• TdF - Carbon Rims in the Wet1 year 7 weeks agobashthebox wrote: carbon rims

    bashthebox wrote:
    carbon rims grabbing and locking up?

    Carbon rims don't have a hope of locking up in the wet, it's the opposite problem they have. If anything you'll have less chance of skidding on a slippery surface with carbon rims thanks to the loss of braking.

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoOops missed the deadline

    Oops missed the deadline earlier. Hope that marcel and co come in despite giant ds saying its too hard

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoHas NIMBY turned into

    Has NIMBY turned into England's national sport or what?

    Resurfacing the trail is likely to make it much less appealing for MTBers anyway, though Sunday cyclists with the kids will love it.

  • Deda Superleggera Black Bar1 year 7 weeks agoI think my Deda RHM01 bars

    I think my Deda RHM01 bars are great, and at less than £20 a bargain. I think these carbon bars give me a weight saving of 100grams or so, but then there is the cost of the bars and the divorce that would ensue. Think I'll give it a miss

  • TdF - Carbon Rims in the Wet1 year 7 weeks agoIt's not long since we saw

    It's not long since we saw teams equipped with Nemesis handbuilts lining up for the start of classics. I guess if they really wanted to use an alloy rim, they could. The Campagnolo sponsored teams, for example, could even sport Bullets instead of Boras and no one would really notice.

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoIdeal for mountain biking eh?

    Ideal for mountain biking eh? more like the dullest path imaginable if other resurfacing projects are anything to go by.

    Nimbyism in this country is getting way out of control

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Peter Sagan’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo + video1 year 7 weeks agoIf Cannondale suddenly find

    If Cannondale suddenly find they need to sell me one to keep it race legal, I'll be happy to spend in the region of twenty pounds.

  • London 100. Getting there and getting about1 year 7 weeks agoBeaufort wrote:Last year was

    Beaufort wrote:
    Last year was a fantastic event - the best thing I'v e ever done - but getting to the start line was farcical.

    I have to agree, road closures for the event started at 5.30, yet when I turned up at 5.00 the roads were already closed - although riding down the A12 without cars, by myself, in the dark was a wierd but fun experience.

  • TdF - Carbon Rims in the Wet1 year 7 weeks agoSean Kelly mentioned this

    Sean Kelly mentioned this yesterday or the day before - he was saying a lot of teams would go back to alu braking surfaces in the wet. I guess you just get better modulation with them? We've certainly seen a lot of crashes, so I wonder if any of them were caused by carbon rims grabbing and locking up?

  • 1980's Peugeot Road bike restoration - HELP needed please!1 year 7 weeks agoThank you for your help - i

    Thank you for your help - i have tried to post on the other forum.
    I only paid very little for it, so im using it as a learning tool.

    Thank you both for your help.

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Peter Sagan’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo + video1 year 7 weeks agoNick T wrote:How does a

    Nick T wrote:
    How does a custom frame fit into the UCI's rule requiring all gear to be commercially available? Would Cannondale be forced to make me one of these if I asked nicely?

    An email to UCI's tech team coming up, Nick T!

  • Vulpine Softshell Jacket1 year 7 weeks agoI too have the original

    I too have the original softshell and it is a piece of beauty. Only small issue (aside from the baboon flap as mentioned above) was the front pockets had reverse flaps that would flap open at medium speed, I see this has been rectified in the latest version. Shows that Nick and the guys do enhance their kit when something that isn't meticulously correct is spotted.

    The big plus for me was the storage at the back. I rode home from Tesco once with a bottle of wine and a baguette in the back pockets!

    Chapeau.

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Peter Sagan’s Cannondale SuperSix Evo + video1 year 7 weeks agoHow does a custom frame fit

    How does a custom frame fit into the UCI's rule requiring all gear to be commercially available? Would Cannondale be forced to make me one of these if I asked nicely?

  • Vulpine Softshell Jacket1 year 7 weeks agoI have the original one which

    I have the original one which has lasted brilliantly despite being used heavily. It is sized bigger than most pure cycling jackets because it's not just intended for use while riding - I bought an XL and ended up swapping for an L. Sounds as though they've improved the latest version - one of my few issues with the original is that the bum flap would sometimes work its way out without you wanting it to (i.e. when you're not riding) which looked kind of stupid. Adding a 2nd magnet and allowing it to be removed altogether sound like good moves - bravo, Nick.

  • Vulpine Softshell Jacket1 year 7 weeks agoDoper wrote:Eh? Looks like a

    Doper wrote:
    Eh? Looks like a pretty poor fit to me. Either that or the tester needs to go down a size.

    It's a perfect fit for "a utility cycling jacket". It's not designed for doing the TdF in.

  • Bristol plans £35 million spend on cycleway network1 year 7 weeks agoFor anyone interested in the

    For anyone interested in the detail of what they're planning to do, the slides from the launch event are now up here (PDF, 20 MB): https://t.co/sDLHmEhTXC

  • London 100. Getting there and getting about1 year 7 weeks agoSme for me - I parked at

    Sme for me - I parked at Surrey Quays and getting to the start was a joy. So many other bikes around you didn't need the signs, and the mood was great. It helped make it the fantastic day it turned out to be.

    Bottlenecks - I didn't start til 7.58 last year (I don't think the supposed stagger worked; people who said they would take longer than me started before) and none of the hills were a problem. Leith was the worst but it was possible to find a way up past the walkers and wobblers. The feed station at Newlands was though; top of the hill, they make you walk and it is quite a long way in and out.

  • Dunwich Dynamo XXII1 year 7 weeks agoLooking for a reasonably

    Looking for a reasonably brisk (28-30kph) group to ride with tomorrow - whatever the weather.

    Email me: leo.lerner96@gmail.com

  • Vulpine Softshell Jacket1 year 7 weeks agoEh? Looks like a pretty poor

    Eh? Looks like a pretty poor fit to me. Either that or the tester needs to go down a size.

  • Lomo 30L High Visibility Backpack Dry Bag1 year 7 weeks agodoes it come in other sizes?

    does it come in other sizes? 30L is a bit large for my commute.

  • Dunwich Dynamo XXII1 year 7 weeks agoScoob_84 wrote:The weather

    Scoob_84 wrote:
    The weather doesn't look great for this one.

    The forecast leaves me gloomy. Having missed last year's due to a death in the family, I'd really like to go, and perhaps should just Harden the Fuck Up (#5 on Winnipeg CycleChick's list, which I covered here). On the other hand, I've already done it 5 or 6 times, which is enough times to know it's more fun dry.

  • 1980's Peugeot Road bike restoration - HELP needed please!1 year 7 weeks agocyclespeugeot.com suggests

    cyclespeugeot.com suggests that the checkers were only used 1979-1983. Unfortunately this doesn't help at all in narrowing down the threading of the BB or head set size. You will find a few more suggestions on that site. The dropout serial number may have been added by a bike shop and doesn't offer any clues.

    My first thought was, I hope you didn't pay very much for it, as you can find much better Peugeot frames (with parts, working, minimal rust) for less than £100, without looking very hard.

  • Am I over-analysing this?1 year 7 weeks agoAs good value as Planet X or

    As good value as Planet X or second hand may seem to be, one of the factors to take into consideration is how the bike makes you feel.

    Call me shallow but I'd rather pay twice as much on a bike that I love the look of and makes me want to ride it. This is why I don't drive Kias or Fords. They might be good but I don't care. Personally I want a bit more than a good subjective review in a magazine written by someone I don't know or a 'bargain'. It's not a Vacuum cleaner it's a bike.

    Go to the shop. Examine the bikes, look at them from every angle, touch them, pick them up, ride them.

    Choose the one that makes you smile.

  • Dunwich Dynamo XXII1 year 7 weeks agoThe weather doesn't look

    The weather doesn't look great for this one.

    Hopefully i can take part, but I'm at my daughter in law's first birthday party on Saturday. If i can just stay away from the booze....

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoJust Fuglsang & Albasini in

    Just Fuglsang & Albasini in for Kittel and Gerard for me. Still hilly sprinter based.

    Peter Sagan (CAD)
    Michael Albasini (OGE)
    Alexander Kristoff (KAT)
    Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
    Bryan Coquard (EUC)
    Jean-Marc Bideau (BSE)
    Rein Taaramae (COF)
    Giovanni Visconti (MOV)
    Jakob Fuglsang (AST)