• Top ten GC Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoIt takes some work to get

    It takes some work to get things so utterly wrong! Crying

  • Just in: Mavic Cosmic Carbon 40 clincher wheels1 year 8 weeks agoDeanF316 wrote:Just bought

    DeanF316 wrote:
    Just bought Mavic Comic SLE'S which are 50mm and have the brilliant exalith braking surface, weigh 1620 grams and only cost me £900. I can't see why anyone would buy the Cosmic 40mm carbon clinchers as you are paying a massive premium to save a handful of grams with draw back of reduced braking performance.

    I've got the same wheels, fantastic so far. Suprised at how little difference the weight seems to make when climbing, I swapped from Dura Ace C24 which are circa 1400grams and I'm faster on the Cosmics over lumpy routes.

  • Tour of Poland1 year 8 weeks agoLooks like a tricky one -

    Looks like a tricky one - lots of decent riders but very few clear favourites...

  • Tour of Poland1 year 8 weeks agotonight

    tonight Nerd

  • Peter Sagan to race Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic1 year 8 weeks agoThere was something on the

    There was something on the OPQS twitter feed yesterday saying look out for an important announcement to see the team in London early August. So perhaps they may be a late entry.....

  • Tour of Poland1 year 8 weeks agoHector Ch wrote:Do you mean

    Hector Ch wrote:
    Do you mean when the race starts? (Saturday... http://tourdepologne.pl/en/ )

    No mate I was wondering when the fantasy game opens as I am going away and not sure about internet connection..

  • Brian Cookson lays out 7-point plan to fight doping & restore cycling's credibility1 year 8 weeks agoDoes he say anything about

    Does he say anything about developing the sport, particularly womens racing. Dealing with the legacy of doping is all well and good but he is starting to sound like a one trick pony.

  • Tour of Poland1 year 8 weeks agoDo you mean when the race

    Do you mean when the race starts? (Saturday... http://tourdepologne.pl/en/ )

  • Where are the London bike commuters? Infographic reveals: Hackney, mostly1 year 8 weeks agoGender and ethnicity would be

    Gender and ethnicity would be interesting as well.

  • Team Sky - Truth or Lie?1 year 8 weeks agoTo me, in the video, the guy

    To me, in the video, the guy is "dancing" the whole time, licking his lips, pausing mid-sentence etc. The questions leading up to 5:00 are things he's familiar with.

    At 5:05, when the doping question is asked, he does take a swallow and pauses, stutters a bit trying to find what to say. Looks more like someone whose mind went blank when asked "the big question".

    Notice the interviewer asked a trick question.. He didn't ask about Sky and doping, rather cycling and doping...

    To me it looks like he's just nervous as hell about being interviewed and then someone asks the "tough question" and the mind goes blank.. I've had this before personally.

  • Stage 21 under the lights1 year 8 weeks agoAlan Tullett wrote:stumps

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    I did absolutely crap ! no other way of putting it Crying

    You won the top ten GC comp!!! Cheer up, that's the important one Wink

    Yep, cheers for that. I actually forgot about that one Wink

  • Top ten GC Tour de France1 year 8 weeks agoJust read this, what can i

    Just read this, what can i say other than GET IN !!!!

    First thing i've ever won Big Grin

  • Where are the London bike commuters? Infographic reveals: Hackney, mostly1 year 8 weeks agoIt should read 'Plus

    It should read 'Plus neighbouring Highbury in Islington.' Clapton is in Hackney.

  • Tour de France Stage 21 reaction from Marcel Kittel and Mark Cavendish1 year 8 weeks agoCav's won just about

    Cav's won just about everything in his career so far but now he has a new battle with Kittel to focus on. I think the competition should benefit all cycling fans who want to see a true contest and not the walkover it's been up to now. Looking forward to 2014 and shouting even louder for Cav.

  • Brian Cookson lays out 7-point plan to fight doping & restore cycling's credibility1 year 8 weeks agomarkyboy007 wrote:All good

    markyboy007 wrote:
    All good stuff, though nothing will work until the lifetime ban.

    Which will be counter productive about getting people to come forward, admitting complicity and finally destroying the omertà.

  • Tour de France Stage 21 reaction from Marcel Kittel and Mark Cavendish1 year 8 weeks agoAt 2km to go it looked like

    At 2km to go it looked like OPQS were perfectly lined up..., but then they seemed to run out of steam & having a Cannondale rider that got in the mix also confused things - he slowed as soon as he hit the front meaning Cav was further back I think...

    Fair play to Kittel though & a great TdF all round

  • Sustrans: Racers not welcome on shared use paths1 year 8 weeks agohorizontal dropout wrote:mrmo

    horizontal dropout wrote:
    mrmo wrote:
    Infact the existance of a substandard path actually makes my life worse as car drivers then believe i am in the wrong for not using the path.

    Yes big problem - lack of education of motorists, not sure what the solution is except brave it out.

    I suppose it's a fact that faster cyclists just aren't catered for. But I think that's something to campaign to government about not Sustrans with their limited budget.


    If you think £48 million/year (Sustrans spending year ending March 2013) is a limited budget then I want your income!

    But of course you're right. It's better that bicycles on the roads that were built for them is left to a few volunteer-led groups instead of Sustrans's army of paid workers. Sustrans should just keep taking the bulk of cycling charity money (it dwarfs the CTC Charitable Trust's £4 million/year) and using it to portray fast cyclists as lycra louts.

  • Stage 21 under the lights1 year 8 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Well

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Well finished 8th on the stage and ended up 13th overall, 2nd in the forum, not bad. What would have happened had I not gambled on stage 16? Top 10 at least, but nevermind

    Ended up 2nd in the forum RCUK game, Alan held me off by 40 points, 59th overall

    Yes. Just scrapped home. My only forum win. 42nd overall.

    Runner-up in Cycling News mini-league which wins me a prize, (TdF books and some other stuff). 11 points from the win! About 112th overall.

    Here, 87th overall and 46th purist. Unusual for my purist to do better than my overall but I wasn't really concentrating by the last week as I knew I was out of it by 14.

    Only 5 weeks to Vuelta although I won't be playing any other games as too busy with work.

  • New bike1 year 8 weeks agoWell you're looking at the

    Well you're looking at the right time, since the end of season sales are starting to kick in. I'd look for something around £800, then watch for the reductions. Think Evans have started, Cycle Surgery will be soon etc...

  • Stage 21 under the lights1 year 8 weeks agostumps wrote:I did absolutely

    stumps wrote:
    I did absolutely crap ! no other way of putting it Crying

    You won the top ten GC comp!!! Cheer up, that's the important one Wink

  • New bike1 year 8 weeks agoMerlin cycle store- Sensa

    Merlin cycle store- Sensa Umbria sora at £510.enough left in budget to buy some look keo pedals at half price £24.then sell wheels on new bike and put a bit of money to the sale to buy some lighter wheels

  • Tour de France Stage 21 reaction from Marcel Kittel and Mark Cavendish1 year 8 weeks agoCav's rear wheel went

    Cav's rear wheel went airborne too, if you saw it. That might not seem much, but the speeds they're going during their sprints it has to make a difference, his road line was shit (not him, the actual condition of the road). I also think if Cav had another 30 - 40 metres the outcome would be different, meaning Cav was probably correct in thinking he should have gone earlier. Great tour though, enjoyed all of it.

  • Brian Cookson lays out 7-point plan to fight doping & restore cycling's credibility1 year 8 weeks agoI think 4 years is a decent

    I think 4 years is a decent time, PROVIDED there's no crazy backdating resulting in someone being stripped of results but remaining race fit.

    Think about it, even for someone earning a decent whack, 4 years without an income from the team that sacked them is enough to have to go and find a job - combined with a 'fit & proper person' test to prevent them working on a team, that's a good portion of the career gone and them working in a bike shop.

  • Winter Bike Project - Tiagra vs 1051 year 8 weeks agoTiagra is pretty much bomb

    Tiagra is pretty much bomb proof in my experience. Especially with a sealed cable kit.SRAM apex is crap!!

  • Improving bike-handling skills1 year 8 weeks agoNice one. Thanks Looks like a

    Nice one. Thanks

    Looks like a MTB course is a sensible choice (and it'll be fun if nothing else!)

    Then, I need to find a club in Central/East London who race, but don't insist on 8am starts on a Sunday...