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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,543
    So is it now Froome?

    No, as he wasn't born in Britain. It's still Bradley Wiggins.

    *runs for cover*
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,448
    Still Cavendish.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    edited July 2016
    This generation. I can't make my mind up between Cav, Wiggins or Froome.
  • effilloeffillo Posts: 257
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Still Cavendish.

    You obviously haven't heard. Cav's finished.
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    So is it now Froome?

    No, as he wasn't born in Britain. It's still Bradley Wiggins.

    *runs for cover*

    I presume that was a joke about Ghent born Bradley Wiggins?
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • timoid. wrote:
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    So is it now Froome?

    No, as he wasn't born in Britain. It's still Bradley Wiggins.

    *runs for cover*

    I presume that was a joke about Ghent born Bradley Wiggins?



    Comedy sausage post innit
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,543
    timoid. wrote:
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    So is it now Froome?

    No, as he wasn't born in Britain. It's still Bradley Wiggins.

    *runs for cover*

    I presume that was a joke about Ghent born Bradley Wiggins?



    Comedy sausage post innit
    :wink:
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    Well played Sausage.

    It's still Beryl Burton for me.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,762
    Well played Sausage.

    It's still Beryl Burton for me.
    This is a lesson on how to get aero, without resorting to aerobars.
    beryl-burton-facts.jpg
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    inseine wrote:
    Well played Sausage.

    It's still Beryl Burton for me.
    This is a lesson on how to get aero, without resorting to aerobars.
    beryl-burton-facts.jpg

    There is so much that is 'awesome' in this photo.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,762
    Not sure how aero the bell is!
  • GrahamsjzGrahamsjz Posts: 50
    How times change, look at the size of the rings compared to the cassette.
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,543
    Grahamsjz wrote:
    How times change, look at the size of the rings compared to the cassette.

    Kids today, eh?
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • spam02spam02 Posts: 178
    inseine wrote:
    Not sure how aero the bell is!

    More likely to be a stopwatch
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    Grahamsjz wrote:
    How times change, look at the size of the rings compared to the cassette.

    And how steep the gradient is as well...
  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 2,550
    Is that a brolly taped under her saddle there?
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Is that a brolly taped under her saddle there?

    Nah, it's her purse. She's off to the shop for her weekly messages.
  • ProssPross Posts: 24,917
    It's a spare tub under the saddle isn't it? Carrying a pump too. These days even the most amateur testers carry nothing and end up needing someone to pick them up if they get a flat!
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    Pross wrote:
    It's a spare tub under the saddle isn't it? Carrying a pump too. These days even the most amateur testers carry nothing and end up needing someone to pick them up if they get a flat!
    Certainly is. Old school ways of doing things.

    I've had the pleasure of handling Beryl's OBE at one point a couple of years back. The lady really was a legend and always will be.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    JSCL wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    It's a spare tub under the saddle isn't it? Carrying a pump too. These days even the most amateur testers carry nothing and end up needing someone to pick them up if they get a flat!
    Certainly is. Old school ways of doing things.

    I've had the pleasure of handling Beryl's OBE at one point a couple of years back. The lady really was a legend and always will be.

    My dad rode with her a few times in Yorkshire when he first arrived in the UK. They bonded over both having arrhythmia. He still speaks of her with awe and he can't remember that much these days, but he remembers her.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    Grahamsjz wrote:
    How times change, look at the size of the rings compared to the cassette.

    Kids today, eh?
    Yeah, everyone knows vinyl is back in...
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  • josamejosame Posts: 1,052
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Still Cavendish.

    Cav doesn't win races - he wins stages, not remotely the same
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
    josame wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Still Cavendish.

    Cav doesn't win races - he wins stages, not remotely the same
    Now you know that's wrong, so it's a bit silly to say it.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • gweedsgweeds Posts: 2,228
    josame wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Still Cavendish.

    Cav doesn't win races - he wins stages, not remotely the same

    Must have imagined Milan-San Remo, KBK, world champs then...
    Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I'm training to be a cage fighter.
  • josamejosame Posts: 1,052
    edited July 2016
    gweeds wrote:
    josame wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Still Cavendish.
    Cav doesn't win races - he wins stages, not remotely the same
    Must have imagined Milan-San Remo, KBK, world champs then
    Now you know that's wrong, so it's a bit silly to say it....

    Are McEwan, Cipollini, Zabel et al really remembered in the same way as Hinault, Merckx, Fignon Contador et al
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • ozzzyosborn206ozzzyosborn206 Posts: 1,340
    mike6 wrote:
    I was born to British parents in another country and I've always considered myself British first and foremost so I find Froome's position quite normal.

    Difference being he doesn't live in the UK and never (as far as I'm aware) has.

    Whatever, if he genuinely feels he's British, then he is. I just never get the impression that he does.

    I dont understand this statement at all. What would he gain from pretending to feel British? His grandparents are British, his parents are British, he is a British passport holder, ergo he is British.

    I think the main reason for Froome having a British passport is because it benefits him as a cyclist, being part of the British system, getting into sky etc has all helped get him where he is. Had he stayed with a Kenyan one I think his development would have suffered(not that i think this is how it should be).
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,941
    josame wrote:
    gweeds wrote:
    josame wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Still Cavendish.
    Cav doesn't win races - he wins stages, not remotely the same
    Must have imagined Milan-San Remo, KBK, world champs then
    Now you know that's wrong, so it's a bit silly to say it....

    Are McEwen, Zulle, et al really remembered in the same way as Hinault, Merckx, Fignon Contador et al

    Why are you comparing Cav to Zulle? Or McEwen to Zulle? Huh, why Zulle at all?
    Correlation is not causation.
  • josamejosame Posts: 1,052
    josame wrote:
    gweeds wrote:
    josame wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Still Cavendish.
    Cav doesn't win races - he wins stages, not remotely the same
    Must have imagined Milan-San Remo, KBK, world champs then
    Now you know that's wrong, so it's a bit silly to say it....

    Are McEwen, Zulle, et al really remembered in the same way as Hinault, Merckx, Fignon Contador et al

    Why are you comparing Cav to Zulle? Or McEwen to Zulle? Huh, why Zulle at all?

    Got my Alex / Eric thing wrong - see post now edited

    Are McEwen, Cipollini, Zabel et al really remembered in the same way as Hinault, Merckx, Fignon Contador et al
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,448
    josame wrote:
    josame wrote:
    gweeds wrote:
    josame wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Still Cavendish.
    Cav doesn't win races - he wins stages, not remotely the same
    Must have imagined Milan-San Remo, KBK, world champs then
    Now you know that's wrong, so it's a bit silly to say it....

    Are McEwen, Zulle, et al really remembered in the same way as Hinault, Merckx, Fignon Contador et al

    Why are you comparing Cav to Zulle? Or McEwen to Zulle? Huh, why Zulle at all?

    Got my Alex / Eric thing wrong - see post now edited

    Are McEwen, Cipollini, Zabel et al really remembered in the same way as Hinault, Merckx, Fignon Contador et al

    Bit of a strawman argument that. Are Kelly, De Vlaeminck, Van Looy remembered in the same way as Pereiro, Simoni, Cobo?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,191
    edited July 2016
    mike6 wrote:
    I was born to British parents in another country and I've always considered myself British first and foremost so I find Froome's position quite normal.

    Difference being he doesn't live in the UK and never (as far as I'm aware) has.

    Whatever, if he genuinely feels he's British, then he is. I just never get the impression that he does.

    I dont understand this statement at all. What would he gain from pretending to feel British? His grandparents are British, his parents are British, he is a British passport holder, ergo he is British.

    I think the main reason for Froome having a British passport is because it benefits him as a cyclist, being part of the British system, getting into sky etc has all helped get him where he is. Had he stayed with a Kenyan one I think his development would have suffered(not that i think this is how it should be).
    Actually he says it's the other way around. He always had a British passport and only got a Kenyan one so he could represent them in bike races.(Which would make sense as travel is much easier on a UK passport)
    Twitter: @RichN95
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