• Brooks release Cambium C17 Slate saddle and Slender grips1 year 7 weeks agosurly_by_name wrote:Brooks

    surly_by_name wrote:
    Brooks jumped the shark years ago. From the Brooks website: "The Cambium is ready to ride as soon as you have properly fitted it on your bike". So does this mean that other saddle manufacturers were right all along and the idea that you had to break your saddle in was b0ll0ck$ all along? "This saddle is assembled from replaceable parts and requires no special tools for servicing." What kind of saddle needs "servicing"? "The uniquely flexible, maintenance-free, waterproof top". Again with the maintenance b0ll0cks - none of the saddles I have ever used have ever required "maintenance". "The vulcanized rubber top is practically indestructible" I'm betting "practically" runs out just about the point in time I crash and slide along the tarmac. And the funniest joke of all is the price.

    Not to mention the fact that when you start to look at the actual shape of a human being's undercarriage, this saddle is hardly what is required to preserve good health. Yes I know, thousands of riders have happily used Brooks saddles since time began - including myself (Brooks Pro in the 60s) - and will continue to use and praise them. Well, I guess we're all different, but give me a saddle with a relief channel of some kind over a saddle with a ridge along its length any time. Sorry, but much as I love retro designs and nostalgia, I just think that this shape of saddle is demonstrably ergonomically incorrect, most probably uncomfortable, and quite possibly unhealthy for most people.

  • Non-stop charity ride from Manchester to Gibraltar abandoned after van hits two riders in Kent1 year 8 weeks agoflashpeddler wrote:In balance

    flashpeddler wrote:
    In balance though, around 2000 motorists passed us safely and with courtesy.

    Aye, it's always good to keep it in perspective. I've been criticised before for mentioning that most drivers are fine.

    The number who are seriously dangerous is tiny, which is a cause of much frustration that the Police are so bad at dealing with them. Imagine how much safer the roads would be if the very worst 1% all lost their licence.

  • Strava launches Women’s Tour Climbing Challenge1 year 8 weeks agoWould I look stupid in a

    Would I look stupid in a women's jersey? I don't have any moobs to speak of, so would there just be two floppy bits of excess fabric on my chest area? I'm just saying what everyone else has probably thought at one time or another.

  • Tour of Cali1 year 8 weeks agoJust checked out the profiles

    Just checked out the profiles and they look good as well. If i'm not doing well in the Giro it might be a great race to mull over.

  • Smartphones and long rides: The Strategy1 year 8 weeks agoTrust me, I'm interested in

    Trust me, I'm interested in buying one. I just wonder if I'd be better off buying a new smart phone. My current one is ok for strava but the screen is not so great. I'm still tempted by the Garmin.

  • 38mm Far Sports Carbon Wheels: Update #11 year 8 weeks agoGood info, look great on that

    Good info, look great on that bike

  • Smartphones and long rides: The Strategy1 year 8 weeks agoTom Amos wrote:So noone is

    Tom Amos wrote:
    So noone is going to buy the new Garmin Edge 1000 then?

    I don't know much about this area but it does strike me that for the cost of the Garmin you could buy an extremely impressive Smart phone which is probably more powerful. Or am I missing something?

    I expect it'll fly off the shelves, but I'm with you, I just don't get the point of paying hundreds for a standalone GPS when I've already got a GPS-enabled phone with all manner of (free) apps available for both navigation and performance tracking.

  • Longer sentences for banned drivers who kill or injure other road users1 year 8 weeks agoAm I the only one reading

    Am I the only one reading this as we have banned you from driving but we know that regardless of that you will drive anyway so you better watch out, because if you kill anyone we will be really cross and lock you up...so just go careful and drive safe (even though you're banned).

  • can anyone see my posts, me and northstar muted?1 year 8 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Look, we CANNOT

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Look, we CANNOT see your posts, but you are fucking with the forum dragging up tons of old threads that have no relevance to now.

    I've given Dave a shout to get him to look at it, if he can do something then fine, if he can't, I'd like to see your posting privileges removed until your posts can be seen, because you are taking the piss with all your comments on old posts

    If me bumping old posts is gonna get things resolved then it's done what it needed to do and I'd like to hear from Dave to understand what's wrong as I have tried everything .

    Now I appreciate you shouting Dave but you need to calm down Smile

  • Strava launches Women’s Tour Climbing Challenge1 year 8 weeks agoI might join in if the

    I might join in if the weather is nice tomorrow, I was thinking of hitting the Lecht anyway, that'll give me just short of 4000ft in one ride. As much as I like the jersey, I aint paying that for it

  • can anyone see my posts, me and northstar muted?1 year 8 weeks agoLook, we CANNOT see your

    Look, we CANNOT see your posts, but you are fucking with the forum dragging up tons of old threads that have no relevance to now.

    I've given Dave a shout to get him to look at it, if he can do something then fine, if he can't, I'd like to see your posting privileges removed until your posts can be seen, because you are taking the piss with all your comments on old posts

  • Shudder judder at speed when braking1 year 8 weeks agoI'd have thought that an

    I'd have thought that an out-of-true wheel, at that speed, would tend to cause a wobble regardless of whether the brakes were being applied or not? Likewise for a loose headset.

    It sounds definitely like a brake set-up issue. Pauldmorgan's suggestion of the Tacx brake jig is a good idea, else take it back to the shop you got it from and ask them to check the brake pad alignment.

  • France, Sweden and Italy delay introduction of safer lorries1 year 8 weeks agoI think you meant to have

    I think you meant to have your sub-heading including the word "not"?

  • can anyone see my posts, me and northstar muted?1 year 8 weeks ago(No subject)

    Wave

  • Points awards for both teams1 year 8 weeks agoYep you guessed it ...hi

    Yep you guessed it ...hi Wave

  • Longer sentences for banned drivers who kill or injure other road users1 year 8 weeks agoI have huge sympathy for any

    I have huge sympathy for any family that has been affected by death or injury resulting from a road accident whilst on a bike.

    However, I am of the belief that only those who pose a danger to society should be behind bars. If a driver has killed or seriously injured a person by accident and is truly remorseful, then I believe a long term or lifetime driving ban should be given.

    Still those that repeatedly break this ban and do pose a danger on the roads should be locked up.

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 8 weeks agoU all bored yet?

    U all bored yet?

  • Viewing other people's teams1 year 8 weeks agoBumpage

    Bumpage Party

  • Transfers Between Stages1 year 8 weeks agoYep you guessed it ....bump

    Yep you guessed it ....bump

  • can anyone see my posts, me and northstar muted?1 year 8 weeks ago^^^^^^^

    ^^^^^^^

  • Cleaning carbon paste off seatpost1 year 8 weeks agoThanks a lot for the

    Thanks a lot for the information and advice. It's not particularly bad, the only reason i asked is because it's a new seat post (few weeks old) so I'm in the mildly pedantic "want to keep it looking amazing" phase Smile

    I'll have a go with the things you suggested and if it's permanent, then no problem, I'll just live with it and ride on.

  • Other Fantasy Cycling games1 year 8 weeks agoBumpage

    Bumpage

  • Power meter options?1 year 8 weeks agoIt will be Vector for me too,

    It will be Vector for me too, once the there is a Mk2 version and the sting come out the price.

    I can't help thinking though, that at some point someone is going to come out with a 20 quid insole that does all this and is calibrated on a Wii balance board.

    I've just publicly announced this, don't steal it.

  • Budget allowance1 year 8 weeks agoBumpity bump

    Bumpity bump

  • Video: Mad Max remade if the petrol really had run out? 80 Aussies go partying on bikes1 year 8 weeks agosorry, alcohol and cycling do

    sorry, alcohol and cycling do not mix