• When's too many bikes enough ?1 year 9 weeks agoThree, a carbon 'best bike',

    Three, a carbon 'best bike', an aluminium 'everyday and winter' bike, and my original 40 year old last year Raleigh Record. Oh, and the carbon step-through women's bike I built my other half as compensation Wink

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Desert and Mediterranean legs)1 year 9 weeks agodon't panic FS'ers...going to

    don't panic FS'ers...going to do a double day-double race update in the morning.....ong boring day on call at work tomorrow

    i will say though that it looks like TER has had a very nice couple of days D Oh

  • A better way to use Strava?1 year 9 weeks agoI just use www.veloviewer.com

    I just use www.veloviewer.com for a ridiculous amount of this sort of data from Strava!

  • The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 9 weeks agoLooks like Frankie

    Looks like Frankie listened....4pts in Oman(and a stage earlier than i expected too...merci Dr Fuentes LOL)

    Zoidl(drheaton) 65
    Hepburn(stumps) 39
    Domont(enrique) 32
    Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
    Kolar(turboprannet) 22
    Ignatyev(giff77) 17
    Sergent(chiv30)16
    Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 11
    LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
    C.Kern(NeilG83) 10
    Zabel(gizmo) 7
    F.Schleck(ray silvester) 7
    Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
    Earle(mikeh789) 5
    Oliveira(debbieg) 5

  • Overlapping frame sizes - go larger or smaller?1 year 9 weeks agoI'm the opposite. 5'11" and

    I'm the opposite. 5'11" and would take the medium every time. I find the m/l slightly out of proportion and can't make the adjustments necessary to make it just so. With a medium, a few tweets and I'm sorted Smile

  • "Kaiser Thiefs" - Sturmey-Archer attacks Leeds band for "blatantly copying" logo1 year 9 weeks agoCome on, Sunrace did the

    Come on, Sunrace did the world a favour by keeping the Sturmey Archer stalwarts like the AW hubs going when Britain couldn't anymore. Modern folders and city bikes use their affordable and reliable hubs. They're not making racing stuff but they are at the forefront of making bikes for the people. Half of Asia uses their hubs every day. If decadent Westerners can afford blingy stuff that's lighter (but no more reliable) that's fine but don't do this company down. You can still get spares for 30yr old bikes thanks to them and that keeps the wreckers chained up at a lot of stations going. How is that a bad thing?

    It is nice to be asked, but I hope they turn this around into some good publicity rather than be seen as over-defensive corporate entities resorting to lawyers in the first instance.

  • First Ride: B’Twin Alur 7001 year 9 weeks agobut back on topic, this bike

    but back on topic, this bike looks really good, some flaws but bloody hell even at 900 it would still be an awesome bike

  • First Ride: B’Twin Alur 7001 year 9 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:russyparkin

    KiwiMike wrote:
    russyparkin wrote:
    i dont cafe stop in winter, i just ride with my race training group, none of us have mudguards

    i ride all winter long without spoiling the look of my bike,

    i just buy decent cycling clothing to keep me dry

    Ah, sorry - I missed the 'Magically repels cowshit and clay' swingtag on that £250 Assos gilet.

    And 'No Cake in winter': W-T-*actual*-F?

    Wink

    ah you wear assos? well that gives away a lot about you,

    i use winter for race training, the one cafe i may stop at is 4 miles from home and is a cycling cafe so welcome us muddy riders,

    being a southwest boy i have seen a lot of rain! and my views on mudguards are still the same,

    in my opinion if you walk into a bike shop and your priority on bike choice is if it takes mudguards over anything else, your not a proper cyclist.

    snobbery/arseholery? yeah probably but i would rather drown than stick fugging mudguards on my tcr, and yes in case your wondering i pretty much do run 50mm carbons through winter

    not even sorry

  • Showers Pass Skyline waterproof trousers1 year 9 weeks agoThe Showers Pass Skyline

    The Showers Pass Skyline Pants will not fit over regular pants. I don't think they'd fit even over skinny fit pants, though they might. I do wear them over Smartwool baselayer bottoms. I use them for not only cycling, but also for winter running below freezing in NYC area.

    I'm also looking for waterproof, packable pants that can slip over regular trousers for commuting. I've tried on the Showers Pass Storm pants as well as Gore Bike ALP-X 2.0 Active Pants and they didn't slip over regular pants. REI Stratos 2.0 did fit over some regular pants.

  • "Kaiser Thiefs" - Sturmey-Archer attacks Leeds band for "blatantly copying" logo1 year 9 weeks agoMpittick wrote:Who ever talks

    Mpittick wrote:
    Who ever talks about SA anymore?

    Presumably the kind of hipsters who are willing to drop £900 for a 3-speed 35lb Pashley. I can only suspect that's the same demographic The Kaiser Chiefs are aiming for.

  • First Ride: B’Twin Alur 7001 year 9 weeks agoallez neg wrote: Is the extra

    allez neg wrote:

    Is the extra ballache (flangeache too, for the feminists) of cleaning, lubing and adjusting the rear brake down there adequately compensated for by the marginal aero and mass-centralisation gains?

    Yes, but not for Aero, mostly cos it looks horny

  • Leader of club run driven at by laughing van man tells of attack1 year 9 weeks agoYeah, stringing up is too

    Yeah, stringing up is too soft!

    Hung drawn and quartered. What a waste of space.

  • First Ride: B’Twin Alur 7001 year 9 weeks agoSeriously I have sat in a

    Seriously I have sat in a room full of post menopausal women that bitched less than some of you lot....if you don't like the bike, don't effen well buy it.

    If this bike was £10K and had some fancy Italian name on it you would all be dripping over it.

  • Spring Classics Question1 year 9 weeks agoorli wrote:ray silvester

    orli wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    ahh....whack em all in!!

    I'm with you, and, since most are a week apart, can we have unlimited transfers between them please?

    This, they won't be tricky to pick for, not like we are dealing multiple week long tours here.

  • Leader of club run driven at by laughing van man tells of attack1 year 9 weeks agoIt's good to hear from the

    It's good to hear from the victims, they wear obviously shook up.
    I believe the sentence to be appropriate on this occasion.
    Get on ride on folks. It's a rare situation dealing with unintelligent folk like the van driver.

  • First Ride: B’Twin Alur 7001 year 9 weeks agoNick T wrote: I understand

    Nick T wrote:

    I understand other people may have a different view, however.

    Nope. Can't see it. Coffee/Cake transcends all the optional Velominati-poseur-sycophancy.

    The Way, The Truth and The Cake.

  • First Ride: B’Twin Alur 7001 year 9 weeks agoNick T wrote: I understand

    Nick T wrote:

    I understand other people may have a different view, however.

    Nope. Can't see it. Coffee/Cake transcends all the optional Velominati-poseur-sycophancy.

    The Way, The Truth and The Cake.

  • Leader of club run driven at by laughing van man tells of attack1 year 9 weeks agoAirzound wrote:The guy should

    Airzound wrote:
    The guy should be strung up.

    Thats a really silly thing to say.

  • When's too many bikes enough ?1 year 9 weeks agoI think I may have a problem.

    I think I may have a problem. I did get down to three about six months ago, now up to five with two more in the pipeline... There is a fair amount of subterfuge and creative accounting involved. I need to find new hiding places.

    Best carbon bike
    Commuter hack (Dolan track frame with the brilliant Sturmey two-speed kick hub)
    Aluminium winter bike currently on the turbo with TT bars for fun
    Old School mountain bike I never ride (but can't bear to lose) - must take it out for a spin
    Folding bike

    Miss my steel crosser

    Titanium do-it-all on order and vintage steel in my dreams.

    Perfectly reasonable, no?

    "Is that a new bike?"
    "What, this old thing?"

  • Northwave Sonic SRS shoes1 year 9 weeks agoIzaak30 wrote:Why would you

    Izaak30 wrote:
    Why would you not buy them if you would recommend for others? Not a criticism just an observation. Think it happens quite often on reviews

    I don't like to feel any flex in my shoes and will happily trade comfort for power output, I've got plenty of ride buddies though who the opposite is more important so I'd happily recommend the Sonics to them.

  • Leader of club run driven at by laughing van man tells of attack1 year 9 weeks agoHaving a gopro on rides - not

    Having a gopro on rides - not such a bad idea.

  • Leader of club run driven at by laughing van man tells of attack1 year 9 weeks agoThe guy should be strung up.

    The guy should be strung up.

  • Spring Classics Question1 year 9 weeks agoray silvester wrote:chiv30

    ray silvester wrote:
    chiv30 wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    Want a debate...

    1st March Omloop
    2nd March Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
    8th March Strade Bianchi
    9th March Roma Maxima
    23rd March Milan Sanremo
    28th March E3 Harelbeke
    30th March Gent-Wevelgem
    6th April Flanders
    9th April Scheldeprijs
    13th April Paris-Roubaix
    20th April Amstel Gold
    23rd April Fleche Wallonie
    27th April Liege-Bastogne-Liege

    Debate away...*puts fingers in my ears*

    Dave runs the game with help from Dr H, TER and myself...the Spring Classics is Dafydd (TOGITV) turn...he'll be the one making the final call Wink Wink

    Tbh looking at the schedule above I'd probably go with the following purely for fantasy reasons :

    2nd March Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
    8th March Strade Bianchi
    23rd March Milan Sanremo
    30th March Gent-Wevelgem
    6th April Flanders
    13th April Paris-Roubaix
    20th April Amstel Gold
    27th April Liege-Bastogne-Liege

    Pretty much a race a week for 2 months Wink

    you can't drop Fleche-Wallone!!

    Not a fan myself tbh but I can see your point

  • Vuelta a Andalucia Forum Competition Results1 year 9 weeks agoTwybaydos wrote:I think I've

    Twybaydos wrote:
    I think I've got 210. Valverde, Porte, mollema, Navarro, lulu, degand and a sterling 9 points from Arredondo. Stewards enquiry

    Twy, this my rundown of your points today

    31.5 Alejandro Valverde 53
    25.7 Richie Porte 32
    22.9 Bauke Mollema 22
    19.0 Julian David Arredondo 9
    17.2 Daniel Navarro 28
    15.7 Tom Dumoulin
    10.2 Luis León Sánchez 42
    4.8 Thomas Degand 22
    3.0 Linus Gerdemann

    Total 208

  • Belfast politician calls for flags and mural ban during Giro d'Italia visit1 year 9 weeks agoI strongly suspect it's more

    I strongly suspect it's more about gentrifying Belfast for the world's scrutiny; when the G8 met there last summer, they put up fake shop fronts to cover all the closed, empty lots.

    So long as nobody touches the one of Eddie, I shan't be overly bothered.