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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,692
Posted By Iffacus

Where abouts in the Midlands is it as I regulary...

Where abouts in the Midlands is it as I regulary travel to the Southampton area for work.
12-28-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,458
Posted By Iffacus

Well done Kevin :beer: , on completing your first...

Well done Kevin :beer: , on completing your first cross race, shame I couldn't be there to give you some competition.

You should think about doing the race at Curborough, Nr Lichfield on 3rd...
12-27-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,458
Posted By Iffacus

Cluelessgoon - how did you get on? Full...

Cluelessgoon - how did you get on?

Full results here if anyone is interested

http://www.wmccl.co.uk/results/boxingday/sen.rtf
12-21-07, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,458
Posted By Iffacus

http://www.wmccl.co.uk/results/boxingday/sen.rtf ...

http://www.wmccl.co.uk/results/boxingday/sen.rtf

For the startsheet for the event at Kenilworth that cluelessgoon is doing.
12-02-07, 04:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,458
Posted By Iffacus

I don't think the vary the course much, you can...

I don't think the vary the course much, you can be assured that the start will be on the road climb up over the railway bridge. Then there will be the quarry and turret to get down, other than that...
12-01-07, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,458
Posted By Iffacus

Talking Having done this race on Keniworth Common for the...

Having done this race on Keniworth Common for the past 3 or 4 years, unfortunately I'm having to miss it this year because of family commitments :cry:.

I wouldn't worry to much about running as...
10-25-07, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Iffacus

That looks to me to be an aluminium frame with...

That looks to me to be an aluminium frame with carbon rear stays rather than a full carbon frame. even so it seems exceedingly good value for money
10-23-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Iffacus

Cannock Chase in Staffordshire (just north of...

Cannock Chase in Staffordshire (just north of Birmingham) has quite a few trails, I could possibly show you some if you drop me a PM with a likely date.
10-18-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Iffacus

Where abouts in Brum are you? I live just over...

Where abouts in Brum are you? I live just over the border in Staffordshire, and round here there are some nice family friendly trails on Cannock Chase, you can even get the train out there as well
10-17-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,916
Posted By Iffacus

I met my other half at a cross race :love: and as...

I met my other half at a cross race :love: and as she has now started racing as well it means I have someone to chat too about how badly I've gone on the way home
09-25-07, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By Iffacus

It might be worth you putting something on the...

It might be worth you putting something on the local cycling clubs website http://www.veloclublincoln.co.uk/ as they'll be able to advise of the local bike shops
08-30-07, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Iffacus

Was a great end to a weekend of cycling in one of...

Was a great end to a weekend of cycling in one of the flatter parts of England.

Some photos of the event are here http://www.mildenhallrally.org.uk/images/2007/mon/index.htm scroll down to the...
08-30-07, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Iffacus

Ben, how about doing a map reading & navigation...

Ben, how about doing a map reading & navigation course? or an MTB skills weekend such as this one run by the CTC http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=4314
08-30-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Iffacus

Cyclo-Cross Madison

What a race to get you back in the mood for jumping on and off your bike at speed.

Riding alternate laps with an unknown partner (teams are pulled out of the hat) on a short but not to technical...
08-15-07, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 2,606,036
Posted By Iffacus

Thanks for the compliment. I got both bikes...

Thanks for the compliment. I got both bikes second hand of a semi-pro rider that lives local to me, who had only used them for 1/2 the season before his proper bikes arrived.

Definately a case of...
08-14-07, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Iffacus

Also don't forget http://www.veloriders.co.uk

Also don't forget http://www.veloriders.co.uk
08-14-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3,085
Views: 2,606,036
Posted By Iffacus

My Ridley Crosswind for the new season :) ...

My Ridley Crosswind for the new season :)

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/6978/ridley1iz2.jpg

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5987/ridley2bj9.jpg
...
06-10-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By Iffacus

Steve check out http://www.aukweb.net/index2.htm...

Steve check out http://www.aukweb.net/index2.htm and look under the calender. The distances are in Kilometers, so look for ones around 160km mark.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Iffacus

I have been using Clinchers for the past 2 years...

I have been using Clinchers for the past 2 years for racing (stock wheels & tyres on a Fuji Track SE) mainly on a tarmac track (local league) and didn't have any problems on the wooden boards at...
04-13-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By Iffacus

Shimano Ultegra hubs with Mavic Open Pro rims

Shimano Ultegra hubs with Mavic Open Pro rims
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Posted By Iffacus

If you want to make your own mind up on the 1982...

If you want to make your own mind up on the 1982 Nakano v Singleton sprint final click on the links below

Round 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY78yS0sjbQ

Round 2/re-run ...
03-03-07, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Iffacus

My Girlfriend is 5'1 and we have just bought her...

My Girlfriend is 5'1 and we have just bought her a Massi Prime cross bike, with a 15" frame, Shimano Tiagra groupset

http://www.casamasferrer.com/index.html?idi=I

look at...
02-22-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By Iffacus

I have been using Campag for the past 4years on...

I have been using Campag for the past 4years on my cross bikes. One thing I do like is the little button on the side of the brifters that when pushed increase the amount of clearence between wheel...
02-09-07, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,357
Posted By Iffacus

Having just switch from using an HT for the past...

Having just switch from using an HT for the past 15years, and now using a full susser ablight one with very limited rear travel. I'm still undecided on the benefits of a full susser, although I will...
01-09-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 833
Posted By Iffacus

You could claim 'Sealand' as part of texas or...

You could claim 'Sealand' as part of texas or anyother part of the US. Your's for $1,000,000 approx.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6239967.stm
01-09-07, 03:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 63,942
Posted By Iffacus

What about Ridley's, ...

What about Ridley's,

http://www.ridley-bikes.com/lang/en/cyclocross.asp
12-29-06, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By Iffacus

Most of the top riders just ride with what they...

Most of the top riders just ride with what they are given, and as they don't have to worry about the cost of replacing it unlike us mere mortals that do it as a hobby.

For what its worth I run a...
12-28-06, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Iffacus

Hmm... used all but the spare wheels at the last...

Hmm... used all but the spare wheels at the last race, and that included all 3 large jugs of water.




:eek: , not a good idea
12-24-06, 09:16 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 341,699
Posted By Iffacus

For MTBing in Brum you just need to go a few...

For MTBing in Brum you just need to go a few miles to the North and you'll find Cannock Chase, 8miles of offical single track, much more unofficial and a downhill area.

If you want more info PM or...
12-23-06, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Iffacus

Yes by Chainset I am refering to double or triple...

Yes by Chainset I am refering to double or triple style. because that is going to be the biggest determining factor on the bottom bracket spindle you can use.
12-23-06, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Iffacus

What chainset are you planning on using as this...

What chainset are you planning on using as this will determine this to a large extent? Also are you going for a single or double ring up front?

If double use what is reccomended by the chainset...
12-23-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,894
Posted By Iffacus

Roger Hammond (UK Cross champs & Discovery Pro) I...

Roger Hammond (UK Cross champs & Discovery Pro) I believe used to do a winter crit series on his cross bike, and regularly win :eek:
12-19-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Iffacus

How much Kit do you take to an event?

So guys (& Gals) how much kit do you take to a race? Now my g/f has decided she wants to race as well (not that I'm complaining :D ) it means taking:

3 bikes (2 mine, 1 hers)
spare wheels (mine)...
12-09-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By Iffacus

Cyclo-cross vids

If any of you are interested, http://peteharris.nikkiharris.co.uk/ has a few cross vids from the midlands in England.

See if you can spot the former tour de france rider showing what class he...
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Iffacus

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/ofmega/kiri...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/ofmega/kiritch1.jpg
11-19-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By Iffacus

When warming up on the course I always start off...

When warming up on the course I always start off with my tyres at about 40psi, and as I find out what the course is like drop the pressure a little at time. Usually I don't go below 25psi normally...
11-19-06, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Iffacus

I second the Time Atac's, bought 2 pairs in 1996...

I second the Time Atac's, bought 2 pairs in 1996 after using shimano DX spds. Just moved them onto my road training bike as I've bought some of the latest atacs, which I have to say feel even better....
11-04-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Iffacus

I used to run a 28 tooth sprocket on my MTB with...

I used to run a 28 tooth sprocket on my MTB with an Ultegra shortcage rear mech without any problems. Also I have no problems running a 28 sprocket on my cross bikes with Campag Veloce or mirage rear...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-06, 12:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,197
Posted By Iffacus

Just use it as interval training ;) Failing...

Just use it as interval training ;)

Failing that I find a frame fit pump, swung near the head works quite well.

btw, were you going to use the .45 to persude the owner to keep their dog under...
09-15-06, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By Iffacus

I know of a few people that have managed to get...

I know of a few people that have managed to get way with a 27 sprocket on the back with a 105 shortcage rear mech.
08-01-06, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Iffacus

You can race on Campag Record no problems. Whilst...

You can race on Campag Record no problems. Whilst I do not run record I have a full Campag drivetrain.

One advantage of campag over shimano in a cross race is that by having the brake release on...
07-02-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By Iffacus

I have a remote lockout on my Manitou Skareb's...

I have a remote lockout on my Manitou Skareb's and use it mainly when riding on the road to the trails and also on most of the fireroad climbs in the area
07-02-06, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,148
Posted By Iffacus

I was looking for a similar specification earlier...

I was looking for a similar specification earlier this year, and last week picked up a Giant Anthem 2 for £1600. Having just switched from a hardtail, and looking for something of similar weight as I...
07-02-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Iffacus

+1, have been racing on Michelin Mud 2's for 3...

+1, have been racing on Michelin Mud 2's for 3 years now in all conditions without too much trouble
06-11-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Iffacus

must admit it's going to feel strange doing a...

must admit it's going to feel strange doing a Cross race on 25th June :D
Forum: Commuting
05-28-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Iffacus

I would look at getting a folding bike, like a...

I would look at getting a folding bike, like a Brompton, I know of a few people who regulary have meetings in London and use a Brompton to get about when in town.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Iffacus

the closest I can think of is a Womens pro team...

the closest I can think of is a Womens pro team 'Team Univega-Raleigh-Lifeforce'
05-13-06, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Iffacus

Thanks for the info guys, will let you know when...

Thanks for the info guys, will let you know when I'm coming over.
05-13-06, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By Iffacus

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/dirette/giro/real_...

http://www.gazzetta.it/Speciali/dirette/giro/real_Dsl.shtml

I've been watching some of the stages live on this :D
Forum: Commuting
05-10-06, 04:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,782
Posted By Iffacus

Driving 20 - 25 mins Cycling 30 - 35 mins,...

Driving 20 - 25 mins

Cycling 30 - 35 mins, but much much more enjoyable
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