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Lost about 10 days total due to illness, but enjoying it much more than I thought I would! Done loads of climbing and running, which has really improved the mood 🙂Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Reply to: Improving basic fitness quickly
I’d agree with running. It’s hard at first, but it gets easier. Great for cardio and weight loss but the fitness doesn’t transfer directly to the bike.
There’s a Parkrun at Dishley at 9 every Saturday morning and plenty walk it! The challenge is to go just a little faster every week.
Mix it up with a regular road night ride, you’d probably enjoy it more than you’d think!Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
I like the tradition behind the Ambrosio, but it looks like they’re for tubs only?
Apologies, I was being facetious as you asked for P-R wheels and they used to be the go-to rims. They are great, but yes, tubular only. Saying that I do use mine as my winter wheels with Vittoria Pave tubulars on, very good ride quality.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Ambrosio Nemesis.Posted 2 months ago | Go to post
Frenchic paint is perfect for that.Posted 2 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Fitbit/Strava GPS inaccuracies
Not surprising, the iPhone GPS is notoriously inaccurate. You’d be better off using something like a Garmin, Wahoo or Polar to get accurate mapping. It’s all to do with how often the GPS tracks you – have you got 1 second tracking or smart?Posted 3 months ago | Go to post
Vee Tire Rail Escape front, and Mission rear. Brilliant and underrated combo!Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
I got tendonosis in my left shoulder after idiots caused me to crash at the Sherwood National last year. Took a year to heal properly.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Giving up booze?
I stopped in December aged 34 cos I really didn’t like the person I was when I drank. I also struggled to stop drinking when I started – one pint easily became four. Made the decision to stop and just have Diet Coke in the pub now and feel a lot better for it.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: New bike van, inspiration needed.
Engine batteries are designed to discharge high current very quickly whereas leisure batteries are designed to trickle. Engine batteries will get ruined very quickly using them as a leisure battery.
Get yourself a split charge kit with VSR from Rayne Automotive. If you plan to use a fridge, get a 110 Ah as a minimum and consider fitting solar too. Its well worth the initial outlay. In summer, my 100W solar panel can just about power the fridge by itself.
The other thing worth doing is a pressure washer. I’ve umbed mine in and it makes giving the bikes a clean before they go back in a lit easier.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post
I have some tubular wheels and tyres I’d gladly sell you for £175 posted..Posted 7 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: anyone else laid up ?
Yep. Got bitten by an insect two weeks ago but suddenly swelled up, and turned into a case of cellulitis.
Had an operation on Wednesday and have been in hospital since last Sunday. The biggest piss take is that I’m a teacher and this has sucked up my holiday time!
Edit: Properly gross photos available on request ..Posted 7 months ago | Go to post
Your Cervelo (hopefully) came with a metal insert that the SFN was already fitted to that was glued into the steerer tube. I really hope you don’t just have an SFN fitted to a carbon steerer cos if you do the fork is a write off.Posted 7 months ago | Go to post
I used R460 – so no eyelets. I just sanded away, got the anodising off ( didn’t worry about the braking surface), polished and then got them clear anodised. Worked great, even if it was loads of work!Posted 7 months ago | Go to post
I’ve sanded and polished DT Swiss 460s before and used Autosol to make them look very shiny – worth a shot if you’re desperate!Posted 7 months ago | Go to post