Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Matutu, 28 Jun 2010.
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So I had no idea that crankset spindle sizes varied between external bottom brackets. Which means the cheap Ultegra BB I bought a few weeks ago is no use with my FSA chainset, should have guessed, sounds stupid now I typed it how do you tell which external british thread BBs are compatible with which chainsets, Shimano, FSA, SRAM etc?
Ooh, what did you go for?
Wasn't painful really. I'm still recovering however.
I don't really know how I ended up in this mess, but essentially I flat out hit the back of a parked Focus S-Max with a stubby spoiler on the roofline which shattered my nose and split it open along with my top lip. My lips were pulled from gums too. Needless to say, I was covered in blood and in hospital for 4 days.
I think I tucked in to allow a car to pass and then didn't look forward in time to move back out before hitting the car. It's very strange as I've been riding past parked cars for years and years. I would have passed 3/4 other parked cars on the same stretch, well I know I did, and normally I never tuck back in. Especially on a wide ride such as this. I did 0 damage to the bike or the car too. Just my face. I was treated by a skin cancer specialist so my scars may be insignificant in 6 months time but I certainly look like I've been in the wars!
Still, won't keep me down. I have a crazy notion of attempting to do all the Ride 100 rides next year
Edit for quick pic:
Still very much healing, can see the end of my nose has been re-attached pretty much. Can just about breath through one nostril still. My top lip and inner nose are still very swollen.
saw someone RLJ a fairly large junction with a toddler in a child seat on the back today. Words fail me.
No price tag, which can mean only one thing; if you have to ask, you can't afford it.
It is very pretty, but you could have something custom for the same or less. Especially as it's CoMo.
It's probably not even the right size for me anyway, it's just the first retro bike that's caught my eye. As you say, it's very pretty, but I think the Aquilo will be faster, and much easier to change gear on
Specialized Shiv Expert 13' model with some hefty discount as the 14' models come out The 13' is a superior bike though, dura ace instead of mostly ultegra on the newen, the only other difference on the new being a sitero saddle, the frame and wheels are the same.
glad your on the mend mate
Thinking about buying some sort of protein bar/drink for when I get home after I've been out on the bike all day is it worth me getting anything?
I don't get a lot of protein, so I'm wondering if this would help
Is the Velocity A23 double eyeletted? I'm looking for strength.
The wheels are £529, possibly +£20 for black spokes.
Cheers mate. Anyone can ride the 'bunch training ride' as guys come from loudon RC, icharus, VC south etc just pay the £2 and away you go. Last nights was the last one this year though
The groups were three and a half minutes apart, we caught the slower group leaving Muirkirk and got caught off the scratch group not long after.
EKRC Don't really organise TTs as such. A few of the clubs put on WOSCA races over the last few months and StChristophers have the Auldhouse TT every Tuesday night. Same again anyone can go and just pay the £1 or £2 and away you go.
Sweet! Look forward to seeing the pics, sounds nice. Are you going to have a bike fit on it?
The supplements thread in SA is probably your best bet, but a supplement is just that, you should focus on sorting your basic diet first. Not hard to add a bit of extra protein with some eggs for breakfast or having dinners based around a decent portion of chicken/pork/turkey/steak.
Endurance exercise generally doesn't create a big demand for extra protein though and most people will get enough in their diets as it is.
Apparently having a chocolate Nesquik does the same as a proper 'recovery drink' that you pay through the nose for
edit: other flavours available
I guess it's a "Shiv TT" rather than a "Shiv"?
The TT is the UCI legal version and the other is the triathlon version with the massive downtube that has a water reservoir inside.
Either way, get some pictures up.
I just finished a ride, and got my highest ranking yet on a KOM segment I was going for. I shaved 3 seconds off my time to do it in 35s and get joint 6th
I was also thinking about when I go out an do some hard training, not just a normal ride
Shame I don't have time to do eggs for breakfast before I work, I leave the house at 5:30 and that's not even cycling to work!
If im going to get better, I have to sort my eating/diet out, although im generally healthy, have a high metabolism, so I don't get fat at all
now that im into road cycling so much, I intended to just do it for fun etc but now I see I need to improve so that I can do 100 miles, and manage that steep hill,. I need to sort my dieting out...
It's the NON-UCI, triathlon version Shiv Expert. Getting a bike fit tomorrow as well as picking it up! Pictures of course
Yeah, can't expect you to get up any earlier than you already do! What's your diet like generally?
One thing I remember is not to confuse lack of fitness with lack of food. Even if your diet is spot on you will still take time to recover from long rides until your body adapts to the workload.
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