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danwentskiing

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Dec 2022

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  • in General
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    This is a bugbear of mine. Fitters always say ‘flat or slightly down’ which presumably means the back is angled up, which means the bit you’re actually sitting on is 5-10 degrees downward slope. How can you not slide forward onto the flat bit or at least increase the load on your hands/shoulders/wrists?

    Having said that, I rode for years with the nose slightly ‘up’ (I’d say the high points of the nose/rear of the saddle were ‘flat’ relative to each other) and thought that was the happiest I could be; every time I lowered the nose I felt like I was sliding forward and went back to the old setting after an hour. Now though, I’ve gone ‘nose-flat’ after persisting for a week of feeling weird and have to accept that it feels better. Maybe my pelvis/core got used to the position and now it seems right. Also seems to have improved hip mobility and lower back ache.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Given that none of the cycling events were actually in Birmingham, the organisers should’ve gone to the Peak District…

    I don’t know what the thought process was, but given Birmingham and the West Midlands’ attitude to cycling, it didn’t surprise me how rubbish the course was.

    Surprisingly good racing towards the end though, so what do I know?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    As title really. I’m in Birmingham but happy to pay for postage.

  • in Components and clothing
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    As title really. Very low use. Collection from Solihull if you happen to be round here.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I did a similar route a few years ago. Great experience. Definitely check out the picos de Europa. I rode in from the southern side then hike-a-biked some famous gorge trail (maybe 50% rideable on an mtb) of about 7 miles. It was a cool experience and tough but doable. It’s about the only way through the range if I recall correctly. Lots of hostels on the camino frances and Norte routes for cheap accommodation - I traveled fast and light on road. You can also check out angliru if you want a killer infamous climb

  • in Birmingham
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    Thanks for the heads-ups . I sold a pair of these things from my parts bin about a year ago for £20 or something, and feel unable to press 'buy' until I find something for a tenner now.

  • in Birmingham
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    Does anyone have a fixed hub (pref 32h) for sale? Sealed/cartridge bearings, 120mm - other than that not fussy

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