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by Tomonabike
Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Turbo Trainer - Fluid or Magnetic?
Replies: 3
Views: 4111

I upgraded to a Supermagneto pro from a Tacx Swing. I opted against the fluid pro as I'd heard a few tales of the fluid trainers leaking and looking at the Cycleops resistance curves, there didn't seem to be a great difference between them. Whilst I haven't ridden on the fluid version, the resistanc...
by Tomonabike
Fri Jun 13, 2008 22:19 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Riding in North Wales
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Great riding around North Wales & Anglesey, Anglesey particularly good if training in the wind and rain, good local club scene too, weekly time trials and racing this year. Choice of two clubs: Clwb Rasio Mona - http://www.freewebs.com/crm_results/ or Energy Cycles - http://www.energycycles.com/...
by Tomonabike
Tue Apr 01, 2008 08:32 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fitting a 9 speed cassette on Fulcrum 5s
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Fitting a 9 speed cassette on Fulcrum 5s

I have a pair of Fulcrum 5 evos that I had a 10 speed ultegra cassette on, I now want to swap it to a 9 speed cassette (also ultegra).

Do I need to put a spacer between the hub and the largest (25 tooth) cog or not?

thanks

Tom
by Tomonabike
Fri Jul 20, 2007 16:26 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Guerini
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Rode up to the back wheel of a Guiseppe Guerini in the Maratona dles Dolomites, thought to myself "wow must be riding well" then noticed he was about 60.....
by Tomonabike
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Sunday rides around Caernarfon
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Energy cycles meet at the mainland side of Menai Bridge at 10 am now a days
by Tomonabike
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bike Boxes and Cars
Replies: 19
Views: 2811

To finish this story off... ... Ordered a Focus S-max, arrived in Treviso to find Hertz had not got any to hire, they tried to give us a Chevy Nubira, the box wouldn't fit in the boot or standing up. Only car they had was a Ford Mondeo Estate with the rear bumper hanging off so, much gaffer tape lat...
by Tomonabike
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: First Ride
Replies: 1
Views: 2534

First Ride

Went for my first proper off road ride yesterday, did the Temptir trail in the pouring rain at Coed y Brenin with my girlfriend (possibly jumping in at the deep end there!) Had so much fun, amazed at how well my new Commencal Combi handles, can't wait to get out on the trails again. Think I already ...
by Tomonabike
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Cannondales?
Replies: 19
Views: 2139

IMO, great bikes - I can only say that I wouldn't part with my Cannondale. I've got a 2003 R600 (Caad 5), its been ridden in all weathers, used and abused (crashed, raced etc) and its still a great bike to ride and look at. Pretty much original spec apart from new wheels (open pros on dura ace) too.
by Tomonabike
Wed Jun 27, 2007 08:59 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: What inspired you to start?
Replies: 71
Views: 6367

The Tour always looked so good on the tv as a child but my mum was never too keen on me having a bike, roads were too dangerous..... ....post uni, had a drunken plan to ride round Ireland, while there visited Galway picked up "Its not about the bike" and within a week of getting back I had a road bi...
by Tomonabike
Fri Jun 22, 2007 07:54 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Maratona
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

I'm riding, staying in La Villa, doing the long course. Just aiming to ride on the day and see how it goes rather than go for a time!

Can't wait though it really is stunning out there!
by Tomonabike
Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bike Boxes and Cars
Replies: 19
Views: 2811

Its an Edinburgh Bike one, I figure there'd be disassembly involved, but its better than the having the poor bike with no hard protection against knocks in the airport.
by Tomonabike
Tue Jun 19, 2007 14:30 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bike Boxes and Cars
Replies: 19
Views: 2811

According to the Ford website, an S-max should be big enough and as thats the largest I can find at Treviso airport, going to go with that.
by Tomonabike
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bike Boxes and Cars
Replies: 19
Views: 2811

Thanks for all the replys! Looks like I'm after a people carrier then, the box does look pretty large (just a thought I've not tried to get it in my Fiat yet....only two adults though!) Just checked Holiday autos, they do Freelander size 4x4s, I think that should be big enough. Other wise the none e...
by Tomonabike
Tue Jun 19, 2007 08:18 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bike Boxes and Cars
Replies: 19
Views: 2811

Bike Boxes and Cars

Semi bike related! I'm doing the Maratona and have bought a bike box to protect my Roubaix from Ryanair. To get to the Dolomites I'm going to have to hire a car to fit myself, girlfriend and parents (4 people), luggage and bike box. Is a Ford Focus C-max big enough? or does it have to be bigger? che...
by Tomonabike
Wed Jan 03, 2007 09:16 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: 2007 Metric Century a month Challenge
Replies: 116
Views: 24247

I'll never manage the imperial one but I reckon I can give this one a shot.

Tom

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