• Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)35 sec agoWhat's all this us and them

    What's all this us and them or others? We're all or at least have been cyclists. From a driver's perspective though what is to like? Unless of course in commuter traffic when of course more cyclists may mean slightly less cars. Otherwise they are by definition an extra hazard, liability and impediment to drivers and to deny that is to deny the very concept of road cycling. I can acknowledge that even as a cyclist too.

  • Three riders crash in five minutes on Brighton's latest bike lane2 min 37 sec agoIf you look beyond where the

    If you look beyond where the accidents happened, the lane jinks out into the road specially so that it can be in the door zone of the parking lane that starts there. In NL or New York it would be the other way round so the parked cars protect the cycle lane from traffic. This puts the lane into jeopardy from both sides, as well as exposing cyclists to danger from cars leaving or joining the parking lane.

  • Does your.......2 min 55 sec agoCash.... deposit for my new

    Cash.... deposit for my new Merida Reacto DA at the end of January...

  • Mauro Santambrogio, just back from a ban, fails another anti-doping control5 min 44 sec agoProbably Test-C then. Very

    Probably Test-C then. Very valid for ED. Of course the running (albeit) false narrative by the muppets is that he is cheating. This is understandable from minds that have been conditioned and are limited in their capabilities of logical, rational thought. Surprise

    Rather than utilizing the neo-cortex, they use the limbic region and emotional, psychological thoughts. What can one expect from a muppet? after all, Fraggle Rock doesn't promote thinking...it's only about FEELING...there, there Fozzie, mommy will make all better for you! Crying Applause Rolling On The Floor

  • Does your.......6 min 43 sec agoThe only thing I want for

    The only thing I want for Christmas is some half-decent weather so I can get a few miles in.

  • Mauro Santambrogio, just back from a ban, fails another anti-doping control6 min 47 sec agoI would LOVE to be on

    I would LOVE to be on Anabolics NFE. Insurance issues and an unwilling doc at the moment. But I have a line on another doc who understands that at my age, (49) physical issues of fatigue, ED, and low energy levels are triggered by much lower levels of natural Testosterone in the body.

    So, I hope to have some Test-C soon. I could buy it on the black market from Turkey or India, but it's very expensive and there is a possibility of it being seized by customs.

  • Does your.......17 min 4 sec agothere was a fair bit of

    there was a fair bit of Vulpine on it!

  • Three riders crash in five minutes on Brighton's latest bike lane19 min 36 sec agothe Cambridge semi-segregated

    the Cambridge semi-segregated lanes are going to have a specially made kerb that will avoid this.

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund joins fight for justice for Michael Mason20 min 56 sec agoIf you are a law-breaking

    Sad

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)21 min 28 sec agoI've got a feeling that this

    I've got a feeling that this kind of thing is vulnerable to something equivalent to what a "google bomb" does for search results - people could presumably automate search phrases to raise them up the list?

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund joins fight for justice for Michael Mason22 min 56 sec agoBefore donating, I had a good

    Before donating, I had a good read of the CDFs website and would encourage all other cyclists to do the same. It's important to look after one another, and to appreciate the important work this organisation is doing.

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund joins fight for justice for Michael Mason25 min 22 sec agoWTF, how can you being

    WTF, how can you being driving along paying attention to what you are doing and not see a cyclist directly in front of you. Then again where is the evidence that the driver wasn't searching in their glovebox, picking up a CD from the passenger footwell, fiddling with the radio etc etc etc.

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)25 min 51 sec agoMatt eaton wrote:If you type

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

    Which I guess means the Anti Nowhere League predicted the future banality of the internet a decade or so before the cast majority of us had ever heard of it Wink

  • Does your.......27 min 21 sec agoTools, accessories, and

    Tools, accessories, and similar stuff - all things that can't be bought in a 'wrong' version or colour (like components or kit).

    But yes. Exclusively. Though I'm afraid I'm bound to get some non-cycling related stuff too. I'm just going to have to try not to look too disappointed in that case.

  • Mio Cyclo 505HC UK29 min 10 sec agoThe 505 HC UK includes a

    The 505 HC UK includes a heart rate monitor and cadence sensor - the cheapest you'll get this model is £280 from box.co.uk. I had one for some cycle touring through the summer - worked pretty well by and large. The latest firmware updates improve functionality a lot - adding swipe screens for instance.

    My main priority was turn by turn navigation and it does this very well - I plotted routes using bikehike and uploaded them to the Mio. You can start the route anywhere along its distance and it won't send you back to the start and if you deviate from the route it will recalculate in a few seconds. You get a countdown beep approaching a turn and if your screen is on data it will switch to the map. All very good. Wasn't overly interested in analysing data because I ran Endomondo on my phone in the background anyway. Maps were OSM and TeleAtlas - you can choose - neither are that good but they do the job of showing where you are. Screen definition is way better than Garmin 800/810, but still nowhere near a mobile phone. Mio's web portal is truly crap. The new Cyclo Agent brings full Mac compatability and it works well.

    Ease of use - 8/10. Functionality 8/10. Value for money? Up to you, cycle gps's are too expensive against alternatives. I think the future is a mobile with a separate screen such as the Wahoo RFLKT.

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)30 min 18 sec agoMatt eaton wrote:The helmet

    Matt eaton wrote:
    The helmet debate is officially over.

    Type 'Cycle hemets are' and see what you get.

    Anything else that requires a quick trial by the court of internet opinion?


    Ha! I knew it! Big Grin

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)31 min 9 sec agoIf you type "lance armstrong

    If you type "lance armstrong is" then third in the list is:

    "lance armstrong is he alive"

    Now, I agree that he deserves a significant punishment for what he did but that's going a little too far!

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)31 min 51 sec agoThe helmet debate is

    The helmet debate is officially over.

    Type 'Cycle hemets are' and see what you get.

    Anything else that requires a quick trial by the court of internet opinion?

  • How to repair a tyre34 min 44 sec agoI had a very similar

    I had a very similar experience, a screw went right through the sidewall and made a hole in the rim bed too. Changed the tube and rode on. The tyre was a Gatorskin and lasted several hundred more miles before I binned it, I just put a patch of helicopter tape on the inside and it held up fine.

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)38 min 19 sec agoIn better news, it turns out

    In better news, it turns out that, as a BMXer, I'm hot (top result)

    I might be gay too if you take the 2nd result.

  • Cyclists are… How others see us (according to Google)39 min 55 sec 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 201641 min 53 sec 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 Cycles43 min 47 sec 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 lane45 min 29 sec 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!!!!53 min 43 sec 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,