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by TrevA
18 Sep 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3218

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

I have to say the Vale of Belvoir. Never heard of it? It is in SE Notts and NE Leics. It’s the area between Grantham to the east, Melton Mowbray to the south, Bingham to the west and Newark to the north. It’s one of Britain’s best kept secrets. A bit like the Cotswolds but without the tourists. Mile...
by TrevA
11 Sep 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying Advise “Smart Turbo Trainer”
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Buying Advise “Smart Turbo Trainer”

I'd recommneding buying a cheap one first and seeing if you can bear it. Personally I discovered I'd rather ride in the dark and the wet than stare at a garage wall whirring like a hamster. I used mine a few times and then sold it on. Yes, I found that a turbo is a machine that seems to slow time d...
by TrevA
11 Sep 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 445011

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Hers my Cannondale CAAD8. Given to me by my son in law after I broke my Trek Domane, it’s a little bit small for me but fits fine now I’ve put a slightly longer upward sloping stem on it.

It’s 11 speed 105 - 50-34 on the front. 11-28 at the back.
by TrevA
11 Sep 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtech 2 axle length
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Hollowtech 2 axle length

I was wondering about this too. I’d like to reuse the Tiagra 4603 triple chain set from my now defunct Trek Domane which is a pressfit BB, to another bike using the external BB bearings.
by TrevA
9 Sep 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simon Davey frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Simon Davey frame?

"I recognise that Cafe! I’ve been there this morning - Sibthorpe Fishing Lakes." Indeed! Usual CTC Thursday venue. The group is too fast for me, so I just make my own (flatter and shorter) way there! I’ve just started riding with the Thursday group, having recently retired. I’ll keep an e...
by TrevA
9 Sep 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo trainer
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Turbo trainer

You need a smart trainer to get the best out of Zwift, one that will increase the resistance when the route goes uphill and reacts to what is happening on screen. Something like the Tacx Vortex, which is £199 on Wiggle or the Elite Qubo Smart which is £169 are the cheapest ones. These are wheel-on t...
by TrevA
7 Sep 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simon Davey frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Simon Davey frame?

It's perfectly happy out-of-place with the massed ranks of carbon race reps, Ti Audax etc at CTC social ride... 531Portland (1).jpg Rear rim quite worn, failing to source a 36H D521 so far, a mis-matching black 521 on XTR (as is front) bought for the rear end. Also obtained 2 other sets of mid-qual...
by TrevA
7 Sep 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: . . . history of a falcon team cycle rider named Hutchinson
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: . . . history of a falcon team cycle rider named Hutchinson

Hutchinson tyres was actually a co-sponsor of the Falcon Racing Team of the mid 1980’s http://www.cyclingarchives.com/ploegfiche.php?id=6945 You can search the cycling archives using the keyword Falcon and it brings up all of the teams that raced under that banner, and lists all of the riders and ma...
by TrevA
6 Sep 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1281

Re: Gospel Pass

A few photos from our recent rides.
by TrevA
6 Sep 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider
Replies: 55
Views: 2424

Re: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider

I’ve noticed a lot of newer riders use massive gears, even when riding at a sedate pace. It’s not unusual to see riders using 50x13 on a club ride when riding along at 14mph. The difference seems to be between those of us who cycled in a club as youngsters and those who came to cycling later in life...
by TrevA
6 Sep 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying Advise “Smart Turbo Trainer”
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: Buying Advise “Smart Turbo Trainer”

You are probably looking at a couple of hundred pounds for a Smart Wheel-on trainer, something like the Vortex or a similar offering from Elite would do the job ok. The Elte Qubo used to be the cheapest smart trainer but I’m not sure that’s still the case. For a more immersive experience, then a dir...
by TrevA
5 Sep 2019, 9:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1281

Re: Gospel Pass

Off to do the Tumble today.
by TrevA
4 Sep 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1281

Re: Gospel Pass

Did the ride today, from the south side. We stopped off at Llanthony Priory for a couple of photos then carried on to the top, where it was very windy but lovely views. We dropped down into Hay for lunch at the Shepherds Parlour, then headed towards Talgarth on minor roads through Velindre. We origi...
by TrevA
1 Sep 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Gospel Pass
Replies: 20
Views: 1281

Gospel Pass

We are off to South Wales in a couple of days and we are hoping to ride over the Gospel Pass. We will be based in Abergavenny so it would make senses to do it South to North, but is that the best way? And does anyone have a circuit that takes in the Pass and returns us to Abergavenny? We could of co...
by TrevA
29 Aug 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?
Replies: 32
Views: 1905

Re: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?

My tip would be to join/find several groups to go riding with. I’m a member of 2 cycling clubs and the CTC (CUK). My main club has rides on Weds, Saturday and Sunday. My other club has rides on Tuesday evenings, Thursdays as well as Saturdays and Sundays and the local CTC has a regular Thursday dayt...