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by yostumpy
16 Apr 2018, 8:50am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano Tiagra ST 4600 10 x 3 shifters New (virtually)
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Shimano Tiagra ST 4600 10 x 3 shifters New (virtually)

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by yostumpy
15 Apr 2018, 10:53pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano T551 triple chainset
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Shimano T551 triple chainset

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/793/27603569048_08ff8f3045_k.jpg WP_20180415_13_56_11_Pro by mark tilley , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/27603560338_250a4c8418_k.jpg WP_20180415_13_56_30_Pro by mark tilley , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/27603554588_85b601902b_k.jpg WP_...
by yostumpy
15 Apr 2018, 10:50pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: campag triple chainset and bottom brackets
Replies: 0
Views: 156

campag triple chainset and bottom brackets

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/889/41432225532_55e99d72a0_k.jpg WP_20180415_13_54_37_Pro by mark tilley , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/41432159172_d617a1d4ed_k.jpg WP_20180415_13_54_56_Pro by mark tilley , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/897/41474638411_34701e985e_k.jpg WP_...
by yostumpy
9 Apr 2018, 8:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Depressing news for/take on cycle touring?
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: Depressing news for/take on cycle touring?

Thing is, if you've been cycletouring to far off places for 10 years+ , and writing about it, then possibly he's done it all, ie it holds no fascination any more. Where as some folk only cycle to the shop, so for them to cycle to the next village is an adventure. It's all about the feeling within, t...
by yostumpy
8 Apr 2018, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclist Pear Shape
Replies: 34
Views: 1987

Re: Cyclist Pear Shape

also , I think statistically, women pedal slower than men, by that I mean they like to push a bigger gear, which in itself would develop bigger legs, Try spinning faster, in a 'lighter gear' . Aim for around 80 rpm peddleing. This is easy to check whilst riding, a watch with second hand is all that ...
by yostumpy
17 Mar 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating on the bike
Replies: 107
Views: 5966

Re: Eating on the bike

:wink: Ah, I'll have to try that one, English mustard of course. OT, but the origins of the phrase 'keen as mustard' eluded me, until one day in a junk shop, I spied a very old wooden packing box, with "KEEN'S MUSTARD' printed on the side. My father once offered me something from his wartime yo...
by yostumpy
17 Mar 2018, 7:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating on the bike
Replies: 107
Views: 5966

Re: Eating on the bike

Agree with the peanut butter and jam thing, BUT with marmite as well, gives it a bit of zing. Cut into quarters they ate easy to eat on the fly, easy to digest, protein, carbs, sugar, taste and zing, all in one scrummy little triangle. Also peanut butter and cherry tomatoes.mmmmmm . I hate club ride...
by yostumpy
13 Mar 2018, 9:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Eating on the bike
Replies: 107
Views: 5966

Re: Eating on the bike

Learn to ride 'fasted'. Took me a few goes without breaky, but that was a few years ago, now,I can easily go out at 7.30 am, and do a 60-70km ride without eating a bean, and often then have a brunch instead, minimal carbs. If I have a breaky efore a ride now, I feel lethargic and stuffed. Obviously ...
by yostumpy
3 Mar 2018, 10:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wind speed & direction
Replies: 24
Views: 1450

Re: Wind speed & direction

I've given up trying to see which weather site is correct. I now just always assume the worst regarding wind direction. I believe the correct cyling terminology is ...''an againsterly''
by yostumpy
24 Feb 2018, 8:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 63
Views: 3201

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

My 6d worth. My old Orange P7 mtb/ ruff stuff, had v brakes, very good, until mud gets twist pad and rim, on a winter weekend ruff stuff, about 6 years ago, the rear rim wore thro, and let go with a bang, just outside Glastonbury. Upgraded bike to mtb with hydraulic discs, phenomenal stopping power,...
by yostumpy
22 Feb 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decathlon tights
Replies: 14
Views: 1067

Re: Decathlon tights

not put them on 'back to front' have you?? the low bit goes towards the front, so your chest is bare , so to speak.
by yostumpy
10 Feb 2018, 8:18pm
Forum: Mountain Biking
Topic: Where are all the mountain bikers?
Replies: 23
Views: 2953

Re: Where are all the mountain bikers?

Most have seen the light! and gone back to drop bar 'adventure bikes' or in other words....'Touring bikes :D
by yostumpy
9 Jan 2018, 7:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tempted by a more expensive bike ( than originally planned )
Replies: 28
Views: 1498

Re: Tempted by a more expensive bike ( than originally planned )

I am bit confused, why only go to decathlon. I'd have taken the upper priced bike as a new maximum ( allowed) then looked elsewhere, to see what was around in the sales, at less than this. You sound like you are returning to cycling, if so, would this bike be right for you and the use it would get. ...
by yostumpy
5 Jan 2018, 8:27am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Aldi stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1952

Re: Aldi stuff

I searched a while for one of those moon nebula copy lights, but couldn't find one ,they were about £14, but then, just before Xmas, in the reduced section, I found ONE , for £6.99 . SQUEEEEE!!!
by yostumpy
1 Jan 2018, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repair or replace Shimano Deore DX 8 spd Hub
Replies: 13
Views: 491

Re: Repair or replace Shimano Deore DX 8 spd Hub

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