- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 21 year 3 weeks agoNot sure for tomorrow, think
Not sure for tomorrow, think Demare may win from Nizzolo, but stage 4 has Meersman v Gerrans written all over it (providing both are in good enough form). Fancy Nava and Iglinsky to top 10 in both stages
- Brunton Metal 4400 Electronics Charger1 year 3 weeks agoI'll take the EasyAcc option
I'll take the EasyAcc option from Amazon - 10,000 mAh Ultra Slim
- Sneak peek: Holdsworth to launch steel Heritage range1 year 3 weeks agoChurning out old technology
Churning out old technology for modern prices? Call me sceptical but whilst they all look nice, you'd think they'd perhaps update the frames with current headset sizes etc?
- Pippa Middleton to ride in world’s toughest bike race this month1 year 3 weeks agoNo matter how many times she
No matter how many times she flicked her elbow there'd be no chance of me leaving her back wheel to do a turn...
- Sneak peek: Holdsworth to launch steel Heritage range1 year 3 weeks agoIf the frame and fork are
If the frame and fork are priced at £799, these will indeed be a bargain. But I don't believe that will be the MSRP.
- "People will take priority over bikes" - rail boss explains why bicycles not welcome on Grand Départ trains1 year 3 weeks agoWelcome to britain, the
Welcome to britain, the country that likes to say "No we can't."
- Sneak peek: Holdsworth to launch steel Heritage range1 year 3 weeks agoThe interesting history of
The interesting history of this brand and of Claud Butler is not mentioned here. Both brands were bought by Elswick Hopper of Brigg to add lustre to their relatively higher quality bikes. There were some pretty cheap bikes put out under these labels, or at least bikes which would not fit in with the marketing hype in this article.
- Best vehicle you've ever drafted?1 year 3 weeks agolittle pissy 50cc scooters,
little pissy 50cc scooters, dropped a few of them afterwards as well on the downhills.
best one ever had a woman in head to toe high viz, she must have been 16-17 stone,
got so many thumbs up from other road users ha ha ah a ha ha
- Ladies Road bike for under £5001 year 3 weeks agotrek lexa is the
trek lexa is the usual,suspect, just a wee but over, but a haggle or last years model might get you under 500.
Or just get an XS non female specific compact frame and a saddle if choice, I'm not quite convinced by the Ladies geometry.
- Help - carbon road bike.1 year 3 weeks agoAh ok, apologies if that came
Ah ok, apologies if that came across as patronising then! I don't know anything about the Norco, but from the other bikes I've ridden, I wouldn't go for carbon at £1500. Admittedly, I only paid £1600 for a good carbon bike (Trek Madone 4.5), but that was reduced from it's usual price of £2k. The big overlap of good aluminium and cheap carbon means that at £1500ish, I'd be looking more at a good alu bike.
Alternatively, do you have a branch of Edinburgh Bicycle co-op nearby? They have the titanium Van Nicholas Ventus at about £1500, and titanium is a different handling feel again.
Actually, talking of my discounted bike, what's your timescale for a decision? Shops start to apply the discounts around September/October time to make way for the next year's stock, so that's worth bearing in mind.
Finally, (sorry to introduce ANOTHER option!) you could spend, like, £300 on a cheap aluminium bike, ride the nuts off it until you have firm opinions on all the little details I mentioned, then blow £2k on a seriously nice piece of kit! Cervelo R3 105, anyone?!
- Britain's Mike Hall leads new US coast-to-coast Trans Am Bike Race1 year 3 weeks agoGreat news - good luck to MH
Great news - good luck to MH for the remaining miles
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 21 year 3 weeks agoTaking a 40 point hit for
Taking a 40 point hit for tomorrow; that should be it then (barring swapping out Demare and maybe one other) until we get back to the real hills.
Bit of a crapshoot with the various MM-ers, plus I fancy a breakaway wins on possibly two stages. So who knows? Made room for Chava, a choice I may regret.
I fancy Alaphilippe could do well tomorrow, but I haven't picked him. Hmm.
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 21 year 3 weeks agoAnother disaster, lost
Another disaster, lost interest, 40 penalty points for tomorrow
In come Meersman, Demare, Iglinsky, Kelderman, Duchense and JVDB for Taaramae, Spilak, Jungels, Larrson, TVG and Contador
- Video: How much aero difference does cycle clothing make?1 year 3 weeks agoBah, I'll stick with the rain
Bah, I'll stick with the rain cape, if the weather gets really bad I can always fit the massive fairing/rain cover onto the Bakfiets.
- Abus Performance helmet1 year 3 weeks agoi just assumed this was a
i just assumed this was a giro air attack
- Video: How much aero difference does cycle clothing make?1 year 3 weeks agoPut a stripe on it and you go
Put a stripe on it and you go ever faster!!
- Win a Bianchi L'Eroica t-shirt and sweatshirt1 year 3 weeks agoIts my colour!
Its my colour!
- Sneak peek: Holdsworth to launch steel Heritage range1 year 3 weeks agoLoveley looking frames.
Loveley looking frames. Bought the Holdsworth Pro. replica from Planet X a couple of months back, and it does ride superbly.
Frame is made in South Korea I'm told (?) - wasn't worth the £2.5k original asking price, but worth what I paid for it!
I suspect these will be pricey when they come out.
- Boardman or Planet X1 year 3 weeks agoThe Boardman isn't really a
The Boardman isn't really a 105 mix, it's just Tiagra with a 105 rear Derraileur.
PX add a premium for cyclescheme, though I would go for the RT 58 a Chorus myself having had a good look at them.
- Suggest me some pedals please1 year 3 weeks agosweet £21.95 good call
sweet £21.95 good call
- fish and chips versus energy bars1 year 3 weeks agoIt's salt n sauce for Chris
It's salt n sauce for Chris Hoy and a deep fried mars bar for vegetarian Robert Millar.
- Punctured inner tubes, proper repair?1 year 3 weeks agoI've never had a problem
I've never had a problem patching,musing lezyne, rema, halfords,whatever.
I know tubes are very cheap now, but that probably means they're made under poor working conditions, plus, it's not very green to throw away one that's repairable.
- Disc Brakes (are they any safer)1 year 3 weeks agoLets cut the cr@p. If you
Lets cut the cr@p. If you can lock the wheels easily with the brakes you have in wet or dry conditions they are man enough for the job and the rest is down to the skill of the rider and the friction between the tyres and the road. What I find, is that with rim brakes in the wet is that there is that horrible "oh f@ck" few moments if you need to stop in a hurry - which could mean the difference between a prang and walking away. I have a road bike with rim brakes and a full susser MTB with Hope Tech disc brakes which as far as I'm concerned are the best thing since sliced bread. What I really want is to fit my MTB brakes or similar on my road bike and as soon as it is possible I will. 20 years from now, cable brakes will only exist on cheap and nasty bikes from wherever they are making them and retro bikes. Lets not get into the risk compensation arguments blah blah blah, it's all about the brakes!
Come the revolution!
- FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 20141 year 3 weeks agoThink we are still missing a
Think we are still missing a couple of womens race results if im correct?
- Is cycling getting like football?1 year 3 weeks agoOh get a grip.
Who do these
Oh get a grip.
Who do these armchair fans think they are!
I'm sure Chris Froome can handle a few people booing him from the roadside. I can't imagine there will be so many people committed to going through with that.
Unless thing descend into physical violence, bring on the razzmatazz. Its all part of the theatre of professional sport.