- Awesome stickers update: they sold out, more on the way... plus get free ones!1 year 13 weeks agoAs I don't have mudguards
As I don't have mudguards because they are ridiculously uncool and unecessary extra weight, I wonder if I might have about a dozen of the business card sized ones to put in my spokes to make me sound like a motorbike and thereby increase both my visibility and audibility (if that's a word)?
- Segregated cycle lane planned for £600m east London bridge1 year 13 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:Al__SOldRidgeback wrote:Al__S wrote:
When the second Blackwall tunnel was built, the amount of traffic using the Blackwall tunnels route more than doubled in a couple of years. This was far, far beyond background traffic growth in the rest of London, let alone the rest of the country. "Build it and they will come" has always applied with roads capacity.
London's population has grown a great deal in the last 20 years and so has the number of vehicles being driven in the city and registered in the whole of the UK. Constricting traffic flow in a particular area will hinder economic development. There are better ways too to encourage people to switch from personal motor vehicle transport to cycling or public transport, but that's something else entirely. And in any case, London's public transport system is over-used as it is as anyone who uses it regularly will attest.
- anyone know how to carve data out of strava ?1 year 13 weeks agoI would be inclined to think
I would be inclined to think that you should leave the file as it is. If you alter the data, a smart solicitor would ask "so which other parts of the data did you alter?" and suddenly your evidence is invalid. You could expand the privacy zone in order to crop off a larger part of the beginning/end. Is there a particular reason why you don't want them to see the rest of the ride activity?
- "Sick" David Millar unhappy at being cut from Garmin-Sharp's Tour de France line-up1 year 13 weeks agoCharly Wegelius is knob....
Charly Wegelius is knob.... road worlds madrid.........
- Orica-GreenEdge's Daryl Impey tests positive for banned diuretic1 year 13 weeks agoImpey wasn't named in their
Impey wasn't named in their Tour squad.
As they only announced their team yesterday, perhaps they knew this was coming and this is the reason for a) Him not being named and b) Them being the last to announce?
- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 13 weeks agoTwo questions come to
Two questions come to mind
What the hell are we supposed to do once the warning box is fully lit up?
Surely this should be fitted as standard to the front of all motor vehicles with an audible warning such as " Brake brake brake. Oh stuff you, you daft pillock. Go ahead and have an accident. Just don't say I didn't warn you!"
- Orica-GreenEdge's Daryl Impey tests positive for banned diuretic1 year 13 weeks agoBad news but does this mean
Bad news but does this mean Adam Yates will get a ride in the Tour now, alongside Simon?
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 13 weeks agoYou only have to look at the
You only have to look at the websites of "driver groups", one of which bills itself as a "road safety group" to see shameless opposition to mandatory speed limits and camera enforcement. Add in their opposition to punishing the outcome of bad driving - they want only the nature of the bad driving to be punished. Regular talk of the police "persecuting" drivers - as if! We must counter these odious people and fight for justice for all road victims.
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 13 weeks agoPlease take 30 seconds to
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- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 13 weeks agoOn the one hand its a bit
On the one hand its a bit like the NASA space pen - ie just use a mirror.
On the other hand I would replace the LED head unit with an app for a phone or just an audio alarm. I already have enough on my bars and there would not be enough room for another gadget.
- anyone know how to carve data out of strava ?1 year 13 weeks agoThank you for the replies.
Thank you for the replies.
I am thankfully unharmed as I instinctively knew the minicab driver was a tosser (high revs, attempting to overtake me in primary and on an inappropriate section of the road approaching a left turn junction) and was able to drop the anchor and swerve.
I contacted the minicab firm with a reg plate time and description of the incident and invited them to look into it. They basically said piss off and take it to the police, so I have, along with their instructions and hopefully the gps data is of some use.
- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 13 weeks agoSubstitute rocket launcher
Substitute rocket launcher for gravel chip launcher and you're talking my language.
- Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike1 year 13 weeks agoAlso - if they are doing
Also - if they are doing hydraulic discs these days why could they not simply use a magura type caliper if they wanted a more powerful rim brake?
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 13 weeks agoI agree. Pleading guilty, or
I agree. Pleading guilty, or to be found guilty, on a charge of Death by Dangerous Driving(which lets face it is as close to a charge of Murder as you'll find) should carry a mandatory Life Time Driving ban.
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 13 weeks agoPeowpeowpeowlasers wrote:If aPeowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
If a person has a track record of driving poorly and kills someone, they should be permanently banned from driving. Forever.
And how is the motoring and fuel industry supposed to make their profits if we start taking drivers off the roads ? Cyclists don't buy cars and fuel, we don't count, end of story.
- Cyclist urges Surrey County Council to repair road defect “before someone gets killed”1 year 13 weeks agoWhat led me to contact
What led me to contact road.cc in the first place is that nothing was being done about the issue, and 2 ambulances (and paramedics and police cars) in one day was ridiculous. Most of the 'victims' said they would be calling Surrey County Council (of course I've got no idea if they did) and I first called them weeks ago.
Someone (not the council!) has stuck white tape on the road to warn cyclists where the hole is. Hopefully that will hold up for a while.
I'll post a comment when and if any action is finally taken!
- Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike1 year 13 weeks agoThat's a U brake!
That's a U brake!
They have added a linkage to increase leverage but it's an old school U brake as once found under the chainstay bridge on 80's GT mountain bikes.
- Video: Backtracker uses radar technology to warn of approaching vehicles1 year 13 weeks agoPeowpeowpeowlasers wrote:WhatPeowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
What a stupid invention. Haven't they heard of mirrors?
But how many cyclists have them on their bike?
- Road traffic laws too "lenient" say widows of cyclists killed on charity ride1 year 13 weeks agoI would like to see permanent
I would like to see permanent driving bans. If you abuse animals, you can be permanently banned from keeping them. If you abuse children, you can be permanently banned from being near them.
But if you cause someone's death while driving, even when your driving is far below the standards expected, you can be back on the road in months, or a year or two.
That needs to change. If a person has a track record of driving poorly and kills someone, they should be permanently banned from driving. Forever.
- Contents of vial that fell from rider's pocket during Paris-Roubaix prove innocent1 year 13 weeks agotroj wrote:
The WADA and thetroj wrote:
The WADA and the UCI need to look in to this and MUST ask the rider who was using this why he was using this? With an open investigate!!
Why? If they are not banned substances, and riders are permitted to take them, then it's not really their concern.
- Trek launch superlight Émonda road bike1 year 13 weeks agoAs others have said, that
As others have said, that rear brake caliper is ... I've no idea what the word is. It seems massively over complicated, and I thought that the SRAM Red aero calipers were complicated. It seems bizarre that with this many moving parts it can still save weight.
- Chain damage - cause?1 year 13 weeks agoIt's possible you have
It's possible you have accidentally hit the front shifter for the front mech with the bike stationary and the spring pressure has trapped the chain between the teeth and the cage and bent it. The pressure from that can have a good go at popping the side plate off the pin, I have also seen that kind of damage done when people have over done trying to ease a stiff link before now.
Having said that it's not unknown to get a chain trapped on a tooth and split the link they way the others have suggested.
- Improve performance/speed how1 year 13 weeks agoI've just been in France for
I've just been in France for 2 weeks and did 8 rides of varying distance (climbs, flat, heat!, altitude all included). Was on my first day back of commuting and was absolutely flying!...and I'm on a steel bike so nothing special in the weight/aero 'department'. Got into the top 50 (out of 1000) on a Strava segment so was pretty pleased.
- Simon Yates named to Orica-GreenEdge Tour de France team1 year 13 weeks agoSimon Yates getting promoted
Simon Yates getting promoted to the Tour squad might have something to do with a slot opening up due to Daryl Impey's suspension after a positive drug test...
- Chain damage - cause?1 year 13 weeks agoThe damaged chain has around
The damaged chain has around 2,250km on it, in reasonably dry conditions, and was regularly cleaned and lubed - it measures 132.4mm across six rollers, so just on the verge of exceeding Campag's wear spec. Sprockets and chain rings have 4,000km on them. I replaced the chain as soon as I saw the damage and there's no skipping.
The chain had been off for degreasing before I spotted the problem, so it's possible that I refitted it the other way round, i.e. the damage could have occurred on the inside.
Thanks for the advice and possible causes, I had no idea that a tooth can get between the inner and outer plates of the chain. I assume this happens when changing gear while mashing the pedals?