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by TheLastMan
30 Nov 2020, 10:40am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Surrey / SW London club for the older rider?
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Surrey / SW London club for the older rider?

Hi folks, in March 2018, at the ripe old age of 58 I decided the best way to fit exercise into my day was to commute from Richmond (upon Thames) to work in the West End by bike. It is about 10 miles from home so 20 miles a day was a decent distance and I managed to do it 2 - 3 days a week, as well a...
by TheLastMan
21 Oct 2019, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?

In cycling terms ideal weight for a competitive cyclist at 5'7" is closer to 60kg than 70kg. When I say "overweight" I mean that using BMI, anything over 70 kg is overweight at 5'7". As an adult, I have NEVER been anything close to 60 Kg! The lightest I have ever been was when d...
by TheLastMan
21 Oct 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?

Unless the Whyte Shoreditch changed, it looks to have a 44 x 11-42 10-speed cassette. 44 x 11 is a big gear, worth 22.5mph at 70rpm. My median cadence is 70rpm, which people here tell me is low. I go up to about 100 rpm, which at that gear is 32mph True, the top gear was high - too high relative to...
by TheLastMan
21 Oct 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?

Quite a flat route - Richmond to central London (Soho). Some circuits of Richmond Park or Hampton Court / Bushey Park on the weekend with occasional longer trips into Surrey countryside in the summer. About 130-150km most weeks in total during the summer, less in winter. The commute is a mixture of ...
by TheLastMan
21 Oct 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?

All very good questions! Perhaps I should concentrate on my fitness and weight before I start worrying too much about the kit... I am a commuter (15 km each way, 3-4 days a week) so the parts need to stand up to lots of use. Question prompted by a go on a friends Specialized with 105 gears, two spro...
by TheLastMan
21 Oct 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Shimano upgrade gears only - which bits?

Hi guys and gals, I bought a bike with Shimano Sora gears and excellent cable operated hydraulic brakes (TRP Hy/Rd). I am thinking of upgrading to the 105 7000, but don't want or need to upgrade the brakes. The Hy/Rd brakes are supposed to work with any cable operated levers. So, which bits do I nee...