• Most parents would support a mandatory helmet law for children, claims surge - safety concerns are paramount1 year 5 weeks agoCouldn't agree more. About 38

    Couldn't agree more.

    About 38 years ago I got into bike riding and a couple of weeks later racing and have had a string of bikes ever since. At the moment I have four bikes (road, touring, MTB and folding) and have previopusly had track and motorpaced bikes. My road bike is around 30 years old and my MTB over 20.

    None of my bikes, nor my children's bikes, has ever had an anual check or service and never will, because like very many cyclists I check and adjust them far more frequently.

  • How to view stage overall table for a previous stage?1 year 5 weeks agoor you could have just

    or you could have just pressed the 'previous stage' button at the top Wink

  • Pain from eyewear1 year 5 weeks agoI've had a similar pain but

    I've had a similar pain but later traced it to my helmet being too tight, so dialled it back a notch and the pain went away. Used the same glasses ever since, and no pain.

  • Video: Sir Dave Brailsford says Tour de France team selection "terrifically difficult"1 year 5 weeks agoarrieredupeleton wrote:He's

    arrieredupeleton wrote:
    He's been reading the Chimp Paradox again. Maybe if Wiggins did the same or spoke to Steve Peters, he might be able to put his ego back in its box and work for Froome. He gets well paid to do more than flounce around off the back of the peloton.

    Steve Peters is busy in Brazil helping England win the World Cup... oh hang on, he might be available again !

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGetting back to the original

    Getting back to the original post - Walsh has made his money from Sky by being big buddy with them but, now that he has his money, he is reverting back to type of a press reporter.

    There is no story here other than what the French press are trying to do in wind up Froome and Sky before we, the British, take a thrid in a row of their beloved race.

  • Shutt VR Ltd Edition Green Tweed Cap1 year 5 weeks agothe term...fashion victim

    the term...fashion victim comes to mind...

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoThe UCI "protocol" doesn't

    The UCI "protocol" doesn't even come into it, the have to follow the WADA code.

    They haven't done that, WADA has the final say, they have told UCI to sort it out, yet the UCI will not be open and transparent with anyone.

    They have simply let Dr Zorzoli decide, bypassing the WADA code that demands a committee, so the UCI have failed to even stick by the code that governs ALL anti doping bodies. Meaning that Froome's TUE was actually illegal.

    Until the UCI release the names and positions of their TUE committee (which doesn't exist) then there will always be questions.

    Go to most other organisations who fall under the WADA code and you can find the names and positions of their TUE members

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoSo we have the French press

    So we have the French press saying the UCI has no committee in place.

    But the UCI have a protocol in place to speed up the TUE process where necessary without requiring a full meeting of all committee members.

    They also have somebody in place to act as co-ordinator for the committee.

    It seems highly unlikely to me that the UCI would go to all that effort to then not actually have a committee.

  • Most parents would support a mandatory helmet law for children, claims surge - safety concerns are paramount1 year 5 weeks agocisgil23 wrote:...kids under

    cisgil23 wrote:
    ...kids under 11 cannot break the law as far as our judicial system is concerned, then all talk of a law to enforce helmet wearing amongst them is just a waste of time.

    In theory I think they could just fine/prosecute the parents or responsible adults. Like truancy.

    In practise it wouldn't really be enforced much, but would be used as another way to ensure that dangerous drivers are not prosecuted fully and that insurers can wangle out of claims.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:fukawitribe

    Gkam84 wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    Farrell, that is the question being asked by everyone and the UCI are refusing to answer. hence everyone is on their back about it

    Many are saying a committee needs to decide, and an individual cannot, that is what I was attempting to address here.

    An individual cannot make the call without the committee though. So it is irrelevant who made the call on Froomes TUE if the UCI do not have a committee in place.

    That's what i'm saying - sheesh. The issue is was there a committee (e.g. a standing committee) who delegated the decision, not whether an individual can make that decision. I'm unsure that I can make it any clearer.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agofukawitribe wrote:Gkam84

    fukawitribe wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    Farrell, that is the question being asked by everyone and the UCI are refusing to answer. hence everyone is on their back about it

    Many are saying a committee needs to decide, and an individual cannot, that is what I was attempting to address here.

    An individual cannot make the call without the committee though. So it is irrelevant who made the call on Froomes TUE if the UCI do not have a committee in place.

    Here is an article that might help you http://inrng.com/2014/06/uci-vs-jdd-round-two-wada-guidelines-tue/

    Otherwise, you could do what I did last night and take the UCI course on anti doping.

  • How to view stage overall table for a previous stage?1 year 5 weeks agoOk so i found the url for the

    Ok so i found the url for the last stage, stage 9, and then edited the last digit and it has brought it up.

    http://fantasy.road.cc/leagues?ldtid=3&sid=8608

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Farrell, that is

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Farrell, that is the question being asked by everyone and the UCI are refusing to answer. hence everyone is on their back about it

    Is it? Or is it more a case of a French tabloid trying to throw enough muck?

  • Most parents would support a mandatory helmet law for children, claims surge - safety concerns are paramount1 year 5 weeks agoAm I being naive, stupid, or

    Am I being naive, stupid, or what ?
    Surely if it's true what was mentioned earlier, that kids under 11 cannot break the law as far as our judicial system is concerned,
    then all talk of a law to enforce helmet wearing amongst them is just a waste of time.

  • Alp d'Huez1 year 5 weeks agoThe ride from Alpe d'Huez to

    The ride from Alpe d'Huez to col du sarenne was one of my favourite. Its a small little road that snakes its way high up in the mountains and offers stunning views. Then you get the col du sarenne decent which is both spectacular and scary!! If your staying bourg, consider this as a route back down the mountain, or if your staying in the ski station and fancy taking on the galibier, go via this way.

  • Carbon frame life1 year 5 weeks agoAll I can add: the ratio of

    All I can add: the ratio of "cracked Ti frames" posts to "cracked carbon frames" on cyclechat and yacf is suprising...

    A single tube of Ti is lovely stuff, but bicycles are not single tubes, and the prettiness of a weld does not correlate well with its quality. For almost any structure I can think of, joins and welds are usually the failure points.

    Furthermore, for all the mystique of artisan welders, etc etc, a small company does not IMO have the same incentive, or ability, to do quality control as a big company, with a twitter account, sending frames to major bike races, does. You do NOT want a frame failing at 40mph in front of millions of viewers, nor do you want pissed off ex-owners when you're that public, and you can afford to pay a lot of people good money to make sure that doesn't happen. And given carbon's density, adding a big margin for error might only mean adding 100 or 200g. That margin directly translates into a long fatigue life.

    So I'll have a punt on the average carbon frame outlasting the average Ti frame. In either case, age-related failure usually will mean obsolete connectors - new headtube standards, new bb standards etc. So try and buy for trusted standards supported by many companies as possible, instead of new and propietary.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Farrell, that is

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Farrell, that is the question being asked by everyone and the UCI are refusing to answer. hence everyone is on their back about it

    Many are saying a committee needs to decide, and an individual cannot, that is what I was attempting to address here.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:This is how all

    Gkam84 wrote:
    This is how all TUE's have to be reported to WADA.....one person cannot make all the decisions like what the UCI have let happen

    http://www.wada-ama.org/Documents/World_Anti-Doping_Program/WADP-IS-TUE/WADA_TUE_CommitteeDecision_EN.pdf

    There is no conflict between having a committee with three or more members and having an individual make the decision. The UCI regulation is explicit in that an individual can make that decision. If that is in conflict with WADA, which currently does not seem to have been flagged, then that is a another matter. The UCI may have been in alignment with their own regulations - it really goes down to how the authority was delegated and about which I have not commented beyond saying we don't know. (edited all the obvious typos)

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoFarrell, that is the question

    Farrell, that is the question being asked by everyone and the UCI are refusing to answer. hence everyone is on their back about it

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:This is how all

    Gkam84 wrote:
    This is how all TUE's have to be reported to WADA.....one person cannot make all the decisions like what the UCI have let happen

    http://www.wada-ama.org/Documents/World_Anti-Doping_Program/WADP-IS-TUE/WADA_TUE_CommitteeDecision_EN.pdf

    From that link "This is a model for ADOs"

    The UCI are the body in charge of cycling, they are not an Anti-Doping Organisation. Surely that form would be used by the likes of UKADA/USADA etc?

  • Riis: Sky making "huge mistake" if Wiggins left out of Tour team1 year 5 weeks agoI wonder how long BW has

    I wonder how long BW has known he will in all likelihood be left out of the Sky TdF team ? Would he have tried to change teams before the start of the season if he'd have known then ? I find it difficult to believe he'd have been OK knowing he was to play no part in a TdF beginning in the north of England.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:There is NO UCI

    Gkam84 wrote:
    There is NO UCI committee that is the issue....they HAVE to have one before any TUE can be ruled on...it is that simple.

    The UCI takes its lead from WADA and has to go by their code, so the UCI regulations don't matter.

    That doesn't sound correct.

    So the UCI do not have any committee for TUEs?

    Why would they not have a committee but have a protocol in place to expedite the process for TUEs so that one person can authorise them?

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoThis is how all TUE's have to

    This is how all TUE's have to be reported to WADA.....one person cannot make all the decisions like what the UCI have let happen

    http://www.wada-ama.org/Documents/World_Anti-Doping_Program/WADP-IS-TUE/...

  • Zipp launch 404 Firestrike wheels and 202 disc brake wheels1 year 5 weeks agoHow much for the disc brake

    How much for the disc brake wheels? Silly

    I've just built up a disc equipped bike and decided on the DT Swiss RC28 Spline DB. Same weight as the 202's, and about he same price as just the rear 202 wheel.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:There is NO UCI

    Gkam84 wrote:
    There is NO UCI committee that is the issue....they HAVE to have one before any TUE can be ruled on...it is that simple.

    The committee has to exist at some point prior to the grant of a TUE - the committee then appoint one or more members of the committee to make the decision on receipt of an application for a TUE. That's what their regulations say. What i've not seen, an perhaps is the relevant issue, is how was the authority passed to the individual who made the decision not whether one person can make that decision (they can, the regulations are clear on that).

    Gkam84 wrote:
    The UCI takes its lead from WADA and has to go by their code, so the UCI regulations don't matter.

    Citation.