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by Milemuncher1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 17:36 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 734
Views: 16330

Re: World Cup 2018

I’ll take that, given my French heritage, and Surname. Vive la France.
by Milemuncher1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 17:29 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: What's the deal with Cav?
Replies: 122
Views: 5311

Re: What's the deal with Cav?

Arrogant tosser, gets old, loses his edge, and everyone sticks the boot in, shocking shocker.
by Milemuncher1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 15:37 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Why so competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 3945

Re: Why so competitive?

One day even Chris Froome will be beaten by someone else and so on and so on Been there, done that. There used to be a Strava segment local to me, and I held the KOM, Froome could only manage 6th. It’s gone now ( deleted by the monkey who created it presumably). but it was funny as, all the time I ...
by Milemuncher1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 15:14 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: What is the seat tag?
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: What is the seat tag?

They used to be tied onto the stays, but kept getting fired into the weeds, when they inevitably hit the spokes, so now they’re on the seat.
by Milemuncher1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 14:34 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: First cycling crash - T-boned a car
Replies: 16
Views: 4095

Re: First cycling crash - T-boned a car

The only advice I can offer, is to get back on the bike as soon as you’ve healed. These things happen, it never hurts any less when it does, but if you’re not too badly banged up, crack on. If you leave it too long, the doubts will creep in, and you’ll end up not cycling much.
by Milemuncher1
Sat Jul 14, 2018 18:46 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 734
Views: 16330

Re: World Cup 2018

It shows how sh1yte England actually were.
by Milemuncher1
Sat Jul 14, 2018 18:41 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times
Replies: 73
Views: 4526

Re: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times

ex-pat scot wrote:Orange 05:48 for me. Best start training, I suppose.


Too late now. You’ll get absolutely annihilated by the people around you / following you, if you haven’t bothered. try not to cause an accident though eh?
by Milemuncher1
Sat Jul 14, 2018 06:15 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: What's the deal with Cav?
Replies: 122
Views: 5311

Re: What's the deal with Cav?

One of his problems this year, is that he’s lost a bit of weight. He clearly didn’t ask Wiggins for a Jiffy bag, and he seems to be down on power as well.
by Milemuncher1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 14:02 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times
Replies: 73
Views: 4526

Re: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times

33Davies wrote:Blue E
06:08 start time

Riding on my own but hoping for close to 5hrs (ish)


6:08 will be orange, not blue.
by Milemuncher1
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times
Replies: 73
Views: 4526

Re: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times

vpnikolov wrote:Blue C

Wave load: 04:40.
Start: 06:00.

Won't even have to jump pens with such an early start. Sweet. :twisted:


You’ll be in with the clubbies though.
by Milemuncher1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 21:20 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times
Replies: 73
Views: 4526

Re: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times

Don’t forget to avoid the cycle lanes on the way up to the Olympic park, if you’re leaving in the dark, or if it’s raining, or has been raining, there were loads of punctures on the way to the start last year, mostly picked up in the cycle lanes.
by Milemuncher1
Thu Jul 12, 2018 21:15 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times
Replies: 73
Views: 4526

Re: RIdeLondon 2018 - start times

This is my fourth time, all but my first one have involved 6 a.m. starts. I’ve got a 6:04 start time again this year. Although that involves getting up at about 4:00 am, I’d rather that, than have a later start, and get wedged in by hill walkers in Surrey. I usually get back to London, back to the h...
by Milemuncher1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 23:19 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 734
Views: 16330

Re: World Cup 2018

Squad lacked quality and aided by an amazingly kind draw went about as far as could be expected. The idea this bunch of players are destined for greatness is bullshit but some of them could form the nucleus of a really good side if we get some talent coming through to join them. The lad at Man City...
by Milemuncher1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 22:46 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 734
Views: 16330

Re: World Cup 2018

They didn’t really have to face any team of any note ( except Belgium, who beat them ) as all the decent teams dropped a bollick early on. This tournament performance didn’t really show anything of any real value. There were some cracking individual performances, but the team weren’t tested much, an...
by Milemuncher1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 22:42 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 734
Views: 16330

Re: World Cup 2018

What’s the quickest way out of the Luzhniki stadium? The South Gate.
by Milemuncher1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 13:31 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Why so competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 3945

Re: Why so competitive?

Anyone else out there fed up with how competitive 'recreational' cycling has become? I understand it if people are training for TTs or races but if you are not racing why be so competitive? The amount of people I see half killing themselves on the road or bragging about their (usually over inflated...
by Milemuncher1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Freehub or hub failing
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Freehub or hub failing

Probably caused due to QR not tight enough - the fretting between the hub and the inside drop-out is what caused the plate to disintegrate and likewise the end of the hub spindle to crack. The carbon hasn't compressed, it's worn away due to the loose wheel. The hub spindle can be replaced quite eas...
by Milemuncher1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Freehub or hub failing
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Freehub or hub failing

keef66 wrote:
Vino'sGhost wrote:it might all last a bit longer and work better if you clean it occasionally too. The black paste/ gunk a greasy grinding paste is not your friend


Note to self: thoroughly degrease and polish any components to surgical cleanliness before posting pics...



That’s the spirit :lol:
by Milemuncher1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 03:58 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: I keep getting dropped on 53/39 steel frame
Replies: 41
Views: 2002

Re: I keep getting dropped on 53/39 steel frame

Imposter wrote:
Milemuncher1 wrote:If you can stand on one leg, for 30 seconds, your leg strength is fine,


You seem to be the only one here talking about 'leg strength', but now you mention it, where did you get this notion that 'standing on one leg for 30s' means it's fine..?



If you had any experience at all, you’d know.
by Milemuncher1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 00:15 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17353
Views: 1100294

Re: Your rants here.

Manufacturers selling their entry-level sub £1000 bikes with 52-36 in the front and 11-28 in the back. In hilly regions. What's the point? You need an FTP > 250 W, or a really low cadence, for this gearing to make any sense. Totally not that entry level in my book. Semis, are ‘pro’. People like ‘pr...

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