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  • boblo
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    Stonking ride today on what may be the last ‘summer’ conditions ride of the year. Think I made a bit of a pig myself tho…

    pebblebeach
    Member

    Yep lovely ride on the good bike today. 128 miles Ayrshire to aberfoyle then loch katrine and the dukes pass. Wonderful day in the saddle.

    munrobiker
    Member

    Yes. I think I’ll be riding mine until perhaps the middle of next month then that’ll be that and the winter bike will be out.

    Haze
    Member

    Don’t have a winter bike, noticed a few more on the club ride this morning though.

    I have a fixed option but not sure I’ll keep pace on it, will most likely run with the current one until I can afford a winter frameset and upgrades for the good bike.

    Junkyard
    Member

    only have one these days so yes still riding it

    munrobiker
    Member

    Al, given your reputation with bikes, what on EARTH is your winter bike like? Is it made of 2 washing machine drums and a 14 packets of plastic forks?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
    Subscriber

    Yep. Cracked out a PB* Tested some new gear and got murdered almost to death.

    *must have been the post near death experience adrenaline.

    cynic-al
    Member

    Luke, it’s me Yukon commuter.

    frazered
    Member

    Ride mine in any weather not one for keeping it cooped up

    carbon337
    Member

    Yep the long rides have made way for hill climbs though. Mixing up with some CX.
    Hoping to get a few long rides in these next few weeks though. Probably throw a set of road tyres on some ksyrium elites and add them on the cx bike soon.

    The good bike is going up in the spare bedroom soon.

    TiRed
    Member

    Went out on the good bike this morning into sunny Surrey with the club. I will however admit to looking at the weather before leaving. I’m also looking for a winter bike, because, love the fixie as I do, gears do help keep me in the fast mediums at 24 mph. The fixed is good for a 20 mph average, but I can’t hold 24 in a chain gang for long.

    Winter bike/commuter with new wheels and stripped of rack (exactly 10 kilos)

    Haze
    Member

    djaustin, what gear inches do you run for 20mph average?

    eyerideit
    Member

    I’ve only got one road bike as well. πŸ˜₯

    One day I’ll have a fancy pants ‘good’ bike – maybe.

    TiRed
    Member

    It’s running 42:16 or about 69″ (297 strokes per mile). For this ratio cadence is 5x speed. I’m a spinner and that is 100 RPM. I get a lot of practice, as I ride about 120 miles a week fixed.

    Haze
    Member

    Cheers, mine fixed is also 42:16. but haven’t ridden it for a while, curious as to how I’d get on with it on the club run.

    Tend to push a slightly harder gear, around 85-90 cadence.

    Our rides tend to be 50-60 miles, average around 18mph (depending on who’s out).

    jota180
    Member

    Went out on my good bike in glorious conditions this morning only to find I didn’t have the legs today πŸ™

    cynic-al
    Member

    Still riding the good bike?

    I am hoping to get a few spins on mine before the salt is down and/or the weather turns mince and I use the winter bike…usually end of October for the former.

    Crisp clear winter rides are the best!

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
    Subscriber

    Also only have one road bike. Bizarrely, cleaned up for first ride in about a year (on a road bike) today Like the MTB just give an extra special clean in bad weather so dont see the need for a winter bike. Lovely to get out for a fast spin today though, if a little brassy.

    TiRed
    Member

    Our rides tend to be 50-60 miles, average around 18mph (depending on who’s out).

    Our evening ride is 30 miles. I drop to the medium/slow group for that. This morning, gears felt like cheating! Also, with full luggage and lights, my commuting bike weighs exactly DOUBLE my nice road bike 😯

    Haze
    Member

    I may give it a try one of the mornings, I’ll know my way home if I decide to sit up and let them get on with it.

    TiRed
    Member

    One final point, most of our rides are pretty FLAT. Fixed takes it out of you going downhill, where you can regularly see 150 RPM. Keep that up and your legs fry. I’d get out on your own to build up first. Some groups aren’t too happy about fixed riding in formation, but as I say to the group, you shouldn’t notice my bike – and one person only asked at the end of a ride.

    Haze
    Member

    Yeah I’ve done some decent solo rides on it before, also in very small groups. I got very used to riding fixed (commuted also) but it’s been a while since I last rode it.

    My riding has changed/improved significantly since and I just wonder if I’m going to struggle on it.

    Our rides are pretty easy going as far as hills go, may just have a word before I head out on it to ask if they’re ok with it.

    Cheers.

    rudebwoy
    Member

    you wont get far on a fixed round my way

    Haze
    Member

    Maybe I’m not around your way πŸ˜‰

    I’m still on the good bike (and aero wheels!). A lot of the club are also still on good bikes, although some have already dug out the winter bike and mudguards. I’m pretending its still summer πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to clear crips winter rides but think i need to get some better hubs/wheels…can’t face going to open pros after riding my 50m deep sections for months! πŸ™„

    stufive
    Member

    winter bikes been out for ages πŸ™

    Premier Icon iainc
    Subscriber

    lovely ride round South Lanarkshire/N Ayrshire yesterday on the good bike, savoured in the knowledge that the next one will most likley be on the cx bike and a fair bit slower…..

    Rorschach
    Member

    Stripped mine down 2 days after the last race of the season -forgetting the tour of the wrekin a week later that I’d already pre-entered 😳
    Anybody wanna buy a large TCR Sl Isp frameset? πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Kryton57
    Subscriber

    I’m nervous now, how does wet/cold/salt affect Carbon/Alu? πŸ˜•

    And wouldn’t a quick post ride hose down & re-lube be OK? I only have one road bike….

    stufive
    Member

    should be fine really if you clean it regular, some peaple (me included) like to have a less expensive usualy heavier bike or cyclo cross bike to put mud guards on etc for winter riding) πŸ™‚

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