• Suggestions for the 2013 season1 year 24 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:... if you can

    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... if you can pick 5 x 3 it still leaves you... [p]lenty of room for all your riders...

    Yeah, you're right... I guess I'm maikng a fuss over 2.5 points... I used to think of 5 X 2.5 (12.5) when I wanted a lot of space for my Stars, but I guess the difference between 12.5 and 15 isn't all that much... Confused

  • Suggestions for the 2013 season1 year 24 weeks agoNo, you won't have a month to

    No, you won't have a month to decide who to pick for your team.

    The races wont open until near the race and once startlists have been confirmed, save changing around all the time. Wink

  • Jenny Jones discovers Boris Johnson and staff involved in cycle scheme planning despite them saying they're not1 year 24 weeks agoDoes the fact that they

    Does the fact that they attended the meetings really mean they're 'INVOLVED'? Perhaps they were just interested in observing what was said.

  • Levi Leipheimer sacked by Omega Pharma Quick-Step as a result of doping confession1 year 24 weeks agoonlyonediane wrote:Blimey,a

    onlyonediane wrote:
    Blimey,a team prepared to wield the axe,the sacking is no surprise. Suspect Leiphelmer will find another team come next March.,which makes sad reading,when his ban should of beeb for two years.

    I thought it should have been 4 years as its not his first offence.

    RSNT will sign him up Devil Devil

  • Suggestions for the 2013 season1 year 24 weeks agonickobec wrote:Another

    nickobec wrote:
    Another question will the value be based on who else is in the race?... For example [,] if Degenkolb was in the TdF this year... his value of 25 was fair...

    Good question! Smile

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    ...no. the values will be set for all riders. we'll be setting the values a month or so out... it'll be the full roster of all the teams... should mean there's a few bargains across the season...

    Ok, so the values will be set about a month out and, once they're posted, they won't change?... That's pretty cool!... We'll have a month to decide who to pick for a race with set values? That's pretty nice!...

    Out of curiousity, will values be set by a computer? Meaning you'll have a database of last year's points and the points a rider gets next year and have a formula set up to spit out a number or will you guys be assigning rider values one by one each month?... Just curious...

  • Ritchey WCS C260 degree stem1 year 24 weeks agoMy problem with this stem is

    My problem with this stem is that the bolts are 3mm and seem to be pretty soft. It's also quite tricky to get my Halfords 3mm 3/8th drive sockets at work to fit properly because of where the bolts go.

  • "Blown away" - Mark Cavendish on seeing charity Right To Play's work first-hand in Tanzania1 year 24 weeks agoIn a week (or thereabouts) we

    In a week (or thereabouts) we have seen the spiralling truth behind professional drug taking and riders busting a gut to spill the beans so they get off with a small ban instead of being implicated later, that we see a genuine nice bloke trying his best to highlight major problems in a country thousands of miles away and trying to help.

    I take my hat off to him, well done mate. Applause

  • Genesis IO Single Speed MTB Med1 year 24 weeks agoStill available but is also

    Still available but is also on e bay this week so if you want it you will have to sort out this wk. I am in Burbage near Leicester Tel 07960147122
    Kirby

  • Armstrong scandal: UCI decision to accept donation "sinister" if it suspected doping, says Ashenden1 year 24 weeks agoantonio wrote:So talking

    antonio wrote:
    So talking bollocks is 'eloquent'?

    You know what it is, i love coming onto this forum because you get some cracking comments. Makes my day, it really does Rolling On The Floor

  • Levi Leipheimer sacked by Omega Pharma Quick-Step as a result of doping confession1 year 24 weeks agoEveryone knew it was coming,

    Everyone knew it was coming, it was just a matter of time which team acted first.

    Lets hope he retires gracefully.

  • L’Eroica: a good old-fashioned bike ride1 year 24 weeks agoWhats the deal with

    Whats the deal with helmets?

    They're not very retro, but, you know...

  • Armstrong scandal: UCI decision to accept donation "sinister" if it suspected doping, says Ashenden1 year 24 weeks agoSo talking bollocks is

    So talking bollocks is 'eloquent'?

  • Shimano Ultegra 6700 Grey Chainset1 year 24 weeks agoSorry, now sold - was selling

    Sorry, now sold - was selling after buying the same in a compact as well, doh!

  • Trials ace takes Wiggins’ bike for a spin + video1 year 24 weeks agoAshton=Legend,

    Ashton=Legend, WD40=Problems!

    Use oil for oiling, cleaner for cleaning and keep the WD40 for hinges and padlocks.

  • "Et tu, Phil?" Even Liggett starts to doubt Armstrong's innocence1 year 24 weeks agoSanderville wrote:The Rumpo

    Sanderville wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    Oh God. Phil's back on cyclingnews.com. Highlights include ... the news that because of contractual commitments he can not retire, which he finds "depressing". (HE'S depressed?)

    Bare in mind when the world's fiat currencies collapse early next year and all that's left with any value is gold and silver, this guy owns a bloody gold mine! He's made for life thanks to his involvement with Dopestrong.


    Phil Liggett and Lance Armstrong were minor (no pun intended) investors in Paul Sherwen's mine, so I dont think Phil can bank on getting a gold mine. However he will, like most people who have had any dealings with Lance, probably get the shaft. (Old C&W song, sue me.)

  • Levi Leipheimer sacked by Omega Pharma Quick-Step as a result of doping confession1 year 24 weeks agoBlimey,a team prepared to

    Blimey,a team prepared to wield the axe,the sacking is no surprise. Suspect Leiphelmer will find another team come next March.,which makes sad reading,when his ban should of beeb for two years.

  • L’Eroica: a good old-fashioned bike ride1 year 24 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:Those

    Some Fella wrote:
    Those Birmingham 1866 jerseys are absolutely gorgeous!

    I dont suppose they are available to us mere mortals though eh?

    You have to have been born in Birmingham. In 1866. Or be able to snap a chain ring with your teeth.

  • L’Eroica: a good old-fashioned bike ride1 year 24 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:Those

    Some Fella wrote:
    Those Birmingham 1866 jerseys are absolutely gorgeous!
    Love Struck

    I dont suppose they are available to us mere mortals though eh?

    Hi, I know the jerseys were made especially for L'Eroica and I don't think the intention is that they'll go on sale, but I've just fired a mail off to Brooks to find out.

    I'll let you know.

  • "Et tu, Phil?" Even Liggett starts to doubt Armstrong's innocence1 year 24 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:Oh God.

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    Oh God. Phil's back on cyclingnews.com. Highlights include ... the news that because of contractual commitments he can not retire, which he finds "depressing". (HE'S depressed?)

    Bare in mind when the world's fiat currencies collapse early next year and all that's left with any value is gold and silver, this guy owns a bloody gold mine! He's made for life thanks to his involvement with Dopestrong.

  • Dirty Laundry1 year 24 weeks agoThey look well made you can

    They look well made you can hardly see the needle marks on the contrast stitching!

  • L’Eroica: a good old-fashioned bike ride1 year 24 weeks agoOne of the best days on a

    One of the best days on a bike I've experienced - the 205km is a bit on a monster with 1980s gearing and feet long unaccustomed to toeclips and straps, particularly the climb up to Montelcino and the beautiful ribbon of smooth tarmac on the way back down. The 'bumps' after Asciano have to be 'experienced' - many just walked them!

  • Cycle psychologist: Driver aggression still needs to be understood1 year 24 weeks agoTo us at work its called "red

    To us at work its called "red mist" when all the driver sees is whats in front of his / her bumper and is oblivious to all others. If its another car in front or in the way "the horn gets blasted", if its a cyclist "its verbals and whatever else".

    We come across it all the time and unfortunatley it occurs all over the world, not just this country. Its a mentality that cannot be removed by extensive training or testing as we get drivers who are nigh on perfect 99.99999 etc etc % of the time but something triggers this aggression in driving, mannerisms and verbals and all hell breaks loose.

    Unfortunatley we get the usual idiots who think its part and parcel of driving and will never learn or want to change.

  • Ritchey WCS C260 degree stem1 year 24 weeks agoyou simply slide it over the

    you simply slide it over the smaller section of the bar either side of the 31.8mm section and slide it into place.

    no need to remove tape/shifters.

  • "Et tu, Phil?" Even Liggett starts to doubt Armstrong's innocence1 year 24 weeks agoWhat Liggett knew, and when

    What Liggett knew, and when he knew it, remain to be seen. Many of us have our doubts that this stuff is really any sort of "revelation" to him now.

    Looking forward, it will be VERY interesting to see what Mr. Bob Roll has to say. He too has a career in cycling analysis and commentary to try to salvage. It's one thing for Phil or Paul to say they were too far removed to really know anything was going on, but I think Bobke is toast.

  • "Et tu, Phil?" Even Liggett starts to doubt Armstrong's innocence1 year 24 weeks agoThere is nothing nefarious in

    There is nothing nefarious in the the approach Tygart and the USADA had taken in carrying out their due diligence in proving their case. After all, this is their remit! They should be commended for having done their job so well. They started from scratch without the benefit of information collated by the Department of Justice who apparently 2 years to work on it. Whether they were as thorough, I doubt it but remains to be seen! Maybe there were political considerations in that bringing criminal proceedings might further sully the reputation of the US postal service in this affair. I wonder if Liggett is suggesting that LA having Obama's tel.number on speed dial might curry favour, I very much doubt it?

    Now that the whole extent of the manipulation of testing protocols is out in the open, have we become so immune that good men do nothing? Or do we simply stick our head in the sand and ignore a festering drug culture.

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