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Re: Road Bikes

Postby flacky » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:17 am

Nothing in particular chris. The area seems great, looks some interesting stuff there, nice scenery, good rides.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:39 pm

Yeah, the Peak was the first place I ever went to do some "proper" outdoor climbing (not toproping that horrible soft southern stuff) back in 1989 (!), so its always had a place in my heart. Not been in ages, need to get back.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby flacky » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:58 pm

Good time to buy a bike now. I picked up a Mondraker Full Suspension this time last year for 1400, got almost a grand off the list price. The only real changes they made to the newer model was a different coating on the Fox forks, different brakes and went from 3x9 to 2x10 on the gears. Online, Evans, JeJeJames and Pauls Cycles always have good offers about January.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby tootes » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:02 pm

just bought this for the princely sum of £299. Think all that carbon tat* is wasted on most people.

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* I can't afford that carbon tat
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Leedsol » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:04 am

tootes wrote:just bought this for the princely sum of £299. Think all that carbon tat* is wasted on most people.

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* I can't afford that carbon tat


Your probably right there, saw this on a cycling site:

It's a cliché for a good reason - because it's true. You decisions will be based on how serious you are about going fast, how much discomfort you're prepared to endure, what the course is like and how deep your pockets are. But don't be put off trying sportives just because you haven't got ‘all the gear'. My first sportive was ridden on a cheap flat barred road bike. I've ridden a 100 mile sportive on an MTB. I've also ridden a few sportives on a proper road bike and to be honest, the results were much the same. Each bike had it's merits.
A few years ago during an event in North Wales, I was passed by former End-to-End record holder Andy Wilkinson, who was riding a roadified Cannondale MTB with slicks and tri-bars. Now there's a guy who knows a thing or two about riding long and riding fast - and a great reminder that you don't have to follow the crowd.

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Might just put slicks and bar ends on my bic equivalent for this year and see how I go, got a few rides planned in spring near my folks (Ambleside to Ullswater a kirkstone and duddon valley recreating the raleigh arena days) Doing 11 miles in 45 mins on the hilly (mow cop mile) part of my circuit so quite happy with that on 42mm tyres so expect a big improvement with thinner ones.

What's that bike btw
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby flacky » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:31 am

Carrera's are shit hot bikes for the money. People put off cos they're a shops's own brand. Always well specced, good solid build. Winner!

I only splashed out on mine as I was fed up of average parts getting beat up and replaced. So went for the sales and got a bargain.

All good.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby WP101 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:30 pm

tootes wrote:Think all that carbon tat* is wasted on most people.



you dont want carbon anyway, if the frame gets damaged its structural integrity is lost due to the nature of the material. Al or steel. I only know this cos my workmate was just reading a book on the subject.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby flacky » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:51 pm

No way I'd trust a carbon MTB frame. I'm sure the home works been done but no thanks.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby WP101 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:23 pm

flacky wrote:No way I'd trust a carbon MTB frame. I'm sure the home works been done but no thanks.


if they crack they cannot be repaired properly because the strength of carbon fibre relies on the integrity of the weaved together fibres, (spose its kinda like wood in that way)...as opposed to metal, that can be repaired.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Mon May 02, 2016 5:17 pm

Took 5 years :roll: Road Bike sorted :lol: :lol:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Tue May 03, 2016 8:32 am

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. A new MAMiL has entered the arena.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Tue May 03, 2016 8:33 am

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. A new MAMiL has entered the arena.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue May 03, 2016 10:37 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: had to Google that , ya cheeky c*nt - not far behind either mate , so zip it :wink:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Tue May 03, 2016 11:23 am

I'm definitely a MAM, never going near that L part though!
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby future primitive » Tue May 03, 2016 2:05 pm

Chris F wrote:I'm definitely a MAM, never going near that L part though!


Not to worried about the L bit,after all we get seen in rubber suit when we go surfing,not a lot of difference really

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plus it does help on a tough days riding
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed May 04, 2016 10:45 pm

^^ nice one mate. I'm trying the work commute on Saturday morning. 22 miles plus 1000ft climbing x 2.

Then going to go up to the wee town I was brought up in and see my mum , hook up with a couple of mates who are roadies and do another run then do the reverse commute.

Staring down the barrel of an 80+ miler ... hope the legs last the pace..........
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Thu May 05, 2016 7:35 am

Partner is doing Etape Caledonia on Sunday, but only been on bike twice since October. Hoping marathon fitness will see her through.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu May 05, 2016 9:32 am

How many miles is that Christophe ?
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu May 05, 2016 9:32 am

Sunday 8th May 2016
Distance: 81 miles / 130km
Climbing: 1,196m


googletastic

that's a fair run.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby future primitive » Thu May 05, 2016 1:44 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:^^ nice one mate. I'm trying the work commute on Saturday morning. 22 miles plus 1000ft climbing x 2.

Then going to go up to the wee town I was brought up in and see my mum , hook up with a couple of mates who are roadies and do another run then do the reverse commute.

Staring down the barrel of an 80+ miler ... hope the legs last the pace..........


That's some commute,puts my 7 miles a day to shame
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Thu May 05, 2016 2:44 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:Sunday 8th May 2016
Distance: 81 miles / 130km
Climbing: 1,196m


googletastic

that's a fair run.


Yeah, I'm not looking forward to it, and I'm not even the one doing it.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu May 05, 2016 3:12 pm

future primitive wrote:
ATTMFKH wrote:^^ nice one mate. I'm trying the work commute on Saturday morning. 22 miles plus 1000ft climbing x 2.

Then going to go up to the wee town I was brought up in and see my mum , hook up with a couple of mates who are roadies and do another run then do the reverse commute.

Staring down the barrel of an 80+ miler ... hope the legs last the pace..........


That's some commute,puts my 7 miles a day to shame


:lol: :lol: not done it yet mate. Cycle Planner app reckons 2 hrs 15 mins - mate of mine reckons 1hr 30 mins & if I get mega fit it might be 1 hour. ......... I will post up my time after Sat :shock: :-)
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby future primitive » Thu May 05, 2016 9:17 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:
future primitive wrote:
ATTMFKH wrote:^^ nice one mate. I'm trying the work commute on Saturday morning. 22 miles plus 1000ft climbing x 2.

Then going to go up to the wee town I was brought up in and see my mum , hook up with a couple of mates who are roadies and do another run then do the reverse commute.

Staring down the barrel of an 80+ miler ... hope the legs last the pace..........


That's some commute,puts my 7 miles a day to shame


:lol: :lol: not done it yet mate. Cycle Planner app reckons 2 hrs 15 mins - mate of mine reckons 1hr 30 mins & if I get mega fit it might be 1 hour. ......... I will post up my time after Sat :shock: :-)


22 mile a head or a tail wind could have a huge difference on time,1:30 sounds about right for an average,if you are of heavier build like myself you don't go up hills as quick as you like,if you have not ridden a road bike much,stretch your legs out before you go out and ride it at first,I rode mtb's for years before i found the darkside,at first my legs would ache like hell the next day,than stretched them out pre ride for a month or so,it worked wonders

good look with 80 miles straight out of the bag,take plenty of jelly babies or haribos with you

P.S i don't know the formula of how many jelly babies per mile you can burn off riding
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri May 06, 2016 8:17 am

^^ used to race MTB's in the Scottish XC Series so legs are still there with a hint of lazyboy in them...........

Bought Diaoralyte Relief out the chemist yesterday so some of that with Jelly Babies ( Tesco the best - I have surveyed the lot ), dried Mango and whatever I can nick out my mums fridge mid route :lol:

1st element (22 miles plus 1000ft ascent) looks like it will be straight into a 20mph Easterly :roll:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri May 06, 2016 8:42 am

edit : 1,411ft elevation gain according to Strava :shock: :lol:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Fri May 06, 2016 9:15 am

Diotalyte - old school.

The lass swears by http://www.tailwindnutrition.co.uk/ uses it in all endurance races.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby c-lad fantastic » Mon May 16, 2016 6:13 pm

I've had "tail wind" from a few nutritional products in the past!
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue May 17, 2016 7:38 am

1 hr 27 mins this morning :-) .

Section of the road I will not be riding again due to the number of 'FUCKING ARSEHOLES' with 4 wheels.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Tue May 17, 2016 8:29 am

I may be joining the dark side. Looking at roadbikes on the B2W scheme
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue May 17, 2016 11:43 am

don't do it mate - it reminds me of the surfing obsession :lol: :lol: ............
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