• Rear Mech Hangers1 year 16 weeks agoMunicipal Waste wrote: Oh,

    Municipal Waste wrote:
    Thinking Oh, and I've just checked and the part you need IS in stock ;-P

    Madison don't deal with Bianchi, so i'm assuming its the Wheels Manufacturing hanger you're talking about. It would be great if you could share the hanger's number as it might not be that easy to find the right one for an LBS that never dealt with Bianchis

  • New bike tool1 year 16 weeks agoThis

    This one?

    http://road.cc/content/news/76726-full-windsor-nutter-multitool-released

  • Tour in Yorkshire… not everyone's happy about expected influx of cyclists1 year 16 weeks ago4) Lack of evidence of

    4) Lack of evidence of cyclist/mirror interaction e.g. bloodied cyclists lying on the road in pain after hitting said wing mirrors at speed.

  • Icebike 2013: Volare range and new 853 Equilibrium + video1 year 16 weeks agoIn truth, shipping bike parts

    In truth, shipping bike parts around the world must have a much lower impact than for example shipping engines round the world.

  • Spain set to make bike helmets compulsory amid law reform "designed to push cyclists off the streets"1 year 16 weeks ago"The ER where I work sees

    "The ER where I work sees more head injuries from helmet-less cyclists." - Probably due to that most competent cyclists wear helmets Thinking

  • Video: Team MTN-Qhubeka - the first African team to ride a WorldTour event1 year 16 weeks agoThey need some black riders.

    They need some black riders. That would be good for them.

  • Rear Mech Hangers1 year 16 weeks agoSounds like the bike shops

    Thinking Sounds like the bike shops near you SUCK!

    If they've got a Madison account then a replacement one is usually next day and won't cost them postage. Oh, and I've just checked and the part you need IS in stock ;-P

  • Tour in Yorkshire… not everyone's happy about expected influx of cyclists1 year 16 weeks ago"we’ve had incidents where

    "we’ve had incidents where car wing mirrors have gone missing"

    That bit sounds highly unlikely to be cyclists?
    1) less likely than a car to aim that close to a car
    2) don't have the momentum to knock a mirror out of sight
    3) mirrors don't fit well in jersey pockets...not that I've tried

  • Icebike 2013: Volare range and new 853 Equilibrium + video1 year 16 weeks agoThe Croix de Fer is a

    The Croix de Fer is a completely different bike with distinctly different capabilities.

    Also you are deluded to think in this day and age most products don't have few air miles.

    Check this website for some up front info, more than you will find from any other brand. http://www.patagonia.com/us/footprint/

    I do hope though as you mention that local frame builders will benefit from a resurgence in steel frames.

  • US motorists' and cyclists' organisations team up for 'Share the Road' spot (+ video)1 year 16 weeks agopmanc wrote:Is it OK to run

    pmanc wrote:
    Is it OK to run over cyclists if they don't have a family?

    Or only if they don't have any family and also don't hold a driving license?

    But of course.

    I threw up slightly in my mouth when i watched this, however it is small steps so we should be thankful.

  • Tour in Yorkshire… not everyone's happy about expected influx of cyclists1 year 16 weeks agothere is something that

    there is something that reminds me of the film Hot Fuzz... "for the greater good".

    As Rick Robson (csphotos) points out under the Herald article - it's a nothing story which heightens tension between residents, motorists and cyclists. shame about all those new visitors to the area potentially parting with cash at local businesses.

  • Icebike 2013: Volare range and new 853 Equilibrium + video1 year 16 weeks agoQuote:So, you are buying

    Quote:
    So, you are buying something that has been shipped halfway around the world twice? How is that sustainable?

    How can any bike be sustainable?

    The Iron ore to make the tubes probably came from Brazil, the Shimano components are shipped from Japan/Singapore, The tyres though badged Continental are probably from India, etc etc etc.

    If you want a bike that has never seen a component travel you might as well give up now.

  • Petition calls for National Escort Group to be given powers to stop traffic1 year 16 weeks agoThis is why I started the

    This is why I started the petition. The NEG are volunteers and the only expense is their mileage at 30ppm and we recruit riders that are local to the race to keep costs down.

    I have even done races at my own expense as the budgets were tight. Why do we do this ? Because we love cycling and we can help in making the race safer for all people involved inc motorists. I have worked on the smallest chippers to the worlds biggest races and yet the priority is the same for every race.... Keeping it safe no matter what the race is called.

  • Pyrenean Ride question1 year 16 weeks agoIf you base yourself in

    If you base yourself in Lourdes, you could head out west to Louvie-Juzon for a 20 mile spin, then a steady climb south to Laruns, east up the Col d'Aubisque then Col du Soulor, descend to Argeles-Gazost, then head south to Luz Saint Sauveur and over the Tourmalet. After that, I'd head back to Lourdes, 25 miles downhill all the way, and leave the Aspin for another trip, because frankly that's 107 miles or so as it is and that's quite enough!

  • US motorists' and cyclists' organisations team up for 'Share the Road' spot (+ video)1 year 16 weeks agoI think that it could help to

    I think that it could help to demonstrate the benefits of cycling, if all elligable riders, for one week only (the first week in May perhaps)did all their trips by car. It might just make the minority of idiots stop and think for a couple of seconds.
    Also, I am led to believe that in Holland, that the vast majority of traffic accidents involving motorists/cyclists are weighted against the motorists, and that they must prove beyond all reasonable doubt that they are not at fault....this certainly should make the motorists in Britain pay a bit more attention to what is going on around them.

  • Spain set to make bike helmets compulsory amid law reform "designed to push cyclists off the streets"1 year 16 weeks agoBike helmets must be

    Bike helmets must be compulsory during riding becuase helmets prevents head injuries. Head injury is the most prevalent cause of fatalities and permanent disability resulting from bike accidents. This is a commendable step taken by the government to make bike helmets compulsory while riding.

  • Icebike 2013: Volare range and new 853 Equilibrium + video1 year 16 weeks agoQuote:The 631, 853 and 953

    Quote:
    The 631, 853 and 953 tubesets are all made in the UK and much of the shaping is done as part of the manufacturing process, although some of the work is also done when the tubesets are assembled into frames in Asia.

    So, you are buying something that has been shipped halfway around the world twice? How is that sustainable? No wonder the prices are so steep. High-end is high-end, and consequently irrelevant, but £1299-£1399 for Tiagra on the base model has FAIL written all over it. Still, on the plus side, at least they cannot be accused of pricing local frame builders out of business. You can get custom-sized, high performance frames from the likes of Rourkes for less, no matter what grade of steel, and you can choose your own paint scheme (colours based on the Reynolds badge - how naff can you get.)

    And isn't a disc-equipped Equilibrium a Croix de Fer?

    Sorry but, for me, Genesis has jumped the shark.

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 16 weeks agoMore lumpy stuff in the

    More lumpy stuff in the Forum's Scorum's Paris-Nice saw a good score of 119 for STEVESPRO79 push him up to 3rd place behind long term 1st(drheaton) and 2nd(JAndrewHill)and it seems the Albasini win caught everybody by surprise.Unbelievably I'm still hanging on to the purist lead by 7pts from Wig_Billy.

    Over in Italy robacairns took over the lead from obutterwick in the Forum's Scorum's Tirreno-Adriatico after the first sprint stage.Alan Tullett responded to his Roma Maxima disappointment taking the purist lead.

    In the Overall Forum's Scorum's league stevemarks and TERatcliffe both moved up a place pushing livestrongnick down into 6th and obutterwick moved into the top 10 at the expense of JAndrewHill.Wig_Billy still leads both standard and purist but relatively low scores of 76 and 14 respectively gives everyone a bit of a glimpse of his coat-tails.

  • Rear Mech Hangers1 year 16 weeks agoAlso look here:

    Also look here: http://gearmechhanger.com

  • Rear Mech Hangers1 year 16 weeks agoGot my last one off ebay -

    Got my last one off ebay - there are a couple of vendors who have pictures of all the hangers and I simply matched it up.

    If you can find a genuine Bianchi it may be better, suggest you phone the importer

  • Vespertine Vesp Reflective Mini-Waistcoat1 year 16 weeks agoShouldn't review ratings

    Shouldn't review ratings reflect the expected opinion of the majority of users? Otherwise why even bother giving a rating as anyone purchasing an item based on a review rating is more likely to be disappointed than not.

    And Rapha gear can hardly be called good value, even if it is well made and performs well. No one would consider a 'Porsche' to be good value (or practical), even though many believe it to be a good car.

    If the ratings weren't so far off the mark there would be far less negative comments being posted ... just a thought ... in this case the garment is both poor value AND looks silly. If those with the cash don't mind spending it on their 2-star rated products, then good for them, but give that product 4.5-stars and more people will comment.

    There are many upmarket brands that produce good but expensive cycle wear (Assos, Capelli, Gore, etc.) and these don't attract the type of comments Rapha and Vespertine get.

    Fashion designers for the most part seem to peddle overpriced, silly looking , unpractical cycle wear at well off individuals who have no sense of style (IMHO). Rapha have their silly armband, gay pink and turquoise accents, while Vespertine just looks silly. Factor in the high price and high ratings by road.cc and you are going to get comments. Just saying...

  • Tirreno Adriatico Stage 1 (stage 2 really. The TTT wasn't a prologue)1 year 16 weeks agoWoo-Hoo stage podium badge

    Woo-Hoo stage podium badge Big Grin

  • Icebike 2013: Volare range and new 853 Equilibrium + video1 year 16 weeks agoThe Equilibrium is a fabulous

    The Equilibrium is a fabulous bike especially for riders like me who are not in the first flush of youth and want a responsive comfortable bike that won't be disgraced in a Sportive; worried that Genesis are making too many different versions of the Volare although the steel should help with the terrible roads everywhere.

  • Avanti Corsa DR - designing the new aero bike video1 year 16 weeks agoI've had a Quantum 1.0 since

    Cool I've had a Quantum 1.0 since June '11 and love it. I stuck DA 7800 on it and it flies. Now its got Rolf Prima Vigor Alphas on it and its practically a rocket. I have a DR Team frame on order and will get DA 9000 to go with it as the Rolfs' are already 11 speed ready. Avanti is a cool brand.

    Don't get Ultegra Di2 though as 11 speed is out soon Wink

  • Head cover Or Not1 year 16 weeks agoJust use... nothing says you

    Just use... nothing says you look cool when your getting stitched up or worse. i used to hate to wear one, now its just the normal for me