- Rapha Merino City Riding Socks1 year 10 weeks ago3.5 stars my tits!
3.5 stars my tits!
- Birzman Velocity RG Mini Pump1 year 10 weeks agoI did have a hunt around but
I did have a hunt around but couldn't find it for sale at that price as it does look like a cool addition!
- 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist1 year 10 weeks agoironmancole wrote:OK, it'sironmancole wrote:
OK, it's perhaps not the finest but it's a start.
Interested to see how it develops, does anyone actually want change and can 'another campaign' change anything?
At least it keeps the issue at heart and promotes discussion.
Just signed. Thanks for starting it up.
- Dundee cyclist assaulted by fellow rider he asked to get off pavement and ride on road1 year 10 weeks agoCameronB wrote:
Unfortunately there is more chance of getting a black eye out of this than a response like "Oh, i'm sorry, how foolish of me. Thank you for pointing out the error of my ways"
Two lovely black eyes!
Oh! what a surprise!
Only for telling a man he was wrong,
Two lovely black eyes!
- Transport Scotland consults on trunk road 20mph zones trial (+ video)1 year 10 weeks agonowasps wrote:Why are all thenowasps wrote:
Why are all the bollards and sign posts and other street furniture always positioned on the pavement? They're for the "benefit" of the motor vehicles on the road. They should be on the road too, so the vehicles have to slow down and negotiate them, not the pedestrians having to squeeze past them on the already insufficient footpaths.
This has always irked me as well. Those blasted road-side "cattle" fences especially, not only coralling pedestrians in, but usually taking up most of the pavement as they do it.
But, at least in the case of 'temporary' signage, its not _always_ on the pavement. Sometimes they put it in the cycle lane!
- Dawes Countess1 year 10 weeks agoDid the tester 'Steve
Did the tester 'Steve Worland' (according to the heading) wear a frock whilst riding this?
- Tyre question.1 year 10 weeks agoAs somebody just said, given
As somebody just said, given that type of surface, we're all doomed. But there are ways to make life a little less risky....
First, some tyres behave better than others and Schwalbe Duranos are one of the best. If there is a perfect balance between puncture proofing and grip, this may be it. Yes, you will suffer the odd flat but you will feel safer for most of the time.
And second, run your tyres about 10 - 15% below their maximum. The slightly rounder cross-section will feel more comfortable and I'm convinced it improves grip in the wet.
Best of luck.
- Cannondale gives Christmas gift of new bike to podium hostess pinched on behind by Peter Sagan1 year 10 weeks agoCan you back up the Doper
Can you back up the Doper claim?
Shame that Sagan doesn't behave with the same professionalism as Ms Leye. When he's back working in the factory in Zilina after he gets busted for doping (it's only a matter of time), I suspect he'll still be as much of an arse.
- Michael Rogers of Saxo-Tinkoff provisionally suspended after positive test for clenbuterol1 year 10 weeks agoFatBoyW wrote:So the factFatBoyW wrote:
So the fact that he had just been in China where it is a big problem is not a factor. Maybe the reports could question why race in Mexico or China at all if there is such an issue. It would be interesting if the riders refused to go to such places...
Ask the UCI about the tour of Bejing.
- 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist1 year 10 weeks ago@oozaveared
Well I mention it
Well I mention it because zero-tolerance policies are almost always justified with reference to precisely that 'broken window' theory you cite. That's the main context I know of it from.
Also I am bemused that my friends who live in the US only very recently in fact complained to me about precisely the reverse of what you've just said! That is, they mentioned that in the US (at least the part they are in, which isn't California) speed limits are totally and comprehensively ignored. And that, indeed, they get hooted at if they dare to obey the limit.
I've also seen plenty of posts on web forums from American drivers complaining scornfully about their compatriots who stick rigourously to the limit.
I guess its very possible this situation varies greatly by state.
And US road casualties are much higher than ours, but its very hard to make meaningful comparisons across such wildly different driving environments.
- Craddock Cycles offer made in the UK carbon fibre frames1 year 10 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:When I startedNeil753 wrote:
When I started reading this, I thought the retail price would be about £500
With the "factory gate" price of a Chinese carbon frame rumoured to be just 17 (yes, seventeen) dollars, the only reason for high prices is the supply chain and shipping, costs that would arguably be less for UK manufactured products. Sure, labour would be more, but how many hours does it take to mould a frame? Surely it's a matter of hours, rather than weeks.
Investment in equipment, materials, workshop, not to mention the countless hours of development that has gone into each frame, has to be factored in here.
It's not quite as easy as popping some carbon in a mould, cook for 30mins at 200 degrees, whack a sticker on the down tube and you're done. The costs of carbon fibre frames have only reduced to the prices they have as a result of several decades of development and manufacturing expertise. Carbon was mighty expensive when it first arrived in the cycling industry, it was far from affordable, like it could be argued it is now
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?1 year 10 weeks agoMust have; want; will surely
Must have; want; will surely die without.
Nah, I'll pass, thanks.
Prefer instant, anyway.
- puncture/pump advice1 year 10 weeks agoCO2 Inflator and a pump with
CO2 Inflator and a pump with a hose as backup (Lezeyne or Topeak Race Rocket are pretty good - check the max psi). Top tip though; sacrifice a CO2 canister and have a practice at home. I was on a great 60 mile solo route round the Tarn in France and punctured. CO2 Inflator failed and I had to phone my wife for a rescue. Gutted that I'd not completed the route and didn't have a backup pump. LBS replaced it and checked the new one worked; as well as giving me some free CO2 cannisters.
- CTC launches data-gathering app to help crash victims1 year 10 weeks agoI guess the problem becomes
I guess the problem becomes remembering to use the app in the heat of the moment. Should partner with the ICE Dot sensor so that if it is triggered this app pops up and says fill me out
- 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist1 year 10 weeks agoClearly a repeat offender!
Clearly a repeat offender! How can you be banned from driving, be drunk, kill someone, drive off and not be banned for life? Furthermore 6 years is a pretty short sentence for murder. Clearly the driver's actions where far behind mere negligence
- Transport Scotland consults on trunk road 20mph zones trial (+ video)1 year 10 weeks agoI don't really get 20mph
I don't really get 20mph zones. In the states anything in the center of town is already 25mph (that extra 5 doesn't make a difference) and outside of a city center they would just be horribly abused. So, protected bike lanes are much better for both cars and bikes
- Helmet Light Buying Advice1 year 10 weeks agoI've just bought a Cree
I've just bought a Cree Solarstorm and a Cree T6, and last week did my first ride with the T6 attached to my helmet... and it was great... all the more remarkable considering that it was only £19.
I've got some pictures at:
Having done the comparison, I reckon the T6 is a better light than the Solarstorm, and would suggest two of those. The SolarStorm spreads it's output too far and the battery life is only just over an hour... whereas the T6 is much more direct, and shows you where you're going/looking... and the T6 battery life is a good two hours.
- Dundee cyclist assaulted by fellow rider he asked to get off pavement and ride on road1 year 10 weeks ago*n't*. Mea culpa.
*n't*. Mea culpa.
- Michael Rogers of Saxo-Tinkoff provisionally suspended after positive test for clenbuterol1 year 10 weeks agoHim Up North wrote:@THX1138:Him Up North wrote:
@THX1138: Same headline on BBC Sport website. Expected better.
To be fair, "Saxo Bank rider" doesn't add much to the headline. It's reasonable for the BBC to judge it more interesting and newsworthy that he's an ex-Sky rider because of Sky's explicit emphasis on being a clean team, plus of course a greater proportion of their audience will have heard of Sky.
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?1 year 10 weeks agoFurther proof that riders of
Further proof that riders of fixies should be kept at arms length or more
- Cannondale gives Christmas gift of new bike to podium hostess pinched on behind by Peter Sagan1 year 10 weeks agoCycling needs more Sagans -
Cycling needs more Sagans - great cyclist with great character. Pleased Cannondale made this gesture.
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?1 year 10 weeks agoActually I wish they'd had
Actually I wish they'd had the balls to stand by their 'Twat' campaign.
If you took it as cyclists talking to cyclists then in some ways its quite good, and using humour (albeit of very questionable taste) rather than patrician preaching might have struck a few chords. I can however see how a non cyclist could have perceived it
- Cannondale gives Christmas gift of new bike to podium hostess pinched on behind by Peter Sagan1 year 10 weeks agoSagan would make a perfect
Sagan would make a perfect grinch if he dyed his whole head green and not just his disgusting goatee
- Dundee cyclist assaulted by fellow rider he asked to get off pavement and ride on road1 year 10 weeks agoAnyone who says "could care
Anyone who says "could care less" has to watch the video. It's the law.
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?1 year 10 weeks agofarrell wrote:I suspect thatfarrell wrote:
I suspect that Dan and Dave could benefit from having their cocks kicked off.
This made me snort tea across my desk.