• Niki Terpstra wins Paris-Roubaix1 year 5 weeks agoSuper Domestique wrote:Great

    Super Domestique wrote:
    Great race.

    Agree. I think Tjerpstra got a little bit of a free ride because all the favourites were looking at the favourites and trying hard either to blow each other off the back or bridge the gap. Fair play to Quickstep, they got it right, three in the breakaway and no one looking Tjerpstra.

  • First road bike - help please1 year 5 weeks agoHi, I have read this with

    Hi, I have read this with much interest I'm looking to get my son a bike for his 10th birthday he's about 5'2" we just been on holiday and a 51cm Planet X was too big for him

    I was thinking either the

    Carerra Zelos Ladies 43cm @£250

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-red-road-bike-id_8274036.html 45 or 48cm @£250

    (Sounds like good value but My worry with the Triban is having 650mm wheels and spares being expensive)

    http://www.acycles.co.uk/route-66-rl01-road-bike-white-3397.html 47cm @£309

    Or possibly the

    Mekk Pinerolo AL ZR (47cm) or

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/61078/Raleigh_Revenio_1_2013_Bike

    that I have seen for £400 but

    Maybe even the Felt z95 but that really is getting expensive for a 10 year old

    Any thoughts on size, suppliers and the bikes most welcome

  • Eurosport Player - any good this year?1 year 5 weeks agoafter some previous mixed

    after some previous mixed experience with the IOS version I stumped up for a month's subs on Android to watch Flanders and P-R & so far it's been really good, video quality, sound and streaming is excellent in HD. My phone outputs to HDMI via an adapter so I just plug it into the telly and watch it that way.

  • Winners Thread1 year 5 weeks ago...and I've finally won

    ...and I've finally won something after Pais Vasco yesterday. Won Romandie overall last year but that was in the days before prizes in all competitions.

  • Beer and fish and chips: the rocket fuel that'll propel the Tour de Yorkshire to greatness1 year 5 weeks agoThere may or may not be a

    There may or may not be a renaissance in the "Yorkshire Road Scene" after the Tour. But if there is, it will be entirely confined to competitive sport.

    The real annoyance (and it is starting to really p1ss me off) are the local councils bleating on about how it will transform transport, everyone will be cycling to work, etc etc.

    They steadfastly refuse to do anything to actually make this happen beyond painting a couple of kilometres of white lines as "new cycle paths" (ie new car parking) in each city centre. About 3 months after the tour is finished, everything will be forgotten and all the promises will be revealed to be lies, as usual.

    The mention of "Yorkshire's cycling heritage" is particularly infuriating. It is a heritage of the councils and police doing nothing to prevent a steadily more lethal roadscape, with a modal split of vehicle use that involves close to no cycling at all for the past 20 years or so.

    I wish these two-faced self-aggrandising gits would shut up with their lies.

  • Video: Brazilian cyclist drafts lorry... at 124 kilometres an hour1 year 5 weeks agobrilliant - the driver was

    brilliant - the driver was obviously in on it - but that takes some huge ballons Applause

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agoI was whizzing down the road

    I was whizzing down the road at up to 41mph, did the car behind stick to 30mph or did they stick behind me.

    I think you know the answer.

    Surely they can make speed cameras the size of mobile phones and costing the same, solar or grid powered, uploading via 3g, using GPS for timing accuracy.

  • Proper Purist Classics - pick your Ardennes teams1 year 5 weeks agoMay as well bust mine out now

    May as well bust mine out now before I forget:

    Valverde 32.6
    Rodriguez 28.8
    Swift 18.1
    Slagter 17.6
    Cunego 10.2
    Oliviera 4.1
    Poels 12.8
    Vanendert 8.5
    Gasparotto 17.2

    I make that an OCD-bothering 149.9 Big Grin

  • Get money back on your Oyster card every day you walk or cycle to work?1 year 5 weeks agoNo worries, I thought it

    No worries, I thought it might have been sarcasm. But you do bump into the odd user who has cycling policies that would make pol pot look like a bunch of liberals. Everyone on bikes, no excuses! If you can't ride a bike, you're employer will just have to find someone else who can.

    When I do ride in the centre of London during working hours (not often), almost all the traffic seems to be black cabs and buses. Buses simply need to be made cleaner, but I've never understood why we have so many black cabs circling around.

  • Garmin or Strava for routes abroad ?1 year 5 weeks agoAs I was writing the original

    As I was writing the original post, I had more or less made my mind up that a Garmin was going to be the way to go, so thank you for your comments. I now have an Edge200 and am getting familiar with it.

    Quick question about that. I have generates some courses on Garmin Connect and loaded them to the 200. If I go for a ride that also includes on of these courses, will the 200 automatically detect that it is covering a course and make a record of speed, time etc. for it, in addition to the overall stats for the ride?

    Other than that, two rides in and its looking pretty accurate to me with no glitches at all.

  • Garmin or Strava for routes abroad ?1 year 5 weeks agoAs I was writing the original

    As I was writing the original post, I had more or less made my mind up that a Garmin was going to be the way to go, so thank you for your comments. I now have an Edge200 and am getting familiar with it.

    Quick question about that. I have generates some courses on Garmin Connect and loaded them to the 200. If I go for a ride that also includes on of these courses, will the 200 automatically detect that it is covering a course and make a record of speed, time etc. for it, in addition to the overall stats for the ride?

    Other than that, two rides in and its looking pretty accurate to me with no glitches at all.

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agoBrilliant if enforced. I

    Brilliant if enforced. I can't think of any borough in London that has ever bothered.

    Pretty much zero impact on traffic, except to stop drives sprinting between lights. The LTDA are probably trying to work out whether to hate it or love it ("sorry guv'nor, this is as fast as I can go. It's the new speed limit, all the fault of them cyclists/immigrants/minicabs.").

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco Stage 61 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:OK, I've checked

    Gkam84 wrote:
    OK, I've checked with Dave, I was quoted an old rule. That was on the /rules page, but has now been removed.

    I think you can still only win 1 stage per race, but overall prizes are not limited to one per season.

    That was just when it was the 3 bikes up for grabs

    1 stage per race makes sense, plus, nobody going to mount two pumps on one bike Smile

    Awesome, thanks for checking. Enthusiasm for future races renewed!

  • Gearing question1 year 5 weeks agoSheldon (RIP) would have me

    Sheldon (RIP) would have me believe that a 52/12 and 100RPM puts you at over 34 miles per hour.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/gears/
    How much faster are you looking to go?

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco Stage 61 year 5 weeks agoHooray! Not that I will, but

    Hooray! Not that I will, but it's good to know!

  • Summer Tyre1 year 5 weeks agoYou want all the properties

    You want all the properties of your current tyre... but faster? Don't want much, do ya Wink

    Have you considered the Corsa CX?
    http://road.cc/content/review/51917-vittoria-open-corsa-evo-cx-tyre

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agothe speed limit on the

    the speed limit on the Embankment is 30? Who knew!

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks ago20 mph zone yipee great IF

    20 mph zone yipee great IF and only IF it is policed, which given the budget restrictions etc etc

  • Paris Roubaix1 year 5 weeks agoThis boggles the mind The

    This boggles the mind Thinking The guy who won today not only picked Terpstra and Stybar, picking the 2 OPQ riders that placed higher than Boonen, but he also placed 2 riders in his team that were in the break. Waiting That's incredible! Smile

  • Niki Terpstra wins Paris-Roubaix1 year 5 weeks agoGreat race.

    Great race.

  • Central London’s Square Mile to become 20mph zone in July1 year 5 weeks agoThe revenue from Addison Lee

    The revenue from Addison Lee drivers alone will build a 100'-high solid gold statue of Boris on a zipwire.

  • Beer and fish and chips: the rocket fuel that'll propel the Tour de Yorkshire to greatness1 year 5 weeks agoQuote:Enough with the Tour de

    Quote:
    Enough with the Tour de Yorkshire rubbish. You're proud of where you live...its been hundreds of years of that rubbish....we get the message. Cambridge would have been more representative of the UK as a whole (more cosmopolitan and larger number of cyclists) and would have flown the flag for the whole country.

    That's provocative.

    The 2012 Olympics were in London. Today we're getting a whole day of coverage of the London Marathon. The London bike event in the summer will be all over the TV and the papers. It's about time somewhere else got a look in.

    The Yorkshire stages will be fantastic events, and will show off some beautiful scenery. What's wrong with being proud of that?

    In any case, the Tour is coming to Yorkshire, it's been decided, so whether grumbles are from French commenters on articles in L' Equipe, or from British ones on road.cc - it's tough, it's too late to change it, so they'll have to lump it.

    As someone else has pointed out, the Tour is going to Cambridge, so it's difficult to follow that argument.

  • Genesis Volare Team 953 road bike1 year 5 weeks agoMy custom built steel frame

    My custom built steel frame (in 953) is coming in a bit less than this, but not a huge amount - the Volare is more, but not out of the same ballpark. But its surprising that Madison haven't used their might as the Shimano distributor to price it more competitively as a complete bike.

    Still, it looks lovely and sounds like a proper racer's steel bike - nice to see that it can be done by a well known brand and not just by the boutique framebuilders.

    Cant wait for mine now...

  • Video: Brazilian cyclist drafts lorry... at 124 kilometres an hour1 year 5 weeks agoI actually know these guys!

    I actually know these guys! They are a group of Elite riders who train together and are very good at this. It is not a one time fluke!

    Good to know they were close to Martin`s record. If I am not mistaken they use a 175 crank with 55x11s.

  • Paris Roubaix1 year 5 weeks ago125 points. Outside the top

    125 points. Outside the top 1000.