• Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoJesus. Cyclists seem to be

    Jesus. Cyclists seem to be such snobs.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoSo at the moment, I am in

    So at the moment, I am in possession of two genuine champion's tops. It would be alright to wear them on a sportive......NO

    I have Colin Lynch's World Champ and James McCallum's Scottish Champs Jersey's.

    It would under NO circumstance be ok for me to wear these...EVER. I didn't earn them and I shouldn't wear them

  • Wiggins vows to be back to full strength for Tour de France1 year 13 weeks agoDefending champion or not, I

    Defending champion or not, I wouldn't take wiggo to the tour at all, even if his form sky rockets. Froome deserves the shot and porte is a worthy lieutenant. A smart team would end this nonsense now! Last year was one thing, as it was unexpected, but this is a different matter.

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks agoAre the points for stage 8

    Are the points for stage 8 going up sometime? I noticed it saysthe tour califormia is now closed, but o havent seen my stage 8 results.... Big Grin
    ;0)

  • Join the Cervo Rosso Test Team1 year 13 weeks agoHaving been a member of the

    Having been a member of the Cervo Rosso Test Team for the last two years I could be accused of being somewhat biased but at the end of the day, I want my kit to look good and perform well and Cervo Rosso does both. If it wasn't good stuff, I'd have gone somwhere else for my kit, test team discount or not. The shorts are up there with the best in terms of all day comfort and are easily the best thing in the range. The jerseys are evolving all the time with materials and fit but every jersey I've had has looked good and performed well. Feedback, positive and negative is always gratefully received and fed into the next range of kit which gets better and better. After all, that is the idea of the test team. With the 60 day 'satisfaction guarantee' on function, style and performance, there's no risk and you can be sure that the kit fits and performs to your liking. I don't know of any other retailer that backs their products so well. In terms of meeting other Test Team riders, I was invited to the Winter photo shoot in November and yesterday I was out with a bunch of Cervo Rosso Test Team members and Carlyle, the founder, for a great ride with new friends.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoOh, and as for the whole 'you

    Oh, and as for the whole 'you can't wear the yellow/pink/rainbow/etc. unless you've actually won it' - seriously, get a grip. It's clothes.

    (Though personally I'd want to be pretty secure in my climbing abilities before donning the polka dots Wink )

  • Token Headset Spacers (5mm x 2, 10mm x 1)1 year 13 weeks agoSurely no review of these

    Surely no review of these spacers is in any way valid without a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of 2x5mm vs 1x10mm?

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoRide naked if you give a

    Ride naked if you give a s***

    Nonsense comments on the whole

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks ago+1 for the club kit. I'm not

    +1 for the club kit. I'm not a clubman myself (and I'm a hoodie/t-shirt & commuter-shorts person. Oh, and I have flat pedals, which you may admire as the recede into the distance) but I always reckoned that if I went serious 'roadie' I'd join a club and wear their colours.

    Nowt particularly wanky about wearing any team kit IMO, though I suspect on some riders of more robust physique (not knocking that either, having lost five stone myself thanks in part to pedal power) aren't quite getting the performance boost they think they are...

    But wear what you like. Admire the stylish and accept the others as fellow human beings on bicycles. There's (much) more to life than sock colour.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoliam.cahill1 wrote:Wear any

    liam.cahill1 wrote:
    Wear any team kit you like, but not a rainbow one....please! This makes you a bit of a douche full stop.

    And for those of you that will be going to Bourg d'Oisans and the surrounding area at the time of the TDF, be warned. If you are spotted my me or my mates in a polka-dot jersey, we will attack you, reach the top, descend back to where you are, then do it all again just for kicks! But as we go past, prepare to still hear encouragement from each and every one of us, because being a cyclist is hard enough without other cyclists abusing you on the road. We all do it mentally.

    That gets my vote. Personally, I don't think you should wear a jersey that is awarded for acheivement (polka dot, yellow, pink, green, rainbow, etc) unless you did achieve it. Team kit, I couldn't care less about. There's no comeback if someone stuffs you repeatedly thats for sure.

  • insurance & licencing for cyclists?1 year 13 weeks agoIf we did all take out

    If we did all take out insurance and have the laws changed it wont make a blind bit of difference. This is the mentality we're dealing with - scan through twitter and you'll see hundreds of hatred tweets about "slow cyclists".

    https://twitter.com/bigjohn8910/status/336199529688866817

    https://twitter.com/EMOJIONAL/status/336172592501231616
    https://twitter.com/NorwichPoliceUK/status/336173950537179136

    Kudos to Norwich Plod

  • Cassette help please!1 year 13 weeks agoThe 105 5701 GS rear mech

    The 105 5701 GS rear mech will take a 32T rear sprocket if you want to stay with 105: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-105-5701-10-speed-rear-derailleur/

    Is it worth it? well, if it's the difference between riding up hardknott pass or walking up it, like it was for me at the Fred Whitton, then yes. it's worth it.

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    you need to get fitter. How low are we going to go on gears just so unfit people in team jerseys and riding fancy bikes can pretend to be cyclists. I'm afraid to say there is a lot of pain and suffering to go through to get there. But when you're dropping people on a climb it feels brilliant. So stop riding a road bike with MTB gears and just get stuck in.

    that's a pretty poor attitude, thanks for sharing. Kev's bike has 105 on it and you have no idea what he wears on a ride, so try not to make sweeping generalisations.

    Contador ran a 32T on the day the Vuelta went up Angliru last, and he wasn't the only one. Millar ran an XX mech and a 36. You going to tell them to man up? Use the gears that work for you.

  • Cassette help please!1 year 13 weeks agodreamlx10 wrote:"And that

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    "And that answer is helpful how?"

    Straightforward advice really,you need to get fitter. How low are we going to go on gears just so unfit people in team jerseys and riding fancy bikes can pretend to be cyclists. I'm afraid to say there is a lot of pain and suffering to go through to get there. But when you're dropping people on a climb it feels brilliant. So stop riding a road bike with MTB gears and just get stuck in.

    And I guess you think ppl shouldn't ride triples either?

    Do you know how far up your own rear you sound? , it's comments like yours that put ppl off riding a road bike

    The op asked for gearing advice and the helpful ppl have given it , if a 34-32 allows him to enjoy his cycling the more he will cycle , ergo the fitter he will become and eventually will have no need for his 32 cassette

    Advice, don't be an elitist prick all your life Angry

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoMaybe you're proud of your

    Maybe you're proud of your nation's olympic achievements? Hence my olympic GB jersey?

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoAaaaaaargh..... Get a bloody

    Aaaaaaargh..... Get a bloody grip. Go cycle, enjoy yourself.

  • Rider sent crashing to ground after being elbowed during Norway's Glava Tour (+ link to video)1 year 13 weeks agoHopefully it was an accident,

    Hopefully it was an accident, if not I'd expect a fairly significant punishment, there's no place for this kind of action in any sport

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks agoLike every other participant

    Like every other participant I picked Sagan, but not a good day otherwise. Boekmans again disappointed, think I only have Thor in the top ten as well as the bumbotherer.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoWear any team kit you like,

    Wear any team kit you like, but not a rainbow one....please! This makes you a bit of a douche full stop.

    And for those of you that will be going to Bourg d'Oisans and the surrounding area at the time of the TDF, be warned. If you are spotted my me or my mates in a polka-dot jersey, we will attack you, reach the top, descend back to where you are, then do it all again just for kicks! But as we go past, prepare to still hear encouragement from each and every one of us, because being a cyclist is hard enough without other cyclists abusing you on the road. We all do it mentally.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:What

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    What you're effectively saying is 'i can't in the six remaining stages overtake the people that have consistently outscored me in the first 15'

    Its the way the game is, you need to get out in front to win, its nigh on impossible to make up serious ground in the last week because the same GC guys are in the points every day and most of the top 50 are picking safely.

    Unless you get lucky with a break (Visconti today) you've no chance. But Dave's right, if you score consistently less over 15 stages it shouldn't be easy to make that up in a couple of days. It is possible, but only by predicting breaks and that's a very risky ploy.

    I was in the Giro top 20 last year but going into the last weekend I had no real chance of winning by picking the obvious riders so I tried to chase the break. I dropped like a stone and only by lucking out and picking De Gendt on the queen stage did I manage to limit my losses.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks agowhy oh why oh why does Gavzzi

    why oh why oh why does Gavzzi keep coming second to last on every stage. aaaaarrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhh At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End At Wits End

  • Cassette help please!1 year 13 weeks agowow, that's a lot of rubbish

    wow, that's a lot of rubbish elitism, there are plenty of people rocking an 11-25 and 0 spacers under their stem who have an awful pedalling technique, dodgy knees and avoid riding up a long hill, but they look down on people just because the bike doesn't look 'pro'.

    Your rear dérailleur will take 11-30 (or 12-30 tiagra cassette to keep prices down); current tiagra (4600) or 105 (5700) mid-cage mechs will take up to 11-32 with a compact crank. As was mentioned a cheaper option might be a 9 speed mtb mech (a 10 speed mtb mech wont work). The difference in gear ratio is 15%, which is pretty significant, but not a game-changer really. And don't listen to anyone who tells you what you should or shouldn't put on your bike, or how to ride, bikes are all about freedom (and legs rather than equipment).

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks agoWhat you're effectively

    What you're effectively saying is 'i can't in the six remaining stages overtake the people that have consistently outscored me in the first 15'

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks agoTom Amos wrote:This is all

    Tom Amos wrote:
    This is all relative! You may have done well but so has everyone else. It becomes easier to pick riders the later the competition progresses. The trick is to try to pick the riders on days where it is less predictable - as in earlier in the competition.

    One of the weaknesses of the FC game is that once you get to this stage in the comp., it's almost impossible to have a chance of winning it unless you are in the top 20 or perhaps even top 10. I'm currently 37th but don't have a chance in hell of winning overall.

    that's true whatever the rules are

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks ago12468 for purists and full

    12468 for purists and full house for std - was hoping for a good last day and it went rather well. Will endeavour to not even look at the site for the whole day tomorrow now...

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoI don't have any team kit but

    I don't have any team kit but I do have a rainbow jersey and I like wearing it. ICGAF about anyone who thinks that is naff or wanky.