• Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 15 weeks agogiobox wrote:Classic example

    giobox wrote:
    Classic example of Betteridge's Law of Headlines.

    Helping crappy journalists post crappy stories since forever.

    I don't agree with that rule and as a journalist, that's not why I use a question mark on a headline. I use question marks either because there's an element of doubt, or because something unproven, or as a legal get out. In this last instance, the question mark means it's possible to raise an issue, without actually saying that's the case. The exclamation mark is used by journalists for the same reason - 'Freddie Starr ate my hamster!' - which basically says that the journalist doesn't believe a word of this spurious claim either but is running the story because it'll grab attention and sell issues. Betteridge's law is out of date.

  • ESI grips RCT Wrap bar tape1 year 15 weeks agoNick T wrote:What other

    Nick T wrote:
    What other colours are there?

    Loads, check them out on their website http://www.esigrips.com/Silicone_Road_Grips.htm

  • Pondering the old N+1 issue1 year 15 weeks agoMy LBS is always keen to do a

    My LBS is always keen to do a 'build/custom job', as it is a change from getting bikes out of boxes and merely fitting them to clients. When I researched the option for myself, my LBS was prepared to do a flat rather than hourly rate. Suggest you take a box of biscuits and coffees in to your LBS and ask! (I drop some jaffa cakes into my LBS every so often as a thank you for the support they provide.)

  • Challenge Paris-Roubaix 700C x 27mm tyre1 year 15 weeks agoIt's either the Italian for

    It's either the Italian for Paris or, if they're from the same factory as Vittorias, a typo - my last Corsa claimed to be for "TULULAR" use.

  • Challenge Paris-Roubaix 700C x 27mm tyre1 year 15 weeks agoEvery day's a school day.

    Every day's a school day. Parigi-Roubaix.

  • ESI grips RCT Wrap bar tape1 year 15 weeks agoWhat other colours are there?

    What other colours are there?

  • Pondering the old N+1 issue1 year 15 weeks agoLBS's seem to charge in the

    LBS's seem to charge in the region of £35 per hour of work in my neck of the woods, so it'll depend on how long it takes them to build it.

  • Tour de France Fan Parks want 7 cycling superfan ambassadors1 year 15 weeks agoNice mix of locations there,

    Nice mix of locations there, accurately reflecting the fact that the race spends two days in Yorkshire and a few minutes in London...

  • Sea Sucker.1 year 15 weeks ago@Craig749, Thanks for that.

    @Craig749, Thanks for that. DemonTweeks are just around the corner from me so I'll go and have a look if they have them in stock.

    @wellcoordinated, Ideal solution would be inside the car, but that's not always possible. I wouldn't be happy leaving my pride and joy on display, and out of sight for any length of time, on any external mounting.

    @roberj4, it's the glass lifting that has given me the confidence to think that this is a good solution, but I have seen cup failures when trying to lift glass...

    Cheers all.

  • ESI grips RCT Wrap bar tape1 year 15 weeks agoSome people have more money

    Some people have more money than sense. That doesn't necessarily mean that they're not sensible, just that they have an awful lot of money!

  • ESI grips RCT Wrap bar tape1 year 15 weeks ago"Why spend £35...

    "Why spend £35... Ridiculous." Etc... Because it's silicon tape and has vibe absorption qualities beyond normal tape. This is popular with the gravelers. It's a different material, somewhat unique, so will have different costs and therefore a different price.

    Judging a product on cost alone is shortsighted.

    I would happily spend £35 for a performance upgrade, especially when its one of the contact points. How much does a campag record cassette cost now?

  • Sea Sucker.1 year 15 weeks agoMy concern with these would

    My concern with these would be with security. Most bike rack solutions offer a modicum of security in that you can lock your bike to the rack and the rack to your car. With these though a thief would only need a knife or screw driver to break the suction and hey presto he has your nice bike and £150 of fancy bike rack.

  • Tour of California stage 31 year 15 weeks agotony kappler wrote:My "go to"

    tony kappler wrote:
    My "go to" site for results, Cycling News, has Konig 18 in ITT and 47th in stage1. However checking another site shows Ortuzar. !!!

    I understand mate, go to AMGEN official site it is really good.
    I was certainly Iker Camano Ortuzar

  • Pondering the old N+1 issue1 year 15 weeks agoIf you're going to sell you

    If you're going to sell you bikes to build a new one then at the very least that is N-1 maybe N-2 or worse Rolling On The Floor

    Seriously, why not ask the LBS is they are interesting in building your bike. I can't think why they would be offended; the worst they can say is no.

  • Road shoes help please1 year 15 weeks ago+1 sidi are for the lucky few

    +1 sidi are for the lucky few sadly .... mine (genius 6.6) had to go up 1.5 sizes
    to get the width/volume I needed then were just too big Sad

    My NW winter boots are just plain ACE Smile

    Just found the most comfy pair of summer shoes in the shape of a pair of
    Spuik ZS15R - not carbon but then that buggers my feet too !!! - so you might
    look at the ZS15RC instead ....
    http://road.cc/content/review/117679-spiuk-zs15r-road-shoes

  • Tour of California stage 31 year 15 weeks agoMy "go to" site for results,

    My "go to" site for results, Cycling News, has Konig 18 in ITT and 47th in stage1. However checking another site shows Ortuzar. !!!

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:I

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    I actually fancied Bobridge too but again saw no value in him tomorrow, so left him.

    My mate Rangaedge all over BOBS, he loves him and TURBO Smile
    Both have been world yth ITT champs. BOB 09' and Turbo 11'.
    I remember one of them in a epic battle with Taylor, once...nose for nose

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Yes I

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Yes I didn't go Howson, but I didn't want to make 2 penalties, plus I don't see much value in him tomorrow. As for Craddock, see him much more for tomorrow, but he is no slouch in the ITT and could easily top 10, and also be in contention for some YR points.

    Back to Howson, yes I recognise his ability, and if you just got me to pick 9 riders he would be in, but I don't see him breaking the top 5.

    I see the top 4 being Phinney, Dennis, Sergent and Wiggins


    Good call TERA, once again you have proven to me why your DA MAN...lol
    love ya work.

  • 38mm Far Sports Carbon Wheels: Update #11 year 15 weeks agoHave you ridden a pair of

    Have you ridden a pair of Campagnolo zonda's?

    If so how does these wheels compare in your opinion?

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:I went

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    I went for Zirbel over Howson, it was pretty much 50-50, we shall see...

    Fair Call and well done Smile
    the First Stage I have fallen asleep in this year, doesn't happen often.
    Think I burnt out early over the excitement Howson was debuting his senior ITT LOL......

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoJoelsim

    Joelsim wrote:
    1,2,3,5,11,12.

    Boom, what a chump.


    WTF happen to Boom, GRRRRRRRRRR lol
    I had Tereul in my team at one stage too Sad
    Terps would have hurt a few too.
    I knew it was too long for terps

  • Tour of California stage 31 year 15 weeks agoPls Share what your smoking

    Pls Share what your smoking bro Smile

  • Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 15 weeks agoClassic example of

    Classic example of Betteridge's Law of Headlines.

    Helping crappy journalists post crappy stories since forever.

  • International Bike Courier?1 year 15 weeks agoNice. I've found you can

    Nice. I've found you can never really fault that guys advice, one of my favourite sites on the web.

  • Video: SRAM’s electronic groupset spotted at Tour of California1 year 15 weeks agoCyclosis wrote:othello

    Cyclosis wrote:
    othello wrote:
    Rumour has it, you use the left lever to go up the rear cassette and the right lever to go down (or vice-a-versa, I'm not sure). Front changing is done with a long hold of the button.

    No reason why Shimano couldn't allow this config with a wee firmware update. Would be interesting to try, and nice to have the option.

    Shimano can already do this. If you have the DI2 pc connector (basally a USB cable that connects to the DI2 junction box), you can program the shift buttons to do whatever you like. A decent LBS will usually do this for you too.

    I've heard of some riders adopt using one side for upshifts only, and the other for downshifts only, front and rear. The disadvantage is its massively confusing if you have to switch bike, which is why I'm not so sure SRAM will go down this route.