• Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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

  • Giro Stage 181 year 5 weeks agobackflipbedlem wrote:Liking

    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.

  • The Traffic Droid on C4's The Complainers1 year 5 weeks agoIs he the same bloke who was

    Is he the same bloke who was on tv a while ago ?

    If he is then i found him a complete tool the first time so giving him even more air time has probably knocked cycling back a few years.

  • Giro Stage 181 year 5 weeks agoOut: Wellens & Monsalve In:

    Out: Wellens & Monsalve
    In: Rolland and Henao

    Quintana
    Uran
    Rolland
    Majka
    Kelderman
    Aru
    Arredondo
    Zardini
    Henao

    Figured that after yesterday's exploits that Wellens would be cooked and unlikely to attempt a raid on KoM points, likewise Monsalve as he's too far off Arredondo so dropped both. Actually considered ditching Arredondo too as I think he has the jersey sewn up and might not need to contest any more breaks.

  • The Traffic Droid on C4's The Complainers1 year 5 weeks agoDoes nothing good. Just

    Does nothing good.
    Just serves to fuel the stereotype many drivers hold of cyclists.
    I think his intentions started out as good perhaps, but now he seems to look for the trouble, and like in the OP put him self into the positions of danger on purpose. All in the name of YouTube views...

  • Giro Stage 181 year 5 weeks agoRifugio Panarotta is a very

    Rifugio Panarotta is a very tough climb. However, its not the steep ramps like the other day. The 16.8 km towards the top have a steady average gradient of 8.5 %.
    If Quintana puts time into Uran i think its all over buts its either going to be an absolute cracker or completely flat with an unknown winning the stage whilst the GC boys watch each other.

    Gone for Majka instead of Uran and was able to get Arredondo in as a result.

    Nairo Alexander Quintana
    Fabio Aru
    Rafal Majka
    Domenico Pozzovivo
    Pierre Rolland
    Robert Kiserlovski
    Enrico Barbin
    Wilco Kelderman
    Julian David Arredondo

  • Giro Stage 171 year 5 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Got the

    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

  • Giro Stage 181 year 5 weeks agoLiking the pricing structure

    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

  • Best cassette for compact double (hill climber)1 year 5 weeks ago12-27

    12-27

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 5 weeks agoSomeone has to say it... Disc

    Someone has to say it... Disc version?

  • Tune Spurtreu uses a laser to perfectly align your stem1 year 5 weeks agoCyclosis wrote: Surely

    Cyclosis wrote:

    Surely someone could make a cheaper version than £65 though. It needn't be machined out of aluminium.

    Jim

    Get that 3D printer warmed up... Smile

  • No Sky Ride for Birmingham this year1 year 5 weeks agoIts still on in Newcastle and

    Its still on in Newcastle and i'm taking both my kids so happy days.

  • Giro Stage 171 year 5 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote: As for third

    Ghedebrav wrote:

    As for third place, I'd (rashly?) count out Rolland as he can't TT for toffee

    it's not a TT* though, it's just riding as fast as possible up a massive hill. he's good at that.

    *it is technically a TT. but you won't see any TT bikes

  • Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 5 weeks agodrmatthewhardy wrote:I don't

    drmatthewhardy wrote:
    I don't want to get personal, just to put it all in perspective regarding marginal gains. At 6' 4" (193.04cm) you have a BMI of 28.2, which is in the 'overweight' range

    That just demonstrates how crap those charts are, when I was 105kg I had a 6 pack and was in top shape. I'm never going to look like a pro cyclist as my body shape just isn't right. Right now I'm unfortunately more than overweight... Thinking

    drmatthewhardy wrote:
    To become competitive you probably need a BMI of about 22.7

    I'm not worried about being competitive, I just didn't want to buy wheels that were going to add to my struggles up hills.

    drmatthewhardy wrote:
    So just enjoy riding your bike! Don't worry about your weight, or your bike's weight, unless you want to race.

    Amen!

  • Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 5 weeks agobadback wrote:I'm in Flanders

    badback wrote:
    I'm in Flanders at the moment and there's loads of bus stops like this. I haven't seen any kamikaze cyclists or pedestrians lying flat on their back after being knocked down either.

    It's a different cycling culture though. I suspect pedestrians have a different attitude towards bikes and an expectation that they'll be around which is lacking here. Similarly maybe cyclists don't tend to have that "sod you, it's a bike path so I'm not slowing down" attitude that you can get here. As Teaboy says above though attitudes like that are shaped by the environment people find themselves in.

  • No Sky Ride for Birmingham this year1 year 5 weeks agoThe last couple of years seem

    The last couple of years seem to have been a bit half-hearted anyway. A lot of it has been round the University closed road system with very little actual public road closures as far as I can see.

    Still a shame though.

  • Waterproof Jacket- Any suggestions?1 year 5 weeks agoI have a Sportful Fiandre

    I have a Sportful Fiandre NoRain jersey/jacket which has been cracking so far, although i've not had the chance to wear it in sustained, heavy rain - short and heavy, yeah, and it was great. Breathability seems pretty good, the fit is 'snug' (size up at least once) but comfortable and I don't mind the single rear pocket (wish it was sealed from the inside however, rather than just mesh). There was a review on here a while back, might be worth a gander

    http://road.cc/content/review/72530-sportful-fiandre-norain-jacket

    Think I ended up paying about £90 for it, Evans used to have some good deals on Sportful but worth looking around as ever.