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by Fenix
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 219
Views: 8235

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Is the timing chip in the bike number then ?
by Fenix
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: new wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: new wheels

Any pic of the buckled wheel ?
by Fenix
Mon Jul 15, 2019 08:33 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Commuter options
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Commuter options

Guess it depends on the conditions of the towpaths ? As above - ride the route with what you have and see what you think ?

I can see the attraction of the dynamo tbh - or you'll be charging the lights just about every day in winter ?

Sturdy tyres and mudguards are essential I'd say on a commuter.
by Fenix
Fri Jul 12, 2019 14:22 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Campervan
Replies: 57
Views: 1401

Re: Campervan

Interesting stuff Proto ! What a great adventure for you.
by Fenix
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrades to get on C2W for Orca
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Upgrades to get on C2W for Orca

I'd definitely be going for one commuter/winter bike that's more suited to the daily grind and then a nicer summer bike. You're doing what - 30 miles per week ? Oh so maybe it's all commuting ? You'll see no advantage of Ultegra over 105. Powermeters are great for training with but you're not doing ...
by Fenix
Thu Jul 11, 2019 15:47 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Advice required re; dog attack ....
Replies: 42
Views: 1576

Re: Advice required re; dog attack ....

I was attacked by a Rhodesian ridgeback once outside a farm. It was absolutely massive. After I’d torn myself away, seriously injured I tore up a metal road sign limped back down the track and beat it to death. The police were called I was the fourth person that dog had bitten the previous was a ch...
by Fenix
Thu Jul 11, 2019 15:44 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Campervan
Replies: 57
Views: 1401

Re: Campervan

I've watched a few videos where people have toured on bicycles and then when they got to the hotel/bb they booked the room wasn't available they'd obviously rented it to someone else. One of them was Japan as well which I tend to be think perhaps naively as more honest. Bike camping/packing seems m...
by Fenix
Mon Jul 08, 2019 13:27 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: HRM Monitor and Hairy Chest
Replies: 26
Views: 933

Re: HRM Monitor and Hairy Chest

Thanks for that image !
by Fenix
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: HRM Monitor and Hairy Chest
Replies: 26
Views: 933

Re: HRM Monitor and Hairy Chest

I dont see why having the transmitter on your back would be less comfy than on your front ? My strap goes all the way around and I often forget I have it on.

There is a strap that transmits from your arm - DC Rainmaker is a big fan of it - that might be the solution if backwards and gels dont work.
by Fenix
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Velo north cancelled
Replies: 33
Views: 1118

Re: Velo north cancelled

Only done one closed road sportive - it was fun but you still had to be careful. Single track lanes - if you're on the wrong side of the road on a blind bend - you've more faith than me. And caution pays off or I'd have been in the front of a farmers Landrover. It's impossible to guarantee 100 miles...
by Fenix
Thu Jul 04, 2019 08:17 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: A question
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: A question

You must have been a boy scout.
by Fenix
Wed Jul 03, 2019 09:56 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Incorrect Crank Arm
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Incorrect Crank Arm

100 miles per year ? You monster ! I'd not have thought it would need a service after such little mileage unless you've mistreated it ?

Are you sure you havent swapped arms in the past - i know i do things like that and then forget what I've done...
by Fenix
Wed Jul 03, 2019 09:28 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: James May's talking about cyclists
Replies: 27
Views: 2081

Re: James May's talking about cyclists

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/5334208.stm

Wearing a helmet does encourage close passes it seems.
by Fenix
Wed Jul 03, 2019 09:26 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Zwift setup help!! (bike + trainer)
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Zwift setup help!! (bike + trainer)

Stac Zero Powermeter is under £400 and is silent. Runs off magnetic resistance on your rims so won't work with Carbon wheels but does mean no tyre wear or tyre noise. It's not a smart trainer but I just change gears. Plenty of resistance for anyone.

https://www.staczero.com/order
by Fenix
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: £3k: Propel, Aeroad, Tarmac or TCR?
Replies: 38
Views: 1677

Re: £3k: Propel, Aeroad, Tarmac or TCR?

You'll also find that your new bike isn't as light as you've read - I think yours is stated at 9kg plus ?

You could buy some nice upgrades for the 3k - you've already got a really nice bike there.
by Fenix
Mon Jul 01, 2019 13:32 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: James May's talking about cyclists
Replies: 27
Views: 2081

Re: James May's talking about cyclists

Such as this one - that actually got 5 likes.. UmmYeahOk 19 hours ago I like to yell “Share the road!” Right before I hit them. Seriously though, they’re not commuting, they’re not racing, this is purely for recreation. It’s a power trip for them. They’ll do it during rush hour, even on 50 MPH roads...
by Fenix
Mon Jul 01, 2019 07:41 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Free hub silent on new wheels?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Free hub silent on new wheels?

Some hubs make a noise, some don't. You've only put the cassette on - you can't break the hub doing that.
by Fenix
Fri Jun 28, 2019 08:42 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Cyclists who smoke
Replies: 54
Views: 6095

Re: Cyclists who smoke

I smoked fags from age 9 to 63. Switched to a pipe when formally diagnosed with COPD. Last few weeks on vape shisha things. Nicotine is my drug of choice. Yes, smoking is likely to be "Cause of death", but hey we all have to die of something. The State certainly can't afford the sort of l...
by Fenix
Fri Jun 28, 2019 08:34 am
Forum: Second hand road bike parts, tools and clothing
Topic: Skoda Karoq/Kodiaq Thule Whisper Edge black roof bars
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Skoda Karoq/Kodiaq Thule Whisper Edge black roof bars

VinnyMarsden wrote:Almost brand new...never carried anything..bought for a bike trip that never happened .They are fitted to the car, but easily removed.


I'll save you the hassle of removing them from the car and I'll give you £250 for carrier and car ?
by Fenix
Fri Jun 28, 2019 08:22 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Broken chain due to worn cassette?
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Broken chain due to worn cassette?

If the chain stretches then it wears the sprockets faster as it's not quite matching up with the teeth on the sprocket. Your cassette costs more than the chain so its good practice to replace the chain before its stretched too much. We don't know the state of your cassette. I'd google pics of casset...

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