• Irish cyclist apologises to Marcel Kittel for selfish selfie50 weeks 5 days agoStorm in a tea cup, the young

    Storm in a tea cup, the young lad was just having fun, he hasn't tried to nick his helmet, he hasn't thrown his arms around him for a picture and he hasn't tried to pick up his bike to take a funny photo. I'm disappointed by the uproar, I'd like to know what Marcel thinks because if he genuinely was annoyed I will not be supporting him in future. He retweeted the apology - I would think it would be better for him to say no apology needed, it was a bit of harmless fun.

    I wish the kid didn't apologise but it is a sign of the PC times we live in where things can be viral in minutes. He should have just said it was a picture, get over it.

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike50 weeks 5 days ago"And why did the stupid owner

    "And why did the stupid owner store his bikes in a garden shed? Numptee."

    This is such a dumb (and needlessly abrasive) comment. Not everybody has a garage, for starters (especially in London), or space inside their house for a bike or three. Sheds are fine for storing bikes anyway -- certainly the bike insurance I have is quite happy for you to store your bike in a shed.

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )50 weeks 5 days agoRiders not racing at the

    Riders not racing at the moment, talking about neutralizing the stage.
    Roads too slippy in the rain.

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )50 weeks 5 days agosimon F wrote:And there's

    simon F wrote:
    And there's still half an hour to race start...

    What a pity... Confused

  • The 3.0 rider competition.50 weeks 5 days agoI'll run an update at the

    I'll run an update at the weekend

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike50 weeks 5 days agoYes I know exactly what type

    Yes I know exactly what type of bike it is - the only bike I've never popped out on when "inappropriately" dressed was my Motor Paced bike which was never ridden except behind a motorbike on a track!

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )50 weeks 5 days agoDave Atkinson wrote:VVV73

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    Is there A limit to amount of trades you can save, I thought it was a lot last year , but limited to 6 this year ?

    it used to be limited, but now it's not.

    Thank you for reply Dave.

  • Lorry driver who left cyclist with "massive life-threatening injuries" jailed for 16 weeks50 weeks 5 days agomrmo wrote:I refer you to the

    mrmo wrote:
    I refer you to the thread about cyclists hitting drivers, it is clear the courts don't give a ****

    My thoughts exactly.

  • Pondering the old N+1 issue50 weeks 5 days agonow I love a custom build as

    now I love a custom build as much as the next man who loves a custom build but before you sell 2 perfectly good bikes in order to fund the assemblage of another slightly more perfectly good bike you might want to ask a few questions of yourself.

    What are you hoping to gain from the new bike? More speed, comfort other performance upgrade? Will it make a significant difference or is it just that you fancy something fancier (nowt wrong with that)

    What do you want to gain from a custom build that you couldn’t get from a good off the shelf bike with some minor part swaps? Especially since someone else will be building it for you.

    I don’t seek to discourage you at all, I just think it’s worth checking why you want to scratch the itch and be clear about it. I’ve built a few custom bikes and the main reasons are because I enjoy the buying and selecting parts and then the assembling itself. The bikes have not been significantly better than I could buy from the shop, nor significantly different. They are a little bit cheaper but not massively so since I don’t have the advantage of bulk purchasing discounts. My own angle would be that if you want to build something custom then invest some time and money in tools and do it yourself, then you get something that is genuinely personal.

  • Adidas launches ‘lightest ever cycling jersey’50 weeks 5 days agoWill you need to apply your

    Will you need to apply your sun lotion all over with this one to avoid a repeat of Froome's testing of Sky's mesh suit?

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike50 weeks 5 days agoIf the police can't catch him

    If the police can't catch him with those pics its criminal

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike50 weeks 5 days agoIf the police can't catch him

    If the police can't catch him with those pics its criminal

  • Irish cyclist apologises to Marcel Kittel for selfish selfie50 weeks 5 days agoKittel has just pulled out of

    Kittel has just pulled out of the Giro saying he has flash burn and cant see

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )50 weeks 5 days agoHe wouldn't have won anyway.

    He wouldn't have won anyway. Big Grin

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike50 weeks 5 days agoshay cycles wrote:Am I the

    shay cycles wrote:
    Am I the only one who has occasionally ridden a racing bike wearing trainers, jeans and a coat? I've done that quite a few times over the years and don't expect to attract attention because I'm not dressed "approriately".

    The thing that would ring alarm bells in this case is not what the young man is wearing but the fact that the bike is far too small for him (then again I've ridden other people's bikes that were far too small for me in the past and without "apprpriate clothing").

    I hope the bike gets returned and I hope the people involved in nicking it or passing it on are caught but I do wish people knees didn't jerk so much when triggered by prejudices.

    Err, you realise that's a TT bike yeah? Why on earth would anyone pop out in a TT bike dressed like that? If that's not ringing alarm bells to you then, well..

  • £8 million investment planned in cycling in East Lancashire50 weeks 5 days agoHerrow, I ride the routes in

    Herrow,

    I ride the routes in Rochdale on all kinds of bikes - in fact I have ridden the full 40km of the Sustrans network on my road bike, mountainbike and a brompton. The surfaces are generally suitable for use on road bikes but are not suitable for riding fast on road bikes. I've also ridden the majority of it on a semi-recumbent trike but there are a handful of places where the type or width of barriers were an issue (and can also be an issue for tandems).

    The routes are not designed as a place to cycle fast but as a place to be able to get around on a bike and they do that very well linking up the major townships and employment centres of the borough.

    The roads around Rochdale are not particularly dangerous and there are plenty of roads on which one can ride fast (or slowly) quite happily. You don't need to "dice with" busy roads and you can indeed learn to deal with traffic really effectively using road positioning, observation and communication skills.

    People in the Greater Manchester area are lucky as they can get three sessions of cycle training specifically tailored to their needs completely free of charge through Transport for Greater Manchester (just go to www.tfgm.com/cycling and click on Training to book a place - the trainer will arrange one-to-one training at times and locations to suit the rider's needs)

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )50 weeks 5 days agochrisdstripes wrote:Damn you

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Damn you Kittel - couldn't you have announced that 30 minutes earlier?!

    "So, the Giro got me earlier then I thought. Absolutely disappointed that I have to leave this beautiful race today because of a fever. :'((("

    Fairer for everybody that it was announced after the deadline - those of us not permanently hooked up to cycling news feeds not being disadvantaged, though I did check that the transfer window wasn't open when I saw the news Wink

  • Lorry driver who left cyclist with "massive life-threatening injuries" jailed for 16 weeks50 weeks 5 days agoSB76 wrote:Good film but i

    SB76 wrote:
    Good film but i think some people do miss cyclists at times, the glare of the sun is an excuse and the real reason is their own care and attention. Sadly, people rarely realise they're the problem.

    That was exactly the reason for the film, it shows, and proved to myself that if you are paying attention, even in tough light conditions, there is usually ample amounts of time to react and spot cyclists.

    I've ridden this road a number of times, and I always get bad passes on it. I strongly believe it has nothing to do with people not seeing you, they simply assume they can bat past, not realising how narrow it is...and dont wanna slow down

  • Lorry driver who left cyclist with "massive life-threatening injuries" jailed for 16 weeks50 weeks 5 days agoTwo year prison sentence for

    Two year prison sentence for vandalising a painting:

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/dec/13/mark-rothko-vandal-jailed

    I would have thought that the offence Wayne Salmon committed should incur imprisonment for at least as long as this.

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island50 weeks 5 days agoNote Rabo and Orica aren't on

    Note Rabo and Orica aren't on there yet but I'd keep an eye on that to be honest, also check out podiumcafe and prowomenscycling to see if there's any mentions of big team movements too.

  • Adidas launches ‘lightest ever cycling jersey’50 weeks 5 days agoAnd yet the sleeves will

    And yet the sleeves will still flap around in the wind.

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island50 weeks 5 days agochrisdstripes wrote:Not come

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Not come across this race before, another reason to say thanks to Gkam and the rest for running this as I'm really enjoying learning more about women's racing. Found this link for the profile, which looks very flat (scroll down to the bottom). Mooleur - does that sound about right?
    http://a905580650.oinsite.yh.mynet.cn/_d276636891.htm

    Looks like there is a 3-day stage race starting tomorrow, and last year a few of the riders that did well in that went on to get a good result in the World Cup race. No Tour of Britain last year though.

    And on the CF startlist - no Orica or Rabo - is that likely to be right?

    Yep yep that's the ticket, it's an out and out sprinters race, podiums include Ina Yoko Teutenberg (who will be missed this year! She's retired) - and Giorgia Bronzini (my fav ever sprinter by miles!)

    Interestingly Lucy Garner made a podium in last years stage race (theres a stage race and also a one dayer) - if she's riding it (sorry not checked list yet), her recent form in the women's tour will make for an interesting performance from her.

    It's an exciting one despite the parcours looking relatively flat/uneventful. It's also a big player in the world cup and the likes of Vos will be gunning for it for points.

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )50 weeks 5 days agoThe consolation is that most

    The consolation is that most people will have Kittel in their team

  • Cycle clothes for tall people50 weeks 5 days agoQuote:What about arm warmers?

    Quote:
    What about arm warmers? Can anybody recommend any that are long without being baggy? nothing seems to fit right!

    Castelli Nanoflex. I have long and (relatively) skinny arms and the pair I have (size Large) are snug and go all the way from my wrist to my armpit. I actually wonder how shorter people manage with them - they're really very long indeed. Really good quality too, and can usually be had for less than £30 if you shop around.

  • Irish cyclist apologises to Marcel Kittel for selfish selfie50 weeks 5 days agoSame here - I 'LOL'd'. I bet

    Same here - I 'LOL'd'. I bet even Marcel will see the funny side, but maybe not for a few weeks/months....