• Vuelta a Andalucia1 year 6 weeks agoIN. Lulu Sanchez 10.9 Lars

    IN.

    Lulu Sanchez 10.9
    Lars Petter Nordhaug 6.5
    Linus Gerdemann 3.0
    Sam 'yes this is my real surname' Spokes 3.0
    Fredrik Kessiakoff 9.9
    Luka Mezgec 16.6
    Sergio Pardilla 12.8
    Tanel Kangert 16.6
    Bartlomiej Matysiak 7.0

    86.3. Bargainz.

  • Tour of Qatar (points?)1 year 6 weeks agoYep, showing up in all its

    Yep, showing up in all its glory now. Thanks fellas

  • 23 or 25mm Clinchers to race and train? Which clinchers to choose?1 year 6 weeks agoIf I were ever to do the type

    If I were ever to do the type of riding where I could appreciate the benefits of aero carbon wheels it would be nice. They are sooo aesthetically appealing.

    I found the last bit of the article the interesting though. I've heard so many different people and reviewers say that wider rims and wider tires = lower air pressure. So with a 23 mm rim, your 23 mm tire actually balloons out to 25 or even 27 mm but then instead of 100 psi or whatever you normally run at (yes, yes, long-standing debate) they drop down to 70 or 80 psi which makes for a cushier ride but takes away some of the rolling resistance benefit from the wider tire-road interface which no one really mentions.

    Now if I could just get all the science to convince the spouse to let me upgrade my wheelset ....

  • ARGH.... Rapha1 year 6 weeks agomrmo wrote:crazy-legs

    mrmo wrote:
    crazy-legs wrote:

    How one person can be a flawed hero and one seems to have a special place in hell reserved for him. How some can be ignored or forgotten, others become famous (or infamous).

    IMO, part of it is how they handle the admission of doping, do they deny to the end, hold their hands up but say they made me do it, or do they try and do something to stop others making the same mistake.

    Pantani and what would have happened, we will never know.

    This is largely how I respond to dopers - Di Luca is a joke for being unrepentant, Millar is reached redemption for his actions since. Millar's probably the only one to go from doper to revered again, the only others I can think to do some good are Hamilton and Landis but they're motivated out of a sense of self-centeredness ('Why is it just me getting popped for this?').

  • ARGH.... Rapha1 year 6 weeks agomrmo wrote:crazy-legs

    mrmo wrote:
    crazy-legs wrote:

    How one person can be a flawed hero and one seems to have a special place in hell reserved for him. How some can be ignored or forgotten, others become famous (or infamous).

    IMO, part of it is how they handle the admission of doping, do they deny to the end, hold their hands up but say they made me do it, or do they try and do something to stop others making the same mistake.

    Pantani and what would have happened, we will never know.

    This is largely how I respond to dopers - Di Luca is a joke for being unrepentant, Millar is reached redemption for his actions since. Millar's probably the only one to go from doper to revered again, the only others I can think to do some good are Hamilton and Landis but they're motivated out of a sense of self-centeredness ('Why is it just me getting popped for this?').

  • London bike show 2014: Passoni, Seven, Kinesis, Giant, Saffron, Salsa, Canyon, Stevens, Zullo + more1 year 6 weeks agoI was pawing at that Canyon

    I was pawing at that Canyon today... Stunning paint finish! Two other standout bikes, I thought, were the Fondriest TF2, and the Scott Addict SL. Lots more to see this year, than last, I felt, and more apparel to buy. Great show! Applause

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Desert and Mediterranean legs)1 year 6 weeks agodrheaton wrote:You could set

    drheaton wrote:
    You could set up a spreadsheet, copy in the totals and program it to take the previous total from the current total, fiddly but it should work.

    In the absence of an export data as csv function on the website, I did the following:

    Copy Stage 4 results of league into Excel
    Copy stage 3 results of league into Excel
    SORT both columns alphabetically
    Subtract Stage 4 from Stage 3 to get stage result (assuming no new members)
    Rank results of column
    Filter to read 1st, second and third

    Doing the following on today's results seems to agree to my hypothesis on the data, perhaps you would like to use that method Big Grin Wave Day Dreaming

    PS - Does the good doctor get points for 2nd and 3rd for his purist?

  • Three-day sportive to celebrate Giro d’Italia’s Irish start (+ video)1 year 6 weeks agoThe lead-in is ever so

    The lead-in is ever so slightly misleading. This sportive is not in Northern Ireland, but Ulster. Northern Ireland comprises ⅔ of Ulster, by number of counties. Only ~70% of this sportive (by distance) is in Northern Ireland - but 100% of it is in Ulster. Wink

  • ARGH.... Rapha1 year 6 weeks agoPantani basically confirmed

    Pantani basically confirmed that the drug testing was inadequate to me. The nonsensical rides of Virenque puzzled me until the Festina affair and then you have this lunatic dancing up the mountains like he was filmed with helium.

    There's a part of me that was spell bound and fascinated at it as a feat, but in the same way that I was spell bound by Lola Ferrari's monumental tits. It was amazing to see, but also appalling because of the artifice. It wasn't real.

    For a long time I didn't really understand how he was caught and Armstrong wasn't. I was disappointed that he was unable to upset Armstrong's domination when he did come back. That actually helped to kill cycling for me a little bit.

    I think it a bit sad that Rapha is commemorating him. I see him as a tragic character, but not one worthy of hero worship. From all accounts he was a deeply flawed character and a victim of his time. Pity him.

  • Campagnolo Vento Asymmetric wheels1 year 6 weeks agoColoured nipples appears to

    Coloured nipples appears to be the norm now, which slightly irritates me.

    Yes these look good if you have any red on your bike, but I would be deterred from buying these wheels for my black and blue setup.

  • London bike show 2014: Passoni, Seven, Kinesis, Giant, Saffron, Salsa, Canyon, Stevens, Zullo + more1 year 6 weeks agoThat Passoni is utterly,

    That Passoni is utterly, utterly gorgeous!!

  • ARGH.... Rapha1 year 6 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote: How one

    crazy-legs wrote:

    How one person can be a flawed hero and one seems to have a special place in hell reserved for him. How some can be ignored or forgotten, others become famous (or infamous).

    IMO, part of it is how they handle the admission of doping, do they deny to the end, hold their hands up but say they made me do it, or do they try and do something to stop others making the same mistake.

    Pantani and what would have happened, we will never know.

  • ARGH.... Rapha1 year 6 weeks agoBecause some (Pantani) you

    Because some (Pantani) you can forgive in the way you would forgive a child that gets mixed up in trouble.

    Others (Virenque) can never be forgiven for appearing to be a horrible, fox eared twunt of a child who courts trouble.

  • Bransons back Blaze laser-projection bike safety light1 year 6 weeks agoDavidC wrote: userfriendly

    DavidC wrote:

    userfriendly wrote:

    Can we have a kickstarter project for a laser projected "leave this much room" zone to my right? And whenever a driver intrudes, the laser turns into a lightsabre and cuts off that part of the car that went inside?

    For years there has been more than one version of this available. Try a Google image search for "cycling laser light".

    Sadly none of them have the important 'lightsabre' bit of functionality.

    On a more serious note, none of them are wide enough - the projected "lane" extends barely half a metre to each side.

  • Whyte Dorset commuter/road bike1 year 6 weeks agobikeandy61 wrote:Fancy the

    bikeandy61 wrote:
    Fancy the range topping model which I can't remember the name of. TRP RD/HY brakes and mostly 105.

    I am considering the Dorset as it also falls within the magical CycleScheme price limit!
    I've only ever ridden with Tiagra - will the extra £200 to hydraulic brakes and 105 make much of a difference?!

  • Garmin 500 turn notification1 year 6 weeks agophiltregear wrote:i use the

    philtregear wrote:
    i use the basic garmin ( edge 200) i use ridewithgps. i use tcx instead of gpx files. i think i get more info with tcx. may be worth trying

    Using the Strava Routebuilder it suggests using the .tcx files for turn by turn as apparently the .gpx files just contain the 'waypoints' (ie where you clicked on the map).

  • Vachery Triathlon organiser claims Surrey County Council reneged on deal to hold event following anti-cycling protests1 year 6 weeks agoMr Davis was chucking his

    Mr Davis was chucking his toys out of his pram last year too.

    A quick search through the Get Surrey website will show you this, there is no reason why he cannot hold the off road event and also one wonders why he cannot offer would be participants a full refund.

    I would also think at this precise moment the county council have far more important things to worry about.

    http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/pictures-flooding-crisis-cont...

    Or was he hoping that the current problems would stop them applying their new rules?

  • Whyte Dorset commuter/road bike1 year 6 weeks agoLeodis wrote:Would expect at

    Leodis wrote:
    Would expect at least BB7's at this price, compare this to the Kaffenback at 20% less with full groupset and BB7's the only thing in my eyes the Whyte has better is the frame.

    The Whyte also has carbon forks

  • London bike show 2014: Passoni, Seven, Kinesis, Giant, Saffron, Salsa, Canyon, Stevens, Zullo + more1 year 6 weeks agoemil wrote:That Movistar

    emil wrote:
    That Movistar Canyon is surely an Aeroad CF and not an Ultimate CF SLX, no?

    Yes it is, I'll edit that. Canyon isn't planning to sell a Movistar edition Aeroad, only the Ultimate, which is a shame, as this bike sure looks good

  • Can we have "mark all topics / forum read type button...1 year 6 weeks agoYeah you are spot on : )

    Yeah you are spot on : )

  • ARGH.... Rapha1 year 6 weeks agoI still don't get the

    I still don't get the astonishing double standards that some people have over the issues of doping. The different reactions to Armstrong, Pantani, Riis, Landis, Millar, Virenque...

    How one person can be a flawed hero and one seems to have a special place in hell reserved for him. How some can be ignored or forgotten, others become famous (or infamous).

    The overreaction to Rapha is highly entertaining too. Smile

  • Relaxed Chris Froome aims to repeat 2013 success to dispel doubts1 year 6 weeks agoI don't see how a win would

    I don't see how a win would prove this? Or is this just a qoute without the whole context of a leading question. Anyway, lets wait and see who does what.

  • Can we have "mark all topics / forum read type button...1 year 6 weeks agoDo you mean a bit like the

    Do you mean a bit like the read all button on your emails which ticks all emails and you can then delete them (obviously not delete them from the forum but to say they've been read) ?

    Sounds like a simple idea to put into practice as to be honest there are a lot of topics flying around at the mo.

  • Relaxed Chris Froome aims to repeat 2013 success to dispel doubts1 year 6 weeks agoandyp wrote:Not accelerating

    andyp wrote:
    Not accelerating away from a tiny Colombian climber as if he had an engine fitted would probably convince more people than another win.

    Damned if you do damned if you don't. Makes watching pointless.

  • Abus Granit X-Plus D-lock1 year 6 weeks agoas far as these kinds of

    as far as these kinds of locks go, its a good one

    however, none of these bicycle locks (and other locks) offer the protection needed to leave a quality bicycle in a public place

    a few years ago, I worked for a bike shop in West London and we had a contact who was a professional lock-smith working for a West London Borough (council) to remove bikes that had been locked and abandoned on public streets for 3+ months. The council placed a warning sticker on these bikes to inform the owner of their removal.

    He also offered a service that was promoted through local bike shops (using his business card) for legitimate owners of bicycles who had lost their keys to their quality lock - and could prove ownership of their bike using a receipt with frame number - he would charge £30 for the service

    what was scary was how quickly he would get through even £150 chain locks or £100 D-locks, literally less than 2 minutes using a battery powered, cordless angle grinder with a fresh cutting disc

    he told me on several occasions about these jobs he undertook for council or private clients, the private clients he would ask to leave the scene for a few minutes (claiming H&S issues) as if they knew the truth about how quickly he could cut their locks, they would not buy another lock, or another bicycle!

    he also said on these occasions that the kit he was using was common hardware amongst the thieving community

    I have not locked any of my bikes on the street since learning that information from him, and I have £150 chain locks and £100 d-locks at home!