• Campagnolo Flame Windproof Thermo 50/50 Jacket1 year 32 weeks agoFinally, I can login and

    Finally, I can login and comment on how annoying this model is! Why must we see the smug face shots on everything he reviews? Also, this jersey looks like it fits poorly, hanging off of his belly and a collar that is too big. Uggh.

  • SRAM extend WiFLi wide-range gearing to Red and Force groupsets1 year 32 weeks agoWhy have you forgotten all

    Why have you forgotten all about the rival rear dérailleur? I have one ready and waiting for those hills )which I am very bad at) the news about red is old but glad to hear force is joining the party!

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoDaniel Martin (GRM) Tejay van

    Daniel Martin (GRM)
    Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
    Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
    Jelle Vanendert (LOT)
    Dario Cataldo (OPQ)
    Jerome Pineau (OPQ)
    Dirk Bellemakers (LAN)
    Laurens De Vreese (TSV)
    Sander Armee (TSV)

  • SRAM extend WiFLi wide-range gearing to Red and Force groupsets1 year 32 weeks agoI read it wrong on FB, it

    I read it wrong on FB, it looked like WiFi, so in my vivid imagination i though, oh, nice internet gears Crying with a wide range so i could control a team from the road side Wink

    Looks sweet, but the weight in g will probably be the price in £

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoFrank Schleck (RSN) GC

    Frank Schleck (RSN)
    GC Value: 38.0 Form: 2.0

    Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
    KM Value: 28.2 Form: 8.8
    Damiano Cunego (LAM)
    AR Value: 31.1 Form: 2.4
    Sergio Luis Henao (SKY)
    KM Value: 15.3 Form: 1.4
    Robert Kiserlovski (AST)
    DS Value: 12.9 Form: 6.0
    Daniele Ratto (LIQ)
    DS Value: 3.1 Form: 0.0
    Fabian Wegmann (GRM)
    DS Value: 9.1 Form: 2.8
    Bert de Waele (LAN)
    DS Value: 5.4 Form: 0.0
    Simon Clarke (GRE)

  • Try One of These1 year 32 weeks agoOK, so on our one lets have

    OK, so on our one lets have sram red

  • Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 32 weeks agoI have never been able to

    I have never been able to understand why cabbies, who after all are just working like the rest of us, are able to use bus lanes to assist them to make money. They must be the biggest group of tax dodgers in the country and we are allowing them to get away with it. I did therefore agree with John Griffin when he felt it was totally unfair for only black cabs to have the privilege of using bus lanes, however he has proved himself to be unworthy of any support for his crass comments, and I sincerely hope his stupid remarks regarding cyclists will have a huge impact on the success of his company. I agree with OldRidgeback that Addison Lee drivers leave a lot to be desired and would like an investigation into how many have a UK licence and how many have actually taken a driving test.

  • Try One of These1 year 32 weeks agoDi2? heavy stuff!

    Di2? heavy stuff! Big Grin

  • Try One of These1 year 32 weeks agoBike and Brakes:

    Bike and Brakes:

  • FS: 2010 BMC SLX01 61cm1 year 32 weeks agoHow tall do you think someone

    How tall do you think someone needs to be for this to fit them? I'm 6'2", would it be too small?

  • Tour de Romandie1 year 32 weeks agoNo-one waiting till after LBL

    No-one waiting till after LBL to see who has broken collarbones and the like Devil

  • Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 32 weeks agoGod forbid that someone

    God forbid that someone should be seriously injured by an Addison Lee vehicle whilst it is travelling in a bus lane, but if they were would that mean Mr Griffin personally or the company as a whole could be open to criminal charges.

  • London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 32 weeks agoI think it's interesting that

    I think it's interesting that he's offered to indemnify drivers against any prosecution, assuring them that driving in a bus lane is a non-endorsable offence.

    He may be right, but driving in the bus lane alone is not the full picture.

    I suspect that other offences, and incidents that involve minicabs whilst they are illegally in a bus lane will be treated with a much firmer stance than they otherwise would.

    And if a driver was banned as a result of them being deemed culpable for a serious incident because they were present in a bus lane when they should not have been (e.g. a lesser charge being elevated to reckless driving because of the intent to break the law), can you see Mr griffin covering the lost earnings of the driver in question for the period of the ban?

  • cutting carbon steerer1 year 32 weeks agodont get too worried. A

    dont get too worried. A junior hacksaw with a high TPI, a cutting guide and some tape round the steerer where you are going to cut. I have done 2 successfully and have always cut straight through. The carbon will split badly if you don't put the tape on. Just take your time, and slam that stem!

  • Advice sought: Shimano derailleur capacity1 year 32 weeks agoI've heard of people getting

    I've heard of people getting it to work.

    You also have to consider the total difference in tooth capacity you're trying to support ie the difference between (large front + large back) - (small front + small back). If the difference is too great you'll have tension problems as the derailleur won't be able to take up all the slack, or the big/big combo won't have enough links for a smooth run.

    If it doesn't work you'll need to look at something like an MTB rear mech. My Kona Sutra runs an XT mech and what appears to be a dinner plate low gear at the back. Crazy low gears for hauling heavy loads up gradients.

  • Vulpine Merino T-shirt1 year 32 weeks agobelgravedave wrote:err no

    belgravedave wrote:
    err no idea about the quality but just saw Planet X doing merino tops for £14.99!

    Can't speak for Planet X's top, but the difference between my Descente merino jersey (£30, as I recall) and my Shutt Jersey (£65?) and the Vulpine shirt is pretty significant, and favours the latter two significantly. (The Descente jersey is scratchy, and the seams are coming apart after not too many outings).

    For all that, the Descente jersey is what convinced me Merino would work for me though, before I shelled out more. In terms of how it handles temperature (much less need to keep donning/removing gilet in changing conditions, I find) and doesn't whiff, it's almost magical stuff.

    If you've never tried a wool jersey, £15 from PX isn't a bad way to see if you like it or not - just bear in mind a pricier one (Shutt, Vulpine, Rapha) will probably be nicer still, if you do like 'em Smile

  • cutting carbon steerer1 year 32 weeks agoYep - good advice in here. I

    Yep - good advice in here. I was a bit anxious about it initially, but tbh it was pretty easy.

    When I cut mine down I used masking tape, drew the cut line on that and made a shallow cut all the way around with a jnr hacksaw blade. Once the shallow groove was there I used light pressure and made the cut. It went fine.

    Use a fine grade of wet & dry paper to put a small 45 degree chamfer on the new top edge. That looks neat, and helps the stem & spacers to slide on easily. Use a mask or keep your head away from the carbon dust.

    Make sure when you measure you cut it low enough for the top cap of the aheadset to have a couple of mm of free space to tighten down on the headset stack. Last thing you want is a lovely neat cut that doesn't let you adjust it properly.

  • cutting carbon steerer1 year 32 weeks agoBuy a Carbide Grit Hacksaw

    Buy a Carbide Grit Hacksaw Blade for your normal hacksaw - much cheaper than buying the Park one.

  • Vulpine Merino T-shirt1 year 32 weeks agoFringe wrote:Im surprised you

    Fringe wrote:
    Im surprised you can afford vlaamse karbonades what with yer impecunity John. Big Grin

    Eh, don't skimp when you're on tour, fella. Especially not on the food. And the booze. And the chocs. And the cakes.

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoGilbert has got a cold and is

    Gilbert has got a cold and is doubtful according to twitter.

  • Punta Veleno1 year 32 weeks agoI watched a 38 min video on

    I watched a 38 min video on Steephill last night. Ouch! and the winner made it look so easy. And he only weighs 53kg.

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoWell wegmann is being axed...

    Well wegmann is being axed...

  • Vulpine Merino T-shirt1 year 32 weeks agomat wrote:it's really

    mat wrote:
    it's really good!

    everyone wrote:
    £55 for a t-shirt? what's the world coming to? etc and so on

    Are Vulpine the new Rapha then? discuss Big Grin

  • cutting carbon steerer1 year 32 weeks agoPark do a specific hacksaw

    Park do a specific hacksaw blade (CSB-1) for carbon steerers, it has a grinding surface instead of teeth so it's kinder to the carbon. trikeman's advice about starting the cut all the way around the steerer first is well worth following too.

  • Vulpine Merino T-shirt1 year 32 weeks agoerr no idea about the quality

    err no idea about the quality but just saw Planet X doing merino tops for £14.99!