• Giro D'Italia Stage 6: Sassano-Montecassino1 year 14 weeks agoDID ANYONE HEAR WHAT PURITO

    DID ANYONE HEAR WHAT PURITO SAID!

    No ones fault that's racing, that's why you stay at front Smile

  • Always on—the plight of the humble gear cable1 year 14 weeks agoRemember the slide ruler? Or

    Remember the slide ruler? Or seen the soroban being used in shops all over Japan (at least in the 70s)? These completely mechanical calculators provided real gymnastics for the mind and should be reintroduced at elementary schools before youths "upgrade" to electronic ones; if well taught, they are actually fun to use.

    The parallel does not extend to cycling. I too love the concept of all mechanical - my 4 bikes are - but I am a true believer in cycling as a solution for urban mass transport and pollution. Here, electronics will deliver by convincing the chain & lube & all things mechanical adverse to take the step. Check the rise and rise of the pedelec in Holland and Germany. And here we sportive cyclists play a humble role by paying for high end electronics so that they can trickle down a few generations later. But I am still not up to it...

  • SRAM outline hydraulic disc brake redesign1 year 14 weeks agoI'm patiently waiting to get

    I'm patiently waiting to get my S700's back. My shop is saying they will probably have them next week.
    It will be interesting to try out the changes SRAM made. My brakes worked perfectly fine before the recall so we'll see how they made them better.

  • Tour of California satge 61 year 14 weeks agono full house again

    Crying no full house again Crying

  • Giro stage 71 year 14 weeks agoShould Viviani not get 11

    Should Viviani not get 11 points for finishing 10th, plus 3 for points classification?
    I also thought he won the intermediate for an extra 6.

    11 + 3 + 6 = 20, yet he only scored me 11. Am I missing something?

    Swift should have 6 for 15th place, plus 1 for PC; he only has 6...

  • Always on—the plight of the humble gear cable1 year 14 weeks agoabudhabiChris wrote:My

    abudhabiChris wrote:
    My objection to electric shifting is that it undermines the whole principle of riding a bike.

    A bicycle is a human powered vehicle. Once you introduce electric shifting you've replaced human power with external power. It's not a bike any more.

    Charge the shifters with a dynamo, problem solved?

  • Swindon thieves grab £20k-worth of bikes from secure garage1 year 14 weeks agoSimple. Lock it up with the

    Simple. Lock it up with the most expensive, good quality locks (plural) you can possibly afford at all times. Don't simply think it's safe because it's in your garage, shed or house...
    A good quality lock will last a lifetime, and multiple heavy attacks from those pesky thieves.

    Also agree with the Strava thing. Don't publish what bike your on!ight as well hang your pride and joy in the window with a sign saying "free bike" on for all to see.

    Always assume your bike is never safe, and lock it up as if you would on a high street.

  • Better Than A Ribble?1 year 14 weeks agoFair play!

    Fair play!

  • Ride launches new clothing range1 year 14 weeks agoAapje wrote:bikeboy76

    Aapje wrote:
    bikeboy76 wrote:
    That first jersey looks suspiciously like a recent Manchester United shirt.

    The only thing that is similar is that they are both red. The thing that makes it stand out, the stripe inside the white box is not similar to the MU shirt at all.

    I have to say that I really like that one. Classic design, yet with a modern twist. It's not available on their site yet, though. You'd think that they would get that sorted before sending the press release.

    Nothing like this then:
    http://www.footballmatchshirts.co.uk/product,649.htm
    Don't correct me fooool!

  • Ride launches new clothing range1 year 14 weeks agoAapje wrote:bikeboy76

    Aapje wrote:
    bikeboy76 wrote:
    That first jersey looks suspiciously like a recent Manchester United shirt.

    The only thing that is similar is that they are both red. The thing that makes it stand out, the stripe inside the white box is not similar to the MU shirt at all.

    I have to say that I really like that one. Classic design, yet with a modern twist. It's not available on their site yet, though. You'd think that they would get that sorted before sending the press release.

    Nothing like this then:
    http://www.footballmatchshirts.co.uk/product,649.htm
    Don't correct me fooool!

  • Tour of California satge 61 year 14 weeks agoPurist 1,4,5,6,7,17 Standard

    Purist 1,4,5,6,7,17

    Standard 4,5,6,7,10,12,17

    Hopefully will move up a couple of places and I can make 6 transfers for shit or bust tonight with no penalties.

  • Tour of California satge 61 year 14 weeks ago4,5,7,10,12,17

    4,5,7,10,12,17 Yawn

  • Tour of California satge 61 year 14 weeks agobreak stays away, impressive

    break stays away, impressive ride by chaves. wiggo easy peasy, machado blows up. innit.

    1,4,5,6,7 for my purist, very happy with that! chance of a tour top 10 there. standard? forgetaboutit

  • Tour of California satge 61 year 14 weeks ago1 CHAVES RUBIO Johan

    1 CHAVES RUBIO Johan EstebanOrica GreenEDGE20304:09:13
    2 DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO DavidTeam NetApp – Endura14180:13
    3 DANIELSON ThomasGarmin Sharp8120:41
    4 YATES AdamOrica GreenEDGE770:53
    5 WIGGINS BradleyTeam Sky64,,
    6 STETINA PeterBMC Racing Team530:55
    7 DENNIS RohanGarmin Sharp42,,
    8 BOBRIDGE JackBelkin-Pro Cycling Team211:07
    9 BENNETT GeorgeCannondale 1:15
    10 CRADDOCK LawsonTeam Giant-Shimano1:16
    11 TEN DAM LaurensBelkin-Pro Cycling Team1:21
    12 ACEVEDO CALLE Janier AlexisGarmin Sharp1:24
    13 OLIVIER DaanTeam Giant-Shimano1:32
    14 DOMBROWSKI JoeTeam Sky,,
    15 BRENES OBANDO GregoryJamis - Hagens Berman1:38
    16 JONES CarterOptum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies1:41
    17 MACHADO TiagoTeam NetApp – Endura1:46
    18 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE HaimarTrek Factory Racing 1:49
    19 JARAMILLO DIEZ Daniel AlexanderJamis - Hagens Berman1:55
    20 HAGA ChadTeam Giant-Shimano2:09

  • Metropolitan Police arrest 45 people for cycle theft in a single day1 year 14 weeks agoMany people feel there is no

    Many people feel there is no justice or deterrent however I'd like to see restorative justice used in these cases where suitable as there is a better chance of reducing repeat offending. If nothing else the victim has a chance to ask the offender why they did it and explain how it's effected them.

  • Always on—the plight of the humble gear cable1 year 14 weeks agoAnd the best bit? Shimano

    And the best bit? Shimano electronic gears default to 53 x 11 if the battery fails. Spirit of the V!!

  • Fix motoring tax system to get people out of cars & on to bikes, says think tank1 year 14 weeks agoironmancole wrote: Heck they

    ironmancole wrote:

    Heck they must think we're complete imbeciles. Surprise

    They do. And, for the most part, they have a point - they're still in power aren't they? No one has taken to torch and pitchfork yet.

  • Problem with scores in Overall Table1 year 14 weeks agoIf you have two fantasy

    If you have two fantasy cycling pages open, it will often show your other score, you cannot access both team scores in different windows at once Wink

  • More Garmin 800 help Please!!!1 year 14 weeks agoI use Bikeroutetoaser to load

    I use Bikeroutetoaser to load routes to my my humble Garmin 405. It works really great much better than Garmin connect. Admittedly the 405 doesn't have a profile, but if there isn't any profile info that means that there's no elevation data coming from Garmin connect digital terrain model.

    Garmin software is so crappy isn't it. let's see. Basecamp - crappy; Training Centre - crappy; Garmin connect - crappy. All three software packages trying to do more or less the same thing but all crappy.

    Use Bikeroutetoaser it's free and much better than Garmin anything.

  • More Garmin 800 help Please!!!1 year 14 weeks agoDoes anyone know what

    Does anyone know what happened with Biketoaster? That gave the profiles, but I can't use it now.

    I've only ever got profiles from rides I've already done. The Garmin Connect doesn't seem to include that information.

  • What's Britain's most stolen bike? The answer will surprise you1 year 14 weeks agoWell done FB. You just killed

    Well done FB. You just killed the article. I jest, but you are right. There's so much missing from this that it's meaningless. Why not straw poll a bunch of bike thieves? Which do you prefer to steal a) carbon b) aluminium c) bamboo?
    Much of thieving is about opportunism, so the longer a bike is locked up outside the more likely it is too be stolen......but this theory isn't even tested. Nor is 'cyclists who ride a piece of s€$t are less likely to take the right precautions to avoid bike theft'.

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 14 weeks agoDidn't a team (can't remember

    Didn't a team (can't remember wich one) had mounted GoPro's on Paris-Roubaix 2 years ago? I remeber seeing a picture of one of the bikes prior to race but never heard or saw nothing more..

  • Wattbike Training1 year 14 weeks agoI'm going to cover the basics

    I'm going to cover the basics of power training as if you understand you'll benefit in your approach to what you are doing. There's not too much difference between power and Heart rate work outs. Power adds the benefit that, as your heart is a muscle, it can improve, or be suppressed. Depending on your previous work outs, so you can be working out hard and not move get your heart rate beyond 159 bpm, or your heart rate races and it seems higher than usual. But power is the single determinate if your work, whatever happens to your heart.
    That all said, if your training and goals remain the same your heart rate may not fluctuate all that much. The trick is that to maximise your results you need to create work overload and with periodisation you are more likely to put strains on your heart which lead to changes in your HR.
    "Power training" is not really any different to HR training, just a different emphasis on the figures. If you are not able to implement a global training plan then using the Watt Bike won't make an appreciable difference. But it is certainly good for smoothing the pedal stroke.
    As Mooleur says, interval training is the way to go. Get the heart rate up and down. But building your base is key.

  • What's Britain's most stolen bike? The answer will surprise you1 year 14 weeks agoThere are simply too many

    There are simply too many variables to judge the relative risk of theft based on theft data.

    One might argue that sales data doesn't translate in to a risk profile because how a bicycle is used, and how, when and for how long it's locked up count more.

    For example, without knowing anything else, we might assume that bicycle models preferred by commuters are more likely to be stolen than serious road or high end mtn bikes, because commuters are the ones who lock bikes up all day, while serious bike owners don't.

    The only way to gauge thief preferences, is to census the available inventory (bikes locked in public) and compare to the census of stolen bikes.

    So what we have here is data without meaning, and folks should be wary of making decisions based on it.

  • Metropolitan Police arrest 45 people for cycle theft in a single day1 year 14 weeks agoracyrich wrote:Crime is free

    racyrich wrote:
    Crime is free for the criminal class.

    Yet the prisons have never been so full. Funny that.