• Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoallez neg wrote:I didn't! of

    allez neg wrote:
    I didn't!

    of course you didn't Wink

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoSurely Wiggo would be on one

    Surely Wiggo would be on one of the secret squirrel bikes, like the olympics?

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoCookson, shut up! No rule

    Cookson, shut up! No rule change needed - just choose which hour record to go for. Sounds like Spartacus had decided on the official record and was happy with the rules. I'd love to see him smash it on a 'traditional' track bike!

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoI didn't!

    I didn't!

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoallez neg wrote:Dear Mr

    allez neg wrote:
    Dear Mr Armstrong,

    Fuck off into obscurity, there's a good chap.

    Yours,

    Everybody.


    why watch it then?

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoThrow the dust caps away -

    Throw the dust caps away - good to see the champ* doesn't break the important rules!

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoDear Mr Armstrong, Fuck off

    Dear Mr Armstrong,

    Fuck off into obscurity, there's a good chap.

    Yours,

    Everybody.

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoSeems like a totally

    Seems like a totally unnecessary change, especially given the Best Human Effort category and current interest in the Hour mentioned above. Also disrespectful to Boardman and Obree, whose efforts in the 90's were stricken from the books.

    But. The rules have not changed yet. Do it now!
    If the rules change later on, the record will be forever.

  • Turbo training music1 year 5 weeks agoAnything fast, loud, and

    Anything fast, loud, and grrr.

  • Bespoked: the versatility of steel1 year 5 weeks agoGiven comments elsewhere

    Given comments elsewhere about built in obsolescence, its funny how the bikes pictured from the bespoked show seem to elicit more lustful comments than the latest whizzy UCI compliant carbon electric aero thing.

    Could it be that people actually like handmade metal - round section tubes no less, and gears that are fixable without a laptop - than something designed to be 1% stiffer, lighter, or more aero than the one released onto the market the previous week?

  • What Frame Size for Cannondale SuperSix Evo1 year 5 weeks agoIm exactly 175 cm and i ride

    Im exactly 175 cm and i ride a 56 super six. in my size, i can swing between 54 and 56 but i prefer the stability that a 56 can give on sprints. The difference in weight is negligible (13 grams) but the additional cm or two of wheelbase along with the stiffer tubes (bigger sizes have bigger tubes) mean that the 56 is both more comfortable and arguably faster. just go with what you like, but remember that on a test ride, the stem, bars and seat height may influence you more then the actual frame.

  • Turbo training music1 year 5 weeks agoSilverstar - Andy

    Silverstar - Andy Partridge
    His Nibs- Neil Cowley Trio
    Talkin' All That Jazz- Stetsasonic
    Chocolate- The 1975
    Looking For Clues- Robert Palmer
    Yeah Yeah (D Ramirez Radio Edit)- Bodyrox Feat. Luciana
    Crying Lightning- Arctic Monkeys
    Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Years Later- Cactus World News
    Connection- Elastica
    Got To Keep On [Radio Version]- Cookie Crew
    Planet Ride- Julian Cope
    Little Monster- Royal Blood
    I Should've Known- Aimee Mann
    Wonder Annual - Andy Partridge
    Don't Tell Me- Blancmange
    Fall At Your Feet- Crowded House
    Broon's Bane- Rush

    Playlist 16.....

  • Police go door-to-door in hunt for New Forest sportive saboteurs1 year 5 weeks agojmaccelari wrote:Sniffer

    jmaccelari wrote:
    Sniffer wrote:
    levermonkey wrote:
    Did they ever find the idiot who sabotaged the Etape Caledonia a few years back? No? Forgive me if I don't hold my breath.

    However. If more is made of the possible injury to dumb animals rather than inconvenience to law-abiding cyclists then there might be a more promising outcome. Devil

    Maybe they have a pretty good idea who it was.

    http://road.cc/content/news/4410-solicitor-charged-connection-alleged-et...

    Charges were, however, dropped later on.


    Maybe they should search his computer to see if he drew up the anti-ride posters put up last week.

    Ann Sevier made it clear to me in her email that she printed them and stuck them to trees. Maybe they should start with her...

    Confused

  • OTE Free Gel Sample - still waiting1 year 5 weeks agoI got mine, lemon and lime, I

    I got mine, lemon and lime, I really liked it, for comparison, I'm usually a High 5 user and hate zip vit, theirs was nice, light and fruity...wish I had took 2, as I took it too early and had a hard last half hour!

  • Police go door-to-door in hunt for New Forest sportive saboteurs1 year 5 weeks agomrchrispy wrote: plod -

    mrchrispy wrote:

    plod - excuse me sir/madam but did you put tacks on the road
    muppet- yes.....errrr I mean no!!!!

    Ah.. how about the undercover approach.

    plod - excuse me sir/madam, we're putting up some posters in the area to warn the public about dangerous cyclists speeding about all over the place like maniacs. Unfortunately, we've run out of tacts to pin them up, I don't suppose you would have bought a box of them recently that we could use?

  • Video: Lance Armstrong shows you how to change an inner tube1 year 5 weeks agoThat video really made me

    That video really made me feel sad for some reason.

  • What Frame Size for Cannondale SuperSix Evo1 year 5 weeks agoI'm 172 cm with 79 cm inseam,

    I'm 172 cm with 79 cm inseam, so I'm just a tad shorter than you and the 52 cm Cannondale fits me perfectly! I'm a little older (mid 50's) so the extra spacers on the stem work well for me as I am less flexible than 30 years ago Laughing As far as the SRAM Red22, I have both SRAM Red and Shimano Ultegra group sets and they both work great! I prefer the SRAM system when shifting up (more definitive feeling), but prefer Shimano when shifting down (less missed shifts). I always recommend riding any bike before you buy. What's good for one may not be good for another...great bike by the way!

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoEven if you can't create a

    Even if you can't create a level playing field, does that mean you shouldn't try minimise equipment differences? Just because you can't completely make things equal, therefore anything should go - let the engineers run riot?

    Thing is, it's a false dichotomy. Because the "anything goes" categories *already exist* - in two forms even! The "Best Human Effort" category, which allows tri-bikes, and the really-anything-goes HPV one, which Obree went for recently. So let the athletes who want that go for whichever of those *already existing* categories they want!

    Why change the rules on the Athlete's record to make it less about the athlete? Makes absolutely no sense to me.

  • Cycling revolution could save 10,000 lives per year in Western capitals alone, study claims1 year 5 weeks agoNice idea but I'm not sure

    Nice idea but I'm not sure the 'lives saved' theory is actually supported by the existing data.

    Denmark for example is in 37th position in the 'Life Expectancy by Country' table with the UK in 29th. The countries at the top are Japan and Italy, not particularly noted for their use of cycles as a mode of transport.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_life_expectancy

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoWhy is it that anything

    Why is it that anything involving the UCI seems to involve a lot of arguing before anything remotely exciting can happen? I don't disagree with Cookson's point of view that using modern track bikes would result in more record attempts - riders train for efforts like this in the specific position they'll be using, and if the only time they use that position is for an hour record, they won't bother.

    But at the same time, we were building back up to a bit of interest in the hour WITHOUT revising the rules again - all of Cancellara, Wiggins and Martin had said they fancied a go. And just as the interest level rises and it looks like we might get some competition going again, the UCI decides to look again at the rules and slow the whole thing down. Very frustrating.

    As for the comments about having a single bike produced by the UCI: one factor in riders having a go at this is sponsor interest. If their sponsor couldn't give a toss, they won't be given the time to do it. But if their sponsor thinks they can find some small gains and get some good publicity out of it, their interest level tends to go up. So I'm all for having a clear set of requirements, but also all in favour of bike manufacturers doing whatever they can to find the limits within those guidelines. Boardman did it, and he doesn't get criticized for it - why shouldn't the others do the same?

  • Geometry questions1 year 5 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:Head

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    Head tube angle and wheel base has little influence on the position that you can attain on a bike, its much more about handling.

    As mentioned, reach is really important, as is the height of the front end.

    The synapse has been developed with a high, short (ish) front end, so bodes well for a more relaxed position, however the Canyons are known for having a higher front end than most manufacturers.

    There are a host of factors to take into account when looking at geometry, but not easily described here...

    Seat tube and top tube length are self evident, as to a degree is head tube length.

    Seat tube angles will often dictate a bikes handling as much as the head angle, as it will dictate how your weight is distributed on the frame.

    Your reach (distance from bars to saddle) and saddle lay back (distance saddle is behind the bottom bracket) should be fixed no matter what bike you ride, so all that changes with differing geometries is how far forward, or far back your weight is distributed on the frame.


    Also worth mentioning that bottom-bracket drop has quite an effect on standover height and centre of mass... near-horizontal chainstays on some bikes mean the CoM is higher and the bike will feel less stable.

  • Aptonia ISO+ Isotonic Sport Drink1 year 5 weeks agoAh, seems I had the wrong

    Ah, seems I had the wrong Aptonia isotonic product on the Decathlon website. Wink

    My points still stand though. You're paying a *lot* of money for pretty much basic sugars, citric acid and salt (the K/Na mix "LoSalt" kind here).

  • Police go door-to-door in hunt for New Forest sportive saboteurs1 year 5 weeks ago"taking the law into their

    "taking the law into their own hands"

    What - is scattering nails and tacks on road surfaces now police work?

  • Cancellara Hour Record bid on ice as UCI mulls rule changes1 year 5 weeks agoWhat level playing field?

    What level playing field? Merckx, by his own admission, did not compete in compliance with modern anti-doping rules. His Hour belongs to a bygone era.
    So I think Cookson is right to start a "new" Hour, with clean(ish) athletes and modern(ish) bikes.

  • Geometry questions1 year 5 weeks agoHead tube angle and wheel

    Head tube angle and wheel base has little influence on the position that you can attain on a bike, its much more about handling.

    As mentioned, reach is really important, as is the height of the front end.

    The synapse has been developed with a high, short (ish) front end, so bodes well for a more relaxed position, however the Canyons are known for having a higher front end than most manufacturers.

    There are a host of factors to take into account when looking at geometry, but not easily described here...

    Seat tube and top tube length are self evident, as to a degree is head tube length.

    Seat tube angles will often dictate a bikes handling as much as the head angle, as it will dictate how your weight is distributed on the frame.

    Your reach (distance from bars to saddle) and saddle lay back (distance saddle is behind the bottom bracket) should be fixed no matter what bike you ride, so all that changes with differing geometries is how far forward, or far back your weight is distributed on the frame.