• Pictures of your Bike16 hours 57 min agoMy Giant Defy Advanced 2,

    My Giant Defy Advanced 2, full 22 speed 105.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0liSjj63IJiVmVrb0FERGJUWUU/view?usp=sh...

  • Pictures of your Bike17 hours 8 min ago^thats very nice It may

    ^thats very nice Big Grin
    It may just be the camera angle but have the bars slipped forwards? The hoods look like they're pointing downwards....
    Also I think it would look even better without the wheel decals Smile

  • Paint yourself visible at night: Volvo develops new Life Paint for cyclists17 hours 8 min agoBah. If this takes off, how

    Bah. If this takes off, how long before we see police reports, news articles and insurance claim responses saying that "the pedestrian/cyclist was not covered in Life Paint".

    Cases like that of Michael Mason already show that even the police (let alone courts, particularly juries) are willing to let motorists off after injuring and killing people who walk and bike if there is a suggestion that the victims were not helmeted / wearing high vis. In Mr Mason's case, the police deemed that the fact that he was using lights, and the motorist still hit him, wasn't enough to show even careless driving.

    This product, and Volvo's statements, stinks of victim blaming. Not reflective enough? It's like going out in too short a skirt, innit? Only got yourself to blame for what happens, love...

    How about cagers just look where they're going?

  • Geraint Thomas wins E3 Harelebeke after solo attack17 hours 15 min agoJust watching the 3 yesterday

    Just watching the 3 yesterday i think Sagan is carrying a lot more bulk than the other 2 which obviously suits if it comes down to a sprint but against Thomas and Stybar i think he just burnt himself out trying to keep up with them and when Thomas went for it he had absolutely nothing left.

    In a bigger group he might have done a lot better with less time on the front or is the pressure getting to him, big contract in a big team with big expectations of him ???

  • Miche Primato Shimano-fit cassettes17 hours 16 min agoSram cassettes work great as

    Sram cassettes work great as an alternative to shimno, great 10 speed climing ratio

  • Geraint Thomas wins E3 Harelebeke after solo attack17 hours 17 min agoHaving watched sagan lose

    Having watched sagan lose several finishes. I have noticed that if his cadence is higher than his competition then he his on his limit and probably can't contest the sprint. Yesterday Thomas was able to turn a bigger gear than his two break away riders. Only a case when Geraint was going to win.

  • Pictures of your Bike17 hours 19 min agoMy Trek Madone 6.9 62cm

    My Trek Madone 6.9
    62cm frame, Dura-Ace drivetrain, Ultegra 6800 di2 front/rear mech & shifters, Look Keo Blade 2 pedals, Cosmic C40 wheels.
    Enjoy

  • Miche Primato Shimano-fit cassettes17 hours 23 min agoWhat size are your

    What size are your chainrings? If you want close ratios but lower overall gearing, that's what I'd be looking to change. Either from a double to a compact or, if you already have a compact, something smaller (Spa Cycles sell a compact with a 33t inner ring)... or even a triple (sorry!)

  • crank arm length17 hours 25 min agoCaad 9 - 170mm Campy - saddle

    Caad 9 - 170mm Campy - saddle crown to pedal axle height is 78cm
    Super Six Evo 175 mm ultegra - 73cm
    Trek hack 172.5mm 105 - 75.5cm

    Can I tell any difference? Can I fuc......

  • Concealed Carrie women's cycling top packs a deadly secret — a handgun pocket17 hours 29 min agoKadinkski wrote:ronin

    Kadinkski wrote:
    ronin wrote:
    OK, being realistic I've got to applaud this manufacturer. Why? Simples. I was out the other day wearing a Gore windproof. That's right Gore that cycling giant, and I like the jacket it's windproof and not at all cheap. However my keys and an inner tube bounced right out of my Gore Jacket. Bummer. I thank God that when I got home, I jumped in my car and was able to retrieve my keys etc.

    It'd take the top just for the zipped pocket! You listening Gore???

    This story has more holes in it than a block of swiss cheese. If you knew that you dropped your keys why didn't you pick them up when cycling, why would you go home and get in the car to retrieve them? Or if you didn't realise you had dropped them at the time, would you have us believe that you drove your cycle route and managed to spot your keys from the car? And anyway, without keys how does one drive a car? Is this a magic car you happen to have that can start by voice command and comes complete with a key-finding radar device? No, good people of gore cycling wear, i put it to you that this is a work of fiction created by the zip industry, designed to strike fear into ordinary cycling citizens and ultimately to increase sales.

    God i wish my gf would hurry up and get out of the bloody shower.

    Yes, go take a shower, because your reasoning stinks!

    #1 It's never happened before and this is the second winter I'm using this Gore Phantom SO windproof jacket, the pockets are shallow with no zips.

    #2 I didn't realize at the time, but remember something dropping, but I checked by bag and it was still there, without stopping so continued as I was on a descent doing 40+ at the time.

    #3 When I got home, I simply knocked the door (I don't live alone), put my bike away and off I went in the car. Without needing radar I spotted my inner tube. How? Simples, Mr Kadinkski (or should that be Mr NotSoSmartSki), because I bind my inner tubes with yellow electrical tape (I reserve the black stuff for re-wrapping bar tape). When I spotted the tube i knew the keys weren't far behind.

    But the real question is, why would you be against having one single zipped pocket on a Gore jacket. Are you some kinda weirdo? Wave

  • Scotland to get 'radical' cycle route investment to create 500 miles of new trails17 hours 35 min ago500 miles for £25m is £50,000

    500 miles for £25m is £50,000 per mile. Is that buying tarmac or mud?

  • The Ride Journal's artwork gets its own exhibition17 hours 56 min ago"A regular bike magazine with

    "A regular bike magazine with a rigid four-weekly production schedule doesn't have the luxury of commissioning artwork on this scale"

    You're suggesting designers and illustrators can no longer complete commissions in time? Utter bollocks. It's due to magazine owners driving down costs, and the majority of buyers not knowing or caring about the difference between good and bad design.

  • Rise in number of potholes filled - but permanent repairs needed, says trade body18 hours 5 min agoA trade body calling for more

    A trade body calling for more spending on it's products. Gasp, shock, horror. Who'd have thought it?

  • Hey road.cc please help me out by filling in this survey for my cycling infrastructure dissertation.18 hours 5 min agoI agree with joemmo, you

    I agree with joemmo, you should have arrows, and A,B, C..

    Also you talk about infrastructure on your first page but you don't really explain what you mean by this term, but you do explain it on a later page. It needs an explanation the first time you use the term.

  • Spring Classics 2015 - NonDispute18 hours 12 min agoJonas Lorenzen wrote:...I

    Jonas Lorenzen wrote:
    ...I feel like Oleg Tinkov...I've put so much time and effort into this...and only 20 pts. to show for it.. now back to binge drinking and insulting entire nations on twitter.. Devil

    I here you the same for me...

  • See.Sense. 2.0 light set18 hours 13 min agoBest rear light I have ever

    Best rear light I have ever owned

  • See.Sense. 2.0 light set18 hours 26 min agoZermattjohn wrote:I had to

    Zermattjohn wrote:
    I had to send my rear one of these back. Agree that having to blind yourself while putting it on your bike is a massive design fault, a wee button would have saved it. I couldn't figure out how to change the settings either - bit too clever for its own good really.

    Don't know about the front, but putting rear on without blinding oneself is pretty easy. I also don't find the mode setting terribly hard - the manual is pretty clear to my mind. Certainly the rear is a good light.

  • road.cc Metric Century Challenge 201518 hours 32 min ago31st Jan / 100km / 1pt 15th

    31st Jan / 100km / 1pt
    15th Feb / 101km / 1pt
    23rd Mar / 100km / 1pt
    25th Mar / 105km / 1pt
    26th Mar / 120km / 1pt
    27th Mar / 118km / 1pt

    Totals: 644km / 6pt

  • Spring Classics 2015 - NonDispute18 hours 38 min ago...I feel like Oleg

    ...I feel like Oleg Tinkov...I've put so much time and effort into this...and only 20 pts. to show for it.. now back to binge drinking and insulting entire nations on twitter.. Devil

  • Fly6 rear-facing camera and LED now smaller, brighter and higher quality18 hours 39 min agoSpent three days last week

    Spent three days last week with these guys at Taipei Cycle show, they have really interesting new developments coming along

  • Near Miss Project verdict – cyclists systematically marginalised by dangerous environments and thoughtless behaviour18 hours 48 min agoteaboy wrote:I suspect the

    teaboy wrote:
    I suspect the oil and gas industry has rigorous infrastructure standards, or do you just let local councils make it up, put it in and then ask you to 'be careful'?

    I'd still like someone from the "we just need more education" side to explain how you ensure that every single person always drives perfectly 100% of the time, thus preventing all collisions forever. Increased punishment is not a prevention, by the way.

    This is where the argument for presumed liability kicks in, it just makes you think about your responsibilities more. It would lead to a better standard of driving. As would altering death by dangerous driving to manslaughter & death by reckless driving to murder.

  • Verenti Technique road bike18 hours 58 min agoNothing wrong with 8 speed!

    Nothing wrong with 8 speed! It is the spread of gears that is important. Chains are plentiful, cheap & (if cared for) last ages.
    The only real limit is that wheel upgrades become difficult to buy 'off-the-shelf', custom builds are the answer. Other upgrades are certainly possible.
    My time-trial bike is only 7-speed...

    Just one other thing, if you buy a road cassette & MTB cassette you can build up a custom cassette with the range that you need, it's not hard.

  • Hey road.cc please help me out by filling in this survey for my cycling infrastructure dissertation.19 hours 7 min agoHello. I applaud what you're

    Hello. I applaud what you're doing but i think your survey needs some work if you are going to get useful results. For example: There are lots of questions where it's possible to rank everything the same, some of the wording is a bit clunky and it's just a bit long. People are lazy, make it easy for them.

    You could do things like add arrows to the photos and ask 'where would you ride? A,B or C?' Instead of asking the reader to decipher the written descriptions of different positions.

  • Concealed Carrie women's cycling top packs a deadly secret — a handgun pocket19 hours 25 min agoronin wrote:OK, being

    ronin wrote:
    OK, being realistic I've got to applaud this manufacturer. Why? Simples. I was out the other day wearing a Gore windproof. That's right Gore that cycling giant, and I like the jacket it's windproof and not at all cheap. However my keys and an inner tube bounced right out of my Gore Jacket. Bummer. I thank God that when I got home, I jumped in my car and was able to retrieve my keys etc.

    It'd take the top just for the zipped pocket! You listening Gore???

    This story has more holes in it than a block of swiss cheese. If you knew that you dropped your keys why didn't you pick them up when cycling, why would you go home and get in the car to retrieve them? Or if you didn't realise you had dropped them at the time, would you have us believe that you drove your cycle route and managed to spot your keys from the car? And anyway, without keys how does one drive a car? Is this a magic car you happen to have that can start by voice command and comes complete with a key-finding radar device? No, good people of gore cycling wear, i put it to you that this is a work of fiction created by the zip industry, designed to strike fear into ordinary cycling citizens and ultimately to increase sales.

    God i wish my gf would hurry up and get out of the bloody shower.

  • crank arm length19 hours 39 min agothere is a rough guide on:

    there is a rough guide on:

    http://bikedynamics.co.uk/FitGuidecranks.htm