• FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Desert and Mediterranean legs)1 year 13 weeks agoYou'll be telling me that

    You'll be telling me that Julie Danson is your wife next LOL

  • Volta ao Algarve - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Sprint

    ray silvester wrote:
    Sprint Stage I reckon in standard:

    Cavendish
    Modolo
    DeMare
    Coquard
    Engoulvent
    Martin
    Mestre
    Machado
    Oliviera

    Purist

    DeMare
    RuiCosta
    Spilak(my idea of the winner overall to be honest)
    Coquard
    Oliveira
    Martin
    Engoulvent
    Machado
    Izagirre

  • Carbon bars from the East1 year 13 weeks agoMany people confuse the fact

    Many people confuse the fact that because some carbon items and frames are sourced from the same place as named companies and even from the same mould on occasion that they must be the same as said named items. Not necessarily, it's the manufacturing process and safety standard that counts.

    No safety standard? No thanks.

  • Lezyne Femto Drive LED rear light1 year 13 weeks agoEdgeley wrote:Do you know

    Edgeley wrote:
    Do you know what, instead of an "innovative mount" how about all lights having a standard mount, so we don't have to keep changing lights when the mount breaks or is lost, or if we want to swap lights between bikes without engineering work.

    Yup, an internationally agreed standard, like there is for headsets and bottom brackets and hub spacing and dropouts and stuff. Rolling On The Floor

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agoJust checking the profile for

    Just checking the profile for stage 3 and it just screams Sagan/Gilbert 1-2?

  • Carbon bars from the East1 year 13 weeks agohttp://mobile.reuters.com/art

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBREA1A0SD20140211?irpc=932

    I'm not sure of the significance of this - it's not as simplistic as just "Don't buy Chinese" 'cos they make so many widgets for so many things that perform perfectly fine, and many of them with trusted brands, but even so.....

    Dunno, if a safety critical part from a big brand fails then at least there's legislation in place for redress.

    Ya pays ya money etc etc

    All that said, doesn't carbon tend to fail progressively rather than catastrophically?

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agoPutting Howard in was a good

    Putting Howard in was a good move. 2, 3, 5.

  • Updated: Trek Factory Racing deny date set for Fabian Cancellara's Hour record attempt1 year 13 weeks agoFor even two of them to try

    For even two of them to try at the same time is pretty unlikely.

    If you think about it, you need the right

    Bike
    Venue
    Conditions
    Training

    and probably lots more to boot. There are only a few venues in the world where you would consider having a chance at the record. Mexico being one, Manchester being another...can't think of many more.

  • Thoughts on going tubeless?1 year 13 weeks agoNot a road tubeless user yet

    Not a road tubeless user yet but have been on mtbs for some time.

    If you get a flat with a tubeless set up then you simply remove the valve and put a tube in. Easy as. You will probably want to carry a bit of paper towel to clean off the valve before sticking it in your pocket and then to wipe around the inside of the tyre first though, not so much to clean up the sealant but to make sure there's nothing there to puncture your replacement tube when you inflate it.

    In the time I've been using tubeless off road I've had:

    one nail through a tyre, tyre did not deflate immediately like a tube would but slowly lost pressure enabling me to stop safely and find out what was going on, I removed nail, topped up tyre pressure, rode home. Still using that tyre.

    one side wall ripped on a rocky descent, sticky Park patch and tube in, completed event. Binned the tyre later as the rip was too big to fix properly, I've done the same for non-tubless tyres in the past.

    a few which were entirely my fault when I started using tubeless, I was running silly low pressures for my weight to see what would happen, the result, loads of grip until you get carried away and pop the tyre off, tube in, ride on.

    Swapping tyres can be a bit of a faff, most of the sealant can be contained and reused but any left in the tyre will go off so I've found it best to scrub the tyre clean once removed if you plan on using it tubeless again. I now tend to use tyres until they are worn out.

    Having said that I am not tempted to convert road wheels as I have for mtb (I use Stans tape, generic valves, Stans solution and Spesh 2Bliss tyres) because of the higher pressures and lower tyre volumes involved. I wouldn't hesitate to use tubeless on road if I had appropriate wheels and the tyres weren't so expensive.

  • Volta ao Algarve - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Sprint

    ray silvester wrote:
    Sprint Stage I reckon in standard:

    Spilak(my idea of the winner overall to be honest)

    I agree but couldnt get him in my purist team with the others id chosen most of whome should be ok for hills and the ITT

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks ago2,3,6. Waiting for

    2,3,6. Waiting for confirmation of Sagan's all-important 17th place

  • Vuelta a Andalucia1 year 13 weeks agoArredondo seems to be the

    Arredondo seems to be the next big thingin a lot of people's eyes....but do you really think he's going to be outscoring Kangert?

    One to watch I guess

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agoIt could be worse, just 2 and

    It could be worse, just 2 and 5 for me. Thinking of sacking this race off and concentrating on the Algarve Thinking

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agoJust 3,5,7 for me - not good!

    Just 3,5,7 for me - not good!

  • IAM Cycling's Kristof Goddaert killed after being run over by bus1 year 13 weeks agoUsh wrote: The vehicle codes

    Ush wrote:

    The vehicle codes for most countries explicitly include the concept of braking distance and promote the idea of safe following distances based on it... even if some of those are supposedly out of date. The following link apparently shows that some drivers believe their cars will stop in a shorter distance than is recommended: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=95692

    http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/crime/argos-lorry-driver-who-killed-w...

    about sums up the legal view of cyclists in the UK.

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agoHaha I transferred Bennett

    Haha I transferred Bennett out last night otherwise it would have been 2,3,6,10

  • IAM Cycling's Kristof Goddaert killed after being run over by bus1 year 13 weeks agoChris James wrote:KiwiMike

    Chris James wrote:
    KiwiMike wrote:
    "the driver of the bus travelling behind was unable to avoid him"

    ...meaning the driver of the bus travelling too close behind to be able to stop in time should the unexpected occur, couldn't be bothered to hang back *just a few seconds* to allow for the unexpected to occur.

    If he was a fixed object in the road like a broken-down car or person who had collapsed, the bus driver would have been held responsible for not stopping in time. Hopefully the driver will likewise be found at fault for tailgating or not passing with enough space.
    .

    Your view seems very simplistic, basically that no road user can ever approach within braking distance of another in case something 'unexpected' occurs.

    You are joking right?

    The vehicle codes for most countries explicitly include the concept of braking distance and promote the idea of safe following distances based on it... even if some of those are supposedly out of date. The following link apparently shows that some drivers believe their cars will stop in a shorter distance than is recommended: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=95692

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agostevemarks wrote:Thought

    stevemarks wrote:
    Thought about Howard for Benatti, in the end kept the transfer. Oh dear! bad day at the office. 3,5,6. so far gonna see red. Sick

    Same in my purist team, which doesn't look too bad.

    Smile

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agoJust 3,5,6,7 oh dear

    Just 3,5,6,7 Crying Crying Crying oh dear nevermind

    Just 3 and 6 purist, so even worse

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agoThought about Howard for

    Thought about Howard for Benatti, in the end kept the transfer. Oh dear! bad day at the office. 3,5,6. so far gonna see red. Sick

  • Carbon bars from the East1 year 13 weeks agoKeith Bontrager put it best:

    Keith Bontrager put it best: 'Cheap, light, strong. Pick two.'

  • Crud Roadracer Mk2 mudguards1 year 13 weeks agoThe day I bought a Genesis

    The day I bought a Genesis Croix de Fer with full length SKS mudguards & ditched these cruds on my old Spesh which couldn't take 'proper' guards was one of the best days of my life. I have a very boring life.

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks ago1,3, 5, 6, 7 so far

    1,3, 5, 6, 7 so far Thinking

  • Tour of Oman stage 21 year 13 weeks agorcorbin wrote:Actually, got

    rcorbin wrote:
    Actually, got 1,2,3,4,5,6

    @TourofOman_live: Stage 2 top 10 :

    A.KRISTOFF
    L.HOWARD
    T.BOONEN
    R.FORSTER
    N.BOUHANNI
    N.RUFFONI
    P.VANSPEYBROUCK
    M.BURGHARDT
    M.TRENTIN
    S.BENNETT
    #tourofoman

    Then you my friend can probably look forward to a stage win!!

  • Volta ao Algarve - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoSprint Stage I reckon in

    Sprint Stage I reckon in standard:

    Cavendish
    Modolo
    DeMare
    Coquard
    Engoulvent
    Martin
    Mestre
    Machado
    Oliviera

    Purist

    DeMare
    RuiCosta
    Spilak(my idea of the winner overall to be honest)
    Coquard
    Oliveira
    Martin
    DeMare
    Engoulvent
    Machado
    Izagirre