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SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
edited November 2012 in The bottom bracket
I was riding along today and another cyclist passing the other way actually ignored me when i waved at them. I thought maybe they didn't see me, but it's hard to miss my World Champ Jersey.

Tw*t.

Anyway, can anyone recommend me a puncture proof tyre?
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  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Could they have been in a TT or "doing a Strava"? They seem to be seen as acceptable excuses these days :wink:

    Can't help with a puncture proof tyre, but does a 188bpm MHR sound about right? Is 53:15 a good gear to be in?
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    I blame Wiggle!
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  • nickellisnickellis Posts: 239
    nweststeyn wrote:
    I got overtaken by an old woman on a mountain bike the other day, should i get a Power Meter?

    :lol:
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  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,433
    WD40...... Discuss.
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  • GizmodoGizmodo Posts: 1,928
    There is no such thing as a puncture proof tire, it's the inner tube that you need to look at, I use carbon reinforced ultralights.

    What I need help with is what kit to buy for the winter. I've got £5.52 to spend and I cycle on a bike.

    Also what lights do you use? So far I've got the head lamp cluster off a BMW 3 series mounted on the bars run from a AAA battery, do you think that will be effective for the type of cycling what I do?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,173
    Gizmodo wrote:
    There is no such thing as a puncture proof tire, it's the inner tube that you need to look at, I use carbon reinforced ultralights.

    What I need help with is what kit to buy for the winter. I've got £5.52 to spend and I cycle on a bike.

    Also what lights do you use? So far I've got the head lamp cluster off a BMW 3 series mounted on the bars run from a AAA battery, do you think that will be effective for the type of cycling what I do?

    This is what you need, don't bother with those battery things - they're a nonsense

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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,365
    MattC59 wrote:
    WD40...... Discuss.

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    I don't understand the confusion there, they are entirely different.


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  • y33stuy33stu Posts: 376
    It looks a little damp outside, does that mean my Carbon forks will melt? Do I have to buy a Mtb with nobblies as a winter bike? Also, I was trying for a KOM on Strava, the tailwind I was using to help me suddenly became a headwind and I didnt get the KOM. Can I call Strava and explain this as I'm sure I would have got the KOM?
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    WD 40 is absolutely useless you should buy some GT85.

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    Can I still peddle my MTB peddles with carbon soled racer shoes that me mate gave me ?

    Whats a good average speed ? I can do 12.8mph for a 45 minute ride round ASDA car park.

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  • Gizmodo - many thanks, that's about the only thing I have plenty of!! perhaps I'll just open a bottle, normally the best answer to most things....
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    I have the latest carbon bottle cages, titanium screws, & just bought a pair of carbon bars which are 50g lighter than my last ones, but i'm still not going any faster! What gives? I might just try another type of carb gel & energy bar, that should work.
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