- Pendleton finds the cure for 'helmet hair'*1 year 44 weeks agoVicky you look wonderful,
Vicky you look wonderful, have a great season and backing you for Gold. xx
- 'Save Our Cyclists' - The Times launches major cycle safety campaign1 year 44 weeks agoWasn't the Times the paper
Wasn't the Times the paper that printed Matthew Parris' 'What is smug and deserves to be decapitated?' article re cyclists?
I note he still wrties for them….
- 'Save Our Cyclists' - The Times launches major cycle safety campaign1 year 44 weeks agoI've commuted through London
I've commuted through London for the last 10 years, and if anything the roads seem to be getting more dangerous. If London really is "ahead of the curve" then perhaps they've chosen the wrong curve...
- 'Save Our Cyclists' - The Times launches major cycle safety campaign1 year 44 weeks agoCan't really fault the Times
Can't really fault the Times for launching their campaign and it should be welcomed. The Times is, of course, a Murdoch paper and is a stablemate of Sky - so there's crossover there, which helps.
What the Times doesn't appear to be calling for - not having read the article in full - is changes to legislation. Drivers would soon pay greater heed of cyclists if the consequences for injuring or killing a rider were more severe, or at least consistent. Road CC has done a great job of highlighting the many cases that come before the court and the relatively trivial sentences handed down to drivers.
If the assumption of criminal responsbility were to be placed on the driver (i.e. they had to prove the WEREN'T to blame, as I believe is the case in many European countries), it would focus minds far quicker and bolster the many road safety campaigners who continue their laudible work.
- Geraint Thomas to help front Fiat and British Cycling 'share the road' campaign1 year 44 weeks agoBritish Cycling membership
British Cycling membership free with a new car?
Wouldn't it make sense to give cycling membership with a new bike, and AA membership with the car?
How about they at least make a built in bike rack or something on it!!!
Anyway, we do need a campaign like this as motorists really do drive like cyclists dont exist.
- The Light Blue Kings - a classic Reynolds 853 racer1 year 44 weeks agoThey won't be selling many of
They won't be selling many of those round my way (unless they launch a Dark Blue sister brand)
- Ride report: Woodcote CX Sportive - mud larking in the Chilterns1 year 44 weeks agoLots of lovely places to do
Lots of lovely places to do one of these events down here in the south west! Sounds great!
- The Light Blue Kings - a classic Reynolds 853 racer1 year 44 weeks agoTut tut, who scuffed the
Tut tut, who scuffed the saddle then?!
- Puncture-resistance feature1 year 44 weeks agoI have used continental
I have used continental GP4000S on the glass and pothole covered road to richmond park and some dodgy goat tracks at the top of spanish mountains. Vectran is the best anti-puncture and lightest protection I have seen.
The closest I came to a puncture was when I was knackered after a way too long a climb with sections of 30% and so I thrashed the bike without braking where i normally would down a stone and pothole strewn path back down to Lanestosa and a large stone managed to break a 2mm hole in side of the tyre where there is no protection. It did not actually then even puncture, but 10 mins later left in the 30'C sun the superlight 50g innertube burst through the hole, as did the replacement tube 10 mins after the change. A €5 note did the trick and is still there 6 months later A stronger inner tube would probably have been ok?
If you look here:
you can see the protection difference between gatorskin (tread and sidewall) and gp4000s (tread only), bear in mind the gatorskin uses kevlar vs lighter, stronger vectran on gp4000s. the GP4000s + supersonic conti tubes is the lightest, supplest and lowest resistance clincher+tube set-up I know and is close to conti competition tubulars or the hutchison tubeless fusion (with sealant) I also use in terms of speed + protection, but with none of the hassle
if the gp4000s breaks, and if so would probably be the back one??? you can always upgrade to gatorskin on the back or both, but I would be surprised...
- SRAM launch new Red groupset + video1 year 44 weeks agoNice
- Pendleton finds the cure for 'helmet hair'*1 year 45 weeks agoRuthF28 wrote:Oh pur-lease,RuthF28 wrote:
Oh pur-lease, do us a favour! Whatever market this is aimed it, it certainly isn't female cyclists. Am I supposed to think: Oh yes, I ride a bike, I'm a women therefore I must buy this product and look like that? I DON'T THINK SO.
being completely sexist - I wouldn't mind if my missus looked like that
- Hot DS Tip1 year 45 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:How about, NOPEGkam84 wrote:
How about, NOPE
Blowing his and his teams own trumpet far to soon, always a sign that its going to fail
You never know he might be lulling other teams into a false sense of security - a bit like your team predictions last year
- Pendleton finds the cure for 'helmet hair'*1 year 45 weeks agoHow would it affect the
How would it affect the hairodynamics
- London cyclist says he thought he would die as he was dragged underneath petrol tanker1 year 45 weeks agoASL's would work so much
ASL's would work so much better if every ASL equipped traffic light had a cycles only 'scramble' phase to get the bikes off and running for a few seconds, and thus largely clear of the left turning HGV and/or Grand Prix starting grid of other motorised traffic, before the 'motor' light turns green.
- SRAM launch new Red groupset + video1 year 45 weeks agoNever mind his SRAM pics,
Never mind his SRAM pics, some of the custom builds on his flickr stream are like bike p0rn!
Loving the Orbea Orca build!
- Hot DS Tip1 year 45 weeks agoI like FDJ but they've left
I like FDJ but they've left their two best sprinters at home. Might be in some breaks however, but I don't expect many of those to succeed.
- Pendleton finds the cure for 'helmet hair'*1 year 45 weeks agoCrikey sniggering geek alert!
Crikey sniggering geek alert! Men and women alike. This is Road.CC not Youtube. I'm ashamed of the lot of you. It's a shampoo advert for christssake. Cut it some slack. It's meant to be a pastiche of heroic paintings - not a literal guide.
Nice hair Vicky and I'm glad you're seeing some cash.
- Updated: Montague Boston1 year 45 weeks agoHambo wrote:An interestingHambo wrote:
An interesting bicycle that I just purchased the Boston 8 version with nexus hub but have yet to ride it. But a word of caution, so others who are interested in this bicycle don't make.
The bikes comes with Kenda Kwick Roller Sport 700c x 28mm slick tyres which I have tried upgrading with 700cx28mm Continental 4 season tyres. The latter does not fit and I had a mamouth task trying to get them on so took them today to my lbs who had a go and came across the same problem as me once they are eventually on. The gap between tyre bead and rim are not even on all sides which means you get a 1cm gap. He has suggested the same tyres or another of my choice but with larger tyres 700x24mm.
So either Kenda Kwick make much larger tyres then their stated size or Continental 4 seasons make much narrower tyres or something to do with the rim. In any case I've gone with the Schwalbe Marathon and looking forward to picking it up once its had its once over.
On another note as this bicycle will be transported regularly by car. Will putting the bicycle on its side cause the chain to keep falling off when in my car boot as I noticed that this happened when taking in the car to the local lbs?
the rims are stock standard Alex affairs, so not sure what the issue is there. I didn't have cause to swap out the tyres during testing. On the subject of the chain, if you have the correct tension in the chain then it should be resonably difficult to dislodge, although it would be possible if something was pressing on the chain and the pedals got knocked back.
- SRAM Red 2012: the technology1 year 45 weeks agoThought you might be
Thought you might be interested in seeing the SRAM Red unboxing video posted on YouTube by Clive from Glory Cycles in North Carolina (?) Nice job, Clive
- SRAM launch new Red groupset + video1 year 45 weeks agoCliveDS wrote:Just had theCliveDS wrote:
Just had the first group in my workshop ...
Clive, you've done a fine job there with the flickr pics - I think they might be better than SRAM's own. And the ace video is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/glorycycles
- Metric Century chat1 year 45 weeks agoFeeling very pleased with
Feeling very pleased with myself, 1st of February and that's my Feb 100k ride ticked off...just as well, as going offshore for 2 weks in the morning, but it takes the pressure off a bit if I come back and weather is pish.
Glorious southern highland sunshine this morning, magic.
- Pat McQuaid, Hein Verbruggen and UCI launch defamation action against Paul Kimmage1 year 45 weeks agoKimmage may be in a few
Kimmage may be in a few peoples faces too close for some people taste. I think he's going after the right people for the right reasons. If Kimmage wasn't Irish and from McQuaid's home town he would still be going after him and it wouldn't be mistaken for a personal attack.
He's pretty disappointed with Kelly and Roche in Rough Ride. I cannot comment on any involvement his fellow riders may or may not have had with doping in the 1980's. I can imagine in those days with less control there wasn't much of a choice. Ostracising those that break the code of silence is some people's choice I suppose. The strong ones stand up and come clean - which is why I admire Miller and support his bid to ride this summer.
You can't control doping by not being transparent at the the top. Something's going on and it would be great for the sport to find out what.
McQuaid is beginning to make Sepp Blatter look like Mary Poppins and this just makes him look even more silly.
- SRAM launch new Red groupset + video1 year 45 weeks agoJust had the first group in
Just had the first group in my workshop and did a short Youtube video and photo essay on my flickr. glorycycles's Channel - YouTube
Most interesting thing to me is the large space and open hole in the shifter that in my mind can only be for hydraulic cylinder.
The beefed up chainrings are a welcome change and the brake caliper is really fantastic.
BB stays the same and for the most part the shift feels the same.
- SRAM launch new Red groupset + video1 year 45 weeks agocat1commuter wrote:Looks likecat1commuter wrote:
Looks like a very strong offering.
I thought exactly the opposite.
"SRAM Red changes everything"
In terms of looks, yes, it probably has the other's beaten. But SRAM look like they're on the back foot with the patent problems, and their marketing dept are pushing the weight for lack of anything else to trumpet.
The front mech linkage is clever, but with Di2 and EPS having auto-trimming, it's not earth shattering.
In the age of teams adding weight to their bikes, even with powermeters and deep dish, I don't see a sub 1800g groupset as a breakthrough.cat1commuter wrote:
SRAM brakes are frequently regarded as the best of the three.
I've had RED and 7900 brakes, and the DA ones win hands down. I'm interested to see what comes of the hydraulic brakes, though. It opens up some neat possibilities for integration.
That cassette also looks great. I have the current Red one on my otherwise DA bike as the one-piece design doesn't chew up the freehub body like the others. It's one downside is noise. The new profile and elastomers look like they might fix that.
- SRAM Red 2012: the technology1 year 45 weeks agooutOfPhase wrote:The currentoutOfPhase wrote:
The current SRAM Red will take 28T cassette anyway. The 2012 Specialized Tarmac SL4 Pro with SRAM Red has exactly that.
Yes, 28T was an option before; that's not what they're saying. SRAM are saying the new mech has more clearance when used with 28T cassettes.