WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby cycleruk » 4 Sep 2019, 5:03pm

Nickeveson wrote:It is....and I love it

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 4 Sep 2019, 5:26pm

Mines the gents version. The ride is good, and the butterfly bars offer 12 hand positions so no wrist ache. The seat stem is sprung too!

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 4 Sep 2019, 5:28pm

David, you can try it on Monday.....coz we are all meeting up .......and I cannot wait

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 4 Sep 2019, 7:45pm

My CycleScheme is up for renewal and i have seen quite a few riders with butterfly bars that sing their praises and the Karakum .... ...
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 4 Sep 2019, 7:50pm

Nickeveson wrote:David, you can try it on Monday.....coz we are all meeting up .......and I cannot wait


I spent the last 24 hours with a heart monitor fitted ... the children are finaly back at school, and we had Riley for an overnight last night ... ( he's walking) ...

So .. yes .. i'm really looking forward to next week and our hill walking ... sorry cycling ... trip ... :D :lol:

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 4 Sep 2019, 9:33pm

Is there a disc brake version?
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby Nickeveson » 5 Sep 2019, 9:11am

I don't know.....but it could be fitted if you had the time, money, and inclination

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 5 Sep 2019, 1:40pm

Nickeveson wrote:I don't know.....but it could be fitted if you had the time, money, and inclination

Just curious I have enough bikes two light road bikes if ever I get fit enough to ride them and two e Road bikes one with butterfly bars. I just need some muscles
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 5 Sep 2019, 8:30pm

Are you taking a spare battery for the trip ken ?
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 5 Sep 2019, 9:33pm

landsurfer wrote:Are you taking a spare battery for the trip ken ?

Yes I am staying in a caravan both nights so I should be able to recharge them. I need to workout with Phil to contact him if I need to swap one.
I am a bit concerned about your 24hour monitor I hope the results were OK this is not an easy ride or walk
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 5 Sep 2019, 10:21pm

Should get the heart results after I get back from the ride... I'll know the answer by then ... One way or another ......

Looks like we will have a tailwind for the ride .... which is nice. .... :)
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 6 Sep 2019, 9:16am

landsurfer wrote:Should get the heart results after I get back from the ride... I'll know the answer by then ... One way or another ......

Looks like we will have a tailwind for the ride .... which is nice. .... :)

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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby oldmanonabike » 6 Sep 2019, 9:35am

I used to ride every Sunday with the club, we used to meet up and decide where we were riding to it was always a cafe.
Invariably we decided to ride into the wind on the way out so that we could have a tailwind coming back. It Never Happened
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby landsurfer » 7 Sep 2019, 7:30am

I will be bringing a track pump with gauge, a cycle specific tool kit ( chain whip, crank extractors, freewheel tools etc ), socket set and a selection of chain lubes, WD40 and rags, 6 spare tubes (25 - 32 mm tyres) a spare rear wheel (9 speed ) and a spare tyre (28mm ) ... for all to use as required.
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Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Postby flash » 7 Sep 2019, 1:00pm

Right, chain lubed, tyres inflated, ready to go....
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