• The Traffic Droid on C4's The Complainers1 year 4 weeks agoIt certainly isn't healthy. I

    It certainly isn't healthy. I cant fathom how he finds the time to do it, does he not work?

    Could you imagine going for a drink with him? Bloody hell, having your pint filmed from 27 different angles and him dishing out red cards if you get salted instead of dry roasted.

    Christ, what if your pisses end up in synch?

  • Giro Stage 181 year 4 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:backflipbedlem

    VVV73 wrote:
    backflipbedlem wrote:
    Liking the pricing structure this comp, allowing me to have a full 9 riders all capable of doing something!

    Pozzovivo
    Arredondo
    Majka
    Aru
    Quintana
    Henao
    Chalapud
    Rolland
    Kelderman


    Strong team indeed, very similar too Smile

    Pozzovivo
    Arredondo
    Hansen
    Aru
    Quintana
    Henao
    Chalapud
    Kelderman

    Guess you figured Team Colombia are going to send Chalapud out for KOM , as you to went him over Duarte as I Smile

    Hansen V Majka........CMON Aussie good luck.

    yea well i've brought in Duarte twice already, and he just hasn't delivered, I know he probably will today now, but yea figured Chalapud has to go on the attack today!

    Go Majka!! Wink

    I know Hansen is targeting a stage, not sure if it's todays though?

  • The Traffic Droid on C4's The Complainers1 year 4 weeks agoHe is a moron. Talk about

    He is a moron. Talk about "going into battle on the streets of London" is hardly going to help anything. Judging by the footage shown he has a nice habbit of looking for trouble.

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 4 weeks agoI really don't understand why

    I really don't understand why they stick with an Italian threaded bottom bracket. It is a flawed design, since it uses right handed threads on both sides, meaning that the bearings on the drive side act to unscrew the cup. OK if it doesn't happen on your bike, but if it does it it is hell.

  • Waterproof Jacket- Any suggestions?1 year 4 weeks agoGore Oxygen's are supposed to

    Gore Oxygen's are supposed to be good, the new gore tex active shell fabric is apparently excellent . Gabba's don't keep you dry in sustained heavy rain in my experience.

    This was well reviewed on this site a while ago: http://road.cc/content/review/115986-altura-vapour-waterproof-jacket

  • Tips for fuelling your sportive1 year 4 weeks agoHome made sports drinks work

    Home made sports drinks work too, it is all a matter of preference & convenience when it comes to fuelling for Sportives.

    In terms of Bicarb- The research isn't 100% clear on its mechanism but it is most widely believed that it acts as a buffer to reduce the acidity in the blood that builds up during intense exercise. It does however a number of rather unpleasant side-effects linked to its usage, mostly stomach upset, so it is probably not something to try for the first time in a sportive if not tried in training first.

    Hope that helps, and well done regarding Fred Whitton- that event is savage!

  • Waterproof Jacket- Any suggestions?1 year 4 weeks agoTrouble with waterproof

    Trouble with waterproof jackets is that you still end up wet one way or another. I've started settling for using my pearl izumi winter jersey and just getting wet, which doesn't leave me cold unless its also a particularly cold day.

  • Video: New Danny MacAskill film Epecuén features amazing riding in Argentinian ghost town1 year 4 weeks agoawesome. just awesome.

    awesome. just awesome.

  • LCC welcomes casualty fall, but says police must target careless drivers1 year 4 weeks agobikebot wrote: I do think ASL

    bikebot wrote:

    I do think ASL boxes are frequently misused by cyclists who always race to the front, for exactly the same reason that I think drivers who overtake me just before a red light are daft.

    On that basis you may as well say "don't filter".

    As for 'misuse' - there is an entry lane for cyclists (there has to be a break in the first line of the ASL box), which is there to allow cyclists to legally enter the box AFTER any other traffic has stopped (hopefully at the first stop line).

  • Giro Stage 181 year 4 weeks agoIn - deignan, pellizotti,

    In - deignan, pellizotti, kelderman
    Out - felline, battaglin, Rolland

    Plus Arredondo, Quintana, uran, majka, aru, armee.

    Rollin' the dice...

  • Giro Stage 171 year 4 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:ray silvester

    VVV73 wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    It'll be interesting if Quintana or Rolland(remember he has form for attacking in dubious circumstances in the 'tacks on the road' stage in Wiggo's TDF?) has a mechanical?

    Who?
    Wasn't LL Cool J = Luis Leon Sanchez , away and the winner that day ?

    Still not sure who you were talking about here RAY, you haven't responded!
    Only rider in that break that is here , was GORKA. cadel had to change tyre 3 times.

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 4 weeks agoThe complete bike, including

    The complete bike, including rider, is claimed to be 6.4 per cent more aerodynamic than the Dogma 65.1. Along with the 120g reduction in frame and fork weight and I'm not sure if current Pinarello riders will feel the need to go out and buy this new bike. Along with a price increase... Not exactly revolutionary.

  • Giro Stage 181 year 4 weeks agoBTW where are all the Cadel

    BTW where are all the Cadel baggers to have a go at QUINTANA , he clearly went around a vehicle holding a RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!
    He made over 1min on decent alone.
    Way worst then what Cadel did as they actually broke OFFICIAL RULES.

    Was reading the other day from a rider the ETITTEQUE is to slow down for BIKE MECHANICALS cant be avoided, not falls as can be avoided by staying up FRONT.

    Tour etiquette dictates that rivals do not take advantage of another rider's misfortune concerning the mechanics of the bike. And, as soon as he realised what was happening, Team Sky's lead rider called for a truce.

  • Tune Spurtreu uses a laser to perfectly align your stem1 year 4 weeks agoQuote:use a bit of duct tape

    Quote:
    use a bit of duct tape to fix the string temporarily in place off the front of your stem

    Making sure the string is duct-taped right in the middle of the stem using our patented laser.

    Cool

  • The Traffic Droid on C4's The Complainers1 year 4 weeks agolol, predictable pathetic

    lol, predictable pathetic response from a alleged cop.

    He has done more for the "safety" of riders and other vulnerable public highway users than anyone else.

    He has shown tfl (and others) up for what they really are.

  • Giro Stage 181 year 4 weeks agoPreviews seem 50/50 for a

    Previews seem 50/50 for a break or GC finish. My opinion; Uran and Evans both seem vulnerable; Quintana will want to put in more time into Uran ahead of tomorrows TT; riders from Rolland down to Hesjedal will be trying to push Evans out of third spot. Hence 7 teams will want a hard race; (not many days left to improve); so I predict the breakaway won't make it.
    7 out of the top 9 riders can be fitted into a team; the question is, will Arredondo and Henao combined exceed, lets say, Hesjedal's score.

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 4 weeks ago"That down tube looks to be

    "That down tube looks to be shaped for aerodynamics with the trailing edge of the profile chopped off square, presumably to save weight and to conform to UCI regulations. The seat tube and seat post look to have had a similar treatment with a curved leading edge and a squared off trailing edge."

    *cough* 2012 Madone *cough* Kammtail *cough*

    Ahem...

    Wink

  • Video: New Danny MacAskill film Epecuén features amazing riding in Argentinian ghost town1 year 4 weeks agoAnd before i get accused of

    And before i get accused of being a cynical old git - good luck to the lad.
    Have no problem with him earning a nice wedge on the back of his hard work and talent.
    I wish someone would pay me buckets of money to ride my bike and drink pop.

  • Video: New Danny MacAskill film Epecuén features amazing riding in Argentinian ghost town1 year 4 weeks ago"Can you wear a Red Bull

    "Can you wear a Red Bull helmet?"
    "Erm - do i have to?"
    "Will this big bucket of money help"
    "Oh - go on then"
    "Can you nonchalantly drink from a tin of Red Bull and pretend to enjoy it?"
    "I dont really feel comfortable doing that"
    "Will another bigger bucket full of money help?"
    "Hmmm - let me think about it"

  • Tune Spurtreu uses a laser to perfectly align your stem1 year 4 weeks agochrismday wrote:Sorry if I'm

    chrismday wrote:
    Sorry if I'm being a bit thick, but how do you use a bit of string?

    My grandad showed me this - you need a piece of string long enough to reach just above your tyre from the front of your stem and a small threaded nut, which you thread the string through and then tie a knot to hold the nut in place. Now use a bit of duct tape to fix the string temporarily in place off the front of your stem and with the nut floating just above your front tyre you use it to guide you whether or not your stem and front tyre are in alignment- so it works just like a builders plumb bob and requires no battery's and cannot be used to frustrate the cat and you could use other things that approximate the string and nut and duct tape to achieve the same result and just put it in your toolbox for the next time you need it... £65 saved for some tool you really do need.

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 4 weeks agoSince a top spec dogma is

    Since a top spec dogma is pushing £10,000 even at clearance you are going to be lucky to get one at £7000 if you can find one in your size. Those twice the price of a Canyon Ultimate SLX. A far ligther and better looking bike. There will alot of Pinerollo dealers delighted with the prospect of having to slash prices to get ride.

    I notice the only data Pinerollo don't is percentage increase on price oved the out going model. 25% plus at least would my guess by the time Yellow have aded their cut.

  • GIRO' WITHDRAWLS1 year 4 weeks agoUPDATE Major withdrawal,

    UPDATE

    Major withdrawal, ULISSI

    APPOLLONIO Davide ITA ALM
    FTM AVILA VANEGAS Edwin Alcibiad COL COL
    DNS BELLETTI Manuel ITA AND
    DNS BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NOR SKY
    DNF BRAJKOVIC Janez SVN AST
    DNF CARRETERO Ramon PAN NRI
    DNF CARUSO Giampaolo ITA KAT
    DNS CECCHINEL Giorgio ITA NRI
    DNS CHICCHI Francesco ITA NRI
    DNF COLLI Daniele ITA NRI
    DNF COURTEILLE Arnaud FRA FDJ
    DNF DEKKER Thomas NED GRS
    DNF DOCKER Mitchell AUS OGE
    DNF DURBRIDGE Luke AUS OGE
    DNF EIJSSEN Yannick BEL BMC
    FTM FERNANDEZ DE LARREA Koldo ESP GRS
    DNF FINETTO Mauro ITA NRI
    DNS KITTEL Marcel GER GIA
    DNF KRUIJSWIJK Steven NED BEL
    DNS LANCASTER Brett AUS OGE
    DNF LUDVIGSSON Tobias SWE GIA
    DNF MARTIN Daniel IRL GRS
    DNS MATTHEWS Michael AUS OGE
    DNF MEDEREL Maxime FRA EUC
    DNS MEYER Cameron AUS OGE
    DNF PETACCHI Alessandro ITA OPQ
    DNS RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin ESP KAT
    FTM RUFFONI Nicola ITA BAR
    DNF SCARPONI Michele ITA AST
    DNF SIUTSOU Kanstantsin BLR SKY
    DNS SORENSEN Chris Anker DEN TCS
    DNF THURAU Bjorn GER EUC
    DNS VAN BAARLE Dylan NED GRS
    DNS VANENDERT Dennis BEL LTB
    DNF VICIOSO ARCOS Angel ESP KAT
    DNF VILLELLA Davide ITA CAN
    DNF WEENING Pieter NED OGE
    DNF WEGMANN Fabian GER GRS

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 4 weeks agoAlso, from the side angle,

    Also, from the side angle, there are still curves in the forks and stays that are hard to detect from these pics.

    Edit for side pic link:

    http://www.pinarello.com/en/news/dogma-f8-first-feedback

  • Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 4 weeks agoRupert wrote:Probably best

    Rupert wrote:
    Probably best they don't waste the money on cycle lanes and just move on to the next obvious stage and reduce the speed of motor vehicles in built up places to 20mph or even 10 mph.

    I know this idea would not be popular with the petrol heads but it would be the correct way to reduce deaths and manage traffic in city centres.

    My experience of cycle lanes is that they are restrictive to cyclist and dangerous to pedestrians.
    Cycle lanes also give some motor vehicle drivers the attitude that you should be using the cycle lane at all times.

    My experience is based on living in Brighton where the mixing of pedestrian walk ways and cycle paths are bordering on the insanely dangerous. (just my opion, maybe)

    So why aren't we looking into ways to slow down the motor vehicles in built up areas ? In this modern world of technology would it be that difficult to fit all cars lorries etc with speed limiters which automatically reduce the maximum speed of a vehicle in built up areas ?

    I am not against cycle paths as such but my experience of them does not give me confidence that they save lives or are cost effective in stopping accidents between cyclist and other road users.

    The reduction in speed of motor vehicles in city centres has been proved to reduce accidents and when accidents occur they have minor trauma.
    Also reducing the speed of motor vehicles in built up areas persuades people to choose the bike rather than the car for short journeys.

    Lets not think that there aren't kamikaze cyclist on our roads, there are and they like speeding motor vehicle drivers should be dealt with by the law. But lets not let the smoke screen of supposed safety of cycle lanes stop us from thinking of a better way to reduce accidents and make cycling and driving safer.

    I guess I am saying that the money used on cycle lanes could be used to calm the speed of motor vehicles rather than seemingly bit by bit pushing cycling on to pavements and less than viable cycle lanes.

    1) Mixed use on the pavements - yes, the seafront setup is crazy and unusable except on the quietest of days.
    2) The reduction of the speed limit to 20moh in many areas of Brighton HAS made a difference. I believe that's the way to go
    3) The main route into the town centre from the northeast, with it's segregated cycle lanes, seems to work well. Of course that's in the "faster" 30pmh zone!

    I believe that Brighton is very progressive towards cyclists and are least making an effort.

  • Giro Stage 181 year 4 weeks agoGone for the usual

    Gone for the usual suspects
    Had considered chalapud or pantano as there is 78 KOM points up for grabs(not fantasy) but not taking anymore pens this tour!

    Quintana
    Pozzo
    Uran
    Aru
    Majka
    Arredondo
    Kelderman
    Wellens
    Henao