• Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks agodon simon wrote:What the hell

    don simon wrote:
    What the hell is wrong with some people?

    I know! Bloody cyclists... Wink

  • Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks agoHow many residents and

    How many residents and animals died during the event of massive spooking injuries?

    We need to be told.

  • I'm sure this has been covered before - light and strong wheel options?1 year 5 weeks agoThis subject crops up at

    This subject crops up at least once every week so I'm taking the easy option and suggest you scroll back through the bike forum - you only have to do Ctrl-F / Cmd-F and search for the word 'wheel' on each page of discussion titles.

    Alternatively google site search:
    https://www.google.co.uk/#q=site:road.cc+wheel+upgrade

  • Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks agoWhat the hell is wrong with

    What the hell is wrong with some people?

  • Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks ago"after protesters scattered

    "after protesters scattered nails on the road in the New Forest village of Bransgore"

    Any reason to believe it's plural, given that it's in one location. Sounds more likely to me it's just one fruitcake dishing out their own justice.

    With any luck, they'll also have a big mouth and will pay the price.

  • Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks ago'... top level talks were

    '... top level talks were going on with Government ministers and national park chiefs to resolve tensions between residents and cyclists'.

    Is this what it's come to?

    Resolving tensions?

    Whatever happened to 'break the law, and you're f*cking going to jail'?

  • Ultegra Di2 Front Derailleur not going into adjustment mode1 year 5 weeks agoAll of the front derailleur

    All of the front derailleur adjustments are mechanical, using the limit screws on the body of the unit.

    Here's a helpful vid:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU2kQp9IeBc

  • Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks agoNot the bloody road tacks

    Not the bloody road tacks argument again…

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agokie7077 wrote:I was whizzing

    kie7077 wrote:
    I was whizzing down the road at up to 41mph, did the car behind stick to 30mph or did they stick behind me.

    I think you know the answer.

    Surely they can make speed cameras the size of mobile phones and costing the same, solar or grid powered, uploading via 3g, using GPS for timing accuracy.

    Through Greenwich Park from Blackheath, you have the lovely big hill down to the National Maritime Museum. The entire park is limited to 20 mph for motorized traffic, and by coincidence, if I coast down that hill (with my 6'3" frame and bike panniers no doubt acting as a 'brake'), I 'peak' at 19.9 mph (EDIT: I know this, because there's a Garmin Edge on my bars).

    And guess what. Yep - they have to pass me.

    They might get past me and then sit at 20 mph, but that's not important.

    Must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, must pass the cyclist, ..................

  • Miche Cassette - where to find1 year 5 weeks agoMiche also provide individual

    Miche also provide individual sprockets to build the exact cassette you want, if you can't get a complete cassette. I've had success with this in the past for building youth racing-specific cassettes.

    UK distributors :-

    Code Marketing
    Agent Peter Cole, contact for Distribution & OEM enquiries
    Address / notes:
    Email: info@codemarketing.eu

    Zetta Distribution
    Contact for spares and special orders
    Address / notes:
    Email: sales@zettadistribution.com

    Condor Cycles ltd
    Distributor
    Address / notes: 51-53 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8PP
    Telephone: +44 2072696820
    Email: info@condorcycles.com

    RJ Chicken and Sons ltd
    Distributor
    Address / notes: Unit B2, Cherrycourt Way Leighton Buzzard Beds LU7 4UH
    Email: info@chickencyclekit.com
    Web: www.chickencycles.co.uk

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agobikebot wrote:cyclingDMlondon

    bikebot wrote:
    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    Out where we live, on the border with Kent, the aggression shown by virtually all drivers, is terrifying. They could not make it plainer that we are simply not welcome on 'their' roads, and that if it means injuring or killing us to get us off the road, then that's just too effing bad.

    I've heard that before, about the towns on the Kent border. It's similar in a lot of the Essex/London border as well. These are the homelands of what van man, or what used to be called Mondeo man (now more likely to be Audi or BMW sales type).

    There's a lot of variation. Enforcement needs to target the problems and where they are worst.

    What needs to be changed is for anyone who injures or kills another road user whilst in control of a vehicle, will de facto be considered to have acted with intent to cause death or grievous bodily harm. As such, the onus to disprove such intent will be placed onto the defence. Failure to rebut this assumption will result in a conviction for murder.

  • Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks agoSo no poo this year?

    So no poo this year?

  • Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks agoAnother well-organised event

    Another well-organised event by UK Cycling Events, and I'm glad to say I didn't witness any bad behavior by either riders or locals.

    I spent over £100 locally over the weekend, on food, campsite and entertainment, so that is just my personal contribution to the local economy. Small-mindedness by some locals is the minority view, I am sure.

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agocyclingDMlondon wrote:Out

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    Out where we live, on the border with Kent, the aggression shown by virtually all drivers, is terrifying. They could not make it plainer that we are simply not welcome on 'their' roads, and that if it means injuring or killing us to get us off the road, then that's just too effing bad.

    I've heard that before, about the towns on the Kent border. It's similar in a lot of the Essex/London border as well. These are the homelands of what van man, or what used to be called Mondeo man (now more likely to be Audi or BMW sales type).

    There's a lot of variation. Enforcement needs to target the problems and where they are worst.

  • Saboteurs attack Wiggle New Forest Sportive (again)1 year 5 weeks ago>2000 riders raised £3,000

    >2000 riders raised £3,000 for a local hospice?

    wow at £1.50 per rider that's some frugal spending!

    but well done nonetheless, every little helps!

  • Eurosport Player - any good this year?1 year 5 weeks agoI love it - no Sky in our

    I love it - no Sky in our house, and a crappy rural broadband (<1MBS) but watching Paris-Roubaix last night it was fine. The scheduling is a bit annoying - I thought I had missed it, but they were just covering the last of some sport with a ball.

  • 10 of the best £1,000 to £1,500 road bikes1 year 5 weeks agoRe the Canyon *it's a bit

    Re the Canyon

    *it's a bit heavier at 940g*

    Yup, striking that off my list as too heavy.

    Isn't any frame under 1kg incredibly light? Especially at that price?

  • looking to join a club1 year 5 weeks agoHey steel is cool again. Tips

    Hey steel is cool again.
    Tips for joining club runs: have good, working and non-squeaky brakes; adjusted non-chattery gears; clean and well oiled chain; properly inflated tyres; spares and pump; food and drink and be weather-ready. This is all much more important for an enjoyable club run than the bike you are on.
    Don't worry you'll find an expert(s) on every frame type on your first club run!

  • Summer Cycling Madness1 year 5 weeks agoImagine the point is - and

    Imagine the point is - and you see this way too often - that the cyclist basically signalled at the same time he pulled out. Making the signal pretty redundant.

    On my bike commute in, often observe the same thing. About to overtake a slower cyclist, then I see them slow a bit, and I think - you're about to turn right, aren't you? Sure enough, out comes a half-hearted wave of the right hand at the same time they pull out.

    Message to cyclists - signal *before* you carry out the manoeuvre, not while you're doing it...

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agosrchar wrote:cyclingDMlondon

    srchar wrote:
    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    100% of male drivers under the age of thirty should have their licence taken off them.

    In my experience it's middle-aged and old-aged drivers who are the most dangerous on the roads, due to a combination of poor uncorrected eyesight, slow reactions, the fact that they always seem to be mouth-frothingly angry about something or other, and a general "holier-than-thou" attitude.

    Fair point, but they don't have the same naked aggression of the younger, SE London male. And I don't know how many of them are tooled up, but I suspect it's more than half.

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agokie7077 wrote:I was whizzing

    kie7077 wrote:
    I was whizzing down the road at up to 41mph, did the car behind stick to 30mph or did they stick behind me.

    I think you know the answer.

    Surely they can make speed cameras the size of mobile phones and costing the same, solar or grid powered, uploading via 3g, using GPS for timing accuracy.

    *rubs thumb, index and middle finger together*

  • cycling in Tokyo1 year 5 weeks agoHi, I was there on business

    Hi, I was there on business about a year ago and used http://www.tokyocycling.jp/program.html

    Book early for popular dates, a great way of seeing parts of the city, we did a nice tour that ended up back across the bay on a ferry.

    It's very casual - no need for clipins or lycra!

  • Forestry Commission pulls down anti-cycling posters ahead of New Forest sportive this weekend1 year 5 weeks agoThese arguments are worth

    These arguments are worth having. The cyclist are the in the right and they should call people up on it when, they are being miss treated.

    The joke poster countering that one does a fantastic job. Its funny and truthful. So this misguided poster, is giving cyclist and opportunity to speak to a new constituency. Progress will only be made, while people are talking.

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agobikebot wrote:Agree with both

    bikebot wrote:
    Agree with both edster99 and cyclingDMlondon above.

    I ride in London all the time, but rarely in the centre of town during working hours. The difference in driver attitude from the centre at rush hour, to outer London during quieter hours of the day is pretty extreme.

    Once you take drivers away from the congestion and stress they're markedly more relaxed. That's probably true of my own driving, I hate having to use the car when the roads are busy. That's also why you need enforcement to target the problem where it's worst.

    I actually find the Square Mile a bit more bearable, but I do not believe that this has anything to do with its drivers being more 'considerate', but rather, the roads are so busy and so (relatively) narrow that they just can't drive as fast.

    Out where we live, on the border with Kent, the aggression shown by virtually all drivers, is terrifying. They could not make it plainer that we are simply not welcome on 'their' roads, and that if it means injuring or killing us to get us off the road, then that's just too effing bad.

    'We don't want cyclists on our roads. What part of that is causing you problems? You slow us down, you're a hindrance, and an annoyance. Fuck off and die already, is that clear enough for you?'

    I firmly believe that well over half of the 'accidental' death of cyclists in the South East of England, are murder.

  • Summer Cycling Madness1 year 5 weeks ago"when I was out in the car,

    "when I was out in the car, saw a cyclist ahead who was starting to look around. I thought to myself, 'you want to shift lanes', and, sure enough, out came the hand and a Geronimo! style manoeuvre was initiated."

    I don't understand what he did wrong here? And whats a Geronimo! style manoeuvre?

    I tend to agree with the gist of what your saying though, the nice spring weather brings many cyclists out of winter hibernation.