• Laser bike light scoops £10,000 UK student business prize (+ video)1 year 9 weeks agoAs good an idea as people who

    As good an idea as people who judge these competitions think this is, I don't. Strip away all the gloss and you have a laser pointer. I use a light as it helps me see the road. When its flashing cars can see me hundreds of yards away. They are not expecting a laser pointer shaped like a bike. Most near misses I have are cars that overtake me and then turn left. Therefore they have seen me and don't really care. In addition this light is shown in dark wet conditions, I wonder what its value is in dusky dry conditions?

  • Upgrading road bike1 year 9 weeks agoI'd look at; Gropset to 105

    I'd look at;
    Gropset to 105 (Can pick this up for around £380 now and is easily worth the £100 over Tiagra)
    Wheels. I rate my Racing 3's, 3 years and never caused me a problem, But they're £400, Quattros get decent reviews and are less at £240.
    Tyres, Something decent like a Conti GP4000S, or Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX. These will make a surprising difference in terms of cost compared to the rest.

    Anything else you think isn't 'right', saddle not feel good, bars too deep/shallow, stem too long/short.
    Things that make you more comfortable and in the best/efficient position will do wonders than a groupset weighing 250g less.

  • VIDEO: Green gimp attempts to break speed cam record1 year 9 weeks agoIs not it nigh on impossible

    Is not it nigh on impossible to set off a camera with just one bike? I went through a 30 camera at ~ 45 on a downhill many times but everytime - nothing. Even if I sat up just for it in hope it would have more to register.

  • Strava app now available on Google Glass1 year 9 weeks agoLove this, typical forum

    Love this, typical forum rubbish and yes i am waiting to be shot down so bring it on, as always people rubbishing something thst isn't even available, something you have not even seen in the flesh never mind used.

    I use a garmin, ive used bike computers for years, are these distracting ? Well yes because you take your eyes off the road so lets ban those as well.

    However let me tell you something, Ive had these glasses since they were released to software developers, i work in 3D software and have been developing solutions for the glasses and let me tell you from actual experiances, they are a million times safer than a garmin, they are not distracting and unless watching the sky is important to you when you ride they do not effect your peripherial vision.

    Now of course, there can be issues, its a tool and you could in theory watch a porn video as you ride, but this is not the fault of the device, its the fault of the rider so don't blame the device for stupid riders.

  • Freight Transport Association: Banning HGVs during peak hours is not the answer to cyclist deaths1 year 9 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:pjay

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    pjay wrote:
    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Don't bakeries need flour and other ingredients delivered?

    Yes, but not every day in an HGV.

    Well are you saying sandwiches are the problem then? I'm being a bit obtuse. But where does it start and stop? I would like fresh bakeries too. But are you picking on them? How many bakery trucks were involved in accidents? Should you lobby particular industries for their non-essential use of lorries/HGVs. Seems a bit simplistic. But maybe I'm wrong.

    I'm just saying that if the restriction of 'baked' goods deliveries (to supermarkets? Gregg's?) is the best argument the FTA can come up with they are not making a very strong argument. We could learn a lot from Paris and, perhaps, in the process improve the quality of life for everyone in London:

    https://buffalobillbikeblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/one-year-on-a-post-...

  • VIDEO: Green gimp attempts to break speed cam record1 year 9 weeks agoThe question of "is he

    The question of "is he actually serious?" makes me laugh even more Rolling On The Floor .

    I'm sorry but 5 mins online can make you recognise some of the blatant mistakes so easily.

  • Upgrading road bike1 year 9 weeks agoI would go for Ultegra. It's

    I would go for Ultegra. It's the top step before you really extend yourself. Dura Ace is massive step up in price. But from 105, the step to Ultegra is affordable. In my opinion the shifting is a bit cleaner and crisper.

    Getting ksyeriums was one of the best things I did. And if I had the money I'd get the SLs in the range.

    Why not pimp out your bottle cages in carbon if you have the money.

  • Freight Transport Association: Banning HGVs during peak hours is not the answer to cyclist deaths1 year 9 weeks agothebungle wrote:If you ban

    thebungle wrote:
    If you ban the biggest vehicle there is every chance you will need 2/3/4 smaller vehicles to transport the same amount of goods, is that a preferable situation?

    A standard artic trailer will carry 26 ISO pallets (they're the really large ones) or 45 roll cages (they're the huge cages you sometimes see at night in supermarkets).
    A standard transit van will carry two ISO pallets.
    A modern 7.5t box van might have a typical payload of 5t, so you might need five or six of these to replace one artic, potentially.

    Also note that unloading multiple vans would take a lot longer, particularly if they had to be unloaded by hand, rather than straight out with a forklift. And while one van was being unloaded, the progress of the other vans "on route" might have to be very carefully orchestrated.

  • Omega Pharma-Quick Step boss bans Mark Cavendish from track racing1 year 9 weeks agoHe should count his blessings

    He should count his blessings - very well paid and with an already stunning palmares. Does he really want to damage the next 3 pro seasons for the chance of olympic success?

    Contrast with multi medal winning Rebecca Adlington having to debase herself on that terrible tv show for money (can't imagine any other reason to go on it)

  • World TT champ Tony Martin to go for Hour record?1 year 9 weeks agoLets get all three at

    Lets get all three at manchester home of british cycling all on same day get it on tv and make it a big box office sponsors etc

  • VIDEO: Green gimp attempts to break speed cam record1 year 9 weeks agoHe'd smash it on a recumbent,

    He'd smash it on a recumbent, mind you there's a 40 speedcam on the downhill A90 into Aberdeen...

  • VIDEO: Green gimp attempts to break speed cam record1 year 9 weeks agogenius, love that! Perhaps

    Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor genius, love that! Perhaps he could join sparticus and martin in an hour record attempt Laughing

  • Vulpine Men's Original Rain Jacket1 year 9 weeks agoFixie Girl wrote:+1 to having

    Fixie Girl wrote:
    +1 to having an opinion on an open forum.. Applause

    No problem with that. But why make a criticism about something you're not interested in and don't like. He said he couldn't see the need for it. Why make such negative comments?

    North Star is miserable is my opinion.

  • Freight Transport Association: Banning HGVs during peak hours is not the answer to cyclist deaths1 year 9 weeks agonorthstar wrote:Neil753

    northstar wrote:
    Neil753 wrote:
    As an hgv driver, I sometimes think the Freight Transport Association are their own worst enemy, but in this case they are right.

    .

    "As an hgv driver" & "but in this case they are right"

    First comment explains a lot and they are not right.

    I'm not. But I agree with him. Is that OK?

  • Freight Transport Association: Banning HGVs during peak hours is not the answer to cyclist deaths1 year 9 weeks agopjay wrote:Colin Peyresourde

    pjay wrote:
    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Don't bakeries need flour and other ingredients delivered?

    Yes, but not every day in an HGV.

    Well are you saying sandwiches are the problem then? I'm being a bit obtuse. But where does it start and stop? I would like fresh bakeries too. But are you picking on them? How many bakery trucks were involved in accidents? Should you lobby particular industries for their non-essential use of lorries/HGVs. Seems a bit simplistic. But maybe I'm wrong.

  • Upgrading road bike1 year 9 weeks agoIf you're going to upgrade

    If you're going to upgrade the groupset, no need to go higher than 105. I have a 105 bike and an Ultegra bike and I can't tell a single noticeable difference at all other than looks. No need to spend a huge amount of money on wheels either. My Fulcrum Racing 7s don't make me any slower than my Ksyriums.

  • Suggestions/requests for the 2014 season1 year 9 weeks ago8o8 finch@m wrote:Cycling On

    8o8 finch@m wrote:
    Cycling On A Budget........

    Is it possible for "road.cc" to do some articles that show cyclists that do not have a big bank balance the best bargains out there in the cycling world. This should includes things like Bikes, Clothing, component upgrades etc. There are lots of good deals out there, it's just finding them. Laughing

    it is, although this thread is specifically about the fantasy game

  • Strava app now available on Google Glass1 year 9 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:I agree

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    I agree it's a thorny one. but i'm not sold on the idea that it's necessarily worse than looking down, nor that the average road user would make any allowances for you doing that. or even notice.

    if the tests were done and HUD proved to be a safer method of displaying satnav information in a 44-tonner than a separate screen, then i'd want eveyone on HUD. and if it was the other way round, i'd probably want it restricted. but right at this moment in time any ban for google glass is just a knee-jerk reaction. we don't know whether it's better or worse. it's just different. I'm tempted to suggest that it's no worse than an aftermarket satnav, most of which are placed within the swept area of the windscreen and so are technically illegal anyway.

    Some fair points there, Dave. Certainly this technology will provoke many discussions over the next few months.

  • Suggestions/requests for the 2014 season1 year 9 weeks agostumps wrote:northstar

    stumps wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    zzzz.

    I hope thats directed at me, its been a while since you posted a derogatory comment and i'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor

    LOL and your obsession with me continues in comments section, no wonder you are (or claim to be) a pig, tragic, xxx.

    Don't bother replying because it won't be read but you probably will anyway ; )

  • Best Cycling Film or Documentary1 year 9 weeks agoI video taped the beeb's

    I video taped the beeb's Boardman v O'Bree documentary, I find it just as fascinating today as I did then. The homespun v the science, a real insight to men and their machines. Greatest moment came when O'Bree apologised to Chris after beating him in a pursuit semi final, magic.

  • Arthritis in the knee1 year 9 weeks agocheers matt - just bought the

    cheers matt - just bought the 'devil's claw' gel Devil will give it a go!!
    yeah - i realise ive got to cut-back with the 'profens'!!

  • World TT champ Tony Martin to go for Hour record?1 year 9 weeks agoThe hour record is alive and

    The hour record is alive and well again, great!

  • Freight Transport Association: Banning HGVs during peak hours is not the answer to cyclist deaths1 year 9 weeks agoIn this case I believe Neil

    In this case I believe Neil is right.

    Let's imagine they ban heavies from 7-9 and 4-6, where will they park up? Lorry parks will have to be created on the outside of the exclusion zone which by the time you add the extra travel involved will effectively stretch the exclusion time even further.

    What you will be left with is more heavies per hour trying to squeeze into London at the allowed times.

    or

    If you ban the biggest vehicle there is every chance you will need 2/3/4 smaller vehicles to transport the same amount of goods, is that a preferable situation?

  • Vulpine Men's Original Rain Jacket1 year 9 weeks agonorthstar wrote:Colin

    northstar wrote:
    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    aslongasicycle wrote:
    8/10 from the toughest marker in the business. Boom!

    Nowasps, the collar is adjustable, so it gives you more range of use/temperature.

    Northstar: http://road.cc/content/blog/79326-vulpine-fifteen-thoughts-value
    Smile

    How come i've cycled thousands of miles and still don't feel the need for this then... ; )

    Wow, you are miserable. You don't have to say anything if you don't want it or won't buy it or are not interested in it.

    At least Aslongasicycle is man enough to face up to criticism. Surely that should mean something even to you. If Paul Smith or some other retailer/designer cared enough to show their face to their critics I would see it as a really positive sign about their products and their value.

    Perfectly happy thanks, i didn't realise anyone was not allowed to speak the truth?

    Don't bother replying, i'm not interested but you probably will anyway xxx

    I read it as you making a point, not having a moan.. I saw the elastic as a solution looking for a problem, same as the arm pocket!

    +1 to having an opinion on an open forum.. Applause

  • Strava app now available on Google Glass1 year 9 weeks agoI agree it's a thorny one.

    I agree it's a thorny one. but i'm not sold on the idea that it's necessarily worse than looking down, nor that the average road user would make any allowances for you doing that. or even notice.

    if the tests were done and HUD proved to be a safer method of displaying satnav information in a 44-tonner than a separate screen, then i'd want eveyone on HUD. and if it was the other way round, i'd probably want it restricted. but right at this moment in time any ban for google glass is just a knee-jerk reaction. we don't know whether it's better or worse. it's just different. I'm tempted to suggest that it's no worse than an aftermarket satnav, most of which are placed within the swept area of the windscreen and so are technically illegal anyway.