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by MattyyP
Tue Jan 22, 2013 17:04 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: stupid question prepared for stupid answers
Replies: 35
Views: 1454

Re: stupid question prepared for stupid answers

I wouldn't worry about average speed as long as you are enjoying the bike! Unless you want to race just enjoy the ride :)
by MattyyP
Tue Jan 22, 2013 16:58 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Should I bother changing wheels and/or tyres?
Replies: 18
Views: 721

Re: Should I bother changing wheels and/or tyres?

At 3.8kg I would be changing the wheels... That is quite a weight for a wheelset... I'm running Shimano RS30s at the minute and they come in at about 2kg for the wheelset, which is still classed as quite a weighty wheel however they are very durable! And at around £200 they aren't too expensive...
by MattyyP
Sun Jan 20, 2013 23:39 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Gears Maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Gears Maintenance

At 5 miles a day whatever you run the maintenance will be minimal, as long as it is setup correctly. Just an add on - I wouldn't be spending money an an internal hub gear setup for 5 miles a day unless you have money to burn... At 5 miles a day I would say it's not worth spending that much on the dr...
by MattyyP
Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:39 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Freezing feet...
Replies: 30
Views: 988

Re: Freezing feet...

I have Endura Neoprene Road overshoes and they are brilliant! And at £24 they are a bargain too!
by MattyyP
Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:34 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Spd,shoes
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Spd,shoes

Yes they will fit fine as they have the two holes drilled for the SPD cleat.
by MattyyP
Sun Jan 20, 2013 00:15 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: What car to carry my bike?
Replies: 28
Views: 1230

Re: What car to carry my bike?

We've got a smallish MPV (Nissan Tino) into which I CAN cram my Wisper, but it is very hard work, so I was wondering what sort of vehicle (without going up to a Transit!) would be easier. I'm thinking of Galaxies, or Espace, or similar - something where the seats come out (only two of us) with load...
by MattyyP
Sat Jan 19, 2013 23:42 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Will anyone confess?
Replies: 38
Views: 2195

Re: Will anyone confess?

I named mine Bruce, i'm still yet to figure out why... But it just seems right... Never named either of my MTBs though... I guess I love my road bike more! :lol:
by MattyyP
Thu Jan 17, 2013 19:30 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: It's cold out there, but worth it!
Replies: 30
Views: 1724

Re: It's cold out there, but worth it!

I'm riding more in this refreshing weather! Yeah I might hit some black ice and come off and who knows what could happen? But I may die tomorrow anyway? Can't let the weather stop you doing something you love, and I love to ride my bike! :)
by MattyyP
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: pump or co2
Replies: 34
Views: 1660

Re: pump or co2

JackPozzi wrote:Generally just carry 2 tubes and 2 gas cannisters, with a mobile phone to call for a lift as the final option. Never had to use it yet...



You may regret saying that... Aha!
by MattyyP
Tue Jan 15, 2013 22:46 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: How to ride fast
Replies: 14
Views: 1759

Re: How to ride fast

It'll be your fitness, but if you put the miles in you will soon notice an increase in pace.
by MattyyP
Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:23 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Going back to flats after clipless?
Replies: 34
Views: 2912

Re: Going back to flats after clipless?

I'm finding my pro 3s aren't doing too badly getting off my street which is covered in snow and I live on an incline! It's all about not caring if you fall off :lol: Chances are if you are coming off because you're riding in snow, you'll be riding that slow that you won't hurt yourself too much anyw...
by MattyyP
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Clipless + Hills + Traffic Lights....
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Clipless + Hills + Traffic Lights....

I think the best way to learn is to practice! I've had a few dicey moments but I find my overshoes do grip the SPD-SL pedals enough to get me going.
by MattyyP
Thu Jan 10, 2013 21:24 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Falling off Clipped in
Replies: 47
Views: 3085

Re: Falling off Clipped in

I've been riding clipless for about a month now, and hadn't had an accident trying to unclip until today, whilst riding with a very attractive female friend... And to make it worse I managed to go bottoms up twice!!!!!! Sods law will mean you will have an issue when you least want one aha! It's all ...
by MattyyP
Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:25 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Allez v Secteur: Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2146

Re: Allez v Secteur: Newbie

I ride a Secteur Sport 2011, and honestly can't complain. Handling is very responsive, pretty comfortable whilst remaining racey enough for me to feel alive whilst riding it! Oh yeah, and i'm 20! Buy the one you are more comfortable on! :) Add on - But the Secteur is so much better looking than the ...
by MattyyP
Sun Dec 30, 2012 17:23 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Daft question
Replies: 21
Views: 788

Re: Daft question

lc1981 wrote:This might also be a stupid question as I can't remember the answer for sure, but don't the bolts come with the bike frame? Surely frames don't have gaping holes in them when they're sold.



Of course... Lol! Never thought about it like that...
by MattyyP
Sun Dec 30, 2012 17:12 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Daft question
Replies: 21
Views: 788

Re: Daft question

You serious? I've never had that issue... lol! I guess it depends where you buy from then...
by MattyyP
Sun Dec 30, 2012 17:09 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Daft question
Replies: 21
Views: 788

Re: Daft question

They will come with the cage, valid question to ask if you don't know the answer! lol
by MattyyP
Thu Dec 27, 2012 22:16 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: new years targets....
Replies: 65
Views: 2297

Re: new years targets....

Main target is to rack up 4000 miles! Other little targets - Do a few more charity cycle events, join a club, enter my first sportive, get a sub 25 minute 10 mile time trial. At 6ft 2" and 67kg, I can't loose much more weight, so i'm hoping everything will come with me putting a few extra miles...
by MattyyP
Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:22 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Water in my rims somewhere?
Replies: 14
Views: 2004

Re: Water in my rims somewhere?

Ahh righttt! Cheers dude, will drain it right away! :)
by MattyyP
Thu Dec 20, 2012 22:18 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Best road bike under £300
Replies: 26
Views: 10341

Re: Best road bike under £300

I boosted my road bike budget by waiting for a couple of extra months, and managed to bag myself a steal in my eyes! A second hand 2011 Specialized Secteur Sport with RS30 wheels, good tyres and with a carbon seatpost! All in absolutely mint condition! I paid £495 including delivery, I really would ...

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