- World Championship Road Race1 year 4 weeks agoThere are a few climbers who
There are a few climbers who can win a sprint from a small bunch and I think it might come down to them, Valverde in particular.
I see the climbers all going hell for leather on the penultimate climb to drop the likes of Sagan then them playing cat and mouse on the final climb until someone makes a break for it, a Bakelandts or Costa type.
That's what's confusing me, will it be a climbers or a puncheurs day? Will it come down to the Froome/Nibali/Valverde types or to the Bakelandts/Gilbert/Van Avermaet types?
There are so many possibles that it's really tough to pick a team.
- UCI presidency: Cookson ensures independence of vote-counting, but under fire over campaigning tactics1 year 4 weeks agoSo Pat has a lifetime ban
So Pat has a lifetime ban from competing in the olympics, BUT has a seat on the IOC?! Mental...
Surely anyone who has managed to get a lifetime olympic ban shouldn't be part of ANY sporting governing body?!
- Kask Replacement Parts1 year 4 weeks agowhen mine started to come
when mine started to come away I just super glued them back down .... been fine since. I noticed that when mine started they left the stick base on the helmet so adding some more might prove problematic ??
- UCI presidency: Cookson ensures independence of vote-counting, but under fire over campaigning tactics1 year 4 weeks agoI'm going to write to that
I'm going to write to that Duncan MacKay feller - surely even a half-baked business website can't just go around spouting unsubstabtiated slander like that?
- UCI presidency: Cookson ensures independence of vote-counting, but under fire over campaigning tactics1 year 4 weeks agoPat's always claimed to be a
Pat's always claimed to be a believer in transparency, and this is as transparent as they come. "Pat McQuaid is Cycling's undisputed champion of the anti-doping cause." Really Cyril?
- Chilli Technology Mini Cam Pro HD 720p Sports Action Camera1 year 4 weeks agoDo any of them come with a
Do any of them come with a bar mount?
I much prefer that to wearing it on my head.
- Cassette Replacement1 year 4 weeks agoHow often did you replace
How often did you replace your chain? (or clean it, for that matter?) If you keep using a cassette with a worn chain, the cassette will wear too. You can keep using the same cassette for much longer if the chain is in good nick. I don't think you'll find that different cassettes wear much better or worse than what you had (except that a 10 or 11 speed are thinner and will wear out faster if mistreated)
More on this topic here:
Other things that I'd wonder about - this is the smallest gear? So you spend all your time in top gear on a compact? Either you should be on normal 53/39 cranks (giving you more gear options at the top) or you're riding that cross geared (34x11) which would cause excessive wear - you'd be able to hear this!
- Appeal rejected against "unduly lenient" sentence for driver in Audrey Fyfe case1 year 4 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:
Of course theyGkam84 wrote:
Of course they can....I think you might want to check your facts out again, I'll just point you to two cases
Nat Fraser's numerous appeals and this one
The circumstances in which this is possible are extremely limited - largely, as Simon has pointed out, in relation to the ECHR (as in the Fraser case), or whether the government has acted ultra vires in respect of devolved powers.
In general there is no right of appeal to the Supreme Court, and the SC cannot review something which is purely a matter of (Scots) law. I believe the number of cases that have fit the criteria and been reviewed by the SC since devolution is about 30.
- Aldi cycle clothing bargains this Thursday1 year 4 weeks agoI've been this morning a
I've been this morning a bought a pair of leg warmers for £6.99. Tried them on when i got home and they fit really well. Walked around the house with them one (ooh what a sight !) and they didn't start to creep down my legs so well happy at the mo.
- Another award winning night for road.cc!1 year 4 weeks agoNice one! Well done guys
Nice one! Well done guys
- Aldi cycle clothing bargains this Thursday1 year 4 weeks agoHaving an Aldi just a short
Having an Aldi just a short walk up the road I went up and had a look. Came away with a waterproof jacket (s) and a pair of gloves (large).
The jacket looks a lot nicer than my old heavy Ozzo polythene one. Being 6ft and a 38" chest I found the only one in the shop which was small. It's a nice snug fit with a decent length in the sleeves. Until I've tried in the wet I can't comment on the level of waterproofing but the seams are taped. It seems to be a perfectly decent piece of kit for the price though. If it was Rapha, the decimal point would be one place to the right.
The gloves seem ok too. The inner doesn't pull out when taking them off. Might wear a merino liner under them when it's really cold.
- World Championship Road Race1 year 4 weeks agoFrom a spectators point of
From a spectators point of view this course is mouth wateringly exciting...
From a fantasy cyclists point of view this course is a bloody nightmare...
If teams don't work together and go really hard from the off, then Sagan wins... But will they have the bottle, nerve and trust to do that...
If Sagan is ganged up on, which is easier said than done, as he can just about do anything at the moment, then picking a winner is a real lottery. To get rid of Sagan they are all going to be knackered, which opens it up for a number of genuine contenders...
I personally think Sagan will win but there are a few riders who have done virtually nothing all year and targeted this...Back to back rainbows for Phil Gil ???
- World Championship Road Race1 year 4 weeks agoYeah it could end up like the
Yeah it could end up like the Olympics where no team would help GB.
My gut feeling is that he will win (God i hope not, i hate the man with a passion) but i can see Da Costa and the likes of EBH being there or thereabouts provided they are not spat out the back like you mentioned.
- Sport Minister Hugh Robertson: No more money for Tour de France Yorkshire Grand Départ1 year 4 weeks agoI've mentioned this before
I've mentioned this before and it just shows the depth people go to to try and spoil the occasion.
When there is a large football match, demonstration, concert or whatever that requires added Police involement above what is normally on duty then the force in question, provided its well in advance cancels the rest days of those officers and they work for free getting a lieu day back to take at another time. It does not cost the force anything for overtime and the PCC is basically lying or, as most PCC's are concerned, doesn't know what they are doing.
A prime example of this was the Olympic torch, Our rest days were cancelled and it cost the force nothing.
- UCI presidency: Cookson ensures independence of vote-counting, but under fire over campaigning tactics1 year 4 weeks agoReading that letter, one
Reading that letter, one could be forgiven for thinking that the author had been made promises by the other party in this election...
- UCI presidency: Cookson ensures independence of vote-counting, but under fire over campaigning tactics1 year 4 weeks ago@JonD, I thought that.
@JonD, I thought that.
Won't surprise me in the slightest if McQuaid gets back in. Either way, I'll be keeping an eye on news feeds because I reckon the muck really is about to hit the aircon.
- UCI presidency: Cookson ensures independence of vote-counting, but under fire over campaigning tactics1 year 4 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael wrote:ThanksSimon_MacMichael wrote:
Thanks for that link, this bit caught my attention.
"South Africa had rules in the Apartheid era which were discriminatory and perpetrated atrocities on the majority of population for decades, until the world said enough is enough. The Cookson campaign is reminiscent of this scourge of history as they try to bully the majority into accepting their way."
An unfortunate analogy given that McQuaid has a lifetime ban from competing at the Olympics because he competed under a false name in a sanctions busting race in, er, Apartheid era South Africa...
Spectacular. Brian Cookson = P.W.Botha? Does he run midnight kidnapping and murder squads ??
If that doesnt work, perhaps he'll be compared to Geobbels, or failing that, Hitler.
- Another award winning night for road.cc!1 year 4 weeks agoJack Osbourne snr wrote:
CanJack Osbourne snr wrote:
Can you please write me detailed instructions on how to get the road.cc homepage on my phone without typing www.road.cc?
Create a bookmark?
- UCI presidency: Cookson ensures independence of vote-counting, but under fire over campaigning tactics1 year 4 weeks agoHe brings up Churchill but
He brings up Churchill but doesn't compare anti-Pat people to the Nazi's which is a missed opportunity. Nice surprise with the South Africa bit. Overall I'd give him 7/10 in the tinfoil-hat stakes which isn't bad for a first effort.
- Carradice Super C A4 Pannier1 year 4 weeks agoBut a Nikwax etc. treatment
But a Nikwax etc. treatment is still a coating, though over individual fibres. Cotton duck is a closely woven canvas and it's properties are based on the swelling of cotton as it absorbs water. Treating it would prevent the cotton absorbing moisture, so it wouldn't swell up and fill the holes in the weave, so it may end up less waterproof as a result.
So it's not about renewable proofing, it's about the fabric sealing itself by virtue of not being proofed if I understand it properly. Descriptions of Ventile point out that it works by not being treated.
Probably worth having a word with Carradice about it...
- Another award winning night for road.cc!1 year 4 weeks agoYour link to Singletrack is
Your link to Singletrack is wrong, it should be http://singletrackworld.com/
Not sure if that was intentional...
- World Championship Road Race1 year 4 weeks agoGiven Sagan's showing in
Given Sagan's showing in Canada and the way he attacked rather than waited for the sprint I can see a couple of teams looking to shell him out of the back as early as possible by making it a very hard race.
The only problem with that plan is that more than one team would have to commit a few of their riders early on and weaken themselves to succeed. If one team (Spain etc) doesn't help then they may all just sit and watch each other.
Personally I see it being a slightly more climber friendly course than a pure Sagan fest. Gilbert and Valverde will surely fancy their chances along with Nibali (who's too expensive for my liking).
- UCI presidency: Cookson ensures independence of vote-counting, but under fire over campaigning tactics1 year 4 weeks agoYou think? Sounds like it's
You think? Sounds like it's only just begun.
- Carradice Super C A4 Pannier1 year 4 weeks agopjclinch wrote:Carradice'spjclinch wrote:
Carradice's page says "easily reproofed", but as they also note "no coatings" then clearly one of those is wrong,
Not necessarily. If you think back to cheap rucsacs you had when you were a kid there was probably a polyeurathane (or something!) coating on the inside of the nylon which you could see when it started to degrade/rub off and you got bits of white crud falling off. That's one way to keep something waterproof. Another way to try and keep water out is to treat the fabric with some sort of proofing that needs to be redone occasionally , in the same sort of way you need to Nikwax your leather walking boots every so often.
With the renewable proofing approach it also means there's no lining or coating to get a hole in so Carradice can say that abrasion isn't so much of a problem.
- Ride like a pro with Jaguar Ride Out events for chance to join Team Sky training camp1 year 4 weeks agoGot confirmation last night
Got confirmation last night of my place (Guildford) on the 6th October. Should be a laugh - anyone else confirmed?.