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by Marcus Aurelius
27 Jul 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!
Replies: 295
Views: 17296

Re: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!

It was lovely to see G conceding to Bernal at the end there. Just goes to prove what a top bloke he is.
by Marcus Aurelius
27 Jul 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!
Replies: 295
Views: 17296

Re: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!

Ooh, a bit of shenanigans from the intravenous team car there, I wonder what was just said to Bernal.

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by Marcus Aurelius
27 Jul 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!
Replies: 295
Views: 17296

Re: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!

Yeah, reckoned it was something like that. Chopping it off after the Iseran rather than before seems unfair, though. Ah well. I don't see our guy getting his jumper back today, but he had a great run. Did you see the bit where he gave it away to a kiddie? A harsh commentator may say something like ...
by Marcus Aurelius
27 Jul 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!
Replies: 295
Views: 17296

Re: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!

Anyone else noticed that yesterday's stage timings aren't available on letour.fr? Now explain to me how they reach the GC timings without. Short answer: they can't. To give everyone a fair crack of the whip, yesterday's stage should either be run again, or completely annulled. They took the timings...
by Marcus Aurelius
27 Jul 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!
Replies: 295
Views: 17296

Re: 2019 Tour de France: Spoilers!

Bernal is about to suffer a multitude of punctures and mechanicals.
by Marcus Aurelius
24 Jul 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11speed Rear Derailleur
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

Re: 11speed Rear Derailleur

Brill - thanks! It depends on your chainset to an extent as well. If you’ve got a compact up front the GS ( medium ) will work, a semi or a standard up front and you may be getting close to the official maximum tooth difference / capacity limit for the GS. https://www.mantel.com/blog/en/derailleur-...
by Marcus Aurelius
24 Jul 2019, 4:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 11speed Rear Derailleur
Replies: 16
Views: 2592

Re: 11speed Rear Derailleur

Brill - thanks! It depends on your chainset to an extent as well. If you’ve got a compact up front the GS ( medium ) will work, a semi or a standard up front and you may be getting close to the official maximum tooth difference / capacity limit for the GS. https://www.mantel.com/blog/en/derailleur-...
by Marcus Aurelius
22 Jul 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Climbing in the French Pyrenees
Replies: 14
Views: 3155

Re: Climbing in the French Pyrenees

The Pyrenees are actually preferable to the Alps in my opinion. The areas around the Pyrenees are a bit more populous, so it’s a bit easier to find places to stop if you need to. The popular climbs are fairly tough, but if you pace yourself, do-able.
by Marcus Aurelius
13 Jul 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

Re: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter

I spent a lot of the weekend in the ‘Belgian monk’ the Sunday was a bit hazy. What happened?
by Marcus Aurelius
10 Jul 2019, 2:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tools recommendation for newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: Tools recommendation for newbie

First, thank you all for the above. There is a lot there for me to study and think about. I do already have a good selection of the basic tools, but it is the specialist tools that I am short of. Thank you for the detailed information on what the tools are and what they are for. looking at the Half...
by Marcus Aurelius
10 Jul 2019, 2:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tools recommendation for newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: Tools recommendation for newbie

I’d add a Dremel Power tool and various milling and grinding bits for it. Remarkably useful things they are.
by Marcus Aurelius
9 Jul 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The joys of being a PoB
Replies: 11
Views: 3193

Re: The joys of being a PoB

Shirtless Keith.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S4UCf4BZ8MA

Say no more. I often ride about in everyday clothes on my Hybrid. I have a chuckle to myself when I see the HDAU brigade having their little faux pro fantasy moments. It’s all part of the entertainment.
by Marcus Aurelius
1 Jul 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legs hurting with spd sl pedals
Replies: 19
Views: 892

Re: Legs hurting with spd sl pedals

Hi, The main point of the SPD system is that it improves your pedal dynamics, hence the name Shimano Pedal Dynamics. Essentially it allows you to actively pull through the entire pedal stroke, rather than just effectively having your foot as a ‘passenger’ for half of it . Track cyclist pull up Henc...
by Marcus Aurelius
1 Jul 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legs hurting with spd sl pedals
Replies: 19
Views: 892

Re: Legs hurting with spd sl pedals

What you’re describing is perfectly normal when using bindings for the first time, as your leg muscles will be isolated in new and unusual ways. The main point of the SPD system is that it improves your pedal dynamics, hence the name Shimano Pedal Dynamics. Essentially it allows you to actively pull...