- Law firm reveals Manchester's most dangerous junctions for cyclists1 year 37 weeks agoZero suprise there - the
Zero suprise there - the Curry Mile is one of the most dangerously unpredictable stretches of road I know - day or night; a devastating combination of rude-boys parading their blinged-up motors, endless double-deckers squeezing through tightly-parked cars on both sides of the road (and by the way - nowehere else are you more likely to be 'car-doored' than here), pissed-up biryani-fiends blithely strolling off the pavement and students cruising two-abreast on fashion bikes, oblivious to the above-mentioned hazards.
Happily, it's also fairly easy to avoid and though I don't normally advocate such a thing, here is a case where we'd be better off simply removing the cycle lane altogether and redirecting pedal-powered traffic to the far-safer parallel backstreets.
- Just in: Velocite Geos 2.01 year 37 weeks agoYou should see the top end
You should see the top end race bike, OMG
- Milan-San Remo: The Bikes III1 year 37 weeks agoI did wonder what 1t4i meant
I did wonder what 1t4i meant
“team spirit • inspiration • integrity • improvement • innovation”
- Milan-San Remo: The bikes, part 21 year 37 weeks agoWe have some more information
We have some more information on Cav's wheels now from a well-placed source. They're HED Stinger rims (http://www.hedwheels.com/hed-stinger-wheels.asp) laced to Shimano Dura-Ace hubs.
Cav used both a HED rim/Dura-Ace hub wheelset and a pair of stock HED Stinger 6 wheels during Milan-San Remo, making a bike change out on the course.
The rest of Team Sky are apparently riding un-badged HED wheels most of the time too.
- "puncture resistant" tyres1 year 37 weeks agoBontrager Race Lite
Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase.
They will give most tyres a run for their money for puncture resistance without being too heavy or sluggish. Available in 23 to 32mm.
- Law firm reveals Manchester's most dangerous junctions for cyclists1 year 37 weeks agoIndeed it should. And now it
Indeed it should. And now it is
- Law firm reveals Manchester's most dangerous junctions for cyclists1 year 37 weeks agoLOL!
"The Manchester Evening
"The Manchester Evening Road has reported..", Freudian slip there, Shouldn't that be Manchester Evening News??
- "puncture resistant" tyres1 year 37 weeks ago@Sammy - likewise. I don't
@Sammy - likewise. I don't see that many people on the 72 in the mornings though the weather's getting better so that might change. Wish the council would sweep it just a bit more often.
All this tyre talk and a beautiful spring ride to work is making think I might swap my winter marathons for the Gatorskins now it's drying up a bit. Some of my commute is on muddy tracks so a little tread does help whereas the gatorksins are more or less slick.
- Milan-San Remo: The Bikes III1 year 37 weeks ago"Hello. Colombia-Coldeportes?
"Hello. Colombia-Coldeportes? The 80's called, they want their bike back."
- Lawyer says motorists claiming cyclists "came from nowhere" is an unacceptable excuse1 year 37 weeks agoI have taken to recording my
I have taken to recording my rides on a gopro and keeping on my NAS the offending footage.
This article got me thinking, and when I look at all the footage of drivers not seeing me come from nowhere, they all have one thing in common: not looking even once in the whole time I was behind them in their mirrror: not once, not the rearview nor the side mirrors. So then I looked at more footage and have even been cruising behind cars at a distance where I can see them, I have yet to have even a glance in the mirrors from hours of footgae:
"Cyclist come from nowhere" is driving without due care and attention, a car is a 1-2 tonne weapon, a lorry a higher calibre, and so if you kill someone because you were not fulfilling your duty as a motorist to look, signal, etc. before acting and physically harm or kill a cyclist then I cannot see how it is anything short of "X" bodily harm to manslaughter???
I have a classic piece of footage from the gopro of a light lorry that invaded the cycle lane without looking nor seeing me there just behind him. Fortunately I was on the alert, had seen through his mirror for a few hundred metres that he was paying no attention to any of his mirrors and I evaded an accident. The lorry driver was very apologetic, extremely so, maybe because he saw the camera???. I said it was OK, but he should look next time as that is exactly how cyclists get killed and his reaction was incredible; he went pale white and took a while to move off until the cars behind started beeping behind him. he must have been in his early thirties and never stopped to think that he could kill someone by being careless with a 3.5 tonne vehicle...
We have a situation like the wild west, where ignoramuses of all walks of life are running round with what can only be called a weapon, and no idea the harm it can cause, not just to cyclist but to other motorists and pedestrians. Worse, when the bricks are down they recourse to evading their responsibilities with "the cyclist came from nowhere" which is just plain immoral.
We have got there with drink driving, (at least in the UK) now we have to drive home (forgive pun) that driving without due care or attention is also equally unacceptable, and punishable by law.
But for god's sake, in the meantime, put a gopro or other hd camera and a decent memory card on the list of your next hundreds and thousands you spend on upgrades....
- Moon X Power 500 Front Light1 year 37 weeks agoI wanted a single unit
I wanted a single unit without a separate battery pack for town use & this suits me very well, glad I bought it - very solid & reliable so far, lasts a long time on a charge, great bike & helmet mounts included.
I agree that the H / M / L / Flash / Off push button cycle is mildly annoying. I mostly ride around urban using the attention grabbing flash mode & it's a drag to cycle through all the modes to get to it, turn it off accidentally, and then go through the modes again more carefully ...
Light seems very bright to me, I have it pointed at the road two bike lengths ahead to avoid blinding oncomers & I still see reflected flash off roadsigns 200m ahead.
- Dry mouth1 year 37 weeks agoThanks. Good to know I am not
Thanks. Good to know I am not alone (or bonkers!) and hopefully have a cure now. Thanks again.
- Lawyer says motorists claiming cyclists "came from nowhere" is an unacceptable excuse1 year 37 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:paulfrankOldRidgeback wrote:paulfrank wrote:
I'm sure that the worst offenders of squeeze passes and SMIDSY are BMW drivers, 25 years ago I would have said Volvo but they seem to be pretty good now. What did Volvo do that BMW could copy? Or are BMW drivers just arrogant?
BMW drivers have been pretty bad for the last 20 years....
In central London at least, both when cycling and driving a car, Prius drivers are by far the worst at not giving way, cutting corners, turning without indicating, changing speed erratically.. I blame a heady mix of "holier than thou" attitude created by somebody having paid over the odds to be green but are so daft they do not realise they have been green-washed, coupled with an obsession of looking at the dash to see just how holy, sorry green, they are, even if it is at the expense of road safety, indicating, looking in mirrors, etc.
- "puncture resistant" tyres1 year 37 weeks agoTyres are a bit like ego's,
Tyres are a bit like ego's, at some point they will be punctured, regardless!!
- Frame help/advice wanted1 year 37 weeks agoCheers I may save a bit more
Cheers I may save a bit more for a caad frame now
- "puncture resistant" tyres1 year 37 weeks agojoemmo wrote:SammyGjoemmo wrote:SammyG wrote:
Where abouts you commute through Newcastle Joe? I commute along the quayside then the 72 cycle path and then into Shields!
Hi Sammy - I come from Earsdon through Shiremoor, Battle Hill and then join the 72 at Wallsend. Usually take the 72 to the Quayside, or mix it up a bit with the Hadrians path and bits of road. There's that one bit of the 72 between Wellbeck Rd and Malaya Drive thats always covered in glass and the remains of bonfires - you know the bit I mean! I sometimes bypass that by taking White St / Wincomblee Rd which runs to the south of it then rejoin at Malaya Drive.
Usually on a red and black Crosslight so give us a nod if you see me
I come from Tynemouth along the 72 up to newburn.
I'm currently sporting full Garmin team kit and a boardman bike, i'll keep an eye out for you =]
- Volta Ciclista a Catalunya1 year 37 weeks agoWe will cancel points then
We will cancel points then for the stage as if only yesterdays points for the stage plcings would count noone would have scored more than about 15 points
- Dwars door Vlaanderen & E3 Prijs Vlaanderen on the side1 year 37 weeks agoare we doing transfers for
are we doing transfers for today ?
chavanel (in) : Cav (out)
cancellera (in) : renshaw (out)
demare (in) : krupios (out)
- Just in: Jamis Quest1 year 37 weeks ago@MattS - yes, i'd think you
@MattS - yes, i'd think you could squeeze a 28mm under a guard back there. i haven't tried but there's lots of room
@steff - i put the saddle down a couple of inches for the bike shots cause i normally get told off if it's where i normally have it ("what's the saddle doing up there in the clouds?"). so actually there's a decent drop when i'm riding the jamis: less than i'd normally have (my legs are long for my height) but similar to what a normal human would expect.
@Bez - the stem's not an oil painting, no
- Video: Reynolds Wheels 'Counter Attack' big up from Upgrade1 year 37 weeks agoAmusing vid, but you would
Amusing vid, but you would just think he was a dick!
- "puncture resistant" tyres1 year 37 weeks ago+1 - Krylion carbons are
+1 - Krylion carbons are amazing tyres. Wouldn't use anything else through winter. Gatorskins are ok but not good once getting worn, only good when new imo.
- Just in: Jamis Quest1 year 37 weeks agoI think the steerer may also
I think the steerer may also need cutting then (which could be carbon fibre)as the stack height may be greater than the usual 30 mm.
- Video: Reynolds Wheels 'Counter Attack' big up from Upgrade1 year 37 weeks agoEmm quite glad to see that
Emm quite glad to see that spending time on the turbo also helped keep up and of course the Reynolds wheels do look great! Can I have them please
- "puncture resistant" tyres1 year 37 weeks agoMichelin Krylion Carbons are
Michelin Krylion Carbons are amazing tyres, I've ridden 1500km on a pair and they're like new. I also use 25c conti gatorskins which have so far survived two winters, so I'm happy with those too, they look like they'll give me another winters worth of service.
Just looked at continental supersports, I think the clue is in their weight, they're thick, heavy, tough tyres, and they're not light, but perhaps ideal for urban riding?
- Video: Reynolds Wheels 'Counter Attack' big up from Upgrade1 year 37 weeks agoWe've all come across dorks
We've all come across dorks like that who somehow change their pace when you pass them. You never see them racing though. Strange, that one.