• First ride: Canyon Roadlite AL 7.0 (2014)1 year 15 weeks agostraight headtube look kind

    straight headtube look kind of old school nowadays but I'm not saying I would be able to tell the difference in a blind test..

  • Felt’s new AR aero road bike… the inside story1 year 15 weeks agoI'd love a chocolate teapot,

    I'd love a chocolate teapot, maybe suggest M&S knock one up for Easter.

  • Pat McQuaid proposes new levels of team staff & qualifications to protect riders1 year 15 weeks agoThe European Cycling Union

    The European Cycling Union are meeting this weekend, to listen to BC and Fat Pat make their respective pitches.

    I predict a ruuuuuuuummmmmmmble...

  • Kinesis Aithein - First ride1 year 15 weeks agoIts lighter than most alu

    Its lighter than most alu frames though? Cannondale CAAD10 and that new Specialized Allez with the pre-shaped tube joints might be close but other alloy frames are usually closer to the 1.4 - 1.5kg mark?

    Canyon Ultimate Al doesn't have a tapered head tube for starters but does look similar.

  • Video: Handle Like Eggs - but is City of London's new cycle safety film a yolk?1 year 15 weeks agoSurely it's not serious? The

    Surely it's not serious? The driving egg was on his phone for yolks sake. He should have been arrested for that.

    Where is the video about obeying the law and having a little patience to overtake safely?

    Locals ran a test in Formby Lancs to compare set journeys at 20mph and 30mph and worked out the inconvenience in terms of extra seconds was nothing compared with taking a life. That is the message that needs to be advertised.

    Speed does not equate to productivity. Unfortunately our Government are still referring to 20 year old flawed data that says it does. HS2 is a case in point.

    As the saying goes - if only common sense was as common as the expression suggests...

  • First ride: Canyon Roadlite AL 7.0 (2014)1 year 15 weeks agopastaman wrote: One small

    pastaman wrote:
    One small pedantic point - those aren't smooth welds - Boardman do proper smooth welds. Apart from that, desirable and outstanding VFM.

    There's a difference between naked welds and rough welds filled in and then painted over.

  • Anyone cycled in Majorca?1 year 15 weeks agoFrom Puerto Pollenca a

    From Puerto Pollenca a beautiful ride is to head to the Formentor lighthouse for sunrise - road is awesome down to the posh hotel about 1/2 of the way along but it then gets rougher but the views are well worth it.

    Other than that the usual culprits such as Sa Calobra which is easily accessible from where you are, an all day ride over Puig Major, lunch in Port Soller, over the Col de Soller and back on the flat through Inca with the usual tailwind is a stunner. Cafe stop at the top of Col de Soller with views down to Palma is amazing.

    Have a great time, its stunning.

  • Pat McQuaid proposes new levels of team staff & qualifications to protect riders1 year 15 weeks agoHooray. A fresh photo of Pat

    Hooray. A fresh photo of Pat after all these years. I've lost all respect for Pat though. No. Not the usual reasons but a shirt with a 'UCI' embroidered badge on it? Nothing sadder than that.

  • London Bikeathon - 100mi this Sunday1 year 15 weeks agomm

    mm

  • Felt’s new AR aero road bike… the inside story1 year 15 weeks agoRe:Flobble - it actually

    Re:Flobble - it actually comes with 4 inserts for the seatpost. 2 to cut down to fit for use and 2 as spare. They will also be available freely from felts website and the uk importer and dealer network. As you say, it doesnt take much to think about that and as such they have thought about it...along with a multitude of very impressive technical features that if you test ride the bike you will appreciate.

  • London Bikeathon - 100mi this Sunday1 year 15 weeks agoI did a 100 the other day and

    I did a 100 the other day and the misses made me fruity flapjack cut into 8 bite size pieces wrapped in tin foil - one every 45 mins or so. Had a banana and 4 High5 gels and a breakfast of Oats and Dried fruit. Did the trick. Rego, porridge and spaghetti with sauce afterwards. No aches or pains at all and rode to work the next day as if I hadn't done anything the day before.

  • Cycle computers, what do you actually need ?1 year 15 weeks agoMy Garmin 800 gives me the

    My Garmin 800 gives me the freedom to go as far as I can within my ability. I actually ride further and faster knowing exactly how long I have left to get home.

  • London Bikeathon - 100mi this Sunday1 year 15 weeks agoGreat tips, I know I hijacked

    Great tips, I know I hijacked this a bit but cheers!

  • London Bikeathon - 100mi this Sunday1 year 15 weeks agoOh and perhaps most important

    Oh and perhaps most important of all - make sure you eat well the day before. A nice big pile of carbs will see you through the first half of the 100 nicely.

  • Anyone cycled in Majorca?1 year 15 weeks agoThanks all, very helpful

    Thanks all, very helpful (nice site tommyg).

    I'll take a couple of big bottles as you say. Based in Puerto Pollensa and will stick to the mountains/big hills for 3-4 days with a day on the flat to recover/change the pace.

    Hoping to get out early but don't mind riding through 30 degrees, quite looking forward to it in fact, just need to be careful with water and sun screen.

  • Vulpine launch Epic clothing range for autumn1 year 15 weeks agoaslongasicycle wrote:Hi Ham,

    aslongasicycle wrote:
    Hi Ham, just above the knee for men. Not women! That's Jools by the way.

    Arthur, I don't think there's an overall 'problem' with arm length. It's impossible to size it exactly for every shape at the lower and higher reaches (pun intended), but I did add 1.5cm amongst some sizing tweaks. Hope that helps. Just ask if you're not sure on size. eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%49%6e%66%6f%40%76%75%6c%70%69%6e%65%2e%63%63%22%3e%49%6e%66%6f%40%76%75%6c%70%69%6e%65%2e%63%63%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))


    Thanks for the reply, I appreciate we all come in different shapes and sizes but I couldn't get the softshell to fit me, when it fitted my body the arms were way too short, going up a size sorted the arms but it was too baggy for me (I'm aware it was supposed to be a more relaxed fit) It broke my heart to send them back as I fell in love with the jacket, real quality and style Sad

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 15 weeks agoDo you have any pics of the

    Do you have any pics of the marks you are referring to Dan.
    I'm sure if you reply to riks reply further up the thread he will give you his experience and if he has seen similar.

    Have you ridden in any areas when chemicals could have been spilt? Do you cycle to work or near factories where chemicals are used? Off the top of my head this is the only thing I can think of, and "maybe" because canyon use thinner paint it is effected by certain chemicals? (I'm sure others will have different theories)

  • C02 Inflators1 year 15 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:Some Fella

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Some Fella wrote:
    I'm no physicist but CO2 does not have the same properties as air and is able to seep through innertubes.
    CO2 will get you home but you need to let it all out and replace it with good honest proper air which is thicker than CO2 - it has bigger atoms or something.
    I find good, northern air is much better than that stuff you get down south.

    You are no physicist indeed; CO2 is denser than air, hence dry ice (remember Top of the Pops floor.) Air is mostly N2 and O2 which are smaller molecules than CO2.

    Nerd

  • Sir Chis Hoy wants job of UK cycling 'champion'1 year 15 weeks agoWell Hoy and Boardman both

    Well Hoy and Boardman both have bikes to flog. Being Bike Champion/Czar will keep either of their brands spinning the money. Having said that Boardman speaks nothing but sense, if he 'hasn't got a clue' then no one does.

  • First ride: Canyon Roadlite AL 7.0 (2014)1 year 15 weeks agoDear Santa...

    Dear Santa...

  • Vulpine launch Epic clothing range for autumn1 year 15 weeks agoHi Ham, just above the knee

    Hi Ham, just above the knee for men. Not women! That's Jools by the way.

    Arthur, I don't think there's an overall 'problem' with arm length. It's impossible to size it exactly for every shape at the lower and higher reaches (pun intended), but I did add 1.5cm amongst some sizing tweaks. Hope that helps. Just ask if you're not sure on size. Info@vulpine.cc

  • Felt’s new AR aero road bike… the inside story1 year 15 weeks agojarredscycling wrote:Man

    jarredscycling wrote:
    Man there really needs to be some standardization of Aerodynamic testing. I am getting tired of hearing that every new bike is 20% more aero than the previous version and 10% more aero than EVERY other bike on the market.

    We all think that but I spoke to the Felt guys about this and they don't think we're anywhere close. Some people on this forum in the past have tried to claim that's because bike engineers don't know much about aerodynamics. They're wrong.

    One key reason for the lack of standardisation is that with a bike, you have a rider.

    - What size rider are you going to use?
    - What ride position are you going to set? A 10-mile TT position is going to be different from a 112-mile Ironman bike leg.
    - Are you going to use non-aero headset spacers to get a shorter head tube to the same height as a longer head tube from a different manufacturer? Seems a bit unfair, but you can't go in the other direction.
    - If you use a dummy in the wind tunnel, how are you going to replicate pedalling?
    - What clothing/helmet is your dummy going to use?
    - Are you going to let the rider have any drink with him? Or food?

    You could test the bikes without a rider... but that's not how it works in the real world. The aerodynamics of the rider influences the aerodynamics of the bike and vice versa.

    Plus, wind angle is massively important at relatively slow bike speeds - but winds vary massively from place to place and time to time. Standards in one place might be irrelevant in another place.

    Are all frames going to be tested with the same wheels on? And tyres? What width? If you're using tubs, the way they're glued on makes a difference to the aerodynamics. You can't just say, for example, that for a standard test we'll use Zipp 404s with 23c tyres on because each different set of wheels and tyres will have different levels of drag.

    Then you've got differences between different wind tunnels. The same bike in one wind tunnel won't give the same results in another wind tunnel.

    Etc etc etc.

    The point is, we'd all like standardised results we can compare, but it ain't gonna happen any time soon.

  • Vulpine launch Epic clothing range for autumn1 year 15 weeks agoHope they've sorted out the

    Hope they've sorted out the arm length problem on the jackets?

  • Pat McQuaid proposes new levels of team staff & qualifications to protect riders1 year 15 weeks agoI wonder if Pat has consulted

    I wonder if Pat has consulted with the riders and teams this would affect.. it just sounds like one of many initiatives/schemes thought up by our wonderful politicians that is then heavily criticized for terrible ideas, by those it's aimed at helping.

    I also question how the lesser riders that would be facing the prospect of being sacked to accommodate Pat's rider protection, aren't having those "choices" thrust at them, if those choices may help them keep their place in the team.

  • Vulpine launch Epic clothing range for autumn1 year 15 weeks agoErr, is the model riding the

    Err, is the model riding the riser-bar bike wearing the Cotton Rain Shorts? In what world is that 'just above the knee'?