• Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 11 weeks agoVicenzo Nibali (AST) Stefano

    Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
    Stefano Garzelli (VIN)
    Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 11 weeks agoI'll give it a go, for what

    Confused I'll give it a go, for what it's worth :-

    Pozzovivo
    Pozzato
    Santambrogio

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 11 weeks agodrheaton wrote:There will be

    drheaton wrote:
    There will be some last minute changes... No doubt one will be done today and another tomorrow...

    I saw on Cycling News Ramunas Navardauskas is in... But I don't know who he replaced...

  • Time for a new tyre?.1 year 11 weeks agoI've had the threads issue

    I've had the threads issue too after putting in only around 600 miles on them, agree it would be good to know if its only cosmetic.

  • Car cleaning1 year 11 weeks agoOh yeah, Auto Glym screen

    Oh yeah, Auto Glym screen wash is also the dogs.

  • Car cleaning1 year 11 weeks agoThe greatest piece of kit you

    The greatest piece of kit you will ever get yourself is a snow-foam lance.
    http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/
    These guys sell them and also do a pretty good detergent to use in it.
    If you do high mileage you might need a TFR spray for the lower part of the car and wheel arches. Alternatively a bug remover like Auto Glym one and a specific pad next.
    Then the 2 bucket method described by notfastenough is perfect, but make sure your buckets have grit guards in them. I like to use a Dodo Juice microfibre 'sponge' because it doesn't pick up grit.
    After washing you need to dry the car, microfibres are great for this and there are specific ones for drying.

    Then you can buy a clay bar and lube. If you look it up on You Tube you'll see what these are. I like to use the soft yellow clay from Dodo Juice and their Born Slippy Lube.

    After that you can polish the car. I prefer to use Auto Glym Super Resin Polish because it's easy to work with and I just use their cloths too, although they're a bit linty. You could get a machine polisher, the Dodo Juice one is great.

    In areas where the paint is a bit more scuffed or on nasty swirl marks, sometimes I use Auto Glym Paint Renovator, but use it as little as possible.

    Finally finish up with a wax. Dodo Juice ones are great, they do different ones for different colours. Basically harder ones are harder to apply but last better and softer ones are the opposite.

    If you really want to cap it all off nicely then you can use a quick detailer on top, something like Dodo Juice Red Mist.

    For the leather inside, Poorboys Leather Stuff is amazing, Autoglym foaming Shampoo is great on carpets.

    Dodo Juice again make great wheel cleaner and their Tyromania is great. It's also a good idea to seal your alloys up after with something like Gtechniq C5.

    I tend to use Dodo Juice glass cleaner and I have their Mint Merkin window cloth. You can polish the glass, I use Auto Glym. Then seal it with Gtechniq G1.

    Any questions let me know :-P

  • Two Tunnels route branded 'dangerous' in ITV report1 year 11 weeks agoShe wants to try descending

    She wants to try descending in the Alps, where you suddenly plunge into a unlit tunnel from bright sunshine. Almost blind for a few moments. And that's with cars coming the other way as well.

    Also I would expect that the tunnels have more light than a country lane in the middle of the night.

    I wish media crews would actually send sensible people with experience of cycling rather than silly types who have never been on a bike since childhood

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 11 weeks agoMy three Italian riders

    My three Italian riders worth:-

    Nibali
    Aru
    Locatelli

  • Get Britain Cycling petition heads towards halfway point - help spread the word!1 year 11 weeks agoAll signed and link shared on

    All signed and link shared on social networks.

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 11 weeks agoI'll try with Scarponi,

    I'll try with Scarponi, Pozzato and Caruso, just to be a bit different.

  • Mystery over whereabouts of Paul Kimmage Defense Fund cash1 year 11 weeks agoNeilG83 wrote:Chuffy

    NeilG83 wrote:
    Chuffy wrote:
    abudhabiChris wrote:
    Kimmage has made much of the No Smoke Without Fire line of inquiry.

    He didn't have access to the funds... but he allowed it to be set up in his name without accountability or transparency.

    The problem for Kimmage is that he doesn't allow for other people to be taken at their word, even those who have nothing proven against them. He can't expect a different standard to be applied to him.

    He's in the smokehouse but he says he's not a kipper.

    No. He had no access and also had no say in it being set up. This was wholly the responsibility of other people. Kimmage may have been somewhat naive to have assumed that he could trust the people administering the fund but it's entirely unfair to smear him with the dodgy behaviour of the Cyclismas crew. Yes, Kimmage is an aggressive arse who doesn't cut other people the same slack and his attitude occasionally stinks but that doesn't mean we should stoop to the same level.

    It's a complete fustercluck, but I'm quietly enjoying seeing the obnoxious UCI Overlord getting a kicking. Far too smug and pleased with himself. Perhaps he and Paul will learn a few lessons from this?

    £5 of that money is mine btw, so I think I'm allowed a £5 opinion. Big Grin

    Of course most people wouldn't blame Paul Kimmage for this mess, but it may harm his reputation and credibility. Aaron Brown collected almost $100,000 dollars in his name. Kimmage should have made sure it was kept safe and that proper accounts were kept. With so much media attention on the fund there was always going to be questions on how the money was spent, especially after the original lawsuit was dropped.

    Fair enough - although I get the impression that this has come to light precisely *because* Paul has been asking questions. Also, the report yesterday on Cycling News was the result of Paul contacting them about this. It sounds as if he's given Aaron/Cyclismas a chance to sort this out but as they've failed he's gone public.

    Some of this might just stick to Paul, in a small way. After all, there are plenty of people who like him who don't *like* him (if you know what I mean).

  • East Yorkshire bike races under threat after police reportedly insist on road closures due to safety concerns1 year 11 weeks agodoc, dont know where you got

    doc, dont know where you got your costings from for Police but even now at double time on a bank holiday i barely break that and i'm on the top whack pay never mind 10 years ago.

    Not disputing your other points cos i've no experience of such events, just commenting on pay.

    It seems an awful lot of work for one race though and should be simplified.

  • Mystery over whereabouts of Paul Kimmage Defense Fund cash1 year 11 weeks agoChuffy wrote:abudhabiChris

    Chuffy wrote:
    abudhabiChris wrote:
    Kimmage has made much of the No Smoke Without Fire line of inquiry.

    He didn't have access to the funds... but he allowed it to be set up in his name without accountability or transparency.

    The problem for Kimmage is that he doesn't allow for other people to be taken at their word, even those who have nothing proven against them. He can't expect a different standard to be applied to him.

    He's in the smokehouse but he says he's not a kipper.

    No. He had no access and also had no say in it being set up. This was wholly the responsibility of other people. Kimmage may have been somewhat naive to have assumed that he could trust the people administering the fund but it's entirely unfair to smear him with the dodgy behaviour of the Cyclismas crew. Yes, Kimmage is an aggressive arse who doesn't cut other people the same slack and his attitude occasionally stinks but that doesn't mean we should stoop to the same level.

    It's a complete fustercluck, but I'm quietly enjoying seeing the obnoxious UCI Overlord getting a kicking. Far too smug and pleased with himself. Perhaps he and Paul will learn a few lessons from this?

    £5 of that money is mine btw, so I think I'm allowed a £5 opinion. Big Grin

    Of course most people wouldn't blame Paul Kimmage for this mess, but it may harm his reputation and credibility. Aaron Brown collected almost $100,000 dollars in his name. Kimmage should have made sure it was kept safe and that proper accounts were kept. With so much media attention on the fund there was always going to be questions on how the money was spent, especially after the original lawsuit was dropped.

  • Mystery over whereabouts of Paul Kimmage Defense Fund cash1 year 11 weeks agoDont like the bloke

    Dont like the bloke regardless of how poorly he has been treat.

    However this seems to be totally out of his control and people should not tar him with the same brush as those who have been in control of the money.

  • East Yorkshire bike races under threat after police reportedly insist on road closures due to safety concerns1 year 11 weeks agostumps wrote:I'm not aware of

    stumps wrote:
    I'm not aware of the cost side of things but i cant imagine it will cost a lot to put a few signs up saying road closed and diversions in place ?

    We, as Police in Northumbria, dont get paid for covering these events. The force simply cancels a rest day in advance and you have to work for free, with a day back in lieu at some point.

    Cant comment on other forces though.

    Direct experience - a road closure notice (which can then be enforced) can state "intermittant closures on xxxth of month 2013" for example, and that has to be advertised in the press, notices posted, all of which is down to the council responsible. THere has to be a traffic plan, the emergency services have to be consulted, anyone can object so that has to be dealt with, and all this cost around £2,000 10 years ago. Plus the cost of police to enforce it, at over $40 per hour per man. And all plus VAT because it's a "service". Even with the closure in place some police forces have placed field limits on races for "safety", quite odd in that they cannot guarantee that the closure is secure, so what is being paid for? Please can someone tell me how a local 2/3/4 can afford this?

    One other point, only notification is required for a TT, it's all in the Act, as printed in the BC handbook, so quite how police can stop a TT is not clear. Run a sportive and it's up to the organiser if they bother to tell anyone. Stopping RR is easy, TT and sportives not.
    So, in summary, an 80 rider road race cannot go ahead, a 150 rider TT spread over 4 hours on a main road can, a sportive with 1,500 riders can just happen anyway.
    What a strange world we live in...

  • Mystery over whereabouts of Paul Kimmage Defense Fund cash1 year 11 weeks agostep-hent wrote:farrell

    step-hent wrote:
    farrell wrote:
    Yes, I am new to the cycling world, 1988 is pretty recent right? You condescending shithouse.

    Quote of the week so far, that one.

    +1

  • Mystery over whereabouts of Paul Kimmage Defense Fund cash1 year 11 weeks agoabudhabiChris wrote:Kimmage

    abudhabiChris wrote:
    Kimmage has made much of the No Smoke Without Fire line of inquiry.

    He didn't have access to the funds... but he allowed it to be set up in his name without accountability or transparency.

    The problem for Kimmage is that he doesn't allow for other people to be taken at their word, even those who have nothing proven against them. He can't expect a different standard to be applied to him.

    He's in the smokehouse but he says he's not a kipper.

    No. He had no access and also had no say in it being set up. This was wholly the responsibility of other people. Kimmage may have been somewhat naive to have assumed that he could trust the people administering the fund but it's entirely unfair to smear him with the dodgy behaviour of the Cyclismas crew. Yes, Kimmage is an aggressive arse who doesn't cut other people the same slack and his attitude occasionally stinks but that doesn't mean we should stoop to the same level.

    It's a complete fustercluck, but I'm quietly enjoying seeing the obnoxious UCI Overlord getting a kicking. Far too smug and pleased with himself. Perhaps he and Paul will learn a few lessons from this?

    £5 of that money is mine btw, so I think I'm allowed a £5 opinion. Big Grin

  • Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Frame sizing1 year 11 weeks agoI am 6ft2 (1.88m) and ride an

    I am 6ft2 (1.88m) and ride an XL in a Canyon Ultimate AL. It feels very comfy. I could have gone for the 58 but I have long legs so the 60 is probably better for me. Canyon size calculator recommended the 60 after several measurings. All concluded the 60.

  • Two Tunnels route branded 'dangerous' in ITV report1 year 11 weeks agoI've had to flag a few strava

    I've had to flag a few strava segments - not something I normally do, but I think it's best if we don't have anyone cycling "furiously" in a dark tunnel. I don't think I'm the only one - they seem to disappear fairly quickly.

  • Mystery over whereabouts of Paul Kimmage Defense Fund cash1 year 11 weeks agoKimmage has made much of the

    Kimmage has made much of the No Smoke Without Fire line of inquiry.

    He didn't have access to the funds... but he allowed it to be set up in his name without accountability or transparency.

    The problem for Kimmage is that he doesn't allow for other people to be taken at their word, even those who have nothing proven against them. He can't expect a different standard to be applied to him.

    He's in the smokehouse but he says he's not a kipper.

  • Cafe du Cycliste Suzanne Jersey1 year 11 weeks agoLooks a little too revealing

    Looks a little too revealing for a womans jersey… Blushing

  • Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Frame sizing1 year 11 weeks agoThat's good news. What size

    That's good news. What size frame did you end up with? Do you have spacers as well? I'm just interested to know whether the bike fitting dimensions turned out correct.

  • Two-time Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso out of this year's race1 year 11 weeks agoWithout EPO not a reall

    Without EPO not a reall contender and has never been same rider since Those days. Giro better off without him.

  • Grab an Aldi bargain this Thursday1 year 11 weeks agoI have 2 softshell jackets (&

    I have 2 softshell jackets (& various other bits) from previous years. Ideal for use on the mtb or commuting but perhaps not a serious club run or when racing !
    The problem with some of their stuff is that it's too easily identifiable as being from Aldi for label snobs (myself inc !)

  • Carbon vs Titanium1 year 11 weeks agoYour options sound pretty

    Your options sound pretty racy so if you do go for ti make sure it's on the lighter side /with racier geometry.

    Due to the virtues if the material, most manufacturers design ti bikes as distance machines rather than out and out racing machines.

    Personally I love my Ti kinesis and with light wheels it fairly flies along, and I can recommend this if you're not just racing on it, but I do believe Spin or Lynsky make lighter, more aggressively sporty models in Ti.