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  • elstoof 2 Dec 2012 08:22:30 7,332 posts
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    You can ride with just a front brake can't you? ;)
  • Psychotext 2 Dec 2012 09:35:15 54,196 posts
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    Busted up my wrist last night, hurts to move it but I still plan on trying to ride.

    See you in the next life? :(
  • Deleted user 2 December 2012 10:41:13
    @elstoof Yeah I did in the end. I was all ready to fit the v-brakes, but bit of a problem, my newer bike frame has not post/bar things for those kind of brakes. So yeah, thought sod it, front brake has always been better than the rear anyway, and I can barely do an endo even if I try!

    Sorry to hear that Psychotext. Just fell off myself. Note to self; do not underestimate ice on a forest road! Fortunately the fall itself was quite soft, sort of slid a bit. Becoming an expert tumbler, fell off twice in two weeks now. This weather is rather hazardous.
  • sport 2 Dec 2012 21:57:06 12,725 posts
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    Watch yourselves guys, he's free. Stay safe.
  • Psychotext 2 Dec 2012 22:42:18 54,196 posts
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    Didn't actually do it on the bike, fucked it up removing some pedals.

    Am alive though. Hurt a bit out on the trail. :(
  • Deleted user 3 December 2012 07:25:44
    sport wrote:
    Watch yourselves guys, he's free. Stay safe.
    O.....k... When you think you've seen it all.
  • sport 3 Dec 2012 07:59:47 12,725 posts
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    Apostle wrote:
    sport wrote:
    Watch yourselves guys, he's free. Stay safe.
    O.....k... When you think you've seen it all.
    Notice how PsychoText tried to quickly change the subject....just sayin...
  • Psychotext 3 Dec 2012 10:14:07 54,196 posts
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    I'd like to think I was somewhat better looking than that.

    Still sniff seats wherever possible though.
  • sport 3 Dec 2012 10:16:21 12,725 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I'd like to think I was somewhat better looking than that.

    Still sniff seats wherever possible though.
    You gotta change your profile pic mate - you gotta!! :-D
  • Deleted user 3 December 2012 10:17:50
    Just completed my cycle for the day and I am glad to report I did not get Psychotext or anyone chase after me to sniff my saddle.
  • pistol 3 Dec 2012 10:22:52 13,019 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Unrelated, I realised tonight that every single ZipVit product I've tried was horrible. I suspect that no-one who works there actually has tastebuds.
    I use them on events, but only the chocolate/strawberry bars. Cliff's are another one I use. They are quite expensive but they're the only ones I can keep down. The gels are way way too thick for me, but again, in terms of carbs they are jam packed.
  • Psychotext 3 Dec 2012 10:42:38 54,196 posts
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    Last things I tried were their drink related products. A watermelon "tablet" and some orange powder (both of which you put in about 500ml of water).

    Utterly disgusting. SiS stuff has been good so far. Clif is obviously top notch, and I really like Shot Bloks.
  • pistol 3 Dec 2012 11:07:01 13,019 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Last things I tried were their drink related products. A watermelon "tablet" and some orange powder (both of which you put in about 500ml of water).

    Utterly disgusting. SiS stuff has been good so far. Clif is obviously top notch, and I really like Shot Bloks.
    Never use carb energy drinks as get my carbs from food, or bars when I'm in an event. Only use hydration tabs in the water such as NuuN etc.
  • Psychotext 3 Dec 2012 11:13:13 54,196 posts
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    That's what the watermelon thing was. I do hope they're not all as bad as that.
  • MikeP 3 Dec 2012 12:48:25 1,866 posts
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    Clif bars are good, and think the Mule bars are the closest to actual food.

    I've tried most, TorQ are OK but a bit malty/animal feed, and Powerbars are like eating a piece of sticky MDF, horrible.

    Got a slipping seatpost at the moment, should be fine as the diameters are corect, but it does just happen sometimes. I'm trying the NuSkool trick of carbon assembly paste inside a steel frame. Should give me the grip without over tightening anything, and it prevents corrosion.

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • Psychotext 4 Dec 2012 22:33:42 54,196 posts
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    Bent another mech hanger. Getting expensive, need to stop falling off.

    I considered buying the proper tool to bend them back but it's £55 and I haven't quite got to the stage where that makes sense. Maybe I'll buy a bolt and try and straighten them by hand.
  • elstoof 4 Dec 2012 22:36:55 7,332 posts
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    You could fudge one together with a bolt and a length of pole, that's all it is anyway.
  • Psychotext 4 Dec 2012 22:53:02 54,196 posts
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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Just another thing to try and find time to get around to doing.
  • elstoof 4 Dec 2012 23:03:39 7,332 posts
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    Amen to that. How much does a shop cost to straighten a hanger anyway?
  • elstoof 4 Dec 2012 23:06:19 7,332 posts
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    This ones £30

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cyclus-gear-hanger-alignment-tool/?referid=frogoog&source=googleps
  • Psychotext 4 Dec 2012 23:34:54 54,196 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Amen to that. How much does a shop cost to straighten a hanger anyway?
    About the same as a new hanger in my experience. It's mostly the hassle of taking the bike in / collecting it which makes it a bigger pain for me.

    Talking of which, turns out that my trainer wheel is doing the same as the wheel on my missus's bike now (turning the cranks when it should be freewheeling). More hassle. :(
  • Trafford 4 Dec 2012 23:53:43 5,791 posts
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    Just scrap the gears all together mate. A waste of pounds and thought;)
    Focus on what's important, the line and turning the cranks.
    At a push( and it will be) go go 1x10.
  • Psychotext 4 Dec 2012 23:58:58 54,196 posts
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    Eventually I'll go 2x10, but you can stick 1x where the sun don't shine. As for singlespeed, you can keep that crap for the pump track.
  • Trafford 5 Dec 2012 00:14:43 5,791 posts
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    Heh, I keep up with my mtb mucker, he rides a 27 speed, and is 5 years younger. Try it, it will make you a better climber.
    Yes on the insane hills I'm walking , but just as fast as he is twiddling.

    I'm having to think about gears on my custom build tourer at the moment. 2x10 Shimano Deore XT maybe?
    Is removing a rear wheel with hub gear all that tricky?

    Edited by Trafford at 00:15:28 05-12-2012
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 01:55:49 54,196 posts
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    Your mate is crap, tell him I hate him.
  • Trafford 5 Dec 2012 08:11:09 5,791 posts
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    @Psychotext

    That's a funny thing to wake up to :D
  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 11:31:39 54,196 posts
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    :D
  • MikeP 5 Dec 2012 12:48:32 1,866 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Heh, I keep up with my mtb mucker, he rides a 27 speed, and is 5 years younger. Try it, it will make you a better climber.
    Yes on the insane hills I'm walking , but just as fast as he is twiddling.

    I'm having to think about gears on my custom build tourer at the moment. 2x10 Shimano Deore XT maybe?
    Is removing a rear wheel with hub gear all that tricky?
    Hub gears are fine, provided the bike is set up for them. There are a number of solutions for sorting chain tension; semi-horizontal rear dropouts, eccentric bottom brackets, the surly singleator.

    I've seen combo rear hubs that run internal gears with a 3-speed external cassette with a rear derailleur. That would sort all your chain tension needs.

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  • MikeP 5 Dec 2012 14:45:34 1,866 posts
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    Just in from Rapha, they are offering 30% off merino base layers, which takes them to just over £40 each.

    I was a bit of a sceptic till I used them, now I very very rarely ride without one. They do an amazing job of temperature regulation and don't smell funny, even if you wear them for a few days of riding.

    From their email

    "Merino Base Layers are, quite simply, one of the most essential pieces of kit we make. To celebrate these unsung heroes of the Rapha range, we’d like to offer you a 30% discount on a Rapha Merino Base Layer, V-Neck Base Layer or Women’s Long Sleeve Base Layer. Simply enter offer code RBL30 at checkout."

    Edited by MikeP at 14:46:38 05-12-2012

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  • Psychotext 5 Dec 2012 15:10:46 54,196 posts
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    ...and don't smell funny, even if you wear them for a few days of riding.
    I've heard this sort of thing a lot. Do you people not have washing machines or something? As soon as I get in my stuff goes in the wash.

    Even if I'm travelling I don't wear the same stuff more than once if it's directly in contact with my crotch or my pits.
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