• Tinkoff-Saxo considers Vuelta withdrawal after moto takes out another rider1 day 16 hours ago700c wrote:ianrobo

    700c wrote:
    ianrobo wrote:
    Landa is going to Sky, funny enough Oleg Tinkov confirmed that in this with me and has the same doubts before yesterday (this was from last Friday)

    Ah well if a rival team principal confirmed the contractual status of another team 's rider, it must be true! Rolling On The Floor

    (back off topic sorry!)

    I would think he has more info than any of us

  • 3T Arx II Pro Stem1 day 16 hours agoAlternatively, if you like

    Alternatively, if you like the stem otherwise, you could, y'know, replace the bolt.

    In any case, as the review says, a hex key will do for a roadside bodge.

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 16 hours agoI got a water bottle that

    I got a water bottle that fits in my pocket, a toolkit that fits in my bottle cage , an energy bar that fits in my toolbag, a helmet with lights built in, a light with a camera built in, a camera with GPS built in, an e-bike with a dynamo that charges my smart phone wirelssly so I can locate my bike via the transmitter that is built into the suspension seatpost, a carbon fibre bike with vintage styling, a steel bike with modern styling, less teeth on the cranks, more teeth on the cassette, wider tyres, narrower bars, a helmet with less ventilation, a jersey with more ventilation, bankruptcy and a divorce.

  • Tinkoff-Saxo considers Vuelta withdrawal after moto takes out another rider1 day 16 hours agoianrobo wrote:Landa is going

    ianrobo wrote:
    Landa is going to Sky, funny enough Oleg Tinkov confirmed that in this with me and has the same doubts before yesterday (this was from last Friday)

    Ah well if a rival team principal confirmed the contractual status of another team 's rider, it must be true! Rolling On The Floor

    (back off topic sorry!)

  • Men wanted for Cycle Speed Dating in London1 day 16 hours agoIs there a Strava Kom for the

    Is there a Strava Kom for the fastest lap? Or fastest rejection?

  • Men wanted for Cycle Speed Dating in London1 day 16 hours agoCan you ride tandem? (Showing

    Can you ride tandem?
    (Showing my age now).

  • Cycle to Work Day round-up - half a million miles pledged1 day 16 hours agoI'm feeling pretty miserable

    I'm feeling pretty miserable because today on #CycleToWorkDay my bike, which I normally use to cycle to work is on it's way to Holland ready for me to ride 200 miles this weekend. #MyCycleWeekend is looking good though!

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 16 hours agoiamelectron wrote:I got down

    iamelectron wrote:
    I got down to 65kg.

    This is easily the best "upgrade" you can do to improve your speed and endurance, especially on hills.

  • Men wanted for Cycle Speed Dating in London1 day 16 hours agoSpeed dating is one thing but

    Speed dating is one thing but what do you get for being the best climber?

  • First Ride: Look 7651 day 16 hours agoFor endurance/ sportives I'd

    For endurance/ sportives I'd recommend also checking out the 675 Light. There are some good deals to be had on those. I ride around the south of France/ Alps mostly and did a 630k tour on my 675, it has a good balance of responsiveness and vibration damping. Geometry is less aggressive than the race-oriented bikes but it has race pedigree - it was used in the Paris-Roubaix by Cofidis at some point.

  • Buyer's Guide to road bike wheels, plus eight of the best1 day 17 hours agoQuote: Is my understanding of

    Quote:
    Is my understanding of this correct, the hub is supported off the floor by the spoke by tension?

    Going back to GCSE Physics. This is not possible!

    Yes, your understanding is correct, and yes, it is possible!

    At any given point of rotation, the hub is supported by tension in the spokes which are currently horizontal. Think about how you'd arrange a wheel to support the hub centrally with only two spokes: having them horizontal is the only way to counter the deformation of the rim caused by the weight on the hub, which is trying to ovalise the rim squashing it top to bottom, and lengthening it horizontally.

    The article is also incorrect in saying the wheel works as long as the tension in the vertical spokes is maintained above zero. The wheel will happily suspend the hub with zero or negative tension in the vertical spokes, as long as the tension in the horizontal spokes does not exceed their snapping point. Of course in a real wheel, this would not be ideal as the tension variation with each wheel rotation would loosen the spokes and cause fatigue. It'd still work for a while though.

    Quote:
    I think you're partly right - the spokes are all in tension, and of course it's the upper spokes that are bearing the weight.

    Wrong! See above - it's the horizontal spokes which are supporting the tension. As the weight tries to squash the rim from top to bottom, the rim tries to lengthen its horizontal diameter, and this is prevented by tension in the horizontal spokes. The upper spokes have reduced tension due to the slight ovalisation of the rim reducing the wheel radius in this direction.

  • Cycle to Work Day round-up - half a million miles pledged1 day 17 hours agoNice though it is it was very

    Nice though it is it was very noticeable that Cycle to Work day coincided with Back to the School Run day (as well as international Drive like a Bell-End decade), it was *carnage this morning.

    *hyperbole intended.

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 17 hours agoI got a job that's 7 miles

    I got a job that's 7 miles further from home.

  • To Flag or not to Flag?1 day 17 hours agoVeloPeo wrote:Only KOM I had

    VeloPeo wrote:
    Only KOM I had was a 13km stretch in rural East Yorks when a peloton of 20-25 of us blasted through whilst doing Newcastle to London 24hr. Took 1min off the previous best - but that was entirely due to us riding as a large bunch in a little cycled area.

    These days I just have leaderboards set to show only my times on segments by default. Competing against myself (and the odd look at me vs mates I follow) is my only interest these days.

    Oh, how can you do that? Is that a pro feature only?

  • The future’s bright – the future’s orange1 day 17 hours agoDammit. I've recently had my

    Dammit. I've recently had my old Alu Bianchi frame sprayed Candy Pearlescent Orange by Argos thinking it'd be a little different. Crying

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 17 hours agoGarmin 810. All my ride data

    Garmin 810.
    All my ride data on one screen, and it has a very handy "I'm knackered, take me home the quickest way" feature.

  • JetBlack WhisperDrive trainer1 day 17 hours agoHi Antride, The WhisperDrive

    Hi Antride,

    The WhisperDrive is sold with a SRAM/Shimano 10/11x freehub body. To use a Campagnolo equipped bike, you'll need to purchase the Campagnolo specific freehub body, made by Jetblack. This goes for the SRAM XD hub bodies too.

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 17 hours agobamboo socks. no more hot

    bamboo socks. no more hot foot. ride faster and for longer, all for £5. best purchase of the year...feeling smug

  • Buyer's Guide to road bike wheels, plus eight of the best1 day 17 hours agoGood to see some focus on

    Good to see some focus on hand built - would like to see more of the UK guys called out for the great work they do.

    "But you don't do much accelerating when you ride a bike."

    Strictly speaking, even when the bike is moving at a constant speed, the wheels are continually accelerating because they are constantly changing direction (spinning). This is one of the main reasons that lighter wheels (and rims in particular) feel more responsive - small changes in power at the pedal lead to a more significant change in acceleration of the wheel for light wheels compared to heavier wheels.

  • Chris Froome abandons Vuelta as scans confirm ankle fracture1 day 17 hours agovonhelmet wrote:I'm sure

    vonhelmet wrote:
    I'm sure there must be something innate in cyclists that makes them continue against ludicrous odds, up to and including broken bones. Maybe it's because we cyclists are used to finding ourselves in a state of exhaustion 10, 25, 50 miles from home in the middle of nowhere, with a puncture to fix, clouds gathering overhead, and knowing we have to just get back on the bike and make our way home before nightfall. You got yourself all the way out there, you're the only one that can get you back.

    Road cyclist tend to but others seem to drive about with bikes on the roof of their cars and drive home after.

  • Your best cycling upgrade? We asked, you answered1 day 17 hours agoI got two bionic knees. I now

    I got two bionic knees. I now feel no pain.

  • Chris Froome abandons Vuelta as scans confirm ankle fracture1 day 17 hours agoaccording to Froome he was

    according to Froome he was knocked but no mention of a rider or a motorbike, just a plain accident.

  • New study examines what influences drivers’ aggressive behaviour towards cyclists1 day 17 hours agoBeatnik69

    Beatnik69 wrote:
    therealsmallboy wrote:

    This for me is what needs to be educated out of society, a start would be some large billboards besides traffic lights (so they can be read safely) saying:

    "The Speed Limit Is The Upper Limit, Not A Target.

    Don't be a dick."


    That's the trouble though. People, these days, are taught to drive at the speed limit. I think it is possible to fail the driving test, if not driving at the limit, for failing to make progress or some other reason.

    my daughter was recently failed for not overtaking a stationary bus... she thought it wasn't safe yet the examiner felt it was...

  • Need an easier gear? Here's what to do1 day 17 hours agokettrinboy wrote:46 x 11 top

    kettrinboy wrote:
    46 x 11 top gear is still good for around 50 mph for the few secs I ever reach that speed

    Blimey that's one hell of a cadence! (about153rpm?! - downhill I presume!). I have slightly bigger gears than that yet I would get into a tuck above about 45 as I find I simply spin out.

    Interesting idea about using close ratio rings though, as a smoother transition between them would be nice..

  • Long sleeved roadcc jersey?1 day 17 hours agoYes

    Yes