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by TonyJams
Fri Mar 30, 2018 14:47 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17010
Views: 1530635

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Clothing related - too many to list but it looks like a few retailers are having a massive clearcut of odd-sized clothing remainders over Easter. For those with time to sift though it, a list has gone up here
by TonyJams
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Decent budget CX bike
Replies: 10
Views: 2776

Re: Decent budget CX bike

Thanks for your input - thinking about it, general reliability/ruggedness would be more important for me than saving some additional weight. The likes of the Voodoo and Boardman I've been looking at are already around 4-6kg lighter than what I'm currently using so they will make a marked difference...
by TonyJams
Thu Dec 28, 2017 00:48 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: £2000 to spend on a MTB what would you recommend
Replies: 9
Views: 5706

Re: £2000 to spend on a MTB what would you recommend

That's gonna get you a serious amount of bike! Push it to £2.5K and you can get a half price Intense Tracer this week depending if its your size. I'm guessing you're going to want an enduro type bike rather than a XC one so 140-160mm travel. A carbon frame if you can look after it and not get it gou...
by TonyJams
Thu Dec 28, 2017 00:38 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Fatbikes
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: Fatbikes

I've got one - a voodoo wazoo. Definitely get a lot of test rides in on the sort of terrain you'll be using it in before you buy one. If its your main bike ask yourself if you really want one - they are definitely slower on trail centre type days, and you have to be a really good rider to make it sh...
by TonyJams
Thu Dec 28, 2017 00:28 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: turned out foot and clipless shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1751

Re: turned out foot and clipless shoes

My feet turn out a bit - My Shimano SPD shoes and cleats allow that, they aren't as rigid as say a set of LOOKs would be, much more play in them.
by TonyJams
Thu Dec 28, 2017 00:22 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17010
Views: 1530635

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

A rare find - discounted Bromptons! Various ex-demo/shop demonstrators popping up - cheapest atm is a 2017 M3Ls for £825, £850 and £875. There's also now also an H3L for £850. For anyone wanting to push the boat out there's a S2LX TI in Red for £1200. List has been changing over the last couple of d...
by TonyJams
Sun Sep 17, 2017 22:56 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Last minute France holiday with some cycling?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Last minute France holiday with some cycling?

Nice, very much so, Stay out of town in Antibes or even at Stephen Roche's place at Bay des Anges, quick spin in the mornings up into the Alpe Maritime and then out with the missus to Monaco, Cannes and Ventimiglia by train for the rest of the day. Magic down there.
by TonyJams
Sun Sep 17, 2017 22:53 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: GCN fatigue
Replies: 108
Views: 14907

Re: GCN fatigue

Honestly only watched one of their episodes where they rode an old Carrera from the 80s (italian not Halfords) and compared it to a new carbon bike. Equally I don't watch Eastenders either.
by TonyJams
Sun Sep 17, 2017 22:51 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Obree's is selling up
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Obree's is selling up

Not sure if people have seen but Graeme Obree is selling a load of momentos Includes BEASTIE, a home made TT frame, medals, hour record stuff and even some national champs jerseys Auction is this Saturday in Glasgow but if you've got some cash to drop you can bid online too. No news on Graeme's reas...
by TonyJams
Fri Aug 04, 2017 17:25 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Dieting, meds, different programs and power.
Replies: 23
Views: 2140

Re: Dieting, meds, different programs and power.

i would absolutely expect a drop in performance on (s)low carb. Great for losing weight, probably one of the easiest diets to stick to but while you'll be great at riding all day on it you wont want to be riding at any sort of race pace.
by TonyJams
Fri Aug 04, 2017 17:23 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Ankle weights - looking for some robust ones
Replies: 21
Views: 3318

Re: Ankle weights - looking for some robust ones

I can't see the benefit for cycling, just push harder on the climbs. If you're training for MMA or kickboxing fair enough but there's plenty of scope to train with heart rate on a bike before getting into other gizmos like ankle weights.
by TonyJams
Fri Aug 04, 2017 17:20 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: Knee Pain

So just to clarify, you're not riding clipped in yet but are getting knee pain?
Sounds like your seat is in the wrong position, you'll need to get it checked by a good shop or a few local old boys for advice on positioning.
by TonyJams
Tue Aug 01, 2017 19:03 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Beginner bike trails around Essex
Replies: 3
Views: 4867

Re: Beginner bike trails around Essex

There's some great rides a little further afield - Epping forest is great for exploring and full of locals. Worth the long drive is Thetford Forest - the single track there is perfect for beginners and loads of fun.
by TonyJams
Tue Aug 01, 2017 19:01 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: How tough is a Bizango?
Replies: 5
Views: 4150

Re: How tough is a Bizango?

If you're light enough on the pedals you can get down just about anything (personally I'd avoid all the jumps though) You'd want to make sure the brakes are in good nick before starting anything and check all the bolts are tight. Pretty certain there was a video about a year ago of someone riding a ...
by TonyJams
Tue Aug 01, 2017 18:56 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Long Sleeve Jersey
Replies: 11
Views: 1153

Re: Long Sleeve Jersey

Flasher wrote:Arm warmers?

Agree, short sleeve jersey in summer with arm warmers. Long sleeve jersey in spring/autumn
by TonyJams
Tue Aug 01, 2017 18:55 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 2nd/Winter Bike - £1k suggestions
Replies: 43
Views: 3489

Re: 2nd/Winter Bike - £1k suggestions

Personally I'd go for a Genesis CdF that comes in under a grand in current sales BUT its about 11KG (not a problem for me for a winter bike but I saw you said you wanted lighter). Swings and roundabouts with a nice solid pair of steel forks I guess. Alternatively a bit lighter is the Genesis Equilib...
by TonyJams
Tue Aug 01, 2017 18:47 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Looking for gravel type events for amateurs
Replies: 5
Views: 2662

Re: Looking for gravel type events for amateurs

Hell of the North Cotswolds is one of the UK classics http://www.winchcombecc.org.uk/honc/
Also, Tour of the Cornfields is on in a months time https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/event ... ields-2017
by TonyJams
Tue Aug 01, 2017 18:43 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Effect of Spring Position on Cantilever Brake Performance
Replies: 5
Views: 5114

Re: Effect of Spring Position on Cantilever Brake Performance

Do a search on google for "Toe in" as well, makes the most difference.
And make sure your inner cable is super smooth on the outer, replacing if necessary, you want a nice return spring back feeling through your lever too.
by TonyJams
Sun Jul 16, 2017 21:08 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Weight training with Strava Fitness & Freshness
Replies: 22
Views: 3757

Re: Weight training with Strava Fitness & Freshness

Well up until this morning I was doing the Stronglifts 5x5 routine and I can wholeheartedly say that prior to my lower lumbar injury this morning whilst doing rows the strength conditioning was doing absolutely nothing for me. In fact I'd say it made me slower on the bike. The only way to get stron...
by TonyJams
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First bike - '78 Raleigh/Carlton Grand Prix resto - rescued from garden...
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: First bike - '78 Raleigh/Carlton Grand Prix resto - rescued from garden...

Nice one, I remember them first time around
Just needs a pair of metal rat catcher pedals and clips and a frame pump and it will be completely authentic again!
Btw there's also Conti Supersport Plus tyres in 27 x 1/1/4

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