Cycling


#1063

OK, maybe half an hour then…


#1064

I’m not as adept at fixing bike things as you though :frowning_face:


#1065

We cycled to my daughter’s climbing lesson this morning and she had a flat by the time we arrived. Puncture fixed in the cafe, followed by coffee and cake. Nice.

I do have a bike workshop in my garage, complete with most tools and a wheel jig. Despite being a short, stumpy ex-rugby player, I was massively into bikes for a long time and loved tinkering and fixing. I would have never entertained the thought of joining a club or competing as I know my physical limitations!


#1066

I would like to be more self-sufficient with regards bike maintenance but my lack of patience is serious drawback.


#1067

When you turn pro, I’ll be your mechanic :+1:


#1068

More likely Gareth :rofl:


#1069

A friend who knows a friend can get me a very nice discount on one of these…

The guy is an ex world tour mechanic and will do a top job of assembly. He wont just unbox it and bolt the bars etc on. It’s getting done properly. I’m well excited!


#1070

Very nice Phil - full Ultegra Di2 ?


#1071

Yes, with Aeolus Pro 3 carbon rims.
Will change the bars and stem for Deda ones (Retul fit recommendation) and cassette to a 11-30.


#1072

A couple of pics from our run today - very cold when we set off and of course I have the obligatory crash on some ice

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Heading over to Kilcreggan - looking back toward Greenock

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Heading over to Kilcreggan and my mate Dave with his gimp suit on

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Glen Fruin

Coffee with Ben Lomond


#1073

Looks lovely Allan, uplifting…better than my morning of all my trains cancelled on Southwesternrailway and then traipsing through slushy sleet to another station #shouldhavecycledin.

Like that Trek I think I’ll test the Domane out soon. Like the look of the Isospeed system and I would go Di2 too.

Also thinking about Bromptons…


#1074

If it’d fit then this is a bargain:

https://www.triuk.com/products/time/time-izon-dura-ace-2017

Or for something a bit faster & stiffer:

https://www.triuk.com/products/time/time-scylon-dura-ace-2017


#1075

No disc brakes, so a no from me.


#1076

Nice and I like the Di2 versions, unsurprisingly sold out.

I’m a disc convert too but for me they are still a PITA, slightest bit of taint and screechy in the wet and when they go wrong major effort five spanners in Haynes terms. The stopping power though is comforting.


#1077

Nice, a few guys in our club have SLR’s and like them.


#1078

A few pics from today’s spin on the bike

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The Isle of Arran in the distance


#1079

Looks wonderful Allan


#1080

It was a cracking day Ben - although it was still quite bracing as it’s been -6 most nights for the last week.


#1081

Did the cold annoy you? Was it the ire of Allan by the Isle Of Arran?


#1082

You on the cider Gareth :grinning: