• Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 5 weeks agoWhat precisely has Robin

    What precisely has Robin Garrido said that is so out of place. I don't see him "victim blaming". Just making a few comments full of common sense.

    If we cyclists wish to take the moral high ground, then there's a large minority of us that need to stop acting like a Neolithic tribe and take responsibility for our actions.

    Second to that the responses to this article don't really make us seem a civilized bunch worthy of anyone's respect.

    A little less petty name calling and some more emotionless reasoned arguments are what is needed, should people find something disagreeable.

  • Hoy launches kids’ bike range1 year 5 weeks agoAleBeRiding wrote:It would

    AleBeRiding wrote:
    It would have been nice to see a first stage pedal bike. This really is the end of the market where they're little more than two wheeled toys, and tend to come in two styles; Girls or Boys. There are lots of unisex runner bikes and the larger bikes have a large range. As the father of two girls I don't want everything to be princess pink!

    Good point actually - a bike that can be bought with pedals but have them removed for use as a strider is a good idea.

    I note from the photograph that Hoy is making the common mistake of holding the bars and saddle. Rather than helping teach the kid to ride, he's holding the child back. When someone holds the saddle, they're in control of the bike and even more so if the have the bars in hand as well.

    The trick is to hold the child, not the bike. This way the child learns to control the bike. They learn much faster that way. I taught my two sons to ride and several of their friends as well and I know what works.

  • Cyclist doing something legal in Scunthorpe makes the local paper1 year 5 weeks agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    (Even some of the pavements here are now too narrow for two pedestrians to pass each other due to parking bays being painted on them so as to leave just enough roadspace for at least one-way traffic)

    Don't get me started - we have a double buggy (twins), but it's a narrow design - think it'5 65cm wide. Quite often I have to step onto the road to get round parked cars. I pity the first driver responsible who is actually present and within earshot when I have to do this, because the notion that their convenience and paintwork entitles them to use the pavement and force a pair of 6-month-olds into the road is one that I can get rather aggrieved with.

  • Hoy launches kids’ bike range1 year 5 weeks agoGood choice of names, Napier

    Good choice of names, Napier is named after the inventor of logarithms who also has a university named after him.
    Cammo, Bonaly and Meadowbank are all places in Embra, with Meadowbank of course being the sports centre for the 1970 and 1986 Commonweath Games.

    I think my youngest might like the Cammo tho if he's lucky, he might end up with the Bonaly.

  • Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 5 weeks agoI'd also add: It stands to

    I'd also add: It stands to reason that wheels and tyres make a big difference to the quality of ride. Just as frames, do, possibly more so. The quality of the wheelset and it's design and application to it's purpose will make a difference.

    If it didn't we'd all be riding cheaply-made, heavy wheels, wouldn't we?

  • Hoy launches kids’ bike range1 year 5 weeks agoIt would have been nice to

    It would have been nice to see a first stage pedal bike. This really is the end of the market where they're little more than two wheeled toys, and tend to come in two styles; Girls or Boys. There are lots of unisex runner bikes and the larger bikes have a large range. As the father of two girls I don't want everything to be princess pink!

  • Brooks to launch Cambium C15 racing saddle1 year 5 weeks agoCanAmSteve wrote:Looks like

    CanAmSteve wrote:
    Looks like Brooks is using Italian IT for their entry webform. Helpful error message Smile

    Errore nel salvataggio dei dati

    System.Data.Entity.Validation.DbEntityValidationException: Validation failed for one or more entities. See 'EntityValidationErrors' property for more details.

    at System.Data.Entity.Internal.InternalContext.SaveChanges()

    at ASP.cambium_register_aspx.Save(shop_users data, String model)

    Brooks is owned by Italy's Selle Royal, also parent company of Fizik and Crank Brothers.

  • Video: On board Jens Voigt’s bike at the Tour of California1 year 5 weeks agoYes to ambient noise. No to

    Yes to ambient noise. No to motion sickness.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 5 weeks agofatsimonstan wrote: Er, I

    fatsimonstan wrote:

    Er, I think your moniker needs changing..Wink

    I'm usually very friendly. It's things like this that get my goat.

    It's even a very friendly goat, too! Relatively speaking.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 5 weeks agoThe trouble is "Respect"

    The trouble is "Respect" means different things to different people.

    Driver's idea of respect, a vein popping "GET OUT OF MY F*****G WAY!"
    Cyclists idea of respect, a whispered "Please could you see your way to possibly not actively trying to kill me today if it's not too much trouble Sir."

    What a great steaming pile of horse-apples. No wonder we have to fight so hard for everything we can prise out of them.
    If this is the calibre of our public servants then we need some new ones. NOW!

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 5 weeks agocgipryan wrote:Gkam84

    cgipryan wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    The winning score was 207 if I remember right, I don't know what will happen with the stage prize.

    Looks like I might have won this stage, alone or not, 'cause I've got 207 points (I really should read all the posts before replying, shouldn't I?)... my score is only due to the fact that I was expecting some friends to come over for the weekend, so I took a few minutes minutes on Saturday morning to quickly put a team together, knowing that the rest of the weekend would be occupied with more enjoyable activities than research Big Grin

    It would be good if cgipryan got the stage winners prize. 207 is a very good score for a one-day race, which would have been close to winning anyway.

  • Riding from Beaumaris base1 year 5 weeks agoBeaumaris is a top place to

    Beaumaris is a top place to start from for a ride on Anglesey. First up - Anglesey is like a crinkle cut crisp - flat if you parallel the Menai Strait, surprisingly hilly if you head in a north west / south east direction. Riding to Penmon point, then up and over to Llanddona, drop to Pentraeth, then on some of the backroads towards Llangefni is a good start, or head to Mynnyd Bodafon (look for it on a map) which is hard to find, but like a miniature alpine climb on that side of the island. Anglesey has some beautiful quiet backroads.

    If you only have two rides, I would recommend going to snowdonia for the second day, doing a loop of snowdon, going up Llanberis pass, down Nant Gwynant to Beddgelert, then up to Waunfawr, over Caenant to Llanrug, and back to Llanberis.

    This way you get both sides - the island, and it's backroads and hidden climbs, and a classic welsh mountains ride.

    Feel free to get in touch if you want more information, I live between Anglesey and the mountains, so have a pretty reasonable knowledge of the area.

  • Winter Tyres?1 year 5 weeks agoAnother vote for the

    Another vote for the Continental GP 4 Seasons here. I have gp 4000S for summer use and they are a bit scary in the cold and wet. I switched to the 4 seasons and suddenly I didn't feel like I was about to crash the whole time! They have very good feel and genuine grip in the wet and lower temperatures. I've had no punctures, and they are reasonably light and fast too.

    But now it's summer I'm back on the GP 4000S.

  • Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 5 weeks agoIt's basically personal

    It's basically personal opinion. This has been covered many times before and there are a couple of usual suspects here who always come out against aero/ lightweight wheels - or perhaps the idea of someone else spending what they consider to be a lot of money on equipment.

    Try them, see if they make a difference for you. Certain manufacturers - and possibly some good bike shops - will have a try before you buy policy

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 5 weeks agouserfriendly wrote:TheHound

    userfriendly wrote:
    TheHound wrote:

    Once again the cycling mob shows it's ugly head on this site.

    To all the people slagging this guy off. Have you actually read what he's said? It's not really anything out of the ordinary is it.

    He's not gone to the press, but expressed pretty sensible fair views in the appropriate forum.

    I hate being labelled a cyclist with some of you, when you're quite clearly imbeciles.

    The "cycling mob" ...? Sorry mate, but the only imbecile I'm seeing here is you. We would simply like to survive our journeys and not constantly get hit on the head with this lazy and utterly retarded victim blaming by the likes of him. Fuck you!

    Er, I think your moniker needs changing..Wink

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 5 weeks agoTheHound wrote: Once again

    TheHound wrote:

    Once again the cycling mob shows it's ugly head on this site.

    To all the people slagging this guy off. Have you actually read what he's said? It's not really anything out of the ordinary is it.

    He's not gone to the press, but expressed pretty sensible fair views in the appropriate forum.

    I hate being labelled a cyclist with some of you, when you're quite clearly imbeciles.

    The "cycling mob" ...? Sorry mate, but the only imbecile I'm seeing here is you. We would simply like to survive our journeys and not constantly get hit on the head with this lazy and utterly retarded victim blaming by the likes of him. Fuck you!

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 5 weeks agoShowing respect is all very

    Showing respect is all very well and good. We should when we're cycling, walking, driving, whatever our mode of transport

    but these comments are in the context of 'give space for cycling' which is about making things better for the vulnerable road user and clearly show where this guy's sympathies and priorities lie (with the motorist, if you haven't guessed!)

  • Looky, likey. road.cc is now on tumblr1 year 5 weeks agoHuh, you think I'll be able

    Huh, you think I'll be able to see Tumblr from this network? I can't even see any of the vids on this site, because they're embedded from youtube...

  • SRAM outline hydraulic disc brake redesign1 year 5 weeks agosurly_by_name wrote: I don't

    surly_by_name wrote:

    I don't understand the depth of vitriol directed at SRAM in the comments above. I'd understand if any of those posters had just purchase a disc equipped bike and had that bike rendered unrideable by the recall, but I don't imagine this is the case.

    Avid.

    Sram have been making disc brakes for years and the reliability is truly astounding, and not in a good way. To be fair customer service is good, but it needs to be!

  • Recommend me a... jersey1 year 5 weeks agoI recently got a Rapha

    I recently got a Rapha Lightweight Jersey as a birthday present and I'm pretty impressed (it has 2 zip up pockets on the back). All my other jerseys are Large, as is the Rapha, but it's way more 'fitted' and has more stretch (should be, given the price!). The other jerseys all have a little bit of loose cloth somewhere but if you drop a size they're usually uncomfortable. As the Rapha was a present I haven't tried an XL, but I'm a Large on their sizing chart and, as I'm told, a good cycling jersey should be nice and snug (possibly slightly unflattering depending on physique!). Rapha have probably got me 'hooked' now and I'll have to resort to petty crime to fund my habit.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 5 weeks agoOnce again the cycling mob

    Once again the cycling mob shows it's ugly head on this site.

    To all the people slagging this guy off. Have you actually read what he's said? It's not really anything out of the ordinary is it.

    He's not gone to the press, but expressed pretty sensible fair views in the appropriate forum.

    I hate being labelled a cyclist with some of you, when you're quite clearly imbeciles.

  • Winter Tyres?1 year 5 weeks agoTyres; the debate goes on

    Tyres; the debate goes on forever. I went for some Continental GP 4 Seasons (25) as an 'all year' tyre. I was in the LBS and one of the staff remarked that they were the best tyre for UK conditions.

  • Cyclist doing something legal in Scunthorpe makes the local paper1 year 5 weeks agoTook a bus today as illness

    Took a bus today as illness meant didn't feel up to cycling. As expected the bus was _agonisingly_ slow, took about four times as long as the same journey would on a bike. The reason it was so slow was the whole route consisted of roads reduced to a single lane due to endless rows of parked cars on both sides (in some cases illegally parked in absurd places, but mostly parked quite legally), so that every time a vehicle came the other way the bus had to labouriously pull over to let it squeeze past.

    The number one reason for delayed journeys is the presence of so many cars, and especially _parked_ cars. A great many supposed throughfares have now become primarily car parks.
    (Even some of the pavements here are now too narrow for two pedestrians to pass each other due to parking bays being painted on them so as to leave just enough roadspace for at least one-way traffic)

    Until motorists stop insisting on on-street parking (and stop making so many journeys in unnecessarily over-sized vehicles) then for them to complain about cyclists 'holding them up' is pure hypocrisy. Even the slowest cyclist moves faster than a parked car.

    (This is actually the main reason why I gave up on buses in the first place. Almost invariably they'd be slower than _walking_ due to endless queues of near stationary cars stretching into the distance each with only one person in, and half the road surface being used as a car park. Motorists need to 'put their own house in order' before they complain about other modes 'getting in their way').

  • Fabian Cancellara shelves Hour Record attempt after UCI clarifies rules1 year 5 weeks agomad_scot_rider

    mad_scot_rider wrote:
    Quote:
    ...or within nice months...

    Within NINE months maybe?

    No, no; the time period doesn't matter. So long as everyone agrees that they've had a pleasant time in that particular month, that's when they must release the bike.

  • SRAM outline hydraulic disc brake redesign1 year 5 weeks agoLet's not mention Avid MTB

    Let's not mention Avid MTB brakes, mine are currently jammed on At Wits End

    Back on topic
    Not the nicest looking hoods either IMHO Nerd

    Although road bikes and discs seem to have an almost destiny like future!