• TDU Stage 11 year 11 weeks agodrheaton wrote:TERatcliffe26

    drheaton wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    ive got all basis covered, I should have the winner in my team Wink (unless its Gilbert)

    Bah, I'm not getting into the 'nod nod wink wink' crap this year, cards on the table, dropped Goss and Cimolai for Gilbert and Gerrans. Expecting a hard mans spring but got Griepel, Demare and Kittel in there just in case it all stays together.

    ok fair enough, EBH and Gerrans for Goss and Kittel

  • Phil Liggett says Lance Armstrong's accusers were motivated by jealousy1 year 11 weeks agoC'mon Phil, get over it man.

    C'mon Phil, get over it man. LA's admitted it. Not just the doping, but the bullying and manipulation and serial lying. Whatever the motivation, it still needed out. The omerta needed to be broken and people brought to account. Time to move on and admit you were taken for a huge ride and made an *ss of yourself.

    There was an interesting article on VeloNews about how LA underestimated how dangerous an enemy he was making of Landis - http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/news/walsh-on-armstrong-landis-wa...) when Landis asked for help after his 2006 bust, and LA apparently told him to "go forth and multiply".

  • First look: Giant Propel Advanced SL & Envie aero road bikes +video1 year 11 weeks agomattheww385 wrote:Well this

    mattheww385 wrote:
    Well this manages to make absolutely no mathematical sense

    Yeah, Giant say, "At a speed of 40 kilometers per hour over a distance of 40 kilometers, the Propel Advanced SL was 12 to 36 seconds faster than the other bikes tested."

    Presumably, they mean that if you go 40kph for an hour on the Propel, at the same power output you'd cover the 40km 12-36secs slower on the other bikes tested.

    That would be my interpretation.

  • First look: Giant Propel Advanced SL & Envie aero road bikes +video1 year 11 weeks agoMinardiM189 wrote: There are

    MinardiM189 wrote:

    There are also basic rules...

    That's the point, MinardiM189. There aren't any agreed rules. Giant clearly think their test results are valid.

    They say, "Eschewing current industry testing standards, which typically utilize either static dummies or human riders to measure aerodynamic performance of rider and bike, Giant developed a dynamic mannequin for its wind-tunnel development sessions at the ACE wind tunnel in Magny-Cours, France. Unlike a static mannequin, a dynamic mannequin accurately replicates the aerodynamic effects of a cyclist pedaling a bicycle."

    Other designers/engineers will doubtless disagree with Giant's protocol. There are no standard rules to which everyone has signed up, so everyone will continue to publish their own figures which demonstrate that their product is undoubtedly more aerodynamically efficient than everyone else's.

  • Is the man who helped rescue British Cycling being lined up as next president of the UCI?1 year 11 weeks agoExcellent. Integrity and UCI

    Excellent.

    Integrity and UCI in the same sentence.......sometime soon.......a breath of fresh air !

  • FS: 62cm Kona Jake the Snake cyclocross bike (with upgrades)1 year 11 weeks agoHi, Do you still have this

    Hi, Do you still have this for sale or not?
    gixernick@dsl.pipex.com

  • Crank length1 year 11 weeks agothe local club reckon train

    the local club reckon train on short cranks, race on long...
    Can't comment whether that makes a difference, but I've got 3 bikes with 170 and the race bike with 175 and I have a different 'natural' cadence on each bike.

  • Private league not showing in my joined list1 year 11 weeks agoAll sorted

    All sorted

  • Cavendish talks about being back on a Specialized McLaren Venge + video1 year 11 weeks agoI think he said he missed

    I think he said he missed spesh while with sky once.

  • Cavendish talks about being back on a Specialized McLaren Venge + video1 year 11 weeks agoThat was a messy sprint with

    That was a messy sprint with Tommeke

  • CTC and British Cycling heavily critical of legal system over £35 fine for collision that caused cyclist's death1 year 11 weeks agoDoes'my the CTC have the

    Does'my the CTC have the Cyclists Defence Fund?

  • GripGrab Urban Softshell Gloves1 year 11 weeks agoAs there is no mention of

    As there is no mention of even water repellence at wiggle or on their own site, its safe to assume they are not. Their Polaris glove uses Sympatex and they say that is waterproof - but its another £18.

  • GripGrab Urban Softshell Gloves1 year 11 weeks agoPisiform wrote:Sound ideal

    Pisiform wrote:
    Sound ideal but, before I rush off and buy a pair, are they waterproof

    'Softshell' suggests that they're not.

  • TDU Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoJust dropped him too,

    Just dropped him too, expecting a big selection on that last climb... really, there's only two places in the entire race likely to be hugely influential for GC, so I can see fireworks and some teams really pushing it. And that's made me realise there is a rider I should have put in my team but haven't. Ho hum.

  • Newbie looking for advice - It's Done - Photo Added1 year 11 weeks agoThanks Sammy and Dave,

    Thanks Sammy and Dave,

    Muddy waters is a good description. I have read so many good things about Canyon and normally I am all for internet purchases. I do feel more comfortable being able to get on the bike to try it out and being a beginner I am expect I ng I may need some help from the bike shop team to make any adjustments, I'll feel better having bought the bike from them for that purpose and they seem like they are pretty knowledgable where I am looking.

    Although the Di2 is very tempting I have pretty much decided I want to go down the carbon route, although I can't give any kind of decent justification for that.

    I have tried all 3 bikes and that made the decision harder although my heart originally and still does go towards the Focus offering.

    I would be keen to hear if anyone has any input on the SRAM Force vs. Ultegra front. Having never used either the actual shifting method seemed of little consequence on the test rides.

  • High cost of Campag & Shimano brake spares.1 year 11 weeks agoThat's pretty much how

    That's pretty much how economy works. Consume, consume consume. It is quite sad though.

  • CTC and British Cycling heavily critical of legal system over £35 fine for collision that caused cyclist's death1 year 11 weeks agoHow about the CTC and British

    How about the CTC and British Cycling get together and finance appeals against such lenient sentencing and they could also fund private prosecutions of offenders (where families/those involved want it). I'll chuck a tenner into the kitty no problem.

  • Fantasy Directeur Sportif Challenge1 year 11 weeks agoWell said j andrew, whoever

    Well said j andrew, whoever you are. Wink

  • Fantasy Directeur Sportif Challenge1 year 11 weeks agoMove over Kurt Arvesen,

    Move over Kurt Arvesen, theres a new ds in town. Big Grin Big Grin
    Nice start for loopy.

  • TDU Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoI have just dropped Griepel,

    I have just dropped Griepel, I don't see him being there at the finish tomorrow

  • Planet X launch Pro Carbon in sub-£1,000 SRAM Rival build1 year 11 weeks agomingmong wrote:TheHound

    mingmong wrote:
    TheHound wrote:
    ... because they're strictly an online retailer, same as Canyon, who are also extremely cheap for the spec they produce.
    quote]

    They do have a showroom, and you can buy things from there. A friend of mine used to work there.
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/contact/how-to-find-us

    My point still stands I reckon. They're not sold by a lbs, to my knowledge. Though admittedly that's pretty limited. So you're still not having to pay them the extra. It says something to that effect on their website.

  • GripGrab Urban Softshell Gloves1 year 11 weeks agoSound ideal but, before I

    Sound ideal but, before I rush off and buy a pair, are they waterproof

  • Court that handed down £35 fine for collision that killed cyclist decides on £110 fine for hitting parked car1 year 11 weeks agoFair enough and I will

    Fair enough and I will endeavor to be more mindful.

    Please understand that English for many, many years has not been my major spoken language. In CH, NL & DE the communication style is far more direct and I have been forced to adapt.

    Partially though, I am purposefully "robust" in my tone and language as I feel the spectrum of debate in the UK is far too narrow which only serves to suit those who wish nothing meaningful to change; particularly as this relates to the safety of cyclists in the UK.

  • Phil Liggett says Lance Armstrong's accusers were motivated by jealousy1 year 11 weeks agotheclaw wrote:pwake

    theclaw wrote:
    pwake wrote:

    And it's not just his former supporters; he's still driving a lot of traffic to this site and Paul Kimmage has made a career off the back of LA. Speaking of Kimmage, I remember him as the next big thing in Irish cycling after Kelly & Roche and after finishing sixth (I think) in the World Amateur RR Champs and I can understand his bitterness/disillusionment with the sport; he really was a bright star in the making. But he knows, for sure, that to make a name for yourself you go for the big names. He did it with LA; now it looks like he's out of material there, he's started on Wiggo.

    pwake what a complete and utter load of drivel. You are obviously very bitter that your idol has been snuffed out and kicked out of sport. Maybe also you are bitter because in the end, Kimmage, Walsh etc have actually proved to be better at their jobs than Lance was at his? Is that what you're grinding your axe about?? Kimmage and Walsh and Ballester arr high quality, extremely competent journalists whose work extends far beyond their investigations of Lance Armstrong.

    Not bitter. No axe to grind. Drivel? Well, I just thought I was being logical in thinking that lots of people did well out of Lance's years; detractors and supporters alike.
    Like I said, I remember Kimmage as a rider and can understand, to some extent, his disillusionment, but as other comments have stated, his work has been opinion with no original investigative content. I'm not saying it's a good thing for cycling to still have Liggett around and I have to ask; Do you think it's a good thing for cycling to have Kimmage around?
    He wrote a bloody good book in 'Rough Ride' but doesn't really seem to have been able to move on in a way. Some seem to canonize him in a similar manner to those who canonized Lance; just hope he isn't going up that faulted path of believing his own media persona; it never ends well...

  • TDU Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoBoo hoo, my purist team and

    Boo hoo, my purist team and standard teamalmost matched. Butmy alter ego, Hugh Lupus, who is doing the DS challenge and nothin g else is fourth overall....so will he forget the ds challenge and go for the race win??? Whats the prize???
    anyway, ebh is joinin gmy squad tonight,as is demare with goss and ano hittin gthe tarmac.