• Giro stage 181 day 26 min agoI've found it fine Steve, 6

    I've found it fine Steve, 6 transfers left. Was very stingy with transfers in week one, and surged up the table in week 2! I actually prefer it when there's a limit, although maybe 50 for a Grand Tour would give you slightly more flexibility for those fun breakaway picks in the third week... It has taken a bit of getting used to tho' - Paris-Nice was a nightmare, I think I used all my transfers in the first four days!

  • Giro stage 181 day 37 min agoNo transfers left:( Feel

    No transfers left:(

    Feel pretty stupid, as in retrospect I wasted so many early on.

    Live and learn eh

    My team for the rest of the Giro

    Alberto Contador (TSB)
    Steven Kruijswijk (TLJ)
    Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
    Fabio Aru (AST)
    Vasil Kiryienka (SKY)
    Benat Intxausti (MOV)
    Yury Trofimov (KAT)
    Mikel Landa (AST)
    Rigoberto Uran (EQS)

    I was thinking about this and if you took no penalty transfers last year you would have had 44 anyway, so its a big change only having 45 this year with no penalties available. I hadn't quite grasped that.

    Its a shame because it rather spoils the last week when things are exciting.

    Everyone seems to have most of the top eight on the gc in their teams now and thats about it, maybe that's because they will be the best scorers, but if there were another TT or sprint stage it would really spoil the competition.

    What are other peoples experiences. Do you feel that there are too few transfers now? Or maybe too may?

    Good luck everyone.

  • Giro stage 181 day 38 min agoCan I use my 20 spare credits

    Can I use my 20 spare credits to buy your transfers Alan?!

    I've taken a bit of a chance 'cos its more fun that way - could plummet down the standings but you never know! If the guy I'm planning on bringing in tomorrow gets in the break today and stays away I'll be gutted...

    Contador/Aru/Landa
    Betancur/Intxausti/Kruiswijk
    Hesjedal/Pirazzi/Pellizotti

  • Giro stage 181 day 40 min agoAlmost same as yesterday.

    Almost same as yesterday. Hoping for Visconti on this one.

    ILNUR ZAKARIN (KAT)
    PHILIPPE GILBERT (BMC)
    ALBERTO CONTADOR (TSB)
    STEVEN KRUIJSWIJK (TLJ)
    GIOVANNI VISCONTI (MOV)
    LEOPOLD KONIG (SKY)
    RYDER HESJEDAL (TCG)
    FABIO FELLINE (TFR)
    MIKEL LANDA (AST)

  • Help needed with new bike.1 day 40 min agoLeodis wrote:I bought a Rose

    Leodis wrote:
    I bought a Rose Pro DX 3000 hydr from Rose a couple of months back and have had nothing but problems with it. Contacted their customer service and they are shit to be honest other than me buying parts and sending them back and waiting for refunds, wish I had bought a bike in the UK and just returned the whole lot.

    I fell for the high spec low price but the build quality just hasnt been there for a day to day commuter for me.

    what problems have you had? Seems an odd choice of bike for commuting...
    Only had my CDX-3000 just over a week & it arrived properly assembled; only done about 60 miles so far but no problems, just thoroughly enjoying the combination of speed & comfort with the novelty of disc-brakes.
    Have you contacted their UK rep at all or just dealt with the factory? This forum thread seems to have a lot of happy customers http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12988016

  • Video: A detailed look at Pinarello’s new Dogma K8-S suspension road bike1 day 44 min agoonly1redders wrote:Hardly

    only1redders wrote:
    Hardly new

    Moots YBB: 2003 http://www.dreambike.com/vamootstest.htm

    That's seriously good looking bike, pretty much perfectly decked out. Thanks for the link.

  • Video: A detailed look at Pinarello’s new Dogma K8-S suspension road bike1 day 49 min agoWider tyres, suspension, etc.

    Wider tyres, suspension, etc. What next?

    Here is a plan:
    Perhaps go wider with the tyres and add some knobbles in the mix.
    Disc brakes are here but how about a wide bar for more control, I'm thinking coupled with a short stem.
    A bit more rear suspension and how about a suspension fork too. Maybe a dropper post?

    Wink

  • Bicycle postal delivery service trials first post box in Bristol1 day 51 min agoThe point is of course, that

    The point is of course, that the Royal Mail management didn't make the decision based on an assessment of the types of rounds their postman are doing, and all the different situations (dense cities, towns, quiet villages etc).

    All they did, was decide to drop bikes. Everywhere.

  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling1 day 57 min agolevermonkey wrote:If the

    levermonkey wrote:
    If the cyclist (and yes he is a cyclist) has any brains he will instruct his solicitor that he cannot receive a fair trial due to the sensationalist coverage in the media.

    Was he cycling on the pavement? Yes.
    Did he have good reason for cycling on the pavement? Probably not.
    Was he riding recklessly? No (other than the fact that he shouldn't have been on the pavement).
    Was his speed excessive? No.
    Did he react immediately when the toddler ran into him? Yes. (Bear in mind that a motorist gets a 2 second reaction time as enshrined in the Highway Code.)
    [Toddler impact (Toddler runs into the side of the cyclist not the cyclist running into the toddler) to complete standstill probably not more than 10 feet.]
    Did he stop at the scene? Yes (photograph by father proves this).
    Was toddler seriously injured? No (superficial cuts and bruises only).
    Was toddler traumatised? No (parents milking it for effect, children are much more resilient than you think, they have to be told they're traumatised).
    Did cyclist leave scene because he felt threatened. Yes.

    Does cyclist have a case to answer? Yes. Riding on the pavement, nothing else is relevant.

    I don't see that he has a case to answer.

    Sorry, have to disagree with a couple of your points.
    Was his speed excessive? Most certainly yes, he was riding on a pavement and he was travelling at the same speed as the cars on the road - which you can clearly see in the video. Unless the footage is sped up, the cars would appear to be travelling in excess of 15mph ... too fast for a pavement, especially passing driveways and gates. He should have been slowing down as soon as the mother appeared, as by his own admission he was cycling on the pavement as the roads were busy with school run traffic. So it would be logical to assume that if a parent appears from a gate that there may also be a child nearby.

    In that regard, his riding could be classed as reckless.

    I'm with you on the "unfair trial" due to sensationalist media coverage though.

  • Shimano 1051 day 58 min agoI've got two bikes with a 105

    I've got two bikes with a 105 groupset, both SS rear derailleur. One is a CX with an 11-32 on the back and 36/46 front and that's fine. The other is a 12-30 with 34/50 front and that's also fine.

    An 11-32 plus 34/50 would be a stretch, you can probably just do it so long as you're careful to never cross the chain.

  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling1 day 1 hour agoJudge dreadful wrote:Riding

    Judge dreadful wrote:
    Riding on the pavement. That's one of my biggest peeves. If you have to take to a pavement, get off and walk.

    Or most likely just drive. That'll help make the roads safe... D Oh

  • Video: A detailed look at Pinarello’s new Dogma K8-S suspension road bike1 day 1 hour agoHardly new Moots YBB: 2003

    Hardly new

    Moots YBB: 2003 http://www.dreambike.com/vamootstest.htm

    And yes, they have already done this 1) for cx bikes and 2) with disc brakes

  • Video: A detailed look at Pinarello’s new Dogma K8-S suspension road bike1 day 1 hour agoFor me the vibration through

    For me the vibration through the bars is way more of an issue than the rear of the bike. Modern endurance frames, carbon seatposts and 28mm tyres do a great job of smoothing out the rough stuff, even the cobbles, but your hands take an absolute beating and somehow that seems all the worse if you the back of the bike is running smoothly!

  • Map reading1 day 1 hour agoGenerally I plan a route the

    Generally I plan a route the night before at the "I'm going through these villages" level, make a note on the back of an envelope if there's bits I don't know and then follow signs.

  • Stunt cyclist run over … in rehearsals for Clarkson, Hammond & May Live show (+ video)1 day 1 hour agojmaccelari wrote:That's a

    jmaccelari wrote:
    That's a skill that could be useful during my commutes down CS7 and CS8...

    Or for sprinters looking to survive those difficult days in the mountains (not to mention Spaniards hoping to avoid being taken out by a France Televisions car)

  • Worked on friend's bike. Now kinda wishing I hadn't...1 day 1 hour agoI would also be surprised if

    I would also be surprised if the chainrings aren't knackered after turning a chain that worn...

  • Vincenzo Nibali: Astana doping issues "not my responsibility"1 day 1 hour agoAJ101 wrote:You'd think a

    AJ101 wrote:
    You'd think a genuinely clean athlete would be absolutely aghast and embarrassed by what was going on in his team.

    It's coming across to me as the latter - maybe even a touch pissed off he's in this situation with them - but he's not really going to be able to say anything concrete is he ? (assuming he wants to stay in the team for now). Weirdest interview i've heard that I can remember, sounds pretty much like he really is saying there are guys that dope in Astana (surprise). Open to interpretation of course, just how it comes over for me.

  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling1 day 1 hour agoRiding on the pavement.

    Riding on the pavement. That's one of my biggest peeves. If you have to take to a pavement, get off and walk.

  • Buyers Guide to turbo trainers - finding the best indoor trainer for you1 day 1 hour agoDante256 wrote:But you've not

    Dante256 wrote:
    But you've not included the Wahoo Kickr!

    Strange isn't it ? No Kurt Kinetic Road Machine / Rock and Roll either, although they did say they were only listing a view of many. Still odd though...

  • Shimano 1051 day 1 hour agoThis all depends on what size

    This all depends on what size your chainrings are ?

  • Video: A detailed look at Pinarello’s new Dogma K8-S suspension road bike1 day 1 hour agoclayfit wrote:no disc

    clayfit wrote:
    no disc brakes?

    Not yet, it's been developed for immediate use in UCI races.

  • Worked on friend's bike. Now kinda wishing I hadn't...1 day 1 hour agoA chain that's been allowed

    A chain that's been allowed to get to 1% wear will have taken the sprockets and chainrings with it. There's basically no option but to replace the whole lot.

    The chain won't lift clear of the chainring teeth because that's a symptom of chain wear, not chainring wear. Nevertheless, the only remaining thing that can be slipping is the new chain on the old rings.

    It does sound like your friend's LBS should be wearing Stetsons and toting six guns.

  • team road.cc will be at Revolve241 day 2 hours agoI am game for this, it will

    I am game for this, it will be one to remember.

  • Help needed with new bike.1 day 2 hours agoI bought a Rose Pro DX 3000

    I bought a Rose Pro DX 3000 hydr from Rose a couple of months back and have had nothing but problems with it. Contacted their customer service and they are shit to be honest other than me buying parts and sending them back and waiting for refunds, wish I had bought a bike in the UK and just returned the whole lot.

    I fell for the high spec low price but the build quality just hasnt been there for a day to day commuter for me.

  • Vincenzo Nibali: Astana doping issues "not my responsibility"1 day 2 hours agoQuote:Asked whether the

    Quote:
    Asked whether the outfit, managed by Alexander Vinokourov, was doing all it could to fight doping

    Cocking hell, that's just laughable.

    I quite like Nibbles, but he's as guilty as the rest of that stinking outfit really.