• Overlapping frame sizes - go larger or smaller?1 year 8 weeks agoYou may not want to hear it,

    You may not want to hear it, but I would look at other bikes as well, from what you're saying you are unsure, from my experience when I have tried bikes. I have a positive "this is the one feeling" you don't want to end up with bike that could end up left in the shed or being sold because you find it uncomfortable on rides. A decent bike shop should fit you up. my lbs did a bike fit on all my three choices. See if they will do both and see which/if either fits properly.

  • Volta ao Algarve Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoNah, I should have tried to

    Nah, I should have tried to get it sorted earlier but it turned into a bigger job than expected.

    Just putting scores together now.

  • Vuelta a Andalucia Forum Competition Results1 year 8 weeks agoI'd suspected as much for a

    I'd suspected as much for a while after Orli started posting follow up comments supporting enrique or generally being of a similar tone/format in their replies.

    Tut tut, very naughty Waiting

  • Bristol data showing walking & cycling is boosted by 20mph zones is ‘flawed’1 year 8 weeks agovbvb wrote:Article

    vbvb wrote:
    Article wrote:
    Having made some adjustments... ..Heymer said... ...cycling increased by about 3%... ..and 9%
    He has a point re the stats but I bet he was cheesed off when his numbers were still 3 and 9%.

    That's what most struck me. Considering how minor a step this is, those numbers are actually surprisingly good. I would have expected the effect to be less than that.
    To really increase active travel will take a change in the culture, which itself would require more major changes than a few 20mph streets (one word - bollards!), plus a lot more time for people to change their habits in response.
    I think the guy has done a valuable service, in doing the work of making a (presumably) correct statistical analysis and finding an unexpectedly encouraging result.

  • Team Sky ride Tour du Haut Var despite overnight theft of 16 bikes1 year 8 weeks agoOr the low tech solution of a

    Or the low tech solution of a big ass lock like the rest of us use, these teams really need to get real about security.

  • Team Sky ride Tour du Haut Var despite overnight theft of 16 bikes1 year 8 weeks agoHopefully the bikes will have

    Hopefully the bikes will have Sky's postcode written on them in UV marker pen Nerd

  • Barclays Bank paid nothing toward south-west Boris Bike expansion1 year 8 weeks agoMiserableBastard

    MiserableBastard wrote:
    "succesfully obsfuscating"

    Or 'lying' as it's more commonly known.

    The man's a snake, and anyone who thinks he's a friend of London cyclists needs to put down the Kool-Aid.

    I'm not aware of Boris actually lying about this. Seems like more a case of just keeping quiet about it and hoping nobody notices. Which is, to be honest, exactly what most politicians would do in such a situation.
    What I don't agree with is oozaveared's claim that its somehow wrong for another politician to draw people's attention to a fact that Boris doesn't want anyone to notice.

  • Van driver who laughed as he drove at cyclists jailed for six months1 year 8 weeks agoI think the custodial

    I think the custodial sentence is about right (I'm generally not an advocate of long prison sentences) - but our judges and magistrates really do need to be given greater powers to hand out LIFETIME bans, with no possibility of legally driving a motor vehicle ever again. Through his unrepentant recidivism, this moron has proved that he should never, ever, be allowed behind the wheel again.

    Fact is, never mind what's gone on here (and people 'buzzing' cyclists for fun is something I imagine most people on here will have experienced, it's far from rare), given his previous convictions he shouldn't be on the road anyway.

    And this is not a 'cyclists v drivers' issue; far from it. But the politicians need to get their arses in gear on this, and soon.

  • Volta ao Algarve Stage 41 year 8 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Sorry, Algarve

    drheaton wrote:
    Sorry, Algarve is my race and I've not been able to get scores done yet, been busy stripping two layers of wallpaper off my bathroom ceiling (don't ask).

    Will try and get scores up asap.

    No worries just thought it was my phone not updating, and no rush I appreciate you got a life outside of this game Smile

  • Vuelta a Andalucia Forum Competition Results1 year 8 weeks agoray silvester wrote:What have

    ray silvester wrote:
    What have you done now enrique?

    Orli is also Enrique.....

  • Volta ao Algarve Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoSorry, Algarve is my race and

    Sorry, Algarve is my race and I've not been able to get scores done yet, been busy stripping two layers of wallpaper off my bathroom ceiling (don't ask).

    Will try and get scores up asap.

  • Volta ao Algarve Stage 41 year 8 weeks agochiv30 wrote:Is there a

    chiv30 wrote:
    Is there a problem with the scores today? Can't see stage 4 scores yet? Confused

    Im guessing as its a Saturday the good Dr may have gone out

  • Cyclists’ organisations unite against ‘stay back’ stickers1 year 8 weeks agoSaw such a sticker on a tiny

    Saw such a sticker on a tiny Datsun pickup recently. Basically no longer or wider than an estate car. Some motorists find the signs appealing as it gives them the feeling they are asserting authority. I'd like a gilet with Slow Down Moron written on the back but I can't see it helping the situation either. Yawn

  • smartphone vs Garmin1 year 8 weeks agowellcoordinated wrote:It all

    wellcoordinated wrote:
    It all depends on what you expect to do with your phone/Garmin device. If you're going for a two or three hour ride maybe your phone is sufficient. If you're happy just to record your efforts in Strava with the smart phone screen switched off, you might get quite a few more hours out of the battery. However if you planned a route to follow and your out all day where you want to be able to see the screen whenever you need (following a route), the display will have to be on all the time. I don't think any phone can do this while the GPS is running. If you want to ride all day with the screen on you will need a backup battery for you phone.

    If you read the Garmin blurb an 800/810 battery lasts 17 hours - I'm not sure if thats with the screen on, but if it is then a Garmin would be a much better option than a smart phone in my opinion.

    In the past 2 years I have used an iPhone running ViewRanger when doing my century rides, but it is a complete PITA. I would love to hear from anyone with either 800/810 that can verify if it can run all day with the display turned on. I would expect the screen's backlight would have to be at a minimum, but as long as it could be read without too much trouble..


    Battery lasts ok, the screen never goes black on the Garmin, it just turns the back light off so you can always see the different screens. It also automatically scrolls through the set screens. I use mine for HRM and cadence as well. fully charged I have over 50% battery left from a 50 mile ride, which is around 2.5-3 hours use.

  • Essential wet weather cycle clothing and gear1 year 8 weeks agoWaterproof skin? Man up? Ahhh

    Waterproof skin? Man up? Ahhh ha ha ha ha.

    Off to join the SAS with the lot of you. Get down and give me 50!

  • Leader of club run driven at by laughing van man tells of attack1 year 8 weeks agoGood for the PSW!

    Good for the PSW!

  • Vuelta a Andalucia Forum Competition Results1 year 8 weeks agoWhat have you done now

    What have you done now enrique?

  • Volta ao Algarve Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoIs there a problem with the

    Is there a problem with the scores today? Can't see stage 4 scores yet? Confused

  • Bristol data showing walking & cycling is boosted by 20mph zones is ‘flawed’1 year 8 weeks agoThe Duke of Wellington once

    The Duke of Wellington once said "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics".

    Put basically whatever set of figures you have, you can make them say anything you want them to.

    For instance.
    If 1 cyclist in 100 has a serious accident in a year and you have a cycling population of 1000 cyclists then you will have 10 serious accidents in year 1.
    If the cycling population increases to 10 000 and the serious accident rate is 1 cyclist in 50 then you will have 200 serious accidents in a year 2.

    So is cycling 20 times more dangerous or 50% safer? The raw figures could be used to support either viewpoint. And how do you measure things like "Do you feel safer?", "Does seeing more cyclists on the road give you confidence?"

    Statistics are not science they are opinion.

  • fixie/single speed tyres1 year 8 weeks agoThese http://www.chainreactio

    These

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vittoria-rubino-road-bike-tyre/rp-pro...

    More than nippy enough but stand up well to the roads round these parts which are all liberally covered in dog muck, broken glass and dirty needles.

    A big thank you to the council for that by the way, I am so happy you paid a so called consultant 400 grand last year for doing nothing rather than paying 20 honest people to clean the roads for a year.

  • Bristol data showing walking & cycling is boosted by 20mph zones is ‘flawed’1 year 8 weeks agoArticle wrote:Having made

    Article wrote:
    Having made some adjustments... ..Heymer said... ...cycling increased by about 3%... ..and 9%
    He has a point re the stats but I bet he was cheesed off when his numbers were still 3 and 9%.

  • smartphone vs Garmin1 year 8 weeks agoI think I'm leaning more

    I think I'm leaning more towards a Garmin device at the moment. I've just come back from a run with my trusty Android only to find the GPS had failed and not recorded the route. *Gah!* It DID record the time and I was able to map out the distance of the route on good old Google Maps but it's not as accurate (I ran 15km btw, furthest I've done for a while, I thank you Party ). I will probably go for the 310XT simply because I can switch it easily between wrist strap and bike mount and due to limited budget (thanks for that bipolar/credit card!). Thanks for all the comments and suggestions!

  • Lusso HT70 Jacket1 year 8 weeks ago60quid for an anorak is not a

    60quid for an anorak is not a sensible price. To compare, a breathable traffic jacket only costs about 30quid at most.

    Why are cycling waterproofs so expensive?

  • Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks agoJust my luck. I finally

    Just my luck. I finally (inadvertently) get first and last rider on the stage in a race which doesn't have the bookends badge Rolling Eyes

  • Team Sky ride Tour du Haut Var despite overnight theft of 16 bikes1 year 8 weeks agoyep what these lot are

    yep what these lot are saying

    dont just bung the bikes in a shitty transit

    high tech security/dogs/security guard/etc