• Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoArredondo reportedly will be

    Arredondo reportedly will be DNS - stomach problems

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 8 weeks agoYennings wrote:...he comes

    Yennings wrote:
    ...he comes across as so hysterical - I suspect he probably has issues far and above his concerns about aggressive drivers but there we are...
    I've known him for about 8 years, on fora and in real life. We've argued/debated at odds many times. Like everyone, he's many things, but hysterical is definitely not one of them, he's one of the least hysterical people I know, I'm not even sure he's ordinarily capable of being hysterical...
    If you're a passionate cycle safety campaigner, who argues from a considered and educated point rather than mere opinion, and can cope with being shown to be wrong, then I'd suggest you could do a lot worse than re-evaluate your perception of him.

  • Which Canyon bike?1 year 8 weeks agoKeep an eye on the canyon

    Keep an eye on the canyon outlet site

    https://www.canyon.com/_en/outlet/list.html?type=race

    They often have bikes reduced by several hundred quid and, usually, they're unused.

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 8 weeks agoAll quite depressing isn't

    All quite depressing isn't it?

    It saddens me that some cyclists should feel that roads should be avoided unless absolutely necessary.

    It saddens me that infrastructure put in place for our 'benefit' is deemed so unsuitable that many cyclists refuse to use it.

    I'm saddened that the powers that be deem it necessary to provide separate pathways for use by cyclists in the first place... what exactly is the benefit to the cyclist?

    It saddens me that driver confusion about whether cyclists should or shouldn't use the roads/cycle paths is left unchallenged.

    Why can't we scrap all this segregation rubbish and instead spend all that money I hear being invested into cycling infrastructure on better education for all road users (cyclists, pedestrians, drivers) in how to safely get along....

    My opinion is that drivers get so pissy with cyclists because we challenge them... we challenge their competence at driving... they meet us on the road, and they are not sure what to do... when its safe to pass, they lack the education.

    They don't want to sit back and assess the situation and pass when they know its safe, as they fear that hesitance will look to their driving peers will see them as weak or incompetent, so they strive to pass as soon as possible... we put them in an unpleasant mental place, and as is the human condition, they lash out at what they see as the cause... the cyclist, rather than learn the skills they need.

  • Bike Swanky demo fleet lets you try before you buy or lease1 year 8 weeks agoI was most disappointed when

    I was most disappointed when I logged on to bikes wanky...

  • URGENT: New kit needed cheap1 year 8 weeks agoDecathlon do quality gear, if

    Decathlon do quality gear, if you get it right and pick up 3 of their basic jerseys for £15 or whatever then they are brilliant value and perfect for commuting in and given that they are just one solid colour with no gaudy graphics or sponsors they are also pretty pub-friendly too for wearing off the bike.

    Their bib shorts are solid and comfortable and have taken a hammering and still fine.

    I've got a cycling jacket from them which I think may be some sort of magic and is indestructible. Its coming up for nearly ten years of regular use and it's still going strong, although I do re-proof it with a Nik-Wax wash in every so often. I've done long rides, short rides, off road, pub rides, and commutes, I've crashed in it, been knocked off my bike in it, climbed mountains on bike and on foot in it, all sorts.

    And no, I don't work for them, although I have considered applying in the past but it's fair to say I am definitely a fan.

  • First crash of Giro d'Italia 2014 - nearly 2 months before Belfast Big Start1 year 8 weeks agoWill he sue Halfords now?

    Will he sue Halfords now? Wink

  • Shimano BR-R785 road hydraulic discs1 year 8 weeks agorotors and pads heating up

    rotors and pads heating up more than off-road. It's good to see them designing specifically to reduce this issue, with cooling fins on the pads and rather pleasing bimetallic rotors.

    It's identical to Shimano's MTB brakes. Not sure how they are designed specifically for the road heat issue.

  • City of London criticises Mayor's Quietways for directing cyclists into historic streets full of pedestrians1 year 8 weeks agoThey seem to have missed the

    They seem to have missed the point that even confident, fast, lycra'd cyclists can feel intimidated by heavy traffic on roads designed exclusivly for motor-traffic.

    Until cycling is priotitised as the go-to method of transport as it is in the Netherlands no meaningful change will be achieved. Policy and road design should be aimed at modifying behaviours. In the UK roads are designed in response to demand so more cars = more car centric design. As cycling becomes more popular we are starting to see a slight shift in thinking but it is purely reactive rather than proactive.

  • Alternative To Cyclocross Tires1 year 8 weeks agoThe speed change is amazing,

    The speed change is amazing, you'll spend the next week feeling like Mark Cavendish - enjoy it!

  • So I Got Brake Checked and knocked off to teach me a lesson......apparently1 year 8 weeks agoGman59c wrote:then he brake

    Gman59c wrote:
    then he brake checks me and then cuts into my pasty several times.

    Ah well, if he cut into your pasty, I reckon you have carte blanche to do whatever you like! Tyre marks on my cheese & onion would result in chaos...

  • First crash of Giro d'Italia 2014 - nearly 2 months before Belfast Big Start1 year 8 weeks agoalexholt3 wrote:"He told

    alexholt3 wrote:
    "He told road.cc there was no warning that the paint was wet."

    Agreed. Dry paint always leaves tyre tread marks from previous bikes passing through. Applause

    And once the paint is dry the tyre tread marks just magically disappear then do they?

  • Tour de France spectator Hubs?1 year 8 weeks agoA65 from Leeds will be shut,

    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.

  • English Cycles disc-equipped bike scoops NAHBS award1 year 8 weeks agooooooh!

    oooooh!

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 8 weeks agoIf you look at the cycle path

    If you look at the cycle path on that road (and incidentally read the comments in the newspaper link) it's a discontinuous path that gives way to every side road and also runs alongside bus stops and other busy parts of the footpath.

    If you told car drivers that we've "improved" their route to work by building them a "motorway" that they can have to themselves, but it's narrower than the road, they have to stop and give way every few hundred yards and it's littered with telegraph poles and lamp fixtures, they would quite rightly have a fit. However, this is the standard for most "cycle paths".

    It's no wonder that if you want to get anywhere quickly, most reasonably quick cyclists just don't bother.

    Personally my response to "get on the cyclepath!" comments is "get on the bus!"

  • Just In: Trek Domane 2.01 year 8 weeks agoGotcha.

    Gotcha.

  • URGENT: New kit needed cheap1 year 8 weeks agoI had a good explore of

    I had a good explore of Decathlon yesterday. My god, it's amazing. So much good stuff, it's like the Lidl of sports shops. Their top end helmet felt pretty good actually. Their top end bike comes with Ultegra and Cosmics. Mental.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoTaken out Arredondo and

    Taken out Arredondo and brought in David Arroyo. He won't set the world on fire but I think he'll place in top 20. No further changes, sticking with Froome.

  • So I Got Brake Checked and knocked off to teach me a lesson......apparently1 year 8 weeks agoArgos74 wrote:Yay for disc

    Argos74 wrote:
    Yay for disc brakes and being able to spot lack of opposable thumbs from 20 yards.

    My commuters got the original Magura hydraulic rim brake (a 'beast' of a brake!) on the back and a hydraulic disc on the front (result of a headset replacement and fork upgrade). Saved me in my brakecheck incident.

  • First crash of Giro d'Italia 2014 - nearly 2 months before Belfast Big Start1 year 8 weeks ago"He told road.cc there was no

    "He told road.cc there was no warning that the paint was wet."

    Agreed. Dry paint always leaves tyre tread marks from previous bikes passing through. Applause

  • Just In: Trek Domane 2.01 year 8 weeks agoNick T wrote:notfastenough

    Nick T wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    Then again, I daresay various companies would pay her rather a lot to keep it discreet - F1, aerospace etc.

    Why would you assume some sort of industrial conspiracy? This type of research is valuable in improving the quality of the product - not to uncover flaws being hidden by corrupt corporations. People have been researching the properties of steel for decades, it's not getting paid off and swept under the carpet by those building skyscrapers.

    Oh, no conspiracy to cover up failures, just plain old competition at the cutting edge. Years ago, I used to work with a guy whose son did some sort of student placement with an F1 team. While there, he came up with an innovation that could detect in real time whether the carbon being weaved was at the correct angle (that was how he described it - no doubt it was rather more nuanced/niche than that). Previously they could only inspect it after production, which was driving the cost up due to the number of failures. As a result, they took him on full-time, but the new development was kept close to their chests. The reduction in time/effort, and the ability to divert the money to other things represented a competitive advantage for them.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 41 year 8 weeks agoTalk ahead of stage 3 was of

    Talk ahead of stage 3 was of snow cutting yesterday short but in the end it came to nothing, from what I've heard there should be no changes to today's stage but even if there are I can't imagine it'd mean anything other than just finishing a little lower down the climb so my team will stay as it is.

  • Alternative To Cyclocross Tires1 year 8 weeks agoJust about to take delivery

    Just about to take delivery of some Continental GP 4 Seasons. My existing tyres are the cheap Conti Ultra Sports that came with the bike; 1800 miles and 1 puncture. Might just run them on a bit as 'lucky tyres'!

  • Womens World Cup1 year 8 weeks agoAhahaha, damnit, I picked a

    Ahahaha, damnit, I picked a team thinking 'yeaaaaah such a win' - then checked the start list.

    Half my riders aren't riding Tongue back to the drawing board!

  • On the boards with Boardman: riding the new TK Pro track bike1 year 8 weeks agoGood effort Dave! I think we

    Good effort Dave! I think we can safely say that the honour of road.cc is intact.