• Tubular for daily use - Any thoughts?1 year 16 weeks agoDo you not pump your tyres up

    Do you not pump your tyres up before every use anyway? You really should...

    Tubs rock. I use mine daily. You puncture less anyway, and because you can ride in a flat they're less of an issue to begin with. Then there's the fact that you (generally) flat less to start with, and because you carry a pre-glued tub (remember, it's contact adhesive so the glue 'dries' to the touch but still sticks on contact with the old glue on the rim) you can always change a flat if you have to (and doing so is as easy as changing a clincher - you have to trust me on this one as you only realise once you have to do it). Of course you can also carry sealant.

    If you want to try it out, get some Ksyrium tub wheels (or el cheapo second hand ones) that you can easily sell to a CX racer if you decide they're not for you. Use Schwalbe Milanos or Vittoria Rally tyres to get the hang of it - then upgrade once you've been sucked in... Wink

    It's worth it just for the ride quality.

  • Speed limits for bikes?1 year 16 weeks agoI often wonder on my commute

    I often wonder on my commute if there was a 'no undertaking' rule and it was somehow enforceable it would basically make cycling illegal. There are so many junctions that I approach on red and have to squeeze past some cars to get to a tiny green box that might have been over run by a car anyway.
    If I had to wait at the back it often would take two or three cycles of the lights to get though the lights. 5 minutes to move 200 yards. Cars would just speed up and overtake you then block you off again. The idea of going at the speed of the slowest, hindmost car would make getting to work impossible, especially when there are penalties for being late. So I am forced to constantly squeeze past cars that often offset themselves trying to squeeze past another car that they can't possibly fit past until it moves, but they still try.

    The road is a shared space indeed but we need more cycle routes which are actually properly paved to encourage more cycling, simple.

  • Tubular for daily use - Any thoughts?1 year 16 weeks agoI have always wondered if

    I have always wondered if tubs are any use to a regular rider and not just a Pro-only thing. I can't imagine the inconvenience of fixing an inevitable flat and regluing the tyre without having a mechanic and support car following you all the time.
    Having never ridden on tubs I would love to know what advantage they bring and how significant is it?

  • Rapha Team Sky replica kit now available1 year 16 weeks agobetweenbikes wrote:the time

    betweenbikes wrote:
    the time has come to wear 'replica kit' with pride,
    and show the world which team you support...

    then watch the racing down the pub and when your team loses have a fight with your rivals
    Big Grin

    Seem to recall Cav got a bit of abuse from beered-up Sky fans during 2010 Tour de France...?

    (Yup, didn't imagine it: http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/475511/cavendish-jeered-by-sk... )

    Guess when he signed for Sky at end of 2011 they must have felt like football fans whose team signs a star player from local rivals... all forgiven very quickly.

  • £40m announced to improve cycle safety at junctions in England - but will it achieve that effect?1 year 16 weeks agonorthstar wrote:A very small

    northstar wrote:
    A very small figure compared to how much gets spent on road building etc..

    If you mean 'road resurfacing', then virtually nothing these days.

  • Rapha Team Sky replica kit now available1 year 16 weeks agoI gladly wear replica kit but

    I gladly wear replica kit but only on the condition that is a) cheap in the sale b) of discredited teams riddled with cheats, dopers and whingers c) makes me look slightly thinner.

  • Rapha Team Sky replica kit now available1 year 16 weeks agoI love it. After years of

    I love it. After years of complaining that Rapha is over priced and elitist the Rapha Bashers are now complaining about Rapha selling cheap stuff to the masses.... Thinking

    My club kit made by Vermarc but I suspect that as pro kit it's actually not designed to stand repeated washes beyond a season. That's why I buy Rapha shorts. That and because I don't like the way I'm supposed to act a billboard for our club sponsor who have completely smothered a fine club jersey with their brand name. That's another story though... Yawn

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 16 weeks agoNeilG83 wrote:I... finally

    NeilG83 wrote:
    I... finally finished 1st on a stage. 255pts for me today.

    Wow! Pretty cool! Nice! Smile You must be 1st on the High Scores for the season, too! Smile

  • Bike riders in Austria banned from using handheld mobiles as changes to cycling laws take force1 year 16 weeks agoImagine having to introduce

    Imagine having to introduce legislation to reduce overcrowding of cycle lanes!

  • New Game Questions1 year 16 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:high

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    high scores should be doing what it did last year, but it's not working for some reason. i'll see if i can see why

    Dave, when I clicked on the High Scores link on the 'My Team' page, I see this:

    1 Rollende Apotheken sepporepi 255
    1= Team Sky Blue NeilG83 255
    4 cycleography netclectic 246
    4= Fragonet Fragonet 246
    4= Gmancervelo Gmancervelo 246
    19= korfing Cyclists korf2911 242
    39= The river 38 The river 38 238
    39= les theieres volantes taustin789 238

    Where do I click if I want to see the High Scores for the entire season? Thanks!

  • £40m announced to improve cycle safety at junctions in England - but will it achieve that effect?1 year 16 weeks ago78 junctions - I suppose it's

    78 junctions - I suppose it's a start.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 16 weeks agoI have been playing this game

    I have been playing this game for almost 2 years and have finally finished 1st on a stage. 255pts for me today.

    Have got all the badges except the 10,000pts now too. Big Grin

  • Rapha Team Sky replica kit now available1 year 16 weeks agoThanks everyone! I knew I'd

    Thanks everyone! I knew I'd get more than a few minutes entertainment and distraction from work if I checked out the comments on a Rapha article.
    Off to the latest Lance Armstrong one now; might have to get a cup of tea first...

  • Rapha Team Sky replica kit now available1 year 16 weeks agothe time has come to wear

    the time has come to wear 'replica kit' with pride,
    and show the world which team you support...

    then watch the racing down the pub and when your team loses have a fight with your rivals
    Big Grin

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 16 weeks agoYeah, I'm premium, i thought

    Yeah, I'm premium, i thought the same rules applied, thanks dr Cool

  • UPDATED: Lance Armstrong withdraws from US Masters Swimming event after FINA objects1 year 16 weeks agoThere's a Legs, Bums and Tums

    There's a Legs, Bums and Tums class in the village hall near me if he's interested. Don't think it's drug tested.

    It's Tuesdays at 7:30.

    Think you have to bring your own mat.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 16 weeks agonorthstar wrote:I think I've

    northstar wrote:
    I think I've got this right - I have 3 transfers for tommorrow but if i don't use one, I will lose it / won't have 5 for the TT?

    Thanks

    It depends, are you premium? Standard players can carry two forward so can have at most 4, there is no limit on how many transfers a premium player can roll forward.

  • Badges?1 year 16 weeks agoYes, one team scored 180, the

    Yes, one team scored 180, the other more, so I wasn't sure if it was counting the 180 or not. I assume it should because where you have a sprinter in both teams who wins a stage that usually gets you two badges.

  • First road bike1 year 16 weeks agoWould you get fitted on a jig

    Would you get fitted on a jig before the Dolan is put together? It would make sense for the builder to leave some stack height on the steerer for you so that you can settle in to the slightly more hunched over position. CX wheels are a good idea for the rough roads, handbuilt maybe a worthwhile consideration too on the basis that they are easier to repair. With a custom build you'll get to choose some decent tyres, I like Conti 4Seasons for commuting but I expect you'll have your own favourites. Whatever you get, I hope you're inspired to take that new steed out into some of that fantastic countryside just put of town. Enjoy the new bike.

  • Do I need a new rear mech?1 year 16 weeks agoMost Campagnolo parts can be

    Most Campagnolo parts can be individually replaced. Take it to your local Campagnolo dealer and they will be able to tell you.

  • Badges?1 year 16 weeks agoSorry, meant to say if both

    Sorry, meant to say if both teams score 180+ it's still only scoring one. Which I think is why drheaton is querying it. (not sure if it's meant to work that way? Thinking )

  • Badges?1 year 16 weeks agoIt only needs one team to

    It only needs one team to score 180 + to get the badge.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 16 weeks agoNeilG83 wrote:1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9

    NeilG83 wrote:
    1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 for me today! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

    Nice one Neil - stage win!

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 16 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:Rather than

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    Rather than being a summit finish, this was more of a PLUMMET finish....as Talanski and a.n.other will concur

    That deserves a big laughing face Laughing

  • Badges?1 year 16 weeks agoIt's 180 or over. I think

    It's 180 or over. I think it's only scoring one when both purist and standard get the badge at the same time?