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ad441

Member since Aug 2007 • Last active Aug 2019

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    Hopefully you've got all your bad luck out the way and the rest of the ride will be great.

    Plus I suppose at least it didn't happen on the ride when it would have been much harder to sort a replacement bike.

    Good luck everyone doing pbp.

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    Based on my experience of failing to finish LEL, don't make too definite plans about average speeds or anything. I went into it thinking of it being a straightforward series of 300k day rides with sleeps inbetween. The reality worked out very differently. My average speed plumeted as the ride went on and I wasted a load of time trying and failing to sleep early on. In retrospect I'd have been much better to ride as far as possible without sleep initially, building up more of a time buffer to cover me for later in the ride.
    This isn't to be discouraging or pessimistic - you'll be fine. Just don't expect things to go exactly as planned. Weather, sleep stops, etc are all a bit unpredictable.
    (no idea why I'm giving advice having failed to finish anything over 600k, but have spent a lot of time thinking about where I went wrong on LEL. Though it's quite a different ride as well of course).

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    G-one Bites are 2.1 so reckon should be ok on those rims.

    This is a lot more MTB than I originally intended for Torino-Nice. I was nearly going to do it on my audax bike with largest tyres I could cram on, but I think this should be more fun if a bit slower.

    Plus I really can't complain about being lent such a nice bike.

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    Will report back in a few week's time.
    Hopefully not while wrestling with flat tyres halfway up a mountain.

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    Quite opposite suggestions there.
    It's gravel, but I believe it's pretty large gravel at points. I'm more excited about the offroad stuff, so i'd rather sacrifice a bit of speed on road for making the offroad bits more enjoyable I think.
    Anyway, the question is now irrelevant because it turns out I have some g-one bites on the way, so I am spared having to make a choice. Which will hopefully be a decent compromise. I've used g-one speed 30s on my audax bike for ages and they've (mostly) stood up to a lot of offroad stuff.

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    Can anyone recommend a quite wide 27.5 gravel tyre? I'm doing Torino-Nice rally next month and lacking a suitable bike I'm borrowing an Isen G.O.A.T. which currently has massive proper mtb tyres on it. Which are great offroad, but TNR is about 50% road so I need something a little more multi-purpose while not being too skinny (I presume anything too narrow will look ridiculous plus possibly not fit on the rims).
    Looking at 'G-One Bites' in 2.1 (from Schwalbe's incomprehensibly large tyre range) or Gravelkings in 1.9? Or WTB Byways?
    Would welcome any suggestions of things I've not thought of. I don't care about being hugely fast, but would like something that isn't too terrible on road.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Is the 69 in the title the price? I'm sure it's a fine price if someone actually wanted all that stuff, but unfortunately the light mount is only thing I'm after.

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    I'd like that supernova tail mount - not sure if you're selling this all as one lot or not? And for how much? Anyway, if you want to sell me just the mount I'm interested.

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Thank you - it looks like a pleasant cycle down with ferries and stuff so am tempted.
    Aside from having twice sworn not to ever do DD again, but am now slightly tempted as long as I neither have to wait for a coach or ride back.

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