• Chris Froome says he almost left Sky in 2011, tells of tension with Bradley Wiggins1 year 5 weeks agoWith the right support,

    With the right support, Wiggins could do something the Vuelta. Remember who won last year? A lightly ridden rider with some talent can do a decent job in Spain. (Dan Martin is my other long distance Vuelta tip!)

    Also Wiggins doesn't have to ride the Vuelta to win it, he's talked about using the Vuelta as a stepping stone for the world TT champs.

  • Chris Froome says he almost left Sky in 2011, tells of tension with Bradley Wiggins1 year 5 weeks agoDistraction story *yawns*

    Distraction story *yawns*

  • Tech roundup: starring Lightweight, Foska, Tern, Eddy Merckx, Swiss Side...1 year 5 weeks agoSwiss Side must be pretty

    Swiss Side must be pretty confident in their wheels if they're inviting challenges from other wheels. Unless of course they're only going to test it in the one set of conditions they know they have an advantage in, but good on them being open to it.

  • Giro stage 161 year 5 weeks ago1 change today as targetting

    1 change today as targetting the sprint tomorow with 7 transfers....was going to save 8 but read that Scinto was talking up Rabottini's chances on the Stelvio a couple of days before the Depart in Belfast.

    Rabottini in for Ulissi

    Evans
    Pozzovivo
    Aru
    Majka
    Kelderman
    Rabottini
    Arredondo
    Kiserlovski
    Romero

  • Giro stage 161 year 5 weeks ago4 in the break for me* *they

    4 in the break for me*

    *they won't be in the break

  • Evolution Bikes? has anyone got one/seen/heard of them?1 year 5 weeks agoI'm not so sure about a great

    I'm not so sure about a great deal. From what I can see, it's a generic far east frame with SRAM Apex, for £1750. Given that I paid £1000 for what looks like a very similar but non-aero frame with SRAM Apex, I'm guessing you're paying for the carbon bars and the deep section wheels, which may or may not just be typical alloy clinchers with a plastic fairing. In fact, I fail to see how you could get under 7kg (stated weight of 15.4lb) with Apex.

    If I was buying now, for this sort of cash, I'd go here:
    http://road.cc/content/forum/117876-de-ver-cycles-bikebuilder-has-anybod...

    I realise you might not be near London, but those guys appear to be offering crazy bikes for around £2k. It would easily justify a trip down on the train or whatever.

    As an example, £1746 gets you:
    Deda Super Scuro RC frameset
    Shimano Ultegra 6800 11speed
    Mavic Ksyrium Elite S with Conti GP4000s tyres
    Deda finishing kit
    3T handlebar tape

    Now that's a properly nice bike. Most bikes at this price have naff wheels and are the first thing you upgrade, but Ksyrium Elites are sweet.

    Good luck!

  • Metropolitan Police says Operation Safeway has changed road users' behaviour in London1 year 5 weeks agoThey were out again today.

    They were out again today. In Whitechapel, the guy next to me was admonished for wearing earphones. When I said that it's legal and his choice, I was told that I should be wearing hi-viz rather than black (it was broad daylight). I pointed out that none of the cars were painted hi-viz yellow, only to be told that it would look a bit stupid.

  • Giro stage 161 year 5 weeks agocgipryan wrote:Just took my

    cgipryan wrote:
    Just took my guys for the break... I regretted my choices as soon as I hit the green button... long day coming up...

    If it makes you feel any better Quintana has an ear infection and Pozzo has bronchitis.

    We'll soon see.

    Stelvio looks very cold indeed on the webcam.

    http://www.passostelvio.com/ita-webcam.php

  • Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 5 weeks agoTo be fair, I'm not really

    To be fair, I'm not really analysing anything, I only asked why they are not so good for climbing... Wink

  • Giro stage 161 year 5 weeks agoJust took my guys for the

    Just took my guys for the break... I regretted my choices as soon as I hit the green button... long day coming up...

  • Giro stage 161 year 5 weeks agoMy plan, GC all the way and

    My plan, GC all the way and one for the sprint. Full House here I come.

  • Just in: Enigma Elite HSS1 year 5 weeks agoI'm quite taken with that, it

    I'm quite taken with that, it looks pretty cool, very modern but quite restrained. I'd love to know how this compares to the stainless model they also do, maybe they'd be willing to send you one of those over afterwards for a comparison.
    Also, I wish more companies offered a colour matched stem, I think it really sets a lot of bikes off well.

  • Lost in Yorkshire: Schoolboys put Mark Cavendish back on track for Tour de France recce1 year 5 weeks agoEarsoftheWolf wrote:No mobile

    EarsoftheWolf wrote:
    No mobile data signal I could understand, but no GPS? I don't really understand how that's possible unless he had a cheap GPS unit or there is a major obstruction to GPS line of sight in the immediate area...

    Obstruction then Laughing Doubt OPQS will send him out with some piddly Halfords-own job. So much for the 500 quid on the edge 1000!

  • Forme Hiver frameset 56cm + CX bits1 year 5 weeks agoAnyone want this frameset for

    Anyone want this frameset for £170?
    It's in lovely condition.
    Other CX parts all still available.

  • Lazer Z1 helmet1 year 5 weeks agoRobD wrote:Does anyone know

    RobD wrote:
    Does anyone know where you can get aeroshell covers to fit the O2 model helmet? I'd quite like one for when it's cold and drizzley (so October to June)

    Join the queue - bought a O2 because it was a great fit and then when I saw there was a aeroshell I couldn't wait to buy one for the same reasons... and I am still waiting... found plenty of places online who list it in their range, but nobody who stocks it or wants to get one for me.

  • Right Foot pain1 year 5 weeks agoI had a very similar issue.

    I had a very similar issue.

    Pain on the outside of the right foot.

    It's most likely your insoles and how tight you have the shoes.

    First i went with superfeet insoles and wedges, it worked to an extent but the cleats would always come out of position. In the end i changed footbed. Got some cheap bontrager heat moudables and they are way better. Enabled me to get rid of the wedges also.

    Try keeping the shoes as loose as possible, get the footbeds and make sure your cleat position isn't too extreme.

    It might save you having to go the expensive route with new shoes, bike fit etc.

  • Chris Froome says he almost left Sky in 2011, tells of tension with Bradley Wiggins1 year 5 weeks agoDon't forget everything we

    Don't forget everything we read in the media, in books like this is bound to be manipulated, controlled, edited, etc. So whatever has been selected to be published and the words used could be very far removed from what Chris Froome actually thinks. Until I actually sit down, have a beer with him and look him in the eye, I would not believe any of it! Smile

  • Builders push homes for cyclists – but with government set to drop cycle storage requirements, what’s the reality?1 year 5 weeks agoAnother facet of UK's bottom

    Another facet of UK's bottom of league status as Europe's space standards for new build housing.

  • SRAM gear lever sensitivity issue1 year 5 weeks agoMy Force did that for a while

    My Force did that for a while and found it to be too much cable tension !!!!

  • Old bloke, old bike and hills.1 year 5 weeks ago52-36 is a new-ish combo and

    52-36 is a new-ish combo and not that easy to get hold of.

    Changing the cassette (and usually the chain) is the cheapest and easiest option; changing the crankset will cost lots and you'll probably have to change lots of other bits too.

    I've got a 9 speed Campag set up, and recently went from a 12-25 to a 12-27 and find it helps my climbing a lot. I think there are only 4 options though, not sure how much bigger you can go. There are Campag-compatible parts, mine is a BBS (something like that) but Miche also make them, and it works fine. A proper Campag cassette might run a little smoother I guess.

  • Chris Boardman calls for more ambitious cycling provision outside big cities1 year 5 weeks agoI followed the debate on

    I followed the debate on Sustran's design handbook with utter bemusement as everybody seemed to know what was wrong with it (in terms of the individual designs depicted) and nobody seemed to be pointing out the apalling truth that the question of how to design in cycling (retroactively and in new projects) had essentially been left for charities to answer. It is too important to be left to charity.

    Exactly the same applies to suggestions that Chris should personally stump up funding for his suggestions - cycling is too important, to necessary, for it to be left to charity.

    As he points out, there are existing pots of money dedicated to moving people around and making areas more liveable. Cycling needs to be funded out of those. Otherwise you end up with large pots of money being expended on the construction of business-as-usual cycling-hostile roads infrastructure, and small drips and drabs of funding being spent on patchily mitigating (and at times even exacerbating) the worst offshoots of the former.

  • Right Foot pain1 year 5 weeks agoMy foot pains were on the

    My foot pains were on the outside edge of the right foot only just about on the
    "tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal". The fix in the end was some +++ spesh bg
    insoles and 2 cleat wedges for the right shoe - had to have a wedge in the left
    too !!!!

  • Lazer Z1 helmet1 year 5 weeks agoDoes anyone know where you

    Does anyone know where you can get aeroshell covers to fit the O2 model helmet? I'd quite like one for when it's cold and drizzley (so October to June)

  • Pactimo Summit Speed Jersey1 year 5 weeks agoNot sure if it's just how it

    Not sure if it's just how it displays in my browser, but this seems to be a bit of an unedited review.
    Sounds like a good jersey though.

  • Cycling-mad primary schoolchildren head to Dolomites for ultimate school trip1 year 5 weeks agoFantastic story. I've been a

    Fantastic story. I've been a visitor to Morpeth Road several times teaching Bikeability and Mike Bell is a top bloke. He has a fantastic relationship with the children, has encouraged staff to take up cycling and encourages visitors to become as much a part of school life as possible.
    To say I'm jealous is an understatement. The furthest I ever got from school at that age were local day trips. A little older I manages some walking in the Cheviots and Lake District but never anything on the scale that these children benefit from.
    Hope they have a fantastic time and continue their love of cycling as they develop and mature.
    Cool