• Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 35 weeks agoAre you telling my 20 select

    Are you telling my 20 select riders cause more litter than the thousands of fans on the roadside watching the race?

    Bidons is neither her nor there for me, empty ones at the time of a new pick up from the team car could be given back (also reducing the costs to the teams) or they will be picked up by fans. I know I got several in the mid 90's at the Leeds International Classic's!

    General rubbish though could just be put back in jersey pockets, and passed to the team car at certain points, or as it seems to suggest, dropped during a specified area (hope its a good 5km from a feed station) with PSO staff allocated to clear up.

    They seem to forget though, that the PSO are the race organiser, so surely the responsibility of the impact of the race lies with them? They make the money from the race by the teams being there, surely they should have cleaners to deal with it?

  • New Rim Advice1 year 35 weeks agoanything on here that would

    anything on here that would fit? Can't see 6600 but there is a 6700 rim, hard to say if it would fit without the dimensions

    http://www.madison.co.uk/products.aspx?vertical=Cycling&tier1=Wheels+%26...

    One of the downsides of pre-assembled wheels with proprietary parts is the spares availability. With only 16 spokes, those spokes are going to be pretty high tension as well - could be challenging to swap the rim.

  • Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 35 weeks agoatlaz wrote:The ASO has said

    atlaz wrote:
    The ASO has said the authorities won't stop anyone racing. It'd kill world tour races in Belgium if they did

    Very tue, but if races lose public support because of littering they'll die anyway...

    This has to be a good thing if implemented sensibly - nothing more infuriating that seeing country lanes littered with gel wrappers and inner tubes - hopefully cracking down on it at pro level will have some impression on the non-pro litterbugs.

  • Why don't you see Pro's eating bananas?1 year 35 weeks agoif you're after a savoury

    if you're after a savoury boost then try new potatoes. Skinned, boiled and dried then add some salt and a little olive oil - a little bit of grated cheese can be nice as well - wrap them in foil and they make a good snack. Easy to digest and can counteract all that sickly sugary stuff.

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 35 weeks agoMy bike has the die feature.

    My bike has the die feature. So was this copied from Cinelli or was it originally somebody else's idea?

  • Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 35 weeks agoI need Bouet to win the GC,

    I need Bouet to win the GC, then Cardoso, Aru and Locatelli to be top 10 today and Niemiec outside the top 10 and victory should be mine

  • Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 35 weeks ago…… had powered away from his

    …… had powered away from his fellow escapees as he crested the final climb, and upon entering the final 2k had a seemingly unassailable 40 second lead. However he hadn’t anticipated being stopped by a police officer with 250 metres to go and being made to pedal back down the course to put a carelessly discarded gel wrapper in the bin. He would eventually finish just off the podium in 4th.

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 35 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    TERatcliffe probably thought his 64pts on stage 3 would see him lose the lead in the Forum's Scorum's Giro del Trentino but it turned out to be round about par and he will now look to hold on and go back on the honours board for the first time since Algarve.It's a close race for the purist title with stevemarks(245),STEVESPRO79(242)technojim(240) and KeejayOV(238) all lining up at the start of the last climb.

    A day of Status Quo in the Forum's Scorum's Overall peloton.....and no I don't mean that they were listening to 'Rocking All Over The World'!!

    It's funny really, I think I am really rubbish at the purist thing, and don't pay it too much attention, perhaps that's telling me I spend too much time on my main team??????

    My target is for a top 20 place in all the grand tours, and overall would be nice, I need a podium badge too.

    Oh and I want to win a bike, just got back from the mechanic and need new chain rings cassettes and chains on both my main bikes.

    Sick Sick Sick

    Should change the chain more often!

  • Cannondale launch Synapse Hi-Mod1 year 35 weeks agokitkat wrote:Is there a disc

    kitkat wrote:
    Is there a disc version and will we be able to buy it as a frame only?

    No plans on a disc version, they want to wait and see where the disc thing goes. I wouldn't be surprised if they've been working on something, they've kept this bike secret for the past two years.

    I'll hopefully have prices and details on what is actually coming to the UK soon

  • Why don't you see Pro's eating bananas?1 year 35 weeks agoI've not heard anything about

    I've not heard anything about banana skins not breaking down, I'd have thought that any fruit waste (apple cores, orange peels etc.) would all break down just as well. When I go out I take some home made flapjacks (banana and chocolate with sunflower seeds) and for really long ones, some fruit, normally banana, or a satsuma for something different, but they do need you to stop to eat them. I always have a gel as well, just in case I make a right dogs dinner of eating (excuse the pun) and end up bonking.

  • Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 35 weeks agoTxurruka had to be in a break

    Txurruka had to be in a break eventually-didn't pick him though Sad

    Savini for Moyano
    Rosa for Cerny
    Wiggo
    His Nibs
    M-Rod
    Bouet
    Santambrogio
    Suitsou
    Aru

    Had a shocking stage 1a(just 6pts)and despite slow recovery it's just been a holding operation really for Overall/Forum Scorum's/London leagues.

    After 1a 548th
    After 1b 382nd
    After S2 228th
    After S3 157th

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 35 weeks agogo on road.cc do a comparison

    go on road.cc do a comparison with the Kinesis carbon frames if you can.

  • Starting Out1 year 35 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:Raleigh

    notfastenough wrote:
    Raleigh wrote:
    Also stay away from that weight room.

    Just smack a turbo in front of a Telly.

    Wake up an hour early, get on it and smash around. Wakes you up and increases circulation to the brain for PRODUCTIVE LEARNING.

    Get on again at Lunch, especially if you have a free period straight after and smash around again.

    Smash around again after school before Prep.

    20 minutes easy spin before bed.

    #SORTED

    I'm guessing you have a kitchen?

    Eat Porridge.

    Your schoolmates must think you're mental. Hell, I'm a cyclist, and I think you're mental.

    What the f*** is smashing around?!

    Something useful to do on the turbo: http://gcmendurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/M2M-Crush-Your-Time-T...

  • Tubular for daily use - Any thoughts?1 year 35 weeks agoAgreed and undetstood that

    Agreed and undetstood that the need to inflate tyres is no worse on tubs than clinchers. In fact my clinchers use latex anyway so I'm used to adding 20 more psi in the morning..

    I think there are some misconceptions about the hassle of tubs, and perhaps unfounded safety concerns about installation and repair, but you have to have confidence in your equipment otherwise you'll never fulfil your potential.

    Tubular wheels are a big investment and there's always some risk that you won't get on with any different or new system. Personally I'm confident the benefits will outeigh any potential risks so my long term plan is to invest in tubs.

    Apologies that this thread had been hijacked by a tubular/ clincher debate, but it's proved quite useful to me, so thanks all.

  • Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 35 weeks agoHalfway through, gap holding

    Halfway through, gap holding at 3 mins or so - looks like they won't be letting anyone get too far up the road today so should be a higher-scoring day. Hoping Bouet loses 5 mins!

    My team...
    Wiggins
    Nibali
    Santambrogio
    Siutsou
    Niemiec
    A Cardoso
    Konig (hoping he'll have a dig today)
    Battaglin (prob won't score but didn't want to use a penalty transfer)
    M Rodriguez (ditto)

  • Tubular for daily use - Any thoughts?1 year 35 weeks agoOh the tape holds perfectly

    Oh the tape holds perfectly well (as long as you don't use glue as well [I can't believe people do that]). All I'll say is have fun cleaning up the tyre and rim when you have to remove one - something you don't have to do with glue, but is essential with tape.

    As I say, tape is for wrapping presents...

  • Cannondale launch Synapse Hi-Mod1 year 35 weeks agoIs there a disc version and

    Is there a disc version and will we be able to buy it as a frame only?

  • Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 35 weeks agoMinimal thought went into

    Minimal thought went into today:

    Pirazzi and Aru in for Felline and Pozzovivo

    Team of

    Wiggins
    Nibali
    Pirazzi
    Santambrogio
    Aru
    Pellizotti
    Garzelli
    Battaglin
    Grmay

  • Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 35 weeks agoThe ASO has said the

    The ASO has said the authorities won't stop anyone racing. It'd kill world tour races in Belgium if they did

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 35 weeks agoI've been riding and racing

    I've been riding and racing the proto for a couple of months now and I've got to say it is a damn fine bike . I prefer it to the carbon race bike I have too plus like the more classic look of the Aithein with it's level top tube.

    The section and squarer tube profiling around the BB is nicely hidden away so on first appearance it's a refreshing change to all the aero carbon bikes. Super responsive, quick, stiff, light. Not armchair comfort but it's bike that begs you to get out of the saddle and sprint. In the races I've been doing I've not noticed the lack of aero profiling. More the lack of training Smile

    Make sure you put a standard chainset on it. Rides so much better (and faster).

  • Loopwheels launches funding drive on Kickstarter1 year 35 weeks ago100 for a suspension seat

    Thinking 100 for a suspension seat post !

  • Cannondale launch Synapse Hi-Mod1 year 35 weeks agoMmmmmmm synapse

    Mmmmmmm synapse

  • Dangerous Liegeons1 year 35 weeks ago"I make note, this place

    "I make note, this place needs to be revisited"

    Damn right - it's like the Cotswolds on steroids.

    Was out there for L-B-L 2011 and a mates stag weekend - based in a cycling friendly hotel in Aywaille. The sun shone brightly for all 4 days we were there too!
    It's now a fight between the Ardennes and the Dolomites as my fave cycling destination...

  • New satnav system warns lorry drivers in London that they are approaching cyclist 'hotspots'1 year 35 weeks agoAm I missing something here

    Am I missing something here surely if it's illegal to look at a map or A2Z etc whilst driving would that not also include the sat nav screen. Thinking Plus the location of these devices on peoples windscreens is obscuring their view of the road.

    These navigation aids should be made so that the screen goes blank as soon as the gps says the vehicle is moving.

  • Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 35 weeks agoIntermediate Sprint 1.

    Intermediate Sprint

    1. Pantano (Colombia, 94)
    2. Taciak (CCC, 124)
    3. Amaro (Ceramica Flaminia, 178)