• DAUPHINE1 year 47 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote:Any got

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    Any got thoughts on whether Ian Stannard might do something decent here?

    I'm always a bit reticent to pick Sky riders for anything other than TTs in stage races, but some of the lumpy stages seem suited to him - just don't know whether he'll be let off the leash at any stage or will be entirely concerned with protecting Froome.

    Stannard's likely to be Froome's own personal windbreaker(to be honest he can probably protect Porte at the same time he's so big)!!

  • DAUPHINE1 year 47 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:ray

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    You could get a fair few points in scrabble for my team!!

    Stuck with Kwiatkowski then? Wink

    Quinziato??

    All on a triple word score!!

  • Updated: Sir Bradley Wiggins out of Tour de France - Official1 year 47 weeks agoOr, he could have a bad knee.

    Or, he could have a bad knee.

  • Alpe d' huez for the Tour in July.1 year 47 weeks agoThanks for the replies. We

    Thanks for the replies.

    We have booked a self catering apartment in Grenoble for the week. Just need to arrange transport to the base of the climb and we'll walk the rest.

    Will contact tourist information and try to book tickets on a shuttle bus or similar.

    Cheers

  • Sabotage will not be tolerated warning from Hampshire Police ahead of Wiggle Spring Sportive re-run1 year 47 weeks agoNot all cops Stumpy, I once

    Not all cops Stumpy, I once took a call at work from a PC who seemed think he'd found some deep secret when he read that it was illegal to drive a car off road without the landowner's permission!

  • Updated: Sir Bradley Wiggins out of Tour de France - Official1 year 47 weeks agoGkam, whether it's here or

    Gkam, whether it's here or Twitter its non-stop bitching about Wiggins from you. You say the same thing over and over again. You can't stand him - cool, that's your right. But ring the changes every now and again eh? We all get it. Plain Face

  • Kinoko’s custom Independent Fabrication Gravel Royale1 year 47 weeks agoandyspaceman wrote:It's nice,

    andyspaceman wrote:
    It's nice, but having that many headset spacers on a custom frame begs a few questions. Whoever did the measuring-up needs sorting out.

    I agree. It doesn't look at all right to me. The head tube should be at least 20mm longer. That would give a better slope to the top tube as well as reducing the number of spacers and reducing pressure on the headset, important on bike for rough surfaces. It looks like someone's making do with the wrong frame by putting in a stack of spacers.

    Also, it doesn't say what kind of steel tubing it is, or how much it's likely to cost. Grumble groan gripe...where's me slippers...

    Oh, and while I'm at it, I don't need a new bike just because there's the odd pothole here and there. I generally ride round them.

  • Rapha Wiggo Supporter's jersey released1 year 47 weeks agoMetjas wrote:still waiting

    Metjas wrote:
    still waiting for the Wiggo pyjama release, or will that be for the off season?

    That'll be the TdF edition of Wiggo kit! Big Grin

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 47 weeks agosmiley_boy2501 wrote:Can we

    smiley_boy2501 wrote:
    Can we do this every time?

    Criterium - ??
    TDF - 3 brits
    Vuelta - almost certainly 3 colombians

    Or should it be kept as native riders??

    I think the Good Doctor will have his hands full with the Grand Tours(native riders)?

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 47 weeks agoletsgoup wrote:Forgot to say:

    letsgoup wrote:
    Forgot to say: good game good game Big Grin Big Grin

    Alright Brucie!!

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 47 weeks agoCan we do this every

    Can we do this every time?

    Criterium - ??
    TDF - 3 brits
    Vuelta - almost certainly 3 colombians

    Or should it be kept as native riders??

  • Video: Not news but worth watching… The Spokesman1 year 47 weeks agoTHAT'S THE DREAM.

    THAT'S THE DREAM.

    Unfortunately my other dream involves staying married and having access to my kids, so compromises must be made.

  • Hybrid purchase advice for virtual beginner1 year 47 weeks agoNo experience with any of the

    No experience with any of the bikes you mention but have you considered the specialized sirrus, there's one for sale here http://road.cc/content/forum/84536-fs-specialized-sirrus-elite-2011

    I owned a 2010 sport model for a year and used it for pootling about when out with family, it was great for that.

  • Cyclist's Output Power1 year 47 weeks agoSorry, my horse reference

    Sorry, my horse reference related to the fact that one horsepower equals 746 watts; At 500kg, this is 1.5 W/kg;
    pathetic effort.

  • Just in: Scott Foil 151 year 47 weeks agoarrieredupeleton wrote:Having

    arrieredupeleton wrote:
    Having said that if you're a half decent club rider/racer, this looks ace.

    Not quite that level yet Wink but Scott does demo days here in Oz, got to take the Team Foil (the next model up with DA9000 for a good test ride, read thrash around local crit course and a couple road I ride regularly to & from local group ride.

    It is a stiff, sharp and responsive race weapon, it just felt right, diving into corners, driving up a hill, descending down the other side etc.

    Then I upload the ride to Strava, lots of silverware, but all 2nd best times. As I had taken my race bike a 2010 Fuji SL literally over the same course, half on the way down to the demo ride, running late and the other half on the way home, buzzing from the Team Foil ride and set a bunch of PBs.

    My old Fuji might not be as aero as the Foil, but the 40mm or so difference in stack height, gave the Fuji the edge. The Foil had a bunch of spacers under the stem so it could be ridden by less flexible people than me (and I am not that flexible).

    I was really tempted by the Foil, and would of bought one except:
    1: I already have a decent race bike (as seen by comparison times) &
    2: Everything I own is 10 speed TT bike, crit bike, training bike and current race bike and I swap two wheelsets with powermeters between then

    The bad news is one of the guys I race with, did buy a Team Foil, so I do get to see how good it really is most weeks.

  • 10 extraordinary days in the life of a #bloodycyclist1 year 47 weeks agoGreat Idea, I love the kit

    Great Idea, I love the kit too. How about some car accessories too? Bumper stickers to educate the guy behind you in traffic?

  • TfL plans to fine motorists and dock points from licences for ignoring Advanced Stop Lines1 year 47 weeks agoThat pic would have been

    That pic would have been taken between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday within roughly within the bounds of zone 1, central London. I recognise the cargo bike & courier riding it. It's pretty representative of most of the day in central London. I'd take a stab at it being the tail end of the morning rush 10am.

  • TfL plans to fine motorists and dock points from licences for ignoring Advanced Stop Lines1 year 47 weeks agoMatt_S wrote: I'm sure this

    Matt_S wrote:

    I'm sure this creates more bad feeling towards cyclists than anything else.

    You don't end up in a job as a van driver for no reason...

    And you don't think saying things like this create bad feelings against cyclists either?

    BTW, what reason is that? You are judging them in the same way that they guy in the van assumed you where a RLJ, don't pay road tax, doesn't own a car, doesn't have a license so he has every right to show you who is boss of the road.

  • Updated: Sir Bradley Wiggins out of Tour de France - Official1 year 47 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Wiggo has it in

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Wiggo has it in his head. He's the best in the world, when in reality, he's far from it Wink

    Or maybe he really doesn't have that in his head, and is really insecure, and this is the only way he can cover it up. Perhaps it even helps *him* believe he's got what it takes - and if you ask me, having the conviction is pretty essential for success. You are never going to win any big race if you are convinced other competitors are better than you.

    Unless Wiggo 'fesses up, we'll just never know, and we'll be sitting here speculating.

  • TfL plans to fine motorists and dock points from licences for ignoring Advanced Stop Lines1 year 47 weeks agoMatt_S wrote: I'm sure blah

    Matt_S wrote:

    I'm sure blah blah blah...

    You don't end up in a job as a van driver for no reason...

    Nice judgemental sentiment there. We weren't living in a meritocracy last I checked.

  • Dauphine Rider Roster1 year 47 weeks agoOut, he's not on the official

    Out, he's not on the official provisional start list which was put up online at some point today I think.

    I got an email first thing this morning with it and updated this afternoon Wink

  • Updated: Sir Bradley Wiggins out of Tour de France - Official1 year 47 weeks agoIn the same way that Merckx

    In the same way that Merckx is special for winning almost everything from 67-74....NO, he's not that good and you don't hear people going on about him all the time.

    You are only as good as your last race. Doesn't matter what you did last season or how good you CLAIM to be. You have to SHOW it. In the Giro...he didn't. So until he comes back and does something, he'll get dogs abuse from people.

    Look at Schleck, he was a nothing man, then Tour of Cali...he's some sort of hero again.... Thinking

    But in the time off. I hope Wiggo sits and watches the TdF and see's interviews from Froome and other contenders and see how they give an interview, they can be humble and admit when someone is better than them. Wiggo has it in his head. He's the best in the world, when in reality, he's far from it Wink

  • Dauphine Rider Roster1 year 47 weeks agoIs Malacarne in or out?...

    Is Malacarne in or out?... He's still showing on ProCyclingStats and Cyclingfever but is grayed out in the game roster...

  • Richard Ballantine RIP1 year 47 weeks agoYes, the combination of

    Yes, the combination of manual and manifesto in Richard's Bicycle Book was unusual and original. The cover pic of the first paperback edition, of him spannering an Evans 531 bike, was mighty influential -- 'iconic' I think people say now. One disagreed profoundly with his opinions on gearing, but found the advice on maintenance invaluable. The grubby pages of my first edition testify to this. Examples were specific to the period -- how could they have been otherwise? -- but were the texts that founded a lifetime of bike building. I recorded all of last century's bike builds on the flyleaf and remember each one. The greatest surprise of all was when I collected my new Condor Pendio from the store, then on the east side of Gray's Inn Road, in June 1991. Richard was there, and swooped down to examine the bike and endorse Monty Young's opinion that it was "quite a nice little bike". I still have that bike, tho it is much changed now, and no longer first choice. Richard Ballantine -- thank you.

  • Crown Office to appeal "unduly lenient" sentence for double cyclist killer Gary McCourt1 year 47 weeks agoI also signed it

    I also signed it