• Best Road Shorts1 year 14 weeks agoVery little between Assos,

    Very little between Assos, Rapha and Castelli in terms of comfort, main difference is that Assos/Rapha are a touch pricier and are better made. Assos also come with a lifetime repair service which I have used and is brilliant.

    Castelli are the raciest IMO but it is worth bearing in mind that Sportful (who are owned by Castelli) make bibs that are cheaper still and just about as good. Give them a go if Castelli prices still make your eyes water.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Disaster is all I have to say

    34 points for both of us TER....the only upside for me is that it's double my score for the Amstel last season!!

    Indeed, my gambles didn't pay off. Voeckler and Dumoulin, could have had Valverde and Gerrans instead, nevermind aye. May put them in for Fleche Thinking

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks ago90 points for me, happy with

    90 points for me, happy with that.

  • Maybe counting my chickens here but your help please1 year 14 weeks agoOh, that's awful. Really feel

    Oh, that's awful. Really feel for you. Hope you can find a good specialist and get to the bottom of it.

  • Bespoked Bristol 2013 + video: Donhou, Feather, Paulus Quiros, Rourke, Serotta, Hewitt, Merenyi and more...1 year 14 weeks agoStand that caught my eye and

    Stand that caught my eye and doesn't seem to be in any galleries, here or anywhere else, is the one from Slate.

    The guy had a lovely cross bike on display, bit like the Shand Stoater but with more detailing. Kept going back to look at it and wish I'd taken some photos Sad

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Disaster

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Disaster is all I have to say

    34 points for both of us TER....the only upside for me is that it's double my score for the Amstel last season!!

  • Questions and Comments1 year 14 weeks ago?

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  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoSorry, the made it look

    Sorry, the Wink made it look like I was joking, I didn't tune in till the 80km to go mark, I had so many other sports to watch Big Grin

    I get my info direct from the UCI and that is NOT a joke either Nerd Nerd

  • Bespoked Bristol 2013 + video: Donhou, Feather, Paulus Quiros, Rourke, Serotta, Hewitt, Merenyi and more...1 year 14 weeks agoWe made it into the video,

    We made it into the video, whoop whoop!

  • **Off topic** Samsung Tags1 year 14 weeks agoBut... THEY'RE SO ANNOYING!!

    But...

    THEY'RE SO ANNOYING!!

    At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End

  • Maybe counting my chickens here but your help please1 year 14 weeks agoI've been bouncing between

    I've been bouncing between Dr, hospital, physio and now osteopath for months.

    It's a groin and hip issue. Both muscle and bone causing problems.

    Reason? Now that is the one they all seem to fail at finding.

  • Replacing rims1 year 14 weeks agocheers gkam - will give it a

    cheers gkam - will give it a go, how hard can it be ... Thinking

  • Maybe counting my chickens here but your help please1 year 14 weeks agoGutted for you SD. That's a

    Gutted for you SD. That's a serious bummer.

    So what is actually the problem, and what has been done about it?

  • Architects design elevated cycleways along the Regent's Canal to alleviate congestion1 year 14 weeks agoThis chap's practice doesn't

    This chap's practice doesn't seem to have produced anything that's been built yet...

    The path appears to be about 2.5m wide with a 30cm high railing. Which would be a bit scary

  • Whyte Kings Cross1 year 14 weeks agoThe main points of this

    The main points of this review (geometry and value) are incorrect. The geometry is perfect for weaving in and out of traffic, and the cross brakes with double leavers help further - they've saved me more than once! Also, there's no bike at the same price point offering significantly better speck.

    However... its certainly not perfect.
    Tyres - they puncture frequently. To the extent that i've now spent £44 replacing them. Why on earth were such thin and flimsy tyres equiped on a high mileage fast commuter?
    Brakes - as stated in the review, they're really not up to much. My single speed fitted with value rim breaks is better...

    Otherwise its excellent, i use it for commuting and as a winter trainer and its taken me well over 2k miles in the last 9 months with no issues (other than mentioned above). However, in retrospect i wish i'd bought its more expensive sister bike the Charring Cross which comes with better brakes and a more comfortable carbon fork.

    Simon

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:... Race

    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... Race websites are normally the last places to update Nerd

    So where did you get your info?...

    Gkam84 wrote:
    It was Kwiatowski from what I saw, but to me it doesn't matter I have both.Wink

    Pretty cool! Smile

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Who were in the break at half way as I missed it Wink

    I thought you were joking...

  • Starting out1 year 14 weeks agoYeah good point by Super,

    Yeah good point by Super, several of my first rides were out with a friend who had a a decent amount of road cycling experience!

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:Moser and

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    Moser and Slagter
    OR
    Valverde and Ruigh

    Thinking Thinking Thinking Thinking Thinking Thinking
    Can anyone help me make my mind up?

    I shudda gone Valverde...

  • Points! British Cycling points at last!1 year 14 weeks agoI read quite a few cycling

    I read quite a few cycling blogs, race reports etc and after a while some things kind of blend in.

    Then I saw this:

    Quote:
    All of this is a long way away from where I was a few years ago, 20 stone and struggling to ride the 3 miles home, stopping twice to hyperventilate by the side of the road,

    Getting from that to being able to actually place in a road race - that alone deserves a massive well done - hat well and truly doffed to you!
    Now go and get those other 9 points!

  • Trek Domane 4.3 compo - we have a winner!1 year 14 weeks agoIf anyone wants this bike I

    If anyone wants this bike I notice jenny has put it ip for sale its on gum tree for £1400 unriden so grab a bargain!

    http://m.gumtree.com/2013-trek-domane-4-3-56cm-brand-new-never-ridden-fo...

  • Best Road Shorts1 year 14 weeks agoI have a pair of ASSOS and

    I have a pair of ASSOS and whilst they are super comfy to ride in, after a couple of years the material is starting to get a bit thin and see-thru to the extent they may soon become turbo trainer only. Not super impressed to be honest and I dont think I'll be buying another pair.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 14 weeks agoGkam, you've given the wrong

    Gkam, you've given the wrong sorensen 7 points for 14th. Should be Nicki not Chris.

  • Starting out1 year 14 weeks agoAs above, enjoy! Do you have

    As above, enjoy!

    Do you have any local riders who'd be willing to go out and ride with you to help get your confidence up?

  • Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive called off after deluge of rain1 year 14 weeks agoIt was an extremely well

    It was an extremely well organised event let down by atrocious rain. The chances of getting rain like that on the day you do the event are probably 1 in 20 so that was bad luck. We came across a group of Wellington-wearing protestors who had placards saying "stop mass cycling events in the new forest" and who were walking across the road, plus there was a deluge of course markers that had been turned to point in the wrong direction. The organisers had given us clear instructions at the start though to follow the arrows painted on the roads and not the a4 laminated marker arrows if they pointed in opposite directions to each other. That and a GPS saved us - this little NIMBY trick now makes doing sportives with a GPS almost compulsory. But the protestors are just a minority of numb-skulls. Me and my two mates spanked £500 quid for two nights accommodation and meals/drinks in a wonderful local pub and the young guns working there and gainfully employed were not complaining. Perhaps we should make the NIMBYs contribute more to the social security bill. Tw@ts.

  • Maybe counting my chickens here but your help please1 year 14 weeks agoGiven the ok as expected and

    Given the ok as expected and today was the big day, make that small day!

    Anyway, I'm devastated but had to share my agony with you.

    The wife and kids joined in my pootle round the block (I took the mtb in the end)

    Literally after about 100 metres the pain started.

    So here I am doing the heat / ice thing again.

    Gutted.