• Tub cement1 year 10 weeks agoTaken from the

    Taken from the Conti-online.com website:

    Aluminium rim cement for tubulars.

    The aluminium rim cement for tubulars, in the typical continentalyellow packaging, has proven itself for decades. Generations of racing cyclists and mechanics rely on this cement. Maximum safety is achieved with high adhesive strength and good processability, the most important aspect of cemented tyres.

    The classic bead guarantees a perfect fit and the application is conventional. However, processing differs entirely from that of the carbon cement, so please always pay attention to the application information for aluminium rim cement .

    Carbon rim cement for tubulars.

    Carbon rim cement for tubulars, in a black packaging, was specifically designed for increased thermal strain and the particular properties of the surface of carbon. The unfavourable heat dissipation of carbon softens conventional cement, particularly during long descents, which means that the tyre may become detached from the rim.

    The carbon cement, which has been especially developed for carbon rims, remains hard even at high temperatures.

    Note: It is essential to pay attention to the application instructions for carbon rim cement !

  • Tour of California - Stage 11 year 10 weeks agoShould be updated now

    Should be updated now Big Grin

  • Richie Porte targets 2014 Giro d'Italia - but just how many GC riders can Team Sky support?1 year 10 weeks agoYennings wrote:Sure I heard

    Yennings wrote:
    Sure I heard that Uran and Henao were planning to move on at the end of this season anyway?

    Indeed you did. In the least trolling way possible, the article refers to it at the start.

    To be honest all these guys have the ability to be GC contenders in any Grand Tour. At the moment you could get away with saying that the Columbians could do with more experience at 25/26, and Froome & Porte should wait their turn, but by next season you'll have 5 perfectly able riders vying for team leadership at every Grand Tour... problematic.

  • Oakleys - are they worth it?1 year 10 weeks agoI've had numerous oakley's

    I've had numerous oakley's over last 20 years never a bad pair, currently using jawbone custom with polarised lens, fantastic, highly recommended for on/off the bike. Reasonable value too at balance optics

  • Cyclist hopes to make 'strict liability' legal history with High Court case1 year 10 weeks agoAn interesting article

    An interesting article here:-
    http://citycycling.co.uk/Issue1/Legal.html

    It is important to understand that the concept of Presumed Liability already exists in England and Wales (sorry, I can't speak for the Scottish legal system)especially in Elf and Safety law, from a road danger reduction perspective all that supporters of PL are seeking to do is move the concept out of (for example) the workplace and onto the roads.

  • Comfortable road shoes1 year 10 weeks agoThanks! I like the sound of

    Thanks!

    I like the sound of the Giros but I don't think they do my size. I have size 13 feet.

  • Just in: Pinnacle Arkose Three1 year 10 weeks agoI tried fitting the pannier

    I tried fitting the pannier rack this weekend and hit a problem. The bolt recesses on the rear seatstays for taking the securing bolts were too big for an M4 bolt and too small for an M5 bolt. I suspect that the spray paint job has clogged up the bolt holes. Anybody got a tip for the easiest way of tapping / reaming these out without destroying the tread?

  • Comfortable road shoes1 year 10 weeks agoYup, you really can't gain

    Yup, you really can't gain anything from other people's experiences with shoes, as with saddles. Just get out and try a load.
    Sidis are by far the most comfortable I've ever tried, but they don't work for you...says it all.

  • HOY Bikes: the journey so far1 year 10 weeks ago'Boardman proved it can be

    'Boardman proved it can be done but interesting to note how long he waited after his retirement before launching the brand'

    probably more to do with the lack of uptake of cycling in the country and his other career moves...

    More bike manufacturers, of any kind, is never a bad thing.

  • HOY Bikes: the journey so far1 year 10 weeks agoNo disrespect to SCH or

    No disrespect to SCH or anyone else involved in this project, we all have to make the most of our 15 minutes. I do totally agree with the author's sentiment in the early part of this article, though - it feels like there are too many bike brands cropping up right now for the market to support. Not the small-scale artisans - the more of them there are, the better really - but more the badge-engineered, mass-production bikes, the likes of Pendleton, Eastway, Starley and now Hoy (sorry but I refuse to say HOY).

    Boardman proved it can be done but interesting to note how long he waited after his retirement before launching the brand, a canny move that resulted in his bikes now being seen as genuinely credible despite the initial Halfords link. Will be interesting to see how the Hoy thing pans out.

  • Comfortable road shoes1 year 10 weeks agoIt's worth going to a shop

    It's worth going to a shop though and trying them on. Feet vary a lot, as do shoes.

  • Comfortable road shoes1 year 10 weeks agoI really like my Giro

    I really like my Giro Factors. Like wearing a slipper. A really stiff slipper made from carbon fibre.

  • Sunday Times Giro coverage.1 year 10 weeks ago(un)Fortunately behind

    (un)Fortunately behind paywalls so cannot link it, but basically a whoile page article about how well Wiggins is doing under the circumstances and by the way some guy called Dowsett won the stage and he is most famous for calling Armstrong a legend.

  • Achievements - Understanding1 year 10 weeks agoHow about WORST transfers for

    How about WORST transfers for the next stage badge, I would be ruling that.....

  • Texting at wheel kills more US teens than drunk-driving says new study1 year 10 weeks agoThe only reason we have the

    The only reason we have the rule in this country is so that when a driver has an accident while texting, they get nailed for contributory negiligence and the insurer reclaims their costs from the perpetrator. Nothing to do with stopping it at all.

  • Giro d'Italia - Rest Day1 year 10 weeks agoIm not really sure what will

    Im not really sure what will happen apart from a fantasy point of view I think Nibali and Santambrogio are a must, after that who knows what will happen from day to day. Im thinking Cadel maybe ok tomorrow, and his effort in the TT shows he is serious about finishing high up, but do I point him in? Do I keep Wiggo? What role will Ryder play, do I axe him now? Do I go cheaper and hedge my bets, Scarponi, Niemiec, Pozzovivo and Betancur will all feature at some point, but when? and who do you sacrifice for them.

    Will someone like Tiralongo go on a long break?

    I think Pirazzi is now the safer choice for me over Visconti. What can Di Luca do? Gavazzi and Battaglin are cheap, but will they score many more points?

  • Richie Porte targets 2014 Giro d'Italia - but just how many GC riders can Team Sky support?1 year 10 weeks agoSure I heard that Uran and

    Sure I heard that Uran and Henao were planning to move on at the end of this season anyway?

  • Giro Tech Video: Vincenzo Nibali's Astana Specialized Tarmac SL4 Shark special1 year 10 weeks agoWhen he was cutting the

    When he was cutting the steerer down I was yelling at the screen "measure it again! measure it again!". Luckily, when I peered out from behind my hands he'd done it right (breathes deep sigh of relief).

  • Richie Porte targets 2014 Giro d'Italia - but just how many GC riders can Team Sky support?1 year 10 weeks agoTerrible position for a team

    Terrible position for a team to find themselves in, lots of riders who can win Wink

    I'm joking really, I can see the logistic nightmare and keeping ego's happy dilemma.

  • Richie Porte targets 2014 Giro d'Italia - but just how many GC riders can Team Sky support?1 year 10 weeks agoI can see Uran or Henao doing

    I can see Uran or Henao doing well in the Vuelta. Difficult to know what's going on though... too many cooks.

    However, as I'm sure Sir Dave would say: it's a good problem to have.

  • Mont Ventoux next weekend1 year 10 weeks agoFor anyone whose interest is

    For anyone whose interest is piqued by this thread - I've been out there quite a few times and cannot recommend Veloventoux highly enough.

    http://www.veloventoux.com

    And you *know* you want to have a go at this. All 3 climbs in a day? yes please.

    http://www.clubcinglesventoux.org/en.html

  • Achievements - Understanding1 year 10 weeks agoMaybe a TT winners badge to

    Maybe a TT winners badge to go along with the sprinters badge and mountains badge, as the Dr says, as for it being too easy to predict, there aren't all that many TT's throughout the season, so getting it right all the time may not happen, especially during the middle of a tour etc, or if you have Wiggins, Martin, Cancellera etc all to choose from for the stage

  • Mont Ventoux next weekend1 year 10 weeks agoMy pleasure. Enjoy. It really

    My pleasure. Enjoy. It really is a phenomenal part of the world for riding. Planning my next trip right now Wink

  • Tour of California - Stage 11 year 10 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:MY BAD, I'm off

    Gkam84 wrote:
    MY BAD, I'm off to sort out the points now, It was 3am when I finished them and got it slightly wrong.....finally got to sleep around 6am then had to get some stuff done this morning Crying

    No worries, its no biggy, just wanted to make you aware

  • First sportive bike1 year 10 weeks agoExcellent bike, I have one.

    Excellent bike, I have one. Mine has a SRAM Rival groupset and Pro-Lite Bracciano wheels.