• Tour De France - Étape 11 year 8 weeks agoSprinters, No spreadsheet,

    Sprinters, No spreadsheet, Gonna wing it from here, got some nice youngsters I am going to blood later on. Very excited!

    Thank God Farrar withdrew, one less to worry about, now if Gossy can just get sick......

    Devil Devil Devil

  • Beeston Sportive, Nottinghamshire1 year 8 weeks agoNot the ideal first sportive

    Not the ideal first sportive then. I did the medium one last year, some great climbs if that your thing.

    I would do the medium one if I was going to recommend one to begin with. Look at it as 85 feet per mile of descents.

    Good luck

  • Frog Bikes 521 year 8 weeks agoGreat review, love the

    Great review, love the "better for jumping" bit made me smile! Good to have some reviews of other things than for adults

  • When tradition looks CRAP1 year 8 weeks agoI think a Union Flag design

    I think a Union Flag design similar to the Norwegian jersey would look good, no denying what country the wearer is from then

  • When tradition looks CRAP1 year 8 weeks agoThat was bad in those

    That was bad in those days.
    why NL? Its also the UK colours? Flag design has nothing to do with it.
    I have yet to see a decent UK jersey although the super bright track one is OK. Just be thankful it wasn't that abortion they wore at the Olympics. The cretin who designed it and those who approve it should hang their heads in shame.

  • Top ten GC Tour de France1 year 8 weeks ago1.Froome 2.Quintana 3.TJ 4.Va

    1.Froome
    2.Quintana
    3.TJ
    4.Van den Broeck
    5.Pinot
    6.Mollema
    7.Valverde
    8.Contador
    9.Niemec
    10.Di Costa

  • When tradition looks CRAP1 year 8 weeks agoI know its team kit so a bit

    I know its team kit so a bit different but some inspiration (and warnings) to be had here http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/536646/great-britain-s-team-k...

    toned down version of this would be okay

  • Cheerio Road.cc... For three weeks1 year 8 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:TheHatter

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    TheHatter wrote:
    I've come home to find our pet rabbit has bit through the virgin media cable so I can't watch tv all weekend... So no tour gutted! Angry

    that sucks. can't you cut the end off and re-attach the thingy? I'm so technical

    no - its actually the power cable which is some weird connection. She's previously bitten through the phone cable too so was already on a yellow card.
    I did just try to connect it with a junction box thingy but no joy (though at least I didn't fry myself). Really not a techy so gave up and started to google rabbit pie recipes.

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 8 weeks agoProbably change before

    Probably change before tomorrow

    Van Den Broeck (my top 3 tip)
    Quintana (youth winner)
    Cavendish (points winner)
    Kittel (few sprint points)
    Zubeldia (team leader?, experienced)
    Schleck (bound to get a stage win)
    Cunego (team leader, few top 10's?)
    Mederel (cheap French guy)
    El Flares (same as mederel)

  • Tour Tech 2013: Team Sky’s Pinarello Dogma and Bolide1 year 8 weeks agoPaul J wrote:So

    Paul J wrote:
    So covers/fairings are illegal, except when they're not? Anyone know the exact rules at play here?

    Yeah, the UCI have this rule:

    "1.3.024 Any device, added or blended into the structure, that is destined to decrease, or which has the effect of decreasing, resistance to air penetration or artificially to accelerate propulsion, such as a protective screen, fuselage form fairing or the like, shall be prohibited."

    Then they've issued a 'clarification' to the same article:
    "The addition of a cover to a braking system, as shown in the image below [BMC TM01], is authorised. The unit is considered to be integrated with the frame or fork."

    How that's a clarification rather than a contradiction is anyone's guess. Don't go looking for logic or consistency; this is the UCI we're talking about.

  • The brain of a cyclist1 year 8 weeks agoEverything in order then.

    Everything in order then.

  • Tour Tech 2013: Orbea Orca gets lighter and more aero + video1 year 8 weeks agoThe wife and i have just each

    The wife and i have just each bought the Orca, we had the 2013 version electronic and what a ride, we would recommend them to anybody, if you do think of purchasing one get the bike fit from your local dealer as we had it at Terry Wrights Market Deeping, and they done us proud and we are now posting the best times we have ever done, The Orca is stiff where it needs to be but still has the whip where it is needed.

  • Cheerio Road.cc... For three weeks1 year 8 weeks agoI think what Dave means is,

    I think what Dave means is, do you have the know how on how to splice the cable together. Its a simple TEMPORARY fix until VM come to fix it

  • When tradition looks CRAP1 year 8 weeks agoEven if they just took the

    Even if they just took the stripes and turned them into a cross. So one set from top left to bottom right and then same going bottom left to top right

  • Armstrong: "Impossible" to win Tour in his day without doping; also, calls for McQuaid to go1 year 8 weeks agoMy only thought is "Well, he

    My only thought is "Well, he would say that, wouldn't he?"

  • Cheerio Road.cc... For three weeks1 year 8 weeks agoTheHatter wrote:I've come

    TheHatter wrote:
    I've come home to find our pet rabbit has bit through the virgin media cable so I can't watch tv all weekend... So no tour gutted! Angry

    that sucks. can't you cut the end off and re-attach the thingy? I'm so technical

  • Supernova E3 Pro 2 dynamo front light1 year 8 weeks agoyou can see our light

    you can see our light measurements; they're in the graph above along with beam shots. we don't set out much stall by any manufacturer's lumen ratings, to be honest. if that's your basis for calling supernova a 'shady company' then it's pretty weak, or at least applicable to the majority of light companies in our experience. the E3 puts out a similar amount of light (ie area under the graph above) as comparably-rated lights, the beam pattern means it performs better than them in road situations.

    Our rating's based on how the light performs for its stated purpose: heavy road use in all conditions, with a dnyohub. As such it's an great light. I've used it on many all-nighters and never been disappointed, or needed a secondary light source. the build quality is superb and the mounting options varied. We could argue the toss about *exactly* how much light it emits and all go and get our integrating spheres (you did use an integrating sphere, yes?), but that would be missing the point to a certain extent.

    Quote:
    Also, the "e3 pro" also doesn't have a standlight to speak of--brightness goes _way_ down, almost to nothing. Has this been improved as well? Do you have an estimate of standlight output?

    the standlight isn't super bright, but it's plenty bright enough to get you seen when stationary, which is what it's for, and stays on for a good long while. has it been improved over the last version? a bit. it's a pity you can't turn it off.

    Quote:
    Finally, the matched taillight is a moderately bright but tiny point source, making it impossible to judge closing speed, and is thus about half as useful as a well-designed taillight

    are you suggesting that drivers are able to triangulate distance based on the width of a wider tail light?

  • Team Pendo - riding 200 miles from Manchester to London to catch a train & raise money for good cause1 year 8 weeks ago"...make it to London Euston

    "...make it to London Euston in time to catch the last Virgin Train back to Manchester at 22.00pm"

    Ah but there's only 4 bike spaces...

  • Cheerio Road.cc... For three weeks1 year 8 weeks agoI've come home to find our

    I've come home to find our pet rabbit has bit through the virgin media cable so I can't watch tv all weekend... So no tour gutted! Angry

  • Cheerio Road.cc... For three weeks1 year 8 weeks agoLast year I was on paternity

    Last year I was on paternity leave and watched a lot of it live, glorious. That's not what my wife said though.

    It has been interesting over the last few years as it gets harder to avoid the headlines

  • When tradition looks CRAP1 year 8 weeks agoI'd say leave well alone,do

    I'd say leave well alone,do you remember when BC had those acid green colours to 'stand out'.

  • Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 8 weeks agoVoeckler Gadret Coppel

    Voeckler
    Gadret
    Coppel

  • When tradition looks CRAP1 year 8 weeks agoOk, Dowsett didn't have one.

    Ok, Dowsett didn't have one. But House and the sky lads had them (Sky beside their names)

    Yes its the tradition to have those bands, but I really think its time British Cycling got someone to design something new. It has never looked right

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 8 weeks agoHappy to declare my

    Happy to declare my peculiarly-organised purist:

    Cav
    Quintana
    Costa
    Hoogerland
    Dennis
    Navardauskas
    Marino
    Bonnet
    Gadret

    EDIT: I have already changed this.

  • Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 8 weeks agoPinot 30.4 Pineau

    Pinot 30.4
    Pineau 10.9
    Jean-Marc Marino 4.9

    (Cuthbert, Plantoir, Bouffe - Vive les pompiers de Trumpton)