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by cq20
Fri Oct 11, 2019 08:23 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5595
Views: 277650

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

BBC report that Nike have closed the Oregon project because the Salazar “situation “ has become a “distraction “.
by cq20
Fri Sep 13, 2019 21:16 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: La Vuelta 2019, Stage 19: Ávila > Toledo 13/09/2019 - 165,2 km *Spoilers*
Replies: 65
Views: 2416

Re: La Vuelta 2019, Stage 19: Ávila > Toledo 13/09/2019 - 165,2 km *Spoilers*

I think Orla was making a more general point about unwritten rules wrt crashes rather than just this particular incident. Wiggins and Smith did support Movistar’s action but during live commentary Kelly took the apparently more prevalent view that Movistar saw their chance to capitalise on rivals mi...
by cq20
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: La Vuelta 2019: Salinas de Torrevieja > Torrevieja 24/08/2019 - 13,4 km TTT *Spoilers*
Replies: 45
Views: 2490

Re: La Vuelta 2019: Salinas de Torrevieja > Torrevieja 24/08/2019 - 13,4 km TTT *Spoilers*

I don't really like these short "for show" TTTs, albeit some large and unexpected time gaps materialised but at least it is underway now. The Eurosport post race coverage was disappointing. Neither Wiggins nor Smith seemed to have seen the volume of water on the course and were attributing...
by cq20
Fri Jul 26, 2019 15:32 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: TDF Stage 19, Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tignes 26/07/2019 - 126,5 km *Spoilers*
Replies: 538
Views: 11371

Re: TDF Stage 19, Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tignes 26/07/2019 - 126,5 km *Spoilers*

LeTour website is still saying that the timing are taken at the top of the Iseran
by cq20
Fri Jul 26, 2019 15:01 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: TDF Stage 19, Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tignes 26/07/2019 - 126,5 km *Spoilers*
Replies: 538
Views: 11371

Re: TDF Stage 19, Stage 19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tignes 26/07/2019 - 126,5 km *Spoilers*

I really don’t understand the “farce” comments. If you look at the road conditions they had to neutralise the stage and the Iseran is the last place where they had timing
by cq20
Fri May 31, 2019 05:54 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2019 Transfers - Rumours and Confirmations
Replies: 712
Views: 50167

Re: 2019 Transfers - Rumours and Confirmations

Carapaz to Ineos reported as pretty much a done deal on cycling podcast... Someone moved quick on that. landa is off to Bahrain but will he find success there? He certainly appears the strongest in every GT he does when the road goes up Rumours are Quintana is on his way out as well. Begs the quest...
by cq20
Tue May 28, 2019 09:42 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Orla Chennaoui and the breakaway Eurosport
Replies: 155
Views: 10171

Re: Orla Chennaoui and the breakaway Eurosport

IMHO, Orla Chennaoui has been doing an excellent job in linking the live and studio pieces, interjecting when necessary, keeping quiet and letting the panel discussions run when it’s fruitful and displaying real knowledge of the sport to keep things on track. It’s great seeing an accomplished person...
by cq20
Wed Mar 27, 2019 17:21 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 1 x FOR RACING - Adam Blythe comments...
Replies: 140
Views: 10195

Re: 1 x FOR RACING - Adam Blythe comments...

Didn't Millar blame it on them using Shimano rather than Campag?


IIRC, it was Armstrong who commented that the chain came off because Millar was Campag equipped rather than Shimano and IIRC, Millar’s mechanic had taken the front mech off to save weight

... all IIRC.
by cq20
Tue Mar 26, 2019 09:19 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: STI Shifters..A Bit Worried.
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: STI Shifters..A Bit Worried.

STI shifters are a good thing. If you’ve got an STI you want to shift it. STI retainers - now that’s not a good idea (unless you keep it to yourself)
by cq20
Sun Mar 17, 2019 13:09 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Team Sky to end in 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 19026

Re: Team Sky to end in 2019

I was skiing in Courchevel last week and was in a gondola with some junior budding racers resplendent in their ESF and ..... wait for it.... Ineos sponsored jackets. ESF ? - http://ec.europa.eu/esf/main.jsp?catId=35&langId=en ? :mrgreen: ESF - école du ski Francais :!: At least when the the Ine...
by cq20
Sun Mar 17, 2019 07:50 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Team Sky to end in 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 19026

Re: Team Sky to end in 2019

I was skiing in Courchevel last week and was in a gondola with some junior budding racers resplendent in their ESF and ..... wait for it.... Ineos sponsored jackets. Their instructor confirmed that these were their brand supporters but had no idea who Ineos were/are.
by cq20
Mon Mar 04, 2019 13:26 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: oakley - overpriced or worth it
Replies: 37
Views: 3431

Re: oakley - overpriced or worth it

I don’t use them for cycling (Aldi stuff is good enough for me) but do use their goggles for skiing (in poor visibility) and IMHO their skiing goggles are overpriced and worth it.
by cq20
Mon Mar 04, 2019 13:21 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5595
Views: 277650

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

Rick Chasey wrote:Spilling over into cycling.

Preidler fesses up.


, who rides (rode) for a MPCC team.
by cq20
Thu Jan 03, 2019 18:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Charging USB lights
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Charging USB lights

As an update to my earlier post, I’ve just checked the instructions on one of my USB lights (made by Moon, IIRC) and it states “If using a USB mains charger please check the voltage is not greater than 5V and the output is not greater than 1.0A”.
by cq20
Thu Jan 03, 2019 17:27 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Charging USB lights
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Charging USB lights

Depends on the device. Some I’ve seen some warn not to charge above “standard” USB spec by which they mean 5V and 1A. Faster chargers eg iPad etc are speced at 5.2V / 2.4A. These are usually fine for charging modern mobile phones etc (and are faster). If in doubt I would stick to the standard 5V / 1...
by cq20
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Swapping Chainset.
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Swapping Chainset.

I made the same change (because I wanted to change cranks length rather than being dissatisfied with the 500 chainset). It was a straight forward swap out using the existing BB. There are plenty of YouTube videos on it but it is very easy, assuming you have the necessary tools especially the (cheap)...
by cq20
Thu Sep 13, 2018 22:10 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Fulcrum Racing 5 LG
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Fulcrum Racing 5 LG

I’ve had 9000 trouble-free miles on mine so far. I prefer them to the Quattros which I found a bit too susceptible to cross winds e.g. going past a gap in a hedge when it is blowing a bit.
by cq20
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: G is a helmet
Replies: 86
Views: 3416

Re: G is a helmet

I’ve just read the article (during a break in a very wet ride) and it is really just a passing comment in a generally unimpressive bit of journalism. He’s not campaigning - just giving his opinion.
by cq20
Wed Aug 22, 2018 09:11 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Crank length recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Crank length recommendations

I've got half of my bikes on 170 and half on 172.5 - and from a cadence / leverage perspective I can't tell the difference. If there is one you'll just compensate using gears. Where you can tell the difference on is the fit of the bike - you can raise your saddle on the shorter cranks because your ...
by cq20
Wed Aug 22, 2018 08:53 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Crank length recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 1042

Re: Crank length recommendations

Thank gents, it's a weird one really, as the force required will be marginally greater with a smaller crank which means you are using more muscle than before, so presumably that might tire you out quicker! The smaller pedalling circle will compensate meaning you won’t be tiring out more. Marginally...

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