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Banana753

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Feb 2020
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    I have a Edco cassette to enable me to run 11 speed on 10 speed cassette. Works a treat. Expensive but light and beautifully made.might be a consideration.

    https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Edco/Mo­noblock-Shimano-11-Speed-Cassette-11-32/­6G9H

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    I have a very clean Raleigh 853 56 CM not sure of the top tube length but I can measure? Why not a shorter Stem?

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    I am after a single or spares or repair any condition colour although might consider a complete set. I have a pair but the guide for spring came off the rear rendering it useless (they were never that good to start with but light and pretty bling). You used to be able to buy spares from Planet X but they no longer sell them. Thanks

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    Obviously aerodynamics are not important on rollers so this just reinforces my point that it is a ‘lucky’ skin suit that’s probably been blessed by the pope or something. The previous owner had 2pb’s wearing it and I do not have permission to tell you how fast it made him go but fuck me he did go fast!

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    I am a vet making a come back. Invested in a power meter a couple of months back. Thrown out the window the old school way (I.e base miles, racing to get fit, weights, club runs etc) and just doing high intensity on rollers with plenty of active recovery. I am thus far astonished by the improvements made in two months. I was a bit old School and very sceptical I.e I thought I had to loads of ‘base miles’ weights and spend half the weekend on my bike. These are the rules abstain from alcohol as much as possible (this as been the hardest bit for me) club runs are not training, racing is not training, knocking about with your mates is not training, commuting is not training, buy and learn to use a power meter, record everything you do on the power meter especially records of pbs, cadence always over 100rpm, recovery is crucially important and part of training. How I do it, I train almost every day, but around 2 out of 3 days my training is active recovery strictly spinning 100 rpm about 170 watts for 45 mins, ratio of hard effort in training is about 10%,(Sounds easy but I am shitting myself on hard days cause it hurts!) session of 1min 3min 5min and occasional 20 mins in a session about 45 mins long. About 3 or 4 efforts with plenty of recovery between efforts. A lot of cyclist will say this is bull shit but it really works for me! Equipment bike obviously, I use rollers (much more fun than a turbo easier on your knees and hips and won’t snap your bike!) I use a power tap hub and connect it by blue tooth to my lap top and use Rouvy to record my rides.

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    Hi Guys, thanks for all the help in the end I purchased onyerbikes ‘lucky’ skin suit. I tried it out for fit this eve on my rollers (I hope the neighbours did not see me walking down to my man shed!) and I beat my 20 min pb by 30 watts! I was not even scheduled to have an hard session this eve. Onyerbike your going to regret selling that!

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    You have a good point about the chamois! The endura pro looks good.

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    Sounds good do you have a price please?

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