- WTD: Spesh Toupe Pro or S-Works 130mm1 year 11 weeks agoSorry need a 130mm. Carbon
Sorry need a 130mm. Carbon railed version if poss
- wheels1 year 11 weeks agoWith spokes, It depends on
With spokes, It depends on width, lacing and number of them.
What pattern at they laced in?
With your touring bike, how many spokes do you hub's take, because you will need new rims to take the same as your current hubs.
I guess you are going to lace them up yourself? So you will need new spokes and then take them to a bike shop to true them?
If you want it to be as easy as possible, then a wheelset is your best option.
- Craft Zero Extreme Windstopper short sleeve1 year 11 weeks agoSo good I bought a second
So good I bought a second one!
- help with new road bike1 year 11 weeks agoHello. Nutty driver
I am not
Hello. Nutty driver
I am not sure what bikes you have tested but I have heard from 2 ex racers Trek is a good brand and the better one out of the group above . Not sure of your size but the is a
Ribble Sportive Bianco 52cm, Campag Athena 11spd compact - £695. Second hand for sale - astonishing value bike
the same preson selling a Boardman Team Carbon Large - £695.- with a class-leading specification and a ride to match
Other bikes to try
Mekk A1 Pinerolo AL 1.0 – avergage bike for money
Ribble Winter Trainer - Quite simply the best value sub £750 bike on the market
Cannondale Caad 8 - great all-around
BMC Streetracer SR01 - a value packed bike
- Dunwich Dynamo jersey available for one week only1 year 11 weeks agolovely jersey, quite tempted
lovely jersey, quite tempted by one, but I wonder why it's waves on the top on both sides, the badge has houses on one side and waves on the other, which makes sense.
I like the badge, I hope they have stickers on the ride...
- Videos: Big crashes in 2 US races at weekend - one despite rider's warnings on course layout1 year 11 weeks agoThe guy is shouting GO
The guy is shouting GO LEFT....
The rider's right.
- An (ahem) slightly personal question for the lads!1 year 11 weeks agoskitza wrote:Just this monthskitza wrote:
Just this month to get through and im away on a Greek Beach for 2 weeks start of July
Just for the record, no need to post any stories of your crackers going numb on holiday
- Video: Cracking Giro d'Italia 2013 highlights as Nibali takes pink and Cav clinches red1 year 11 weeks agobikerdavecyclingbikerdavecycling wrote:
Santambrogio neatly edited out...
Ha ha. I noticed that too.
- what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously1 year 11 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:What is wrongSideBurn wrote:
What is wrong with black socks? You are making me feel all self conscious
One of the first cyclist biographies I read was of Fausto Coppi. I recall that he wore black socks for the very practical reason that they didn't show the dirt, didn't need washing as often as white socks so the rider needed fewer pairs.
The logic is inescapable and if it's good enough for Coppi.....
- Updated: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after crashing on yesterday's Wiggle Dragon Ride1 year 11 weeks agoSepaphora's account is spot
Sepaphora's account is spot on. I was the first dr on the scene. Awful accident . Ruined the day for me after the elation of getting up the bwlch knowing it was all downhill from there
I don't think this is the right place to criticise 'mamils' or sportives in general. No other riders were involved by all accounts and this was simply a tragic accident. I'm local and ridden those cattle grids tens of times with no incidents. This was simply bad luck.
I want to say thanks to everyone who stopped to help the poor guy out. i wish the rider and his family a full and speedy recovery.
Lucky a trauma surgeon and anaesthetist rolled up too as well as at least 4 oher doctors. Air ambulance guys were awesome. Everyone who stopped to help deserves a pat on the back, and people who were moaning that their time had been messed up should be ashamed of themselves. There was also a tosser van driver trying to force his way up the mountain past the ambulance who i gave a right mouthful to. Yeah it cost me half an hour on my official time , but some things are more important.
- TdS stage 4 - breaking the golden rules1 year 11 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:1 Demare 2 GossGkam84 wrote:
1 Demare 2 Goss 3 Farrar 4 Degenkolb 5 Kristoff 6 Haussler 7 Sagan 8 Debusschere 9 Cimolai 10 Guarnieri
Must Be Summer in The Highlands again. No Scores Gkam???
- TdS stage 4 - breaking the golden rules1 year 11 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I have pickeddrheaton wrote:
I have picked Sagan and avoided breaking the first two cardinal rules of fantasy cycling (don't pick Goss, don't pick Farrar).
I picked Goss
- Updated: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after crashing on yesterday's Wiggle Dragon Ride1 year 11 weeks agoAny updates on how the
Any updates on how the injured rider is getting on?
(Appreciate privacy laws etc)
- Bianchi 2014 range launch: New Oltre XR2 disc and Campag EPS 11-spd + new Sempre Pro, Infinito, Intenso and Via Nirone models1 year 11 weeks agoGod I hate Bianchi's but that
God I hate Bianchi's but that thats the first decent option out there...
- Bianchi 2014 range launch: New Oltre XR2 disc and Campag EPS 11-spd + new Sempre Pro, Infinito, Intenso and Via Nirone models1 year 11 weeks agoWish me good luck on the
Wish me good luck on the euromillions
- Getting my 10 year old son started racing1 year 11 weeks agogood advice, from someone
good advice, from someone closer to his age then me.
he's certainly not ready for any sort of road racing yet .
is there a junior mtb racing scene?
- Getting my 10 year old son started racing1 year 11 weeks agoSage advice, you may well be
Sage advice, you may well be right.
- Videos: Big crashes in 2 US races at weekend - one despite rider's warnings on course layout1 year 11 weeks agoThere's no way that Crystal
There's no way that Crystal City crit course would get sanctioned in the UK - I'm a BC Commissaire and couldn't contemplate allowing a race to proceed where riders aren't segregated i.e. physical barriers down the centre of the road. The woeful provision of a single, unprotected marshal in the middle of the road was an accident waiting to happen.
- Getting my 10 year old son started racing1 year 11 weeks agoRacing is expensive, painful
Racing is expensive, painful and ultimately dispiriting for most youngsters once they realise there can only be one winner, and the chances are it won't be them.
Cycling is a sport for life and not just a kid's game. It is a stamina activity and you don't get that until you are in your 20's.
Get him to simply enjoy riding his bike for pleasure, and yes, have a burn up with his mates, but no more until he is older.
The drop out rate in youngsters in cycling (and I dare-say in most other sports) is extremely high.
Sorry if this is not what you want to hear, but I have seen so many youngsters just fade away and lost to the sport because they just race. Get to love the bike first.
- An (ahem) slightly personal question for the lads!1 year 11 weeks agoJust in and id like to say
Just in and id like to say thanks to one and all for an amusing,informative,heartening set of answers (except for the pin one! )
I'll go to my lbs on Saturday and the rest is coming! Just this month to get through and im away on a Greek Beach for 2 weeks start of July
- An (ahem) slightly personal question for the lads!1 year 11 weeks agoTeam Rux wrote:Invest in aTeam Rux wrote:
Invest in a Brooks saddle. Sorted out my undercarriage issues for good!
Didn't it double the weight of your bike though?
They are undeniably comfy though...
- What GPS (Mapping req'd)1 year 11 weeks agoEtrex 30 with free routable
Etrex 30 with free routable maps downloaded from talkytoaster.com
With decent rechargeable batteries, I get about 24 hours before it dies. I then take the dead ones out and replace with the two I have stashed in my seat pack...or stop at a garage and buy some.
Admittedly, it's not uber-sexy looking but it's probably one of the most practical mapping options for long distance riding. You will see loads of Etrex units on Audaxes. I got mine for £160. If you don't want hrm/cadence the Etrex 20 is cheaper at around £130.
- Dunwich Dynamo jersey available for one week only1 year 11 weeks agoHmmmmmm, Just needs a lobster
Hmmmmmm, Just needs a lobster and the words 'Exmouth Exodus'...
- TdS stage 4 - breaking the golden rules1 year 11 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:I am...JAndrewHill wrote:
I am... breaking the accepted Fantasy wisdom. You Know What I Mean.captain_slog wrote:
I too am considering committing heresy by leaving out you-know-who...drheaton wrote:
I have... avoided breaking the first two cardinal rules of fantasy cycling: don't pick Goss, don't pick Farrar.
I hate to sound ignorant, more so than usual, but is what you meant a) always pick Sagan or b) never pick Goss or Farrar, J?
- New Stage Scoring Table Feedback and Wish List1 year 11 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:TdF is due toGkam84 wrote:
TdF is due to open on the 17thportu wrote:
...On the page:
I'd like to see the rider values - and their 'TYPE' - PC, KM, GC, etc - on the page at first glance instead of having to click on each rider to see their value, Thanks!
Dave, I expect a barrage of criticism for asking, but, since I cut and paste a lot, this page works better for me to check out against start lists than the 'Rankings' page.
The reason for that is that, with the new buttons, if you wanted to copy only the riders in the çurrent competition, when you paste it elsewhere ALL (!) the riders in the game get pasted. I guess it's because the buttons 'hide' riders from the view rather than 'remove' them from the whole list.
Would you consider adding a column to this page (http://fantasy.road.cc/riders) for current rider values? I know, it's a prety self-centered, egotistical request, but (!), it doesn't hurt to ask, does it? Thanks!