• Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 9 weeks agoThese fancy angle shots make

    These fancy angle shots make the bike look great, however upon looking at a normal side shot, I think this frame looks more ugly than the last one.

  • LCC welcomes casualty fall, but says police must target careless drivers1 year 9 weeks agoJonD wrote:bikebot wrote: I

    JonD wrote:
    bikebot wrote:

    I do think ASL boxes are frequently misused by cyclists who always race to the front, for exactly the same reason that I think drivers who overtake me just before a red light are daft.

    On that basis you may as well say "don't filter".

    As for 'misuse' - there is an entry lane for cyclists (there has to be a break in the first line of the ASL box), which is there to allow cyclists to legally enter the box AFTER any other traffic has stopped (hopefully at the first stop line).

    Oh, I'm not anti-ASL. I use them plenty.

    I just think there are also a lot of cyclists who make the mistake of ALWAYS filtering to the front, when often the safest thing to do is to stay in a strong position in the lane you are in.

    So it's not "don't filter" or "do filter". It's read the road, and make a decision based on the junction, the type of vehicles you'll be filtering past, and the timing of the lights.

    I think the legal position of those stupid filter lanes is going to be changed, which at most junctions actually requires bicycles to enter on the left side of traffic.

  • Tune Spurtreu uses a laser to perfectly align your stem1 year 9 weeks agoMaybe I WANT to have a wonky

    Maybe I WANT to have a wonky steerer/fork/wheel interface.....could always rotate by 90 degrees and use as a weapon against poor drivers.....aha!

  • Which? stirs the helmet debate with product test1 year 9 weeks agoYep. Branch got stuck in

    Yep. Branch got stuck in spokes on a downhill on a mountain. I went over the handlebars, about 3m in the air (apparently) and landed head first on a large rock. The helmet broke into 3 pieces but I cycled away with a few scratches.

    Having said that, I still don't think helmets should be compulsory and in fact I still don't wear one all the time. Putting on a helmet and reflective clothing etc. seems overkill for a quick ride to the corner shop to buy some milk. I've been in plenty of collisions on the road but never had a head injury.

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 9 weeks agoAnyone is better than

    Anyone is better than Froome's bloody girlfiend sticking her oar in

    (that was a typo of girlfriend but liked it so much I decided to leave it)

  • Giro Stage 181 year 9 weeks agosimon F wrote:Arredondo takes

    simon F wrote:
    Arredondo takes the KoM from Deignan. Cataldo 3rd at 32"

    Regretting not trading Hansen for Cataldo today wsa so close, afterwards I realised too Cataldo would be great tomorrow too. oppssss... another Giro' blunder...got to laugh Rolling On The Floor

  • London's Olympic Park hosts Fête du Tour this Saturday1 year 9 weeks agoWhat?! Road closures? Not In

    What?! Road closures? Not In My Back Yard...

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 9 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:enrique

    VVV73 wrote:
    enrique wrote:
    Post this one again, too, V...

    I like to know why people don't think it will be wiggo ?
    He is very unhappy at sky and is Half Aussie, who wouldn't want to come to live and train in Australia it's Awesome.

    Smile

  • Giro Stage 171 year 9 weeks agoray silvester wrote:VVV73

    ray silvester wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Got the full house, went for sprinters. Only really lost out on about 12 points by bringing in Bouh, Nizz and swift for Uran, Majka and Pozz. I had Wellens still which is all good. Just need a penalty tomorrow.

    You say Rolland can't TT for toffee Thinking yes on a normal TT, but this is uphill, think im gonna risk him over Uran for the next few stages

    Love to see Rolland in a downhill TT , he has to be one of the best downhiller on tour , he gets away effortlessly. Seems Veocks passing on his knowledge. Watch those House patio's in france tho , make sure the gate is open. LOL

    I'd take Nibs,Sammy,Sagan,Cunego,Hushovd and Spartacus above Rolland on the downhill all day long?


    Look how old he is mate and how old they are, you have to learn somewhere and he is Veocks teammate, any how you didn't even mention maybe the fastest atm .. PHINNEY, we seen that at USA and won't for awhile after breaking his leg. Smile

    I was just commenting on how easy he just rolls away from peleton every downhill or is right at the front, he just a natural, no where did I say he was the best(one of , I should have said younger maybe Smile, We ALL KNOW about Nibs, Sagan , Cunego and co. have for years and I play PCM(pro cycling manager) gives you all their stats so u get a bit of an Idea Smile

  • Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 9 weeks agoCantab wrote:Leodis wrote:I

    Cantab wrote:
    Leodis wrote:
    I can imagine been stuck behind some 5mph bearded CTC member, trapped in a segregated cycle lane...

    The great thing about these plans is that the proposed cycleways are 1.8-2m wide, plenty of room for getting around dawdling beardies!

    Think you mean 2.8! 2.1m if segregated, but officers have rejected that option, despite consultation revelling it was the preferred public option.

  • Giro Stage 171 year 9 weeks agoray silvester wrote:VVV73

    ray silvester wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    It'll be interesting if Quintana or Rolland(remember he has form for attacking in dubious circumstances in the 'tacks on the road' stage in Wiggo's TDF?) has a mechanical?

    Who?
    Wasn't LL Cool J = Luis Leon Sanchez , away and the winner that day ?

    Still not sure who you were talking about here RAY, you haven't responded!
    Only rider in that break that is here , was GORKA. cadel had to change tyre 3 times.

    Rolland was the guilty party on that day attacking the Maillot Jaune group whilst Wiggo(and Nibali for that matter) attempted to neutralise the racing for their 50 strong group to let Evans recover.....LuLu's escape group(11 strong at the time) were well and truly clear and were perfectly entitled to fight out the stage.

    Rumours exist that Haimar Zubeldia was the angriest rider and had to be stopped from confronting Rolland at stage end?

    This was the GC situation at the time

    General Classification after Stage 13
    GBR 1 WIGGINS, Bradley (SKY PROCYCLING) 59:32:32
    GBR 2 FROOME, Christopher (SKY PROCYCLING) + 2:05
    ITA 3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) + 2:23
    AUS 4 EVANS, Cadel (BMC RACING) + 3:19
    BEL 5 VAN DEN BROECK, Jurgen (LOTTO BELISOL) + 4:48
    ESP 6 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) + 6:15
    USA 7 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC RACING) + 6:57
    SLO 8 BRAJKOVIC, Janez (ASTANA) + 7:30
    FRA 9 ROLLAND, Pierre (EUROPCAR) + 8:31
    FRA 10 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ-BIG MAT) + 8:51


    Ok cool I remember that too, just I didn't know who you were talking about.
    Yes LL was long gone, MY THINKING that's why it happen, it was I am sure the BASQUE fans with the tacks, previous form for it and I am sure some nice bets were landed by the Basque mafia Surprise

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 9 weeks agoRather more subtle approach

    Rather more subtle approach to contract negotiation by Wiggo than than the way Froome did it.

    Get the opposition to do it rather than your girlfriend Big Grin

    Are World Tour Teams trying to outbid F1 on the start of the 'silly season'?

  • Giro Stage 171 year 9 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:TERatcliffe26

    VVV73 wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Got the full house, went for sprinters. Only really lost out on about 12 points by bringing in Bouh, Nizz and swift for Uran, Majka and Pozz. I had Wellens still which is all good. Just need a penalty tomorrow.

    You say Rolland can't TT for toffee Thinking yes on a normal TT, but this is uphill, think im gonna risk him over Uran for the next few stages

    Love to see Rolland in a downhill TT , he has to be one of the best downhiller on tour , he gets away effortlessly. Seems Veocks passing on his knowledge. Watch those House patio's in france tho , make sure the gate is open. LOL

    I'd take Nibs,Sammy,Sagan,Cunego,Hushovd and Spartacus above Rolland on the downhill all day long?

  • Cyclists make great dates, says match-making website eHarmony1 year 9 weeks agoRiding with your date is crap

    Riding with your date is crap when they can't keep up Wink

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 9 weeks agoLooks like typical tabloid

    Looks like typical tabloid rubbish, I would love to have Wiggo in my team too.

    If you think about the options, considering his age and statements that he has made regarding the track and the Olympics, if he goes away from Sky next year, his new team will really only get 1 year out of him before the focus turns to the Olympics, and as much as I hate to say it, history tells us that after such an effort he wont be of much use to anyone for 12 months after, so will anyone really want to pay the price that he actually deserves for only 1 season?

    If Sky don't renew (and they better or I will say bad things about them) its quite possible that we see the same as what happened with that guy that won the Vuelta last year.....what was his name???

    My personal opinion is that Wiggo still has a lot to offer Sky both on or off the bike, and if not Sky British Cycling both the organisation, and cycling in Britain

    Just my opinion though

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 9 weeks agoRumour was doing the rounds

    Rumour was doing the rounds two weeks ago, speculation was he was signed in time for the 2014 race.

  • Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 9 weeks agoLeodis wrote:I can imagine

    Leodis wrote:
    I can imagine been stuck behind some 5mph bearded CTC member, trapped in a segregated cycle lane...

    The great thing about these plans is that the proposed cycleways are 1.8-2m wide, plenty of room for getting around dawdling beardies!

  • Google's new self-driving car puts cyclist safety first1 year 9 weeks agoA huge advantage (along with

    A huge advantage (along with all the safety stuff) is that these cars can drive themselves without anyone in them. You don't need to own a car anymore, once you're at your destination, the car goes off on its own to drive someone else to where they want to go. No more need of space for parking, we can free up our streets for people rather than idle metal boxes. Think of it as a cross between a taxi and zipcar. Taxi drivers are going to hate it.

  • Giro Stage 171 year 9 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:VVV73 wrote:ray

    VVV73 wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    It'll be interesting if Quintana or Rolland(remember he has form for attacking in dubious circumstances in the 'tacks on the road' stage in Wiggo's TDF?) has a mechanical?

    Who?
    Wasn't LL Cool J = Luis Leon Sanchez , away and the winner that day ?

    Still not sure who you were talking about here RAY, you haven't responded!
    Only rider in that break that is here , was GORKA. cadel had to change tyre 3 times.

    Rolland was the guilty party on that day attacking the Maillot Jaune group whilst Wiggo(and Nibali for that matter) attempted to neutralise the racing for their 50 strong group to let Evans recover.....LuLu's escape group(11 strong at the time) were well and truly clear and were perfectly entitled to fight out the stage.

    Rumours exist that Haimar Zubeldia was the angriest rider and had to be stopped from confronting Rolland at stage end?

    This was the GC situation at the time

    General Classification after Stage 13
    GBR 1 WIGGINS, Bradley (SKY PROCYCLING) 59:32:32
    GBR 2 FROOME, Christopher (SKY PROCYCLING) + 2:05
    ITA 3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) + 2:23
    AUS 4 EVANS, Cadel (BMC RACING) + 3:19
    BEL 5 VAN DEN BROECK, Jurgen (LOTTO BELISOL) + 4:48
    ESP 6 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) + 6:15
    USA 7 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC RACING) + 6:57
    SLO 8 BRAJKOVIC, Janez (ASTANA) + 7:30
    FRA 9 ROLLAND, Pierre (EUROPCAR) + 8:31
    FRA 10 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ-BIG MAT) + 8:51

  • Boris Johnson hails "significant drop" in number of London cyclists seriously injured in 20131 year 9 weeks agoYou know, I think we've all

    You know, I think we've all failed to take this subject seriously.

    Carry on.

  • Tune Spurtreu uses a laser to perfectly align your stem1 year 9 weeks agoBigDummy wrote:Quote:use a

    BigDummy wrote:
    Quote:
    use a bit of duct tape to fix the string temporarily in place off the front of your stem

    Making sure the string is duct-taped right in the middle of the stem using our patented laser.

    Cool

    Yes but before that you have to use my patented string to line up your patented lazer and my patented string is copyrighted with DRM attached and if you even try to align not using my method then the NSA will arrive via black helicopter and next thing you know your being water boarded as a threat to the human race. Big Grin

  • Will a Shimano 105 5701 Bicycle Rear Derailleur fit a 9 speed cassette1 year 9 weeks agoThanks for all advice guys, I

    Thanks for all advice guys, I have decided to go with the Ultegra RD5600 short cage after all your advice. ProBikeKit has advised the same with the limit screws. Hopefully I can live with until I can upgrade my STI's to 10 Speed. Applause

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 9 weeks agoEqually I think it's a bit

    Equally I think it's a bit low rent the official Trek twitter feed coming on here and trolling another brand. Haven't you got anything else to do?

  • 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 9 weeks agoDMInLondon can fix it for

    DMInLondon can fix it for you..

    The government first needs to rewrite the Road Traffic Act. Behaviour that is currently only 'not recommended' in the Highway Code, should be against the law - like turning into a side street and almost running over pedestrians who are crossing, for example. Or punishment passes. Or stopping on an ASL.

    Every vehicle is fitted with a chip, allowing it to be tracked 24/7. This goes for bicycles, motorcycles, cars, vans, lorries. The lot. Concerns over civil liberties are to be assuaged by oversight by a committee made up of private citizens, lawyers and one MP from each party. No other access to the surveillance system is permitted.

    Then, six months after changes, and following an intensive campaign to raise public awareness of the new rules, the roads are cleared. At the same time, a gov.uk database and web page are set up, and every person who has a vehicle must login and tick a box that says that he or she has read and understood the laws.

    If he or she drives or rides before doing so, the vehicle is confiscated, destroyed and the licence is suspended for five years.

    Once the rules are in place, real enforcement starts.

    Run a red light? Lose your vehicle permanently, and your licence for five years.

    Stop in an ASL? Lose your licence for a year.

    Do a 'punishment pass'? Lose your licence for five years, and your vehicle is confiscated and destroyed.

    Hit a pedestrian or cyclist? Lose your licence for life and spend ten years in prison.

    Kill someone (and be unable to prove that it wasn't your fault, since strict liability will be applied)? Twenty-five years in prison, and a lifetime ban.

    I mentioned this to a mate. His response? 'The roads would be empty!'

    Yes. And ..?

  • Which road bike - from 3 (off shelf carbon or custom alloy?)1 year 9 weeks agoNo real reason other than

    No real reason other than size - only Ti frame I could find in right proportions and price bracket was the Kinesis Grandfondo Ti but this would end up being out of price range with 105 group set.