- Castelli San Remo Suit Sizing..1 day 17 hours agoThermo suit or speedsuit? A
Thermo suit or speedsuit? A link to the item would be good.
- 89 year old driver receives community sentence for his part in death of cycling father1 day 17 hours agoHow can there be no penalty
How can there be no penalty for travelling at one-and-a-half-times the speed limit when you kill someone?
How do they come to the conclusion that being hit at 40-44mph is no more likely to kill than being hit at 30? Is there data to show this? I just don't get it.
Plus - if the issue was the elderly driver misjudging the speed of the other, isn't the fact that the other was going faster than they should have been, relevant? Judgements are influenced by expectations, surely?
- Cyclists who train at Regent's Park fighting against planned speed bumps on Outer Circle1 day 17 hours agoI'm an experienced road
I'm an experienced road cyclist and when I ride in Regent's Park if I push hard I can hold 45 km/h which equates to 28.13 mph. 60mph is a flat circuit dream I can only achieve coming off the steepest hills in NW London!
I often see cars blasting past me at 2-3 times the speed I am travelling. I see no challenge to these speeding motorists.
I often see vehicles parked on double yellow lines in dangerous locations like corners, and unfortunately these belong to the park authorities
I often see vehicles driving into the cycle box after the traffic lights have gone red, which is a criminal offence. At times, there are even cyclists in the cycle box when these motorists drive into it?
Rather than worrying about some road cyclists (who are generally well behaved i.e. you don't s*t in your own backyard), how about the Police deal with speeding motorists, motorists driving into the ASL on red lights, and educating the park authorities about safe parking of their vehicles?
Regent's Park is a unique space, and could provide huge health and social benefits to all citizens enjoying leisure (walking, running, cycling, football), by reducing the impact of motor vehicles.
- 89 year old driver receives community sentence for his part in death of cycling father1 day 17 hours agoBring on driverless cars. The
Bring on driverless cars. The human had a choice of T boning a car and getting injured or hitting a cyclist head on - result, dead cyclist. I strongly suspect a computer would choose otherwise.
- Wiggle to close Homebase servicing concessions just a year after opening1 day 18 hours agoOnly experience of wiggle I
Only experience of wiggle I have had has been dreadful so I wouldn't have used a Wiggle Workshop just like I will never use the mail order. Not saying it's all bad just in my experience
- Winter clothing - stolen goat or gore1 day 18 hours agoI tend to use a gore zenon
I tend to use a gore zenon light jacket over a merino layer. Never too hot because both are breathable, nice and windproof too.
- 89 year old driver receives community sentence for his part in death of cycling father1 day 18 hours agoHolding a driving licence in
Holding a driving licence in this country is a licence to kill.
The cyclist would have been more likely to have lived if hit at 30 rather than 40 plus. Teresa Nickson Is just another selfish killer motorists. I hope the universe meters out some justice to her in the future.
- 89 year old driver receives community sentence for his part in death of cycling father1 day 18 hours agoThat content of that article
That content of that article and the people involved turn my stomach.
What an insult to that poor cyclist.
RIP. Michael Davies
- Video: James Corden takes aim at bike lane opponents1 day 18 hours agodon simon wrote:The Uniteddon simon wrote:
The United States is a very fucked up place fortunately we won't see this kind of behaviour in the UK.
I'm hoping that's sarcasm.
- X-Tools Home Mechanic Prep Stand and Workshop Mat1 day 18 hours agoAbsolutely nothing wrong with
Absolutely nothing wrong with my "Everyman budget home workstand, £30 courtesy of your favourite Germanic discount retailer." Takes the weight of my MTB and with 5 legs it never feels like "an unstable, tippy experience". It's been going strong for over 2 years now.
- 89 year old driver receives community sentence for his part in death of cycling father1 day 18 hours agoThe implication is that she
The implication is that she had time to avoid the car pulling out but chose not to stop despite a cyclist coming the other way. It's written that he was pulling out in front of the cyclist and intending to go the same way, so she must have effectively driven down the wrong lane and over the cyclist. If that's not the case would he not have collided with the cyclist himself. Her speed MUST have been a factor.
- Wiggle to close Homebase servicing concessions just a year after opening1 day 18 hours agothey're news to me too ....
they're news to me too ....
- Pictures of your Bike1 day 18 hours agoMy Carrera crixus cx 2 le.
My Carrera crixus cx 2 le.
- How to winterproof your bike — protect your ride from the wet, salt and crud1 day 18 hours agoStrada mk 5 on the front for
Strada mk 5 on the front for my 14 mile pitch black commute, really good with a fantastic run time. Exposure blaze on the back which normally run during the dat as well. Cars pass much wider with the blaze, it seriously bright.
- 89 year old driver receives community sentence for his part in death of cycling father1 day 19 hours agoAgree at 30mph this probably
Agree at 30mph this probably wouldn't have been a fatality. There should have been a consequence for the mondeo driver.
- Tour de France winners' blood samples to be stored for 10 years for retesting1 day 19 hours agoWhere are TheDoctor or
Where are TheDoctor or DaddyElvis at this time of year. Obviously trolls are seasonal.
- Transcontinental Race report. Pt1. Build up and prep.1 day 19 hours agoWhen's part 2 coming martin?
When's part 2 coming martin? Looking forward to the next instalment
- Wiggle to close Homebase servicing concessions just a year after opening1 day 19 hours agoDidn't know either
Didn't know either
- Alternative to Garmin 10001 day 19 hours ago2 Wheeled Idiot wrote:Just as2 Wheeled Idiot wrote:
Just as a bit of a side note, one of my riding mates has (well had) the garmin 100. he asked it to take him home the shortest way on roads. it then took him on a longer route (he knows the shortest route) and took him through some forest paths...hardly a road.
It made him then sell the 1000 as one of its main features didn't work...
If you were going to buy the 1000 for this mapping feature I wouldn't bother personally. YMMV
I actually spoke with one of the Garmin reps about this at the Cycle Show in Birmingham, because I've been having the same issue. Apparently the routing is designed so as to avoid major roads and keep you largely on cycle paths. This is crap for commuting within a city, but is supposedly better for touring and exploration. They said there was a firmware upgrade in the works which would allow you to disable it.
- Wiggle to close Homebase servicing concessions just a year after opening1 day 19 hours agoHence the closure.....
Hence the closure.....
- 89 year old driver receives community sentence for his part in death of cycling father1 day 19 hours agoThat's some a grade bullshit
That's some a grade bullshit right there. Unbelievable that he is punished while the speeding driver isn't.
- X-Tools Home Mechanic Prep Stand and Workshop Mat1 day 19 hours agoBeware - the (apparently)
Beware - the (apparently) same stand is sold under a bewildering range of brand names, and a wide wide range of prices - 143.99 in one case (rrp 169.99!). Some even come with a tool tray! It's a good workstand, I bought mine from Ribble, for around £50 - it's now branded 'Bike Tool' on their website, though mine came in a box clearly labelled 'Raleigh'!
- 89 year old driver receives community sentence for his part in death of cycling father1 day 20 hours agoQuote:The other vehicle – aQuote:
The other vehicle – a Ford Mondeo driven by motorist Teresa Nickson – was said to be travelling at an estimated 41-44mph, on a 30 mph road.
Rob Jones, prosecuting, said: “It doesn’t matter because the fault lies with Mr Lyon emerging from the junction.”
The prosecutor is wrong. If the Mondeo driver was traveling at the legal limit she may have had more time to react, alternatively the cyclist would have had a greater chance of surviving the impact. 30mph limits are imposed in urban areas precisely for these reasons.
Speed was a contributory factor in the cyclists death, and the driver of the Mondeo should have been nailed.
- S-Works Tarmac with Standard Crank1 day 20 hours agoI ride a 2015 S-Works Tarmac
I ride a 2015 S-Works Tarmac with Ultegra Di2 50/34 chain rings built up from a frame set. Understand the OSBB crankset spindle diameter is 30mm, Shimano 24mm. The FSA SL-K Light BB386EVO crankset will fit as is. With the DA, however, you will need adapter cups [picture a flat top mushroom] where the cup stems go into the BB and crankset mates to the top cap. My frameset came with theses cups but your LBS will have to special order these from Specialize as there not listed in the current catalog.
Going to a 11-32 cassette requires changing your RD from your current DA to an Ultegra GS [mid] cage as DA RD max cog range supported is 28 teeth. You can get around this by reversing the b-screw and adjusting it ever so minutely to get the appropriate 32 cog clearance. I've seen this done but it takes a mech with good knowledge to do it correctly.
Here's the gear ration of 34 vs 36 chain rings to cassette cogs:
34 = 2.1
36 = 2.3
Your best bet and cheapest option is compact chainrings, keep training and get better with your 11-28. If you rally need the extra granny gear you can always swapout your rear end with a whole bunch of choices ranging from Shimano 11-32 up to SRAM 11-42 cassettes. Good luck.
- Wiggle to close Homebase servicing concessions just a year after opening1 day 20 hours agoThird