• Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)1 day 15 hours agoIf you type in 'cycling

    If you type in 'cycling is...' the top result you get is '...the new golf'.

    Which is even more worrying!

  • Team Wiggins starts taking shape with focus on Rio 20161 day 15 hours agoGkam84 wrote:Not personal

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Not personal funds, he linked his "foundation" up with them, but that has been under investigation for a while.

    Under investigation by who?

    Anyone with any real gravitas, or just faceless internutters with a chip on their shoulders about Brad Wiggins and his success?

  • Exclusive sneak peek: First frames from Mason Cycles1 day 15 hours agoJonny_Trousers wrote: I

    Jonny_Trousers wrote:

    I believe Kinesis will be bringing out an alu disc frame early in the new year, but you're right: it's a limited market.

    I'm intrigued to know what kind of frames to expect: do-it-alls like the Equilibrium or something a little cooler? Can't wait to see. So far so pretty.

    What's uncool about a versatile bike? Smile

    Very interesting. I've been holding off building up a disc road bike waiting for a few more frame options to appear and the alu frame could be a contender if the price is in my range.

    On that topic, where did you hear about a new frame from kinesis?

  • Three riders crash in five minutes on Brighton's latest bike lane1 day 15 hours agotimfearn wrote:Has the victim

    timfearn wrote:
    Has the victim of the third crash changed her name as a result of the accident? She was Sian Evans when she crashed, but by the time she leapt to the defence of the council she seems to have become Sian Hughes - must have been a pretty bad spill!

    Ah, that must be it. I had to go back through the story to try to find out who "Hughes" was!

  • Carbon Clip On Bars Help!!!!1 day 15 hours agoI don't participate in such

    I don't participate in such events - just watch them - but one thing I have noticed from mountainous triathlons with riders on full-on TT bikes, as well as many who use road bikes with clip-on bars, they spend considerable amount of time on the hoods or the drops/bars even in the brief flatter sections. I would have thought, therefore, that clip-ons would be more of a hindrance on a road bike as they would be taking up space you could use for your hands, especially if it is only a small section of the entire bike leg where you can foresee a possible use for them. Mini clip-ons might be one option though,

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund joins fight for justice for Michael Mason1 day 15 hours ago£10 to make me feel that

    £10 to make me feel that maybe in a year or two the Met and other police forces will stop treating road slaughter as a trivial matter.

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund joins fight for justice for Michael Mason1 day 15 hours agoWell worth a little donation.

    Well worth a little donation. I've put my money where my mouth is. J

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)1 day 15 hours agoAh, sorry, didn't get that

    Ah, sorry, didn't get that far, got bored. Apologies.

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)1 day 15 hours agoA "positive" result for

    A "positive" result for Lance? No doubt it'll just get covered up like all the others...

  • Total disillusionment with Garmin products and support1 day 16 hours agoTricky this one... I think as

    Tricky this one... I think as mentioned, Garmin have acted above and beyond their warranty terms on more than one occasion here, and now, when they are asked again, they no longer willing to play the game.

    The message this post is sending out loud and clear is that attempting to do the right thing with a customer will only bite you on the arse in the end... so you are better off being a cnut in the first place.

    Be honest, are you angrier now, than you would have been if they'd simply said no the first time it happened?

    I do understand it though... you have been sent refurbs, which by there very nature must be inferior to units that haven't been returned and refurbed for some reason... of course they are going to go wrong.

    As frustrating as it is... I'd swallow this one and go and find a better solution and use for your cash.

  • Three riders crash in five minutes on Brighton's latest bike lane1 day 16 hours agoIt's people's jobs to design

    It's people's jobs to design and install these things and the consequences of doing it wrong are grave. In any establishment, other than a council, you would likely loose your job if you made a cock up with such dire results as this.

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)1 day 16 hours agoIf you type 'I hate' the

    If you type 'I hate' the fitfh most poular auto-complete is 'people'.

    Maybe that explains why everyone has such a negative view on cyclists and motorists.

    If you search 'bicycles are' you have to go down to 8th on the list to find such negativity and if you search 'bikes are' there's only one negative result in the top ten.

    So we all hate each other by the sound of things....

  • Three riders crash in five minutes on Brighton's latest bike lane1 day 16 hours agoSo is the kerb where you come

    So is the kerb where you come onto it from the left over that white line?

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)1 day 16 hours agoSimmo72 wrote:Top of the list

    Simmo72 wrote:
    Top of the list if you enter 'motorists are' is 'selfish', so it goes both ways.

    Yes, it says that in the article.

  • Does your.......1 day 16 hours agoBazza155 wrote: When I die I

    Bazza155 wrote:

    When I die I hope my missus doesn't sell my cycling gear for what I told her it cost.

    If mine does...I won't care what she sells it for. I'll be dead.

  • How to repair a tyre1 day 16 hours agoDollar bills are good for

    Dollar bills are good for this. I always carry one or two with the PR kit for tyre patching duties.

  • CX Sportive and Wiggle join forces to launch 100 mile CX Event1 day 16 hours agoWe all know about the SDW +

    We all know about the SDW + rain + CX bikes, don't we Jo? Still, July, what could go wrong?

    Oh, you've still got that list.

  • Does your.......1 day 16 hours agodesperately hoping my missus

    desperately hoping my missus wearing the kinky thing i put in her Christmas stocking Cool oh no wait ... Rolling Eyes wrong forum!!!

  • Canyon reveal Alex Dowsett’s Hour record attempt bike1 day 16 hours agoSo, the bottom of this

    So, the bottom of this article is bollocks...

    Previously there were *2* hour record categories. The "Athlete's hour" category required the use of a heavily controlled, Merckx like bike. The "Best Human Effort" allowed a much wider range of bicycles, such as those Obree and Boardman used.

    It was fairly straight forward: If you wanted to test yourself against the classic hour attempts, then you could try for the athlete's hour. If you wanted to try take advantage of aerodynamic gains, there was the "Best Human Effort" category.

    The UCI fucked up *both* tracks by unifying the categories. Now athletes must still use a heavily regulated bicycle, however it's arbitrarily been changed to a modern pursuit bike. So, athletes can't compare themselves to the classic riders, they can't compare themselves to Boardman, Obree, etc., either.

    It's made a farce of the hour record.

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)1 day 16 hours agoTop of the list if you enter

    Top of the list if you enter 'motorists are' is 'selfish', so it goes both ways.

  • Canyon reveal Alex Dowsett’s Hour record attempt bike1 day 16 hours agoI wonder if Canyon will take

    I wonder if Canyon will take this forward as a production track bike? They do have an aluminium model.

  • Total disillusionment with Garmin products and support1 day 16 hours agoOnTheRopes

    OnTheRopes wrote:
    Unfortunately after that the HRM started to fail after about 4 months of ownership, heart rate would read okay at the beginning of a ride but would fail after a while on every ride. Researching the issue it seems many people are experiencing this problem. Anyway I swapped for a Polar soft strap which does the job great so far and is half the price of a Garmin strap.

    Dunno if this is the same thing reported on dcrainmaker a few years ago, but I bought the old Garmin polar-style thing - not waterproof but doesn't suffer from corrosion as the (earlier ?) comfort HRMs did

  • Fantasy League 20151 day 16 hours agoThanks, Dave. Good to know

    Thanks, Dave. Good to know it's being addressed.

  • Total disillusionment with Garmin products and support1 day 16 hours agoLeodis wrote:So let me get

    Leodis wrote:
    So let me get this right, over three years ago you bought a Garmin which had a fault out of warranty, Garmin do the right thing and send a replacement for free out of warranty, this 2nd Garmin 13 months later and 10 months out of warranty develops another fault, again Garmin replace then the 3rd one which I take you have owned for nearly a year also becomes faulty at or near the time you think the warranty is about to expire and you want a 4th in 3 years.

    Garmin have covered out of warranty issues for you over and beyond what they needed too and now three years down the line you want them to keep supplying replacements for it even though its two years out of warranty?

    To be fair it seems Garmin have been good to you twice, once for covering the 1st out of warranty unit and again the same for the 2nd and 3rd.

    A few points:

    a) the build quality ought to be good enough such that the unit should have a lifetime of several years - this is further supported by the sale of goods act (but good luck in trying to invoke it..)
    http://www.whitegoodshelp.co.uk/faulty-appliances-sale-of-goods-act/
    Several units which fail after a relatively short time - and which seem in one case to be common problem - would seem to indicate there's a design/build flaw.

    b) in reliabilty terms, there's some thing called a 'bathtub curve' - in this case it would be total units failing vs time - you expect a higher number initially (eg build quality - could be poor soldered joints), then a relatively low level for the product lifetime, then a higher rate of failure towards the end of life, The point of the warranty is to give the customer some confidence that the item is into it's useable lifetime, ie that's it's got past the initial high failure rate.

    The xbox red-ring-of-death is one example of the manufacturer sidestepping a reliability issue by extending the warranty, rather than fixing the problem. Similarly an issue with one mobile graphics processor family from NVidia some years back...solution was to permanently enable the chipset cooling fan, and extend the warranty, rather than a recall. Bear in mind that the graphics support in a laptop isn't replaceable as in a desktop - a failure and it scraps the whole device...run out of warranty and you're SOL.

  • Fake Look frames on sale in Europe1 day 16 hours agodisco wrote:My mistake, I

    disco wrote:
    My mistake, I didn't read the 'lights' first time round.

    You what ? (to quote someone else)