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Road Cycling

Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by FrenchTart, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Drollic

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 24, 2013

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    Location: East Midlands

    Tried a 100 yesterday, back to saddle sores. I'm now at the point of thinking my Aliante R1 might be worn out after roughly 12k miles. It's either that or dropping 10-12lbs over the last few months has resulted in my normal size of bibs becoming a fraction too loose. I doubt it's this though as where they possible could be considered a fraction too loose (mid sides) I don't get any sores.
     
  2. Altaz

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 18, 2003

    Posts: 328

    @FishFluff Did you receive these bars? any feedback?
     
  3. SoliD

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    Joined: Feb 25, 2004

    Posts: 14,841

    Location: Portsmouth

    Lol. this is a cycling forum grudas, get real :p
     
  4. Junglist

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    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 5,577

    Location: Bristol

    Is there any decent apps for tracking cycling with the Apple watch? I was just using the basic one but it didn't have an auto-pause function so decided to use the Strava app instead but wondering if there any better alternatives out there?

    Think I'm going to try and do my first 40 mile ride this weekend, working up to the 50 mile stone which is rookie numbers for a lot of you but will be a big ride for me. Done a few 30 miles now so i feel comfortable doing that distance
     
  5. Trox

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Fife, Scotland

    Typical, warmest day of the year and I break a spoke 10km in.

    At what point do people get the there wheel rebuilt with new spokes?
     
  6. Saytan

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    I replace one spoke. If another goes, I replace them all.
     
  7. Trox

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    Location: Fife, Scotland

    That was what I was thinking, it's just annoying as I've never broke a spoke before.
     
  8. Berger

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    Joined: May 22, 2003

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    Location: Wigan

    Chasing down gear tune still. Wasn’t quite perfect after shifting but sometimes if you went down a gear and then back up it would be perfect.

    Possibly one hanger bolt slightly loose, I got a fraction of a turn on it perhaps but the head will round off if try and put much more on it. Sure they are easy to get off the shelf Edit: M3x8mm ordered 10 for £2 posted!

    I may order a Wheels Manufacturing replacement hanger as the Cervelo ones have some mixed reviews on WW (soft metal that bends back under load).

    I cleaned up the chain, cassette and RD pulleys and will put it back together tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
  9. Saytan

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    Where did it break?
     
  10. Trox

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    It was one of the rear drive side spokes so I might need to remove the cassette to replace it, hopefully not. I'll take a look at it tomorrow.

    Edit-
    It broke right at the hub
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
  11. PikeyPriest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 21, 2004

    Posts: 1,137

    Awesome! Thank you!
     
  12. Saytan

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    That's a common point for fatigue failures
     
  13. AndyCr15

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    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

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    Location: Barnet, London

    Anyone got any tips for indexing? With next to no torque going through the system everything sounds fine and works fine. When I'm putting some power down, it sounds like it's not quite aligned right. Is it simply a matter of small adjust, ride a bit, adjust, ride a bit, until it sounds smoother?

    Went out with the recycling 30 minutes ago and it's pretty damn warm already... but will take a 40 mile trip back to spokes shortly I think. Get me some more of that brownie :)
     
  14. TheBrooder

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    Location: Cognac, France

    Sounds like the barrel adjuster needs a slight tweak - plenty of youtube vids that explain it well. Park tools, GCN, etc.
     
  15. FishFluff

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    Joined: Nov 7, 2003

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    Location: Deepest, darkest Leeds

    Yep! They arrived a couple of weeks ago now. They look fantastic but I haven't actually fitted them to the bike properly yet as I've been having some niggling bike fit issues at the moment and don't want to add another variable into the mix. I've put them on with no levers or anything to test the stiffness and they feel pretty good. There's a bit of flex if you hold the head tube between your knees and really wrench on the bars, but that was also true with my aluminium bar/stem combo. Certainly better than some of the noodley carbon I've seen in youtube videos.
     
  16. FishFluff

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    As TheBrooder said, just give it a minor adjustment while you're out riding. No more than a quarter turn at a time.
     
  17. grudas

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    haha! thanks, I'll have a look.

    that looks pretty good! how are you finding the fit? I am usually l-xl on non cycling tops.

    pshh! rules are here to be broken :D but seriously why would you not want sleeveless in the summer? it's great? I guess you dont get the sharp tan lines so it's hard to flex?
     
  18. xdcx

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    You're lucky I am not a mod, boyo!
    Coming back in here. With your crazy chat.
     
  19. Jonny ///M

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  20. grudas

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    ^^ :D :D

    harsh but fair :D