- Waterproof Jacket- Any suggestions?1 year 8 weeks agoI have a Sportful Fiandre
I have a Sportful Fiandre NoRain jersey/jacket which has been cracking so far, although i've not had the chance to wear it in sustained, heavy rain - short and heavy, yeah, and it was great. Breathability seems pretty good, the fit is 'snug' (size up at least once) but comfortable and I don't mind the single rear pocket (wish it was sealed from the inside however, rather than just mesh). There was a review on here a while back, might be worth a gander
Think I ended up paying about £90 for it, Evans used to have some good deals on Sportful but worth looking around as ever.
- Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 8 weeks agoPeople behave as dictated by
People behave as dictated by the environment they are in. When you create an "every man for himself" environment on the road you shouldn't be surprised when people behave in such a way. Using that behaviour as an excuse not to change the environment to a safer, more relaxed one that encourages more relaxed behaviour is stupid.
- Tune Spurtreu uses a laser to perfectly align your stem1 year 8 weeks agoWe wouldn't need gadgets and
We wouldn't need gadgets and curious methods if manufacturers would just build their components with keyways and simple alignment marks. Seriously, how many pence would be added to the cost of a fork steerer by a simple white line up its back, and a handlebar stem with a matching mark?
- Tune Spurtreu uses a laser to perfectly align your stem1 year 8 weeks agodrmatthewhardy wrote:Sight ondrmatthewhardy wrote:
Sight on each side of the stem to a spoke nipple, using the top of the wheel as a guide. Works for me, and I am fussy about handlebar alignment.
Yes, yes, yes! Never thought of that. Very simple, just as fast as lasers, and free.
- CX Bike around £10001 year 8 weeks agoIf you need mudguards the
If you need mudguards the Planet X is out
- Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 8 weeks agogiobox wrote:Flying Scotgiobox wrote:Flying Scot wrote:
Froome happy they got weight down?.......aren't all these things ballasted up to UCI minimums....i.e the same weight as the old one?
I don't want one.
Even on super light carbon tubulars you struggled to get the old dogma to 6.8kgs.
Not too sure about that tbh.
- Giro Stage 171 year 8 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:ray silvesterVVV73 wrote:ray silvester wrote:
It'll be interesting if Quintana or Rolland(remember he has form for attacking in dubious circumstances in the 'tacks on the road' stage in Wiggo's TDF?) has a mechanical?
Wasn't LL Cool J = Luis Leon Sanchez , away and the winner that day ?
LuLu won from a break that had already formed long before the tacks........Rolland attacked whilst everyone else waited for Evans to claim a team mates bike......Cummings and Tejay both blanked him I think?
Rolland was left hanging in the gap between Lulu's group and the Group Maillot Jaune under Wiggo's patronage until it got it's act together and caught and then spat him out of the back.....if memory serves?
- Waterproof Jacket- Any suggestions?1 year 8 weeks agoCastelli Muur .... eVent is
Castelli Muur .... eVent is even better (IMHO) than Gore-Tex ...
- No Sky Ride for Birmingham this year1 year 8 weeks agoOooh, that Vintage Ride
Oooh, that Vintage Ride sounds interesting....
22nd of June you say? And free!?
- Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 8 weeks agoDefinitely an improvement,
Definitely an improvement, but still not that pretty from side on https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/inspire-ipcmedia-com/inspirewp/live/w...
- Video: Alabama driver arrested after posting anti-cyclist rants1 year 8 weeks agoGiven the video's widespread
Given the video's widespread publicity, you can be sure that somewhere in Alabama, there's a cyclist is perfecting this technique...
- Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 8 weeks agoLooks like a Bicicletia
Looks like a Bicicletia Machino Campanio.
ie like the kind of bike an Italian would design if presented with the same engineering conclusions as the designers at BMC! And much better for it.
- Video: "At least he won" - rider crashes as he crosses line in triumph1 year 8 weeks agofundamentally a more
fundamentally a more experienced rider (eg Cavendish) is far less likely to crash doing this- much more experience, much more practice!
- Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 8 weeks agoSo when will the Chinarello
So when will the Chinarello version be available
- No Sky Ride for Birmingham this year1 year 8 weeks agoShocking.
- Best cassette for compact double (hill climber)1 year 8 weeks agoI run 11-28 and probably
I run 11-28 and probably carry the 6kg you'd have on the rack as an additional instalment of my arse (and the rest).
It gives a good range, I have found the 11t much more useful than the prospect of being able to use the 30t I had on the 12-30 that came with the bike. No complaints here.
- Will a Shimano 105 5701 Bicycle Rear Derailleur fit a 9 speed cassette1 year 8 weeks agoOK, haven't tried a 5700
OK, haven't tried a 5700 series mech on 9 speed (i have one in a box so I might try it out and check) but I'm surprised it's so different from 10 spd 5600. The difference in width between a 9 and 10spd cassette is no more than 2mm.
- Google's new self-driving car puts cyclist safety first1 year 8 weeks agoGoogle's engineers have
Google's engineers have admitted there have been a few teething problems:
- Tips for fuelling your sportive1 year 8 weeks agoPeowpeowpeowlasersPeowpeowpeowlasers wrote:a.jumper wrote:
Oh dear. It's the same old junk food comments like gels, jam and fried eggs. That's why fit cyclists drop dead with heart attacks.
Fried eggs are not junk food. There's nothing unhealthy about natural fat and eggs provided you exercise enough to use the energy they provide. Any food in moderation is fine.
And fit cyclists tend not to have heart attacks, certainly not on the same scale as obese, inactive people.
No, but being fit and active is not an excuse to pig out on Caramacs and Yorkies.
Bananas are tasty, cheap, come in their own yellow jersey and - crucially - are the most aero fruit of all. However, rumours that Team Sky are wind-tunnel testing genetically-enhanced straight bananas are as yet unconfirmed.
- Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 8 weeks agoI'm in Flanders at the moment
I'm in Flanders at the moment and there's loads of bus stops like this. I haven't seen any kamikaze cyclists or pedestrians lying flat on their back after being knocked down either.
- LCC welcomes casualty fall, but says police must target careless drivers1 year 8 weeks agoIt's well worth adding this
It's well worth adding this tweet from Mark Treasure to the analysis of the figures:
- Google's new self-driving car puts cyclist safety first1 year 8 weeks agoWhilst I echo many of the
Whilst I echo many of the concerns raised before, they all miss one valuble point.
These cars are not distracted by yesterday's arguement or lack of sleep, make up, mobile phones, sat navs, what's one radio/CD, is it better to a get a latte from McD's or a skinny mocha from Starbucks, will there be any parking when I get to work, the nice motor heading the other way, the good looking person at the bus stop.......
They are mindless and programmed to drive forward until an obstacle is detected and to respond correctly, they don't care if they are late and think they can save a few second by squeezing past.
I for one, do think it's a good step forward and hope it happens in my life time. A stress free journey into work during which I can read artlice on websites about how safe the roads are for all users.
- Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 8 weeks agobashthebox wrote:Rememberbashthebox wrote:
Remember half the reason pro teams ride all the bling is so the sponsors can advertise and sell the bling. If it made much difference, they'd all be on very similar tech all the time (see aero helmets for sprint finishes).
- Giro d'Italia Stage 17: Stefano Pirazzi wins from the break1 year 8 weeks agoPirazzi was bold and brave
Pirazzi was bold and brave with his attack. The sheep looked at each other for too long. He deserved his win.
- Repairs to Surrey road where cyclist was seriously injured delayed till October1 year 8 weeks agoIt's the bloody councillors
It's the bloody councillors awarding themselves 60% rises in their allowances that doesn't help.