- Replacement wheels for winter bike1 day 6 hours agoMavic Aksium race - awesome
Mavic Aksium race - awesome and affordable!
- VIDEO: Death-defying mountain descent, backwards1 day 7 hours agoAt last a valid reason for
At last a valid reason for disc brakes
- a carbon road bike you design and make yourself?.... how hard can it be!!1 day 7 hours agoThere are 2
There are 2 lamborghinis......Audi own the brand for cars, Tonino Lamborghini owns the brand for everything else, which is why Tesco used to sell Lamborghini bso's for 200 quid, with the bull logo and correct font, fully licensed, I'm not sure bmc know this.....
Tonino will sort you out......
- Boris Johnson criticised for downgrading dangerous junctions overhauls to 33 of a promised 1001 day 7 hours agoI doubt it will even be 25,
I doubt it will even be 25, doubt it will even be 1, i'm amazed people still think he cares.
- Winter tyres1 day 7 hours agoGot Pave's on the main summer
Got Pave's on the main summer bike and Rubino Pro Tech on the winter iron.
Pave's are a pain in the chuff to get on but super sticky and great on crap surfaces.
Rubino Pro Techs are considerably cheaper. Found them fine but better if you run them at a slightly lower pressure.
- Winter tyres1 day 7 hours agodunnoh wrote:Vittoria Pave's.dunnoh wrote:
Vittoria Pave's. Honest they saved my bacon the other night when I hit a patch of mud at speed. I know that any other tyre would have gone but they just caught hold. They are silly expensive but I just wont go with any other tyre anymore
+1 to Vittoria Pave CG's. Expensive but absolutely magnificent on damp and uneven roads
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 7 hours agodafyddp wrote:Might be andafyddp wrote:
Might be an urban myth, but didn't mcDonalds try suing fish'n'chips shops in Glasgow once as they held the trademark for the name in association with fast-food outlets? It was rejected on the basis that the McDonalds family in question had owned the chippy since the 1930s or whenever...
I know in Oz all the Burger Kings are call Hungry Jacks because a small Aussie business was trading under the BK name before t'other lot arrived.
- Video: Highlights of some of 2013's most memorable cycle racing moments1 day 7 hours agoUgh, you're right, I'm wrong.
Ugh, you're right, I'm wrong. The bit at the start is a portuguese tv station but the location in the clip is Sainte Lucie de Porto Vecchio, on Corsica, TDF stage 1. In my defence I didn't see that because I was at the finish in Bastia that day.
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 7 hours agoAs I said on Twitter, one way
As I said on Twitter, one way for the big S to redeem themselves is to drop this, then reclaim some old glory by funding Graeme Obrees kick starter movie.
He used their kit in his hour record.
Stupid, stupid behaviour from them, the guy has named his wee shop after the most famous spring classic, not a mass produced Asian built plastic frame!
- Different Saddle Needed - Any Suggestions ?1 day 7 hours agoSan Marco ponza - excellent,
San Marco ponza - excellent, hardwearing saddle and cheap, I have tried the charge spoon amongst others but the ponza has been really good to me and well worth the £25 they cost!
- Cycling campaigners target council elections1 day 7 hours agoThere aren't local elections
There aren't local elections everywhere next year, but if we can help get good results in London and other cities that do have elections, it could make a difference. Maybe it might even be there issue that gets more young people voting.
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 7 hours agoDear Specialized - this is
Dear Specialized - this is not cool, it does not make me feel good about your brand or products.
Brand value is being eroded and its not good for your business or by the look of it, for customers with Specialized bikes / products…
- a carbon road bike you design and make yourself?.... how hard can it be!!1 day 7 hours agoPerhaps the angled top tube
Perhaps the angled top tube will reduce the structural strength of the bike under use (depending in the tube jointing process?) and irrespective of the dimensions of the graphic, it looks good. Do you have an idea for the componentry etc? If I had the money then I wouldn't be happy with an off the shelf bike, the only criticism would be the branding.
- Winter tyres1 day 7 hours ago23x700 gator skins, 85psi -
23x700 gator skins, 85psi - brilliant! Sportives, uphill, downhill (not under heavy braking) - some slips uphill out I the saddle but I wouldn't ride another tyre!
- Boris Johnson criticised for downgrading dangerous junctions overhauls to 33 of a promised 1001 day 7 hours agoMr Johnson, some legacy you
Mr Johnson, some legacy you are going to leave mate, its what you are going to be remembered for..... the danger cyclists were put under in your city, and during your term the horrendous number of cycling tragedies. Well done to you Sir.
- Boris Johnson criticised for downgrading dangerous junctions overhauls to 33 of a promised 1001 day 7 hours agoWill it be down to 5 by the
Will it be down to 5 by the time his term is finished, so we can call him the 1% mayor?
- Updated: Boris Johnson backs down from claiming campaigners are putting people off cycling1 day 7 hours agonuclear coffee wrote:Mrnuclear coffee wrote:Mr Agreeable wrote:
I'm tickled by the idea that cycle campaigners are somehow responsible for the public perception that cycling is dangerous. When you tell your auntie or a work colleague that you cycle, and their response is "ooh, isn't that really dangerous?", is it because they've been reading a CTC press release, or David Hembrow's blog?
Or the BBC covering cycle protests, deaths and die-ins, Parliament debating safety, an incessant parade of safety gear, and Dave saying you take your life in your hands every time you cycle?northstar wrote:
I couldn't care who you agree with, he is wrong.
Thankyou for your constructive input.
Likewise : )
- Wiggle rides into Twitter storm over 'make helmets compulsory' blog1 day 7 hours agoTL;DR: Keen cyclists cycle
TL;DR: Keen cyclists cycle anyway; we want to get EVERYONE cycling
Keen cyclists cycle whatever happens. Heck, if you legislated that cyclists have to wear full body armour, you'd still get people on the weekend trying to beat the strava record for going up box hill while wearing 25kg of medieval kit. Obviously, seeing as we're modern people, you have to imagine it spray painted in dayglo vomit green, and with a decorative reflective stickers.
This is about encouraging cycling FOR EVERYONE. Look at all those drivers (always drivers, hardly ever passengers) you pass in the queues in central London (or even relatively rural Hertfordshire - rush hour traffic here is atrocious). Look at the people waiting for a bus, or trying to cram onto an already overcrowded tube.
A huge proportion of them(*) could do their journey on a bike, and feel elated and get some exercise (not too much, mind, you don't *have* to get sweaty on a bike). When I get on my proper bike, I have the full gear - SCREAMING dayglo wear, BRIGHT lights, helmet, etc. But that's for serious journeys. When I potter around London on a Boris bike, I don't (although I usually have an extra - bright - light on my bag, just to make sure I can get a laugh in court when the driver says "I didn't see him").
Mandating helmets will do bugger all to improve cycling safety. Few cyclists die of head injuries (*) that could have been avoided by helmets. Mandating helmets will dramatically reduce utility cycling - not sporting cycling. It would basically kill cycle hire schemes. You have to get from A to B in London? The tube would take 40 minutes of discomfort, a Boris bike 20 minutes of pleasant exercise - but you forgot to strap a lid to your bag...
(*) looking at the stats, the majority of car journeys are incredibly short.
- is it me or are the roads super slippy at the mo?1 day 7 hours agoI'm running Gatorskins, they
I'm running Gatorskins, they are 23's and they are impeccable, I have dropped the pressure down to 85 but the only slip I get is uphill (out the saddle) and hard on the brakes - I won't buy a different tyre, yes the roads are more slippery than usual but I can only tell because those I ride with keep slipping and that's on a multitude of tyres?
- Do we challenge red light jumpers/green man means cyclist1 day 7 hours agoRed Light Jumping is not a
Red Light Jumping is not a big issue in the grand scheme of rule-breaking. I stop at most lights, and jump the odd one or two. I don't see forums harping on about drivers breaking speed limits!!
- Winter tyres1 day 8 hours agoI use GP 4 Seasons all year
I use GP 4 Seasons all year round - 23mm. Amazing tyres.
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 8 hours agoCJSTEVENS1955 wrote:NOTCJSTEVENS1955 wrote:
NOT BUYING SWORKS...NOT BUYING SWORKS...NOT BUYING SWORKS...SWORKS=F**ING TOOLS
Isn't there a "Mini Cooper S Works" I wonder who will sue who about that?
- Video: Highlights of some of 2013's most memorable cycle racing moments1 day 8 hours agocorsice TDF
peter sagan, tour of alberta
fabian cancellara paris - roubaix
fabian cancellara - E3
alberto contador - mont ventoux
tejay van garderen
romain bardet - alpe d'huez
rui costa - gap
nairo quintana - annecy - semnoz
marcel kittel, chris froome, david lopez, champs elysee
ronde van vladeren
(left a few out, didnt know whether to list them again or not but ive repeated a few. got most i think though with a few possible spelling mistakes but you can understand who i mean)
- Specialized slammed over legal threat against Canadian bike shop using Roubaix name1 day 8 hours agoNOT BUYING SWORKS...NOT
NOT BUYING SWORKS...NOT BUYING SWORKS...NOT BUYING SWORKS...SWORKS=F**ING TOOLS
- Cycling campaigners target council elections1 day 8 hours agoLib Dems are probably best
Lib Dems are probably best when it comes to cycling policy in my experience.