• Pearson HammerAndTongs1 year 25 weeks agoThen why would Pearson being

    Then why would Pearson being a "British brand" be an issue? When you bought a Pearson or a Falcon or whatever in days of yore it wasn't made in the back of the shop, but in a bloke's shed in Barnsley, using tubing he bought from Reynolds or Columbus or somewhere like that. The bike game has moved on though, and if you want a carbon frame that doesn't cost over 2 and a half grand you need to pool together the design costs and choose a shape that's been proven to work. That open mould can still be filled with your own choice of carbon, 60 Ton, Toray, volcanic ash infused or whatever, in any layup you ask for. The paint job doesn't show you how many layers are underneath and what directions each of them face - probably having a bigger effect on the ride than the shape of the frame to be honest.

  • Manchester Police: Crime gangs to blame for high-value cycle thefts1 year 25 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:I'm just

    notfastenough wrote:
    I'm just down the road from the areas mentioned. Food for thought.

    Time for action, I'd say.

    I know of two thefts in Shropshire in recent weeks (mentioned previously), this practice not restricted to BC academy riders and mancunian MAMILs.

  • Mavic R-Sys 2013....are they joking?!?!1 year 25 weeks agoGot one of my old bike but

    Got one of my old bike but not wont be building new one up until i get to Italy in Spring....even more to look forward to then!!! Big Grin

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agosim1515 wrote:nbrus

    sim1515 wrote:
    nbrus wrote:

    But the space between the cars isn't the same as the one with the cyclist. Wink good night.

    We both know that's not what's in question. You can keep saying it but I think we all know the rules now, even if you won'd admit them. I'm so bored now though Yawn

    Really? You quote the highway code when it suits you, then you reinterpret it when it doesn't. Liar

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks ago(No subject)

    Yawn Yawn Yawn

  • Pearson HammerAndTongs1 year 25 weeks agoi have said there i have no

    i have said there i have no objection to where the frame is made.

    its the whole open mould thing i dont like. essentially you could buy any frame and get it sprayed up and call it NickT Bikes.

    its just very naughty / clever i suppose.

  • Pearson HammerAndTongs1 year 25 weeks agoAlso, that matching Sportful

    Also, that matching Sportful Bodyfit short and sock combo is a winner. What shoes are they?

  • Armstrong round-up: Cavendish, Vaughters, Hammond Staff & Indurain have their say + Boonen visits Ferrari*1 year 25 weeks agoAs Reg in Life of Brian might

    As Reg in Life of Brian might have said: "Yes but other than 26 witnesses, blood results, and a paper trail showing Armstrong perjured himself when he said he had no dealings with Dr. Ferrari, what evidence do USADA really have? Nothing!"

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agosim1515 wrote:nbrus

    sim1515 wrote:
    nbrus wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    nbrus wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    stealth wrote:
    I'm bored with all this tennis...

    Point taken, I am too. I think I've said all I can to show how to overtake safely, if it's still not enough then I doubt anything else I say will make a difference either.


    I am too...

    Please read Rule 163 again ... good night. Wink

    Only if you look at the picture to go with it! night.


    Only if you paint another picture showing a car overtaking another car with the same minimum space they would give a cyclist. good night. Wink

    Thankfully I don't have to, the Highway Code provided a pic to show it. night night.

    I found it...

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agonbrus wrote: But the space

    nbrus wrote:

    But the space between the cars isn't the same as the one with the cyclist. Wink good night.

    We both know that's not what's in question. You can keep saying it but I think we all know the rules now, even if you won'd admit them. I'm so bored now though Yawn

  • Driver sought over mystery injury of teenage triathlete in the New Forest1 year 25 weeks agoSo this is what some coward

    So this is what some coward driver has been reduced too? a 14 year old, hope she recovers quickly and is back riding.

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agonbrus wrote:sim1515

    nbrus wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    nbrus wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    stealth wrote:
    I'm bored with all this tennis...

    Point taken, I am too. I think I've said all I can to show how to overtake safely, if it's still not enough then I doubt anything else I say will make a difference either.


    I am too...

    Please read Rule 163 again ... good night. Wink

    Only if you look at the picture to go with it! night.


    Only if you paint another picture showing a car overtaking another car with the same minimum space they would give a cyclist. good night. Wink

    Thankfully I don't have to, the Highway Code provided a pic to show it. night night.

  • Pearson HammerAndTongs1 year 25 weeks agoPearson are hardly "pop-up".

    Pearson are hardly "pop-up". They, along with many other brands in the steel frame days ha their spec sent over to steel frame builders for their brand of bikes. Those builders used to be in the uk but are mostly gone now. Where else can you get a bike frame from other than the Far East? Would you rather Pearson shut up shop because there's no one building carbon frames in the uk?

  • Mavic R-Sys 2013....are they joking?!?!1 year 25 weeks agoYou are awful... Photos?

    You are awful... Big Grin

    Photos?

  • Lance Armstrong, the UCI and USADA: Catch-22?1 year 25 weeks agoCiaran Patrick wrote:ALB

    Ciaran Patrick wrote:
    ALB probably true about the UCI but you can include the USADA in the same category for a judge to be withering about the motive and there actions letting some off to implicate one man creates the idea is all of what USADA came up with reliable. As big Mig said its only testimony of 5 riders and there are many riders coming out of the wood work saying they saw nothing and nothing concerned them.

    If USADA had been professional in this they the case would have been stronger instead of seeking political gains and media kudos which the judge seemed to think was the reason for the single minded pursuit of LA.


    Judge Sam Sparks said nothing of the sort. In criticising USADA and the UCI (and it's funny how many people forget the latter was criticised), he found it a "troubling aspect" that two organisations, both charged with Keeping sport clean, were fighting each other.
    I suggest you actually read the ruling rather than an Armstrong biased summation.

  • Armstrong round-up: Cavendish, Vaughters, Hammond Staff & Indurain have their say + Boonen visits Ferrari*1 year 25 weeks agoCiaran Patrick wrote:The more

    Ciaran Patrick wrote:
    The more I read of this the more implausible it seems.

    Really? I mean REALLY?! Well that's you and Mig alone going in that direction. The rest of us have even been joined by LA fanboys like Phil Ligget and the UCI in accepting that the truth is now undeniable.

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agosim1515 wrote:nbrus

    sim1515 wrote:
    nbrus wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    stealth wrote:
    I'm bored with all this tennis...

    Point taken, I am too. I think I've said all I can to show how to overtake safely, if it's still not enough then I doubt anything else I say will make a difference either.


    I am too...

    Please read Rule 163 again ... good night. Wink

    Only if you look at the picture to go with it! night.


    Only if you paint another picture showing a car overtaking another car with the same minimum space they would give a cyclist. good night. Wink

  • Calling all Cervelo S2 owners1 year 25 weeks agoIs the ride really more

    Is the ride really more harsh?

    Just let 7-8 psi out your tyres, get some roubaix bar tape, seatpost down 1-3 mm and a nice squishy Fizik Kurve saddle.

    #sorted

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agonbrus wrote:sim1515

    nbrus wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    stealth wrote:
    I'm bored with all this tennis...

    Point taken, I am too. I think I've said all I can to show how to overtake safely, if it's still not enough then I doubt anything else I say will make a difference either.


    I am too...

    Please read Rule 163 again ... good night. Wink

    Only if you look at the picture to go with it! night.

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agosim1515 wrote:stealth

    sim1515 wrote:
    stealth wrote:
    I'm bored with all this tennis...

    Point taken, I am too. I think I've said all I can to show how to overtake safely, if it's still not enough then I doubt anything else I say will make a difference either.


    I am too...

    Please read Rule 163 again ... good night. Wink

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agostealth wrote:I'm bored with

    stealth wrote:
    I'm bored with all this tennis...

    Point taken, I am too. I think I've said all I can to show how to overtake safely, if it's still not enough then I doubt anything else I say will make a difference either.

  • What to consider when buying new wheels for an old bike?1 year 25 weeks agoI think the Maillard

    I think the Maillard freewheel (possibly the Helicomatic, as per my 1984 Raleigh Record Sprint) isn't the same fitting as other freewheels so be careful what you buy if replacing it, and if so it would require a different tool to remove and fit. Modern cassette type is different again, they slide onto a splined hub instead of screwing onto a thread. It's a bit of a minefield. Sheldon's site is a good place to start, and retrobike.co.uk forum folk may also shed some light.

    Hub width is a factor in wheel choice - frames of that vintage often have 126mm OLN*, modern road bikes 130mm, CX and MTB 135mm and track-only fixed wheels 120mm. Front wheel should be much more straightforward.

    Fortunately, any 6/7/8 speed chain will work. I'd recommend SRAM PC850 or KMC Z82 for inexpensive but good quality chains. Count the number of links in your existing chain and use the same number in the new one.

    Your Huret will be friction gears (not indexed) so you could change the number of sprockets on the back and the rear shifter should still work if it's in good order. New cable inners and outers are invariably a good idea, note that brake and gear cables on current bikes have differing diameters so are not interchangeable, I don't know if this was the case back then.

    * OLN = over locknut width, the external width across the hub or between the rear dropouts on the frame.

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 25 weeks agoI just plough along at 70

    I just plough along at 70 mph or is that kmh bacause I feel the need for speed! Wink

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agoI'm bored with all this

    I'm bored with all this tennis...

  • Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 25 weeks agoThe paint job makes it look

    The paint job makes it look like a 2010 era Wilier Izoard knock off.