• First look: Raleigh's new 2014 bicycle range1 year 9 weeks agoSo glad to see Raleigh making

    So glad to see Raleigh making nice bikes again.
    Those crossbikes look very nice and the track bike is pretty swanky too.
    Would love to see large scale bicycle production back in the UK one day.

  • First road bike for about £1k1 year 9 weeks agoFor the money I reckon this

    For the money I reckon this is hard to beat, I don't have one but I wish it was available when I was buying my Focus Cayo 105, full Ultegra for the same money, you could strip this and flog the parts for a profit, I'm (almost) sure.

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT2/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ult...

    But then again I've never dealt with Planet-X so if their service isn't up to snuff, well, maybe that's where the bargain comes from.

  • Tour of Qatar - Stage 41 year 9 weeks ago138 after a 10 point penalty,

    138 after a 10 point penalty, not to bad. Mostly green arrows.

  • Vote for my Project One Bike - here is why you should1 year 9 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Yeah, there is

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Yeah, there is something fishy about the comments flying around.

    Everyone had the same chance of getting into the final draft. Some more than others because of multiple entries.

    Juliet is getting some stick, yes, she's got a large following because she blogs and reviews things and is canvassing for votes. Good on her.

    Stick, really? I haven't seen any comments, obviously not looking in the same places. If she wins (and 24 hours ago she wasn't winning, so anything can change fast) then I take my hat off to her. She's had a fair few shares on FB I see, whereas in my case only 3 of my friends have shared, clearly she has nicer friends than me! (lots of 'unfriends' coming, lol). At the end, I just hope whoever wins, wins fair, and I don't think Juliet is doing anything that is unfair at all, she perhaps deserves something back for the effort she makes in other aspects of cycling. Applause

    Of course, I'd like to win, who wouldn't? I'd love that bike, but I'm also happy with the bike I already have considering I only got in the saddle at the end of last year. That said, I won't turn my nose up to more votes in my favour Wink

  • Video: Women's Tour promotional video launched, website follows next month1 year 9 weeks agoaslongasicycle

    aslongasicycle wrote:
    Desperate to get Matrix Vulpine in on wildcard. Will sell my dog (and other useful stuff) to ensure it.

    So, who do we need to mither/kidnap and bring to PopUp?

  • Last ditch petition to deny funding to Derby cycle track1 year 9 weeks agoGuyz2010 wrote:I concurr

    Guyz2010 wrote:
    I concurr entirely with Simmo72. Find another place. I love cycling but the little wildlife areas we have in urban landscapes are way more important.
    The reason for it being built there is green field sites are far easier to build on than brownfield sites, the latter the government & local authorities will not sponor cleaning up.
    So lets go kill a few ducks.

    This is/was a brownfield site.

  • Video: Women's Tour promotional video launched, website follows next month1 year 9 weeks agoAlready got everything sorted

    Already got everything sorted out to watch the finish in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday May 11. Looking forward to it.

  • Le Tour Mediterranéen1 year 9 weeks agoI'd thought about Hushovd but

    I'd thought about Hushovd but he's not cheap!? Thinking

  • Video: Women's Tour promotional video launched, website follows next month1 year 9 weeks agoDesperate to get Matrix

    Desperate to get Matrix Vulpine in on wildcard. Will sell my dog (and other useful stuff) to ensure it.

  • Vulpine team up with Oliver Spencer to launch cycling blazer1 year 9 weeks agoMight be a dumb question:

    Might be a dumb question: Don't roll-up cuffs expose your wrists to the elements?

  • Video: Women's Tour promotional video launched, website follows next month1 year 9 weeks agoHell to the Yes. Can't wait

    Hell to the Yes. Can't wait for this.

  • Last ditch petition to deny funding to Derby cycle track1 year 9 weeks agoJust had a look at the

    Just had a look at the satellite images for the area.

    This has nothing to do with wildlife or cycling/leisure amenities but everything to do with a council land grab.

    Once you allow development you change the use. Once you've changed the use it's easier to re-designate the next area, and the next, until the wildlife refuge is unviable and then can be swallowed up by redevelopment.

    Sometimes I think I'm too cynical and then councils show me that I'm not cynical enough!

  • Should good cyclists do more to stop bad cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote: 1. We

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:

    1. We are not part of a big club, or a religious group, or anything else, we are just individual people who each choose to ride bikes for whatever reason. Therefore, why should we need to look out for each other, why should we feel any responsibility for other cyclists actions, why is it up to us, to get our 'collective' house in order? etc etc?

    Community

    n. A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.
    n. The district or locality in which such a group lives.
    n. A group of people having common interests: the scientific community; the international business community; the cycling community.

    Common interests that I share with a lot of cyclists include:

  • Encouraging more people to regard cycling as a viable transport option and not (just) a sport
  • Improving transport infrastructure to make cycling safer and less stressful, especially for beginners
  • Obtaining better justice from the legal system if I am unfortunate enough to become a victim of other negligent road users
  • I am sure that there are plenty of others.

    The point is, unlike the bald community, the bespectacled community etc in FluffyKitten's poor analogy, the cycling community is campaigning for the current status quo to change. We want better, safer, greener, more sustainable urban and rural environments so it does matter how we as a community are perceived.

    We as a minority community cannot expect to be taken seriously when we campaign for resources to be spent on make cycling safer while we are perceived as dangerous louts who have no respect for the rule of law. These lawless gits are forcing us to fight with one hand tied behind our backs.

    Of course it isn't fair that the cycling community gets condemned as a whole for the actions of a nasty, ignorant minority but you know what, life isn't fair. People do stereotype others whether we like it or not.

    So ....

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    If another riders actions directly impact on me, then yes I'll say something, otherwise good luck to them.

    .... maybe you should also consider the indirect impact of law breaking cyclists on how you are perceived as a cyclist and how that might effect the future of cycling in this country and your personal safety in the present day?

    @Scoob84:

    I once took very direct action against a cyclist who tried to ride through a zebra crossing and nearly hit my daughter but I wouldn't recommend it.

    In the days when I regularly commuted by bike, I would get to see the same repeat offending ignorant minority, riding like the rule of law doesn't apply to them. So I would report them to the police. Simples.

    Description of the cyclist, bike, what he/she is wearing, location, time of day, type of offence (red light jumping, pavement bandits) etc and I would do it every day, first thing as I arrived at work. If there are enough complaints, sooner or later, the police will put a surprise operation in place and catch the bandits.

    Ultimately, the maintenance of law and order is the responsibility of the police but they cannot do it without a helping hand from the public to get the bandits off the road. You are right, we cannot afford to just look the other way if we want to see real progress in this country.

  • Vulpine team up with Oliver Spencer to launch cycling blazer1 year 9 weeks agohttp://www.retroshift.com/

    http://www.retroshift.com/

  • Tour of Qatar - Stage 41 year 9 weeks ago1 BOONEN Tom 2 GREIPEL

    1 BOONEN Tom
    2 GREIPEL André
    3 MARKUS Barry
    4 KRUOPIS Aidis
    5 BENNETT Sam
    6 GUARNIERI Jacopo
    7 DEMARE Arnaud
    8 PELUCCHI Matteo
    9 VAN STAEYEN Michael
    10 EISEL Bernhard
    11 COLEDAN Marco
    12 KRISTOFF Alexander
    13 ROELANDTS Jurgen
    14 BAGDONAS Gediminas
    15 BRESCHEL Matti
    16 BAZZANA Alessandro
    17 FORTIN Filippo
    18 TSATEVICH Alexei
    19 TURGOT Sébastien
    20 STANNARD Ian

  • Vulpine team up with Oliver Spencer to launch cycling blazer1 year 9 weeks agoI'm more interested in that

    I'm more interested in that bike. What the heck is going on with those shifters?!

  • Should good cyclists do more to stop bad cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoScoob_84 wrote:Well I'm

    Scoob_84 wrote:
    Well I'm afraid that in the real world, inconsiderate and dangerous cyclists do give cyclists in general bad rep. I agree its not right and it shouldn't, but i don't make up the rules.

    Sure, and the rule is that good cyclists aren't responsible for inconsiderate and dangerous cyclists. Why don't you go chase down anyone who suggests otherwise and remind them that what they're doing isn't cool and gives humans a bad name? Wink

  • 54 or 56 bmc team machine1 year 9 weeks agoand I still don't know, it's

    and I still don't know, it's driving me crazy!

    http://www.bmc-racing.com/int-en/bikes/ ... /dura_ace/

    put these measurements inseam: 32inches, trunk: 24.5, forearm 14, arm 26, thigh 23.5, lower leg 21, sternal notch 58, total height 70.5 in to this website http://www.competitivecyclist.com

    confused about the seat tube height, its saying a size 56 suits me best but everything else is pointing towards a 54cm frame???

    can someone else put there measurements in and see what it brings up for them please.

  • Vote for my Project One Bike - here is why you should1 year 9 weeks agoYeah, there is something

    Yeah, there is something fishy about the comments flying around.

    Everyone had the same chance of getting into the final draft. Some more than others because of multiple entries.

    Juliet is getting some stick, yes, she's got a large following because she blogs and reviews things and is canvassing for votes. Good on her.

  • Tour of Qatar - Stage 41 year 9 weeks agoGrr - nearly took a penalty

    Grr - nearly took a penalty to swap Boom out for Markus but Boom's "guaranteed" GC points stopped me. Still 1,4,7,9,15,20 is one of my better days so far this season! Markus and Guarnieri in now for Boom and Vanspeybrouck - all in on a full bunch finish and potential full house tomorrow...

  • Whyte Dorset commuter/road bike1 year 9 weeks agoWow... we live in a Golden

    Wow... we live in a Golden Age of bicycles

  • Podium Cafe VDS1 year 9 weeks agoraysilvester1 Big Rays Riders

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    Big Rays Riders

  • Carbon Fiber Road Saddle - Rider Survey1 year 9 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:I'm

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    I'm confused! What do you mean by performance

    Sorry for the confusion. This questions seems to be confusing and drawing a lot of questions from people taking the survey. The original intent was for performance to represent how structurally the saddle flexed or performed while riding.

    After reading all the input and having time to reflect on the question, I agree we probably could of just gone with comfort/fit or Light weight and this would have covered all the needed options.

    Thank you for your comments and feedback.

  • The best cyclists are more handsome, says research using Tour de France cyclists1 year 9 weeks agofarrell wrote:PhilRuss

    farrell wrote:
    PhilRuss wrote:
    [[[[[ Does this theory extend to other sports?

    Apparently so.....
    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Pix/pictures/2011/6/30/1309464583351/Peter-Crouch-and-Abbey-Cl-007.jpg


    [[[[[ Yes, FARRELL, I did think of him---but couldn't remember his name, and still can't, since he disappeared....
    P.R.

  • Buyer’s guide: Mudguards for keeping you dry this winter1 year 9 weeks agoSKS is good but as with most

    SKS is good but as with most similar styles a fiddle to fit. My most recent pair have plastic "breakaway" front fittings (good idea) but the rear fasteners appear to be just plated steel - how much does that save? (Rivendel sell stainless replacements)

    I've found a rear rack handy on many bikes and although overlooked by the manufacturers, the addition of a thin sheet of plastic catches or deflects a great deal of dirt and water when not carrying cargo.