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se1derful

Member since Mar 2012 • Last active Sep 2014
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  • in General
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    That be me! Hai!

    Sweeeeeet ride. A proper behemoth in the flow of the W-E spice route :)

  • in Manchester
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    X-Post from General Stolen Bikes:

    A friend of mine's sister has had her bike stolen in Manchester:

    Eleni Papadopoulos is an amazing young woman who's studying at Manchester University. She's also a Paralympian Swimmer and Triathlete training for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
    Last night her specially adapted bike was stolen from outside the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
    Eleni has Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and nerve damage and as a result of her disabilities in not permitted to drive, therefore her bike is her main form of transports and with a 30 hour training schedule per week balancing alongside what is supposed to be balancing with her studies - her bike is key to helping her balance doing all this.
    She only left the bike at 1930 (double locked to bike rack outside main entrance to MAC), because she was borderline about to have an epileptic fit (and is not supposed to cycle in this state). She arrived back at 4:15am this morning for training and it was gone.
    Eleni is devastated. The bike is worth £1500 has been adapted with extra brakes that are positioned to help accommodate her disabilities. It is a white and silver Scott Speedster size extra small / 49 inch frame. It has her name on the top bar of the frame (Eleni Papadopoulos).

    facebook.com/bbcradiomanches­ter/posts/10152454009169965

  • in General
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    I was on the Surly with the huge great big tyres.

    That was you I saw this morning! At Toucan crossing this morning next to Pitfield this street, ACU camo bag?

  • in General
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    A friend of mine's sister has had her bike stolen in Manchester:

    Eleni Papadopoulos is an amazing young woman who's studying at Manchester University. She's also a Paralympian Swimmer and Triathlete training for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
    Last night her specially adapted bike was stolen from outside the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
    Eleni has Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and nerve damage and as a result of her disabilities in not permitted to drive, therefore her bike is her main form of transports and with a 30 hour training schedule per week balancing alongside what is supposed to be balancing with her studies - her bike is key to helping her balance doing all this.
    She only left the bike at 1930 (double locked to bike rack outside main entrance to MAC), because she was borderline about to have an epileptic fit (and is not supposed to cycle in this state). She arrived back at 4:15am this morning for training and it was gone.
    Eleni is devastated. The bike is worth £1500 has been adapted with extra brakes that are positioned to help accommodate her disabilities. It is a white and silver Scott Speedster size extra small / 49 inch frame. It has her name on the top bar of the frame (Eleni Papadopoulos).

    facebook.com/bbcradiomanches­ter/posts/10152454009169965

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I bought my Dominators in August 2012, and pretty much used them every day. Compound will also make a big difference I'm sure!

    This is what mine look like:

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    These are the bits that actually take the weight of the shoe/your power on the pedal - the cleat and 'locking system' do just that - hold the pedals in place, but they don't take the weight/power.

    If those red bits get worn they won't reach the flats properly, and your shoe can rock about. Scheritt was able to rock mine side to side to quite a scary degree. The rubber/plastic bits didn't reach the flats.

    If those bits are worn out your shoes are not sitting properly on the pedal and aside from reduced power transfer there are potentially other issues - I went to him because I fucked my knee riding a 300 audax fixed but this could have been a contributory factor.

    Huge thanks to @Fox for pointing this out. I have a pair of well loved Dominators that are now obviously well past their shelf life. My knee problems from my recent jaunt to the Isle of Wight are almost certainly cause by the large amount of float I had - I had attributed it to cleat positioning and the old shitty pedals on my Allez, not the worn sections.

    Straight I went to Wiggle to grab me some Sidi Eagles (with replaceable soles) that were recommended, however I should warn people that the Eagles 5s don't come with replaceable soles, only the Eagle 6s.

    The difference between Dominators and Eagles 5 is that the Eagles have a larger proportion of mesh/fabric compared to the almost all Lorica Dominators. (Basically a winter/summer variant of the same shoe).

    Hope you guys don't make the same mistake as me! Ended up getting a pair of Carbon Dragons from sport Pursuit for only £50 more anyway...

  • in Announcements, Help & Testing
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    Awesome, thanks. You da real MVP Velocio.

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    Is there a way to embed iframes such as ridewithGPS into replies?

    <iframe src="//ridewithgps.com/trips/3123448/emb­ed" height="500px" width="100%" frameborder="0"></iframe>
    

    Tried code and IMG tags but it didn't seem to want to show.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Not really a weekend ride, but MEC (other half) and I rode to the Isle of Wight for a 5 day holiday last week. We rode with all our gear via Axiom Streamliner racks and dual 25 litre panniers. We upgraded to large tyres at the back for the load, with 28s and 25s. We AirBnB'd for both nights touring.

    The first day was an 86 mile jaunt to Hailsham via National Cycle Route 21. Despite Sustrans warning us some parts of it were not suitable for road bikes, we only had to get off and push a couple of times.

    ridewithgps.com/trips/3123448

    Day two was Eastbourne to Chichester, with Beachy Head right at the start. Unfortunately my phone extra power brick shat itself and tracking conked out in Worthing. Due to a significant amount of knee pain for me caused by compensating for a hotspot, we caught the train from Bognor to Chichester (5 miles, so close).

    ridewithgps.com/trips/3129630­/

    Day 3 was the flattest route, wiggling on the National Cycle Route 2 all the way to the New Forest from Chichester. Several very cute ferries really help cut the day up and gave me a chance to rest and stretch my knee regularly. We really underestimated time when confronted with a headwind in the New Forest and slogged the last 12 miles thinking we were going to miss our 5pm ferry - we made it with moments to spare. Absolute elation.

    ridewithgps.com/trips/3132920­

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I haven't found that at all. Battery life is a little poor though.

    I lost one to the wheels of a bus and haven't used the bracket since! I must be unlucky :(

    @Velocio, the Comet can charge off a powered USB hub quite easily. One similar to this can charge four Moon lights no problem and tucks away quite neatly.

    Having said that though, I'm looking to replace some sockets in my room with these .

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