- Craft Performance Bike Bib Shorts1 year 38 weeks agoSadly. the designer has
Sadly. the designer has clearly been taking advice from Mr Shaun William Ryder because the shorts are definitely a loose fit.
Good, good, good, good, good, Double double good, double, double good.
- Cheer on Team GB as they prepare in Newport - for free1 year 38 weeks agoDidn't start working online
Didn't start working online until just before 10!
- A Town Called Paris - Wiggo fan sends good luck message with Jam cover played on ukelele (+ video)1 year 38 weeks agolove it.
- Trek unveil £1,000 Domane 2 series1 year 38 weeks agoAlso, is my experience that
Also, is my experience that hands and feet always numb long before the arse does atypical? If I were designing for me, I'd do something like sliding, elastomer-sprung fork dropouts long before I'd think of something like this. That said, I do usually ride steel frames with 27.2 seatposts (sometimes carbon ones).
- Trek unveil £1,000 Domane 2 series1 year 38 weeks agoBlimey - that's brave of
Blimey - that's brave of them. Considering the number of cracked-at-the-bottom-bracket frames I've seen (mostly aluminium, but steel and titanium too) freeing the seatpost to act as a long lever on the BB indicates either a remarkable degree of confidence in their metallurgy and process or control or a worrying triumph of optimism over experience.
- Tour de France 2012: Stage 17 Preview - Bagnères-de-Luchon to Peyragudes 143.5 km (high mountains)1 year 38 weeks agoNot enough black on those
Not enough black on those profiles to upset Wiggo. I can't see Sky letting a kamakaze break by VdB or Nibali go. Nibbles needs a good 3-4 minutes to defend into the TT. Nico Roche or I really hope Johnny Hoogerland for today.
- Transport Select Committee report urges Government to provide strong leadership on road safety1 year 38 weeks agoSedgepeat wrote:
Our economySedgepeat wrote:
Our economy and us, depend on motor vehicles now for our basic needs, including water. Over-slow it and people die.
The tap isn't that far away that I need to drive to it.
Slow moving traffic is not the reason for a rise in the number of casualties, and when it comes to death and injury on the roads by far the greatest number of victims are motorists or their passengers.
- Cheer on Team GB as they prepare in Newport - for free1 year 38 weeks agoAt least you were able to do
At least you were able to do it online.
I phoned up and had 15 minutes wait on hold until finally getting through. Only to have to set up two accounts to get my two tickets . . .
- TdF Stage 17 - Bagnères-de-Luchon to Peyragudes1 year 38 weeks agoRight. I've made 2 transfers,
Right. I've made 2 transfers, as I had 4 available so would only have lost them otherwise. Fancied taking a risk on the break, so I've gone for Cobo - Too far behind on GC to get chased, but he's obviously riding the tour as prep for the Vuelta, and yesterday for the first time he stayed with the main group so maybe he's finding his legs. So a good chance of zero, but if I get lucky I doubt many people will have him. And there's always more chance of a Spaniard attacking in the Pyrenees than the Alps.
Sorensen (my new favourite rider - I really hope he goes again today)
Grivko (in for Pinot - partly for the TT but he does seem in good form so could be in a break too)
Jeandesbosz (had him since stage 5 with a grand total of zero points, should've gone for Izagirre)
Stortoni (8th yesterday)
De Weert (don't ask...)
Boeckmans (for Friday/Sunday)
- Updated: Fränk Schleck requests B sample test; if positive, he will file complaint alleging poisoning1 year 38 weeks agoCould not have put it better
Could not have put it better LOL
- TdF Stage 17 - Bagnères-de-Luchon to Peyragudes1 year 38 weeks agoI considered bringing in
I considered bringing in Voeckler for Froome but I can't seem him getting to the end today so didn't think he'd score quite as highly. Plus, already thinking ahead to Saturday and didn't want to lose a TT guy only to have to bring him back in.
- Cheer on Team GB as they prepare in Newport - for free1 year 38 weeks agoThanks guys! got booking in
Thanks guys! got booking in this morning! Bloomin' tricky process but worth it!!!
- Aero Graphite - it even sounds built for cycling1 year 38 weeks agoAt which point does a bike
At which point does a bike become unridable because it is so light? I think it's true application could be bikes for overweight Sportive riders looking to get to the same bike/rider weight as a Pro.
Why doesn't the UCI go further and issue a minimum combined weight limit? Or what about handicapping system like horse racing? The best rider has to use the steel Apollo from Halfords and the Laterne Rouge gets the Evo Speed Six?
- Tour de France Stage 16: Wiggins and Froome shut down Nibali attacks, Voeckler takes stage and polka dot jersey1 year 38 weeks agoI know what you mean, but I
I know what you mean, but I think that's as much down to the style of riders. Brad and Team Sky in general have the engine to maintain a sufficient tempo to more or less prevent attacks, so what can you do?
The mainstream media are starting to take a little notice, but it would be nice to see some more realisation that this is a massive achievement, like winning the world cup.
- Transport Select Committee report urges Government to provide strong leadership on road safety1 year 38 weeks agothink there was a similar UK
think there was a similar UK study with similar results - one concern is that cyclists are being given poor quality alternatives to using (relatively)well maintained major roads with good sight lines- some of these alternatives involve the type of obstacles that result in low speed accidents or involve for example a lot of parked vehicles or slow turning vehicles, no physical contact but evasive action results in injury - its possible the number of accidents increases but severity reduces.
Csn't see a lot about the need to change attitudes and culture - 20mph in residential areas but what about the roads that link? These are not only the location of the fatalities and serious injuries but also the barrier to more people taking up cycling - "you'd have to be mad to ride on there", "i wouldn't let my kids on that road"
- Why? because perception is that motorised commuting and delivery traffic is more important than cyclists or pedestrians and has a right to move at speed - would like to see some sort of national campaign that encourages people to allow more time for journeys and respect other road users, employers and schools could be helpful by being more flexible oh..and remove the travel to work time/average traffic speed measure from local authority statistics - it encourages "traffic flow" which discourages other road users
- Updated: Fränk Schleck requests B sample test; if positive, he will file complaint alleging poisoning1 year 38 weeks agoWell said.
- Fulcrum launch Racing Quattro wheels1 year 38 weeks agoShould be interesting. At
Should be interesting. At the moment I'm leaning towards Pro-lite Braccianos.
- Help a newbie who's 'changing codes'!1 year 38 weeks agoOne other thought, with a
One other thought, with a road bike steering is almost leaning, weight on the bars will turn the wheel, rather than turning the bars. Quiet flat-ish roads and practice riding one handed, you'll get the hang of it. Then there is the joy of learning to switch from hoods to drops. I agree with JonSP, I can ride with no hands for much longer on my road bike now than my mountain bike, though the MTB feels more stable initially. Lastly get your LBS to check the headset is greased properly at the first service. I had mine serviced recently and it helped a lot.
- Updated: Fränk Schleck requests B sample test; if positive, he will file complaint alleging poisoning1 year 38 weeks agoFrank Schleck doping? Let's
Frank Schleck doping? Let's wait and see what happens before we break out the pitchforks...
- Updated: Fränk Schleck requests B sample test; if positive, he will file complaint alleging poisoning1 year 38 weeks agohandlebarcam wrote:Poisoning?handlebarcam wrote:
Poisoning? Really? Pull the other one, it's got bells on. Bügger off Fränk you cheating twönk.
I dunno - I reckon the poisoning story has legs. Given the other goings on in the team (and with some former and current members of staff), would it be that surprising if someone decided to set him up in order to avoid paying his wages?
I know, it's not the most obvious cause for a positive test - but hey, it's not the least likely either. Remember the twin story?
- The only way is Surrey: iPhone app for Olympic road race fans1 year 38 weeks agorhif7 wrote:Can anyonerhif7 wrote:
Can anyone confirm whether it's possible to cycle up box hill at any point on Friday the 27th? It says zig -zag road closed 10:00am 25-30th, does that mean before 10:00am on the 28th it would be possible to cycle up it? And if so what time is it open 1800 - 1000am overnight? Travelling a long way for the race and really want to cycle up Zig Zag hill!
you won't be able to cycle up it. it's fenced off.
- Transport Select Committee report urges Government to provide strong leadership on road safety1 year 38 weeks agoHeres what Lance Armstrong
Heres what Lance Armstrong says ....
“A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (in the USA) found that the majority of cycling accidents don’t involve motor vehicles. Rather, most accidents involve cyclist’s falling down by themselves as a result of poor handling skills, equipment failure of ignorance of how to ride in traffic. Most of these accidents are preventable”.
The Lance Armstrong Performance Programme,
Lance Armstrong and Chris Carmichael (2006) Rodale International Ltd.
Hosptial episode statistics for England confirm that many more cyclists are injured in single vehicle incidents that by collisions with vehicles. Our research would challenge Lance's conculsions about the causes, but we need to translate our growing understanding into practical action to keep cyclists safe.
- Rohan1 year 38 weeks agothe windrider jacket is
the windrider jacket is proper good value at £57
- South West trains reverse bike ban after only three days1 year 38 weeks agoHenz - you're spot on. The
Henz - you're spot on. The main problem is a design one they just don't consider luggage.
I can think of only three ToCs that have "guards vans", and that's because they are part of the engine carriage - Virgin, East Coast and FGW. Only FGW make announcements at Paddington and Plymouth (possibly other stations too) that they can store your large luggage in their guard's van until your destination (which I think was done in the past anyway). When it comes to luggage space on the trains Virgin are the worst, they have virtually no luggage space in their carriages
You would be amazed at the amount of luggage that a single passenger is allowed to take "Customers may take up to three items of personal luggage free of charge, this includes two large items (such as suitcases or rucksacks) and one item of smaller hand luggage (such as a briefcase)" - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/passenger_services/luggage_animals.html
It is time that our trains copied Eurostar and had luggage spaces in each carriage big enough to fit a bike in a bike box, not a piddly little space at each end of the carriage.
- Pictures of your Bike1 year 38 weeks agoInteresting, thanks!
I've just noticed the Conti SuperSport. A lot heavier as if I'll notice, but they come in 1 1/8, which is what I'd prefer to be using...