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  • Salaman 7 Apr 2013 14:54:14 18,863 posts
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    Vandenbergh is doing a cracking job for Omega Quickstep.

    Edit: was :-(, what a dumb fall

    Edited by Salaman at 14:56:05 07-04-2013
  • grey_matters 7 Apr 2013 14:54:44 3,672 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    Gaudin definitly has a unique style on the bike.
    :D
  • grey_matters 7 Apr 2013 14:55:02 3,672 posts
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    Sore hips after that fall.
  • Salaman 7 Apr 2013 14:58:09 18,863 posts
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    Brilliant effort keeping him under pressure. This is tons more tense than I was expecting.

    Fuuuuuuuuuck! Go Stybi!!!
  • Salaman 7 Apr 2013 14:59:15 18,863 posts
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    Cacellara's r
    ace now I think. Unlucky Stybar.
  • Salaman 7 Apr 2013 15:08:40 18,863 posts
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    Haha, clutching at straws. Belgian commentators:

    Belgian winners in Roubaix sofar: 55
    Sep Van Marcke's number today: 56
  • grey_matters 7 Apr 2013 15:19:06 3,672 posts
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    Superb race. Cancellara can do whatever he likes in this form.
  • Salaman 7 Apr 2013 15:22:08 18,863 posts
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    Good show on the track. Cancellara went pretty deep from the look of it.
  • Fab4 8 Apr 2013 07:43:09 5,976 posts
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    Gave the old bike a half-service (brakes, chain/chain-ring) and switched out my winter studded tyres at the weekend. I'd forgotten how slow I was with them on. :) Hopefully the ice-age won't come back soon.
  • motti82 8 Apr 2013 07:57:01 2,862 posts
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    I got my bike done the other month but there's been no way I'm cycling in snow.

    Since the weather's come back to normal and the bus passes have gone up again, it's back on the saddle I come.
  • urban 8 Apr 2013 08:29:54 10,923 posts
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    never can find a pair of Tyre Irons when you need them
  • MikeP 10 Apr 2013 11:23:34 1,767 posts
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    Well I've had to send my Canyon back due to a warranty problem, and they have no more of the model I wanted.

    Guess I'm going to have to look for something else as my best bike.
  • elstoof 10 Apr 2013 11:26:09 6,609 posts
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    Shithouse, what's happened to the bike?
  • MikeP 10 Apr 2013 11:46:14 1,767 posts
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    First frame had wonky riveting on the front derailleur clamp. Second one had delaminating carbon fibre at the top of the seat post.

    Really, I was just really, really, unlucky. They've offered a full refund plus free shipping if I select something else from them.

    C'est la vie. Might do a pick and mix selection and build it up myself. Not sure I'm going to go with Carbon Fibre this time.
  • elstoof 10 Apr 2013 13:02:45 6,609 posts
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    That's a real shame, I'm sure it was two really unlucky rolls of the dice. Be more of a shame to write off carbon frames though, delamination is highly unusual and riveting can be bad whatever the material.

    How did the Canyon ride in any case?
  • MikeP 10 Apr 2013 14:18:53 1,767 posts
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    It was good. I popped a set of 25mm tyres on, which I prefer for various reasons. I feel they give a more planted feel to the handling.

    Climbing and sprinting it was excellent, really responsive. Also, I have to say that Ultegra is way nicer than 105. The shifting was incredibly precise.

    Didn't get chance to bang a century in on it, but I suspect it would be pretty comfy. The Ultimate SLX is £600 more for an equivalent spec and I'd have to wait until late June to get one.

    Edited by MikeP at 14:21:29 10-04-2013
  • elstoof 10 Apr 2013 16:45:55 6,609 posts
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    I like the look of those Time frames and their woven tubing. Kind of pricey though.
  • urban 10 Apr 2013 20:19:47 10,923 posts
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    I'm still entirely shit at fitting inner tubes on race wheels.
    /finished work 2 hours ago and is just home

    Edited by urban at 20:19:59 10-04-2013
  • Deleted user 10 April 2013 21:37:31
    Going for my first 50 miler in a couple of weeks. Never done that kind of distance before. Any tips?
  • mal 10 Apr 2013 22:05:40 22,334 posts
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    Fig rolls!

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • elstoof 10 Apr 2013 22:06:59 6,609 posts
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    Keep pedalling.
  • pistol 11 Apr 2013 08:22:49 13,019 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    First frame had wonky riveting on the front derailleur clamp. Second one had delaminating carbon fibre at the top of the seat post.

    Really, I was just really, really, unlucky. They've offered a full refund plus free shipping if I select something else from them.

    C'est la vie. Might do a pick and mix selection and build it up myself. Not sure I'm going to go with Carbon Fibre this time.
    Sorry to hear about that. A couple of friends have Canyons and love them to bits. Sounds like you've just been unlucky.
  • gang_of_bitches 11 Apr 2013 08:46:58 5,442 posts
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    lukejones wrote:
    Going for my first 50 miler in a couple of weeks. Never done that kind of distance before. Any tips?
    On your own or in a group? What kind of pace are you expecting?

    You really just need to take steps to conserve and replenish your energy.

    try and have a couple of relaxing days before, certainly don't drink the night before.

    Have a good meal at least an hour before you set off.

    Make sure you have plenty of liquid and bananas/energy bars/whatever to keep you going.

    Try and plan in a halfway break, it'll make the whole ride seem shorter.

    Make sure you're equipped if things go wrong, have a map/sat nav, some money and if possible warmer or cooler clothes as applicable.

    Don't set off like a bat of hell, you can start off feeling invincible only to struggle later on.

    But mostly just enjoy it, won't be long until you take that kind of distance for granted.
  • Deleted user 11 April 2013 11:42:44
    @gang_of_bitches

    There are three of us going, and itís the first time for all of us. Going to be a fairly steady ride with a halfway break at the Ethicurean before doing the last half.

    Iíll be sure to take an extra t-shirt and raincoat in case things go south. Thanks for the tips!
  • gang_of_bitches 11 Apr 2013 11:47:33 5,442 posts
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    lukejones wrote:
    @gang_of_bitches

    There are three of us going, and itís the first time for all of us. Going to be a fairly steady ride with a halfway break at the Ethicurean before doing the last half.

    Iíll be sure to take an extra t-shirt and raincoat in case things go south. Thanks for the tips!
    Cool. Try and share the load of leading, it really does make a difference constantly riding into the wind over a long period.

    If you're a sweaty bugger like me or it's raining t-shirts can get wet and heavy. If you get a chance pick up something with sweat wicking material. I've picked up cheap ones that have been perfectly good for £15 or so and it will be much more comfortable.
  • Deleted user 11 April 2013 13:36:22
    @gang_of_bitches Iíve got a couple of cycling jerseys, Iíll wear one of them on bare skin if the weather is right for it :) otherwise some thin white cotton tees should be alright. I donít sweat too much, but Iíll keep some vaseline handy in case of a rash.
  • Dougs 11 Apr 2013 15:14:33 66,655 posts
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    Does anyone use a Sigma bike comp? Got one for Christmas, only just got round to fitting and using it. It's seriously underestimating my mileage (by about a 3rd), which I'm guessing is either down to the wheel size calculation or the sensor not picking each rotation up. I can't get the sensor and magnet any closer. Any ideas?

    Edit: It's this one - http://www.sigmasport.com/en/produkte/bikecomputer/topline_2009_wireless/bc1909/

    So an old model, hence the price! Wheel size is 700c, tyre 44 and using this website I put in the appropriate wheel size figure...

    Edited by Dougs at 15:18:23 11-04-2013
  • elstoof 11 Apr 2013 15:22:17 6,609 posts
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    Put some sort of makeshift shim under the sensor thus lifting it closer to magnet.
  • dr_swin 11 Apr 2013 15:25:03 4,865 posts
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    I have got my 4th annual 'tour' in 3 weeks. Walney to Whitby this time.
  • Dougs 11 Apr 2013 15:27:22 66,655 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Put some sort of makeshift shim under the sensor thus lifting it closer to magnet.
    It's as close as you can get without it touching during rotation. Could well be that It's dropping out of range with the main comp - although if that was the case, would it register at all?
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