• Sneak peek: Starley JKS Stainless frameset1 year 9 weeks agoYou think you could get both

    You think you could get both 28mm tyres AND mudguards in there, at the same time? Looks doubtful. Although the brake shoes are right at the bottom, it has standard drop brakes. I think you might mean 28mm tyres without guards, or max 25mm tyres with guards.

    As has been said above,we need to know what kind of stainless tubing it, it's essential info.

  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 11-speed gear system1 year 9 weeks agoI find these comments so

    I find these comments so disheartening, why such strong opinions against this stuff, can't we all exist, there are so many old bikes on the road and there will be forever, what's wrong with somebody wanting a 30 year old bike with downtube shifters, nowt, what's wrong with a £7,000 carbon with electronic everything, nowt, we are riders and we are riding bikes, stop being such twats because one person likes A and another B, surely there is nothing wrong with spending you hard earned cash on whatever hobby and kit you like, get off your high horses and just ride FFS.

  • Reynolds Aero 58 clincher wheels1 year 9 weeks ago"Deep section carbon wheels

    "Deep section carbon wheels often suffer from brake rub due to an imbalance between the rim stiffness and the spoke stiffness". What is this supposed to mean, that there wouldn't be brake rub if only the rim was as flexible as the spoking? Of course not! So why not say: ""Deep section carbon wheels often suffer from brake rub due to low spoke count"?

  • Cleaning shoes1 year 9 weeks agoMeh. Bung each into a loosely

    Meh. Bung each into a loosely tied pillow case. 30 degree wash with the slowest spin. Hey presto sparkling white shoes. My Ergo2 and Mavic MTB get this treatment regularly and are fine

    When they are done stuff with newspaper to retain shape and let them air dry

    Shoes are jackets for our feet. They need washed occasionally.

  • Cleaning shoes1 year 9 weeks agoThis will sound weird, but it

    This will sound weird, but it will work, without any chemicals.

    Get a soft toothbrush and some toothpaste (bicarb is best) and then gently massage the paste with the brush onto the affected parts.

    Leave it to sit 10 minutes, then wipe with a damp cloth. Jobs a good one Nerd

  • Cycling is the new golf1 year 9 weeks ago"Transfers to and from the

    "Transfers to and from the National Cycling Centre"

    Point=missed

  • Cycling is the new golf1 year 9 weeks agoCycling is not the new Golf

    Cycling is not the new Golf but the two seemingly unrelated sports/pastimes have a number of things in common which appeal to men of a certain age. In summary they both give ample opportunity to buy a load of stuff you don't need in the hope that it will make you better or add to your enjoyment. Pretty much all 'bloke' hobbies have an element of this. As a 40 + male I have first hand experience of this mania.

  • Anti-doping systems in sport doomed to fail, says study1 year 9 weeks agoI agree with some of the

    I agree with some of the other comments, this report implies that it wouldn't work if you relied on random dope tests. With the UCI sorting longitudinal testing, and the fact that doping cases can be brought about based on 'suspicious values' means that even if you don't have an outright positive then you can be banned.

    Having said that though, I haven't read the full paper, so its possible that they have accounted for these factors in the study, but the synopsis here doesn't support that being the case

  • Reynolds Aero 58 clincher wheels1 year 9 weeks agoi might buy a pair of these,

    i might buy a pair of these, and not ride in the rain lol

  • Recommend me an inexpensive turbo trainer1 year 9 weeks agoFor videos I can whole

    For videos I can whole heartedly recommend any of The Suffferfest videos. Images of going up famous climbs doesn't really do it for me, but structured workouts with footage of pro races and a great sense of humour are the only thing that keep me sane on there!

  • US cyclist who killed pedestrian guilty of vehicular manslaughter but escapes jail1 year 9 weeks agoTo me, without knowing

    To me, without knowing anymore than I have read above. It sounds like the lights changing timing was ALL wrong, that could be the only case against the city.

    If he was cycling through at amber and going at a rate of speed to kill someone. The lights for the ped's had changed to allow them to cross to soon in my eyes...

  • Ex power lifter1 year 9 weeks agoI agree about gels. Proper

    I agree about gels. Proper food and/or an energy drink like high five 2:1 is better. But I would say that if you have a big energy requirement (i.e. bigger than normal muscle mass) and you're not eating, after 2 hours (35-45 miles?) you are going to feel it.

  • Government confirms £10 million contribution to 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ1 year 9 weeks agostumps wrote:Rumpo, i asked

    stumps wrote:
    Rumpo, i asked you what it was because a: i didnt know and b: its called communication and i was interested in what you had to say hence why i asked and c: it's a forum where you can ask these sort of things.

    Yes, i could have googled it but despite that you have to be pedantic. No wonder everyone says people from london have an attitude problem and i can see why now.

    Finally why do we need a stage into London, people say its for ease of transfer but look at the Giro next year. They are travelling further from Dublin but its not a problem there is it.


    I'm not being pedantic. I told you something you wanted to know. Did you thank me? No. You just said you had no interest. And you have the audacity to talk about the attitude problem of Londoners.

  • Just in: Hoy Bikes Sa Calobra 0031 year 9 weeks agoNope, not Photoshop, nor most

    Nope, not Photoshop, nor most of the other things that people guess.

    The truth is pretty dull. Someone stands just out of shot, reaching in to steady the bike with one hand. On the count of three, they take their hand off, the photographer shoots, and the steadying guy grabs the bike again before it falls. You've got a second or two if you get the balancing right.

    Now, wasn't it much more fun when it was a mystery??

  • Castelli Sanremo 2.0 Speed Suit1 year 9 weeks agoHas anything been updated

    Has anything been updated since the last one? I got mine last March when they were released and a second in August because I love it that much.

  • My News1 year 9 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:I do want

    notfastenough wrote:
    I do want to still get some time on the bike, but suspect I will probably get none for at least the first few months. (The road back to fitness will then be awful!) We've no kids yet, so suddenly having two is going to result in a handful.

    Yep, twins will be, erm... interesting Wink

    As for hanging onto some of your fitness, why not get a turbo trainer?

  • Castelli Sanremo 2.0 Speed Suit1 year 9 weeks agoI've had mine a month now and

    I've had mine a month now and it is a fantastic bit of kit. Not looking forward to going back to bibs and jersey.

  • Am I a "patronizing (sic) so and so"...?1 year 9 weeks agoI'd go for black bar tape and

    I'd go for black bar tape and hoods.

  • Ex power lifter1 year 9 weeks agoIf it's only hills that hurt

    If it's only hills that hurt so much maybe you're attacking them too hard or in too high a gear. If so perhaps a HRM would help keep your effort levels more consistent.

    Energy gels aren't the answer, they are just a convenient (and expensive) alternative to food. You don't need many calories for a 2 hour ride.

  • Recommend me an inexpensive turbo trainer1 year 9 weeks agoI don't know any to recommend

    I don't know any to recommend at the moment, but with a project to get a recumbent onto a turbo I'll be looking soon aswell.

    But the one that connects up to the computer and does everything you suggest runs at over £1000 Wink

  • Just in: Hoy Bikes Sa Calobra 0031 year 9 weeks agoHandsome bike. Reminds me of

    Handsome bike. Reminds me of an Enigma for some reason. I'd buy one. If I had room in the stable, but it's too similar to another of my bikes.

  • Just in: Hoy Bikes Sa Calobra 0031 year 9 weeks agothelimopit wrote:I'm probably

    thelimopit wrote:
    I'm probably going to look like an idiot for asking this, but how do you get those shots of the bike standing up unaided? Magnets? Wires? Greenscreen?

    ye olde photoe shoppe

  • Government confirms £10 million contribution to 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ1 year 9 weeks agoRumpo, i asked you what it

    Rumpo, i asked you what it was because a: i didnt know and b: its called communication and i was interested in what you had to say hence why i asked and c: it's a forum where you can ask these sort of things.

    Yes, i could have googled it but despite that you have to be pedantic. No wonder everyone says people from london have an attitude problem and i can see why now.

    Finally why do we need a stage into London, people say its for ease of transfer but look at the Giro next year. They are travelling further from Dublin but its not a problem there is it.

  • Reynolds Aero 58 clincher wheels1 year 9 weeks agoWhen I say that the wheels

    When I say that the wheels "fill up" with water, I'm talking about a small amount of water ingress, not litres. In use, you don't notice it but you can hear a bit of splashing if you shake the wheels.

    The review does emphasize the small issues I had with the wheelset, but this is only because I have tried hard to find any problems.

    Overall, the performance of the wheels is what shines through when you use them. These are the best wheels I have had the pleasure of riding and the score reflects that.

  • Ex power lifter1 year 9 weeks agoI did used to squat a lot of

    I did used to squat a lot of weight and I suspect your right about the fast twitch build up.
    I recently did a 50 mile fairly flat sportive in 2.45hrs. Throw in a hill and I go into lactic build up that takes a while to spin out at high cadence.

    I'll try and put in some base miles at a lower pace and get the gels in more often.

    Thanks for the pointers.