Cycling Thread 2.0

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#6505

Yeah


#6506

No4 in the TOB game was @svenrokk fyi


#6507


#6508

Oops, sorry @svenrokk! Dunno what happened there :sweat_smile: Total brainfart moment. Matt, Mike. Same thing. (They all look the same, fucking cyclists)


#6509

hmm. looks like i’d need to buy the removal tool which is £35 as well as a press, which is looking like about £40 at the cheapest. bike shop has quoted me £15 to do it so looks like it’s going there!

wish I still had access to my old work’s shop. I could make up a custom set of drifts and build my own press for basically free.


#6510

just need to change a bottom bracket and had almost convinced myself to buy a mini-lathe ffs


#6511

I probably mentioned this upthread but any London-based bike nerds should do this (or anyone who wants to visit, probably have a spare bed):

https://www.dulwichparagon.com/index.php/2017/08/03/ride-of-the-falling-leaves-2017/


#6512

Which distance are you thinking of doing? Would I struggle?


#6513

Got my league number for the cross season…

8… 8…7

:weary: So close


#6514

Just searched the thread, and you’re doing the long ride.

Hm. Maybe.


#6515

My mates son became the national TT champ for his age group (u14) on Saturday and is the 4th quickest youth in the country. His time was 21.40, riding limited gears. He’s gonna be a beast. (Number 140)


#6516

clearly doping


#6517

The long one.

There are three main hills; Woldingham (fine really just a bit long IIRC), Toys and Sundridge. The last two are steep in parts:

https://www.strava.com/segments/614813

https://www.strava.com/segments/614779


#6518

Hullo. Quick question to those who have been to Belgium - Where’s a nicer place to stay? Geraardsbergen or Oudenaarde? Or is there somewhere nice slap bang in the middle of them? I obviously want to cycle the hills near Oudenaarde, but I especially want to climb the Muur.


#6519

Cat 3 and Cat 4 are no worse than the Arran stretch of the scottish ride, right?

I think it’ll be a case of me deciding on the Saturday, as I have a half marathon the week before, and we’re going away to CentreParcs the day after.


#6520

^I stayed here, was fucking lovely.


#6521

That’s good enough for me! Both look pretty nice, so just needed a tiebreaker.


#6522

Obvs it’s a bit of a way away from the Muur, but closer (like very very close) to all the other silly bastard cobbles.

shudders


#6523

Dunno, there’s really steep bits (20%+) on both Toys and Sundridge. Nothing that steep on the Five Ferries really. Just long.


#6524

According to Strava, there were a few Cat 4 and one Cat 3 segment on the Five Ferries route we did.

:man_shrugging: