• A smashing Idea1 year 28 weeks agostep-hent wrote:daddyELVIS

    step-hent wrote:
    daddyELVIS wrote:
    Shimano or Campagnolo?? Thinking

    how about one of each? saves arguing...

    Front tyre Continental, rear tyre Schwalbe?

  • Stage 5 Rouen-StQuentin1 year 28 weeks agoShocking opening to the TDF

    Shocking opening to the TDF so far probably due to too much concentration on those in guaranteed points positions when 1 breakaway intermediate sprint first 5 placing gains enough to wipe out a 1st place GC plus holding Cancellara is s-o-o-o expensive.

    Took out Cancellara and Boassen Hagen today for my expected top 2 Cavendish(he likes stage 5 in previous TDF's) and Greipel(form + train).

    Greipel
    Cavendish
    Chavanel
    Oss
    Cantwell
    Morkov
    Edet
    Engoulvent
    Albasini

    That will stay the same tomorrow then looking to bring in the likes of Pinot/Van Garderen/Evans/Rogers for stage 7.

    If that fails my head will be swerving towards Poland Confused

  • Tour tech 2012: Peter Sagan's custom Cannondale Evo 'Tourminator'1 year 28 weeks agoroadcc wrote:we have no

    roadcc wrote:
    we have no details on how exactly it's different to a stock frame

    Apparently its the rear end of a 54cm frame (seat tube and stays) with the same length front end as the 58. Presumably the head tube is shorter than the 58 though.

  • Stage 5 Rouen-StQuentin1 year 28 weeks agoAs I said yesterday, I don't

    As I said yesterday, I don't like how heavily the breaks are scoring this year and it's only going to get worse in the mountains. It makes not guessing a breakaway guy really penal as you're losing out on upwards of 20 points per breakaway rider on flat stages (5 points for every poxy cat 4 Sad) and it could make a different of 50 points in the mountains. Still, at least for now we're all getting intermediate sprint points.

    Cav for the win today, Goss to be useless again, Van Hummel to crash at the intermediate sprint and Sagan to just be there somewhere. Also hoping Arashiro's recovered enough to contest the sprints.

  • Hincapie, Leipheimer, Zabriskie & Vandevelde in alleged dope ban deal for evidence against Lance Armstrong1 year 28 weeks agoKinda knew something like

    Kinda knew something like this was coming, but (against my cynicism) I really hoped George H was clean.

  • Belgian Cycling Paradise comes to London for the Olympics1 year 28 weeks agoSorry if that was confusing -

    Sorry if that was confusing - Belgium House is £5 to enter, but the Belgian Cycling Paradise is free. Tweaked slightly to make that clearer.

  • Stage 5 Rouen-StQuentin1 year 28 weeks agoYeah, Greipel again today for

    Yeah, Greipel again today for me.

    Not getting guys in the break REALLY annoys me. Plain Face

  • Stage 5 Rouen-StQuentin1 year 28 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I'm gambling

    drheaton wrote:
    I'm gambling on Cav having recovered and being properly pissed off Smile

    That was my thinking too.

  • New letour website, does anybody hate it as much as me?1 year 28 weeks agoI quite like the new look,

    I quite like the new look, easy to find the links you want.

    The KoM comp hasn't been updated yet though Thinking

  • Stage 5 Rouen-StQuentin1 year 28 weeks agoI'm gambling on Cav having

    I'm gambling on Cav having recovered and being properly pissed off Smile

    Cavendish
    Sagan
    Goss
    Van Hummel
    Arashiro
    Ladagnous
    Levarlet
    Boeckmans
    Izagirre

    Looks like four are trying to get away up front.

    Urtasun
    Ghyselinck
    Simon
    Ladagnous

    Kinda hacked off as I had Simon until last night! The break shouldn't take too many points today as there are no categorised climbs.

  • Stage 5 Rouen-StQuentin1 year 28 weeks agoI'm gambling that Cav won't

    I'm gambling that Cav won't have recovered fully from yesterdays crash.

    Sagan
    Greipel
    Goss
    Van Hummel

    Simon
    Arashiro
    Cantwell
    Boeckemans
    Gallopin

  • Please don’t feed the pondlife1 year 28 weeks agoAgreed.

    Agreed.

  • Sheffield school gets purpose built cycling track1 year 28 weeks agoExcellent development. Let's

    Excellent development. Let's hope more schools benefit from this type of provision.

    Funny how it's routine to tarmac a rectangular playground but no thought is given to building a cycle track.

  • It's a different kind of Tour, says Cav before big crash (+ video)1 year 28 weeks agoHope you're right Step-hent

    Hope you're right Step-hent and Stumps. I'll be so chuffed to be reading too much into this. It's also a fair point about the Classics comment - much has been said about Sky bringing a line-up oriented towards weeks 2 and 3.

    *** COME ON WIGGO !! ***

  • Why no coverage of womens cycling?1 year 28 weeks agoIt was on Eurosport the other

    It was on Eurosport the other day, called the Women's World Cup.

    I watched it, it was quite interesting, they had loads of interviews, edgy camera angles and those little films like the BBC have on people like Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armitstead.

    Also Track Racing gets the same coverage, ever heard of Laura Trott?

  • Hincapie, Leipheimer, Zabriskie & Vandevelde in alleged dope ban deal for evidence against Lance Armstrong1 year 28 weeks agoIntriguing. NOT

    Intriguing.

    NOT

  • Hincapie, Leipheimer, Zabriskie & Vandevelde in alleged dope ban deal for evidence against Lance Armstrong1 year 28 weeks agoWhy Captain America??

    Why Captain America?? Why????

    If this is true, it's going to make the Armstrong trial very very interesting. Strange that they would delay the bans of the other 4..

  • Please don’t feed the pondlife1 year 28 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:Martin

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    Martin Thomas wrote:
    I agree that twats in cars constitute a bigger problem, but they're not who I was writing about. And just because that problem exists, it doesn't mean the problems caused by twats on bikes aren't worth addressing.

    The main point I'd make (again) is that I think more and more people on bikes seem to think it's acceptable to break the rules. But I don't think it is.

    It is not acceptable to break the road rules, no matter what type of road user you are. That said, there are degrees to every point. Cycling along an empty pavement for example puts no-one at risk. Some things may be more unacceptable than others.

  • Please don’t feed the pondlife1 year 28 weeks agoMartin Thomas wrote:I agree

    Martin Thomas wrote:
    I agree that twats in cars constitute a bigger problem, but they're not who I was writing about. And just because that problem exists, it doesn't mean the problems caused by twats on bikes aren't worth addressing.

    The main point I'd make (again) is that I think more and more people on bikes seem to think it's acceptable to break the rules. But I don't think it is.

    It is not acceptable to break the road rules, no matter what type of road user you are. That said, there are degrees to every point. Cycling along an empty pavement for example puts no-one at risk.

  • Court told that red light jumping cyclist left pedestrian with fractured skull1 year 28 weeks agoShe's not suggesting an open

    She's not suggesting an open season (why the quote marks? she didn't say it) on cyclists! Nor is she saying that any who have been hurt or killed deserved it. Seems to me she's just furious about what happened to her husband - and who can blame her? - and has expressed a reasonable view (that there should be as much focus on cyclists behaving responsibly as there is on preventing injury to cyclists) albeit rather clumsily. I think before you judge her too harshly you should consider how you might feel if your partner's skull had been broken.

  • Why no coverage of womens cycling?1 year 28 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Less TV

    drheaton wrote:
    Less TV coverage and mainstream media coverage means it's much more difficult for other media outlets to cover the races.

    I agree entirely with your comment above (and the remainder of your post), as well as those of the other contributors but my point is that it hasn't even been mentioned.

  • Kinesis Crosslight FiveT1 year 28 weeks agoSTATO wrote:Guys, is this a

    STATO wrote:
    Guys, is this a 2012 review or just a re-hash of the 2010 review you did?

    http://road.cc/content/review/24032-kinesis-crosslight-fivet

    I ask not to be cheeky but they changed the geo slightly this year (longer head tube iirc) and wondered if that has been considered. Would be nice to get an opinion of any different feeling of the bike, its not uncommon for manufacturers to down-spec bikes once they become established and catching people out.

    Ta,
    Rich.

    nope, it's the 2012 bike. with the wrong pics in Smile

    just sorting that out...

  • Court told that red light jumping cyclist left pedestrian with fractured skull1 year 28 weeks agoWhilst I feel for anybody

    Whilst I feel for anybody whose partner gets injured in a RTC, I cannot believe that she could be so callous as to suggest an "open season" on cyclists or is it that she is perhaps saying that all the cyclists that have been killed or seriously injured deserved it.
    She does not even have the defence of saying that the statement was made "in the heat of the moment" as the incident was almost a year ago.

  • So whats the view of Sagan? Godsend or Gobshite?1 year 28 weeks agoi still think he should keep

    i still think he should keep a superman cape in his back pocket and as he is about to cross the line put it on and do the usual superman impression

  • It's a different kind of Tour, says Cav before big crash (+ video)1 year 28 weeks agoI think people are being a

    I think people are being a bit premature with the doom and gloom about positioning and crashes.

    Wiggo is not daft and he knows where he has to be as do his team mates. Cav was unfortunate with the crash but when you look at where it happened (just inside the 3k mark) his team would not normally be lining him up for the sprint merely getting into place and that crash could have brought down a whole team not just the 2 yesterday