• Top Gear: Cyclist’s widow tells Jeremy Clarkson: 'Look me in the eye'1 year 8 weeks agoAnyone can die of a

    Anyone can die of a heart-attack. Its not a form of death that uniquely affects a minority and that is in very often down to the behaviour of members of a majority. A comic joking about heart attacks is doing so knowing full well they might themselves go that way.

    This is more akin to, say, a scandal about poor care in an NHS hospital resulting in many unnecessary deaths...and then a senior NHS doctor makes a public joke about those deaths. Callous barely covers it.

  • Sidi wire sizing woes1 year 8 weeks agoTry putting an insole arch

    Try putting an insole arch support thing in your size 43 Sidi - tightening up the waist of the shoe holds you further back into the heel.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 8 weeks agochiv30 wrote:northstar

    chiv30 wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    Some people are never happy...and i don't mean enrique, the person should be apologising to him for his out arrogance and rudeness but i doubt they will have the guts to do so and admit they were wrong.

    Sorry? Is that aimed at me?

    I was just offering advice offering hugs to people is hugely patronising , using an alter ego to support your own posts is stupid especially when you get caught out and the posting of YouTube clips is just infantile.

    However I will give credit where it's due as I have in other posts , Enrique has done some good things this year and I'd rather not see him revert to his 2013 version as I honestly think he's better than that

    No it was not aimed at you, it was aimed at drheaton who i have lot of time for as he and others do a lot for the game etc but there's no justification to get personal when enrique is being helpful in a positive way.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 8 weeks agoI can't seem to find any

    I can't seem to find any YellowFluo - Neri Sottoli (A team named after a serious tropical disease) riders in the start list. Have you pre-banned them for doping already?

  • Opposition follows New Forest sportive to new location as organiser tries to reassure locals1 year 8 weeks agoIt's when you have

    It's when you have politician's 'friends' following I would be concerned!

  • Just in: Kinesis Tripster ATR1 year 8 weeks agoI don't like the look of the

    I don't like the look of the "weld undercut" on the head to down tube weld. (image 2/28)

  • Sidi wire sizing woes1 year 8 weeks agoWiggle accept returns on

    Wiggle accept returns on items that are in an unused condition, with original packaging.

    Fortunately I qualify in both circumstances.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 8 weeks agonorthstar wrote:Some people

    northstar wrote:
    Some people are never happy...and i don't mean enrique, the person should be apologising to him for his out arrogance and rudeness but i doubt they will have the guts to do so and admit they were wrong.

    Sorry? Is that aimed at me?

    I was just offering advice offering hugs to people is hugely patronising , using an alter ego to support your own posts is stupid especially when you get caught out and the posting of YouTube clips is just infantile.

    However I will give credit where it's due as I have in other posts , Enrique has done some good things this year and I'd rather not see him revert to his 2013 version as I honestly think he's better than that

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 8 weeks agogetting back to the point,

    getting back to the point, the 'all riders' option was set to switch off after a competition starts because a couple of years back we had all that fun with users selecting cheap, non-riding riders to give more funds for stars.

    that doesn't work so well for the spring classics, so i've reinstated it for now

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 8 weeks agoJust throwing this out

    Just throwing this out there:

    This web page - http://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ - gives a list of 83 countries with anti-homosexuality laws on the books. There are quite a few Commonwealth members among them, not just Uganda.

  • Just in: Kinesis Tripster ATR1 year 8 weeks agoharman_mogul wrote:Cable tie

    harman_mogul wrote:
    Cable tie tool—an excellent tip, thank you JN!

    Or just slice the end flush with a knife? done me for years.

    I have to say, not sure who did the build but it just looks a bit.. odd, ive seen a few pics of these and they all look great, apart from this one, maybe it needs guards?

    Regarding the caliper position. Your not fitting a rack so why does it matter? mudguard stays can easily be bent to fit (done that on a current bike) and it dosnt look any worse/better. Ive clipped chainstay mounted BB7 before with my heel, so i prefer seatstay position if possible.

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 8 weeks agoNotwithstanding the arguments

    Notwithstanding the arguments over whether these riders are/aren't idiots and do/don't deserve to die, I'm wondering how hard it would be to update the software on these apps to stop this sort of thing. Something like a prompt when you turn on navigation, asking you what your mode of transport is (cycling/driving/walking) so it can plot the route accordingly. Isn't that feasible?

  • Coroner: "No doubt" that pothole caused crash that killed cyclist1 year 8 weeks agomad_scot_rider

    mad_scot_rider wrote:
    CarlosFerreiro wrote:
    Simmo72 wrote:
    scrap vehicle tax, reintroduce good ol road tax.
    + charge every vehicle based on weight
    bikes pay £2, fiesta £50, range rover + £1000, hell make it £2000.

    Engineering research shows that the actual road damage is proportional to the 4th power of axle load. Weight^4

    It'd be quite a shake up for society, as then a car would pay roughly 10,000 times what a bike payed, while a large HGV would pay about 10,000 times what a car paid.....

    Which would ultimately see the bulk of the additional costs added to consumer goods due to haulage firms being hit - not saying it's wrong - but it would NOT be popular

    I wonder if it would, in the end, actually be more economically efficient, in that people would then make decisions based on the correct cost-benefit calculations? As it stands people's decisions are distorted because they pay the cost of these sorts of things in concealed ways.

    You have to pay for road maintenance (through council-tax amongst others) regardless of whether you buy goods that are road-hauled, therefore there's a bias towards the use of road-haulage when the market might find some other solution if people knew how much it was actually costing them.

    Wouldn't be popular though, definitely.

    (I feel the same way about those supermarkets with humungous car-parks. That's valuable land, and someone is paying the cost of that 'free' car-parking - I presume it ends up being every shopper in the form of higher prices, regardless of whether they use the car park or not. Which makes me wonder why we will have a 'plastic bag tax' and not a 'supermarket car park tax'.
    But maybe there's a sense in which having such car parks brings more custom, hence economies of scale, hence lower prices after all. But then again it also kills town centre shops. Dunno, can't figure it out, but I think the economics of it all is quite hidden from view)

  • Opinion: We’ve worked hard to cater for every club, says Lee Valley park authority in row over Olympic Velopark access1 year 8 weeks ago*cough* bullshit *cough*

    *cough* bullshit *cough*

  • CTC seeks new chief executive1 year 8 weeks agoGordon Seabright was

    Gordon Seabright was interviewed last November on CBC's very popular evening radio show: CTC Chief Executive enlightens Canadians about London's Cycling Superhighways

    “It is in car drivers’ interest to have more people cycling because it is actually reducing the amount of congestion they are dealing with. Once we realise we’ve all got this in common then a lot of the tension goes out.”

    ~Andrew~

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 8 weeks agoSome people are never

    Some people are never happy...and i don't mean enrique, the person should be apologising to him for his out arrogance and rudeness but i doubt they will have the guts to do so and admit they were wrong.

  • Just in: Kinesis Tripster ATR1 year 8 weeks agoCable tie tool—an excellent

    Cable tie tool—an excellent tip, thank you JN!

  • Opposition follows New Forest sportive to new location as organiser tries to reassure locals1 year 8 weeks ago"Scouts walk in the Forest."

    "Scouts walk in the Forest." SHOCKING Surprise

  • The Ashes on Bikes? Sky Vs OGE launches Monday (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoLooks to me like they're

    Looks to me like they're bringing back Indoor League. Will they be reanimating Fred Trueman to host it...?

  • "Cycle pranksters could have killed teacher1 year 8 weeks agoTitle seems a bit wrong, when

    Title seems a bit wrong, when i read the headline i thought it was people on bikes who had caused the problem.

    Its a very dangerous and possibly fatal incident which needs to be sorted asap.

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 8 weeks ago'Smart' phones are making

    'Smart' phones are making people less smart.
    Trust a phone or your instincts?

  • Inside The Medal Factory - BBC special on Manchester Velodrome on iPlayer and News Channel1 year 8 weeks agoGreat programme. Really good

    Great programme.
    Really good selection of interviews and Amaechi is a bit of God round these parts (ie. our house)
    I was dragging my fat arse around the track as Chris Hoy was being interviewed but thankfully any footage of me ended up on the cutting room floor.
    I wish they did little tours of underneath the boards. Looks great under there.

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 8 weeks agoWhatever their reasoning

    Whatever their reasoning behind these laws its backed massively by the population of Uganda as recently demonstrated on both Sky news and the BBC reports.

    Personally i think its wrong whats happened in Uganda but by bringing into the spotlight at what should be a time of celebration ie the Commonwealth Games, is not my idea of the way to go about it.

    By all means set up petitions and demonstrations but dont let it spoil what is a great spectacle.

  • 5 stylish designs from Taipei Cycle1 year 8 weeks agoMKultra wrote:The pump

    MKultra wrote:
    The pump incorporating the push fit connector is clever. It's been lifted directly from plumbing and hydraulic engineering that design has, fingers crossed they are not sued for patent infringement by Hepworth who manufacture flexible hoses for car manufacturers.

    It's just a collet, I doubt they have any patent on them.

  • Just in: Kinesis Tripster ATR1 year 8 weeks agoSurprised by the caliper

    Surprised by the caliper position, seeing as Boardman can fit the rear one inside the triangle without clearance issues, as do Kona on the Rove Ti.

    Does it affect particular sizes worse?