• Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 6 weeks agoFrom an article dave posted

    From an article dave posted on the other thread...

    http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/michael-matthews-out-of-giro-ditalia-into-tour-de-france-frame-20140521-zrjfk.html wrote:
    ... White... clarified his comments... regarding the team’s commitment to try and sign up a general classification rider for next year...“The answer is yes, I do. I have a general classification rider in mind... I have more than one person, but there is one particular person I have in mind...." ... White said he could not name the rider he has in mind, nor would he eliminate names [which include] Evans... Porte [and]... Dennis... White said..."... no deal has been done...We are not just a team that tries to win the Tour Down Under and a couple of stages here and there... We have the depth to control some of the biggest races in the world.”

  • Video: Premature exultation as Spanish rider Eloy Teruel celebrates California win a lap early1 year 6 weeks agoNice one Matt.....

    Nice one Matt.....

  • Giro stage 101 year 6 weeks agoroadcc_admin wrote:Giro

    roadcc_admin wrote:
    Giro d'Italia: REMOVED Michael Matthews from Orica Greenedge roster 20th May 2014 - 23:52

    I was caught off guard by this Thinking After placing so well yesterday I thought Matthews might stay maybe for stages just like today... Thinking When I was looking for him on the roster last night I couldn't find him, obviously, and that's when I went to the 'Automatic Roster Changes' thread to check... The truth is I was pretty surpised that the 'roadcc_admin' removed Matthews before anyone on the Forum had brought it up and commented on it... Thinking

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    it's just an automated feed of roster changes.

    http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/michael-matthews-out-of-giro-ditalia-into-tour-de-france-frame-20140521-zrjfk.html wrote:
    ... Matthews sustained severe cuts, abrasions and bruising in a crash in Sunday’s ninth stage... despite Matthews’ strong finish on Tuesday’s stage... it was deemed that it would be better for him to leave the Giro and recover properly...

    Nice article, Dave. Good read, but, I'm wondering... out of curiosity, was it you who first noticed Matthews withdrew, then? or dr? Thinking Was it you who removed him as the 'roadcc_admin'? It all happened so incredibly fast I was taken aback!

    What gets me is the 'roadcc_admin', whether it was dave, TER or dr, how did they pick up on it before anyone else? Was it that they saw the Sydney Morning Herald article? I mean, Dave, do you make it a habit of reading the Sydney Morning Herald? Big Grin

    What's cool about the Forum is these things usually get reported first here in the Forum and then the rider removed is removed from the start list... This is the 1st time I can remember we found out from the 'roadcc_admin' of a withdrawal because the rider was removed from the start list first with no previous discusion on the Forum... I was a little shocked, I guess... I'm perplexed how it happened the other way around this time... I'm kind of confused, as always... Thinking

    Please let us know, I'd honestly like these things discussed in the Forum first rather than find out after (!) the rider is removed... Not that I'm trying to imply you should post on Stage threads and (!) the 'Automatic Roster Changes' thread, too (!) I know we're suposed to be on top of the news but I felt a little 'blindsided' last night... I needed to be held... Thinking

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 6 weeks agorootes wrote:...projects like

    rootes wrote:
    ...projects like Crossrail mandate extra safety features and driver training plus regular checks and bans for non compliance.

    Why are these requirements not applicable to every truck and driver? If Crossrail proves the features to be both necessary and workable, they should be universally mandatory.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote:... where's

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    ... where's Moser been this Giro? So anonymous he might as well...

    Joelsim wrote:
    I know what you mean. Moser schmoser.... I fear a very small score tomorrow.

    He must have read your comments yesterday... Thinking

    Joelsim wrote:
    Durbridge abandons
    You're kidding Thinking Matthews out when today might have been a good stage for him and Durbridge out when tomorrow is the TT? Wow... Where'd you hear?...
    .

    Joelsim wrote:
    Gap of 1:40. Glad I took Rovny out last night.

    Heh heh...

    Joelsim wrote:
    Bongiorno, Moser, Mourey, Polanc, Monsalve, Quemeneur, Sicard, Thurau, Preidler, Moreno, Vorganov, Deignan, Roche and Rovny.

    That's a big break!... Never thought of Danny Moreno for the break... Thinking Wow... Him and Roche could scorch the others on the last climb... Waiting

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 6 weeks agoI believe phenolic resins

    I believe phenolic resins don't so much withstand the temperatures as absorb the heat in combustion. They are in fact designed to burn.

    My R785s are great though, they pretty much remove all thoughts of anything between your finger and the tyre contact patch with the ground. I did think at first that the braking experience was a little bit exciting and I felt close to locking up, then I went riding with someone else on rim brakes and realised just how late I was braking in comparison. The other week I did lock up on a narrow steep gravelly Welsh lane but found that correction in such circumstanced is a lot easier and less exciting. The rider behind me on rim brakes also locked up. He took a little longer to appear at the bottom of the hill.

    Back in the 90s there was a very similar discussion on the value of disc brakes on MTBs, that was when rims were considered a replaceable part. I think before long we will be filing this one away with that and the arguments about carbon fibre being an inappropriate material for the manufacture of bicycles.

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 6 weeks agoseanboy wrote:... if anyone

    seanboy wrote:
    ... if anyone really thinks that they are going to ban muck wagons on the roads during rush hour...they are living in dreamland!
    ...nearly every muck wagon in London is driving by a eastern European on low wages...
    ...that just wont change

    The banning of the wagons, that is to say, whether it gets banned or doesn't get banned, will have nothing at all to do with who the driver is. Have I missed the point you were making?

  • STRAVA - - - - DELETED -- BYE BYE!1 year 6 weeks agoYou care.

    You care.

  • Buyers guide: Summer cycling socks + 12 of the best1 year 6 weeks agofarrell wrote:Condor flyer

    farrell wrote:
    Condor flyer wrote:
    I've got a pair of Campag socks, which make me much faster. One has the letter R printed on it, presumably indicating it is for the right foot. The other is marked with the letter L, for the left foot.

    Are they the "Giacomo Grillo" socks?


    Chapeau.

    Or should that be 'chaussette', in the circs?

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoNo one within a 20 mile

    No one within a 20 mile radius for me, and there's at least one of the nearest I wouldn't trust to change their own pants let alone my tyres.

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 6 weeks agoDr.Galactus wrote:earth

    Dr.Galactus wrote:
    earth wrote:
    [Just google PICA

    Terrible advice! Laughing

    As for PFs the fixie crowd will be twizzling their moustaches with glee when they find out about Bakelite rims, you are right of course it can be done but the problem is how much it costs to do so.

    Ok, maybe PICA heat shield. Wink Yeah its the resin used in Bakelite - not even high tech. The point is there is more than one solution to the problem.

    The advantages I can see regarding disc brakes are no rim wear and no change in performance in wet weather. If you're a bike manufacturer its the great roll-over.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoDistributors near me all sold

    Distributors near me all sold out yesterday

  • Single Speed riders - how many of you are out there?!1 year 6 weeks agoFixed SS as the fancy takes

    Fixed
    SS

    as the fancy takes me.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoOh well, only one of those

    Oh well, only one of those shops is near(ish) to me, and it seems as though the publicity has caused a bit of a "tramampoline" rush.

    I do need a set of summer tyres, but it looks like I'm going to surprise my LBS by going in and asking to buy a set (not those though).

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 6 weeks agoearth wrote:[Just google

    earth wrote:
    [Just google PICA

    Terrible advice! Laughing

    As for PFs the fixie crowd will be twizzling their moustaches with glee when they find out about Bakelite rims, you are right of course it can be done but the problem is how much it costs to do so.

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 6 weeks agoLorry cab design regulations

    Lorry cab design regulations are at a critical stage at the moment - write to the relevant Minister asking for UK Government support for the EU Parliament's proposals.

    More: http://lcc.org.uk/articles/lcc-demands-action-on-safer-lorries-from-tran...

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 6 weeks agoRonin, that's basically what

    Ronin, that's basically what the quietways are for. The problem then is one of capacity and transit speed.

    The superhighways themselves are variable but relatively safe, at least the majority of these accident's aren't happening on the road sections but just the junctions. It's the nature of the centre of London that even the quietways will intersect busy roads. If you have both quiet roads and busy roads running in all directions they will meet, you can't remove that without lots of tunnels and bridges. Dangerous junctions will remain.

    The Elephant & Castle protest is today. For anyone outside London who wants to see just how bad that is, this video that I found the other day shows it really well - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO1_xJ5_TKI

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 6 weeks agoLeodis wrote:Shocking display

    Leodis wrote:
    Shocking display from this "Sportive", what a load of nobbers.

    Shocking generalisation from Leodis. What a thick ****.

    How's that feel? Nice isn't it!

    (I've never ridden a sportive btw, I just think the attitude of some peoplel posting on here completely stinks).

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoTypical. Have just recycled a

    Typical. Have just recycled a pair of threadbare non conti tyres kicking around gathering dust for such a time as this. Ah well.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoMy shop has a waiting list -

    My shop has a waiting list - they're waiting to see how many pair of tyres arrive. Exciting isn't it!?

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agopretty gutted there are no

    pretty gutted there are no shops near me, my tyres developed a lovely gash in the sides 2 days ago

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoDone for free and within the

    Done for free and within the hour after confirming they had some left!

    Top chaps at www.bicicielo.com

  • UCI-approved road bike disc brakes coming in 2016, says WFSGI's bike man1 year 6 weeks agoDr.Galactus wrote:However

    Dr.Galactus wrote:
    However with disc rims you don't have to worry about the rim heating up to more than ~50ºc so can use different/less epoxy.

    As you said "tubulars are lighter because they do not have to withstand the force of the clincher tyre pressing outwards against the inside of the rim."
    Without brakes compressing the rim you only have to deal the tube(less tyre) pushing out, dealing with force in one less direction = less material for layup = lighter surely?

    Maybe true regarding the rim brake squeezing the rim but the problem of the rim heating up is the choice of resin.

    NASA use resin infused carbon fibre as heat shields for re-entry to the atmosphere. Just google PICA and phenolic resins. If you can make a heat shield for re-entry out of carbon fibre then I'm sure it can be made to withstand a few hundred degrees of heat generated through braking.

  • Lezyne Super Drive XL front light1 year 6 weeks agooddbydefault wrote:MKultra

    oddbydefault wrote:
    MKultra wrote:
    Sorry but the two problems described are not what I would call minor, I rely on my lights to work in all weathers when commuting and dodgy batteries and rubber buttons popping off would see it returned or binned.

    And won't buy Cateye for the same reason.

    It's worth noting that Lezyne have a 2 year warranty on their lights.

    It's worth noting that all manufacturers in the UK are in fact obliged under EU law to provide a 2 year warranty, many of them do not advertise this as of yet but you have redress of complaint for 24 months from the date of purchase.

    Having said that I don't care if it's got a two year warranty and it can be sent back as that's no use by the road side in the middle of winter, it's a bike light and I need it to be reliable in all weathers every time I mount up. Yes I always carry a backup and a head torch but I would rather my main light did not fail in the first place.

    I don't get a warm fuzzy feeling about buying something as simple as a torch from a manufacturer that persistently gets online reviews mentioning poor build quality. What they seem to be selling are cheap Chinese LED lights in a slightly breathed upon housing to make them look more expensive than they are.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoMy LBS are charging £14 to

    My LBS are charging £14 to fit them, which I don't mind paying when Conti are taking the 'hit' on the tyres and tubes.

    Having arranged everything with them, I am dropping off the wheels, free of tyres and tubes, but will, of course be providing them with some 'old' (very very old) 700c tyres

    I emailed Conti who replied saying that it was down to the specific dealer to charge if they wanted.