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by Dynamite_funk
2 Sep 2012, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using Mavic 501 hubs for touring
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Using Mavic 501 hubs for touring

What's everyone's opinion on using these? They are 36 hole so should be a good strong wheel? I've been told they are a very good set of hubs but would people recommend them for touring? I like the idea of cartidge bearings as they could be easily replace on tour. A set recently sold on eBay here and...
by Dynamite_funk
2 Sep 2012, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Eddy Merckx Podio shoes
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Eddy Merckx Podio shoes

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EDDY-MERCKX-CAR ... 3cbde29ca2

Anyone know if these take Look cleats also??
by Dynamite_funk
28 Aug 2012, 5:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton 112 miler
Replies: 10
Views: 4151

Re: Fred Whitton 112 miler

I would like to add that we did 'The struggle' as part of the route which we werent suppoed to, that one nearly killed me! Oh and we didnt start at the usual start, we started at Glenn Ridding 8)
by Dynamite_funk
25 Aug 2012, 9:21pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: I've won....
Replies: 2
Views: 2701

Re: I've won....

HAHAHAHA - You cracked me right up :lol:
by Dynamite_funk
25 Aug 2012, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton 112 miler
Replies: 10
Views: 4151

Re: Fred Whitton 112 miler

Mountainbike shoes! I was only pulling your leg :lol: Just got back from the lakes and WOW, what a ride it was! We took it at a steady speed as we had someone on a single speed and also someone on a 42x25(!) but even they did brilliantly and it was so much fun. Sirmy - In terms of gearing. If you w...
by Dynamite_funk
23 Aug 2012, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton 112 miler
Replies: 10
Views: 4151

Re: Fred Whitton 112 miler

The Condor wrote:Be sure to wear MTB shoes if your'e using 39/27 - a classic route - enjoy



MTB? wazzat? :P

May pick up some cleat covers but am determined to give it my best shot!!!
by Dynamite_funk
22 Aug 2012, 11:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interval hill training?
Replies: 12
Views: 2088

Re: Interval hill training?

meic wrote:So no freewheeling down the hill, according to my interpretation of it.


I don't really understand how I can go down a 10-15% gradient hill without freewheeling but OK...
by Dynamite_funk
22 Aug 2012, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton 112 miler
Replies: 10
Views: 4151

Re: Fred Whitton 112 miler

I will let you know how it goes. Weather is not lookign great but there's a group of 6 of us and the support you get from each other is worth a lot. Hard Knott here we come!
by Dynamite_funk
22 Aug 2012, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interval hill training?
Replies: 12
Views: 2088

Re: Interval hill training?

It was a bit of a revelation to be honest. I think when the days get shorter it'll be a very good way to keep fit during the week and then head out on a long ride on the weekend. I found by not counting 'laps' but just timing with an alarm set on my phone was much more enjoyable as I didnt have to c...
by Dynamite_funk
22 Aug 2012, 11:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interval hill training?
Replies: 12
Views: 2088

Interval hill training?

Was heading out a ride when the weather turned nasty so decided to head home after only 10 miles. It took a few hours to brighten up again but it was too late to head out for a long ride but I was keen to get out. I thought I would try a bit of 'interval training'. This involved cycling up a steep 1...
by Dynamite_funk
20 Aug 2012, 1:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Carry ID
Replies: 20
Views: 13218

Re: Carry ID

I always carry ID when on my bike (even if it's just a bank card). It's a horrible thing to think before heading out on a ride but if it means that my loved ones get to spend one more day with me before I cop it then it's worth it. In regards to an earlier post on this topicm the fact it doesnt efff...
by Dynamite_funk
20 Aug 2012, 12:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fred Whitton 112 miler
Replies: 10
Views: 4151

Fred Whitton 112 miler

OK, biting the bullet and doing the challenge this week. I currently ride a 39 x 25 as lowest and regularly do Holme Moss, Norwood Edge, climb from patley bridge to coldstone's cut and others including plenty of 20%'ers with this. I'm swapping to a 39 x 27 for the challenge, will this be enough or a...
by Dynamite_funk
10 Aug 2012, 3:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Uk gets Google maps bicycle directions
Replies: 23
Views: 5773

Re: Uk gets Google maps bicycle directions

Email Google your suggestions and they'll improve it. It's worth pointing out it's a BETA version too so not perfect. I'm sure that within a year or two it will be much improved, also remember that it's free!
by Dynamite_funk
8 Aug 2012, 2:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: screw on 7 speed cassette with 32 tooth largest cog
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: screw on 7 speed cassette with 32 tooth largest cog

Having read Sheldon's comments i think the mega range may well be the best bet!
by Dynamite_funk
8 Aug 2012, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: screw on 7 speed cassette with 32 tooth largest cog
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: screw on 7 speed cassette with 32 tooth largest cog

Well with a 34 I really could get up anything and to be honest it won't be used that often, I'm hoping to get to switzerland on the next tour so it would be handy. However I would prefer a gear larger than 24 as the one below the 34... Maybe 28 is enough for a fully loaded tourer with a triple on th...