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Shoes shoes

Posted: Yesterday at 17:28

Listen to Seren. 





She has a lot of experience! 

Pirate spotting

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:46

 And another... 

Pirate spotting

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:44

Another from the NBC coverage... 

Climb the World

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 09:51

Cougie - Yeah you've got it wonky. The cumulative height determines where you are, and only indirectly the height of the country you're in. 1000m doesn't put you in the country with a 1000m highest peak.


I really didn't think this was too hard a concept... 

Pirate spotting

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:21

Ladies and Gentlemen, arguably the easiest game of "Where's Wally?" you've ever played.


Staying in a Hotel for a Race or Camping

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 13:33

Big tin of rice pud and a nana. Don't forget the tin opener. 

The Transcontinental no3.

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 12:10

OC why don't you do it on a BMX? 

Christmas Social south wales and west

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:57
M..o.use wrote (see)

Or we could do an all night bender somewhere???

Didn't know Gladys was even going?!

Climb the World

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:31

Is anyone else a bit confused and scared by the concept of Cum Height?! 

Numpty IM Bike Thread

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 11:35

It is worth having the tools. Bike shops sell a range for different budgets and you can't really go wrong if you buy from there.

Two main types: ratcheting and beam. The ratcheting type will allow you to tighten the fastener to the chosen setting and then "click", at which point the wrench will stop torquing the fastener and rotate a bit. These are more common.

The other type (and my preferred type though less common) is the beam type. This will have two metal beams coming from the head of the wrench rather than one - one has the handle and a gauge plate, and the other has an arrow or indicator which lines up with the gauge. This type won't release at a given setting - you don't need to set it - you just apply force gently and increase until the tool is bending such that the value on the gauge is correct. Really simple, easy to see what you're doing, and you don't have to worry about checking you set the wrench up correctly. Park Tools sell one for smaller fasteners (TW-1) and one for a higher range of torques (TW-2). You'll want the TW-1.

Another tip is to make sure you get some carbon fibre assembly paste. This isn't like normal grease, but will increase the friction between the mating surfaces - this ensures the part stay tight together without needing excessive force which would crack a carbon fibre component. Multiple brands are available, I use this: 

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On my doorstep. 
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Road Bike Party 2

Just as good as the first! 
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Cheap T-Shirts

RideLondon stuff for a quid. 
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...well someone had to. 
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All welcome! 
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Cheap Lidl Stuff

On sale again from 29th 
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Neck stretches

...tight neck after biking? 
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Really cheap aero bars

On sale... 
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...just announced... 
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Advice needed... 
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Coast to Coast a day?! 
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Anyone here ride them? 
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Cheap Rubber!

Wetsuits not gimpsuits. 
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