• David Millar celebrates final season with custom Fizik shoes for charity1 year 8 weeks agoThey are very....colourful!

    They are very....colourful! He'll be easy to spot in the peloton.

  • Graeme Obree defeated as Glasgow University students choose Edward Snowden as Rector1 year 8 weeks agoThat is sad. It is a sad

    That is sad. It is a sad reflection on the modern mentality of jumping on every trendy bandwagon.

  • IAM Cycling's Kristof Goddaert killed after being run over by bus1 year 8 weeks agoA talented young rider

    A talented young rider thoughts go out to his poor family.

  • Dorset Gravel Dash 100 Announced1 year 8 weeks agoAs best I can tell, this will

    As best I can tell, this will cost me £35 to turn up and....ride my bike on paths I already can, using my own GPS, no map, route markings, support, etc.

    Sorry, but £35? For the organiser doing *nothing* for me?

    £35? Really?

    This whole 'not a sportive' but charging sportive-level fees is the new Emperor. And he's got no clothes.

    ...I'm sure it will sell out. Power to the guy's elbow an' all, but this is getting ridiculous.

    (meanwhile, I think I'll go plan a 100-mile route using any one of a dozen free online tools, and use the £35 I've saved to buy a massive pub lunch and dinner on the ride).

    ...and before someone says 'go organise your own ride and see how hard/easy/fulfilling/whatever it is' - I have: https://sites.google.com/site/whitchurchprimarypedal/ - £10 to enter, 100km of hilly lanes, free cake, excellent route marking at every intersection, police- and council-approved, marshals, technical support, free Cake, CTC £10M insurance for volunteers, FREE CAKE.

    And yes, 'it's not a sportive' as well.

    And helmets are not compulsory.

  • Graeme Obree defeated as Glasgow University students choose Edward Snowden as Rector1 year 8 weeks agoSnowden won because he

    Snowden won because he promised to leak the answers to the exam papers.

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 8 weeks agoJoeinpoole wrote:big mick

    Joeinpoole wrote:
    big mick wrote:
    Don,t say you weren't warned.It cost me £300,000 but hay I talk nonsense right?Lawyers love people not wearing helmets.They can save there clients big money.The real world (court rooms) are a harsh cold place and FAILED to wear a helmet makes you look iresponsible and in a world where car drivers wear seat belts motorcyclist wear helmets in the eyes of a judge you look foolish not protecting yourself.In court I was asked" why don't you cyclist wear motorcycle helmets" that's what you are up against.Nonsense for sure but for non cyclists it seems to make sense.Real world hard place and we all need to get real.I know cycle helmets are shite and when flattened by a lorry no helmet would save you but like I say Don't say you weren't warned.I can take a horse to water but can't make it drink right.Oh just more nonsense for sure right? Sorry but it's all true sorry to say.

    Huh? How exactly did not wearing a helmet cost you £300K? I've never worn a helmet and it has cost me absolutely nothing. On the contrary I've saved the cost of said helmet ... and enjoyed the wind in my hair too ... which is half the point of cycling anyway IMHO.

    The damages award was reduced by £300,000 because not wearing the helmet was deemed to be contributory negligence...

  • Marks & Spencer launches cycling chinos1 year 8 weeks agoOn the issue of fit, thin

    On the issue of fit, thin waist I understand - but why is everything 'slim fit' (or in yoof shops 'ultra-skinny') in the leg? I can barely get a pair of trousers over my thighs these days, let alone try to pedal in them. Confused
    I want to know where Chris Hoy buys his pants!?

  • IAM Cycling's Kristof Goddaert killed after being run over by bus1 year 8 weeks agoSuch sad news. Rest in peace.

    Such sad news. Rest in peace.

  • Marks & Spencer launches cycling chinos1 year 8 weeks agoJonathing wrote:What an

    Jonathing wrote:
    What an absolute sizing balls up. No 28x32, I thought cyclists were supposed to be slim.

    Some cyclist are on the more rotund size. Not "all" cyclists are slim

  • Video trailer: Marco Pantani documentary comes to UK cinemas in April1 year 8 weeks agoAgreed, this should be

    Agreed, this should be interesting. A fascinating, unbelievably talented but massively flawed character. I highly recommend the biography referred to above 'The death of Marco Pantani'.

  • Request not to receive premium race emails1 year 8 weeks agoNot sure. Possibly it

    Not sure. Possibly it defaults to on. Every email tells you how to turn them off though, it's not a secret Wink

  • Typical "cyclist"1 year 8 weeks agoAs a drowner of kittens I am

    As a drowner of kittens I am greatly offended by this.

  • Can we have "mark all topics / forum read type button...1 year 8 weeks agoI can confirm I have seen

    I can confirm I have seen Wink

  • Fulcrum Racing Zeros1 year 8 weeks agojonnyllew wrote:Hi AJ, Thanks

    jonnyllew wrote:
    Hi AJ,

    Thanks for the comment!

    I'm sure the ceramic bearings must go some way in making a difference over Elites.

    They probably will replace my Elites sadly as I'm buying a De Rosa Merak to go with the Zeros so I'll need the cash.

    Interested to hear your thoughts on going tubeless and the reasons? Are punctures easily fixed?

    Thanks.

    TBH I haven't tried the Fulcrum Racing 1s but if the only difference between those and the zeros is ceramic bearings then they'll be just as good. I wouldn't believe the hype about ceramics. The zero hubs are very good though, no doubt about that.

    I have the 2 way fits so can go tubeless or clincher and am running tubeless at the moment although they've been off the bike since october. Yet to have a puncture, improved cornering and just feel more comfortable. Convinced rolling resistance is reduced too but that might be in my mind. Tubeless is just a better all round experience.

  • Can we have "mark all topics / forum read type button...1 year 8 weeks agoIts not been missed, its just

    Its not been missed, its just that Dave, who sorts out that kind of thing, is out of the country at the minute.

    Anyway, he can't miss the thread because there's no way of marking it as read without actually reading it Smile

  • Volta ao Algarve1 year 8 weeks agoChrisdstripes is spot on,

    Chrisdstripes is spot on, Horner has a great "form" rating because he won his last race, the Vuelta, and scored a ton of points.

    Values are no longer set be people, its all automated now which takes all subjectivity out of it. Riders are priced as they are purely on form and their scores on these types of stages.

  • Request not to receive premium race emails1 year 8 weeks agoThanks Dave, sorted, though

    Thanks Dave, sorted, though are we enrolled automatically as Road cc members, as I don't recall ever looking at fantasy cycling!

    Perhaps I ticked the wrong box somewhere.

    Cheers.

  • Thoughts on going tubeless?1 year 8 weeks agoI haven't switched over to

    I haven't switched over to tubeless either but in my experience and from what I've read, pinch flats or snakebite flats tend to be associated with underinflated tubes. What size tires do you run and many psi do you pump up to? (It's also helpful to know what weight you are too) I'm 55 kg and run 25s in the winter and 23s the rest of the year and at 100 psi I've never had a pinch flat. (I live in Portland, Oregon, and the roads here only get cleaned 2X a year so there's lots of glass and debris in the streets coupled with a good amount of potholes.) I know according to the 60/40 rule (55/45 for non-race bikes) I run my tires too high (90 psi front and 60 rear would not only flat on my roads and probably wreck my rims too) but that's what I'm used to and I ride on pretty crappy urban roads.

    http://www.bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf

    Just a thought.

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 8 weeks agoEl Tel wrote:Am I missing

    El Tel wrote:
    Am I missing something here?

    Erm.... Only the bit that says there are at least 10 things more important than wearing a helmet... i.e. the whole point of the story. Plain Face

  • Vuelta a Andalucia1 year 8 weeks agoTwybaydos wrote:... Kangert

    Twybaydos wrote:
    ... Kangert for Arredondo...
    ... <16.6 Julian David Arredondo (3 or something) ...

    That (!) is a game changer right there... what nice pick! The 2nd highest scorer out of San Luis with an average of 37.0 points on a mountain stage... He got 7 points the day of the 19.2 K time trial, too... You may end up beating the crap out of us with this pick... I can't believe all of us missed him! Good choice!

    At San Luis he was at 3.0... I wish I could give Dave the data to see what he would go up to, but I'll value him at 19.0 and that'll square you away at a cool 150.0 points... I've also added him above...

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Desert and Mediterranean legs)1 year 8 weeks agoyou have got to be kidding

    you have got to be kidding me......3 of your littl'uns beat me!!

  • Volta ao Algarve1 year 8 weeks agoCav..for stage 1 yes

    Cav..for stage 1 yes

  • Tour of Oman1 year 8 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote:Average-ish

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    Average-ish day, but glad I got Greipel in. Now will hold my nerve and save transfers for tomorrow.

    same

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 8 weeks agobig mick wrote:Don,t say you

    big mick wrote:
    Don,t say you weren't warned.It cost me £300,000 but hay I talk nonsense right?Lawyers love people not wearing helmets.They can save there clients big money.The real world (court rooms) are a harsh cold place and FAILED to wear a helmet makes you look iresponsible and in a world where car drivers wear seat belts motorcyclist wear helmets in the eyes of a judge you look foolish not protecting yourself.In court I was asked" why don't you cyclist wear motorcycle helmets" that's what you are up against.Nonsense for sure but for non cyclists it seems to make sense.Real world hard place and we all need to get real.I know cycle helmets are shite and when flattened by a lorry no helmet would save you but like I say Don't say you weren't warned.I can take a horse to water but can't make it drink right.Oh just more nonsense for sure right? Sorry but it's all true sorry to say.

    Huh? How exactly did not wearing a helmet cost you £300K? I've never worn a helmet and it has cost me absolutely nothing. On the contrary I've saved the cost of said helmet ... and enjoyed the wind in my hair too ... which is half the point of cycling anyway IMHO.

  • Dorset Gravel Dash 100 Announced1 year 8 weeks agoOtis Bragg wrote: For God's

    Otis Bragg wrote:

    For God's sake- aren't there enough pro-/anti-helmet threads on this site without trying to start another one?

    Clearly not. Otherwise event-organisers would get the message that many (if not the majority of) recreational and experienced cyclists don't wear helmets.

    Does the proprietor of any pub or restaurant that you visit insist on you wearing a helmet before you are served alcohol? Why not? After all, 65% of head injuries reported by hospitals have alcohol as the primary cause. Head injuries due to cycling are *incredibly* rare by comparison.

    This event is right on my doorstep and yet I am apparently excluded by some arbitrary ruling, supposedly intended for 'my own safety', on the need for an expensive piece of foam to be worn on the head despite no evidence whatsoever that it actually achieves anything.