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by MattyyP
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Need a bike for two weeks!
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Need a bike for two weeks!

A bit of a random one really, has anybody got a spare bike I can borrow for a couple of weeks that's close to Derbyshire? I'm in the army and currently live in Germany but I'm back for two weeks as of Saturday and want to do some riding. I'm 6"2 so would have to be a 58-ish frame. Will be willi...
by MattyyP
Wed Apr 17, 2013 21:25 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: My new bike turns up minus tyres
Replies: 29
Views: 2077

Re: My new bike turns up minus tyres

I'd probably go out and buy an extra bike whilst you're at it :D :P
by MattyyP
Tue Apr 16, 2013 20:08 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New to road bikes
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: New to road bikes

I can imagine that air horn get's a few funny looks... lol! When you go to the club ride, expect to have a bit of banter for that :P Very nice bike though!
by MattyyP
Wed Apr 03, 2013 16:50 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Domane vs Roubaix
Replies: 21
Views: 13674

Re: Domane vs Roubaix

ALIHISGREAT wrote:
Mikey23 wrote:@alihisgreat... In what way is the roubaix ugly?


the zertz inserts.



I think they make my Secteur look beautiful... :P
by MattyyP
Wed Apr 03, 2013 16:33 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: 110km race in six weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: 110km race in six weeks

If it's your first ever race, just aim to finish it! And considering how long it is, that would be impressive in itself to most normal people!
by MattyyP
Wed Apr 03, 2013 16:30 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Need advise
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: Need advise

Nobody wants to crash... I'd been riding clipless for 4 months before I had my first fall due to not being able to unclip! But that was thanks to exhaustion more than anything! :lol:
by MattyyP
Tue Apr 02, 2013 19:55 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: RS30 wheel wobble
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: RS30 wheel wobble

The wheel has done about 1500 miles lol! I've stripped it and regreased it, it wasn't dry but it has sorted the wobble out :) Thanks for the input guys!
by MattyyP
Tue Apr 02, 2013 16:18 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: RS30 wheel wobble
Replies: 3
Views: 158

RS30 wheel wobble

My Shimano RS30 rear wheel has developed a wobble from side to side, it's definitely the bearings, however I do not have a clue what to do? Do I just need to tighten the hub? Or does the entire hub require a regrease? Any help would be much welcome! :lol:
by MattyyP
Sun Mar 24, 2013 15:04 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Pinarello FTP unocarbon veloce v ribble r872 d12 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Pinarello FTP unocarbon veloce v ribble r872 d12 ?

If you're spending that much money on a bike, i'd make the decision yourself, that's a lot of money to waste if we all tell you to go for the Ribble and then you find you can't get on with it... Test ride them, and decide for yourself, it's not like you're spending £300 on a bike here! Buy the one y...
by MattyyP
Fri Mar 22, 2013 23:15 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Picker her up today! im in luuurrvvee
Replies: 63
Views: 3358

Re: Picker her up today! im in luuurrvvee

Very nice bike! Sounds like you have been lucky with the clipless pedals too! However I was lucky for the first 2 months, and then after an exhausting 100 miles, I was 5 or so miles from home and stopped at some traffic lights and just couldn't unclip lol! So I went sideways :lol: It's all part of t...
by MattyyP
Sun Mar 17, 2013 19:25 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: halfords £200 road bike
Replies: 64
Views: 1725

Re: halfords £200 road bike

I started my riding on a £90 Totem Pro. I thought it was a pro bike, it made me feel pro anyway! It only takes a cheapo machine to get bitten by the cycling bug! :lol: However I now sometimes take it for a spin to the shops, and wonder how I used to ride it so much, it's not a pleasant experience! :...
by MattyyP
Sun Mar 17, 2013 19:11 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bull bars replacing racing bars
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

Re: Bull bars replacing racing bars

pride4ever wrote:Some craaaazy s%$t going down here.



Definitely! lol


I want pics of these hacked bars! :lol:
by MattyyP
Sat Mar 16, 2013 21:22 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: I just picked my first bike 2010 Cannondale CAAD8 for $260
Replies: 24
Views: 1775

Re: I just picked my first bike 2010 Cannondale CAAD8 for $2

It is slightly concerning though... Did you see a reciept? lol
by MattyyP
Wed Mar 13, 2013 19:55 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Need some pointers!
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: Need some pointers!

team47b wrote:"Im actually a moderator on another forum so I have a good idea of what is considered acceptable and what isnt."


That explains a lot :roll:



+1
by MattyyP
Tue Mar 12, 2013 20:59 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1862

Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Wow... What the internet does to some people. :roll:
by MattyyP
Tue Mar 12, 2013 20:43 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 12
Views: 3027

Re: First Road Bike

Have you looked at the Specialized Allez? As for £725 you could get the sport model which has carbon forks... But i'm no expert lol
by MattyyP
Tue Mar 12, 2013 20:39 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Need some pointers!
Replies: 23
Views: 819

Re: Need some pointers!

RDB66 wrote:Trek website...look in the Archives Section. Should find all you need to know.


+1

We aren't personal researchers :P
by MattyyP
Mon Mar 04, 2013 17:30 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Rest stops
Replies: 25
Views: 969

Re: Rest stops

If i'm out alone, I ride the whole distance i'm doing without stopping, unless my riding clashes with Lunch time... But when out with the club we always stop for coffee and cake :) It's the right thing to do ;)
by MattyyP
Sun Mar 03, 2013 19:29 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Tiredness
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Tiredness

I wish I could fall to sleep as soon as I get into bed... lol. It's not a bad thing to be tired by the end of the day :)
by MattyyP
Sun Mar 03, 2013 19:26 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First seriously hilly ride - I need help!
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: First seriously hilly ride - I need help!

Perhaps you just need to ride the hills more then... Why not head to the Peak District on the weekend, plenty of hills out there! :) Or park your car at Matlock and ride up and down the Via Gelia a few times, that'll sort your climbing fitness out and your descending confidence! :D

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