• New Bike :p1 year 16 weeks agoLooking good, really like the

    Looking good, really like the colour scheme!

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 16 weeks agoMy Cyfac with Athema and

    My Cyfac with Athema and Vision T42's and my Enigma Echo with Record, Record on Open Pro wheels and Enve finishing kit

  • New and updated kit from Trigon1 year 16 weeks agoI don't know why but I find

    I don't know why but I find that seat-post super aesthetically pleasing. Want!

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:stumps

    KiwiMike wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    Being no racing freak and not into the lightest most aerodynamic gizmo's i wear a small 5 ltr back pack. Fits everything plus a bit more.

    Somewhere a Velominati Faerie just died.

    Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor somebody start clapping and saying I believe in Velominati!!!

  • Garmin or can I get away with the iPhone?1 year 16 weeks agoI'm holding out for cateye

    I'm holding out for cateye gps stuff, they look nice and hopefully price is a bit cheaper than the Garmins. At the min I run my android with no wifi/date on using Strava and the battery life is pretty decent. Only had it running for around 3 hours so far but think it would be happy doing 6/7. Would be nice to have something visible on the bars though

  • New Bike :p1 year 16 weeks agoCongrats that man! Nice

    Congrats that man! Nice one.

    Keep us posted on your initial thoughts.

  • Just in: Alchemy Arion1 year 16 weeks agoHey I had to do a double take

    Hey I had to do a double take that it is not yet April 1st. Looks like it has gaffa tape splodged all over it.

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks ago+1 Ade's solution

    +1 Ade's solution Smile

  • New and updated kit from Trigon1 year 16 weeks agointeresting saddle ... I had

    interesting saddle ... I had a unicanitor ages ago Smile

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks agostumps wrote:Being no racing

    stumps wrote:
    Being no racing freak and not into the lightest most aerodynamic gizmo's i wear a small 5 ltr back pack. Fits everything plus a bit more.

    Somewhere a Velominati Faerie just died.

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 16 weeks agoVo2 Pro Carbon Team

    Vo2 Pro Carbon Team Edition
    SRAM Force (Planet X Calipers)
    3T Ergonova Pro Bars
    Shimano RS10 Training wheels

    Carbon Tubs on their way.

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks agoBeing no racing freak and not

    Being no racing freak and not into the lightest most aerodynamic gizmo's i wear a small 5 ltr back pack. Fits everything plus a bit more.

  • Cyclist hits out at driver awareness course but no charges for motorist who knocked him down… on bike path1 year 16 weeks agoCouple of points i've picked

    Couple of points i've picked up on. The main story was about how the Police did nothing yet there are numerous comments stating it's a good course etc etc, so in reality the Police took the correct action.

    Secondly, md6, have you read the previous comments about what the Police did ? obviously not because if they had not done anything then what do you call the driver awareness course ??????? and all the positive comments about it.

    Finally, if you dont declare points how does your premium go up ? I believe, and someone please correct me if i'm wrong here, there are only certain offences where you have to declare the points and i dont think speeding is one. Insurance companies dont have access to the DVLA computers for data protection purposes.

  • Cyclist hits out at driver awareness course but no charges for motorist who knocked him down… on bike path1 year 16 weeks agoHmmm. Going back to the

    Hmmm. Going back to the original issue; the police thought re-education over any penalty because the driver claimed the steering on her car went. Surely this could be proven easily by a mechanical assessment. This should be the first cause of action in a case of attempted murder/manslaughter. What else is it when someone aims 2 tons of steel at an innocent bystander? Anyway a call to one of those terribly keen lawyers should see him right with damages etc.

  • Bike Parka Urbn1 year 16 weeks agoI have two Bike Parka's, and

    I have two Bike Parka's, and two of the Topeak bike covers as well. The Topeaks were both bought before the Bike Parka came on the market.

    The Bike Parka is much better, not least because of the lock port, but the drawstring is much better than the elastic used on the Topeak covers (which is no longer elastic on the two I have after only 2 years). The Bike Parka also fits any bike, whereas the Topeak ones are bike specific. The nylon has stood the weather well, and still looks like new after over a year of use.

    Overall a top quality product.

  • Garmin or can I get away with the iPhone?1 year 16 weeks ago+1 to this. I just checked

    +1 to this. I just checked the Strava log of my lunchtime ride recorded with my iPhone 5, and it missed all bar one of the segments on it. I don't care, I just noticed their absence.

    Looking at the fine detail of the trace you can see where it's drifted a few metres sideways off the road. Top = iPhone, bottom = Garmin Edge 305.

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks agoNice bike = jersey

    Nice bike = jersey pockets.
    Winter bike = saddle bag.

    In the winter I tend to need my pockets for rain jackets, gloves (if I need to take them off) and extra tubes. In the summer I like keeping it minimal - one tube plus patches as I don't mind standing on the side of the road quite as much when it's not drizzling and freezing cold.

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks agoEven the V are all over the

    Even the V are all over the shop on this one: http://www.velominati.com/general/reverence-lezyne-rule-31-sack/

    Personally, our entire family runs with the tiny £8 Continental under-seat bags - enough room for a tube & levers (included) plus a small tool. it velcros onto the rails pretty well and is hard to spot. eBay is your friend here.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Continental-Road-Seat-Saddle-Pack-Inc-Tube-Levers-/290829539105?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item43b6ca9721

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks agoFor me, personally, I prefer

    For me, personally, I prefer the back pocket purely as I can't stand hearing a saddle bag rattle around. I know not all do and/or it depends how you pack it but I'd prefer not to take the chance.

    Guess it depends on how much you carry and how far you ride too.

  • Saddle Bag or Jersey Pocket1 year 16 weeks agoI have a small saddle bag for

    I have a small saddle bag for a tube, multi-tool etc but I would guess it depends how much other things you take with you and need to put in your pockets.

    I find I have quite a few odds and ends in my pockets and the added bulk of tube and multi-tool would be too much.

  • Cyclist hits out at driver awareness course but no charges for motorist who knocked him down… on bike path1 year 16 weeks agoHaving been snapped at 36 on

    Having been snapped at 36 on a dual-carriageway A-road at 7am on a Sunday (no excuse of course) I opted for the awareness course.

    Half a day of quite sensible re-education and picking up a few tips, including one that I'm 100% certain saved a head-on smash a week later (the 'thicker lines = more hazard' one).

    BUT - and this is the biggie - had I opted for the points instead of paying £80 for the course, next year's insurance premium would have been nearly triple the £500 it is now.

    No-one ever mentions that in this debate - points are bloody expensive a year later, and I think insurance firms take them into account for quite a few years afterward.

  • mini pump for giant defy 21 year 16 weeks agoLezyne Pressure Drive +

    Lezyne Pressure Drive + Lezyne Flow Cage HP, you get a choice of colours and is rattle free. Looks good and works.

  • Dream Bike Dilemma1 year 16 weeks agoI don't really know the

    I don't really know the answer to why I like it so much. I think its one of the best looking frames I've seen, and its a reputable brand which is kinda important to me. Although I haven't actually managed to ride the frame yet! But I've ridden the Izoard XP, which has more or less the same geometry, and it felt amazing. The problem is I have limited time and transport and no bike shops nearby really, so trying out bikes isn't easy.

    I agree with your maths more or less. If I did buy the complete bike I'd be keeping the finishing kit that came off it, so selling the wheels and groupset, I'd be looking at more or less a £2000 frame, which is £400 more than the GT sells for... If anyone wants to suggest a comparable frameset I'm more than happy to listen, but I'm a bit lost trying to start looking myself feeling like I'd "decided"

    I guess the other options are to buy the full bike and learn to love the Campy, or to use the Athena to replace the Tiagra on my winter bike... which seems slightly ridiculous

  • For Sale: Pair of Conti 650c tyres (never used)1 year 16 weeks agoNope, still got them. You

    Nope, still got them. You interested?

    Pic:

    (obviously its the small ones)

  • When to bin a tyre..?1 year 16 weeks agoHi Simon Riding in what I

    Hi Simon

    Riding in what I believe to be the worst-possible bit of the UK for sharp crap on the roads, I don't think cost or toughness really comes into it. I've had £50 Vredesteins and £12.50 Contis cut up the same, likewise my friend's Marathon Plus above, reputedly the toughest tyre around. Basically flint will go through *anything*, I guess that's why it was the Caveman's Choice™ of kitchen impliments Smile

    I like E6000 because it can repair what would otherwise become fatal damage. Not letting water or more crap into a cut is a good thing. Water will wick along any exposed thread and swell, probably causing all sorts of bad things.

    I agree 115 is way too high for most - I'm running 80 in my rear 28c with no flats for 300k and a very comfy bum.