• Giro stage 12 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoMalori seems to have done

    Malori seems to have done very badly, he has just disappeared.

  • Don't take bikes to watch Tour in Yorkshire, say local train companies1 year 6 weeks agoSo just a normal day of

    So just a normal day of trying to get your bike on the train then, so no real disappointment!!

  • Giro stage 12 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoI have to admit I think 180

    I have to admit I think 180 is slightly too high for this field. For a more expensive field for the Tour then perhaps. A lot of teams will have exactly the same names next week.

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:It

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    It absolutely drives me bananas that the following seems to be absolutely acceptable to the UK justice/police system...

    Police officer: "excuse me sir, are you the registered owner of this car?"

    Car owner: "I am indeed"

    Police officer: "Great, this vehicle was seen committing x offence on y date, was it you driving?"

    Car owner: "no, sir, not me"

    Police officer: "Ok, as registered keeper could you tell me who was driving on y date?"

    Car owner: "gosh.... no, sorry, I have absolutely no idea officer, it could have been anyone"

    Police officer: "OK, fair enough, looks like the drivers got lucky and got away with it this time... thanks for your help, you go have a great day"

    How... just how can this be OK?

    Logically, to me, if one has shown that at the very least one isn't keeping tabs on one's licenced deadly weapon, that weapon should be confiscated (and possibly the owner banned from owning another one). But is that how it actually works with other such weapons?

    How does it work in the US with regard to guns? If a gun is shown to have been used in a crime, and the legal owner is located, still in possession of the gun, what would happen? (I genuinely don't know the answer, am curious)

  • 9/10 speed rear derailleur compatibility1 year 6 weeks agoST4500 shifters are showing

    ST4500 shifters are showing as being compatible with the following rear derailleurs:
    RD-7800
    RD-6600G
    RD-6600
    RD-5600
    RD-5600L

    E of the bay dot com showing RD-4500 at under £30 (free p+p)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-Tiagra-Rear-Derailleur-RD-4500-SS-9-Sp...

    If that's any help....

  • Don't take bikes to watch Tour in Yorkshire, say local train companies1 year 6 weeks agoTranslink who operate the

    Translink who operate the trains in Northern Ireland were exactly the same for the Giro. Bikes would not be banned but only the usual 4 bikes would be permitted, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear. Before the introduction of the new faster/quieter trains there used to be a guard car that could accommodate at least 15 to 20 bikes. "Use public transport more, cycle to work blah blah blah!!!" Progress in action not. Angry

  • Don't take bikes to watch Tour in Yorkshire, say local train companies1 year 6 weeks agoAnd no driving to

    And no driving to Silverstone!

  • Lance Armstrong stripped of Legion d'Honneur, plus date set for sworn testimony1 year 6 weeks agoOnly time will tell what

    Only time will tell what legacy Lance's career leaves behind. At the moment it's convenient to see him as the 'be all and end all' of doping in cycling, but anybody with any knowledge of the sport knows that is nowhere near the case.
    His massive contribution to the cancer community is also conveniently overlooked at the moment; indeed, here in the USA he is known as much for that as any of his TDF achievements.
    He's the bad guy now, but even now I for one can watch clips of those tours and enjoy them. Images like 'The look' and taking to the ploughed field to avoid Beloki can't be erased.

    It is what it is.

  • Knocked down by drunken fool!1 year 6 weeks agoSorry to hear that happened,

    Sorry to hear that happened, horrible.

    It's rare though, so should be the only time.

    For a PI claim, Slater & Gordon I know work with some cycling organisations, so have experience of this type of claims. No, I don't work for them!

    Good luck, hope you heal up quick and get back out there in the glorious summer!

  • Liverpool unveils its Cycling Revolution1 year 6 weeks agoSo if they are saving £31

    So if they are saving £31 million a year will that mean that they will be investing that directly into cycling safety...Typical council bullsh*t and just not enough.

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:It

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    It absolutely drives me bananas that the following seems to be absolutely acceptable to the UK justice/police system...

    Police officer: "excuse me sir, are you the registered owner of this car?"

    Car owner: "I am indeed"

    Police officer: "Great, this vehicle was seen committing x offence on y date, was it you driving?"

    Car owner: "no, sir, not me"

    Police officer: "Ok, as registered keeper could you tell me who was driving on y date?"

    Car owner: "gosh.... no, sorry, I have absolutely no idea officer, it could have been anyone"

    Police officer: "OK, fair enough, looks like the drivers got lucky and got away with it this time... thanks for your help, you go have a great day"

    How... just how can this be OK?

    Yep, had this sort of thing before. Some little scrote (passenger in small car) slapped my arse as they (well, the driver) drove past. So, a) they were way too close and b) it was rather a large shock and, given that I was tramping along (downhill) at 25-30 mph, could have been rather painful. Fortunately, I didn't throw myself off the road.

    When I reported this to the police, it just seemed to be a bit of a joke. I provided descriptions, reg no, etc. They tracked down the driver, but the driver was unwilling to give up the passenger - her boyfriend, or at least friend, I suspect. So, I was given the choice of insisting on pushing this further. But the police very much gave the impression that a) it wouldn't get very far and b) they really couldn't be arsed.

    I gave up!

    I probably shouldn't have, but the thought of having to stand up in court and describe getting my arse slapped and then to lose and pay costs for the pleasure just didn't appeal.

    Back on track, though, I really hope that this arsehole gets their comeuppance. It's just not acceptable to drive like that.

  • Should I upgrade to a new bike or upgrade parts on my current bike!!!1 year 6 weeks agoGet a better bike. Then

    Get a better bike.

    Then upgrade the components on it.

    's a law of nature, innit?

    Or at greater length, spend the money on a decent frame in preference to bling componenets. But be aware that you will be tempted to upgrade the components on your better frame in time.

    Someone has to keep the internal contradictions of the capitalist system ticking over and it may as well be you. And me, obviously.

  • Giro stage 12 ITT1 year 6 weeks ago'Sørensen abandons the Giro:

    'Sørensen abandons the Giro: Chris Anker Sørensen injured his hand and arm and had a concussion as a result of the crash, which happened after 70 kilometers of the stage' (http://www.cyclingquotes.com/news/soerensen_abandons_the_giro/)

  • New US brand Wraith Fabrication launches with steel road and cyclocross frames1 year 6 weeks agoCanAmSteve wrote:And I

    CanAmSteve wrote:
    And I thought Americans were tall.

    Smile We're being very careful with sizing as we're a bit worried about leaving frames on the shipping dock. Today we introduced the next wave of frames with a few minor tweaks to the sizing.

    Thank You.

  • New US brand Wraith Fabrication launches with steel road and cyclocross frames1 year 6 weeks agos_lim wrote:This is a

    s_lim wrote:
    This is a gorgeous looking frame, but once again, no weight provided. Geometry seems nice and racy, so would be a shame if it weighed a tonne

    Good morning. Thanks for the warm compliment. A size Medium comes in at 1.54kg.

    Best, Adam

  • Knocked down by drunken fool!1 year 6 weeks agoThanks for all the replies!

    Thanks for all the replies!

    I'd have to agree oldridgeback, total scumbag, he was only concerned about himself and getting offside before the police arrived. Didnt work as he has been charged with 3 seperate offences lol.
    I think there really needs to be some sort of aggressive driving/assualt with a motor vehicle charge introduced for these type of incidents, a man on a 10 kilo bicycle has no chance against over a ton of steel! If it had off been my wife or an older person they would have easily come away with broken bones or worse.

    Anyway, its nothing a new bike and gear wont sort out! Hopefully going to put some money towards it and upgrade to a caad10.

  • New US brand Wraith Fabrication launches with steel road and cyclocross frames1 year 6 weeks agofukawitribe wrote:Quote:The

    fukawitribe wrote:
    Quote:
    The Hustle .... has clearance for up to 25mm tyres.

    Seriously ? Isn't that a little limiting ?

    Thanks for noticing. As with many measurements in the industry there is no congruence between labels and actual casing measurements between brands. We're managing expectations and being careful in our statements.

  • Liverpool unveils its Cycling Revolution1 year 6 weeks agoThey need to re-lay most of

    They need to re-lay most of the roads too, unless you're looking for cyclocross training...

  • Liverpool unveils its Cycling Revolution1 year 6 weeks agoLiverpool council could help

    Liverpool council could help by persuading Merseytravel, which they dominate, to make it cheaper to cross the Mersey by cycle (currently £2.70) than by car (£2.40 including fuel and tunnel toll).
    As I understand it cycles are transported FOC at the Dartford Crossing - that would be a good starting point.

  • Race v sportive video marshal clarifies incident details1 year 6 weeks agofollowing on from Langsett's

    following on from Langsett's comment...
    The report says the BC have called on the government to make sure sportives are better co-ordinated.
    Thats choice coming from the parasitic BC who are quite willing to take money from every entry, also have all the details of every BC regsitered event, which does include sportives and road races (except LTI/vets leagues) and then shirk responsibility for doing their own auditing of events.

    All they seem to want to do is take the money. Get real, what will the government actually do. Push it back down to the respective Police forces and councils who issue the license to use/close roads before an event, and quite likely dont co-operate at that level.
    The only organisation with a clear overall view is the BC, but I bet they will ask the government for more money to facilitate that process.

  • STRAVA - - - - DELETED -- BYE BYE!1 year 6 weeks agoWhatever floats your boats,

    Whatever floats your boats, lets not all knock others for viewing things differently. I like Strava, i like it for tracking my own data. Do i need the data? No not really but it provides motivation to see improvements. Is it good to see how you sit against mates/others? It doesnt hurt, shouldn't be taken seriously as plenty of factors determine their and your times.

    The important thing here is use it sensibly, dont become a tool in behaving badly on the road just to rank higher up the charts!!

  • Police recover stolen bike, then give it away — and leave owner with just the pedals1 year 6 weeks agosevers1966 wrote:I don't

    severs1966 wrote:
    I don't understand... it's stolen property. Even if it is in someone else's possession in good faith, the title of ownership remains with its original owner. He should be able to demand that the Police just TAKE it back from the person who (wrongly) has it.

    The law states something along the lines of once the property is handed back (after the 28 days) over to the finder then the owner cannot claim the goods.

  • Giro stage 12 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    Disappointed with Tuft Waiting

    He still hasn't recovered from his Stage 4 crash, seems Santa and Weening are the only 2 healthy Orica guys left based on what there camp was saying after yesterday

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoAnd what will happen? fuck

    And what will happen? fuck all probably.

    Didn't the leicestershire lot say the same with a similar driver? heard nothing after that, probably didn't even find them.

  • Race v sportive video marshal clarifies incident details1 year 6 weeks agoGrahamSt wrote:Hopefully all

    GrahamSt wrote:
    Hopefully all the elitist snobs who were wittering on about the shouty bloke being a "typical sportive rider" will now eat their words? Waiting

    Not a chance, just look at the comments above, this place has become the daily mail of the cycling world.