• Jens Voigt smashes the Hour record in his final challenge1 day 3 hours agoflobble wrote:Some

    flobble wrote:
    Some interesting equipment choices:

    No covers on the Trek shoes, though he uses them in other TTs (probably so the shoes appear in PR shots)
    Stubby helmet vs teardrop aero style, despite the more controlled environment reducing the need to look around (is this a UCI thing?)
    Looks like a SRM power meter head unit on the back of his saddle.
    What's the rectangular bump in his shorts behind his left thigh?

    20 Rothmans?

  • Halfords launch new own brand 13Bikes range of aero road, cycle-cross and hybrid bikes1 day 3 hours agoThey are direct mount brakes,

    They are direct mount brakes, you couldn't fit them to the front of the fork since there would be no mounts available. Unlike normal brakes which pass through the fork.

    unless of course you fitted the fork facing the wrong way

  • End Of The Season1 day 3 hours agoray silvester wrote:Never

    ray silvester wrote:
    Never even saw this questionaire....but then i tend to delete the e-mails without looking at them to be honest.

    Ok, just found mine, sent on Spetember 12th

  • The 3.0 rider competition.1 day 3 hours agoTwybaydos wrote:I had

    Twybaydos wrote:
    I had nothing. Now I am ninth. Amazing.

    When is next year open. I have already made my choice.

    I guess we have to wait to see who is rated 3.0 at season start....

  • Kentucky cyclist repeatedly arrested and jailed – for commuting on the road1 day 3 hours agoI don't know the law in any

    I don't know the law in any particular US state with regards what may or may not be done on the hard shoulder and as such I won't respond the the legal situation.

    However there are people agreeing that by riding slowly on the road she caused danger to other traffic. If It was my habit to swear online I'd insert an appropriate word in the following phrase; that is absolute *******!

    When a road user is travelling slowly and fast users approach and are endangered by having to alter speed and change direction it is ALWAYS the case that the danger is created by the drivers of those vehicles driving too quickly to be able to deal safely with the situation regardless of the speed limit. A speed limit is the fastest speed a motor vehicle is allowed to reach not a recommended speed, or an appropriate average or anything else; so when slower vehicles are to be passed the speed needs to be appropriate. If a diver says something along the lines of "I was well within the speed limit but didn't have time to see the cyclist and change lanes early enough" then they were going too fast for the conditions and how far ahead they could see and plan.

  • End Of The Season1 day 3 hours agoNever even saw this

    Never even saw this questionaire....but then i tend to delete the e-mails without looking at them to be honest.

  • Jens Voigt smashes the Hour record in his final challenge1 day 3 hours agoPaul J wrote:A very real

    Paul J wrote:
    A very real fact: Early onset male osteoporosis is very rare in otherwise fit, active young men. Unless they're regularly (ab)using corticosteroids of course - then osteoporosis is a known and serious risk.

    Bit more speculative: Testosterone deficiency is also somewhat odd to hear of in an elite male athlete in a sport where strength counts, unless of course they've been abusing exogenous testosterone so long that they've managed to dampen their body's own production.

    Indication of doping... or... the after effects of someone trying to compete in a world full of dopers. You decide.

    Low testosterone levels is common enough in endurance athletes... anything over 90mins strenuous exercise has been shown to reduce testosterone levels. Why do you think supplementing testosterone is such an effective method of raising athletic performance in endurance athletes?

    As for the corticosteroid allegation... Boardman would need to have been royally raping the drug to get the affect you are talking about. If he was doing so, as many did, he'd have surely displayed other symptoms of such abuse... such as a leanness that defies belief and muscle wastage... neither of which were noted during his racing years.

    Not convinced.

  • Win a Shok box hard bike case worth £395 +tickets to The Cycle Show + Five pairs for runners up!1 day 3 hours agoWould love to win, thanks

    Would love to win, thanks

  • London's £4 billion 'Super Sewer' could disrupt east-west segregated cycle route1 day 3 hours agoWhy not put it on the north

    Why not put it on the north side of the road in the first place, then only traffic would be disrupted by the super sewer. Win-win!

  • Strava releases updated app with training goals1 day 3 hours agoHmmm, Google Play Store still

    Hmmm, Google Play Store still listing v4.1.7 as the most recent version. On my phone at least.

    New version looks good though.

  • Council admits liability after beastly pothole hospitalises cyclist1 day 3 hours agoIf the hole is not a hazard

    If the hole is not a hazard to cars it will not attract a level of priority. More or less verbatim what my local Highways Authority have told me twice in the last year. In our club it is known as the "fuck off pleb" response, their standard response to cyclists.

  • Halfords launch new own brand 13Bikes range of aero road, cycle-cross and hybrid bikes1 day 3 hours agoThe 13 upside down is a nice

    The 13 upside down is a nice detail as to how pro cyclist put their race number on their shirts, i like that idea rather then some silly meaningless name as decathlon does does it. typographically i would have stayed very close to the actual race numbers for the brand.

  • Kentucky cyclist repeatedly arrested and jailed – for commuting on the road1 day 3 hours agoAfter seeing a few video's i

    After seeing a few video's i get it why she is arrested, even if she is technically right she is still a danger on a road like this.

    If she values her safety she should just use the shoulder. But to the point she's trying to make i applaud her in her persistence, the state should provide with a good cycling lane and as an intermediate solution promote the shoulder to cyclingpath.
    (i have seen it done is Australia that the shoulder of a piece of highway was fitted with cycle path markings.)

  • Halfords launch new own brand 13Bikes range of aero road, cycle-cross and hybrid bikes1 day 3 hours agoGizmo_ wrote:And I guarantee

    Gizmo_ wrote:
    And I guarantee that a large proportion of them will be assembled with the brakes on the front of the fork.

    They'll probably build them upside down as well so the 13 is the right way up Laughing

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 20141 day 4 hours agoI was very pleased until I

    I was very pleased until I realised my disastrous Vuelta was still to be accounted for! 2 stage wins in ToB though, I'll take that.

  • London's £4 billion 'Super Sewer' could disrupt east-west segregated cycle route1 day 4 hours agoYennings wrote:The super

    Yennings wrote:
    The super sewer is as badly needed .

    Yes if you believe that

    "Some of the CSOs on the tidal River Thames discharge over 50 tonnes per second of sewage into the river"

    and that

    "millions of tonnes of sewage [that] regularly flows into the capital's river and which can now occur after as little as two millimetres of rainfall."

    Planning consent or otherwise, both of these seem implausible to say the least, and it is very difficult to measure flows from CSOs, or the actual dilution of the sewage by rainfall.

    The tunnel is a very nice way though for Thames Water's overseas investors to avoid increasing the capacity of its treatment works which they would have to do at their own cost versus building a new piece of infrastructure for which they can charge customers additional money.

    See http://www.ciwem.org/news/2013/jan/thames-tideway-tunnel-debate.aspx

  • Jens Voigt smashes the Hour record in his final challenge1 day 4 hours agoflobble wrote:Some

    flobble wrote:
    Some interesting equipment choices:

    No covers on the Trek shoes, though he uses them in other TTs (probably so the shoes appear in PR shots)

    Overshoes have been banned on the track for the last couple of years IIRC

  • Kentucky cyclist repeatedly arrested and jailed – for commuting on the road1 day 4 hours agoI've ridden on American roads

    I've ridden on American roads when visiting my partner's family in Tennessee. In my experience the hard shoulders are really wide and look like they'd be great for cyclists but they are actually strewn with debris: glass, gravel, bits of tyres, trash, etc. I even saw a dead rattlesnake! So I think she's totally in the right to argue that it would be unsafe for her to cycle there. American roads are also generally much wider than UK roads so there's more room for overtaking (I don't know about this particular route though).

  • Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 SL road bike1 day 4 hours agoThey're actually pretty

    They're actually pretty handsome in the flesh.

    In fact, not entirely unlike one of these...

    http://www.wilier.com/en/products/int/road/zero7

    In the black and red option. Wink

  • Halfords launch new own brand 13Bikes range of aero road, cycle-cross and hybrid bikes1 day 4 hours agoMore people on bikes is

    More people on bikes is always good. But I fail to see why anyone would buy one of these over the Boardman equivalent, really.

    And I guarantee that a large proportion of them will be assembled with the brakes on the front of the fork.

  • Jens Voigt smashes the Hour record in his final challenge1 day 4 hours agoSome interesting equipment

    Some interesting equipment choices:

    No covers on the Trek shoes, though he uses them in other TTs (probably so the shoes appear in PR shots)
    Stubby helmet vs teardrop aero style, despite the more controlled environment reducing the need to look around (is this a UCI thing?)
    Looks like a SRM power meter head unit on the back of his saddle.
    What's the rectangular bump in his shorts behind his left thigh?

  • which chain?1 day 4 hours agoI thought i would update you

    I thought i would update you on my troubles and woes of the chain situation.

    I went up to my LBS and asked them what thay had in stock at the time. They didn't have any 8 Speed KMC chains but had a shimano hg51 they also gave me a KMC missing link and i bought a chain breaker as mine was knackered (nearly 20 years old).

    I got back and took off the old chain, measured up the new chain and removed and extra link to add the KMC link. Thats when it all went to s**t Angry . The chain breaker broke. i have to go back to the shop and get it replaced, then the KMC link wouldnt lock into place. Sad

    After about 40 mins i gave up and added an extra link and put it all back together. I put the bike on the turbo trainer and proceeded to go through the gears only to find the lowest gear was jumping repeatedly Angry Angry .

    On further investigation i found that 1 tooth was worn and so i had to get a new cassette too.

    Talk about what was a simple chain swap turned out to be a stressful afternoon.

  • Jens Voigt smashes the Hour record in his final challenge1 day 4 hours agoRobD wrote:Watched this on

    RobD wrote:
    Watched this on Eurosport last night, my girlfriend got really in to it too, so much so that she's asked if we can go and watch some track cycling live somewhere, so an extra thank you Jens for that, and a fantastic ride, a great way to cement his name in history.
    The only shame was that the music wasn't louder in the eurosport coverage to make it a bit more of a party atmosphere.

    That would have drowned out the high-quality commentary from Kirby. Wink

  • Jens Voigt smashes the Hour record in his final challenge1 day 4 hours agoAmazed at how many negative

    Amazed at how many negative comments there are, one of the most popular cyclists of modern times goes out and sets a fantastic time and people are chatting about dopers and 'oh well it's not that great'. Have a little bit more positivity, it's Friday and it was a retirement present for Voigt. Well done to him, it won't stand forever but he gets his name in the history books.

  • Kentucky cyclist repeatedly arrested and jailed – for commuting on the road1 day 4 hours agowizards-sleeve wrote:This

    wizards-sleeve wrote:
    This woman should have taken the police advise, and used the hard shoulder rather than be pig headed thinking that it is her right to use the main carriageway.

    What your saying is she should trust a police force that has arrested her for cycling legally when they tell her to cycle illegally?

    Can't see that ending badly. Oh no.