• UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 6 weeks agomrmo wrote:fukawitribe

    mrmo wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:

    That was mentioned in the article too... are TRP and Avid owned by Shimano then ? There's probably more manufacturers, those are just the ones that spring to mind..

    Maybe I should be clearer, yes you can buy Hope, Avid, TRP, clarkes, you have the formulas that colnago use, etc etc. But the only brake that currently works as it should and that is for sale to the general public, is Shimano. Other systems are cable to hydro with a remote reservoir, or cable to the end, (IMO a pointless compromise).

    I'd say they all work 'as they should' but, yeah, the only major supplier with a fully hydraulic road system shipping now I know is Shimano. That might have been easier to say.

    mrmo wrote:
    Until all the groupset manufacturers have a system that their sponsored riders can use, discs won't happen on protour bikes.

    It'll happen when the UCI allow it, which may indeed be when the major groupset suppliers all them.

  • Single Speed riders - how many of you are out there?!1 year 6 weeks agogiff77 wrote:Though the

    giff77 wrote:
    Though the question then is what ratio does one push.

    52/16

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:After a series

    Gkam84 wrote:
    After a series of foul emails from the "man" behind the video.

    F*CK HIM....

    This is the dick that crashed into the cyclist

    http://uk.linkedin.com/in/intalex?trk=shareTw

    Rolling On The Floor I nearly spat my coffee all over myself when reading this.

    What did the little twerp say?

  • 9/10 speed rear derailleur compatibility1 year 6 weeks agoran a 10 speed ss mech on my

    ran a 10 speed ss mech on my 9 speed tiagra sti's for ages without any problems

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 6 weeks agofukawitribe wrote: That was

    fukawitribe wrote:

    That was mentioned in the article too... are TRP and Avid owned by Shimano then ? There's probably more manufacturers, those are just the ones that spring to mind..

    Maybe I should be clearer, yes you can buy Hope, Avid, TRP, clarkes, you have the formulas that colnago use, etc etc. But the only brake that currently works as it should and that is for sale to the general public, is Shimano. Other systems are cable to hydro with a remote reservoir, or cable to the end, (IMO a pointless compromise).

    Until all the groupset manufacturers have a system that their sponsored riders can use, discs won't happen on protour bikes.

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 6 weeks agoHowever with disc rims you

    However with disc rims you don't have to worry about the rim heating up to more than ~50ºc so can use different/less epoxy.

    As you said "tubulars are lighter because they do not have to withstand the force of the clincher tyre pressing outwards against the inside of the rim."
    Without brakes compressing the rim you only have to deal the tube(less tyre) pushing out, dealing with force in one less direction = less material for layup = lighter surely?

  • Strava challenge 'prizes'1 year 6 weeks agoI contacted Strava about this

    I contacted Strava about this - at the time I was looking for a mount for my Garmin. Their BarFy was perfect but the P&P doubled the price. Their excuse was they were San Francisco based and that was that.

    I do like the Gran Fondo jersey's $109 isn't a bad price for a high quality Castelli jersey but the $25 extra is a bit steep.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoDammit, the only old tyres I

    Dammit, the only old tyres I have are contis! Matters little though as no Cambridge bike shops on the list.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoI wasnt charged to have the

    I wasnt charged to have the tyres fitted..in my eyes thats bang out of order and Id suggest letting Conti know to clarify as to have some charge and others not seems a bit harsh.

    I know its workshop time, but £20 to fit 2 bike tyres??!!
    My 8 year old can do that...hmm, maybe time for him to start earning his keep... strokes chin in a pondering fashion

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 6 weeks agoI haven't been to London for

    I haven't been to London for a while, and it's been a while since I was working and cycling there (around 2001). I think I should consider myself lucky that I never got into any scrapes. Looking back, some of the roads were a nighmare around EC and Hackney.

    I'm wondering if Boris or whoever is in charge couldn't just ban HGVs from certain roads, so that there were roads/routes connecting to each other that form a cycle friendly network. Now that may mean extended cycle journeys, but I guess it may be worth it, if there was reduced HGVs using it. Signpost it just like with the congestion charge, and then charge HGVs that knowingly stray into it/onto those roads.

    A map could be created like the tube map to enable journey planing. These roads could then be the ones that get money spent on them to be made cycle friendly.

    If there's one thing that good Ole Blighty is good at, it's charging, so I'm sure it would work! After all, it's all about money right.

  • 9/10 speed rear derailleur compatibility1 year 6 weeks agoChain Reaction have Sora 9

    Chain Reaction have Sora 9 speed for £18, if you're replacing the bike this year that should see you through.

  • Muc-Off Dry Lube Chain Wax with PTFE1 year 6 weeks agoObion wrote:You have to be

    Obion wrote:
    You have to be very careful when spraying the lube not to spray it on the wheel/rim.. otherwise you will find yourself spending time later to remove all the dust from it..

    wait till you get lube on disc rotors....

    For those looking forward to discs a word of advice, NEVER EVER get gt85 or similar anywhere near the rotors or pads, I tend to find that your pads are screwed and never really work afterwards!

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoYennings wrote:I'm confused -

    Yennings wrote:
    I'm confused - are these tyres supposed to be more sporty than the GP4000s, or less so? Is the winter/training tyre more durable than GP4S? I love Conti but their range is almost too big...

    It is too big, but I think most of us were sold at the word "free" Laughing

  • Lightweight alloy wheels1 year 6 weeks agoAnother option to confuse

    Another option to confuse you... Campag Neutron Ultras are lovely wheels - about the same weight as those you've listed and a bit cheaper.

    Had mine about 18 months and love them. Very stiff, light and solidly built. (I'm upwards of 90kg and have hit numerous potholes with no adverse effects) . Although they are a bugger to get tyres on / off!

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agodave2041 wrote:Unless conti

    dave2041 wrote:
    Unless conti are paying the shop to do the change over then yes the shop is losing out time!

    Well yes, which is why it should just be an exchange of the tyres.
    Out of order having a 'free tyre offer' , but you'll have to pay the dealer to fit them...

  • Garmin Edge 10001 year 6 weeks agoaccording to owner's posts on

    according to owner's posts on various boards, it doesn't allow multiple bike configs. Presumably will be added in one of the (many) future system upgrades.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoUnless conti are paying the

    Unless conti are paying the shop to do the change over then yes the shop is losing out time!

  • Lightweight alloy wheels1 year 6 weeks agoFor a few dollars more, take

    For a few dollars more, take a look at the Dura Ace C24s. Can't recommend these highly enough

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agostevemarks

    stevemarks wrote:
    Uran
    Evans
    Aru
    Van Baarle
    Arredondo
    Pozzo
    Finetto (local boy I believe)
    Kelderman
    Majka.

    That cost me 20 Pens but hopefully not too many changes for tomorrow.

    Ah, that's why Finetto is one of the favourites...

  • Giro d'Italia Stage 10: Nacer Bouhanni seals hat-trick of stage wins, Cadel Evans keeps race lead1 year 6 weeks agoAmazing stage to watch

    Amazing stage to watch yesterday, very exciting especially when sky got to the front. amazing to think they were hitting 60km!

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 6 weeks agoNick T wrote:How much weight

    Nick T wrote:
    How much weight can you drop from a 200g deep carbon rim by not having to worry about a brake track anyway?

    Almost none.

    Tubulars and clinchers both have a braking surface but tubulars are lighter because they do not have to withstand the force of the clincher tyre pressing outwards against the inside of the rim. That is where the weight comes from. Besides the miniscule weight advantage of having no braking surface is lost due to the necessity for double crossed spokes and therefore more of them along with nipples.

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 6 weeks agoGrahamSt wrote:In fact, why

    GrahamSt wrote:
    In fact, why do we allow such vehicles into city centres at all during the day?

    Oh yeah, money.

    There's a counterbalance to that, your vote.

    For anyone that hasn't use the LCC campaign yet, annoy your candidates here - http://action.space4cycling.org/

    It'll take you a minute, and I've had a positive response from about half my candidates so far.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoUran Evans Aru Van

    Uran
    Evans
    Aru
    Van Baarle
    Arredondo
    Pozzo
    Finetto (local boy I believe)
    Kelderman
    Majka.

    That cost me 20 Pens but hopefully not too many changes for tomorrow.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoThey are below GP

    They are below GP 4000s

    "Chosen as a fitment tyre with many top bicycle manufacturers & introducing Launching our new PUREGRIP compound, sitting just below BlackChili but comparable with any other compound on the market"

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoSame sort of thing for me

    Same sort of thing for me today, no pens. Last day for Gasparotto, so hopefully he will score some points at long last.

    Team picked with half an eye on tomorrow, and the thinking that apart from a couple of TT specialists, the people putting in 100% will be the GCers.

    Diego Ulissi (LAM)
    Rafal Majka (TSB)
    Rigoberto Uran (OPQ)
    Giacomo Nizzolo (TFR)
    Wilco Kelderman (BLK)
    Enrico Gasparotto (AST)
    Fabio Aru (AST)
    Davide Appollonio (ALM)
    Marco Bandiera (AND)