- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agoDeleted
- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agoPersonally I don't see the
Personally I don't see the logic of buying a comfort bike designed specifically for the cobbles when you can get a real road bike like the Cervelo R3 which has won Roubaix three times and is more versatile for other riding you'll want to do, and is lighter:
Also the idea of decoupling the seat stay from the top tube only to reattach it with a bolt seems counterintuitive because it would seem to create a point of weakness in the frame - over time this might become an issue.
I know Cervelo get their vertical compliance simply by designing thinner chain stays, that looks more integrated and smarter than making a floating seat stay.
- Tour of Flandres - transfers1 year 36 weeks agoi didn´t see the penaly
i didn´t see the penaly points ...
Just after then second try team
- wiggle no excuses refunds??1 year 36 weeks agoI'd worked out the total as
I'd worked out the total as well....and it prob covers them until Easter as its 14 WORKING days (banking days?)
It was a good event, proper signage, good food & drink, great organsiation, even a medal and goodie bag....all for potentially free
Just a pity the spring/summer like weather of late hadn't kicked in by then. I had Neoprene overshoes on and my toes where just Ok, in the 5c temps & light drizzle
so the triantalope in a skinsuit (c/w bare arms n legs and pointy hat) must have been frozen after 4 1/2 hours
- Keith Bikes1 year 36 weeks agoFinally got a reply
Finally got a reply
We don't provide complete bike, as everyone may like to choose different kind of parts they prefer. We have road bike frames(aluminium alloy/carbon fiber), wheel sets, handle bars and seat tubes.
Our designers also won the 2012 iF award of carbon frame.
So i think i might do as another forum member did and order from the far east and build it up myself
- BBC drama Call The Midwife sparks record interest in Victoria Pendleton bike range, says Halfords1 year 36 weeks agoJust be careful when
Just be careful when collecting that Halfords have not built up with the forks the wrong way around like they did on a mates sisters bike.....shocking. it had about 3 inch of toe overlap on the front wheel
- Tour of Flandres - transfers1 year 36 weeks agoIf you've picked a good
If you've picked a good enough squad you may still end up with positive points. Mind you, if your selections are as dire as mine it looks like minus points for you old bean
- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agoCan't find anything (online
Can't find anything (online at least) to link 'domane' with a crown, king's or otherwise.
If such a word does exist, then it presumably would derive from the Latin 'dominus' (lord, master, owner etc) which in turn comes from the Sanskrit 'domanus' - someone who has subdued.
So we're very nearly there, and it isn't an inappropriate name for a Classics bike with Cancellara riding it.
I suspect the name owes more to the fact that it's an anagram of Madone than anything else and they've then tried to give it a meaning.
Too bad that some Classics fans also happen to have studied the other kind of Classics
If anyone from Trek reads this and is able to point us in the direction of a credible source for 'domane' = 'king's crown' that would settle it...
- wiggle no excuses refunds??1 year 36 weeks agoThere you go, that covers
There you go, that covers them until the 2nd April
So if i was them and had 1350 x £25 (£33,750) sitting in an account and say 100 people didn't show, thats going to charity, start the refund process yesterday, meaning you get around 10 days extra interest from the money to go to charity or in your pocket
- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agojoemmo wrote:interesting -joemmo wrote:
interesting - have they quoted an actual amount of 'compliance'? For example in the number of millimetres travel that the elastomeric bit allows or is it just 'twice x unknown number'. I think people would be less cynical of the whole axial compliance / rigidity thing if someone had the gumption to say 'this fork allows the axle to deflect a maximum of 4mm in the vertical plane. Otherwise it just looks like pseudo-engineering twaddle.
What you seem to be asking for is the elastic limit, although this would be useful I would really hope that you would never get near this during normal usage, otherwise you'd end up irreversibly bending the frame in not-so-extreme usage.
They could go even further and give us the the Young's Modulus (stiffness) values for different types of bend, tension and compression. Of course they would need to give the force direction as well, since they are aiming for anisotropy (different values in different directions).
Since they are using an elastomer I would also wish to know the hysteresis. As an elastomer is loaded and unloaded a proportion of the energy is lost as heat. Too much energy loss is a bad idea: a) it reduces efficiency and b) it will heat the elastomer up, which may cause creep.
For now I'll assume Trek've done their homework.
*geek out ends*
- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agoLatin for Crown is (duh!)
Latin for Crown is (duh!) "Corona"... yup, like the Mexican Beer.
King is something like "rex", like the dinosaur.
I don't know how Google related "Domane" with "king's Crown" as I don't speak Latin.
How good will this new frame do? You still need wider tyres which kind of gets the same effect. Or not?
- MSPs back free Bikeability training for all children in Scotland plus more 20mph zones1 year 36 weeks agoI'm looking forward to the
I'm looking forward to the following 'meet' at Kings Buildings, University of Edinburgh Campus.
Mainly to ask how they are going to ensure the 'Quality Bike Corridor' is of any use at all. However training some of the daft Student on cycle safety comes as a high priority.
Thursday 5th April: Road Safety roadshow outside KB House
The Police are launching their Safer Driving, Safer Cycling Campaign at the University.
They will be running a roadshow outside KB House 11am-2pm on 5th April.
This will entail a couple of tables, members of the council, the Police and a bike mechanic.
This will be inside the building if weather is bad. Dr Bike to remain outside.
- Gonna sell the car and cycle commute instead - advice needed1 year 36 weeks agoget neoprene overshoes for
get neoprene overshoes for when it's wet, cold or both. I commute year round and they are a real luxury. I hate cold wet feet!
- wiggle no excuses refunds??1 year 36 weeks agoI've not received my refund
I've not received my refund either from the Huntingdon event on the 18th March....
This statement emailed to riders (finishers?) on the 20th March
WIGGLE NO EXCUSES SPORTIVE - RIDER REFUNDS
Well done to everyone who rode the Wiggle No Excuses Sportive.
We have started to process the refunds for rider who rode the event. Due to the high number of refunds we are currently processing, this will take up to 14 working days.
Refunds will made on to your orginal payement method.
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- Gonna sell the car and cycle commute instead - advice needed1 year 36 weeks agoAgree with Rob on everything,
Agree with Rob on everything, except the waterproofs. It's no fun to arrive at work soaking wet, especially in the winter. And there is a chance that your clothes might no dry by the time you have to head home and will have to put wet or damp clothes on. You don't want that, trust me.
I find the Endura jackets and overtrousers really good. My commute used to be a 16 mile round trip and they kept me dry. In the freezing winter, that is a major plus. And they also protect you from cold head winds.
Just my opinion.
- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agoNothing against Trek I like
Nothing against Trek I like their bikes but when do we call a stop to modifcations.A Road bike should be a rigid frame structure, I prefer to see who is the best rider or team and minimise the advantage that "tools of the trade" can do to mask this.
Trek Noname would be a more appropriate title.
- Tour of Flandres - transfers1 year 36 weeks agoAfter the big Green button,
After the big Green button, shouldn't there be a bigger RED button with `ARE YOU REALLY REALLY SURE YOU WANT TO BE COMMITTED'
and I'm still waiting for my button to be added `RESET RIDERS TO PREVIOUS DAY SO I CAN PICK TOP NINE RIDERS'
- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agoThey've got the arse end
They've got the arse end sorted then, but what about the front? Cobbles/pave play 'navvies and road drills' with hands, shoulders and everything in between. There's no mention of shock absorbing carbon construction or anything like an elastomer element anywhere near the fork or steerer. The head tube angle and fork rake is mentioned in passing, but no figures or analysis.
I agree with Joemmo on 'compliance': it's about time we had some actual measurements, independent testing and figures for it, otherwise manufacturers can blather a load of sales rubbish at us and we have no way of knowing what's what.
- MSPs back free Bikeability training for all children in Scotland plus more 20mph zones1 year 36 weeks agoHere we go again. Train up
Here we go again. Train up lots of super confident kids, kids become teenagers who become drivers. Bike stays in shed, not cool, more public money wasted.
Take another look. Tell those teenagers they won't get a driving licence until they've shown that they can ride a bike safely in traffic.
Training becomes part of becoming a driver, cost falls on user. Generations of bike aware drivers born at no cost to the taxpayer. Fear of traffic falls, cycling increases.
Trouble is, the answers lie in London, not Edinburgh. Support at http://bikeaware.org.uk
- Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 36 weeks agoI believe Valverde and Cobo
I believe Valverde and Cobo are no longer racing for movistar and no Nibali or sagan for Liquigas
- Tour of Flandres - transfers1 year 36 weeks agoI thought that was the main
I thought that was the main rule this year...No Resets of teams. Which is why you got a confirm page telling you how many transfers and the cost.
I manage to go on multiple times rack up 100's of points but just dont click the green button
- purists1 year 36 weeks agoAfter P-R (I believe), a
After P-R (I believe), a non-starter tomorrow may start in P-R
- Gonna sell the car and cycle commute instead - advice needed1 year 36 weeks agoMudgaurds are essential. I
Mudgaurds are essential. I commuted for ages without them but won't take them off the commuter bike now. They do a great job of keeping your feet/lower legs dry.
If you're riding on unlit roads, buy the best set of lights you can afford - don't scrimp. Good lights result in improved safety and speed. Now might be a good time to buy as people will be putting them away for the summer.
If it rains you are going to get wet. There is little point in spending hundreds of pounds on waterproofs. Just put a second pair of socks and shorts and jersey in your bag for the ride home. Also, wearing layers is a good idea as the weather on the way home can be very different to the way in. And don't worry too much about the cold; it can be preferable to arrive at work cold than a complete sweaty mess!
Carry suitable tools to fix common mechanicals by the side of the road - you're on your own out there.
Last tip: Allow plenty of time - it'll take longer than you think.
Rob (year round commuter).
Oh, and enjoy it! It's a great way of putting the miles in.
- SOLD: 2012 Cannondale CAAD8 Tiagra triple, 56 cm, £5751 year 36 weeks agoWeekend/price drop bump.
Weekend/price drop bump.
- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agoThey'll never let VecchioJo
They'll never let VecchioJo ride it through a muddy field.
I think it looks great: the spiffy paint job certainly helps. But the suspension will add weight, I imagine.
I was surprised that Cancellara doesn't use electronic transmission, but then I remembered that nonsense about a hidden motor a few years ago and wondered if that had something to do with it.