• Giro stage 151 year 14 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:I think I'm

    Joelsim wrote:
    I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.
    Zardini is bound to try again... Wellens will go out on a KOM raid next week... then Arredondo will have to go with him to defend... Stick any of those in your team and wait...

  • Giro stage 151 year 14 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Joelsim

    ray silvester wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.

    Break doesn't earn much today anyway

    True, but yesterday the first 12 came from the break
    and the day before the first 3

  • Accident with a car advise ?1 year 14 weeks agoFirstly, do NOT under any

    Firstly, do NOT under any circumstances admit or even hint at admitting any liability at all.

    My guess would be that the BMW driver is 100% liable as he pulled across lanes of traffic without checking correctly. He was maneuvering not you, but let a lawyer or cycling knowledgeable expert claims handler argue for you (which is why you need someone who understands).

    Secondly, sit down and document everything as it is as fresh in your mind as you can. Was it reported to the police as RTCs involving injury need to be.

    If you are a member of CTC, British Cycling, then speak to their insurance claims dept, or find a good lawyer who is at least aware of cycling, better still a specialist claims. Insurance companies are evil cold hearted bastards who will do and say anything to wriggle out of paying a penny, or better still getting the other side to cough up, so a very tough stance needs to be taken with them. If they found this thread, they'd use that to try and claim you admitting liability

    Claim for time off work (if any, as your employer will probably want that to cover the wage bill of their injured employee). Claim for all you can and do not settle for the first offer. A good lawyer will help.

  • Pinarello produce bespoke Rapha Travel bikes1 year 14 weeks agoHa ha - yes - busted! He is

    Ha ha - yes - busted!
    He is my leader.

  • Chris Boardman calls for more ambitious cycling provision outside big cities1 year 14 weeks agoGood stuff from Chris, as

    Good stuff from Chris, as usual. I was going to have a go at 'initialised' but it's been done already. Applause

  • Jockey wheel conundrum1 year 14 weeks agoThanks everso for the infos -

    Thanks everso for the infos - problem solved. Hurrah! Party

  • Boardman Junior Road Sport1 year 14 weeks agono idea!!!... was searching

    no idea!!!... was searching myself. Hoy Cammo range looks good for kids also.

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 20141 year 14 weeks agoGiro leaders AFTER stage 14 1

    Giro leaders AFTER stage 14

    1 purefantasy Alan Tullett 1916
    2 cherrypicked cherrypicked 1894
    3 Velociraptor Joelsim 1883

  • Giro stage 151 year 14 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:I think I'm

    Joelsim wrote:
    I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.

    Break doesn't earn much today anyway

  • Giro stage 151 year 14 weeks agoI think I'm destined to go

    I think I'm destined to go through the whole Giro without getting someone in a break.

  • Pinarello produce bespoke Rapha Travel bikes1 year 14 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:Some people

    Some Fella wrote:
    Some people confirming my suspicions that Pinarello riders / Rapha wearers perhaps take themselves a bit too seriously and cant see when someone is being a bit ironic.

    The Clarkson defence?

  • Giro stage 151 year 14 weeks ago5' after 55km

    5' after 55km

  • SRAM gear lever sensitivity issue1 year 14 weeks agoHad zero issues with Apex

    Had zero issues with Apex (and it still works just as well as the day I bought it 2.5 years ago) but the right hand shifter on my Rival equipped bike recently died after struggling for a while.

    This may not even be relative to your problem, and I have no idea if SRAM have fixed this issue for newer Apex stuff, but basically the splines got worn off the internal mechanism (see pic below) so it may be worth checking them out for wear as this obviously affects how it shifts.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoPDXq1IAAAJXlc.jpg:large

    I did get a free replacement one from Fisher even though it's out of warranty though Cool

  • Giro d'Italia Week 3 Preview1 year 14 weeks agoSteephill.TV will have

    Steephill.TV will have 'pirate' streams

  • GIRO' WITHDRAWLS1 year 14 weeks agoOn the point of withdrawls. I

    On the point of withdrawls.
    I noticed Chicchi came 7th @ WORLD PORTS CLASSIC yesterday.
    I have never really thought about it before till now, but I feel if a rider nominates to ride a tour e.g. Giro' they shouldn't be able to ride any other tours till that tour is finish if they withdraw. I think this would keep more riders in the race and stop ZABEL(won 400+ stages , never finished a TDF) types even entering, also giving a greater chance to the tougher more durable sprinter's a SP JERSEY, after all it is a GRAND TOUR.
    I know they need to keep fit, but when tour like the giro has the first week of sprinting and these speeders come in and them withdraw 7 days later. I always use to call Pettachi "THE CAT" cause he didn't show much heart. He has certainly got ALOT tougher with age.
    I nearly choked last year when media asked is Cav the best sprinter ever after he got his 200th win up. I instantly thought of , have you ever heard of a bloke called Zabel 400+, Cippo, but to Cav's credit, he has finished the TDF.

    I think it is slightly wrong robbing other riders of a team spot at Giro' or world port classic, it also weakens the team as well at Giro'.

    Some food for thought Confused

  • Giro Stage 141 year 14 weeks agohad a coin flip between

    had a coin flip between Cataldo, wellens and Landa, can guess who won Landa Sad . was about 6 riders interested in for last spot all beat landa home, sella, battaglin, etc etc etc lol

  • Bike Service - What would you expect to go wrong after 1700 miles?1 year 14 weeks agoI put a lot of power through

    I put a lot of power through my cranks, which is why (apparently) I've gone through two bottom brackets in as many years.

    Otherwise, as everyone else has said, it depends on the type of riding you do, the type of surfaces and conditions you ride in/on, the components themselves and how they are maintained & cleaned.

  • Chris Boardman calls for more ambitious cycling provision outside big cities1 year 14 weeks agoInitialised wrote:So...

    Initialised wrote:
    So... Boardman, how about you put your money where your mouth is and donate half the profits from Boardman bike sales to infrastructure projects, road safety adverts and a fund for helping cyclists with the legal costs of pursuing justice after collisions where a driver was at fault?

    and couldn't you chip in also - how about you hand over half your wages... no seriously hand over half your wages, after all it is only fair if you want Chris to hand over half his profits that he needs to make his business viable then you should hand over half your wages... you don't need it for anything sensible... you could only be wasting it on another silly bike that you don't need because you already own one and don't need another and if you had another you would only be clogging the road up with it.

  • South Oz police threaten to fine unhelmetted riders on anti-compulsion protest ride1 year 14 weeks agofootsore tramp

    footsore tramp wrote:

    However, it is currently still too dangerous to cycle around without a helmet on Australian roads.

    Even with a helmet Australia remains two or three times as dangerous per mile cycled as Britain, and Britain is two or three times more dangerous than the Netherlands. So it seems helmets do not make cycling as safe as it can be.

    footsore tramp wrote:
    I do hope that one day I can cycle about safely without a helmet.

    You are mistaken if you think helmets make Australia "safe".

    I cannot be bothered to look up the exact figures for head injuries per mile in the countries I mention, but I know my approximations are in the right area.

    When the compulsion law increased wearing rates from about thirty percent to over ninety percent the rate of cyclist head injuries did not decline. This seems pretty good evidence that helmets do not have the protective effect you believe.

  • Castelli sizing....1 year 14 weeks agodon simon wrote:I did

    don simon wrote:
    I did something quite radical, I went to a building that I think is called a shop that has people in it who can bring you a range of sizes until you find the jacket that fits. I was then able to pay and walk away with the correct piece of kit.
    No inconvenience of waiting in for a delivery.
    No inconvenience of having to go back to the Post Office in order to return the incorrect size.
    All in all, I was surprised that my 183cms and more or less 70kg frame required an XL, but at least I had the correct sized jacket and NanoFlex arm warmers in my hand- all for the princely sum of 135GBP.
    Thank you Demon Tweeks.

    lovely to hear, owning a shop that only does a little bit online but 90%+ in store it is great to hear that sort of attitude on a forum Smile

  • STRAVA - - - - DELETED -- BYE BYE!1 year 14 weeks agodon simon wrote:Strava has

    don simon wrote:
    Strava has its uses, I find that mentioning to other cyclists that I'm on a Strava run gets me instant respect and people who get in my way frequently apologise for upsetting my rhythm.

    Now turn it round. Are they just plain scared of you because your one of those screaming, red-clawed, psychotic Strava nutters and they want to get as far from you as possible before you beat them to death for wrecking your time.

    I know I'm being tongue-in-cheek with you Simon (just as I suspect you are being) but here is what happened earlier this year.

    One frosty, clear and windless morning a friend rang and asked me if I was going out for a ride. I told him I was and we decided to meet up and bash some hills in Kent for the sheer hell of it. Near Westerham whilst going up a hill that was both steep enough and long enough to stop conversation and cause a nice burn in the legs we heard the dreaded bellow of "STRAVA!" behind us and as the group passed us we got an additional "GET OUT OF THE FUCKING WAY! WE'RE ON A SEGMENT!"

    Our enjoyment of a perfect cycling day was wrecked. I accept that all Strava users are not the same but you will forgive me if I allow experience to colour my judgement.

  • Eight teenagers to lead out professionals for Stage 3 of the Tour de France in Britain1 year 14 weeks agoWhat a superb experience for

    What a superb experience for them all.
    Now, when these eight riders and the Tour come past my flat in Plaistow**, I'll be able to bore everyone with my in-depth knowledge of the British/Belge cycling scene.
    **I exaggerate ! It's passes 100 metres away.

  • Chris Boardman calls for more ambitious cycling provision outside big cities1 year 14 weeks agoIt never ceases to amaze me

    It never ceases to amaze me how hard it is to get good sensible practical infrastructure and how cheap it is.

    You could probably build one mile of good cycle track for the cost of one inch of crappy urban motorway.

    How difficult or costly would it be to say that every road scheme where the speed limit is over 40mph must include a two-way 3m wide segregated cycle track running parallel to it on at least one side of the carriageway?

    How difficult or costly would it be to say where the speed limit is under 40mph then a 2m wide protected cycle lane must be provided on each side of the carriageway in the direction of travel?

    We also need to deal with the problem of side roads. A protected priority for the cycle lane/track would solve the problem of cyclists being forced to stop at every junction in order to perform observations. The stop-start nature of most cycling infrastructure is one of its greatest problems.

    It is easier, cheaper and with a better result to design in features than it is to retro-fit features afterwards.

    Retro-fitted cycling infrastructure is nearly always either a shared footpath or a bit of paint squeezed to the side of the road and we all know how crap that is.

  • STRAVA - - - - DELETED -- BYE BYE!1 year 14 weeks agoStrava has its uses, I find

    Strava has its uses, I find that mentioning to other cyclists that I'm on a Strava run gets me instant respect and people who get in my way frequently apologise for upsetting my rhythm.

  • Giro Stage 141 year 14 weeks agoWhen 69pts on a stage is

    When 69pts on a stage is enough for green arrows you know it's an unpredictable Giro...

    No changes tomorrow or tuesday and try and pick up a stage win in Forum Scorum's on the flat is the sum total of my ambition now At Wits End