Saturday, January 26, 2013

SHIMANO XTR Dyna-Sys Front Derailleur

XTR has always been my favorite, I think it's the best of its class. It is superlight and very efficient. I also love the style.

The innovation of XTR has put it on the top. I replaced my factory front derailleur with Dyna-Sys front derailleur and now the shifting is pretty smooth.

XTR Dyna-Sys Double Front Derailleur FD-M985 is specifically designed for use with Shimano's XTR Race Double Crankset and XTR 10-speed HG-X chain.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lance Armstrong admitted using banned substances, Oprah tells CBS

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that he used banned substances, she told CBS on Tuesday.

"We were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers," Winfrey said.

Winfrey prepared 112 questions, and did not get to all of them.

Armstrong "did not come clean in the manner that I expected," Winfrey said, adding that he "was ready" and "met the moment."

The interview lasted two and a half hours and will air across two nights on her network, OWN, and will be streamed on her website,, she told CBS. The first part will air Thursday from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

British cycling president demands 'actual facts' about doping from Lance Armstrong on Oprah Winfrey show

Brian Cookson, the president of British Cycling, has urged Lance Armstrong to name names and tell all when he addresses the damning doping accusations against him this week.

Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the International Cycling Union (UCI) last year, is due to be interviewed on American television by Oprah Winfrey on Thursday.

The 41 year-old has maintained a silence since the US Anti-Doping Agency prompted UCI's action by claiming that Armstrong and his US Postal team had run "the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen".

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Armstrong may admit to doping, report says

Lance Armstrong

NEW YORK - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, is weighing whether to admit he used performance-enhancing drugs, The New York Times reported Friday.

Armstrong has told associates and anti-doping officials he is considering admitting publicly that he used blood transfusions and banned drugs during his cycling career in an effort to restore his credibility so he can become a competitive athlete again, the newspaper reported.

The Times did not name its sources but cited "several people with direct knowledge of the situation."

The International Cycling Union (UCI) late last year effectively erased Armstrong from the cycling history books when it decided not to appeal sanctions imposed on the American by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

A damning report by USADA concluded that Armstrong helped orchestrate the most sophisticated doping program in the history of sport. The report included hundreds of pages of eyewitness testimony, emails, financial records and laboratory analysis of blood samples.

Armstrong has vehemently denied ever having doped.

Tim Herman, a lawyer for Armstrong, told the Times he was not aware of any admission plans.

"I do not know about that. I suppose anything is possible, for sure. Right now, that's really not on the table," Herman was quoted as saying.

Agence France-Presse

I just hope he admits it for his sake, and move on.