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Posted By Lew.

WoW, Rainbow 6 2 (terrorist hunt), LoL and...

WoW, Rainbow 6 2 (terrorist hunt), LoL and Civilization 5 are my favourites at the minute :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 9,202
Posted By Lew.

I personally hope it's lowered significantly...

I personally hope it's lowered significantly (however much teams are adding in weight to their bikes to meet the limit). That way the bikes are safe (same frames, just no weights in BB) and R&D can...
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Views: 57,885
Posted By Lew.

Is the track 'sunken' into the ground or have...

Is the track 'sunken' into the ground or have panels around it?
Our track (outdoor tarmac) is stupidly cold in the center, even when it's quite mild. The cold are sinks (or warmer air rises, if...
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Views: 7,421
Posted By Lew.

You guys do know that the 'saddle holding part'*...

You guys do know that the 'saddle holding part'* of the post is alloy, not carbon?
My Langster Pro slipped once, but after that (when I started tightening it properly), it's been fine. I was too...
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Views: 2,043
Posted By Lew.

Personally, for the track I ride my cleats as far...

Personally, for the track I ride my cleats as far forward as they go, but I wouldn't have them much more further forward. My analogy of how this works is that you run on the balls of your feet...
03-06-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,841
Posted By Lew.

The main purpose for the lid purchase is because...

The main purpose for the lid purchase is because the road lid is coming to the end of it's life and am looking at getting a higher level road helmet for road and track events. It would be a shame to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Lew.

British track sprinters used to do weights and...

British track sprinters used to do weights and then miles on the road bikes (smoothen pedal stroke, efficiency etc.). And they're performance suggests it's an idea worth trying. But that is track...
03-06-14, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,841
Posted By Lew.

XC lid and goggles

Hey, just wandering if anyone here has used a set of goggles (like Oakley's MX series) with a XC helmet (open faced). I'm aware it looks daft, but I've seen some riders using them in enduro events...
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Posted By Lew.

Regarding the x-raying carbon - would the...

Regarding the x-raying carbon - would the fibre/layup/damage really show on an x-ray? (I doubt it, but I've only ever studied x-rays into medical uses, and even that was a low level of education).
...
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Posted By Lew.

I'm quite surprised a mechanic wouldn't of seen...

I'm quite surprised a mechanic wouldn't of seen it...
I understand them not really doing anything with their bikes but riding it though.
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Views: 1,092
Posted By Lew.

May I ask why the Mavic was mounted backwards? ...

May I ask why the Mavic was mounted backwards?
I don't think Hoy would do something like that without reason/it was a mistake (which I doubt).
01-21-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Lew.

Try emailing SRAM or Mojo (though they probably...

Try emailing SRAM or Mojo (though they probably won't be able to send you parts, they will certainly be helpful telling you if you can get them anymore). SRAM has been fantastic with me, emailing...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lew.

For anyone who is in the UK (like myself),...

For anyone who is in the UK (like myself), Manchester runs different types of taster sessions, skills sessions and training nights. I don't know if Newport (Wales) run these type of sessions......
01-08-14, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,776
Posted By Lew.

I haven't read every reply in detail, so I may be...

I haven't read every reply in detail, so I may be repeating someone else... But this is my experience with my Stumpjumper (changed it about two months ago).
I'm 5'9 and had a 17.5" frame. It is way...
12-30-13, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By Lew.

Have you considered that that tiny gain of a...

Have you considered that that tiny gain of a couple of percent matters to the pros, and due to UCI ruling, all equipment must be publicly available (for a popular example, see the olympic track bikes...
12-29-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,858
Posted By Lew.

You need to turn your high-range adjuster screw...

You need to turn your high-range adjuster screw on your derailleur clock wise (tighten).
1. Put your bike in the gear you want to be your biggest.
2. Turn the high-range adjuster screw clockwise...
12-28-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,858
Posted By Lew.

Red face I can't really weigh in on how strictly USAC keep...

I can't really weigh in on how strictly USAC keep their rulings - I race under British Cycling and they're pretty lenient (I spent a season on the track racing with one less tooth on the rear cog...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,845
Posted By Lew.

^I want one.

^I want one.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,845
Posted By Lew.

No we don't... I've never heard that term...

No we don't...
I've never heard that term before. I don't know if you're getting us mixed up with some other imperial-loving country, but it certainly isn't us.
I've heard people call it the...
12-27-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Lew.

Well, given that the fork was considered because...

Well, given that the fork was considered because it was a deal, and that the post says 'economical', I'm inclined to believe it is because equipment costs money, and not everyone has enough money to...
12-27-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Lew.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Shimano+HB-M475+convert+15mm&...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Shimano+HB-M475+convert+15mm&l=1

Wow, the first result has the answer.
12-27-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,201
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Posted By Lew.

Rides like a beauty. My first full susser, the...

Rides like a beauty. My first full susser, the brain system may not work for some, but I love it. Feels solid and confident around the trails and is just like my old hardtail Stumpjumper on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,417
Posted By Lew.

I've gone from classics to 2 Max on my track bike...

I've gone from classics to 2 Max on my track bike (my road bike has always had classics).
The improvement I noticed is that the engagement is much better, much more solid and I know when I'm in or...
12-26-13, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,302
Posted By Lew.

I can't weigh in on the Airborne brand - no...

I can't weigh in on the Airborne brand - no experience with them.

You won't be going wrong with any of those big brands you mentioned in your original post (Giant, Trek, Specialized, Marin). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-13, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,435
Posted By Lew.

I didn't mean to give a 'scare' factor to the...

I didn't mean to give a 'scare' factor to the post. The speed would be comparable to other sessions on the same spin bike, and you could 'manufacture' the number you input to the speed sensor to give...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,435
Posted By Lew.

Cadence/HR/Time would probably give a better...

Cadence/HR/Time would probably give a better indication than distance and speed on the turbo...

By the 'flywheel', is this not a turbo and is a spin bike? I would suggest strongly of not...
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Posted By Lew.

Ribble do things *super* cheap, but I thought...

Ribble do things *super* cheap, but I thought they shipped to the states?
Either way, I posted the link as evidence they exist. If I remember right, Ribble are out of stock at the minute anyway...
12-22-13, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Lew.

Disc pads

I was wandering if anyone has experience with kevlar brake pads?
According to Superstar, their kevlar pads bite better and last longer than their organic or sintered pads.

In theory, I see...
12-22-13, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Lew.

http://i43.tinypic.com/2qt8uw6.jpg My new baby,...

http://i43.tinypic.com/2qt8uw6.jpg
My new baby, only built her up last week and rides like a dream. (First full susser)
The forum appears to have flipped the photo... I can't 'unflip' it on my...
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Posted By Lew.

Miche also made the Pistard wheelset in clincher...

Miche also made the Pistard wheelset in clincher (I had a set on my first track bike). I just searched Wiggle because I knew they stocked them, not anymore it seems...
...
12-17-13, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Lew.

More holes/cutouts = more surface area for...

More holes/cutouts = more surface area for cooling, the greater amount of air that gets to the disc, means more air to cool them.
(Shimano had an 'ice' system where they had an aluminium core for...
12-15-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Lew.

Only twice, but loved it. Planned a trip up to...

Only twice, but loved it. Planned a trip up to Wales (6 hour drive for us). It was snowing but we went as time of work and accomodation had already been sorted. The snow was about a foot deep, but...
12-14-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Lew.

26" wheels still win XC races.

26" wheels still win XC races.
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Posted By Lew.

Does anyone here have first hand experience with...

Does anyone here have first hand experience with the Sphynx (sp?) bars?
The majority of people at my local track use the Sphynx position with normal drop bars, yet the only guy who rides them...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,305
Posted By Lew.

Last years Sora was STI (no thumb shifter). Mine...

Last years Sora was STI (no thumb shifter). Mine work ok, certainly less 'clunky' than my clubmates 105 levers, although the 'throw' on the 105 is much nicer (shorter).

Nothing wrong with a...
12-04-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By Lew.

A lot. I'm going to guess a lot more stress than...

A lot. I'm going to guess a lot more stress than most people can throw at it.
My five year old StumpJumper has been mine for two years, and in those two years it has been raced in XC and DH (yes, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,558
Posted By Lew.

I have used both my track and road bike on the...

I have used both my track and road bike on the turbo, but it doesn't clamp the resistance unit to the wheel, the weight of the rider/bike is all that loads the rear wheel. And considering the force...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Lew.

At first, it's best to just get out and ride. ...

At first, it's best to just get out and ride.

Average speed doesn't show anything to random people on the internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-13, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By Lew.

So the point of the thread was to advertise...

So the point of the thread was to advertise second hand Specialized bikes on eBay?..

And OP - the Allez and Secteur is really all Specialized offer at that price point, unless you start looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By Lew.

What's your point?

What's your point?
11-05-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Lew.

^ Front hubs are incredibly simple to service,...

^ Front hubs are incredibly simple to service, rear hubs are pretty similar too.
Especially Shimano hubs (or other cup/cone hubs) are simple with a few Google/YouTube searches.
Cartridge bearings...
11-04-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Lew.

Any riding is better than no riding. MTB will...

Any riding is better than no riding. MTB will certainly help with strength and control. Bike control is often overlooked by roadies - it gives a huge advantage if you are able to control the bike...
11-03-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By Lew.

'That' part of the year

It's that part of the year where riders are either resting from their seasons racing or building a base consisting of longer, lower effort miles to build cardiovascular endurance end efficiency. But...
11-03-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Lew.

Carbon Forks?

No - not carbon suspension forks.
I'm considering some rigid forks (like WhiteBrothers forks) to replace my Marzocchi Bombers (which were awesome forks, so much smoother than my (this years) Fox...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,696
Posted By Lew.

Some rim/tyre combos can lead to being incredibly...

Some rim/tyre combos can lead to being incredibly difficult to fit - not every company measures from the same place, use different machines etc.
If the tyre is new - have you stretched it? (Put it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-13, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,084
Posted By Lew.

Wow -I've been searching and didn't even know...

Wow -I've been searching and didn't even know things like that existed - will definitely look into it. Thought I'm not sure if they ship into the UK, I now know what I'm looking for. Greatly...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,687
Posted By Lew.

Thanks guys... Seems like I was thinking inside...

Thanks guys... Seems like I was thinking inside the box a little too much (my thought was, also, that what happens inbetween the pedals and tyre was irrelevant other than gear inches). A lot of ideas...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,687
Posted By Lew.

One thing I maybe should have clarified - the...

One thing I maybe should have clarified - the article seems to suggest that the chainring size is a determining factor, even if the cog makes the gear practically the same.
As the poster (thanks...
Replies: 38
Views: 1,687
Posted By Lew.

Gearing Question

Right - I would say I have quite a good knowledge of physics - arguably a big factor into why cycling is my sport of choice. But this is something I can't comprehend.
But I recently read an article...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-13, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,084
Posted By Lew.

Are they some type of a pulley system?! That's...

Are they some type of a pulley system?! That's awesome - cool factor is through the roof. (Unintended bad pun...)
Could you give some more info on them - I'm moving house soon and have plans for one...
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