• Giro stage 101 year 10 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Aaagh, this

    Joelsim wrote:
    Aaagh, this gets worse and worse. The guy at the top has Bandiera, who no doubt will win combativity to add to 6 pts in the intermediate sprint and Viviani.

    All he needs now is for Viviani and Mezgec to finish 1-2 and he will increase his lead.

    Nightmare.


    Relax dude, still got 2 weeks left! Wink

  • Giro stage 101 year 10 weeks agoJust heard Viviani is SICk

    Just heard Viviani is SICk Sick

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 10 weeks agoMarshal: "There's a bike race

    Marshal: "There's a bike race coming through"
    (Sportive) Rider: "Aye, I'm part of it"

    Eyes are streaming.......

  • Tour de la Manche1 year 10 weeks agoGood work......riding &

    Good work......riding & writing! I hope the little hills of Bath will have given you a tiny bit of help for the big hills of the Alps. Hopefully you have a few enjoyable moments intermingled with the pain. Good luck.

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 10 weeks agoIf you look at the user info

    If you look at the user info for that comment, the poster has only just registered. I suspect that they ride a cycle over a motorcycle, as do most of the new posters on that thread Devil

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 10 weeks agobikebot wrote:Paul_C

    bikebot wrote:
    Paul_C wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    Since I uploaded the video, someone posted it on that Ducati forum and the motorbiker has deleted his whole channel.....something to hide there??

    Mr. Ducati Rider is about to discover teh power of the internets...

    he's obviously never heard of the "Streisand Effect"...

    I just took a look over at the Ducati forum, and it's gone down pretty much how I thought it would (see the third page from the earlier link). For those bikers -> Applause

    I think this comment from one of the Ducati forum riders puts it rather succinctly:

    "So hows that posting a video of yourself deliberately driving into someone doing absolutely nothing wrong then lying through your back teeth about going then?

    You're a terrible driver and shouldn't be on the road"

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 10 weeks agoOnly just seen this. Oh well

    Only just seen this. Oh well never mind, it's only a game and people are good enough to spend time on it so we can't really complain.

    Why not from here on just have a blanket neutralising for any race that's been 'compromised' they way there can be no arguments. Seems silly bickering when everyone just wants a bit of added entertainment to a real life event.

    One of the things I like about this years set up is the tabs of the forthcoming races - so theres not really an excuse for not getting teams in - unless theres no start list.

    Is there a badge for lowest score in a stage, if not there should be. I want one, I think I'd have about 100 now Rolling On The Floor

  • Video: Premature exultation as Spanish rider Eloy Teruel celebrates California win a lap early1 year 10 weeks agoRyder Hesjedal did the same

    Ryder Hesjedal did the same thing in last years race in Montreal so even the top riders can have trouble counting to 3

  • Giro stage 101 year 10 weeks ago3 Trades tonight. OUT

    3 Trades tonight.

    OUT Quintana, Chicchi and Arredondo ( this one hurt but I want NIzzolo and have Zoidl as well.

    IN Nizzolo, Ferrari(went for these 2 as have their teamamtes, dont have an extra fdj, and both home boys) really want Nizzolo to win a stage. Last my Chicchi repalcement, from same team, should be abouts and can TT. Daneile Colli.

    Nizzolo
    Zoidl
    Ferrari
    Ulissi
    Evans
    Uran
    Majka
    Godoy
    Colli

    See a few found Colli. Good Luck.

  • Giro stage 101 year 10 weeks agoAaagh, this gets worse and

    Aaagh, this gets worse and worse. The guy at the top has Bandiera, who no doubt will win combativity to add to 6 pts in the intermediate sprint and Viviani.

    All he needs now is for Viviani and Mezgec to finish 1-2 and he will increase his lead.

    Nightmare.

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 10 weeks agojust seen a post on facebook

    just seen a post on facebook from someone who was there - the seems to be that the 'marshal' just jumped out in front the riders telling them to stop, i got the impression that he couldnt tell whether he was a marshal or just a member of the public - obviously you can't tell from the vid but if thats the case and there were no signs warning of a race the raised voices seem appropriate. The yorkshire accent is dead funny though Laughing

  • Park Tool TM1 Spoke Tension Gauge1 year 10 weeks agoA tension meter was my first

    A tension meter was my first purchase and greatly reduced the amount of time it takes me to get a wheel together and "there or thereabouts".

    I still true in a frame, turned upside down, on the living room carpet (sorry Gem). I open the brake calipers right up and insert the wheel, then close them until I can hear the first signs of the block rubbing on the rim. I remove the biggest deflection from the rim, then close the calipers slightly and repeat. Since the brake calipers were centred using a known-good wheel, I haven't found a need for a dishing tool. This method has worked for me for three wheel builds now.

    Fifty-odd quid (the TM-1 online price) still seems quite pricey for a bit of metal sheet, a spring and some plastic bits though!

  • Motorcyclist / cyclist collision near Buckingham Palace1 year 10 weeks agoWaiting for TFL to respond as

    Waiting for TFL to respond as to what the lane is for. It is narrow where he was hit, but fills a full lane if you go back a bit down Constitution Hill

  • Two cyclists airlifted to hospital with serious injuries during 2014 Fred Whitton Challenge1 year 10 weeks agoHi - Didnt do the FW but know

    Hi - Didnt do the FW but know the chap who came off on Wrynose and thought you might want an update.

    He lives in the Lakes, has done those hills several times. I have also ridden with him in Germany, Belgium and the Alps, so he is an experienced cyclist and he always wears a helmet.

    He was in intensive care in Preston for a week and was released from hospital on Sunday (18th). As well as head injuries he suffered fractures to cheek, hand, ribs, shoulder. In his words his body is mending well. Still some head injury related dizziness etc, but in his words:

    '....out of action for a few weeks - but on the mend'

    Good on you mate, see you in the saddle soon

  • HGV collision victim Bart Chan accuses Boris Johnson of "empty words" on London cycling safety1 year 10 weeks agoIt's not 'cyclists' that are

    It's not 'cyclists' that are dying. It's people. I don't know how the BBC could look at Mr. Chan's bed-bound, broken-bodied form and decide that he resembled 'someone currently riding a bicycle'. Which, as far as I'm concerned, is pretty much all a 'cyclist' is defined as. It's a short term thing, open to anybody; not some sort of eternally binding contract into a strange cult.

    The walls between cycling and anything else are completely permeable, but that's not reflected in the way we discuss it. Riding a bike should not forfeit one's status as a person or human, man or woman, mother, father, or child.

  • Ultegra di2 10sp nasty noise1 year 10 weeks agoYou got a spare wheel you

    You got a spare wheel you could test again with?

  • Numb toes1 year 10 weeks agoare your shoes too tight?

    are your shoes too tight? I've had that with r107s and I slackened them ever so slightly to remedy it

  • Giro stage 101 year 10 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Viviani

    Joelsim wrote:
    Viviani suffered from a fever yesterday, wonder whether he will be affected, and whether it is likely to spread through the peloton. Kittel also retired with a fever last week.

    well he just won a sprint to take the 3rd spot of the sprint, so might b feeling ok

  • Hoy launches kids’ bike range1 year 10 weeks agoRE CX, and maybe even BMX -

    RE CX, and maybe even BMX -

    Quote:
    I think with Chris it will be more like a case of "watch this space"
    is correct.

    Quote:
    I keep saying it, but I still can't work out why Hoy have specced a double-chainset. There is no need for one at that age. Frog have fallen into the same trap, and to me it is lazy speccing.
    From talking it over with friends who have keen-riding children of that age (some who ride in quite hilly areas), a double was welcome since around 8 years onwards they're able to use them. For events or learning where gearing needs to limited the stop-screws can do that. With smaller STIs fitted making the ergonomics work well we didn't see many reasons not to use a double, but I agree the simpler the better in some cases and the 24" MTB is 8-spd with a single ring for that reason.

    James, Hoy Bikes Product Manager.

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 10 weeks agoRespect to the Marshall.

    Respect to the Marshall. Marshalled myself a few times. It's 99% boredom and 1% 'Oh shit decision time..' He made the right decision and probably saved lives or serious injury.

    If you want to race learn how to ride in a group. Sportive riding is not racing. If you're in a sportive - great. Good for you. But when a Marshall start screaming at you do as you're f**king well told.

    54 races? Surely 54 is his IQ?

  • Giro stage 101 year 10 weeks agoI really wish that they'd

    I really wish that they'd publish that kind of information before we all go and pick our teams Angry

    I can't imagine Viviani will drop out unless he has no other choice, tomorrow and Thursday at least will be easier days for him. Kittel dropped out no doubt with one eye on the Tour where he'll probably ride. Viviani though will surely be replaced with Sagan for the TdF so this could be his one big race of the year and he is still in with a shout of the Points Jersey.

  • Giro stage 101 year 10 weeks agoViviani suffered from a fever

    Viviani suffered from a fever yesterday, wonder whether he will be affected, and whether it is likely to spread through the peloton. Kittel also retired with a fever last week.

  • Video: What happens when a sportive meets a road race coming the other way?1 year 10 weeks agoLast Sportive I did I had

    Last Sportive I did I had someone go into the back of me when I stopped at some traffic lights.

    That video about sums up my experience.

  • Hoy launches kids’ bike range1 year 10 weeks agoI keep saying it, but I still

    I keep saying it, but I still can't work out why Hoy have specced a double-chainset. There is no need for one at that age. Frog have fallen into the same trap, and to me it is lazy speccing.

  • New Canyon Endurace joins growing endurance bike trend1 year 10 weeks agoNixster wrote:notfastenough

    Nixster wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    Nixster wrote:
    You can see how the marketing meeting went can't you:
    At last our new endurance bike is ready! Now, what shall we call it?
    (Short pause, brows furrowed)
    Endurance?
    (Spontaneous applause fills room)
    Very good!!

    Another saving passed on to the customer.

    Another tricky choice for the well heeled though, Dura Ace on the endurance or Ultegra on the CF SLX?

    You missed out the bit where they then mispelled it on the paperwork. There's no n.

    I admit my offence and would like 2 previous glasses of red wine taken into consideration. D Oh

    I clearly hadn't appreciated the marginal gain resulting from an 11% saving on letters Nerd

    Indeed - imagine the wattage that would be lost from the disrupted airflow stalling around the letter n! Oh, and to your other question - Ultegra 6800 on the CF SLX I reckon.