- crank arm length1 day 2 hours agoI went from 170 to 175 and
I went from 170 to 175 and noticed no difference at all. And going on the calculations, my teeny legs (length, not girth, haha) should be pedalling 165's!
- Sportful No-Rain Arm Knee and Leg Warmers1 day 3 hours agoThese are all size large
These are all size large
- Pictures of your Bike1 day 4 hours agoVery nice bike Dr!
Very nice bike Dr!
- DannyShane Genova II Grey Jersey1 day 4 hours agoThink this is a case of the
Think this is a case of the man not fitting the jersey. The guys I know and seen wearing them on local rides all seem very happy. And they look good across a range of body sizes. Maybe Road.cc needs a new model... sorry model guy.
- Zefal Trekking 700S water bottle1 day 4 hours agoMy GF has a version with a
My GF has a version with a "flip" valve and a straw on the inside. She's just so happy with this product!
It seems like once another Zefal have managed to provide a simple, but thoroughly thought out product at a decent price. One just shouldn't ask for more!
- Mason Bikes announce pricing and geometry1 day 4 hours agoHello All, long time lurker
Hello All, long time lurker first time contributor.
I'm pretty new to this road bike thing (long term mountain biker), but I'm quite enjoying it and I'm looking for something new and exciting to replace my initial cyclescheme bike (Fuji Sportif if you're interested), but I'm a little torn here. I like the look of the Definition and it's ticking a lot of boxes (not least as a bike snob), but I'm struggling a bit with the whole concept. I'm looking at the Definition next to the Aethein and whilst I get that there will be a little more weight on the chainstays and fork to resist the braking forces, and a bit more for the longer top and head tubes, it's a nicer tubeset that I would expect to offset the additional weight. The Definition is the thick end of a pound heavier than the Aethein and I perhaps naively, thought this would be engineered out. Obviously the lack of any reviews of the Definition doesn't help; maybe it rides a lighter than the numbers suggest, but there's likely to be a rash of disc frames coming along in the next few months so while I really, really like the look of the Definition I'm struggling to justify it. Without a test ride (tricky for a new company) do I chuck enough cash to cover the inevitable Canyon disc frame that must be about due at it, or do I hold off? The relatively slack angles also worry me in so much as my current bike (massive headtube excepted) has pretty traditional 73/73 angles and I have no problems with that. I guess I'm looking for a bit of reassurance that I wouldn't be making a mistake with the Definition and that it would be both quick and comfy enough as a long termer. I understand that all I'll get just now is opinion, but that's what I'm after at the moment.
- Carbon road bike x-ray1 day 5 hours agoRide it up and down the
Ride it up and down the street and jump a couple of kerbs, or bin it and buy a steel bike. which you'll then have to ride up and down the street and jump a couple of kerbs each time it gets crashed.
It's a bike, it doesn't need X-raying, it needs you to be sensible...
- Carbon road bike x-ray1 day 5 hours agoTry Googling some NDT (non
Try Googling some NDT (non destructive testing) firms. They can use a whole range of techniques - ultrasound might be a better technique for something like this.
- Catalunya Stage 61 day 5 hours agoSo many guys who might have
So many guys who might have gone into breakaway on Stage 7 went on Stage 6. Wonder who will still have any energy to climb Montjuic eight times in a small group tomorrow.
- Genesis reveals updated Volare steel frame with new tapered head tube1 day 5 hours agoChasseur: That's pretty
Chasseur: That's pretty amazing. How did you get a 10 speed into a 30yo old frame? A 130mm hub into a 125mm or even 120mm spaced frame? That's a lot of bending!
That makes me think my next "new" bike should be an old high-end steel frame with modern light-weight components. (Though, first I have to find early 80s Campag groupset to replace the mid-80s "upgrade" Campag bits on my early-80s vintage Italian bike ).
- building a route on Garmin for Garmin Edge touring1 day 5 hours agoI wouldn't bother with the
I wouldn't bother with the Garmin site, but plot it on BikeHike instead.
- Genesis reveals updated Volare steel frame with new tapered head tube1 day 6 hours agoTrying to big up steel frames
Trying to big up steel frames by weight in the current cycling market is simply foolish. Steel cannot compete with carbon in terms of weight, so quoting ever lighter steel frames is a cul-de-sac.
Steel frames should be sold in a different way...
- 15 things every cyclist loves1 day 6 hours agoThe wiff of wild garlic .Yes!
The wiff of wild garlic .Yes! summer is fast approaching!
- Genesis reveals updated Volare steel frame with new tapered head tube1 day 6 hours agoActually here's an even
Actually here's an even lighter steel frame. 1475g in medium.
Pleased to see that they actually post the frame weight, most steel frame builders are very coy about it.
Mind you, a Colnago Master X-light from the 1990s is around 1650g in 55cm so there's not been a lot lost in the last 25 years.
- Pictures of your Bike1 day 6 hours agoBeautiful bike drbilly46!
Beautiful bike drbilly46! Very tasty celeste paint job
- Paint yourself visible at night: Volvo develops new Life Paint for cyclists1 day 6 hours agorowes wrote:A nice gesture Irowes wrote:
A nice gesture I think, and perhaps the technology will be improved upon to last more than one week. Personally I think children's coats should legally have some reflective strips. It's not victim blaming it's helping and bringing something new to the table.
Volvo appear a responsible company with their 2020 vision and should be commended on their attitude, not berated.
New safer lorries delayed until 2022 - BBC News
"The delay until 2022 is, in part, the result of a compromise deal after manufacturers such as Sweden's Volvo and France's Renault said the introduction of new cab sizes should be delayed"
They don't care about cyclists.
- crank arm length1 day 6 hours agoThere's some experimental
There's some experimental data that shows shorter cranks are better for power output... because we 'should' be spinning at a high cadence I guess. Here it is:
The research quoted there - about 3/4 of the way down the page - shows that cyclists produced the most power with quite short cranks. Very odd.
Also if you have sore knees then go shorter, others say.
I think the principle is, whatever works for you.
I quite like shorter cranks as I used to hit the inner pedal on the ground when pedalling through corners. Your experience may be different.
- Paint yourself visible at night: Volvo develops new Life Paint for cyclists1 day 6 hours ago[[[[[ Let us spray? Er, no,
[[[[[ Let us spray? Er, no, not until drivers, b4 every trip, spray their eyes with Optrex....and remove all the in-car toys and gadgets contributing to some of the 19,000 collisions cyclists currently endure. But hey, why stop at spraying ourselves? How about attaching flags to our helmets, to flap in the breeze, three feet up! Yes, and a (compulsory) V.w.d.,--vocal warning device--on the 'bars, repeating over & over, "Bicycle! Bicycle! Bicycle!" at 50 decibels? The words "done up" and "Christmas tree" occur to one, innit.
- Paint yourself visible at night: Volvo develops new Life Paint for cyclists1 day 7 hours agohttp://www.bennetts.co.uk/mis
- Tech Roundup: Featuring Charge, Muc-Off, Swiss Side...1 day 7 hours agoThat's quite the discount if
That's quite the discount if you buy front *and* rear Swiss side wheels then.
- "Is it April First?" Councillor criticises lorry cycle safety measures1 day 7 hours ago"...and it will clamp down on
"...and it will clamp down on spurious claims against the council. "
Call me cynical...
- 250 bike parking places to be added to railway stations in Greater Manchester1 day 7 hours agoGreat if you work at the
Great if you work at the station.
Pile of old bollocks if you want to take your bike on a train...
- Carbon road bike x-ray1 day 7 hours agohttp://www.carboncyclerepairs
Somewhere in Derbyshire.
- Paint yourself visible at night: Volvo develops new Life Paint for cyclists1 day 7 hours agoThere seem to be some people
There seem to be some people on here who will find fault with anything. If it was announced that all cars, lorries etc were banned and only cyclists could use the roads they would still complain.
- Carbon road bike x-ray1 day 7 hours agoCheers for the info!
Cheers for the info!
The tri-bars and rests were smashed, so I would imagine the main area to check would be around the headset. Although there is nothing visually untoward externally, my fear would be internal hair-line cracks which would only be picked up by x-ray.
I'm sure I heard of a place in the UK on here a few months ago, but I shall pass on the info that you've given. Cheers again!