• Dozens of Cambridge schools to close on day of Tour de France visit1 year 15 weeks agoThe road closures for

    The road closures for Cambridge do seem to be excessive, as has already been covered on here

    Remember not everyone's as into cycling as we are, and if you were a local who had to close your business for a day / take a day off work / find child care, I can see why you'd be miffed.

  • British Cycling calls for regulation of sportives after Yorkshire route clash (+ video)1 year 15 weeks ago'regulation' sounds like a

    'regulation' sounds like a scary word, but has the potential for good if done in the right way (that's a big 'if')

    Better centralised organisation of sportives would be a start. Then something to ensure proper adherence to the codes that are already out there.

    People have been saying for a while that something needs to be done -and not just Surrey county council.

    If the public see these events as being chaotic and disruptive then sooner or later regulation will come in - and not in a good way

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agoNick T wrote:How much weight

    Nick T wrote:
    How much weight can you drop from a 200g deep carbon rim by not having to worry about a brake track anyway?

    Sod all i'd imagine. Of course finding a deep carbon rim weighing 200g is another matter.....

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agoglynr36 wrote:fukawitribe

    glynr36 wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:
    are TRP and Avid owned by Shimano then ? There's probably more manufacturers, those are just the ones that spring to mind..

    Avid are Sram owned.
    TRP are owned by Tektro I think.

    Cheers

  • British Cycling calls for regulation of sportives after Yorkshire route clash (+ video)1 year 15 weeks agoWhite and green and no

    White and green and no helmet. This guy is crazy (1:45 minutes)!

  • Giro stage 101 year 15 weeks agoenrique wrote:Who's the

    enrique wrote:
    Who's the 'roadcc_admin'? Is this like a rotating user account for admins or a specific person?

    it's just an automated feed of roster changes.

    http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/michael-matthews-out-of-giro-ditalia...

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 15 weeks agoGero wrote:Whos gives a crap?

    Gero wrote:
    Whos gives a crap? London riders are obviously the worst cyclist in the country. The rest of us manage just fine. Learn to ride or get a car. Simples/

    Ah, a UKIP voter.

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 15 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:After a series

    Gkam84 wrote:
    After a series of foul emails from the "man" behind the video.

    F*CK HIM....

    This is the dick that crashed into the cyclist

    http://uk.linkedin.com/in/intalex?trk=shareTw

    Seems he's deleted it...

    I don't suppose there's anything in his emails that would interest Her Majesty's Constabulary? They may not be all that hot on cyclists being run down, but they do seem to like people saying naughty things on the internet... Devil

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agoI guess it makes some sense

    I guess it makes some sense if they're going to abolish minimum frame weights in favour of something like having recognised safety requirement standards that equipment has to pass, the lowering of the minimum weight would offset pretty much any increase caused by disc brakes (at least for riders on smaller frames who have weight added already)
    I too hope they do something sensible like stipulate standards re rear spacing, rotor size etc pretty quickly so manufacturers don't end up switching from one that they adopt early on to a new required standard (although I'm sure bike makers would love giving people another reason to buy a new bike)
    If there's a target date to work towards then it will hopefully push development quite quickly and more refined designs will appear sooner rather than later

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agoHow much weight can you drop

    How much weight can you drop from a 200g deep carbon rim by not having to worry about a brake track anyway?

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agomikeprytherch wrote:2016 come

    mikeprytherch wrote:
    2016 come on, I thought things were changing at the UCI, this is nonsense, they should make them available now, why wait 2 years.

    There's a lot more to it than someone just putting a signature on a piece of paper.

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agofukawitribe wrote:mrmo

    fukawitribe wrote:
    mrmo wrote:
    mikeprytherch wrote:
    2016 come on, I thought things were changing at the UCI, this is nonsense, they should make them available now, why wait 2 years.

    Maybe it is because only Shimano have disc brakes that you can buy...

    That was mentioned in the article too... are TRP and Avid owned by Shimano then ? There's probably more manufacturers, those are just the ones that spring to mind..

    Avid are Sram owned.
    TRP are owned by Tektro I think.

  • Victoria Pendleton wins starring role in Emmerdale1 year 15 weeks agoStill won't watch it.

    Still won't watch it.
    Yawn

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agocolinth wrote:Interested to

    colinth wrote:
    Interested to see how triathlon and tt bikes will handle them, are disc brakes more or less aerodynamic ?

    They're slightly less aero but as you don't need to have a braking surface the rim needs less compromises, it can also be lighter which offsets the disc weight.
    - http://road.cc/content/feature/83327-disc-brakes-v-rim-brakes-which-are-...

  • British Cycling calls for regulation of sportives after Yorkshire route clash (+ video)1 year 15 weeks agoBritish Cycling are using a

    British Cycling are using a single brief incident to go for a power grab over non competitive cycling.

    I suppose you can't blame them: They have to generate income and a cut of all those sportive entry fees would come in handy for the next UCI election and they call themselves 'British Cycling' when actually they only deal with a very small part of cycling in Britain so must feel quite marginalised and keen to extend their jurisdiction

    I don't think regulation is justified by a two minute youtube clip however nor would it do anything but drive people away from cycling by adding yet more costs and red tape

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agoI'm another who won't be

    I'm another who won't be buying another rim braked frame, I've been toying with upgrading but will just wait now. Interested to see how triathlon and tt bikes will handle them, are disc brakes more or less aerodynamic ?

  • Giro stage 101 year 15 weeks agoAlso, Matthews has said he's

    Also, Matthews has said he's targeting the Tour this year so its inevitable he'd abandon, I figured he'd get further into week two though before he did.

  • Giro stage 101 year 15 weeks agoOld Chinese fantasy cycling

    Old Chinese fantasy cycling proverb:

    He who acts first acts twice.

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 15 weeks agoI love hydraulic disc brakes

    I love hydraulic disc brakes either on my Kona mtb or my Boardman CXR9.4DI2 with shimano setup. The confidence I have with the brakes in any condition is very reassuring. When riding in groups when it is raining, I see other riders with rim brakes braking very early to ensure their brakes work, at this point I just feather brake to maintain my distance. They can easily over power the grip of the tyres, which is the way brakes should operate(the rider then modulates the braking affect to slow down). Much better than worrying how the hell do I slow down when rim brakes don't initially bite.

    Re changing wheels, taking the wheel off and putting it back on seems no worse than rim. Nothing technically difficult for the likes of Shimano, it's not like disc brakes have just been invented. Normally hydraulic brakes the pads self centre after one operation and the pads pull back when the lever is released, giving clearance.

  • British Cycling calls for regulation of sportives after Yorkshire route clash (+ video)1 year 15 weeks agoNo-one and I'll repeat that

    No-one and I'll repeat that no-one comes out of this well with the obvious exception of the racers. Their riding skills are the only reason that there was not a very serious collision.

    The organisers of both events must take the maximum blame as both events would have posted routes. All it would have taken would have been a simple web search. British Cycling stating that even though the sportive was listed on their web site it was not registered means that British Cycling had no way of identifying a potential clash is a bit pathetic. The Cyclothon organisers not informing riders that there was a race in the area is also a bit pathetic.

    The marshal out of shot needs to be trained how to speak to members of the public. The problem seams to have been not what the riders were asked to do but how they were asked. I certainly would not have reacted well to being spoken to like that. He very quickly lost control of the situation.

    Other questions. If the marshal in the distance and his actions are anything to go by...
    1) Why do the marshal's tabards not say "Race Marshal" on them? This would give additional authority to his request.
    2) How much warning did he give the riders. As this event was using minimum road closure how late did he leave it to put out his board?

    One final question, why are the escort vehicles not more prominently marked as race vehicles?

    None of this in any way excises the behaviour of the riders who then rode straight at the racers. The wazzock in the stripes should be tarred & feathered!

    I think that we need to see some other footage before we start screaming for legislation or banning sportives.

    Sportives have brought a lot of people into cycling. Yes some people treat them like races but mostly your competing against yourself. Sportives are a great way to push yourself without the pressure of racing.

    Just as a side note. Why does Sportives come up as a misspelling? Thinking

    And now for some comments from under the bridge! Devil

  • Victoria Pendleton wins starring role in Emmerdale1 year 15 weeks agoWiggo on TheArchers,

    Wiggo on TheArchers, Pendleton on Emmerdale, who will it be for Eastenders and Corrie?. .

  • Giro stage 101 year 15 weeks agoenrique wrote:roadcc_admin

    enrique wrote:
    roadcc_admin wrote:
    Giro d'Italia: REMOVED Michael Matthews from Orica Greenedge roster
    Ah, what the hell? Waiting Can someone tell me what's going on here? Details, please, if you will... Thinking This is noteworthy... Who's the 'roadcc_admin'? Is this like a rotating user account for admins or a specific person? Just wondering, but, wow, Matthews? I'm lost... Please 'roadcc_admin', some details, please Thinking

    This has just cost me ....I should learn to wait At Wits End Sick

  • British Cycling calls for regulation of sportives after Yorkshire route clash (+ video)1 year 15 weeks agoChrist, there are some real

    Christ, there are some real selfish, arrogant, ignorant tools riding bikes.

    I despair.

  • Giro stage 101 year 15 weeks agoenrique wrote:enrique

    enrique wrote:
    enrique wrote:
    Can't see your coment, VVV73... Post again so I can read it in my email...

    VVV73 wrote:
    How come you can't see it?...
    No one can 'see' your posts, but you can tell you've posted something because it still appears on the Main Fantasy Cycling Forum Page that you posted... It's probably what happened before in this thread... http://road.cc/content/forum/117852-can-anyone-see-my-posts-me-and-north......
    .

    VVV73 wrote:
    ... You also have to be aware of were the results are coming from, we don't all live in Europe...
    I'm lost... what are you referring to?...

    I was referring to , results from USA etc. take longer to come across to u guys in Europe and also ITS not a UCI race, some don't have as good coverage, remember Qatar, Oman etc. disgraceful they were this year.

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 15 weeks agoenrique wrote:Post this one

    enrique wrote:
    Post this one again, too, V...

    ok
    Porte has been sick and injured all year....HE IS THE BEST DOMESTIC in the WORLD. ask Wiggo and Froomy.
    Also talk Wiggo could be the man, my money is on someone younger, whyo knows Chavez might have an influence on one of these young Colombians, betancur and co. Smile
    We looked after chavez after his fall when nobody else wanted him.
    I doubt anyone had the money to buy out Porte contract and then pay him wages. Porte has proven he is a GC contender. How fast you people forget last year when he was given the chance to lead. He prob could have been top 5in TDF last 3 years!!!!!!!!!!! if he was leader and looked after.
    He WON paris -nice as leader, 2nd to froome im crit. inter, THEN 2nd in Paris Vaesco TO QUINTANA, beating in GC HENAO, CONTADOR, SPILAK, BETANCUR, PERAUD....but you right he is a GC contender LOL.
    AND this year 4th in TDU behind 3 of the FORM riders in the world this year, GERRANS, EVANS, ULISSI that looks pretty good form, BEFORE HE GOT SICK.
    str8 after that 2ND to VALVEVERDE in Veulkta Andalucía, also the form rider in world ATM..beat Mollema , Lois Leon, kangert, Navarro, leaders or future leaders.
    I like to know why people don't think it will be wiggo ?
    He is very unhappy at sky and is Half Aussie, who wouldn't want to come to live and train in Australia it's Awesome.