• Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 19 weeks agoCav Oscar

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  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 19 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:Froome

    notfastenough wrote:
    Froome looks a bit like a cheater

    and Lance Armstrong looks a lot like one Big Grin

  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 19 weeks agoThis thread is brilliant.

    This thread is brilliant. Lion King and Eagle Muppet currently the best, although the OP is actually correct that Froome looks a bit like a cheater. Maybe it's the freckles/spots!

  • Blaze laser-projecting bike light looks for funding1 year 19 weeks agoVery nice idea. But I fear

    Very nice idea. But I fear that I'd be chasing the green rider in front of me all the time.

  • Shimano PD-M540 SPD pedal1 year 19 weeks agoWell for what it's worth, I'd

    Well for what it's worth, I'd just go with the M520 as well. I have 3 bikes with them and I've never touched them over three years of riding in all weathers and the bearings feel silky smooth like the day they were delivered. I don't even lube the spring mechanism, it doesn't seem to need it!

  • Gkam84 needs a trike to ride and help him deal with early Parkinson's - he's 28 FFS1 year 19 weeks agoSo my artist friend didn't

    So my artist friend didn't tempt you, How does a Richard Mitchelson signed print grab your fancy? Wink

  • Morvélo launch new clothing for men, women and kids + new film1 year 19 weeks agoLovely kit as always.

    Lovely kit as always.

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 19 weeks agoTo be fair, I don't think

    To be fair, I don't think that anyone (least of all Lady Festina of Bexhill) actually says that festinagirl was invited to represent anything other than herself and her own toxic views. There is certainly no indication that she has been invited as a reasoned voice of the collective fanbase.

  • Canyon road bikes1 year 19 weeks agoTough one. A guy on the club

    Tough one. A guy on the club run has just gone through the same thing and opted for mech DA since it is so well-proven and either are beyond his capabilities anyway. It did spark a discussion as to what level of bling is acceptable on club rides!

    I believe the cable tensioning is automatically set on di2, and the auto-trim is ace. If you're mechanically useless, di may be better, but if you like tinkering, probably dura-ace.

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 19 weeks agoSam1 wrote: Scott, you

    Sam1 wrote:

    Scott, you criticise Millar repeatedly about speaking out about the UCI. Vaughters also gets into the politics of the UCI, yet you do not criticise him?

    And you are also extremely ready and quick to criticise any rider who says nothing, or does not say exactly what you want them to say. Or is Wiggins, who sends you off into the deep end seemingly just by sharing the same planet as you.

    Sorry but your approbation and criticism is doled out an an extremely selective basis according to whether you personally like the person or not. Your attempts to try to justify otherwise sound very hollow.

    As for conflicts of interest: 2 of the main protaganists, Jamie Fuller and Paul Kimmage, are both in the midst of legal action with the UCI. How about that for a conflict of interest?

    Who would you like to see there? This doesn't have to be the end of things. You make out like this is the only chance to voice opinions. I personally would like it if you were more constructive in your approach to this.

    They have their reasons for inviting certain people, most of which appears to be that they want people who are passionate about cleaning up the sport. Note that the issue is that the UCI have marginalized these sorts of people and so they have decided to take things into their own hands. There are very few people that have tried to do this and have not come up against (or been attacked by) the UCI, so a conflict of interest is bound to arise. Underlying all this is the idea that people are here to change sport for the better, so I would imagine that they will try to set aside any vendettas. But if the UCI had worked with people in the first place I think we wouldn't be where we are now......!?

  • UCI names CAS president to appoint independent commission on Armstrong scandal1 year 19 weeks agoLoath as most people are -

    Loath as most people are - and with good reason - to accept that the UCI might actually be following a decent process this time (as opposed to the last review by a pal of Verbruggen's), it looks like they might actually be doing so.

    They called upon John Coates to propose names for the Commission - he did so. He's not a UCI man - that was the first point of independence.

    They've adopted his proposal and have appointed a Commission, and really it does seem on the face of it that they are truly independent. This is an impressive panel.

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 19 weeks agoSam1 wrote:@festinagirl is a

    Sam1 wrote:
    @festinagirl is a self-righteous and delusional tweeter, hiding very happily behind a pseudonym to spout sometimes vicious attacks and innuendo. She might not be postioning herself as representing fans, but even so she has no credibility whatsoever.

    +1.

    At this level I don't understand the pseudonym. We're talking about people's careers, businesses, livelihoods yet Anon. from the Home Counties or wherever won't even use her real name.

    Based on what I've seen on Twitter, I am pretty sure that she/he/it will not be representing my views as someone who follows the sport.

  • Just in: Legend HT 7.51 year 19 weeks agoyou're getting some good

    you're getting some good bikes in recently, first the Passoni and now this italian lovely.

    Recently met Marco Bertoletti, real craftsman, great stuff ...

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 19 weeks agoWhat would you like to

    What would you like to propose instead? I don't think you can criticize unless you have a better alternative. These people have been shut down by the UCI, they have repeatedly hit a wall and now they have a forum. The UCI have had their chance. By creating this conference they are giving voice and putting pressure on the UCI to change the sport. Without this pressure the UCI seem happy to continue with 'business as usual'. So don't think this is the only option, this an option. If you have better idea then why not try to be part of the solution?

  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 19 weeks agoNot an animal, but I've

    Not an animal, but I've always thought Chris Froome looks like Tintin.

    Dog72 that Wiggins/Muppet comparison is hilarious.

  • Any cat owners?1 year 19 weeks agoYup, 3 burmese - two male and

    Yup, 3 burmese - two male and one female ranging from 9 to 1 year old. They are indoor cats and really very affectionate - then spend most of the evenings curled up on my lap (a great excuse to be lazy!)

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 19 weeks agoHmmm, I can't believe the

    Hmmm, I can't believe the negativity here. I think this is a good thing: a frank on the table discussion about taking cycling forward, a way of putting pressure on the UCI and a way to keep momentum rolling after the downfall of Armstrong.

    If in 5 years nothing has changed and Tour De France speeds keep rising, then you can criticize this as an opportunity lost. Otherwise be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem, or a critical bystander.

    I myself would like to get involved. We potentially stand on the cusp of bringing a new, fairer, cleaner way to Cycling, and potentially something that can extend to all Sports.

    "Don't be a hater". I heard that from so many people who criticized me for doubting Armstrong, let's put that attitude into changing cycling.

  • Greg LeMond and Jonathan Vaughters to attend Change Cycling Now summit in London1 year 19 weeks agoThanks for the reply Scott.

    Thanks for the reply Scott. Having read your open letter this morning I now understand why you were invited to attend.
    I thank you for being proactive in doing something to change the sport, but like other posters I have a problem with the list of attendees, which is list of people clearly have an axe to grind against the UCI.
    Also, to be clear I actually agreed with what you said about David Millar's open letter to Rabobank.

  • 'Sorry' the hardest word for Boris, while Jenny Jones urges him to review cycling plans for Olympic Park1 year 19 weeks agoNeither of the two Mayors of

    Neither of the two Mayors of London has ever been good at apologising.

    TfL surface transport are just terrible at cycle infrastructure, but their models are all based round cars and buses (very little account taken of cyclists).

    Even when they almost get it right (Cycle Superhighway 8 west of Vauxhall Bridge being 2m wide), they screw it up at the last minute (allowing cars in the cycle lane out of peaks hours).

  • Morvélo launch new clothing for men, women and kids + new film1 year 19 weeks agoNIce. This brand is coming

    NIce. This brand is coming into its own now. I've had tshirts from them for a few years. At first I thought they were just jumping on T6;s back but they have defined themselves. Fairplay to them.

  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 19 weeks agoThat was him Rocking a

    That was him Rocking a serious Barnet @ The Tour of Romandie.

  • Just In: Islabike Beinn 241 year 19 weeks agoChris James wrote: it's sat

    Chris James wrote:
    it's sat in the garage at the moment with a sheet over it!

    How can you wait another month??! That's a particularly masochistic form of torture. I think I'd cave in and say "Have your present early and let's go riding."

    Last night's road.cc tweet linking to this article is on the button:
    "Not just any kids bike pretty much THE kids' bike by which all others are judged.
    Yep, they set the bar pretty high.
    Cool

  • Lance Armstrong wins Sports Illustrated's Anti-Sportsman of the Year award1 year 19 weeks agoSadly Biggins wrote:Can't

    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    Can't wait for the Twitter pick of him relaxing next to this award on his wall

    I really did lol

    Thanks Cool

  • Separated at birth: Chris Froome and a cheetah?1 year 19 weeks agoreminds me more of Worzel

    reminds me more of Worzel Gummidge in that pic

  • Kranium cardboard helmet goes into production + video1 year 19 weeks agoThe base of the helmet is

    The base of the helmet is still EPS though?