• Recovery after surgery7 hours 3 min agoI wouldn't ride at all until

    I wouldn't ride at all until you are comfortable day to day....well past the being allowed to walk time.
    And when you do come back take it very easy....less than 5 miles and go with someone else that is carrying a mobile, just in case.
    I have no first hand experience however and would recommend speaking to your doctor/s for advice.
    Hoep its a shortish recovery Smile

  • Minister opens £1.5m Bike Hub at Brighton railway station7 hours 7 min agoLooks like the bike in the

    Looks like the bike in the pic has a flat tyre.

  • Minister opens £1.5m Bike Hub at Brighton railway station7 hours 7 min agoLooks like the bike in the

    Looks like the bike in the pic has a flat tyre.

  • Can we double women's share of bike journeys? Conference aims to find out how7 hours 10 min agoBasically we need to ensure

    Basically we need to ensure that all women are equipped with a flashing helmet, body armour, 360 camera coverage, gps tracker, collision radar, audible warning system, a concealed firearm and painted head to toe with luminous reflective paint. Pretty sure that'll get the numbers up.

    Or we could just build some safe cycle infrastructure. There, just saved a few bob on the conference.

  • Genesis reveals updated Volare steel frame with new tapered head tube7 hours 11 min agoPaul J wrote:darrenleroy: 16

    Paul J wrote:
    darrenleroy: 16 lbs / 7.2 kgs might be asking too much. However, you can get 9.4 kg / 19 lbs steel bikes often for a lot less than £3k if you're willing to get an old, high-end race bike. Though, you may need to be satisfied with fewer gears and friction shifters (still great for training IMO).

    You can do way better than that. I've got a 30 year old Columbus SLX frame built up with modern campy 10 speed and Shamals that weighs 8.5. Total build cost was £1350.

  • Genesis reveals updated Volare steel frame with new tapered head tube7 hours 13 min agoPaul J wrote:Chasseur: That's

    Paul J wrote:
    Chasseur: That's pretty amazing. How did you get a 10 speed into a 30yo old frame? A 130mm hub into a 125mm or even 120mm spaced frame? That's a lot of bending!

    That makes me think my next "new" bike should be an old high-end steel frame with modern light-weight components. (Though, first I have to find early 80s Campag groupset to replace the mid-80s "upgrade" Campag bits on my early-80s vintage Italian bike Wink ).

    It's steel so it doesn't need too much manipulation. The frame was 125mm, a bit of careful expansion and it takes 130mm no problems with the frame still perfectly in track. I've seen 120mm expanded to 130mm with the old plank of wood trick with no adverse effects but mine didn't need that. It's a Tommasini frame which I added a Columbus carbon front fork to, it looks amazing, rides amazing and gives my more expensive, modern carbon a serious run for their money. In fact, it's the bike I've used most so far this year.

  • Miche Primato Shimano-fit cassettes7 hours 18 min agoFlying Scot wrote:I have used

    Flying Scot wrote:
    I have used BBB cassettes for Shimano, as good as any.

    Aghh, I'd completely forgotten about them. Just sent them an email to see if they have a 30T, cheers.

  • Gent Wevelgem7 hours 35 min ago6 leaders have 3'30'' (van

    6 leaders have 3'30''
    (van Goethem dropped back)

  • Paint yourself visible at night: Volvo develops new Life Paint for cyclists7 hours 36 min agokie7077 wrote: "The delay

    kie7077 wrote:

    "The delay until 2022 is, in part, the result of a compromise deal after manufacturers such as Sweden's Volvo and France's Renault said the introduction of new cab sizes should be delayed"

    They don't care about cyclists.

    Volvo trucks and Volvo cars are very different organisations.

  • Croydon trials electronic cycle alert system for bin lorries - that only works if the cyclist is tagged7 hours 39 min agoI like the idea, helping

    I like the idea, helping drivers to know when a bike is nearby.
    However I think the execution is poor, you cannot expect every single person on a bike-not just cyclists to go and pick up one of these tag things.....also what about cyclists just passing through the area.
    More needs to be done in this area to help drivers have full visibility around their cars, I know that drivers should have a complete awareness without extra tools, however aiding awareness cannot be a bad thing.
    My 0.02 cents.

  • Gent Wevelgem7 hours 48 min agoGone sprinty

    Gone sprinty today

    Cav
    Degenkolb
    Kristoff
    TVA
    Vanmarcke
    Vanspeybrouck
    Tossato
    D Vanendert

  • Minister opens £1.5m Bike Hub at Brighton railway station7 hours 53 min agoMore are needed, particularly

    More are needed, particularly in major centres. The cycle parking facilities at Clapham Junction are pathetic.

    I also think that some sort of charging should be leveraged for two reasons. Firstly to prevent the accumulation of abandoned BSO's that clog up cycle parking facilities. The cycle parking at my local station is partially occupied by abandoned wrecks that have been there for weeks. Secondly a paid facility puts some pressure on the provider to ensure the facility is maintained, managed and secure.

  • Spring Classics 2015 - NonDispute7 hours 54 min agoI guess the good thing to

    I guess the good thing to come out of this is that I can afford to change my whole team pretty much for every race from now on

  • "Is it April First?" Councillor criticises lorry cycle safety measures8 hours 13 min agoas long as the drivers are

    as long as the drivers are utilising the technology in conjunction with their mirrors etc i think its a pretty good idea.
    anyone thats ever stepped into anything bigger than a car derived van knows as the van/truck gets bigger the visability goes down considerably.
    hopefully it makes it safer rather than easier to shift blame.

  • 250 bike parking places to be added to railway stations in Greater Manchester8 hours 35 min agoDitto Bolton there are two

    Ditto Bolton there are two enclosed cycle storage sheds each with a capacity of around 50 bikes which have been sitting around for about the last 18 months. Somewhere along the line you or I (as a tax payer or rail user) are paying for this waste of money.

  • 250 bike parking places to be added to railway stations in Greater Manchester8 hours 35 min agoDitto Bolton there are two

    Ditto Bolton there are two enclosed cycle storage sheds each with a capacity of around 50 bikes which have been sitting around for about the last 18 months. Somewhere along the line you or I (as a tax payer or rail user) are paying for this waste of money.

  • Verenti Technique road bike8 hours 35 min agoCan't argue with that price I

    Can't argue with that price I nearly fell over. Seems amazing value with shimano rear dérailleur

  • 250 bike parking places to be added to railway stations in Greater Manchester8 hours 35 min agoDitto Bolton there are two

    Ditto Bolton there are two enclosed cycle storage sheds each with a capacity of around 50 bikes which have been sitting around for about the last 18 months. Somewhere along the line you or I (as a tax payer or rail user) are paying for this waste of money.

  • Spring Classics 2015 - NonDispute8 hours 50 min agoOops. Forgot to do transfers.

    Oops. Forgot to do transfers. Hard race please!

  • Paint yourself visible at night: Volvo develops new Life Paint for cyclists9 hours 14 min agoDavidn37 wrote:There seem to

    Davidn37 wrote:
    There seem to be some people on here who will find fault with anything. If it was announced that all cars, lorries etc were banned and only cyclists could use the roads they would still complain.

    I don't think you'll find many who want to ban cars, remember that car ownership is higher amongst adult cyclists than the general population.

    It isn't wrong to make yourself visible, it will help avoid getting hit but won't stop it (there are plenty of people on here who can tell you of collisions in broad daylight or when in full. Christmas tree mode) because the problem this is helping is drivers not paying attention to the road, and the real solution is not to just paint some things brighter (what happens to the risk for anything else? The old boy cycling to church, the kid who left her coat at school, Dogs, horses, the driver who broke down and is walking down the road to get a can of fuel. If hit is it their fault? Could that collision have been avoided by driving slower with more attention?).

    The problem is the people with the most responsibility for road safety (drivers) have the least consequences for an accident, and therefore the risks are not perceived. I'm not saying that drivers are intentionally reckless or uncaring monsters (I'm not), but everytime someone sends a text while driving they have subconsciously weighed up their benefit from that text versus the cost in terms of the chance and consequences of having an accident or getting caught (all low, to them). They're "still paying attention" (but less so), they don't want to have an accident and the probability is still small, maybe instead of 1in a million, it's 1 in 100,000. But every day millions of drivers are making these decisions and similar ones about looking carefully at junctions and sticking to speed limits versus getting to work on time, and that 'accident' happens to someone. We can't expect people to do any different without some real efforts to change fundamental behaviour.

    Painting things is just fluffing round the edges, and gives people a chance to say they are doing something to 'improve road safety' when it's really barely a bandaid for a broken leg.

  • Buyer's guide to windproof cycling jackets + 10 of the best9 hours 27 min agoI bought a Gore Windstopper

    I bought a Gore Windstopper jacket 9 years ago. At the time I thought that the £100+ price was rather expensive but as I was doing the Fred Witton the following morning I was pushed for time and options, so I took the plunge.
    How glad am I that I bought this brilliant piece of kit. I does exactly what it says on the tin and I will be stuffing it easily into my back pocket this aft for my Sunday 50 miler in the Lakes. And as always it will probably be pissing down and blowing a howler. No probs wearing a snug well fitting Gore Windstopper !

  • DannyShane Genova II Grey Jersey9 hours 31 min agoI like minimalist style but

    I like minimalist style but that's just a bit too, well, dull.

    And yes if it's a race jersey the fit seems rather loose.

  • Cairo to Cape Town in 50 days – Mark Beaumont attempts to secure another long distance cycling world record9 hours 32 min agoMark Beaumont's first book

    Mark Beaumont's first book was quite a good read but the second one was clearly just about a bloke in search of something to do having ridden around the World and struggling for a good idea to follow it. I got bored of it all before the end of the third chapter. This latest venture looks tough but, as above, some other current exploits just capture the imagination more.

  • 8-week part-closure of Bristol & Bath Railway Path turns into 6 months9 hours 49 min agoStill closed

    Still closed

  • Comedy cycling reference9 hours 51 min ago"Our life might not be

    "Our life might not be perfect, but who's is?"
    "Sir Chris Hoy's"

    Is that it? I don't get it.