• Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1 year 9 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:... It

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    ... It feels a bit random now...

    Boonen
    Stybar
    Roelandts
    Van Avermaet
    Boom
    Stannard
    Elmiger
    Bandiera
    Drucker

    What's random about that team? That seems pretty solid to me! Smile I have to admit I don't know Drucker though Thinking ...

  • Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1 year 9 weeks agoThor crashed and out ? Lost

    Thor crashed and out ?
    Lost my feed Crying

  • Lusso HT70 Jacket1 year 9 weeks agoI've had a red one of these

    I've had a red one of these for about 5 years. It survived daily commuting and monthly washing well, although faded from red to pink after a lot of washes. The zips on the pockets gave up eventually, but the main zip is fine. Waterproofing stayed good after 5 years - you don't get that from the cheap jackets. Sewing a tab for a light onto the rear vent quickly solved one of the reviewers criticism's. Big pit-zips are a bonus when it's warm & wet. Large fits well, with room for a fleece when its cold - I'll 5'11'' & 41" chest.
    A nice new one has now moved the old one over for off-roading.
    Recommended.

  • Campagnolo record mechanical vs Athena EPS1 year 9 weeks agoMechanical. You don't need to

    Mechanical. You don't need to charge it up, and your frame won't be obsolete as soon as there's a new and improved wiring method.

  • Campagnolo record mechanical vs Athena EPS1 year 9 weeks agoPersonally, I would go for

    Personally, I would go for the Record mechanical.

    I don't race and don't see the need for anything electronic on my bikes other than a speedo or GPS map.

  • Bibshorts for a longer leg1 year 9 weeks agoKudos to Lusso for that.

    Kudos to Lusso for that.

  • Scott CR1 SL Frameset (medium 54)1 year 9 weeks agoPrice drop to £550.

    Price drop to £550.

  • Advice - Shimano Ultegra 6800 Groupset vs Campagnolo Athena Carbon Groupset1 year 9 weeks agoBoth Ultegra and Athena are

    Both Ultegra and Athena are very good. As there is little to separate performance-wise, other more subjective factors come in to play...

    I ride Campagnolo because I prefer how it looks.
    I ride Campagnolo because I have to replace stuff less often than my Shimano riding pals
    I ride Campagnolo because its what I used when I discovered that even Cat2 was likely to evade me and it reminds me of my yoof.
    I ride Campagnolo because as much as I like sushi, I'm really a pasta lover at heart.

  • Xenon Gas1 year 9 weeks agoSurf57 wrote:I used something

    Surf57 wrote:
    I used something like this way back in 2007...

    You do realize we're talking about Xenon gas here. Right?

    Are you telling us you were on the Russian Olympic Team? Or that you road with Garmin?

    If neither, then please tell me what store in Colorado sold you "something like" Xenon gas? I'll be there as soon as they open their doors this morning to buy out their whole stock!

    Wink

  • Xenon Gas1 year 9 weeks agojohn rutherford wrote:Saw it

    john rutherford wrote:
    Saw it yesterday on the Cycling News website .It,s one of the lead stories .Just checkedit out this morning and it,s still on .

    Found it! Thanks.

    ...Prentice Steffen MD, head physician at Garmin-Sharp, told Cyclingnews that although the team he worked for looked into the idea of using the Xenon, they were quickly put off...

  • UCI Track Worlds: GB's Joanna Rowsell wins individual pursuit (+ link to video)1 year 9 weeks agoIncredible...She is

    Incredible...She is dominating the track!!! Well done Rowsell Smile

  • Kuurne Brussels Kuurne1 year 9 weeks agoThanks TER, lets get picking

    Thanks TER, lets get picking then!

  • Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1 year 9 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:That is the

    Gkam84 wrote:
    That is the break sorted 23km in

    Lemoine, Veuchelen, Steels, Paterski, Laborie, Schillinger, Kuchynski & Sinkeldam have 2'30"

    old school rules means 10pts per rider if all still together and away at halfway(99km)

  • Bibshorts for a longer leg1 year 9 weeks agoI'm 6'6 and very slim so have

    I'm 6'6 and very slim so have much the same problem. I currently have three pairs of bibs: Castelli Free Aero Race, DHB Aeron Pro, Morvelo Classics.

    The Castelli and DHB are both a little shorter in the leg than I would like, but still fine. The Morvelo are slightly longer and the lycra is tight and supportive (I think it's "power" lycra or something like that, so has a slight compression element).

    The Morvelo do feel noticeably cheaper in the bibs than either the Castelli, which are as lovely as you'd expect, or the DHB, which are unquestionably the best of the three in terms of value for money. I'm not entirely sure I'd buy another pair for that reason.

    The Howies bibs are also quite long in the leg and really, really nice.

    I would love to try a pair of Assos in the long size, but I just can't justify spending that much money on a pair of bibs. (The Castellis I got in a sale at a significant reduction.)

    Echoing the comment above, I also found decent fitting winter bibtights much harder to find. I ended up with a pair of padless Lusso Max Repels, which fit perfectly. They're also really good quality - particularly for the price - and have the added bonus of being British made. Even better, Lusso said they would tailor a pair for me if I wanted them to be a bit longer in the leg. Said it would only cost £20 or something like that.

    Hope that helps.

  • Kuurne Brussels Kuurne1 year 9 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:No

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    No Greipel either at the mo - think I'll wait until tonight to sort out my team.

    That ones my fault, missed ticking Greipel, all sorted now

  • .1 year 9 weeks agosk8ir wrote:We should put a

    sk8ir wrote:
    We should put a stop to this kind of thing.

    That is just dotty...... Angry

  • Southampton City Council “satisfied” with “innovative” junction + video of riding through it1 year 9 weeks agoAround 25 years ago John

    Around 25 years ago John Lawrence (ext TRL) was cycling officer with Southampton City Council, and there were some rather sensible things being done.

    As an example he watched one piece of road in the City Centre, and noted that experienced riders were taking a position in the centre of the road to turn right in moderate numbers, and so by putting an advisory cycle lane where they were taking the position to turn he gave all road users the indication that cycle traffic would be positioning to make a right turn.

    There was also a very useful study of how the cycles were being parked in the city centre, and a casualty review of cyclists presenting at A&E - one third were coming in as the result of a crash riding on or off the footway often to join or leave an off carriageway route - that tallies well with the much higher incidence of crashes when cyclists use footways (typically 4-8 times as many crashes compared to road riding - see Aultman-Hall TRB papers)

    Unfortunately the one thing all these 'innovative' designs seem to have forgotten to do is to go out to site and watch what regular cyclists are doing at the junction. This is probably a solution evolved by experience and their analysis of the hazards, with a risk management strategy.

    Fatally, the cyclists' solution for a safe and clean route at Bow has been ignored, with 3 deaths to prove it. Let's hope this is not another feature in the same vein.

  • Kuurne Brussels Kuurne1 year 9 weeks agoNo Greipel either at the mo -

    No Greipel either at the mo - think I'll wait until tonight to sort out my team.

  • Southampton City Council “satisfied” with “innovative” junction + video of riding through it1 year 9 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:That video

    levermonkey wrote:
    That video is scary and should be used for training purposes - "This is how not to design a junction".

    My advice is still "Ignore the Paint - Treat it like any other Junction".

    yes, following the paint will lead to a false sense of security which is fine until some dimwit cage driver fails to check his inside and left hooks you.

  • Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1 year 9 weeks agoThat is the break sorted 23km

    That is the break sorted 23km in

    Lemoine, Veuchelen, Steels, Paterski, Laborie, Schillinger, Kuchynski & Sinkeldam have 2'30"

  • Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1 year 9 weeks agoalso Lemoine Paterski Laborie

    also
    Lemoine Paterski Laborie Schillinger Kuchynski and Sinkledam 48''

  • Shimano launch new road tubeless and disc wheels + road/trekking components1 year 9 weeks agoNice one - your search engine

    Nice one - your search engine is clearly more effective than mine! Those look really quite nice.

  • Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1 year 9 weeks ago8 man break including

    8 man break including Veuchelen and Steels 25''

  • Genesis go carbon (but just the forks for now) and 28mm tyres for 20151 year 9 weeks agoRemembering, the most

    Remembering, the most excellent SKS Raceblade Long QR mudguard only needs a few mm of clearance to mount the QR thingies under the crown

  • Omloop Het Nieuwsblad1 year 9 weeks agoLemoine, Veuchelen, Steels,

    Lemoine, Veuchelen, Steels, Paterski, Laborie, Schillinger, Kuchynski & Sinkeldam have 25"