• not connecting?1 year 6 weeks agoIt was a bit funny on Chrome

    It was a bit funny on Chrome yesterday at times too.

  • Just in: Culprit Croz Blade Di2 Disc1 year 6 weeks agoI think it looks great! But I

    I think it looks great! But I like unconventional design.

  • Bit of advice of shaving legs....? (16 y/o)1 year 6 weeks agoI wonder if there is anyone

    I wonder if there is anyone here that is under 18 or has recently been under 18 that has been refused the sale of disposable razors at a shop? We have a smart young sensible guy here looking for advise, and we have an obligation to make sure the advise is pretty correct, but more importantly not to add in any fear factor....its just simple manners

    Anyway the Act says

    Offensive Weapons Act 1996 it is an offence to sell a razor blade to someone under 18, but it also says...this legislation does not apply to folding pocket knives if the cutting edge of the blade is less than 3 inches or 7.62cm. Nor does it apply to replacement cartridges for safety razors, where less than 2mm of the blade is exposed.

    So, if you are under 18 you are fine, and to test this, I went through the self service at the supermarket and didnt get the horrible "please wait for assistance" message

    That being said, I think the Veet cream is the better option anyway

  • out of touch media1 year 6 weeks agoI think we are all suffering

    I think we are all suffering !

  • Culprit launch disc-equipped Legend bike without seatstays at Taipei International Cycle Show1 year 6 weeks agoQuote:To take away the seat

    Quote:
    To take away the seat stays you'd have to beef up the chainstays just to cope with the load which is ok, but then add in discs and you've got all sorts of twisting and bending moments happening along the length of the chainstays, not to mention the chainstays not flexing the same amounts due to the brake being on one side. There's also the rider putting force through the BB which twists the chainstays and there's road reactions such as bumps to contend with.

    Do you not think they've thought about all this?

  • How to explain the season...1 year 6 weeks agoWe are doing stage racing in

    We are doing stage racing in the next piece Smile

  • On the white track1 year 6 weeks agothere is only one thing wrong

    there is only one thing wrong with this; I didn't do it. I'm going to lie down and sulk.

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoThis is a reiteration of

    This is a reiteration of something that has been in place since 2004. It is not a 'new' law. If people (or those in positions of authority) don't want cyclists riding on the pavement maybe they should help campaign for high quality segregated cycle infrastructure.

  • Moon Crescent rear light1 year 6 weeks agoInteresting to see this

    Interesting to see this review. I've just bought a Moon Comet rear light and was concerned about run time however I only ever really ride a max of 2hrs in the dark before work so plugging it into the back of the computer when I sit at my desk didn't seem like a big deal.

    My Lezyne Microdrive needs a similar strict eye kept on the battery indicator, but it's easy to stick on charge either at home or work. Handy not to have to worry about replacing batteries, though the Moon Comet is only rated for around 500 cycles before they predict battery performance to drop off.

  • Pro bikes: Giant-Shimano's TCR Advanced SL & Propel1 year 6 weeks agojoules1975

    joules1975 wrote:
    Lampre-Merida

    True. Luckily for us, we can turn back time.

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoOh great, so more

    Oh great, so more complications, caveats and subjective opinions in dispensing law.

    It's just moving the furniture - HGVs and fast traffic force the cyclists on to the pavement, but where do the pedestrians go?

    Letting 'considerate' bikes cycle on the pavement is just a cop-out. I don't want to cycle on the pavement. I want for my 3 year old child and by 85 year old grandmother to be able to walk safely on the pavement without having to worry that some cyclist's view of considerate falls well short of common sense.

    Make the road safe for those that should be there - and keep the pavements safe for those with nowhere else to go.

  • Bontrager introduce Velocis AW road helmet1 year 6 weeks agoTBH I think virtually all

    TBH I think virtually all other aero road helmets look pretty dire but I actually quite like this one.
    POC ones as being used by Garmin this season look especially ugly.

  • tdu1 year 6 weeks agoThanks for response. OK if

    Thanks for response. OK if that is the situation.

    But if you have a firm rule like "no breakaway points in stage races where there are sprint and KOM competitions", then I think it would be better to write that into your How To Play section instead of leaving it vague. It would remove confusion for new players (and stop you having to answer their questions).

  • "Point-making" rider hits back at Jeremy Clarkson1 year 6 weeks agoADDED my say on Twitter &

    ADDED my say on Twitter & Tourdafarce.blogspot.com

    Singletrackforum was entertaining until someone mentioned Media interest , then the peanuts joined in with crap on p.7 !

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoI'm a responsible cyclist,

    I'm a responsible cyclist, but if I take my trike onto the pavement, it would take up the majority of it. Is that responsible? Day Dreaming

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoThe one time I picked up an

    The one time I picked up an FPN was 6am crossing millennium bridge (because Southwark bridge was closed) and decided to freewheel after crossing the hump of the bridge as no one was about and it was chucking it down with rain. I got lept on by a plastic copper and when i explained that there was absolutely no one else for me to endanger he told me I could contest it in court. So that folks is how discretion works.
    All I can say is that this pronouncement is more garbled and mixed messages from the powers that be who could not be less interested.

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks ago'Minister for Cycling Robert

    'Minister for Cycling Robert Goodwill has reiterated that the official line from the Department for Transport (DfT) is that cyclists may ride on the footway – more commonly referred to as pavements – provided they do so considerately, and that police officers need to exercise discretion.'
    Would it not be a good idea for cyclists to carry a card with the above printed on it to present to an officer on being pulled up. Not to argue a guilty or not on the spot but to ensure that the statement printed is to be considered before any further action is taken, a kind of cooling off period for both parties.

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoCantab wrote:I can just see

    Cantab wrote:
    I can just see the conversation with the police officer now...

    PO: Excuse me sir, you shouldn't be writing on the pavement, I'll have to issue you with a FPN.

    Me: I'm dreadfully sorry officer, I am just avoiding that junction and I'm riding very responsibly.

    PO: Nonetheless riding on the pavement is illegal so I'll have to serve you with a FPN.

    Me: Actually officer, the DfT minister Mr Boateng issued advice in 1999, reiterated in 2004, and again by Minister Mr Goodwill this year that if done safely and with good reason then cycling on the pavement shouldn't be punished with a FPN.

    PO: That's nice. Now if you'll just give me your details...

    You don't have to accept the FPN. You can insist on having your day in court where the ministerial guidance can be presented as evidence.

  • Pro bikes: Giant-Shimano's TCR Advanced SL & Propel1 year 6 weeks agoYou missed the other of the

    You missed the other of the worlds biggest bike manufacturers from your list of bike brands with title sponsorship, which is surprising cause you can't miss bright pink, green and blue Lampre-Merida team kit in the peloton.

  • Charge Plug 3/4/5 as alternative to Croix de Fer1 year 6 weeks agoHello, Same doubt here. I

    Hello,

    Same doubt here. I have been offered:

    Croix de Fer (Tiagra): 1200 €
    Croxi de Fer 931 (105): 1900 € (catalogue price 2400)

    So my question is. Should I spend 700 € more and go for the 931?

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Eduardo

  • Bit of advice of shaving legs....? (16 y/o)1 year 6 weeks agojason.timothy.jones

    jason.timothy.jones wrote:
    According to the Offensive Weapons Act 1996 it is an offence to sell a razor blade to someone under 18, but it also says...this legislation does not apply to folding pocket knives if the cutting edge of the blade is less than 3 inches or 7.62cm. Nor does it apply to replacement cartridges for safety razors, where less than 2mm of the blade is exposed.

    So I would assume the Razor Blade is the safety razor blade, but a Mach3 is fine


    What the law allows, and what shops allow, are often rather different. As others have said, many shops, to avoid thinking, simply ban the sale of all blades/objects sharper than a spoon to under 18s.

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoI can just see the

    I can just see the conversation with the police officer now...

    PO: Excuse me sir, you shouldn't be writing on the pavement, I'll have to issue you with a FPN.

    Me: I'm dreadfully sorry officer, I am just avoiding that junction and I'm riding very responsibly.

    PO: Nonetheless riding on the pavement is illegal so I'll have to serve you with a FPN.

    Me: Actually officer, the DfT minister Mr Boateng issued advice in 1999, reiterated in 2004, and again by Minister Mr Goodwill this year that if done safely and with good reason then cycling on the pavement shouldn't be punished with a FPN.

    PO: That's nice. Now if you'll just give me your details...

  • Rookie league, new player questions and discussions1 year 6 weeks agoRight-o, I've set up a new

    Right-o, I've set up a new 'road.cc Rookie League' for 2014, the league code is 77502.

    Any problem, let me know.

  • road.cc Fantasy Cycling Guide part three: planning ahead1 year 6 weeks agoSorry, last years league has

    Sorry, last years league has expired so I'll be creating a new one and you'll be able to find details in the forum when it goes live, use this link:

    http://road.cc/content/forum/86114-rookie-league-new-player-questions-an...

  • tdu1 year 6 weeks agoStage races have intermediate

    Stage races have intermediate sprints and mountain points available at various points through each stage and points for those are awarded to riders.

    Breakaway points, points which are awarded to riders 'just' for being in the breakaway, are only applicable to the classics where these other points for sprints and climbs are not awarded.

    Riders in a break in the TDU will get points for passing through intermediate sprint and climb points but won't get additional points on top of that.