• When do the mudguards come off?1 year 6 weeks agoSummer bike came out

    Summer bike came out yesterday! As much because the freehub on winter bike is buggered, but it was ace. Sun shining all the way, warm, mostly dry. So, so much more fun to ride too. I forgot what crisp gear changes were like. Whizzo.

  • Video: Lyon's stunning new cyclist & pedestrian tunnel to feature in Dauphiné time trial1 year 6 weeks agoUsh wrote:Another narrow,

    Ush wrote:
    Another narrow, uncomfortable piece of segregation for cyclists. Why anyone thinks that a lane so narrow that only a single cyclist (who is not swerving to avoid debris) is acceptable I just don't understand.

    I do not want to be penned and hemmed into a tiny space as demonstrated in the above. I want to be able to ride two abreast with my mates, talking easily and having plenty of space to drop back if someone wants to overtake even if there's oncoming traffic.

    I would imagine it will be pretty much debri free as the French never privatized public services and do in fact clean the streets and would most certainly clean the tunnel every day if it's a major new tourist attraction.

  • Coroner: "No doubt" that pothole caused crash that killed cyclist1 year 6 weeks agoSimmo72 wrote: or just stick

    Simmo72 wrote:

    or just stick it on fuel and lets us ride for free.

    This.

    Remove fixed costs from car ownership so it is much more pay per mile, it reduces the disincentive to use other means of travel. It makes those who drive most and by inference cause the most damage pay more.

    I suppose one way to think of this, which is environmentally friendlier, a v12 Ferrari being driven 2000miles a year but at 15mpg, or a VW polo Bluemotion at 80mpg but driving 20,000miles per year. Which driver do you want to dissuade?

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 6 weeks agoDarwinism says let them die.

    Darwinism says let them die.

  • I've just bought a BB30 FSA Adaptor for my Carbon Frame What's the best tool to install it?1 year 6 weeks agoOuch, that looks a rather

    Ouch, that looks a rather painful install.
    For what it's worth, I'm going to use this little fellow with my new frame:
    http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/product/386/pr_73_3001/praxis-works-bb30pf3...
    I've heard it eliminates creaking and slippage associated with other BB30 adaptor solutions. Mind you it is a bit more spendy, but I suppose that's because it's the bracket and adaptor in one.

  • !!!!STOLEN £9K OF BIKES!!!!!!1 year 6 weeks agoFrom the bournemouth area,

    From the bournemouth area, Dorset 4/3/2014

  • Lezyne Port-a-Shop Toolkit1 year 6 weeks agoAll my Shimano pedals use hex

    All my Shimano pedals use hex and that is what I remove or fit them with because they don't need wellying up that tight in the first place. Be it a spanner with flats or large hex with a handle the same problem persists that the leverage required for removal of a possibly seized or over tightened pedal is not always compatible with a short handled hex key or pedal spanner you can put in a small kit.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 6 weeks agoDo we still have the

    Do we still have the situation where Spartacus will get a section of the road named after him if he wins......I remember a lot of stuff about it last season and I think it was for a third win?

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 6 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Enrique, do

    drheaton wrote:
    Enrique, do you have a job? Or do you just sit all day looking at the road.cc rider lists searching for spelling mistakes and missing riders?

    I can see you don't appreciate the job I do making sure the game start lists are accurate and we don't share the same enthusiasm for getting the spelling of people's names right, but that's ok... I have the consolation that if any rider came here and saw their mispelled name corrected they'd feel like they have true fans here and that's good enough for me.

  • Coroner: "No doubt" that pothole caused crash that killed cyclist1 year 6 weeks agoscrap vehicle tax,

    scrap vehicle tax, reintroduce good ol road tax.
    + charge every vehicle based on weight
    bikes pay £2, fiesta £50, range rover + £1000, hell make it £2000.

    you use the roads, you wear out the roads, you pay for your use. No more paying into the big tax black hole. Road generated revenue for roads. this bollox about your co2 is tosh. Toyota Prius, what a joke, about as environmentally friendly as a Chernobyl fruit salad.

    or just stick it on fuel and lets us ride for free.

  • Lezyne Port-a-Shop Toolkit1 year 6 weeks agoandyp wrote:'If this is the

    andyp wrote:
    'If this is the aim of the kit "rebuild..at your destination" then it fails as it has no pedal spanner'

    how many pedals can't be attached/removed with the use of a hex key these days? Not many, I'd wager.

    I only ever use a pedal spanner, a hex would not suffice.

    I've never seen anyone use one in putting their pedals on/off. You might as well use your fingers.

  • Taipei Cycle: New products from Lezyne, Reynolds and TRP - disc brakes, disc wheels, lights & more1 year 6 weeks agoglad to see some more roadie

    glad to see some more roadie disc wheels coming in but from recent experience there is a huge gap in the £100-250 market - the range before handbuilts start looking like a better option - for some decent quality, moderate weight factory built wheelsets.

    Shimano currently have the rx05 & rx31 but both are over 2kg per set, there's really not much else out there unless you want to take a gamble on some 29er wheels taking a road tyre.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 6 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:enrique

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    enrique wrote:
    IAM Cycling's 3.0 rider 'Primin' Lang should be 'Pirmin'...

    somebody keeps changing Songezo Jim's name to Jim Songezo too. STOP IT.

    Smile

    I,rather patronisingly,always think of him as 'Sonny Jim'!!

    however I do follow him on twitter so we're quits!!

  • Lance Armstrong wins temporary halt to $12m SCA Promotions case1 year 6 weeks agoLance who? I think I may have

    Lance who? I think I may have missed this story Big Grin

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 6 weeks agooozaveared

    oozaveared wrote:
    Homosexuality was only decriminalised in Scotland in 1980. ie privacy restrictions were still applied. It was only put on a par with heterosexual activity in the whole of the UK in February 2009.

    I'm fairly certain that Scotland would not have imprisoned someone for life or issued the death penalty for someone being gay in 1980 so you are comparing apples and oranges.

    The people of Uganda will be more than welcome to come and play, but those people who work as part of a government that is pumping out toxic anti-gay propaganda, inventing malicious "scientific proof" regarding homosexuality and encouraging the victimisation and brutalisation of other human beings on their sexuality (or even suspected sexuality in some cases) have absolutely no right to be pampered and given luxury VIP treatment.

    If keeping the Ugandan government away is a way of making them realise that their disgusting policies are wrong and will not be tolerated then I support it.

    I'm also wary of your comment of "Well OK Graeme has personal reasons for his campaign", I'm not comfortable with that at all.

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 6 weeks agoI just like the title 'Police

    I just like the title 'Police rescue M3 rider before he ends up in Bracknell'. Being unlucky enough to work in Bracknell I totally appreciate any effort given by the police to save an individual from reaching the concrete chavscum shitehole town it is. I wish they would rescue me.

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 6 weeks agoDoes no one learn road signs

    Does no one learn road signs anymore? Those huge big blue signs are a dead give away.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 6 weeks agoPlease add FINETTO Mauro back

    Please add FINETTO Mauro back to the start list.

  • Brooks England MT21 Multitool1 year 6 weeks agoYou mean like this

    You mean like this one?

    http://www.brooksengland.com/catalogue-and-shop/bags/cycle+bags+%26+acco...

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 6 weeks agotherevokid wrote:what a

    therevokid wrote:
    what a pillock .... is 3 lanes of fast moving traffic not a clue
    as to what you're riding towards !!!!

    I used to drive to work on the A316 every morning from Twickenham to Sunbury (it turns into the M3 straight after the Sunbury turnoff) and it is a motorway in all but name but with a reduced speed limit of 50, with most cars actually doing 60 plus. Everyday I would see cyclists on it and wonder why on earth anyone would want to cycle on such a hideous road.

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 6 weeks agowhat a pillock .... is 3

    what a pillock .... is 3 lanes of fast moving traffic not a clue
    as to what you're riding towards !!!!

  • Lezyne Port-a-Shop Toolkit1 year 6 weeks ago'If this is the aim of the

    'If this is the aim of the kit "rebuild..at your destination" then it fails as it has no pedal spanner'

    how many pedals can't be attached/removed with the use of a hex key these days? Not many, I'd wager.

  • Dymag carbon wheels launched + first ride impressions1 year 6 weeks agoShep73 wrote:If only

    Shep73 wrote:
    If only Marchesini would start doing cycle wheels.

    But then I'd have to buy an Italian bike... hold on... why would that be a problem!? Smile

  • Coroner: "No doubt" that pothole caused crash that killed cyclist1 year 6 weeks agoSlightly off topic. If

    Slightly off topic. If councils deny all responsibility with regards potholes until they have been told, would a blanket, "your roads are badly and every single one has a pothole" kind of letter surfice?

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 6 weeks agoWell OK Graeme has per4sonal

    Well OK Graeme has per4sonal reasons for his campaign. But i just can't help thinking that expecting developing countries which have a an income per head of $558 per year to somehow be as socially advanced as Britain income per capita $38,000 is asking a bit much really.

    Homosexuality was only decriminalised in Scotland in 1980. ie privacy restrictions were still applied. It was only put on a par with heterosexual activity in the whole of the UK in February 2009.

    So you are basically asking a poor African country to live up to standards and attitudes that have only been recently accepted (and not by all by any means) in one of the richest best educated, socially liberal and advanced countries in the world.

    Or we won't play with them.

    I really don't think this is the way to go. Especially since a lot of commonwealth countries are by no means liberal and still have penal laws on the matter.

    Once you start with this sort of thing however well meaning you will just end up with pretty much western liberal countries at the games.