- Sneak peek: Genesis 2013 bike range1 year 17 weeks agoMaximo
I've had my 2011 Croix
I've had my 2011 Croix de Fer for 18 months now. In that time it has done everything from regular commuting, bike camping with tent, Muddy Hell CX race, the cobbles in the Tour of Flanders sportive, the South Downs Way and regular hacking around the lanes. Only thing I did was swap the rear cassette out to a 28-11 which is roughly what they have these days anyway. I swap tyres depending on need but honestly this thing is bombproof. I can only afford the one bike and this has done everything I've needed.
- VUELTA Stage 4 Barakaldo-Estacion de Valdezcaray1 year 17 weeks agoSwift for Henao I guess?
Swift for Henao I guess?
I'll probably be bringing in Degenkolb,Swift and Bouhanni and possibly even PhilGil depending on whether I progress up the standings or not.
Best 'transfer' news of the day......one more year for 'The Jensie'
- Glasgow appoints 'Cycling Czar'1 year 17 weeks agoFrank McAveety has a slightly
Frank McAveety has a slightly checkered past, it's true
It is also worth noting however that he has been active in winning investment for Schools, establishing the Local Authority Standards Committee and pushing for free entry for schoolkids into SPL matches
I personally have little time for the Labour party in general and Glasgow City Council in particular - but there are FAR worse candidates for this role and to his credit he does work hard in the roles he is given (pork-piegate not withstanding)
- VUELTA Stage 4 Barakaldo-Estacion de Valdezcaray1 year 17 weeks agostupid computer making me
stupid computer making me post twice
- Genetic Metazoa Road Brake calipers1 year 17 weeks agoEven better value
Even better value here!
- VUELTA Stage 4 Barakaldo-Estacion de Valdezcaray1 year 17 weeks agoI guess if you look at like
I guess if you look at like that, gonna bring in another lampre guy tomorrow and be rid of machado and then another star sprinter
Yup he is, i was torn between going for him or verdugo
- ITV 4 Cycling Show1 year 17 weeks agoWhat an idiot.
What an idiot.
Should they ban dark coloured cars, cans etc incase we cant see them?
- Jens Voigt signs up to race for one more season with RadioShack-Nissan1 year 17 weeks agoGreat news. I was wondering
Great news. I was wondering on my ride today if Jens would do another year. Really glad he's going to show us lesser mortals how to do it. One of the nicest guys in cycling.
- Vuelta Stage 3: Valverde beats Rodriguez on the line, Froome responds to Contador attacks1 year 17 weeks agoDoctor Fegg wrote:I don'tDoctor Fegg wrote:
I don't think Froome was struggling. It's in his style to pace himself back up to the attack, rather than immediately jumping on the pedals every time someone launches themselves off the front.
Sensible IMHO, as there were a number of attacks but they didn't get very far and it didn't take him long to come back.
He told Matt Rendell afterwards that he was happy, he had ridden it at his own pace. And right at the finish he managed to squeeze through and cross the line in front of Contador to grab a time bonus.
Don't forget this is a 3 week race with lots of mountains, he needn't panic the first time they hit a hill.
- Glasgow appoints 'Cycling Czar'1 year 17 weeks agoI see your quotes have been
I see your quotes have been changed slightly from that in Monday's Evening Times
"A CYCLING 'czar' has been appointed by Glasgow City Council to get more people on their bikes by 2020.
Councillor Frank McAveety has been given the job of making cycling the most popular activity in the city.
The former sports minister said he was determined to see biking overtake walking, football, swimming and dancing as the city's favourite sport."
The omission of the TRAN sparked wide comment and presumably shows that many parts of the administration are seriously out of touch
He's right about the holes in the road though - still have the one that broke my hip in 2001, and some where the tram lines were removed in the mid 1960's open for the business of bringing down cyclists and damaging bikes. You'd think that with 50 years to do the work properly they could have sorted the old tram lines potholes problem.
- VUELTA Stage 4 Barakaldo-Estacion de Valdezcaray1 year 17 weeks agoBut you're 2 ahead of the
But you're 2 ahead of the game with Davis and Bouhanni already in for tomorrow.
Anacona's an interesting one?
- ITV 4 Cycling Show1 year 17 weeks agoFor 'newbie' stuff have a
For 'newbie' stuff have a look here
and this is a bit more obscure but fun too
Hi Viz? Sometimes. All black gear? Never!
- one for dave1 year 17 weeks agoi don't think so: the game
i don't think so: the game will furnish you with enough transfers to complete your team but they'll count as transfers against stage 2
- VUELTA Stage 4 Barakaldo-Estacion de Valdezcaray1 year 17 weeks agowell i have lost the plot so
well i have lost the plot so made 2 changes
Froome (in for JVDB)
Anacona (in for terpstra)
- ITV 4 Cycling Show1 year 17 weeks agoShould all pedestrians wear
Should all pedestrians wear hi-viz too? You know, just in case they want to cross the roads that motorists own?
- Proper bike fitting assessment - Can you recomend one for me?1 year 17 weeks agohttp://cyclefit.co.uk/
speak to these guys, this is who trained me in the trek fit. he will probably give the best advise on who to see.
- Help me! Plan my dream 40th birthday cycling holiday...1 year 17 weeks agoAs an alternative to the
As an alternative to the Pyrenees you could try the Picos in northern Spain. These aren't quite as high but still have plenty of good climbs as I know from experience. The roads are good and it's not too expensive an area - also very popular with French and Spanish cyclists so you won't be the only one on two wheels by any means. Local drivers are used to the presence of cyclists on the roads and tend to pass safely as well. You could take the ferry to Santander or fly to Asturias - both decent options. If you take a mountain bike instead of a road bike, the Cares Gorge is particularly good while there are plenty of other bits of off-road riding worth trying. There are a lot of B&Bs dotted around or you could base yourself in the campsite at Arenas de Cabrales. The food and wine is good and the locals are friendly - been cycling there many years ago and also taken my wife and kids and rented a car - great place. I told a colleague about it and he went on his motorbike and liked it so much he went back twice more.
- Jens Voigt signs up to race for one more season with RadioShack-Nissan1 year 17 weeks ago"He joined Leopard Trek for
"He joined Leopard Trek for the 2011 season after the demise of his former outfit, Cervelo TestTeam, which he had joined, when it was called Team CSC, in 2004."
Top class journalism there folks.
You should probably correct that, don't think the Jensi ever raced for the Cervélo Test Team. Even then, the CTT was never anything to do with CSC.
- Who is going where ?1 year 17 weeks agoApparently JTL has signed for
Apparently JTL has signed for a World Tour team, now I wonder who that could be
- Tejay Van Garderen1 year 17 weeks agoRiders under the age of 23
Riders under the age of 23 apparently.
- Tejay Van Garderen1 year 17 weeks agoNot that I wouldn't have had
Not that I wouldn't have had him if I'd known anyway !!
- Tejay Van Garderen1 year 17 weeks agoThe young riders must have a
The young riders must have a younger age cap as Caruso was not in it either
im guessing its younger than 23 or 21?
- Vuelta Stage 3: Valverde beats Rodriguez on the line, Froome responds to Contador attacks1 year 17 weeks agoThis is shaping up to be a
This is shaping up to be a far better 'race' than the TdF. It will surely go to the wire, with at least 4 possible winners. Froome is a far better bet against Alberto than El Wiggo. Slowly, slowly catchee monkey is Sky's tactics, even if they cocked up last year.
- Texas judge dismisses Armstrong lawsuit seeking to halt USADA proceedings but highlights "troubling aspects" of case1 year 17 weeks agoA victory for clean
A victory for clean sport.
Interesting the way the UCI attempt to twist the meaning of the court findings in the following gobbledygook
"The US Court was not convinced under US law that Lance Armstrong’s rights of defence would not be respected in the arbitration procedure sought by USADA and in which an appeal to CAS is possible,”
Although logically correct the statement uses the word 'not' twice, redundantly, to suggest at a casual reading that the finding supported the UCI. Try reading the sentance without saying not to seen what I mean.
Also no mention that WADA had already come down on the side of the USADA.
- Building your own bike: Cannondale Evo SuperSix1 year 17 weeks agoPawel Surmacz wrote:Hi!
I amPawel Surmacz wrote:
I am looking for help with the right frame sizing. I am thinking of buying a cannondale supersix.
I am considering buying a supersix 2011 size 56 on Shimano 105. I am 185 cm tall, leg length (from crotch to floor) – 88 cm, weight 80 kg. At this time I am using Koga Gentslux size 58 on Ultegra. I would be very grateful for a helping advice weather it is worth to consider a smaller frame (by 2 cm) because the bike is on a considerable sale. I feel good with the current size of my Koga but had to adjust the saddle by putting it a couple of centimeters forward since the top tube was too long for my liking. I never had a carbon frame before, I ride about 2500 km. / year on road – mostly training for MTB, never did road racing but I thought about a solid frame with solid components.
Thanks in advance.
I am a shorter than you at 175cm but my leg length is the same. I built a bike using the Evo frame above and I have the 54cm. It is comfortable for me but on the large side of what is acceptable. I could easily have had the 52cm instead. I think a 56cm may be too big for you. The only way to find out is to go to a LBS that sells cannondale and try one out. Otherwise its a lot of money to spend on a bike that might not fit you.