• Mavic Ksyrium Elite front hub1 year 23 weeks agohad a similar issue with my

    had a similar issue with my Mavic Ksyrium Elite rear hub also where a chunk of the hub which the spoke joins to, just cracked off on my commute home. Its still sitting in my garage at home a few years later used for spoke replacement when necessary.
    My newer Ksyrium Elites (2010s) have just had another catastrohic problem where the rim sidewall on my rear wheel has blown out on my commute also.
    So my impression of Elites is great for every day training, riding, racing, but when something goes wrong, its major!!

  • Dashboard "What's coming up"1 year 23 weeks agoThat makes sense. Maybe there

    That makes sense. Maybe there should be a warning though that it's not necessarily the next ten stages.

  • Katusha WorldTour licence appeal upheld by CAS1 year 23 weeks agoI really do dispair with the

    I really do dispair with the UCI they make FIFA look intelligent D Oh

  • Wife of cyclist killed in hit and run says driver should visit morgue and reflect on what they did1 year 23 weeks ago@HKCambridge, a similar

    @HKCambridge, a similar argument i grant, but i start from the idea that if you do wrong then you should loose your licence permenantly no excuses. But if you haven't done anything wrong and can show you are safe then you should be allowed to drive.

    With schooling compulsary to 18 now should the drive limit be raised? But i do think that you should be allowed to drive after passing a proper test, including motorway, urban, how to deal with horses, cyclists,a minimum number of supervised hours, etc. and after passing you should be subject to a number of restrictions.

  • Wife of cyclist killed in hit and run says driver should visit morgue and reflect on what they did1 year 23 weeks ago@frankie1979 I echo Carl's

    @frankie1979

    I echo Carl's comments and can only offer condolences to you and your family and the hope that these parasites, who will never come anywhere near close to being the man your father clearly was, suffer for what they've done either under the criminal justice system (as you say, unlikely) or otherwise.

  • Katusha WorldTour licence appeal upheld by CAS1 year 23 weeks agotheir jerseys say 'Kaтюшa' in

    their jerseys say 'Kaтюшa' in Russian.
    It is a pet name for Catherine.

  • NZ Ministry of Transport considering coroner's call for hi-vis clothing to be made compulsory for cyclists1 year 23 weeks agoGood grief. what's wrong

    Good grief.
    what's wrong with:

    a) Driver/road-user education
    b) Common sense.

    Both are clearly lacking.

    On the point of the driver education, as a cyclist NZ drivers are the worst I've encountered in the world.

    (note, that's in my personal experience)

  • Katusha WorldTour licence appeal upheld by CAS1 year 23 weeks agoMetjas wrote:surely you'd

    Metjas wrote:
    surely you'd imagine that the UCI would be forced to rewrite its rules re WorldTour team selection after this debacle.

    Yes, while McQuaid et al weren't involved in the decision, they are responsible for the way the process works.

    Imagine if Barcelona or Chelsea were told weeks before the Champions League started that they couldn't take part?

    Then took it to CAS and won while the first round was under way?

    And Celtic or Valencia, say, were told they'd have to make way?

    Slightly different situation because the Champions league is a season-long competition, but you get the point.

  • Dashboard "What's coming up"1 year 23 weeks agoCorrect, same with mine but I

    Correct, same with mine but I think I know why

    Im gonna guess its because the stages have yet to be added to the other races before then

    I for one know no stages have not been added yet to Tirenno, however Dan has probably added the stages to the ToC already. So had he not added those, the early classics would be the only stages showing

  • Cool New Threads1 year 23 weeks agoLooks cool, should get some

    Looks cool, should get some good looks at the cafe stop.

  • Pro bike: Tyler Farrar's Garmin Sharp Cervélo P51 year 23 weeks agospasypaddy wrote:annoyingly

    spasypaddy wrote:
    annoyingly the frame isnt available in the uk for a while...

    Try Primo Cycles in Cambridge if you're after a P5, I saw one in there the other day.

  • Tour of Oman Stage 5: Froome sees off Contador attacks to take stage and tighten grip on GC1 year 23 weeks agoHow come Oman gets to have

    How come Oman gets to have proper summit finishes, whereas the Tour of Britain refuses to end a stage anywhere where they cannot conveniently bus in the local primary school kids?

  • Katusha WorldTour licence appeal upheld by CAS1 year 23 weeks agosurely you'd imagine that the

    surely you'd imagine that the UCI would be forced to rewrite its rules re WorldTour team selection after this debacle.

    Good to see CAS doing the right thing here, how can the IOC express confidence in Pat and UCI, just utterly incomprehensible.

  • Katusha WorldTour licence appeal upheld by CAS1 year 23 weeks agocavasta

    cavasta wrote:
    Simon_MacMichael wrote:
    It's the diminutive of Ekaterina, so Katusha translates as Katy or Cathy etc.

    The result is that there's a pro team called Katy Smile


    I think I saw a documentary about it on Dave (actually it was on its sister channel, Yesterday, but until they rename it Sally that ruins the joke.)

    On the topic of this latest UCI clusterf*ck, I believe only one course of action makes sense anymore .

  • Tour Of Oman Stage 51 year 23 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:I

    livestrongnick wrote:
    I brought Froome and Nocentini in and had Contador so should be a few green arrows for me today! Big Grin

    Did notice Wig_billy dropped Contador and Nibali Nerd

    It could've been a lot worse today. Nibali to Nocentini worked out well, and lots of people made the Contador to Sagan transfer so I don't feel too bad.

  • Sustrans stresses shared use paths are for all after Taff Trail dog incident makes news (+ video)1 year 23 weeks agoAs a daily user of this part

    As a daily user of this part of the Taff Trail as both cyclist and dog walker [sometimes cycling when walking the dog - I know I know] the real key here is not that cyclists go too fast [some do] or dog walkers don't keep Rex under control [most do], this is all diversion from the base fact.

    The Taff Trail is NOT fit for purpose for what it is advertised to be. The code or standard is biscuits.

    The council know it isn't fit for purpose, Sustrans surely must know this too...but instead of tackling the underlying problem they do daft stuff like this as a fix.

    Rather entertainingly we are a number of weeks away from a new bridge over the Taff being opened that will hopefully tempt many more commuters onto bikes...sadly after the new wide paths planned...they end up riding through Hailey Park on paths that are only wide enough for 2 people to walk alongside each other....good work.

    Shambles

    We all have to use it together, the pressure should be for the paths to be upgraded...avoiding the conflict...but no, I suspect that is a bit too much like hard work and may mean cutting a tree down...

  • Wife of cyclist killed in hit and run says driver should visit morgue and reflect on what they did1 year 23 weeks agoSo they flee the scene of a

    So they flee the scene of a fatal accident and then get bail????

    WTF is that about? They should put straight on remand and at least there they may contemplate their actions.

    No they'll swanning around now and then get the customary slap on the wrist when they eventually get to court.

    Horrid thing to say but it will take a high profile death to make any change to they way cases like these are dealt with.

    RIP and my sincere condolences to you frankie1979.

  • Wife of cyclist killed in hit and run says driver should visit morgue and reflect on what they did1 year 23 weeks agoAwful story. I know that

    Awful story.

    I know that road and people frequently drive like idiots on it.

  • Volta ao Algarve stage 21 year 23 weeks agoAfter 37 km ten in the break

    After 37 km ten in the break :-

    Dmitry Kozontchuk (Katusha), Sep Vanmarcke (Blanco), Ricardo Garcia (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Manuele Boaro (Saxo-Tinkoff), Bertjan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM), Omar Fraile (Caja Rural), Dalivier Ospina (Colombia), Thomas Metcalfe (Carmine-Tavira), Hugo Sabido (LA-Alumínios Antarte) and Alejandro Marque (OFM-Quinta da Lixa).

    Peloton at 1'12"

  • Katusha WorldTour licence appeal upheld by CAS1 year 23 weeks agoOT but this thread takes me

    OT but this thread takes me back to when I was briefly learning Russian in 2001 and the main character in the course book, Ivan, talking about his job.

    Whereas in a French text book, Monsieur Lenoir might be a "boulanger" or in an Italian book Signor Bruno an "giornalista," our Russian hero proudly declared his profession as "beez-neez-mannn!"

    I think that says a lot about the Russia of the time Wink

  • Donhou Bicycles move to London1 year 23 weeks agoThat copper-coloured one is

    That copper-coloured one is beautiful.

    I may have to drop by...

  • Interview: David Millar says it's technology, not doping, that now gives riders the edge1 year 23 weeks agoandyspaceman wrote:It's not

    andyspaceman wrote:
    It's not fully clean and likely never will be. But look at average race speeds and rider figures for wattage/kilo now vs. a decade ago. Those speak for themselves.

    average race speeds dont prove anything.

    As for wattage/kilo figures. Where is the line that says clean or doper?

    LeMond's figures for his wattage/Kilo is regurlarly sited as the clean limit. But LeMond was unique and few ever got close to him. So now that lots get to that level shows how much doping is going on.

    But cleanER is not clean.

    Millar is forever spinning a cleaner peloton story. Suits Garmin, but why believe a bunch of (ex)dopers?

    I dont. Vaughters is a smart guy and spends a lot of money on internal testing. Is it to ensure the team are clean or is it to ensure they are not going to test positive?

    I believe the latter.

    Use your eyes. Look at Gilberts 2011 season, Boonen's 2012 spring season, both used Dr Ibarguren, Sky's 2012 and their blue train at the TdF with Dr Leinders. All copies of the 90s.

    No not a cleanER sport.

  • Katusha WorldTour licence appeal upheld by CAS1 year 23 weeks agocheers. Been bugging me for

    cheers. Been bugging me for aeons, that.

  • NZ Ministry of Transport considering coroner's call for hi-vis clothing to be made compulsory for cyclists1 year 23 weeks agoWhen will people realise that

    When will people realise that being visible and wearing flouro/hi-viz do not go hand in hand? It's all about the contrast with your surroundings and the light conditions. So hi-viz yellow might work well on a dull grey day, but in bright sunshine and set against sunlit hedgerows its as good as camouflage.

    So much of this thought process seems to be based on city commuting. Well, guess what? Some of us live in the countryside and don't get overtaken by many cement lorries or buses. This is the thin end of the wedge. First clothing, then helmets, licences to ride a bike, insurance to ride etc etc.

    Cycling saves lives, and government interference that puts people off riding and back into cars just add to our NHS bill in the long term.

    Rant over! Angry

  • Alpine riding tips1 year 23 weeks agoThanks Dave, that rack looks

    Thanks Dave, that rack looks much more sensible than the Airy (even if not quite as lovely...) Might go for that instead and put the savings towards new cassettes/derailleurs/chains etc.

    bashthebox, from what I gather some alpine climbs are long and steady - others are a bit less steady...