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Sainsburys_Ed

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Oct 2017

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    New commuter/winter Bike/cx race Bike.

    Not really that much of a project, install power meter, put non flared bars on, change saddle put second set of road wheels and I’m done!

    Saddle is a bit of a boat anchor so thinking about changing for something a little more svelte.

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    Tubeless tyres and rims, not normal, perhaps needs an extra layer of tape, or a friend recommends painting a bit of selaantnall the way around the bead when installing, by paint I mean rubbing it on with finger but it sounded more elegant...

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    A set of Prime Pro Disc wheels, came in at 1422g with rim strip installed but all stickers removed (8g), just waiting for sealant and cassette to arrive and looking forward to taking them for a spin!

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    answer = buy marathons

    the amount of time wasted changing a Brompton rear tyre once will negate all the savings made in rolling resistance between that and a standard tyre...

    4 times, and you may as well just walk...

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    How many have you had?

    In two years of ownership I never had one, Paddington to Holborn 2x per day, with the marathons.

    time for a new tyre?

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    pretty excited about the set of Schwalbe 700x30 G-ones that will be mounted on some prime pro disc wheels tonight, gonna be like a motorbike!

    had some issues with CRC sening the right wheels, but a combo of a nice guy in customer service and evans having some centre lock rotors in stock means I'll be rolling by the weekend!

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    will take the last two points to heart, that losing weight thing weight might have something to it, i'd been putting it on specially for riding down hills in TTs though!

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    NP according to training peaks 272, avg power 230, FTP is about 290 on my quarqs in road position, so NP wasn't a million miles off.

    look forward to racing again, when I can in November/December, and was a good recovery week bit of fun.

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    Yep, it wasn't going to be doing much on my TT bike...

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    You're a bundle of helpful advice aren't you, looking at my power vs others I was pedalling pretty hard but going slower, some of that is technical skills and some of its being a fat time trialist just wanted to see if there was something obvious i was missing out on kit wise.

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