• SweetSpot wins contract to stage Tour of Britain for a further five years1 year 12 weeks agoWell done SS. I wonder how

    Well done SS.

    I wonder how ASO got on with their bid if at all

  • To lube or not to lube?.1 year 12 weeks agoCables that have not been

    Cables that have not been precoated benefit from lube- for example rock and roll cable magic is a decent product. The type that come with fancy coatings just leave alone until you replace them.

    I prefer cheap cables replaced regularly than messing about trying to improve old ones though

  • Tour of Poland stage 41 year 12 weeks agohttp://www.bestsportgo.tv/201

    http://www.bestsportgo.tv/20130726/vv-609630-cycling-51f2cb2bec3f85.0981...

  • Tickets for Manchester track World Cup on sale tomorrow1 year 12 weeks agoNot your fault at all, I left

    Not your fault at all, I left out a fairly large bit of information from my original post which completely altered the meaning!

  • To lube or not to lube?.1 year 12 weeks agoMine work as intended in all

    Mine work as intended in all weathers without any lubrication until they become bad enough to need replacing. GT85 is only a stopgap measure.

    If you shove oil or grease in a cable housing it is likely to attract dirt and further gunk it up. But as with so many things, opinions vary (and I don't take anything written on Bikeradar as gospel).

  • Tour of Poland stage 41 year 12 weeks agoanyone got a live video feed?

    anyone got a live video feed? my sky go isnt working

  • British director Stephen Frears linked to Lance Armstrong movie1 year 12 weeks agolycra vs lager

    lycra vs lager wrote:
    yawn

    Armstrong should quietly disappear, not have a movie made to glorify his wholly disgusting smear on cycling.

  • Dashboard1 year 12 weeks agoglitch in the matrix, innit.

    glitch in the matrix, innit.

  • Video: Top ten post-ride tips1 year 12 weeks agoall the above - wonderfull I

    all the above - wonderfull
    I hadnt realised that RoadCC was really a satirical mag right up there with the best

  • Tour of Poland stage 41 year 12 weeks agogone sh*t or bust! It's

    gone sh*t or bust! It's looking increasingly likely it will be a sprint, cycling news feed has gap down to 1:22 with approx 50k to go. Ratto is a thought, slightly uphill finish might suit. can I have an 8th sprinter pls? Big Grin

    Seriously though, It will cost me a bomb to switch this lot out- although at the moment I cant decide who to go for tomorrow, bit of an unpredictable stage.

  • Tour of Poland stage 41 year 12 weeks agogreat day to get rid of

    great day to get rid of Duarte!

  • British director Stephen Frears linked to Lance Armstrong movie1 year 12 weeks agoyawn

    yawn

  • Video: How to ride a 100-miler1 year 12 weeks agoneildmoss wrote:Survival tip

    neildmoss wrote:
    Survival tip - Stay well away from that guy who likes to ride no-handed in a bunch.

    I'd be more worried about riders don't have the ability to ride no handed in a bunch.

  • Tickets for Manchester track World Cup on sale tomorrow1 year 12 weeks agoYep, fair point farrell,

    Yep, fair point farrell, apologies for the misunderstanding.

    The British Cycling National Track Championship tickets went on sale at the same time too, that's three sets of tickets all at once!

  • Ex power lifter1 year 12 weeks agoGels have their place ok but

    Gels have their place ok but I run a fairly strict paleo diet (with the odd fail i admit!!) so my additional carb intake outside of veg etc is pretty low and I do not take any gels or supplements during a ride, drink nuun tab water & a banana / sorren slice.
    I carry out two regular cross fit / body weight workouts a week with 4 sets of squats in there weighted up to 90kgs (obviously nowhere near power lift standard) & I cover an average of 160/180 miles a week & am reasonably average uphill ie not first but normally in the top five of my club weekend runs - however it has taken me near two years to reach this point - just check your not underestimating yourself & definitely get a proper bike fitting, worth its weight in gold. Ps - I'm 47

  • Mike Cotty unveils 666km trans-Alpine epic challenge + Video1 year 12 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:Just

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Just a question, not directly related to your proposed expedition: When you come back from doing multi-day endurance activity do you experience pro-longed fatigue, elevated metabolism and such like related to the body changes? Or does your body now exist on that level permanently?

    I just ask as I always feel sluggish and tired afterwards, but during the event I just seem to be 'on it'. The worst thing seems to be stopping the activity....

    (btw - I've now watched the video, and it is excellent. You must come back and tell us what your weirdest thought/experience in the long dark night of your cycling soul was on this trip....there always one that pops up when you're milling out the miles).

    Hi Colin,

    Many, many, years ago I read an interview with Lord Seb Coe. The interviewer asked "it must be amazing to feel so fit all of the time", Seb's reply was "I wish. 90% of the time I feel completely exhausted. There's only 10% of the time in competition when I feel ok".

    I think I remember this as it's something I can relate to. I seem to spend a disproportionate amount of time feeling like I'm "in a box with the lid closed". It's only when the adrenalin starts to kick in that I feel like my body is ready to do what my mind dictates.

    I'd be more than happy to share my experiences post challenge. Just got to make it to Nice first. Here's hoping....

    Mike

  • Tour of Poland stage 41 year 12 weeks agochrisdstripes, dont hold your

    chrisdstripes, dont hold your breath mate, i seldom get these right Wink

  • Dashboard1 year 12 weeks agoMine has changed as well, its

    Mine has changed as well, its now got my high score as 203 when it should be 266 which is still listed in my stage scores ?

  • Tour of Poland stage 41 year 12 weeks agostumps wrote:Well after only

    stumps wrote:
    Well after only bringing swift for yesterday i still ended up 43rd on stage so quite happy. Brought in Ratto and Hutarovich for today. I think Ratto might be there or thereabouts today and i dont think he will be picked by many.

    I wondered about Ratto - Cannondale definitely thought he was worth working for yesterday, and today could be a bit more selective. Like your style Stumps!

  • Tour of Poland stage 41 year 12 weeks agobackflipbedlem

    backflipbedlem wrote:
    chrisdstripes wrote:
    The break is settled according to the Twitter feed...

    what twitter feed you using?

    Oh, I just searched Tour de Pologne in Twitter and their official feed came up.

  • Interview: Mark Windsor from accessory brand Full Windsor1 year 12 weeks agoI agree the multi tool looks

    I agree the multi tool looks like a cracking pressie for me dad. It sort of looks old fashioned but with a bit of style to go with it.

    Would defo buy one unless its a stupid price. I've searched and although the mudguards are available i cant find the tools anywhere Sad

  • Dashboard1 year 12 weeks agowoo finally got some data in

    woo finally got some data in my palmares, but like livestrong, it isn't correct! But exciting none the less

  • Tour of Poland stage 41 year 12 weeks agoWell after only bringing

    Well after only bringing swift for yesterday i still ended up 43rd on stage so quite happy. Brought in Ratto and Hutarovich for today. I think Ratto might be there or thereabouts today and i dont think he will be picked by many.

  • Tickets for Manchester track World Cup on sale tomorrow1 year 12 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote:farrell

    crazy-legs wrote:
    farrell wrote:
    I shouldn't moan, but wouldn't it be nice if they'd released the tickets within a week or so of the Revolution series tickets?

    They did but for British Cycling members only. A percentage of tickets went on sale last week for BC members.

    And why dies it matter when tickets go on sale? It's two entirely separate events, it's up to the organisers themselves when they put tickets out.

    Apologies, I meant to say wouldn't it be nice if they had not put them on sale so close together.

    And it matters to me as I'm not made of money, would have been nice to use one pay packet for one event and next month for the other.

  • To lube or not to lube?.1 year 12 weeks agoSimon E wrote:No. If a cable

    Simon E wrote:
    No.

    If a cable has got particularly sticky I will squirt some GT85 in one end it and pump the brake/shift across a few times to loosen it up a little but this is only a temporary measure - it needs replacing.

    Agreed that if it's rusty and sticking badly, it will need replacing, but as part of routine maintenance, is light, dry lubrication not recommended? Bikeradar says yes..

    I'm not saying you're wrong, I would just like to understand reasoning as to why not.

    It is a metal component, after all