quinta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2009

kié ito!!??

A lusobike é contra as leis da UCI, quadros em duplo triangulo sao coisas do seculo passado.

nos por ca temos quadros em X (hotta) quadros em Z (lotus) e agora temos o y....

bom ano

terça-feira, 22 de dezembro de 2009

algo que faz falta ca..

Laws forbidding the harassment of cyclists could make it into the statute books if plans in Mississippi and Los Angeles come to fruition – following in the wake of similar legislation passed in other US states and cities in 2009.

Mississippi cyclists have been pushing for such bike-friendly legislation for three years, and next year they anticipate success at last. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, a similar law seems to be making steady progress ahead of a crucial vote in January 2010.     

If passed, the Mississippi bill will give riders protection from harassment by motorists, but it will also set out responsibilities for cyclists, such as using hand signals, having the proper equipment (ie. lights) and not riding more than two abreast.

Rich Adair, former president of the state's Jackson Metro cycling club, said harassment was common. "We're competing for the same space, and cars see us as competition," he said. "We have a problem with cars swerving at us or having items thrown at us."

One criticism of the proposed law is that it would fail to define a legal minimum passing distance – something that is already in force elsewhere in the US  (see below).
Los Angeles City Council's transportation committee has also been considering a 'bicyclist anti-harassment ordinance', which is likely to be voted on in January 2010.

A good summary of the need for such a law came from council member Bill Rosendahl, who said: "... As more people use bicycles, there has been an increase in the number of clashes between cyclists and automobiles. Bicyclists report that they have been bumped off the road, screamed at by drivers and had objects thrown at them. Occasionally, these situations have resulted in serious verbal altercations and physical assaults."

Across the US, pro-cycling laws have been bolstered in several other states this year. In May, the Colorado Bike Safety Bill was passed, which made harassing cyclists – harassing is defined as 'projecting any missile', and that can be an object or substance – a Class 2 misdemeanour and requires motorists to give cyclists 3ft of clearance when passing.
The legislation says cyclists must ride as far right as they feel is safe, and may pass one another or ride side-by-side if they are not impeding normal traffic movement.

The town of Columbia, Missouri also passed anti-harassment laws in 2009. In addition to the 'missile' offence there are also laws relating to threatening behaviour, sounding a horn or shouting and any other conduct that 'creates a risk of death or serious physical injury' to a cyclist. Harassment here is classed as a Class A misdemeanor.
For those not familiar with US law, misdemeanors are a lesser form of criminal offence (felonies being the more serious). However, Columbia's Class A misdemeanor offence carries a stiff fine or up to a year in jail.
Have you suffered harassment simply because you are a cyclist – whichever side of the Atlantic you are? Would protective laws help, and if so what kind? Let BikeRadar know your views below...

quinta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2009

Castelli Wins Vendor of the Year Award

PARK CITY, UT (BRAIN)—For more than 130 years Castelli has been producing award-winning cycling apparel and accessories straight from Italy. Now, they can stick one more accolade in their cycling cap: the RealCyclist.com 2009 Vendor of the Year. This is the first Vendor of the Year award presented by the one-year-old RealCyclist.com.

“Castelli continues to set the bar with providing the most innovative and technical apparel available in the cycling industry,” said Jeff Snyder, vice president of merchandising at Backcountry.com. “They have taken the time to listen to our customers and quickly translate their findings into product. From the beginning they have been amazingly supportive of our cycling model and have played an integral role to its early success. We are proud to be associated with such a fine brand and look forward to continued growth.”

RealCyclist.com acknowledged Castelli as its 2009 Vendor of the Year for their innovative products, outstanding marketing support, amazing growth in revenue and penetration in the cycling business, dialed logistics, receptiveness to feedback from RealCyclist.com buyers and an overall love for the sport of cycling.

Uma grande marca com grande qualidade na lusobike


um dos grandes motores de muitos dos nossos clientes

Copenhagen Wheel...

porque nao existem so bikes de competicao..

quinta-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2009

tens um dropout esquesito partido e nao consegues arranjar outro...

... e precisas desesperadamente de um dropout para o fim de semana que se avisinha porque vais a canha fazer os 100kms?

Vem a Lusobike :P

este nao parte!!!

quarta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2009

mais um excelente estudo de aerodinamica

presente no blog dedicado a tecnologia ciclista


Test Center Oficial

A lusobike tem o orgulho em ser um Test Center da Cycle Ops.

Dentro em breve teremos disponivel para test o potenciometro Powertap e os rolos de fluido da Saris