• Other competitions2 years 13 weeks agoI think for me its other

    I think for me its other World Tour events, and may be a couple of the so called semi classics

    so Tirenno-Adriatico (runs at same time as Pris-Nice)
    Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
    E3 Prijs (1 day race)
    Omloop (1 day race)
    Kuurne (1 day race)
    Strade Bianche (1 day race)
    Dwars Door Vlaanderen (1 day race)
    Scheldeprijs (1 day race)
    Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco (tour of basque country)
    Tour de Romandie
    Tour of California (runs when Giro is on, Not world tour this year)
    Tour of Poland (runs when the TDF is on)
    Eneco Tour (one of my fave races)
    Vattenfall Classics
    The two Canadaian one day races Cycliste quebec and montreal (run the weekend when the Vuelta finishes)
    Giro Di Lombardia
    Potentially tour of Bejing

  • Man arrested following New Zealand 'bike rage' incident captured on film (+ video)2 years 13 weeks agoalways give way to the rider

    always give way to the rider with more suspension than you, a full-face helmet and a GoPro, always

    Wink

  • Van Nic chinook2 years 13 weeks agoI'd say you could race on it

    I'd say you could race on it but you'll notice frame flex around the bottom bracket absorbing some energy. This is most apparent if you try it on a turbo trainer.

    When I go from my Chinook to my carbon race bike I can tell the difference especially honking up climbs; the carbon frame is more rigid and transfers the power better.

  • Other competitions2 years 13 weeks agoI've enjoyed the tours of

    I've enjoyed the tours of Catalunya and the Basque country, more single week stage races would be nice.

  • Other competitions2 years 13 weeks agoI've enjoyed the tours of

    I've enjoyed the tours of Catalunya and the Basque country, more single week stage races would be nice.

  • Transfers2 years 13 weeks agoThe pro teams confirm their

    The pro teams confirm their riders at the last minute, what's new about that? Start lists change, what's new about that?

    I'm not trying to piss you off and I'm not being flipant, there's no way to know who's riding until the last minute, your best chance is to wait to the last minute but even then you can't be sure. Its the same for everyone though and 99% of players seem to manage just fine. Surely fair is the same rules applying to everyone and everyone getting the same chances.

  • Fleche Wallonne Preview: Our pointers to getting back on the Fantasy Cycling points trail2 years 13 weeks agoIs Gianni Meersman riding the

    Is Gianni Meersman riding the Fleche Wallonne? He is mentioned in the above article as a potential contender but he is greyed out in my fantasy squad? Thinking

  • Supernova Infinity 8 dynamo hub2 years 13 weeks agoErr, I'm missing something

    Err, I'm missing something here. With a SON-based setup and the light turned off, negligible power is being consumed. I can't help feeling the disengaging rotor thing is a bit of unnecessary complexity.

    Lift up the front of a SON-equipped bike with the light off and spin the wheel to see. It's a bit 'ratchety', but the wheel still spins for a while. Spin it with the light turned on to see the difference. I reckon it spins for ~10 times longer, so 0.1W-0.3W of power consumed. When I've been riding, I can't feel the difference in light-on vs light-off, never mind the much, much smaller losses due to a permanently spinning rotor.

  • Van Nic chinook2 years 13 weeks agoHow race like is it guys?

    How race like is it guys?

    You may have seen my other thread about a possible new bike purchase. Tempted to get a Ti bike in the mix of contenders so this is interesting.

  • Fleche Wallone2 years 13 weeks agoAh crap, I just moved Sanchez

    Ah crap, I just moved Sanchez in earlier today!

    d'oh!

  • Van Nic chinook2 years 13 weeks agoI have one. I bought it in

    I have one. I bought it in 2007 and it is superb.
    I'm 6'3" and have the 60cm frame with a 130mm stem.

    I bought mine fitted with Ultegra triple with Easton EC90 fork and a handbuilt wheelset. I've have ridden it for about 10,000 miles, the longest ride being 220km and it is very comfortable, even on the cobbles of Flanders.

    I intend to keep mine for life. I've recently upgraded it to Dura Ace 7900 groupset with C24 wheelset and Rotor crankset and the weight compares with my carbon race bike running deep section C50s.

  • Man arrested following New Zealand 'bike rage' incident captured on film (+ video)2 years 13 weeks agoDisagree with the comments

    Disagree with the comments about the faster rider stopping for a minute and then resuming his ride. It doesn't work. He'd soon be right back on the slower guys tail and in the same situation. Slow guy should have yielded the trail, end of. Always give way to faster riders, always. You can then get on their tail and learn a few things about lines and braking in my experience. Absolutely no need for the violence and slow guy should have the book thrown at him.

  • Horrible noise (when standing)2 years 13 weeks agogrit in the bb area, take it

    grit in the bb area, take it out put plenty of good crease in it and that will sort your problem.

  • Transfers2 years 13 weeks agoMeersmann was supposed to be

    Meersmann was supposed to be riding but I understand has now withdrawn?

    Yup, that makes it a fair game doesn't it? Someone who is listed to be riding then pulls out.

    To be honest, I don't give a damn about the Spring Classics. I only play the Fantasy game for the Grand Tours. But not being able to substitute a rider who pulls out seems very harsh.

  • Fleche Wallonne Preview: Our pointers to getting back on the Fantasy Cycling points trail2 years 13 weeks agoYou may just have

    You may just have inadvertently demonstrated one of the reasons for leaving the accent off Wink

    ps... Except I've realised you were probably referring to the email we sent out, in which case it was us who inadvertently highlighted it...

    Big Grin

  • Red Red chainset Vs. Force.2 years 13 weeks agoyeah I have a 53/39 chainset

    yeah I have a 53/39 chainset right now - but I have an 11-32 at the rear. Now I am going to a 50/34 as I am going to have to have a 11-28 at the rear (I like an easy granny gear in my weaponry).

    It looks like it will have to be the red chainset. Now all I have to do is sit on my hands and wait for the bits to arrive - grrrrrr I want to build it this weekend!!!!

  • Transfers2 years 13 weeks agoenrique wrote:ALLEZROUBAIX30

    enrique wrote:
    ALLEZROUBAIX30 wrote:
    Took a huge gamble picking my team yesterday just logged on and that decision has backfired badly...

    7 greyed ot riders think that my penalty points will be much higher than my score this stage Angry Pig sick doesn't even come close!!

    Dave, the situation above is, in my opinion, a good enough reason to have the 'Reset Transfers' Button available at ANY point before the start of a race! It would make it aesier to fix our mistakes if the button were available even after we made the actual transfers... Please consider it...

    That, for me, would be the best of both worlds... I guess it would require the system to store your last actual team, but, I still think that what should matter is the actual number of transfers from the last time your team competed...

    Firstly, you DON'T HAVE TO HAVE NINE RIDERS, YOU CAN LEAVE SOME GREYED OUT AND AVOID THE PENALTY POINTS.

    *deep breath*

    Right, I made my changes on Monday, I didn't know if I'd have time to submit a team tonight so got a team in rather than missing the deadline. It was a chance I took and if Sammy Sanchez doesn't ride then it might not pay off but it was my decision.

    Everyone knows, or at least by now they really should do, that pro teams can change right up to race start, if you choose to transfer early its a gamble and it doesn't always pay off.

    Likewise, after all the palaver in the first three classics there's no excuse for not realising that there's only limited transfers between these races.

    In my opinion there was nothing wrong with how this was set up, all the problems have been nothing but bad luck, bad research or bad decisions. If anything needs to change I'd put a disclaimer on the 'confirm transfers' page saying that start lists are not and cannot be final until riders sign in on the morning of a stage but are as up to date as possible and its the players responsibility to check the most recent lists.

  • Fleche Wallonne Preview: Our pointers to getting back on the Fantasy Cycling points trail2 years 13 weeks agoNot the "Flèche Wallone"??

    Not the "Flèche Wallone"?? Devil

  • Fleche Wallone2 years 13 weeks agohave you taken de gendt out

    have you taken de gendt out by mistake? he's still listed on them there startlists... whadda you know that we don't know?

  • Fleche Wallonne Preview: Our pointers to getting back on the Fantasy Cycling points trail2 years 13 weeks agoPass me a pin and a

    Pass me a pin and a blindfold..

  • Fleche Wallone2 years 13 weeks agodave_atkinson wrote:latest

    dave_atkinson wrote:
    latest update just done...

    Dave, could tell us who you added or deleted, if it's not a long list? So we don't have to go check the start lists?... Just an idea...

  • Van Nic chinook2 years 13 weeks agoFor what its worth I know the

    For what its worth I know the feeling.

    Keep us posted.

  • Fleche Wallone2 years 13 weeks agolatest update just done i see

    latest update just done

    i see jeannesson isn't riding any more Angry

  • Van Nic chinook2 years 13 weeks agoChickened out maybe later.

    At Wits End Chickened out maybe later.

  • Howies Roadsign bag2 years 13 weeks agoI'd agree that there's little

    I'd agree that there's little in the way of adjustment to straps etc, but I actually found them to not need it, which is unusual in a pack in my experience. It's pretty pared down as far as protection goes for a laptop, yes, but with a padded sleeve it'd still do the job fairly well.