- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoI'm in
- Shimano 6800 compatibility question..1 year 7 weeks agoYou can run your 11 speed
You can run your 11 speed cranks with a 10 speed rear, but you'll need to spend another £20 on an 11 speed chain.
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoI would be so kuhl in those
I would be so kuhl in those
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agociao
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoNow I've lost the weight,
Now I've lost the weight, medium will suit me fine. And look classy too!
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoYes, yes. .. erm cos I like
Yes, yes. .. erm cos I like Argentina?
- Cycling event round-up - the latest announcements1 year 7 weeks agoShameless plug for a local
Shameless plug for a local event to me...
Children under 16 can ride the one sportive free. Also the National TT and Road Champs, the Welsh National Crit and the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling all in the space of one week - 23-29 July!
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoI haven't won one of these
I haven't won one of these yet!
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoSock it to me.
Sock it to me.
- Touring Steel1 year 7 weeks agoI have been running an Orbit
I have been running an Orbit Ventura (Reynolds 520) for nearly 10 years for touring, commuting and Lidl shops (about 20Kg each side at the back and my ** Kgs on the saddle) and had no issues with the frame.
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoLooks great. Count me in
Looks great. Count me in please.
- Make pedestrians wear reflective clothing, says 'Mr Loophole' lawyer who defended killer driver1 year 7 weeks agoIt may be common sense to
It may be common sense to wear hiviz, but rule 126 of the Highway Code is also common sense. It says
"Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear. "
This does not mean, carry on unless you see something in the way, but, unless you can see there is nothing in the way within your braking distance, slow down.
Why do we see so much blather about hiviz, which is a very weak protection, but so little mention of rule 126? If drivers obeyed this rule hiviz would not be needed.
All this talk about hiviz is meant to make it safer for drivers to break rule 126. There are many reasons why ignoring this rule can lead to a crash. Some of them involve objects rather more unyielding than a cyclist or pedestrian.
Drivers are implicitly encouraged to behave as if any obstacle will be lit up or hiviz. It would be safer for all concerned if they were reminded much more often of rule 126.
How often is this rule mentioned? How often is the vulnerable road user told that it is their responsibility to take the precaution of hiviz, when all cyclists know that covering yourself with lights is not enough to keep you safe?
The assumption is that drivers will break the H.C. and that it is up to us to do what little we can to keep ourselves safe.
- Video: Cyclist robbed of bike at gunpoint - and films it on his GoPro1 year 7 weeks agoI hope he has better luck
I hope he has better luck with SA police apprehending them as in the UK our plod would say they can't do anything without independent witnesses as footage cannot be used in evidence as it is not independent.
Why didn't he do a Danny McCaskill manoeuvre and knock the guy over with his bike?
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoYes please - I have a friend
Yes please - I have a friend who'd love it! Ta.
- No speed limit sign means no prosecution for speeding driver who killed cyclist on pedestrian crossing1 year 7 weeks agothough there maybe some
though there maybe some issues with the signage I suspect this is the real issue:
The police officer added: “The pedestrian crossing is placed essentially in the middle of the motorway. It’s not meant for cyclists, but for the movement of pedestrians.”
so in court the case would rest on does a driver have to give way to a cyclist on a pedestrian crossing?
now that is a can of worms and is a very simple change in the rules that should have been made years ago to protect the lives of the more vulnerable road user
- Big jump in number of cyclists fined in Cambridge in 20131 year 7 weeks agoWhy doesn't Commissioner
Why doesn't Commissioner NotsoBright get plod to target motons parking in the ASL at the traffic light junction on Milton Road with Union lane? I reckon they could make a serious amount of cash here. Also vehicles RLJing at the ped/cycle crossing on Elizabeth way and much further away at the start of the Guided Busway at the lights that are on the ring road going around St Ives. So many vehicles speed through these when on red. You cross the road on the green man symbol not knowing if you are going to make it to the other side.
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoJust one win!?
Just one win!?
- "A new low" - TfL refuses to order removal of 'Cyclists stay back' stickers1 year 7 weeks ago[[[[[ Sorry if this has
[[[[[ Sorry if this has already been suggested above, but can't they just PAINT OVER the far king signs? Four minutes per vehicle? TFL--get your brains out of your arses and stop the delaying tactics.
- Do you trust your handlebar stem?1 year 7 weeks agoMKultra wrote:glynr36MKultra wrote:glynr36 wrote:MKultra wrote:
The fact that you have manged to write 5 paragraphs defending the gross over complication of a simple mechanical task that the non-cack handed among us can do with their eyes shut just proves me right.
Over complication? Its the way it should be done properly.
And you say non-cack handed, how do you know your bolts are in the right torque range, suggests a lack of engineering knowledge...
A torque wrench is only as good as it's last re calibration. Some components such as very proprietary lightweight ally or carbon indeed need one, getting all sniffy about them though is just stupid. A bike is not just a high maintenance toy for sportive use, it needs to be reliable day in day out and often on tour so it needs to be repairable in the field with simple tools.
A torque wrench is not one of them and components that only function within a narrow range of torque are not fit for purpose IMHO.
Well if you don't like torque wrenches you could always count turns. In increasing order of accuracy methods of tensioning bolts are:
1: Experienced Mechanic
2: Torque Wrench
3: Counting Turns
4: Tension Indicating washers
5: Bolt tensioning equipment.
Counting turns does however mean having accurate measurements of the joint, knowing the thread pitch and the mechanical properties of the materials so you work out the geometry change you need to induce the correct tension.
You are right of course that the increasing number of torque markings on your average bike is an indication that the gap between the load required to make the joint work and the load that would result in the failure of one or more components is decreasing and you have to wonder given the inherent inaccuracy in the measurement method used if it's the right direction to go in.
- No speed limit sign means no prosecution for speeding driver who killed cyclist on pedestrian crossing1 year 7 weeks agoThis a f****g disgrace. Shame
This a f****g disgrace. Shame shame shame on the all those in the justice system.
- Make pedestrians wear reflective clothing, says 'Mr Loophole' lawyer who defended killer driver1 year 7 weeks agoBez wrote:
There may beBez wrote:
There may be arguments why personal protection should be law in certain cases - seat belts and motorcycle helmets perhaps the most pertinent examples
You generally talk good sense Bez, but you should be aware that seatbelts cost the lives of cyclists and pedestrians.
Members of PACTS ( Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety) in an article in the statistical journal "Significance" have admitted this.
"A significant omission because the authors, all defenders of the seat belt law, acknowledge an effect of the law of important consequence to vulnerable road users. They say “the clear reduction in death and injury to car occupants is appreciably offset by extra deaths among pedestrians and cyclists.”"
Adams has a lot more to say on the effect of seat belts.
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoYes please!
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 7 weeks agoCount me in too please.
Count me in too please.
- No speed limit sign means no prosecution for speeding driver who killed cyclist on pedestrian crossing1 year 7 weeks agoYeah......best way to commit
Yeah......best way to commit murder IMHO....guaranteed to get away with it
- Club Cingles - any advice for the day?1 year 7 weeks agoI'm all set for doing it in
I'm all set for doing it in August, a little worried about the heat, but plenty of hydration tablets and pacing it should be ok.
Good luck Colin