• Vulpine Cycling Blazer1 year 10 weeks agoAs Nick says, I'm pretty

    As Nick says, I'm pretty tall. Off the bike the jacket fits me really well, and as I said in the review, for me there's inevitably a compromise between this and fit while riding. I wouldn't want a size up as I like the slim fit.

    On the stitching, I would have 100% confidence that if I'd returned it, (as reviewer or purchaser) I'd have had no problems getting a replacement; I've personal experience of Vulpine's good customer service.

    I do believe in reviewing the item received, though, and if I'd spent that much, I'd be pretty annoyed if it had started to come apart that quickly.

  • A tip for using road.cc1 year 10 weeks agoBlimey - that's a spooky

    Blimey - that's a spooky difference, i'd just figured that the page layout was shite. Surely that could be debugged reasonably easily it's so huge ?

    Thanks for the tip.

  • Vulpine Cycling Blazer1 year 10 weeks agoSeems to be a lot of Vulpine

    Seems to be a lot of Vulpine bashing here which as an absolute neutral I'm completely surprised by. I've followed Nick closely on Twitter and what I see is a genuinely passionate guy who has grasped a sector of the market that neither Rapha not Castelli nor their peers have had any interest in (until recently in the case of Rapha).

    He genuinely seeks to offer very well made products to an audience that are as keen on how they look on a bike as how the garments perform. They are generally willing to pay a little extra for longevity, both in terms of styling and reliability.

    The reviews in the past have all been 4*+, and from what I've seen this is justified. I own one of the original soft shell jackets they don't do any more. I bought from Tokyo Fixed in a sale for a bargain £96 and 18 months or so later it is in as good a condition as it was on the day I bought it. I can't say that for any other products I have bought from other suppliers.

    Nick has no control over reviews, and that is how it should be. It is an honest and objective review and I'm sure Nick and the team will welcome the feedback. You don't see the other companies getting involved in the review process when their garments are reviewed so it's a breath of fresh air when a small company like Vulpine indeed do get involved.

    So read the review and make your own call. Try the garment on if you like and if you don't, send it back. And give Nick and the team as much feedback as you can. The more we buy from British companies the more we put back into our own economy and I'm very supportive of that.

    Personally I'd much rather see a review like this of a product that could be a serious expenditure than a BTwin pump or a SIS water bottle or other items which frankly become a choice over 'do I want to pay the most to look good?' versus 'what's the cheapest I can buy because I don't give a damn?'

  • Hour Record regulations "modernised and simplified" by UCI1 year 10 weeks agoMerckx's record was beyond

    Merckx's record was beyond the lifetime of many (such as myself), why should everything be compared to something that happened 42 years ago? It's bananas!

    I'd much rather see contemporary machinery, that is permitted by the UCI in current competition being used, rather than athletes having to build a bike specifically to match the technology that existed in 1972.

    Hutch wrote how difficult it was to achieve this retro-engineering, citing that the athlete hour rules were more restrictive than those around for Merckx, indeed his bike wouldn't have been able to be used under the athletes hour rules as it was too light.

  • Giro stage 71 year 10 weeks agoAfter that nightmare im gonna

    After that nightmare im gonna go with a couple of sprinters, Viviani maybe, already have Bouhanni. Need to make up ground.

  • Swindon thieves grab £20k-worth of bikes from secure garage1 year 10 weeks agoAfter a spate of thefts in

    After a spate of thefts in Edinburgh, including two of my cycling buddies, I decided I needed to be careful:

    1. RFID the bike. Used Immobilse but also recorded the data on Bike Register too.
    2. Photograph the bike and the numbers.
    3. Additional security on garage Access to slow down entry
    4. PIR device in Garage, one which texts my mobile as well as sounding alarm (not as expensive as you might think).
    5. Ground Anchor in floor and steel chain for bikes
    6. Never start a Strava ride from house, always from a couple of streets away.
    7. My bike on Strava is a 1984 Raleigh Rapide.. my bike in real life is something a little more modern.
    8. My Strava profile is NOT public.
    9. I never pull into my drive if there are people or cars about, I will always go around the block again (though I live on a fairly quiet street so lucky in this respect).
    10. Don't record Map Location on TT sessions in garage.

  • Tour of California stage 51 year 10 weeks agoReally fancy Sagan today Also

    Really fancy Sagan today

    Also think Yates may finish high up

    Ive gone with this

    Sagan
    Degenkolb
    Dennis
    Craddock
    Machado
    Yates
    Stetina
    Routley
    Brochner

  • Swindon thieves grab £20k-worth of bikes from secure garage1 year 10 weeks agocrikey wrote: If I had a

    crikey wrote:

    If I had a £6000 Spesh or an £8000 Pinarello, I would make room for them IN MY HOUSE; it's not hard, it's not difficult, it's sensible.

    I totally agree, if you have the. Money to own these things and a garage to put them in, there is surely space in your house, somewhere.

    Anybody know how effective tagging your bike is? Can it be traced like find my IPhone type deals?

  • Marcel Kittel backs Giro selfie snapper, tells him 'Don't worry'1 year 10 weeks agoSome people get paid to take

    Some people get paid to take these kind of pictures...

  • Russell Brand's answer to driver-cyclist aggro: a big hug!1 year 10 weeks agoHe's much more likeable these

    He's much more likeable these days, we could all learn something from this situation.

  • Giro stage 71 year 10 weeks agoA certain British rider was

    A certain British rider was talking of targeting this stage although not sure if that's gonna happen now ....I'm tempted to save my transfers tbh

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 10 weeks agodp24 wrote:Gkam84 wrote: The

    dp24 wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:

    The problem is...they attacked AFTER the crash, they had only just reeled in the break. They were not on the attack until after the crash had happened, that is my problem with the two teams going off the front.

    That's how I saw it too - when the camera cut back to them, they seemed to be really hammering it.

    Well just caught up on it all ......i'n my eyes the break was being caught and BMC orica and OPQS were on the front driving hard , the first crash happened mid pack and looked like the bike just filed under the europcar rider , camber on the road + new tarmac+ standing water ....don't think he had a chance tbh ....the main crash happened ahead if that out of shot but I think it was due to braking for the roundabout on the same conditions and at that point it looked like skittles Surprise

    Cuddles and Matthews were at the front pushing on as it happened behind them ....it's a tough one but i'n my eyes racing incident ...... The team DS could have made the call over race radio but neither obviously did ....as a rider in that situation you ride on and don't look round when u hear a crash ....

    My 2p on that

    As for transfers.....swifty not tweeted he's out just that the only thing he put in the wash was his vest

  • Actor Alec Baldwin handcuffed after riding bike wrong way up New York City's 5th Avenue1 year 10 weeks agoSome Fella wrote: Vive la

    Some Fella wrote:

    Vive la difference

    If by "difference" you mean the difference between Guardian and Daily Mail, yeah ... totally.

  • Garmin speed/ascent help?1 year 10 weeks agoYes I used a speed/cadence

    Yes I used a speed/cadence sensor. It is filthy at the moment so perhaps the speed issue may improve once it's cleaned. The thing I find most strange is the rediculously high ascent readings. Maybe a factory reset might help?

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 10 weeks agoGkam84 wrote: The problem

    Gkam84 wrote:

    The problem is...they attacked AFTER the crash, they had only just reeled in the break. They were not on the attack until after the crash had happened, that is my problem with the two teams going off the front.

    That's how I saw it too - when the camera cut back to them, they seemed to be really hammering it.

  • Tour of California stage 51 year 10 weeks agoAnd JD too perhaps. No

    And JD too perhaps.

    No transfers for me til stage 7.

  • Hour Record regulations "modernised and simplified" by UCI1 year 10 weeks agoThat's sad and dumb. There

    That's sad and dumb. There still was a "use an aero pursuit bike" hour record before, and there was no impediment to Wiggins, Cancellara pursuing that record.

    Before there was a choice, Merckx or the less restricted record. Now they've gotten rid of the Merckx, and now it seems there's no (official) choice.

    Sad.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 10 weeks agoThe only people that seem to

    The only people that seem to be unhappy with what happen are in here.
    Fall happen at 6.5km to go at base of climb they were all going to attack on and supposedly drop Matthews ( so I am sure he was carrying some pace). What if Cav was in the PINK and he fell at base of big final climb taking about 20 riders down, do the GC riders wait? considering he was no chance of getting over it.

    This is from the Official TEAM SKY website.
    http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17553_9312916,00.html
    No sooner had the catch occurred, however, when the wet, slippery roads played their part once again and descended the race into chaos. Kanstantsin Siutsou was one of several riders downed on a slick patch of asphalt, and most of the field hit the deck seconds later as they tried to circumnavigate a seemingly innocuous roundabout.

    Unaware of what had happened behind, BMC Racing and Orica-GreenEdge continued to push the pace as they hit the final climb, and Matthews and Evans emerged as the day’s big winners as many floundered behind them

    For others concerned about Swifty and Co.
    After the stage, Sports Director Dario Cioni admitted it had been a tough day for everyone involved but was pleased to report no Team Sky riders had been seriously affected by their falls.

    “Tomorrow looks like it could be a sprint stage so we should be riding for Ben [Swift] and Edvald [Boasson Hagen]. We’ll see how they're feeling in the morning and then make a call. It’s going to be a special day for Salvatore because the race finishes near his home town. His local knowledge will help us a lot so we’re hoping for better news tomorrow.”

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 10 weeks agoI've got 4 transfers stored

    I've got 4 transfers stored but no idea what to do with them. Tempted to sit tight tomorrow unless there's a withdrawal

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 10 weeks agoTrue. I've made three (had 5

    True. I've made three (had 5 free) and have saved two that, if I find out early doors Swift is gone, I can make on my phone (no wi-fi at my work, plus can't access .cc domains, which means complicated budget balancing is hard to do - but an in/out swap will be fine).

  • Tour of California stage 51 year 10 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Brave with that

    Joelsim wrote:
    Brave with that climb in the way.

    Going on past editions I think sagan will be there for the finish, although apart form purist teams I don't think many would of wasted 40 credits on him Thinking

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 10 weeks agoWhenever you make your

    Whenever you make your transfers it's going to be a bit of a punt. Lots of rumours and lots of battered bodies coming home. I don't think we will know for sure until the start. Pirazzi looked a bit out of sorts at the end, as did a lot of others not yet mentioned.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 10 weeks agoWhenever you make your

    Whenever you make your transfers it's going to be a bit of a punt. Lots of rumours and lots of battered bodies coming home. I don't think we will know for sure until the start. Pirazzi looked a bit out of sorts at the end, as did a lot of others not yet mentioned.

  • Garmin speed/ascent help?1 year 10 weeks agoOccasionally my Edge 200 does

    Occasionally my Edge 200 does this. Usually in the same spot, heavily covered by trees. Generally I'm sitting about 28-30kph at this part of this particular route but it will register a drop to about 24.

    That said, today it rocketed up to 46 at the same spot so it ain't all bad Wink

    But basically, yes, mine does it and it's annoying.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 10 weeks ago4 transfers 20 pen points no

    4 transfers 20 pen points no swift for me Nerd