• Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 9 weeks agostumps wrote:After reading

    stumps wrote:
    After reading the comments on here there are lot of genuinely good ones but as always the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" cyclists are in abundance which is a shame.

    I genuinely can't work out on which side of the argument you lie Smile

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 9 weeks agoonzadog wrote:I think once

    onzadog wrote:
    I think once the new 105 hydro brake/mech shifter comes out, we'll see a mid priced 5 series bike.
    If it rides as good as it looks and I've had a few Treks with the new 105 I'd be putting that high on my list

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:Things Not To

    KiwiMike wrote:
    Things Not To Bring Up At Cyclist Dinners:

    Helmets
    Hi-Viz
    Red Lights
    Use Of Dual-Carriageway A-Roads
    Urination In Public Places

    ...and now:

    Collective Responsibility And Punishment

    (I really should do a website on this)

    Might be quicker to document what you can discuss

    Wink

  • Camelbak Podium 610/710ml water bottle1 year 9 weeks agoallezrider wrote:however it

    allezrider wrote:
    however it does say it is BPA free.
    Worth noting that some plastics have secret ingredients. Don't presume those are nicer than BPA. Plastic milk jugs and the soft cycling bottles (marked PE or 2 in the triangle) are safe as houses. The more brittle big brand see-through (often nicely coloured) plastic water bottles marked 7, often with BPA-Free printed on side, not such a great bet, imho.

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoThings Not To Bring Up At

    Things Not To Bring Up At Cyclist Dinners:

    Helmets
    Hi-Viz
    Red Lights
    Use Of Dual-Carriageway A-Roads
    Urination In Public Places

    ...and now:

    Collective Responsibility And Punishment

    (I really should do a website on this)

  • NSW roads minister says cyclists should be licensed and banned from some roads - for their own safety1 year 9 weeks agohttp://news.ninemsn.com.au/na

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/10/09/16/23/drivers-owe-900-mil...

    unpaid traffic fines

    similar here in Victoria

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoAfter reading the comments on

    After reading the comments on here there are lot of genuinely good ones but as always the "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" cyclists are in abundance which is a shame.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 9 weeks agoDavid Arthur wrote:Nick T

    David Arthur wrote:
    Nick T wrote:
    I'd quite like to see Cancellara faffing about trying to get the bolt thru axle sorted in a hurry after a wheel swap in a hailstorm.

    You've never used a bolt-thru axle then?

    They're the ones where you unscrew the axle bolt, slide the axle out, put it on the floor, swap wheels, reach out for the axle about to roll down the hillside, slide it back through the frame and hub, try to get the end cap back on without cross threading, then realise the neutral support wheels use hubs a different diameter axle to your frame anyway, if I'm right? Wink

  • Lucas King of the Road front light1 year 9 weeks agoDr_Lex wrote:Sorry, but

    Dr_Lex wrote:
    Sorry, but having experienced Lucas' reliability through previous decades that accorded with their nickname as the "Prince of Darkness", it's no longer a name I trust, even if it's merely a logo on a foreign-sourced unit. Still waiting for more manufacturers to follow the German requirements of a road-shaped beam, rather than just uber-torches.

    I've just past an original Lucas 'King of the Road' dynamo on to a mate who is a collector. I acquired it second-hand in 1965/6. It never let me down and was still going strong when I tested it last week.

  • Muc-Off Nano Tech Fast Action Bike Cleaner1 year 9 weeks agoParaffin

    Paraffin

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoHalfWheeler wrote:I take a

    HalfWheeler wrote:
    I take a pop at cyclists who break the law, note how their actions are counterproductive, and how, like it or lump it, their actions besmirch us all, and yet you jump to their defense?

    Hugely defensive. Suspiciously defensive even.

    Eh? Point me to the bit where I've supposedly defended illegal or irresponsible cycling.

    Read what I've written again. You've missed my point by a country mile, and then some.

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 9 weeks agoRe rule 7, a steersman on a

    Re rule 7, a steersman on a tandem should always give fair warning to the stoker of impending "event" so that their face can be averted,. Smile

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 9 weeks agoAre you daring to suggest

    Are you daring to suggest other rules !?

  • DfT launches road sign consultation - with strong focus on cycling infrastructure1 year 9 weeks agoSo much "fail" again, red

    So much "fail" again, red herring alert.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 9 weeks agonoether wrote:Axles are a

    noether wrote:
    Axles are a necessity when equipping wheels with disc brakes. They position the wheel back so that the disc falls exactly between the callipers of the hydraulic brake. With QR, this can be tricky, especially in a hail storm.

    You'll find axles are a necessity on any wheel. As for through-axle wheel changes, 5 seconds lost for a racer could spell disaster.

    Discs are nice for commuters or wet weather bikes but for performance bikes they don't make sense.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 9 weeks ago"...happily take wider tyres

    "...happily take wider tyres (though they don’t say how wide) and mudguards, because the removal of the caliper opens up more clearance."
    Except it seems to be missing eyelets for guards, so you couldn't attach a decent set. Shame, this would make a great winter bike. Any word on whether they're planning this in the range?

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoDeleted comments...how

    Deleted comments...how bizarre.

    I'll say it again then...go build your own race track / circuit and whinge there mr I'm a race car driver now.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 9 weeks agoAxles are a necessity when

    Axles are a necessity when equipping wheels with disc brakes. They position the wheel back so that the disc falls exactly between the callipers of the hydraulic brake. With QR, this can be tricky, especially in a hail storm.

    Actually this Domane Disk sets the first step towards the next revolution in road cycling. Larger diameter wheels, now that advances in materials and technique have made wheels stiff enough. A slightly larger, broad rimmed wheel would make such bicycles ultra performant on rougher surfaces. MTB's made the step and 26 inch wheels have disappeared from new models in favour of 27.5 and 29 inch. (with the exception of Specialized). The whole transition took less than 2 years, thanks to the massive improvements brought about by the new formats, without ANY downside.

    Let the pro peloton get stuck in the past and the rest of us forge forward. Eventually, the pros will catch up, after all that is what they are good at.

  • Which TV channels for cycling coverage?1 year 9 weeks agoSurprised at the positive

    Surprised at the positive feedback for the Eurosport Player. Personally I see it as a necessary evil given you don't have much other choice if you don't have satellite or cable TV.

    The fact that in 2014 you still can't choose a specific program to watch from the past 24 hours, let alone a week like the BBC iPlayer, is pretty awful. The only catchup service they offer is the ability to rewind the real time player by three hours. I appreciate this may be due to licensing agreements that Eurosport have, but they owe it to their viewers to work harder to renegotiate these if this is the case.

    This is really, really crappy if you live in a timezone well outside of Europe, as a 3hr window means watching racing at some rather unsociable hours!

  • shimarno ultegra help1 year 9 weeks agoArguably you are not supposed

    Arguably you are not supposed to do this, its what is known as cross-chaining. This is much harder on the chain and drivetrain, and given the way gear ratios on a modern bike overlap as you change cogs on the front, you should never really need to do it anyway. Its a bad habit thats very easy to stop doing!

  • slipping chain1 year 9 weeks agoIf you've averaged 50 miles a

    If you've averaged 50 miles a week over two years thats 5 thousand miles. If you'd kept your bike in peak condition you would be lucky to get 5 thousand miles from a cassette, and very lucky to get that from a chain. I'm not judging, but as you say its only been serviced once I suspect your bike has lead a hard life. Treat it to a new chain and cassette!

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoGlad to hear that Sir Chris

    Glad to hear that Sir Chris is a responsible cyclist. I understand his feelings and share the sentiment, but I'll be surprised if his approach of shaming idiot riders has much beneficial effect. Shouted advice rarely does.

  • Need wheel advice1 year 9 weeks agoI would go for Zondas,

    I would go for Zondas, shimano hub or the equivalent Fulcrum, great bearings, and low weight, around 1550g

  • Muc-Off Nano Tech Fast Action Bike Cleaner1 year 9 weeks agoYeah name the better cleaner

    Yeah name the better cleaner

  • New Forest presents draft charter for cycling events1 year 9 weeks agoThis topic shows what's wrong

    This topic shows what's wrong with 'forums'.

    It had gone off topic quickly, it has comments from people who cannot be bothered to read the whole OP and all the comments before adding the same non sensical comment.

    It has chosen another topic, and proceeded to debate it verbatim with trolls adding fire.

    Grow up people, and go and ride your flaming bikes...