• Turn your bike into a tandem for €391 year 16 weeks agoYep, 1 April is almost here

    Yep, 1 April is almost here .. Surprise

  • Campagnolo open ‘virtual museum’ + video1 year 16 weeks agoIf Jesus were to ride, it

    If Jesus were to ride, it would be on something laden with c record....hubanahubanah

  • Campagnolo open ‘virtual museum’ + video1 year 16 weeks agoAll that is beauty, is

    All that is beauty, is Italian. Cool

  • Turn your bike into a tandem for €391 year 16 weeks agoExtensions locking is similar

    Extensions locking is similar system that is used for motorcycle rear foot begs. Stainless springs&balls! Works!

  • Spanish investigating Lance Armstrong, raising prospect of criminal charges1 year 16 weeks agoAgree with crzylegs. And

    Agree with crzylegs. And whilst they are at it, they might want to ask a certain other Spanish rider from the early 90's how it was possible for a man weighing 85kg or so to keep up with the best climbers without even ever getting out of the saddle / breaking a sweat? That would be interesting too... Thinking

  • Video: Wiggle Honda's training camp in Italy + team kit goes on sale1 year 16 weeks agoKnowing the Ities, the videos

    Knowing the Ities, the videos focus on the Wiggling bums.

  • Turn your bike into a tandem for €391 year 16 weeks agoMunicipal Waste wrote:That's

    Municipal Waste wrote:
    That's one way of smashing your rear wheel.

    And cracking your crack!

    Sorry, I can't think of a situation where this would be advisable... unless you had been trying unsuccessfully to get a little closer to that special someone and this provided the means.

  • British Cycling urges more people to switch to two wheels for their commute1 year 16 weeks agoI commute to work about 18

    I commute to work about 18 miles a day when I don't need to have the car to move tools etc. The unexpected advantage being that my lessened dependance means that I can also enjoy my cars more as fuel economy becomes less of a consideration, when I do need to drive to work I can use my classic car and not have an economical 'daily'. I then enjoy driving more when I do and cycle as much as I can.

  • British Cycling urges more people to switch to two wheels for their commute1 year 16 weeks agoI've done the math time and

    I've done the math time and time again, but I literally don't save more than about £100 a year by cycling to work and my car isn't particularly thirsty.

  • Turn your bike into a tandem for €391 year 16 weeks agoThat's one way of smashing

    That's one way of smashing your rear wheel.

  • Campagnolo open ‘virtual museum’ + video1 year 16 weeks agopedalpowerDC wrote:Oh hurrah

    pedalpowerDC wrote:
    Oh hurrah (sarcasm)! The hideous 80th Anniversary grouppo.

    I agree. It would be polished silver if it was any good. Come on Campag, you can do better than this. Plain Face

  • Colnago CT1 versus more modern frames1 year 16 weeks agoThanks Tom. The frame of

    Thanks Tom. The frame of might be just a tiny smidgen (1cm) too large but that's a maybe and it perhaps only feels slightly too big as my Planet X crosser has a sloping top tube. It handles nicely, looks nice and all told is a decent, lovely bike but you can't help wondering if some performance improving bike was being missed out on. Plus I'm due to middle age crisis blow out....

    I must admit, if it wasn't a Colnago, I would have been more likely to try something new but then I look at it and it makes me think twice...

  • When do you change your chain?1 year 16 weeks agoQuote:In metric measurement,

    Quote:
    In metric measurement, 10 links of a new chain are 25.4 cm, or 15 links, 38.1 cm.

    If the rivet is up to 25.5 cm or halfway between 38.2 cm and 38.3 cm, all is well.
    If the rivet is a little bit past 25.5 cm, or approaching 38.3 cm, you should replace the chain, but the sprockets are probably undamaged.
    If the rivet is approaching 25.7 cm or 38.5 cm, you have left it too long, and the sprockets (at least the favorite ones) will be too badly worn. If you replace a chain at this point, without replacing the sprockets, it may run OK and not skip, but the worn sprockets will cause the new chain to wear much faster than it should, until it catches up with the wear state of the sprockets.
    More than that, and a new chain will almost certainly skip on the worn sprockets, especially the smaller ones.

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco1 year 16 weeks agoAs long as its up and

    As long as its up and running, I can chuck in riders in both teams and hope for the best. I won't be able to follow it or make transfers.

    Tuesday morning I leave Land's End at 10am on route to John O'Groats and back in 5 days. I am NOT cycling, Just being an official in the car Big Grin

  • When do you change your chain?1 year 16 weeks agoIf you buy a chain checking

    If you buy a chain checking tool, and check your chain frequently, and change your chain when it reaches 0.75% stretched. A worn chain will accelerate wear on both chainrings and your cassette. It is a lot cheaper and easier to change your chain, than letting it wear everything else out!

  • Legend HT 7.51 year 16 weeks agoloving this review

    loving this review

  • Turn your bike into a tandem for €391 year 16 weeks agoCan anybody tell me what's

    Can anybody tell me what's stopping the extensions flapping out during normal cycling? I'm not convinced it's a terribly good idea...

  • is Ned Boulting secretly playing fantasy cycling?1 year 16 weeks agoNed Boulting is the fantastic

    Ned Boulting is the fantastic tv cycling presenter in the uk.

  • Listening to music whilst out on a ride1 year 16 weeks agoIpersonally dont wear them as

    Ipersonally dont wear them as they hurt my ears but i found this after searching.

    A spokeswoman from Gwent Police’s road safety division says: "There is no law specifically banning the use of earphones while driving."

    However, the use of earphones at the wheel would fall under the Road Traffic Act offence of not being in control of a vehicle. .

    "It would be up to the officer at the roadside to judge whether they thought the driver's control was impaired by the use of earphones or any other activity such as changing a CD or smoking.

    "If a driver listening to earphones was involved in a collision then they could face charges under the more serious offence of dangerous driving."

    Also, section 148 of the Highway Code states: "Safe driving and riding needs concentration. Avoid distractions when driving or riding such as loud music (this may mask other sounds)."

    I appreciate this is in connection with a car / motorbike but i thought it might clear things up a bit.

  • Turn your bike into a tandem for €391 year 16 weeks agoWould've been cool on a

    Would've been cool on a Chopper with that seat that was obviously designed for carrying two people. Cool

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks agoThanks for all the

    Thanks for all the comments,

    I have bitten the bullet and to keep my new Fizik Arione R3 saddle looking beautiful, I have bought a Rapha Essentials Case, put a tube, self adhesive patches and a mini tool in it! They fit great and in the middle pocket of my jersey hardly feel it!

    Rob
    @we8ster

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco1 year 16 weeks agoLooks about right to me,

    Looks about right to me, think stage 2 will end up with some kind of sprint that Ratto will win Wink

    Yeh no young riders, these spanish races never seem to have one

  • New Bike :p1 year 16 weeks agoSo. Went for a ride in full

    So.

    Went for a ride in full team kit today, was feeling that way inclined. Big Grin

    I must have ridden a carbon frame once or twice, but I had absolutely forgotten what it felt like.

    I had got used to the road buzz and chatter transmitted through my S1, but this felt like a flipping armchair! Had to check a couple of times that I hadn't p*nctured because the ride was so smooth.

    Think my position's a bit wrong, but I'll sort that out tomorrow.

    I've got Rival on my other bike, and Force is basically just more of the same. The upshifts are a lot cleaner. Which is nice. Had a little bit of cable stretch on the Front Mech, but that's to be expected really.

    Had a slightly worrying moment when the faceplate of my stem managed to loosen itself off, and the bars started slipping forward going downhill, and I couldn't really reach the brakes. Managed to bring myself to a stop and torque it back up. Only damage is a slight ruffling of the graphics on the white bit in the middle of the Ergonovas, which is a shame, but I'm the only person that would ever notice.

    The wheels are most definitely training wheels, sluggish and difficult to accelerate. I'm expecting the bike to come alive when the C5's arrive.

    The Planet X saddle is very comfortable, I would even go so far as to say more so that my normal Arione.

    Brakes - Good.

    Bar tape - Still White.

    I had my crappy SPD-SL's on, but some better ones are in the pipeline.

    Anyone seen any good Orange/Black/White bottle cages?

    Otherwise, I'm thinking the Elite on with a Union Jack on the side.

    ___

    Incidentally, if anyone wants a new Bike, please order a Vo2. You'll be able to get a discount through me, and I'll get a commission!

    Ditto to the PHIAN's, who I'm now affiliated with!

    Big Grin

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco1 year 16 weeks agoFine, I have it as: 1 - MM 2

    Fine, I have it as:

    1 - MM
    2 - MM
    3 - SF
    4 - SF
    5 - MM
    6 - ITT

    Will need to do another roster update before Monday but they're up to date and rider values have been set.

    Also, no Young riders comp?

  • Vulpine: fifteen thoughts on value1 year 16 weeks agoHa! Good article. Enjoyed

    Ha! Good article. Enjoyed it.

    As previous poster accurately said "But some hold value differently".

    More than happy to take a look at Vulpine when next my Lidl/DHB stuff bites the dust.

    And probably more likely to be able to get Mrs B do a birthday shop at Vulpine than Lidl.....

    horses, courses etc