• Bring back iconic 1940s Coloral cycling bottles1 year 10 weeks agoThese look great. I'm sure

    These look great. I'm sure there are some vintage riders who'd snap these up for their bikes for an authentic look.

    Personally I think they look quite stylish and would adorn my cocktail side board quite nicely....my only question would be price.

    £75,000/2000 = £37.50 which seems a bit steep, and that's without a profit (I would say Rapha-esque - but I can hear the blood hounds baying). If these could be produced for c.£15-20 I'm sure they would fly like hot cakes.

    Antonio - is this your baby?

  • RadioShack-Leopard confirm Fränk Schleck won't rejoin team when ban expires next week1 year 10 weeks agoQuote:Leopard wishes Fränk

    Quote:
    Leopard wishes Fränk Schleck a successful continuation of his career.

    They are joking, right? That's pretty cruel.

  • Tour de France Team Bike round-up: All the road bikes in this year's race1 year 10 weeks agoThe Venge in the OPQS photo

    The Venge in the OPQS photo above looks tiny!

  • Squeaky cleats1 year 10 weeks agoThanks for the tips

    Thanks for the tips everyone!

    Candle wax or Mr Sheen sound like good suggestions. I'm a bit wary of putting lube on my cleats though - I don't want to go arse over tit when I'm walking around.

    I'll report back when I've tried them.

  • Tour de France - Stage 7, Montpellier > Albi1 year 10 weeks agotoo late to bring in Greipel?

    too late to bring in Greipel? lol.
    people saying could end in a sprint, he's looking pretty strong!

  • Squeaky cleats1 year 10 weeks agoIs the squeak between the

    Is the squeak between the cleat and pedal? ie the contact?

    If so, here is a little tip I got from mechanic - a bit of mr.sheen (or I am sure other polish will work!) and away you go.

  • RadioShack-Leopard confirm Fränk Schleck won't rejoin team when ban expires next week1 year 10 weeks agoExpect Andy to abandon the

    Expect Andy to abandon the Tour in the next few days...

  • Tebbit: if you're going to get on your bike, you should be made to carry ID1 year 10 weeks agoIt looks like ctc & bc could

    It looks like ctc & bc could do a much better job informing & lobbying their lordships on the cycling safety facts. I also wonder where the input was from the department of transport & home office on safety & law infringement data too?

    Industry, unions, charities etc seem very good at lobbying. Why are the cyclists so poor? Perhaps some one should ask cookson?

  • Tour de France - Stage 7, Montpellier > Albi1 year 10 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:I'm level

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    I'm level on points with Dave, and had 8 riders the same yesterday! Can't help thinking someone is hacking into the system and copying me...

    Sticking with...
    Sagan
    Greipel
    Kristoff
    Kittel
    Gerrans
    Le Mevel
    Hoogerland
    Muravyev
    El Fares
    So 4 free transfers tomorrow (will probably make 5).

    Have a totally unjustified sneaky feeling that I'll have someone in the break today. Big Grin

    maybe i'll just log in as you and make some changes Devil

  • Just done brilliant Sportiv in Arctic Circle1 year 10 weeks agoit took me 9hrs 30 but I was

    it took me 9hrs 30 but I was taking it easy with a friend. The course is a little bumpy. There is about 2500m of climbing, with a a 7km tunnel and a cat 4 climb at the end. It was by far my biggest ride but I didn't find it as hard as I'd feared.

    The link to enter next year has just been sent to me.
    https://www.deltager.no/insomnia2014

    Get back to me if you have any questions

  • Price inflation1 year 10 weeks agoSanderville wrote:... I'm

    Sanderville wrote:
    ... I'm already struggling...

    I know! Smile

    stevemarks wrote:
    ... given the plethora of cheap guys that were available in the past, I think the game has effectively changed....

    I know... Ironically, because of the lack of budget space.. We went from 175 points to 150... And the 'price inflation', though the game has changed, it oddly feels, at least for the Tour de France, like the game as it stood in 2011, where you had to have the 1 GC, 1KM, 1PC, 2 ARs and 5 DSs... By the time you hade made your choices, you probably had no space for anything but 3.0 riders on your team! Smile How ironic! Smile Tomorrow's stage scores will be funny! I think they've been on the low side of things because most people have had to stick 4 or 5 3.0 to 3.7 riders in there to fit their choices... And then a glut of teams end up looking alike! I think we should revise the values for the riders next year for the Tour just to make the teams a little more flexible and different one from the other!... It'd be nice to put in another climber in there... I can't imagine anyone will have any more than 4 or 5 'Stars' for tomorrow! Smile

    I mean, how many times have we seen the same 3.0 riders so 'Popular' in the game? Everybody (!) has to (!) take them! Smile

    You know... going from 25 points for the stage winner to 35 also affected things... cause you can't really afford not to go to the stage winner and get set back that many points... Funny how it all works out! Smile

    drheaton wrote:
    ...If a new rider... like Bouhanni last year, bursts onto the scene... [f]orcing his price down artificially makes him cheaper... and you end up with [r]iders being undervalued.

    Which we all love! I remember Bouhani fondly at his 3.0 days! Smile

  • Tour de France - Stage 7, Montpellier > Albi1 year 10 weeks agoI'm level on points with

    I'm level on points with Dave, and had 8 riders the same yesterday! Can't help thinking someone is hacking into the system and copying me...

    Sticking with...
    Sagan
    Greipel
    Kristoff
    Kittel
    Gerrans
    Le Mevel
    Hoogerland
    Muravyev
    El Fares
    So 4 free transfers tomorrow (will probably make 5).

    Have a totally unjustified sneaky feeling that I'll have someone in the break today. Big Grin

  • Price inflation1 year 10 weeks agoi think the switch from 20 to

    i think the switch from 20 to 10 pts for a penalty transfer is the biggest game-changer to be honest......I'm finding the prices fine.....there are plenty of decent 5-15 credit climbers and or break artists out there.

  • Tour de France - Stage 7, Montpellier > Albi1 year 10 weeks agoNo changes either....bunch

    No changes either....bunch sprint I hope but with the right sprinters this time....NOT Greipel/Sagan!!

    Cav
    Kittel
    Gerrans
    Impey
    Gasparotto
    Navardauskas
    Terpstra
    Gasparotto
    Fischer

    SIX free transfers tomorrow.

  • Squeaky cleats1 year 10 weeks agoGT85. Bosh

    GT85. Bosh

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 10 weeks agoI went all GC and climbers. I

    I went all GC and climbers. I feel the only mistake was not picking Sagen. I think the out and out sprinters will ultimately score less. The test will be at the end of the Tour when we find out who scored more. Froome or Sagen Thinking

  • Bring back iconic 1940s Coloral cycling bottles1 year 10 weeks agoSTATO wrote:matt_fantastic

    STATO wrote:
    matt_fantastic wrote:
    Give it a threaded neck to fit a "sports" cap with a nozzle and I'd get one...

    Given you cant squeeze the bottle how would you drink from that exactly, apart from sip on the trickle that would dribble out Thinking


    Tip and suck, same as with any other metal bottle? The scratching problem mentioned earlier is easily overcome with plastic- coated cages too. What's going on? This sire is usually filled with bike tech fans.

  • Tour de France - Stage 7, Montpellier > Albi1 year 10 weeks agoHaving just watched sky

    Having just watched sky sports news Cav quoted as saying should be a nailed on sprint that his team will want!?

  • Bikes on trains1 year 10 weeks agoYou usually get at least one

    You usually get at least one person on a Northern Fail train looking at you like you have seven heads when you attempt to put a bike in the bike section but the hectors are always fine about them. At the very worst I've been asked to stand with my back near the back of the train when it's been busy.

    Only Virgin trains and their roboplegic wrongcock staff tend to act like proper weapons about it.

  • Bikes on trains1 year 10 weeks agoThat said, Northern also ban

    That said, Northern also ban all bikes from all trains from all Blackpool stations on the day of Manchester to Blackpool so they're not always the cyclists friend.

    Although I understand that if they allowed trains that day they would be mullered with cyclists, however I dont understand why they don't do an hourly Football Special type of train just for bikes/cyclists?

  • Tour de France - Stage 7, Montpellier > Albi1 year 10 weeks agoYes - lots of guys more than

    Yes - lots of guys more than 10 mins off yellow now, so could see the break stick. But I'll stick my neck out and say bunch sprint. Same result as yesterday would be great, but maybe some of the pure sprinters might have less in the tank after the hills.

    No transfers for me anyway - expecting to drop a little bit today and then make 5 changes for tomorrow...

    If I had one more credit I could afford to bring in Impey for Kittel, so I'm quite glad that decision's made for me as I might've been tempted...

    Been to Albi a few times, lovely place. Looking forward to some nice helicopter shots of the river and cathedral.

  • Bring back iconic 1940s Coloral cycling bottles1 year 10 weeks ago75 grand to manufacture a

    75 grand to manufacture a water bottle seems a lot to me...how much would they have to sell for to make that nmoeny back?

    Definately a market in the retro hipster scene, but are there enough people in that to make this work?

    I'm all for choice though so good luck to them, a nice looking bottle for sure

  • Lance Armstrong to join 10,000 other cyclists in mass participation event in Iowa1 year 10 weeks agoRumpo Kid, Thanks, I think.

    Rumpo Kid,

    Thanks, I think. Somehow understanding the process seems to make it sound even more fkd up.

    Anyway, on the focus of the story - good luck to him. When known dopers are leading their own Gran Fondos, this seems like a less provocative way to still ride his bike...

  • Tour Tech 2013: Team Sky’s Pinarello Dogma and Bolide1 year 10 weeks agoStem length competitions, you

    Stem length competitions, you say? Around 18". Recumbent for the win... :-P

  • Tour de France - Stage 7, Montpellier > Albi1 year 10 weeks agoI think the day will all come

    I think the day will all come down to Greenedge. If the break is no threat i see it staying away. im sticking purely because i need my transfers for tomorrow although i too have pondered bringing in Sagan but would have to make 2 transfers to justify it Thinking