• TOUR de FRANCE GAME1 year 10 weeks agoNice! I'm in! I have to

    Nice! I'm in! Smile I have to admit I like their Stats page:

    http://rcuktourdefrance.fantasyleague.com/Article.aspx?id=403

    and this part of their transfer rules:

    "...if you've changed your mind or your rider has been injured you [can] cancel your transfers. To do this, click on the CANCEL button on your Team Page. This will revert your team back to its previous state. However, the rules regarding transfer deadlines still apply. This means you can only cancel transfers before the stage deadline has passed." In essence, a reset (!) button! Smile

  • Accidental death verdict in case of cyclist who turned into path of vehicle overtaking him1 year 10 weeks agoThere's an old adage that

    There's an old adage that says there are at least two sides to every story, Unfortunately in this tragic case it would appear the overstretched/time starved police officer only had one side to listen to and accepted it.

    Who (except the driver) really knows what happened for all we know the cyclist had clearly indicated that he was turning and the car driver wasn't paying attention and ploughed straight into him, obviously I am not saying that is what happened but...without a full investigation by the police road incident team which would cost money and time when most forces are cutting back on their budgets the truth may never be known.

  • TRP Hy/Rd mechanical interface hydraulic disc brakes1 year 10 weeks ago> That means it's easier to

    > That means it's easier to lock the back wheel up and the first few times you use them you'll skid to a halt.

    I have heard nothing about ABS brakes for bicycles. Even motorbikes have ABS.

  • Tour de France roster1 year 10 weeks agoJust off to edit their

    Just off to edit their value's and make them all 40 riders.....

  • Riders with similar names1 year 10 weeks agoand that spaniard sanchez...

    and that spaniard sanchez...

  • planet x tubulars1 year 10 weeks agoI bought a set of PX R50

    I bought a set of PX R50 carbon tubulars at the start of last season for my summer bike. Rode them with gatorskins right through last summer / autumn before switching to the winter bike. Am back riding on them now that the worst of the winter seems to be over.

    They are super wheels - seriously light and fast. Couldn't be happier! I have not yet had any punctures, so cannot comment on hassle, but I do carry a bottle of sealant, a spare pre-glued tubular tyre and a roll of tub tape with me (bit belt and braces, but there you go).

  • Police escort cyclist off M1 motorway1 year 10 weeks agoThe dog walker I saw wasn't

    The dog walker I saw wasn't driving. He walked off the roundabout and down the slip road, passing several big blue signs saying it was a motorway.

  • Video: Mike Cotty's 300-mile training ride1 year 10 weeks agoWe'll done Mike, respect and

    We'll done Mike, respect and a great bike as all ways sure helps. Exposure looked to be the front light? What model for the rear? Look forward to the next instalment/adventure

  • TdS stage 9 - uphill ITT1 year 10 weeks agostevemarks wrote:Don't see

    stevemarks wrote:
    Don't see anyone picked MM today he's my secret weapon!
    Kangert
    Vrecer
    Wuss
    Pinot
    Rui
    Peraud
    Rasmussen
    MM
    Spilak.

    Think TJ will win it but I may have 4 of the next 5.

    here's hoping anyway. Nerd

    FAIL..........

    and Wussy didn't even start, big girls blouse.

  • Tour de France roster1 year 10 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:Gkam84

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    Ok, with the final changes made...

    Andy Schleck (DS): 9.2
    Tyler Farrar (AR): 21.4
    Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (KM): 25.3

    There are 3 for you. Notice that Schleck's value has gone up, thanks to his points in the TdS Big Grin

    I spy
    with my little eye
    Quite a bargain for a purist team !

    Yes I am going to have Farrar in my team too along with Gossy......

    Big Grin Liar Big Grin

  • Glitchy Garmin ANT sensor1 year 10 weeks agoI had exactly the same

    I had exactly the same problem - new sensor needed in the end but no problems since.

  • Riders with similar names1 year 10 weeks agoAlways used to mix up Tanel

    Always used to mix up Tanel Kangert and Bram Tankink not any more though..... Devil Devil

  • Is it ok ... ? :)1 year 10 weeks agoi do a lot of bike fitting at

    i do a lot of bike fitting at work, im trained with the trek project one "pro fit" that was reviewed on here i believe a while back. most people can go up or down a size depending on there arm length and leg length. it always seems easier to get the right size and then shorten or lengthen the stem slightly (normally no more than 20-30mm)

    trek use an equation to workout what size bike you need which is really accurate however it is only for treks, we tend to find if your wanting a cannondale most people have to drop a size from the trek.

  • Riders with similar names1 year 10 weeks agoNicki and Chris Anker

    Nicki and Chris Anker Sorensen of course.

  • Cloud Chasing1 year 10 weeks agoGood read.

    Good read.

  • Video: Mike Cotty's 300-mile training ride1 year 10 weeks ago@themartincox Go Team

    @themartincox Go Team Hoppo!!!

  • Video: Mike Cotty's 300-mile training ride1 year 10 weeks ago@GMC61_NewburyRC I've got a

    @GMC61_NewburyRC I've got a little personal challenge whirling around my slightly mountain obsessed mind Smile More to come in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

  • tubeless wheelset for my cx bike1 year 10 weeks agoNotubes Iron Cross. They do

    Notubes Iron Cross. They do them as a complete wheel set, but hard to get hold of in the UK. Alternatively, Strada Wheels do them built on a Hope Evo 3 hub and will probably be a lot stronger.

  • Beam style torque wrench for low torque ?1 year 10 weeks agoA smaller torque wrench is

    A smaller torque wrench is easier to use in tight spots on a bike .
    The Draper is an automotive wrench...that one is rather long 46cm.

    The guys checked one out here:
    http://road.cc/content/review/73163-bbb-torqueset-adjustable-torque-tool

    I got the one mentioned at the end of the article and at a far cheaper price with a little web browsing.

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 10 weeks agoI love the saddle that came

    I love the saddle that came on my Boardman too, and it gets road and trail use. On my TT bike I have a somewhat uncomfortable Selle Italia Optima - I can't really ride it for more than an hour and a half, though it might be better if we had fewer trenches in our roads... I keep it on though because I race short, and it's very light.

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 10 weeks agoGizmo_ wrote:paulfg42

    Gizmo_ wrote:
    paulfg42 wrote:
    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...

    Could you explain or point me in the direction of further info?


    I didn't know the background between Kelly and McQuaid mentioned above, which is interesting. But Roche is (sadly) on my list of 'former cyclists whose achievements don't quite add up' - though not with any specific evidence not in the public domain.

    That an Italian court judge named Roche as a client of Dr Conconi's (he taught Ferarri) and an epo user doesn't quite add up to what?

    Will not be surprised to see a Sky positive at this years TdF compliments of McQ/Hein.

  • planet x tubulars1 year 10 weeks agoToo much hassle for non

    Too much hassle for non racing. The gains are noticable, but I use my pair of PX tubs strictly for racing only. There too much of a pain if you get a puncture as I've had only mixed success with the sealant.

  • Video: Mike Cotty's 300-mile training ride1 year 10 weeks agoMike, With this long ride,

    Mike,

    With this long ride, are you preparing for a tilt at the Paris-Brest-Paris or Bordeaux-Paris run perhaps ?

  • Tour de France roster1 year 10 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Ok, with the

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Ok, with the final changes made...

    Andy Schleck (DS): 9.2
    Tyler Farrar (AR): 21.4
    Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (KM): 25.3

    There are 3 for you. Notice that Schleck's value has gone up, thanks to his points in the TdS Big Grin

    I spy
    with my little eye
    Quite a bargain for a purist team !

  • Chorus / Athena1 year 10 weeks agoThanks both. At the end of

    Thanks both. At the end of the day it'll come down to me deciding whether I can justify shelling out £800+ for a box of bike bits I guess. Perhaps if I have a couple of glasses of wine before I order it, it might feel easier...