• Sram Quick View Computer Mount1 year 12 weeks agoI've been using one of these

    I've been using one of these for a month or so and love it. The Garmin is positioned so you can glance down, rather than having to tilt your head down, it's a small benefit, but one that's really welcome.

    I was worried that it might put the Garmin unit too high in relation to the stem - the Garmin mount puts it lower, but in reality it doesn't look odd. The price is the best bit, half the cost of any other mount. Seems properly priced to me, it's just a bit of moulded plastic!

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 31 year 12 weeks agodrheaton wrote:ray silvester

    drheaton wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    A Visconti win doesn't necessarily put him in pink......for example if any of SKY's fantastic 5(Puccio,Wiggo,Uran,Henao or Cataldo)come second then his 20 versus 12 would not be enough.

    Then factor in 2 intermediate sprints worth 6,4,2 seconds each all coming before either of the categorised climbs.....don't be surprised to see someone go for bonuses today.

    I see a break involving Bonnafond and Wurf today.....Visconti(the other KOM leader) won't be allowed to go with his GC position.Keizer's another likely breakaway guy and any more than three in that break will suit SKY,otherwise they may even try to get Puccio in a battle for any left over sprint bonuses available to the peloton.

    I then expect a group of 30 or so to crest the final categorised climb together and then it's a daredevil downhill ride to the finish for the bonus seconds......my tip for the win today?

    That would be telling(especially with 2 and a half hours left)

    I think you're over estimating how much Sky will want to keep the pink today. They have no reason to work to keep Puccio in pink when they have bigger goals on the horizon. I reckon they'd let it go if they could to someone on a smaller team.

    On Tuesday the race reaches its most southerly point, closest to Puccio’s home region of Sicily, and the British squad may feel morally obliged to defend the lead at least until there?

  • Scottish transport chiefs to visit Netherlands to study Dutch roundabouts1 year 12 weeks agoWhy do you need to visit

    Why do you need to visit Amsterdam to see it's roundabouts, a quick go at Google maps shoild do it surely?

  • Scottish transport chiefs to visit Netherlands to study Dutch roundabouts1 year 12 weeks agoAnd i wonder how much this is

    And i wonder how much this is going to cost sending a "delegation" to Holland ?

    What with their expenses etc etc. Nice little jolly for them.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 31 year 12 weeks agoStill an hour to go but

    Still an hour to go but here's my team. If anyone is desperate enough to follow my lead and make some changes along my team feel free Wink

    Wilco Kelderman
    Taylor Phinney
    Kanstantin Siutsou
    Stefano Locatelli
    Leigh Howard
    Jens Mouris
    Jose Cayetano Sarmiento
    Mauro Santambrogio
    Thomas Dekker

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoNo-one had Puccio?

    No-one had Puccio?

  • Most Combative Rider Award1 year 12 weeks agoGood idea Ray, he can have

    Good idea Ray, he can have his own thread and he can spout off as much as he wants. Big Grin

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 12 weeks agoProbably should have been

    Probably should have been Puccio over 'Chicken Liver' on age alone although without hindsight Puccio was the more likely to be dropped?

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 31 year 12 weeks agoray silvester wrote:A

    ray silvester wrote:
    A Visconti win doesn't necessarily put him in pink......for example if any of SKY's fantastic 5(Puccio,Wiggo,Uran,Henao or Cataldo)come second then his 20 versus 12 would not be enough.

    Then factor in 2 intermediate sprints worth 6,4,2 seconds each all coming before either of the categorised climbs.....don't be surprised to see someone go for bonuses today.

    I see a break involving Bonnafond and Wurf today.....Visconti(the other KOM leader) won't be allowed to go with his GC position.Keizer's another likely breakaway guy and any more than three in that break will suit SKY,otherwise they may even try to get Puccio in a battle for any left over sprint bonuses available to the peloton.

    I then expect a group of 30 or so to crest the final categorised climb together and then it's a daredevil downhill ride to the finish for the bonus seconds......my tip for the win today?

    That would be telling(especially with 2 and a half hours left)

    I think you're over estimating how much Sky will want to keep the pink today. They have no reason to work to keep Puccio in pink when they have bigger goals on the horizon. I reckon they'd let it go if they could to someone on a smaller team.

  • If aluminium cost as much per tonne as titanium, it would be the premium bike frame material. Agreed?1 year 12 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    robert.brady wrote:
    It simply isn't feasible to come up with the current aero frame shapes using Ti or even new alu techniques like hydro forming. Alu and Ti TT bikes look laughably dated compared to carbon.

    not sure i agree that it's not feasible. look at some of the stuff that kinesis are doing with superplastic forming; you can pretty much make any shape you want.

    and don't forget that the daddy of all aero bikes is alu: the cervelo s1. And it's still a better ride than many aero carbon bikes.

    True, but if you made an alu bike in the exact same mould as that new Pinarello TT bike it'd weigh a ton.

    And the S1 has since been superseded by the S3 and S5, both in carbon. You surely can't argue that the S1 is a better aero bike than the S5.

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    alu was relegated to 'cheap' bikes and wasn't developed much. but what we're seeing now is more of the R&D time going into to possibilities of alu. and there's some impressive stuff out there: look at canyon and rose, and giant's new TCR alu frame is only just over a kilo. a sub-1kg alu frame in the next two years is a certainty.

    And I'm sure they will prove popular but they will have to come in at a much lower price point than a comparable carbon frame to be a success. As I've said, companies couldn't get away with putting a huge premium on them.

    Rob

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 12 weeks agoYes my pate transfer annoyed

    Yes my pate transfer annoyed me because id had puccio down for it and as per usual changed my mind! must stick with instincts!

  • If aluminium cost as much per tonne as titanium, it would be the premium bike frame material. Agreed?1 year 12 weeks agoAgain, I have to disagree -

    Again, I have to disagree - Cannondale have always stood by their alu frames, albeit only more recently hanging top end groupsets off of them.

    Specialized have recognised that people who race buy alu (again, referring back to Cannondale's CAAD range) because it's cheaper to replace than their higher end carbon counterparts with little in the way of deficit performance-wise (with the weight difference also being nigh-on negligible). It's a bit more "thrash it and stack it then buy another" than the 'more precious' (read: expensive) carbon version of the same bike.

    Will you ever hear people complain about a performance difference? No.

  • If aluminium cost as much per tonne as titanium, it would be the premium bike frame material. Agreed?1 year 12 weeks agoRichTheRoadie

    RichTheRoadie wrote:
    robert.brady wrote:
    You couldn't put the same premium on alu as you can carbon. It isn't justifiable.

    Marketing has made the cycling world believe it isn't justifiable.

    Have you ridden one (and, again, I mean GOOD alu - by which I mean nothing less than a CAAD10 or Specialized S-Works Allez, and preferably Gaulzetti / Stoemper / Pegoretti) to know?

    And it's marketing that makes people believe alu is as good as carbon, hence Specialized and Cannondale sell their top of the range alu frames with top of the range groupsets on them; to convince people they must be good to justify a £2k groupset.

    They wouldn't put a premium on them that brings them in line with their own carbon offerings as the market wouldn't stand for it.

    Rob

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 12 weeks agolivestrongnick sailed back

    livestrongnick sailed back from Ischia with a shiny pink jersey in the Forum's Scorum's Giro D'Italia but perhaps wasted 2 transfers yesterday bringing in Howard and Pate?Guv'nor Dave Atkinson only used 1 bringing in Wurf so may have a slight advantage from 2nd today and everyone will be watching the spectre of Wig_Billy in 4th!!
    Alan Tullett hung on to his purist lead despite only 18pts from the TTT

    Not so good for Alan Tullett in the Forum's Scorum's Overall as chrisdstripes took 2nd spot from him and obutterwick moved up to 9th at the expense of NeilG83.
    Wig_Billy leads by 760 standard although chrisdstripes has reduced his purist lead to a still healthy 413.

  • Prom Wars: Norfolk campaigners say bikes on Gorleston promenade are dangerous1 year 12 weeks agoThe living streets Norfolk

    The living streets Norfolk page says "There are no campaigns available at this time." So not exactly proud of this one then?

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 31 year 12 weeks agoA Visconti win doesn't

    A Visconti win doesn't necessarily put him in pink......for example if any of SKY's fantastic 5(Puccio,Wiggo,Uran,Henao or Cataldo)come second then his 20 versus 12 would not be enough.

    Then factor in 2 intermediate sprints worth 6,4,2 seconds each all coming before either of the categorised climbs.....don't be surprised to see someone go for bonuses today.

    I see a break involving Bonnafond and Wurf today.....Visconti(the other KOM leader) won't be allowed to go with his GC position.Keizer's another likely breakaway guy and any more than three in that break will suit SKY,otherwise they may even try to get Puccio in a battle for any left over sprint bonuses available to the peloton.

    I then expect a group of 30 or so to crest the final categorised climb together and then it's a daredevil downhill ride to the finish for the bonus seconds......my tip for the win today?

    That would be telling(especially with 2 and a half hours left)

  • Giro stage 31 year 12 weeks agoNice way to rember WW as

    Nice way to rember WW as well?

    RIP

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 12 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:ray

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    Wig_Billy wrote:
    I've taken a 6 point penalty... Wink

    That's for hitting the pink I guess?

    Who Hit Cav? He was in pink...

    Bouhanni wasn't close enough to get one of his headbutts in!!

  • Most Combative Rider Award1 year 12 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:enrique

    Gkam84 wrote:
    enrique wrote:

    My hero, Gkam! Smile I learned how to interact on the forum from him. I owe him my 'Irritability' factor! Smile God knows how he annoyed the crap out of me last year! Smile If asked, I would would accept the Gkam Memorial Award for Most Irritating Poster for 2013! Smile

    Erm, thank you. I think I've got a few people interacting on the forum. When I used to raise points. It was a fairly new game and things were still getting worked out.

    This is going back to 2011 and earlier.

    The game is fairly settled now and I am also part of the team running it. So I can't have been that irritating Wink

    Quite a number of my suggestions and comments lead to things happening, some people would improve on my original thought and Dave would then put his touch on it and enacting it into the game.

    One other reason I continued to post "provocative" thoughts and statements back then was to actually get people onto the forum and chatting, it was quite a dead place back then, there were only a few of us, maybe 10 who would be using this part of the site.

    Now I'm not being big headed, but I feel that the forum has steadily grown over that time and a small part of that might be down to me Nerd Nerd

    So carry on making comments and suggestions, one day you might hit something that will work. But don't expect the warm loving friendly comments that normally come with the forum when you start new threads day in day out with grumbles Wink

    That's my "beef" with you, not really a beef as such, but do you need to keep starting new threads?? Try and keep it contained to one Big Grin Nerd

    Didn't we have an Enrique Q&A thread?

  • Road etiquette1 year 12 weeks agoLol this thread made me

    Lol this thread made me smile, im not in a club so have not learnt the 'rules' as such yet ,been on the roads on my MTB for just under a year now and generally everyone on the road is polite as they fly by me and im polite back whilst thinking 'you wait till i get my road bike laddo!' But as long as im overtaken safely its all good fair play to ya.
    Yesterdays 35 miles was an example single cyclist pulled along side up a hill said hello ,he realised my grunt was an attempt to say hello back to which he said' i wouldnt wanna be lugging that weight up here! (presume he meant the bike!)before saying have a good day and motoring off.
    I then overtook 3 younger lads on racing bikes on my last mile said hello (they looked slightly embarrassed Smile )We had a quick chat before one of them said he needed the loo so they were stopping so again a pleasant encounter. I've yet to meet any knobs yet and like the kindred spirit out there.

  • Scottish transport chiefs to visit Netherlands to study Dutch roundabouts1 year 12 weeks agoIt's surely only safer if

    It's surely only safer if drivers respect the bike lane segment of the entrance and exit. I can invision cyclists getting taken out or thd bike lanes being blocked due to cars not yileding. I'd be sceptical they'd work in the Uk where bikes are far less common. Just look how often drivers creep accross bike lanes when exiting junctions.

    I'd also be worried that the lane painting would give priority to the cars so meaning you'd be stop start at every entrance of the roundabout a la the Chris boardman rubbish cycling infrastructure video

  • Is it rude to draft people on the open road?1 year 12 weeks ago[[[[[ I'm quite happy to have

    [[[[[ I'm quite happy to have someone sitting on, as two riders are less likely to get hassled by drivers, and I myself often draft/draught/drarfed/wheel-suck, (not rubber-to-rubber, of course), as there's "safety in numbers"....totally off-message I know, but I've lost count of incidents with nincompoop drivers here in Le Grand Smoke...
    P.R.

  • Stolen Pearson IMNOTANUMBER1 year 12 weeks agoI have been keeping an eye

    I have been keeping an eye out, infact I did a search today, but nothing chucked up.

    I wonder if he went to the market Thinking

  • New Wheels Reviews Please!1 year 12 weeks agoBuild your own. Dt swiss

    Build your own. Dt swiss rr465 rims, the correct spokes and shimano 105 hubs and rim tape will come in at about £200. They won't be light or low spoke count, but you can build them whatever pattern and colour you want (limited by availability of parts).

    Leaves you with £100 for a truing stand, plus a little for the spoke key and tension meter that I would highly recommend if building for yourself.

    Advice on the internet is of variable quality, but sheldon brown gives all the advice you need.

    I just finished building a 2x front, 3x rear with the above mentioned parts. If I built again I'd go 2x Driveside rear but otherwise I've build a set of wheels I'm pleased with.

  • Most Combative Rider Award1 year 12 weeks agoenrique wrote: My hero, Gkam!

    enrique wrote:

    My hero, Gkam! Smile I learned how to interact on the forum from him. I owe him my 'Irritability' factor! Smile God knows how he annoyed the crap out of me last year! Smile If asked, I would would accept the Gkam Memorial Award for Most Irritating Poster for 2013! Smile

    Erm, thank you. I think I've got a few people interacting on the forum. When I used to raise points. It was a fairly new game and things were still getting worked out.

    This is going back to 2011 and earlier.

    The game is fairly settled now and I am also part of the team running it. So I can't have been that irritating Wink

    Quite a number of my suggestions and comments lead to things happening, some people would improve on my original thought and Dave would then put his touch on it and enacting it into the game.

    One other reason I continued to post "provocative" thoughts and statements back then was to actually get people onto the forum and chatting, it was quite a dead place back then, there were only a few of us, maybe 10 who would be using this part of the site.

    Now I'm not being big headed, but I feel that the forum has steadily grown over that time and a small part of that might be down to me Nerd Nerd

    So carry on making comments and suggestions, one day you might hit something that will work. But don't expect the warm loving friendly comments that normally come with the forum when you start new threads day in day out with grumbles Wink

    That's my "beef" with you, not really a beef as such, but do you need to keep starting new threads?? Try and keep it contained to one Big Grin Nerd