- Amstel Gold Race1 year 34 weeks agoI think he could top 20, but
I think he could top 20, but defo wont win, thus think there are better prospects worth more of a risk than freire
- Tour de Romandie1 year 34 weeks agoOh yeh forgot to write
Oh yeh forgot to write purist, just presumed everyone would want purist anway
- Levi’s Commuter series launched in UK1 year 34 weeks agoWhen I read the title of this
When I read the title of this I thought Levi Leipheimer was bringing his new brand of bikes out
- Oxford among first-time hosts for 2012 Halfords Tour Series along with Kirkcaldy, Redditch and Torquay1 year 34 weeks agoNothing within two hours of
Nothing within two hours of Manchester though, boo.
- 130kph!!!!!!!! can anybody beat that?1 year 34 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I haven't seeGkam84 wrote:
I haven't see the video, but i'd like a link to it
Personal record is just short of 60mph, flashed up on a static "thank you" speed reader and also on my old skool speedo
But if they are going on GPS stats then it could be way out, for instance, i once travelled at 1331mph on mine, it also lost signal one time and when i can back, for a few seconds i was in the middle of the north sea having travelled over 100 miles in 17 seconds, so the slightest thing can cause GPS to be wildly inaccurate
This happened to me the other day. Out running with a Garmin 310xt, I got just over a mile and a half away from home, but the Garmin was telling me i'd done over 100 miles!
- Geraint Thomas rides Etape Cymru route1 year 34 weeks agoGood luck to him.
Good luck to him.
- Tour de Romandie1 year 34 weeks agoDitto, and purist would be
Ditto, and purist would be easiest.
- Horrible noise (when standing)1 year 34 weeks agocould be a loose spoke too
could be a loose spoke too
- Tour de Romandie1 year 34 weeks agoI'm in for this, Purist
I'm in for this, Purist again?
- Interactive map highlights a decade of cyclist and pedestrian casualties in London1 year 34 weeks agoFair point, step-hent, but I
Fair point, step-hent, but I was more after what the campaign was claiming for the data. The website is unswervingly negative. The take away is 'a lorry will probably kill you'. Bit of balance required.
- Anyone done/doing Vätternrundan in Sweden in June?1 year 34 weeks agoI've done it twice now. Not
I've done it twice now. Not doing this year, but going back again next year I hope. Some tips:
1. Group riding is absolutely vital if you're aiming to go quick. There are lots of groups on the road (one sets off every couple of mins throughout the night), so if you don't manage to organise with anyone then just pick a group on the road. Most are well organised, as lots of nordic clubs do it, so if you can ride through and off you can get involved easily and share the work.
2. Eat lots. Even more than you would if you planned to eat more than you think you need... It's a seriously long ride, and if you're doing it at pace you'll burn an enormous amount of energy - which won't show up until the last quarter... They have good food stops (sweetened buns and gherkins are remarkably good energy food!) but take loads of your own bars/gels or whatever you normally use, and eat as often as you can stomach.
3. Plan for wide ranging weather conditions, especially if riding at night - the temperature can range from low single-digits overnight to high-teens or twenties in the day. Rain isn't unusual, but neither is sunshine - I got a tocuh of sunburn last year! Layer up to make sure you can adjust clothing as you go along.
4. Don't fight the headwind too much. Because of the shape of the lake, the ride basically heads in one direction for half the distance and in the other direction for the other half. That seems to mean headwind half the way, tailwind the other. Don't fight too hard on the headwind sections to keep the speed up - just work with a group and keep the pace sensible. You'll make it back on the tailwind sections, where you'll feel like you're flying!
4. Enjoy yourself! It's an amazing ride - brilliant atmostphere, fantastic support and an all round awesome experience.
Feeling quite envious after that... oh well, next year!
- Georgia In Dublin Hustle and Bustle Jacket1 year 34 weeks agoIt's a good job that Rapha
It's a good job that Rapha didn't make this. The bile, vitriol and general opprobrium would stink us out.
- Amstel Gold Race1 year 34 weeks agoNever rule him out. He's in
Never rule him out. He's in decent form and performed well in AGR last year. His 2nd in Brabantse Pilj bodes well, but the big guns are coming back and it's hard to ignore the likes of Gerrans, Rodriguez etc. think it's only a matter if time before Chavanel shows his capabilities this season, too.
- Oxford among first-time hosts for 2012 Halfords Tour Series along with Kirkcaldy, Redditch and Torquay1 year 34 weeks agoGreat. Look forward to the
Great. Look forward to the Tour Series.
Will get along to watch at least one live.
- Geraint Thomas rides Etape Cymru route1 year 34 weeks agoExcellent pics. Love the shot
Excellent pics. Love the shot of G with the Welsh flag. He's deffo doing the Olympics for all the right reasons. Good luck mate.
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 34 weeks agoMedia darling that he thinks
Media darling that he thinks he is , clarkson could curry favour by doing a segment on his " show " demonstrating the correct way to drive whilst near Cyclists and other V unerable R oad U sers !
Should he decide to do this he could approach this subject from several points , since , Busses tend to speed up to pass Cyclists then turn into bus stops , taxis overtake then swing into pick up or deposit passengers , all manner of vehicles fail to complete an overtaking manoevre of a cyclist before turning left , Police and Ambulances pass Cyclists without signalling their intentions and so forth .
So many possibilities for him to address , BUT , does he have the ability ?
Suggestions of his riding " Lejog " or a free ticket to " Damascus " are more likely results , than him being able to convince the " selfish motorist " , that a change of their behaviour , will save them from a blanket 20MPH urban speed limit , whilst the Cycling Infrastructure , needed 30+ years ago , is being constructed !
Additionally he will need to bend the ears of those responsible for the " soft attitude " to those that injure or KILL " V R U " ! " Cyclinglawyer's " recent Blog highlights the inadequacy of the Judiciarys' efforts towards deterring the foolhardy who choose to " bully " Cyclists and thus cause injury or death !
Would hope " mercuryone " gets to donate that £100 , and enjoyed " creepymonkey's " points !
- *SOLD* Son is selling his replaced wheelset, Mavic Aksium Race and Schwalbe Tyres.1 year 34 weeks agoDetails sent to you by PM -
Details sent to you by PM - should be in your inbox.
- Interactive map highlights a decade of cyclist and pedestrian casualties in London1 year 34 weeks agodullard wrote:@Denzil
Don't be such an arse - it wasn't a facetious question. Simon's article, though up to his usual excellent standards (again, not being facetious), didn't go into whether the map was for background information, for practical use on planning journeys or to scare people off the road.
Surely the whole point of information like this is that it is 'purpose-neutral' - otherwise it is just propaganda. You can choose to use it to check out your route and avoid blackspots. Or to campaign to get those blackspots improved. Or to highlight to others how safe/unsafe cycling is, depending on your point of view. It's just information, made easier to view and digest - the purpose is up to you.
- Road Cycling Show1 year 34 weeks agoJust got back and yes they
Just got back and yes they have arrived. Yippeee
- Horrible noise (when standing)1 year 34 weeks agoI had a similar experience
I had a similar experience recently, checked all sorts of things including the things that Trikeman suggested. I ended up taking it to lbs and they checked the bb, but it was the chainring bolts in my case. Also worth checking the seat post and saddle clamp, even if it doesn't occur when standing. A blob of grease doesn't hurt
Lastly this is pretty helpful - http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/keepitquiet.html
- Wheel help1 year 34 weeks agoBobbys boys wrote:Lots ofBobbys boys wrote:
Lots of tyre changes? Got to be very careful with carbon rims and tyre levers. Alu option is American Classic 420 Aero at 1550g or American Classic 350 Sprint at 1410g. Bombproof and bearing are super - especially if you find a ceramic set. They are cheap too!
Yeah, it's a habit I picked years ago when mtbing. Mud tryes, gravel tyres, loose tyres, hardpack...... Why I couldn't stick a pair on and leave I don't know. I don't have the confidence in my slicks to go out on wet roads, so change for Spesh Roubaixs or what I perceive as an intermediate. But that's for another thread, another day.
Oh, they do look nice and are lighter than what I've got. Slightly out of the original price range but look good value.
- Bike upgrades complete, cheers for advice (Pictures)1 year 34 weeks agoAre you going to cut that
Are you going to cut that steerer tube down? It's offending me.
- *SOLD* Son is selling his replaced wheelset, Mavic Aksium Race and Schwalbe Tyres.1 year 34 weeks agoHi Flynn,
Yes he is open to
Yes he is open to offers, sensible if possible
I am stuck in at the movement so feel free to pop along, they are at my house in Worle.
Drop me a PM and I can give you my number/directions.
- Amstel Gold Race1 year 34 weeks agowhat do you reckon to oscar
what do you reckon to oscar freire? or do you think the hills will be too big for him?
- Paul Smith opens pop up cycling concept store in Harrods1 year 34 weeks agogood quality, a bit niche,
good quality, a bit niche, but Harrods? I had the misfortune of having to go there to pick up something for the wife..wouldn't let me in my cycling gear and I'd made an effort (Rapha gear, cleat covers etc) instead of usual Lycra kit etc.. more over priced tac for the muppets walking their £3000 fixed gears and Pinarello's round Hyde Park...but hey at least they'll look cool