- Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 12 weeks agoAnd this video shows that
And this video shows that using the road instead of the cycle path is the safer option?
- Womens World Cup1 year 12 weeks agoShe isn't in the startlist, I
She isn't in the startlist, I think it was Dave who has loaded in all the riders. But there are teams missing, so waiting for him to sort that and I can load them in.
The startlist is patchy at best, here is what I can see so far http://women.cyclingfever.com/editie.html?detp=view&_ap=startlijst&editi...
- On the boards with Boardman: riding the new TK Pro track bike1 year 12 weeks agoGood point Dave, if you get
Good point Dave, if you get the chance to try one for a bit longer it would be good to read about.
It would also be really interesting to read a comparison not only between similar priced bikes but a kind of "what does and extra few hundred pounds feel like?" Would be really good.
- Sheffield fountains to run yellow from tomorrow as city marks 100 days to Tour de France start1 year 12 weeks agoBerocca piss!
- Why don't you see Pro's eating bananas?1 year 12 weeks agoI make flap jacks that are
I make flap jacks that are great when cycling and so much better tasking than the bulk of commercial bars, but the big question is what do you wrap them in???? Cling film is not a one hand open possibility while riding, two handed is a challenge if they have been pressed firmly in the pocket. Greased paper comes undone of it's own accord and just putting them straight in your jersey pocket results in a variety of messy possibilities. For this reason my home made endeavours are restricted too the turbo.
- Speedplay Pedals?1 year 12 weeks agoGood for commuting as all the
Good for commuting as all the stop/start at junctions is better with double sided pedals(single speed), weekend is longer rides 70miles+ in summer ( defo not single speed) and never any knee grief.. Never had problems with the cleats wearing as I don't walk at all in them just the necessary foot down. BUT as said above they do need greasing every so often.
You won't regret it...
- Sheffield fountains to run yellow from tomorrow as city marks 100 days to Tour de France start1 year 12 weeks agoThey're taking the piss?
They're taking the piss?
- fixie/single speed tyres1 year 12 weeks agoHmmm... Fixie tyres get used
Hmmm... Fixie tyres get used quite differently from singlespeed, in my experience. Something about all that skidding. Surprised you find it slow after a geared bike - singlepeeds are very efficient. What's on it - 35mm whitewalls?
+1 on 25mm - and will add Specialized Armadillo to the suggestions
- Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 12 weeks agoAgree to some degree about
Agree to some degree about making non-standard hand signals, it can cause confusion.
But having said that there have been a couple of occasions where I've had some idiot bearing down on me when there's a hazard up ahead and I've stuck my right hand out as if to signal a right turn, but doing this just to get the fucker to keep their distance, it works (as a last resort).
- URGENT: New kit needed cheap1 year 12 weeks agoLidl. And Tesco does
Lidl. And Tesco does CE-approved helmets for a fiver. Personally, I've never understood Lycra for commuting, to be honest.
- Engrish - Warning, bad language1 year 12 weeks agoDefinitely some good ones on
Definitely some good ones on there
- Sheffield fountains to run yellow from tomorrow as city marks 100 days to Tour de France start1 year 12 weeks agoWatch out where the huskies
Watch out where the huskies go...
- SRM launch FSA K-Force UCB Powermeter with user changeable battery1 year 12 weeks agoFirst, men on the moon. And
First, men on the moon. And now this. Technology has no bounds.
- Rose Xeon RS or Canyon Ultimate AL - much of an upgrade from a Boardman Team Alloy frame?1 year 12 weeks agoI have an Ultimate AL, it's
I have an Ultimate AL, it's amazing, the more you push it the better it is. Unbelievably stiff in the BB area while still comfortable on long rides. 75 miles in last time I forgot and thought I was riding my Bianchi Infinito, so smooth is it at speed. The Boardman Team is a great bike by all reports, I suggest you try out a Canyon somehow, so you can compare.
- Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 12 weeks agoSo the driver pulled
So the driver pulled alongside the cyclist starts an argument about a cyclists right to be on the road and gets upset about it being publically available
- 13 of the Best Road Bike Bargains for under £5001 year 12 weeks agoHeinrich Ferreira wrote:IIHeinrich Ferreira wrote:
II went for Halfords Carrera TDF (2013) as it had good reviews and I didn't want to spend a lot if I didn't like road biking. I think I'm very lucky because I managed to nab the bike new during the Tour de France for only £250!
I bought one of these as well for the same price. I was looking for something to run on the turbo trainer over the winter. I was pleasantly surprised. I had very low expectations give my summer ride is a top end Specialized Roubaix. I needed to get the TDF set up right as it was a bit of a pigs ear direct from Halfords. A full re-adjustment of the gears and moving the brake hoods on the bars, centralising the brakes, removing and refitting the cranks to stop the creaking and I got it pretty serviceable. I replaced the saddle with a spare I had for my summer bike as I have very narrow sit bones and the standard saddle was a bit on the wide side. A little later I added an adjustable stem so that I could get the bars set to the same hight as my summer bike which I had fitted. I'm an old git so benefit from less bar drop. On the trainer it is fantastic and feels just like my summer bike. It has had about 3000 miles on it this winter. On a long rolling road ride it would be as good as anything much more expensive. I wouldn't like to take it up a mountain though.
People mention upgrading gears etc but the best place to start with these budget bikes is actually with the tires. A small investment is some decent rubber will make a world of difference to the ride and feel of the bike. The tires that were on the TDF were not even round, which was obvious on the turbo. I also put Specialised Roubaix bar tape on when I repositioned the brake levers instead of the hard plastic bar tape it came with and it makes for a much more plush feel.
Small low cost changes over a period of time can turn one of these super low cost bikes into something quite reasonable to ride.
- Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 12 weeks agoAn aside - assuming Mike is
An aside - assuming Mike is able bodied and whatnot - why ride a recumbent in London? It's hell, surely? You're low down, can't see nearly so much of the road ahead, drivers can't see you so easily, you're slower, more vulnerable... why do that to yourself?
- Cyclist sues Halfords for £1 million, claims steerer tube "failure" led to severe facial injuries1 year 12 weeks ago5 miles after I picked up my
5 miles after I picked up my boardman the saddle gave way.
It hadn't been tightened properly.
I don't have a million though.....
- Cyclist sues Halfords for £1 million, claims steerer tube "failure" led to severe facial injuries1 year 12 weeks agoANY new bike from a major
ANY new bike from a major retailer needs checking.
Had a new "parent helper" turn up at the kid's MTB club I coach at. While the kids went through their M checks as they do every week, I checked hers, a brand new B'twin hybrid. Old school type quill stem - top bolt was so loose bars could easily be turned independent of wheel.
- SRM launch FSA K-Force UCB Powermeter with user changeable battery1 year 12 weeks agoHmm.. I'm not entirely sure
Hmm.. I'm not entirely sure about shoving AAs inside the spindle. That opening is right where I'd want to putting generous amounts of grease, and grease has a habit of working it's way all over the place.
- fixie/single speed tyres1 year 12 weeks agoGatorskins for me. 23mm don't
Gatorskins for me. 23mm don't feel like they have much grip but the 25s are nice. Nice enough, anyway. London cuts them to shreds but they keep on going.
- Womens World Cup1 year 12 weeks agoHope there isn't a late
Hope there isn't a late withdrawal from Minge.
- Bike theft insurance1 year 12 weeks agoBigglesMeister wrote:LookingBigglesMeister wrote:
Looking at the philosophy of insurance it's just not worth it if you can afford the hit. Be realistic, even an expensive bike will not be worth anywhere near what you paid for it in a years time so put the insurance premiums in an account of your own and self insure.
This is what I started to do 15 years ago. Each year I get a selection of insurance quotes take the middle one and put that amount of money into a high-interest (but instant-ish access) savings account.
After 5 years you want to see the upgrade you can afford! Oh! and the best bit, it's still your money.
- Engrish - Warning, bad language1 year 12 weeks agoCheers! Just laughed so hard
Cheers! Just laughed so hard I've hurt myself.
- Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 12 weeks agoRide road most days, and to
Ride road most days, and to be honest the lane is quite narrow, the road would probably be safer widened and remove the shared path, further along the same road is a very narrow cycle lane.