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by SteveHunter
1 Jan 2015, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Minitools
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Minitools

I carry this on my bike plus a spare inner tube. This little Park multi tool has all the Allen keys I need. I don't carry a spoke key as don't know what to do with it, I must learn one day. http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac131/Runwell-Steve/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150101_143457_zpsdfdqc6mu.jpg
by SteveHunter
31 Dec 2014, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route London to Southend on Sea
Replies: 21
Views: 7704

Re: Route London to Southend on Sea

Vorpal wrote:SteveHunter's suggestion is good. I might do Battlesbridge, Hullbridge, Ashingdon, Rochford, Southend, instead of going through Hockley.


I would agree with that, better than going through Hockley.
by SteveHunter
31 Dec 2014, 6:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Photos of LEJOG found.
Replies: 5
Views: 8591

Re: Photos of LEJOG found.

A photo of the 2 men would be helpful then somebody might recognise them ;)
by SteveHunter
31 Dec 2014, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spinning ????
Replies: 51
Views: 2547

Re: Spinning ????

Now, can anyone else state their overall average cadence as measured by a cadence device? If they can state it on here, I will be very happy to read it. Anyone else got actual factual records? ..... or is it just me? My average is 78 as measured by a cadence sensor connected to my Garmin 800. This ...
by SteveHunter
30 Dec 2014, 11:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spinning ????
Replies: 51
Views: 2547

Re: Spinning ????

That's quite quick, my average cadence is about 78.

Spinning to me is pedaling faster than is naturally comfortable in order to get your heart rate up, mashing is pedaling slower but with a lot of effort ie going up hill in a high gear, to work the leg muscles hard.
by SteveHunter
30 Dec 2014, 11:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route London to Southend on Sea
Replies: 21
Views: 7704

Re: Route London to Southend on Sea

In Essex I would stay just north of the A127 all the way to Rochford, it's a bit longer but it's nicer. I don't know where y you are starting in London but Brentwood through to Billericay, Hanningfield, Rettendon, Battlesbridge, Hockley, Rochford, Southend. The area south of the A127 is not the best...
by SteveHunter
29 Dec 2014, 8:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a Day
Replies: 400
Views: 93754

Re: Ten Miles a Day

I only started cycling in May this year after a very long break of approx 15 years. I am only averaging 5 miles a day but it's better than nothing, so that's 1145 miles so far this year, mainly done on 20 ish mile rides. I will do better next year as the distance is becoming easier to do now. Well d...
by SteveHunter
29 Dec 2014, 2:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow
Replies: 30
Views: 2964

Re: Snow

Limited in sizes though, I just looked for 700cc ones and they only have 40mm width available which won't fit on my bike.
by SteveHunter
28 Dec 2014, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars on an mtb?
Replies: 21
Views: 1339

Re: Drop bars on an mtb?

I had a very similar bike which I planned to use as a commuter so I fitted it up with a rack and small panniers only to discover I couldn't pedal it as my heels hit the panniers.
Just something to bear in mind.
by SteveHunter
26 Dec 2014, 12:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decent weight padded tights
Replies: 18
Views: 2157

Re: Decent weight padded tights

I have the Altura ones and find them too warm, even this morning when it was 1c I could have done with something less warm. I do wear them over the top of a pair of Bib shorts. By heavier duty do you mean thicker and warmer or more harder wearing, or less tight clingy looking. I'm sure there are oth...
by SteveHunter
23 Dec 2014, 5:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrade STI Shifters From Tigra to 105
Replies: 41
Views: 2128

Re: Upgrade STI Shifters From Tigra to 105

I had 10 speed Tiagra STIs on my bike up until a month back, the rest of the drivetrain was 105 already, from what I can see they are identical to the older 10 sp 105 STIs that I have on my kaffenback. I don't find any difference between them. I do now have the new 105 STIs with the buried cables on...
by SteveHunter
22 Dec 2014, 11:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee pain ITBS
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Knee pain ITBS

Yes, that's what I'm thinking at the moment.
It could well be the road cleats.
by SteveHunter
22 Dec 2014, 11:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee pain ITBS
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Knee pain ITBS

I'm starting to suffer from what I believe to be ITBS, which I know isn't really knee pain but that's where it hurts. I have been riding using SPD's for years and that's what I have on my commuter and on my winter trainer. I've just switched over to Look KEO pedals on my main road bike and as that i...
by SteveHunter
22 Dec 2014, 12:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What bike for a 1000 mile+ journey?
Replies: 39
Views: 2660

Re: What bike for a 1000 mile+ journey?

The problem with tyres too thin is you need to inflate them very hard, that means the ride will be harsh and may well limit the mileage you can cover. If you want to spend more than 3 - 4 hours a day pedalling I think you really need to focus on comfort over speed. Narrower tyres aren't always faste...
by SteveHunter
21 Dec 2014, 11:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What bike for a 1000 mile+ journey?
Replies: 39
Views: 2660

Re: What bike for a 1000 mile+ journey?

How much luggage are you planning to carry, I assume you will want panniers, maybe on the front and back so will need the ability to mount them.
If I was planning to ride 1000 miles in one go I think I would be looking for something I could put some wider tyres on to be more comfortable.