• The best way to fall off?1 year 4 weeks agoChris Froome demonstrates the

    Chris Froome demonstrates the most important thing when falling...

    http://chrisfroomelookingatstems.tumblr.com/post/58103461310/never-take-...

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 4 weeks agoWell all I can say is if Cav

    Well all I can say is if Cav makes yellow stage 1, he'll need a push up here Stage 2. Think I'll give this climb a wide berth.

  • Love and hate1 year 4 weeks agoThat looks horrific.

    That looks horrific.

  • Giro Rider Roster (The previously hijacked Giro D'Italia thread)1 year 4 weeks agoTo detract from casting

    To detract from casting aspersions over Cuddles for a minute. I've promised the good lady to take a day off so she can go to a Spa and I'll be a parent for a day. I'd hope for this to be the best weekday stage going during the Giro. Has to be before 24/5. What weekday would you recommend? Looking at the parcours I think 14/5 Stage 5 at Viggiano looks tasty. Any other ideas?

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 4 weeks agoI too have spent a number of

    I too have spent a number of years searching out the Holy Grail of saddles. I am currently very happy with my 155 Toupe Expert. Apparently I have wide sit bones (polite for fat arse). I have also been breaking in a Brooks B17 over the winter for a renovation but to be honest it's dead comfy anyway. I think the flatter the back of the saddle it fits me better.
    By the way Edinburgh cycles and other Specialized outlets may well give you a trial period as long as the saddle comes back in good condition. I tried the Romin as it looked great but my butt wasn't so suited and they gave me a refund as they didn't have a replacement Toupe in stock.
    Best of luck with the search.

  • Bike building1 year 4 weeks agoMake sure you have all the

    Make sure you have all the tools you need, and a workstand. Both make it a fairly easy job. Have your laptop nearby to watch tutorial vids, and make sure you understand the vids before you attempt the task.
    Take your time.

    Make a list of all the parts you need - and it's a lot. In fact, I'll try to help, but doubtless I'll leave something off...

    Frame
    Forks
    Headset - can be very tricky, esp with tapered forks. There's about a billion different types.
    Groupset - Shimano, Campag, or SRAM? Do you want all matching components or do you want to e.g. use some FSA cranks with a Shimano group? Is your front deraillieur braze on or band on?
    Bottom bracket - will come with your groupset if you buy it complete, but is ithe frame GXP or BB30?
    Cables - both brake and gears
    Wheels! Factory or handbuilt? Carbon or alloy?
    Tyres!
    Stem, bars, bar tape. Carbon bars or alloy?
    Saddle, seatpost.
    Speed/cadence monitor and garmin holder.
    Extra bling? shiny Jockey wheels, QR skewers, chain

    For assembly - anti seize, grease, lube, carbon grip paste.

    Now, as for what you buy - the world is your oyster. With your current fleet of bikes, you should already have an idea of what you want, what you don't, and what you really need. Shiny things.

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoindyjukebox wrote:mike the

    indyjukebox wrote:
    mike the bike wrote:

    Entitlement, yes I've seen it, mostly from the benefit grabbing, baby producing great unwashed, it wasn't really relevant here.

    Walk into most NHS hospitals and you will find a load of people with this so called sense of entitlement. And no, the majority are not benefit grabbing baby producing etc etc. The are the refined elite, who feel that their higher tax bracket salary entitles them to special treatment.

    Funny, I'd have thought they'd have gone private?

  • Mark Cavendish says aero bikes and helmets have reduced his edge over rivals1 year 4 weeks agosurly_by_name wrote:mooleur

    surly_by_name wrote:
    mooleur wrote:
    Hope that clears things up! Smile

    This is almost as much fun as baiting you over equal prize money for (unequal) women's racing.

    ..blah blah..

    After that - right about the point you descended into hero worship ("not exactly a secret that he's one of the best in the world at suffering"; "excpetionally [sic] clever") and just before you descended into playing the man and not the ball - I kind of lost the thread of your argument.

    ..blah..

    At the risk of descending into the personal - the other thing about getting old is that I'm reconciled to my own shortfallings/don't feel the need to tell everyone how wonderful I am. But if you need to work out your insecurities then you go ahead and post your high school results, your Mensa scores, whatever works for you babe.

    ..blah blah...

    Pretty shortly I am going to go for a ride on my bike. I imagine THAT will clear things up nicely.

    Kisses.

    My god, you really are an insufferable misogynist prig.

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 4 weeks agoThat looks brutal!! Can't

    That looks brutal!!

    Can't wait to see the level of gurning that hill will produce on Voecklers face.

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 4 weeks agoDisappointed. I was expecting

    Disappointed. I was expecting to hear he advised the git to come with the bike to his shop. That would be the last anyone saw of him.

  • Look Keo Blade 2 Help?1 year 4 weeks agowith speedplay you'll be

    with speedplay you'll be cleaning and lubing
    more often .... I know Smile

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 4 weeks agoI use both the term "cyclist"

    I use both the term "cyclist" and also "people on bikes" to refer to anyone riding about on cycles. Levermonkey is right in that anyone self propelling on any kind of cycle is actually a "cyclist" and they all have a right to their opinions and to share them.

    Sometimes when I'm trying to get non-cyclists (and some cyclists too) to understand the needs and vulnerability of those who cycle I'll tend to use "people on bikes" because I want to remind them that they are dealing with people, fellow human beings rather than some object that needs neither care nor consideration.

  • Love and hate1 year 4 weeks agoHalf of those are likely

    Half of those are likely Marines from Fleet Protection Group at Faslane.

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 4 weeks agoI use both the term "cyclist"

    I use both the term "cyclist" and also "people on bikes" to refer to anyone riding about on cycles. Levermonkey is right in that anyone self propelling on any kind of cycle is actually a "cyclist" and they all have a right to their opinions and to share them.

    Sometimes when I'm trying to get non-cyclists (and some cyclists too) to understand the needs and vulnerability of those who cycle I'll tend to use "people on bikes" because I want to remind them that they are dealing with people, fellow human beings rather than some object that needs neither care nor consideration.

  • Look Keo Blade 2 Help?1 year 4 weeks agoThat's great Nick, I'll give

    That's great Nick, I'll give that a try tomorrow. Hopefully that will do the job. Maybe this is a sign that I should have bought Speedplays!

  • Look Keo Blade 2 Help?1 year 4 weeks agoLubricate the metal plate

    Lubricate the metal plate with your chain oil. It's the rubber cap in the middle of the cleat rubbing against the pedal as you float, happens on Looks all the time. Pedal and cleat cleaning should be part of your regular maintenance anyway, so drop a bit of lube on every time you do your chain.

  • Look Keo Blade 2 Help?1 year 4 weeks agoYes the cleat is as tight as

    Yes the cleat is as tight as I can get it.

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 4 weeks ago"Ben Jaconelli had left the

    "Ben Jaconelli had left the bike securely locked on Hackney’s Kingsland Road, but returned after 20 minutes to find it was gone."

    I think the second part of that sentence demonstrates the inappropriateness of the adverb...

    Great story, though - glad he's got it back.

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 4 weeks agocyclingDMlondon

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    'Details have been given to the police, who are investigating, although no arrest has been made as yet'

    Quelle f*****g surprise.

    Would you prefer the police to be bombing around making potentially wrongful arrests left right and centre before investigating the facts properly?

  • Team Sky announces Giro line-up, GB's Swift & Kennaugh join Ireland's Deignan for Belfast start1 year 4 weeks agoThats the problem, because

    Thats the problem, because Sky have won GT's and come second in 2 others people automatically think it has to be the GC or nothing.

    The other team riders have buried themselves so Wiggins, Froome etc get their moment of glory but now its their turn to win stages and get their bit of glory. I see no problem at all with them not going for GC here and as for the tour dont doubt Brailsford and the team getting Froome and Porte firing on all cyclinders.

  • Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks1 year 4 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:Here's an

    Neil753 wrote:
    Here's an emergency "precaution" for you fair weather weight weenies. Carry couple of extra strong condoms, which you wear over the sock but under the shoe. Pick a colour that matches your kit if you like. I once rode a 12 hour in atrocious conditions, and my Durex sponsored feet were warm as toast.

    Ribbed or Tickler? Rolling On The Floor

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 4 weeks agoTrust me! My last post was

    Trust me! My last post was not a dig at anyone merely a statement of position and an appeal to a bit of harmony and unity. Cool

  • Look Keo Blade 2 Help?1 year 4 weeks agoAre you 100% sure the cleat

    Are you 100% sure the cleat is secure on the shoe?

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agomike the bike

    mike the bike wrote:

    Entitlement, yes I've seen it, mostly from the benefit grabbing, baby producing great unwashed, it wasn't really relevant here.

    Walk into most NHS hospitals and you will find a load of people with this so called sense of entitlement. And no, the majority are not benefit grabbing baby producing etc etc. The are the refined elite, who feel that their higher tax bracket salary entitles them to special treatment.

  • Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks1 year 4 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:Here's an

    Neil753 wrote:
    Here's an emergency "precaution" for you fair weather weight weenies. Carry couple of extra strong condoms, which you wear over the sock but under the shoe. Pick a colour that matches your kit if you like. I once rode a 12 hour in atrocious conditions, and my Durex sponsored feet were warm as toast.

    I might try this, purely for the smugness of buying condoms that'll fit a size 10