Latest posts by Dustboy

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New Bike Help Needed Please

Posted: Yesterday at 21:06

I keep looking at PX as a TT/spare bike but all the shops say they are crap build even though they look nice (on Sat a shop guy confessed to cracking a PX seat clamp just by tightening it) and this is supposed to be a pro shop.

PX do look the mutts nutts but if it shakes your fillings out and the handling is scary, it's a no. I guess as with anything, test ride it, if it feels right, it probably is. If not, go elsewhere. As far as I am concerned, that goes for test rides too. 30 yards in the service road out back isn't a test ride, I'd want at least ten to twenty miles.

Oh, I use Ultegra. Would settle for 105 on a TT bike quite happily.

Bike lights

Posted: Yesterday at 00:15

Deal Extreme do a great front for about 25 quid. Cree 900 lumens, It annoys people. A few on here have succumbed. Ref rear, I use an Exposure Flare, yeah pricey  and batteries a fiver every two years from the market but  great light

Cheap Turbo vs Rollers

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 11:04

Or is that only when it is worn the wrong way round?

Tyre pressure

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:44

120 for short stuff, 110 for sprint tri, 100 for long distance, maybe 90.

Usually, "that's about right" for training, which is probably closer to 80.

Cheap Turbo vs Rollers

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:41

Does my head in unless it's winter but am I the only one who actually quite likes the fact you can just get on it after work, no lights, pump, tubes, gels, gilet, thicker gloves, overshoes, base layer, headwarmer, bottles, traffic, arseholes, yet another wee before you go, make that another dump, reset the Garmin to night time, etc.

I think I would love one that you can race on a screen and where it actually rolls with you like a video game. especially if you had blades on your shoes to dismember pedestrians and gouge the sides of cars and a machine gun in the stem for stupid pedestrians, not to mention homing missiles for penis helmet wearers. Suppose I should add smart resistance in the turbo wheel, auto incline management, powered freewheel function...............

I've overdone this, haven't I?


Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:36

Good work dudes!

Pirate spotting

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 23:17

Does look a bit like Cat5. Maybe he's going for Gladys' mincing crown?

Kanga is in da house

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:03

Unlucky SP.

Are we meant to be Thorpeing tomorrow then? Might have a fellow colleague to come along. Another one of those Antipodean types.

Kanga is in da house

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:28

I can be around next weekend at some point, not the weekend after.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 12:24

Back on the horse today after a 2 year break with the last club sprint tri of the season. . 750M pool swim, 18K bike and a 4k lumpy run. Got round but my word I am knackered now. Still bouncing off the rev limiter early and nursing a very sore back which is new for me on a sprint distance, which slowed me down on the run early on and hasn't really let up since. I think I might still struggle with an Oly.

However, at FOUR QUID all in including some of the best home made bread pud on the planet, I'll happily bank that and pleased to be back!


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Looks good value at £149.00 
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Is this right? 
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Made me chuckle anyway - maybe a skull & crossbones as well... 
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