• US-Uk Custom Duties. Ebay1 year 6 weeks agoAs others have said. You pay

    As others have said. You pay the tax on anything imported into the country. On the flip side the vendor in the States will probably have had to include/declare Sales Tax on the frame. Your asking him to declare it as a gift would have been possibly compromised his values hence his silence. I'm sure the tax authorities in that States are as vigorous as those here in the UK

  • Team GB head coach Shane Sutton would welcome return of Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish for Rio 20161 year 6 weeks agoHow 'bout looking to the

    How 'bout looking to the women's team for inspiration? They have clearly demonstrated that they are capable of remaining consistent at the top, and do so with skill and grace, and stay positive with the media.

    Can the same be said for Shane's two 'benchmarks'?

  • RSS Feed1 year 6 weeks agoThanks PJ, worked a treat. No

    Thanks PJ, worked a treat.

    No idea why there isn't a link on the site though?

  • [WHEEL NEWBIE] Need help - carbon rims or...1 year 6 weeks agoFulcrum Fulcrum Fulcrum! I

    Fulcrum Fulcrum Fulcrum!

    I got a set a while ago as a stop gap measure. They are now my main go to wheels over 62mm Planet X and Swissside Francs and are in the firing line for Flanders and Roubaix.

    Yes they are relatively heavy on paper when compared to expensive carbon Zipps et al. Most of the weight does seem to be around the hub rather than the rim. For the price the Quattros are a very good do-everything-adequently wheelset. They don't excell at anything, just sit there and quite happily spin up hill, down dale and along the valley.

    Just to sway you a touch, the Quattros are supplied as standard on Ridley Fenix (endurance), Helium (lightweight) and Noah (areo) bikes.

  • London woman reunited with stolen bike - after police stop pavement cyclist 13 miles away1 year 6 weeks agoNote that the guidelines say

    Note that the guidelines say "show consideration to other pavement users when doing so". If they were cycling on the pavement without consideration for other pavement users, and that's why they were stopped, then saying they were stopped for anti-social behaviour seems fair enough.
    (That's just speculation though, the police report doesn't give any clues as to whether that happened, or whether they just label all pavement cycling as anti-social - http://content.met.police.uk/News/Bike-restored-to-lady-owner/1400022889...)

  • RSS Feed1 year 6 weeks agoWhile we're talking RSS, it

    While we're talking RSS, it would be awesome if it was a full feed not a partial feed.

  • Colnago C60 Sneak peek: Pre-launch lowdown on Colnago's new range topper1 year 6 weeks ago"Colnago’s brand new

    "Colnago’s brand new press-fit standard, ThreadFit82.5. Colnago say they looked at the currently available standards and decided none met their requirements, so developed a new one."

    There's an interview with the designer on another cycling website that contradicts this, that they wanted to avoid creating a new standard so this is an attempt to improve the existing BB86 design by allowing the shells to be replaced if worn or damaged.

  • Team GB head coach Shane Sutton would welcome return of Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish for Rio 20161 year 6 weeks agoOh woe - the men didnt win

    Oh woe - the men didnt win anything
    There are lessons here from the girls - they are hungry, they have some stars in their midst but there is also leadership amongst the riders and they back each other to the hilt
    The men havent suddenly become 2nd class riders but they do seem to have simply lost that oneness

  • Video: South Africa cycling organisations condemn cyclists' road rage attack on van driver1 year 6 weeks agoUsh wrote: I don't know why,

    Ush wrote:

    I don't know why, again, everyone is so quick to assume that the cyclists are at fault.

    I suspect that more than likely the van passed the cyclists dangerously, the passengers threw water at the cyclists as this went on and then the van stopped abruptly in front of the peloton deliberately:

    You really will defend cyclists to the end, even if it means making up a story in your head to justify their actions?

    Ush wrote:

    Note also that the person videoing this is probably a "won't they get out of my way" type who was "held up", referring at the start of the video as "fuckers" ... and no I don't think he was appalled at the assault. Notice that his statement contradicts that of the driver of the vehicle quoted above:

    "Probably", "I suspect" etc. We're only missing a "more than likely" and a "I bet".

  • Colnago C60 Sneak peek: Pre-launch lowdown on Colnago's new range topper1 year 6 weeks agoC40, laaaaaavurly. What paint

    C40, laaaaaavurly. What paint job is it?

    I was really expecting to be underwhelmed the 60, but they've managed to stir something in me with this. I'd practically written it off before seeing it and was all set to pick up a 59 before they retired them - now I'm pretty psyched about the new one.

  • Lezyne Sport Digital Floor Drive DV track pump1 year 6 weeks agonever liked the "press on"

    never liked the "press on" heads ... once a little worn they pop
    off at the slightest provocation !!
    I'll stick to my old fashioned screw on head thank you Smile

  • Taipei Cycle: "The world’s first intelligent commuter bike"1 year 6 weeks agoit probably is better than a

    Laughing it probably is better than a Boris bike (not difficult) but I cannot help but think all those brains have missed something Rolling On The Floor
    - it looks like it weighs a ton even if is doesnt (but I expect it does), its as ugly as sin and why all the clobber of an enclosed chain when it screams out for a simple belt drive

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 6 weeks agoI don't think the rider list

    I don't think the rider list has been finalised yet. teams such as Giant, Trek and MTN have named their teams but other teams such as OPQS are yet to do so. I believe the powers that be have adjusted the rider list to remove teams which are not participating (e.g. FDJ) but left all potential riders from the teams participating. For example, looking at OPQS - Boonen is in the potential list but he will be having a break before Paris-Nice; Thomas De Gendt and Andrew Fenn is also in this list but they are down to race Dreidaagse van West Vlanderen that day.

    You may wish to wait.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 6 weeks agoI don't think the rider list

    I don't think the rider list has been finalised yet. teams such as Giant, Trek and MTN have named their teams but other teams such as OPQS are yet to do so. I believe the powers that be have adjusted the rider list to remove teams which are not participating (e.g. FDJ) but left all potential riders from the teams participating. For example, looking at OPQS - Boonen is in the potential list but he will be having a break before Paris-Nice; Thomas De Gendt and Andrew Fenn is also in this list but they are down to race Dreidaagse van West Vlanderen that day.

    You may wish to wait.

  • 5 clever cycling innovations from the Taipei Cycle Show1 year 6 weeks agoThe QR stem would be handy on

    The QR stem would be handy on commuter bikes - let's home someone brings it to the UK

  • Updated: Taipei Cycle: Xpedo to launch power meter1 year 6 weeks agoKnightBiker wrote:It looks to

    KnightBiker wrote:
    It looks to me as if this thing will easily touch the ground when cornering, the pedal's height seems almost twice of normal shimano race pedals.

    With all the extra gubbins I can't even work out how you attach your shoe - does the pic include a custom cleat already clipped in?

    EDIT: Additional pics now make it a lot clearer!

  • [WHEEL NEWBIE] Need help - carbon rims or...1 year 6 weeks agoI've heard good things about

    I've heard good things about those planet x wheels, and a super bargain considering. Bit on the heavy side but for what you get for the buck it's impressive. Not heard much about those fulcrums..

    Considering getting a set myself for the windy/hilly TTs, let us know how they go if you buy some! Smile

  • Colnago C60 Sneak peek: Pre-launch lowdown on Colnago's new range topper1 year 6 weeks agoI think it is fair to say

    I think it is fair to say they have done it yet again. I shant ditch my C40 in a hurry but I am sure I could find room for another piece of art on 2 wheels Day Dreaming

  • [WHEEL NEWBIE] Need help - carbon rims or...1 year 6 weeks agoWhat are you looking to get

    What are you looking to get out of new wheels?

    The planet x do look very good, deep ish which will help getting and keeping speed on the flats (if you can push 20+mph), zipp style rim shape to minimise crosswind issues, wider rim for less rolling resistance and lower pressures for comfort, alloy brake track less hassle than a carbon one.

    The other wheels look good for the money but you might want another set of new ones again sooner than the planet x ones.

    Both wheels are a touch heavy if you'll be doing any lengthy climbing I suppose but that's deep ish section rims for you.

  • London woman reunited with stolen bike - after police stop pavement cyclist 13 miles away1 year 6 weeks agoPJ McNally wrote:Maybe the

    PJ McNally wrote:
    Maybe the thief was just seemed a bit dodgy;

    "Is this your bike?"
    "Ummm..."

    There's no suggestion he was the thief; may be someone who picked it up for a song down Brick Lane which isn't a million miles away.

    Certainly when our bikes got stolen in E London one Sunday a few years back and we ran to Brick Lane and managed to get both (!) back, it was handling stolen goods that the purchasers got arrested for.

  • 5 clever cycling innovations from the Taipei Cycle Show1 year 6 weeks agoYesterday morning I went out

    Yesterday morning I went out for a ride and broke my handlebars. After wending my sorry way home I went to park my now floppy barred bike in the shed, and I couldn't help but notice how much easier it was to park. In that moment I was struck by a vision of purest genius - a stem with a quick release to allow the bars to be turned in the briefest moment!

    I told not a soul, immediately recognising the life changing nature of this vision. But now what infamy is this? A mere day later some scoundrels have seized upon my idea, developed a fully fledged product and attempted to sell it to the unwitting masses.

    Right is on my side. I will not rest until these impostors are struck from the earth!

  • Colnago C60 Sneak peek: Pre-launch lowdown on Colnago's new range topper1 year 6 weeks agoYes, it will be fully

    Yes, it will be fully compatible with 25mm as well as working with some 28mm, apparently.

  • Taipei Cycle: "The world’s first intelligent commuter bike"1 year 6 weeks agoIt looks like a good concept

    It looks like a good concept for a next-gen boris bike, rather than a privately owned commuter bike.

    Their website describes it as stylish... well, maybe to a scaffolder.

  • Dave Rayner Fund rider's bike stolen from parents' garage in Norfolk1 year 6 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:dodgy

    notfastenough wrote:
    dodgy wrote:
    This must be a huge set back, hope something comes up for him.

    Isn't £8000 rather a lot, even for an aspiring pro? Surely you can be competitive on something around the £4000 mark? Diminishing returns kick in massively after about £2000.

    It's a fair point - you could spend £3k on a Canyon and have pretty much a pro-standard bike.

    For pro racing you must use equipment that the team uses/ allows. Ie you cannot race on a canyon if team uses specialized bikes.

    With regards to bikes being nicked, I had two MTB nicked not so long ago. But it became apparent that they were after my canyon road bike and had been following me to my home. Very disconcerting!.

    The biggest issue is that you cannot get your bike back once stolen, even with microdots ect. The biggest way to stop bike being nicked is stopping thief's from stealing it in first place.

    Add to this a simple sticker saying its been registered on a immobilise style site( ugly sticker but seems only way of putting them off).

    So to sum up...once nicked little you can do sadly.that's the overall response I got from police.

  • Video: Lyon's stunning new cyclist & pedestrian tunnel to feature in Dauphiné time trial1 year 6 weeks agoYou really can't complain

    You really can't complain about the smell of piss if you live somewhere called Toulouse.