• Video: Bus driver disciplined after hitting helmet cam cyclist (with his bus) in Reading town centre1 year 8 weeks agoandrew streit1 wrote:Wtf. He

    andrew streit1 wrote:
    Wtf.

    He overtakes you with room. And you continue cycling.

    I would have checked my right shoulder. Seen a bus stop ahead and slowed down, pre-empting this. Even when he overtakes you continue cycling.

    This is as much bad cycling as it is driving.

    One more time, with intensity: the driver if the bus does not complete his manuoeuvre because when the cyclist gets to the pinch point he is to the left of the bus. It is not until the cyclist stops that we see the back of the bus. The point being that the bus driver was completely in the wrong as he didn't complete his pass safely.

  • Video: Boardman Bikes tantalises with time trial bike teaser1 year 8 weeks ago3cylinder wrote:If it's UCI

    3cylinder wrote:
    If it's UCI legal it will look like all the other recent TT bike designs....

    Pretty much has to doesn't it, hope they haven't spent "3 years" developing something they could have ripped off in 5 minutes

  • Shimano 105 5700 10 speed Groupset (black)1 year 8 weeks agoIs the rear mech short or

    Is the rear mech short or long cage?

  • Shimano 105 5700 10 speed Groupset (black)1 year 8 weeks agoCan I provisional dibs this

    Can I provisional dibs this please? My dad is after exactly this I just need to confirm before going ahead. Will confirm later today.

  • Sell or swap - Ultegra CX70 cyclocross chainset 172.5 (for good compact 175)1 year 8 weeks agoHi, If you decide to sell

    Hi,

    If you decide to sell i'd be interested in buying the crankset.

    email me at: williamhlinton at gmail dot com

    Thanks

    Will

  • Video: Bus driver disciplined after hitting helmet cam cyclist (with his bus) in Reading town centre1 year 8 weeks agoWtf. He overtakes you with

    Wtf.

    He overtakes you with room. And you continue cycling.

    I would have checked my right shoulder. Seen a bus stop ahead and slowed down, pre-empting this. Even when he overtakes you continue cycling.

    This is as much bad cycling as it is driving.

  • Video: Bus driver disciplined after hitting helmet cam cyclist (with his bus) in Reading town centre1 year 8 weeks agoBus drivers with their "

    Bus drivers with their " Might is Right attitude"!

    With continual adverts seeking for Drivers , their Companies are unlikely to sack a driver for intimidating a cyclist until they are in the dock for " Involuntary Corporate MANSlaughter !

    In any situation such as this , DO YOU THINK THAT YOU COULD HAVE DONE BETTER ?

    Even the best of us fail to note ALL possible Options !

    When you see Pro World Racers fall off their bikes in races, it is obvious that " Sh#t happens "!

  • looking for carbon bike1 year 8 weeks agoI'm selling my vitus venon

    I'm selling my vitus venon vr, plus kit. No time for the sport anymore. I had it, plus shoes, bibs and jerseys up for 1250, but ill do it for 1100. 56 cm frame ok?

  • 2012 Cervelo S5 Ultegra Di2 56cm for sale1 year 8 weeks agoTwo forks?

    Two forks?

  • Why won't the UCI allow disc brakes on the road?1 year 8 weeks agomrmo wrote: It is very

    mrmo wrote:

    It is very unlikley that road bikes can safely run 140s, CX bikes no issue, but on long road descents small discs are not a good idea.

    i've ridden on the road with a 160/140 setup with no issues. you wouldn't get away with a lightweight rotor but standard weight kit should be fine

  • Hutchinson Atom Comp X-Light tyre1 year 8 weeks agoI had a pair of the tubeless

    I had a pair of the tubeless Atoms. Lovely, light fast tyres.
    The first week I had them, one was cut irreparably and the other one cut down to the thread.
    And this version is lighter still... I shall be avoiding them.

  • Why won't the UCI allow disc brakes on the road?1 year 8 weeks agoashfanman wrote: Erm, they're

    ashfanman wrote:

    Erm, they're not bigger. I have 200mm rotors on my mountain bike. I thought road discs were typically smaller, at 140mm or 160mm?

    Most MTBs aren't 200mm the odd DH bike ,more likely 160 or maybe a 180 on the front or on out and out XC race bikes 140 on the back.

    It is very unlikley that road bikes can safely run 140s, CX bikes no issue, but on long road descents small discs are not a good idea. Road descents are longer and faster than MTB descents, higher speeds mean bigger rotors to deal with the extra heat generated.

  • Reaction to Brian Cookson's election as UCI president (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoI guess in the coming months

    I guess in the coming months we'll get to learn why McQuid was so desperate to hang on to his gravy train

  • Why won't the UCI allow disc brakes on the road?1 year 8 weeks agochokofingrz wrote:How hot

    chokofingrz wrote:
    How hot does a rotor get if you're not descending an Alp? Genuinely curious.

    There are a few cases of Shimano Icetech rotors melting, warm enough?

  • Brian Cookson wins UCI Presidency - gamble pays off as he beats Pat McQuaid 24 votes to 181 year 8 weeks agoWell done BC. But please, let

    Well done BC. But please, let there be a debate on doping within cycling, between the UCI, race owners, sponsors, team owners, DS's, riders, and doctors (including the dodgy ones). It's a much more complicated issue than signing up to the WADA rules and then enforcing and policing them. If this doesn't happen, then nothing will change!

  • looking for carbon bike1 year 8 weeks agoIt goes up that much because

    It goes up that much because that's what it's worth...

    For that price you'd do better with aluminum and a better groupset/wheels.

  • Why won't the UCI allow disc brakes on the road?1 year 8 weeks agoShanghaied wrote:Example: if

    Shanghaied wrote:
    Example: if you are seeing some guy doing 50 mph on a motorcycle in shorts and t-shirt, with a light, open-face helmet, you'd be completely right to think he's a idiot with a death-wish. But a cyclist doing the same speed in the mountains in lycra, that's totally normal!

    For truth. Did a cake run through the Pennines and back the other week, was glad I'd taken a bowel movement before I'd set off on some of the longer and more twisty descents. Having grown up with a variety of motorbikes in the driveway/garage/on the kitchen table, I kept on longing for the full leathers with bits of kevlar. Glad I had disc brakes though.

  • World Championship Road Race1 year 8 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:What ITT

    Gkam84 wrote:
    What ITT badges?

    I can't see any you would be due.

    134= backflipbedlem backflipbedlem 173
    134= backflipbedlem (Purist) backflipbedlem 173

    No full house, no podium, no last man home..... Thinking Thinking

    He means the TTT. Because there were 35 joint winners the game had a fit and only awarded stage podium badges to the first three teams listed and high roller badges to the first ten listed rather than awarding both badges to anyone who had a stage position of 3 and below or 10 and below.

    I assume its not just the TTT and for any stage where there have been more than three winners the same will have happened. I guess its a problem with the way the game is judging who finished in the top 3/10 (basing it on position in the list rather than listed position) and will need some coding to fix.

  • looking for carbon bike1 year 8 weeks agoI will nip in and suggest

    I will nip in and suggest this:

    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPRIV13/planet_x_pro_carbon_sra...

    It has been the go to suggestion for a sub £1000 carbon bike here for a while, well £999 is sub a grand. And 'new' should take some stress out of it.

    If you are going to watch ebay I would suggest using a tool like auctionsniper. Save your frame size and material on ebay and wait for the emails to come in. Place you bid on the sniper and it will bid once at the very end for you. If you win you win, you won't have to hike your bid and effectively be bidding against yourself. It means you bid just once and set what you can afford, if someone outbids you, hard cheese, but it is too late to give in to temptation and increase your bid.

  • Reaction to Brian Cookson's election as UCI president (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoGoodbye Pat

    Goodbye Pat Wave

  • Funky new lights1 year 8 weeks agoAl__S wrote:where did you get

    Al__S wrote:
    where did you get the tape? been thinking of doing that to my commuter (a black Kona)

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141039124278?var=440161583045&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
    2m covered one side, but I got 15mm, I think a wider tape would be better and would cover more back/forward edges.

    I had see the blaze light but didn't include it as it is a bit of a gimmick for me. Only good for undertaking traffic in the dark?

  • Why won't the UCI allow disc brakes on the road?1 year 8 weeks agoQuote:3 Challenges on the

    Quote:
    3 Challenges on the road are very different from the mountain bike or cx with

    • Bigger disk which means bigger issue in case of crashes

    Erm, they're not bigger. I have 200mm rotors on my mountain bike. I thought road discs were typically smaller, at 140mm or 160mm?

    Yes, discs can get very hot on long descents - hot enough to hiss if water gets on them. And yes, I have burned myself on them during a crash. And it hurts. But I've hurt myself far worse on rocks and other things I've fallen onto. I hit my balls on the stem once during a crash. That was no fun at all. In a road race situation, I'd be far more concerned about chainrings, spokes and just generally hitting the tarmac at 45kph.

    There can no longer be any justification for the ridiculous 6.8kg weight limit, so that should be lowered immediately, but it would be nice to see the UCI at least looking at discs seriously, rather than just seemingly dismissing them out of hand as some kind of new devilry.

  • Video: Bus driver disciplined after hitting helmet cam cyclist (with his bus) in Reading town centre1 year 8 weeks agoMountain-Nic wrote:only real

    Mountain-Nic wrote:
    only real observation is, driver overtook and then pulled over left in front of you. Highway code purposefully highlights this as unacceptable.

    So, as a cyclist, we need to learn to cycle more assertively, as per John Franklins excellent Cyclecraft and

    Driver education needs to be addressed by ensuring all vehicle drivers have to undertake "re-training and updating of legislation" courses every 5 years.

    Add to that some decent enforcement Policing and a CPS who finally gets some "backbone" and we'll be on track for a safer "shared space" on our roads.

    The driver didn't complete his manuoeuvre and didn't do it safely. A fail by any account. But as said, the cyclist fails to deal with the approaching hazard in any meaningful way.

  • Video: Bus driver disciplined after hitting helmet cam cyclist (with his bus) in Reading town centre1 year 8 weeks agoCheck for compliance with

    Check for compliance with section 170 RTA 1988 (did the driver provide details to a person reasonably requiring them and to the Police within 24 hours if an injury occurred?

    Also more onerous - the Conduct of Bus Drivers...& Passengers Regulations. The law takes a dimmer view of bus and truck drivers driving like this, and car drivers.

    That said, did you actually clock the driver eyeball to eyeball when he was starting this move? I've found that turning back and looking squarely over your shoulder AT the driver of a bus through the screen generally gets them to notice you, and if you see that the driver is looking at his timetable chart or using his mobile phone you have some additional time to opt for a rapid evacuation of the road space in front of the bus, or a suitably loud or visually strong measure to attract the driver's attention (it's not called the lifesaver look for nothing). I didn't notice any head turning at all.

    You also failed to take the most obvious escape route and ride on to the footway, thumping the side of the bus in the process. The driver has slowed to pass the island and I'd reckon that riding along the footway parallel to the bus you would have overhauled it and then pulled up in front at the next stop. Staying on the road there was dangerously stupid, and the developing events was obvious when you were both around 5-10 metres away from the pinch point and both refusing to yield. Riding in a primary position to cork the pinch point would also have put you in control of what was happening, although the overtaking move came a good deal earlier than would have warranted a blocking move that far back

    Perhaps not serious enough to warrant a report to the traffic commissioner, and both parties acted badly to deliver the final outcome, but it is a trickle of small incidents like this that often mark-out a driver who will eventually have a very serious crash, and a history of bad driving often presages the fatal crash - just read the recent story on Denis Putz as an example of a driver with a major drinking problem.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24281043

  • Reaction to Brian Cookson's election as UCI president (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoI hate the way that Jaimie

    I hate the way that Jaimie Fuller and Change Cycling Now have done very little for a long time since their summit.

    Fuller has stumped up cash here and there for lawsuits and now seems to be claiming sole responsibility for getting Cookson in.....Just watch skin's contracts for UCI back handers Rolling On The Floor

    As for his offer to Armstrong for him to get involved with the truth process....leave it out. Keep him as far away from anything the UCI does going forward.