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ewanmac

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Feb 2018

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    I’d back you for a strong BBAR attempt but it seems like there is quite a lot of effort involved in picking the right courses etc. Smashing a few ultra races is probably more fun though.

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    My (uninformed) guess is that if you are racing for RCC then they will almost certainly have paid the levy so you should be OK on that front.

    I spent a year racing in my uni skinsuit (which I think had sponsors on it) when I was no longer a member of the university CC... At the time I was told that since my new club had also paid the levy then this would be fine. I've no idea if this advice was technically correct though.

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    Small donation made... it's not much but will hopefully help keep your supply Chupa-chups topped up for a while.

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    (a) where he is a member of a club or team that has paid the advertising fee, he may carry advertising, but must not compete in clothing of a trade team that is/has been registered with the UCI unless he is a member of that team

    @skinny are the logos advertising your sponsors? If so then that could be a bit more marginal. Clubs with paying sponsors have to pay an advertising fee to the ctt to display sponsor logos. Whether or not your club has paid the advisor levy, I don’t know how this would relate to wearing a privately sponsored skin suit.

    That said I’ve almost never heard of anyone being penalised for breaking clothing regulations, but if you’re planning on winning then I might err on the side of caution.

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    Sidewall blowout on the smoothest straightest section of tarmac on my whole commute. I found an old Orangina pouch in a hedge to use as a boot, but with air in the tyre the pressure was tearing the casing apart even worse.

    Inspired by a photo I recently saw of some old school grass track racers with their tyres taped onto their rims I scrounged a cable tie from a nearby garage to put around tyre and rim to stop the split from widening.

    Worked a treat... rode the remaining 10km into town with no issues and have now safely replaced the tyre.

    Thank god for litter and cable ties...

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    @skinny can you share a link to them? I couldn't find anything when I was looking last year and ended up buying a Fibrelyte. Decent service and the chainring seems great but not narrow wide, just no ramps and pins.

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    Everest

    2000m

    Indeed...

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    Just looking at contents/bike insurance... am I correct that when valuing bikes you should quote the value as the cost of replacing like for like, new for old?

    For instance take my TT bike... I bought the whole bike new in 2007 but have upgraded with mostly second hand bits. If I were selling it on here I'd probably value it at £1,500?? But a new P2 is >£,2000, H3 £650, Zipp disc £1,500, aerobars £500? power meter etc. All in all including other bits and bobs I'd probably be looking at >£5000.

    What number should I quote for the insurers?

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    Alsal would do it.

    Sadly not in London but IIRC I'm not to far from Ejay's shop.

    Were you at altitude when it happened?

    Actually yes. Not very high (c.2000m) but it happened within an hour or so of getting to that altitude. I hand't considered that.

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