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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,646
Posted By mingsta

Er yeah, so why rush home to post this unfunny...

Er yeah, so why rush home to post this unfunny drivel? LOSER.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,354
Posted By mingsta

No idea, something above 30 but definitely below...

No idea, something above 30 but definitely below 40. I sprint so infrequently that if I tried it, I'd probably give myself a hernia. Thats if I didn't knee my drops fall off first.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,205
Posted By mingsta

Ah, you must be the forum expert then. :p I...

Ah, you must be the forum expert then. :p

I take it that you work in a bikeshop and am speaking from experience from riding 100's of bikes, or are you just as much of a "read it somewhere, so it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,384
Posted By mingsta

6.8 using the impedence method, I think it was...

6.8 using the impedence method, I think it was one of the better machines of that type. On some other's its come at a rather uncreditable 5%, I'm lean but that THAT lean.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,417
Posted By mingsta

Buy a chain wear tool, chain tool and learn how...

Buy a chain wear tool, chain tool and learn how to measure wear and replace your own chains. That way you can change it as and when it wears, which may be considerably longer than the 1500 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-06, 03:11 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,354
Posted By mingsta

LOL! I was just about to press the red button,...

LOL! I was just about to press the red button, then I saw the bit at the bottom.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-06, 05:09 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,952
Posted By mingsta

The law of diminishing returns in practise here....

The law of diminishing returns in practise here. The 400watts thread of last year was a classic, but you're never going to top that one with lame sheet like this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-06, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By mingsta

I'm afraid I couldn't name that bit, it was all...

I'm afraid I couldn't name that bit, it was all new to me. It was one of the ascents up to the vercors plateau. What did you think of the French cuisine? Very tasty but distinctly lacking in carbs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By mingsta

I was in Vercors last month!!! Went with...

I was in Vercors last month!!! Went with gastrobiking.com who were absolutely brilliant!!!

Here's some pics of some of the Marmotte route (galibier and alpe d'huez) and a bit of vercors, I'm the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-06, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By mingsta

I like the orange one. I have a semi compact...

I like the orange one.

I have a semi compact frame, but I love the look of those frames where the top tube slopes down a bit towards the head tube. The guide on a recent holiday and an oldish...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-06, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By mingsta

Thats good. I'd hate to see my Seven upstaged by...

Thats good. I'd hate to see my Seven upstaged by new fangled Ti bikes costing 1/4 of the price!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-06, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,619
Posted By mingsta

That front end is fugly, with the toilet roll...

That front end is fugly, with the toilet roll head tube and chunky stem. Yuck.

I'm sure it rides great though, which is the main thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-06, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,600
Posted By mingsta

Get it changed dude. 57 sounds too big. I'm just...

Get it changed dude. 57 sounds too big. I'm just a shade inder 5'8 with a 31 inch inseam and ride a 52cm with 53.5cm top tube. Did they recommend the 57 to you or was it a case of trying to fit a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-06, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By mingsta

Sign up for some cyclosportifs or cycling...

Sign up for some cyclosportifs or cycling holidays. Nothing like the thought or riding an Etape or Marmotte with insufficient training to get you out on the bike!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-06, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,271
Posted By mingsta

Awesome bike for the money - enjoy!

Awesome bike for the money - enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-06, 01:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By mingsta

Boonen's a belgian so wouldn't his website be in...

Boonen's a belgian so wouldn't his website be in flemish or french?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,905
Posted By mingsta

Bit of a rubbish pic, but here's mine White...

Bit of a rubbish pic, but here's mine

White Industries LTA hubs, 32R, 28F
Velocity Aerohead Rims
DT Swiss Spokes

Top quality build from John Kovacchi, 2000 miles across potholed surrey roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 01:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,120
Posted By mingsta

I've made sure I have lots of options - -...

I've made sure I have lots of options -

- if I'm working in the city then I can ride in
- if I'm working in the country, then I chuck the bike in the car and ride on my lunch break or after work...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-06, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,878
Posted By mingsta

I'm not sure thats such a crazy idea!!! ...

I'm not sure thats such a crazy idea!!!

Unless you have deep pockets, why not ride a decent but inexpensive bike in crits (e.g. spesh allez with wheel upgrade) and then save your nice bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By mingsta

Is that the nanotech one or the regular green and...

Is that the nanotech one or the regular green and yellow phonak model? Wow!

I've heard that the BMC is very very stiff and quite an uncompromising ride. Give it an 80 miler and see if your butt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,816
Posted By mingsta

Don't feel too bad, its part of the sport, though...

Don't feel too bad, its part of the sport, though its generally good form to aim for the ground.

I was on a group ride with the local road club and the guy in front blew one off, although he was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-06, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By mingsta

Why would anyone need to pigeon hole themselves...

Why would anyone need to pigeon hole themselves like that? One person's serious mileage is another's recreational and vice versa.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-06, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By mingsta

The funny thing is, I'd happily ride a 1kg CF...

The funny thing is, I'd happily ride a 1kg CF frame such as the BMC or Specialized Tarmac SL, maybe I'm buying the marketing hype but I feel that many of these CF frames are light but without...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-06, 01:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,427
Posted By mingsta

They say that a pie is for eating out, whilst a...

They say that a pie is for eating out, whilst a cake eats in.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mingsta

Actually, I was just kidding. What you say has...

Actually, I was just kidding. What you say has pretty much been put in to practise by the advent of compact sizing, where many road bikes used to be manufactured in 1cm to 2cm size increments,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-06, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By mingsta

You should sell this idea to the big players,...

You should sell this idea to the big players, they'd save a fortune in manufacturing from making one-size-fits all bikes. The wider cycling community may not thank you for you "innovation" though :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By mingsta

Good luck. Remember that with your fitness you...

Good luck. Remember that with your fitness you can cover practically any distance so long as you take it slowly and eat a gel/bar every hour or so.

Get a good nights sleep and embrace the pain!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By mingsta

The Arc's are and excellent fit and the one to go...

The Arc's are and excellent fit and the one to go for if you spend any kind of time on the drops. As Mr Fierte states, you get complete coverage even when in a very low position. I got a set in order...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 08:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,902
Posted By mingsta

Not a good example. From what I've seen, their...

Not a good example. From what I've seen, their headshox are rubbish. My MTB riding buddy has two cannondales with headshox and they're both non operational 60% of the time. It has cost him a fortune...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-06, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By mingsta

If you need more than 3-4cm spacers then you've...

If you need more than 3-4cm spacers then you've bought the wrong bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-06, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By mingsta

That question is very hard to answer. So much...

That question is very hard to answer. So much depends on how good your fitter is, what your current position is like and whether there's any scope to improve it. All I'd say is that there is no such...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,162
Posted By mingsta

Personally I think you should all thank the OP....

Personally I think you should all thank the OP. He's given you all a good excuse to post more vanity pics of your pimp rides (this time with saddle bag attatched)!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-06, 04:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,047
Posted By mingsta

Maybe, maybe not. Depends on what underwear, I...

Maybe, maybe not. Depends on what underwear, I should think. Course cotton with a big fat seam along the crotch is gonna do bad things down there! Can't imagine that a thong would be much fun to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,162
Posted By mingsta

For a big ride this is what I like to take: ...

For a big ride this is what I like to take:

Phone, cash, credit card
Levers, Pump, Tube
Multi Tool
Food/Gels
2 x 750cc waterbottles with PSP20
And arm warmers or packable shell if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 02:39 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By mingsta

Ooooh! Me! Me! Doing a week in vercors,...

Ooooh! Me! Me!

Doing a week in vercors, about an hours drive from Alpe D'Huez. We're going to mainly ride around vercors national park which looks good enough. But on one day we're going to get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 01:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,163
Posted By mingsta

I'm suprised he managed to find a way round your...

I'm suprised he managed to find a way round your big ego! Just kidding!!! :p

No matter how much you've trained or how strong you are, there's always someone stronger. I'm comfortable with that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 01:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,903
Posted By mingsta

Yer wallet? :D

Yer wallet? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 07:09 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,162
Posted By mingsta

And your first name is....Fred?

And your first name is....Fred?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 04:48 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,903
Posted By mingsta

That last bit is really quite laughable. Petty...

That last bit is really quite laughable. Petty even. But what would they know, you're the fitting expert :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 02:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,903
Posted By mingsta

The laser thingie is to help them measure your...

The laser thingie is to help them measure your knee movement as they adjust cleat position, add/remove LeWedges.



Which is exactly what the Serotta guys are...experienced LBS guys using...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,966
Posted By mingsta

Well I'm with ya. I do a metric "century"...

Well I'm with ya.

I do a metric "century" every weekend, but would never call it such. 100 miles is a far more worthy distance all the more meaningful if there's 2500m climbing thrown in.

You...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By mingsta

The Roubaix is a very nice bike but the facts are...

The Roubaix is a very nice bike but the facts are a little different than Grasschopper states. The Roubaix Comp frame weighs 1210 grams compared to the Synapse's 1080, and the Specialized fork...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By mingsta

Grasschopper are you going for the forum record...

Grasschopper are you going for the forum record or summat? How many times have we seen that photo :p ?!? (nice ride though) .
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By mingsta

Can we swap lives? When I was a teenager my dream...

Can we swap lives? When I was a teenager my dream was to be a session bassist...now I'm an IT consultant! I can't think of anything better than to play bass for a living and ride a bike for fun,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,903
Posted By mingsta

Similar experience here. I was in the market for...

Similar experience here. I was in the market for a new bike last summer, never thought I could afford a Seven. I went to CycleFit (Serotta's UK distributors) for a bike fitting, my idea was to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By mingsta

I'm speaking from personal experience here, as...

I'm speaking from personal experience here, as someone who couldn't ride on the drops for more than a couple of minutes this time last year, but who can now spend long periods of time on the drops...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-06, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By mingsta

Don't want to stir up another Trek debate, but I...

Don't want to stir up another Trek debate, but I don't understand the reasoning for sticking with Trek. Things have changed alot in the past 20 years, so it seems a little strange to stick to one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-06, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,753
Posted By mingsta

Again, not flash, but probably the most expensive...

Again, not flash, but probably the most expensive and best performing shoes out there:

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=3893
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-06, 12:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,903
Posted By mingsta

So you've "ridden some" custom frames, but these...

So you've "ridden some" custom frames, but these custom frames weren't custom built for YOU, right? In which case you haven't ridden a custom frame in the true sense of the word and your opinion is...
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