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An outstanding effort by a fine athlete to take a...

An outstanding effort by a fine athlete to take a long-standing record.
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Posted By LWaB

I like riding new and interesting roads and I...

I like riding new and interesting roads and I like a lot of the characters you meet during long rides. That seems to be enough motivation for me.

Any rituals mostly boil down to finding my cycling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-15, 12:39 PM
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Views: 1,881
Posted By LWaB

Hed has done high end 369 and 406 rims for...

Hed has done high end 369 and 406 rims for decades. Hed was a fan of Moultons.
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I find it interesting that very few French folk...

I find it interesting that very few French folk ride 650B bikes at PBP and those that do are hugely outnumbered by the RUSA 650Bers. It isn't because the French don't know about 650B bikes.
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Thanks for the detailed response

Thanks for the detailed response
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Posted By LWaB

My lady and I did some cycle touring west of...

My lady and I did some cycle touring west of Athens near Easter, followed up by a 400km brevet that looped through the Peloponnese (hilly but gorgeous). We took the train to get away from Athens...
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Posted By LWaB

Huh? There has never been a requirement for 1200...

Huh? There has never been a requirement for 1200 brevets to be longer than PBP, just longer than 1200km. PBP itself used to be shorter when it was run on Route Nationales (less than 1200km at times)....
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Posted By LWaB

Not all countries start with a high DNF rate,...

Not all countries start with a high DNF rate, regardless of where they come from. For instance, Australia, Canada and Ireland have had an average or better than average DNF rate right from the...
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Jo surveyed a number of PBPers and used the...

Jo surveyed a number of PBPers and used the average percentage of time they spent stopped versus moving. He freely admits it is an overestimate because the time stopped is not all at the controls....
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Posted By LWaB

Go away with your helmet scare stories. The facts...

Go away with your helmet scare stories. The facts speak for themselves. Magpie season is over by the Tour of Tassie.

PBP Randonneur was very enjoyable and a cotton cap was plenty on my head.
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Another good PBP with mild weather. Not too hot...

Another good PBP with mild weather. Not too hot or too cold and only a little rain near the finish. My hope of riding at reasonable speed, wasting/ enjoying sufficient time at controls and getting a...
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Posted By LWaB

F003 here.

F003 here.
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Posted By LWaB

I prefer 1200s that don't mandate helmets and are...

I prefer 1200s that don't mandate helmets and are more likely to have good weather.
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Some UK folk who are riding to the start are...

Some UK folk who are riding to the start are using this as a left luggage facility during the event.
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Posted By LWaB

He is hoping to break TG's record with his...

He is hoping to break TG's record with his current attempt (though I think it unlikely) and will shortly launch a new attempt to put it as high as he can.
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Posted By LWaB

The last 2 PBPs have had 5000 riders and there...

The last 2 PBPs have had 5000 riders and there are 6000 places available. PBP won't sell out but there will be limited start options for later entrants. Such is life.
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Posted By LWaB

Why not? Lots of Specialized bikes being used for...

Why not? Lots of Specialized bikes being used for brevets in this part of the world. If you are comfortable on the bike, the rest is just details.
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Posted By LWaB

Many of Steve's supporters have said that they'll...

Many of Steve's supporters have said that they'll continue contributing so I expect that finances won't be a major factor in whether he restarts or continues.
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Posted By LWaB

Last Saturday's 400 qualifier for PBP went well....

Last Saturday's 400 qualifier for PBP went well. After a few days cycletouring, the brevet started west of Athens and headed across the Corinth Canal for a rather hilly loop of the Peloponnese....
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Posted By LWaB

Living in England, there are a fair number of...

Living in England, there are a fair number of faster brevet riders using Carradice saddlebags. Several of them do sub-60hr PBPs unsupported. I am only a sub-70hr PBPer with fat thighs to go with the...
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Posted By LWaB

There will be some parallax error with that photo...

There will be some parallax error with that photo that exaggerates the bag width.

My Carradice saddlebag has no side pockets and is narrower than my hips (I blame my mother for giving her son...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,543
Posted By LWaB

Moultons often have a tapered spacer between the...

Moultons often have a tapered spacer between the braze-on front mech and the braze-on mount to move the mech rearwards and rotate it anticlockwise. This correctly orientates the mech for the chain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-15, 01:25 PM
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Posted By LWaB

My T5 Brompton came with a single shift lever...

My T5 Brompton came with a single shift lever from the factory. The early ones used a pair of 3sp gear levers.
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Posted By LWaB

Riders have to announce start dates at least two...

Riders have to announce start dates at least two weeks before they start their attempts.
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Posted By LWaB

A too long and too boring story. Basically the...

A too long and too boring story. Basically the first draft was too similar to UMCA's point-to-point rules, which are impractical for this sort of record.
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Posted By LWaB

A thousand miles isn't actually very much in this...

A thousand miles isn't actually very much in this game. Given how many days Kurt started after Steve, he could easily make that up after Steve finished riding on 31 December by sitting behind a...
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Steve was always going for the record this year,...

Steve was always going for the record this year, regardless of UMCA. He had been talking to UMCA for months last year to get the rules somewhere towards sensible. Kurt saw the first draft of UMCA's...
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Posted By LWaB

My partner looked at Billie's record over...

My partner looked at Billie's record over Christmas as she covered more than 18,000 miles last year. Averaging a century a day would give a nice total but would require her giving up full-time work...
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Steve stayed at our place on the weekend. He is...

Steve stayed at our place on the weekend. He is progressively riding himself into fitness, so his speeds will gradually increase as the temperatures rise and the daylight increases. The low intensity...
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Views: 4,726
Posted By LWaB

Apparently a <nug> (rearrange the letters) is...

Apparently a <nug> (rearrange the letters) is automatically censored. How quaint.
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Posted By LWaB

Have a look at Steve's schedules on his website,...

Have a look at Steve's schedules on his website, drawn from both Tommy's ride and from Steve's experience of riding 40,500km of 200+km brevets in the 2007 season. Steve expects to speed up as...
01-03-15, 05:51 AM
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Posted By LWaB

The Genevalle levers look like the Retroshifters...

The Genevalle levers look like the Retroshifters from a few years ago. Indexed with a friction option, so would work fine.
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Posted By LWaB

Some folk have high standards. If I'm in shape...

Some folk have high standards. If I'm in shape enough to go sub-30 on a 600 OR to finish a 600 comfortably, I'm good to go for a 1200.

My targets are the same as most years, with appropriate...
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We're aiming to ride a Greek 400 as a PBP...

We're aiming to ride a Greek 400 as a PBP qualifier, combined with a week's cycletouring and sightseeing.

The 600 qualifier will be in the Scottish border region and we're planning on AUK's...
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Posted By LWaB

Some seat packs are a pain to use; needing to...

Some seat packs are a pain to use; needing to empty them out to reach stuff at the bottom or needing to load them in a specific manner to stop the bag sagging excessively.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By LWaB

For future reference, shots of both ends of the...

For future reference, shots of both ends of the freehub are more useful, particularly the spline between the freehub mechanism and the hub shell. There are some variations that prevent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-14, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By LWaB

A picture is worth 1000 words.

A picture is worth 1000 words.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-14, 02:34 AM
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Posted By LWaB

****tsford Cycles is worthwhile but they don't...

****tsford Cycles is worthwhile but they don't sell bikes. As with all Aussie shops, prices are higher than mail order.

****tsford Cycles - Melbourne bicycle service & parts specialists - Richmond...
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Views: 1,380
Posted By LWaB

I think it might be easier to reach 10,000+km of...

I think it might be easier to reach 10,000+km of brevets if you target the longer events. This year, 2 x 1200, a 1000, 3 x 600s, 3 x 400s and the Fleche Velocio took me over 2/3s of the way and...
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Posted By LWaB

Guiness are basically a pain in the (let's say...

Guiness are basically a pain in the (let's say neck) with cycling records. They still show Andy Wilkinson as UK E2E recordholder, despite Gethin Butler taking a chunk of time out ages ago. All such...
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Views: 4,726
Posted By LWaB

No doubt Kurt will take an early lead. Steve has...

No doubt Kurt will take an early lead. Steve has already posted a couple of mileage schedules on his website, taking account of expected conditions.
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Views: 4,726
Posted By LWaB

Thanks for that. It is interesting that...

Thanks for that.

It is interesting that Steve will be starting his attempt on Jan 1st while Kurt starts a couple of day afterwards. Like having somebody sitting on your wheel for a year then...
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Views: 4,726
Posted By LWaB

Thanks for that. I'm impressed that several...

Thanks for that. I'm impressed that several people are tackling the record on multiple continents next year. It harks back to the 1930s when people were simultaneously competing for the record around...
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Views: 4,726
Posted By LWaB

I don't do Faceache. Any other places that he is...

I don't do Faceache. Any other places that he is letting people know what he is doing?
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Posted By LWaB

As you are comfortable, you'll be fine. The...

As you are comfortable, you'll be fine. The minimum speed isn't super fast

A while back, Paris-Brest-Paris had a category for MTBs. A friend rode PBP11 on his MTB, loaded with panniers. Mind you,...
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Views: 4,726
Posted By LWaB

The problem with Ken Webb's claim was that he...

The problem with Ken Webb's claim was that he wasn't a fast enough rider to do the daily distances he was claiming, according to a couple of his contemporaries. Steve is planning on SPOT trackers, so...
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Posted By LWaB

Ken Bonner has run at least one marathon in the...

Ken Bonner has run at least one marathon in the middle of a long brevet. Can't recall any details off the top of my head.
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Posted By LWaB

I am hoping that means he doesn't want to stir...

I am hoping that means he doesn't want to stir the cooking pot or to do the washing up. I'm not planning on scrubbing behind his ears if he stays with us a few nights.
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Posted By LWaB

My apologies, I think that one of my little...

My apologies, I think that one of my little foibles has been taken the wrong way. Italian, Australian, USAian. Perhaps the term American should refer to those living in a couple of continents, not...
Replies: 52
Views: 4,726
Posted By LWaB

I have heard that a USA-ian bloke is tackling the...

I have heard that a USA-ian bloke is tackling the record next year but don't know anything else. If so, it'll mirror the time between the wars when challengers competed for the record on opposite...
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