- Just in: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Movistar replica1 year 7 weeks agoIf you can tell me where to
If you can tell me where to get a K-Force stem to fit this bike I'll buy it. I've had no luck with anything but Ritchey in that size and I've trawled the internet and spoken to UK distributors.
- Three reasons to take up cycling1 year 7 weeks agoPetrol prices
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 7 weeks agoSo 66.66% of those surveyed
So 66.66% of those surveyed are OK with wearing lycra over 40.
Sorry, I don't see the story here. Is this from the Daily Mash?
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 7 weeks agoJoeinpoole wrote:I think theJoeinpoole wrote:
I think the guidelines should be more weight-related.
Why *do* fat people try to squeeze themselves into Lycra? It never fails to both amaze and revolt me. Don't they have access to a mirror or something?
Perhaps they just don't care whether you're revolted by them or not and just want to wear what they want without being judged.
- Video: German artists develop robot to design bike infrastructure1 year 7 weeks ago+100!
But won't this just show where cyclists feel comfortable and safe NOW.
It will show the routes that cyclists use to get from A to B now, NOT the routes they WANT to take.
All it will do is reinforce in the minds of planners is that cyclists are happy to ride from A to B via the rest of the alphabet because that is what they are doing now. Why bother to invest in a direct route from A to B when it is clearly not needed.
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 7 weeks agoIs this an attempt to get
Is this an attempt to get more people wearing lycra? I cycle in jeans and a T-shirt normally. After this I'm tempted to get some lycra just to annoy the 1 in 3. Might wait until I hit 40 though.
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 7 weeks agoAh. The beauty industry. The
Ah. The beauty industry. The people encouraging anorexia?
I'm 50 in a couple of months. Always wear lycra on the road bike and look good in it if I say so myself.
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 41 year 7 weeks agoYipee 29 points
Yipee 29 points
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 41 year 7 weeks ago2nd and another dnf
2nd and another dnf
- Sergio Henao back racing after tests - can he make Sky's Tour de France team?1 year 7 weeks agoAh Gkam, yee of little faith
Ah Gkam, yee of little faith
He's passed eveything they could throw at him with flying colours. It will be fine if they put him in the team cos he's not english and wont be treat like shite by english fans...as is the norm in this country when we have someone who does well
- Luminescent whiskers: the latest innovation in bike safety1 year 7 weeks agoCan I have something modelled
Can I have something modelled on a trap-door spider please? That way, any car driver who comes to close gets eaten.
- Froome and the Inhaler1 year 7 weeks agoJimbonic wrote:The mostJimbonic wrote:
The most interesting part of the article is Froome's change of sex as he grew up....
"Chris Froome uses an inhaler since when he was a boy to treat her asthma"
OK, OK, it may be something to do with Google's translatify app. But......
Terrible translations on the Google page, better to just have a go at it yourself.
- Triban 500 or Genesis Volant 10 2014 for £450?1 year 7 weeks agoMy wife has the Volant 00 as
My wife has the Volant 00 as her first bike, I bought an Aether 10 (the previous model - similar spec) a few years ago .
They've both been good bikes - comfortable to ride and very reliable. I've done 1000s of miles on mine and only changed brake pads.
I haven't ridden the Triban sorry so can't help you there.
- Sergio Henao back racing after tests - can he make Sky's Tour de France team?1 year 7 weeks agoSo he was pulled from racing
So he was pulled from racing without much of an explanation, now he's back, without much of one either....
I dare say Sky are not going to put him in the TdF team, look at the hassle Froome using an inhaler caused
- Disc Brakes (are they any safer)1 year 7 weeks agobeen riding a cx style disk
been riding a cx style disk braked bike for a couple of years and def' wouldn't consider going back to rim brakes - love the consistent braking in the wet, to be able to scrub speed accurately and with confidence on long descents
Got fed up with road riding on busy main roads near where I lived.
Built up a bike with 700c wheels that would ride tracks and steep hills (25%ish) and have drops so I could deal with headwinds, it had rim brakes - but I soon realised I was actually riding down road hills on this bike slower than I would on my MTB - reason was lack of confidence on twisty narrow lanes that I could brake when needed - disks fixed that
so depends what you do - if you ride predictable roads with reasonable sight lines and don't go out in the rain (much) then disks add complexity - so for many road cyclists simply no point - if you ride in the rain on narrow steep roads or push carbon rims to the limit on long downhill sections you probably need disks .....and the rest is marketing
- Specialized S-Works Allez - how much?1 year 7 weeks agoIt's not worth £1500, but it
It's not worth £1500, but it costs £1500 because of things like 'Concept Stores'. Something has to pay for all those fancy tiles and wood effect paneling.
- Maximum fines for traffic offences to rise — but will it have any effect in practice?1 year 7 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:andypOldRidgeback wrote:andyp wrote:
'Overall, the evidence suggests that:
Reducing vehicle speeds using fixed speed cameras has no impact in improving road safety.
Fixed speed cameras do not save lives and do not prevent serious injuries.'
A nice summary, but seems to have no relevance to pretty much...well, anything really.
What it means is that fixed speed cameras are useless. They do not have any benefit for road safety. What does help is better traffic policing to deter drivers from carrying out existing offences. But increasing fines without improving traffic policing is pointless. Speed cameras will continue to detect only the most unwary of driving offenders.
That's what it means. That's why it's relevant to this thread.
The two extracts you posted are unhelpfully vague though, in that you don't even say the journal they appeared in, yet alone the details of the study they are based on. Needs a lot more than extracts from one (or two? or are both cuttings from the same one?) study to conclude the issue. Even one entire paper wouldn't completely settle it.
For starters there's the question of whether speed cameras reduce overall speeds or not, and then whether that in turn makes cyclists and pedestrians more likely to venture into the road.
I'm not sure about speed-cameras either way. I mean, it could be they are only effective if you have lots and lots of them, and that would cost too much.
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 41 year 7 weeks ago7th and possibly 20th today
7th and possibly 20th today for me.
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 7 weeks ago1 in 3 think over 40s should
1 in 3 think over 40s should ditch lycra.
2 in 3 know over 40s should ditch lycra.
- Joanna Rowsell talks body image: "being as skinny as possible isn’t necessarily healthy"1 year 7 weeks agoAbsolutely agree. It gets
Absolutely agree. It gets really bad for that over here, Island mentality! One thing I miss about London is the anonymity
I think young people nowdays seem to be evolving into more accepting individuals, though. Back in the day when I were a goth it was a real struggle to be yourself in public without gangs of wee scallies hurling abuse at you. Nowdays it seems to be a bit cooler to be different....but then at the same time, regardless of fashion I think the public still focus far too heavily on body image.
- Specialized S-Works Allez - how much?1 year 7 weeks agoA large portion of carbon S
A large portion of carbon S Works are made by Merida as well. I like Specialized but the S Works range is silly money, especially when De Rosa, Colnago and Cervelo do some nicer looking bikes with a good level of equipment on for a lot less money. Looking at the Cervelo S5 myself, far better looking than the S works in my opinion.
- Starting out in road cycling - building up fitness and distance tips?1 year 7 weeks agoSo, I found a nice loop near
So, I found a nice loop near my flat, it's around 2.5 miles long in total.
It's only around about 2 miles from my flat, so nice and close if I need to suddenly turn back. Going to give it a try tonight!
Hopefully I can manage a good few loops before I get too tired! Sub 20 miles is safe for now I guess
- Video: German artists develop robot to design bike infrastructure1 year 7 weeks agoA bit like this
A bit like this ?
- multi tool1 year 7 weeks agoThere's no special name, it's
There's no special name, it's just an adapter, or converter. If you need just that part, buy the cheapest multi tool you can find on ebay or in Tesco's which has one of those, and donate the rest of the tool to a friend for there kids to break.
If you're adding this to a very small multi-tool, you should consider just using an allen key, which will handle a lot more force. When I'm on a longer ride, I take a few extra tools including a double ended allen key (like an integral sign), 6mm on one end and 8mm on the other. It still only weighs a few grammes.
- Joanna Rowsell talks body image: "being as skinny as possible isn’t necessarily healthy"1 year 7 weeks agomooleur wrote:Too true, womenmooleur wrote:
Too true, women can be scornful and pretty hideous towards each other!
They are terrified of being scorned themselves!
Fear of being an outcast drives this behaviour, it happens all the time. But that's because they have unthinkingly bought into the group's values. They are sheep.
The wider your social circle the greater the chance of it happening. Restrict your meaningful interactions (real world or online) to those who accept you for who you are and it is far less likely to happen.
Don't be afraid to distance yourself from anyone who repeatedly sticks the knife in to you or anyone else for no good reason; if they do it to someone else one day it will be you.