• Government urged to restrict use of cars as report says air pollution causes 30,000 premature deaths a year1 year 5 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:the ever

    Neil753 wrote:
    the ever increasing cost of diesel theft to the police budget, and the knock on effect of increased prices in the shops. Many foreign trucks have twin diesel tanks, holding a total of 2,000 litres of nice cheap continental diesel, sufficient to work extensively in the UK but without ever having to fill up at a UK pump.

    I give you there are diesel price differences, but 'cheap' isn't what I'd call it:

    http://www.drive-alive.co.uk/fuel_prices_europe.html

    Unless of course every haulier fills up in Luxembourg (still only 40 Euro cents cheaper per liter, about 30%) or there are rebates for the haulage industry?

    What do you mean by cost of diesel theft for police budgets? Do you mean it's common enough to use up a significant amount of police resources? If so, good that they actually investigate some things... though it'd be better if people getting hurt or killed got prio sometimes rather than property.

  • Derailleur failure sram force 221 year 5 weeks agoMy Campag Veloce derailleur

    My Campag Veloce derailleur did exactly the same last week in Flanders. I imagine its way more common than people realise. And ruddy expensive to put right

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoHis lawyers are apparently

    His lawyers are apparently Widdicombe and Pump.

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoIs this not a family friendly

    Is this not a family friendly oriented comments section?

  • Derailleur failure sram force 221 year 5 weeks agoHad the same problem with a

    Had the same problem with a Felt AR2. It was 10 days old. I think it was a problem with the chain that caused it. Saddleback who are Felt's people over here were terrible and refused to replace anything and tried to blame me. It came down to the LBS to replace the rear derailleur but nothing else. The frame got chipped and I have had to live with it. Keep fighting to get what you paid for and use the internet to make your point. Twitter and the like are a great way to spread the word. Good luck.

  • View Niki Terpstra's Paris-Roubaix winning ride on Strava1 year 5 weeks agoPaul J wrote:Is it that

    Paul J wrote:
    Is it that Terpstra doesn't use a power-meter, or actually that he strips the power data out before making it public (easy to do)? Finding it hard to believe he doesn't have a power meter.

    He had no power meter on his race bike that he finished on. He'll have one for training and maybe for other races, but he didn't use one at PR

  • Geometry questions1 year 5 weeks agoI think you're wise to

    I think you're wise to suggest trying both the Dales. However being 194cm the chances of my local dealers having my size, probably 63 or 61, is slim. I originally took note of all the stacks and reaches of all the bikes I was interested in but couldn't easily differentiate between the figures to arrive at a level of aggression. For example, aesthetically the canyon I think looks, and I've heard feels higher than other brands, but it's stack is similar to the SuperSix 398 and 396 respectively.

    What really there me off, and bear with me here, is the BMC slr02 .Now reviews say this is plenty comfortable blah blah, but it's stack is 601cm , does that mean I am still looking at race geo and comfort is more reliant on the particular riders anatomy and flexibility?

    I know many would suggest horses for courses, but I really want a bike that is able to put in the long miles keeping me comfortable, for sportive say, but that I can easily ride in a rode race and be competitive. I think it comes down to a poor fit on my current bike, which leads to believe my flexibility is also poor. (I haven't had a bike fit yet, so presumption only) so I really don't know what kind of geo I should be looking at, and being my height, test rides are tough.

  • View Niki Terpstra's Paris-Roubaix winning ride on Strava1 year 5 weeks agoImpressive ride, both

    Impressive ride, both strength and opportunism, to say the least. Chapeau Terpstra!

    I'm going to take from it, that on a ride of similar length and climbing (last years RideLondon100) my average speed was ONLY 10-11 Kph slower. Cool

  • Bespoked: the versatility of steel1 year 5 weeks agoHorses for courses. My carbon

    Horses for courses. My carbon bike is 1.5mph average faster than my steel bike but my steel bike feels like history. Totally pointless trying to make steel race bikes, no matter what genesis and feather are doing, but they are good for going the distance and generally just cruising about on. And they last. And they are not an ecological nightmare when you try to retire them. But carbon bikes really are faster. But... but... but... rinse repeat until you have at least one of each Smile

    Of all those bikes above I saw at the show I actually liked the shands the most - quite plain in colour but great angles and very well thought out. The really bling bikes just put me off these days.

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoWhy not just start fresh,

    Why not just start fresh, design a brand new bike which can be used for the next 20 years to attempt this record, but on the same bike frame, with the same components (obviously different sizes)http://road.cc/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/Yahoo!/smile.gif

    sorry if anyone else has said this but really can't be bothered to check everyones comments!http://road.cc/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/Yahoo!/yawn.gifhttp://road.cc/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/Yahoo!/yawn.gifhttp://road.cc/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/Yahoo!/yawn.gif

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agocub wrote:The Dogma and Venge

    cub wrote:
    The Dogma and Venge couldn't be used because the bikes are required to have tubes with a circular cross section.

    That's under the current "athlete's hour" rules, where bikes are meant to replicate Merckx's machine. The article suggests that the rules could change to accomodate either full time trial bikes or current road bikes (though they would surely be fixed gear pursuit/track bikes, no need for gears, cables or drillings for brakes etc).

    Gordy748 wrote:
    How much time and money do you really need to invest in a traditional track bike?

    Quite a lot, some would say, when corporate and rider reputations are at stake. Look at the effort Genesis have gone to with the Volare (here). A big company like Trek will want to get as much PR mileage as possible out of an Hour attempt with their star rider. They will have spent some time working on a one-off metal bike with round tubes, it won't be a case of saying to the welder: "please build me a steel version of the Domane".

    If the rules are relaxed I reckon Wiggins could use a Team GB track bike or the plain black TT bike like the one he used for the Olympic time trial.

  • View Niki Terpstra's Paris-Roubaix winning ride on Strava1 year 5 weeks agoIs it that Terpstra doesn't

    Is it that Terpstra doesn't use a power-meter, or actually that he strips the power data out before making it public (easy to do)? Finding it hard to believe he doesn't have a power meter.

  • View Niki Terpstra's Paris-Roubaix winning ride on Strava1 year 5 weeks ago(No subject)

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  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoKeep that your opinion....

    Keep that your opinion.... Not mine .!

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoKeep that your opinion....

    Keep that your opinion.... Not mine .!

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoLoved it...!

    Loved it...!

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoLoved it...!

    Loved it...!

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoUS Airways? Surely you mean

    US Airways? Surely you mean BA? I even tweeted them that a poster of escaping the commute to the Indian Ocean (no fishes - just water) was in bad taste at any time. No response

    I'm still waiting for "Dodgeball:The no cheaters allowed cut"...

  • Bespoked: the versatility of steel1 year 5 weeks agoI will sign up to the lustful

    I will sign up to the lustful tag in seconds. The above bikes seem to convey more thought in their design, passion in their manufacture and greater originality than their carbon cousins. But why is this? I think the carbon variant is becoming almost generalised in nature, with little variance in its perceived perception. Yes, they are probably stiffer, lighter and more technologically advanced but I would argue that they do not provide the spread of variation that steel provides. There again, I am a fully paid up member of the 'steel (and titanium) is real' club and am, therefore, not totally objective!

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 5 weeks agoSad to hear that your

    Sad to hear that your experience with the 810 is not great. I think you might be paying the price for getting their most complicated device -- they're still ironing out the wrinkles, I guess. Fingers crossed for firmware updates to fix the most serious problems -- they do release them every so often.

    I liked the look of the 810, especially for navigation -- not having to worry about getting lost on long rides would be great -- but in the end I went for the 500 (and used the extra cash to also get a replacement for my old Forerunner that died). I like the fact that the 500 is so small and rugged, and that the interface/software is the same as so many Garmin GPS units since as long as I've been using them -- that basic stuff is bullet proof. I've only had it 3 months, but I've logged 1500 miles or so and it's proving perfect for me. The 200 would have been fine I suspect, but for the annoying lack of HRM support...

    Garmin seem to struggle when they start trying to get fancy. Garmin Conect is a case in point -- Strava's website is just so vastly better. Also, I find that my Garmin devices only last about a year before they give up the ghost, but I ride to and from work every day, in all weather, and I run 2 or 3 times a week, so I guess I get my use out of them.

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoallez neg wrote:Its a genuine

    allez neg wrote:
    Its a genuine sentiment. I think he's a cheating, bullying conniving cunt and I wish he could just fuck off into obscurity, get a normal job and forget cycling and let cycling forget about him.

    Not a very christian attitude, but I'm not a christian, so fuck him.

    Has that clarified things?

    Just LA or should anybody else in cycling's past or present join him to rot in obscurity?

  • Record holder Ben Rockett rolls out on Arctic expedition1 year 5 weeks agoListened to Ben talk last

    Listened to Ben talk last year about his record breaking LEJOGLE ride and was amazed. A speaker who's very interesting and also interested in his audience. Looking forward to hearing more from Ben about his preparation and undertaking of this adventure.

  • Government urged to restrict use of cars as report says air pollution causes 30,000 premature deaths a year1 year 5 weeks agoCarbon emissions and

    Carbon emissions and pollution aren't the central issue however much people have been brainwahsed to think that it is. There will always be greener/leaner technical solutions around the corner to curtail whatever the enviornmental benchmarks may be. Indeed cars are too cheap to operate and many people are able to support such a lifestyle when it comes to their personal transportation. The notion of a vehicle (car) is so ingrained in most peoples' minds the world over, that it's inconceivable for the masses to think any differently about transportation. People aren't the only aspects of the envionment affected by vehicle pollution. The envionment is an entire ecosystem extending beyond humankind or Motorists.

  • Ultegra Di2 Front Derailleur not going into adjustment mode1 year 5 weeks agoThe battery needs charging?

    The battery needs charging? When the battery gets depleted only the rear derailleur works.

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoThe mentioned changes would

    The mentioned changes would not only affect a bicycle design but also the very specific preparations for a record attempt. It takes months to adapt to such bike. I suppose this might be more of concern considering one is to sacrifice good part of the season.