• Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoFroome Kwia Konig(Martin) Vei

    Froome
    Kwia
    Konig(Martin)
    Veilleux
    Fuglsang(Hushovd)
    Dennis
    Fonseca
    Cunego
    Clement

    Green arrows last 3 stages so hoping for the same today. Tough one to predict today Thinking

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoI couldnt make anything fit

    I couldnt make anything fit well on a 2/3 transfer combo, so made only one change and stuck with the rest, gives me a bit more leeway to switch to sprinters tomorrow, and switch back again after...
    Its either a break, or I think more likely a sky train blowing everyone out, froomedog taking the win.

    Christopher Froome (SKY)
    Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
    Richie Porte (SKY)
    Tony Martin (OPQ) OUT ------> Leopold Konig IN
    Rohan Dennis (GRM)
    Thomas Damuseau (ARG)
    Natnael Barhane (EUC)
    Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (ARG)
    David Veilleux (EUC)

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agowestra not signed up today

    westra not signed up today

  • Eggbeater Pedals.. Any good?1 year 11 weeks agoxt or xtr spds ... ??

    xt or xtr spds ... ??

  • Pearson IMNOTANUMBER vs Ribble R8721 year 11 weeks agoGood point. Well made.

    Good point. Well made.

  • Digital EPO: smash your Strava times… by cheating1 year 11 weeks agoMat Brett wrote:I feel the

    Mat Brett wrote:
    I feel the need to point something out to some commenters.

    The Digital EPO site: it's a joke.

    Someone (Gkam?) said they tested it and it does what it says though, right?

    Regardless, I notice the 'Skata' parody site which it links to, is then one massive link back here, regarding the legal nonsense surrounding that chap dying trying to regain a KOM - you knocked all this up yourselves didn't you? Big Grin Thinking

  • BBC's The One Show needs cyclists for filming in Stevenage today (Thursday)1 year 11 weeks agoI lived in Stevenage until I

    I lived in Stevenage until I was 11, and remember using the cycle paths to cycle the 2 miles to school from age 6 or 7, unaccompanied, safely and without car traffic, from about 1970 to 1975. I used the cycle paths to visit friends and family quite autonomously. I remember an amazing parallel system of roads and underpasses just for bikes.
    I have the enduring feeling that all towns should be like this, and of astonishment and disappointment that they are still not.

  • Chris Hopkinson's RAAM team looking for a crew member at short notice1 year 11 weeks agoStuff that, pull a sickie

    Stuff that, pull a sickie tomorrow and get to your regional passport office. Heck, if they're laying you off, it's hardly the crime of the century.

  • BBC's The One Show needs cyclists for filming in Stevenage today (Thursday)1 year 11 weeks agoI think that this is a

    I think that this is a crucial lesson for those calling for money to be put into new cycle paths. Spend the money by all means, but you need to understand why this did not work.

    No point repeating the mistakes of the past.

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoFroome Valverde (for

    Froome
    Valverde (for Martin)
    Barguil (for Chavanel)
    Porte
    Pinotti
    Elissonde
    Veilleux
    Barhane
    Fonseca

    Figured today suited Valverde more than the climbers like Rolland and Barguil was a cheap replacement for Chava to free up credits. Figured there was no-one else at the 10 credit mark worth replacing Pinotti with so left him in.

  • Experimenting with nearly flat Di2 battery1 year 11 weeks agoUse steam power, its more

    Use steam power, its more efficient.

  • Cyclist injured in towpath goose attack1 year 11 weeks agoI've heard a swan can snap a

    I've heard a swan can snap a carbon frame in two with just a flap of a wing. Something like that anyway.

  • Eggbeater Pedals.. Any good?1 year 11 weeks agoIn my experience, almost

    In my experience, almost everything is better than SPD.
    I have been using eggbeaters on my MTB and CX bikes for a couple of years now and I will not go back. The only possible option would be to switch to e.g. Time pedals.

    I've had no problems whatsoever with my 3 pairs of eggbeaters.

  • HOY Bikes initial range + launch tour announced1 year 11 weeks agoNzlucas wrote:£1000 105

    Nzlucas wrote:
    £1000 105 equipped bike equals cycle scheme winner. This years bikes are poorly specced/priced from other brands and this one will clean up because it is directly competing on the same shop floor as Spesh and others offering taigra.

    Seems to be bang up against the Giant Defy 1 - simmilar spec with a highly regarded aluminium frame. Shame the D1 has an awful colour scheme this year, I put this down as a conspiracy to tempt me to spend extra on the Defy 0 and its shiny blackness. New boilder means no new bike though.

  • Eggbeater Pedals.. Any good?1 year 11 weeks agothere's plenty of evidence

    there's plenty of evidence out there that they are prone to incredibly poor bearing life and also catastrophic failure including axles suddenly snapping
    the design of the pedal means the springs can also eat into the soles of your shoes if you don't use a protective plate under the cleat

    however there are those that love them for their light weight and mud clearing abilities and say bearing issues aren't a problem if you look after them

    it's the one bike component i advise people to avoid

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agodrheaton wrote:backflipbedlem

    drheaton wrote:
    backflipbedlem wrote:
    Raleigh wrote:

    Definite top 3 on the stage tomorrow is Tony Martin, he'll be wanting to repeat his stage victory from today, and clearly has a lot of form in his legs!


    You think? Do I leave him in then? Lol

    I do believe that Raleigh is taking the piss Big Grin


    Thought as much, thanks for your help dude, defo wasted too much time stressing over that. The joys of fantasy players everywhere!
    Let's see how it pans out!
    Gone konig and De gendt for Meersman and martin

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agobackflipbedlem wrote:Raleigh

    backflipbedlem wrote:
    Raleigh wrote:

    Definite top 3 on the stage tomorrow is Tony Martin, he'll be wanting to repeat his stage victory from today, and clearly has a lot of form in his legs!


    You think? Do I leave him in then? Lol

    I do believe that Raleigh is taking the piss Big Grin

  • UCI presidency: McQuaid comes out fighting as he questions Cookson over Makarov links1 year 11 weeks agoantonio wrote:Quote 'the UCI

    antonio wrote:
    Quote 'the UCI will always be a democracy while I am in office'
    Now that's what I call RICH!!

    Never mind EPO, there's clearly some SERIOUS drugs in use in Aigle!

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoThanks for all your help

    Thanks for all your help guys! Last 10 mins of worrying, hope my phone holds out.

  • cycling podcasts1 year 11 weeks agoVelo Club Don Logan is also

    Velo Club Don Logan is also well worth listening too.

  • Sore feet!1 year 11 weeks agoThink your cleats are too

    Think your cleats are too high on your foot.try lowering them slightly.also buy some comfy insoles

  • Digital EPO: smash your Strava times… by cheating1 year 11 weeks agozanf wrote:italianbikesnob

    zanf wrote:
    italianbikesnob wrote:
    I'm aware of Strava being used from cars and motorbikes but can anyone explain these times?

    GPS data error. I have had times where I've forgot to stop the timer when I've gone in my flat and it clocks ridiculous speeds despite not moving.


    Depends on the segment but that may be a tt that is 6 laps of something and strava does sometimes take one lap as the full lap and hence thinks you did it 6 times faster than you actually did (hence avg speed of 25mph becomes 150mph)
    Strava just isn't smart enough to work those out (although in its defence it would have to be pretty smart to do that automatically!)

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoRaleigh wrote: Definite top 3

    Raleigh wrote:

    Definite top 3 on the stage tomorrow is Tony Martin, he'll be wanting to repeat his stage victory from today, and clearly has a lot of form in his legs!


    You think? Do I leave him in then? Lol

  • TfL plans to fine motorists and dock points from licences for ignoring Advanced Stop Lines1 year 11 weeks agoInteresting that this load of

    Interesting that this load of hot air is coming from tfl, whose employees are some of the worst offenders. I am, of course, referring to bus drivers who, if they're not encroaching on the ASL completely , think that it's ok if their wheels are stopped before the ASL even if 2m or so of bus is still poking its way into the area supposedly reserved for cyclists.

    Having complained to tfl on numerous occasions about this and got precisely nowhere, I'll be pleasantly surprised if this suggestion actually comes to fruition.

    I mean, let's look at the practicalities of it: the technology has been present for years to film and prosecute motorists who red light jump at junctions but has barely been implemented. And we're expected to believe that now cameras will be placed to catch ASL encroachers?

    Tosh!

  • Chris Hopkinson's RAAM team looking for a crew member at short notice1 year 11 weeks agoHaving just been made

    Having just been made redundant I have the time, but no passport. 
    Kicking myself for not renewing it.