Ten Miles a Day

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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby eileithyia » 5 Jan 2018, 8:52am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
eileithyia wrote:I certainly believe cadence is a personal thing, I do not feel like I am pushing a big gear and spin at around 80rpm, but have had others telling me I should ride at over 90, does just does not feel natural on the road. Strangely though i can do 90-95rpm on the turbo with no bother.

IIRC you do TT's?
Whats your cadence on the flat on a TT?
Not average because we know that climbing your cadence will drop off as you get steeper, .


Probably in the region of 80-85, but don't tend to dwell on cadence...
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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby [XAP]Bob » 5 Jan 2018, 12:35pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
[XAP]Bob wrote:I switch between 170 on the trike an 155 on the bike, so I will also be interested to see if that makes a difference.

If this is to maintain your high cadence then that would go with the stated, (what bent riders say, I've never been on one) riding a bent has a different effect on natural cadence, must be gravity at 90 to the norm?
Short cranks easy high cadence, even Mick F would find that easy, but no need for him to change anymore than I want to.....dunno...Yeh, keep us informed.

P.S. Do you think he would notice....... :mrgreen:


It’s because I needed new cranks for the Schlumpf drive, and tested some short cranks and liked them.

It means knees stay lower, but I don’t really notice the switch physically (too many other differences). I might find that my raptocadence is even higher, or I might not... I can’t spin out on the rapto (top gear is 75/11*20


I suspect Mick would notice shorter cranks... need to adjust the saddle as well ;). But he’d get used to it pretty fast.
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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby Mick F » 5 Jan 2018, 2:35pm

Not had anything other than 170mm cranks since my circa 1965 Hercules days.
No doubt I would notice, but I'm not sure I would if it were only 5mm difference.

I did notice when I fitted Speedplay Frog pedals. The stack height is very very low, so my leg was stretched at the bottom of the pedal stroke, so I lowered the saddle by half an inch. Advantage of low stack height is the ability to put both feet down easily when you stop.
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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby [XAP]Bob » 9 Jan 2018, 10:47am

Hmm - My natural cadence over a 45-50 minute commute (so somewhat pushing) appears to be triple figures...
That's a fair bit higher than I was expecting...

Although I don't know how much I trust the data yet...

Edit - Seems fairly consistent, I pedal at 100-110 rpm average, topping out at 140-160 on most *commutes*.
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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby Rusty Rider » 20 Jan 2018, 11:49pm

Mick F wrote:MWhat ways do other folk employ to give them the "kick" to get out and ride?



SWMBO is enough for me :D
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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby rjb » 21 Jan 2018, 9:23am

Rusty Rider wrote:
Mick F wrote:MWhat ways do other folk employ to give them the "kick" to get out and ride?



SWMBO is enough for me :D


:lol:

Usually as a result of the quote "were are you taking me for coffee today"

On a bicycle made for 2. :lol:
At the last count:- Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby Rusty Rider » 21 Jan 2018, 7:03pm

rjb wrote:
Rusty Rider wrote:
Mick F wrote:MWhat ways do other folk employ to give them the "kick" to get out and ride?



SWMBO is enough for me :D


:lol:

Usually as a result of the quote "were are you taking me for coffee today"

On a bicycle made for 2. :lol:


:lol: My wifes bike is one of those "pop down to the shops as I forgot something" ones, she is a lazy rider, so lazy in fact its a wonder it stays upright. My bike is a Marin city bike, I like it and am looking forward to putting a Brooks saddle on as I'll get out a bit more then. My problem though is if SWMBO wants to go out it invariable isn't for a cup of coffee its lunch out and then I don't want to ride :oops:
I'd never have a tandem, I'd be lugging around about 100kg of extra weight, doing all the work :shock:
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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby Grandad » 21 Jan 2018, 8:54pm

she is a lazy rider, so lazy in fact its a wonder it stays upright.

Does she see this forum :D

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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby Rusty Rider » 22 Jan 2018, 10:41am

Grandad wrote:
she is a lazy rider, so lazy in fact its a wonder it stays upright.

Does she see this forum :D


Thats an emphatic NO, she thinks I'm mad talking to strangers and I reply that I don't know enough about cycling so need to know. Plus how do you make friends?
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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby Cyril Haearn » 22 Jan 2018, 8:00pm

Rusty Rider wrote:
Grandad wrote:
she is a lazy rider, so lazy in fact its a wonder it stays upright.

Does she see this forum :D


Thats an emphatic NO, she thinks I'm mad talking to strangers and I reply that I don't know enough about cycling so need to know. Plus how do you make friends?


I have lots of friendly contact on these fora and learn a lot, not just about cycling, one does get to know people a bit, we all love cycling
It is a bit like going to the clubroom to talk about cycling but here one can learn more without going out
Sociologists think one should have contact with real people in the flesh too, is that necessary?
I have been here a while and not observed any nastiness
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Re: Ten Miles a Day

Postby Rusty Rider » 22 Jan 2018, 8:49pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:
Rusty Rider wrote:
Grandad wrote:Does she see this forum :D


Thats an emphatic NO, she thinks I'm mad talking to strangers and I reply that I don't know enough about cycling so need to know. Plus how do you make friends?


I have lots of friendly contact on these fora and learn a lot, not just about cycling, one does get to know people a bit, we all love cycling
It is a bit like going to the clubroom to talk about cycling but here one can learn more without going out
Sociologists think one should have contact with real people in the flesh too, is that necessary?
I have been here a while and not observed any nastiness


I wholeheartedly agree with you, I've had nothing but good advice to my questions and one day hope I can reciprocate. I must though admit that sometimes if its of no consequence to others ie meet face to face, as I feel that as humans we do benefit from some sort of familiarity.
Peter