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Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-02, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By Yusuf

I'm drooling over that Litespeed Vortex....

I'm drooling over that Litespeed Vortex. Sooooooooooo nice. Sooooo out of reach!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-02, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Yusuf

Thanks for the replies it was interesting. The...

Thanks for the replies it was interesting.
The bikes weight is not a problem. It does everything I want from it. I was just curious as to how it compared with other rider's bikes.
I ride mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-02, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By Yusuf

Bike weight

I bought a 1980s Holdsworth frame earlier this year it's made from Reynolds 531 tubing. I built the bike up and it runs like a dream.
The final weight of the complete bike is 22 1/2 lbs. Is this a...
09-26-02, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 47,778
Posted By Yusuf

The 6000 series alloys are primarily made with...

The 6000 series alloys are primarily made with Magnesium and Silicon. T6 means the material has been solution heat treated then artificialy aged without cold working(ie rolling or folding and...
09-22-02, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Yusuf

I like it too. The air is totally different....

I like it too.
The air is totally different. At least in my area the roads are much quieter.
I don't push it hard when I take the occasional night ride, just riding gently savouring the moment....
09-22-02, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,821
Posted By Yusuf

I'm a roady and greet anyone on two wheels even...

I'm a roady and greet anyone on two wheels even motorcyclists, who, more often than not, nod back..
There's one old guy though, who rides a real retro, sit up and ride bike, an old Triumph I think...
09-22-02, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By Yusuf

On the commuter route I travel each day, there is...

On the commuter route I travel each day, there is a rail crossing. As it's a main line the crossing is more often than not closed. The traffic piles up on either side and, for drivers I suppose it's...
09-22-02, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By Yusuf

There's more to life than cash. You might get a...

There's more to life than cash. You might get a passing glanze. I would be a very happy guy.
09-15-02, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,939
Posted By Yusuf

Yes Brooky. If it gets into the bearings it will...

Yes Brooky. If it gets into the bearings it will dissolve the grease. Either protect the bearings or keep the white spirit away from bearings . It only takes a little extra care. Otherwise you will...
09-15-02, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,939
Posted By Yusuf

White spirit is light petroleum used as a...

White spirit is light petroleum used as a solvent. Most commonly found in shops that sell decorating materials as it is widely used for cleaning paint brushes etc.
09-15-02, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,939
Posted By Yusuf

Thats all I use on my bike. White spirit is cheap...

Thats all I use on my bike. White spirit is cheap and you can reuse it. I keep a separate container to pour the dirty spirit into. The next time I use it the gunge has settled to the bottom of the...
09-14-02, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By Yusuf

It's good to hear success stories like yours....

It's good to hear success stories like yours. Brag away as much as you like, you earned it so enjoy it. Well done.
09-14-02, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,299
Posted By Yusuf

It's a rajjamethingy, or a quantum sized...

It's a rajjamethingy, or a quantum sized googlyflip, though it might be too big for that. It might possibly be a gurglebrod but I think that might be misleading.
Whatever it is you seem to have the...
09-14-02, 02:59 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,225
Posted By Yusuf

58 and maturing nicely, thank you. Grey...

58 and maturing nicely, thank you.

Grey hair, grey beard, nicely tanned and a handsome brute(according to my wife, who is completely unbiased, of course),

What the heck! If you've got it,...
09-14-02, 02:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Yusuf

Click on the members button. That will tell you...

Click on the members button. That will tell you who's from where.
I'm form Harlow, Essex, England.
09-10-02, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By Yusuf

I tried riding first thing with nothing to eat...

I tried riding first thing with nothing to eat but it didn't work. I lost a bit of the whoomph and it took me longer to warm up.
Now, I just have a small bowl of mixed cerial and a drink and I'm...
09-10-02, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Yusuf

What an acheivment and a wonderful story. Well...

What an acheivment and a wonderful story. Well done, that was some ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-02, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Yusuf

I prefer the flats. High speed, steady rythm on...

I prefer the flats. High speed, steady rythm on the peddles, tyres humming, air streaming past, the sound of the rear mech purring perfectly. I feel I could go on forever.
Wonderful moments!
09-07-02, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By Yusuf

I just have to ride, every day, somewhere,...

I just have to ride, every day, somewhere, anywhere. I'm a bike addict. I ride to work every day of course, but my hours are a split shift, early hours and late hours. In between, my time's my own...
09-07-02, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Yusuf

Wow, thats terrific news. Fame and recognition at...

Wow, thats terrific news. Fame and recognition at last. Savour the moment and enjoy. Congratulations.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-02, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Yusuf

Not every body is good at hills. I can thrash...

Not every body is good at hills. I can thrash quite a few riders on the flat and quite a few thrash me on the hills. Look at the pros on the tours. Some are renowned for flat riding and some for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-02, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By Yusuf

I give blood fairly regular and ride the next day...

I give blood fairly regular and ride the next day with no problem.
I've never really thought much about it. But it would depend on your general state of fitness. If you're fairly fit and active...
09-05-02, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Yusuf

For a one off I don't suppose it would be cost...

For a one off I don't suppose it would be cost effective. However, the skills that you would learn would stand you in good stead for the future. There is plenty of literature around on how to go...
09-05-02, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Yusuf

I'd go with RegularGuy. Honesty is the best...

I'd go with RegularGuy. Honesty is the best policy. Tell her the present was really great, you love her to bits ( I assume you do) and tell her the truth.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-02, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Yusuf

Further to my last post. You could try an elastic...

Further to my last post. You could try an elastic support tube until you get to see your doctor. You can buy them at the chemist or sport shops.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-02, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Yusuf

If there's a tendon problem, further cycling...

If there's a tendon problem, further cycling might just agravate it more. Tendons are made up of bundles of fibres, it only needs one fibre to become detached from the bone its supporting to cause...
09-03-02, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Yusuf

Hi Marty. I've done the proofhide thing. I didn't...

Hi Marty. I've done the proofhide thing. I didn't mean level out the shape. I didn't express myself really well. I meant take the tilt off the saddle. It points slightly up at the moment. Take care...
09-03-02, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By Yusuf

I never think about my legs much but when I climb...

I never think about my legs much but when I climb those darned hills my legs soon let me know they're still part of my body. I say to them "Stop griping it don't last forever!"
09-02-02, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Yusuf

I have had that problem too. Quite disconcerting...

I have had that problem too. Quite disconcerting having a numb thingy. I now have a new Brooks Professional and even though I haven't done a hundred miles on it yet and still breaking it in, I...
09-02-02, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,599
Posted By Yusuf

Mature Cheddar, hard and crumbly. Does wonders...

Mature Cheddar, hard and crumbly. Does wonders for your dreams if eaten late at night.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-02, 02:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,800
Posted By Yusuf

50 miles. It took me two days to recover. My...

50 miles. It took me two days to recover. My riding technique was all wrong. Taught me a lesson though. My technique is improving now so I shall soon try again.
09-02-02, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Yusuf

I think its well worth doing . Very satisfying...

I think its well worth doing . Very satisfying bringing an old steed back to life. How to go about it has already been very well said so I shall not add anything there. Good luck.
09-02-02, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,315
Posted By Yusuf

I've had this body since I was born( so Mum tells...

I've had this body since I was born( so Mum tells me ). It's done me fine for 58 yrs but now its a bit fat round the middle but I'm working on it. (says he, hopefully).
09-02-02, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Yusuf

You can brag as much as you like, you're entitled...

You can brag as much as you like, you're entitled to. Well done Scubagirl. A great acheivement. Take care now.
Forum: Introductions
09-02-02, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Yusuf

Hi from Harlow in England

My name is Yusuf Zaid, I'm 58 yrs old 6ft 2ins tall and weigh 174 lb. I ride a British 1980s Holdsworth Elan that I built up from scratch. It now has a Shimano 16 speed groupset, double chainwheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-02, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Yusuf

I'm 58 and I started cycling in Feb this year and...

I'm 58 and I started cycling in Feb this year and a month ago I was averaging 35 miles a day @ 17 mph. Then I fell sick and last week I've had to start over again. Still some good weather days left,...
08-31-02, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Yusuf

Bottom bracket problem

I have a 1980s Holdsworth bike and just recently bought a new 3 piece bottom bracket set, as the original one was pitted on the bearing surfaces. I fitted the new cups but as soon as I put any...
07-27-02, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By Yusuf

Fig rolls are excellent.

Fig rolls are excellent.
07-27-02, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Yusuf

Need to lose weight

Could someone please tell me what is the most important factor when using cycling to lose weight. Is it time spent on a session or distance cycled?
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