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thx1138
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PostPosted: 13:46 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Just got my new bicycle. Reply with quote

https://s20.postimg.cc/f715jfq6l/trek.jpg

Trek Emonda SL4

Had a bike fit included, will go back in 6 weeks for adjustments.

omg it feels quick, and weird , and tall Shocked and oh so lightweight Laughing

I got flat pedals and toe clips, cos I've never used cleats and cycle shoes before, will probably switch to them once I get used to the bike.


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PostPosted: 13:52 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/RnJk6bkjgko?t=10s
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PostPosted: 13:53 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howling Terror wrote:
https://youtu.be/RnJk6bkjgko?t=10s


Laughing i remember that advert

actually, if we deconstruct that advert somewhat, it would appear to be saying to would be advertisers that there is no point in paying extra for a big stand out listing, as they phone Ropers who will keep it till t'weekend, and don't phone Whiterock cycles, who appear to show a very similar model cycle as to the one they buy the kid.,
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PostPosted: 13:57 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toe straps? Laughing

That's very old skool. Razz

Be a man, bin the toe straps and learn how to use clipless pedals.
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PostPosted: 19:33 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it the right size? Seatpost is massive. Shocked
Oh and second the toeclip ditching, more dangerous than SPD-SLs
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PostPosted: 19:57 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave.... wrote:
Is it the right size? Seatpost is massive. Shocked
Oh and second the toeclip ditching, more dangerous than SPD-SLs


His arse will be about level with the top deck of a bus Shocked
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PostPosted: 20:34 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave.... wrote:
Is it the right size? Seatpost is massive. Shocked


yup, I'm 6'3" - got fitted up on a laser assisted video display jig doo dah
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PostPosted: 22:35 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bike btw.
Essential upgrades would be tubeless tyres, less pressure, less harsh ride and less weight. And a good one I found was the gel inserts for bars as it it can get tiring on your hands/wrists on longer rides. And bottle cage or two if you are on really long ride. And of course a computer of sorts, I like the Garmin Edge personally.
Oh, and watch for potholes, stones etc. as you will notice massive difference compared to mtb tyres.
The saddle looks a bit nose down in that pic.
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PostPosted: 23:13 - 19 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

serious race face Laughing
my fastest ever time trial tonight, i guess it was no surprise I got a pb


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PostPosted: 08:37 - 20 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fetch anniversary vest. The most tasteful one Wink
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PostPosted: 16:58 - 20 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

ForestRunner wrote:
Fetch anniversary vest. The most tasteful one Wink


Laughing I bought it from the bargain bucket at a Fetch Mile last year. I don't use the site very much tbh but I am registered on it.
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PostPosted: 11:28 - 29 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Thumbs Up

Just noticed you seemed to have blown out of the budget of the calibre as well.

I've been eyeing up these, can afford, but cannot justify to myself (yet)

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/road/endurace/2018/endurace-cf-8-0.html
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PostPosted: 01:19 - 31 Jul 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sload wrote:
Nice Thumbs Up

Just noticed you seemed to have blown out of the budget of the calibre as well.

I've been eyeing up these, can afford, but cannot justify to myself (yet)

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/road/endurace/2018/endurace-cf-8-0.html


Looks good.

Yeah, about the budget. I SORN'd my Honda, and planned to overhaul it. I sold it to pay for the bicycle. Embarassed
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PostPosted: 11:33 - 08 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave.... wrote:
Nice bike btw.
Essential upgrades would be tubeless tyres, less pressure, less harsh ride and less weight. And a good one I found was the gel inserts for bars as it it can get tiring on your hands/wrists on longer rides. And bottle cage or two if you are on really long ride. And of course a computer of sorts, I like the Garmin Edge personally.
Oh, and watch for potholes, stones etc. as you will notice massive difference compared to mtb tyres.
The saddle looks a bit nose down in that pic.


https://s20.postimg.cc/dyn0jit59/bike_stands.jpg

Got two cages now, one has a litre bottle in, the other has a protein shake bottle with all my tools and a tube wrapped in a buff to stop it rattling around, pump fits on side of frame, and I got a bag for under the saddle, put snacks in there, but will put a second tube for longer rides.

Yes, my hands get tired. Get pins and needles in my fingers too.

Not sure about tubless tyres, if I get a flat and I'm out on my own, am stuffed?

Can't afford a bicycle computer, or new pedals or cycle shoes right now Mad but I do stuff a windows phone in the back pocket of my shirt and record my rides.

I've got bib shorts and a shirt now, less flappy about, and am getting a little quicker on time trialing, obviously not as fast as a proper tt bike, but I'm quite happy with my progress.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1745464577

really keen to get proper clips and shoes though!
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PostPosted: 11:43 - 08 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you fit tubeless tyres but still manage to end up with a puncture that doesn't seal then all you need to do at that point is fit an inner tube.
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PostPosted: 11:51 - 08 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
If you fit tubeless tyres but still manage to end up with a puncture that doesn't seal then all you need to do at that point is fit an inner tube.


Did not know that. 😯
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PostPosted: 12:30 - 08 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ste wrote:
If you fit tubeless tyres but still manage to end up with a puncture that doesn't seal then all you need to do at that point is fit an inner tube.


Yep - I carry a tube on my MTB that is set up tubeless; I also carry a tyre boot (repair patch) in case the tyre itself is torn.

If doing this, you need to be able to get the tubeless valve out of the rim to fit the inner tube. You may just be able to pull it out, or may need pliers (eg small multi-tool) to pull the valve out.

And if you do run tubeless and have to put a tube in, it is worth checking the whole tyre for foreign objects before fitting the tube - there may be some stuck through the tyre that the tubeless sealant has dealt with but are still in place - these will immediately puncture an inner tube.

That said, on my MTB, I went tubeless 18 months ago and have not had a single reason to stop whilst out, whereas before that I was getting punctures regularly. A bit of a faff to set up, but so worth it.
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PostPosted: 07:13 - 09 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
Ste wrote:
If you fit tubeless tyres but still manage to end up with a puncture that doesn't seal then all you need to do at that point is fit an inner tube.


Did not know that. 😯


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PostPosted: 12:59 - 09 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this right ? When I had tubeless tyres (back around late 80's) you had to unstitch the things to get at the inner rubber tube to apply the patch , then stitch them back together and glue them to the rim - proper ball ache, especially when local bloody farmers didn't clear up thorns after trimming boundary hedges Mad
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PostPosted: 13:02 - 09 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a tubular tyre rather than a tubeless tyre.
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PostPosted: 18:41 - 09 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tubeless tyre is like a modern motorbike tyre; the beads sit on the rim lip and a valve is pushed into the rim, with no inner tube involved. This setup doesnít generally seal perfectly so you often have to apply a sealing tape around where the spokes meet the rim and you put a sealant fluid in the tyre before inflating it. The sealant helps the tyre seal on the rim and also seals any small punctures as they happen.

It means you can run the tyre at a lower pressure than with tubes as you donít have to worry about pinch flats. The lower pressure also improves ride comfort. Too low though and the tyre can Ďburpí pressure away.
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PostPosted: 20:23 - 09 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx1138 wrote:
really keen to get proper clips and shoes though!


Got SPDs on commuter and mtb but have SPD SL for my road bike which is far better for longer rides as feet dont get the burn or sore.Which reminds me that a decent pair of socks help also.
The cheapest shimano pedals are as good as any and as for shoes again not much money needs spending, get the cleats which have most float to start with until you find your best foot position.
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PostPosted: 20:47 - 09 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave.... wrote:
Got SPDs on commuter and mtb


I use the decathlon dual sport SPD pedals on both bikes now. I tend to mix up footwear dependant on the ride and after a bit of practice, I love them. The bonus being the pedals are actually pretty light too.
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PostPosted: 22:01 - 11 Aug 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dealer switched the bars out for narrower ones, at no cost, much less hand ache now. We discussed saddle and both agreed it is the correct height for me.
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