• Team Sky on Garmin for 20141 year 7 weeks agowheelsucker wrote:cool Kapz

    wheelsucker wrote:
    cool Kapz cap too on Brads bike

    Yep, these guys, based in Somerset: http://road.cc/content/news/72371-kapz-offer-full-custom-headset-top-caps

  • Cyclist uses Strava to map marriage proposal1 year 7 weeks agoUnless I am missing something

    Unless I am missing something with Strava - how did he get from the M to the E? Thats through buildings surely?.

  • £10m cycle route planned across Edinburgh's New Town1 year 7 weeks agoGreat idea and if it pisses

    Great idea and if it pisses enough drives off not to take their cars into the city and heaven forbid actually use a bike themselves then its an even better idea.

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 7 weeks agoIf we get everyone to agree

    If we get everyone to agree we just leave the leagues mentioned above and it wont be a problem. However i like the idea of the purely purist league as it could keep the two different teams apart - purist and normal ?

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 7 weeks agoI haven't but I believe Dave

    I haven't but I believe Dave said that last years had carried forward so another didn't need setting up.

    May be best to try and get one shut down to avoid confusion. "Forum's Scorum's" [76157] seems to be the larger of the leagues and probably the carry forward from last year with both the "Forums Scorums" [77397] and purist version [77398] of that considerably smaller.

  • Team Sky on Garmin for 20141 year 7 weeks agocool Kapz cap too on Brads

    cool Kapz cap too on Brads bike

  • Team Sky on Garmin for 20141 year 7 weeks agocool Kapz cap too on Brads

    cool Kapz cap too on Brads bike

  • Canyon vs Cannondale1 year 7 weeks agoFor £2500 I would definitely

    For £2500 I would definitely be looking at a carbon bike rather than aluminium. Or, to be honest, looking at a steel or titanium handbuilt one (from Enigma, Lynskey, etc) that might last forever.

    Think you need to look around at prices a little more, maybe consider a 2013 model, perhaps drop into the local 'road' LBS and discuss. For around that budget this Supersix Evo looks pretty damn good to me - fundamentally that's a pro-level bike. http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/cannondale-super-six-evo-ultegra-di2-ro...

  • Team Sky on Garmin for 20141 year 7 weeks agoGarmin don't really have a

    Garmin don't really have a say in the matter, its most likely Stages are supplying them as part of the sponsorship deal. Much like how Quickstep have Edge 500s with a Quarq sticker over them

  • Graeme Obree to stand for election as rector of Glasgow University1 year 7 weeks ago"To promote excellence and

    "To promote excellence and participation in Sport."

    And not only sports participation - this is the maverick genius who built his own bike to take the Hour record, and who last year developed Beastie in his own kitchen.

    The description 'legend' is grossly overused these days, but Graeme has many qualities that make him a great role model as well as being a cycling hero to many. It would hopefully be an honour for him too, and I'm sure he would be great character to have in a position with such a rich history.

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 7 weeks agoThere seems to be 3 different

    There seems to be 3 different Forums Scorums Options now.....did anyone else set up leagues with this name?

  • Boris Johnson guilty of "massive underspend" on budget for cycling in London, claims Green Assembly Member1 year 7 weeks agoQuote:You cannot just

    Quote:
    You cannot just water-cannon money at projects and hope that they go right.

    He's doing it again the evil sadistic twat.

  • Team Sky on Garmin for 20141 year 7 weeks agoI wonder what Garmin think of

    I wonder what Garmin think of having their logo covered

  • Team Sky on Garmin for 20141 year 7 weeks agoSuper Domestique

    Super Domestique wrote:
    Cool.

    They followed my example then of a Garmin on a Pina Wink

    Where Super Domestique leads, top teams follow... Applause Smile

  • Team Sky on Garmin for 20141 year 7 weeks agoThe stem in that first photo

    The stem in that first photo may be longer than my top tube....

  • Team Sky on Garmin for 20141 year 7 weeks agoCool. They followed my

    Cool.

    They followed my example then of a Garmin on a Pina Wink

  • £10m cycle route planned across Edinburgh's New Town1 year 7 weeks agoSo the possibility of being

    So the possibility of being delayed is more important than the possibility of being injured/killed.

    Priorities.

  • London to Brighton1 year 7 weeks agoThanks all for the input.

    Thanks all for the input.

    Overwhelming consensus seems to be to start very early to enjoy it then, although I'm not sure quite how viable that will be as the team does include some rather more casual cyclists... Not really in the spirit of things if I start at 6am and have finished and left Brighton before they're even halfway round!

    I guess it will be rewarding to at least say you've done it once, hopefully without walking up the Beacon either, and it might then be a platform for other, perhaps even longer, events.

  • Worthing pavement cycling shame page changes tack after cyclists hit back1 year 7 weeks agoAlmost got knocked down by a

    Almost got knocked down by a woman cycling on the pavement this morning whilst I was putting the recycling out. No lights, empty road in both directions...

    Adults on bikes on the pavement in general is an irritation. When I see burly Phil Mitchell types bowling along at 15-20mph on the pavement I wonder why they can't be a little braver and get on the road?

    The more cyclists on the road the more motorists will have to slow down for them. Allowing motorists to continue speeding around unhindered and choosing to speed around on the pavements isn't the solution.

  • 2014 Trek Madone 4.71 year 7 weeks agoMmm I was looking at the

    Mmm I was looking at the possibility of the 5.2 but my LBS is doing a bloody amazing deal on the 4.7 I figured it's much of a muchness (despite slightly lower grade of carbon) - so going for the value & saving a few bob. The guy who runs the shop races with us and he's on a project one and reckons there's not a vast amount of difference between the 4's all the way up to the 6's nowdays, said it'll certainly make a difference on the climbs which is what I'm after really.

    They've not got my size in stock unfortunately so it'll be a case of try once it's ordered, hopefully that's not an issue for them Smile

    Cervelo is a brand I always seem to forget about but always envy when I see one out and about! I'm not sure who stocks them over here (Isle of Man) though Sad I rather fancy one of their TT bikes too!

    Thanks for the post that's mega handy! Big Grin

    Cheers all

  • Why must cyclists behave before they get bike paths?1 year 7 weeks agoThere's a cultural

    There's a cultural observation I've made in my time living here (from the States). The UK seems to be adopting bad trends from the US, which lag anywhere between 1-10 years (a rate that has been sped up with help from the internet). This includes fast food chains, clothing styles, and vehicle sizes.

    There are plenty of stereotypes about the size of things in the US, many of which are true. Vehicle size is one of those things. The only influences in the other direction have been the Mini and the Smart car, and those look like Scalextric cars when they are next to the likes of a Chevy Tahoe or Cadillac Escalade, or a ridiculous Hummer.

    People in the US argue that they have to drive big cars to keep themselves safe from all of the other people driving big cars, because if they did choose a Mini, and got hit by said Hummer, they would come off much worse for wear. This is probably true, but it's a psychology that allows the motor industry to continue churning out these enormous gas guzzlers, and flouting their safety features.

    The main difference between here and there is that in most places, there is ample space to accommodate larger vehicles. Not so, here. Roads there are wider, and usually have shoulders that are nearly the size of a travel lane itself. The fact that most US cities are relatively new by comparison means that urban streets are also wider, allowing for parking on one or both sides, as well as enough room for cars to pass each other. Even the size of parking spaces in say, a supermarket car park is hugely different to what we have here. They are commonly 7 feet wide.

    It's distressing to see the UK move to larger vehicle sizes. People buy these cars without having the ability to understand spatial awareness. They get nervous when having to overtake something in a narrow space. Rather than slow down or stop until it is safe, they force their way through most of the time, and this particular aspect presents a different type of danger for cyclists.

  • Boris Johnson guilty of "massive underspend" on budget for cycling in London, claims Green Assembly Member1 year 7 weeks agoFlying Scot wrote:I don't

    Flying Scot wrote:
    I don't live in London, but if they haven't identified proper valuable projects, is it not better they roll it over rather than spend it on a load of shite?

    True, but how hard is it to figure out how to spend the money?

    Mind you they probably got a discount on blue paint and hence the underspend.

  • Worthing pavement cycling shame page changes tack after cyclists hit back1 year 7 weeks agoAll around Japan, cycling on

    All around Japan, cycling on specifically marked pavements has been legal since the 1970's. The laws aren't strongly policed so it is generally accepted that cyclists can legally cycle on any sidewalks.

    Slower "everyday" cyclists, such as parents with kids, the elderly going to the supermarket, and businessmen cycling to the station can safely cycle on the sidewalks, while the lycra crowd can mix it up with the traffic on the roads.

    The modal share for bicycles in Tokyo is 16%. Maybe sidewalk cycling is worth considering.

  • Cycling in smart work clothes - the sartorial challenge1 year 7 weeks agoI travel all over the country

    I travel all over the country with my job and do about 2/3rds of the mileage by train. I cycle to the station from home, but only rarely take the bike with me to the destination station.

    I find that a pair of specific bike chinos are usually fine, combined with a smart short, tie and merino v-neck. My favourites are Howies Crosstown - which I see are reduced at the mo (I paid nearly full whack for some navy ones - grr!); http://www.howies.co.uk/crosstown-chino-w-sepia.html.

    I usually wear my bike shoes (Giro Privateer MTB), but pack smart shoes if needed. I use a Camelbak HAWG, which has the perfect amount of room for a laptop, lunch, essentials and shoes. I leave a massive bike lock at the station.

    I have looked at getting a folding bike, but I usually have meetings close to the destination station - so it's mainly about the ride from home to the station for me (2 miles).

  • The road.cc “Attaining A Higher State of Consciousness” Challenge 20141 year 7 weeks agoIll start mine from June,

    Ill start mine from June, when i return from travelling

    Learn to ride no handed
    Ride a century in the UK
    Learn to True a wheel
    Join a club
    Complete London to Paris
    Watch all the grand tours
    Complete a sportive
    Watch a classic on tv
    Complete a track day
    Ride in a country other than France

    hmm, need a few more