• Deep Breath Everyone1 year 3 weeks agoThe problem came about

    The problem came about because all through last year, people complained about stage deadlines not being close to the start of the race, so this year we moved them as close as could be, to give everyone a decent time to get a team in.

    If they had been left as we did in the large tours last year, there would have been no issue. But we pandered to people like yourself. So it happened to be a problem again this year.

    From now on, how about we don't take feedback from the users on board and just do our own thing?

  • Wheel bearings - tell tale signs1 year 3 weeks agoShep73 wrote: The next time I

    Shep73 wrote:

    The next time I do it, I can always make a know how post with photo's if people want to see how I do it.

    Brilliant. Please do. Smile

  • Just in: Cannondale Hooligan 21 year 3 weeks ago"There is no worse ride on

    "There is no worse ride on the planet than a Brompton, they only do one thing well, collapse. Walking is more fun and just about as quick."

    A few people hate the ride but many Brompton riders enjoy them so much they often choose them over their "main" bike for journeys where folding isn't necessary. A very common comment from Brompton newbies is how much fun they are to ride. The steering is quick to the point of being twitchy and the brakes on older ones left something to be desired but to describe them as having the worst ride on the planet is completely removed from reality.

    But yes they do fold extremely well.

  • As air pollution levels soar should you stop riding?1 year 3 weeks agoTake your chemtrail agenda

    Take your chemtrail agenda off to a different topic, this has nothing to do with them.

    It's not because of cars and taxis, it's because of deliberate political agendas, still living in ignorance?.

  • Just in: Cannondale Hooligan 21 year 3 weeks ago"End to end, it measures

    "End to end, it measures about 155cm, about 20m shorter than a small urban hybrid,"

    20m shorter, are you sure?

  • Deep Breath Everyone1 year 3 weeks agoQuote:It has been No it

    Quote:
    It has been

    No it hasn't.

    It happened last year, that's a whole year to think "hmm, you know what we could do? move the deadline forward one hour" "cor gee, that sounds like a swell idea, let's do it".

    No one would have been inconvenienced and cheats wouldn't have been allowed to prosper.

    Quote:
    things have been done to ensure it NEVER happens again, a couple of other changes are being made behind the scenes.

    I'll believe it when I see it, still the problem of the cheating has NOT been addressed.

    Oh and that was said last year, lo and behold it happens again, how many years is it now? just the 2? 3 perhaps? longer?.

  • Wheel bearings - tell tale signs1 year 3 weeks agoMost bearings can be done

    Most bearings can be done without removing, I never bother removing any of mine when I re-grease them. Use a sharp peeling knife to pick the seal out rather than a pick as it is flat so will do less damage to the seal. Even if you do deform the seal it will easily push back into shape when refitting.

    Admittedly I studied bearings and have done engineering industry standard courses for work but it's not as hard as some like to make out. The next time I do it, I can always make a know how post with photo's if people want to see how I do it.

  • Deep Breath Everyone1 year 3 weeks agoChiv, things have been done

    Chiv, things have been done to ensure it NEVER happens again, a couple of other changes are being made behind the scenes.

  • Deep Breath Everyone1 year 3 weeks agochiv30 wrote:northstar

    chiv30 wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    Quote:
    Let's just leave it fellas and play the game.... it's obvious that it is a genuine mistake, so let's give them a break.

    No it isn't : )

    He's right.....again Applause

    Can i just point out that a genuine mistake doesn't continually happen hence my comment above.

    However , I'm well aware that Dave et al have expressed their stance on it and as such nothing anyone else says will change that because of that I agree the issue has been buried although obviously not to the satisfaction of all but that would always be the case in any dispute .

  • ribble gran fondo vs dolan l' etape1 year 3 weeks agoBeing 75 my dad is looking

    Being 75 my dad is looking for comfort but lightweight.

    Thanks for the geometry info.

  • ribble gran fondo vs dolan l' etape1 year 3 weeks agoPlease bear in mind I'm a

    Please bear in mind I'm a novice roadie, 15yrs on mountain bikes but only six months on proper road bikes.
    The Dolan has a very similar geo to the Potenza (at least in my 44cm size) with the top tube being 2.6mm longer & the head tube 5mm shorter, the seat tube angle being half a degree more acute (73.5 degrees Vs 74degrees) makes it just a tad more lower at the front. Its not a full on race bike by any stretch but its capable of shifting whilst being a bike you can ride all day without crippling your spine. Having had both the Potenza & now the Dolan i think the Dolan is a nicer riding frame-but there isn't that much in it to be fair. It does seem to 'snap' away a bit quicker but that may be new-toy-subjectiveness! Both bikes are marketed as endurance/sportive types so both aimed at the more leisure end of the market.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins in Team Sky line-up for Tour of Flanders1 year 3 weeks agoStrong line up. I feel for

    Strong line up.

    I feel for Stannard though as he has been riding well. Hope he recovers well and can find his form again.

  • Deep Breath Everyone1 year 3 weeks agoI think Enrique is right

    I think Enrique is right though, you want it "properly addressed"

    It has been, Dave has stated there was a mistake and also that no points will be docked.

    So what is it you want done?

  • Ti bike wanted1 year 3 weeks agoJumping onto this thread, I

    Jumping onto this thread, I think I'd quite like a Ti drop bar tourer. Does such a thing exist? Would it cost more than my mortgage?

  • As air pollution levels soar should you stop riding?1 year 3 weeks agoYes Sir, this is all because

    Yes Sir, this is all because of cars and taxis. Nothing to do with the tons and tons of alluminium and barium pumped into the sky as chemtrails. No way, chemtrails don't exist. No siree, them persistent white lines in the sky next to the contrails is perfectly natural, yes sir. All that dust be comin from the Sahara, sho nuff. Blame dem cars, bossee.

  • Deep Breath Everyone1 year 3 weeks agoStop trying to derail it

    Stop trying to derail it enrique, your pathetic attempts won't work.

  • Ti bike wanted1 year 3 weeks agoThe Pickenflick can fit a 48t

    The Pickenflick can fit a 48t chainset so think I will go for that.

  • Swiss Side Hadron 625 wheels available to pre-order1 year 3 weeks agoAyBee wrote:How can you

    AyBee wrote:
    How can you compare a 62.5mm with a 82mm fairly? Apples and pears assuming you're testing both straight ahead and cross winds.

    Quite easily (or at least, conceptually not difficult). For details, why not pop over the SwissSide website and have a butchers at the Hadron project page

    http://www.swissside.com/hadron

    ..there's load of information about the wheel, test methodology, results etc there. Interesting.

  • What’s keeping Brits off the bike? In a word: fear, says new study1 year 3 weeks agoAs someone sagely noted on

    As someone sagely noted on here the other day, 'never trust anyone who doesn't pay their own insurance' - changing that would be a start to changing behaviours...

  • What’s keeping Brits off the bike? In a word: fear, says new study1 year 3 weeks agoAs someone sagely noted on

    As someone sagely noted on here the other day, 'never trust anyone who doesn't pay their own insurance' - changing that would be a start to changing behaviours...

  • As air pollution levels soar should you stop riding?1 year 3 weeks agoAnd Boris's best plans to

    And Boris's best plans to avoid the fines? Try to hide the pollution where it's being monitored and try to get the law relaxed rather than improve the levels.

    Let's remember this EU law exists to try and protect the health of some of the most vulnerable members of society from a risk we can't see and avoid ourselves. Of course the taxpayers will lose out because of the fines - I wish we could make the politicians personally liable so they would pay for their negligence.

  • What’s keeping Brits off the bike? In a word: fear, says new study1 year 3 weeks agoMy office recently moved out

    My office recently moved out of Nottingham city center - my 3 mile commute became a 6 mile one. The new route proved to be so dangerous that I've had to add another 3 miles on to it to reduce risks / stress levels to something I can live with. Only alternative is buy a car and become part of the problem...

  • Just in: Cannondale Hooligan 21 year 3 weeks ago"I’ll risk the wrath of

    "I’ll risk the wrath of Bromptonists everywhere by saying now that the Hooligan will be a better ride"

    I'll back you up for one!

    There is no worse ride on the planet than a Brompton, they only do one thing well, collapse. Walking is more fun and just about as quick.

  • Just in: Cannondale Hooligan 21 year 3 weeks agoThe frame is clearly

    The frame is clearly influenced by the Killer V of the 90s ... http://cdn.velospace.org/files/PICT0001-3.jpg

    Looked odd then, looks even odder with small wheels.

    What's the wheelbase on this? Because unless I'm mistaken, it'll only be about a foot shorter than a normal bike and you won't be filtering through much traffic with >600mm bars...

  • As air pollution levels soar should you stop riding?1 year 3 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:stuke

    levermonkey wrote:
    stuke wrote:
    I'm full of cold and with a sore throat decided to take the car instead of the bike to work today to avoid the pollution..........oh the irony!! Big Grin

    You do realise that you have exposed yourself to the same levels of pollution as you would have done cycling but without the health benefits of exercise. But don't beat yourself up about it; you will recover quicker with a short break from riding than if you tried to ride through the flu. A couple of days is usually enough.

    Recover soon.


    I'm not going to go and look it up (facts? On the Internet?) but I believe there was a study recently which said car passengers inhaled six times as much pollutants at cyclists over a journey of the same distance.

    I'm about to ride home through the 'smog'. Looks like a lovely evening.

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