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« Reply #2565 on: Monday, July 2, 2018, 10:28:15 »

UCI drop case against Chris Froome.... should be free to compete in Tour.

That's a bit of a fucking shocker!

If nothing else its going to break Twitter and Facebook today!
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« Reply #2566 on: Monday, July 2, 2018, 21:02:47 »

UCI seemed to point the blame at WADA for giving them ammo to stop investigating. Then WADA seemed to contradict themselves in their release.

It's been a weird day!
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« Reply #2567 on: Monday, July 2, 2018, 21:05:45 »

The National champs has been interesting in a good way though Connor Swift (of Madison Genesis) winning the british and Mathieu Van der Poel (prefers being muddy) the dutch.

here's some youtube vids if you want to watch how they came to win:

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« Reply #2568 on: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 16:30:29 »

One for the mechanics on here...

Had to change my rear gear cable as the shifting went to shit, done that all fine and decided I should do the front at the same time although it was working fine, what a fucking mistake.

However much I piss around with cable tension and H L screws I cannot get it to drag the mech over far enough to go onto the big ring, it doesn't have barrel adjusters but even pulling it tight with it on the small ring and then tightening the cable clamp doesn't give enough movement! Its not majorly urgent as picked up new bike this morning  Smiley, but want to get this one set up on the turbo for when the weather cools a little.

LBS not really an option as thats a drive away, plus I will look like a twat?

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« Reply #2569 on: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 19:22:53 »

Have you threaded it correctly?
One for the mechanics on here...

Had to change my rear gear cable as the shifting went to shit, done that all fine and decided I should do the front at the same time although it was working fine, what a fucking mistake.

However much I piss around with cable tension and H L screws I cannot get it to drag the mech over far enough to go onto the big ring, it doesn't have barrel adjusters but even pulling it tight with it on the small ring and then tightening the cable clamp doesn't give enough movement! Its not majorly urgent as picked up new bike this morning  Smiley, but want to get this one set up on the turbo for when the weather cools a little.

LBS not really an option as thats a drive away, plus I will look like a twat?

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #2570 on: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 22:27:17 »


Front mechs are a notorious faff. Donít feel too stupid over it.

Correct threading on the pinch bolt can be an issue. There may be a small notch that the cable has to go round. Can make all the difference if youíve not got it through there.

Sounds a bit counter intuitive but having the cable too taught can be a problem too. Have the slack out of it by all means but you shouldnít be able to use it as cheese wire or get a note out it either.

Other thing to consider is if itís a band-on derailleur is if itís been knocked or pulled out of line, I.e not running completely parallel to the chain rings. A small tweak on mine makes a big difference between it not shifting up at all or the chain going straight up and over.

Let us know how you get on.
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« Reply #2571 on: Thursday, July 5, 2018, 09:50:25 »

I will have another look, although I have a new toy to play with!

Interesting that in all the fuss about Froome its reported that Vardy has an 'injection' for his injury, can you imagine all the bollocks would fly about if it had bee in cycling, but then I forget there is no doping in Football......
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« Reply #2572 on: Thursday, July 5, 2018, 10:00:20 »

I will have another look, although I have a new toy to play with!

Interesting that in all the fuss about Froome its reported that Vardy has an 'injection' for his injury, can you imagine all the bollocks would fly about if it had bee in cycling, but then I forget there is no doping in Football......

The Russian players looked spritely in extra time v Spain, ok you can put their improvement down to being at home, but given various bans for state sponsored doping you have to wonder.... but we're not allowed to talk politics on the WC thread.
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« Reply #2573 on: Thursday, July 5, 2018, 10:27:47 »

The Russian players looked spritely in extra time v Spain, ok you can put their improvement down to being at home, but given various bans for state sponsored doping you have to wonder.... but we're not allowed to talk politics on the WC thread.

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« Reply #2574 on: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 17:01:25 »

stay out til 5pm and when I can re-watch the eurosport coverage of today.
sign in at 5 to re-live it, only for it to show me live coverage, specifically the fucking winner crossing the line with the classifications for the stage overlayed.
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« Reply #2575 on: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 17:40:49 »

stay out til 5pm and when I can re-watch the eurosport coverage of today.
sign in at 5 to re-live it, only for it to show me live coverage, specifically the fucking winner crossing the line with the classifications for the stage overlayed.
RAGE

With it being Eurosport think yourself lucky it wasn't darts or something.... Their scheduling is a work of fiction!
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« Reply #2576 on: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 20:19:57 »

Phillips Gilbert riding 60 km with a broken kneecap  Yikes

The picture he tweeted of his swollen leg.

Cyclists are mental arenít they
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« Reply #2577 on: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 18:58:51 »

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« Reply #2578 on: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 21:10:16 »

Brilliant news, so happy for him
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« Reply #2579 on: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 21:20:56 »

Phillips Gilbert riding 60 km with a broken kneecap  Yikes

The picture he tweeted of his swollen leg.

Cyclists are mental arenít they

Lawson Craddock, the lanterne rouge, deserves a mention, crashed on the first stage, and fractured a shoulder blade, as well as some nasty facial abrasions, but decided to try and carry on.... first few days always at the back looking like he wouldn't do it, but whilst some of the sprinters like Cav, Kittel, Greipel and Groenewegan, missed the time cut, he made it to Paris.
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