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by drlodge
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Hand Position On Steep Climbs
Replies: 31
Views: 1796

Re: Hand Position On Steep Climbs

Hands on the top while climbing, except when it gets steep and the front wheel starts to lift, then on the hoods.
by drlodge
Fri Sep 13, 2019 13:30 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Secure Shed
Replies: 23
Views: 1600

Re: Secure Shed

I've heard that thieves will cut up an expensive bike, bin the frame and sell the parts. Therefore its doubtful if any level of security will prevent them from getting at the bike once they're inside the shed. So you need to make entry to the shed nigh on impossible, which is v tough.
by drlodge
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 214209

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

I get my wheels from Malcolm now. First it was Harry Rowland but he only builds with a small selection of components. Ugo built me a couple of sets but since he's moved out of the area I find Malcolm to be very good. Its the design - or selection of components - where a good wheel builder comes into...
by drlodge
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.
Replies: 496
Views: 178115

Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Check the bearings in the wheel, particularly the freehub bearings. Oh, and the pawls.
by drlodge
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2235
Views: 157269

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Quick response from Malcolm after I emailed him directly. Worked out that rear IRC roadlite has done 2900 miles so not bad.
by drlodge
Sun Jul 28, 2019 16:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2235
Views: 157269

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

I punctured today, more of a blow out on the rear, managed to seal it with two worms and get home. Seems that IRC roadlite has had its day - on closer inspection the canvas is starting to show through so time for the bin. Question for Malcolm as I need to get some more worms and may be sealant, what...
by drlodge
Tue Jul 02, 2019 16:14 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Is a creaky bike a defect ?
Replies: 48
Views: 3150

Re: Is a creaky bike a defect ? not if its a kuota

The contract you have is with the bike shop you bought it from. If it were my bike I'd be sorely tempted to take the thing apart and investigate myself!
by drlodge
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Is a creaky bike a defect ?
Replies: 48
Views: 3150

Re: Is a creaky bike a defect ?

I had creaks and clicks on and off for years on the Rourke, was sure it was the BB, actually it was the rear wheel freehub bearing.
by drlodge
Mon Jul 01, 2019 09:58 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: will I ever climb Rosedale Chimney?
Replies: 46
Views: 2611

Re: will I ever climb Rosedale Chimney?

Depends how badly you want it...train more and train harder if you really want it I guess. I find that a few days cycling on challenging terrain really helps my fitness, as you'd expect. So may be book a weeks holiday in the Dales or somewhere hilly and hit all the hills there, have a day or two tap...
by drlodge
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Broken Part - OK to ride?
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: Broken Part - OK to ride?

flight147z wrote:
NitrousOxide wrote:I'd consider riding as if it was singlespeed, if it was my only bike to use this weekend, dry days are few and far between this summer so far!


The plan was to go and ride Great Dun Fell this weekend so I decided against it!


You only need one gear for GDF...a bloomin' low one.
by drlodge
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2235
Views: 157269

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

+1 for the IRC Roadlites, have them on 2 bikes. Also have the x-guards on the winter bike but with very little mileage.
by drlodge
Tue Jun 04, 2019 14:34 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Old 97 CAD2 upgrades
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Old 97 CAD2 upgrades

If the rear axle is 126mm OLN then you will be limited to a 7 speed cassette. Another option is to find a 7 speed shimano cassette that will fit the hub - or a combination of 2 cassettes to give you the sprockets you want. The you can fit Campagnolo 10 speed shifters (with the downtube cable gizmos ...
by drlodge
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 5 yo boy - inspired Hamilton - dies
Replies: 23
Views: 892

Re: 5 yo boy - inspired Hamilton - dies

I always thought that cancer was the #2 cause of death, #1 being heart disease, so should we not plough more money into the latter?
by drlodge
Fri May 31, 2019 09:08 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Latex tubes losing pressure - what would they lose over 6 hours riding?
Replies: 24
Views: 1433

Re: Latex tubes losing pressure - what would they lose over 6 hours riding?

What are these tube things you speak of?

#tubeless
by drlodge
Wed May 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Replacing Cleats - Foot Movement
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Replacing Cleats - Foot Movement

Flypast wrote:the motion of my foot natural and the float allows this to happen.


This.
by drlodge
Wed May 22, 2019 09:09 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Any advice for 150 mile ride?
Replies: 41
Views: 2085

Re: Any advice for 150 mile ride?

I have 1 litre bottles, so two of them for long rides. I would also have a small bottle of water with a sports nozzle thingy in my jersey pocket and a flannel - so you can wipe your face and get the salt off. Its really refreshing! The bottle can also be used to squirt water on your face/head if it ...
by drlodge
Tue May 21, 2019 15:25 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Tubeless rim tape
Replies: 12
Views: 914

Re: Tubeless rim tape

Using Tesa rim tape here, like this https://thecycleclinic.co.uk/products/t ... -32mm-x66m
by drlodge
Mon May 20, 2019 14:31 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Any advice for 150 mile ride?
Replies: 41
Views: 2085

Re: Any advice for 150 mile ride?

Take it steady especially in the first few miles, ride at a very comfortable pace for the first 5 miles or so. Take in food and drink little and often. For this type of ride I would typically stop every 25 miles for 5 mins or so, have some food & drink, then have a longer mid way stop. So perhap...
by drlodge
Fri May 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dry vs. wet lube
Replies: 40
Views: 2081

Re: Dry vs. wet lube

Using Roc n Roll absolute dry here. Not sure how "dry" it is compared to others, but keeps the chain pretty clean. I lube and wipe the chain down every couple of rides.
by drlodge
Thu May 16, 2019 08:48 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 214209

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

32H Open Pros are "old style" but solid wheels, the kind of thing Harry Rowland builds. As above, look at Malcolm's Kinlin rimmed wheels which are more "modern" with wider rims and more suited I'd say to road bikes of today. 28 rear with 20/24 front is plenty if built properly wi...

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