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by brandy234
Thu Sep 05, 2019 02:21 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ITM Handlebars - Multiple Failures
Replies: 32
Views: 8343

Re: ITM Handlebars - Multiple Failures

These things dont last for ever. No, but I can imagine there are many road bikes out there with bars 10-12 years old and much older. Handlebars breaking suddenly is not a common occurrence and finding this thread with anecdotes of the same model bars and other similar bars from that period is of in...
by brandy234
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ITM Handlebars - Multiple Failures
Replies: 32
Views: 8343

Re: ITM Handlebars - Multiple Failures

Very old thread, but I've just had a set of ITM Wing Shape Lite Luxe handlebars fail in exactly the same way described in this thread. My best guess is they're from a similar era. They cracked at the stem very suddenly and I went down. I was taken in an ambulance to emergency. No broken bones but my...
by brandy234
Wed Jul 31, 2019 21:14 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Loose bottle bosses!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: Loose bottle bosses!!!

Yes it can be fixed.

Would recommend taking it to a bike shop.
by brandy234
Tue Jul 30, 2019 04:57 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Hills/Weight/E-Bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Hills/Weight/E-Bike?

What's the gearing like on your bike? If you're not able to keep turning the pedals over at a reasonable cadence and blow up on steeper hills, then maybe your gearing just isn't low enough. You might be able to change your cassette to give you a few more teeth in the easiest gear. This could be enou...
by brandy234
Tue Jul 30, 2019 04:51 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Fatiguing early on most rides
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Fatiguing early on most rides

Have you taken any time off the bike after that big training block? If not, then it's possibly fatigue. Would recommend taking a week off if you can. The body needs time to recover and build. If you were riding 100km at 250W average it sounds like you were probably doing a lot of work at or above yo...
by brandy234
Tue Jul 30, 2019 04:44 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: You tube cycling vlogs!
Replies: 47
Views: 22778

Re: You tube cycling vlogs!

I quite enjoy Chris Miller Cycling (aussie) although took a bit of getting use to, Phil Gaimon and Francis Cade. Found GCN gets a bit samey after a while. Durianrider, total nut job! Agree with these. Chris Miller's vlog is really interesting as it goes through the running of a cycle team which has...
by brandy234
Tue Jul 30, 2019 04:16 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help
Replies: 61
Views: 2148

Re: Bike Fit Issues. Please Help

I would highly recommend going for a bike fit and preferably with a physio or similarly qualified fitter. Some shops do good fitting but a physio (or similar) will be able to assess your mobility, flexibility and many other aspects which affect your bike position (and can be improved with off-bike s...
by brandy234
Wed Jul 24, 2019 09:11 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Cycling v jogging/running
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

Re: Cycling v jogging/running

I think both will contribute to aerobic fitness, but I agree with others that there are different muscle groups in play. When I started running I was terrible (despite being able to do some fairly long road rides). It took a few weeks/months to build my running fitness. I find you have to do both re...

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