- Surly Straggler1 year 7 weeks agoso much better looking in
so much better looking in black! - good spot, thanks
- Boris Johnson announces 17 more London junctions that will get £200m overhaul - but will they make roads safer?1 year 7 weeks agoAll of the 'junction
All of the 'junction redesign' is simply tinkering around the edges without dealing with the actual problem. There are far too many vehicles in London, and far too many gyratory systems that create bad junctions in the first place. If Tottenham Court Road was 2-way you'd have a fairly simple crossroads at the Euston Road. Instead you have a one-way 4 lane road through the heart of the city with no provision for anything other than motor vehicles. They'd be better off removing the flyover there too, but the precious 'smooth traffic flow' might be affected, and we can't be having drivers inconvenienced, can we....
- RSS Feed1 year 7 weeks agoI just had a guess at a
I just had a guess at a URL:
Seems to have a LOT of stuff on it!
- Video: South Africa cycling organisations condemn cyclists' road rage attack on van driver1 year 7 weeks agoSea Point road rage: Cyclists
Sea Point road rage: Cyclists arrested
- Video: South Africa cycling organisations condemn cyclists' road rage attack on van driver1 year 7 weeks agoI also remember the
I also remember the flamethrowers. They were a serious product. There were also teargas modifications you could get. The problem is that there are a lot of "smash-and-grabs" where people standing at the traffic lights smash your window and grab whatever they can get hold of. It's very brazen and the guys re not shy about it. They walk around in the traffic looking into windows until they see something they like.
Here's a link to the flamethrower. I see it was never banned - just too expensive, so you can still buy one if you like!
- Lezyne Sport Digital Floor Drive DV track pump1 year 7 weeks agoYou just know an electronic
You just know an electronic floor pump is going to stop working some wet day.
Ergonomically, why not move the display closer to the top, so it can be seen more easily? LCDs can be hard to read at some angles. It would also keep the electric bits further from the muck.
I suppose one could ask - is it accurate? That is, how close is it to being correct at - say - 50psi and 100psi? And more importantly, is it repeatable? If I pump up to 100psi today, is that the same pressure when I do it a week later? Just because it has a digital readout doesn't mean it's actually any more accurate.
I live in hope for a pump that goes on an off Presta valves easily, yet seals well.
- Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 7 weeks agoIs the Strade Bianche rider
Is the Strade Bianche rider list accurate? Seems to have 456 riders available at the moment and I have confirmed I have the "in startlist" filter selected.
- Lezyne Sport Digital Floor Drive DV track pump1 year 7 weeks agoBacklight for the display?
Backlight for the display?
It may be digital, but that doesn't mean it's any more accurate... or repeatable...
- Video: South Africa cycling organisations condemn cyclists' road rage attack on van driver1 year 7 weeks agoHaving ridden in SA,
Having ridden in SA, pepperspray, knives and guns are common items to carry - and never in your backpack. You can't get to them quickly enough. There were several routes we would only ride if armed and in a group. The rate of violence and stress in everyday SA is VERY high - these incidents often blow up. Two weeks ago a motorcyclist was shot dead by a motorist in a similar incident.
Two cyclists have now been arrested and will appear in court today. A third is being sought.
- Opinion: Olympic cycling legacy failing to serve London community groups and clubs1 year 7 weeks agoIt all goes along with the
It all goes along with the utter travesty of a street network they've put in, with 80s/90s style "cycle provision". It was a blank slate- they could have built a demonstration of what is possible.
- US-Uk Custom Duties. Ebay1 year 7 weeks agoIf you do buy, ensure that
If you do buy, ensure that import tax/VAT is paid before the frame is sent. I bought a cycle top from ebay a few months ago. Didn't mind and was quite happy paying the £3odd tax, it was the £8 surcharge that annoyed me.
- Top teams line up for Women’s Tour1 year 7 weeks agoWith regards to the
With regards to the regionality of the event, UCI rules state you can only have 5 stages in your 1st year. This therefore made it impossible for the Women's Tour to be able to cover all parts of Britain as the transfers between stages would have been huge.
- US-Uk Custom Duties. Ebay1 year 7 weeks agoPerhaps that was even more
Perhaps that was even more sanctimonious. Oh dear.
- US-Uk Custom Duties. Ebay1 year 7 weeks agoSorry to be sanctimonious. I
Sorry to be sanctimonious. I don't enjoy paying tax either.
Hope the frame is still good value after the tax and you enjoy your new bike.
- Updated: Taipei Cycle: Xpedo to launch power meter1 year 7 weeks agoI agree with Dave about the
I agree with Dave about the interesting product design, and how impressive it is that they've kept them a secret so weel, especially considering the build up and anticipation for the Vectors.
Can't say I've ever really had an issue with pedals catching the ground, I like to get the bike over pretty far but habit of keeping the inside pedal raised and not stamping on the pedals coming out seems to work.
I wasn't that interested with the idea of buying any kind of power meter until the stages came out, this provides another interesting option, especially if the price is low enough and the reliability is high.
- US-Uk Custom Duties. Ebay1 year 7 weeks agoIf you import goods from the
If you import goods from the US, you pay VAT. Simple. I get nailed my 20% every time and include it in my estimate when I buy the goods. So I only buy from the US if it's more than 20% cheaper. Which it often is...
- US-Uk Custom Duties. Ebay1 year 7 weeks agoI should of expected a couple
I should of expected a couple of sanctimonious replies like the first two.
Perhaps they have a point and perhaps they should voluntarily pay the VAT on all their Ebay purchases over.
I'm sure it dosn't work like that and I'm sure somebody will go to great pains to tell me so.
It's not a brand new frame, it's not from a dealer. It's secondhand from some bloke
Guess that dosn't matter.
Taxes, yes I pay those including everytime I pass wind. Road tax, yes that's a good one..
Anyway, what I was kind of looking for was a 'tough luck you'll have to pay it. I did and it was x---'
- Dura Ace 9000 groupset almost new1 year 7 weeks agoCrankset, brakes front and
Crankset, brakes front and rear, front and rear derailuers, left and right shifters, cassette, chain, cables and BB.
- London woman reunited with stolen bike - after police stop pavement cyclist 13 miles away1 year 7 weeks agoThe article does not say
The article does not say which database it is and what the procedure to record your frame number is.
- London woman reunited with stolen bike - after police stop pavement cyclist 13 miles away1 year 7 weeks agoI'm glad she got her bike
I'm glad she got her bike back, but sad that this is such a rare event it makes the news.
Lock it up even in your own garden or sheds with a sold secure lock silver or above through the frame.
- Camelbak Podium 610/710ml water bottle1 year 7 weeks agothelimopit wrote:Being thethelimopit wrote:
Being the sucker that I am, I splashed out a fiver on the CamelBak Mud Cap: http://shop.camelbak.com/podium-mud-cap/d/1044
Ah ha - now that looks much more like it, and much more likely to keep pathogens out of my digestive system.
- Video: South Africa cycling organisations condemn cyclists' road rage attack on van driver1 year 7 weeks agoActually those flamethrowers
Actually those flamethrowers did exist - but they were banned very quickly afterwards. as someone who was hijacked twice there in the 90's I think it's a great idea... unless you get into a panic and trigger it at a newspaper vendor at the traffic lights (they sell them to drivers that way there)
- Video: Lyon's stunning new cyclist & pedestrian tunnel to feature in Dauphiné time trial1 year 7 weeks agoDoes show how the pools of
Does show how the pools of pi$$ will be avoided like in Toulouse where I live
The tyre tracks are from my 3yo son as i realised too late from the stench that they hadn't washed the street down today
- Chris Boardman says Sir Dave Brailsford needs to decide between GB and Sky roles1 year 7 weeks agogareth2510 wrote:Maybe thisgareth2510 wrote:
Maybe this was evident on the track recently?
Definitely, I mean fancy coming home with *only* 6 medals from a world championships?
As a sight aside for the rest of the thread:
No Cavendish or Wiggins (yes, I do know they are concentrating on road and yes I know they weren't available for selection), a retired Chris Hoy and a whole heap of young, fresh blood lacking in experience. It's going to have a huge, huge impact, you simply can not expect them to be taking every gold in sight.
Did they embarrass themselves or British cycling in general when racing over there? Far from it. Shane Sutton thinks they performed below his expectations and I respect that view, he's putting rockets under arses. He's asking questions to make the team ask questions of themselves and making it clear that they need to be committed and at the top of their games.
The worlds, for me, had a fuck ton of positives and I think that there is a really good future ahead but a lot of other countries are mimicking the GB set up and finding their own marginal gains which is putting the squeeze on and making sure that GB know that they have no divine right to win anything at all.
- Video: Lyon's stunning new cyclist & pedestrian tunnel to feature in Dauphiné time trial1 year 7 weeks agoI'd imagine riding it on the
I'd imagine riding it on the commute every day would be a monumental ball ache but as a relatively gentle trundle when you have had a session, freewheeling your way through whilst tripping out to the animations would be heaps and heaps of fun.
I know one poster above uses it and has mither but I reckon it's probably less mither than most "shared paths" we have here, mainly due to the laid back European approach to cycling and walking being slightly different to "KILLALLTHECYCLISTSUNTILTHEYAREDEADBYDEATH" attitude that prevails over here.