Cycling


#662

Training update - lost 13lbs in the last few weeks from training rides and eating better (averaging 75 miles per week).
Really got the cycling bug - also signed up for the British Heart Foundation MK Bike Ride (50 miles) on July 8th. Thinking about joining a local club for regular rides through the winter. Bike upgrade instead of hi-fi next?

Please take a minute to read Maxwell’s story and if you can make a donation, however small, it’s going to a very worthy cause. Thanks.


#663

Read this first :wink:

Good on you. Cycling is very fun. Sorry to hear about your great nephew and great effort on your training and ride :+1:


#664

Stage 19 of the Giro and somebody is taking the piss out of Froome.


#665

I thought he’d be content with having won the Monte Zoncolan stage.

But no, there was more to come. Bated breath for tomorrow’s decider.


#666

Have recorded the highlights of today’s stage. Looking forward to seeing the giant inhaler.


#667

Episode one of ten.


#668

It’s a hard life sometimes - a couple from todays ride


#669

Floating cycle repairs, currently around Mabley Green Park, Hackney…

http://floatingbikerepairs.co.uk/


#670

£35 for a full service and he cleans the bike - I wish he’d float up here !


#671

Nursing my sunburn with cold beer after today’s bike ride despite having my usual P20 on !


#672

Eeek


#673

:grimacing:


#674

This weather is feckin’ marvelous for cycling - scorchio again today


#675

Must resist late night booze fuelled purchase :beer:


#676

Classic bike.

I have one of these frames kicking about in the garage. I had it built up as a single speed town bike for a while. Cannot bring myself to sell it though.

(Not my bike)


#677

What is the frame Gareth ?


#678

Pace RC200

Built in Yorkshire. Aluminium frame. The top and down tubes are square profile and externally butted. It is so old it only takes forks with a 1" steerer, and I had to source after-market dropouts to get a rear disc brake on it. I also have some Pace RC31 Carbon-legged rigid forks for it.

Will probably build it up again one day.

Edit: Bought second hand in 1997


#679

Fuck me - very very nice. I had a feeling it might be a Pace but not seen one in years.

I couldn’t afford one when they first appeared but ended up with a Grisley Wasatch which has been passed about a bit was thinking about trying to get it back as it’s a very rare beast now.

Just found this - me and my mate rode it and it was absolutley fucking mental none of your poofy disc brakes and suspension forks then - what a piss up after it :beers:


#680

Wow! That is proper old school mountain biking. I bought my first bike in 1989, a Marin hard tail. Thrashed that bike for many years, and it got passed on to a few mates afterwards.

Like you say, off-roading with cantilever brakes and rigid forks. Good stuff!


#681

Nice one Allan, Phil Liggett commentating too :grinning: - tough course at 30K let alone 60.