- Hewitt Alpine Audax Frameset20 hours 33 min agoI had an Alpine built a few
I had an Alpine built a few years ago with Ultegra 10 speed. The build quality is second to none. It still looks as good as new now after years of dirty winter riding. The paint finish is as good as any top of the range frame and the frame build and quality of the assembly is faultless. It rides beautifully. Even after riding my Colnago C40HP all summer I still love getting on the Alpine. Ride quality is sublime. So responsive and so comfortable too. I would heartily recommend anyone after this sort of bike to contact Paul and book yourself in for a measure up! You will not be disappointed, I guarantee.
- Rather lost female beginner road cyclist looking for her first bike!20 hours 45 min agoWow thanks for the advice
Wow thanks for the advice everyone! Really helpful
- Bike designer is the man behind fast-growing new social network Ello20 hours 53 min agoI'm with the critics on the
I'm with the critics on the VC involvement - more thoughts here - if you're not paying, you're not the customer, you're the product.
- When did I turn into a cycling ponce?21 hours 1 min agoMy experience of annoying
My experience of annoying noises - saddle rails inserting into the saddle shell. Bit of lube, nose and tail insertion points.
- For Racing Cyclists---Touching the wheel of the person in front of you ?21 hours 1 min agoJimmy Ray WillJimmy Ray Will wrote:JohnnyRemo wrote:Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
Avoidance is the way forward... Two easy things you can do....
2. Stand up. If an overlap should happen and a wheel is coming across yours, simply stand up out of the saddle. This will shift your front wheel quickly 10 - 20cm back, which will often help you avoid the overlap.
...but very probably take off the rider behind you...
1. Rather them than you hey?
2. Do nothing, fall off and you'll definitely take the dude behind you off
No - do not do that manoeuvre. Point is you have to trust the guys around you and *no-one* should be making sudden, unexpected, significant moves in a peloton. Sometimes you will touch a wheel and then it's pretty much down to luck whether or not you manage to stay upright (happens to the Pros - so gonna happen to you/me)
- Rider punctures at 80kph as saboteurs target Valleys Velo sportive21 hours 7 min agoHow would they even go about
How would they even go about finding this/these cunt(s) though?
- Rider punctures at 80kph as saboteurs target Valleys Velo sportive21 hours 8 min agoAngelfishsolo wrote:It wasAngelfishsolo wrote:
It was done during the ride as the fastest riders had no problems at all. I had several mates riding in it.
Perhaps it was one of the faster riders... We have all seen the gadgets used by Bond to throw of his pursuers.
Seriously though why are some people such complete and utter tossers? It really distresses me that there seems to be so many people walking this planet who are incapable of getting along with the others and showing tolerance to others thoughts, interests and needs. The world has become a sad sad place.
- cycle path closed signage21 hours 13 min agoOK how did that happen? Can
OK how did that happen? Can admin remove the duplicates please?
- Rider punctures at 80kph as saboteurs target Valleys Velo sportive21 hours 15 min agoI sincerely doubt the tack
I sincerely doubt the tack layers have any idea as to bow dangerous a high speed puncture is for a road cyclist. Sure there's lots of "malicious intent" in laying them in the first place but it would be very hard to establish they intended to kill or were reckless as to whether the outcome was likely to be death*
* what the actual test for mens rea is for all the armchair lawyers out there.
- Canyon Ultimate CF F1021 hours 15 min agoBike now sold!
Bike now sold!
- Whyte launches Cornwall with carbon frame, mudguards and disc brakes21 hours 22 min agoI ride a Genesis Day One
I ride a Genesis Day One Alfine (11) to and from work, 140 odd miles a week if I cycle in every day. The bike has mountings for front and rear racks but I use a 16 litre Carradice seatpost mounted bag, it works really well, the same might be feasible to use on this bike? As for belt drives, they still are not as efficient as a chain, so I'll stick to wiping mine with a rag and oiling/replacing every few thousand miles.
Nobody seems to have mentioned the 'Dolan Dual' here, highly regarded, carbon, with rack and guard mounts, although it's rim brakes and conventional derailleur.
- Rider punctures at 80kph as saboteurs target Valleys Velo sportive21 hours 22 min agoThe United States has an
The United States has an useful definition for this type of crime:
"Reckless endangerment is a crime consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person isn't required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard for the foreseeable consequences of the actions."
- Polar launches M400 combined GPS watch and activity tracker + video21 hours 23 min agoTomTom and Mio offer similar
TomTom and Mio offer similar products, without the heart rate monitor strap. (optical measurement through the wrist) Also the TomTom product has optional cadence and speed sensor.
- Bike designer is the man behind fast-growing new social network Ello21 hours 32 min agoAs far as I understand it,
As far as I understand it, Budnitz isn't really a bike designer. At least in the past, he has paid Black Sheep to design him a bike, and then he took it to Asia and had it copied there for cheap.
- Update: Europcar claims it didn't place cyclist & pedestrian warning stickers21 hours 32 min agoWhat kind of swimming trunks?
What kind of swimming trunks? Speedos? Hipsters? Baggie Bermudas? I can't determine which analogy is correct without this information.
- Scottish cyclist trapped under train after apparently riding his bike along station platform21 hours 42 min agoI hope the rail companies
I hope the rail companies bill him for the fines they'll be due for the late running and cancellations.
- See.Sense intelligent bike light automatically flashes brighter and faster to improve visibility21 hours 43 min agoI think it would be pretty
I think it would be pretty annoying to be sat on somebodies wheel on the club run who has one of these.
- When did I turn into a cycling ponce?21 hours 54 min agorusswparkin wrote:i realisedrusswparkin wrote:
i realised i became a cycling ponce when i turned around after a mile to go and change my socks as they just didnt work right with the jersey i was wearing.
- Rider punctures at 80kph as saboteurs target Valleys Velo sportive21 hours 55 min agoThe perpetrator's probably
The perpetrator's probably following the news and may even read these comments. Must feel good to know they didn't keep anybody from riding. Everybody changed their tubes and kept going. People try this from time to time, but every year there are more riders. Imagine the ineffectual rage these poor cowards must feel, to have gone to so much trouble and have no effect other than making themselves into objects of well-earned ridicule.
- Georgia in Dublin Rainwrap21 hours 57 min agoYou'd have to lose your
You'd have to lose your license before wearing practical, waterproof trousers? I'd have to lose my mind before wearing this. Wouldn't be caught dead in it! Then again, maybe that's the best use for it - a shroud.
- Team Sky confirms signing of Nicolas Roche and four others22 hours 14 min agostumps wrote: Cataldo as astumps wrote:
Cataldo as a part swap for Aru.
- Polar launches M400 combined GPS watch and activity tracker + video22 hours 21 min agoThat makes more sense!
That makes more sense!
- Councillor suggests red light & pavement cycling crackdown after Portsmouth injury rate soars22 hours 31 min agoThere are a lot of shared
There are a lot of shared surface cycle paths/pavements and these are a nightmare. The width of them is far narrower than dual direction cycle paths. There are so many blind corners on the paths and the perfect example is around the barracks where you can be cycling along and meet someone by surprise. Not only do you have pedestrians to avoid but also sign posts that take up the pathway. I don't see the point in the white lining of cycle paths when cars drive on them and occasionally even park on them. A good percentage of motorists do not care what they drive on as long as it's the quickest route to work. This has become even worse since the changes from Rudmore Roundabout where I've had several near misses in both the car and the bike due to people simply not caring. Education is needed and perhaps police monitoring if the capability
- Competition Prizes22 hours 31 min agoMy pump from winning the
My pump from winning the purist Tour de Suisse arrived today (though Royal Mail failed to leave a card to say left with neighbour and noticed that Wiggle didn't include the normal Haribo extra ). Thanks for your chasing Dave.
- Rider punctures at 80kph as saboteurs target Valleys Velo sportive22 hours 33 min agoYou've got to wonder just
You've got to wonder just what the hell is wrong with someone that thinks this is an appropriate response to being held up on the way to getting their Sunday papers, or whatever the perceived injustice is.
Do they have an actual understanding of what they're doing, or in their dim minds are bike crashes just Harold Lloyd style wobbles into the bushes, having been taught some sort of lesson?
It's really depressing to be reminded that such ignorant, petty, spiteful little people are around.