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Forum: Commuting
09-20-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 9,865
Posted By Welshboy

I've not posted for a while but I've kept up the...

I've not posted for a while but I've kept up the commuting on my three-day week all through a glorious summer in the UK and I think I need to go back to the winter to remember the last time I used...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 9,865
Posted By Welshboy

Good weather in the UK so the fenders came off my...

Good weather in the UK so the fenders came off my CAADX. Not related to commuting but I'm fortunate to work outdoors in an area right next to a natural meadow that's absolutely teeming with life and...
05-22-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By Welshboy

It is lovely and loud! Columbus Max is my...

It is lovely and loud! Columbus Max is my all-time favourite tubeset. I had two custom made for me back in the day (late 90's) and both had lugged BB shells.
04-19-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By Welshboy

Back in the late 90's, I stacked big time in...

Back in the late 90's, I stacked big time in Mallorca whilst descending on hairpin bends and my (then new) road bike* flew through the trees until it hit one leaving a tidy dent in the top tube. Back...
04-14-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,903
Posted By Welshboy

I'm loving the racing this Spring and especially...

I'm loving the racing this Spring and especially these one-day races. Ineos played a blinder today and, although I wanted a Brit to win, Magnus Sheffield looked super strong and has a great future.
04-12-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,789
Posted By Welshboy

One from just last week. Changing a crankset from...

One from just last week. Changing a crankset from 46/36 to 50/34 (Shimano Hollowtech) and the new drive side crank just met a bit of resistance when pushing it through so I reached for the rubber...
04-01-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 73,804
Posted By Welshboy

I bought my wife a nice 16-speed hybrid bike and...

I bought my wife a nice 16-speed hybrid bike and rode it home. About 8 years later I rode it back to the same bike shop to trade it in. In those two short rides I probably did more miles than she...
03-28-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By Welshboy

It sure was a great finale.

It sure was a great finale.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,885
Posted By Welshboy

Back up to 7 today by nabbing a 2018 Giant...

Back up to 7 today by nabbing a 2018 Giant Contend 2 in almost as new condition for £250 ($329) - looking at the wheel rims I really don't think it's been used although I did need to replace the rear...
03-11-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Welshboy

Absolutely fine for me on a desktop.

Absolutely fine for me on a desktop.
03-10-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 29,441
Posted By Welshboy

Great stage win in Paris-Nice today and his first...

Great stage win in Paris-Nice today and his first win in a World Tour event. Clearly, the first of many!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,161,161
Posted By Welshboy

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51928609951_21...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51928609951_210d0d854d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2n7KGze)

My 2012 CAADX 6.

I've had this for about 16 months now but as soon as I bought it I stripped it...
03-05-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,036
Posted By Welshboy

I like stripping down bikes and building bikes...

I like stripping down bikes and building bikes from frames and components I've bought or have in the spares box but I must admit to the odd moment of stupidity. I've cut down a steerer tube in...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 9,865
Posted By Welshboy

My working week started on Sunday with a 'car...

My working week started on Sunday with a 'car day' as the wet and windy weather was still battering the UK with some localised flooding. On Monday 'Storm Franklin' came to town but we only had the...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 9,865
Posted By Welshboy

A five-day week for me finished today but,...

A five-day week for me finished today but, annoyingly, I had to use the car twice as my commuter with fenders broke. I would have got absolutely soaked without fenders on one of the days and, after...
12-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,678
Posted By Welshboy

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50521239117_88...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50521239117_8810298eff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jYoyfR)[/url][url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/77882648@N02/] (https://flic.kr/p/2jYoyfR)

This was 'Ruby...
09-11-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,659
Posted By Welshboy

Clever that. Thanks for posting!

Clever that. Thanks for posting!
08-06-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,161
Posted By Welshboy

To me, semi-retirement is a stepping stone...

To me, semi-retirement is a stepping stone between full-time employment and full retirement.
08-05-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,161
Posted By Welshboy

I've been semi-retired for nearly 3 years now (at...

I've been semi-retired for nearly 3 years now (at age 57) and couldn't be happier. I'm still working 31.5 hours per week but it's only over 3 days and it really suits me - especially as I commute on...
Replies: 82
Views: 10,162
Posted By Welshboy

Seeing a Rohloff equipped bike out on a ride is...

Seeing a Rohloff equipped bike out on a ride is as rare now as it was back in 2007 when I rode PBP. If your dream bike is Rohloff equipped then I say go for it!
07-09-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,096
Posted By Welshboy

Well said. Perfect.

Well said. Perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,221
Posted By Welshboy

I agree with the OP. Back in the day most club...

I agree with the OP. Back in the day most club cyclists would wave to each other when passing and also wave to solitary riders not attached to a club but just out enjoying riding their bike. Hell,...
06-26-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 13,560
Posted By Welshboy

Alaphillipe for Stage 1 (short, sharp climb in...

Alaphillipe for Stage 1 (short, sharp climb in last 3km).
06-23-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By Welshboy

2 tubes, 2 Michelin tyre levers and a pump.

2 tubes, 2 Michelin tyre levers and a pump.
06-20-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Welshboy

Wine Gums, a DVD and some black Endura cycling...

Wine Gums, a DVD and some black Endura cycling socks. Sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Welshboy

Very underrated especially the very light A600.

Very underrated especially the very light A600.
11-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Welshboy

It's gorgeous. Silver rims and a silver...

It's gorgeous.

Silver rims and a silver seatpost for me but it's a stunner as is.
10-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,975
Posted By Welshboy

Ignore and cover with a vinyl decal.

Ignore and cover with a vinyl decal.
09-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 126,667
Posted By Welshboy

I can't compete with the elegant beauty above me...

I can't compete with the elegant beauty above me (and our rear gates don't help) but I built this up this morning initially using 48 x 18 and then swapping the rear cog to a 19 to get a tighter chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,479
Posted By Welshboy

Been on it since August 2015, free for a couple...

Been on it since August 2015, free for a couple of years and happy to pay since then. I love Strava but just hate the muppets who have vehicle assisted KOM's and think it's funny to leave them there.
04-17-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,241
Posted By Welshboy

But you may have to drill the valve hole to suit...

But you may have to drill the valve hole to suit the fatter Schrader valve.
04-16-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,241
Posted By Welshboy

A pump for American valves? Sounds like you...

A pump for American valves?

Sounds like you need some sort of Trump Pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,161,161
Posted By Welshboy

At long last! First ride on my 2019 CAAD12...

At long last!

First ride on my 2019 CAAD12 (105 spec) this morning and I'm hugely impressed! After almost trashing my Giant Defy a few winters ago (admittedly through neglect) I've been so wary of...
03-09-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,259
Posted By Welshboy

At my worst I was 5'8" and 238lbs (that's a...

At my worst I was 5'8" and 238lbs (that's a horrible BMI) but I've always found bib-shorts to be the most comfortable thing to wear and have recently started to wear merino wool undervests (long...
02-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,925
Posted By Welshboy

I had a beautiful fillet-brazed custom road frame...

I had a beautiful fillet-brazed custom road frame built from Columbus Max and picked up a top tube dent in a crash. As the frame was recently new I couldn't just write if off so my framebuilder...
02-22-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,265
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ABoyAGirlAndABike_zpscemds9ik.jpg

Honor Blackman and Diana Dors are so HOT in this!
02-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By Welshboy

Result!

I'm always browsing for bikes on Gumtree and I spotted an ad last week with a ropey old description and a cock and bull story claiming that the seller had accepted a road bike for payment for a...
02-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 74,998
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/IMG_0634_zpsndppq2jz.jpg

2014 Specialized AWOL DLX

No longer in my fleet but what I rode when I was at my heaviest (238lb at...
02-06-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By Welshboy

It's on my bucket list.

It's on my bucket list.
02-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 44,899
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/SAM_0100_zpslykqjlbl.jpg

I loved my 2015 Giant Escape 3 choosing it for a very short (1.8 miles each way) commute I had at the...
02-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 50,317
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/Alfie/SAM_0105_zpsrmd6kr4o.jpg
(Chain not fitted)
02-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,240
Posted By Welshboy

I'm using my LBS more than ever but only for...

I'm using my LBS more than ever but only for consumables like pads and cables and occasionally parts like BB's and cassettes. He's very competitive on price and often does unexpected little discounts...
01-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By Welshboy

Great achievement my friend and very...

Great achievement my friend and very inspirational. I'm down about 26lbs since late summer 2019 but have plateaued a bit so will knuckle down in February.

Keep it going!
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,788
Posted By Welshboy

Even though my commuter bike is in bits awaiting...

Even though my commuter bike is in bits awaiting a rebuild (external BB problems but also swapping the groupset to a very basic 2x7) I got back in the commuting saddle today by using my old Giant...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,950
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/2007PBP09_zps1fed8b1b.jpg
Waiting to start.

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/2007PBP18_zps7aeeb510.jpg
...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,950
Posted By Welshboy

My 2007 Paris-Brest-Paris

I hope it's OK to post this here as 2007 is a few years ago now! Perhaps reading this ride report might just inspire someone to give it a go at sometime in the future.
...
01-20-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,705
Posted By Welshboy

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/escape-city-2016...

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/escape-city-2016

They make a specific fender for the non-disc Escapes - well, they did in 2016.

I had the Escape 3 (2016 - lovely bike) and asked the dealer to...
01-18-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5,656
Views: 632,177
Posted By Welshboy

The Shimano external BB (BB-4600) on my commuter...

The Shimano external BB (BB-4600) on my commuter bike has developed the dreaded knockin' and a rockin' so it's all change and I'm going to downgrade it from Tiagra 10-speed to Tourney 7-speed. The...
01-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By Welshboy

From 1982 to 2018 I was a company car driver...

From 1982 to 2018 I was a company car driver averaging 24,000 miles a year. Now I'm semi-retired, I probably did an absolute maximum of 2,000 miles in 2019 comfortably below my cycling mileage of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,464
Posted By Welshboy

In the UK I believe urinating in a public place...

In the UK I believe urinating in a public place is classed as 'anti-social behaviour' (and not a sex crime). We have a very popular 25-mile time-trial course near me that is seriously at risk due to...
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