- Win a pair of Reynolds Attack Wheels and a holiday to try them out on!1 year 13 weeks agoI'm available, but would need
I'm available, but would need two fronts and a rear...lol
- Mark Cavendish to battle on track with Tom Boonen and Iljo Keisse tonight (streamed live)1 year 13 weeks agoPoor Cav, having to listen to
Poor Cav, having to listen to all that Flemish. He must have really hated Sky!
- Pinarello ride into Halfords stores1 year 13 weeks agoPicking up on the Internet
Picking up on the Internet that the Dogma range won't be sold through Halfords only a selection of bikes will be available. Ok all Dogma owners you can breath easy now
- Shimano vs Campag vs Sram1 year 13 weeks agoDoubletap is so
Doubletap is so intuitive.
Then, the joke is that Shimano Sora is essentially the same as Super Record, both have the little thumb clicker.
- FS: Unused Shimano R500 Wheelset £651 year 13 weeks agoAh.
Think I'll leave it
Think I'll leave it then.
Unless you'd accept £20 + p&p
- London Bike Show 2013 preview - a taste of what to expect1 year 13 weeks agoDon't Fizik already have a
Don't Fizik already have a seatpost?
Anyway, hoping to get down after the Imperial series on Saturday to catch McAskill and the Elite Crit.
- Tour Down Under1 year 13 weeks agoI don't know - stage 2 looks
I don't know - stage 2 looks pretty serious to me. From all reports, Corkscrew Hill is a very tough climb. Even at 2.5k long, if someone with a bit of form really tries to go on it, they could well break up the field and stay away to the finish - Gilbert-ish? The run-in is all downhill, and not straight, and a chase may be tricky to organize.
However, early season, and the change in climate for most riders - hard to see who will be up for it. They could just decide to pedal over and wait till stage 5 to decide things - definitely an opportunity though.
Also - if the pace is high, I could see Kittel and Guardini having trouble with stage 3 (and maybe even stage 1 depending on their form?). Are they the weakest climbers in the peloton - anyone else spring to mind besides Bos who is not here?
- Mark Cavendish to battle on track with Tom Boonen and Iljo Keisse tonight (streamed live)1 year 13 weeks agoGood move by the team, not
Good move by the team, not keen on the Belgian commentary though!
- FS: Unused Shimano R500 Wheelset £651 year 13 weeks agoHi Raleigh, I am in
Hi Raleigh, I am in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
- London Bike Show 2013 preview - a taste of what to expect1 year 13 weeks agoI've given my "look out for
I've given my "look out for and report back" item...
- Mark Cavendish to battle on track with Tom Boonen and Iljo Keisse tonight (streamed live)1 year 13 weeks agoJust got back from hockey
Just got back from hockey training and read this - checked out some already - excellent !
- Mark Cavendish to battle on track with Tom Boonen and Iljo Keisse tonight (streamed live)1 year 13 weeks agoThanks for the steer lads!
Thanks for the steer lads!
- Mark Cavendish to battle on track with Tom Boonen and Iljo Keisse tonight (streamed live)1 year 13 weeks agoOooh I have 30 minutes to get
Oooh I have 30 minutes to get my bubs to bed, tidy up the toys, make lunch boxes & sort out clean uniforms..
- Mark Cavendish to battle on track with Tom Boonen and Iljo Keisse tonight (streamed live)1 year 13 weeks agoThats great! Good to see a
Thats great! Good to see a team trying new things to add a bit of positive publicity beyond the usual boring rubbish.
- Pinarello ride into Halfords stores1 year 13 weeks agoA racing bike needs to be
A racing bike needs to be properly sized to be comfortable and give good performance, we all know that here.
What I can say from experience is that Halfords do not have the facilities or business model to allow for this. Hell, they couldn't even get that right with their flagship Bikehut failure which was in Brighton (I know, I worked there).
On the bright side... Oh wait.
- Shimano vs Campag vs Sram1 year 13 weeks agoMy mate reckons you can
My mate reckons you can categorise each manufacturer by looking at the country of origin.
Shimano are true to the Japanese stereotype. Hard working, reliable and not too expensive to own, although what goes on under the surface may be more complex than you first thought. The Shimano Inscrutable is their best-selling product.
SRAM is the epitome of good old US thinking, with its straightforward engineering and slightly trashy appearance. The fact that much of their design originated elsewhere never seems to trouble their confidence. Best seller is the SRAM 7.62mm self-loader.
Campagnolo has a heritage going back to the Roman empire, when they allegedly introduced the first 11-speed racing chariot. And they continue to cater primarily for the racing fraternity with few concessions to commuters and leisure cyclists. Speed is in their blood, beauty is their goal. Like all Italians. Top seller probably the Campagnolo Asti Spumante.
Hope that helps.
- Pinarello ride into Halfords stores1 year 13 weeks agoDear oh dear!
Dear oh dear!
- Pinarello ride into Halfords stores1 year 13 weeks agoEvery time I see someone
Every time I see someone riding a Pinarello, I'm going to ask if they got it from Halfords.
In facy, I'm just going to tweet Alan Sugar...
- UCI: "no comment" on reports of Lance Armstrong confessing and implicating its officials1 year 13 weeks agoWhat better way to deflect
What better way to deflect your own guilt than try to implicate everyone else - he can't blame other riders as they have all confessed already so that only leaves the UCI. As everyone hates the UCI, this is a master stoke. Still, it will be fun to see them struggle, squirm and then go down. But at the end of the day this is just another elaborate game to save brand Lance - it doesnt matter who gets trodden on so long as Lance is ok.
- Shimano vs Campag vs Sram1 year 13 weeks agoThe main functional
The main functional difference in my view is the way the shifters operate; Shimano has two independent levers, one in the brake, one behind, SRAM has one lever with a double tap system and Campag has one lever and a little 'release' tab.
Another noticeable difference in my view is that Campag's range is more mid to ultra high-end than SRAM or Shimano's ultra high-end through to bargain basement ranges.
To be honest there is nothing good, or bad, about any of this. All three companies produce extremely high quality and refined products which are well worth the money. I use Shimano simply because the first bike I got was Shimano and I find it easier to maintain and less to learn if I just have one manufacturer.
- Sir Paul Smith unveils 2013 Giro d'Italia maglia rosa in Milan - now with video1 year 13 weeks agoWhere's my Dulux paint
Where's my Dulux paint brochure? I can't decide what shade of pink it falls under
- UCI Licence Commission grants Katusha Professional Continental status, but CAS dispute continues1 year 13 weeks agoOld Man Miller wrote:SurelyOld Man Miller wrote:
Surely if the team has been refused a World Tour licence on the grounds of ethics, granting a Continental licence cannot be right. If they cannot be trusted at World Tour level they cannot be trusted at Continental level. More UCI madness.
At this point it begins to seem plausible that all this was simply caused by a few cash-stuffed envelopes being lost in the mail en route to Switzerland. Now they found the envelopes again.
- Pinarello ride into Halfords stores1 year 13 weeks agoI bought my Boardman from
I bought my Boardman from Wiggle and put it together without any idea what I was doing. I've never had any trouble with it. So if I can do it, anyone can.
- UCI Licence Commission grants Katusha Professional Continental status, but CAS dispute continues1 year 13 weeks agoA bit of behind closed doors
A bit of behind closed doors wrestling and threats of disclosure methinks.
- Zipp release 60 and 30 clincher wheelsets1 year 13 weeks agotitusrider wrote:Heavy againtitusrider wrote:
Heavy again zipp...
I know its not all about weight but Zipp's always seem bloated compared to the competition
Well, not really, the 60 is bang on the same as a Mavic Cosmic, a wheel of very similar construction