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Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-14, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By FitzM

I'm lucky to have a couple of Boardman primary...

I'm lucky to have a couple of Boardman primary bikes. The donor bike for my new winter bike is also a great bike (Cervelo Soloist aluminium), too good to be used as a winter bike. As Jiggle...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By FitzM

Thx BoSoxYacht, that's definitely the sensible...

Thx BoSoxYacht, that's definitely the sensible decision, I just hope I see sense :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By FitzM

Winter Bike with older Ultegra 6700 or new 105 5800?

I'm near to buying a Kinesis race light 4S frameset. If I want to keep the cost down I could remove the Ultegra 6700 from an existing rarely used bike, but part of me wants to buy the new 105 5800...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By FitzM

$2,800 1,800

$2,800
1,800
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By FitzM

Whoops :oops:

Whoops :oops:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By FitzM

Only asking about frames as my wheels are sorted ...

Only asking about frames as my wheels are sorted

IRD Cadence Road front 24h and VSR rear 28h rims, black.
PMP Pro Road hubs, Shimano
Sapim CX-Rays black with Polyax nipples.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By FitzM

Without doubt it's mainly the motor and mine's...

Without doubt it's mainly the motor and mine's past it's best but I also don't doubt some bikes are faster than others.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By FitzM

Quality, comfort, speed, reputation for starters....

Quality, comfort, speed, reputation for starters.

Plus I currently ride a 2006 Cervelo Soloist Team so it would need to be impressive.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By FitzM

for is the a better frame than the Cevelo R3

I've got some money burning a hole in my pocket and the Cervelo R3 is likely to be my purchase. But before I part with my money can anyone else suggest a better alternative?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,919
Posted By FitzM

Nope, I'm not sure, it's self diagnosis. It's...

Nope, I'm not sure, it's self diagnosis. It's not a pain, more of a strain (feels stiff) and doesn't seem to impact on my riding. I feel it the day(s) after a long ride particularly if I've been up...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-10, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,919
Posted By FitzM

Lateral collateral ligament

Seems like I've a minor strain of my lateral collateral ligament. :(

Can anyone recommend a specific post ride stretching exercise to help?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By FitzM

Just the one leg? :D

Just the one leg? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-10, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By FitzM

Common fibular nerve

Yesterday I completed only my second century my first was 4 weeks ago. This morning and the morning after the previous century I woke up with discomfort behind my right knee. I'm no physician so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-10, 01:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,104
Posted By FitzM

Canon, Are you sure it's a 1987? I have a Klein...

Canon, Are you sure it's a 1987? I have a Klein Quantum it's a 2000 and I'm not sure the model became available until the early/mid 1990s.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By FitzM

Video podcasts

The Cervelo video podcast are IMHO excellent and not just because I ride one. Anyone wanna recommend some others?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By FitzM

2000 Klein Quantum. Clearance looks sufficient...

2000 Klein Quantum. Clearance looks sufficient for 28mm Ta
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By FitzM

Road bike & canal towpath

There's a charity bike ride coming up that I'd like to do, part road part canal towpath. Obviously my road bike is perfect for the road section but my skinny/slick tyres aren't suited to the canal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By FitzM

dough1967, I've been getting a numb left had on...

dough1967, I've been getting a numb left had on my new bike. This week I went for a proper bike fit and was advised that my bars are too wide. I'm riding 42cm and need 38cm.

Have ordered my 38cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-10, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By FitzM

Ergosum team carbon handlebar

Sadly mine are too big :(

LBS advised me to get 42cm but have been getting a numb hand. This week I had a proper fit at another LBS and was told 42cm are too big and 40cm would be better but 38...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,985
Posted By FitzM

I finished last summer on my Klein Quantum...

I finished last summer on my Klein Quantum running 105 and Rolf Vector wheels I averaged a little over 17mph.

Expected a big improvement after a winter of spinning classes I started this summer on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By FitzM

thx Farby

thx Farby
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By FitzM

Hi Kindablue. Yeh I looked at CC and have been...

Hi Kindablue. Yeh I looked at CC and have been lucky to buy a jersey from them in the past. But when I looked at their sizing they suggested a Small was 25-28" waist and I thought surely men's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By FitzM

Mellow Johnny's Giordana bib shorts sizing

I'm considering buying a pair of Mellow Johnny's Black Shorts by Giordana. But there is no sizing on the site and although I've emailed Mellow Johnny's I've not had a response :notamused:

Should...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,546
Posted By FitzM

IMHO 90%+ the rider Last summer I got back...

IMHO 90%+ the rider

Last summer I got back on my bike (2000 Klein Quantum) after some 4 maybe 5 yrs without riding. While I only rode about 500 miles (average mph was about 17.5) over the summer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By FitzM

Cadence sensor

I've been using my Garmin 305 Edge since last summer but I've never fitted the Cadence device that came with it.

Should I add it and what are the benefits?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By FitzM

Cheers guys will look to get a new O ring. ...

Cheers guys will look to get a new O ring.

And thx urbanknight on the psi advice
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By FitzM

Pump/Pressure gauge

Yesterday I attempted to pump up my tyres using my 10yr old JoeBlow Sport, when I got to a little over 100psi the hose head flew off. I'm assuming it's because the tyre had reached it maximum psi? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-10, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By FitzM

HRM for a Garmin 305 Edge

I've got a Garmin 305 Edge. Has anyone separately bought a HRM to pair with their Garmin 305 Edge? If yes, where did you buy the HRM?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,032
Posted By FitzM

Mine's just like Dio's :D ...

Mine's just like Dio's :D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4530545069_5e36c8726a_o.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By FitzM

Good choice Johnny, I've had my Klein Quantum...

Good choice Johnny, I've had my Klein Quantum since 2001. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45230391@N06/4530545069/sizes/o/in/set-72157623881028002/

Last month I invested in a new Cervelo Soloist (a...
04-18-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By FitzM

Thx Jonathan, great reply and particular thanks...

Thx Jonathan, great reply and particular thanks for the Bikepedia link. As I managed to find my model; I have this Quantum a model down from the Quantum Pro. Mines still a great bike though...
04-17-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By FitzM

Remove, clean and replace crankset

Bought a small box of tools but I'm a complete amateur when it comes to spannering :D

Washed my bike for the first time in years today and it's come up grand. However, I recall towards the end of...
04-08-10, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By FitzM

Best GPS application for a Mac

Hi I've got a Garmin 305. While the device is great the application is at best OK. Can you recommend a good application that will work on my Mac or online?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-10, 04:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By FitzM

LBS building my Soloist this week

My (new/unused) Anodised Black Soloist is being built by my LBS this week. Components include

Ultergra SL

Hand built wheels by Derek the Wheelsmith
IRD cadence road front 24h and rear 28h...
02-16-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By FitzM

High5 and the like: Are these worth taking?

I ordered a carbon bottle cage and along with it arrived a water bottle a number of sample High5 sachets. To date I have never drank anything other than water when riding and water when I finish a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By FitzM

I find some pre and post ride stretching helps. ...

I find some pre and post ride stretching helps.

http://www.bikeradar.com/fitness/article/health-protect-your-back-24568
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By FitzM

About 8yrs back I had 3 bottle of Champagne over...

About 8yrs back I had 3 bottle of Champagne over the course of a Saturday evening, done my 40mile route the following day and felt fine but on Monday, I barely had the energy to speak.... it was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-09, 05:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,826
Posted By FitzM

Hollow, You've raised an question that has been...

Hollow, You've raised an question that has been crossing my mind of late. Next year I'm gonna do my first triathlon (400m, 23k, 5k) along with some colleagues. One colleague is both a good runner...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-09, 07:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By FitzM

Thx www.salden.dl

www.Salden.nl are my new best friends.

Ordered my Ultegra SL last Sunday and it arrived today. Price including shipping 418 :)

I will definitely shop there again
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,777
Posted By FitzM

I've had my Klein Quantum since 2001 and I shall...

I've had my Klein Quantum since 2001 and I shall keep it. But last month I decided that it was time for a new bike and I was invited down the carbon road. But I couldn't do it and went aluminium...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,777
Posted By FitzM

Mine is Purple Haze it can look green through...

Mine is Purple Haze it can look green through gold from certain angles.

Rolf were absorbed by Trek but a new Rolf Prima has emerged from the ashes http://www.rolfprima.com/ . I was in email...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,777
Posted By FitzM

Hope url now works. As for folks mine are...

Hope url now works.
As for folks mine are carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-09, 03:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,777
Posted By FitzM

Midwest Ullrich, I have a 2001 Klein Quantum with...

Midwest Ullrich, I have a 2001 Klein Quantum with Shimano 105 and Rolf Vector wheels, it is beautiful. As everyone says it's a fantastic bike stiff but not harsh with a stunning paint job. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-09, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By FitzM

WalksOn2Wheels, I started spinning last month and...

WalksOn2Wheels, I started spinning last month and I too struggled in my first class on the standing, I had too sit back in the saddle b4 the exercise finished :-( But in knew what to expect in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By FitzM

Which hubs - PMP or DT Swiss?

Rims are going to be Cadence Road and spokes CX-Ray?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By FitzM

IRD Cadence

I've spoken to Derek the wheelbuilder and have chosen my hubs, spokes and rims but just want some views from those that might be running IRD Cadence Aero 30mm.

Are they suited to training and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By FitzM

Thx KluBWhy, will do.

Thx KluBWhy, will do.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By FitzM

Is it possible to delete a thread?

Sorry guys I'm a baffoon.

I posted a thread on a couple of forums and somehow managed to post it here twice!!

Then I hoped to remove/delete it but there's no facility so I tried to amend it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By FitzM

Sorry guys I'm a baffoon. I posted the...

Sorry guys I'm a baffoon.

I posted the original thread on a couple of forums and somehow managed to post it here twice!! Then I hoped to remove/delete it but there's no facility so I tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By FitzM

Contacts for Custom wheels

Can I have some contact details for some custom wheel builders, preferably in the UK. Ta
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