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Road Cycling Essentials

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Matutu, 28 Jun 2010.

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  1. PermaChanged

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

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    I was meant to get new wheels when I went to under 200lbs, I got down to 206lbs, bought them then went back up to 212lbs - whoops!

    I know decent spring/summer weather will help me shift my weight down with the extra cycling I'll want to do.
     
  2. topgun06

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Mar 2006

    Posts: 8,984

    Arrrr bummer. Sounds just like my wheels. Am I going to have to be looking for replacements too?? :o
     
  3. olv

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Jan 2005

    Posts: 5,282

    Location: london

    The thought of smashing my face into the ground after a 65kph descent made me wince.
     
  4. uniQ

    Mobster

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    Location: HQ

  5. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,866

    Location: Oxon

    (see below)



    Thanks uniQ for embedding it for me
     
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  6. uniQ

    Mobster

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    ^
     
  7. [Damien]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,341

    Location: Manchester

    Hey Pete, I was just trying to find Nathan on Strava and when I couldn't, tried google (to see if I'd spelt his name wrong). Anyways, he's got an impressive CV... (wikipedia link)
     
  8. Saytan

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    here's a rim i sectioned a while ago

    [​IMG]
     
  9. [Damien]

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Manchester

    Jesus, that looks like it was an accident waiting to happen.
     
  10. uniQ

    Mobster

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    Assos FI Uno S5 or Castelli Aero Bib shorts?

    Similar price depending where you look but seems the Assos ones are the lower end of there product scale and the Castelli's are mid-high on there offerings. Any owners of either?
     
  11. Saytan

    Mobster

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    that's a fairly burly mtb rim as well.
     
  12. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    Location: On the hoods

    Impressive!

    Found this as well:

     
  13. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,119

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    I own both. Castelli.
     
  14. Lead_Head

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,704

    Location: Nottm

    Hello all, long time no post. My GP4000S tyres in 25mm have had a sidewall failure, looks like its split by a few mm, eating through 3 inner tubes in the process.

    Anywhere doing decent bulk buy inner tubes at the mo as I need to restock.
     
  15. chanjy

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

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    I have the Castelli Free Aeros never tried Assos.

    If you go with Castelli... size up or be prepared for a massive wedgie ;)
     
  16. DIABLO

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,490

    Location: N.Devon

    I bought these back along, hav'nt had the need to use one yet though.
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-essential-touring-narrow-inner-tubes-6-pack/
     
  17. SoliD

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,544

    Location: Portsmouth

    Probably very few will have spotted this but Michelin have a competition open to Pro4 buyers where you can win.... 2 more Pro4s....

    http://bike.michelin.co.uk/bonus/pr...n=2446514_BAR14&dm_i=KPJ,1GFQQ,2ZH0SE,4XZ30,1

    On another note, just uploaded my last commutes from yesterday, made it to 59% of the Spring challenge, had set myself a target of 50% so a nice gain on top! Few good challenges for this month on Strava, liking the look of the Castelli one.

    Finally my brown Scott Bib shorts turned up today, pad is a little thinner than expected but a nice fit, interesting colour, going to need to get an orange top to match them I think.
     
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  18. InQ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Oct 2003

    Posts: 1,652

    Location: Preston

    Was considering the Castelli's but got some older S2 pad Assos for £90 inc del from the factory outlet, they turned up today so i havent used them yet.
    Alot of people say the S2 pad is better than the current S5, guess its horses for courses really.

    http://www.assosfactoryoutlet.com/product/10-10-001-10-t-bib-short-pro-s2
     
  19. minty

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  20. [Damien]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Nov 2005

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    Location: Manchester

    To those that were asking about the bike fit I had the other day, here are links to my measurements/findings (link), and an exercise guide to correct my imbalances (link).

    I figured some of it may be useful to anyone thinking of getting one done.
     
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