- Vulpine Merino T-shirt1 year 33 weeks agoFringe wrote:Im surprised youFringe wrote:
Im surprised you can afford vlaamse karbonades what with yer impecunity John.
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 33 weeks agoGilbert has got a cold and is
Gilbert has got a cold and is doubtful according to twitter.
- Punta Veleno1 year 33 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 33 weeks agoWell wegmann is being axed...
Well wegmann is being axed...
- Vulpine Merino T-shirt1 year 33 weeks agomat wrote:it's reallymat 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
- cutting carbon steerer1 year 33 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 33 weeks agoerr no idea about the quality
err no idea about the quality but just saw Planet X doing merino tops for £14.99!
- cutting carbon steerer1 year 33 weeks agoI'm glad I didnt know that
I'm glad I didnt know that before I went to town on my steerer trikeman as it would have taken forever!
- Vulpine Merino T-shirt1 year 33 weeks agoIm surprised you can afford
Im surprised you can afford vlaamse karbonades what with yer impecunity John.
- Fleche Wallone 2012 - a race in pictures1 year 33 weeks agoSome stunning images ...
Some stunning images ... especially that breakaway one
with the storm clouds behind ... Ace.
Daniel Martin is more 1000 yard stare
- Just in: Giant TCR Advanced 31 year 33 weeks agoVery comfortable. Good fit
Very comfortable. Good fit for me with the saddle and my LBS did a pro bike fit session in the price of the bike so it was set up specifically for me. I found with the Synapse that I was often twitching or wriggling my rear around searching for a comfortable position but with the TCR I find when I sit back after coming out of the saddle everything just seems to be in the right place.
- cutting carbon steerer1 year 33 weeks agoHi, I have always used a wide
Hi, I have always used a wide masking tape slowly wrapped around the tube once you know where the cut is to be made. Being wide and used with little tension it will keep the tape line straight. If both ends meet perfect then your cut guide line will be correct.
I use junior type hacksaws on carbon, but don't just go from one point, slowly revolve the tube lightly sawing as you go. Once you have a good guide line it is just a matter of folowing this carefully around making the cut deeper as you go. Finaly finish with a light file. Sometimes just sawing straight through with a large hacksaw CAN splinter the carbon and send a sliver down the tube - you don't want this. Take your time and you will be OK.
There are special 'clamps' that can be bought, but if its only the one the above method works well.
I have used this for 'donkeys' on carbon, aluminium and steel without issues.
Hope this helps.
- Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 33 weeks agoThis gentleman should read
This gentleman should read rule 44 of the Highway Code:
You should never:
drive without due care and attention
drive without reasonable consideration for other road users
Not to mention observe road signs!
- London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 33 weeks agoOn the subject of Addison
On the subject of Addison Lee's drivers, this piece in the Mirror three years ago is illuminating:
- Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 33 weeks agoi was quite amused when
i was quite amused when addison lee popped up in the middle of this vid -> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00r6nxw
- Video: Paris-Roubaix - how the race was won1 year 33 weeks agoGreat video I'll 3rd that
Great video I'll 3rd that
- Audax bike suggestion1 year 33 weeks agoThanks singlespeedan. Hadn't
Thanks singlespeedan. Hadn't thought about building one myself. Will look into that too.
- cutting carbon steerer1 year 33 weeks agojust cut mine using a pen and
just cut mine using a pen and a hack saw. Just go for it bro
- Vulpine Merino T-shirt1 year 33 weeks agoThe price is a bit rich for
The price is a bit rich for me too, but that's because of my impecunity, not the t-shirt being poor value.
I do have one of these, in grey (looking at the pic, I slightly wish I'd got the black) because I did a guest blog for Nick before the Vulpine launch, and he was kind enough to consider a t-shirt fair exchange for the collection of weak puns and sub par surrealism I sent him.
I can honestly say the t is really, really good. The fabric is lovely. I've worn merino that was coarse and scratchy (HELLO, DESCENTE) the Vulpine fabric is a world away, beautifully smooth & comfortable. My impression is that it's a slightly lighter weight than my other good merino jersey (the Shutt Velo Rapide "Velocast" jersey). The quality of manufacture seems top notch too (nicely finished seams &c) to my untrained eye. The cut is excellent, and the t genuinely does look good on and off the bike. I'm with the reviewer on the back pocket not being heavy duty, but I'm usually wearing pocketed trousers or shorts (Zymes or Hummvees) with the t shirt anyway, so no big deal.
I reckon a couple of these would cut down touring luggage nicely, as they'll do double duty for riding to town, and then evening mooching about. Being Merino, they'd also easily go a couple or more days of wear, so long as you're careful eating your Vlaamse Karbonades
- Just in: Giant TCR Advanced 31 year 33 weeks agoI like it, except the
I like it, except the colour... damn.
- Giant tcr composite 31 year 33 weeks agoIdeally, you should buy a
Ideally, you should buy a bike that fits and pleases you, not based on a comment by a stranger on the internet.
Giant churn out reliably excellent bikes year after year but I'd suggest you compare it with Specialized, Trek and other similarly priced models before you decide (on the shop floor, don't just look at spec sheets).
If you want all day comfort why not consider a Defy?
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 33 weeks agoBah, too many decisions,
Bah, too many decisions, Wegmann/Kiserlovski or Kreder, Gerrans or Henao...
You're probably right, Gerrans has a real shot of a win, none of the others do (in my opinion at least). I don't know how but I never seem to have as many transfers left as everyone else which is stupid because I know I can pick a consistent team, so far my purist team has outscored my normal team in the classics
- London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 33 weeks agoI'd like to propose a classic
I'd like to propose a classic piece of vitriol as the theme song to the die in - 'Death on two legs' by Queen!
Lyrics pretty much sum up how I feel about this guy: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/queen/deathontwolegs.html
It seems to be dedicated to a manager who screwed them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Night_at_the_Opera_(Queen_album)#Death_on_Two_Legs_.28Dedicated_to....29
Your Friday night fun
- Ritchey Micro SPD Pedals.1 year 33 weeks agoLike all the V4 Ritchey
Like all the V4 Ritchey pedals they suffer from cr@ppy, unserviceable bearings - some last for ages, but the first pair of V4's I had barely lasted 6 months - I only weight 60kg and don't go hard on pedals. The Micros are nice, small and light so ideal for a travel bike - just don't expect huge durability
- London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 33 weeks agoIs this John Griffin's
Is this John Griffin's 'Ratner' moment? Let's hope so!