• Cambridge cyclist knocked off by car mere hours after purchasing bike… which was then stolen1 day 9 hours agoJust waiting for someone to

    Just waiting for someone to ask whether or not he was wearing a helmet Party Hope he gets a replacement bike sorted. A low act Worried

  • Join team road.cc!1 day 10 hours agoWhat about people from other

    What about people from other countrys/continent (like Chile - South America); i know the discounts could just apply to web products, but, would the free things get to me?
    And more important, for me as a racer, could i race for Roac.cc here in Chile? that would be lovely, please get back to me, i'l like very much to be part of the team and inspire racers and sportives here in Chile!

  • Which Bike under £1,000???1 day 10 hours agoBoardman Team Carbon!

    Boardman Team Carbon!

  • Which lightweight aluminium frame?1 day 10 hours agoNice.

    Nice.

  • London to Cambridge crime commuter bike thief sentenced1 day 10 hours agoYou can bet yer arse he stole

    You can bet yer arse he stole more than he's admitted to. Cut his balls off with a spoon! He is a TORC IMHO.

  • Bike theft soars in Cambridge1 day 10 hours agoMore bait bikes with shotgun

    More bait bikes with shotgun cartridges in the seat tubes required. Blow their balls (or flange) off!

  • Join team road.cc!1 day 10 hours agoI joined when it was first

    I joined when it was first advertised but have not received a dicky bird, what's going on?

  • Giro d'Italia stage 131 day 10 hours agoJoelsim wrote:I'm running

    Joelsim wrote:
    I'm running short on transfers, will be into single figures after tonight's wholesale changes. Having said that next week could only need a few.

    I am down to single figures too. Made a complete pigs ear of this Giro. I will have to rethink tactics for the Tour, 45 transfers is not enough for me.

  • Upgrading my giant defy 5, disc brake a must?1 day 10 hours agoHow on earth have we managed

    How on earth have we managed without disc brakes up until now?
    How did |I manage to get up and down Snowdon using rim brakes?
    How did I manage to get round the 3 Peaks cyclocross 3 times using rim brakes?
    How did I manage to ride 300 miles a week training for road racing?
    How did I manage to race across Europe?

    They are a slightly better way of braking.
    That's it.
    That's all.

    They won't make you faster, thinner, more attractive or taller.

  • Rapha Pro Team Base Layer Sleeveless - Data Print1 day 10 hours agoRight Said Fred? I'm too sexy

    Right Said Fred? I'm too sexy for my baselayer?

  • Upgrading my giant defy 5, disc brake a must?1 day 10 hours ago"Rim brakes just didn't work"

    "Rim brakes just didn't work" Sorry but that isn't true. Rim brakes don't work instantly in the wet, that is all, they just take a bit longer. I've ridden all my life with rim brakes and not yet had a problem in the rain that made me think I needed disc brakes. If there was no difference in price or weight then I would have disc brakes, and like I said before if I commuted every day in the city then perhaps I would choose discs.
    Oops I may upset the pro discs brigade.

  • Just in: Merida Ride Disc 50001 day 10 hours agoThanks! And I further endorse

    Applause Thanks! And I further endorse Grant Peterson's idea to call Campy groupsets"Grouppo", Shimano groupsets "Group San", and SRAM groupsets "Group Joe". And WTF mix chains with different brand of chainrings. Shimano micro engineers them to work together as perfectly as possible. For mucky MTB, it becomes irrelevant, but road shifting is not optimized.

  • Brooks launches Cambium C15 Carved saddle with a cutaway channel1 day 10 hours agomore choices the merrier.

    Applause more choices the merrier.

  • Road Disc brake wheel upgrade1 day 11 hours agoCXR94Di2 wrote:My Hunt disc

    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    My Hunt disc wheels turned up early today Smile fitted with Schwalbe ones- tubeless
    They look very nice, subtle black with discrete Hunt logos, I will fit them next week once I have new disc rotors.

    For those interested, I weighed the wheels with only the tyres fitted, no cassette or rotors (weights for those parts easily researched)

    Front wheel 1104 grams

    Rear wheel 1214 grams

    Hmm strange you didn't time your disc rotors with the arrival of your wheels especially you have to wait a while for the wheels.

    I am seriously thinking of getting them so please give feed back.

  • Map reading1 day 11 hours agoI did a 60 mile ride today. I

    I did a 60 mile ride today. I was unable to get the route from Garmin onto my Edge 810 so listed the villages and followed road signs. Only off route once (though did go down a long hill and have to retrace route back up!)

  • Beginner 4 bike choice1 day 11 hours agoI can recommend the Defy 5 as

    I can recommend the Defy 5 as that's what I ride. As my first road bike for years I find it more than adequate. The only thing that I have upgraded so far are the wheels, after some toe rag rear ended me buckling the wheel, he thought it was a funny thing to have done. I have found that I am often faster than quite a lot of others on much more expensive steads, going to show it's the engine that counts. Big Grin

  • Schwalbe One Tubeless1 day 11 hours agoRode the Somerset 100 last

    Rode the Somerset 100 last Sunday on the 25mm version of these tyres and thought they were super-plush and super-fast. Had no trouble whatsoever fitting them by hand on some new £200 wheels built in Nottingham by Raleigh ( Alex 'tubeless' rims on Chosen hubs ) using 21mm Stans tape and Slime Pro sealant. I ran them both at 95psi but given the recommendations here I'll experiment with lower pressures. I suspect after a few years we'll wonder how we ever did it different.

  • Riding on your own - how many of you do this instead of a club ride?1 day 11 hours agoI do both. Club is riding a

    I do both. Club is riding a route on Sunday but the forecast is wet so I did it today as happened to have the day off. I want to do longer slightly slower rides than the club does (around 50 miles at 17mph aveerage) as trying to get ready for the 100 in August.

  • THE ETAPE DU SUSSEX1 day 11 hours agoThere are group discounts

    There are group discounts available on the Etape du Sussex Cyclosportive and also you can ride for free if you raise funds for Phil Liggett's charity Helping Rhinos.
    Follow this link http://goo.gl/DhxMNN

  • Garmin Connect problem1 day 11 hours agoCheers. I have no problem

    Cheers. I have no problem up-loading rides (happily) but could not load a route to the 810. I had to resort to listing the village names on the route and following signs posts. Only went off route once in 60 miles so not too bad but less convenient!

  • Has anyone got over their fear of going downhill?1 day 11 hours agoWhen I was a kid I had a bad

    When I was a kid I had a bad crash, probably due to doing the death grip, as a result was always rather slow and nervy. But now after returning to the road I have learnt to relax and get my position right (hanging my backside further back off the seat, from mtb days) this now allows me to be able to descend fast and have been able to reach the dizzy heights of 53 mph, on not very good roads. This is fast enough for me. I think its about state of mind and learning to relax and go with the flow and trying not to touch the brakes too much. Hope you have success and don't worry you will be able to slowly build up your speed. Most of all ENJOY yourself. Cool

  • Welcome to the team road.cc member's area1 day 11 hours agoHi, recently joined and

    Hi, recently joined and received your confirmation email but none of the links worked for access to claiming socks etc. Have emailed you as advised to within the email but no answer. Could you advise if I'm not following something? Cheers.

  • London serial bike thief banned from owning bolt-croppers and advertising bikes1 day 11 hours agoThe idea of making crack

    The idea of making crack legal and letting crack users deal themselves their own punishment while removing mafia revenue sources sounds very appealing.

    The unfortunate truth is that crack could immediately become a source of income for large corporations who would work very hard to brainwash the general public into using it as a natural pick me up. Some of the huge cash flowing through narrow passages would be fed back into government to prevent regulation of said brainwashing.

    Just look at the spread of opioid and testosterone in the US to see what I mean - doctors, or dealers?

    On the other hand, the past 40 years has seen a reduction in tobacco usage and drunk driving - implying that societies can achieve results through education and enforcement of laws about conditions of usage (rather than usage per se).

    There is no easy way - but that doesn't mean we should give up.

  • London serial bike thief banned from owning bolt-croppers and advertising bikes1 day 11 hours agoThe idea of making crack

    The idea of making crack legal and letting crack users deal themselves their own punishment while removing mafia revenue sources sounds very appealing.

    The unfortunate truth is that crack could immediately become a source of income for large corporations who would work very hard to brainwash the general public into using it as a natural pick me up. Some of the huge cash flowing through narrow passages would be fed back into government to prevent regulation of said brainwashing.

    Just look at the spread of opioid and testosterone in the US to see what I mean - doctors, or dealers?

    On the other hand, the past 40 years has seen a reduction in tobacco usage and drunk driving - implying that societies can achieve results through education and enforcement of laws about conditions of usage (rather than usage per se).

    There is no easy way - but that doesn't mean we should give up.

  • The best cheap cycling sunglasses1 day 11 hours agoI have several pairs of

    I have several pairs of ridiculously cheap ALDI cycling specs...different coloured lenses and styles..£1.99..for the money they perform well!
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