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Forum: Mountain Biking 07-17-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,866
Posted By Choccy
Would you buy an AL frame with a dent. AL and...

Would you buy an AL frame with a dent. AL and Carbon are quite similar in that they're both quite fragile to an extent. I've got and ridden AL, Ti, Steel, Scandium and Carbon bikes and love them all...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 02-20-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,385
Posted By Choccy
Go into a restaurant and order a steak. Go back a...

Go into a restaurant and order a steak. Go back a day later and ask the manager for the batch number of the steak and where it came from. This will show you how easy or hard it is to trace the meat...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-15-11, 05:09 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 8,056
Posted By Choccy
I always used XTR on my mtb's then thought I'd go...

I always used XTR on my mtb's then thought I'd go for the X.0 drivetrain and will not go back now. The gears do just snap right into place. Just how they should.

Choccy...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-15-11, 02:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,984
Posted By Choccy
Choccy...

Choccy...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-15-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,984
Posted By Choccy
I'm pretty new to road riding but from what...

I'm pretty new to road riding but from what you're saying weight is the most important thing in a set of wheels, is this right.

I could also run those same wheels and tyres you mention with stans...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-15-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,055
Posted By Choccy
What do you mean, things like STI shifters, BB30...

What do you mean, things like STI shifters, BB30 cranks and carbon rims.

It's all market driven but it depends if people take it up that matters. You also will not need new wheels as you can...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,224
Posted By Choccy
A broken leg probably. Or hip maybe otherwise...

A broken leg probably. Or hip maybe otherwise nothing. I've ridden to work with ankle ligament damage and busted ribs.

The only weather I don't like riding in is lightning as my route to work goes...
Forum: Commuting 11-05-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Choccy
It makes winter that little bit nicer........... ...

It makes winter that little bit nicer...........

I used an MTB last year without fenders as I was doing some work on my normal commuter, and it was a horrible experience in the snow and sluch.
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Forum: Winter Cycling 10-20-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Choccy
Got a pair of Schwalbe Ice Spikers coming...

Got a pair of Schwalbe Ice Spikers coming tomorrow. Need something a bit better than the Snow Studs I've used for the last couple of winters. I had one day at the beginning of the year when I...
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-02-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,133,577
Posted By Choccy
Try Ragley Skinny Grips too.

Try Ragley Skinny Grips too.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 02-13-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,345
Posted By Choccy
I don't have this happen but my riding buddy...

I don't have this happen but my riding buddy does. If he drinks Red Bull he starts shaking and going red. He can't drink coffee either. Tes and cider are good for him though.

Choccy...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-10-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By Choccy
This sounds great for me as I attempted a century...

This sounds great for me as I attempted a century on 31 Jan only to have a slip on black ice after 15 miles. Only did 75 miles total. I'm going to try again this weekend. Hopefully it won't snow.
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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-09-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,948
Posted By Choccy
I wanted to do it this year but only managed 75...

I wanted to do it this year but only managed 75 miles on 31 Jan. Came off a couple of times after 15 miles on black ice. Got very bad pains in my legs and hips. Still not back to full fitness.
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Forum: Road Cycling 02-05-10, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Choccy
I just got the TRK to try out before I go for the...

I just got the TRK to try out before I go for the Glider. Luckily I did a search here to find out more and came across your post. Checked on my Thomson that I'd just set up at a guess and it was...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-25-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Choccy
Fox F120 RLC all the way. Can't beat the Fox...

Fox F120 RLC all the way. Can't beat the Fox forks right now.

Choccy...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-27-09, 04:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,711
Posted By Choccy
I've worked that out to be 6-7C which seems...

I've worked that out to be 6-7C which seems pretty warm to be wearing a beanie and neck gaiter. I've started doing what I learnt off this forum and try to wear less at the beginning of autumn/winter...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-22-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,799
Posted By Choccy
I never said Gore made eVent. What I meant was I...

I never said Gore made eVent. What I meant was I have both Gore and eVent jackets as well as windstopper.

I see you know all the details of materials but I prefer real world tests to a controlled...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-19-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,799
Posted By Choccy
Try waterproof mitts over your gloves. Or...

Try waterproof mitts over your gloves. Or windproof mitts. I tried mitts after reading this forum and have not had cold hands since.

Choccy...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-19-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,799
Posted By Choccy
I have the Gore Tool Jersey and it's very warm...

I have the Gore Tool Jersey and it's very warm over a single layer. I use a base layer and a long sleeve jersey under a Gore Gilet down to -2c, then I change to a base layer and the Tool jersey down...
Forum: Winter Cycling 10-09-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,973
Posted By Choccy
I save money away each week for riding gear, and...

I save money away each week for riding gear, and if like you I see something I like I'll buy it whether it's cheap or not. If it works and does what I want it to then it's good value to me.

Like...
Forum: Commuting 10-02-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By Choccy
I'm amazed that it's the first cold morning for...

I'm amazed that it's the first cold morning for so many in the US as it was here in the UK today. 41F 5C here at 05:15 this morning, being the first day I could see my breath in the air.

Looking...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-17-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,913
Posted By Choccy
You mean the same Mel Gibson who hates the...

You mean the same Mel Gibson who hates the English.

Choccy...
Forum: Commuting 07-30-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,437
Posted By Choccy
If you're going to stick to the rules and be...

If you're going to stick to the rules and be safe, then do it all of the time. We all take risks but we are also all accountable for our own mistakes.

Choccy...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-29-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,667
Posted By Choccy
Oh mate I've just googled Santa Cruz Mountains...

Oh mate I've just googled Santa Cruz Mountains and they are great. I'd love to live somewhere like that.

I think hills are one of those things like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.
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Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-29-09, 03:53 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 22,425
Posted By Choccy
Mines about 75 miles too, but not on road all of...

Mines about 75 miles too, but not on road all of the way as it was in a navigator race in the Isle of Wight. Very nasty hills.

I'm hoping to do my first century as soon as my Soma Double Cross DC...
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