• Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 5 weeks agoCantab wrote:Leodis wrote:I

    Cantab wrote:
    Leodis wrote:
    I can imagine been stuck behind some 5mph bearded CTC member, trapped in a segregated cycle lane...

    The great thing about these plans is that the proposed cycleways are 1.8-2m wide, plenty of room for getting around dawdling beardies!

    Think you mean 2.8! 2.1m if segregated, but officers have rejected that option, despite consultation revelling it was the preferred public option.

  • Giro Stage 171 year 5 weeks agoray silvester wrote:VVV73

    ray silvester wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    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.

    Rolland was the guilty party on that day attacking the Maillot Jaune group whilst Wiggo(and Nibali for that matter) attempted to neutralise the racing for their 50 strong group to let Evans recover.....LuLu's escape group(11 strong at the time) were well and truly clear and were perfectly entitled to fight out the stage.

    Rumours exist that Haimar Zubeldia was the angriest rider and had to be stopped from confronting Rolland at stage end?

    This was the GC situation at the time

    General Classification after Stage 13
    GBR 1 WIGGINS, Bradley (SKY PROCYCLING) 59:32:32
    GBR 2 FROOME, Christopher (SKY PROCYCLING) + 2:05
    ITA 3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) + 2:23
    AUS 4 EVANS, Cadel (BMC RACING) + 3:19
    BEL 5 VAN DEN BROECK, Jurgen (LOTTO BELISOL) + 4:48
    ESP 6 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) + 6:15
    USA 7 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC RACING) + 6:57
    SLO 8 BRAJKOVIC, Janez (ASTANA) + 7:30
    FRA 9 ROLLAND, Pierre (EUROPCAR) + 8:31
    FRA 10 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ-BIG MAT) + 8:51


    Ok cool I remember that too, just I didn't know who you were talking about.
    Yes LL was long gone, MY THINKING that's why it happen, it was I am sure the BASQUE fans with the tacks, previous form for it and I am sure some nice bets were landed by the Basque mafia Surprise

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 5 weeks agoRather more subtle approach

    Rather more subtle approach to contract negotiation by Wiggo than than the way Froome did it.

    Get the opposition to do it rather than your girlfriend Big Grin

    Are World Tour Teams trying to outbid F1 on the start of the 'silly season'?

  • Giro Stage 171 year 5 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:TERatcliffe26

    VVV73 wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Got the full house, went for sprinters. Only really lost out on about 12 points by bringing in Bouh, Nizz and swift for Uran, Majka and Pozz. I had Wellens still which is all good. Just need a penalty tomorrow.

    You say Rolland can't TT for toffee Thinking yes on a normal TT, but this is uphill, think im gonna risk him over Uran for the next few stages

    Love to see Rolland in a downhill TT , he has to be one of the best downhiller on tour , he gets away effortlessly. Seems Veocks passing on his knowledge. Watch those House patio's in france tho , make sure the gate is open. LOL

    I'd take Nibs,Sammy,Sagan,Cunego,Hushovd and Spartacus above Rolland on the downhill all day long?

  • Cyclists make great dates, says match-making website eHarmony1 year 5 weeks agoRiding with your date is crap

    Riding with your date is crap when they can't keep up Wink

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 5 weeks agoLooks like typical tabloid

    Looks like typical tabloid rubbish, I would love to have Wiggo in my team too.

    If you think about the options, considering his age and statements that he has made regarding the track and the Olympics, if he goes away from Sky next year, his new team will really only get 1 year out of him before the focus turns to the Olympics, and as much as I hate to say it, history tells us that after such an effort he wont be of much use to anyone for 12 months after, so will anyone really want to pay the price that he actually deserves for only 1 season?

    If Sky don't renew (and they better or I will say bad things about them) its quite possible that we see the same as what happened with that guy that won the Vuelta last year.....what was his name???

    My personal opinion is that Wiggo still has a lot to offer Sky both on or off the bike, and if not Sky British Cycling both the organisation, and cycling in Britain

    Just my opinion though

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 5 weeks agoRumour was doing the rounds

    Rumour was doing the rounds two weeks ago, speculation was he was signed in time for the 2014 race.

  • Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 5 weeks agoLeodis wrote:I can imagine

    Leodis wrote:
    I can imagine been stuck behind some 5mph bearded CTC member, trapped in a segregated cycle lane...

    The great thing about these plans is that the proposed cycleways are 1.8-2m wide, plenty of room for getting around dawdling beardies!

  • Google's new self-driving car puts cyclist safety first1 year 5 weeks agoA huge advantage (along with

    A huge advantage (along with all the safety stuff) is that these cars can drive themselves without anyone in them. You don't need to own a car anymore, once you're at your destination, the car goes off on its own to drive someone else to where they want to go. No more need of space for parking, we can free up our streets for people rather than idle metal boxes. Think of it as a cross between a taxi and zipcar. Taxi drivers are going to hate it.

  • Giro Stage 171 year 5 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:VVV73 wrote:ray

    VVV73 wrote:
    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.

    Rolland was the guilty party on that day attacking the Maillot Jaune group whilst Wiggo(and Nibali for that matter) attempted to neutralise the racing for their 50 strong group to let Evans recover.....LuLu's escape group(11 strong at the time) were well and truly clear and were perfectly entitled to fight out the stage.

    Rumours exist that Haimar Zubeldia was the angriest rider and had to be stopped from confronting Rolland at stage end?

    This was the GC situation at the time

    General Classification after Stage 13
    GBR 1 WIGGINS, Bradley (SKY PROCYCLING) 59:32:32
    GBR 2 FROOME, Christopher (SKY PROCYCLING) + 2:05
    ITA 3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) + 2:23
    AUS 4 EVANS, Cadel (BMC RACING) + 3:19
    BEL 5 VAN DEN BROECK, Jurgen (LOTTO BELISOL) + 4:48
    ESP 6 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) + 6:15
    USA 7 VAN GARDEREN, Tejay (BMC RACING) + 6:57
    SLO 8 BRAJKOVIC, Janez (ASTANA) + 7:30
    FRA 9 ROLLAND, Pierre (EUROPCAR) + 8:31
    FRA 10 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ-BIG MAT) + 8:51

  • Boris Johnson hails "significant drop" in number of London cyclists seriously injured in 20131 year 5 weeks agoYou know, I think we've all

    You know, I think we've all failed to take this subject seriously.

    Carry on.

  • Tune Spurtreu uses a laser to perfectly align your stem1 year 5 weeks agoBigDummy wrote:Quote:use a

    BigDummy wrote:
    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

    Yes but before that you have to use my patented string to line up your patented lazer and my patented string is copyrighted with DRM attached and if you even try to align not using my method then the NSA will arrive via black helicopter and next thing you know your being water boarded as a threat to the human race. Big Grin

  • Will a Shimano 105 5701 Bicycle Rear Derailleur fit a 9 speed cassette1 year 5 weeks agoThanks for all advice guys, I

    Thanks for all advice guys, I have decided to go with the Ultegra RD5600 short cage after all your advice. ProBikeKit has advised the same with the limit screws. Hopefully I can live with until I can upgrade my STI's to 10 Speed. Applause

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 5 weeks agoEqually I think it's a bit

    Equally I think it's a bit low rent the official Trek twitter feed coming on here and trolling another brand. Haven't you got anything else to do?

  • 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 5 weeks agoDMInLondon can fix it for

    DMInLondon can fix it for you..

    The government first needs to rewrite the Road Traffic Act. Behaviour that is currently only 'not recommended' in the Highway Code, should be against the law - like turning into a side street and almost running over pedestrians who are crossing, for example. Or punishment passes. Or stopping on an ASL.

    Every vehicle is fitted with a chip, allowing it to be tracked 24/7. This goes for bicycles, motorcycles, cars, vans, lorries. The lot. Concerns over civil liberties are to be assuaged by oversight by a committee made up of private citizens, lawyers and one MP from each party. No other access to the surveillance system is permitted.

    Then, six months after changes, and following an intensive campaign to raise public awareness of the new rules, the roads are cleared. At the same time, a gov.uk database and web page are set up, and every person who has a vehicle must login and tick a box that says that he or she has read and understood the laws.

    If he or she drives or rides before doing so, the vehicle is confiscated, destroyed and the licence is suspended for five years.

    Once the rules are in place, real enforcement starts.

    Run a red light? Lose your vehicle permanently, and your licence for five years.

    Stop in an ASL? Lose your licence for a year.

    Do a 'punishment pass'? Lose your licence for five years, and your vehicle is confiscated and destroyed.

    Hit a pedestrian or cyclist? Lose your licence for life and spend ten years in prison.

    Kill someone (and be unable to prove that it wasn't your fault, since strict liability will be applied)? Twenty-five years in prison, and a lifetime ban.

    I mentioned this to a mate. His response? 'The roads would be empty!'

    Yes. And ..?

  • Which road bike - from 3 (off shelf carbon or custom alloy?)1 year 5 weeks agoNo real reason other than

    No real reason other than size - only Ti frame I could find in right proportions and price bracket was the Kinesis Grandfondo Ti but this would end up being out of price range with 105 group set.

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 5 weeks ago2Gizmo: Well yes. At least we

    2Gizmo: Well yes. At least we had the courtesy to name the design after the guy that originated it.

  • Giro tech: Nairo Quintana’s pink Canyon Ultimate CF SLX1 year 5 weeks agoI'd ride that.

    I'd ride that. Big Grin

  • Giro Stage 171 year 5 weeks agoNah I lost interest after the

    Nah I lost interest after the blow out on the Stelvio stage. Didn't even look at yesterday's profile, just put 6 sprinters in. Roll on the Dauphine.

  • Google's new self-driving car puts cyclist safety first1 year 5 weeks agoI wonder if they'll ever

    I wonder if they'll ever bring in gps speed limiters for normal cars. Maybe the big brother concerns would quash that.

    They did have those black boxes tied to payg insurance premiums for a bit.

  • Opinions on Shimano 105 10-speed STI transmission ??1 year 5 weeks agoAs per joemmo, never had any

    As per joemmo, never had any issues with 105 10speed or Ultegra 10 speed (essentially the same shifter but a carbon lever).

    I wouldn't put grease anywhere near the cables on my bike (brake or gear), but I would use a light dry lube to minimise the friction and work as a corrosion inhibitor. If its both front and rear gears then it could be the grease around the bb where both cables pass.

    Cable outers can also shift slightly under bar tape through riding or in the event your bars get too twisted e.g. lifting in/out of a car boot etc.

    I'd get new cables (inners and outers) professionally fitted with new bar tape and if its done properly that should sort any issues.

  • London's Olympic Park hosts Fête du Tour this Saturday1 year 5 weeks agoQuote:TfL says that tube and

    Quote:
    TfL says that tube and rail will be the best way to get around the city on the day

    I'll be taking my bike! Fingers crossed for some sunshine

  • Google's new self-driving car puts cyclist safety first1 year 5 weeks agoA few weeks ago I drove from

    A few weeks ago I drove from London up to Glasgow. 400 miles of completely uneventful motorway apart from one sharp stop when traffic backed up in some roadworks. A computer could have simply driven me there and I'd have been reading, sleeping, playing cards with the wife, whatever.

    Likewise, almost all of the bad driving we complain about is due to conscious/unconscious actions by the driver - overtaking when there's a queue ahead, passing too close or where there's a traffic island, etc. All of that goes away because the car will be programmed to hold back unless absolutely certain the road is clear and wide enough.

    The only thing that worries me is its field of vision at T-junctions - can it see far enough out and around? There is a T-junction near my house where a road joins a long straight downhill section (40mph on a bike). Would it pull out in front of me?

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 5 weeks agoAhem... Ok so the old

    Ahem...

    Ok so the old squiggly fork was a marketing gimmick then. Tells you something about the company.

    This bike does look nicer though.

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 5 weeks agoShaken things up a bit... out

    Shaken things up a bit... out tonight but I'll see if I can squeeze in another update. Poor john rutherford will be well out of contention. Four people had Santaromita; he'd got 100 points at the last update so it will effect scores considerably. As things stand, looks like it's going to be between backflipbedlam, nata1ia, Twybados and Gmancervelo

    I'm still waiting on Bongiorno to do his solo breakaway win. Looking unlikely now Sad