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07-17-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,467
Posted By Choccy

Would you buy an AL frame with a dent. AL and...

Would you buy an AL frame with a dent. AL and Carbon are quite similar in that they're both quite fragile to an extent. I've got and ridden AL, Ti, Steel, Scandium and Carbon bikes and love them all...
02-20-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,748
Posted By Choccy

Go into a restaurant and order a steak. Go back a...

Go into a restaurant and order a steak. Go back a day later and ask the manager for the batch number of the steak and where it came from. This will show you how easy or hard it is to trace the meat...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 05:09 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,410
Posted By Choccy

I always used XTR on my mtb's then thought I'd go...

I always used XTR on my mtb's then thought I'd go for the X.0 drivetrain and will not go back now. The gears do just snap right into place. Just how they should.

Choccy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 02:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,295
Posted By Choccy

Choccy...

Choccy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,295
Posted By Choccy

I'm pretty new to road riding but from what...

I'm pretty new to road riding but from what you're saying weight is the most important thing in a set of wheels, is this right.

I could also run those same wheels and tyres you mention with stans...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,545
Posted By Choccy

What do you mean, things like STI shifters, BB30...

What do you mean, things like STI shifters, BB30 cranks and carbon rims.

It's all market driven but it depends if people take it up that matters. You also will not need new wheels as you can...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,771
Posted By Choccy

A broken leg probably. Or hip maybe otherwise...

A broken leg probably. Or hip maybe otherwise nothing. I've ridden to work with ankle ligament damage and busted ribs.

The only weather I don't like riding in is lightning as my route to work goes...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Choccy

It makes winter that little bit nicer........... ...

It makes winter that little bit nicer...........

I used an MTB last year without fenders as I was doing some work on my normal commuter, and it was a horrible experience in the snow and sluch.
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10-20-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By Choccy

Got a pair of Schwalbe Ice Spikers coming...

Got a pair of Schwalbe Ice Spikers coming tomorrow. Need something a bit better than the Snow Studs I've used for the last couple of winters. I had one day at the beginning of the year when I...
05-02-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,366
Posted By Choccy

Try Ragley Skinny Grips too.

Try Ragley Skinny Grips too.
02-13-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,008
Posted By Choccy

I don't have this happen but my riding buddy...

I don't have this happen but my riding buddy does. If he drinks Red Bull he starts shaking and going red. He can't drink coffee either. Tes and cider are good for him though.

Choccy...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Choccy

This sounds great for me as I attempted a century...

This sounds great for me as I attempted a century on 31 Jan only to have a slip on black ice after 15 miles. Only did 75 miles total. I'm going to try again this weekend. Hopefully it won't snow.
...
Replies: 66
Views: 3,501
Posted By Choccy

I wanted to do it this year but only managed 75...

I wanted to do it this year but only managed 75 miles on 31 Jan. Came off a couple of times after 15 miles on black ice. Got very bad pains in my legs and hips. Still not back to full fitness.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-10, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Choccy

I just got the TRK to try out before I go for the...

I just got the TRK to try out before I go for the Glider. Luckily I did a search here to find out more and came across your post. Checked on my Thomson that I'd just set up at a guess and it was...
01-25-10, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Choccy

Fox F120 RLC all the way. Can't beat the Fox...

Fox F120 RLC all the way. Can't beat the Fox forks right now.

Choccy...
10-27-09, 04:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,971
Posted By Choccy

I've worked that out to be 6-7C which seems...

I've worked that out to be 6-7C which seems pretty warm to be wearing a beanie and neck gaiter. I've started doing what I learnt off this forum and try to wear less at the beginning of autumn/winter...
10-22-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
Posted By Choccy

I never said Gore made eVent. What I meant was I...

I never said Gore made eVent. What I meant was I have both Gore and eVent jackets as well as windstopper.

I see you know all the details of materials but I prefer real world tests to a controlled...
10-19-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
Posted By Choccy

Try waterproof mitts over your gloves. Or...

Try waterproof mitts over your gloves. Or windproof mitts. I tried mitts after reading this forum and have not had cold hands since.

Choccy...
10-19-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
Posted By Choccy

I have the Gore Tool Jersey and it's very warm...

I have the Gore Tool Jersey and it's very warm over a single layer. I use a base layer and a long sleeve jersey under a Gore Gilet down to -2c, then I change to a base layer and the Tool jersey down...
10-09-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,277
Posted By Choccy

I save money away each week for riding gear, and...

I save money away each week for riding gear, and if like you I see something I like I'll buy it whether it's cheap or not. If it works and does what I want it to then it's good value to me.

Like...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 984
Posted By Choccy

I'm amazed that it's the first cold morning for...

I'm amazed that it's the first cold morning for so many in the US as it was here in the UK today. 41F 5C here at 05:15 this morning, being the first day I could see my breath in the air.

Looking...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,598
Posted By Choccy

You mean the same Mel Gibson who hates the...

You mean the same Mel Gibson who hates the English.

Choccy...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,895
Posted By Choccy

If you're going to stick to the rules and be...

If you're going to stick to the rules and be safe, then do it all of the time. We all take risks but we are also all accountable for our own mistakes.

Choccy...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,004
Posted By Choccy

Oh mate I've just googled Santa Cruz Mountains...

Oh mate I've just googled Santa Cruz Mountains and they are great. I'd love to live somewhere like that.

I think hills are one of those things like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.
...
Replies: 277
Views: 42,986
Posted By Choccy

Mines about 75 miles too, but not on road all of...

Mines about 75 miles too, but not on road all of the way as it was in a navigator race in the Isle of Wight. Very nasty hills.

I'm hoping to do my first century as soon as my Soma Double Cross DC...
Replies: 48
Views: 2,659
Posted By Choccy

Not just Lance. I was watching the Tour at the...

Not just Lance. I was watching the Tour at the early feed station and was amazed to see riders grabbing cans of Coke. I suppose it's an easy way to take in lots of energy.

Choccy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 05:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,187
Posted By Choccy

Sorry meant the last photo. Just did a recount. ...

Sorry meant the last photo. Just did a recount.

Choccy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 05:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,187
Posted By Choccy

I like photo number 4 but it needs a little of...

I like photo number 4 but it needs a little of the dull foreground taken out. A friend of mine has just purchased the D90. Very nice camera.

Choccy...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 04:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By Choccy

Looks like a summer bike to me. Where do the...

Looks like a summer bike to me. Where do the racks and fenders fit. Very nice looking though.

Choccy...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

I've just put an order in for a Soma Double Cross...

I've just put an order in for a Soma Double Cross DC. Now need to wait a month for delivery which is plenty of time to spend money speccing it out.

I've read a few reviews that say the paint on...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-09, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

This is very nice but 1900 for a commuter frame...

This is very nice but 1900 for a commuter frame is a bit much. I do like Ti though as I know I don't have to worry about corrosion. The only reason I'm selling my Ti frame is because of the mounts....
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

Can you run gears on the 1x1. Also not sure if it...

Can you run gears on the 1x1. Also not sure if it has a chainstay bridge to accomodate full mudguards.

Choccy...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

Good point there Robert C. Other things I...

Good point there Robert C.

Other things I should have mentioned were full mudguards and hydraulic disc brakes.

Choccy...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

I'm now looking at the Soma Double Cross Disc....

I'm now looking at the Soma Double Cross Disc. I've realised the 2.3" tyres are not really needed.

What I need are discs, racks and mudguards. Also space to fit Schwalbe Marathons and Schwalbe...
Forum: Touring
07-20-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,186
Posted By Choccy

I too was under the impression that titanium is...

I too was under the impression that titanium is extremely durable. I have never known anybody break a Ti frame yet I've seen steel, carbon fibre and especially aluminium frames break or crack. I know...
Forum: Touring
07-20-09, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,186
Posted By Choccy

Thorn say all Ti frames break????

Is this true. I was looking on the Thorn website at the Adaux Mk3 and in the "Steel is real" section it says that all Ti frames they have known have broken.

I have an 11 year old Ti frame and am...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-09, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

The Perigrine looks very nice. I could actually...

The Perigrine looks very nice. I could actually deal with 2" tyres as the biggest I need to get in would be the winter studs which are 1.9". Now the only problem is waiting until October 09.

If...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

Well I currently use Schwalbe Marathon 1.5" but...

Well I currently use Schwalbe Marathon 1.5" but they get uncomfortable when fully loaded.

Choccy...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

Where do you mount the racks and fenders. Is it...

Where do you mount the racks and fenders. Is it an extra option on the website.

Choccy...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

Well I'm 5'8" in my riding shoes and find my 16"...

Well I'm 5'8" in my riding shoes and find my 16" MTB with risers a little stretched so I'm hoping the combination of layback post and flipped stem will help solve the Fargo problem.

Just hope they...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-09, 02:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By Choccy

Frames? 700c/29er, racks, fenders, disc?

I know it has probably been asked a thousand times but I've been searching for hours and still can't find any info on commuter frames that have the above specifications.

I want a new commuter...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,223
Posted By Choccy

My average from my computer is 15-16mph summer...

My average from my computer is 15-16mph summer time and 14mph in winter. This is running Schwalbe Marathon 26x1.5 in summer and Schwalbe Snow Stud 26x1.9 during winter. I had Schwalbe Marathon Racers...
Forum: Touring
06-11-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,501
Posted By Choccy

I have a 10 year old titanium frame and it still...

I have a 10 year old titanium frame and it still looks as good as new. The advantages are not just rust free but the strength of the frame too.

I know there are a lot of people here who swear by...
06-06-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 64,013
Posted By Choccy

This so true. Gearing is especially important....

This so true. Gearing is especially important. Quite possibly the best tip I got from an MBUK racer was to be in the right gear for the trail ahead. Change early at the base of a steep hill etc.
...
06-03-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,894
Posted By Choccy

This subject comes up all of the time. Just...

This subject comes up all of the time. Just happens that I've just cleaned out my bladder and came on here and the second post is mold in the bladder.

I had Lucozade sport in my bladder from the...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-09, 01:57 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 28,303
Posted By Choccy

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05-17-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 381,913
Posted By Choccy

Here are a couple of new pictures of my mountain...

Here are a couple of new pictures of my mountain bikes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Choccy1972/IMG_0004.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Choccy1972/IMG_0003.jpg
04-21-09, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By Choccy

I've used the gators on a MTB and they are very...

I've used the gators on a MTB and they are very very tight. The main reasons I got rid of them is because of the amount of punctures I got and how hard they were to change.

Schwalbe make the best...
04-18-09, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,032
Posted By Choccy

Looks like I'll get a new XT crank then as the...

Looks like I'll get a new XT crank then as the price of a set of rings is more than a new crank. Or I might even go for another brands crankset as I don't like companies that shun compatability.
...
04-18-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,032
Posted By Choccy

XTR 952 chainring and crank question

It is finally time to replace my rings on my M952 crankset. I know the outer is 104mm spacing 4 arm and inner is 64mm spacing too.

I have also found a cheap outer M952 XTR ring but want to replace...
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