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Lars1974Lars1974 Posts: 105
edited February 2013 in Your road bikes
Hi guys,

As part of my training plan for this years MTB season including again the SDW100 I am planning to do a bit more road work than last year....but I dont have the right bike. So for now i am riding my old trusted Claud Butler MTB with just a bit more road suited tyres. oday i went on a 60k ish lap round Berkshire and Hampshires lanes, very nice indeed.
Here is a photot of the beast!

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And here another from today ride...

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I recorded the ride with my garmin.

Summary
Distance: 59.36 km
Time: 2:18:25
Avg Speed: 25.7 km/h
Elevation Gain: 244 m
Calories: 1,305 C
Time: 2:18:25
Moving Time: 2:16:56
Elapsed Time: 2:31:04
Avg Speed: 25.7 km/h
Avg Moving Speed: 26.0 km/h
Max Speed: 51.5 km/h
Elevation Gain: 244 m
Elevation Loss: 243 m
Min Elevation: 38 m
Max Elevation: 105 m
Avg HR: 148 bpm
Max HR: 178 bpm



So, as you can i did not too bad for the old bike, but i must say its pretty heavy at almost 15kg! And i wonder how much quicker i could be if i do some upgrades or even get a new road bike sub 10kg?

Any thougths?
Thx Lars

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,018
    The Bull at Riseley - that brings back memories. Where is the first pic Burghfield Common ? Warren Heath ?
  • Lars1974Lars1974 Posts: 105
    Imposter wrote:
    The Bull at Riseley - that brings back memories. Where is the first pic Burghfield Common ? Warren Heath ?

    Its Bramshill plantation... Near Eversly.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,018
    Lars1974 wrote:
    Imposter wrote:
    The Bull at Riseley - that brings back memories. Where is the first pic Burghfield Common ? Warren Heath ?

    Its Bramshill plantation... Near Eversly.

    I know it well - used to do a lot of riding there.
  • Lars1974Lars1974 Posts: 105
    I am thinking of maybe checking if i can upgrade the wheel size to 28" as its currently 26! Anyone know if thats ok? And worth it?
  • petemadocpetemadoc Posts: 2,667
    Lars1974 wrote:
    I am thinking of maybe checking if i can upgrade the wheel size to 28" as its currently 26! Anyone know if thats ok? And worth it?

    Someone may correct me but I don't think you can go changing the size of your wheels, the frame and forks just won't fit.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,018
    Lars1974 wrote:
    I am thinking of maybe checking if i can upgrade the wheel size to 28" as its currently 26! Anyone know if thats ok? And worth it?

    Worth it? almost certainly not. Possible? I doubt if a) the frame will have enough clearance (height-wise) and b) if the brake blocks could be adjusted up far enough to reach the brake track of a larger wheel. Dropout width may be another issue.

    Would be better to pick up a pair of MTB slicks if you are planning on riding mainly roads with it. Otherwise, leave as is.
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