- Transfer option missing!2 years 26 weeks agoyup, server time is on the
yup, server time is on the page now which should make it easier to hit the windows. obviously i can't jetset around the world making sure it's working okay in all territories. so let me know if you have any problems.
- Todays Prologue2 years 26 weeks agoi had two rabobank riders, so
i had two rabobank riders, so at least that's some team bonus points
- Todays Prologue2 years 26 weeks agoI had Wiggo and Farrar score
I had Wiggo and Farrar score for me, plus i'll get 5 for L L Sanchez, I left Sivtsov in from Giro cause i thought he did ok in the TT, but he came in 161
- Todays Prologue2 years 26 weeks agoYeh same for me, i had evans
Yeh same for me, i had evans and ribon, 7th and 8th which were expected and tjallingi 20th, and extra points for him due to boom. But those that i expected to do better including thomas, martin, zabriskie all in my team failed to deliver
- Todays Prologue2 years 26 weeks agoLooks like the rain made a
Looks like the rain made a lottery of the prologue.
- Todays Prologue2 years 26 weeks agoDisaster for me too Wiggins
Disaster for me too Wiggins and Farrar only to score from a team full of supposed time trial specialists. Hurumph
- New French cyclewear brand launched2 years 26 weeks agoBrilliant it may be but doubt
Brilliant it may be but doubt we'll be seing Rapha taking a leaf out of Vicious Velo's book on jersey design any time soon + it's got to be said that their jerseys are retro inspired too - it being 34 years since punk and 32 years since Sid Viscious died. Scarily in 1977 that would have been the equivalent of wearing jerseys inspired by Glen Miller. Nothing wrong with being inspired by either of course - just sayin' that's all.
As for the Cafe du Cycliste kit? If you like it and you have the money buy it, if not don't.
- Fred Whitton Challenge 2011 - pain in the rain (and no fun in the sun)2 years 26 weeks agoNice one Dave. I've attempted
Nice one Dave. I've attempted Hardknott. I was camping with the family in Boot, had looked at the pass the day before by car and thought 'Let's have it!' Next morning like an idiot on a 39/26 the front wheel was lifting off the ground on only the second bend after the cattle grid and the rest of the climb was a lesson in personal humiliation. Luckily it was early in the morning so I had to whip my map out just once. You know, the trick of pretending to a passing car that you've casually stopped to consult the route options when really you've ground to a painful halt? I now have a 34/29 which may, possibly, make it. I'd love to see pro riders on Hardknott. Alberto wouldn't be dancing up that on a 39/25!
I can't imagine trying to struggle up it in a pack. Wrynose I've breezed over that way by coming up the valley over from Torver. I must tell you Dave - Wrynose is easy if you have only 15 miles in your legs and haven't used that road you used from Eskdale...
- Just in – Onix Azzuro2 years 26 weeks agoIt’s Craig Middleton, owner
It’s Craig Middleton, owner of Onix bikes.
I welcome constructive feedback from forums, which I’m reading with interest.
However, I am concerned that some of the comments here may be misleading.
My whole ethos behind Onix was to source the best quality framesets from the Far East, tested by professional riders, built up by race mechanics in the UK, to a specific customer specification, with full protection/warranty under UK
statutory law. That continues to be what Onix stands for.
As highlighted, framesets can be purchased direct from the Far East, from a variety of sources, including framesets made from the same mould, it’s quite commonplace in a globalising market.
However, quality can not be guaranteed as factories can use different types of carbon or production techniques. Onix guarantee the quality of all of our bikes and specifically selected the factory we source from due to their pedigree.
In the meantime, I really appreciate the continuing support and encouragement Onix is receiving, and the interest around the brand. We’re working on a new
website right now and bikes for 2012, so more to come.
- Transfer option missing!2 years 26 weeks agoI see server time has been
I see server time has been added to the display now.
- Road bike for smaller peeps2 years 26 weeks agoVery good decision
Very good decision
- Suffolk magistrates fail to see funny side of cyclist who rode naked through speed check2 years 27 weeks agoMy kids would've been
My kids would've been laughing. A lot of the kids round our way would've started chucking stones at the bloke. Who needs protecting?
- Skipping Giro leaves Bradley Wiggins feeling fresher ahead of Tour de France2 years 27 weeks agoI think this was a good move
I think this was a good move for Bradley. He needs to be on top form for the Tour. The next book I want him to write is how he won it! Good luck Bradley.
- Road bike for smaller peeps2 years 27 weeks agoHi
Just to let you know it
Just to let you know it looks like I will be taking the route of the profesional fitting service, at least this way the wife will get a bike that will be spot on for her, plus we can upgrade parts as & when.
Thanks again for all your responces.
- New French cyclewear brand launched2 years 27 weeks agoThat's not the way Rapha seeQuote:
That's not the way Rapha see it though....
Well they wouldn't would they !
The trouble is they haven't actually created anything unique or patentable so why be surprised when similar products appear in the market place. What they've been very good at is creating a Brand and then persuading people to part with lots of money to buy it. Nothing wrong with that...that's how companies make a living...and a profit!
- can you help me; replacing my groupset2 years 27 weeks agoHave a look around ebay, so
Have a look around ebay, so great deals, everything you need apart from a frame
- New French cyclewear brand launched2 years 27 weeks agoQuote:When will people stopQuote:
When will people stop harping-on about manufacturers ripping-off Rapha !
Rapha have done nothing more than reproduce classic cycling jerseys.......I admit maybe with a slight twist but if other people want to take a similar approach (at slightly more reasonable prices) good luck to them
That's not the way Rapha see it though and quite rightly. If you've spent time and money getting your unique brand set up, the last thing you want is someone coming along and blatently ripping it off as Shutt VR did (even down to the exact same design of website). All companies are fiercly protective of their imagery, ideas and copyright. Imagine if you set up a chain of coffee shops with a circular green logo, you think Starbucks will lie back and take it or do you think they'll take you to court...?
- A week before speed reduction comes into force, second cyclist killed on Surrey road2 years 27 weeks agoThere was a campagn some
There was a campagn some years ago to apply a presumtion of guilt on the driver of a notor vehicle in event of an "incident" with a non-motorised victim. I fought against this on the basis it would encourage idiots to jump lights, etc and that people should be judged on their own actions at the time. However, when people end up dead on the road and there are such derisoriy penalties I really do need to reconsider. The presumtion of guilt is already written into H&S law. Maybe it's about time that RTIs were treated in the same manner.
- Police warn mountain bikers to stay away from London 2012 MTB course2 years 27 weeks agoUsual situation where public
Usual situation where public money is spent promising value for money and legacy to benefit The People. No it won't. When will authorities stop underestimating people and allow them to expand their horizons. The road course is open to the public and readily ridden when mincing it with 60mph traffic on some sections..........Do the authorities deem that too dangerous? No. Then why is this off road course???
- can you help me; replacing my groupset2 years 27 weeks agoThanks for all the help,
Thanks for all the help,
and although i would like a new bike iv got around 600 quid to spend and thats it for a while,
I was thinking that it will realy only get me a modern version of what ive got now.
A found a new shimano 105 5600 groupset for £350 i could spend the rest on some new wheels
so when i eventualy feel like an upgrade i could just swich the components.
- Road bike for smaller peeps2 years 27 weeks agoBeing a stupid size, it's
Being a stupid size, it's even more important to get advice from a cycle shop - the bike I bought, a Trek Pilot 1.2 with a 43 frame, had been specially imported for a tiny lady and when she went for a fitting, she needed and took home the 47. Which was good for me, I ended up with a bargain 43 that's a perfect fit - and the fitting guy adjusted it to fit even better...
I got my bike from Sigma Sport - only because it was the only 43 of that generation I could find in the country... and I didn't want to buy without trying! They were so helpful, I'd drive the 75 miles for a service or another new bike from them again!
- Just in – Onix Azzuro2 years 27 weeks agoRibble did not design the
Ribble did not design the 'sportive' neither do planet x design their models but they have the purchasing power to ensure a UK exclusive on those models as they are buying 500 frames plus. You will find the sportive and planet x frames in other countries badged up differently. Onix are doing exactly the same as ribble and planet x but they were short sighted with the price and the blurb on their website which is all incorrect. To put the record straight even very large brands leave the development of the frame design to the factories especially on entry level models but buy in such big quantities that they command a world exclusive.
- Just in – Onix Azzuro2 years 27 weeks ago@Velo_Alex I can assure you
@Velo_Alex I can assure you there has been no 'buttering up of journos' with freebies around here! Although I'm sure you're not saying that - this piece is simply a 'Just in' us opening the box, taking some pics and saying what the manufacturers claims for the product are. Our evaluation of those claims will come in the test. Yes, we raised half an eyebrow on the T1000, but only half - it's decent stuff but these days far from being the ultimate in CF - that said there are plenty of top end bikes made from it.
We see a lot of bikes, but given the almost infinite variety of possibilities on offer from off the shelf moulds, it's asking a lot to expect us to spot that in a straight from the box product news story rather than the test - not that I'm saying you are expecting us to. We've got nothing against open mould frames either, quite the reverse, and most manufacturers are up front about whether their frames are open mould or not - what we are mostly interested in is the combination of ride quality and value for money.
Just going back to the 'buttering up journos with freebies' bit, I'd have to say in my experience this doesn't work - not necessarily cos bike journos are whiter than white - though again in my experience we're a pretty honest bunch, but simply because most bike journos have a constant stream of bike kit at their disposal as a part of their job some more free stuff is just more on the pile - more time off with the wife/gf, kids,time to ride their bikes - that might grab their attention, but that is outside the gift of bike industry marketing departments. You do get the occasional hoarder but they nearly always tend to hoard products from big established brands - not newcomers, ironically they don't usually test that stuff either.
- Just in – Onix Azzuro2 years 27 weeks agoThe Hong Fu FM001 has been
The Hong Fu FM001 has been around for years, it's nothing new so it's not a matter of this particular company designing the frame and cutting costs by allowing the factory to sell it. They picked the frame from a catalogue, wrote some advertising copy, stuck some graphics on it and have been buttering up Harmon and other cycling journos with freebies no doubt supported by the premium you pay for having the name Onix on your bike.
Like I said I'm all for companies setting up and offering products like this as long as there's no marketing bulls**t and they don't try to play the bike buying public for fools. If he'd passed on at least some of the saving to the customer I'd be more supportive but this is gouging. Even if he has to buy the parts to build the frames at retail there's no need for such a massive markup, especially when he claims "cutting out the middle man allows us to offer better prices to you".
Another thing I really resent is dishonest & underhand marketing. I caught whoever operates their Twitter account commenting at a guy who'd recently purchased a Ribble bike. (and I quote) "Not a bad choice but we could have offered you much higher quality for your money". That approach just about sums them up I think.
Although it almost inspires me to start a company selling plain hong fu frames with a really good build, calling them something obscure & expensive sounding and undercutting this lot. Just to prove the point.
Rant over. Sorry folks.
- Just in – Onix Azzuro2 years 27 weeks agoThe Sherlock Holmes of
The Sherlock Holmes of cycling blog. Thoroughly entertaining and educational