• London cyclist who lost leg wins victory over insurers who said she was partly to blame1 year 10 weeks agohttp://www.rsagroup.com/rsagr

    http://www.rsagroup.com/rsagroup/en/corporate-responsibility

    "we strive to conduct our business with integrity by acting in a fair, transparent manner, adhering to ethical standards and responding to stakeholders’ needs."

    Yeah, right....

  • New York cyclist films harassment from driver and bystanders1 year 10 weeks agoIt's like being surrounded by

    It's like being surrounded by a group of enormously large penguins.

    The driver getting out certainly didn't feel as threatening as some of the scum on London roads (minus the part about being run into parked cars).

  • London cyclist who lost leg wins victory over insurers who said she was partly to blame1 year 10 weeks agoIts naive to think that any

    Its naive to think that any insurance company cares at all or would ever 'do the right thing', and it doesn't matter if you're a customer or not. Anything they can do to get out of paying is fair game to them.

  • Giro - Tappa 131 year 10 weeks agoI made a couple of changes

    I made a couple of changes today, I hadn't planned so I would have 7 for tomorrow, but it leaves me with 5 to get some climbers back in

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 10 weeks agoI'm a similar weight to you -

    I'm a similar weight to you - actually, ahem, a bit heavier. I commute into crappy London roads every day - 50KM round trip. For the past 3 months I have used a Specialized armadillo (700x25) on the back and a bontrager hardcase race lite (700x23) on the front. So far no punctures in 3 months and without jinxing it this is the longest i have gone without a puncture. I normally have problems with my back tyre so I highly rate the Armadillo. I put the bontrager on the front because its a bit cheaper (i think i bought it online for £13.99) but I do rate them - I used to have them on back and front and I think they are better than Gatorskins. I read somewhere that for heavier riders its best to have a 700x25 on the back. The only thing I would say is that as soon as you start getting lots of little slits in the tyre then its time to get a new one. Never used any other tyres so can't comment - hope this helps.

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 10 weeks agoI'm around 95kg and use

    I'm around 95kg and use Durano front/ Durano Plus rear on my commute bike for central London - no problems.

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 10 weeks agoI just came on to say

    I just came on to say Vittoria Rubinos, only to see that andy had beaten me to it. Currently about 92kg and I haven't had a puncture for at least a year on my commuting bike.
    I'm well aware that I'll probably get half a dozen next week now that I've said that, but it's a price I'll pay to give you advice!

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 10 weeks agoI can't believe that he has a

    I can't believe that he has a chest infection which would require the use of antibiotics. If you had a chest infection you'd be straight out the back of the peloton. I can believe that he has a cold which has affected his breathing, and there is no way you can compete with a cold. This sounds like a classic example of the widespread over prescription of antibiotics, which are only effective against bacteria. It is overwhelmingly likely that he has a virus. And I don't like Dave Brailsford's "he has been on antibiotics". Has he had time yet to complete a course? Did he start the Giro on antibiotics?

  • Riding the Marrakech Atlas Étape1 year 10 weeks agoWhat gears did you use?; go

    What gears did you use?; go on really plug that Boardman, and halfords might send you back. Why am I even asking, I don't do hills.

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 10 weeks agoVittoria Rubinos - 4000km and

    Vittoria Rubinos - 4000km and only 1 pinch flat (currently 95kg - have lost weight)

  • What is the point in Sky Orla?1 year 10 weeks agoum... and a bit off topic.

    um... and a bit off topic. Who is Sky Orla? and why does she urk you so much? I thought the Sky orla would be some swish new piece of kit from Team Sky, oh like a mobile app for tracking team mates like the Grand prix tracker.

  • Tom Boonen being investigated for tax evasion, says Belgian newspaper1 year 10 weeks agofarrell wrote:Being almost

    farrell wrote:
    Being almost serious for a second, Tom Boonen is one of the pro-riders that I would seriously love to meet and go for a drink with.

    Him and Voigt would be a top pairing to go on the piss with I reckon.

    Agreed, would be pretty hardcore though - "shut up head, I'm going to drink through the pain" Big Grin

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 10 weeks agoWell done to Christain Knees

    Well done to Christain Knees yesterday pulling Wiggo back to the rest of the team (sans Uran in the lead pack) then trying to cut his losses. Great team work in action.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 10 weeks agoGK has got his 'I'm not a fan

    GK has got his 'I'm not a fan of X' hat on again. Step-hunt has got it right, Sky pulled Brad and will refocus on the Tour. You can read all the politics into it you want, when that break happen this year, Froome will not be coming back. Multiple GC contenders will not be a problem for them just as they still have Uran in the Giro.

    The road will tell the truth.

  • Fears of speeding 'competitive road cyclists' leads to protests against proposed cycle path upgrade1 year 10 weeks agoI have sympathy with them-

    I have sympathy with them- but the fears of something bad happening here due to fast cyclists are being used to stop the path being upgraded (widened and properly tarmaced) to the benefit of slow cyclists, walkers etc.

  • Vision TC24 Wheels Review1 year 10 weeks agoGood post, thanks for

    Good post, thanks for sharing. Certainly sound like race-only wheels from the durability aspect.

    Question for you - given the challenges of carbon braking tracks/pads etc, why choose them? Why not sidestep the whole question with an alu braking track like Dura-Ace C24 or something? Is it just a weight thing?

    I bought some Mavics, hadn't anticipated the weird flexy feeling at the back when I'm out of the saddle. Might have to go handbuilt next time.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 10 weeks agoThink it would be embarassing

    Think it would be embarassing for Wiggo to lead the team at the TdF, just because you're going to get the inevitable moment when Nibali/Contador makes a surging attack, and only Chris can stay with them.

    Look at it this way - last year's Vuelta looked a bit juiced to me, I reckon Froome was the best au naturale rider there. Repeat that scenario with the stronger doping controls in place in France and you've got your answer.

    I like Wiggo, but throwing his toys around because he wants to be leader will not, I think, do anyone any favours (except maybe Contador etc).

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 10 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I'm

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I'm shocked........... Liar Liar Liar Liar

    Quite a few riders have been ill this Giro, Cataldo battled through it, just to help Wiggo out. But Wiggo is a bit of a wimp, he could have sat off the back and taken it easy for a few stages and then recovered to help out Uran. But he's so self absorbed that he would only ever think about his chances.

    HE IS NOT A TEAM PLAYER.

    Tiralongo is another example. He was running a temp of 39 the other day, that's normally a hospital case, but now, he just took it easy and is now back on the front helping out Nibali.

    I DONT want to see Wiggo at the TdF, he's bad for the team and moral. At least Froome knows how to be a DS and help the team out, Its his turn now

    He looked like a team player when he was leading out Cav on the Champs Elysee last year.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 10 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I'm

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I'm shocked........... Liar Liar Liar Liar

    Quite a few riders have been ill this Giro, Cataldo battled through it, just to help Wiggo out. But Wiggo is a bit of a wimp, he could have sat off the back and taken it easy for a few stages and then recovered to help out Uran. But he's so self absorbed that he would only ever think about his chances.

    HE IS NOT A TEAM PLAYER.

    Tiralongo is another example. He was running a temp of 39 the other day, that's normally a hospital case, but now, he just took it easy and is now back on the front helping out Nibali.

    I DONT want to see Wiggo at the TdF, he's bad for the team and moral. At least Froome knows how to be a DS and help the team out, Its his turn now

    To be honest, if I was Sky, I wouldnt want my (really expensive) leader to be risking staying ill for longer than necessary, just to have the chance of being an extra domestique later in the race. Plus it would be further bad press for the team (focussing on Wiggo's struggles) when what they really want to do is refocus and continue on.

    As to whether Wiggins is a genuine team player, who knows? He hasn't said he refuses to ride for Froome - he's said he wants to be leader and he'll do what the team tell him to.

    By the way, I'm no massive Wiggo fan - I just think he's getting an unfair slating for dropping out of a race due to illness (which happens all the time).

  • New York cyclist films harassment from driver and bystanders1 year 10 weeks agoNot sure about US law but in

    Not sure about US law but in the UK the cyclist was riding in a proper way, there was insufficient room for a car to pass safely (in accordance with the highway code) as the lane they were travelling in was a single lane with no overtaking allowed. Therefore I see no reason for the cyclist to say "You're right I'll be carefull not to do it. Have a good day Sir". In addition to this the car driver attempts to drive the cyclist off the road so I am baffled to hear excuses being made for the drivers actions. Why wouldn't you give a little tap on the car in this situation?!

    But more importantly the driver has totally the wrong idea that the car is king! Roads area a shared space.

  • Salice 006 sunglasses1 year 10 weeks agoI've got these. They deserve

    I've got these.

    They deserve much more than 3.5

    They offer everything Oakley does for less than half the price. The lenses are much cheaper to replace. Though getting them out takes a couple of attempts to get used to.

    Coverage is great and they don't budge at all. You can get them cheaper too if you're willing to forgo the little ITA flag on the frame.

  • Giro - Tappa 131 year 10 weeks agoi made only one change,

    i made only one change, nibali for bouhanni ahead of tomorrow.
    Looks like the bunch wants to contest the sprint, reeling in that break hard.

    2:46 with 95+ km to go

  • The Giro Purist thread1 year 10 weeks agostumps wrote:Didn't pick

    stumps wrote:
    Didn't pick Wiggins for mine, kept in Cav.

    Michele Scarponi
    Thomas Dekker
    Alex Dowsett
    Mauro Santambrogio
    Mark Cavendish
    Stefano Garzelli
    Pieter Weening
    Vicenzo Nibali
    Stefano Pirazzi

    That's looking pretty decent stumpy?

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 10 weeks agoYorkshire Mike sums things up

    Yorkshire Mike sums things up nicely. Some on here clearly have no idea about the levels required to be a pro-cyclist or possibly have never ridden a bike (or for that matter had a chest infection).

  • Salice 006 sunglasses1 year 10 weeks agoThey're not made from

    They're not made from Grilamid. They're 'made from sport'! Confused