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by Rigged
Wed Apr 24, 2013 18:25 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Wanna buy a Turbo? :)
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Wanna buy a Turbo? :)

:lol: Thanks for sharing that!

Not quite sure how he turned riding the turbo into such an ordeal...what was he doing adjusting his saddle height?!
by Rigged
Wed Apr 24, 2013 00:02 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Head wind lighter or heavier?
Replies: 30
Views: 2637

Re: Head wind lighter or heavier?

As someone who weighs 54kg, this thread made depressing reading :lol:
by Rigged
Wed Apr 10, 2013 19:27 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Funeral security
Replies: 198
Views: 2656

Re: Funeral security

johnfinch wrote:What do you mean, traditional roots/true conservative policies? Thatcherism? Pre-Thatcher?


I'd be interested to know his definition of this too.
by Rigged
Mon Apr 08, 2013 16:04 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: seat position
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: seat position

First thing I notice is the angle of your hoods. They're meant to be virtually parallel to the ground where as yours are at well over 45 degrees? To be fair I think they are meant to be where it is most comfortable and where it gives you the positions you need for your own riding. If my hoods were ...
by Rigged
Mon Apr 08, 2013 15:34 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: seat position
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: seat position

First thing I notice is the angle of your hoods. They're meant to be virtually parallel to the ground where as yours are at well over 45 degrees. That's likely to strain your wrists and arms and put your body in an uncomfortable position. It's also unusual to see a saddle at the same height as the b...
by Rigged
Sun Apr 07, 2013 13:24 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Casual but technical cycling clothing - Rapha and who else?
Replies: 27
Views: 7272

Re: Casual but technical cycling clothing - Rapha and who el

Surface have some really nice clothing. https://www.surface-clothing.com/

I have some of their loose-fit shorts and would gladly wear them when not on the bike.
by Rigged
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Lockring compatibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Lockring compatibility?

The lockring thread matches the hub not the cassette, so you can continue to use the same lockring. You'd only need to fit a different one if going to an 11 sprocket. That's as I suspected but I wanted to be sure I didn't want to get caught out, thanks! Camapag used to supply cassettes without lock...
by Rigged
Sat Apr 06, 2013 02:36 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Lockring compatibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Lockring compatibility?

This is probably a really simple question but a quick google hasn't thrown anything up so I thought where better to ask than here... I'm considering upgrading my Miche 10 speed 12-25 cassette to a proper Campagnolo 10 speed cassette of the same ratio. Can the current Miche lockring be used on a Camp...
by Rigged
Tue Apr 02, 2013 01:42 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Sense over speed?
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Sense over speed?

The only thing cheap wheels will do is guarantee that they need replacing, particularly given your apparent propensity for trashing wheels! Buy some decent wheels that you'll enjoy riding, and perhaps ask yourself what you've been doing wrong to smash your way through so many wheels because it sure ...
by Rigged
Mon Feb 25, 2013 20:08 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Climbing - how much is in the mind?
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: Climbing - how much is in the mind?

I made this mistake yesterday on my first proper climbs. I didn't expect my friends to take me up a road over a fell! I blasted off up the hill and burnt out as i couldn't see the end. I still made it to the top but was very hard work! Yes it did enter my mind to get off at one point as it was my f...
by Rigged
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: numb hands
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: numb hands

A lot of things can cause numbness in the hands. Start by sitting on your bike with your hands on the hoods, remove your hands but keep your torso in the same position. If you can't hold it or it's very difficult to hold you'll be putting a lot of pressure through your hands over the duration of a r...
by Rigged
Mon Feb 18, 2013 13:30 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Hill climbs - getting dropped
Replies: 42
Views: 2235

Re: Hill climbs - getting dropped

As above, if you had more to give then grit your teeth and go.
by Rigged
Sun Feb 17, 2013 18:48 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about it
Replies: 246
Views: 10178

Re: My 3 year old has cancer, and what I'm going to do about

Any update on how William is doing, Jim? I hope you're all well!
by Rigged
Sat Feb 16, 2013 22:14 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Cyclists attitudes to other sports
Replies: 45
Views: 1825

Re: Cyclists attitudes to other sports

I'm a huge football fan. I probably like it more than cycling if I'm honest. It was knee problems caused by football that caused me to come across to cycling in the first place. In general I'm a sport lover and will watch most things that are on TV, it's only motorsport that I have absolutely no tim...
by Rigged
Sat Feb 16, 2013 22:05 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Choosing pedals/cleats
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Choosing pedals/cleats

I use Speedplay. The free float is a dream for my knees, which can be a bit sensitive to positioning. The cleats don't make for easy walking though so that may rule them out for you.
by Rigged
Wed Feb 13, 2013 16:11 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Training to deliberately fail?
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: Training to deliberately fail?

I find it easier to train really hard on the turbo, as you don't have the fear of struggling to ride back home if you over do it. I'd experiment a bit and see how far you can push yourself. It's only a turbo session, so you've nothing to lose if you end up not being able to finish the session you'v...
by Rigged
Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:43 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled?
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

If the wheel is physically dented then no, truing won't help. If the wheel is just a little 'skewed' then it's likely to be incorrect tension on the spokes and a truing could do the trick. A spoke key can be had for a couple of quid off ebay so it's nothing to try. There's lots of tutorials on youtu...
by Rigged
Tue Feb 12, 2013 19:42 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Introducing tech to my training
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Introducing tech to my training

JFP are great. Nice choice. Did you get a fan, you'll need one. So just get one now, it'll make PE, perceived effort, lower and efforts more sustainable. Plus get some good over-ear headphones and make a few playlists for different moods/sessions. Keep them spruced up too, boring old music and you'...
by Rigged
Tue Feb 12, 2013 16:29 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Introducing tech to my training
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: Introducing tech to my training

Just to bring this thread up to date, I took delivery of my new Cycleops Jet Fluid Pro today and I'm very pleased, although I've only had a 20 minute spin so far. The excellent reports of customer services, the quick folding legs and quick mounting system made me choose it over the Kurt Kinetic in t...
by Rigged
Mon Feb 11, 2013 03:43 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: What bits and bobs to carry on the road?
Replies: 27
Views: 863

Re: What bits and bobs to carry on the road?

My tool kit is:

1 mini pump
1 inner tube
1 crankbrothers multi-tool
3 Tyre levers
1 puncture repair kit

All neatly stored in a bottle that goes in one of the cages.

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