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by graememacd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***
Replies: 961
Views: 17311

Re: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***

BBC commentator just said 'Rohan Dennis of the United States!'
by graememacd
Thu Sep 26, 2019 16:48 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading smart trainer
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Upgrading smart trainer

So after listening to all the good advice on here I decided to keep my tacx flow and not upgrade to the direto I was considering..... And then a club mate put a wahoo kickr snap on the club forum at a bargain price and I ended up buying that! I have noticed the difference with the bigger flywheel an...
by graememacd
Mon Sep 02, 2019 19:42 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading smart trainer
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Upgrading smart trainer

I definitely don't over power my flow and wheel slippage only occurs when I first start pedalling so no issues there. I had no idea wheel on trainers had been banned from zwift races, I have done them in the past but only for training. Interesting you say about your friends flow that reads too low, ...
by graememacd
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading smart trainer
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Upgrading smart trainer

I would love to get a Neo but the £1100 price is more than I can justify. Halfords have the direto and flux s for £550 and I've heard they're pretty good at sorting out problems (within the warranty at least). So it'll be one of those I think
by graememacd
Sun Sep 01, 2019 06:44 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading smart trainer
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: Upgrading smart trainer

Thanks for the replies, some interesting but contradicting answers. I plan on training around 3 times a week over the autumn/winter probably on zwift. It's purely for fitness and an attempt to increase my ftp as I'm off to gran canaria in January for a few days cycling. I have found in the past its ...
by graememacd
Sat Aug 31, 2019 20:38 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading smart trainer
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Upgrading smart trainer

I've spent the last couple of years using a basic tacx flow smart trainer which has been good although it can only simulate a 6% gradient. Looking at upgrading to either an elite direto or tacx flux s. Has anyone else been through a similar thing and are the more expensive direct drive trainers wort...
by graememacd
Sun Mar 31, 2019 19:41 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Three days in the Pyrenees
Replies: 19
Views: 2013

Re: Three days in the Pyrenees

Cannot recommend pyreneescyclinglodge.com highly enough. Really superb. It's run by two cyclists (Irish and Scottish couple) and they do a great job. Very clean, comfortable rooms and excellent food. Everyone eats together, so you meet other cyclists (a couple of 1990s era Olympians and a current B...
by graememacd
Sun Sep 30, 2018 13:15 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Worlds 2018 - SPOILERS
Replies: 572
Views: 20254

Re: Worlds 2018

How many times can Dani Rowe say 'for sure'. Driving me mad
by graememacd
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Turbo Trainer Indecisiveness
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Turbo Trainer Indecisiveness

BigMitch41 wrote:I started on the Tacx Flow (£180 Halfords) before moving onto a Kickr17

The Flow is a cheap wheel on smart trainer, did the job for me :)


I've had the Tacx flow for about a year now (also £180 from Halfords with BC discount) Seems like a decent trainer to me
by graememacd
Tue Sep 25, 2018 20:39 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Laptop recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

Re: Laptop recommendations

You could try Zwift for Android... there is a "beta version" on the Play store. Needs a pretty new phone / tablet, but it runs pretty well on my £130 Xiaomi A1. The advantage of a phone, especially if travelling is that any cheap holder can attach in to the bike / gym bike etc. then the c...
by graememacd
Tue Sep 25, 2018 08:51 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Laptop recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1429

Re: Laptop recommendations

You could try Zwift for Android... there is a "beta version" on the Play store. Needs a pretty new phone / tablet, but it runs pretty well on my £130 Xiaomi A1. The advantage of a phone, especially if travelling is that any cheap holder can attach in to the bike / gym bike etc. then the c...
by graememacd
Tue May 15, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Worcester Riding
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Worcester Riding

Malvern's good, you could ride south out the city following the river and then do a right over the hills to make it a decent loop. Ankerdine hill to the west of the city is a nice climb also
by graememacd
Mon May 14, 2018 20:42 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Lake Garda Bike Hire
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Lake Garda Bike Hire

Thanks for the advice all on the hire places and routes. Looks like some good options, looking forward to getting out there in July
by graememacd
Mon May 14, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Lake Garda Bike Hire
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Lake Garda Bike Hire

Dorset Boy wrote:I used Mata just outside Salo a couple of years ago (SW corner of the lake).
http://www.matabikeshop.com/home-2.html


That'll be perfect as I'm staying very close to there. I assume you have to contact them about hire as there isn't anything on the website (that I could see)
by graememacd
Mon May 14, 2018 09:59 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Lake Garda Bike Hire
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Lake Garda Bike Hire

Thanks I'll check it out
by graememacd
Fri May 11, 2018 07:11 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Lake Garda Bike Hire
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Lake Garda Bike Hire

Hi, Does anyone have any recommendations for decent road bike hire around the south of lake Garda? I'm heading over there in July for a couple of weeks for a family holiday and want to get out for a few rides
by graememacd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 19:44 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 156193

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

I'm already a fan of IRC tyres so will check them out too
by graememacd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 19:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 156193

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

SloppySchleckonds wrote:Maxxis Padrone


Thanks I'll have a look
by graememacd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 19:33 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Schwalbe one pro tubeless tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: Schwalbe one pro tubeless tyres

I patched one of the tyres and it held pressure but went for a ride and it blew again after 3 miles. It's going in the bin! Looking at Hutchinson and maxxis as a replacement
by graememacd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 18:38 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 156193

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

After another schwalbe one pro has let me down I'm looking for recommendations for a fast but durable replacement. Something around £35-£40 if anyone's got any suggestions?

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