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by TheDrunkMonk
Sat Jul 07, 2012 07:00 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Shimano RS30 wheels, any good?
Replies: 25
Views: 10094

Re: Shimano RS30 wheels, any good?

I know this is a mega old thread, but I'm reading it because I've just bought some RS30s file my winter bike. (note winter bike used permanently since April.... What's going on?)

There is no wear indicator on the rims, so don't be put off by previous post.

Regards.
by TheDrunkMonk
Sat Nov 12, 2011 22:25 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Do you HAVE to take the BC points?
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: Do you HAVE to take the BC points?

2nd. Particularly worrying as I consider myself a 4th cat rider trapped in a 3rd cat license.

Might be alright, races are getting ever more popular, if enough riders start the races, it won't be a problem.
by TheDrunkMonk
Sat Nov 12, 2011 17:15 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Do you HAVE to take the BC points?
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: Do you HAVE to take the BC points?

Ah, thanks.

Equally daft question, can you ask to go down a category on the grounds of being rubbish?
by TheDrunkMonk
Sat Nov 12, 2011 16:52 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Do you HAVE to take the BC points?
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Do you HAVE to take the BC points?

This might on the surface seem a bizarre question, but if you get a placing in a BC road event do you HAVE to take the points? The only reson I ask, is that I'm eyeing a winter series that has a reputation for a low turn out. I'd like to race it to prepare for our local road and circuit events in th...
by TheDrunkMonk
Sat Jun 11, 2011 09:59 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: 4th to 3rd Cat
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Sorry amaferanga, I was typing the reply to the second post as you answered my question with your first.

Thank you.
by TheDrunkMonk
Sat Jun 11, 2011 09:30 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: 4th to 3rd Cat
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

Just to clarify: If I had 10 points, I can just call myself a cat3? And does a new license just get sent out? Just for extra confusion.... we have a 7 race categorised circuit series near us. So if you enter as a 4th cat, ride 4 races until you get over 10 points, is your series over as a 4th as you...
by TheDrunkMonk
Fri Jun 10, 2011 21:21 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: 4th to 3rd Cat
Replies: 16
Views: 1935

4th to 3rd Cat

If you get your 10 points at 4th cat, are you immediately a 3rd cat and therefor elligible for 3rd cat races? Or do you have to wait for an ammended license to be sent out?

And does that happen automatically? Or do you have to apply for it?

Questions, questions.....
by TheDrunkMonk
Thu Feb 24, 2011 21:23 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Insurance for racing
Replies: 15
Views: 1659

Insurance for racing

Hi there. I know I get personal injury and liability insurance with my BC membership, but in the highly likely event that I come off my bike badly, are there any reasonably priced insurances out there for your bike and kit? I'd imagine the premiums would have to be very high.
by TheDrunkMonk
Thu Feb 24, 2011 21:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Shaving legs
Replies: 53
Views: 11396

My first race is going to be clockwise around an aerodrome, so I'll shave the left leg and stay on the outside of the group. If I become ostracised for my lack of cycling etiquette, I'll move to the inside, displaying my shaven leg. Simples.
by TheDrunkMonk
Thu Feb 17, 2011 20:55 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Training volume leading up to races?
Replies: 26
Views: 2598

Yikes! I was going to have a go at racing this year, I'm nowhere near this level.

Now I'm panicking. Might stop smoking...
by TheDrunkMonk
Tue Dec 21, 2010 22:26 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Most expensive bike?
Replies: 71
Views: 18737

That bling bike isn't just about Russian football club owners who have got 4 storey garages to fill with crap they'll never look at, or Larry Ellison's christmas present to himself because everybody hates him because he'd prefer to buy himself a gold bike than feed 10,000 kids, oh no. Diamond is jus...
by TheDrunkMonk
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: why are there no black cyclists ?
Replies: 88
Views: 15784

I might have to reitterate a point already made, just to make sure I'm reading them right: Who cares? Why should any group be equally represented in cycling? If there is discrimination out there that I'm unaware of, then certainly it should be stamped out. Cycling should be for anyone who wants to j...
by TheDrunkMonk
Sat Dec 11, 2010 06:28 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Cipollini on Machismo
Replies: 21
Views: 3198

The good old days, when men were measured by the thickness of their blood. Having your testostrone levels measured in litres just isn't allowed anymore... shame.
by TheDrunkMonk
Fri Dec 10, 2010 21:35 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Racing on a Van Nicholas Euros.
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

Racing on a Van Nicholas Euros.

I want to start racing this season. I know fitness is the most important thing, probably closely followed by skill and awareness, but is my bike fit for purpose? I've got a titanium Euros, and its seen me round a few sportives and on my club rides very comfortably. But my riding position is very upr...
by TheDrunkMonk
Fri Dec 10, 2010 16:38 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Are Colnago Masters and De Rosa Corums really RACE bikes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2031

Are Colnago Masters and De Rosa Corums really RACE bikes?

Sounds like a stupid question, but I'm really asking do they compare to their carbon equivilents? Would you be at a disadvantage riding one of these at a lower cat race level?
by TheDrunkMonk
Sun Dec 05, 2010 18:58 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Changing gear..
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

If the answer is 'yes', and you're riding on the drops, ride using the actual brake hoods until you're really confident. I think most people on race bikes use the hoods at least 90% of the time. (maybe not when racing)
by TheDrunkMonk
Sun Dec 05, 2010 18:51 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Changing gear under load.
Replies: 15
Views: 4457

Thanks for the advice. It sounds like I've got to practice what I'm already doing, but maybe figure out a way of doing it better/smoother. Darn, I was hoping one of you was going to say "yeah spend £70 on a rear mech" magic bullet. Well, sounds like half a year of annoying my friends and c...
by TheDrunkMonk
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Changing gear under load.
Replies: 15
Views: 4457

I find I have a couple of choices, none as good as being able to snap into a higher gear to accelerate. 1. Spin-up crazy fast sat down, change gear whilst standing up in a 'pause' then when the you've found the gear, go for it standing up. (On a hill you're losing momentum while this is happening) 2...
by TheDrunkMonk
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Changing gear under load.
Replies: 15
Views: 4457

Changing gear under load.

Imagine you're on a 7% hill on someone's wheel. You decide to get out of the saddle and give a burst of energy. For me, doing this I want to be 2 gears higher for most effect. Do the high end shifters and deraillieurs allow you to this without the inevitable crunching, grinding complaints from your ...
by TheDrunkMonk
Wed Nov 10, 2010 16:59 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: What do you wear in Winter ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2656

Citroen Xsara Picasso..... and a coat.

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