• Witness appeal as cyclist dies in suspected hit & run in Shropshire1 year 1 week agoBloody hell, poor farmer

    Bloody hell, poor farmer coming across that. Im guessing at that time in the morning the poor guy had been lying in the verge all night. V. Sad rip

  • Ciocc Frames1 year 1 week agoI've seen Neil Walton in Bike

    I've seen Neil Walton in Bike Shak, Altrincham - I remember him from my running days.

    I think it's his business, although not certain.

  • Zipp launch 404 Firestrike wheels and 202 disc brake wheels1 year 1 week agoSo if "The new wavy dimple

    So if "The new wavy dimple pattern" is so good why so they cover a third of it over with zipp stickers?

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 1 week agoBrilliant I wish I had been

    Cool Brilliant I wish I had been there, L'eroica Britannia is here to stay I hope, the PEAKS look superb must have a PEAK sometime soon!...off now feeling a little PEAK...ish prob will have a PEAK frean biscuit!
    Ha ha there is always one isnt there!

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 1 week agostumps wrote:Getting back to

    stumps wrote:
    Getting back to the original post - Walsh has made his money from Sky by being big buddy with them but, now that he has his money, he is reverting back to type of a press reporter.

    Disagree with that view.
    Walsh came to prominence pursuing Armstrong, one of the few who spoke out against him. He wrote a few books, published some articles, then spent a year at sky investigating whether or not they really were clean.

    He found no evidence of doping, the book seems reasonably objective, I wouldn't say he gave them an easy tine. Yes he made some money writing about it afterwards, but don't think that means he lacks integrity.

    He continues to be critical when he thinks sky are less than transparent, just as he was at times in his book.

  • Ghana fields first ever track cyclist at Commonwealth Games this summer1 year 1 week agoIf you are on twitter, look

    If you are on twitter, look him up @IAMJEDDIE

    Really friendly guy.

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 1 week agoSo how was it for those that

    So how was it for those that didn't get a free jersey and schmoozed by Brooks? If this is going the way of L'Eroica in Italy then there's nothing like a bunch of free-loaders getting in the way of those that paid their entry and feel like they're only there to serve the needs of the sponsors and their guests?

  • Joe's No Flats Yellow Gel Innertube Sealant1 year 1 week agoThanks for the reply, so, 4

    Thanks for the reply, so, 4 tubes out of 1 tube seems like a good investment, i will give it a try. Off to see if my tubes have removable cores...

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 1 week agoWas it classed as a sportive

    Was it classed as a sportive and was there insurance coverage? The reason I ask is that (sensibly) riders could choose their headwear or lack of it, whereas at other events (Wiggle) failure to don the polystyrene will result in ejection from the event due to 'insurance issues.' Can anyone illuminate please?

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 1 week agoP3t3 wrote:I know you are in

    P3t3 wrote:
    I know you are in Bristol, but its a bit of a clanger for a local...

    So's that. We're in Bath.

  • TdS stage 91 year 1 week agoray silvester wrote:Gkam84

    ray silvester wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    The stage was 156.5km long and the final KOM came at 155km, so it was scored

    I thought when a stage was rated in the game as a summit finish then final KOM pts were ignored?

    Yes....if the KOM points are given on the finish line.

    These points were not given on the finish line, so they count

  • Ciocc Frames1 year 1 week agoI've just got a Ciocc Supremo

    I've just got a Ciocc Supremo and can honestly say it is the nicest frame I have ever ridden.
    There is a shop called Racescene in Barnsley that specialises in small Italian brands (also Casati and Somec) and they would be great to talk to maybe?
    I'd say snap it up!!

  • Ghana fields first ever track cyclist at Commonwealth Games this summer1 year 1 week agoIf you were going to build a

    If you were going to build a track sprinter from scratch, you know like 'Build a Bear'; I think that what you would end up with is young Master Jedidiah.

    How good could this lad become with good coaching, good facilities and a couple of years experience? I think we are about to witness a new dawn in track cycling and a possible shift in power to West Africa.

    I'll watch his progress with interest.

  • Joe's No Flats Yellow Gel Innertube Sealant1 year 1 week agoedster99 wrote:I'm interested

    edster99 wrote:
    I'm interested in this - I have a couple of questions : One of the benefits of tubulars is the low weight at the periphery and 120 ml of gunk (two fills after 12 months) might potentially weigh 100g? Seems to be a bit of (or the) drawback. Do you know how much it the 240ml bottle weighs?

    Second question - in the blurb it says 'InnerTubeShop.com superlight tubes and Schwalbe branded tubes only' - whats that about? Obviously doesnt apply to tubulars, and I wonder what the significance of these two tube types is?

    Thanks

    Depends how worried you are about a tiny bit of weight. The weight savings of tubs are pointless when you puncture and you can't simply stick any inner tube in. The small weight penalty of the sealant is one worth living with if it potentially minimises flats out on the road without a support car

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 1 week agoSounds like a great event. >

    Sounds like a great event.

    > I'm pretty sure my mates and I all refer to it as "The Peaks", even the ones that live there.<

    Purely on the geographical point, I'm with p3t3 on this. You and your mates may call it "The Peaks", as do many other people (understandably, it's a very common error), but the correct name for this area is indeed The Peak.

  • Joe's No Flats Yellow Gel Innertube Sealant1 year 1 week agoWelsh boy wrote:Can you tell

    Welsh boy wrote:
    Can you tell me your reasoning for not following the manufacturers recommendations re the amount to put in each tube please? The manufacturers invest a lot of time and money in optimising their product so it seems strange that you disregard their advice and "and went with about 60ml in each inner tube". Luckily, your puncture did seal but if it hadnt, would the rating still be 8/10? Can I assume that 60ml is enough to use in each tube because if so, this becomes a very attractive proposition.

    Because, based on lots of previous experience with tubeless, I felt that would be enough and my assumption has proved right throughout testing. Applying less sealant also saves a bit of weight too. The main downside to less sealant in the tube/tyre is it'll simply run out longer if I get a succession of punctures

  • Timbuk2 XT Seat Pack Small1 year 1 week agoLooks okay, didn't rattle and

    Looks okay, didn't rattle and no chance of bouncing off < Mine survived the Paris Roubaix sportive a couple weeks ago far better than I did, just needed to wipe the mud off.

  • Timbuk2 XT Seat Pack Small1 year 1 week agoLooks okay, didn't rattle and

    Looks okay, didn't rattle and no chance of bouncing off < Mine survived the Paris Roubaix sportive a couple weeks ago far better than I did, just needed to wipe the mud off.

  • Timbuk2 XT Seat Pack Small1 year 1 week agoI have a small bag on my

    I have a small bag on my bike. Just big enough to carry an extra tube, gas canister, multitool and tyre lever. Is that wrong?

  • Timbuk2 XT Seat Pack Small1 year 1 week agothis is a no go - on my bike

    this is a no go - on my bike at least!

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 1 week agoThey've got the franchise for

    They've got the franchise for the next 4 years at least.

    It was an amazing celebration of cycling. Beer and cake at food stops should be commended.

    Some of the Strade Bianche sections were a little tough going on the decents but go to show how much you can do on a road bike with 25mm tyres. Just make sure you've got everything tightened down. Guy I was riding with's front caliper retaining nut parted company, causing the whole caliper to be ejected out the front of his bike when he braked. Thankfully the very willing mechanics at the next stop sorted him out.

  • 'Tasteless' Tour de France tributes under fire - including 'crashed' bike1 year 1 week agoIt seems to me that some folk

    It seems to me that some folk are just determined to be offended.
    You have to wonder what childhood incident occurred to produce such a bewildering thin-ness of skin.

  • David Walsh claims Team Sky's use of therapeutic use exemptions conflicts with its ethical stance1 year 1 week agonotfastenough wrote:So now

    notfastenough wrote:
    So now that Walsh has written this, will the Sky hecklers please clarify something for me

    I can clarify and confirm that Walsh is a petty, bitter man.

    I suspect he may have been a bit in Sky's 'pocket' when he was given full access to them, probably got quite close to them. Certainly he got tight with Froome to the point that he was his ghostwriter for his autobiography.

    Now he appears to have spat the dummy and is going after Team Sky and will no doubt stamp his feet and scream loudly until people listen to him.

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 1 week agoisn't it "L'Eroica" ????

    isn't it "L'Eroica" ????

  • David Walsh claims Team Sky's use of therapeutic use exemptions conflicts with its ethical stance1 year 1 week agoSo now that Walsh has written

    So now that Walsh has written this, will the Sky hecklers please clarify something for me: Is Walsh in Sky's pocket or not? Because if he isn't, that suggests that everything else he has written about this team is, to the best of his knowledge, true. We can't have that, can we?

    Regarding CF, I think Sky did have a policy of not issuing TUEs, but I think the thing Sky have been repeatedly guilty of is naivety, to the point of tying themselves in knots - hiring doctors from outside the sport, then finding that no-one knew enough about the physical stresses particular to cycling, then hiring Leinders, then realising he's been up to his neck in it previously... etc etc ad nauseum. As is the case now - can you imagine the conversation?

    Doc: "We'll need to withdraw Froome from important build-up races, as we can't issue a perfectly legal TUE for a legal medication. Would you like to tell James Murdoch?"
    Dave Brailsford: "Err..."

    I'm not sure if it still is, but I seem to recall Vicks Sinex used to be on the banned list. That would I've doped on the club run to ease my sinuses! If I was due to race, you think I'd withdraw for that? Not likely, I'd be asking for permission to use it.