• Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoroadcc_admin wrote:Tour de

    roadcc_admin wrote:
    Tour de Suisse: REMOVED Dario Cataldo from Team Sky roster
    14th June 2014 - 17:29

    enrique wrote:
    What happened to Cataldo? Why was he removed today? Thinking

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Because he is not riding.....

    Crap... I guess that means you didn't notice until today when he didn't appear in the results... Waiting *Sigh*

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoSeen as you are so keen

    Seen as you are so keen Enrique. Here is the startlist

    http://live.tourdesuisse.ch/MatsportJson/01_TDS_General_Dossard.pdf

    Go check it against what I have in....I will be checking later on to make sure I have them all right

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoenrique wrote:roadcc_admin

    enrique wrote:
    roadcc_admin wrote:
    Tour de Suisse: REMOVED Dario Cataldo from Team Sky roster
    Tour de Suisse: ADDED Peter Kennaugh to Team Sky roster
    14th June 2014 - 17:29
    What happened to Cataldo? Why was he removed today? Thinking

    Because he is not riding.....Kennaugh wasn't even on the official provisional list

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoroadcc_admin wrote:Tour de

    roadcc_admin wrote:
    Tour de Suisse: REMOVED Dario Cataldo from Team Sky roster
    Tour de Suisse: ADDED Peter Kennaugh to Team Sky roster
    14th June 2014 - 17:29
    What happened to Cataldo? Why was he removed today? Thinking

  • Tour de France Minus 21- Our round-up of the Grand Départ news (+ video)1 year 6 weeks ago.

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  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoProblems today. Ted King and

    Problems today. Ted King and Matthew Busche reporting on twitter, their bikes were not passed to ride by the UCI, same bikes that have been passed numerous times this season.

    Ted King - Frustration: 3mins before start @UCI_cycling officials say your bike (same as ToCA) isn't measuring correctly. No time to fix. BIKE CHANGE.

    Matthew Busche - @iamtedking @UCI_cycling I had the same issue. Passed 5+ times already this season! I think their jig is wrong. Unacceptable really.

  • Ultegra chainset with Centaur 10 speed1 year 6 weeks agoWhoops.....Shimano chain sets

    Whoops.....Shimano chain sets are just plain ugly though, please don't!

    As long as you also swap the bottom bracket, it should work though.

  • Steel Frameset1 year 6 weeks agoAs the owner of Genesis

    As the owner of Genesis Equilibrium 20 I can confirm it defently brings a smile to your face. Mine was custom fitted at lovevelo in derby , change a few things to suit me if you are looking fofantastic service try lovevelo

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoTodays winner 1 boz 177

    Todays winner

    1 boz 177

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoenrique wrote:Who's doing the

    enrique wrote:
    Who's doing the scoring today?...

    ME

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoWho's doing the scoring

    Who's doing the scoring today?...

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoThat did not end so

    That did not end so well!

    Just 1,7,13,14,16
    and even worse purist 7,8,14,16

    another race I wish was over already. Terrible at this game these days (despite being able to make 3 correct calls on who will beat who in a head to head)

    Anyway Iz and Slag in for Tony and Dowsett

  • Criterium du Dauphine Stage 71 year 6 weeks agoThe commentary is pretty bad,

    The commentary is pretty bad, they just go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about sky this and sky that, they really need to give it a rest!

    Pleased that the weasel is second though!

  • Sergio Henao back racing after tests - can he make Sky's Tour de France team?1 year 6 weeks agodaddyELVIS wrote:fukawitribe

    daddyELVIS wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:

    Next time you mean it's your opinion why not just say so, there's no be issue there, and maybe you won't have people taking you to task for stating it as fact ("But, I do know BS when I smell it!").

    Blimey, it's a saying, a turn of phrase - hardly a scientific statement of hard facts! Plus, I was taken to task before I stated that, being told I'd jumped to forgone conclusions. Oh well, let's chill.

    Yeah, I think 'fukawitribe' is being picky there. It seems he is actively and wilfully suspending his disbelief, because on one had he understands what a PR release is, but on the other chooses to believe what he is told…..and that is the difference between us. A hairs breadth between us.

    It's interesting that he chooses to quote so much, and that he so passionately wants to decry anyone who posits an opposing opinion to Sky's PR machine. You don't have to agree with us, but trying to wear us down is equally pointless - our opinions are as valid as yours. The quality of the paper will determine who is right and who is wrong…..or it may just tell us nothing at all - which I think is most likely. Part of the point we are making is that it is easy for people to make proclamations which are reported verbatim, like Armstrong's 'never taken drugs, never failed a test', but when you break it down it is rubbish. Without David Walsh saying 'Woah, there, that's a fat hill of lies' you'd still be lapping him up. Same with Tony Blair and his dossier - another example of using the authority of academics to make a lie stand…..so sorry if I'm cynical of this output.

  • Ribble Gran Fondo; Anyone own one? Or a Sportive Bianco?1 year 6 weeks agoMt Ribble gran Fondo is in

    Mt Ribble gran Fondo is in transit now so will report what it is like...

    Built with Campag Chorus full group set, Campag Zonda wheels, Deda stem Look clips.

    Cant wait to try it! Having looked around it was the best spec for the money also looked at Giant TCR Advanced 1 however mine is a much higher spec but the same money through the Ribble Bikebuilder. Cool

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoWell my two teams, I've gone

    Well my two teams, I've gone countries again. one All Swiss and one US/UK team

  • Game Suggestions1 year 6 weeks agoYou know? I bet it would

    You know? Thinking I bet it would be pretty easy to add a column to the current (!) Dream Team pop-up that includes the % of teams that chose those riders in the just completed stage... Hmmm... Thinking or maybe add a column to the riders page (http://fantasy.road.cc/riders) that showed % of teams that selected the rider for the last completed stage Thinking And maybe add the current rider values to the values column that already exists? Big Grin

  • Steel Frameset1 year 6 weeks agoAs the owner of a 725

    As the owner of a 725 Equilibrium I'm openly biased but I think you may start off using it as a winter hack but end up riding it most of the time. Unless you are actually participating in a race it will do everything you want, at reasonable cost and in some style. And it will bring a smile to your face, which is, as the ad' says, priceless.

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoNo idea what to do for

    No idea what to do for tomorrow

  • Tour de Suisse STAGE 1 ITT1 year 6 weeks agoDamn!

    Damn!

  • Boris Bikes need a new sponsor - help turn them into Boris BEASTS with this crowdfunding campaign1 year 6 weeks agoMy money would be on a large

    My money would be on a large media company offering to take on the bikes as a flexible set of mobile billboards, a detail TfL has already accepted by placing a set of yellow le Tour Yorkshire bikes out on the street, and allowing non-black taxis, and non-red buses.

    Whilst JC Decaux refused to bid for the original scheme to supply bikes (being promoted at that time separately from the sponsorship element) because it did not fit their basic business model which integrated the bike supply with the media value, I'd note that they now deliver supply the branding media clients for the Copenhagen scheme, which has now been running for 19 years, with running costs underwritten by the sale of blocks of branded bikes.

    This change in the way the London bikes might be funded would probably require a relationship similar to that used for London Rail and London Buses, where a media company (eg Decaux, Clear Channel etc), has a base contract as an exclusive supplier of clients to buy the poster, vehicle and panel sites, possibly with a surplus-share deal to reflect any market developments and opportunities - as an example some of the Nextbike fleet in Berlin have a USB charging socket running from the dynamo fitted on the bikes promoting the General Electric energy campaign.

    However based on known current prices for branding bikes elsewhere in Europe the 10,000 BCH bikes would only generate £3.8m or thereabouts in branding revenue, unless London was seen as a location with premium rating, and the media agency gained both kudos in being the overall branding sponsor, and London opened up the market to support the delivery of public bikes elsewhere in the UK.

    The other detail to seriously address is the costly ways in which the BCH scheme is operated, a detail I pointed out back in 2009, when my comments were not to the liking of TfL. After all I'd only been involved in working with public bike hire systems since 1995, including the London scheme which was up and running at the time (Oybike launched in W London in 2004). The situation is recoverable with the current fleet (although in 2017, when the Serco-Bixi contract ends and bikes will be getting very expensive to keep in good condition).

    To cut the costs, and improve the service for commuters, the tariffs should be revised, to cater for the commuter taking a bike from the London terminus, keeping it at work all day, and then bringing it back to the place they collected it - saving a lot of the bike balancing costs. The issue and return of bikes at places like Waterloo can also be greatly streamlined - Waterloo would only need 10-20 docking points if the mass issue and return over 2 relatively short periods was done more efficiently.

    The other alternative - for commuters is the Brompton Dock, the folding bike that goes everywhere with you, and examples of London commuters making massive reductions in their journey times, whilst also cutting the costs of car parking at their home station and London tube and bus travel, those latter two typically being in the region of £2,000-£2,800 per year - at a cost of around £700/year for bike hire, again a system offering a key opportunity for a branding partner.

    In 2017 the whole detail of requiring the slow to install and expensive system used by London, itself far more expensive than the standard Bixi product used in New York, should be re-examined. Many 4th generation cycle hire systems require only the bikes to be placed on the street, and do not need 50% of the docking points to be empty to allow bikes to circulate. The German Nextbike company now launched in Glasgow and Bath, has already operated bike hire in Birmingham and Leeds for 2 days apiece during the Cycle City Expo conferences, and every year puts a huge fleet of additional bikes on the streets of Leipzig for a media festival. Their success as a private commercial operation since 2005, now in 18 countries, with over 20,000 bikes, links in to the ability to get an agreed bike hire scheme up and running often within hours.

  • Boris Bikes need a new sponsor - help turn them into Boris BEASTS with this crowdfunding campaign1 year 6 weeks agoMy money would be on a large

    My money would be on a large media company offering to take on the bikes as a flexible set of mobile billboards, a detail TfL has already accepted by placing a set of yellow le Tour Yorkshire bikes out on the street, and allowing non-black taxis, and non-red buses.

    Whilst JC Decaux refused to bid for the original scheme to supply bikes (being promoted at that time separately from the sponsorship element) because it did not fit their basic business model which integrated the bike supply with the media value, I'd note that they now deliver supply the branding media clients for the Copenhagen scheme, which has now been running for 19 years, with running costs underwritten by the sale of blocks of branded bikes.

    This change in the way the London bikes might be funded would probably require a relationship similar to that used for London Rail and London Buses, where a media company (eg Decaux, Clear Channel etc), has a base contract as an exclusive supplier of clients to buy the poster, vehicle and panel sites, possibly with a surplus-share deal to reflect any market developments and opportunities - as an example some of the Nextbike fleet in Berlin have a USB charging socket running from the dynamo fitted on the bikes promoting the General Electric energy campaign.

    However based on known current prices for branding bikes elsewhere in Europe the 10,000 BCH bikes would only generate £3.8m or thereabouts in branding revenue, unless London was seen as a location with premium rating, and the media agency gained both kudos in being the overall branding sponsor, and London opened up the market to support the delivery of public bikes elsewhere in the UK.

    The other detail to seriously address is the costly ways in which the BCH scheme is operated, a detail I pointed out back in 2009, when my comments were not to the liking of TfL. After all I'd only been involved in working with public bike hire systems since 1995, including the London scheme which was up and running at the time (Oybike launched in W London in 2004). The situation is recoverable with the current fleet (although in 2017, when the Serco-Bixi contract ends and bikes will be getting very expensive to keep in good condition).

    To cut the costs, and improve the service for commuters, the tariffs should be revised, to cater for the commuter taking a bike from the London terminus, keeping it at work all day, and then bringing it back to the place they collected it - saving a lot of the bike balancing costs. The issue and return of bikes at places like Waterloo can also be greatly streamlined - Waterloo would only need 10-20 docking points if the mass issue and return over 2 relatively short periods was done more efficiently.

    The other alternative - for commuters is the Brompton Dock, the folding bike that goes everywhere with you, and examples of London commuters making massive reductions in their journey times, whilst also cutting the costs of car parking at their home station and London tube and bus travel, those latter two typically being in the region of £2,000-£2,800 per year - at a cost of around £700/year for bike hire, again a system offering a key opportunity for a branding partner.

    In 2017 the whole detail of requiring the slow to install and expensive system used by London, itself far more expensive than the standard Bixi product used in New York, should be re-examined. Many 4th generation cycle hire systems require only the bikes to be placed on the street, and do not need 50% of the docking points to be empty to allow bikes to circulate. The German Nextbike company now launched in Glasgow and Bath, has already operated bike hire in Birmingham and Leeds for 2 days apiece during the Cycle City Expo conferences, and every year puts a huge fleet of additional bikes on the streets of Leipzig for a media festival. Their success as a private commercial operation since 2005, now in 18 countries, with over 20,000 bikes, links in to the ability to get an agreed bike hire scheme up and running often within hours.

  • Boris Bikes need a new sponsor - help turn them into Boris BEASTS with this crowdfunding campaign1 year 6 weeks agoMy money would be on a large

    My money would be on a large media company offering to take on the bikes as a flexible set of mobile billboards, a detail TfL has already accepted by placing a set of yellow le Tour Yorkshire bikes out on the street, and allowing non-black taxis, and non-red buses.

    Whilst JC Decaux refused to bid for the original scheme to supply bikes (being promoted at that time separately from the sponsorship element) because it did not fit their basic business model which integrated the bike supply with the media value, I'd note that they now deliver supply the branding media clients for the Copenhagen scheme, which has now been running for 19 years, with running costs underwritten by the sale of blocks of branded bikes.

    This change in the way the London bikes might be funded would probably require a relationship similar to that used for London Rail and London Buses, where a media company (eg Decaux, Clear Channel etc), has a base contract as an exclusive supplier of clients to buy the poster, vehicle and panel sites, possibly with a surplus-share deal to reflect any market developments and opportunities - as an example some of the Nextbike fleet in Berlin have a USB charging socket running from the dynamo fitted on the bikes promoting the General Electric energy campaign.

    However based on known current prices for branding bikes elsewhere in Europe the 10,000 BCH bikes would only generate £3.8m or thereabouts in branding revenue, unless London was seen as a location with premium rating, and the media agency gained both kudos in being the overall branding sponsor, and London opened up the market to support the delivery of public bikes elsewhere in the UK.

    The other detail to seriously address is the costly ways in which the BCH scheme is operated, a detail I pointed out back in 2009, when my comments were not to the liking of TfL. After all I'd only been involved in working with public bike hire systems since 1995, including the London scheme which was up and running at the time (Oybike launched in W London in 2004). The situation is recoverable with the current fleet (although in 2017, when the Serco-Bixi contract ends and bikes will be getting very expensive to keep in good condition).

    To cut the costs, and improve the service for commuters, the tariffs should be revised, to cater for the commuter taking a bike from the London terminus, keeping it at work all day, and then bringing it back to the place they collected it - saving a lot of the bike balancing costs. The issue and return of bikes at places like Waterloo can also be greatly streamlined - Waterloo would only need 10-20 docking points if the mass issue and return over 2 relatively short periods was done more efficiently.

    The other alternative - for commuters is the Brompton Dock, the folding bike that goes everywhere with you, and examples of London commuters making massive reductions in their journey times, whilst also cutting the costs of car parking at their home station and London tube and bus travel, those latter two typically being in the region of £2,000-£2,800 per year - at a cost of around £700/year for bike hire, again a system offering a key opportunity for a branding partner.

    In 2017 the whole detail of requiring the slow to install and expensive system used by London, itself far more expensive than the standard Bixi product used in New York, should be re-examined. Many 4th generation cycle hire systems require only the bikes to be placed on the street, and do not need 50% of the docking points to be empty to allow bikes to circulate. The German Nextbike company now launched in Glasgow and Bath, has already operated bike hire in Birmingham and Leeds for 2 days apiece during the Cycle City Expo conferences, and every year puts a huge fleet of additional bikes on the streets of Leipzig for a media festival. Their success as a private commercial operation since 2005, now in 18 countries, with over 20,000 bikes, links in to the ability to get an agreed bike hire scheme up and running often within hours.

  • 100 year old veteran cyclist celebrates his birthday with... a bike ride1 year 6 weeks agoAbsolutely wonderful, I

    Absolutely wonderful, I thought I was doing well but hats off to Wilf.

  • Ultegra chainset with Centaur 10 speed1 year 6 weeks agoI am actually talking about a

    I am actually talking about a chainset, not a chain, thanks though