• Video: Colnago shows how it puts a C60 frame together12 hours 20 min agotruffy - as would be the case

    truffy - as would be the case with certain other very prestigious Italian brands.

    Colnago's never made a secret of it; in fact, he's been too open about it if anything.

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund appeals for help for cyclist fined for riding round a phone box12 hours 21 min agoshould have

    should have been;
    "...obstructed by a phone box, A PHONE BOX, MIND YOU!"
    Inna loud Michael Cane stylee.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists12 hours 26 min agoOh yes, I'd forgotten about

    Oh yes, I'd forgotten about them.

    First month of all this I was having to stop on some of these hills. Much better now and never need to stop, but as the video shows, there's still a lot to do!

  • Video: Cyclist's lucky escape as driver turns across him12 hours 27 min agoWatching that clip again and

    Watching that clip again and presuming that the camera was mounted on his helmet.
    He really doesn't seem to do himself any favours i would have checked behind me at least 3 times along there especially when pulling out past the car sticking right out of the junction.
    I would have certainly clocked both cars at the junction and probably the guy by the crossing he seems to be just heads down piling through.
    OK that's all fine in a perfect world but things like this happen i agree that it's the drivers fault but it's one of those things that's too easily done especially with the blind spots on some cars if you've not been seen on a first glance and once you are in that blind spot behind the mirror you continue to be in that spot as both the bike and the car head towards collision point you can't just believe they can see you.
    Also at the very end he takes off what look like brown lens sunglasses i probably wouldn't have worn them in the rain.
    I'll change my user name to mr cautious or something. Wink

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unlikely to ride Tour de France again12 hours 33 min ago6 weeks prep after 6 years

    6 weeks prep after 6 years apart - whatever happened to 'marginal gains'!?!?

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists12 hours 40 min agoSuffolk Cycling wrote:redmeat

    Suffolk Cycling wrote:
    redmeat wrote:
    That hill out of Bealings is not particularly difficult - are you sure you're not tiring your legs prematurely in an effort to go so quick on the flat?

    Probably, yes! But remember I only started a few months ago, overweight (obv) and with the fitness levels of a geriatric sloth. So that Bealings hill is tough for the likes of me. There's only a few like that in the area that still have me blowing hard: the one up Playford, Sandy Lane climb up towards Woodbridge, Sutton climb out of Melton being the main culprits.

    Thinking about it, just about every climb is hard, so thank God I don;t live anywhere too hilly!

    The America Hill/Rose Hill combo back into town from Witnesham should get you going.

  • TDF - Stage 1912 hours 44 min ago2,3,12

    2,3,12

  • Thoughts on going tubeless?12 hours 51 min agoI have the impression that

    I have the impression that for small punctures tubeless tires seal themselves, but for bigger punctures, people would put a tube in. I wonder why people don't plug them as we would to a car tire. Wouldn't plugging be much easier? Dynaplug claims there plugs work for car, motorcycle, bicycle tires.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists12 hours 53 min agoI'd thought I'd chime in,

    I'd thought I'd chime in, since I'm in the same seat, so to speak. Lots of good advice here! Here are some additions:
    - Spinning in a low gear is all well and good. But you get faster by going faster. Try keeping it in the big ring as much as possible for a ride now and then and get up from the saddle in the hills. This builds morale, also strengthens your legs and hearth. (Don't bust your heart, though. Or your knees. You'd might want to be further along your weight loss scheme for this.)
    - Bikebot already mentioned intervals. Intervals are good. (This reminds me, I should do intervals)
    - As far as I know, when the liver is processing ethanol, it can't burn fat. This takes a while. Also, the energy content of alcohol is relatively high. Something to consider. (Keeping it occasional, myself.)

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists12 hours 55 min agoredmeat wrote:That hill out

    redmeat wrote:
    That hill out of Bealings is not particularly difficult - are you sure you're not tiring your legs prematurely in an effort to go so quick on the flat?

    Probably, yes! But remember I only started a few months ago, overweight (obv) and with the fitness levels of a geriatric sloth. So that Bealings hill is tough for the likes of me. There's only a few like that in the area that still have me blowing hard: the one up Playford, Sandy Lane climb up towards Woodbridge, Sutton climb out of Melton being the main culprits.

    Thinking about it, just about every climb is hard, so thank God I don;t live anywhere too hilly!

  • TDF - Stage 1912 hours 57 min agoContinuing my streak of

    Continuing my streak of betting and ruining their chances my money was on Sagan today. Oops!

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists12 hours 59 min agoGood advice here. Echo

    Good advice here. Echo comments about weight not changing instantly and yet shape, and size can change. I am in the heavyweight group myself, and i know i have changed in last few weeks as my clothes fit differently and i am wearing clothes that were too small for me,yet my weight change is very slight .
    I struggle with inclines, let alone hills, problem is if i drop gears as much as feel the need to, then the spin is easier but i run out of puff...only one answer, do the hills,keep doing the hills,and lose the weight....
    Keep going!

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund appeals for help for cyclist fined for riding round a phone box13 hours 6 min agoMay be the double phone box

    May be the double phone box is on purpose.

    at one point obstructed by a phone box, a PHONE BOX!!!!111``

    *ahem*

    Seem legit.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists13 hours 7 min agoThat hill out of Bealings is

    That hill out of Bealings is not particularly difficult - are you sure you're not tiring your legs prematurely in an effort to go so quick on the flat?

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund appeals for help for cyclist fined for riding round a phone box13 hours 13 min agoNo link to video. Typos: "and

    No link to video.

    Typos: "and at onepoint is obstructed by a phone box a phone box."

    Should be: "and at one point is obstructed by a phone box."

  • Michael Albasini insists he’s not racist, apologises to Europcar’s Kévin Réza13 hours 16 min agobobisallright

    bobisallright wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    who's in the TdF - 1 Korean, 1 Chinese and 1 black guy from France?
    No Koreans but the Japanese guy, Yukiya Arashiro, and Guadeloupe-born Yohann Gène, who is mixed-race, are also members of Team Europcar. Which means that one team has 75% of the non-white riders in the tour.

    Well no-one can accuse Bernadeau of not putting his money where his mouth is, can he?! Big Grin

  • Earphones on cyclists: Yea or Nay?13 hours 25 min agoI choose not to i did a

    I choose not to i did a couple of times but the whooshing sound of the wind got on my nerves and to be honest taking in the sounds around me is one of the pleasures of cycling.
    Can't sit on public transport without them though.

  • Video: Colnago shows how it puts a C60 frame together13 hours 44 min agoAnd if they were to post a

    And if they were to post a video of their monocoque frame production it wouldn't have any Italians in it! Laughing

  • Three cyclists hospitalised in hit-and-run on Kent A2 — police appeal13 hours 46 min agotruffy wrote:jacknorell

    truffy wrote:
    jacknorell wrote:
    truffy wrote:
    dp24 wrote:
    truffy wrote:

    I guess because 'attempted murder' indicates intent, which is unknown. Possibly?

    Which is why I said "whilst we don't know the circumstances of this incident".


    Innocent until proved guilty. Think about it!

    (although drivers seem to be guilty until proven innocent on road.cc)

    Hits 3 people. Drives off. Does not come forward later.

    Yes, in this case: Guilty.


    Of dangerous driving (or whatever the legalese is), almost certainly. Leaving the scene of an accident, yes. I think you'd be pushing it to make attempted murder stick though (but I guess nothing's impossible these days).

    I wasn't really responding to that, just the "Innocent until proved guilty" line...

  • Michael Albasini insists he’s not racist, apologises to Europcar’s Kévin Réza13 hours 47 min agoAs someone who has a goatee

    As someone who has a goatee beard, I find the term Troll highly offensive to my people.

  • which cassette?13 hours 57 min agoThe question is, do you race

    The question is, do you race or ride competitivly? If the answer is no then there's really no reason to upgrade anything, at least until something is broken or worn out. The most important thing to upgrade is your engine and that only comes through training, rest and nutrition.

    If you are serious about racing and being as competitive as possible then wheels and tyres are a good thing to look at. A lot of folks have a race wheelset with tubs and a training wheelset with clinchers. Some guys have different wheels for different conditions too - it all gets a bit complicated.

    On the other hand, if you've got money burning a hole in your pocket and you fancy some shiny new bike gear there's no shame in that, get wheels if that's what you fancy.

  • Edinburgh cyclist meets man trying to sell his stolen bike – and shops him to police14 hours 4 min agoWoah. Hold on just one

    Woah. Hold on just one second. Those last couple of comments make it sound for a moment - and this can't possibly be the case - as though Gkam84 is spouting unfounded shite?
    Come on lads, use the edit button and take any and all fact out of your responses.

  • Not sure if worth reporting to Company, never happened to me before? (Video)14 hours 8 min agoApologies, I was a little

    Apologies, I was a little harsh to you there, my thanks for your measured response. I'm still not entirely sure what uploading every near miss to youtube achieves though? Obviously us cyclists might watch it, and go "oh bloody hell, another bad driver" but what else? In this instance you've something to show the police, and I'd be interested by their response - but I'd be fairly certain they would dismiss it as being nothing to get too excited about. It's normalised driver behaviour, i guess.

  • Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists14 hours 10 min agowas it a "good" speed? was he

    was it a "good" speed?

    was he shouting it out in "encouragement", like -
    "well done, 45mph, bravo"

    or shouted more like this -
    "oi you are doing 45 in a 40mph zone!"

    lol

  • BMC GF01 Disc vs. Colnago CX Zero Disc14 hours 13 min agoLucky man. I hope to be in

    Lucky man. I hope to be in your shoes this time next year. How about these guys though:

    http://www.slanecycles.com/bianchi-c2c-infinito-cv-ultegra-di2-disc-bike...