• New wheels from Reynolds, Hed and Token1 year 17 weeks agousernameforme wrote:The new

    usernameforme wrote:
    The new Reynolds wheels look like they are the Kinlin XC-279 (the Comp) and the Stans ZTR-Alpha 340 (The Pro)... interesting because the ZTR Alpha has tyre blow out problems... I hope they've just used the same dimensions and not the same rim...

    Reynolds told us that they no longer work with Stan's.

  • sram apex front mech1 year 17 weeks agoI think Evans is the problem

    I think Evans is the problem here. When set up correctly they work fine.

    I don't think double tap shifters work with Shimano mechs.

  • 190km of Rule Five. And 22km of our own rules.1 year 17 weeks agoGood write-up.. The ride

    Good write-up..

    The ride through Gordano and Portbury wasn't that bad to be honest (I focused on the 14 miles left and not the 120 miles done)...

    The frozen trees were something to behold!

    Safe to say it was the toughest Barry's I have done, bring back the 20 degrees please Wink

    When I changed into the big ring across Sodbury Common, a whole load of ice flew of the chain!

  • Injured cyclist tells how he lay by roadside for more than 20 minutes as cars sped by1 year 17 weeks agoI totally believe in karma.

    I totally believe in karma. If you do good today, someone will do good to you some day. About 2 years ago, I was riding my motorcycle and another motorcyclist fell as he was negotiating a bend and he lost control as the bike swirl. I immediately stopped my bike and helped carry his bike up. Just last year, I met with an accident and fractured my toe, and there were more than 3 good samaritans who came to my rescue. Always imagine you are in the other person's shoes and think what you would want others to do unto you.

  • The air is 'too toxic to breathe' in a third of tested areas in Europe - thanks to cheap cars and expensive trains1 year 17 weeks agoEletric cars and more

    Eletric cars and more fuel-efficient models have proven to work in being environmentally-friendly. However, the maintenance of such cars is considered as a burden to some car owners who are not willing to make the switch due to the long charging need of the battery. Furthermore, a certain percentage of car owners are speed demons who are just not willing to trade swiftness over fuel. However, many manufacturers such as BMW has introduced many fuel-efficient vehicles without sacrificing the speed such as the i3 or i8 to name a few. Hopefully the electric car industry will receive better response in the near future.

  • Monte Faito or Vesuvius1 year 17 weeks agoI've not cycled either

    I've not cycled either although I have walked up Vesuvius. The only advice I can offer is that if you were going to cycle to the top, it would need to be on a mountain bike as there's no paved road - it's all slippery volcanic ash gravel!

  • mini pump for giant defy 21 year 17 weeks agoFirst comment, I'm an

    First comment, I'm an American who enjoys this amazing cycling site.. anywho:

    Get a CO2 chuck or small CO2 inflator. Mini pumps, as stated above, look terrible, clunk against the frame, and disappear over fences after furiously pumping away for 10m on the side of the road only to see that you've finally made it to 60psi.

  • New wheels from Reynolds, Hed and Token1 year 17 weeks agoThe new Reynolds wheels look

    The new Reynolds wheels look like they are the Kinlin XC-279 (the Comp) and the Stans ZTR-Alpha 340 (The Pro)... interesting because the ZTR Alpha has tyre blow out problems... I hope they've just used the same dimensions and not the same rim...

  • British teams go head-to-head with Majorca Sa Calobra (which is your fave?) +Videos1 year 17 weeks agoThey're good, but I rather

    They're good, but I rather like these two from Tri Team Glos' Majorcan training camp last week:
    Sa Calobra descent -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgN_4g33y90
    Randa Monastary - http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=vyf1zEq7-zA
    Good soundtracks too!

  • Does Ian Stannard have what it takes to win a classic?1 year 17 weeks agoWhilst he's not explosive,

    Whilst he's not explosive, he's very powerful and he can rip a bunch up with an acceleration up to top speed as shown at the vuelta stage 7 last year where the tactics completely destroyed Ben Swifts chances in the sprint, when Stannard took the front at 2Kms ramped the speed up to 65Kph and ripped the bunch to bits, then when froome took over 1km out he couldn't hold that pace and it bunched leaving swifty too much to do on the run in.

    With a turn like this there aren't many who could hold his wheel at the end of a long classic, if he's got the form, which he seems to have, so it does seem to be lack of tactics (as with sagans string of 2nds) coupled with a lack of confidence (which sagan obv doesn't suffer!!!)

    It'll come with a combination of luck and maturity, def haven't seen the best of him

    see video form 07:00 onwards youtube.com/watch?v=UYpXgAcsHHs

  • Does Ian Stannard have what it takes to win a classic?1 year 17 weeks agoWhilst he's not explosive,

    Whilst he's not explosive, he's very powerful and he can rip a bunch up with an acceleration up to top speed as shown at the vuelta stage 7 last year where the tactics completely destroyed Ben Swifts chances in the sprint, when Stannard took the front at 2Kms ramped the speed up to 65Kph and ripped the bunch to bits, then when froome took over 1km out he couldn't hold that pace and it bunched leaving swifty too much to do on the run in.

    With a turn like this there aren't many who could hold his wheel at the end of a long classic, if he's got the form, which he seems to have, so it does seem to be lack of tactics (as with sagans string of 2nds) coupled with a lack of confidence (which sagan obv doesn't suffer!!!)

    It'll come with a combination of luck and maturity, def haven't seen the best of him

    see video form 07:00 onwards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYpXgAcsHHs

  • Yorkshire Grand Départ will be 2nd toughest in Tour history, says race director Prudhomme1 year 17 weeks agoIt's going to be epic!

    It's going to be epic!

  • Birzman reveal new products1 year 17 weeks agoThanks Matt - did check

    Thanks Matt - did check before I posted, but obviously my 'checking feature' isn't working too well today. Yawn

  • 190km of Rule Five. And 22km of our own rules.1 year 17 weeks agoLOL - I'd have bailed out at

    LOL - I'd have bailed out at the bit you mention as one you associated with the route home. Still, I never have been much of a rule 5 man myself. Chapeau to you though, Dave!

  • Wiggins effect & shaved legs said to lie behind rise in thread vein removal surgery among male cyclists1 year 17 weeks agoYes i shave mine, though i'd

    Yes i shave mine, though i'd been cycling for 18 years or so before i felt i'd earned the right. Nothing to do with aerodynamics, cuts, massaging or any of that as i've never raced so have never had a post ride rub down by a soigneur...
    For me it's a badge that i take my cycling seriously, along with the tan lines that never fade away (even in the dead of winter).
    The problem is in circuit training you do get comments as running shorts are shorter than cycling shorts and show a whiter shade of pale up top - it's been suggested that i get St Tropez'd to mask the tan line!! So i've had to tell them that the tan lines are hard earned and are my badge of honour, taking thousands of miles of cycling to achieve. They usually think i've come back from a summer holiday and are amazed to hear that the tan has come from not so sunny Northern Ireland.
    A word of warning to anyone who hasn't shaved before, once you start you won't stop - because to itching after a couple of days regrowth will drive you mad and back to your razor for some relief..

  • New Road bike damage1 year 17 weeks agokeef66 wrote:Kinesis sent me

    keef66 wrote:
    Kinesis sent me a little pot of touch-up paint FOC

    Oh great! Thanks I'll get onto them Smile

  • British Cycling unveils plans to get 1 million more women riding bikes by 20201 year 17 weeks agoI applaud British Cycling for

    I applaud British Cycling for setting an achievable target, knowing that it will drive (pun unintended) the associated infrastructure to bring it about.

    As for the government, it's good to have top politicians promoting and supporting this.

    I trust that Culture Secretary Maria Miller knows that a bicycle is used a lot for utilitarian purposes? Getting to work, going to the shops, heading over to a friend's.

    Some people hearing only her statement, above, about Olympics and sport 'cycling' may perhaps be put off because they aren't sporty types.

    I hope I will see Maria cycling around Basingstoke!

    Was the Roads minister present or supporting this fabulous initiative, too?

    ~Andrew~

  • aaahhhhh bleedin Snow1 year 17 weeks agosaturday fecking snow ...

    saturday fecking snow ... interval session #1 at the gym
    froze me tats of on Sunday watching 22 lary 15 yr olds
    licking a football about, followed by interval session #2.

    need a cheap cycling holiday ...

  • mini pump for giant defy 21 year 17 weeks agoYou don't need a frame pump,

    You don't need a frame pump, why would you want to clutter up your new steed in such a way? Do you expect to get a lot of punctures? You've already got a track pump for checking your pressures so just get a nice micro-pump to stick in your back pocket when you ride.

  • Wiggins effect & shaved legs said to lie behind rise in thread vein removal surgery among male cyclists1 year 17 weeks agoIf I had the money for this I

    If I had the money for this I would start with the veins on my face first. I don't have any vanity spare for my legs; thought this post was going to be about Varicose veins.

  • Bradley Wiggins: The Grand Tour Triple1 year 17 weeks agoSadly Biggins wrote:if any

    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    if any rider did get high finishes in all three tours, many people would be highly suspicious that he had "prepared" well.

    So anyone now doing too well in one season cannot be believed; thanks Lance, there is your legacy. So the only way that someone could ever complete a triple now is if all his main rivals collided with each other and fell into a ditch simultaneously. Unlikely unless you are Sebastian Vettel.

  • Just in: Alchemy Arion1 year 17 weeks agoPrettier than most of the

    Prettier than most of the atrocious 'eye-catching' abortions at Taiwan this year though.

  • Yorkshire secures £10m government funding pledge for 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ… with strings1 year 17 weeks agoI cannot believe the anti

    I cannot believe the anti against Yorkshire. All the areas visited by Le Tour want it to visit or bypass their towns and villages. In France they pay millions, not thousands, for the privilege, and they gain far more in interest and extra visits. As I have said before, each £1 spent gains £10 in return. Ask the French.

  • Just in: Alchemy Arion1 year 17 weeks agoGrim.

    Grim.

  • Wiggins effect & shaved legs said to lie behind rise in thread vein removal surgery among male cyclists1 year 17 weeks agoDefinitely going to give

    Definitely going to give shaving a go.......just need the daytime temperature to rise above -1.