• The Giro Purist thread1 year 21 weeks agoenrique wrote:If I'm not

    enrique wrote:
    If I'm not mistaken, this would have been the perfect Purist team for the Giro:

    Vicenzo Nibali
    Cadel Evans
    Carlos Alberto Betancur
    Giovanni Visconti
    Mauro Santambrogio
    Stefano Pirazzi
    Rafal Majka
    Maxim Belkov
    Danilo Di Luca

    It would have netted a grand total of 2340 points if I did my math right! Smile And, had anybody selected it, would have gotten you into the No. 101 in the overall competition, without (!) making a single (!) transfer! Thinking Wink

    The Best (?) Investment (?) Danilo Di Luca who at 3.0 brought in 104 points, then Luka Mezgec who at 3.0 brought in 100 points...

    Man you've got some serious time on your hands LOL Nerd

    Good work though Wink

  • The Giro Purist thread1 year 21 weeks agoIf I'm not mistaken, this

    If I'm not mistaken, this would have been the perfect Purist team for the Giro:

    Vicenzo Nibali
    Cadel Evans
    Carlos Alberto Betancur
    Giovanni Visconti
    Mauro Santambrogio
    Stefano Pirazzi
    Rafal Majka
    Maxim Belkov
    Danilo Di Luca

    It would have netted a grand total of 2340 points if I did my math right! Smile And, had anybody selected it, would have gotten you into the No. 101 in the overall competition, without (!) making a single (!) transfer! Thinking Wink

    The Best (?) Investment (?) Danilo Di Luca who at 3.0 brought in 104 points, then Luka Mezgec who at 3.0 brought in 100 points...

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 21 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:drheaton

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    drheaton wrote:
    Yes,probably three Frenchmen as its their home tour plus the credit limit forces you to probably only pick one of the main guys (Voeckler, Rolland, Bouhanni) and try some of the cheaper riders.

    I think Pinot will outscore everybody....unless TiVo has a blockbuster day like last year where he crests 4 Cat 1's first and wins the stage?

    Three Frenchmen should also be more varied because you don't have such an obvious high scorer as Nibali was for the Giro.

    How about three riders born in The low Counties.?

    The Low Counties? Hampshire,Sussex and Kent? LOL

    The Low CountRies would probably be good for Spring Classics or such?

  • Jeremy Clarkson tells his readers to get on their bikes... but not to bother with a helmet1 year 21 weeks agoAnd from the same paper that

    And from the same paper that brought us the award winning cycle safety campaign. Confused

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 21 weeks agoJonas Lorenzen finished

    Jonas Lorenzen finished safely in the bunch on stage 21 to win the Forum's Scorum's Giro D'Italia......surely this eclipses his Volta A Catalunya win earlier this season.An alarming show of speed by chiv30 saw him fly into second place from being off the podium but the time gap to Jonas was just t-o-o big to make up....TERatcliffe was relegated to the third step(a good performance though).

    northstar took the purist division as expected when it became clear that he was the only one of the contenders with 'Cav-Power'.....a selection I advised against pre-Giro(Doh!!).

    There was no change in the top 10 Forum's Scorum's Overall and the much hoped for 'Giro-Slump' never materialised for Wig_Billy who holds commanding leads in both competitions but we shouldn't feel so bad.......he leads the ENTIRE game by 400 standard and 300 purist!!

    To keep good old enrique happy nickobec holds the lead in the non-premium a.k.a The Forum's Scorum's Squeakers League with enrique 1700 points behind in 10th!!!! Still....he insists he knows his cycling?

  • Jeremy Clarkson tells his readers to get on their bikes... but not to bother with a helmet1 year 21 weeks agoWow......I think I agree with

    Wow......I think I agree with something Jeremy Clarkson has said.....what the hell is happening?

  • Where are the younger riders1 year 21 weeks agoHi Simon E,we were debating

    Hi Simon E,we were debating the road bike issue after our tuesday eve 10,this week.Obviously I rode all TT,s on a road bike,and many stiil do,I find it takes me back to the days,when a 57 for 25 miles was tough,I know because I did one,on a steel road bike.Nothing finer than to put decent wheels in the road bike and ride a 10.Nobody stops anyone riding a RB in our TT,s.10,s cost £3 including the levy,and we usually get 30+ riders.To answer the chap who was on about working,ok I,m retired,but was a Coalface Chargeman down the pit on 3 shifts,but still trained,raced and brought up a family,so I think committment comes in there somewhere.As I stated in another post it all goes round,Sportives are nothing new,they are the modern name for Reliability Trial,and sportives are not cheap to ride, so the cost of things argument goes out the window.Happy cycling,I,m off out.

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 21 weeks agoI hope I don't have my math

    I hope I don't have my math wrong, but I think the 3 best teams for this competition would have been:

    No. 1
    Vicenzo Nibali
    Giovanni Visconti
    Franco Pellizotti

    No. 2
    Giovanni Visconti
    Mauro Santambrogio
    Stefano Pirazzi

    No. 3
    Vicenzo Nibali
    Giovanni Visconti
    Rafael Andriato

  • BB & hub grease1 year 21 weeks agoThanks to the others that

    Thanks to the others that commented - I'll give the Sram a miss this time and pick up the Weldtite or Exus and see how they run.

  • BB & hub grease1 year 21 weeks agoSimon E wrote:Any standard

    Simon E wrote:
    Any standard grease will be fine.
    thank you for your incisive opinion.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 21 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Look me in the

    Raleigh wrote:
    Look me in the face.

    LOOK ME IN THE GODDAM FACE.

    Is this OK?

    IS IT?

    REALLY?

    All available on ebay Cool

    Is that a Chinarello?

    Regards,

    Trikeman. Wink

  • Number one bit of advice for newbie doing the Fred Whitton1 year 21 weeks agoI managed to finish the Fred

    I managed to finish the Fred on Saturday my riding time was 8:45 I was pretty new to this type of challenge but who isn't the Fred is one of the biggest and most rewarding .if I was to give advise eat well a few hours before if you can then every 15 or 20 min or so into the challenge break your food up into bite size chunks then put them in your pocket drink when thirsty try a bottle an hour. I change my mech the week before and I'm really glad I'd I was on a compact 13x26 on my campag changed to 13x29 medium cage for the Fred and boy I needed every cog on the honister defo hardknott and wrynose passes advise on hardknott it kicks up straight away don't get to dishearten grit your teeth and go for it try not to swerve to and fro to much before your heart pops out your chest you will be half way where you can peddle easier and get your breath back and heart rate down so you can conquer the rest.go easy on the descents you have no choice kirkstone was brill but be warned half way down at 45 to 50 mph it shot me to the wrong side of the road just watch out for that bend but really you can see the traffic coming it was one hell of a descent the other descents are full of danger so please be careful make sure your breaks are checked out before you start the Fred.good luck the emotions run wild the last section when you know you are about to finish the Fred.

  • Which multitool?1 year 21 weeks agoMy foldable bike has a 15mm

    My foldable bike has a 15mm nut holding the rear hub in place. This needs to be removed to change a flat tyre. Hence my requirement to have a 15mm/pedal spanner in the multitool. It was more for this purpose, than for mid-ride pedal swaps. Big Grin

  • Carbon road bike hire in S London/Surrey?1 year 21 weeks agoI've not used them but

    I've not used them but British Bike Hire might have what you want. http://www.britishbikehire.co.uk/RoadBikeHire

  • Back Froome at the Tour de France, Sutton tells Wiggins1 year 21 weeks agoI don't think Froome will

    I don't think Froome will even need Wiggo. He'll leave him puffing up some mountain road like he should have done last year. Nerd

  • Jeremy Clarkson tells his readers to get on their bikes... but not to bother with a helmet1 year 21 weeks agoI actually like what he's

    I actually like what he's saying here. Love the hardened banana's and its TRUE.

    There are FAR too many "HERO's" with camera's that upload the slightest movement from a car that they consider wrong....does my box in.

    I do like a few of them, CyclingMikey and Gaz, but just looking at Gaz's site, it lists 390 in the UK http://www.croydoncyclist.co.uk/video-camera-cyclists/

    I agree having a camera is good and gives you some sort of protection if you are involved in an accident. But some of the uploaders LOOK for trouble.

  • Last Day Transfers and Transfer Strategy Discussion Thread1 year 21 weeks agoenrique wrote:It's not really

    enrique wrote:
    It's not really a change in the rules that I'm asking for, really... It's just an option to play "as Premium" as a Standard Player...

    BOOM....

    That is why everyone is sick of your threads. You can't simply just change the game like that.

    It would take a lot of background work and would require having three different sets of players. Premium, Free Premium and Free (prize winning)

    That is NOT going to happen. If you want to play as a premium player...even if you don't want to win the prizes...you pays your money.

    If you don't pays your money, you can still play, whether you are playing for the prizes or not is irrelevant.

    I CAN'T win certain prizes, because I run some of the races. Lets just say, I won the Giro. I've had nothing to do with running it or any of the background work on it.

    BUT, I wouldn't go taking the prizes for it. Yes, a stage prize of a pump. I'd have one. But it wouldn't be right for me to take any of the big prizes.

    So what I'm trying to say is, I DON'T play for prizes....Nor to most players. They play for the challenge, enjoyment, love of cycling, to enhance their viewing of cycling and a multitude of reasons.

    I can tell you now, take away the ALL the prizes. MANY of us would still be playing the game, just for bragging rights until the next stage. If I could create a poll (Maybe Dave can) and get a simple YES/NO....would you still play without prizes....I think it would be a 80/20 split Wink

  • Carbon road bike hire in S London/Surrey?1 year 21 weeks agoHead for the hills dorking?!

    Head for the hills dorking?!

  • Back Froome at the Tour de France, Sutton tells Wiggins1 year 21 weeks agoMakes sense, the rider with

    Makes sense, the rider with some good results this season and looks like they are in form in the few weeks leading up to the TdF should be designated leader with the rest of the team working towards that goal. If thing change then the leadership role can change, as in the Giro.

  • Last Day Transfers and Transfer Strategy Discussion Thread1 year 21 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Enrique...the

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Enrique...the four of us running the game are fairly settled with the rules as we have them...

    It's not really a change in the rules that I'm asking for, really... It's just an option to play "as Premium" as a Standard Player...

    Remember when dr first opened up the discussion in March 2012 about having a paid game? The "Extra races, extra features thread"?:

    drheaton wrote:
    ... My suggestion... would be some kind of premium membership that included extra... events...

    If I remember correctly then, when the Premium game was introduced, the bikes were not a a prize Standard player could win...

    I'm just asking for a chance to "play as Premium", that is, with non-expiring transfers... and not (!) take any of the prizes! Smile Like I said above:

    enrique wrote:
    ... ... I think offering Standard Players the choice of whether to:

    a) play the game for the prizes with expiring transfers or

    b) play the game just for fun with non-expiring tansfers is a good one! Smile

    Obviously, I prefer Option b! Smile It's not a change in game rules I'm seeking... Sad

    I'll gladly forfeit a chance at the prizes, which surely I wouldn't win anyway, I'm just wondering if other Standrad Players feel the same way! Smile

  • Last Day Transfers and Transfer Strategy Discussion Thread1 year 21 weeks agoQuote:I'm just asking for a

    Quote:
    I'm just asking for a chance to "play as Premium", that is, with non-expiring transfers... and not (!) take any of the prizes! Like I said above:

    God this is boring, premium isn't all about winning prizes, if you want to play premium, pay like everyone else has perhaps.

  • Giro d'Italia Stage 21: Cavendish wins stage & points jersey as Nibali seals overall win1 year 21 weeks agoAbsolutely fantastic! So

    Absolutely fantastic! So pleased for Cav. Can't wait for the tour to kick off!

  • Back Froome at the Tour de France, Sutton tells Wiggins1 year 21 weeks agoandyp wrote:nice, seanboy.

    andyp wrote:
    nice, seanboy. That's the Froome whose ego wouldn't let him work for Wiggins in last year's Tour?

    LMAO... What Tour did you watch? The one the rest of the world showed Froome to be the strongest rider with so little ego he sat up and waited for Wiggins SEVERAL times instead of heading off to take the victory for himself. Wiggins' ego has already cost Froome two Grand Tour titles because Froome loyally continued to rider for Wiggins long after everyone knew who the stronger rider was. If Froome's ego was 1/10th the size of Wiggins, Froome would have a Vuelta win, a Tour win, and be working on his second Tour title at this point...

    Quit sucking up to Sir Bradley and check back in with the facts...

  • South West velodrome green-lighted by Torbay Council1 year 21 weeks agoThat's been amended - the

    That's been amended - the documents that look like they provided the basis for the council's press release were compiled earlier this year ahead of the Odd Down circuit in Bath opening, but we should have picked that up. Thanks for the prod.

  • Torque Wrench ? Which one for Home use?1 year 21 weeks agoIf you want a wrench for most

    If you want a wrench for most parts, a 1/4" drive with a range of 3-15Nm will cover most jobs, but these aren't cheap, The only time you really need a higher torque range is for cassette lockrings, which need a 40Nm (Shimano) or 50Nm (Campagnolo) setting.

    Good all in one alternates are becoming available, like the Ritchey Torqkey described above, and the Topeak Combo Torque set, which cost £14.99