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by fat daddy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 09:01 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly Commuter Weight Loss
Replies: 2478
Views: 102883

Re: Silly Commuter Weight Loss

................START.......TARGET......NOW........SO FAR.......TO GO...... itboffin........180lbs......160lbs......170lbs.....-10lbs........10lbs...... Asprilla........73.5kg......69.0kg......70.5kg.....-3.5kg.......1.0kg...... cyclingprop....147.0kg.....117.0kg.....125.0kg....-22.0kg.......8.0kg....
by fat daddy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 08:12 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Lighter weight, or disc brakes, bigger benefit?
Replies: 76
Views: 3514

Re: Lighter weight, or disc brakes, bigger benefit?

I want to say light ...... but seeing that the disc bike is only 7.5kg anyway, then disc 100% .... the difference between 8.5kg and sub 7 is noticable and worthwhile ... but 7.5kg ... I would be happy if a few of my rim based bikes came down to that weight disc disc disc disc disc .. its a light one !
by fat daddy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 08:27 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly Commuter Weight Loss
Replies: 2478
Views: 102883

Re: Silly Commuter Weight Loss

................START.......TARGET......NOW........SO FAR.......TO GO...... Asprilla........73.5kg......69.0kg......70.5kg.....-3.5kg.......1.0kg...... cyclingprop....147.0kg.....117.0kg.....125.0kg....-22.0kg.......8.0kg...... Daniel B........69.1kg......62.5kg......68.0kg.....-1.1kg.......5.5kg.....
by fat daddy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: weight loss on bike or self
Replies: 46
Views: 1696

Re: weight loss on bike or self

Hi, does having a bike 1kg lighter make more of a difference than losing 1kg in body weight? Probably a silly questions and simple physics will gibe the answer, just wondered? 1kg .. no now 2kg .. I am going to go against the grain here and say YES, a lighter bike does make more of a difference to ...
by fat daddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 15:35 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Elon Musk's Falcon rocket
Replies: 85
Views: 2546

Re: Elon Musk's Falcon rocket

I'm not sure that what lies beyond earth orbit really is. Even if finding out about it is good fun. How are we going to feed a team of people that far away from home for the length of time there will be there for ? .... the research put in to feeding and growing in space will certainly drive forwar...
by fat daddy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 08:53 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Stems - what do you get by paying more?
Replies: 59
Views: 2075

Re: Stems - what do you get by paying more?

BLING !!!!! ...... if you pays your money you can have a thing of beauty (as far as stems go) with a brand name and blurb to die for
by fat daddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 14:38 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Views about 2nd hand 2009 Specialized Tricross Comp
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Views about 2nd hand 2009 Specialized Tricross Comp

Slowbike wrote:Ilack of disc brakes - considering I use it for dirty commutes and carrying a toddler I think discs would be nice..


yeah they are .. I am running a kinesis fork with a disc on the front and rim brake on the back .... its lovely in teh wet/offroad
by fat daddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 14:28 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Views about 2nd hand 2009 Specialized Tricross Comp
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Views about 2nd hand 2009 Specialized Tricross Comp

I dunno if its a good deal .. its worth what ever you are willing to pay for it. But My Tri-cross is 11 years old now and gets hammered weekly on and off road, they are good solid bikes. they only thing I dislike about it is there is a little toe overlap if running 32c knobbly tyres ... but fine on ...
by fat daddy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 14:23 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Internet Security
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Internet Security

Yup, I see no need for anything other than MSE
by fat daddy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 16:03 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: xd1 freewheel compatible with shimano 105 shifters
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: xd1 freewheel compatible with shimano 105 shifters

ah .. yes I hadnt thought of that .... dang everything costs money ...

goes off to google if swapping the freehub is doable
by fat daddy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 14:08 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Can't ride - going crazy.
Replies: 16
Views: 1066

Re: Can't ride - going crazy.

normally I would say when you cant ride its time to start building a new bike / upgrading bits, its a good time to take the bike apart as you wont need it together for a while.

I guess though if you have fooked your hand you cant faff with bikes either ???
by fat daddy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 13:58 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: xd1 freewheel compatible with shimano 105 shifters
Replies: 2
Views: 246

xd1 freewheel compatible with shimano 105 shifters

Hello,

If I acquired a wheel with an 11 speed xd1 freewheel on it ... would it accept an 11speed cassette (sram I assume) that is compatable with my bikes existing 11speed 105 setup ?

is the spacing and everything else the same just the ability for the xd1 to have a tiny 10tooth cog ?

thanks
by fat daddy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Birthday / Wedding clash dilemma
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Birthday / Wedding clash dilemma

pretend to be ill ... cancel both the surprise and the wedding and go spend the day on the bike
by fat daddy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 09:09 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Does it really make any difference in the real world?
Replies: 11
Views: 2444

Re: Does it really make any difference in the real world?

there are differences, but as you go from one to another there is also over lap ... but ... .you wont find many Enduro Bikes with a light weight frame and 120mm suspension, so looking for an XC bike might be a better idea. and a lightweight 120mm sprung bike will be a lot quicker and easier on the t...
by fat daddy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 09:48 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: keeping hens in the garden
Replies: 32
Views: 1301

Re: keeping hens in the garden

I dont have chickens .... BUT ..... I am a neighbour of someone that does. Other than the odd clucking sound, audible if you are in the garden sometimes at the weekend, if the wind is blowing in the right direction and there are no police helicopters hovering about or sirens going off or house alarm...
by fat daddy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 08:10 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Disc or no disc?
Replies: 70
Views: 3806

Re: Disc or no disc?

I got both discs and rims on separate bikes AND on the same bike. (1) Any one that has issues with changing wheels on either is a moron. Any able bodied person that is bigger than the bike (so not a 6 year old) should be able to remove and replace a wheel off either in about 30 seconds max .. even i...
by fat daddy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 14:01 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Combi boilers: Worcester=Shimano, Valliant=Campagnolo?
Replies: 16
Views: 990

Re: Combi boilers: Worcester=Shimano, Valliant=Campagnolo?

I have had both (in different houses) ..... it might make a difference to the engineer fitting it, but to the consumer (me) it made sod all difference the hot water and the heating felt the same to me the closed door infront of the boiler stops you seeing the badge neither broke I suppose if you are...
by fat daddy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 14:17 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: What would you have done ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1618

Re: What would you have done ?

I would have done what you did AND bought the guy a beer for highlighting on his own bike that you have a sh1te chain tool and broke it there an then instead of you breaking it on your own bike some 20miles away from your home.
by fat daddy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 09:38 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly Commuter Weight Loss
Replies: 2478
Views: 102883

Re: Silly Commuter Weight Loss

Reached my goal last year .. then spent a few months eating more and lifting in a vain attempt to be the most badass dad in the playground .. and have gone back up in weight. Now its time to cut again .... so starting again at 75kg ... bring on the pain of eating normally ................START.........
by fat daddy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 09:34 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: When do you 'step off' the turbo ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

Re: When do you 'step off' the turbo ?

I dont step off ..... but twhen it gets lighter I'll start riding in addition to .... until then I hone my skills on the daily commute, which is more akin to MTBing than road riding

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