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Forum: Europe
04-28-10, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By BadBreaks

Renting A "Good" Bike

I've been looking into various cycling holiday options recently and I keep coming accross the issue of renting a good road bike whenever I google. Whether it's France, Holland or Spain renting a...
Forum: Europe
04-12-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By BadBreaks

Thanks a lot for that, Im going to look into...

Thanks a lot for that, Im going to look into those areas. I don't mind a few hills as Im a mountain biker!
Forum: Europe
03-12-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By BadBreaks

Netherlands

Are there any Dutch cyclists here or people with experience riding in Holland?

I have this vision of the Netherlands being a paradise in terms of cyclists rights and cycle lanes. I'd love to go...
09-25-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By BadBreaks

Break Problems

Hi guys,

I want to be fore-armed before I go back to the LBS so I'm looking for some advice.

Over the summer my rear break has been seizing up, I initially solved the problem by letting a...
08-14-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By BadBreaks

Tyre Philosophy

Hope the title makes the thread sound very deep.

I'm a bit obsessed with tyres and tyre pressure these days I don't know if Im just zoning in on it or it actually really matters but this week I...
07-08-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By BadBreaks

Helmets: whats the difference?

I've been wearing a helmet for the last long while which is basically a prop because it never fit right and wouldn't have saved me if I'd fallen at the wrong angle. Anyway, I'm buying a new one.
...
07-03-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By BadBreaks

Update on Creaking Cranks

This is a follow up my "Creaking Cranks" post of a few weeks ago. I took her to the LBS and got it looked at. Turns out there was something loose in there like a bearing or something, the whole...
06-13-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By BadBreaks

Thanks for that, she's due a service anyway. So...

Thanks for that, she's due a service anyway. So I'll send it in and point out those problems.
06-12-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By BadBreaks

Creaking Cranks

Hey,

My cranks are making a lot of noise when I put any weight or stress on them. Does this mean they are about to give up?

Wobble in the back wheel too. I think the bike is about to fall down...
05-07-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By BadBreaks

Bike League Scoring

Hi,

Im going to organise our club league results into a table. So each week we can see how everbody is doing. Can anyone give me any advice on how to score it or point me to any websites?

The...
02-26-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,792
Posted By BadBreaks

Thanks for the replies. I ride XC and really...

Thanks for the replies.

I ride XC and really get away without a lot of technical skill in general spins and races (I can make up for it by being reasonably strong) but I've ridden some terrain...
02-25-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,792
Posted By BadBreaks

Clipped in For Jumps

Hi,

When you are trying to do jumps/hops and trying to get some clearence for the rear wheel is it important to be clipped in tight so that your feet are sort of stuck in and the whole bike comes...
08-23-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By BadBreaks

Weight Gain Help

Hi,

Can anyone recommend some way of putting on a little extra weight. I could do with 7 to 14 extra pounds for appearences sake. I've been eating crap and cycling a lot over the past while. So,...
07-06-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By BadBreaks

I'd be thinking about a hardtail budget about...

I'd be thinking about a hardtail budget about 3,000. I need to know what components and parts I should be looking at. What are the important factors in choosing a bike.
06-27-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By BadBreaks

Chain coming off

I was racing last week end and my rain was hoping off a lot and always at the wrong time, usually due to a bump or some sort of instruction. I guess I was riding in the middle ring and medium or high...
06-27-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By BadBreaks

What to look for in a bike

I'm going to make the move up from my first mountain bike Giant XTC 3.5 to a better bike. I want it for general racing and spins. I dont have much of a technical knowledge of bikes and was wondering...
05-14-08, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By BadBreaks

Compressed air

Hey,

Pretty basic question. Those compressed air canisters you can buy, are they designed to inflate a tyre from flat? like if you had to change your tube in a race in a hurry or what are they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,952
Posted By BadBreaks

I don't really know what I was looking at. I'm...

I don't really know what I was looking at. I'm just generally thinking of taking a step- up with my road bike. I've got an entry level Lapierre my first bike which cost about $1,200 but I think it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,952
Posted By BadBreaks

Thanks for the responses. I did know about High...

Thanks for the responses. I did know about High Road but somehow it didn't register.

Buying a bike is a process when you are confronted with a lot of choice, even when this is limited by what they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,952
Posted By BadBreaks

Giant Road Bikes

Hi,

I ride a Giant MTB which I'm very happy with but browsing in a shop lately I was looking at their road bikes, and I just never thought of them as a road brand. What sort of reputation do they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-08, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By BadBreaks

Cool Discovery

Today I came accross miles of complete but unopened motorway/freeway near my home. It should make for a very interesting and fast spin tomorrow!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-08, 05:32 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,848
Posted By BadBreaks

For the OP: I think you'd be very well...

For the OP:

I think you'd be very well advised to visit both of these areas before you move. You could see both in a week.

On paper Italy sounds like a much more attractive option, as weather/...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By BadBreaks

I did some measuring, the frame size doesn't seem...

I did some measuring, the frame size doesn't seem to be on the frame so I hope I'm being accurate:

The frame is 50 CM/ 19 CM

I'm 5 7, 170 cm

My inseam is about 31/32. 80 cm

Thanks guys!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-08, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By BadBreaks

Thanks for that. I'll play around a bit and see...

Thanks for that. I'll play around a bit and see how it feels. I never notice any particular pains or aches that suggest it is setup wrong but I often feel a the bike is a little bit stiff or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By BadBreaks

I'm used to popping it up and down on the MTB but...

I'm used to popping it up and down on the MTB but this seams more technical! Should the elbows be bent like that or not?

And thanks rollin/mom for the hair cut advice :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By BadBreaks

Thanks, I'll try letting down the saddle a little...

Thanks, I'll try letting down the saddle a little and see how it feels. It's hard to take a good picture of this I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By BadBreaks

Posture, position

Does this look ok? Am I seated about right? If the pics are ok.

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By BadBreaks

Good bike, bad bike

I have not owned many bikes, so, I'm not too good a judge on if a bike is good or not because I don't have a lot to compare it with. I've only had one road bike which is a basic model Lapierre, like...
01-06-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By BadBreaks

Training Enough

I've been reading through some past threads and was a bit taken aback by the sheer amount of time that you need to put in to feel the results. You really need to spend hours on the bike rather than...
01-06-08, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By BadBreaks

If I eat junk food I get this little yellow spot...

If I eat junk food I get this little yellow spot on the side of my nose within a few hours it's bizarre. McDonalds usually leaves me feeling pretty crappy inside. Also, I swear after eating them late...
12-16-07, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By BadBreaks

Front in relation to the saddle

Hi!

Someone I was riding with a while ago thought my handlebars were very high, so, I decided to lower the front a little bit to see how it would feel. I just moved one spacer on the front, giving...
12-13-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By BadBreaks

Glue + pedals

I want to open my SPDs until they are very loose and then glue the screws so they don't shake out. The purpose is to make the pedals very easy to clip into. Is this a bad idea for any particular...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By BadBreaks

Camps?

I've heard of clubs going abroad and doing training camps but has anyone any experience of going to a camp as an individual. I'm not a member of a road club and find Im pretty weak at some things...
12-07-07, 02:44 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,717
Posted By BadBreaks

Thanks truckin. I had a similar problem at cross...

Thanks truckin. I had a similar problem at cross training, I'd loose half a lap trying to clip in and everyone else had taken off...
12-07-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,717
Posted By BadBreaks

I think they are just standard SPDs. I guy I ride...

I think they are just standard SPDs. I guy I ride with has these 3 sided things almost like a little mace or something, I found them a little nicer.
12-07-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,717
Posted By BadBreaks

I've found clipless pedals are the biggest thing...

I've found clipless pedals are the biggest thing holding me back in developing as an MTB-er. I can never get in quick enough. As a result there are things I just cannot attempt cos I know I will not...
11-17-07, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By BadBreaks

The Intermediate Phase

I've been cycling on and off for a few years but have got more and more serious over the past year. The fun bit is, I'm getting stronger and stronger. And even if Im not as strong as I want to be I...
10-28-07, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By BadBreaks

The point is I've only got one training session...

The point is I've only got one training session with the group, so I want to do something in between days to a.) improve for the session or b.) not let it slip.
10-24-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By BadBreaks

Over simple training?

Hi guys,

I find Im a little bit short of the level the people Im training with are. Im just a bit slower and finding it a bit tough to keep up training but I know Im getting there.

Is it...
10-08-07, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By BadBreaks

Winter Tyres

Hi!

Can any one give me some advice about tyres. I'm finding the more wet, muddy terrain difficult going. Is there any advantage in getting tyres designed for the weather. Would I notice a...
09-16-07, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By BadBreaks

Getting Cold, Staying Cool

I'm suffering from a horrific cold at the moment but I'm also determined to keep riding through the winter. I think the right equipment is the key. So, I've two questions...

Given my winter will...
09-16-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By BadBreaks

MTB/ Cycling Holidays Europe

Has anyone got an experience of organsied cycling holidays, particularly MTB, in Europe?

I've seen a few parks and areas for MTB and lessons advertised. I'd like take a couple of days off work...
09-02-07, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By BadBreaks

Training advice

I had a very strange experience MTB-ing on Saturday, a few hours into my ride I lost it physically. Suddenly, I found it very difficult going and I couldn't keep up. My legs wouldn't turn fast...
08-26-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,583
Posted By BadBreaks

Basic Stretching

Can ayone recommend a few basic, essential stretches? I never do them and I never warm up, so, naturally, Im feeling a bit too much pain...

Should stretches come before or after the warm up? I...
08-26-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By BadBreaks

Muscle vs Fitness

Hi,

I'm a fairly new MTB-er, started at the beginning of the summer but havent been out that much due to the terrible weather. Lately things are starting to happen for me though, technically and...
06-23-07, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By BadBreaks

Improving...

While my technical ability is beginning to develop (I've only been MTBing a handfull of times) I feel I'm lacking the 10% extra or so I need in my legs to get moving. I'm not sure what the best way...
06-03-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By BadBreaks

In the past I've walked them but now Ive got a...

In the past I've walked them but now Ive got a good bike and Im trying to take the sport a little bit seriously. I've been out on my own recently trying to get used to the new bike and improve on a...
06-02-07, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By BadBreaks

Thanks, I find Im loosing traction and I have...

Thanks, I find Im loosing traction and I have been doing it in the small gear in the front so that might be part of the problem. Also, maybe my weight isn't in the right spot. Trial and error I...
06-02-07, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By BadBreaks

Jerseys

Can anyone recommend a type of jersey or a link to them that are in the same style and quality as a pro-team jersey but not a pro- team jersey. Thanks!
06-02-07, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By BadBreaks

Riding up a slope

This is a pretty basic question. If your bike starts slipping as you ride up a steep slope, are you not pedaling hard enough? or are you in too low a gear? I'm finding the top of some climbs to be...
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