• TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:... no one was

    VVV73 wrote:
    ... no one was here to defend Aussie's lie Cadel against Gkam and rest of Anti Australian here....
    I can't really put my finger on why it is I find you so irritating, mate. Maybe it's the combative attitude in a place where hardly anyone is as arrogant and argumentative as you seem to me. Maybe it's the nationalistic bent on everything. I'll say it again. You're giving all Aussies out there a bad name.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoTalansky got a puncture in

    Talansky got a puncture in the last 3 so will not lose time.

    Cav has not broken his collarbone so is still in.

    No news on Gerrans yet

  • Tour Tech 2014: Mark Cavendish’s (special) Specialized Venge1 year 8 weeks agotimtak wrote:Why does he ride

    timtak wrote:
    Why does he ride a 49cm frame?

    I am about the same height, ride a 54cm and use a 150mm stem and 250mm of seatpost and am told I look like a "circus bear on a minibike."

    "Snappier" handling. I have 54cm, a 53cm and a 51cm bikes that I ride. The smaller frame is much easier to throw around in tight situations...it also requires a more focus so you don't lose it.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoNothing wrong with a bit of

    Nothing wrong with a bit of race analysis. If you think it is heated here, try some of the other forums.......
    Just as an aside, Petacchi was dead last 14 odd mins down. No idea if he will be eliminated, not a good day for Omega Pharma.
    Talansky was 4 odd mins down, but I believe is getting same time as winners, but still shoes on Le Tour site.

    This is pro cycling

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoNothing wrong with a bit of

    Nothing wrong with a bit of race analysis. If you think it is heated here, try some of the other forums.......
    Just as an aside, Petacchi was dead last 14 odd mins down. No idea if he will be eliminated, not a good day for Omega Pharma.
    Talansky was 4 odd mins down, but I believe is getting same time as winners, but still shoes on Le Tour site.

    This is pro cycling

  • Video: London cyclist gets £50 for straying off shared use path blocked by phone box1 year 8 weeks agodarrenleroy wrote:While I

    darrenleroy wrote:
    While I agree with your sentiments I don't agree with your choice of negative descriptive terms. How do you know the motorist was a gypsy? Was he in a waistcoat and colourful neckerchief, driving a painted wagon

    Rusty transit, double axel caravan behind it with all the seats covered in clear polythene and a load of lead from a church roof on his passenger seat.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoOpps !

    Opps !

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoTop 100 after the first

    Top 100 after the first stage.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:thefatcyclist

    VVV73 wrote:
    thefatcyclist wrote:
    Coquard caused the crash ultimately, Cavendish and Gerrans had untangled, then Coquard hit Gerrans, who's wheel crossed in front of Cav, then both down.
    Cavendish was leaning into Gerrans to start with, but Gerrans was riding with his elbows right out, and it was so spread out peeling off riders were not able to clear.

    But I blaim Cancellara in fact, because his jump of the nose, which was never going to succeed in a month of Monday's caused chaos in the sprint teams.

    I hope both are ok tho'


    Might as well blame Cofidis too then, for taking off then shitting themselves on hill and upsetting trains on right side (LTB/Giant) ?

    You sir are turning into a blinkered tool ....

    As a true cycling fan you should be more concerned about how the riders are rather than sticking the blame anywhere .....it's a pro Sprint there will be nudging, elbows ,heads going in all over the place but obviously because an Aussie was involved it had to be someone else's fault D Oh

  • Removing a seized seatpost1 year 8 weeks agosurly_by_name wrote:Gkam84

    surly_by_name wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    a bar through the seat post as close to the frame as possible, that will give you much better torsion compared to the saddle method.

    Really? Wouldn't have thought a seat post would suffer from wind up, irrespective of length of post exposed. (On other hand might break clamp rails.)

    Normally a seat post wouldn't suffer from any kind of torsional force. But everything else has been tried, the LBS has tried it aswell. So I bet it has been in a vice a couple of times there, depending on how tight they had it in a vice, I wouldn't trust putting stress on it to far from the frame.

    This kind of thing will happen
    http://saarf.net/2012/05/06/messy-master/

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agosurly_by_name wrote:drheaton

    surly_by_name wrote:
    drheaton wrote:
    if Cav and Gerrans' positions were reversed you would have still come to the same conclusions and be calling for Cav to be booted from the race for it

    Errrrr ... what? How is this of any value? Their positions weren't reversed and we aren't ever going to be able to rerun that sprint such that they might be.

    The problem is Cav has "form", inasmuch as he has been involved in (more than) his fair share of spectacular finish line smash ups. This may be correlation (until Kittel turned up he was the best sprinter of his generation; if there was a crash in a sprint finish, Cav was likely to be somewhere nearby because it was a sprint and because a whole lot of his competitors shape their sprint around him) or it could be causation (he is overly aggressive), who knows. But it means people are more willing to express a view on the subject than might otherwise be the case. No one has expressed a view that Gerrans is a dangerous sprinter (I don't think he is), probably because he only turns up in the sprint in a particular kind of finish.


    Well Said.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agodrheaton wrote:OK, reason is

    drheaton wrote:
    OK, reason is clearly wasted on you VVV73, let's try sarcasm (with added CAPSLOCK BECAUSE THATS CLEARLY MORE YOUR THING).

    I blame Gerrans, it's CLEARLY his fault because he's Australian. Aussies all have CHIPS on their SHOULDERS because they're DESCENDED FROM CRIMINALS. If he'd been properly British he'd have better manners in a sprint and know when to get out of the way of faster sprinters. I mean WHAT was an old man like that doing TRYING to CONTEST a sprint in a major race like the TOUR DE FRANCE.

    /sarcasm

    Actually that's bordering on racist and derogative. How ever you tried to disguise it. hah joking

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoCXR94Di2 wrote:Unusual view,

    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    Unusual view, you hate a rider. ? To support a rider/team is better way to view life. Blaming individual riders when sprinting for the line is futile when it is part of the race and collisions will happen

    U right hate is a bad word as I am stinging atm, you don't even know me I am a huge supporter and only ever DISLIKED 2 riders, Rui Costa and Cav.

    A cycling Journo Opinon below.

    More on that Cavendish v Gerrans stramesh

    The pair seemed to be having quite a frank exchange of views and shoulders as they jockeyed for position on the run-in. On Twitter, it's been suggested there may even have been a headbutt or two, but I'll need to see it again before giving a definitive verdict.

    5.01pm BST

    Hmmm ...

    I've just seen the head-on of that crash and it certainly seemed that Cavendish got a little up close and personal with Gerrans, but he certainly didn't headbutt him. A push into Gerrans' shoulder with his head/helmet? Certainly. A headbutt? Emphatically not. Away from the crash, it briefly looked as if Fabian Cancellara might nick the stage, when he made his move with 1,200 metres to go, but in the end it was Kittel who prevailed by about a bike-length from Peter Sagan. Cancellara finished 12th in the end, while defending champion Chris Froome was sixth, no less.

    OH WAIT
    Wasn't this exactly what Browny was kicked off tour for?

  • YOUNG RIDERS in TDF - Who are they?1 year 8 weeks agoray silvester wrote:On paper

    ray silvester wrote:
    On paper Majka has a great chance but he's likely to be called upon to sacrifice himself for Contador.

    Majka has already tweeted he shouldn't be there as not fit

  • YOUNG RIDERS in TDF - Who are they?1 year 8 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:Joelsim

    VVV73 wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    From the official rulebook.

    The young-rider ranking is reserved for riders
    born since 1st January 1989

    TJVG born 12th Aug 88
    AT born 23rd Nov 88


    Tala and TJ have been too old all year, didn't u realise that in earlier tour Smile BTW Talansky has lost 4 mins, no doubt involved in CAV's doing. He may be hurt tho.

    Pinot and Bardet will fight out the White I think. I am also a fan of Magic Majka too but not his year.

    How has anyone lost time behind the crash? Inside 3km and bunch Sprint = same time

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoOK, reason is clearly wasted

    OK, reason is clearly wasted on you VVV73, let's try sarcasm (with added CAPSLOCK BECAUSE THATS CLEARLY MORE YOUR THING).

    I blame Gerrans, it's CLEARLY his fault because he's Australian. Aussies all have CHIPS on their SHOULDERS because they're DESCENDED FROM CRIMINALS. If he'd been properly British he'd have better manners in a sprint and know when to get out of the way of faster sprinters. I mean WHAT was an old man like that doing TRYING to CONTEST a sprint in a major race like the TOUR DE FRANCE.

    /sarcasm

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agodrheaton wrote:if Cav and

    drheaton wrote:
    if Cav and Gerrans' positions were reversed you would have still come to the same conclusions and be calling for Cav to be booted from the race for it

    Errrrr ... what? How is this of any value? Their positions weren't reversed and we aren't ever going to be able to rerun that sprint such that they might be.

    The problem is Cav has "form", inasmuch as he has been involved in (more than) his fair share of spectacular finish line smash ups. This may be correlation (until Kittel turned up he was the best sprinter of his generation; if there was a crash in a sprint finish, Cav was likely to be somewhere nearby because it was a sprint and because a whole lot of his competitors shape their sprint around him) or it could be causation (he is overly aggressive), who knows. But it means people are more willing to express a view on the subject than might otherwise be the case. No one has expressed a view that Gerrans is a dangerous sprinter (I don't think he is), probably because he only turns up in the sprint in a particular kind of finish.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoUnusual view, you hate a

    Unusual view, you hate a rider. ? To support a rider/team is better way to view life. Blaming individual riders when sprinting for the line is futile when it is part of the race and collisions will happen

  • Video: London cyclist gets £50 for straying off shared use path blocked by phone box1 year 8 weeks agoNaughty person on bike should

    Naughty person on bike should know better than to be naughty.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agodrheaton wrote:In a situation

    drheaton wrote:
    In a situation like this that could so easily mean the end of a riders race throwing accusations and blame around is pointless, especially when it is so coloured by nationality. It's clear VVV73 that whenever Aussies are involved you lose the ability to be reasoned, if Cav and Gerrans' positions were reversed you would have still come to the same conclusions and be calling for Cav to be booted from the race for it.

    If nothing else if Cav is out then it is very sad for the race. Cav, in Britain, would have been a huge pull, especially for Monday, and actually seeing a fit Cav vs Kittel and Griepel would have been great, now we'll have to wait another year for a chance at a proper sprint showdown.


    Whatever dude, you don't hear Gerrans whinging every week about other riders then come out and do that! And I was actually more concerned about all the other riders tours ruined on FIRST DAY , cause he thinks he is god. I was shattered gerrans went down as I thought he could win tomorrow. anyway none you will see him at fault regardless so its all good . Have fun burying your heads

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoVVV73 wrote: So you saying

    VVV73 wrote:

    So you saying Cav puts on his blinker and everyone has to et out of his way ? ok

    Nope. I am saying Cav puts his blinker on and then rides like he expects everyone to get out of his way. (All sprinters do this.) Gerrans either didn't want to or couldn't.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoAnyway there is a 19 yo

    Anyway there is a 19 yo German kid who will be smoking all of them within 3-4 years!

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoIn a situation like this that

    In a situation like this that could so easily mean the end of a riders race throwing accusations and blame around is pointless, especially when it is so coloured by nationality. It's clear VVV73 that whenever Aussies are involved you lose the ability to be reasoned, if Cav and Gerrans' positions were reversed you would have still come to the same conclusions and be calling for Cav to be booted from the race for it.

    If nothing else if Cav is out then it is very sad for the race. Cav, in Britain, would have been a huge pull, especially for Monday, and actually seeing a fit Cav vs Kittel and Griepel would have been great, now we'll have to wait another year for a chance at a proper sprint showdown.

  • Removing a seized seatpost1 year 8 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:a bar through

    Gkam84 wrote:
    a bar through the seat post as close to the frame as possible, that will give you much better torsion compared to the saddle method.

    Really? Wouldn't have thought a seat post would suffer from wind up, irrespective of length of post exposed. (On other hand might break clamp rails.)

  • TdF Stage 11 year 8 weeks ago1,2,7,12 for me today. No

    1,2,7,12 for me today. No idea what to do for tomorrow now.