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04-16-05, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,266
Posted By Richard W

You certainly made a great decision - I've been...

You certainly made a great decision - I've been riding a 7500fx for around 4 months now and love it - apart from the saddle, which I'm going to change for the summer. The weather has been so terrible...
01-01-05, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By Richard W

Hi There, I think both options will be...

Hi There,

I think both options will be fairly safe. I've not yet used mine on gravel, but I know of others on this forum who have and experienced no problems. It's probably worth asking your LBS...
Forum: Touring
12-30-04, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Richard W

Stuart - the issue about the spokes is one which...

Stuart - the issue about the spokes is one which I inquired about at my lbs. They told me those wheels actually have stronger rims and so need less spokes. I would probably change the tyres anyway....
12-30-04, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Richard W

Thanks for the advice - and eating in moderation...

Thanks for the advice - and eating in moderation and cutting out fatty foods will be a good idea. I'll be sure to let you know how I get on.
Forum: Touring
12-29-04, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Richard W

Thanks - it's a sturdy bike so as long as I'm up...

Thanks - it's a sturdy bike so as long as I'm up for the challenge it'll be. :)
12-29-04, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By Richard W

Fitness - How long?

How long do you reckon you need to cycle a bike per day to regain a good level of fitness - or how many miles per day, in general? I know it's a very generalised question which varies from person to...
Forum: Touring
12-29-04, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By Richard W

Touring Transformations?

Just wondering - which makes do you think are suited to be turned into a tourer? I have a hybrid and wonder whether it could withstand the kind of distances involved? Which bikes are best for...
12-27-04, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,454
Posted By Richard W

Trek 7500FX, Cat-Eye lights (front and back), and...

Trek 7500FX, Cat-Eye lights (front and back), and Cat-Eye bike computer.
12-26-04, 09:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,202
Posted By Richard W

To complete 1 century ride per month (or more)....

To complete 1 century ride per month (or more). Oh, and play more golf - but that's not related. ;)
12-25-04, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By Richard W

Well - I went for my first ride today - and wow!...

Well - I went for my first ride today - and wow! We had some trouble with the front wheel as it had to be taken off to get it home from the LBS, and it was rubbing on the brakes so after about an...
12-20-04, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 919
Posted By Richard W

Met Anaxagore 2 Helmet

I'm planning on going out tommorow to purchase a new helmet from my LBS, and I've decided to choose the Met Anaxagore 2 Helmet. I was wondering what your thoughts on it are? I just want to make sure...
12-05-04, 12:05 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

I'll try and start next weekend and draw up a...

I'll try and start next weekend and draw up a list of all the locations and go from there. I'll post the list when it's done.
11-30-04, 12:03 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

I've been very busy recently, but I'll try and...

I've been very busy recently, but I'll try and organise it. Any help which can be offered is great - we need someone to plot the different locations of members on a map. Any one offering?

Rich.
11-21-04, 11:10 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

Okay, let's discuss the charities then. I still...

Okay, let's discuss the charities then. I still think some kind of disabled sport charity is best. Thoughts, everyone?
11-19-04, 02:43 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

Yep - it's a pound. I like the idea of giving the...

Yep - it's a pound. I like the idea of giving the money to Joe for running the site so superbly - but at the same time it would be good to split it 50:50 for a charity too. We need a lot of European...
Forum: Foo
11-18-04, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By Richard W

Badminton. :)

Badminton. :)
11-16-04, 11:32 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

There are a lot of sport related charities who...

There are a lot of sport related charities who donate to athletes who have a disibility, and I would like to donate to these too. Probably best to limit it to two charities though because that way...
11-16-04, 11:24 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

Definatly - and a very good cause.

Definatly - and a very good cause.
11-16-04, 01:45 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

TT - Making the map so that people could plot GPS...

TT - Making the map so that people could plot GPS points is probably more hassle than it's worth, as I wouldn't know where to start with that (if someone does let me know). I'll write a list of...
11-15-04, 12:48 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

Keep up the volunteering - we need as many people...

Keep up the volunteering - we need as many people as possible. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-04, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Richard W

I have a hybrid (and admitidly have only riden it...

I have a hybrid (and admitidly have only riden it for a test so far as it is not due to arrive until late December), and when I rode it I loved it. It's a Trek 7500FX, and very light and fast. I plan...
11-14-04, 07:29 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

Not yet ankev, but once we get an idea of numbers...

Not yet ankev, but once we get an idea of numbers hopefully the planning can begin. As koffee says, it'll probably run over a year.

Would it make sense to start a topic in the Introductions forum...
11-14-04, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By Richard W

Yep - this forum really got me interested. I...

Yep - this forum really got me interested. I needed to go and get some new inner tubes for an older bike and so I went to my LBS. They had these Trek bikes lined up and I fell in love with them, so...
11-14-04, 07:13 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

I think one braclet for the whole world is better...

I think one braclet for the whole world is better as it's more of a challenge. I think by the whole world what we mean is to go through as many countries as the member location allows.

The idea...
11-13-04, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By Richard W

How did you start cycling?

I'm interested to hear how everyone started cycling properly (by that, I mean not just jumping on a bike for a few minutes, but actually going out for a longer cycle).

So far, I've got a hybrid....
11-13-04, 02:38 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

You know, the wrist band still seems oddly more...

You know, the wrist band still seems oddly more inviting than a teddy-bear. :p

Come on guys though, keep volunteering for your region - the more people the better. And thanks for making the thread...
11-13-04, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By Richard W

Which are the best helmets to buy (in terms of...

Which are the best helmets to buy (in terms of strongness)? I've had a couple which have ended up shattering. Help appreciated.
11-13-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/Bracelet-bangl...

http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/Bracelet-bangle-manufacturers/p/2000000003897/3000000153677/1000463812.htm - That's one which says you can order only a few.
11-13-04, 10:14 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

I don't think it would be a problem to have it...

I don't think it would be a problem to have it travelling across from one side of the US to the other even if it mean't having to move North and South as well. Keeping track of the miles travelled...
11-13-04, 10:11 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

Can this thread be put on sticky so that we get...

Can this thread be put on sticky so that we get as many as possible responses?

I tried Googling the silicon wristband things to see where they can be made but didn't have any luck (so far).
11-13-04, 09:58 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

I think that's a really good idea (and they can't...

I think that's a really good idea (and they can't be difficult to have them made). Maybe we could ask some 'celeb' riders to do parts of the relay too? If the money was going to charity I'm sure Mr....
11-13-04, 09:43 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

Here's a map I just put togethor with all the...

Here's a map I just put togethor with all the locations we have so far. As you can see, way more are needed.

You can see it here (but be warned, it is 1mb in size as it's the whole world) - here...
11-13-04, 05:47 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

As far as organizing this goes, I think we need...

As far as organizing this goes, I think we need to have several teams. One should cover the US, one Europe, and the Oceania.
11-12-04, 03:52 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

I hope there are a lot more responses from all...

I hope there are a lot more responses from all over the world though - so far we've only got people from America and the odd one from other countries.

The $1 per mile (or 1 per mile, or...
11-12-04, 04:51 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,505
Posted By Richard W

I would be willing to do some of a Scottish ride...

I would be willing to do some of a Scottish ride (I know there are riders from places not too far to the South of me). I'm in St. Andrews (Postcode being KY16 9NH). I think that sponsers are very...
11-10-04, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,023
Posted By Richard W

IMO, impossible, but I think if you practised...

IMO, impossible, but I think if you practised they would be okay. You need very good balance too.
11-07-04, 03:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,037
Posted By Richard W

rwylde@gmail.com - I'd be very grateful. Thanks!

rwylde@gmail.com - I'd be very grateful. Thanks!
11-07-04, 08:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,037
Posted By Richard W

Anyone know where I can get the software stated...

Anyone know where I can get the software stated in the above post?
11-04-04, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By Richard W

Where do you get bike chainguards? I've never...

Where do you get bike chainguards? I've never seen one and occasionally you end up riding with the normal trousers on which causes problems.
11-01-04, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By Richard W

I'm a little conserned over the Livestrong bands,...

I'm a little conserned over the Livestrong bands, simply because I feel a lot of people are wearing them due to 'trendyness' rather than their real reason. I doubt that applies to many (if any) of...
10-29-04, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,552
Posted By Richard W

Thanks - I'll be riding mainly on road as I said...

Thanks - I'll be riding mainly on road as I said but sometimes it may be nessecary to take a detour. Your point about owning more than one bike - I plan to start on the hybrid for a good few years,...
10-28-04, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Richard W

I'll probably just make sure I get some good...

I'll probably just make sure I get some good lights though - I prefer cycling early morning, and even so, it doesn't become light until 8:30am in the 'deep' winter. Anyone know of good lights to use?
10-28-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By Richard W

At the moment only 15km+, but by December that...

At the moment only 15km+, but by December that will go up when my Hybrid arrives.
10-24-04, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Richard W

I saw a very good point in another topic. Is...

I saw a very good point in another topic. Is there a way to prevent the salt and grit which is put on the roads from ruining a bike? It would certainly be a worry to me.
10-24-04, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,552
Posted By Richard W

Where can a Hybrid go?

I was wondering what kind of surfaces are suited to a hybrid? I'll be cycling mostly along roads, but from time to time I will probably go down a trail of sorts. I know it probably sounds like a dumb...
10-24-04, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Richard W

Yep - it's the 7500FX that's arriving in...

Yep - it's the 7500FX that's arriving in December. I've taken a look at the Nokian website, and have been unable to find any prices. How much would it cost for these tyres? The main problem here is...
10-23-04, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Richard W

Winter Cycling 'Needs'

Hi Everyone,

I'm fairly new to cycling (on a 'proper' bike), and my bike is going to be arriving in December time. I'm interested to hear what I should do to ensure I will be able to cycle during...
10-23-04, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Richard W

How do you ride during the winter? Surely it's...

How do you ride during the winter? Surely it's more dangerous than anything? If there's a way, let me know, because I have a Trek Hybrid which I'll probably want to use. Advice is welcome.
10-23-04, 05:44 AM
Replies: 623
Views: 362,852
Posted By Richard W

I'm from St. Andrews, Scotland. Anyone else from...

I'm from St. Andrews, Scotland. Anyone else from the Fife area?
10-22-04, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,926
Posted By Richard W

Well - we had a long discussion about the...

Well - we had a long discussion about the difference between getting it as a 17.5" or a 20". I eventually decided on a 20" (after having a ride on both sizes), as it felt better, and being 15 years...
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