• Chorus / Athena1 year 9 weeks agoI have Chorus on the summer

    I have Chorus on the summer bike and Athena on the winter bike.
    In terms of shifting performance I can honestly say that I can't notice the difference.
    I have Ultra Torque cranks on both which are blissfully easy to work with; I've heard Power Torque is a bit of a pain.
    The shifters, though, are a world apart. Chorus shifters have a much more solid, positive feel and the ability to shift across multiple sprockets both ways is surprisingly useful.
    If you're happy with Power Torque and your current shifters then you'll be happy with Athena. If you want lighter weight, carbon bling and better shifters, stump up for Chorus.

    Rob

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 9 weeks agoGizmo_ wrote:Alb

    Gizmo_ wrote:
    Alb wrote:
    Stephen Roche and Sean Kelly ought to be ashamed of themselves, though hardly surprising in the slightest.

    Mild surprise about Kelly, but not surprised at all about Roche...

    Shouldn't be surprised about Kelly; he and Pat go back a long way. In fact, Kelly raced in apartheid South Africa with him. Kelly's eye, number one! Pretty appropriate because that's who they are looking out for...

  • TDS stage 81 year 9 weeks agoWatching what? I was

    Watching what? Thinking

    I was trying to find a wheelset for a RAAM racer who's follow car got rear ended yesterday. Devil

    If you have twitter check out @3000toacure https://twitter.com/3000toacure

  • TDS stage 81 year 9 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:SH***** my

    Gkam84 wrote:
    SH***** my transfers bummed out.

    Scores will be up soon, just have to sort out something Big Grin

    Must be watching the voice...... Devil

  • Hannah Barnes given IG London Nocturne win as commissaires reverse controversial relegation1 year 9 weeks agoI'd like to commiserate Laura

    I'd like to commiserate Laura Trott. lots.

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 9 weeks agoTinternet_tim wrote:Old

    Tinternet_tim wrote:
    Old Cranky, as it is a friends bike I am not sure of the ordering process. I saw the other reply about e-mailing them with your crank length requirement. If you also want me to ask my mate I can. Let me know.
    He has the Di2 version and although I only briefly saw it last weekend, it looks like a lovely bike. I can see why so many rave about the Canyons.
    He's now taken it for the maiden ride and his text to me simple read "WOW", so I think he likes it!

    Thanks to everyone else who has replied, I knew this was the right place to come to ask the question....you're a knowledgeable bunch! Smile

    Glad to help , I bet he will also tell you how light,stiff and yet comfortable it is as well Smile

  • Chorus / Athena1 year 9 weeks agoI haven't got any long-term

    I haven't got any long-term experience of either groupset (have only ridden Chorus for a short ride), but Athena is Power Torque, whereas Chorus is Ultra Torque. This means that Chorus shifter internals are much easier to repair, the shifters have a better shifting feel and the chainset is much easier to remove when replacing BB bearings. Basically, if you will be servicing your own equipment, Chorus is a much better bet

  • Hannah Barnes given IG London Nocturne win as commissaires reverse controversial relegation1 year 9 weeks agoGilmour's changed her tune

    Gilmour's changed her tune since Friday Smile

    Thankfully we've got the right decision eventually

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 9 weeks agoOld Cranky, as it is a

    Old Cranky, as it is a friends bike I am not sure of the ordering process. I saw the other reply about e-mailing them with your crank length requirement. If you also want me to ask my mate I can. Let me know.
    He has the Di2 version and although I only briefly saw it last weekend, it looks like a lovely bike. I can see why so many rave about the Canyons.
    He's now taken it for the maiden ride and his text to me simple read "WOW", so I think he likes it!

    Thanks to everyone else who has replied, I knew this was the right place to come to ask the question....you're a knowledgeable bunch! Smile

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 9 weeks agoAlb wrote:Stephen Roche and

    Alb wrote:
    Stephen Roche and Sean Kelly ought to be ashamed of themselves, though hardly surprising in the slightest.

    Mild surprise about Kelly, but not surprised at all about Roche...

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 9 weeks agoIsn't democracy wonderful!

    Isn't democracy wonderful!

  • TDS stage 81 year 9 weeks agoSH***** my transfers bummed

    SH***** my transfers bummed out.

    Scores will be up soon, just have to sort out something Big Grin

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 9 weeks agoOld Cranky wrote:Nice bike.

    Old Cranky wrote:
    Nice bike. Ultegra Di2 version?
    Out of interest, how do you specify the crank length you require on the Canyon website?

    If I remember correctly , when you place your order you can email them with any specifics/changes

  • Police escort cyclist off M1 motorway1 year 9 weeks agoStatistically the Motorways

    Statistically the Motorways are the safest places for cycling..fewer cyclist deaths than any other road Thinking

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 9 weeks agoSo 74 delegates voted in

    So 74 delegates voted in favour of sweeping doping issues under the carpet for another term? Is that how this should be interpreted...?

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 9 weeks agoNice bike. Ultegra Di2

    Nice bike. Ultegra Di2 version?
    Out of interest, how do you specify the crank length you require on the Canyon website?

  • Charge Spoon Ti saddle1 year 9 weeks agoTi/leather version is

    Ti/leather version is outstandingly good, pity it is now much more expensive than the standard version. It is still a great bargain.

  • Top scientists on cycle helmets: "The debate will go on (and on and on...)"1 year 9 weeks agoQuote:I suppose one could say

    Quote:
    I suppose one could say there are more people still around to talk after they've hit their heads, perhaps those that weren't wearing one tend not to be able to write posts on websites anymore.

    Yes, the pro-helmet lobby do have this fantasy that hospitals and nursing homes are crammed full of brain injured cyclists who didn't wear helmets.

  • Bike food - recipies?1 year 9 weeks agolook to combine the the

    look to combine the the period of energy release into your food for example

    slow release energy foods such as wholemeal, granola.

    medium energy release foods such as nuts, raisins

    quick energy release foods such as treacle, syrup,.

    so how about mixing in a bowl
    granola
    nuts
    raisins
    dark choc chips
    raw eggs
    banana
    treacle
    syrup

    bake in oven for fifteen minutes, allow to cool and cut into small bite size pieces

    Excellent for energy. and taste can vary by removing our adding things you like.

  • Cloud Chasing1 year 9 weeks agoQuote:I have feathered the

    Quote:
    I have feathered the joy of cloud chasing spins

    I have no idea what that means, but it's poetry.

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 9 weeks agoFarky wrote:Im an Irishman

    Farky wrote:
    Im an Irishman through and through and have been overly proud of Irish cycling and its ability to have a man senior and respected enough to be at the top of the UCI.

    Its said a lot for our wee island that we can produce officials of that calibre.

    Voting Pat McQuaid out has NOTHING to do with being Irish or nto wanting our federation represented at the highest level.

    It should NOT come down to the biased votes of a presidents own country/federation to vote him back in for election.
    As reigning President, it should be down to the stakeholders or members to decide fi they are happy with their current president.

    We can be thankful that the Irish, in the main, have been honest with their voting, putting nationalism aside and voting on the future of cycling in general.

    It should never have come to this, Pat shouldve done more to resist the obvious political interference and made a stand to protect cycling from itself where required. Hopefully this can now be done.

    Too little to late - thats Pats only failure.

    Your final sentence boggles my mind. You are talking about a man that that was banned from entering the 1976 Olympics after being caught racing in South Africa,whern he was in breach of anti-apartheid sporting boycott, entering the race using a false name. How many other pro cyclists did that? One?

    He is then part of the Armstrong scandal. His earlier behaviour really spelled out what type of person he is. He does not care about cycling any more. He cares about himself and his current lifestyle and the threat of losing that is starting to show. Ive said it before, if he truly cared about the future of cycling he would have resigned in the wake of the Armstrong mess.

    The votes McQ did get are down to mutual back scratching and the "old boys club". It just shows how deep this ugly scar on cyling goes. Too little too late? Pffffffff...

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 9 weeks agoSurprised how many voted for

    Surprised how many voted for him. I probably shouldn't be though, because regardless of everything else, the one thing he has proven to be good at is charming his chums and making deals.

  • Cyclist knocked into river by mobility scooter calls for urgent safety improvements1 year 9 weeks agoHmm "That part of the

    Hmm "That part of the footpath is really narrow" so what were either of them doing on it if it was a footpath?

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 9 weeks agoStephen Roche and Sean Kelly

    Stephen Roche and Sean Kelly ought to be ashamed of themselves, though hardly surprising in the slightest.

  • TDS stage 81 year 9 weeks agoBother - I brought in

    Bother - I brought in Kristoff & Demare as I had 2 transfers and thought that I'd do better with the two of them rather than Sagan and a cheap DS...