General Discussion: Cycling


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RVP10
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236 posts since 3/4/12

10 Dec 2020 11:25
I’m new to cycling; I have this exact bike but with cruiser handlebars. https://fineracingbikesgbg.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/koga-miyata-runner-s-56-cm-top-tube-bottom-bracket-end-80s/ I also got the shop to move the gear shifters to the handlebars instead of the levers on the frame…

I’d like to replace the handlebars with race/dropped ones, what parts would I need? I guess the bar and brake levers, but would I be able to reuse the gear shifters that are already on my bike? If not what kind do I have to buy and where do they get mounted on the dropped bars?
mtthrvy2
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1954 posts since 8/11/10

10 Dec 2020 15:17
The shifter is integrated into the brake levers, on older frames its on the downtube which you've already swapped out.

Would need to know what speed the bike is (how many gears at the back)in order to recommend shifters to look out for.
wembly
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571 posts since 15/1/13

posted 10 Dec 2020 16:07, edited 10 Dec 2020 16:07
count the gears on the rear hub and you know what type of shifter you need.

7 gears = 7 speed shifter and so on.

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJJyl0xPrJ0&ab;_channel=RJTheBikeGuy[/video]
Goldie
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4786 posts since 17/10/07

10 Dec 2020 18:26
Anyone doing Festive 500?
swiftus
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1406 posts since 1/7/09

11 Dec 2020 09:23
Goldie wrote: Anyone doing Festive 500?

No, but this did give me a laugh…

https://www.pvsevents.com/festivefuckall

I have no strong opinions about it, but do agree with a lot of it.
RVP10
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236 posts since 3/4/12

11 Dec 2020 10:02
mtthrvy2 wrote: The shifter is integrated into the brake levers, on older frames its on the downtube which you've already swapped out.

Would need to know what speed the bike is (how many gears at the back)in order to recommend shifters to look out for.
wembly wrote: count the gears on the rear hub and you know what type of shifter you need.

7 gears = 7 speed shifter and so on.

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJJyl0xPrJ0&ab;_channel=RJTheBikeGuy[/video]

Nice thanks guys, the bike has seven gears on the back and two on the front.
Paul88
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285 posts since 6/12/12

29 Dec 2020 18:11
Looking for a bit advice. Thinking about selling the bike I bought at the start of lockdown (Cannondale Caad12) and upgrading. Wheres the best place to sell? I'm on a few groups on FB that seem to have good activity for sales.

Also I bought a few upgrades (farsports carbon wheels, aerofly 2 bars and hollowgram si crankset) Is it best to remove the parts or selling as a package?
16simon
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577 posts since 21/4/11

posted 29 Dec 2020 18:49, edited 29 Dec 2020 18:49
swiftus wrote:
Goldie wrote: Anyone doing Festive 500?

No, but this did give me a laugh…

https://www.pvsevents.com/festivefuckall

I have no strong opinions about it, but do agree with a lot of it.

Love it. I kind of got it when it was about epic rides in less than ideal conditions but this year Zwift workouts count. Even in lockdown there are better things to do than knock out 500k on an indoor trainer
swede
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9557 posts since 21/3/09

29 Dec 2020 21:19
If anyone is selling a full hydro disc di2/etap groupset or parts let me know
wembly
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571 posts since 15/1/13

30 Dec 2020 11:23
Paul88 wrote: Looking for a bit advice. Thinking about selling the bike I bought at the start of lockdown (Cannondale Caad12) and upgrading. Wheres the best place to sell? I'm on a few groups on FB that seem to have good activity for sales.

Also I bought a few upgrades (farsports carbon wheels, aerofly 2 bars and hollowgram si crankset) Is it best to remove the parts or selling as a package?

from my experience selling the whole package is quicker but you get (a bit) more if you selling it all separate - downside: it takes longer and is much more time consuming

why not trade the "old" one in for the new bike at the bikeshop? hey could sell it at commission maybe
Jesus
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6061 posts since 7/10/08

30 Dec 2020 11:48
if you still have the stock items you removed id put them back on,

aerofly bars and hollowgram cranks hold their value well and resale will be close to what you paid probably
Paul88
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285 posts since 6/12/12

31 Dec 2020 18:12
Ye I was thinking the parts would be better separated, was hoping I was wrong so I didn't have to disconnect all the cables because of the internal routing on the barsLaughing out loud.

@wembly I'm looking to get the next bike through my works cycle to work scheme so can't really trade in.
Goldie
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4786 posts since 17/10/07

2 Jan 2021 20:03
Want to start using my turbo trainer alongside a virtual programme for training sessions at home. Anyone got any experience with the Zwift workouts? Or the alternatives such as TrainerRoad or Sufferfest?
Jesus
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6061 posts since 7/10/08

posted 2 Jan 2021 20:24, edited 2 Jan 2021 20:24
used both, haven't used the Zwift work outs, Dylan Johnson on YouTube doesn't recommend them I do do Zwift races though,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmVZshpLaqs&t;=40s

the TR ramp test is "easier" than the 4DP job, if your not used to pacing long efforts,

a lot of the gains come from actually being on the bike 3/4 times a week doing structure, low volume 3/4 hours will get you plenty, TR I'd do sweet spot base 1 & 2 rather than Traditional Base unless you have time to burn

if you want a TR referral code, I've got 1 month code I can give away, and Sufferfest you get 14 days free anyway, TR is just a graph on a screen and the videos in sufferfest soon get samey if you repeat workouts, and the music can be not liked by some

I did sufferfest Vo2 plan prior to a MTB Marathon last year and got good gains, and have used Trainerroad on and off since 2013, and again got good initial gains, untrained I'm about 250w FTP and can get that to 300w within 8 weeks or so, but that's where I seem to plateau as I just don't have the time/motivation to chase the incremental watts after that and don't want to be a slave to the trainer
RVP10
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236 posts since 3/4/12

3 Jan 2021 15:15
Goldie wrote: Want to start using my turbo trainer alongside a virtual programme for training sessions at home. Anyone got any experience with the Zwift workouts? Or the alternatives such as TrainerRoad or Sufferfest?

I started trainer road about a month ago, been pretty good for me so far; today I’ll do the last ride of traditional base mid volume 1. Probably I’ll switch to sweet spot base tho as the next TB block has 3 hour rides that I just don’t have the time for.

I tried Zwift but the graphics/racing aspect didn’t really appeal to me, the stats & form drills from TR with a podcast/tunes are enough for me to focus.
swiftus
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1406 posts since 1/7/09

4 Jan 2021 12:50
Went out on the bike yesterday, got completely drenched and couldn't feel my toes or fingers for about 15 mins.

Hate cycling.

The shower afterwards though > *
andymakesglasses
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20529 posts since 26/1/06

4 Jan 2021 13:52
GoreTex shoes and Sealskinz gloves.
smith
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11186 posts since 5/5/04

posted 11 Jan 2021 14:17, edited 11 Jan 2021 14:17
Wish I knew that before I went out on Saturday. Felt like my toes were going to fall off when I got in. Having a hot shower straight after just made the pain 10x worse Laughing out loud

It was so unbelievably busy for this time of year out there too. Every fucker loves a walk/cycle/run during lockdown. I'm just waiting for the Rona to kick in now.
swiftus
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1406 posts since 1/7/09

11 Jan 2021 17:29
I have a pair of these, thought they'd be fine based on previous winter, but didn't work at all

https://www.all4cycling.com/en/gore-m-gore-tex-infinium-insulated-gloves-black-194879.html
Goldie
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4786 posts since 17/10/07

11 Jan 2021 19:34
Silk liners are what you want, a pair of those on first inside them and it should be warm enough.
If not, then I suggest Zwift.