- Six affordable* pro race bikes1 year 11 weeks agoWiggins bought his first
Wiggins bought his first racing bicycle using compensation from a broken collarbone in a road accident. It isn't an ideal way to fund purchases, but it also worked for me once upon a time. Black and red? Try black and blue. No pain, no gain.
- UCI to appeal decision to withhold Operacion Puerto blood bags1 year 11 weeks agoSo following widespread
So following widespread criticism for doing nothing at all, the UCI eventually do what's right. Pretty much par for the course. Needless to say Pat will use this as an example of his tireless crusade against dopers.
- First Sportive1 year 11 weeks agoAgreed, it's the make of tyre
Agreed, it's the make of tyre and material rather than width itself.
25 is a good compromise for comfort and rolling resistance. If roads are bad then bontrager hard case in 25mm are close to bomb proof, IME.. And cheap plus they roll very well once up to speed.
- Six affordable* pro race bikes1 year 11 weeks agoridein wrote:Ok, so you likeridein wrote:
Ok, so you like disclaimers at the end of articles which are a contradiction to the headline title.
no, we like to have a laugh. lighten up, eh.
turn up at a big sportive and you'll see that they're plenty affordable to quite a lot of people. they may not be affordable to other people. without some sort of fundamental redistribution of wealth any notion of 'affordable' is plainly subjective. If you want to read about £1k bikes and not these, we're only too happy to help.
- hollowtech BB compatible with fulcrum crankset?1 year 11 weeks agoI have fulcrum cranks and it
I have fulcrum cranks and it looks to be a different system to shimano Hollowtech, so I don't think they are compatible
The above link is just to the cups only, easy to replace, but these only house the bearings. Assuming the bearings have failed then I'd recommend you get bike shop to replace bearings only.
- Salsa Rack Lock seat collar1 year 11 weeks agoTo be fair on the Salsa, it
To be fair on the Salsa, it is a better design than the other ones - the bolt threads into a swinging bit so as you tighten it the bolt pivots too. Not that it's a big deal, but something to note.
(I can't believe that I have something to say about a seat post bolt, things are getting bad, I need help obviously)
- hollowtech BB compatible with fulcrum crankset?1 year 11 weeks agoI know you can use them but
I know you can use them but question was whether dura ace hollow tech will work...
- Six affordable* pro race bikes1 year 11 weeks agoAre you the guy who complains
Are you the guy who complains to Top Gear because they only feature Lamborghinis and Bugattis?
Anyway, these things are well within the realms of affordability if you're willing to sacrifice other things in their favour, so do yourself a favour and get over it. Dropping a ton a week on beers down the local seems to be acceptable to some people, I choose not to indulge like that and invest in cycling. My last build cost me about 4 grand in total and I'm on my way to my friendly neighbourhood Colnago dealer to throw my wallet at him in exchange for a Master. Exclusive? Nah, I just prioritise things that matter to me.
- UCI to appeal decision to withhold Operacion Puerto blood bags1 year 11 weeks agoNo - it's not April 1st.
No - it's not April 1st.
OK. Bravo UCI.
- UCI to appeal decision to withhold Operacion Puerto blood bags1 year 11 weeks agoRight I've read that again -
Right I've read that again - seems the UCI want the bags tested?
Couldn't be right. The UCI issuing press releases that contain some common sense.
I'l go and check the date.
- UCI to appeal decision to withhold Operacion Puerto blood bags1 year 11 weeks agoI've read that twice now.
I've read that twice now.
So it seems that the UCI doesn't want the bags destroyed?
Hang on - I'll just read it one more time.
- Giro stage seven1 year 11 weeks agoUran just clipped Wiggo's
Uran just clipped Wiggo's back wheel at low speed on a climb and ended up in a heap on the floor!
- Giro stage seven1 year 11 weeks agoDown under three minutes now
Down under three minutes now - this could be a really good last 40km...
- Six affordable* pro race bikes1 year 11 weeks agoOk, so you like disclaimers
Ok, so you like disclaimers at the end of articles which are a contradiction to the headline title. What if the article was titled "Six affordable* pro race cars"? I imagine then the cars would be all over £100,000, but in your eyes affordable relative to a true racing car?
- Giro stage seven1 year 11 weeks agoNot sure what to do today,
Not sure what to do today, another difficult Medium Mountains day!, Dumped my 4 sprinters from yesterday, gone with 2 GC guys, 1 with a look in tomorrow. Given Sammy 'golden shoes' Sanchez a chance & Santambrogio. Stuck with Betancur & my 3 cheap DS.
Should have enough to play with credit wise to bring Sir Wiggo in.
- Giro stage seven1 year 11 weeks agoBreak's advantage down to
Break's advantage down to under 4 minutes as they hit the first climb, could well be pulled back ahead of the sprints after all, Vini Fantini still working hard.
On another note... Uran has been quoted on Columbian radio as saying he hopes to finish top 5 and take the pink jersey today. He says he's working for Wiggins but clearly has ambitions of his own too.
- hollowtech BB compatible with fulcrum crankset?1 year 11 weeks agohttp://www.wiggle.co.uk/fulcr
- Saddles - Is there much difference in comfort1 year 11 weeks agoFizik and many of the other
Fizik and many of the other brands like Selle Italia, Specialized etc have a full range of test saddles - locate local shops to try out different ones and they'll let you take one out for a few weeks. Definitely worth a go - can't beat personal experience with saddles.
Lighter = more uncomfortable? Not necessarily. A fair bit is in the rails with carbon, titanium, or steel alloys with different weight savings. Shell too.
- Giro stage seven1 year 11 weeks agoYeah, Vini Fantini don't seem
Yeah, Vini Fantini don't seem happy that they've not got anyone in the break and Katusha want to keep the pink today so I see that gap coming down considerably.
- Tech Roundup: Rapha, Wiggo, Lightweight, Tokyo Fixed, SIS and more1 year 11 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:I don'tDave Atkinson wrote:
I don't have a problem with people wearing replica football kits, and I don't have a problem with people wearing replica cycling kits either.
Yes but the Rapha spray jacket isn't cycling kit, "replica" or otherwise. On their website it is advertised as "for spectators","on the roadside". For such a product isn't 75 quid a bit steep?
- Giro stage seven1 year 11 weeks agoThe gap is now 7:10, making
The gap is now 7:10, making Sella now the virtual race leader.
This might kick start the fun.
- Giro d'Italia Stage 6: Cavendish takes second stage win on day Wiggins' GC hopes nearly took a big blow1 year 11 weeks agoI thought Wiggo's sprint was
I thought Wiggo's sprint was an up-yours to the sprint teams for making him have to chase back on for so long. An I'm still here you swines move, raising the tempo too early, 2.5k out.
- Giro stage seven1 year 11 weeks agoYeah, Argos seemed to think
Yeah, Argos seemed to think the finish line was about 500m closer than it was yesterday. Maybe someone messed with their electronics, like with the plane in Die Hard 2...
Hoping the break will be reeled in, ideally before the sprint points, and Di Luca goes for the hometown stage win - no scruples for me when it comes to picking "riders of dubious standing"!
- Barclays and Bikeworks team up to offer Londoners free bike clinics over next two months1 year 11 weeks agoHelmet promotion not needed,
Helmet promotion not needed, thanks.
- Transfer rumours: Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport links Sagan, Froome and Cancellara with moves1 year 11 weeks agoOn the idea of Trek becoming
On the idea of Trek becoming a headline sponsor a la BMC, I think this would only be good for the sport. The weird impermanance of the team names/sponsors, not to mention their obscurity, is (I reckon anyway) a significant barrier to newbies already grappling with the basics of bicycle road racing.
The equivalent of motorsport 'works' teams would be a welcome simplification, and hopefully also give a bit of stability from season to season too.