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Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet

Started by Gianni. Last reply by Gianni Jan 14. 2 Replies

Check out this nasty spill in Byron Bay.  Fortunately the cyclist walked away with just some bruises.Continue

Video - Cyclist Hit by Drunk Driver in Brazil

Started by Gianni. Last reply by Marcos Rarf Oct 23, 2014. 5 Replies

It's troubling how many cyclists get injured when struck by cars.  Some cities in Sao Paulo have seen the rates of cyclists hospitalized practically doubled year on year.Case in point, Adão Dos…Continue

Bike Helmets

Started by ken Jackson. Last reply by ken Jackson Oct 10, 2014. 2 Replies

I've tried a few and just don't like the feel so unless in a country requiring them by law, I go helmetless. I've had plenty of bike accidents, smashed out teeth, broken femur, broken wrist but not…Continue

East Coast tour this fall

Started by ddddave. Last reply by ddddave Sep 30, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi y'all, my name is dave and I'm going to be doing a tour from NYC to Florida, staying kinda close to the coast. If anyone has any area-specific tips they are surely welcome. I am an somewhat…Continue

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Comment by Christopher Houston on December 24, 2014 at 2:06am

Call me old fashioned but I'm not fond of strangers jumping into our conversation just to market their own channel?  Enjoying cycling and being a vegan does not compensate for bad manners. 

Comment by DatVegan on December 14, 2014 at 10:21am

Hey y'all! Check my channel out! Some awesome cycling tips and VEGAN content! :)


Comment by Christopher Houston on November 28, 2014 at 4:13am

Hey Ken, have you got the new custom bike yet?  Love to hear about it if you have.

Comment by Christopher Houston on November 28, 2014 at 4:07am

Hi Ronan,  I have loved Chainreaction for the last three years but have become a little disappointed with them recently.  I have received a number of money off vouchers from them with purchases (that don't mention a sell buy date on them) that run out about a month later. I wrote to them showing that I had tried to use three vouchers and all had been rejected but they would not honor even one.  Also i wrote a negative review recently on some Michelin tyres which they are selling cheap as a package (2x tyre and inner tube) at the moment and they didn't post the review despite my complaining and trying to post it a second time. I can only guess that they didn't want their sales dented in the run-up to Christmas? Not big issues in themselves but they are perhaps indicative of the culture there.  You need to really check that the good deals are good deals.

I am riding out with the boys from WyndyMilla on a Saturday now and really enjoying it. No charge just turn up and they sort us into different groups.  Getting to know parts of Surrey I didn't know existed. Important at this time of year to cycle in groups so that you are seen and have help if something goes wrong.  Those of you in the southern hemisphere enjoy your summer!

Comment by Ronan on November 1, 2014 at 5:15am


Chainreactions looks like a good site. Thanks.

Comment by Marcais on October 28, 2014 at 6:10am

Try cycleways on Parnell street, or cycle superstore out in tallaght, or just order one from chainreactions - the deliver within like 2 days for dublin

Comment by Ronan on October 26, 2014 at 7:17pm

Anyone know where I can buy a MTB shoe like this in Dublin.


Comment by Marcais on October 25, 2014 at 6:18am

And don't concern yourself too much with customization - take time to get the know the bike when you have it: what you think you want on it might not be as compatible with what's already on there or it might not actually be what you need - i got a bike that was stiffer and more compact than my old bike but found that i didn't like the feel of it, i didn't actually know what I wanted (in the end fine tuning my bike fit was the key)

Comment by Christopher Houston on October 24, 2014 at 6:27pm

Hey Supa'  I can see you are very cautious about this first purchase.  perhaps you could look up a local cycling club in your area and go talk to them at the start of one of their rides. I think that seeing and touching bikes and getting local advice may help you.  Some of them may even have training bikes they are ready to move on? They wont muck you around if they think their bike will out with the club in the future.  

If you intend to ride through the winter now is a good time to buy as the summer is really over and lots will come on the market as the new ranges are prepared. talking theory online is only of use so far, eventually you need to get up close and personal. ;-)  Good Luck.

PS get very suspicious if someone claims a bike has only done 500 Km (and yet they have changed the drive train already). Road bikes do a lot of miles very quickly. My bike has done 1,700 Miles in the last 4 months and there is not a mark on it to suggest it was not in a shop last week and I have only just started looking at the drive train. Expect people to underestimate the miles a bike has done by quite some margin.

Comment by Stephen Lewthwaite on October 24, 2014 at 10:35am
Look at www.ribblecycles.co.uk, the ribble7005cx is one example. $150 US for a frame.

I bought a 7005 sl for training on, shipped it to New Zealand no problem. Great frame recently won the club champs with it. They have a long history of bike building, known as a cheap brand in the UK and often found lacking customer service, however I have never had a problem. Great frames.

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