• Partner of cyclist killed in Manchester nearly run over as she lay flowers at the scene1 year 5 weeks agoI had a wander round the area

    I had a wander round the area some time ago on Streetview (images dated a few months prior to the collision IIRC, so a good chance of being representative), after reading the original news reports. As far as I could see there was no need for 30mph signs to be there anyway: you arrive at the junction from 30mph zones and the sign for the change in limit is placed at the far end of the slip road, way beyond where Jaye was killed.

    There's something very fishy about this one.

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 5 weeks agoSimilar, but much smaller

    Similar, but much smaller scale event here if anyone is interested in it:

    http://chilterncyclingfestival.com/

    I am not connected with it at all, I just saw it advertised locally.

  • Joe's No Flats Yellow Gel Innertube Sealant1 year 5 weeks agoI use Caffe latex in my tubs,

    I use Caffe latex in my tubs, it goes through a regular valve, and a lower dose (weight) I carry the little (tipp ex sized) bottle of ZOT hardener which fixes bigger holes.

  • Timbuk2 XT Seat Pack Small1 year 5 weeks agouserfriendly wrote:Jacob

    userfriendly wrote:
    Jacob wrote:

    I have a small bag on my bike. Just big enough to carry an extra tube, gas canister, multitool and tyre lever. Is that wrong?

    How does that not fit in two of your three jersey pockets?

    Because they're all full of food?

  • Joe's No Flats Yellow Gel Innertube Sealant1 year 5 weeks agoQuote:it's available in a 5

    Quote:
    it's available in a 5 litre tub if you have a fleet of bikes you want to puncture-proof

    Well, that's the next Wiggle ride in the New Forest taken care of!

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 5 weeks agoMy mate persists in

    My mate persists in mispronouncing it as 'Erotica'. I imagined him turning up on his bike in stockings and suspender belt and being a little disappointed...

  • Compatibility question1 year 5 weeks agoYou just need to match the

    You just need to match the BCD/PCD which is the bolt circle diameter the one you selected is a 110

    I think Fulcrum was 110 for the compact and 135 for the big chainset, if you check this out, it's easy to select a suitable chainring from TA, Campag, Fulcrum, Stronglight or Miche.

  • L'Erocia1 year 5 weeks agohave a look at retrobike ...

    have a look at retrobike ... the complete bike sale forum should be able to
    sort you out no problem Smile

    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=47&sid=7c60647514beaa53...

  • Ciocc Frames1 year 5 weeks agoAlways been told it's

    Always been told it's "church", although they guy saying this is Sicilian so the
    dialect may be different (and I'm not going to argue with him Big Grin).

    some of the old steel frames are just bike porn Smile

  • Recommended replacement Bottom Bracket....1 year 5 weeks agoThat's an easy one, well it

    That's an easy one, well it is for me having done exactly that replacement this spring. That FSA part is a little notorious for conking out early, so I swapped my own after riding it through the Winter rather than wait for it to happen.

    Buy yourself a Shimano UN55, cheap (under £15 online), reliable and very easy to find.

    For Specialized, you'll probably be able to find size details for the BB online somewhere, otherwise as Derny says, pull the old one out. If you can't get the exact width, you have a little wiggle room. I had to replace a 103mm with a 107mm as that's the smallest size for the UN55, but still within reach of the front mech after adjustment.

  • David Walsh claims Team Sky's use of therapeutic use exemptions conflicts with its ethical stance1 year 5 weeks agogiobox wrote: "Peters insists

    giobox wrote:

    "Peters insists that Leinders was scrupulously ethical in his time with Sky. We agreed as a team that if a rider, suffering from asthma, got into trouble with pollen we would pull him out of the race rather than apply for a therapeutic use exemption on his behalf." - Team Sky's medical chief, Dr Steve Peters.

    Sky - caught red-handed bull-sh!tting. Spouting rubbish to justify their appointment of Leinders, only to get bitten on the ass at a later date when found out what BS it all is!

  • Recommended replacement Bottom Bracket....1 year 5 weeks agoThe BB-7420 came in different

    The BB-7420 came in different spindle lengths. The length should be printed on it, but it's probably only visible if you remove it from the bike.

    You should get a bottom bracket of the exact same dimensions as the one you are removing, and you should have quite a few choices ranging from cheap to high quality.

    If you are considering replacing the crankset then you should definitely make that decision before replacing the bottom bracket, since any investment in the bottom bracket will be wasted if you replace the crankset.

  • Schwalbe One V-Guard tyres1 year 5 weeks agoThanks for the advice I will

    Thanks for the advice I will certainly take it in to consideration and might just have an experiment with the pressures a little bit.

  • Ghana fields first ever track cyclist at Commonwealth Games this summer1 year 5 weeks agoGood to see you have re-done

    Good to see you have re-done the picture; so he is not headless Applause
    But the "Sir -Chis- Hoy Velodrome" Rolling On The Floor It must be the hot weather we are having

  • Carbon frame life1 year 5 weeks agoMaybe they will....remember

    Maybe they will....remember this?

    http://taxi.ba.com/

  • First ride: Focus Cayo1 year 5 weeks agoThe top spec model is a lot

    The top spec model is a lot of bike for 3k. Thats bordering on Canyon level value, and at least you can still buy it in a proper bike shop.

  • David Walsh claims Team Sky's use of therapeutic use exemptions conflicts with its ethical stance1 year 5 weeks agofarrell wrote:notfastenough

    farrell wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    So now that Walsh has written this, will the Sky hecklers please clarify something for me

    I can clarify and confirm that Walsh is a petty, bitter man.

    I suspect he may have been a bit in Sky's 'pocket' when he was given full access to them, probably got quite close to them. Certainly he got tight with Froome to the point that he was his ghostwriter for his autobiography.

    Now he appears to have spat the dummy and is going after Team Sky and will no doubt stamp his feet and scream loudly until people listen to him.

    This seems rather an unlikely explanation, as if true it makes Walsh himself look like an idiot. Hardly the actions of a petty man. He just wrote a glowing tribute to the team in "Inside Team Sky", practically a love letter. He has also made very clear he is a huge admirer of Chris Froome. He staked his own reputation on the team being clean. If he was wrong, he's going to look more than a little foolish, so I can't see him casting aspersions without cause. Having seen the man speak publicly on several occasions, and read his books and columns, I cannot see how the petty or bitter description applies.

    In fact, the manner in which he has handled the Armstrong affair and the numerous court cases it pulled him into demonstrate an incredible lack of either.

  • David Walsh claims Team Sky's use of therapeutic use exemptions conflicts with its ethical stance1 year 5 weeks agoSurprised at the negative

    Surprised at the negative reactions to Walsh's remarks. His point is valid, and he's done far more to clean up cycling than any of us can claim.

    The remark from Sky, "said they could recall no such stance", with regards to in competition TUEs slightly contradicts their past comments. From page 72 of "Inside Team Sky" by David Walsh comes the following:

    "Peters insists that Leinders was scrupulously ethical in his time with Sky. We agreed as a team that if a rider, suffering from asthma, got into trouble with pollen we would pull him out of the race rather than apply for a therapeutic use exemption on his behalf." - Team Sky's medical chief, Dr Steve Peters.

    Yes, I know this quote refers to pollen, but using a TUE for a chest infection is arguably in principle the same. Using a TUE to allow an athlete to compete when they otherwise might not be able to.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoYou still don't get it. THEY

    You still don't get it. THEY CANNOT just hand it off to one person....they are responsible to WADA and the code says they HAVE to decide it by committee.....a committee cannot hand it to one person either.

    I don't care what you come back with that the UCI reg's say they can and cannot do. UCI are members of the WADA code and therefore WADA rules and reg's apply, not UCI sub codes they have put in place themselves. That is not how it works.

    WADA code has to be followed to the letter.

  • L'Eroica Britannia: best of British1 year 5 weeks agoGreat event all round, and

    Great event all round, and much better value than any 30 quid sportive I ever entered.

    Only negative points were the toilet issues, some horse scaring numpty, and a sweary motorcylist having a pop (not only ironic coming from a fellow two wheeled transport user, but also uncalled for as I was just stood by side of the road minding my own business at the time).

    Amazing atmosphere - the only bike event I would unhesitatingly do again.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:A committee

    Gkam84 wrote:
    A committee cannot just pick and choose who makes a decision though. I MUST be made by at least 3 members and if WADA had their way, it would require every decision to be made by a 6 person committee, 1 chairman and 5 members.

    No. Read the regs, that is precisely what they can do. The committee must have at least 3 members. Read sections 40-45 of the UCI anti-doping regs, particularly 45.

    (amended post) Here
    http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getObject.asp?MenuId=MTY2NjU&ObjTypeCo...
    (end amendment)

    Gkam84 wrote:
    So Froomes TUE was illegal and wrong,

    ..follows only if your reading of the UCI regs is correct.

    Gkam84 wrote:
    his results should be stripped as his TUE was against the WADA code and therefore he was using a banned substance without the proper authority.....

    WADA signed off on it - then questioned the procedure (probably rightly) and it's being amended. None of the necessitates the illegality of the TUE.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoBTW, has anyone seen Michelle

    BTW, has anyone seen Michelle Cound's twitter feed today? - her account has since been closed!

    She has publically called out the UCI, WADA, and Cookson, seemingly more for failing to protect rider confidentiality than anything else!

    Froome & Sky must be fuming at her rant, and (if Sky / Froome have something more to hide) they will be crapping themselves now!

    Await Sky PR claiming crazy Contador fan hacked her account - haha!

    Contador must be having a little chuckle as Sky start to feel the heat!

    Cycling - the only soap opera worth following - how long until Miss Cound is back though? Miss her already Smile

  • Zipp launch 404 Firestrike wheels and 202 disc brake wheels1 year 5 weeks agoIs this replacing the 404

    Is this replacing the 404 Firecrest in the UK? In the US they've introduced it as a model above the Firecrest, and charged even more for it. The cynic in me can't help but wonder if this is purely a marketing driven attempt to increase margins at the high end, especially as the like of Lightweight etc have been so successful at eye-watering prices.

    Wee bit disappointing that the 202 disc still has the unnecessary weight of a rim brake track, especially as extreme light weight has always been its main selling point.

  • Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 5 weeks agoSuperG wrote:What a counter

    SuperG wrote:
    What a counter productive survey from BHF!

    Lycra is for cycling in, end of


    [[[[[ Lycra is for swimming too, among other activities. Uh-oh! For my next swim, I'm wearing baggy brown corduroys---wouldn't want to offend anyone at the pool, now.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 5 weeks agoA committee cannot just pick

    A committee cannot just pick and choose who makes a decision though. I MUST be made by at least 3 members and if WADA had their way, it would require every decision to be made by a 6 person committee, 1 chairman and 5 members.

    So Froomes TUE was illegal and wrong, his results should be stripped as his TUE was against the WADA code and therefore he was using a banned substance without the proper authority.....