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Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep I have a Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 Di2. Got it...

Yep I have a Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 Di2. Got it in 2017 and it's been superb, best bang for buck at the time for sure. Only drawback was buying it sight unseen online but it all turned out good.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By SurferCyclist

There is when the rim tape extends into the spoke...

There is when the rim tape extends into the spoke holes and causes a pinch flat. This happened to me recently. Maybe I should have changed the rim tape before this occurred(been on wheels a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep. I've just added my own email so I'll check...

Yep. I've just added my own email so I'll check next ride but yes my wife mentioned she'd not been receiving some and I also checked a few and they were only partial rides. As per usual Wahoo not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By SurferCyclist

Use with Elemnt Bolt and yes it's intermittent....

Use with Elemnt Bolt and yes it's intermittent. This is in UK if that makes any difference. I use with an android phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,005
Posted By SurferCyclist

Well all you can do is try a pair, might feel...

Well all you can do is try a pair, might feel strange rather than uncomfortable at first with the straps but soon forget about them and believe me MUCH more comfortable over a period of time.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,005
Posted By SurferCyclist

Much more comfortable, no waist band digging in...

Much more comfortable, no waist band digging in for hours on end. There may be a case of better fit as well, the straps keep shorts in place but primarily it's a comfort thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By SurferCyclist

I have DT Swiss wheels and hub with the 240 hub...

I have DT Swiss wheels and hub with the 240 hub and it is loud and I think designed to be. However the other day it seemed to be louder than usual so I just took it apart, cleaned it up the ratchets...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,097
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yeah well sorry but I'm also in the camp that the...

Yeah well sorry but I'm also in the camp that the Local Legend thing is just a bit of a crap Strava gimmick designed to take heat off them after all the negative comments from users after they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,615
Posted By SurferCyclist

I've used Squirt for around 3 years, it must be...

I've used Squirt for around 3 years, it must be initially applied to a completely oil/grease free clean chain. I then reapply every 200 miles or so and just wipe chain with rag and apply a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By SurferCyclist

Canary Islands are good, a lot of pro go there to...

Canary Islands are good, a lot of pro go there to train and Lanzarote especially very popular place for cyclists and triathletes. Only time I got hassled by a driver was a tourist in a rental car. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,316
Posted By SurferCyclist

Often on downhill segments it seems you can get...

Often on downhill segments it seems you can get the KOM if you want to risk it. There are segments around here which I'm pretty sure I could get the KOM on if only I wanted to risk it. Narrow single...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,316
Posted By SurferCyclist

Well if you ride and get a KOM it counts,...

Well if you ride and get a KOM it counts, obviously. The point I was making was just how hung up some people are on getting KOMs, it seems to be the reason some ride. As I said whatever floats ya...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,838
Posted By SurferCyclist

All a matter of taste for sure but to me cream or...

All a matter of taste for sure but to me cream or tan side walls look awful and I'd pay extra not to have them if required.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,316
Posted By SurferCyclist

There's a couple of riders around here who do 3-4...

There's a couple of riders around here who do 3-4 mile "rides" just to get a KOM. You can see the start finish places of their rides so obviously went out purely for purpose of getting KOM. Whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,273
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep. This thread sums up internet forums.

Yep. This thread sums up internet forums.
07-13-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,066
Posted By SurferCyclist

It is an issue. I live in a quiet and beautiful...

It is an issue. I live in a quiet and beautiful area right by the sea with countryside and hills all around. Ideal cycling area in fact. However, if you cycle from home rather than driving you will...
07-09-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,517
Posted By SurferCyclist

I have a Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 Di2 which covers...

I have a Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 Di2 which covers all the bases. Light, weighs 7kg so good for climbing, cost me 2600 so around $3000? whatever exchange rate is now and is "Endurace" so relaxed...
07-05-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,134
Posted By SurferCyclist

I agree with what others say, it's the humidity...

I agree with what others say, it's the humidity as much as the heat that makes it so tough to exercise when it gets hot. Admittedly here in the(usually) cool UK high temps are rare. Last week did a...
07-04-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,659
Posted By SurferCyclist

Unless you are specificially training for an...

Unless you are specificially training for an event or a pro etc then junk miles don't exist. For 99.9% of cyclists, myself included bikes are ridden for fun or transport. Any ride is good and usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,146
Posted By SurferCyclist

Well I've used Strava the last 4 years or so and...

Well I've used Strava the last 4 years or so and recently signed up for the 2 month free trial as a Subscriber. Whether I'll continue to pay for it is another thing but fun to attack starred segments...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By SurferCyclist

This. However bear in mind the navigation on the...

This. However bear in mind the navigation on the Bolt is not brilliant. If you miss a turn it'll tell you but won't redirect back onto route. I rarely use it for navigational purposes, if I ride...
07-02-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By SurferCyclist

Make sure you're fuelled up BEFORE you leave, eat...

Make sure you're fuelled up BEFORE you leave, eat a good breakfast etc then ride. Every ride I take a bar of some kind but rarely need it. For rides of 50 miles or so, maybe eat a flapjack mid way...
06-29-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By SurferCyclist

I live in Pembrokeshire which is hilly (most...

I live in Pembrokeshire which is hilly (most rides every 10 miles = 1000ft) although couple years back had a trip to Somerset and did a few rides around there and man there's some hills there!
To...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,781
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep, been using Squirt for about 3 years now and...

Yep, been using Squirt for about 3 years now and it's excellent stuff. Just make sure to completely degrease/clean chain before first application. No point in faffing around melting candles etc.
06-11-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,757
Posted By SurferCyclist

It's more of a case when going down a single...

It's more of a case when going down a single track road with a tractor coming towards me they often don't slow down or move over at all so many times I've had to take evasive action to avoid getting...
06-11-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,757
Posted By SurferCyclist

Around here it's tractors. Think they own the...

Around here it's tractors. Think they own the road.
06-05-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By SurferCyclist

Rinse off with hosepipe, wipe down with sponge....

Rinse off with hosepipe, wipe down with sponge. Dry off with old towel and wipe dry chain and reapply Squirt. Very occasionally I'll then apply some car wax to the frame to get it gleaming. I avoid...
06-05-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,445
Posted By SurferCyclist

Whenever I approach people walking on the back...

Whenever I approach people walking on the back roads around here I just shout "BIKE". Often lots of people walking in the nice weather we've had and often in middle of road(quiet back lanes). A...
06-04-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,433
Posted By SurferCyclist

Every cyclist needs to watch this.

An excellent video from Phil Gaimon and I agree entirely with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDMdcC63Z0s
06-03-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By SurferCyclist

I always hang clothing bike or otherwise outside...

I always hang clothing bike or otherwise outside whenever possible. Dries better, fresher and as regards bike stuff always inside especially bib shorts. UV good to kill bacteria so anything that's...
06-03-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,418
Posted By SurferCyclist

Unfortunately it seems this is the way on...

Unfortunately it seems this is the way on internet forums. Lots of self declared experts and people looking to score points. This was reason I left Bike Radar forum (UK based forum). It got very...
06-03-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,028
Posted By SurferCyclist

I'd never drink and drive or ride, recipe for...

I'd never drink and drive or ride, recipe for disaster I reckon.
06-03-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By SurferCyclist

Hey canklecat, you make repeated references to...

Hey canklecat, you make repeated references to PEDS, just out of curiosity what are you thinking of and how would you obtain them? You mention money being the hurdle to getting them so are they legal...
06-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,028
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep, same here. I enjoy a beer and a glass or two...

Yep, same here. I enjoy a beer and a glass or two of wine. I keep myself very fit and always have several days a week with no alcohol so I enjoy it all the more when I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 4,182,891
Posted By SurferCyclist

Whilst not strictly only for cycling I've got...

Whilst not strictly only for cycling I've got some Jlabs Air Icon earbuds. After a previous(now closed thread as it got a bit antsy) about wearing headphones I thought I'd try some for cycling and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,098
Posted By SurferCyclist

I find cheating in sport abhorrent,...

I find cheating in sport abhorrent, unforgiveable. Life time bans should be given out to those caught/found guilty. The farcical 2 or 4 years bans given out to cyclists and athletes is a joke. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,689
Posted By SurferCyclist

Seeing as I use Squirt dry wax on my chains I...

Seeing as I use Squirt dry wax on my chains I completely degrease/clean a new chain then apply Squirt. If I was going to use a wet oil based lube I wouldn't bother but for Squirt you need to clean...
06-01-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,028
Posted By SurferCyclist

Not drinking doesn't make you live longer, it...

Not drinking doesn't make you live longer, it just feels that way! :beer:

Like just about anything, moderation is the key. I'll have a beer or two but wine is my poison of choice these days....
05-30-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,714
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yeah well not too many KOMs got into a strong...

Yeah well not too many KOMs got into a strong headwind either! People are either drafting and/or have a strong tailwind, certainly on flattish segments.
05-29-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,714
Posted By SurferCyclist

No you don't, just get in top ten and they'll see...

No you don't, just get in top ten and they'll see it.
05-28-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,714
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yep, I'm 61 and the few KOMs I've had are gone...

Yep, I'm 61 and the few KOMs I've had are gone although still have several top tens (got 2 yesterday). I only started road cycling 4 years ago so I do wonder how strong a rider I'd have been 35 years...
05-28-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By SurferCyclist

How many feet elevation did you climb as from the...

How many feet elevation did you climb as from the video can't tell at all how steep any of it is. Some numbers on grade % and length of climb would help. For example my ride yesterday was 31 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,023
Posted By SurferCyclist

Nope in Pembrokeshire West Wales and yes do get...

Nope in Pembrokeshire West Wales and yes do get the odd wannabe who ignores a wave but like I said 99% respond.
05-26-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,782
Posted By SurferCyclist

Had D-Fly unit for about 3 years never had a...

Had D-Fly unit for about 3 years never had a problem. I haven't tried the synchro shifting option so maybe that is what the LBS was thinking of. I use mine to link to Wahoo Bolt for gear change info...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,023
Posted By SurferCyclist

Rubbish. I get a nod, a wave, a hello from 99% of...

Rubbish. I get a nod, a wave, a hello from 99% of other cyclists and walkers.
05-23-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By SurferCyclist

Given wind at present could go coast to coast in...

Given wind at present could go coast to coast in an afternoon...
05-18-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,615
Posted By SurferCyclist

GT is 33 but then Froome is "only" 34, hardly big...

GT is 33 but then Froome is "only" 34, hardly big difference there although being SKY/INEOS they are bound to have tons of data charting the decline of physical performance between ages 33 and 35.....
05-16-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,615
Posted By SurferCyclist

Froome to leave INEOS?

This seems to be the rumour at the moment, Froome out of contract end of 2020 so rumours he may sign elsewhere. Unlikely I'd say and hope. He's always been Brailsfords #1...
05-15-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,743
Posted By SurferCyclist

Yeah, KOMs eh. I've had a handful of them and...

Yeah, KOMs eh. I've had a handful of them and subsequently lost them as there will always be someone sometime faster. I find it rather amusing to see a couple of posters on this site with their...
05-13-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By SurferCyclist

He's from Birmingham then if he's a Brummie.

He's from Birmingham then if he's a Brummie.
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