- ribble gran fondo vs dolan l' etape1 year 7 weeks agoHow 'comfy' is the geometry
How 'comfy' is the geometry on the Dolan?
My father has been tempted with one as an upgrade from his 2010 Allez (the last year it wasn't quite as racy as the tarmac).
He was looking at the Mekk Potenza too.
I'll watch this thread with interest.
- Reynolds Assault SLG disc brake wheels1 year 7 weeks agoMissing a bit of vital info -
Missing a bit of vital info - tubeless compatible?
- Chinese Bikes1 year 7 weeks agoIf they are only testing 1 in
If they are only testing 1 in 50, that could be below the standard requirement.
Saying that, that could be for an order of between 151 - 3201 pieces.
Also, if it's 1 in every 50, it's not random, and works against the process of Inspection.
- Lidl cycling gear!1 year 7 weeks agoPlus a chain cleaner for less
Plus a chain cleaner for less than £4...including solution.
- Lidl cycling gear!1 year 7 weeks agoThe Lidl work stands are all
The Lidl work stands are all right, I bought one a couple of years ago and it is still going strong. Might just go and get myself a spare one at that price. Anyone know if the lights are okay?
- Faith in Humanity Restored1 year 7 weeks agoWhich is where the system
Which is where the system breaks down
- Why don't you see Pro's eating bananas?1 year 7 weeks agoI am rigorously writing down
I am rigorously writing down these suggestions. I usually take jelly babies and flapjack if I can get a hold of it, as I can never be bothered to make it, does anyone have any shortcut recipe tips?
- Uvex Sportstyle 104 Glasses1 year 7 weeks agoSafety glasses are also the
Safety glasses are also the cheapest option for those of us without perfect vision. You can find bifocals with a reading lens area for around £10. That's fine for me and means I can read my Garmin, or check a map without changing glasses.
- Lidl cycling gear!1 year 7 weeks agoA replacement D-lock would be
A replacement D-lock would be handy. Ta
- VIDEO: Risk-taking cyclist nearly pays ultimate price for dicing with trams1 year 7 weeks agoYou think that trams are bad
You think that trams are bad because they represent danger to cyclists...
You *are* aware that they run on tracks right? That means that their path is *always* 100% predictable. Don't want to get run over by one? Don't get in front of one and you're done!
Want to get pissy about public transportation and its danger to cyclists, OK, I can understand about buses since many bus drivers are jaded and angry, tired and bored to inattention, but tram drivers simply cannot swerve and run you over.
That is far, far, far safer than any other vehicle on the road... but you feel a need to rail against them specifically because of the danger they represent.
What have you got against winning arguments?
- Shimano introduces road hydro disc brakes for mechanical shifting1 year 7 weeks agoStill not sure on disks, this
Still not sure on disks, this is going the way of convincing the majority though which will eventually mean me
- Tour of Britain full route announced1 year 7 weeks agoHaha! Some South East action,
Haha! Some South East action, definitely pop to Brighton for the day
- Lidl cycling gear!1 year 7 weeks agoLidl cycling offers are on
Lidl cycling offers are on again from tomorrow (3rd April), and there's actually something I might take a look at.
They have a workstand listed for £30, and if it can hold a bike up in the air without falling over, that's pretty much all I need. Unfortunately the picture on their website don't show the legs.
Oh, they also have a cable lock for £2.49 if anyone is interested
- TfL to trial optical & radar detection technology on buses to alert drivers to cyclists and pedestrians1 year 7 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:HoweverOldRidgeback wrote:
However it's very common for me to get tailgated by someone who then tries to overtake when the road widens a little. Some people don't want to drive at 20mph, even when they're wearing out their suspension by hammering into the speed bumps.
The same thing happens if you drive at 20mph, you get tailgated.
The 20mph speed limit is widely ignored, as there has never been any enforcement. The Police may not be able to routinely enforce it, but that doesn't excuse them for having NEVER enforced it.
ASL boxes has exactly the same problem, they were widely ignored by the majority of drivers until the Police began the occasional enforcement campaign a few years ago. They need to do the same for the 20mph zones, so that it is no longer a zero risk crime.
- Video: Learn the history of the bicycle in under 70 seconds1 year 7 weeks agoMrGearMrGear wrote:Peowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
No recumbent designs in there...
Yeah, and no Grifter or Brompton either. This video was a waste of everyone's time, because it didn't cover every bike, ever.
Don't think there was any claim of 'every bike ever' in the video clip. The diamond frame (the final bicycle in the clip) has remained largely unchanged since the 1880's and continues to be the standard frame used by cyclists.
- road.cc’s 25 top cycling products of 2013-141 year 7 weeks agoI've used Copy My Sports (as
I've used Copy My Sports (as Garmin Sync is currently known) for some time now - never would 'instant' be an apt description of its performance.
- Widow of cyclist killed by drink-driver says he should have been jailed for life1 year 7 weeks agoThis driver should be strung
This driver should be strung up not sent to prison. Some might say his 8 year sentence is a joke, some might say his sentence is harsh given that many drivers that kill get a handshake from the judge and jury. Either way something is badly wrong with our justice system that allows some one to get back in a car albeit after some time who previously showed such contempt for other road users by driving pissed, three times over the limit, then fled when he realised what he had done. The scum bag should be strung up, but sadly all the liberal do gooders and Guardian readers won't hear of it. They do those that have to deal with the loss of their loved ones a great disservice.
- Video: Learn the history of the bicycle in under 70 seconds1 year 7 weeks agoChapeau
- Spring cycle clothing guide: the best kit and ways to wear it to get the most from cycling in spring1 year 7 weeks agoGore Oxygen Short Sleeve
Gore Oxygen Short Sleeve Jersey.
It's the best bit of kit I've got and accompanies me on about 70% of my rides. With merino it's good down to 0 deg and on its own up to 20'ish deg, can get a bit warm after that..
Just ordered 2 more of the black from last year before it disappears..
- Widow of cyclist killed by drink-driver says he should have been jailed for life1 year 7 weeks ago"The driver should be made to
"The driver should be made to stand in that mortuary and look at what they have done. Maybe then they will show some remorse, looking at what they have left on the side of the road."
If they don't show remorse they should be locked up for life as they are probably a dangerous psychopath.
- TfL to trial optical & radar detection technology on buses to alert drivers to cyclists and pedestrians1 year 7 weeks agoBring it on, if it works on
Bring it on, if it works on buses make it a legal requirement for all vehicles over 3T (retrofit) and all new vehicles.
- Just In: iBike Newton+ power meter1 year 7 weeks agoThey have profiles to work
They have profiles to work for various trainers too. It is a paid upgrade.
- Shimano 105 goes 11-speed1 year 7 weeks agoharman_mogul wrote:The answerharman_mogul wrote:
The answer is long, but short.
• People have more money than they used to.
Not me mate, and not anyone I know, but perhaps you move in different circles than I.harman_mogul wrote:
• Cycling has become a leisure pursuit rather than a need.
Always has been up to a point, but the primary purpose of a bicycle remains to get from one point to another and that is what the vast majority of people use them for.harman_mogul wrote:
• Leisure cyclists want the new new thing and can pay for it.
True of some, also some will be happy to get a cheap used 5700 gruppo, but most people just want their bike to work and spend as little as possible.
• Many young adults have no training in manual skills, so can't do bike maintenance.
The same is true of people of all ages, in fact a huge majority of people can't do bike maintenance, I don't know why their fathers didn't teach them, I can only assume it's because they couldn't do it either or didn't think it was important.
• Making it easier and more attractive to upgrade than repair...
• ...and the bike industry isn't complaining about that!
No, no they're not. I wonder whether they are motivated by dedication to providing their customers with the best possible products at a fair price or by $?
Who thought the white cables were a good idea?
Nicely put Dave - you summed up what so many of us have found tough to put into words.