- More than 100 cyclists arrested near Olympic Park1 year 31 weeks agoYou must have misread the bit
You must have misread the bit where it said it wasn't a protest.
- Fantasy Olympic Track Cycling Scores1 year 31 weeks agoSaturday
Team Pursuit F
Team Pursuit F
1 - GB
2 - USA
3 - Canada
4 - Australia
5 - New Zealand
6 - Netherlands
7 - Belarus
8 - Germany
9 - Ukraine
10 - China
*Raleigh: 43 (competing in 6/10 events)
- Tech round-up: Sticky rubber, FSA vids, value lids, Comtat opens showroom, Pragmasis locks up & more1 year 31 weeks agoHe didn't put any on his heel
He didn't put any on his heel though did he? Silly Greek.
- John Humphrys asks: who's to blame for cycle safety?1 year 31 weeks agoGuy. Shit does not have to
Guy. Shit does not have to happen. As road users we all have a responsibility to drive/cycle within our abilities, keep our speed down, beaware of other road users and hazzards. As a driver I see other drivers charge along the motorway in poor visability and over surface water at excess speeds. These same drivers hurtle along narrow country roads withiut thought that there may be pedestrians, livestock or a cyclist round the next blind corner. Theey also race along our urban roads at speeds of 50mph instead of 30mph
As a cyclist I see other cyclists rlj'ing. Weaving along the road unconcerned about what's behind them. Using pavements. Cycling without lights.
If a little common sence and road craft was applied by all then this shit will never need to happen
- Wiggins' go-faster kit1 year 31 weeks agogreenrock wrote:An thoughtsgreenrock wrote:
An thoughts why he was running mechanical DuraAce instead of Di2?
One reason I have read (and I don't know if it's the only reason) is that it allows him a better position on the aerobars as dimensions are measured to the end of the shifters whereas on the Di2 the bars are effectively that bit shorter. Several other riders choose mechanical shifting.
I can't remember where I saw it, but this quote refers to Taylor Phinney's setup, chosen for the same reason:
"Phinney uses mechanical Dura-Ace on his time trial bike because of the way the UCI measures the shifters when it comes to his time trial position. The maximum allowable extension can be no more than 80cm (with the morphological exception for tall riders) in front of the bicycle’s bottom bracket. But where the UCI measures the end of the extension on the shifter varies.
Di2 shifters are measured at the end of the shifter and mechanical shifters are measured at the pivot of the shifter. Using the mechanical drivetrain gives Phinney a front end that is effectively several centimeters longer.
Bradley Wiggins and other tall riders also choose mechanical bar-end shifters instead of Di2 for this reason."
As for headset/head tube stiffness, you are rarely yanking on the bars during a time trial so even if a 1.25" or tapered tube is stiffer you can bet it's less important than the slimmer profile of the 1" front end.
- Eneco Tour1 year 31 weeks agoLeaves even more free
Leaves even more free credits.
- Eneco Tour1 year 31 weeks agoI'm going with a team of 8
I'm going with a team of 8 young Europeans(all eligible for young rider fantasy points)captained by an Aussie.
- John Humphrys asks: who's to blame for cycle safety?1 year 31 weeks agoJohn Humphrys should stick to
John Humphrys should stick to what he's good at - asking questions - to get some facts to support his assertions.
There have historically been high numbers of single vehicle motorcycle accidents where excessive speed has been the factor. In collisions involving cyclists it's a mix of excessive speed, driver inattention and vehicle design (blind spots).
We could compensate for vehicle blind spots with better training/education, but the best way forward in countering the other two is lower speeds.
The one remaining issue will be collisions between motorised vehicles and cyclists on country roads.
- Eneco Tour1 year 31 weeks agoGreipel delisted on Cycling
Greipel delisted on Cycling Fever startlist.
- Eddy Merckx's EMX-5251 year 31 weeks agoQuote:"Those wins include theQuote:
"Those wins include the Tour de France five times, the Giro d'Italia five times, the World Championships three times, Milan-San Remo seven times, Gent-Wevelgem three times, La Flèche Wallonne three times and Liège-Bastogne-Liège five times. He never won an Olympic medal though."
It seems rather mean-spirited to highlight Merckx' "failure" to win an Olympic medal -- at the time Eddie Merckx was competing, professional sportsfolk were completely excluded from the Olympic games, at that time, a competition for amateurs.
- John Humphrys asks: who's to blame for cycle safety?1 year 31 weeks ago20 is plenty in some places,
20 is plenty in some places, all road users need education, however on the British road system as it is if you haven't got lights on your bike and your not wearing a helmet then you are stupid. I know it won't stop every death but it gives you a fighting chance.
Now here come all the helmet haters.
- Poor Hugh Porter1 year 31 weeks agocant watch cycling on bbc or
cant watch cycling on bbc or itv,there coverage is so poor,dont really understand why anyone would choose to do so when we have top rate coverage of our sport on eurosport.
- John Humphrys asks: who's to blame for cycle safety?1 year 31 weeks agoDoes anyone have to be to
Does anyone have to be to blame? Sometimes shit happens.
- John Humphrys asks: who's to blame for cycle safety?1 year 31 weeks agoThing is, when you do drive
Thing is, when you do drive at 20mph along a road with speedbumps (and that's as fast as you want to) there's always some numpty coming up behind tailgating because he/she wants to get past. My own street has speedbumps and it's residential, so 20 is plenty. But the other week I had some loon tailgating and flashing his lights behind me because he clearly thought it was ok to go faster. As he was so close, I slowed down to reduce the potential impact damage in the event of an incident.
In his case, and in those of many others I've seen, education is the key.
Cycling into the centre of London this week I was struck by how empty of cars the streets are. These Olympics are really good for cycling across the city. That still didn't stop me and my wife from having yet another loon zoom past with only cm to spare.
- Olympic Track Day 3: Fourth gold in the Velodrome for GB as women's team pursuit squad smash world record again1 year 31 weeks agoGreat ride
- Olympic Track Day 3: Fourth gold in the Velodrome for GB as women's team pursuit squad smash world record again1 year 31 weeks ago6 races, 6 records. I think I
6 races, 6 records. I think I might be in love!
- Cyclist killed by Olympic bus: witness accounts and Wiggins's input1 year 31 weeks agostrange that wiggo thinks
strange that wiggo thinks helmets should be compulsory and ipods and phones be made illegal whilst cycling because he wasn't wearing one the other sunday while out riding with his son in paris and for the three weeks before that he was cycling at speed in a big group with an earpiece in his ear and talking into a microphone!!!
- Anyone bought anything cool recently1 year 31 weeks agocarbon fibre chain catcher,
carbon fibre chain catcher, so much lighter than the aluminium one i already own!
- Shutt club bibs1 year 31 weeks agoHave 2 pairs of 2010
Have 2 pairs of 2010 Orbea-FGS Shutt bib shorts and they're dead comfy so when I saw the £39 price AND they have a £5 voucher code this weekend (see https://twitter.com/ShuttVeloRapide) I couldn't resist.
- Wanted: £75 Wheels1 year 31 weeks agoNope they aint, go to Ribble
Nope they aint, go to Ribble and they are listed as £0.00, Which normally means they aint got stock or are delisting them
OR, It could be the website is not working as I can't get on many of their items, just says there is nothing there
- John Humphrys asks: who's to blame for cycle safety?1 year 31 weeks ago+1 with MercuryOne on both
+1 with MercuryOne on both posts. The helmet debate is a red herring. Until central and local government legislate the protection of vulnerable road users and NOT by demanding that they dress in fluorescent colours and wear various types of body armour then our roads will continue to generate fatalities. We all know that the majority of collisions will have been caused by speed and commonsense tell us that slowing down will reduce the risk to all. The recent research in Scotland regards speed cameras proves this. In a nutshell SLOW DOWN!!
- John Humphrys asks: who's to blame for cycle safety?1 year 31 weeks agoIts simple to solve for the
Its simple to solve for the future...
Start laying dedicated roads for Bikes Today, just like we did when the Motor Car was invented, and the train, so why not Cycles..
People would flock to the cycle roads (Paying for it, well that's another discussion)..
This would provide harmony safe and Pure common sense amongst this non stop divide between cyclist and Motorist..
- Wanted: £75 Wheels1 year 31 weeks agoThese are cheap on Ribble as
These are cheap on Ribble as well
- Wanted: £75 Wheels1 year 31 weeks agoJust call me matchmaker Not
Just call me matchmaker Not new,
Or new for £75 including postage
Or the black ones a little cheaper
- John Humphrys asks: who's to blame for cycle safety?1 year 31 weeks agoGood, we can save hundred of
Good, we can save hundred of lives and make motorists and their passengers wear helmets.