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by wastelander
Tue Sep 17, 2019 14:25 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: The Cinglés Club
Replies: 129
Views: 10869

Re: The Cinglés Club

Wow! What an incredibly tough but rewarding day - 10kgs too heavy, 10 degrees too hot (36c in the forest) and at least 20 watts fewer than I would have liked. At least I had the sense to fit a 34T rear cassette! I found the Malaucene climb straight forward enough, took my time during the 10-12% sect...
by wastelander
Sun Sep 01, 2019 00:30 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wrapping rice cakes
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Wrapping rice cakes

https://youtu.be/0MFm1iSlP8c - fast forward to 12:30min or so - parchment lined foil not standard foil
by wastelander
Thu Aug 29, 2019 05:39 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: 100 Miles.
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: 100 Miles.

Did you put any air in the mountain bike tyres, I can’t imagine what you were doing to be going that slow. I have ridden a mountain bike at 24/25 mph over a 10 mile tt course without tri bars. Wow! That's pretty good going - a 24:30min 10m TT on an MTB - 383w according to bike calculator being gene...
by wastelander
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 105 R7000 - Rear Mech Multi-shifting Issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1191

Re: 105 R7000 - Rear Mech Multi-shifting Issue

With the R7000/8000 you can move up to three gears lower e.g. 17t to 23t missing out the intervening 19t/21t sprockets, but you will only be able to release a single gear at a time when moving to a higher gear, each shift requiring a movement of the lever which releases the tension on the rear mech ...
by wastelander
Mon Aug 19, 2019 22:51 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Santini VS Sportful VS Assos
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Santini VS Sportful VS Assos

Have you considered Le Col? I managed to grab a pair of their shorts in the sale with a further reduction from a Strava challenge - blown away by the quality and will hopefully be getting a couple more pairs.
by wastelander
Mon Aug 19, 2019 21:40 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Who buys a Ti Bike these days?
Replies: 76
Views: 4614

Re: Who buys a Ti Bike these days?

Sadly my 2005 incarnation of the Somec Ti frame has been superseded by a 'full' Ti version (mine is the Titano which has a Columbus Muscle 12k carbon fibre seat/chain stay section epoxy bonded into the seat tube/bottom bracket shell) but I'd replace it with the current rim brake iteration of their M...
by wastelander
Mon Aug 19, 2019 19:46 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: The Cinglés Club
Replies: 129
Views: 10869

Re: The Cinglés Club

Agree; take your time, enjoy it. Definitely ride to power/HR. I't's the first time I've ever done that in over 20 years of riding but it was certainly the best approach on the day. This is exactly the approach I took during my barometer ride and will be taking on the day - I know my FTP and lactate...
by wastelander
Fri Aug 16, 2019 22:18 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: The Cinglés Club
Replies: 129
Views: 10869

Re: The Cinglés Club

Had a bit of a barometer ride yesterday - the former Grand Fondo Dragon Ride route - 119 miles and just over 10k climbing through the South Wales valleys. The headwinds were stiff but thankfully the move to a 34T cassette in readiness for my trip paid dividends. Slower that my 2009 time for the same...
by wastelander
Tue Aug 06, 2019 09:00 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Will the Ultegra 11-34 CS-HG800 cassette fit 10s freehub?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Will the Ultegra 11-34 CS-HG800 cassette fit 10s freehub?

Yes, the HG800 fits straight onto a Dura Ace 10 speed hub without any problems at all :D
by wastelander
Fri Aug 02, 2019 22:51 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: The Cinglés Club
Replies: 129
Views: 10869

Re: The Cinglés Club

With just 6 weeks before my trip to Ventoux I'm excited and apprehensive in equal amounts! Keep thinking I could have put more miles in ( couldn't we all) but also pleased with how things have progressed this year and currently feeling in fine form. Must remember to ride to power/HR and NOT charge a...
by wastelander
Fri May 24, 2019 22:13 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cheap replacement rear wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Cheap replacement rear wheel

I picked up one of these for the turbo tyre - works fine

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

There's a 10 speed version for £40
by wastelander
Fri May 17, 2019 09:32 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Aeroad
Replies: 46
Views: 2340

Re: Aeroad

Chadders81 wrote:
Planet X don’t do an aero disc bike.


https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXRRDUL ... r8000-disc
by wastelander
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fitting an 11-speed cassette to an older Hope road hub
Replies: 30
Views: 1837

Re: Fitting an 11-speed cassette to an older Hope road hub

The 11-28 is 25gms lighter than the DuraAce 12-28. Yes, it's stupidly expense...but also is throwing away a pair of 2010 DuraAce 1380 wheels that are not 11 speed compatible...this was pretty much the only option sadly. Shifting is ok...not as slick as a full Shimano setup but I'm still tweaking the...
by wastelander
Fri Apr 05, 2019 14:36 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fitting an 11-speed cassette to an older Hope road hub
Replies: 30
Views: 1837

Re: Fitting an 11-speed cassette to an older Hope road hub

A less destructive way is the EDCO Monoblock cassette - http://www.edco-wheels.co.uk/product/monoblock-cassettes/ - not a cheap option but a direct fit for my DuraAce 10 speed hub. All I needed was an adjustment to the high limit screw as they're a touch wider than my Ultra 11 speed cassette but sti...
by wastelander
Fri Feb 08, 2019 22:35 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Garmin Displayed Data Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: Garmin Displayed Data Fields

1 screen cunningly called "all on one" - speed, H/R, cadence, distance, grade, ride time and time of day...anything else I can look at when I get in as it's pretty meaningless when I'm on the move!
by wastelander
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Does it bother you that we are mostly hated?
Replies: 105
Views: 5332

Re: Does it bother you that we are mostly hated?

I doesn't bother me, but I feel sad that other's can't accept an individual's choices in life and be more tolerant and patient. I try to be a thoughtful cyclist - if I know I'm holding up traffic on a narrow country road then I will pull into a junction or lay by or wave the vehicle past when it's s...
by wastelander
Mon Jan 28, 2019 23:22 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Gels difficult to open
Replies: 46
Views: 2143

Re: Gels difficult to open

It's like the bloody three Yorkshiremen sketch - I once rode the Fred Witton on a piece of burnt toast and a rancid jelly baby. That's nothin' - I once did LeJog on a stale croissant and three sips of water from a ditch!!!
by wastelander
Sun Jan 20, 2019 17:20 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Storing bikes on the wall
Replies: 25
Views: 1941

Re: Storing bikes on the wall

Used to hang them on a wall but when it became 5 I started to run out space so swapped to a Minoura bike tower - holds 4 bikes 2 either side of a vertical tower

http://www.minoura.jp/english/storage/u ... wer20.html
by wastelander
Sat Jan 19, 2019 23:29 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Should I get rid of mountain bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 2768

Re: Should I get rid of mountain bike?

I started on MTBs, moved almost exclusively to road bikes about 10 years ago but slowly drifted back to MTBs for something different - it's cycling but a different skillset so I'd say enjoy both...especially if you have good trails on your doorstep which many people don't - having to travel for good...
by wastelander
Thu Jan 03, 2019 08:53 am
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: 2008 Mongoose Canaan Elite
Replies: 2
Views: 3401

Re: 2008 Mongoose Canaan Elite

Not as long as you'd think actually as the down tube takes the brunt of the mess. This was taken during a NYD ride - thought I'd take advantage of the sunshine! https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/32708722698_0253cab11b_b.jpg You just need a long bristled brush to get into the nooks and crannies. Ha...

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