• Asgard Annexe bike shed1 year 13 weeks agoMay be a stupid question, but

    May be a stupid question, but this seems good for people who rent and might move regularly - can it be disassembled (From the inside!!!)

  • Harrogate shop advises drivers to park in bike lane, takes down sign after social media criticism & police advice1 year 13 weeks agomedical emergency and thats

    medical emergency and thats it as far as i'm concerned, nothing else washes with me.

  • Harrogate shop advises drivers to park in bike lane, takes down sign after social media criticism & police advice1 year 13 weeks agoQuote:asked to use their

    Quote:
    asked to use their common sense and courtesy

    Unfortunately two things that are often in short supply. I think a lot of people would interpret "unavoidable" as something like "when you'd otherwise have to walk for a few minutes".

  • Asgard Annexe bike shed1 year 13 weeks agoAyBee wrote:Not sure I'd want

    AyBee wrote:
    Not sure I'd want to put any of my valuable bikes in one of these without your added security. I imagine wielding power tools inside the box trying to cut out the bikes would create quite a lot of noise and attention.

    I've got an Asgard shed (an access 4-bike store), and to be honest, sometimes just unlocking it and opening the doors creates quite a lot of noise and attention, especially if the doors slam in the wind! Confused

    Sturdy and secure though!

  • Brooks B1866 offers custom handmade bikes from big-name builders1 year 13 weeks agoOr you could go to Mosquito

    Or you could go to Mosquito Cycles who have been taking orders for Pegoretti for many years. Or go to a saddle shop.

  • Asgard Annexe bike shed1 year 13 weeks agoWhat Mid Life Crisis wrote:As

    What Mid Life Crisis wrote:
    As good as this is, I was nervous about the locks. I cut a hole in the floor and, prior to building set a Y-Anchor embedded in a cement block beneath the bike shed. I then ran a 19mm motorcycle chain through the ground anchor and used a Squire padlock to form a solid loop. The bikes are then locked to the cycle chain using sold secure gold rated d-locks - two per bike. Sounds over the top, but at the end of the day, anyone opening the door is likely to move on for easier pickings, which is the main purpose. And a photo to prove how the bikes are stored has already gone to the insurance company - so hopefully if i get burgled by a sod with full power tools, there will be no arguments. The Y-Anchor and chain cost £70 - and only the Y-anchor will get left behind if I move. The d-locks were needed anyway.

    Not sure I'd want to put any of my valuable bikes in one of these without your added security. I imagine wielding power tools inside the box trying to cut out the bikes would create quite a lot of noise and attention.

  • Eurosport HD, without Sky/Virgin1 year 13 weeks agoI have used the Eurosport

    I have used the Eurosport Player too and will probably resubscribe - it's about £35 for a full year but it's not HD, or wasn't when I last used it. I played it on my TV by plugging my laptop into the TV and it worked reasonably well. The picture quality was never as good as I thought it should be (I have 38mb internet speed - so it wasn't that).

    If you have a Panasonic TV less than a year or two old - they have the Eurosport Player app built in - don't know about other brands.

    It's much cheaper than going to Sky et al but there is a picture quality sacrifice versus HD. It's ok - as long as your not expecting amazing picture quality.

    Good luck

  • Rapha launch 2014 Team Sky clothing1 year 13 weeks agosneakerfrfeak wrote:othello

    sneakerfrfeak wrote:
    othello wrote:
    What is interesting (to me) is Rapha have announced a blue version of the Pro top. Are they planning to switch from Black to Blue for certain races? Can they do that, and would they?

    I believe the blue jersey is part of their supporters range only and won't be worn by the team.

    The blue jersey is in the Pro Team range, not the Replica or Supporter ranges. What's your source?

  • Tour de San Luis1 year 13 weeks agoStage 1 underway....looks

    Stage 1 underway....looks like a sprinty one so let's see how Cav fares in the season opener....Haedo and Modolo my sprinters today.

    Ghedebrav and Lucas look to have the best teams for todays stage and I'd expect one of them to be the front runner today barring somebody else having 2 or 3 in the break(not envious of enrique's task of scoring that)or 1 if he stays out and wins.

  • tdu purists. who to pick?1 year 13 weeks ago9 Aussies for me

    9 Aussies for me Silly

  • Bradley Wiggins in £741,000 row with former management company1 year 13 weeks agoYou would expect both parties

    You would expect both parties to have clarified who set up each deal as they went along? Basic business practice. Let's hope Brad doesn't have Sting's old accountant.. After the first £5M I might stop checking my balance at the cash point too.

  • How not to be a knob to female cyclists1 year 13 weeks agoThe last time I gave some

    The last time I gave some unsolicited advice it was to a triathlete newbie, 20+ years my junior, it was about her helmet. Her chin strap was so loose that she could have put both her forearms between her chin and the strap.

  • Forum competition: pick a 3.0 rider...1 year 13 weeks agoall the good ones are gone.

    all the good ones are gone.

    caleb fairly please

  • How not to be a knob to female cyclists1 year 13 weeks agoDutchie wrote:We had a young

    Dutchie wrote:
    We had a young lady joining our club last year and after a few runs i did have to say to her: "I don't want to get too personal, but do you know you're not supposed to wear anything under your bibshorts?" Had the same conversation with a new guy in the club just weeks later, which somehow was a lot easier Thinking

    To me that would too personal to approach an unknown young lady. That is definitely something left for another woman to tell her the "unwritten rules" about cycling. I would imagine if she continues to ride with the same group , then you just became "that creepy guy" who was checking out her underwear situation.

  • pedal/cleat help1 year 13 weeks agoI've got 105s also although

    I've got 105s also although on Specialized BG shoes. I did find when I first started with them that they were harder to engage than expected but that has improved over time.

    What I can't say is whether that is me getting the hang of them, springs etc bedding in or wear on either the cleat or engaging mechanism. What I can say is that there has always been an audible 'clunck' when they were in. I haven't adjusted the tension from factory settings. It seems to me that the higher the tension the harder it will be to get them to engage?

    Have you had a look at the cleat/shoe interaction? Don't know if some shoes work better than others with Shimano cleats?

  • Just In: Surly Straggler1 year 13 weeks agoThere may also be just enough

    There may also be just enough room in there for a hub gear at the rear.

  • First road bike - help please1 year 13 weeks agoI've got some dhb shoes (SPD

    I've got some dhb shoes (SPD SL) version which I use in winter / bad weather.

    I like them a lot.

  • First road bike - help please1 year 13 weeks agoz_matt wrote: They do look

    z_matt wrote:

    They do look good value. Got any example shoes I'd need to go with them? I really don't have a clue what I'm looking at just yet. I have already had visions of falling off just thinking about it

    Not really looked at MTB compatible shoes for 4 or 5 years. Use Speedplay pedals now but started on SPD with M520 pedals. The DHB shoes on Wiggle are meant to be pretty good entry level

    I would suggest though that clipless pedals and shows will cost you £70-80 minimum and that you'd be better off adding that to your bike budget if you can

  • Rapha launch 2014 Team Sky clothing1 year 13 weeks agoAny road.cc giveaway of those

    Any road.cc giveaway of those gloves please? I'd happily take them off your hands! Rolling On The Floor

  • Forum competition: pick a 3.0 rider...1 year 13 weeks agoNot sure if limiting it to

    Not sure if limiting it to three scores is the best way to make it a season long event?

    Why not just any fantasy points that they score in the season?

  • Rapha launch 2014 Team Sky clothing1 year 13 weeks agoothello wrote:What is

    othello wrote:
    What is interesting (to me) is Rapha have announced a blue version of the Pro top. Are they planning to switch from Black to Blue for certain races? Can they do that, and would they?

    I believe the blue jersey is part of their supporters range only and won't be worn by the team.

  • Replacing inner tube problem1 year 13 weeks agoJust jiggle the tyre round

    Just jiggle the tyre round the rim and pat it down with your hand,simple

  • Forum competition: pick a 3.0 rider...1 year 13 weeks agostumps wrote:ray silvester

    stumps wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    Just to confirm....this is for the season and we have to locate our own rider's scores and claim them?

    It certainly reads that way. Not going to be an easy task if they are participating in a lesser known race.

    I think it would have to be in races within the game?

  • Asgard Annexe bike shed1 year 13 weeks agoAs good as this is, I was

    As good as this is, I was nervous about the locks. I cut a hole in the floor and, prior to building set a Y-Anchor embedded in a cement block beneath the bike shed. I then ran a 19mm motorcycle chain through the ground anchor and used a Squire padlock to form a solid loop. The bikes are then locked to the cycle chain using sold secure gold rated d-locks - two per bike. Sounds over the top, but at the end of the day, anyone opening the door is likely to move on for easier pickings, which is the main purpose. And a photo to prove how the bikes are stored has already gone to the insurance company - so hopefully if i get burgled by a sod with full power tools, there will be no arguments. The Y-Anchor and chain cost £70 - and only the Y-anchor will get left behind if I move. The d-locks were needed anyway.

  • First road bike - help please1 year 13 weeks agoVeloPeo wrote:z_matt

    VeloPeo wrote:
    z_matt wrote:
    divingrob wrote:
    What ever bike you get you'll start looking for the next one pretty soon.

    What makes you say that?

    In 12 months time you will revisit that comment and chortle, understandingly.

    Of and don't be afraid of clipless pedals. Shimano M520s are dirt cheap, bullet proof and easy to maintain.

    You will fall off at lights when forgetting that you're clipped in in the beginning. It's a mistake you make once. Maybe twice. Wink

    They do look good value. Got any example shoes I'd need to go with them? I really don't have a clue what I'm looking at just yet. I have already had visions of falling off just thinking about it