• Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins admits he's been struggling at Giro with chest infection1 year 14 weeks agoIm not a doctor

    Im not a doctor but.......

    you can see it on Wiggins face when he is climbing. His mouth is open and he is breathing through his mouth. Just like you do when you have got a cold.
    As another correspondent said - when ever i have a cold it takes me about a week to recover on the bike never mind ride whilst ive got one.

  • RaceWare Direct Garmin 200/500 bar mount1 year 14 weeks agoThe 'Out Front' that came

    The 'Out Front' that came with my 510 is adjustable so if you have bars that aren't at 90 degs to the stem, you can fettle.

    Took me a while to get used to the position, but I'd recommend any mount like this for your garmin

  • £0 to spent, but what bike to buy?1 year 14 weeks agoHa, very good BB76 (maybe

    Ha, very good BB76 (maybe that should be a new bottom bracket standard?!)

    The thing is, cycling doesn't have to be that expensive, but in order to do that, you need the knowledge to pick up some random retro frame on ebay and the bits to go with it. I looked at the £200 thread and tried to formulate an answer to help out, but ultimately if you don't have the knowledge, you're going to need to spend at least some cash. I reckon I could get through a c-2-c on a £500 bike (new, that is), just about. Definitely so with £700 to spend.

    Even then though, you'd be lucky to get change from £200 for the helmet (let's not debate it), shoes, pedals, couple of pairs of shorts and a jersey, let alone wet weather gear etc.

  • CTC and families of cyclists killed by same driver 25 years apart call for appeal against driver's community service sentence1 year 14 weeks agoIf anyone knows the drivers

    If anyone knows the drivers address then you must endeavour to make him late for his community service as much as possible that way he will be refered back to court and will then at least recieve further sentencing for contempt of court

  • Bikes like the pros ride (but slightly more affordable*) from Bianchi, Merida, Focus, Lapierre, Scott and BMC1 year 14 weeks agoIf you're going to spend as

    If you're going to spend as uch as any of these, go custom. That surely has to be the right choice? Unless you're a fashion victim or want a specific high end brand like above.

  • Dutch-style cycle lane planned for Manchester's Oxford Road in major revamp1 year 14 weeks agoCranky Acid wrote:bambergbike

    Cranky Acid wrote:
    bambergbike wrote:
    the capacity of a lane like this is not adequate for mass cycling.

    Nice problem to have though

    I see where you're coming from - mass cycling does sound like a pipe dream in some places.

    I live in a German town that has a modal share of around 25% and loads of relatively outdated cycling infrastructure. The places with dedicated infrastructure are often much more dangerous than other places where there is none or modern infrastructure that keeps cyclists on-road.

    Munich is similar, but on a grander scale - really dicey infrastructure that took decades to build is now gradually being dismantled. It simply led to too many accidents once the modal share hit 20% and the capacity was no longer adequate. Freiburg is another similar case - what worked (sort of) when it was built in the 80s is not fit for purpose now and the new message is that cyclists belong on the road.

    Is it really necessary to spend thirty years building dangerous infrastructure which gives people a subjective feeling of safety in order to get numbers up to the point where it becomes necessary to take it all away again because its capacity is so hopelessly limited? Is there really no other way of increasing numbers?

    Just by way of clarification: I wouldn't describe actual Dutch infrastructure as built by Dutch engineers as dangerous. But copies of it elsewhere ...

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agoSean Kelly is questioning

    Sean Kelly is questioning whether the organisers mean 3k from end or 3k from when they cross finish line for the first time because the circuit around Treviso will be very tricky in the rain. In which case it will be 10.5k from the end.

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agostumps wrote:So for instance,

    stumps wrote:
    So for instance, if Wiggins was leading out the peloton at the 3k marker he would get the 20 secs bonus and after that its only the sprint points they are going for ???

    More info :-

    @WWCCScorer

    @daniellloyd1 Will the time bonuses still be awarded at the finish line?

    ‏@daniellloyd1

    @WWCCScorer I think so yes, but will be of no consequence anyway as sprinters will take them all.

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agoPhilip Unwin wrote:Colbrelli

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    Colbrelli has pulled off the peleton to try to bridge the gap

    He didn't make it

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agoColbrelli has pulled off the

    Colbrelli has pulled off the peleton to try to bridge the gap

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agoM1 1 Marcato 2 Belkov 3

    M1
    1 Marcato
    2 Belkov
    3 Felline
    I think that puts Belkov into 5th in mountain class.

  • Achievements - Understanding1 year 14 weeks agoIdea for another badge if

    Idea for another badge if you're still looking...how about a badge for scoring 100 or over for all stages on a multi-stage event...?

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agoEurosport have just said that

    Eurosport have just said that there is snow on top of the Galibier and it is still snowing, which is stage 15 on Sunday

  • RaceWare Direct Garmin 200/500 bar mount1 year 14 weeks agodavecochrane wrote:Good on

    davecochrane wrote:
    Good on them. They're definitely getting their money's worth out of their MakerBot!! Material cost - $48/kg from Makerbot's website, plus $2900 for the printer itself. I'd wager you'd get an awful lot of these out of a kilogram of material. Some quick maths and they're in profit at about 78 units. SWEET.

    I look forward to your range of 3D printed products then Dave, the email address for press releases is at the bottom of the website, do please let us know

  • Dutch-style cycle lane planned for Manchester's Oxford Road in major revamp1 year 14 weeks agoThis might work. It might get

    This might work. It might get a few more people cycling. But as soon as that happens, the cycle facility will very, very rapidly be operating at maximum capacity. Especially so given that cyclists and pedestrians tend to forget their "road sense" when not actually on a road.

    Cyclists are not like cars that all trundle along at much the same speed. Some go fast, some go very, very slow. So any cycle facility needs to be wide enough to accomodate lots of overtaking, especially of people towing or carrying children, tools, goods or luggage. Urban roads with 20 mph speed limits make excellent cycling facilities in this respect.

    It isn't realistic to expect faster cyclists to use the road while slower ones share the path with the zombie pedestrians. Drivers will see the path, decide that all cyclists should be on it and hassle the cyclists who don't use it, so some fast cyclists will be deterred from using the road, maybe after a near miss.

    Ultimately, what is different in "Europe" does not all boil down to design. Behaviour and the standards set for it are important. Aggressive drivers in Germany get sued for things like splashing pedestrians. Zombie pedstrians get sued when they stray onto cycle paths and cause cyclists to fall.

    Obviously some designs work better than others and it is valuable to look at diffferent ones, but the main problem with this road in its current state might be the uncivilized fashion it is currently used in. Changing the layout without improving behaviour standards may just shift problems around - say by creating fewer conflicts at bus stops, but more at junctions.

  • Canadian study say compulsory cycle helmet laws have had "minimal" effect on number of cycling head injury hospital admissions1 year 14 weeks agojoemmo wrote:I nearly ran

    joemmo wrote:
    I nearly ran into an on old lady with a dog when a wasp got stuck in the vents and stung my head repeatedly.
    Just thought I'd add that bit of anecdotal evidence to the debate

    was riding along a main road last summer, bee flew in vent, i got stung and almost swerved into the path of a truck. On that anecdotal basis helmets should be banned as they are dangerous.

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agoPhilip Unwin wrote:stumps

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    That makes sense. What happened with the crash, hopefully no one hurt.

    Four of the five went down. Peleton now going very slow. Rain bad. De Backer seems to have disappeared from the front group

    All five are there

  • £0 to spent, but what bike to buy?1 year 14 weeks agoIf you are new to the world

    If you are new to the world of road cycling, it's better to post on a forum full of enthusiasts and visit a site with plenty of consumer reviews, than just going down to local supermarket, halfords or wherever and picking up a BSO.

    Yes some some of the questions and ensuing debate can get tiresome, but if you don't like it, you don't have to read it or contribute!

  • RaceWare Direct Garmin 200/500 bar mount1 year 14 weeks agoI wasn't suggesting in any

    I wasn't suggesting in any way that they were being selfish - just enterprising. Yawn

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agostumps wrote:That makes

    stumps wrote:
    That makes sense. What happened with the crash, hopefully no one hurt.

    Four of the five went down. Peleton now going very slow. Rain bad. De Backer seems to have disappeared from the front group

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agoThat makes sense. What

    That makes sense. What happened with the crash, hopefully no one hurt.

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agostumps wrote:So for instance,

    stumps wrote:
    So for instance, if Wiggins was leading out the peloton at the 3k marker he would get the 20 secs bonus and after that its only the sprint points they are going for ???

    I think the time bonuses will still be taken at the line, but none of the GC riders would have been likely to get them today anyway. It's the times for the overall which will be taken at the 3km mark.

  • Canadian study say compulsory cycle helmet laws have had "minimal" effect on number of cycling head injury hospital admissions1 year 14 weeks agoI nearly ran into an on old

    I nearly ran into an on old lady with a dog when a wasp got stuck in the vents and stung my head repeatedly.
    Just thought I'd add that bit of anecdotal evidence to the debate

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 121 year 14 weeks agoSo for instance, if Wiggins

    So for instance, if Wiggins was leading out the peloton at the 3k marker he would get the 20 secs bonus and after that its only the sprint points they are going for ???

  • Going to Italy to see Giro1 year 14 weeks agoI'm not Jealous at all

    I'm not Jealous at all Liar