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by Rigged
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Helmet noise
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Helmet noise

I've never noticed any difference in wind noise with/without a helmet. You could always look at these to channel air around your ear. http://www.slipstreamz.com/content.asp?subID=9#
by Rigged
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: underpants
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: underpants

I do know a bit about chafing form ultra walking (50 miles plus non stop). It is personal what works for one does not work for another. I find I get on with underpants that have flat seams better e.g. Underamour . Chafing cream really works and works best if you take action form the start. Your ski...
by Rigged
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Help required for my first road bike please
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Help required for my first road bike please

Worth having a look at the Cube Peloton SL 2012 which I think will go for £1150 with ultregra, although I'm not sure if it's released yet.

http://www.cube.eu/en/road/performance/peloton-sl/
by Rigged
Sat Apr 28, 2012 20:33 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: So slow... Shame on me :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 899

Re: So slow... Shame on me :-(

ShutUpLegs wrote:Try doing some duel carraigeway repeats to boost your average speed


Haha you're never going to let that poor lad who posted about DCs live it down are you?! :D
by Rigged
Fri Apr 27, 2012 20:10 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Different quoted weights for the same product rant !
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: Different quoted weights for the same product rant !

100g is nothing. That's 100ml less in your water bottle (or your belly if you've drunk it all :D). My Topeak Multi-19 tool weighs 170g...is there any difference when I forget to take it out? Certainly none that can be attributed to minuscule weight loss. Hell, my own body weight fluctuates lots more...
by Rigged
Fri Apr 27, 2012 20:00 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: David hinde.
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

Re: David hinde.

Anyone fancy a pint? Yes please, i'm done here :D WOOOOSH I doubt you are old enough to drink either with that type of intellect, and if you are I would strongly advise against it, as alcohol is not beneficial to brain cells and you are clearly challenged already. Ah, the good old fall back of basi...
by Rigged
Fri Apr 27, 2012 17:47 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Different Breed
Replies: 55
Views: 2531

Re: Different Breed

Last night I started to tell my wife that I was thinking of buying some new wheels for my bike, but typical of a woman she only listened to the first few words and assumed I wanted to buy a new bike. I immediately corrected her, saying I already have a very good bike, to which she repled "if y...
by Rigged
Fri Apr 27, 2012 16:15 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Different Breed
Replies: 55
Views: 2531

Re: Different Breed

Not sure what breed you are talking about. But no, just don't ever put different breed together. Whether they are female or male or both the same. They will just fight and kill each other. Dwarf hamsters are more social... But only if you put the same breed of dwarf together. I recommend robo dwarf...
by Rigged
Fri Apr 27, 2012 15:54 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: David hinde.
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

Re: David hinde.

NapoleonD wrote:Anyone fancy a pint?


Yes please, i'm done here :D
by Rigged
Fri Apr 27, 2012 15:52 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: David hinde.
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

Re: David hinde.

Thanks mrdsgs thats the response I was looking for. chris So if you you go to pick up your bike, you discover he has made a balls of it and scratched your frame, it wont matter because someone on the internet said he was ok. You really couldnt make up some of the nonsense that gets postedd on here ...
by Rigged
Fri Apr 27, 2012 14:12 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: David hinde.
Replies: 33
Views: 2534

Re: David hinde.

Thanks mrdsgs thats the response I was looking for. chris So if you you go to pick up your bike, you discover he has made a balls of it and scratched your frame, it wont matter because someone on the internet said he was ok. You really couldnt make up some of the nonsense that gets postedd on here ...
by Rigged
Tue Apr 24, 2012 13:54 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Spare tube or self adhesive patches???
Replies: 39
Views: 3200

Re: Spare tube or self adhesive patches???

Both. Patches can fix most punctures you'll have but it can be a pain to find the leak if it's small and it's a fiddle job which you won't appreciate if the weather is bad. A spare tube is simpler but if you get two punctures in a ride you're screwed. I use a large storage bottle that goes in a bott...
by Rigged
Sun Apr 22, 2012 18:28 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Brakes - Are disc brakes better? and why?
Replies: 188
Views: 3846

Re: Brakes - Are disc brakes better? and why?

Honestly, I'm amazed Rake has even made it onto a computer yet alone an internet forum! I mean, carrier pigeons got there eventually didn't they?
by Rigged
Sun Apr 22, 2012 18:06 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Riders over 225ib - advise please
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Riders over 225ib - advise please

What was wrong with your first thread about this?
by Rigged
Sun Apr 22, 2012 17:52 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Computer with cadence function?
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Computer with cadence function?

If all you want is cadence then the Cateye Strada Cadence at £30 would take some beating.
by Rigged
Sun Apr 22, 2012 14:21 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road helmet required but which one?
Replies: 19
Views: 7050

Re: Road helmet required but which one?

It's a bigger helmet no doubt but I don't think 'ridiculously heavy' is fair, the Ionos is a good helmet imo, and better than the Atmos. I have no experience of the Cask helmets. Rough prices, rough weights- hopefully all close enough though. Giro Ionos - 310g, £160 Giro Atmos - 270g, £116 Giro Hav...
by Rigged
Thu Apr 19, 2012 09:33 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road helmet required but which one?
Replies: 19
Views: 7050

Re: Road helmet required but which one?

I've got a Giro Savant and it fits me very comfortably, much more so than more expensive Specialized helmets I tried on at the time as well. That said it's important to go and try a few on because different people seem to get on with different brands better than others.
by Rigged
Wed Apr 18, 2012 21:45 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Strava Newbie
Replies: 44
Views: 5594

Re: Strava Newbie

With an iPhone, airplane (should say Aeroplane if you set the language to English(UK) :evil: ) mode will disable GPS. Instead, go to Settings > General > Network > and turn Cellular Data off. Turn off Wireless as well. This will greatly improve your battery life, and supposedly increase GPS accuracy...
by Rigged
Wed Apr 18, 2012 21:28 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Hill Climbing V Wind
Replies: 24
Views: 1092

Re: Hill Climbing V Wind

I had a 2.4km climb yesterday into a full on, strong headwind. The natural lie of the country lane just seemed to channel a gale into my face. I normally do the same climb at a steady 8-9mph but yesterday I was down to a 3mph crawl and had to take a couple of breathers. The wind was sufficient to ha...
by Rigged
Mon Apr 16, 2012 15:41 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Breakfast? and fuel in general
Replies: 37
Views: 1377

Re: Breakfast? and fuel in general

Two bowls of porridge, two bananas, three slices of toast, two-three flapjacks, a pint of orange juice, three-four cups of tea, two boiled eggs for breakfast before a ride. On the ride, I might have 4-5 slices of fruitcake and maybe 5-6 energy bars and two litres of energy drink. For post ride, I w...

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