- Bristol police stop 689 drivers & cyclists - campaign group says infrastructure is the real answer1 day 5 hours agoThey've been on Gloucester
They've been on Gloucester Rd, at the junction with Ashley Rd, with Sommerville Rd and with Zetland Rd, and over on Whiteladies.
Seen them half a dozen times or so as I commute up to Filton from the centre ...
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 5 hours agoAs Mayor of Roubaix I think
As Mayor of Roubaix I think it quite disgusting the way everyone is fighting over our town name.
As for the trademark? at the end of the day the rights belong to us.
You have been warned
- VIDEO: Don’t be an illegal alien - say no to pavement cycling says University of York1 day 5 hours agoAnd an alien cartoon on a
And an alien cartoon on a blue bike is going to make her responsible on a bicycle.... Let me think about it for a minute???????
- New bike advice1 day 5 hours agoThank you for all the advice.
Thank you for all the advice. I know that the regular maintenance is going to be a must regardless of what bike I get, just need to find the time with a full time job, a 3 year old an 18 month old and a wife at university studying nursing!!
Speaking of maintenance a lot of people recommend gt85, I am using TF2 at the moment, is there much of a difference? I use it on all the mechanical moving parts (rear/front mech, spd peddles, brake swing arms etc) and I am using muc off chain cleaner and finish line wet lube on the chain. I also grease the jockey wheels with LM grease. Is there anything I should be doing differently?
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 5 hours agoWhat about the various fleecy
What about the various fleecy jerseys made of 'Roubaix' fabric? These are just 'fleece' to the rest of the world.
Do they not sell as Roubaix in the US?
- New tyre1 day 5 hours agothere's a thin coating of
there's a thin coating of rubber over the sidewall except in those spots. It's protective, not structural so the tyres are fine.
- Pro Cycling Magazine1 day 5 hours agoOh right, you ARE 'that guy'
Oh right, you ARE 'that guy'
- VIDEO: New cycle and pedestrian bridge to be London's newest river crossing1 day 5 hours agoIf you're starting from
If you're starting from scratch with a bridge that's meant to be for bikes, why would you design it like that? After crossing, you can use the "Thames cycle way" (ie the pavement along the embankment) where people taking the dog for a dump can tut at you for riding on the pavement and you can lose your wheel on a manhole cover and fall into the road. Just like Holland!
- Former Giro d'Italia champion Danilo Di Luca banned from cycling for life1 day 5 hours agobikeboy76 wrote:
Well I ambikeboy76 wrote:
Well I am not very interested in what 'a lot of people' 'think.' Remember innocent until proven guilty. Lance's legacy cannot be that we forget about justice. It should not be that the only TDF winner that people trust is Evans, because he makes it look really hard.
Interesting you say that though since most riders who have been caught doping haven't failed a doping test. Many have been caught because others have confessed or force of circumstances - Lance being chief amongst these. Why would you choose to assume their innocence when the facts suggest that it is possible to cheat and not get caught? And that quite often the riders do still.
De Luca's point, while self serving is that he has probably been targeted for tests (out of competition tests are still relatively rare) because he is an easy score for the testers to prove. Already guilty of offences, when he is caught they can show they are effective and that no one new has had their career ruined - the anti-doping agency is seen to be doing something while doing nothing. Italians don't have a good track record on this front. Foolish of him to not be more cautious, but I have no doubt that he knows of others doping.
- tdu1 day 5 hours agothe 2014 game will open on
the 2014 game will open on monday 13 january, most likely. TBC in the next week or so
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 6 hours agoThis seems to be a classic
This seems to be a classic case of letting lawyers run a company...
Trademarks do have to be protected, but that can be done quite easily by mutual agreement. If Specialized had started with an offer to let this small company sign an agreement to only their trademark under certain conditions then all might have been OK. However I suspect that the first action was a cease and desist letter as this is the "standard" response.
Most of this work is outsourced to legal firms working on behalf of big companies and the first Specialized would have know was when the article hit the press.
I ride a Specialized bike and love it, but it would be nice if they could make an offer to fix this issue. I suspect that the infringement here is the wheel name, not the Cafe, since they do not hold a trademark for Cafe's
I also agree that you should not be able to trademark dictionary words or names of places under any circumstances....Though that would throw a huge spanner in the wrench for almost any company in the World.
- Specialized Sue Tiny Shop over ridiculous copyright1 day 6 hours agoA really interesting
A really interesting explanation of the legal side - http://redkiteprayer.com/2013/12/the-explainer-because-i-ing-hate-bullies/
- VIDEO: Don’t be an illegal alien - say no to pavement cycling says University of York1 day 6 hours agoSo much negativity!
So much negativity!
How would you suggest a campaign to educate cyclists riding in town should be run?
FWIW in York yesterday I saw a crazy piece of cycling, pretty young student on a shopping bike, no lights despite it being dark, she rode off the pavement, up the opposing lane of traffic round a blind bend, back on to the pavement, off the pavement then went to weave in and out of traffic!
Thankfully she made it through and hopefully home in one piece, I'm sure in a different corner of the internet there is a thread berating a cyclist for riding in that manner..
- VIDEO: Don’t be an illegal alien - say no to pavement cycling says University of York1 day 6 hours agoThe mum at 0.09 looks quite
The mum at 0.09 looks quite fit and the little bike the alien is riding looks cool.
That is my contribution to the debate.
- Pro Cycling Magazine1 day 6 hours agomalmesburyclarioncc wrote:Imalmesburyclarioncc wrote:
I do it every year. cancel the subscription at the end of the year, continue to buy the mag from the newsagent and when a good deal is offered, resubscribe.
Thats what i wanted to hear!
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 6 hours ago"Tarmac" is registered as a
"Tarmac" is registered as a trademark by Tarmac Limited as relating to a bituminous building material and various goods and services related to construction and civil engineering. They have no power to prevent anyone applying the name to bicycles. You have to file trademarks in specific categories. The Specialized Canadian one could (not very convincingly because of the way it's worded) be argued to apply to wheels (although even then, the phrase "Cafe Roubaix" is not the same as the word "Roubaix") but there's no way at all it applies to a retail business regardless of what trade that business happens to be in.
(Disclaimer: I'm not a trademark (or indeed any other kind of) lawyer)
- Five of the best cycling front lights for under £501 day 6 hours agoUnfortunately, the original
Unfortunately, the original comparisons of watts against Lumens was about as useful as comparing chalk with cheese. I just wish that they would all use the same system, then after a while we could relate it to what we have.
- tdu1 day 6 hours agoOnly 2 teams listed so far
Only 2 teams listed so far BMC and AG2R.
EVANS Cadel (AUS)
BOOKWALTER Brent (USA)
HERMANS Ben (BEL)
MOINARD Amael (FRA)
MORABITO Steve (SUI)
ZABEL Rick (GER)
WYSS Danilo (SUI)
BOUET Maxime (FRA)
BERARD Julien (FRA)
BONNAFOND Guillaume (FRA)
DANIEL Maxime (FRA)
DOMONT Axel (FRA)
GAUDIN Damien (FRA)
TURGOT Sébastien (FR
- Battaglin S11 road bike1 day 7 hours agomb429 - Yes, gear cabling,
mb429 - Yes, gear cabling, not brake cabling. Not sure how that crept in.
- Change wheels and need to adjust rear derailleur1 day 7 hours agoUnfortunately it's normal.
Unfortunately it's normal. The tolerances hubs have to be made to are pretty small so occasionally you'll have one wheelset that's slightly misaligned.
If you're lucky you might be able to fix it with a spacer but if not you should find it's an eighth to a quarter turn on both limit screws.
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 7 hours agoBad vibes and shame on you,
Bad vibes and shame on you, Specialized....
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 7 hours agoAll depends on territories.
All depends on territories. Tarmac is very UK specific term (which makes Specialized's use of it quite odd; in American English tarmac is airport-specific).
Specialized Canada owns the Canadian trademark rights.
Fuji America seems to own US rights to Roubaix and looks to have shared those rights with Specialized USA (probably due to a product dispute). Fuji still sells Roubaix bicycles in USA.
Roubaix fleecy fabric from Italy has nothing to worry about.
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 7 hours agoOk - Assos Roubaix
Ok - Assos Roubaix shorts?
Hypocrisy, basically - Specialized are happy to piggy back off the history of Paris - Roubaix, but then want to sue a small shop that does the same thing, because they can.
I dont accept that there is an trademark issue. A frame = a Roubaix? I dont f*ing think so.
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 7 hours agoThe BikeBiz article now has
The BikeBiz article now has stuff from two US lawyers. The "defend it or lose it" thing is said to be spurious and US patent office has previously called out "bullying" companies for using that as an excuse.
- Change wheels and need to adjust rear derailleur1 day 7 hours agoThanks chaps for the quick
Thanks chaps for the quick responses. I'm pleased it doesn't sound right.
Can clearly see spacer has been fitted, was a new cassette on new wheels although can't recall a new cassette on old wheels needing gears adjusting. Wheel seated correctly, same gearing.
I'll check the cassette is seated correctly, must admit I haven't checked the torque but assumed the LBS would have been able to fit a cassette correctly. Then also try sl's cassette on the cosmic's and see if that results in any adjustment needed and vice versa that will rule out any difference in the cassette.
Failing that I'll just grin and bear it, to be honest it doesn't take long to readjust with di2 or manual adjuster it's just a pain that it has to be done.