• Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 8 weeks agoOld Ridgeback, I seem to

    Old Ridgeback, I seem to remember reading that the construction industry was exceeded in death rate only by deep sea fishing. Has it improved, is my information outdated?

  • Anyone use gel tape on your bars?1 year 8 weeks agoI use fizik gel pads

    I use fizik gel pads underneath the bar tape. Here's a blog post I did a while ago on Hand numbness and long distance riding It looks at possible ways of stopping this problem

  • Milan San Remo1 year 8 weeks agoOh yeah... also Matteo

    Oh yeah... also Matteo Tossato is out, replaced by Nikolay Trusov.

  • Milan San Remo1 year 8 weeks agoSTEVESPRO 79 wrote:Anyone

    STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
    Anyone know if Moser is riding....He is on roadcc as riding but not on PCS startlist.. ??

    I believe he's out - knee pain. Replaced by Paolo Longo Borghini
    Also, Gerrans out, Lancaster in
    and Phinney out - dunno his replacement EDIT actually, it's Klaas Lodewyck

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya1 year 8 weeks agoRafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) is

    Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) is out, replaced by Jesper Hansen

  • Top Gear producer: Cycle safety piece wasn't anti-cyclist, aimed to promote mutual respect on the road1 year 8 weeks agoBarefootBrian wrote:Anybody

    BarefootBrian wrote:
    Anybody who takes Top Gear seriously has completely missed the point. Clarkson has demonstrated that whatever subject he covers his main aim is to mock that group of people (as well as being a cyclist I am also a caravanner!). It is just a shame that he thinks it is okay to make programs that will obviously upset people - there again, maybe he is so insensitive that he is unaware of the possible impact of his drivel.

    It is precisely because this is the only programme that dares to deliberately upset people that makes it so loved and so popular throughout the world (excluding USA). Any group with a specific interest will tend to get very up itself and defensive to outside intrusion. Cyclists, caravanners, bird-watchers, Morris Marina owners, women, whatever are fair game to a group of very clever performers who know exactly how stay just the right side of the line while making it very clear where their loyalties lie. Wonder how Hammond felt about this segment, and why he wasn't on it in the first place.

  • OTE Free Gel Sample - still waiting1 year 8 weeks agoIf anyone cares the email is

    If anyone cares the email is thebunker@otesports.co.uk they have got back to me and the gels coming next week

  • Milan San Remo1 year 8 weeks agoAnyone know if Moser is

    Anyone know if Moser is riding....He is on roadcc as riding but not on PCS startlist.. ??

  • Not sure what to wear to cycle in the rain? There’s an app for that1 year 8 weeks agoNick T wrote:KiwiMike

    Nick T wrote:
    KiwiMike wrote:

    Nick, in my view inferring someone lacks common sense and is a fool goes beyond 'banter' - amongst friends/colleagues maybe, but we are neither.

    There you go again, taking it personally. I haven't directed anything towards you, other than the replies that include quotes, just airing my opinion as anyone is entitled to. If you get use out this app, great. I'm happy.

    Algorithms is a bit grandiose for what essentially "it's 5C - wear a base layer and it's going rain at 11:30 so take a gilet". I could knock up an app on the Spectrum that does pretty much the same thing Wink

    Sure. If you read the TWMP review including interview with the developer, you'll see it is indeed an algorithm. It takes various inputs including your personal hot/cold preference, factors in wind chill, sun/cloud/rain, temperature, and gives a result in optimal clothing.

    I think Brian nails it in terms of the wisdom of pelotons/crowds: it's hit and miss even for the most experienced. He'll, look at the number of Cyclist mag articles where the Big Ride author suffers miserably as a result of misjudging local conditions in an unfamiliar place. This not only removes a lot of guesswork, it removes the likelihood of forgetting/brainfade.

    It is interesting seeing this be used as a proxy willy-waving contest. OK, *fine*: anyone who hates the idea is clearly a much more expereinced, better-equipped 'cyclist' with a mind like a steel trap Smile

  • Milan San Remo1 year 8 weeks agoWell I've chopped and changed

    Well I've chopped and changed that much I really don't know how my teams will do .....always a tough race to call

  • What pedals for my road/commuter?1 year 8 weeks agouserfriendly wrote:That said,

    userfriendly wrote:
    That said, they're mountain bike pedals. Maybe that's just me, but for a road bike you should get road pedals & shoes. Nerd

    Are they? Shimano and a number of retailers call them road touring pedals (PD-A530). Perhaps you are thinking of M530s, similar looking and retail at about 19 quid. Nevertheless, seem ideal for commuting if you want a double sided flat surface pedal for trainers, while using cleats for weekend stuff. There's also M324s. In my case though, I want them for my second bike (the first being a roadie with normal SPD SLs) as I don't like riding off road on bridleways, etc clipped in.

  • Wiggo is billed the radio star - critic hails Sir Brad's Archers guest spot for Sport Relief1 year 8 weeks agoIt makes me wonder what other

    It makes me wonder what other cyclists we'd like to see in the soaps. How about Lance as an Eastenders dope-dealer, riding his Boris bike round Albert Square? Or a Neighbours reboot with Kylie living next door to the Orica-GreenEdge team?

    Actually, I currently have an idea under development for the BBC. In my scenario, the Romans have invented a primitive type of bicycle. The so-called tempus trialis involves gladiators hurtling round the Circus Maximus hacking at each other with swords. Carnage prevails until the arrival of a captured rebel slave leader who begins to organise the fightback. The only problem is I've no idea who to cast.

  • New to Road cycling...1 year 8 weeks agoHi Hamish I would strongly

    Hi Hamish

    I would strongly recommend visiting a few bike shops if they are available to you.
    A good LBS can give you valuable assistance and some even throw in bike fits when you spend a certain amount of dough on a new bike.
    If you can get the hang of clipless pedals you will never go back...when you can pull up on the pedal when going uphill it makes life so much easier and makes you get up the hill faster.
    As far as clothing goes try some on while you are there..for instance I take a large in Endura and Morvelo bib shorts but an XL in Castelli (those skinny Italians).
    If you are going to buy the shorts you may as well look at the jerseys too as they have handy pockets at the back for sticking stuff in.
    Personally It doesn't really matter if you go for a carbon frame or an aluminum one...yes the carbon does reduce some of the shocks from the road, but a good alu frame with carbon forks and a carbon seat post (which you can add later) do just as good a job.
    The main thing is to get the right frame and size for the type of riding you want to do.
    Get that sorted and you will be lapping up the miles and doing club rides and sportives before you know it.
    Which brings me to cycling clubs...Find out which ones are near you and go along and chat to them as their advice will be invaluable.
    Welcome to the world of road riding may you ride long and prosper ..

  • Six of 2014's hottest £500 to £900 road bikes1 year 8 weeks agoNo mention of the

    No mention of the saliva-inducing Genesis Flyer? I'm buying me one o' 'em in a month's time. <3

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 8 weeks agoI've been cycling for 48

    I've been cycling for 48 years and I've never had an 'accident' worthy of the description or suffered 'major concussion'. I don't know what you do with your bike but the way I ride mine it is not a dangerous activity that requires PPE.

    If you think you 'love cycling' now then try doing it the proper way with the wind in your hair and unencumbered by bits of foam on your head. If you simply look where you are going and adjust your speed according to the conditions then you should be absolutely fine.

    I despair that young people have become such utter woosies that they are too scared to ride a bike without a completely useless foam hat.

  • Chinese Bikes1 year 8 weeks agothre3aces wrote:...Cheap

    thre3aces wrote:
    ...Cheap carbon is always a danger zone...problem with genetic chinese wholesalers is that they simply don't check their products thoroughly enough...

    On what are you basing your horror story? Chinese whispers don't count. Unless you yourself have actual first-hand experience with "genetic chinese wholesalers" [sic], then you don't know what you're talking about.

    If you do know, then provide links to back up what you know. Otherwise, you're just repeating some urban legend you heard from your third cousin's friend's next door neighbor over in Timbuktu who blogged about it that one time in 1999.

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  • What pedals for my road/commuter?1 year 8 weeks agoGhostie wrote: Shimano A530s?

    Ghostie wrote:

    Shimano A530s? About 30 quid. I think they include a set of SPD cleats too.

    They do.

    That said, they're mountain bike pedals. Maybe that's just me, but for a road bike you should get road pedals & shoes. Nerd

    Have a look at, err, Look. Or Time, the Xpresso 2 are reasonably cheap and popular.

  • Sheffield cyclists protest at cycle lanes being blocked by police postponed following apology1 year 8 weeks agoReally? My personal (and

    Really? My personal (and admittedly limited) experience with the police here in Scotland has been nothing but positive so far.

  • Sheffield cyclists protest at cycle lanes being blocked by police postponed following apology1 year 8 weeks agoThe Police typically hate

    The Police typically hate cyclists, so it is unsurprising that they would use cycling facilities as a coach park and compromise cycle safety in doing so.

  • Advice on what price to sell a bike for1 year 8 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:@DaveE128 Re;

    Neil753 wrote:
    @DaveE128
    Re; what time is best for selling on Ebay.

    Best time for an auction to finish, at least for bikes aimed at guys, is when "corrie" is on Wink

    IME Sunday night is best, between about 9 and 10pm. Most people are in, kids are in bed, bugger all on telly.

  • LCC urges Londoners to oppose TfL's King's Cross gyratory plans - consultation closes on Monday1 year 8 weeks agoSame old tfl rubbish.

    Same old tfl rubbish.

  • What pedals for my road/commuter?1 year 8 weeks agoShimano A530s? About 30 quid.

    Shimano A530s? About 30 quid. I think they include a set of SPD cleats too. Been looking at them myself, as I have an awful set of Wellgo pedals I'm using at the mo. I suppose if you like your current VP 133s, keep with those.