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06-10-06, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Niall

Servicing Look Pedals

The bearings in one of my pedals (a Look 369 I think) are rough and need adjusting. How do I go about dismantling them?

There's a lock-ring that appears to require a special tool, are these easy...
05-23-06, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Niall

That makes sense. So how do I go about riding at...

That makes sense. So how do I go about riding at high heart rates on the flat?

Do I just have to build up eack interval more gradually? ie start going hard but but not really hammering and wait...
05-22-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Niall

Intervals question

The following may be a little stupid and the answer that I just need to work very hard, but...

On the flat I find getting my heart rate above 85% and up to 90% quite difficult. I can maintain the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-06, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,640
Posted By Niall

As others have said it depends on the hangover...

As others have said it depends on the hangover and how drunk. If you can't remember how you got home or how you severly embarrased yourself and have trouble even getting off the sofa (I've had...
05-04-06, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 49,302
Posted By Niall

Jesus! Are you guys actually serious? I...

Jesus! Are you guys actually serious?

I don't even carry a set of hex keys on short rides!
05-01-06, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,960
Posted By Niall

I don't race and don't profess to be an expert on...

I don't race and don't profess to be an expert on the matter, but seem to be OK at hills on the bike and hiking, usually at the front. I think the main thing would be to lose some weight. ...
09-21-05, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Niall

The BB is brand-spanking new too, and a cartridge...

The BB is brand-spanking new too, and a cartridge type 105 one, so I'd very much doubt that is the cause.

The links were stiff after I adjusted them previously to remove the click which I remedied...
09-20-05, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Niall

I recently bought a new transmission with an...

I recently bought a new transmission with an 9-speed Ultegra cassette and Ultegra hyperglide chain. I stupidly cut it too short (the air was blue) and had to break it in a different place and add...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-05, 05:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,802
Posted By Niall

He really isn't skinny compared to most...

He really isn't skinny compared to most Pro-Cyclists as Ben says.

160 lbs is about 72.5 kilos, during the Giro the commentators mentioned one climber (Rujano I think) was 5'7" and only 48 kg! (106...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By Niall

Sorry, when I said whooped I guess I really meant...

Sorry, when I said whooped I guess I really meant just beaten, by one second would be just about perfect (no champagne on the last stage!).

Minardi, hmm... That might be stretching it a bit!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-05, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By Niall

Not troll-bait nor an "ahole" trying to tear down...

Not troll-bait nor an "ahole" trying to tear down those who stand out. Just somebody who enjoys watching a good race.

In 2003 at the start I wanted Ullrich to win but was very happy for Lance to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-05, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,940
Posted By Niall

I know this wont be popular but I'd rather see...

I know this wont be popular but I'd rather see him try, then get whooped.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-04, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Niall

The Sidi Genius Line is pretty good. Make sure...

The Sidi Genius Line is pretty good.
Make sure you try some different brands especially some European as well as American as they tend to fit quite differently.
Fit is more important than with...
08-18-04, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Niall

Thanks I'll go and check them out, I think I...

Thanks I'll go and check them out, I think I spied them in the bookshop in town surprisingly enough.

Any opinions on Simon Doughty's 'The Long Distance Cyclists Handbook'?
08-17-04, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Niall

Can anybody recommend a training & nutrtition book?

I'm looking for a book for general reference and advice rather than a specific training programme. I ride for fun rather than pure speed and stats and haven't really considered racing, though it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-04, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,659
Posted By Niall

27 kph = almost 17 mph I do round about that...

27 kph = almost 17 mph

I do round about that too so you can ride with me if you're ever over here!
08-12-04, 07:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By Niall

Cheap Bikes for Brits

Found this UK government-affiliated site on another forum which can help you a new bike cheap (providing your employer can be bothered to sign up, my HR department has been ignoring my mails so far):...
Forum: Touring
08-12-04, 04:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By Niall

Spent the first two weeks of a very wet camping...

Spent the first two weeks of a very wet camping tour in Norway with only three days without rain. Some days I put on wet shoes and socks in the rain and later set up camp in the evening in unbroken...
Forum: Touring
08-12-04, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Niall

Buy in America, it'll be a lot cheaper. There...

Buy in America, it'll be a lot cheaper. There are some great British tourers (Dawes, Orbit etc) but they can be pretty hard to get hold of here in blighty, let alone in Germany and aren't that...
08-11-04, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By Niall

I ride Mavic Open Pro 32 spoke wheels with...

I ride Mavic Open Pro 32 spoke wheels with Ultegra hubs. I've had them about 10 months and used them for commuting and lots of riding on the pot-hole ridden country-lanes around my home. Although...
07-09-04, 03:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,038
Posted By Niall

I quite liked when he said in reference to...

I quite liked when he said in reference to Ullrich powering up an alp: "look at those pistons he calls legs go!"
07-09-04, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Niall

The situation is rather dire: C4 no longer...

The situation is rather dire:

C4 no longer run their nightly programme. As far as I can tell all you get on normal TV is an hour a week at one in the morning on ITV. If you buy a free-view box...
01-19-04, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,809
Posted By Niall

It's going to depend on how fit (and stubborn)...

It's going to depend on how fit (and stubborn) you and your mates are. Remember when you're touring that you're carrying plenty more gear and by the road repairs are more likely to be needed (three...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-04, 05:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By Niall

I bouught a pair of Genius 4's 20 months ago or...

I bouught a pair of Genius 4's 20 months ago or so and have found them really good. The buckle has fine adjustments that are very easy to make whilst on the go which is very useful for getting em...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-04, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Niall

Does anybody know what kind of gear ratios the...

Does anybody know what kind of gear ratios the peloton use on such climbs?
12-05-03, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Niall

Dawes do make a very good range of tourer type...

Dawes do make a very good range of tourer type bikes, and are very reliable. Unfortunately they can be hard to get hold off. My dad ordered one but they kept moving the delivery date back. After a...
Forum: Touring
07-24-03, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By Niall

I cycled from Frankfurt to Budapest a couple of...

I cycled from Frankfurt to Budapest a couple of summers ago, which was amazing. Camping is a good choice as you can stop wherever you want. There's some sort of free-land law in Germany that allows...
Forum: Touring
07-24-03, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Niall

How old is your map. The main Sustrans book...

How old is your map. The main Sustrans book indicates that there is a route, and an OS map I have indicates a cylce network route running alongside the Kennet and Avon canal, and then the River...
08-28-02, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Niall

Squeeky cleats

I think I brought this up before but couldn't find the thread if I have done.

My Look cleats squeek / creak slightly when cycling, especially if wet.

Solutions anybody please?
08-27-02, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,349
Posted By Niall

The cleats on road shoes will experience some...

The cleats on road shoes will experience some minimal wear as you toddle from the front door to your bike and back - not far even doing it once or twice a day. Basicallly you don't do much walking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-02, 05:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,478
Posted By Niall

On a similar note, what, if anything, do you wear...

On a similar note, what, if anything, do you wear under your shorts?
08-05-02, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Niall

The placing of the onus to prove innocence on the...

The placing of the onus to prove innocence on the driver (if that is indeed what this law will mean), is fairly reasonable as they are probably the cause of more accidents. Unfortunately most TV and...
08-04-02, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Niall

As motorists are in control of a vehicle that has...

As motorists are in control of a vehicle that has a much greater potential for damage and harm, then yes an increased responsibility lies with them. It should be pointed out to irate motorists that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-02, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By Niall

Do you already have Tiagra components and are...

Do you already have Tiagra components and are planning to upgrade them?

If so then I'd say hang around and buy a new bike later. I have Tiagra bits and am happy with them (although I don't really...
07-20-02, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Niall

Tim Moore's 'French Revolutions' is very funny...

Tim Moore's 'French Revolutions' is very funny and he's been likened to Bill Bryson for his travel writing, although I'm not sure that this is a good thing.

A couple are on my 'to buy' list: The...
07-20-02, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Niall

Finish line do a bearing grease that I've had no...

Finish line do a bearing grease that I've had no bones with.
07-20-02, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By Niall

Roadbuzz is right about the whole overtaking to...

Roadbuzz is right about the whole overtaking to get to the next set of lights thing. When this happens I normally cruise up the side whilst they are stationary and plonk my bike in the middle of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-02, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Niall

Go for frame over components EVERY time. ...

Go for frame over components EVERY time. Components will wear out and need replacing (or you'll just want to but better ones - whatever you've got). This can be done to some extent bit by bit with...
07-15-02, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Niall

Indeed, coverage for UK terrestrial viewers is as...

Indeed, coverage for UK terrestrial viewers is as crap as it was last year, despite being promised daily highlights on ITV1. Also any very brief news coverage fails to mention David Millar's good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-02, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By Niall

Yes, obviously lighter is better, but what is the...

Yes, obviously lighter is better, but what is the advantage of Ksyriums over Open Pros that justifies the price difference when from the above figures they are heavier.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-02, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099
Posted By Niall

You'll want to cane your mate's arse on the new...

You'll want to cane your mate's arse on the new bike (just to prove him wrong of course!) and will probably work much harder to effect a bigger difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-02, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By Niall

PS What is the advantage of the Ksyriums et al.?...

PS What is the advantage of the Ksyriums et al.? Is it to do with aerodynamics? Velocipedio?...anyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-02, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By Niall

$200 for building a wheel set?? Just today my...

$200 for building a wheel set?? Just today my LBs quoted me around 160 ($240ish) for a set of Ultegra equipped Open Pro's and the labour would be free.
07-12-02, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Niall

A toothbrush and cleaning fluid (something like...

A toothbrush and cleaning fluid (something like Muc-Off is good) works fairly well whilst the cassette is still on the wheel, although this is best if you dont have on of those plastic guard things...
07-10-02, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Niall

...for a shimano derailleur.

...for a shimano derailleur.
07-10-02, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Niall

Sorry, should have made my request more clear: I...

Sorry, should have made my request more clear: I know the guide goes on top etc. but I don't know for definite if the one marked G-pulley is indeed the guide.
07-10-02, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Niall

Pulley fool

Took apart my rear mech to replace pulleys. Have now forgotten which pulley goes where. I'm guessing that the one marked G-pulley is the guide.
(See what they did there? - make an innocuous...
Forum: Touring
07-08-02, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,312
Posted By Niall

What follows is merely my opinion not emperical...

What follows is merely my opinion not emperical fact:

Trangias: heavy and bulky
Force 10s: Very heavy and probably too hot for France

There are number of gas cookers which are lighter and very...
Forum: Touring
07-08-02, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Niall

A bike box (free from your LBS) generally works...

A bike box (free from your LBS) generally works OK and is large enough to prevent too much random flinging by baggage crew. Unfortunately you have nothing for the return journey unless you come...
Forum: Touring
07-08-02, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By Niall

Washing on tour? Hmm...... probably not very...

Washing on tour? Hmm...... probably not very often.

I'm sorry but a state of absolute cleanliness is not something I really equate with touring. If you're doing it properly and camping you're...
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