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Continental GP5000 TL for me, lovely tyres – had Sector 28 before, horrible tyres.Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
Please can we have a pompeTImine… And also I need a new fork for my steel Pompetamine, where the rotor bolts don’t rub on the bottom of the leg… Thanks.Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
Thanks people, at the moment (I’m starting in Slawit) , I’m looking at over the top of Pole Moor, round the top to Denshaw then Delph then Springhead, then towards crazy’s route from Dukinfield. Will look at all your suggestions this eve though. Cheers.Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
Thanks guys, would rather go road than canal plus isn’t there a slight tunnel situation at Marsden?!
Will see about getting my kicks on Route 66, but by all means other suggestions about traffic avoidance would be useful.Posted 1 year ago | Go to post
I got one too, got it a few weeks ago, only had a chance to put 125 miles on it so far, but I love it. I went Ultegra Di2, it’s a beauty. 🙂
And MrB – agreed, the redundant cable stops on it are the only thing that really bugs me!Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Reply to: Road spds- grrrrr
I put my M970 SPDs onto my winter road bike a few weeks back for a multi-day tour when I figured the MTB shoes would be nicer for the off the bike times. There was much less of a difference in using them, and we covered 300 miles, than I expected. To the extent that I haven’t got round to taking them off again yet. If you want MTB SPDs on it, just do it.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
I personally wouldn’t switch from Schwalbe One to GP4000S, Ones are preferable and much more durable – particularly towards end of life – in my experience.
Edit – by durable, by the way, I actually mean susceptibility to punctures. I have got around thousands of miles out of the Ones currently on my bike, and don’t recall a single puncture on them. The (several pairs of) GP4000s that preceded them were a very different story, particularly once they were a bit worn.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Excellent 😆Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
This thread is most extraordinary.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
+ Finsbury Park cafe even has decent Wifi.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
I’m getting more and more inclined to opt for a Fairlight Strael quite soon as a winter bike, so have been spending quite a bit of time perusing their website!Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Reply to: "Bit of a milkshake"
People after a link, I read it all here – http://www.eurosport.com/cycling/blazin-saddles-bradley-wiggins-slams-rubbish-marginal-gains_sto6106372/story.shtml – which hits a pretty perfect tone of sardonic digs at Wiggins throughout the article, IMO.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Nope, it specifically says not.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Gotcha, cheers that helps a lot!Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
TGO – ta, that actually sums up the loose thought process I’d been working on, it just occurred to me that if the Keos are significantly different forwards or backwards that approach might not work. But you’re right about the latter point. Cheers!Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Ok, I’m not in the market for any – I just need some help with the cleat positioning please!Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Ok, that’s what I’m anticipating… still need to get them set up, mind!Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Ha, good thinking – the slight complication I have is that I don’t have the bike in question, or in fact the pedals themselves, to hand… I’m riding a Look Keo equipped track bike at the Velopark next week, and it was as cheap to get some cleats and use my own lovely shoes with cleats as it would be to hire the shoes when I’m there, so I decided to add unnecessary complication to my life by going for that option. And now I’m committed to it so will see it through, goddamnit. 🙂Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Reply to: Ride London 2017, who's in?
crazy-legs – Member
I’ve always specified that every time I applied and it didn’t seem to make any difference.
That’s interesting – I have no inside knowledge, just making an assumption on distribution curve of entrants and what I assume makes up a smaller proportion of entrants’ responses to the entry form.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
jam bo – Member
dunno, i bet i’m not alone in being glad mobile phones and the associated ability to record & share everything, for ever wasn’t around when I was younger and stupider.
You’re not. Many many incidents spring to mind! 😳 😯Posted 2 years ago | Go to post
Reply to: Ride London 2017, who's in?
It says clearly on their website that it’s not a fully random process. They shape it based on estimated completion time and preferred starting time, partly to make it a spread of ability and partly to make logistics easier at the start and the end. So if you put an ultrafast estimate and a first wave you’re clearly much more likely to get a place than if you put a middling finish time and a later start time.
If people really want a place it would appear there’s nothing to stop you manipulating your chances based on that information.
I’ve done it once, in 2015, and as far as I can recall that was the only year I tried for a place. And for the record, it was one of the best times I’ve ever had on a bike, flawless organisation and a great day all in all.Posted 2 years ago | Go to post