• Vespertine Vesp Reflective Mini-Waistcoat1 year 21 weeks ago£45 for a high vis vest you

    £45 for a high vis vest you are kidding

  • Rapha launches Team Sky Season Guide sticker book plus limited edition La Primavera t-shirt (+ gallery)1 year 21 weeks agoHmmm, when you live in London

    Hmmm, when you live in London (or Scotland) I'm not sure why you'd feel such a huge affiliation with a race in Milan, but Rapha want people to buy into this hardcore Velominati-rules-style veneration of the sport's history, which I find self-consciously arty.

    IMHO this Howies t-shirt makes for a better talking point. Organic cotton, hand printed in Cardigan and still cheaper.

    I much prefer them to get people riding (e.g. Festive 500) or read how the Rapha-Condor race team makes history, like Ed Clancy's win at the Eddy Soens Memorial on Saturday:
    http://www.velouk.net/2013/03/02/live-eddie-soens-memorial/

  • Carbon fibre frame manufacturing with Scott + video1 year 21 weeks agoImpressive often wondered how

    Impressive often wondered how Scott manufacture their carbon frames. Very 'hands on' especially the delicate small pieces at the start of the process.

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 21 weeks agoRegardless of how he was

    Regardless of how he was riding or his reaction, nothing at all excuses the reaction of the driver. NOTHING

    There is NEVER any excuse for assaulting someone in this way.

  • Rapha launches Team Sky Season Guide sticker book plus limited edition La Primavera t-shirt (+ gallery)1 year 21 weeks agoHowies link doesn't work for

    Howies link doesn't work for me Simon, is that the Wiggo t-shirt?

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 21 weeks agoCause & effect

    Cause & effect

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 21 weeks agoPassionate cycling and

    Passionate cycling and defending of cycling rights but please... The guy was double-overtaking AND gave the motorist the finger. The latter of which many of us have been guilty of on occasion but doesn't excuse it. And I'm not even going to ask whether the 13 stitches were in any way related to whether or not he was wearing a lid...

    This story just goes to prove my point that there are many bad cyclists as well as bad drivers. Sharing the road is about tolerance, people! It's not about categorising all drivers as Clarksonesque bigots or about forming aggressive anti-motorist chaingangs.

    Please can everyone just grow up? Crying

  • leagues1 year 21 weeks agoI imagine this was missed due

    I imagine this was missed due to people's cantankerous nature but ...

    Would it be possible to make a league where it adds your purist team and your normal team together to give an overall overall score?

    Would be quote interesting and in theory would give an overal winner as well as a purist winner and standard winner?

    cheers,

  • Updated: Rider killed in Severn Bridge Road Race named as Junior Heffernan1 year 21 weeks agoHow sad, my thoughts go out

    How sad, my thoughts go out to all his friends and family.

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 11 year 21 weeks agobouhanni Renshaw porte Chav K

    bouhanni
    Renshaw
    porte
    Chav
    Kittel
    Vivianni
    Peraud
    kristoff
    Westra

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 21 weeks agoNo Excuse for the violent

    No Excuse for the violent act.... BUT, I Live & cycle commute in Cambridge and what the Doctor did was a textbook Twat move, that I witness everyday. Hills Road has a generous cycle lane and double overtaking puts you out into the road. This is no problem if you look for Cars coming up behind and wait until its safe. You can take the belligerent view that cars can wait but I think its better for the cyclist to wait thus avoiding situations like this. It gives the haters an easier job.

  • New Game Questions1 year 21 weeks agoenrique wrote:Dave, I was

    enrique wrote:
    Dave, I was trying to see the overall rankings for the Tour of Qatar but I can't get through to them. I don't see tem under the Competitions section anymore. How would I see them? Thanks!

    Dave, I still can't find a way to see the Qatar overall results, can you help me out?

    enrique wrote:
    Dave... There used to be a page where I could see the highest stage scores for the entire season on one page. Is there a way to get to that page? Is it available?

    And I still don't know how to get to this page either...

    And...

    enrique wrote:
    Also, when I click on the "This competition:" section, the << and >> arrows that take you to the beginning or last pages of the competition results are not there. Last year they were there and they helped navigate quicker to the beginning of rankings...

  • Police appeal for road rage calm following incident that left Cambridge cyclist with 13 stitches1 year 21 weeks agoPrejudice against cyclists is

    Prejudice against cyclists is not just an issue in regard to assault (verbal or physical), it also comes into play in cases which are not directly due to such hatred.

    In 2002 a friend of mine was hit on the A3 and no charge was ever brought by the CPS, despite the driver being on the phone at the time of impact. Here is a quote from the solicitor in the case:

    "The reason the Crown prosecution service (not the police officers who felt there should have been a prosecution) decided not to prosecute in the magistrates court was because a woman in a car on the slip road had given a statement which said that she felt Timothy was negligent simply by being on such a busy road. We spoke to her twice and she was obviously hung up about cyclists, we later found out that she had been involved and hurt some years earlier in an accident involving a cyclist. She was the only witness who had a completely clear view, and indeed other motorists were also hostile to Tim and wouldn't give us statements, so the CPS decided not to risk a criminal prosecution." - http://www.cyclebanter.com/archive/index.php/t-78642.html

    (Though note that a failed prosecution would have had serious detrimental effect on the insurance claims, which turned out to be considerable in this case.)

    Countless times we've seen motorists escape charge and escape conviction in front of a jury, and the above is clear evidence in just one case that it isn't solely about the "there but for the grace of god" effect (whereby jurors are reluctant to convict for people who drive with the own low standards that they themselves do), nor about the endemic acceptance of low driving standards in general: legal process and outcomes are directly and materially affected by prejudice against people on bicycles.

    I'm not sure I'm comfortable with hatred of cyclists being made a statutory crime, but it's certainly time that people started realising that it exists, that it's unfounded, and that it has massive effects on people's lives, whether by directly leading to incidents or by perverting the legal process that ensues.

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 11 year 21 weeks agoQuote:On the gun, Romain

    Quote:
    On the gun, Romain Sicard (EUS), Bertjan Lindeman (VCD) and Yannick Talabardon (SOJ) broke clear. They now lead the bunch by 1:25.

    Personally my pick for leader at the end of the day is Viviani, especially given that three have gone up the road so there shouldn't be any bonus seconds available out of the peloton to the likes of Chavanel.

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 11 year 21 weeks agodrheaton wrote:In fairness

    drheaton wrote:
    In fairness though my extra sprinter is Hutarovich who is either great, or awful, and could do absolutely nothing today. Having Meersman may put you ahead tomorrow (assuming you keep him) as it's not such an easy finish.

    I was thinking he could actually do something on stage 3, same with Hivert.

    Actually hoping Grivko goes in the break to try and take the bonus seconds

  • Clinchers as tubeless?1 year 21 weeks agoFrom my research into the

    From my research into the road tubeless, it is not recommended at all to use standard road tyres.

    I have converted standard Mavic CXP-22 rims to tubeless using two layers of Stans yellow tape with no problems.
    I now use Fulcrum 2-way wheels that are tubeless compatible.

    Both times I used Hutchinson Fusion tubeless ready tyres.
    From what I read the beads on normal tyres can stretch a bit which is no good when there is no tube holding them in place on the rim.

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 11 year 21 weeks agodrheaton wrote:In fairness

    drheaton wrote:
    In fairness though my extra sprinter is Hutarovich who is either great, or awful, and could do absolutely nothing today. Having Meersman may put you ahead tomorrow (assuming you keep him) as it's not such an easy finish.

    I too have also gambled on the enigma that is `Hutarovich`.....Good....Bad.....and nothing in between...

  • Road Rags Smithfield1 year 21 weeks agoI'd agree with the above

    I'd agree with the above posts.

    Odour control from Merino products are WAAAAYYYY better than from anything synthetic.

    The price is stupid, really stupid.

    Also that vertical font is very poor.

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 11 year 21 weeks agoIn fairness though my extra

    In fairness though my extra sprinter is Hutarovich who is either great, or awful, and could do absolutely nothing today. Having Meersman may put you ahead tomorrow (assuming you keep him) as it's not such an easy finish.

  • Which GPS/HRM/Cadence Device1 year 21 weeks agoGman59c wrote:Edge 500 is

    Gman59c wrote:
    Edge 500 is good. Although the bits that go with it aren't so good. I have had to replace a HRM strap and a cadence sensor in less than 6 months of use. Garmin aftersales were very good and replaced quickly.

    However if I was buying again I think I would look at something else.

    Garmin are not in my good books at the moment.

    I had what seems to be a fairly common problem (judging by similar issues on their support forum) with the plastic mount on the back of the Edge 500 breaking after around two years.

    Out of warranty of course but they replaced it, for 70 quid - however it also cost me 40 quid to send it to them because they have no service in my region and then they put the full retail value on the customs form so it cost another 30 quid to get the thing back. All this because of 50p's worth of plastic.

    If that was the end of the story I'd be happy...

    Unit came back and won't pick up readings from my speed/cadence sensor on either of my two bikes fitted with them. Both worked perfectly prior to sending it away. I've reset it, followed the Garmin instructions and so on, to no avail.

    Contacted Garmin and got "Computer Says No". Apparently it must be the speed/cadence device, not the unit. And if I think otherwise, guess what, I have to pay another 40 quid to send it, and the 30 quid to re-import it, that's assuming they replace it on warranty.

    To rub salt into the wound the mucking about with the sensor must have shifted it and the arm got caught in an expensive wheel which now needs a new spoke and ruined a long-planned day of riding.

    The only thing that has stopped me getting another unit so far is that Garmin seems to have the advantage in terms of ease of export and compatibility with mapping/logging sites. But I'm looking, and very reluctant to throw more money away on Garmin.

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 11 year 21 weeks agoMy team still not looking

    My team still not looking great Thinking I dont even have all the sprinters you guys have, and you guys have GC points too!

    Bouhanni
    Kristoff
    Kittel
    Renshaw
    Viviani
    Hivert
    Meersman
    Grivko
    Tejay

  • Roma Maxima: Pippo Pozzato celebrates 'win' - but Blel Kadri had already taken solo victory (+ video)1 year 21 weeks agoPhoto of the WINNER (who is

    Photo of the WINNER (who is not a client of Dr Ferrari) here:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/giro-del-lazio-2013/photos/254664

  • Seat height - sore hip :(1 year 21 weeks agoThanks for all the help. I'll

    Thanks for all the help. I'll give your suggestions a go and let you know how it goes.

  • Updated: Rider killed in Severn Bridge Road Race named as Junior Heffernan1 year 21 weeks agoAccording to one of the Rapha

    According to one of the Rapha guys riding yday, seems that the bunch were strung out full on, and Junior went on the wrong side of the road on a blind bend, straight into car head on Sad

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 11 year 21 weeks agodrheaton wrote:You're right,

    drheaton wrote:
    You're right, Viviani and Renshaw have the chance of taking the lead at the finish plus there are 3, 2 & 1 seconds available at each of the two intermediate sprints.

    My team for today:

    Westra
    Chavanel
    Hivert
    Renshaw
    Viviani
    Kittel
    Bouhanni
    Hutarovich
    Kristoff

    Mine is as above, except replace Hivert and Westra (incidentally both in my purist team) with Matthews (bit of a shot in the dark) and Gallopin.

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