• Polaris go retro for 20131 year 50 weeks agoWhen two out of three

    When two out of three comments begin 'oooh' they must be doing something right.

  • Exclusive: Printing Titanium bicycle parts… here's how EADS and Charge do it +video1 year 50 weeks agoForget bike frames; one day

    Forget bike frames; one day soon some teenage boy genius is going to print his own underwear model with one of these things Surprise

  • London bike theft up by a third in last 5 years... but number of recoveries and arrests is down1 year 50 weeks agoGet a Datatag as suggested by

    Get a Datatag as suggested by mickdan or a Bike Shepherd tag what I have which sounds fairly similar

    http://road.cc/content/forum/59391-help-get-your-bikes-back-after-being-...

  • How the other half live1 year 50 weeks agoJust checked that website,

    Just checked that website, picked 3 pairs and it costs $20.00 delivery giving a grand totsl of $60.00 for delivery and the glasses, which is bloody marvellous Applause .

  • Chris Froome aims to make most of opportunity to lead Team Sky in Vuelta1 year 50 weeks agoNot having had the time to

    Not having had the time to focus on the vuelta, combined with a very tough season for him so far, compared to a man with almost no racing in his legs, but all the time in the world to recce the course and select his gear ratios etc. My heart says froome, but my head says AC.

  • London bike theft up by a third in last 5 years... but number of recoveries and arrests is down1 year 50 weeks agoLondon Cycling Campaign’s

    London Cycling Campaign’s Mike Cavenett said that more needed to be done to combat bike theft. "Only about one in four bikes in London is reported stolen,” he explained. “That means there could be around 100,000 bikes stolen every year, which is clearly a huge problem.

    Does he have a crystal ball cos i would love to know how he works out only 1 in 4 are reported stolen, does everyone who loses their bike report it to him and not the Police ?????

    Also as a serving cop we know that a lot of people report their bike "stolen" and are only interested in a crime number for insurance purposes. Has the bike actually been stolen - only the person reporting will know. Rightly or wrongly thats society at the mo

  • How the other half live1 year 50 weeks agoAh. Slightly too much

    Ah. Slightly too much partying while wearing contacts a few years ago left me with protein infections and I can't bear to put them in anymore!

    Only Bolle have the license to the technology to produce sports specs strong enough for me, but the exclusivity on the patent runs out at the end of this year, so I'm looking forward (hoping?) to seeing Oakley getting in on the act.

  • The best £900 to £1,000 road bikes1 year 50 weeks agoI would love any of them, my

    I would love any of them, my Cannondale got nicked Sigh

  • Devon Cycling Routes - Advice Needed1 year 50 weeks agoBrilliant, cheers guys!

    Brilliant, cheers guys!

  • Vuelta Prizes1 year 50 weeks agoI know its permitted, done it

    I know its permitted, done it myself with a massive failure, but probably jumping the gun abit i should have said for next year but thats for a different time.

  • Purist Vuelta1 year 50 weeks agoWith going away on sat i will

    With going away on sat i will be starting on purist and see how it goes. The first week is lacking in any real sprints with a couple of hefty climbs and uphill finishes so picked my team accordingly.

    Decided not to go for Swift as it meant missing out on either Froome or Henao.

    Christopher Froome
    Joaquin Rodriguez
    Sergio Luis Henao
    Thomas de Gendt
    Jonathan Castroviejo
    Rinaldo Nocentini
    Nairo Quintana
    Stef Clement
    Dario Cataldo

    I will no doubt tinker with it prior to going away.

  • Exclusive: Printing Titanium bicycle parts… here's how EADS and Charge do it +video1 year 50 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Isn't there one

    Raleigh wrote:
    Isn't there one called a RepRap that you buy as a kit?

    Can that print in Ti?

    Nope. Only in plastic and very low resolution.

    I've been using machines like this at work for ten years now, it's a lot of fun designing parts and getting them in your hand same or next day.

  • London bike theft up by a third in last 5 years... but number of recoveries and arrests is down1 year 50 weeks agoWell the police certainly

    Well the police certainly didn't seem to give a toss when I last had a bicycle stolen, so no change there then. What the story doesn't point out is that if you have a rusty old clunker, it is far less likely to be nicked by an opportunist thief. I keep my good bikes with me. The older ones can be left here and there in town.

  • Purist Vuelta1 year 50 weeks agoI nearly went that way Gkam

    I nearly went that way Gkam but was worried about losing out on the points of Froome/Rodriguez/Contador... In this year's grand tours the top scorers overall have all been really high value riders, J-Rod in the Giro, Sagan and Wiggins in the Tour.

  • Vuelta Prizes1 year 50 weeks agoGkam is right, read the

    Gkam is right, read the thread, that practice has been officially approved.

    Also, thanks for the clarification Dave, hoping to have a right good go at the purist comp for this one.

  • London bike theft up by a third in last 5 years... but number of recoveries and arrests is down1 year 50 weeks agoMore bikes, more theft,

    More bikes, more theft, police not interested. Sounds pretty normal to me.

  • Media criticised for misleading coverage of stats showing jump in casualties in 20mph zones1 year 50 weeks agoLike you two I'm an

    Like you two I'm an experienced cyclist who takes his chances with the traffic. I'm also a dad and, bearing in mind that my son has a 90 per cent chance of survival when hit by a car at 20mph and only a 50% chance when hit by a vehicle doing 30 (http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/speed-limits), I'd like the 20mph on my street to remain. If you don't like it go and ride somewhere else and don't make ill-informed remarks suggesting that drivers speeding on my street will make my son safer.

  • USA pro cycling challenge1 year 50 weeks agoI take it back. I do remember

    I take it back. I do remember Infantino Abreu, and apparently he finished 6th in the GC in last year's race, so I'd go with him Smile

  • USA pro cycling challenge1 year 50 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:frankiejay

    Raleigh wrote:
    frankiejay wrote:

    KOM will be some guy from the Columbian team (I honestly don't know who any of them are).

    You mean to say you've never heard of Darwin Atapuma!

    Surprise


    Not that Columbian team actually Raleigh - Coldeportes aren't in it. This team are called EPM-UNE...

  • Purist Vuelta1 year 50 weeks agoI have 5 of drheaton's but

    I have 5 of drheaton's but only 3 of TER's on my transfer team.

    But pursuit team is surprising. Its quite balanced, no-one above 30 or below 9 Big Grin

  • USA pro cycling challenge1 year 50 weeks agofrankiejay wrote: KOM will be

    frankiejay wrote:

    KOM will be some guy from the Columbian team (I honestly don't know who any of them are).

    You mean to say you've never heard of Darwin Atapuma!

    Surprise

  • Vuelta Prizes1 year 50 weeks agostumps wrote:No picking of

    stumps wrote:
    No picking of riders for minor values such as 2.4 credits who aren't riding so that you can load up on higher value riders who are.

    There was a big arguement over this a couple of weeks ago.

    You can use whoever you see fit, whether riding or not Wink

  • Vuelta Stage 1 TTT--ranking the teams1 year 50 weeks agoGarmin to win this one

    Garmin to win this one methinks.

    RSNT second, Liquigas first.

    Vacansoleil to surprise? Thinking

  • USA pro cycling challenge1 year 50 weeks agoHere are my thoughts about

    Here are my thoughts about the second incarnation of this race. The first was really bad. I mean, just not exciting racing and the coverage was awful because the picture kept breaking up with the mountains/altitude/whatever.

    This year's course looks loads better (as for the coverage we'll see). This seems like a perfect race to do purist because so many of the stages look very similar. Stages 2, 4 and 6 all have hilltop/mini-mountain finishes after a lot of climbing. Stage 3 is two giant mountains (it really is too bad that they seem set on finishing in destination towns and not at any of these passes, because a final climb up Cottonwood or Independence would be sweet). Then there is stage 1 and 5 which might be sprints--or not--but they won't have huge GC ramification. Actually, the hardest stage to predict will probably be stage 1. Then there's an ITT in Denver for stage 7 (not a sprint... yes, I should have known that).

    It seems to me the favorites should be Leipheimer (just had a fantastic Tour of Utah, undone only by an awful TTT where he lost over 2 minutes), van Garderen, Nibali, Evans, Fuglsang (dunno what kind of shape he'll come in) and Tschopp (just dominated the Tour of Utah). The only reason Tschopp may not win is he may be riding for van Garderen.

    Other lesser names to watch: Joe Dombrowski (will probably dominate a couple climbs, though he's much better suited to the big, long ones. Watch for him on stage 6); and Lucas Euser (dropped Horner, Danielson, Vande Velde, and company on the final big climb in Utah).

    KOM will be some guy from the Columbian team (I honestly don't know who any of them are), or some combination of Louder, Salas, Jacques-Maynes, or Venell.

    If there are sprints (stage 5... maybe stage 1) and Farrar doesn't win (because he doesn't win this year... ever), then probably Freddie Rodriguez, Chicchi, Keough, Caruso or Hincapie are the guys to beat, though Phinney could steal one too.

    Of course, Horner will finish top 5 somehow (in spite of losing a minute on a 9.5 mile TT), and Tom Danielson will be a big disappointment (though at least two separated shoulders from the TdF are a good excuse). Also Andy Schleck and Kloden will be in every day's shots falling off the pace.

    That pretty much covers it. I just hope we get actual coverage this year and not just Paul and Phil chatting in a commentary box about a race that's going on off in the distance.

  • Vuelta Stage 1 TTT--ranking the teams1 year 50 weeks agoRabobank have been poor this

    Rabobank have been poor this season compared to their usual TT efforts. Garmin won Qatar, Giro and were third in Tirrano - Adriatico and have the TTT pedigree.

    If you only need 5 to count over the line then Sky with Froome, Stannard, Porte etc look as good as anyone.

    Bertie could lose a lot of time as Saxo look poor albeit its only 17k.