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by Roastie_Cyclocross
Mon Oct 07, 2019 14:56 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 121524

Re: Teaching them to ride

Yeah I was considering the stabiliser route just to get him to grasp how to pedal properly, I still might (I don't think that my back can take much more bending down & holding onto him :lol: ). He's been on a balance bike for over a year, so he's got balancing down, plus he will still be using h...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 121524

Re: Teaching them to ride

b) make it about more than just riding a bike, so make it games or riding to somewhere for a purpose (usually a treat). This, This, and a thousand times This. Something fun that makes it not about the bike worked great with my youngest too. Even our eldest, who'll turn 8 soon, is happy going along,...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Mon Sep 16, 2019 09:54 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Getting cycling whilst having you family
Replies: 37
Views: 2743

Re: Getting cycling whilst having you family

I think that my approach is very similar to everyone else, either train early in the morning or late at night on the turbo and then out early on the weekend each morning for a couple of hours. I used to commute a lot as it was only 13 miles each way, but I started a new job that is 30 miles each way...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Fri Sep 13, 2019 13:59 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 121524

Re: Teaching them to ride

What is the best way to teach them to use pedals? My daughter was riding by 3 1/2 & my aim is to get my son riding by 3. He'll be 2 1/2 this month & last weekend I bought a little 12" pedal bike off eBay for £9 with the view to put it away until he is ready. Out of curiosity I thought t...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Tue Jun 18, 2019 16:07 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Road Bike Flat Pedals!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2258

Re: Road Bike Flat Pedals!!

I have nearly always ridden with flat pedals, probably 12k miles in the last few years. I've done lots of 100 mile rides & cyclocross races in trainers. Mainly because I have knee troubles caused by flat feet and wasn't getting any knee pain cycling, so just stuck with flat pedals. I did try som...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Eastern Cross 30/12 Writtle College
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Re: Eastern Cross 30/12 Writtle College

Never raced there myself, but I was planning on entering, so i’m also interested :D
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Tue Sep 04, 2018 23:20 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: 2018/19 cross season
Replies: 12
Views: 2412

Re: 2018/19 cross season

I've got my first race of the season this Saturday, Eastern League race at Langdon Hills. Anyone else racing there? Looks to be threatening rain now, just hope it's not as muddy as last year, that was a real eye opener as a first real CX race :shock: Could have raced in the Maldon Summer CX tonight,...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: TCX SLR1 single ring conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: TCX SLR1 single ring conversion

What about the new clutched Shimano R7000 rear derailure?? Not sure if that is for sale yet, but I did hear that it was going to be compatible with 105 5800.
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Sat Aug 11, 2018 06:00 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Best MTB hardtale for beginners?
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: Best MTB hardtale for beginners?

Thanks, geometry was not something that I had considered, guess I need to do a bit more research.
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Best MTB hardtale for beginners?
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: Best MTB hardtale for beginners?

Is the Bizango any good for XC racing? Basically I entered a few XC races earlier in the year using my Cyclocross bike. I did feel like the bike was holding me back a fair bit, watching other racers just roll over roots and jumps that were a bit more of a challenge on my CX bike. So just looking for...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Fri Jul 13, 2018 13:29 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Remove PF30 bottom bracket from Boardman CX
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Remove PF30 bottom bracket from Boardman CX

I don't know if it is any help, but I recently used the Park Tools BBT-304 tool to remove a PF30 from my Raleigh CX bike. It come with the press cups to re-install the new BB also.
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Tue May 08, 2018 16:20 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 121524

Re: Teaching them to ride

I'm hoping to get my daughter to progress from balance bike to pedal bike very soon, she doesn't know it yet but there is a Vitus Fourteen (14" wheel) sitting in the garage waiting for some better weather. Just to update on this, after much pestering from my daughter I finally put the pedals o...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Wed Mar 21, 2018 15:14 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 121524

Re: Teaching them to ride

I thought that these might be useful for some, it's a helmet, knee & elbow pad set from Halfords for £4 (other colours available too) or £3.60 once you take off the BC discount. http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-helmets/kids-bike-helmets/red-helmet-and-pads-backpack Also got some kids gloves ...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Fri Mar 16, 2018 13:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mavic CXP 22- lateral play in rear wheel- causes?
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: Mavic CXP 22- lateral play in rear wheel- causes?

What causes the cones to become loose?? I tightened up the cones on my rear wheel, there was no lateral movement. When I checked again after 2 days commuting (50 miles) they were just as loose again. I'm going to tighten them again this weekend, guessing that I am just not tightening up the locking...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mavic CXP 22- lateral play in rear wheel- causes?
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: Mavic CXP 22- lateral play in rear wheel- causes?

What causes the cones to become loose?? I tightened up the cones on my rear wheel, there was no lateral movement. When I checked again after 2 days commuting (50 miles) they were just as loose again. I'm going to tighten them again this weekend, guessing that I am just not tightening up the locking ...
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Thu Feb 08, 2018 16:14 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Inexpensive Cross Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

Re: Inexpensive Cross Wheels

Might be worth confirming Disc or rim brake?

I was going to suggest sticking with Askium if rim brake as this is what I use for CX racing and then you would not have to worry about adjusting brakes etc as the rim width would be the same, but then I saw the tubeless bit so ignore me.
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Wed Feb 07, 2018 14:59 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 10464

Re: Ride London 2018

I got my rejection magazine in the post today, I've been lucky enough to ride the last 2 years so can't complain. I've been successful 2 out of 4 times applying so sounds like I have better luck than others.
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Self build gravel bike tiagra 4700 vs 105 5800
Replies: 6
Views: 1619

Re: Self build gravel bike tiagra 4700 vs 105 5800

Sorry I can't be any help as I run Sora on my CX bike, but I was looking at buying & building up a new CX frame. Where did you see 105 for £269 please, as I won't need the brakes anyway.
by Roastie_Cyclocross
Wed Jan 03, 2018 09:21 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: TRP Revox vs. mini V-brake
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: TRP Revox vs. mini V-brake

If you haven't bought anything yet; https://www.condorcycles.com/collections/avid/products/avid-shorty-ultimate-brakeset Really good price, these are never reduced. If that is for front & rear that is a very good price. If not, I recently got some from Evans for £70 each, plus you can get a bit...

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