• Worked on friend's bike. Now kinda wishing I hadn't...14 hours 57 min agoCXR94Di2 wrote:If you have

    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    If you have changed the chain, cassette, and free hub for new parts, then its either there isn't enough chain tension(look at chain length then derailleur tension) or the front crank teeth are worn. Need to work out if its front or rear jumping. Why don't you ride the bike and see if you can provoke the condition.

    Chain length is correct (both big-big full-link overlap outside of mech, and 12T-50T with pulleys 90º to chainstays. Mech moves freely across range - it's a new 105. Skipping happens even in largest cog, so I'm pretty sure that rules out tension as the culprit.

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him14 hours 57 min agoI'd be interested to see the

    I'd be interested to see the outcome for a comparable incident for someone who wasn't a cycling legend, you know, just your average person in the street.

    And the same for CTC.

  • Manchester bus driver says he doesn't blame RLJ cyclist for running into him (+ video)15 hours 3 min agofarrell wrote:alexb wrote:Ah,

    farrell wrote:
    alexb wrote:
    Ah, but what about those clueless idiots running a freewheel and no rear brake, so getting the cool fixie look with none of the actual functionality?

    Brakes are death.

    Or something.

    Yes, they're idiots.

    Mind you, I ride fixed and I can't see how anyone can ride with no actual brakes. Riding in traffic is difficult enough, without the added "excitement" of not being able to stop!

  • Worked on friend's bike. Now kinda wishing I hadn't...15 hours 3 min agoIf you have changed the

    If you have changed the chain, cassette, and free hub for new parts, then its either there isn't enough chain tension(look at chain length then derailleur tension) or the front crank teeth are worn. Need to work out if its front or rear jumping. Why don't you ride the bike and see if you can provoke the condition.

  • bib shorts on under £5015 hours 3 min agoposted just this morning on

    posted just this morning on the front page of this site. Doesn't cover the £40-£50 range admittedly.

  • Worked on friend's bike. Now kinda wishing I hadn't...15 hours 4 min agoDaSy wrote:First thing is to

    DaSy wrote:
    First thing is to establish where the chain is skipping. I usually put it in a heavy gear and give it a hard push from stationary, and watch the chain on the chain rings to see if it skips over those teeth. If it skips but not on the front, then repeat whilst watching the chain on the cassette. I sometimes get the owner to ride it whilst I ride alongside watching the drivetrain to see where the fault is.

    From what you have said, it does sound like chainrings, some of the lower end Shimano original rings are made of butter, and do wear quickly if the chain gets badly worn.

    You need to establish where the problem is before buying new parts.

    Thanks DaSy - thing is it was skipping off of both. Now I think it's just the front, so was specifically interested in thoughts on whether a chainring that passed the historic 'lift-test' and wasn't visibly hooked/shark-toothed could still skip.

  • Giro d'Italia Stage 16: Alberto Contador rides into Mortirolo's history, Mikel Landa wins stage15 hours 5 min agoI too thought contador was

    I too thought contador was incredible...Landa's victory was also great to watch - if only BL***Y eurosport didn't ruin the highlights show last night! Firstly it was about 20 mins late because of some dire tennis in paris, then they don't show Contador's chase down on Aru, they then cut to a break with 2Km of the mortirolo climb left, only to re-appear with 13Km to go - what was that about??!!!!

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him15 hours 8 min agoSo what is this benefit? Is

    So what is this benefit? Is it legal cover, or insurance?

  • Bicycle postal delivery service trials first post box in Bristol15 hours 10 min agorogermerriman wrote:The issue

    rogermerriman wrote:
    The issue with bikes and Royal mail is capacity most rounds can fill a trolly, a bike needs with most rounds mail to be dropped off since it will not fit on the bike.

    Wow, a whole trolley. Just to help the users of this site picture that amount, what would you say that is in cargo bikes?

  • No Bristol Biggest Bike Ride 2015?15 hours 13 min ago"We are Sky. We will add

    "We are Sky. We will add your local distinctiveness to our own. Your cycling culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."

    Its a pity. Have the powers that be said that this is a one-off takeover, or a permanent thing? BBBR used to offer several different routes which took you out of the city, and the shortest one (the easy one for families) was out to Avonmouth and back on the Portway. Which is longer than 7.5 km.

  • CTC critical of police response to death of Merseyside cyclist15 hours 14 min agoKOMcowboy wrote:Also the

    KOMcowboy wrote:
    Also the charge is 'drunk in charge' of a vehicle and for charging purposes a bicycle does count as a vehicle, in the same way that a horse and cart, a steam roller, or even falling asleep in the driver seat of your car etc all count, despite the reduced chances of causing accidents with them.

    Are you certain about that? IANAL but I thought under law a bicycle was not a "vehicle" but a "carriage". Some laws that apply to vehicles do not apply to carriages.

  • Michelin Lithion 2 tyres15 hours 17 min agoI have found the Lithion 2 to

    I have found the Lithion 2 to be excellent value for money. They roll well, grip tight even in wet conditions, have good puncture resistance and I get a minimum of 3000 miles use out of mine. I also use Conti Gatorskins that are marginally better but cost twice the price !

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him15 hours 20 min agoI've had to make use of the

    I've had to make use of the CTC equivalent twice now. On each occasion compensation was awarded to cover pain & suffering following collisions with f###wit drivers. I'd rather have not of course, but it shows the value of such benefits from both CTC and British Cycling. Glad Brian's back on his bike now. Legend!!

  • Giro d'Italia Stage 16: Alberto Contador rides into Mortirolo's history, Mikel Landa wins stage15 hours 21 min agoninj4fly wrote:Incredible

    ninj4fly wrote:
    Incredible stage today, drama and heroic ride from all the riders in top 20 on the day. And people here are just complaining. 2 weeks ago it was Astana is doping, then it was the world hates Porte, now it's Astana get assistance. And how do you know it was only Astana allowed to provide assistance to their riders? Yes, that was shown on the TV, but we did not see much of the other riders anyway. The riders were spread across the road for the best part of the last 50km, so I presume the team cars were hold back for most of that time. So it does not look that surprising that exception from the rules was made.

    I'm not bothered that Astana are getting assistance (they need it as they are being outnumbered by Alberto Contador) I'm just a bit bewildered as to how the organisers are strict about enforcing some rules but not others (i.e. the Porte/Clarke wheel swap)

  • Restrap and Woodrup collaborate on a Transcontinental Race bike15 hours 27 min agoInstinctively dubious about

    Instinctively dubious about the idea of magnetic frame bags but if restrap are making it I'm sure it will work. That bike is a thing of beauty.

  • Worked on friend's bike. Now kinda wishing I hadn't...15 hours 29 min agoFirst thing is to establish

    First thing is to establish where the chain is skipping. I usually put it in a heavy gear and give it a hard push from stationary, and watch the chain on the chain rings to see if it skips over those teeth. If it skips but not on the front, then repeat whilst watching the chain on the cassette. I sometimes get the owner to ride it whilst I ride alongside watching the drivetrain to see where the fault is.

    From what you have said, it does sound like chainrings, some of the lower end Shimano original rings are made of butter, and do wear quickly if the chain gets badly worn.

    You need to establish where the problem is before buying new parts.

  • Restrap and Woodrup collaborate on a Transcontinental Race bike15 hours 35 min agoIt was fully loaded for

    It was fully loaded for Bespoked Bicycle show. I'll probably be going for a similar setup like in the video!

  • Restrap and Woodrup collaborate on a Transcontinental Race bike15 hours 36 min agoIt's a bike for life so I

    It's a bike for life so I choose to have a bridge so I can fit mud guards at a later date!

  • Restrap and Woodrup collaborate on a Transcontinental Race bike15 hours 36 min agoIt's a bike for life so I

    It's a bike for life so I choose to have a bridge so I can fit mud guards at a later date!

  • Bicycle postal delivery service trials first post box in Bristol15 hours 38 min agoUsing a Nissan Leaf is not

    Using a Nissan Leaf is not Fossil free, unless the charging is done from a wind turbine or other neutral source.
    Good for them though.

  • Best cheap cycling shorts15 hours 40 min agoI am still commuting in a

    I am still commuting in a pair of Crane Sports Aldi ones I bought 3 or 4 years ago...for £8 I think.

    I approve

  • BBC Radio 4 ‘At Risk from Cyclists’ phone-in from 12.15pm today15 hours 41 min agono, no, no TomJ. You haven't

    no, no, no TomJ. You haven't got the hang of this internet at all.
    You're just meant to make a sweeping statement, not be able to back it up with cold hard FACT.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1615 hours 47 min agoPhil H wrote:Anyone have any

    Phil H wrote:
    Anyone have any thoughts on the 'sportmanship' of Katusha & Astana attacking (&collaborating) whilst Contador sorted out a mechanical?
    I thought this was not in the spirit of racing? If hes not strong enough- fair enough attack, but whilst he gets wheelchange?
    Much good that it did them anyhow Big Grin Rolling On The Floor

    I understand the sportsmanship aspect, but If the 2nd place guy got a mechanical, they wouldnt wait, so why wait for the guy thats winning?
    No one waited for Porte when he got a puncture?
    It seems a nice idea, but as we've seen in this race already, its a sport which can change completely due to one mechanical or small crash, so just because one guy is winning the race, he shouldn't get preferential treatment over everybody else!

  • Livingston jogger dies after being hit by cyclist15 hours 50 min agoIt's time to change the

    It's time to change the headline, surely?

  • Women secretly find MAMILs sexy...15 hours 54 min ago"Professor Didier Strava, of

    "Professor Didier Strava, of Suffolk University’s psychology department, which commissioned the research, said men in cars became aggressive when they realised their partners in the passenger seat were ogling male cyclists."

    Some years ago, waiting at some lights, small hatchback pulls up alongs side.
    "Nice arse" from 20-something female passenger.
    Bloke in the drivers seat didn't seem amused Big Grin

    (I do realise it's a p*sstake, but I'll have to get my OH to fwd it to her parents in Bury St Edmunds, some it will go straight over their heads !)