- Shimano WH-6700 Ultegra Wheels - tyre issues!1 year 39 weeks agoThanks - is that Schwalbe
Thanks - is that Schwalbe Durano by the way?
- Volta Ciclista a Catalunya1 year 39 weeks agoHurray!
- looking for a local club, or am i???1 year 39 weeks agoi went for a ride this
i went for a ride this morning to test my pace over 20 mile, few small inclines but nothing crazy, averaged 16mph over 20 miles, would this be quick enough for most social groups?
If riders in a club are as helpful as the riders here i'll be laughing and it is really helping my confidence. Cant wait to build some miles in my legs and learn the ropes thanks all
- Very final news from the Taipei Cycle Show: Horn Bike for iPhone1 year 39 weeks agoIt is available through
It is available through Amazon.co.uk - just ordered one - I am sure it will look great on the Charge Steamer, not so sure about running it on the Road Bike but who knows!
- Shimano WH-6700 Ultegra Wheels - tyre issues!1 year 39 weeks agoContis are notoriously tight,
Contis are notoriously tight, so using them in combination with a tubeless-friendly is always going to be a challenge. I'd suggest looking at a tyre like the Schwalbe Durango - generally a *bit* slacker on the rim.
- Volta Ciclista a Catalunya1 year 39 weeks agodrheaton wrote:TERatcliffe26drheaton wrote:TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Also a quick mention for Drheaton for picking the last man home Julien Sanchez
Rather than assume I've picked a donkey I'm going to assume I've played a blinder and he's saving himself for a massive solo win
Seems he wasnt a donkey!
- Wheelset £400 or less - what to go for?1 year 39 weeks agoA quick google 'shopping'
A quick google 'shopping' search shows Ribble selling the RS80 wheelset for £336.
- Wheelset £400 or less - what to go for?1 year 39 weeks agoI've got some 6700 Ultegra's,
I've got some 6700 Ultegra's, made a massive difference to my bike, well worth it - when you accelerate you actually go! However, see my post from today about tyres - if these RS80's are the same be aware of how difficult it is to get certain tyres on. I can only guess its the height of the rims, and reading some other posts here it seems the RS80's are very similar to 6700's.
- looking for a local club, or am i???1 year 39 weeks agoAll good advice here. I rode
All good advice here. I rode alone for a few months to reach the fitness for 30-40 miles in 2-3 hours, then used the british cycling link above to find a local club just over a month ago. Although I had already decided to do this, my choice was re-affirmed when I went past a group that was so lacking in experience that they were downright dangerous to themselves in traffic. (This appeared to be a club, so like anything, there are good and bad ones) This forced me to realise that a large part of Sportives may be like this. Riding in a bunch where no-one warns of obstacles, calls out the oncoming car, or even bothers to position themselves safely on the road.
Sorry, this is slightly cynical, but you get the idea.
I deliberately chose a small club so as to focus on riding my bike as opposed to Annual General Meetings or fundraising for a new clubhouse roof or some such. I've been on maybe 5 club runs now on consecutive weekends. I'm definitely getting fitter, and seeing some great countryside that I would never have found on my own. I was nervy about holding a wheel at first because I couldn't see the upcoming potholes for myself and had to trust other riders calls/hand signals, but I'm improving.
I suppose riding alone gives you fitness, but riding in a group gives you skills as well as fitness.
You may want a bigger club with multiple groups so you can move up them. If you go out with the 'social' group first, they will probably have an agreement to not leave anyone behind.
- looking for a local club, or am i???1 year 39 weeks agoiammarcmason wrote:Tryiammarcmason wrote:
Try http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubfinder - hopefully should help.
Very handy website - Ctrl+D
- Gent Wevelgem1 year 39 weeks agoRight, team's picked and I've
Right, team's picked and I've even got my 4 transfers planned out to make sure I can get them all in within budget.
- Wheelset £400 or less - what to go for?1 year 39 weeks agoHmm, you lot are selling me
Hmm, you lot are selling me on the RS80s!
- Extra races, extra features1 year 39 weeks agoMy concern about changing to
My concern about changing to a paid version is that is is likely to change the nature of the game and the people who play it.
Currently if something goes wrong, we will complain, but somebody will respond "it is only a free game", we will grumble and get back to working on the next race/stage.
If it is pay to play and something goes wrong, we will complain and then complain again with "I paid good money for this, so fix it NOW!"
Is there be enough players willing to pay to make it worthwhile? Currently 2500 players this season, a good take up of "paid premium users" is around 10% so 250 players at say 10GBP is only 2500GBP per annum. A 5% take up is only 1250GBP and that excludes any costs in setting up the "premium" service. The cost will be losing players who are unwilling to pay and see the "premium" players getting an advantage.
I view the game as a loss leader for road.cc, like those ridiculously cheap specials stores have to get you in the door. Last year, I visited the game site every race day, this year I visit the forum most days and the game site each race day and a couple of times in the days leading up to race. Quite often, I follow links to the main site to read articles that interest me. Without the game I would not visit road.cc at all.
So the really the current ROI for the game for road.cc is the increased number of regular readers of road.cc.
How road.cc could improve the ROI for the game.
1. Provided a hosted/branded version of the game to companies like Halfords, SBS, NBC etc for a fee. For me it is the best cycling game around and gets people back to a site on a daily basis. (Note could be for a GT only)
2. Expand the game by getting into partnership with other companies, getting a title sponsor who is willing to stump up the prizes and promotion (Rabobank sponsored the SBS game in AU last year), and/or a media sponsor like Eurosport (just need to include all races Eurosport cover live, for a little on air promotion and eurosport get to "market" their product to cycling fans). All road.cc gets is the links to drive traffic to their main site and maybe ad revenue for an expanded group of players.
ps I don't know if I would pay to play because the only upgrades I want are more races and losing the 4 star/5 DS rule
- Sustrans highlights ten of Britain's worst roads and junctions for cyclists1 year 39 weeks agoThe whole
The whole Knightsbridge/Piccadilly/Park Lane/Marble Arch complex is a disgraceful mess, which I'd nominate for fairly brutal lane and speed reductions.
- Just in: Raleigh Sojourn expedition tourer £1,1001 year 39 weeks agoSorry Nick but I can't agree
Sorry Nick but I can't agree there, that thumb lever is badly placed. The cheap design argument doesn't stand up either as Campag's Xenon shifters with a thumb lever which is easily reachable in the drops for 40 quid less than the Sora shifters!
It sounds like I don't like Shimano but I'm quite a fan and love there hub gears which I have on my bitza commuter hack and have tried out the Tiagra STIs which are excellent but the Sora shifters are a turd in an otherwise excellent range. I agree the loopy cable is a bit weird though.
Thanks for the Microshift link it is very interesting...
- Sustrans highlights ten of Britain's worst roads and junctions for cyclists1 year 39 weeks agoit's not meant to be a
it's not meant to be a definitive top ten, just a selection, I'll tweak the article to make that clear.
- Sustrans highlights ten of Britain's worst roads and junctions for cyclists1 year 39 weeks agoE&C has a cycle bypass, so by
E&C has a cycle bypass, so by some measures it has been accounted for. I agree with you about Old Street though, you need to have your wits and your sprinting legs from the off at Shoreditch High Street to the roundabout at Old Street, the junction with Curtain Road might be the worst, lots of construction truck going full tilt as the road narrows to one lane, I've watched them drift five foot or more as they corner.
- Extra races, extra features1 year 39 weeks agoThe game is ace....I think we
The game is ace....I think we should just enjoy and let Dave and the guys tweek it as they see fit....The thing that impresses me is that they listen to the feedback and comment on it....Personally I would pay for the game but like I said lets enjoy and not try to over-complicate it....If its not broke...then dont fix it....
- Wheelset £400 or less - what to go for?1 year 39 weeks agoUltegra 6700s are not as good
Ultegra 6700s are not as good as the RS80s, which have the clever part carbon rim. They share the rim with the C24 dura ace 7900 wheel set, just the hub differs. From reading reviews the rim does well with potholes and similar. I'm planning on getting a set for the spring, they'll knock 500g or more off the weight of my RS10s. Confusing of Shimano to have both r/rs ranges and tiara / ultra / 105 / dura-ace some of which overlap and some don't.
- looking for a local club, or am i???1 year 39 weeks agoTry
Try http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubfinder - hopefully should help.
- Sustrans highlights ten of Britain's worst roads and junctions for cyclists1 year 39 weeks agoWhat were the selection
What were the selection criteria for these? Surely just within London there are more dangerous places than Oxford Street that should be highlighted? Elephant & castle and Old Street spring immediately to mind.
- Just in: Raleigh Sojourn expedition tourer £1,1001 year 39 weeks agoFor a tourer I'd have thought
For a tourer I'd have thought it was ideal (certainly is for my workhorse Dew Drop, which is a very similar bike in many ways) as you're more likely to be riding on the hoods and drops. I'd have 'proper' STIs for preference over Sora, given the choice, but I wouldn't call Sora stupid or impractical.
- Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tyre1 year 39 weeks agoi have used these and r1's
i have used these and r1's since since early 2010 and have covered 1000's of miles mainly across dartmoor so hardly slick new roads. wet or dry all fine and i wont jinx my self but i have never had one of those things where you need to pull over get those lever things out of the saddle bag and that rolled up black piece of butyl and combine them...
best tyres i have ever used. fast as f==k
- Bike maintenance course in London1 year 39 weeks agoWhere do you live? Lambeth
Where do you live? Lambeth Cyclists run maintenance courses a couple of times a year. I attended their last one last year, given by a guy from Brixton Cycles, and I'm very happy with it. I think I paid £50 something.
Here's a link to their website:
There's a shop on Tooley Street called On your Bike, they also run maintanence courses, worth a look. You need to call them up.
Hope this helps!
- Extra races, extra features1 year 39 weeks agoI figured seeing as the
I figured seeing as the purist teams always score much lower than the main teams I wasn't having two bites at the big prize cherry.