• Time trial and triathlon bike 2014 round-up1 year 27 weeks agoThe weird bit with the

    The weird bit with the tri-specific bikes is that at the upper levels, the races are draft-legal and they're restricted to basically UCI Road Race (not TT) legal bikes (with the addtion of stubby mini clip on bars- can't poke out beyond the hoods). This leads to "club" Triathletes using fancier bikes than the pros.

  • Shimano Chain Tool TL-CN281 year 27 weeks agonbrus wrote:Does exactly the

    nbrus wrote:
    Does exactly the same job as a £1.99 chain tool from Asda.

    Forehead -> table.

  • Niner launch RLT 9 cyclo-cross bike1 year 27 weeks agoLooks interesting. I am

    Looks interesting.

    I am thinking about building up a singlespeed crosser, dose anyone know of any hydraulic "road" brake levers without integrated shifters?

  • Testers unable to find Chris Horner for out-of-competition doping test; team says they were in wrong hotel1 year 27 weeks agowifwaf wrote:phazon

    wifwaf wrote:
    phazon wrote:
    wifwaf wrote:
    Some of the above comments make me sick. People are so quick to condemn. If you actually look at what has happened here, Horner has done nothing wrong. Whatever other reasons people have for suspecting something is amiss, jumping to conclusions about Horner because the testers cant follow the information he gave them is downright unfair.

    And please, don't make excuses like 'they don't work Sundays so wouldn't see the email'...for goodness sake, if they are serious about making out of competition tests, they must check the database before testing someone.

    There is gullibility in believing someone must be innocent in the face of incriminating evidence, but its equally credulous to jump to an assumption of guilt when there is no reason to do so.

    So quick to condemn? Have you been following cycling for the past few years? How do you know Horner has done nothing wrong? Don't you think there is every reason to be suspicious here? Chris Froome took both barrels during the Tour, and he is someone whose numbers have been rock-solid for years and shown by all sensible measures a natural progression. Here on the other hand, is a guy who has suddenly out performed some of the best in the world, in the toughest GT out there, smiling his way up ridiculous climbs day after day, in a style he has never come near showing before.

    Even without this missed-test story, the situation stinks - I hope he is clean, but the only way we can have any idea if he is tested and tested and tested. Stories coming out the day after his win that he's missed a test do not help with that at all.

    How do I know he has done nothing wrong? I don't. Is that a basis for calling someone a cheat? Gut-feeling doesn't entitle me or anyone else to proclaim his guilt when all we actually know is that he informed USADA in advance of his whereabouts as required, he didn't miss a test, USADA didn't pass his new address details to the testers, and so the testers went to the wrong place.

    I am not in this thread to proclaim Horner is clean. My point is simple - posters here are talking as if this report is proof positive that he has cheated. This is poor speculation and flies in the face of the numerous tests he has already undertaken all the way through the Vuelta, which have evidently not proved positive.

    I am not a Horner apologist, but I really detest this kind of forum witch-hunt from every armchair expert who can raise a fat finger to the keyboard without having any real evidence other than rumour and deja-vu.

    Well said, not that any reasoned argument will sway any of the head hunters on here.

  • Fantasy Vuelta: Week 2 round-up1 year 27 weeks agoAlan Tullett wrote:I don't

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    I don't get a prize because of a coin-toss!! (Stage 11). Is that really in the rules? I thought everyone who won a stage would get a prize.

    yes, it's really in the rules. we have one prize per stage.

  • Fantasy Vuelta: Week 2 round-up1 year 27 weeks agoenrique wrote:"Week two at

    enrique wrote:
    "Week two at the Giro"?...

    ahem

  • Time trial and triathlon bike 2014 round-up1 year 27 weeks agoBike p0rn.....

    Bike p0rn.....

  • ToB Stage 3 - lions and TTs and bears, oh my!1 year 27 weeks agoHave a great day Ghedebrav!

    Have a great day Ghedebrav! I've just brought in Dowsett and Elmiger, I don't know enough about a lot of the riders to be able to pick out any other potentially good TTers. There aren't that many to challenge Wiggo and Dowsett anyway, presumably in part due to the crossover with the World TTT.

    Will be interesting to see how Ciolek goes - he has a 30-second cushion so might be able to stay in the top six on GC with a good TT?

    Wiggins
    Dowsett
    Lofqvist
    A Yates
    Elmiger
    Golas
    Engoulvent
    House
    Ciolek

  • Steven Nzonzi has done nothing wrong says Stoke City boss1 year 27 weeks agozalamanda wrote:Xrecymech

    zalamanda wrote:
    Xrecymech wrote:
    Who gives a toss what Mark Hughes thinks, he should concentrate on being a football manager, something which he needs a bit more practice, and leave the decisions as to whether the law has been broken to those that can.

    Totally agree with that; footballers aren't paragons of morality are they?

    And Lance Armstrong is such a fantastic role model also!!

  • Bikes faster than public transport for most London journeys under 8 miles1 year 27 weeks agoSo does it really cone down

    So does it really cone down to whether it's faster to find a bike rack or work out the route on the distance-bending tube map?

  • Testers unable to find Chris Horner for out-of-competition doping test; team says they were in wrong hotel1 year 27 weeks agopwake wrote: I think Wiggo

    pwake wrote:

    I think Wiggo hit the nail on the head when he spoke about the Tweeters last year:
    'It's easy for them to sit under a pseudonym on Twitter and write that sort of s***, rather than get off their a**** in their own lives and apply themselves and work hard at something and achieve something.
    'And that's ultimately it. C**ts!!"
    Well said, Sir.

    It's easy for them who can reasonably see that losing weight and muscle down to skeletal levels, so that one can keep pace with the best climbers in the Alps and Pyrenees, shouldn't also result in an improvement in the TT discipline, to the point where nobody else can even get close! And that's ultimately it. C**ts!!

    Right, I'm off to put some weight on so I can be competitive at the World ITT Surprise

  • Gabba like jerseys1 year 27 weeks agoThe reason so many Pro's use

    The reason so many Pro's use the gabba is because it is so good. A cheap 'gabba' wont be.

  • Bikes faster than public transport for most London journeys under 8 miles1 year 27 weeks agoI figured this out five years

    I figured this out five years ago, been hurtling around London om my faithful steed ever since. Spend most of my time trying to find somewhere to lock it up.

  • Light waterproof overshoes for autumn not Winter1 year 27 weeks agoI just bought a pair of

    I just bought a pair of Castelli Pioggia shoecovers. They are thin and light, but seem to be quite waterproof. Have only been out in a few light showers, but the shoes have remained dry throughout.

  • La Vuelta Stage 211 year 27 weeks agoZubeldia shouldn't have been

    Zubeldia shouldn't have been a surprise, he's finished inside the top 20 of a grand tour 9 times

    Richeze was a good sprinter before his ban and has got some of his form back lately, but getting a little old for sprinting Wink

  • Fantasy Vuelta: Week 2 round-up1 year 27 weeks ago"Week two at the Giro"?...

    "Week two at the Giro"?...

  • Graeme Obree sets new world speed record for prone cycling1 year 27 weeks agoped wrote: I wish the

    ped wrote:

    I wish the interweb coverage had been a little better, as the event fascinated me.

    Totally agree. Was scratching around a bit to get updates during last week. I believe they have been making a documentary on Graeme though, so hopefully we will get some good footage when that surfaces.

  • WTD : Mobile Phone1 year 27 weeks agoI have replied to your DM on

    I have replied to your DM on twitter Wink

    Only thing is, doesn't hotspot Sad

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 27 weeks agoray silvester wrote:silas

    ray silvester wrote:
    silas chime took out the Forum's Scorum's Vuelta for his first trophy and Alan Tullett grabbed the purist section(his last event win was at the TDU and that seems an awful long time ago now as we head towards the end of the season).

    First purist win and then second purist in the Canadian GPs as well! Getting the hang of purist now.

    I did get 2nd in a Giro stage and 1st= in a Vuelta stage (although I didn't get a prize because of a coin toss Crying Crying Crying throws his toys out of a pram). Can't dig something up for me Dave, can you? please! Loyal member of the forum etc etc. On a coin toss for f**** s***!

    Getting stage wins in GTs is very difficult, even in the fantasy world. How many have other forum members got exactly?

  • Testers unable to find Chris Horner for out-of-competition doping test; team says they were in wrong hotel1 year 27 weeks agoColin Peyresoude wrote: "And

    Colin Peyresoude wrote:
    "And I know when I'm being lied to and there are big holes in this. Although I would like to hear something from USADA."

    USADA have spoken and stated that Chris Horner is not suspected of any wrongdoing. So they must be "head in the sand, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil apologists that allow this sort of thing to go on unquestioningly." Or maybe they are part of the conspiracy.

    I don't know when I'm being lied to; it's a fault of mine, I admit (although Chris Horner hasn't personally contacted me on this issue), but I prefer it that way rather than being overly cynical or negative.
    I'm with other posters in preferring to presume someone is innocent until proven guilty (it's a good principle, even if it takes a long time as in the case of LA; generally the truth will out) and I guess some will say that these events need to be questioned for the truth to emerge and that's true and I guess that's the job of USADA, WADA et al. But many posters are condemning rather than questioning and keeping an open mind; I think Wiggo hit the nail on the head when he spoke about the Tweeters last year:
    'It's easy for them to sit under a pseudonym on Twitter and write that sort of s***, rather than get off their a**** in their own lives and apply themselves and work hard at something and achieve something.
    'And that's ultimately it. C**ts!!"
    Well said, Sir.

  • Testers unable to find Chris Horner for out-of-competition doping test; team says they were in wrong hotel1 year 27 weeks agodaddyELVIS wrote:Tweet from

    daddyELVIS wrote:
    Tweet from @PaulKimmage "Chris Horner should be a story worth celebrating. It's not and he has no right to complain. Because you reap what you sow."

    Interesting!


    I think the correct word is not 'interesting', but 'unsubstantiated'. Only time will tell.

  • Testers unable to find Chris Horner for out-of-competition doping test; team says they were in wrong hotel1 year 27 weeks agowifwaf wrote:Dogmatism can be

    wifwaf wrote:
    Dogmatism can be expressed on either side of an argument. I am not dogmatic that Horner is clean. I am dogmatic that once you have read the full account of this 'missed' test, it is unfair to presume his guilt. In the meantime I would only add that its a crying shame such an entertaining tour is again overshadowed by controversy, but then again that was true of so many in the past.

    Count me in this group.

  • TOB Stage 2 - Flat?1 year 27 weeks agoSTEVESPRO 79 wrote:Having

    STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
    Having spent many hours riding around the lakes, I cannot wait to see how they go up the likes of Honister Pass etc.....Flat....they are having a laugh...
    If there is wind and rain, this stage could be anything but fun...

    up in the lake district in june for C2C must agree with you stevespro not flat..back home here in sussex, now that could be considered flat..nearly

  • Bikes faster than public transport for most London journeys under 8 miles1 year 27 weeks agoEurotrash, The two maps are

    Eurotrash, The two maps are different because the target destinations are different - simples!

  • Niner launch RLT 9 cyclo-cross bike1 year 27 weeks agoLike the colour scheme.

    Like the colour scheme. Reminds me of RSLT.

    Still not convinced about internal cabeling on cross bikes. I'd be worried that it provides an entry point for water into the frame and add a little unwanted ballast. (Yes I know they are probably sealed with grommets and the cable has a housing around it but...)