• Poland stage 21 year 4 weeks agoTook Matthews out this

    Took Matthews out this morning...

  • Poland stage 21 year 4 weeks agoThat sucks...

    STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
    Took Vakoc out this morning... Angry
    That sucks...

  • UCI provisionally suspends Roman Kreuziger over biological passport issues1 year 4 weeks agoStefano Feltrin's open letter

    Stefano Feltrin's open letter to Brian Cookson

    http://www.tinkoffsaxo.com/news/open-letter-uci-president-mr-brian-cookson/

  • Mike Cotty’s Road to Mont Blanc bike1 year 4 weeks agoAnother epic ride like last

    Another epic ride like last year, all the best to Mike.

  • Lorry speed limit increase will kill cyclists, says Department for Transport1 year 4 weeks agoUK politicians are no more

    UK politicians are no more than lackeys for lobby groups, this lot that are in at the moment especially so.

    I wonder how much individuals with financial interests in the transport industry contribute to the conservative party coffers?

  • Hi guys ,anyone know anything about the Ridley Fenix c30 i1051 year 4 weeks agoThnx

    Thank you for your replies ,just bought the Fuji Altamire 2.3 hope I've chosen right one.

  • Billie Piper questioned by police after collision hospitalises cyclist1 year 4 weeks agokie7077 wrote: She is

    kie7077 wrote:

    She is understood to have been driving at under five miles per hour

    I doubt this very much, seriously, who can't avoid a collision with a vehicle going at a fast walking pace. No source mentioned by The Mail.

    Likely she was. 5 mph is a reasonable u-turn speed, but is a slow jog speed so not as slow as you'd think. The rider, though, would have seen the car the other side of the road, then would have seen it pull directly into his path... If he'd been doing close to 30 mph then he'd have had no chance with a car broadside in front of him, a kerb to the right and oncoming traffic to the left.

  • Lorry speed limit increase will kill cyclists, says Department for Transport1 year 4 weeks agoWhat a short-sighted decision

    What a short-sighted decision

  • Bianchi Infinito CV1 year 4 weeks agoI don't know if anyone will

    I don't know if anyone will answer this, but I'll throw it out anyway:

    Given the curved shape of the chainstays, the rear derailleur cable comes proud. Does this make it vulnerable?

  • Pippa Middleton’s Race Across America bike auctioned for charity1 year 4 weeks agoSaddle smell or freshness or

    Saddle smell or freshness or otherwise, I'm not sure how much Middleton was involved in the actual race. The course has significant climbing in the first third (Rockies) and end (Appalachians), but in between there is a lot of flat land.

    From my understanding she didn't contribute as much as her team mates, and particularly not in the hills. Not to say she did nothing but I'm not convinced this is chapeau worthy ride.

  • Poland stage 21 year 4 weeks agoTook Vakoc out this

    Took Vakoc out this morning... Angry

  • Lorry speed limit increase will kill cyclists, says Department for Transport1 year 4 weeks agoseanbolton wrote:So

    seanbolton wrote:
    So incredibly stupid, what is Claire Perry thinking??

    She's not.

    The change is just moronic all-round and these sorts of decisions need to be taken out of the hands of parliament/government.

  • Billie Piper questioned by police after collision hospitalises cyclist1 year 4 weeks agofatsimonstan wrote:Straight

    fatsimonstan wrote:
    Straight to Godwin's Law in 10, a new record by any standards....

    Not really. Godwin's law refers to people being accused of Hitler/Nazi rhetoric. We were merely referring to his possible 'celebrity' status.

  • Lorry speed limit increase will kill cyclists, says Department for Transport1 year 4 weeks agoMore bonkers legislation from

    More bonkers legislation from this anti-cycling, pro-car, government.

    The law change is based on no evidence what so ever that it will reduce "dangerous overtaking" manouvers.

    It will lead to more serious accidents, and not just for cyclists. If lorries already flout the 40mph rule, then they will also flout the 50mph rule and end up doing close to 60mph on narrow country roads.

    Inevitably the number of very serious collisions is going to go up.

    Once again the haulage lobby "wins" for no real gain, either economic or safety.

    So incredibly stupid, what is Claire Perry thinking??

    If lorries regularly speed, how about a crack down on speeding?

  • Just in: Shand Stoater Rohloff1 year 4 weeks agoI have an On-One Pompetamine

    I have an On-One Pompetamine with an Alfine 8 hub and Versa drop-bar shifters... Steel frame, disc brakes etc. It's a superb do-it-all bike for commuting, touring.

    This Shand is effectively a top-of-the-range version of the same (winning) formula...

  • Virus Warning from Avast1 year 4 weeks agoSystem scan coming up. This

    System scan coming up. This is exactly teh same as I got about a month ago.

  • Pippa Middleton’s Race Across America bike auctioned for charity1 year 4 weeks agozanf wrote:truffy

    zanf wrote:
    truffy wrote:
    HalfWheeler wrote:
    Is the saddle still fresh?

    You know, I was going to post a comment on sniffing the saddle first to ensure it's genuine. But I thought better of it. Congratulations! Laughing

    Do you have any idea of how fucking creepy that comes across as?

    Are you retarded 13 year olds or something?

    Couldn't agree more - we're in a place where women's cycling is fighting for, and finally getting, more recognition, yet these small minded comments still get a few other dickheads clicking the "like" button. I'd imagine it's this kind of retrograde bullshit that makes women feel marginalised and view cycling as one big boys club.

  • Science in Sport GO Isotonic gel pineapple1 year 4 weeks agoMore than one SiS gel in a

    More than one SiS gel in a day gives me a wracking headache for the rest of the day following a ride. No combination or amount of water/electrolyte/food seems to counter this.

    However, I'm fine with CNP gels and my wife's brilliant banana/walnut loaf, so until the makeup of SiS changes substantially, I'm staying clear.

    Would be interested if anyone else has similar experiences.

    @noizebox
    Acesulfame-K is NOT Aspartame. Granted, they are both artificial sweeteners not found in nature, but they are different chemical compounds.

  • Science in Sport GO Isotonic gel pineapple1 year 4 weeks ago£1.69 for 69g of

    £1.69 for 69g of maltodextrin. That's a *very* expensive way to buy something that's akin to glucose syrup in nutritional value. (Maltrodextrin has pretty much same calorific content, slightly faster absorbtion than glucose).

  • Billie Piper questioned by police after collision hospitalises cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoHard work out how some people

    Hard work out how some people think, a guy out with our club fell off on a rough stuff track and ended up in hospital with a badly broken femur, I was chided (by a fellow member) for not wearing a helmet as the unfortunate man also dented his helmet!!

  • Forum Competition: Tour de France Top 101 year 4 weeks agoWell, screw it... I'll do the

    Well, screw it... I'll do the scores! But I'll do them my (!) way Big Grin

    Here are the scoring rules:
    1. Your rider will get the points detailed below for their Final Ranking in GC
    2. Your rider will be penalized 1 point for each difference in position between their Final GC standing and the position you placed them in your submission.

    Here's the Final Points for being in the Top 10 in GC:

    35 Vincenzo Nibali
    30 Jean-Christophe Péraud
    25 Thibaut Pinot
    22 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
    20 Tejay Van Garderen
    18 Romain Bardet
    16 Leopold Konig
    14 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre
    12 Laurens Ten Dam
    10 Bauke Mollema

    And here's the scores Smile :

    TERatcliffe26 95
    Joelsim 85
    chrisdstripes 83
    Dux89 79
    Ghedebrav 78
    chokofingrz 72
    JAndrewHill 70
    stevemarks 70
    djb123 68
    stumps 67
    livestrongnick 62
    NeilG83 61
    enrique 61
    JC 58
    Him Up North 55
    debbieg 55
    happylemon 44

    TER was the only contestant to place 5 riders correctly in the Top 10! Smile At most, other contestants placed only 4 riders, giving him the victory! Nice job, TER! Smile

  • No bottle mounts1 year 4 weeks agoSometimes it's possible to

    Sometimes it's possible to re-tighten a loose insert by threading a bolt (plus washer) into the insert without the cage being present, and then doing something to arrest the rotation of the insert, jamming a screwdriver under the washer as you tighten, so the insert is pulled upwards against the inside of the tube and crushed a bit more by tightening the bolt. If it's too far gone it may be a lost cause.

  • Fizik Arione...which one?1 year 4 weeks agoHi slowclimb. I have used the

    Hi slowclimb.

    I have used the Arione Kium, Arione R1 and Arione Versus models so hope I can help. First thing though - take that Fizik flexibility thing with a pinch of salt IMO. I am certainly no 'snake' and don't have the flexibility they suggest that requires, BUT I prefer the Arione saddle as it fits my sit bones. At the end of the day that is what matters.

    I had the original Arione with Kium rails and sold it - unfortunately after a proper bike fit it turns out I could have probably kept it! I used a Versus model for about 3-4 months but it just wasn't for me. The nose was really comfy, but the cut-out section for your 'gents luggage' means that there are two ridges that run along the surface of the saddle. If you are unlucky like me, these will run along right where your sit bones are and the result was a really uncomfortable saddle. I saw a similar comment by a tester in a recent review.

    After a proper bike fit I went back to an Arione (well the after a couple of Fizik Kurves that broke, but that's another story) and ended up with the lovely R1. It looks like it should be a crippler, minimal padding etc, but it is the best saddle I have ever owned and comfy for any length of ride.

    In answer to your original question they are both great saddle IF they fit. I would say an Arione would suit the majority if it is the right width for your sit bones - the Versus can cause more issues than it solves. Fizik have demo saddles available to try before you buy as Derny mentions above - do you have a local bike shop who supply Fizik?

  • Virus Warning from Avast1 year 4 weeks agowarning

    Yet another, slightly different, warning from the Tour of Poland Stage 2 thread... Thinking And the forum is still requiring 'Subjects' and offering to post only through the 'Preview' process....

  • Virus Warning from Avast1 year 4 weeks agoI had a link offer to update

    I had a link offer to update my Flash off this site today when I logged out and logged back in again