• In the news1 year 10 weeks agoNot putting words in his

    Not putting words in his mouth but I think it's that the first one is a bit of a heart string puller the link works fine.

  • In the news1 year 10 weeks agoStumps - Dunno why you can't

    Stumps - Dunno why you can't open the link to the 2nd story but here's the headline to give you an idea:

    We should waste no sympathy on the driver who killed a cyclist while she fiddled with her satnav

    It isn't as good as the first article to be honest. I saw some pretty horrendous road crashes in my time as a development worker in West Africa and had nightmares about one in particular for a period. I've friends who have worked for the fire service and they've seen some even worse sights, so I can imagine you've been on scene in some awful events.

  • 2014 RideLondon sportive ballot full after just 27 days.1 year 10 weeks agoWell my name is in there

    Well my name is in there somewhere....... Cool

  • Hope V-Twin Hydraulic Disc Brake Converter1 year 10 weeks ago"It would be nice if there

    "It would be nice if there were a more sophisticated adjustment for more lever throw"

    Wouldn't the loose cable effect be fixable with small coil springs under the ferrules where the outers enter the hydro box? Looks like it'd need longer thingies* to support the outers, though.

    I'm sure Hope would have a better idea Wink

    * engineering term long forgotten

  • 2014 RideLondon sportive ballot full after just 27 days.1 year 10 weeks agoIn but not holding my breath

    In but not holding my breath Smile

  • Bloody Car Drivers!1 year 10 weeks agoIf someone is driving too

    If someone is driving too close behind me, I tend to leave a bigger gap in front so I don't have to brake hard should something happen. But then someone pulls into the gap ...

  • Bloody Car Drivers!1 year 10 weeks agoCyclists putting drivers

    Cyclists putting drivers heads on stake for no apparent reason. Accidents happen, let it be.

    Kinda the same how drivers curse and hate on cyclists really.

    Chill out about it. Some drivers are twats. Some cyclists are twats. Thats life.

  • Saboteurs ‘lay out tacks’ on Etape Cymru route1 year 10 weeks agoBy the way I should point out

    By the way I should point out that there were many people by the side of the roads clapping, cheering us all on and saying morning/afternoon. So whilst there was some who were bound to be upset by not being able to leave there house by car (personally I'd welcome it as law that no cars should be on the roads on sunday, nor supermarkets open etc) it was generally a great day out.
    It seemed many were very supportive! Also should say thanks to all the volunteers, police and staff etc who were brilliant! They made the day, wouldn't have been a fraction as good without them!
    First time visiting Wales too, and they put a good day on! Would definitely return if not only to improve my standing on the Horseshoe pass Wink
    There was some litter yes, but I think (and hope) that mostly this was all accidental, I saw many people seeking bins at stops etc and emptying pockets. I doubt you can have 2000 people riding around without the misfortune of dropping the odd wrapper. I also saw a couple of rain coats too.

    Sometimes this site seems to focus too much on the negative.

    Can't the title be "Great day out in wales had by all"

    The tack in my tyre, whilst mildly annoying, certainly didn't ruin my day.

  • Kinesis Gran Fondo Titanium1 year 10 weeks agoVinerman wrote:lower your

    Vinerman wrote:
    lower your saddle

    Please

    bit presumptious, no? Are you sure you can advise on bike fit on the basis of a photo or two?

    (It does look a bit high to me, too - but maybe it's a trick of the photo).

  • Bloody Car Drivers!1 year 10 weeks agoOtis Bragg wrote:Ah- the

    Otis Bragg wrote:
    Ah- the elite Road.cc Crash Investigation Team out again! Rather than jump to assumptions, all we know is over 100 cars were involved-that means there were over a hundred factors!, but if some bollox smashes into you from behind, it would be a reminder than no matter how safely you drive or cycle and what precautions you take, you are still reliant on others not being eejits.

    Very well said. A lot of the vehicles did stop snd were not committing any offences unfortunately there were others who smashed into them who were driving like knackers.

  • Hope V-Twin Hydraulic Disc Brake Converter1 year 10 weeks agoHam-planet wrote:Can you

    Ham-planet wrote:
    Can you explain why you think a short lever throw is disadvantageous for riders with short fingers?

    if you've got little hands, and short lever throw, it means you are at full stretch when braking, which gets uncomfortable.

    If you can have a lot of lever throw, when you are at full stretch you are just bringing the lever close to the bars before applying the real force, which is more comfortable.

  • Good cycling books??1 year 10 weeks agoSouth Manchester people, The

    South Manchester people,
    The Works in Stockport has Will Foth's Roule Brittania and Matt Rendell's 'A Significant Other' going for a couple of quid each.

    Anyone read 'A siginificant other'?
    For some reason, I bought 'Roule...' but not the Rendell book.

  • In the news1 year 10 weeks agoDue to my job i see some

    Due to my job i see some horrendous sights and deal with horrendous jobs however after reading the first article i have just sat and cried thinking what if that was me with my wife and kids sitting waiting................?

    I cant read the second article.

  • Pat McQuaid: Tokyo Olympics will be good news for cycling around the world1 year 10 weeks agoWe got the Keirin but seem to

    We got the Keirin but seem to have lost the individual pursuit and the Madison (my particular favourite). For this Pat must go.

  • Kinesis Gran Fondo Titanium1 year 10 weeks agoeurotrash

    eurotrash wrote:
    CapriciousZephyr wrote:
    Very nice-looking bike, and a frank and informative review, thanks.

    One point: "the brakes don't deliver the kind of stopping power this bike requires." But from what you've written, no other deep-drop brakes would either, so the brakes that this bike requires simply don't exist. Could that not be seen as a bit of a flaw in the design philosophy of the frame, then (serious question)?


    I understand the Shimano R650s are supposed to be excellent deep drop brakes.

    I've just seen these Velo Orange 'Grand Cru' long-drop brakes used to build a Racelight Tk3 > http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/components/brakes/calipers/grand-... The rider tells me they work very well, look cool too. Here's his Tk3 > http://www.flickr.com/photos/dynamitedotorg/sets/72157635435845850/

  • Saboteurs ‘lay out tacks’ on Etape Cymru route1 year 10 weeks agohehe - I think that was

    hehe - I think that was me!

    ...the guy with the garmin not the prick with the tacks Big Grin

  • Saboteurs ‘lay out tacks’ on Etape Cymru route1 year 10 weeks agoI've ridden all of these

    I've ridden all of these events, and I doubts about the signs being stolen during the first year. I remember getting to a junction with about 80 others and there being no sign. We followed somebody's garmin, and rode on, but it was a good 10 mins before we got anywhere close to resembling a house, so if somebody did want to tamper with signs they'd have to drive out there...

    Anyway, another good event this year but us cyclists aren't blameless, what with the amount of litter I saw....

  • Saboteurs ‘lay out tacks’ on Etape Cymru route1 year 10 weeks agobendertherobot wrote:Of

    bendertherobot wrote:
    Of course, it might be a nice opportunity to stay at home, have a cooked breakfast, catch up with some good books, kick a ball with the kids.

    But no, society demands 24 hours unfettered access to the world at large.

    It's all about the economy, stupid!

    The out-of-town shopping centres, massive supermarkets with 18 versions of each product, 24-hour service stations and McHorseburger outlets, they are all designed to get people to part with their money faster. If the shops are open then we are obliged to drive there, wander round and buy some stuff. It's what weekends are for! It seems to me that nowadays a lot of people want to spend money rather than do something constructive.

    As for the tacks and nicking signs, we've all seen this kind of selfish Nimbyism before.

  • Hope V-Twin Hydraulic Disc Brake Converter1 year 10 weeks agoThese are the mutts nuts best

    These are the mutts nuts best thing I've fitted to my CX bike. BB7's are no comparison for me and I found eat pads in ay kind of grit.

  • Vuelta - Stage 161 year 10 weeks agoKept it the same, I think

    Kept it the same, I think Sammy will win

    Nibali
    Valverde
    Roche
    Horner
    Pozzovivo
    Pinot
    Sanchez
    Txurruka
    Petit

  • Kinesis Gran Fondo Titanium1 year 10 weeks agolower your saddle Please

    lower your saddle

    Please

  • Pat McQuaid: Tokyo Olympics will be good news for cycling around the world1 year 10 weeks agoPat wasn't part of the

    Pat wasn't part of the decision, but of the remaining 3 members of the executive committee, Mr Cho Hee Wook is *also* the head of the Asian Cycling Federation, which co-proposed the constitutional amendment to make Pat's nomination retrospectively legal!

  • Vuelta - Stage 161 year 10 weeks agoJust the one swap today Anton

    Just the one swap today

    Anton out/Edet in

    Nibali
    Horner
    Pozzovivo
    Roche
    Pinot
    Valverde
    Edet
    Hoogerland
    Anacona

  • recovery after Sufferfest?1 year 10 weeks agoNo food 2 hours before and a

    No food 2 hours before and a protein shake or choc milk after. Easy.

    Watch out for the new vids coming out next week 2 hours long. Devil

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 10 weeks agoCredit where it's

    Credit where it's due.....non-premium enrique is currently joint first with silas chime in the Forums Scorums Vuelta.You do kind of feel that it won't be easy for him with no bankable transfers but then again there's not that many sprinters left for the stages where it would be a massive advantage(in-outs for stage 17 and then all in for stage 21).
    Alan Tullett leads the purist section by more than 100pts.