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by Gazelain
20 Aug 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie Cassette Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Newbie Cassette Question

Thanks for the reply. I didn't replace the chain to be honest. The bike is only about 3 months old, I've covered around 500 miles total on it so I assumed the chain would be absolutely fine. Would that not be the case? Cheers some manufacturers fit cheap chains to new bikes; these can easily wear o...
by Gazelain
20 Aug 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie Cassette Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Newbie Cassette Question

did you fit a new chain? If not the old chain (which will be worn, most likely) will be merrily destroying your nice new cassette. This could be what is making the noise. If in any doubt you should always fit a new chain with a new cassette. BTW Zaffiro tyres are good for the money, great for train...
by Gazelain
20 Aug 2019, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie Cassette Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Newbie Cassette Question

Hi All, So, I have put the new wheels on which is great. As mentioned before I decided to upgrade the cassette from the 11-28 to the 11-32. Since doing so there is now a distinct rattle/light grinding noise coming from the chain/cassette. I know this is difficult to diagnose, however, any idea what ...
by Gazelain
17 Aug 2019, 7:13am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: Energy on longer rides

I'd been watching this thread and wondering about this. My recent tour (couple of months) I'd be doing 4+ hours without eating, often without stopping, often without drinking and in hot weather (the heatwave in France ...). Ian Cyclists as a group contain a very broad spectrum of fitness and experi...
by Gazelain
17 Aug 2019, 6:48am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: Energy on longer rides

I don't think the issue here is food/nutrition, it's fitness. The OP rode for a couple of hours, and was tired out due to pushing too hard for their level of fitness. Eating more food won't help. I think the best advice would be to ignore your average speed and pace yourself, concentrate on buildin...
by Gazelain
16 Aug 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: Energy on longer rides

I don't think the issue here is food/nutrition, it's fitness. The OP rode for a couple of hours, and was tired out due to pushing too hard for their level of fitness. Eating more food won't help. I think the best advice would be to ignore your average speed and pace yourself, concentrate on buildin...
by Gazelain
16 Aug 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: Energy on longer rides

I don't think the issue here is food/nutrition, it's fitness. The OP rode for a couple of hours, and was tired out due to pushing too hard for their level of fitness. Eating more food won't help. I think the best advice would be to ignore your average speed and pace yourself, concentrate on buildin...
by Gazelain
16 Aug 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: Energy on longer rides

Just don't over eat. Something as simple/little as 1 fig roll per hour can/will keep you going all day. Better still learn to pace yourself a little better. The great temptation if you're doing a longer ride is to set off to fast. So you use 1/2 your energy in the first 1/3 of the distance and then...
by Gazelain
15 Aug 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: Energy on longer rides

Hi, Your body runs out of energy after 2.5-3 hours. so if you're planning to ride for longer than that, you need to start eating during the ride. Don't leave it longer than two hours to start eating. If you don't eat and only drink water during the ride, you will start to wash the salt out of your ...
by Gazelain
15 Aug 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: Energy on longer rides

What would you recommend I take out? Thanks All! Bananas, Sandwiches, fruit, homemade flapjack ... porridge for breakfast, full English for 2nd breakfast .... soup ...more bananas .... food .... it's all i eat .... That's right, food. You don't need anything special for fifty miles. Thanks everyone...
by Gazelain
15 Aug 2019, 10:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: Energy on longer rides

Out of interest, what did you eat and drink before and during your 30-mile ride? Breakfast was scrambled eggs and mushrooms. Lunch 12.30pm was a medium bowl of pasta and mixed veg. Ride was at 3.15pm. I drank water only. Did you try to go the same speed on the longer ride? You’ve only so much energ...
by Gazelain
15 Aug 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Energy on longer rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Energy on longer rides

Hi all. I'm training for a 50 mile charity ride next month, it'll be my first 50 (having only taken up cycling in June this year). I generally do 2 or 3 rides a week of around 20 miles each. I don't find this too hard and have got to around 15mph average. I'm 35, 5ft 7ins and about 13 stone. So a bi...
by Gazelain
14 Aug 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie Cassette Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Newbie Cassette Question

If you pop into a bike library they will more than likely sell you one at cost less than £10 also might have a spacer and possibly fit it for you too. My local one has them for such a cheap price. Cheers James Thank you James, new to the terminologies. Library I assume is a local bike store? Thanks
by Gazelain
14 Aug 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Newbie Cassette Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Newbie Cassette Question

Thanks again all! What a welcome to the forum, amazing knowledge from you all - and some quality and helpful advice. @thelawnet - what tyres do most people run (apologies for going off topic slightly). The boardman has Vittoria Virtuosos. Seem cheap but I've covered around 450 miles so far and not h...