• 10 Ways To Hang Your Bike On The Wall Like A Work Of Art2 years 7 weeks agoI like the Pallet one, very

    I like the Pallet one, very arty, although I'd probably clean mine before I hung them up on a newly painted wall!

  • theCOLLARBONE app - on a mission to bring top-notch cycling photography to the iPad2 years 7 weeks agoSome fantastic photos even in

    Some fantastic photos even in the free collections. Not sure how often I would buy a set of pics if I'm honest... Maybe after one of the grand tours but I hope it's a success for the contributors. The roubaix pics are great, really gritty and atmospheric.

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoOk cool, 6 it is, i'll be

    Ok cool, 6 it is, i'll be making another change later Nerd

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoAgreed. Lets go with 6 . . .

    Agreed. Lets go with 6 . . . that was what i was working on. . . and i amn happy for everyone to follow my sqyad to the letter.

  • Jon Tiernan-Locke rejects ProTeam approaches and commits himself to Endura Racing for 20122 years 7 weeks agoAmazing how many will defend

    Amazing how many will defend the British or enlish speaking riders, but condem any random Spaniard or Belgian for exactly the same kinda results Surprise

    Well done JTL, although I think he should have taken the offer... he's 27 no spring chicken in cycling terms

  • Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne practise game2 years 7 weeks agoTom Boonen (OPQ) AR Value:

    Tom Boonen (OPQ)

    AR Value: 27.8 Form: 11.0

    Andre Greipel (LOT)

    PC Value: 34.6 Form: 25.6

    Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ)

    PC Value: 23.7 Form: 12.0

    John Degenkolb (1T4)

    PC Value: 25.4 Form: 10.2
    Domestiques: pick any 5 DS

    Klaas Lodewyck (BMC)

    DS Value: 9.6 Form: 11.0

    Gert Steegmans (OPQ)

    DS Value: 9.6 Form: 1.8

    Christopher Sutton (SKY)

    DS Value: 2.8 Form: 9.6

    Aleksandr Kuschynski (KAT)

    DS Value: 3.4 Form: 2.6

    Sebastien Turgot (EUC)

    DS Value: 11.7 Form: 0.0

    Boonen, Kuschynski and Steegmans from today

  • Sneak peek: Shimano launch their first ever bag range2 years 7 weeks agoPaulo wrote:I'm waiting for

    Paulo wrote:
    I'm waiting for the Campagnolo Bags Nerd

    They'll arrive a little later and be a bit more expensive, but you will get one extra option.

  • Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne practise game2 years 7 weeks agoAnyone want a start

    Anyone want a start list??

    http://www.kuurne-brussel-kuurne.be/Nieuw/elite/images/KBK/Deelnemers201...

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoI was going on 6 as thats

    I was going on 6 as thats what Nickobec said at the start of this thread

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoWell we need consensus on

    Well we need consensus on this, because if everyone is going to go on different amounts, i'm quite happy to change 7 outta my 9 Wink

  • Get to Know them, or Leave2 years 7 weeks agoRules are for fools.

    Rules are for fools.

  • Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne practise game2 years 7 weeks agoGkam84 wrote: Philippe

    Gkam84 wrote:

    Philippe Gilbert (BMC) AR Value: 40.0
    Greg van Avermaet (BMC)PC Value: 24.7
    Tom Boonen (OPQ) AR Value: 27.8
    Juan Antonio Flecha (SKY) AR Value: 22.0

    Johan Vansummeren (GRM) DS Value: 11.8
    Christopher Sutton (SKY)DS Value: 2.8
    Jos van Emden (RAB) DS Value: 13.8
    Martin Elmiger (ALM)DS Value: 3.8
    Stijn Vandenbergh (OPQ)DS Value: 2.7

    Mark Cavendish (SKY) PC Value: 40.0 (Philippe Gilbert out)
    Greg van Avermaet (BMC) PC Value: 24.7
    Tom Boonen (OPQ) AR Value: 27.8
    Juan Antonio Flecha (SKY) AR Value: 22.0
    Maarten Wynants (RAB) DS Value: 3.8 (Johan Vansummeren out)
    Leonardo Fabio Duque (COF) DS Value: 14.8 (Christopher Sutton)
    Jonas Vangenechten (LOT) DS Value: 2.8 (Jos van Emden out)
    Martin Elmiger (ALM) DS Value: 3.8
    Nikolas Maes (OPQ) DS Value: 5.2 (Stijn Vandenbergh out)

    Thats with the 5 transfers

  • Starting from a fixed point of view – the story of Hubjub.co.uk2 years 7 weeks agoNice article. I've purchased

    Nice article. I've purchased a few bits and bats from Hubjub over the years and have always been impressed by, and appreciative of, Will's excellent service. Good luck to him and long may he continue. Applause

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoup to you guys, i had made 6

    up to you guys, i had made 6 transfers though

    Tom Boonen (OPQ)

    AR Value: 27.8 Form: 11.0

    Andre Greipel (LOT)

    PC Value: 34.6 Form: 25.6

    Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ)

    PC Value: 23.7 Form: 12.0

    John Degenkolb (1T4)

    PC Value: 25.4 Form: 10.2
    Domestiques: pick any 5 DS

    Klaas Lodewyck (BMC)

    DS Value: 9.6 Form: 11.0

    Gert Steegmans (OPQ)

    DS Value: 9.6 Form: 1.8

    Christopher Sutton (SKY)

    DS Value: 2.8 Form: 9.6

    Aleksandr Kuschynski (KAT)

    DS Value: 3.4 Form: 2.6

    Sebastien Turgot (EUC)

    DS Value: 11.7 Form: 0.0

    my team for tomorrow

    Boonen, Kuschynski and Steegmans my riders from today

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:So

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    So transfers for tottow

    Juan Antonio Flecha (SKY)AR Value: 22.0 Form: 13.6
    Out for Degenkold (25.4) -3.4

    Greg van Avermaet (BMC)PC Value: 24.7 Form: 4.0
    stays

    Tom Boonen (OPQ)AR Value: 27.8 Form: 11.0
    stays

    Philippe Gilbert (BMC)AR Value: 40.0 Form: 1.6
    Out for Cavendish 40.0 (Same price)

    Christopher Sutton (SKY)DS Value: 2.8 Form: 9.6
    stays

    Lars Bak (LOT)DS Value: 15.7 Form: 1.0
    Out for Luca Paolini (10.5) (+5.2)

    Johan Vansummeren (GRM)DS Value: 11.8 Form: 1.8
    Out for Kruopis 3.6 (+8.2)

    Stijn Vandenbergh (OPQ)DS Value: 2.7 Form: 1.6
    Out for Martin Velits 7.4 (-4.7)

    Dirk Bellemakers (LAN)DS Value: 2.5 Form: 0.0
    Out for Martin Elmiger 3.8 (-1.3)

    So my team is:

    Degenkolb (25.4)
    Greg van Avermaet 24.7 Form: 4.0
    Tom Boonen (OPQ) 27.8 Form: 11.0
    Cavendish 40.0
    Christopher Sutton 2.8 Form: 9.6
    Luca Paolini (10.5)
    Kruopis 3.6
    Martin Velits 7.4
    Martin Elmiger 3.8

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoSo transfers for tottow Juan

    So transfers for tottow

    Juan Antonio Flecha (SKY)AR Value: 22.0 Form: 13.6
    Out for Degenkold (25.4) -3.4

    Greg van Avermaet (BMC)PC Value: 24.7 Form: 4.0
    stays

    Tom Boonen (OPQ)AR Value: 27.8 Form: 11.0
    stays

    Philippe Gilbert (BMC)AR Value: 40.0 Form: 1.6
    Out for Cavendish 40.0 (Same price)

    Christopher Sutton (SKY)DS Value: 2.8 Form: 9.6
    stays

    Lars Bak (LOT)DS Value: 15.7 Form: 1.0
    Out for Luca Paolini (10.5) (+5.2)

    Johan Vansummeren (GRM)DS Value: 11.8 Form: 1.8
    Out for Kruopis 3.6 (+8.2)

    Stijn Vandenbergh (OPQ)DS Value: 2.7 Form: 1.6
    Out for Martin Velits 7.4 (-4.7)

    Dirk Bellemakers (LAN)DS Value: 2.5 Form: 0.0
    Out for Martin Elmiger 3.8 (-1.3)

  • Police to target red light jumpers and pavement cyclists... in Denmark, of all places2 years 7 weeks agoChrist! can we just respect

    Christ! can we just respect each other as human beings??? & maybe stop putting others & ourselves into imaginary categories e.g cyclist or driver (most are both)... it is this divide & conquer nonsense that gets us nowhere, constant blame of the percieved other side... instead of taking some personal responsibility for the way that we act in public.

    There wouldn't be any need for cycling specific laws if we could achieve this Nerd

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoSpring Classics Milan - San

    Spring Classics Milan - San Remo Sat Mar 17 2012, 0835 unl.
    28 Spring Classics Gent - Wevelgem Sun Mar 25 2012, 0950 6
    29 Spring Classics Tour of Flanders Sun Apr 01 2012, 0935 4
    30 Spring Classics Paris - Roubaix Sun Apr 08 2012, 0855 4
    31 Spring Classics Amstel Gold Race Sun Apr 15 2012, 0950 6
    32 Spring Classics Fleche Wallonne Wed Apr 18 2012, 1010 4
    33 Spring Classics Liege - Bastogne - Liege Sun Apr 22 2012, 0850 4

    Right enough, I see more 4's that 6's, so maybe it should be 4 or shall we settle for 5 as a middle ground??

  • Sneak peek: Shimano launch their first ever bag range2 years 7 weeks agoI'm waiting for the

    I'm waiting for the Campagnolo Bags Nerd

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoyh but i dont think there is

    yh but i dont think there is unlimited transfers between the individual spring classic races

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoAH ok, Well thats a different

    AH ok, Well thats a different race, as its not another stage, it has to be unlimited transfers

  • London Crossrail bans unsafe lorries from its sites2 years 7 weeks agoTony - I have a photo of the

    Tony - I have a photo of the situation one morning outside new laboratory site currently under construction adjacent to St Pancras. This is a relatively small scale project compared to Crossrail, but queuing up Midland and Pancras Roads are at least 30 x 8 wheeler (30+ton) tipper trucks, waiting to collect spoil from the site. The reason for this huge and costly fleet to shift the spoil, became apparent whan I found I was passing one every 150-200 metres stuck in the traffic on City Road, heading for the tipping site.

    Crossrail has just started digging out the station box at Paddington - the hole will be around 100 metres deep, and 200 metres long, and about 30 metres wide. It will generate a mighty large volume of spoil, weighing roughly 2 tons per cubic metre. To this we add 50Km of tunnelling at 30+ sq m cross sectional area. That works out as a mighty big tonnage on its own. The Crossrail spoil will go downriver and build a small island as a wildlife enhancement but probably not quite enough for an airport:(.

    The figure for failed lorries is 31 out of 253 according to Wednesday's Evening Standard - or 12.5%. However I feel very uneasy about blind reliance on remote and automatic safety devices. An oil industry colleague wryly noted that the BP rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico might have been nipped in the bud, had someone "looked outside" the control room door rather than relying on dials and gauges for every detail. detectors either break down or give false alerts for every lamp post as a possible cyclist. And then you have the typical wear & tear seen on construction plant.

    Personally I'd note that there is plenty of space between the wheels of most construction site vehicles - and indeed most rigid trucks, where the engine and gearbox can be placed, and this would permit the driving position to be dropped to place truck drivers at the same level as all other road users and completely eliminate the blind spot without any reliance on contrived interventions like a galaxy of mirrors angled in all directions, and many with distorted images from their necessary convex shape.

    A further solution which no single construction project could support, but one which would drastically reduce the risks posed by trucks travelling great distances through the City, the damage to the city's streets, and the cost to the contractors of thiose massive fleets of trucks required to keep the excavator supplied with an empty truck to fill-up exists in a number of strategically located 'disused' railways, and even existing sidings that could be used.

    2 tunnels with space for 2 tracks and access from the sites around King's Cross, 2 stations with tunnels and track between Moorgate and Barbican etc. Trains with capacity to remove or deliver between 1000 and 2000 Tons can be parked up for loading or unloading during the day, and moved out when the peak hour passenger operations have subsided. It is in the City's interest to deliver such facilities if major construction is to go on and not deliver damage and danger, an in doing so reduce the cost of all construction projects in the City - Haulage of material in and out is a substantial 'cost' in a project, especially when we've been getting transport far too cheaply for far too long. Making the cost noticable and even greater for those who try to do things the wrong way, will get the industry's act cleaned up.

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agothought we were doing it as a

    thought we were doing it as a combination with Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne?

    6 transfers for tomorrows race?

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agoTomorrow? i though this was a

    Tomorrow? i though this was a one day race Thinking

  • Omloop Het Volk/Nieuwsblad practice for the classics by submitting a team2 years 7 weeks agopoints after todays stage,

    points after todays stage, all to play for tomorrow, 20 points between us all

    JAndrewHill

    40, 30, 5, 20 = 95

    Gkam84

    40, 30, 5, 20 = 95

    Thefatcyclist

    40, 30, 20 = 90

    Nickobec

    40, 30, 9, 5 = 84

    Nigsbrown

    40, 30, 5, 5 = 80

    TERatcliffe26

    40, 30, 5 = 75