• ‘Deathtrap’ fears over new York contraflow bike lane1 year 8 weeks agoI don't have a problem if

    I don't have a problem if drivers cross over the white line to pass a parked truck.

    But given the obstruction is (presumably) on their side, they have to give way to oncoming traffic. Which here would be bikes.

    Or does Mr Stannard imagine a world where, on seeing an oncoming bike, a parked truck, and a narrow gap, most drivers will think "better put my foot down"?

  • World's TTT1 year 8 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    Yeah

    4x2's and a 1x1 were the way to go if you were pushing to joint win the stage.

    I left Garmin out due to not being able to see a confirmed startlist for them which worked out being a result.

    Just the one SKY for my standard instead of a Shack led to 144pts and 62nd place whilst my purists hit the jackpot with 148pts and a share of 1st place(how is the stage winner decided amongst the 35?)

    Badge wise, we all win. I don't think there's a prize though so we don't need to decide on a single winner.

  • Norwegian pavement cyclist faces jail for killing another pavement rider1 year 8 weeks agoOn the face of it the 30 day

    On the face of it the 30 day sentence seems lenient, however there are a number of factors to consider:

    • The Norwegian justice system is different to England and Wales. Whilst we may see a 30 day sentence as lenient it may be viewed very differently by Norwegians.
    • He has pleaded guilty and expressed remorse for his actions, which is typically not seen in other cases where a common defense is 'didn't see you, not my fault'.
    • He was cycling on the pavement to avoid a busy, potentially unsafe, road. A lack of cycling infrastructure could be a mitigating factor.
    • Although he is responsible for his actions, the consequences of his actions are tragically unfortunate.

  • HOY Sa Calobra 0031 year 8 weeks agoI suspect a lot of these will

    I suspect a lot of these will be shifted just on account of the paint job being relatively tasteful compared with some bikes! Seems like a decent effort by Evans/Hoy, I am sure they will sell well.

  • Tyres, a new thread, same answer, and a bargain.1 year 8 weeks agoI can't believe the

    I can't believe the difference between the 4000 and the 4000s, the latter absolutely fly.

  • Stronger penalties needed for texting drivers, says Institute of Advanced Motorists1 year 8 weeks agoTalk about stating the

    Talk about stating the obvious,

    Motorists have to be made aware that anything less than perfect is not acceptable. Yes people are people and will make mistakes, but that is not an excuse and is not acceptable.

    If you choose to drive then you must accept the rules that apply, no speeding, no illegal parking, no dangerous manouvres. If you choose to ignore the law then you should forfeit your licence.

    Every driver knows that you have 12 points available, so why are drivers allowed to claim hardship? If you gain 12 points then tough, you knew the rules when you passed your test.

  • World's TTT1 year 8 weeks agoYeah 4x2's and a 1x1 were the

    Yeah

    4x2's and a 1x1 were the way to go if you were pushing to joint win the stage.

    I left Garmin out due to not being able to see a confirmed startlist for them which worked out being a result.

    Just the one SKY for my standard instead of a Shack led to 144pts and 62nd place whilst my purists hit the jackpot with 148pts and a share of 1st place(how is the stage winner decided amongst the 35?)

  • FS: Mavic R-SYS SL and Roval Rapide SL45 carbon wheelsets1 year 8 weeks agoMessage sent Tenko, thanks

    Message sent Tenko, thanks for making contact. The Mavic's are still available.

    The Mavic's would come with their titanium mavic skewers and a brand new, still packaged, set of ceramic bearings for the front & rear wheels which cost over £100 alone.

    Cheers.

  • How Come?1 year 8 weeks agoIts all just practice

    Its all just practice really,start by leaving one hand on bars whilst u take off gilet etc then try to progress by doing with both hands.always keep a decent speed and steer with thighs.within 6 months of road biking i could eat a yoghurt etc on my bike.3 years and improving skills

  • VIDEO: Kerfuffle in the USA over topless woman cyclist1 year 8 weeks ago100% support her efforts to

    100% support her efforts to reverse this obviously sexist trend...however if she is successful in changing attitudes, we may have to revisit our rules on lycra cycling shorts for the gents...could be embarrasing

  • World Championships - Individual Time Trial1 year 8 weeks agoenrique wrote:I've tried to

    enrique wrote:
    I've tried to put a couple of riders from the (UCI) team and when I tried to put a 3rd rider from the (UCI) team I got the message that I already had 2 riders from that team... ? Sad

    that restriction has been removed as of this morning

  • Smartphone handlebar mount1 year 8 weeks agothat does look good! And

    that does look good! And their youtube video implies it’s pretty bump-proof.

    Not having a waterproof phone yet, though, it's not for me. Yet! Maybe when i next upgrade (so, 5 years plus, then).

    I currently use a Rixen Kaul map holder, when i want my phone visible, to navigate. It's waterproof and easily has room for any phone - probably not big enough for a tablet. You can even take a map, or a route sheet - remember those? Otherwise it's just in the jersey pocket.

    How does everyone else do it? That is, having one's phone visible for mapping. Smartphones being essential nowadays Wink

  • David Cameron backs cycling as he helps open bike shop in his constituency1 year 8 weeks agoMorning bikeboy76, You made

    Morning bikeboy76,

    You made my weekend, your post made me and the wife laugh out loud Smile Great banter and I shared it on our FB page. Have a great week.

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 8 weeks agoIt's a viscous circle -

    It's a viscous circle - sponsors want exposure, so without TV/media coverage there's little point in promoting an event that only a man and his dog is watching. Obviously, if World Tour race events were encouraged to include a women's race in the programme, then it would be a good starts - there are Fleche Wallonne and Tour of Flanders races on the same day as the men's race.

  • Alter Cycles launch ‘interchangeable down tube’ bike1 year 8 weeks ago'It'll also be interesting to

    'It'll also be interesting to see how much deflection the down tube provides. It also looks like there's going to be little compliance come through the back wheel, regardless of what down tube you have installed.'

    It 'looks like' lots of things would happen. They must have tested and researched it a lot in two years though, so maybe it doesn't just perform like you'd think it would. I'd have thought that the down tube flexing would put too much strain on the seat cluster weld or lug, as the seat tube will be acting like a lever, moving back and forth as the down tube flexes. This would provide rear wheel compliance, but looks like it would bend or crack the top tube.

    The developers must know better than someone who's just looked a picture for five seconds.

  • VIDEO: Kerfuffle in the USA over topless woman cyclist1 year 8 weeks agoThe fact that she's

    The fact that she's transgender only strengthens her point.

    She just wants to keep doing something that she would have probably been doing all the time before undergoing surgery without anyone batting an eyelid. But just because she had some sort of surgery done, it suddenly becomes unacceptable. I think it shows how absurd this situation is, and in fact no different at all to women not being allowed to go out without burqas in certain countries.

  • Teen cyclist fined for riding 37mph in Richmond Park1 year 8 weeks agoVery odd it all ended up in

    Very odd it all ended up in court though, can they not give fixed penalties due to another weird by law?

  • How Come?1 year 8 weeks agobadkneestorm

    badkneestorm Applause Rolling On The Floor Laughing

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 8 weeks agoSo with, at the current

    So with, at the current count, three men's teams dropping this year, Europcar always on the edge and even "big" teams like Saxo struggling for money, where will the funds come from for the compulsory women's teams?

    Perhaps there needs to be encouragement or incentive to do it rather than just obligation. If it's only world tour teams that would be forced to do it, some of the smaller teams would never make that step up to World Tour as finding an extra 5-10% of their budget would be a problem.

  • How Come?1 year 8 weeks agojezzzer wrote:Headset too

    jezzzer wrote:
    Headset too tight? Steering needs to move freely so it can turn when you lean the bike.

    I was going to suggest this as well. Also check that your front wheel is correctly fitted/aligned. I'd put mine in quickly at some point and it wasn't properly located in the forks - only by a tiny amount but it made a big difference to the handling.

    These are the only two things I've had cause me problems.

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 8 weeks ago"Elite athletes are

    "Elite athletes are interesting, aren't they? They have personalities that are sometimes difficult to handle – and Nicole is one of those people who has a particular view of things which she's absolutely entitled to."

    Let's imply that she's a bit weird, while being both patronising and nominally defending her right to be that bit weird.

    Anyone who thinks there aren't more hurdles for women than men needs to get out more. If pro cycling is nominally about marketing products, then the makers should realise that there are a lot of women out there making purchasing decisions. Early adopters of women's teams could do well.

  • How Come?1 year 8 weeks agoHeadset too tight? Steering

    Headset too tight? Steering needs to move freely so it can turn when you lean the bike.

  • How Come?1 year 8 weeks agoRoad bikes are harder to ride

    Road bikes are harder to ride no handed. I ride my MTB to work and can do so no handed easily. I'm not so confident with my road bike. Possibly the steering is lighter and so it takes less to move it.

  • Lizzie Armitstead: I’m disappointed in Brian Cookson1 year 8 weeks agoSo what do people expect by

    So what do people expect by plowing money into it? The problem is that the return for sponsors has never been great from women's sport. If the ultimate goal is to increase women's participation then there are other ways of doing this. Effectively the numbers have to be there and this is not limited to women's sports either.

    Like so many women's sports, beyond repeated efforts to kick-start the sport they fall flat because interest wanes. For these things to be successful they should be self sustaining.

    I wonder how many people have sought out paraolympian events post-Olympics? I wonder how many of you were disappointed when the teams pulled out of the women's Tour of Tuscany? So beyond writing right-on comments about women's sports how do you actively show your on-going interest and commitment to women's sports? Seems even Road.cc only pays it lip service by reporting Armitsteads comments rather the results of the women's races.

    I think more women should be encouraged to participate in sport, be competitive and enjoy being healthy. But I bet when you look deeper into the costs and problems faced by BC and even the UCI, the budgets are not there. After all in the case of the Tour of Tuscany, it is not that the problem is getting teams to compete, but the costs of running the event on closed roads. Do you spend your budget on things which actively encourage cycling (at all levels) or just those elite women?

  • How Come?1 year 8 weeks agoBasically trail and weight

    Basically trail and weight distribution - Bromptons ride with tank-slapper mode when unladen+hands-off but put weight forward and it cures issue. Bikes go into tank slapper when front unloads and trail reduces - cure = ease off and let weight gently move forward. Two things happen - contact patch gets bigger (length grows faster) and trail from steering pivot goes forward from contact point pivot.

    Had similar with badly loaded trailers (nose light) and fortunately we managed to pull the oscillation out by very gentle acceleration, and very gentle correction.

    If you want to ride relaxed and hands off buy classic 'Dutch'/Flying Pigeon/UK roadster geometry.