • Don't take bikes on trains for Tour de France, say rail companies1 year 5 weeks agodon simon wrote:It's this

    don simon wrote:
    It's this attitude of everyone pulling together for the greater good that really puts the Great in Great Britain...

    Its been many years since Britain has been great and this is just one example of how the masses get treat like poop so a few CEO's get to line their pockets a bit more.

    I'm surprised people are actually shocked by this article.

  • Don't take bikes on trains for Tour de France, say rail companies1 year 5 weeks agoIt's this attitude of

    It's this attitude of everyone pulling together for the greater good that really puts the Great in Great Britain...

  • Navigation1 year 5 weeks agoBasic but it works. Write

    Basic but it works. Write route notes on paper 2" wide and selotape to top tube. I do this with all new routes and have never got lost!

  • Inquest hears of 40mph head-on crash that killed Junior Heffernan during Severn Bridge Road Race1 year 5 weeks agoIME There's too much

    IME There's too much tolerance of riders crossing the central white line in races - putting themselves and other riders at risk never mind pi$$ing-off drivers coming the other way. It's not 'advise' that riders don't cross solid white lines - it against the rules but abused by riders and ignored by commissaires. If comms starting taking numbers and issuing sanctions at races it would stop.

  • Pedal sheered from crank on SRAM Apex1 year 5 weeks agoMost likely like it just came

    Most likely like it just came loose and riding it has damaged the thread. I think you'll find it hard to pin on the shop unless pedals were included in the service.

    Sound like a new crank arm is required, probably not economic to try and repair it.

  • Pro bike kit Easter sale, Ultegra group £500!1 year 5 weeks agoBear in mind that the normal

    Bear in mind that the normal retail price for a full Ultegra 6800 groupset is £510, fully configurable, at Ribble. Currently out of stock however.

    It's been much cheaper than Ultegra 6700 since its launch.

  • Don't take bikes on trains for Tour de France, say rail companies1 year 5 weeks agoThat totally stuffs up my

    That totally stuffs up my plans, I booked a favourite pub in Swaledale 18 months ago and planned to train from London - Leeds - Skipton with the wife and cycle the 35km to the pub. That will be about as far as she has ever cycled in her life so she's apprehensive.

    What a complete lack of imagination, planning, forethought and opportunity grasping this is! I guess I'll have to train it and rent a car. Imagine if train operators actually supported cycling, it would be unstoppable.