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Forum: Commuting 04-30-07, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,570
Posted By Hoppy
I caught the bus this morning (7 mile journey)...

I caught the bus this morning (7 mile journey) but I'm cycling back later on, as the bike
was having a service....

Great weather here in Oxford, UK. Not a cloud in the sky. However, I'm stuck in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-30-07, 04:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,432
Posted By Hoppy
I'm running a set of ($200) non-eyeletted wheels...

I'm running a set of ($200) non-eyeletted wheels on my road bike now. I am doing an ongoing 'test' to see how they perform/ endure. I am not a really heavy rider, so I think they'll be fine in the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-26-07, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Hoppy
Hi there, That sounds like quite an...

Hi there,

That sounds like quite an adventure. I was thinking of doing Paris-Brest-Paris this year, but I will
have to do it in 4 years time now, due to preparations. I have cycled from London to...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-29-07, 05:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,755
Posted By Hoppy
Congratulations to you! I am glad you're keeping...

Congratulations to you! I am glad you're keeping the bike.

I am facing similar kinds of decisions with regards to cycling, and time is precious. I'm sure you can
find a way to fit cycling in your...
Forum: Commuting 03-20-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,570
Posted By Hoppy
The 7 mile commute this morning was very blustery...

The 7 mile commute this morning was very blustery with a nasty wind chill, so I had my wind-proof
jacket, gloves and a woolly hat under my helmet on today. It's been snowing since, so I don't know...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-12-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By Hoppy
Yes, it really has been pleasant the last few...

Yes, it really has been pleasant the last few days, and it's set to last this week.
I've commuted all through the winter and the weather and dark evenings were really getting me down!

;)
Forum: Road Cycling 03-12-07, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,824
Posted By Hoppy
My 2006 Trek 1500 came with 10 spd Shimano...

My 2006 Trek 1500 came with 10 spd Shimano Ultegra- including cassette and chain.
I upgraded tyo Bontrager Race wheels.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-12-07, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By Hoppy
I've had this problem myself, with my 2004 Trek...

I've had this problem myself, with my 2004 Trek 1000. I'll check out the brake pads and
brake surfaces on the rims regularly
now. I just assumed it was the aluminium anodising rubbing off.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-10-07, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Hoppy
Even if Lance was riding a stock/ standard...

Even if Lance was riding a stock/ standard issueTrek 1000 SL, he could still have won the Tour de France! With his Dura-Ace pedals and Nike cycle shoes of course.
He'd need to get the mechanics to...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-08-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,757
Posted By Hoppy
I am the proud owner of a super fast December...

I am the proud owner of a super fast December 2004 Trek 1000 SL.

This bike is responsive and reliable- a true joy to ride and a reliable steed.

I have fitted a new chain since new, but have had...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 03-08-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 4,711
Posted By Hoppy
Here in the UK there are cyclists who think...

Here in the UK there are cyclists who think they're above/ beund the law/ rules of governance
of the Highway Code etc.

In Oxford, where I live, so many cyclists ride through red lights, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-08-07, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By Hoppy
Well, I think it looks lovely! Get the mountain...

Well, I think it looks lovely! Get the mountain bike out for a spin as you're off work.

It's been sunny and warm here.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-08-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,609
Posted By Hoppy
[QUOTE=531Aussie]I really don't know what I'm...

[QUOTE=531Aussie]I really don't know what I'm talking about :p, but my guess is that Armstrong would have whooped him on the longer climbs.


Not necessarily true. Big Mig could be climbing at HR...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-06-07, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
Posted By Hoppy
I am not really sure of the technical/...

I am not really sure of the technical/ performance based differences between a compact and traditional frameset.
All I'll say is that I've noticed a big difference in handling and the feel of bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-06-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,798
Posted By Hoppy
African Swifts are European Swifts. They commute...

African Swifts are European Swifts. They commute (migrate) from Africa in April each year
and commute back in late September.

My 2006 Trek 1500 SLR is light enough, but two full bottles, two tyre...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-06-07, 05:26 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,985
Posted By Hoppy
Yeah, I'm always willing to acknowledge fellow...

Yeah, I'm always willing to acknowledge fellow cyclists, regardless of clothing/ kit.

The pseudo-pros can be a snobby bunch on occasions, but I still wave to them, although
they seem to assess...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-02-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Hoppy
Ultegra is the way to go. Virtually alike to Dura...

Ultegra is the way to go. Virtually alike to Dura Ace, but not quite as racy.
Forum: Road Cycling 03-02-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,985
Posted By Hoppy
I guess he might have been slow to react and then...

I guess he might have been slow to react and then he tried to catch up with you to give you a hug....
But did you wait for him? Hell, no.

I always try to wave at other cyclists. However, in...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-02-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Hoppy
Good point. I almost forgot about close ratio...

Good point. I almost forgot about close ratio gearing on a road bikes. A hybrid's gearing will (generally) be less performance based here as well, so it will be less easy for you to maintain a...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-02-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By Hoppy
I think that the performance oriented design and...

I think that the performance oriented design and configuration of a road bike will make a noticeable difference to your riding. You will have less comfort levels, that's for sure, but your pedalling...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-02-07, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Hoppy
They look very stylish. I have some 2006 Ultegra...

They look very stylish. I have some 2006 Ultegra pedals.
btw, Ivan Basso is riding the new Dura Ace pedals this season.
Forum: Commuting 03-02-07, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 703,570
Posted By Hoppy
I had a great commute this morning (60% cycle...

I had a great commute this morning (60% cycle path). Lovely sunny weather for a change.
I passed a fellow commuter who've I've seen all through the winter very morning. I'm glad it's nearly
spring...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-01-07, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Hoppy
Schwalbe City Jet 26x1.5 tyres are the 'bees...

Schwalbe City Jet 26x1.5 tyres are the 'bees knees' for commuting/city riding/ touring on a mountain bike.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 02-28-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 33,618
Posted By Hoppy
THE FLOYD QUESTION:- I really don't know...

THE FLOYD QUESTION:-

I really don't know what the outcome will be. We'll just have to sit it out and
see what happens.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 02-28-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 33,618
Posted By Hoppy
Where, exactly, did you take your history...

Where, exactly, did you take your history lessons???!!!!

:D
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