• Pedal on Parliament not impressed with Scotland’s Nice Way Code campaign1 year 12 weeks ago"We also held extensive

    "We also held extensive stakeholder consultations during the creative process"

    Say no more
    Rolling Eyes

  • ToP fantasy scores stage 31 year 12 weeks agobackflipbedlem, totally

    backflipbedlem, totally agree, i've been on nights so missed all coverage getting my beauty sleep. My team seems ok so just went with the flow and picked a couple of guys who are on form and will wait to see how it pans out.

    Now we are on polish soil the local riders might want to put on a bit of a show for their country ?

  • Driver who killed cyclist while adjusting her sat nav faces a jail sentence1 year 12 weeks agoThere are some really good

    There are some really good points raised here and also some which are from the heart rather than the head and will no doubt strike a chord with many on the forum.

    Lifetime driving bans, as some suggest, are nigh on impossible to regulate. With the number of cars on the road it's not possible to check every single driver every single day.

    Prison is the most extreme punishment and should only be used when there is no doubt about the dangerous driving - as someone mentions the HGV scenario.

    Unless you drive for a living then losing your licence wont effect your employment. You can cycle, walk, car share, bus, train, metro / tram. But then again if you do take someone's life should it not be that you also have to suffer with employment loss, house repossession etc as no doubt the family whose life was taken will also suffer similar losses never mind the fact that they have suffered the ultimate loss of a family member.

    There is no black and white answer as every case is different.

  • ToP fantasy scores stage 31 year 12 weeks agoright so who to pick for

    right so who to pick for stage 3, i havent been able to keep up with first 2 days, so feel totally lost!
    That and coming down from my high of winning the Clasica San Sebastian! Oooo Yea!!!

  • ToP fantasy scores stage 31 year 12 weeks agoSaint Mikie 41 wrote:The way

    Saint Mikie 41 wrote:
    The way my teams are performing I think you have got it right already Crying

    Similar here... I thought that was my actual score for yesterdays stage! Silly

    Knew you'd soon sort it out Gkam so no worries Smile

  • UK company seeks funding for Paravelo flying bike1 year 12 weeks agoif it was pedal powered this

    if it was pedal powered this would be excellent..

  • Any positive stories about getting back on the bike after ankle surgery??1 year 12 weeks agoAgree with londonplayer.

    Agree with londonplayer. People aren't motivated to go online and post, "Broke my leg but the surgeon was really good and I recovered quickly without incident."

    I snapped my elbow off last year and read a bunch of horror stories about recovery and long-term problems. I was swimming again in less that 4 weeks.

  • Tour of Poland startlists1 year 12 weeks agoCheers. I was just trying to

    Cheers. I was just trying to avoid the accusations of withholding info (as made to people in Clasica San Sebastian) as I'd noticed (mostly 'cause I had a cheap Pole who wasn't even in the race Sad )

  • K-Edge Road Chain Catcher1 year 12 weeks agoHad one on my bike for a few

    Had one on my bike for a few months now and is worth every penny. Cool

  • Tour of Poland startlists1 year 12 weeks agoShould all be sorted now,

    Should all be sorted now, thanks Wink

  • UK company seeks funding for Paravelo flying bike1 year 12 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote:So it's just

    crazy-legs wrote:
    So it's just paragliding...

    Can just see that brainstorming session:
    "So you know that wonderfully efficient bicycle...?"
    "Yes"
    "And you know that quite fun hobby of parascending/paragliding...?"
    "Yes"

    "Well why don't we combine them to make both of them worse?"
    "Oh OK, good idea!"

    I 2nd that.

    The only time I can see this product being a benefit is if you get lost after landing and need some form of transport to get you and your fan back to civilisation! That's assuming you land on terrain that can be cycled on. Cyclists are not going to be interested in this product. Complete waste of time and money. These men are fools.

  • Kingston nets £5 million Olympic road racing cash boost1 year 12 weeks agosm wrote: From what I hear,

    sm wrote:

    From what I hear, sales in tacks and nails will be high for the RideLondon weekend as the NIMBYs come out in force. Oh dear. Worried

    I'm riding this.
    Where do you hear that?
    Please Can you send a link?

  • Kingston nets £5 million Olympic road racing cash boost1 year 12 weeks ago@ SM, what do you hear??

    @ SM, what do you hear??

  • Hit and runs reported at London Critical Mass ride + VIDEO1 year 12 weeks ago"this person decided to use a

    "this person decided to use a vehicle as a weapon against an entirely innocent person but this driver will be going to prison now."

    No they won't. Using a car as a weapon with deliberate intent to injure someone will be classed as 'careless driving' and they'll get away with a fine, at worst. That's because cyclists are considered to be second class citizens whose lives and health are unworthy of protection by the law.

    I bet if the driver had been stopped and punched, the law would have taken that far more seriously.

  • ToP fantasy scores stage 31 year 12 weeks agoGkam, mate in all walks of

    Gkam, mate in all walks of life there will be peope who complain, moan and generally whinge on about everything. The game is brilliant imho, not perfect, but who is Wink

  • Any positive stories about getting back on the bike after ankle surgery??1 year 12 weeks agoI've got 11 pins and a steel

    I've got 11 pins and a steel plate in my right ankle. Broke it both sides and split the tibia down the middle for extra effect.

    I think I'm right in saying that the metalwork is redundant after about 8 to 10 weeks after the fracture(s) has healed. The important thing is that the orthopaedic surgeon has done a good job and set your ankle back to how it was originally - or as close as can be expected. ie that all the bones are in alignment. Generally, the people who have problems have either had a catastrophic injury OR a bad surgeon.

    Personally, 7 years on, it doesn't really affect me anymore. My achilles tendon was damaged as well ( the doctors didn't even mention it because compared to my fracture, it was just an also-ran) and I find I sometimes get some tendonitis. Apart from that, long term prognosis is good.

    Don't read too much into the bad stories you read online. Just like reviews/forums, people will generally only vent when things go badly. Those of us with good experiences tend to keep quiet and get on with life.

    You will be fine, trust me!

  • K-Edge Road Chain Catcher1 year 12 weeks agohang on, this fits clamps?

    hang on, this fits clamps? and comes in gold!? shut up and take my money!!

  • ToP fantasy scores stage 31 year 12 weeks agoI'm am glad that people who

    I'm am glad that people who hardly post are commenting.

    My "boil your head" comment is purely jest and aimed at alieving the issue before it even arises.

    That's why I put the Devil after it aswell. I'm not great at expressing my words on the tinternet.

    So all is good and the scores will return to normal tomorrow when the stage scoring goes in Nerd

    I'm off for some Homer Simpson style training on the nuclear buttons that we have to avoid Big Grin

  • Driver who killed cyclist while adjusting her sat nav faces a jail sentence1 year 12 weeks ago"CTC does not think that

    "CTC does not think that imposing custodial sentences on drivers who cause death is the ideal solution, as in most cases they only present a danger to the public when behind the wheel of a car."

    Rather like saying murderers are only a danger to the public when in possession of a weapon like a gun or knife.....

  • Medics call for measures to protect cyclists in London1 year 12 weeks agoon my commute in London i

    on my commute in London i find that it is normally quite easy to spot a driver who cycles. They give more space when passing, look for cycles before turning etc. and know where bikes are likely to come from. I also find that busses and taxis along with other 'professional' drivers are the least likely to do these things. They consider (or so it seems) the road to be there's and they will try and pass as close to possible to show that. A change in behaviour won't come about until these people have some experience on a bike when abus or hgv gives 3 inches of clearance pasing at 30 mph. It seems for the most part to be a lack of understanding of just how intimidating and scary that can be, and a lack of knowledge/experience tha causes a lot of the problems.

  • ToP fantasy scores stage 31 year 12 weeks agoAlso being relatively new to

    Also being relatively new to all this, I've been really impressed and felt really welcomed by the forum community as a whole. And without this community the game wouldn't be half as fun!

  • First road bike, best value upgrade?1 year 12 weeks agoGo for some Kool-Stop brake

    Go for some Kool-Stop brake pads while you're at it (my experience with the OEM Shimano pads is that they overheat and glaze over very easily on fast descents)

  • UK company seeks funding for Paravelo flying bike1 year 12 weeks agoSo it's just

    So it's just paragliding...

    Can just see that brainstorming session:
    "So you know that wonderfully efficient bicycle...?"
    "Yes"
    "And you know that quite fun hobby of parascending/paragliding...?"
    "Yes"

    "Well why don't we combine them to make both of them worse?"
    "Oh OK, good idea!"

  • Sizing help please - Synapse / SuperSix1 year 12 weeks agoI would recommend you get the

    I would recommend you get the Size My Bike Lite app (http://www.sizemybike.com). The "lite" one is free on Apple App store (not sure about Android..).

    After inputting your measurements (which you should do with a tape measure etc directly into the app, don't approximate what you think you measure!) you can get an idea of what the ideal geometry is for you (note the "get an idea" as your personal preferences may vary slightly, but you can use saddle setback and stem length to modify your position after you have your ideal frame size. ie: my saddle is farther forward and my stem shorter because it's how I'm more comfortable).

    Then, compare your "ideal" geometry to what the manufacturers offer. Most publish their geometry on their site for all to see.

    For instance, on a BMC I'm a 58cm, but on a Ridley I'm a 57cm. Had I ordered a 58cm Ridley, I'd be buggered with a frame that's too big...

  • New bike purchased1 year 12 weeks agoHaha, sorry! - have updated

    Haha, sorry! - have updated the post now to clarify.

    I was thinking about Canyon, Cube or Focus, but with the discounts in play, the CF 7.0 was really specced as well, and the CF 8.0 was a bit too much, and is Campag, which wasn't what i was after. The Cube and Focus are available at Edinbugh Bicycle, but the location isn't really convenient for me. That might sound like a weak reason but I'm juggling this with the missus being pregnant, having building work done, and still getting into the swing of things in my new job.

    Bear in mind as well, that because Trek have gone with the aero frame design for the 5-upwards (and indeed on the 4 for the new model year), the 4 is their current top-flight version of the 'pro' frameset, so the frame is basically the 6 series of a couple of years ago.