• Video: My Brevet Cymru1 year 12 weeks agosponican wrote:There were

    sponican wrote:
    There were several riders on Porkers who'd also done the Brevet Cymru. That presumably entailed finishing in Chepstow at about 0600 and hightailing straight to Poole to start Porkers at 1400. Bad, bad craziness.

    that is madness. i guess London-Edinburgh-London isn't far away though...

  • Video: My Brevet Cymru1 year 12 weeks agoYennings wrote:PS: Which

    Yennings wrote:
    PS: Which Genesis bike were you using, BTW? Couldn't recognise the colour scheme? Is it a prototype?

    it's the equilibrium 853

  • Giro Stage 4 picks1 year 12 weeks agoI had 6 transfers and went on

    I had 6 transfers and went on a gut instinct of who would be in the break today, that failed as the 3 guys I left out of the 9 I had picked are in the break.....

    Kept my sprinters for tomorrow though Wink

  • Giro Tech 2013: The road bikes - part 11 year 12 weeks agoLovely bikes. I'm a massive

    Lovely bikes.

    I'm a massive Spesh fan, as most know by now, so love the ones there. Also I still have a soft spot for Pinarello too.

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoray silvester wrote:After 3

    ray silvester wrote:
    After 3 stages we have the following scores for the Italian riders:

    Paolini 66
    Viviani 55
    Visconti 36
    Nizzolo 35
    G.Caruso 30
    Santambrogio 28
    Hondo 27
    Puccio 25
    Agnoli 21
    Aru 20
    Taborre 19
    Nibali 19
    Boaro 18
    Tiralongo 18
    Cataldo 17
    Capecchi 10
    Ferrari 10
    Vanotti 8
    Santaromita 8
    Rosa 8
    Cattaneo 7
    Marcato 7
    Garzelli 6
    Chicchi 6
    Gatto 6
    Rabottini 6
    Proni 6
    DiLuca 6
    Canola 6
    Brambilla 5
    Trentin 5
    Stortoni 5
    Scarponi 5
    Pietropolli 5
    Pozzato 5
    D.Caruso 3
    Battaglin 2

    I've scored a century then

  • Scottish transport chiefs to visit Netherlands to study Dutch roundabouts1 year 12 weeks agoUnfortunately that

    Unfortunately that infrastructure was given a necessary shake as a result of the second world war. Perhaps there is too much emphasis on that event. But to integrate something similar in London would be very very expensive.

    I agree that the idea where bike and cars have equal importance would definitely create an environment of respect. The problem is the high level of traffic in the UK. In a cityscape where cars crawl through town competing for that bit of space to get through traffic lights and traffic, people are thinking about bikes and to some extent, the bike that pops into your space, slows you down, prevents you getting through the lights, or circumvents the conventions of the road are an extreme annoyance. I cannot see popping in a few roundabouts will work.

    Major upheaval is required on this and a joined up national approach to make this effective. This needs to come from central government.

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoPhilip Unwin wrote:Can I have

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    Can I have Locatelli Modolo Pirazzi
    All from one team Bardiani Valvole. Unlikely to win, just want to support the little team.

    Yes. Still haven't troubled the scorer!

  • FS Carrera TdF (barely used) size M (now with pic)1 year 12 weeks agoHere is a pic:

    Here is a pic:

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoAfter 3 stages we have the

    After 3 stages we have the following scores for the Italian riders:

    Paolini 66
    Viviani 55
    Visconti 36
    Nizzolo 35
    G.Caruso 30
    Santambrogio 28
    Hondo 27
    Puccio 25
    Agnoli 21
    Aru 20
    Taborre 19
    Nibali 19
    Boaro 18
    Tiralongo 18
    Cataldo 17
    Capecchi 10
    Ferrari 10
    Vanotti 8
    Santaromita 8
    Rosa 8
    Cattaneo 7
    Marcato 7
    Garzelli 6
    Chicchi 6
    Gatto 6
    Rabottini 6
    Proni 6
    DiLuca 6
    Canola 6
    Brambilla 5
    Trentin 5
    Stortoni 5
    Scarponi 5
    Pietropolli 5
    Pozzato 5
    D.Caruso 3
    Battaglin 2

  • Eurosportplayer catch up service1 year 12 weeks agoUnless they've fixed it

    Unless they've fixed it recently Eurosport player is the WORST THING EVER INVENTED.

    I bought it for the classics and it failed to provide anything watchable. The schedule doesn't tally with what's on. It freezes. The sound plays and the picture doesn't. Bah.

    Oooh I'm angry.

    And Breathe.

    Yes. Better.

    Happy thoughts.

  • £1800 for a bike and what to buy????1 year 12 weeks ago£1800 will get you a

    £1800 will get you a phenomenal bike from Canyon. In fact, if you're on a tight budget, you don't even need to spend that much.

  • Giro Stage 4 picks1 year 12 weeks ago(No subject)

    Wink

  • Video: My Brevet Cymru1 year 12 weeks ago(No subject)

    Surprise Big Grin

  • Racing advice and tips1 year 12 weeks agoIf it is anything like the

    If it is anything like the Mallory Park 4th Cat (inner, flat circuit) races then you should expect 26mph+ average speed and a bunch sprint.

  • Spin London Pt 1: 14 Bike Co, Festka, Singular, ColourBolt & Saffron +mighty gallery1 year 12 weeks agoDoes anyone know how to wrap

    Does anyone know how to wrap the double bar tape like the Foffa blue bike (and their similar yellow one?)

  • Scottish transport chiefs to visit Netherlands to study Dutch roundabouts1 year 12 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:I

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    I think the answer has to be British. I don't see this as the way forward. You would have to change the whole psychology of British driving. Though, if they perhaps enshrined tougher sentencing on accidents involving cyclists, this may help do that.

    You would indeed have to change the psychology of British driving. And speaking as a British driver (as well a cyclist), I say that would be a very good thing. As would changing the psychology of British transport planning.

    And as for the trip to NL, you really need to use Dutch infrastructure to understand how it works because looking at pictures won't really inform you about the degree of joined-up thinking. In other words, to experience the psychology of Dutch transport planning, which is that bikes are at least as important as cars rather than an afterthought to have second rate paint markings applied for afterwards.

    We won't have a system as good as the Dutch unless we change. That's a reason to change, not to give up.

  • Just in: Olympia EGO RS1 year 12 weeks agobashthebox wrote:They do

    bashthebox wrote:
    They do Olympia bikes in Cadence in Crystal Palace too, I think?

    Yes they (Poshbikes) have a network of dealers around the UK where it's possible to get an Olympia from. I'll try and get a list of these dealers

  • Video: My Brevet Cymru1 year 12 weeks agoThat's really fantastic.

    That's really fantastic. Inspirational stuff.

  • Video: My Brevet Cymru1 year 12 weeks agoChapeau. Offer of the 500

    Chapeau. Offer of the 500 still open if your calendar changes Smile

  • Chris Froome will definitely maybe lead Team Sky at this year's Tour de France confirms Sir Dave Brailsford (again)1 year 12 weeks agoI don't know if I have the

    I don't know if I have the stength for another Mrs Froome verbal assault this year. At least Mrs Cavendish is out the picture...

  • Video: My Brevet Cymru1 year 12 weeks agoPS: Which Genesis bike were

    PS: Which Genesis bike were you using, BTW? Couldn't recognise the colour scheme? Is it a prototype?

  • Chris Froome will definitely maybe lead Team Sky at this year's Tour de France confirms Sir Dave Brailsford (again)1 year 12 weeks agoAgreed, neither will be

    Agreed, neither will be miffed with that.

    Froome's mrs, on the other hand... Big Grin

  • Giro Stage 4 picks1 year 12 weeks agoIt's Mourey Well done Cycling

    It's Mourey Well done Cycling News

  • Road etiquette1 year 12 weeks agoRules? They're in the Highway

    Rules? They're in the Highway Code.

    Otherwise just be polite, treat others as you'd wish to be treated yourself. It's no more complicated than that (except for morons that worship Velominati's silly 'Rules').

  • £1800 for a bike and what to buy????1 year 12 weeks agoHow about a Giant Defy? Top

    How about a Giant Defy? Top quality frames, whether carbon or aluminium.

    Like notfastenough, I too would steer you away from racers towards the 'sportive' geometry (and TBH anyone can race perfectly well on a bike with a slightly taller head tube).

    I'd go round the dealers. Sit and, if possible, ride a few. The one that is best for you is the one that fits you and like the look and feel of it. Don't fret about spec details - bars, saddle etc - they are easy to change. Get the basics right first.

    Also, do you prefer Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo shifting?

    I would consider spending a bit less on the bike and try to angle for a deal on some lighter wheels - either instead or as well as those supplied. Nearly all bikes, even at this point, have inexpensive OE wheels. Further to this recent discussion, I'd seriously consider some nice handbuilt wheels. Those, and good tyres, will do far more for ride quality than a fancy looking carbon stem or seat post.