• If it's good enough for Vin Cox...1 year 8 weeks agokcr wrote:I've got a Croix de

    kcr wrote:
    I've got a Croix de Fer frame for my commuting bike[...]and it is rusting all over the place [...] if you're the sort of person who worries about how your bike looks, and you are going to be using it a lot, beware!

    That's not good. Mine's 931 though so it should be much more resistant to rust. Here's hoping...

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agono eurosport coverage today i

    no eurosport coverage today

    i guess there is no other feeds working?

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 8 weeks agomuffies wrote:The cyclist

    muffies wrote:
    The cyclist seems legally ok but to be honest the others have a few points that we may easily dismiss because we "dont like motorists". I don't think we should.

    Then dont play the tribalism game.

    Its about PEOPLE using forms of transport.

    muffies wrote:
    - hand signal is non-standard and yes, some will misinterpret, that doesn't make them bad persons or drivers.

    What does make you a bad driver is trying to overtake at a pinch point. Its completed fucking retarded and doesn't require pointing out. If it does, you should hand in your driving license immediately.

    muffies wrote:
    - not ever using the bike lane to prove a point generally annoys motorists as it slows the traffic down significantly -as shown in this video.
    I'm not sure the "added safety" really outweighs the gains. I only use the road (and when i do, i generally take control of the lane) when strictly necessary.
    He seems to use the bike lane when strictly convenient. Sharp opposite.

    Before you spout such nonsense, acquaint yourself with the laws of the public highways: Pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders have RIGHT OF ACCESS. Whereas vehicles can only access them UNDER LICENSE.

    There are strict conditions for that license, which sadly are not enforced as they should be.

    Cycling provisions are not mandatory, are usually in terrible condition littered with glass and detritus, and are created by carving the pavement and converting into shared space.

    Just because you decide to travel in a certain manner, doe snot mean that every one else who uses that same form of transport should travel as you do. Just as I do not think that because I can cycle at the same speed as motorised traffic (usually faster as Im in London), I do not think that everyone should be expected to travel at this speed or get the hell off the road.

    muffies wrote:
    not ever using the bike lane to prove a point generally annoys motorists as it slows the traffic down significantly

    Boo fucking hoo!

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoPhilip Unwin wrote:Unless

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    Unless some of us have time machines
    35km to go lead 55''

    If we did we'd be doing better at this game.

  • So I Got Brake Checked and knocked off to teach me a lesson......apparently1 year 8 weeks agoThat is a terrible road for

    Sad That is a terrible road for cycling down. Full of pinch points, and drivers using as a rat run.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoUnless some of us have time

    Unless some of us have time machines
    35km to go lead 55''

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoIt's been happening on the

    It's been happening on the forum's for a while, I think there's a problem with the time codes because different people post things in different orders. Quite often something will be posted with a future time or something posted after someone else will show up before.

  • URGENT: New kit needed cheap1 year 8 weeks agoI am confused, you only had

    I am confused, you only had ONE set of kit, and it was destroyed?! What about your stash of retro team jerseys and shorts? To eBay with you.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoPuzzled as to why my answer

    Puzzled as to why my answer came before the question. Oh well

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoSnow?

    Snow?

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoSnow, sleet, fog Helicopters

    Snow, sleet, fog
    Helicopters aren't getting up today

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoOh wow, the weather is

    Oh wow, the weather is horrid, wont be seeing much today

  • Tour de France spectator Hubs?1 year 8 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:A65

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    A65 from Leeds will be shut, with traffic probably being directed onto A59 or A629. I can imagine those will be a tow away zone or extremely heavy traffic. I don't remember the A59 or A65 heading Lancahire way having anywhere suitable. Gargrave does have a few parking spots but not a large amount. Even so the road isn't the safest at best of times. Grassington Road will be shut so that takes out Grassington itself. Don't know what Carleton Lane is like.

    Much of the area you are looking at is rural with main roads and not much need for out of town parking. A six mile radius includes the route to Addingham, which is used again on Sunday. I do get the feeling alot of the towns around are doing more come here park up and stay for the day.

    Thank you, I have had a look on Google Maps and Carleton does look like a good opinion, Am coming from the M65 and If at Colne take the Castle road / Skipton old road instead of the A56 then this will lead me right there!!! There seems plenty opportunity's for parking by the roadside and the ride in seems flat ish? Big Grin

  • Speedplay Pedals?1 year 8 weeks agoI think this is a really good

    I think this is a really good review do the pros/cons of speedplay pedals...

    http://road.cc/content/review/59807-speedplay-zero-stainless-steel-pedals

  • Koga Kimera wins Red Dot Design Award1 year 8 weeks agovbvb wrote:You have to apply

    vbvb wrote:
    You have to apply and pay for red dot "awards".

    Not exactly. You do pay to apply and you do pay if you win, but you DO NOT pay to win.

  • Rapha update City range1 year 8 weeks agoThat's exactly it - Rapha for

    That's exactly it - Rapha for all its sins isn't actually that much more expensive than the brands it competes with. Compare the price of their rain jackets with top-end climbing/hiking gear, for example, let alone high fashion brands or even some of the high street fashion brands. Check the prices of Levis 'Commuter' range or that new Giro kit. They're not competing with DHB or Endura.

    I really liked Rapha when they first arrived on the scene. They were just the breath of fresh air the cyclewear market needed - same way that snowboard gear gave skiwear and long-overdue kick up the arse and skiwear is now far more tasteful as a result.

    Shame their marketing is so increasingly elitist and indeed pretentious. I find the whole Team Sky partnership a massive turn-off, too. Now far more interested in less flash b@stard brands like Vulpine.

    The problem I guess is that Rapha started off as a fashion-inflected cycling brand but became a cycling-inflected fashion brand...

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks ago2nd Cat 1 1 Clement 2

    2nd Cat 1
    1 Clement
    2 Mederel
    3 Plaza
    4 De Gendt
    5 Suitsou

  • Koga Kimera wins Red Dot Design Award1 year 8 weeks agoThe CF SLX with ultegra is

    The CF SLX with ultegra is roughly same price and 6.7kg so nearly 1 kilo lighter.

  • Cateye Velo Wireless Plus computer1 year 8 weeks agoCan I assume it's designed to

    Can I assume it's designed to function in heavy rain and not just on dry days?

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks ago52km to go gap 2'55''

    52km to go gap 2'55''

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoSprint 1 1 De Gendt 2

    Sprint 1
    1 De Gendt
    2 Clement
    3 Mederel
    That's a lot of fantasy points for De Gendt today

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoUnder 60km to go, gap at

    Under 60km to go, gap at around 4'

  • Rapha update City range1 year 8 weeks agoThe thing is, rapha aren't

    The thing is, rapha aren't competing against other bike brands, they're competing against other fashion brands, where £90 for a cotton shirt is completely normal (eg Ted Baker)
    Seen as fashion clothes with bike features they look saner, fashion isn't about value, it's about desirability, which Rapha generate in spades.

  • Shimano BR-R785 road hydraulic discs1 year 8 weeks agoallez neg wrote:Surely bigger

    allez neg wrote:
    Surely bigger diameter rotors would aid cooling?

    presumably. however, because of the construction and design of the rotor a smaller one wouldn't have as high a thermal capacity, which would mean that the heat migrates more quickly to the cooling fins, where it's dissipated more efficiently. so i'm not sure it's quite as linear a relationship as with a solid rotor.

    in any case, the cooling with 160/140 and 160/160 setups is sufficiently good that they barely fade at all, even when you're specifically trying to make them.

  • Shimano BR-R785 road hydraulic discs1 year 8 weeks agoSurely bigger diameter rotors

    Surely bigger diameter rotors would aid cooling?