Cheers for the replies guys.
For a brief moment I thought Betires was back! You are not Berties are you?These get inside each link, cleaning with a rag won't get the same result.
Bicycle Chain Cleaner - Park Tool CM-5 and PCS-10 bike stand - YouTube
I know many people don't like them as solvent could get into BB and cassette area.
Yeah, sorry about that. It had shrunk in the wash and my Mum said it would be fine and no one would noticeI was walking around town on Sunday when I saw a bloke wearing a skin tight Catelli jersey like a tshirt, with jeans! He must have been a good 4 or 5 stone overweight, so it was doing him no favors.
I wasn't sure how to react, but needless to say I would have been less disgusted if he'd had no shirt and a leather studded thong on.
That wasn't in the Rothbury area by any chance? Just read about someone coming off their road bike through a ford today on another forum, too much coincidence, lol?Yes, I agree. I went out on the bike for the first time in ages and realised just how unfit I've become! Struggled a bit in some places and wondered while I was doing it, but then saw some Lycra-clad show off take a tumble in the ford and felt a whole lot better! Had to get off my bike as I was laughing so hard!
No, it was in Essex. Some amateur trying to look the business was showing off for his mates and managed to go straight over the handlebars into the water. Still can't figure out how he did it, but it was hilarious!broona said:That wasn't in the Rothbury area by any chance? Just read about someone coming off their road bike through a ford today on another forum, too much coincidence, lol?
Garmin way over estimates the calories. Try uploading your .gpx file to Strava.com - it's a bit more accurateJust did my first commute by bike today - a little under 14 miles took just over an hour. Kind of annoying when you're on a nice smooth bit to have to stop at traffic lights all the time - Glasgow is rife with them! Garmin says I burned 865 calories so I'm going to estimate 650-700, to be conservative about it.
...thank you.Kind of annoying when you're on a nice smooth bit to have to stop at traffic lights all the time...
I do.Anyone wear an HRM when cycling ?
There's a little bit of a misconception about this. Without going into too much detail, to lose weight you want the maximum exertion that's sustainable. The "fat burning zone" is a bit of a misunderstandingAnyone using cycling as a way of losing weight should use one (IMO) to keep the heart rate down in the fat burning zone, rather than sweating away up in the anaerobic zone (or higher! ).
Well as with most things there are conflicting opinions.The "fat burning zone" is a bit of a misunderstanding
The fat burning zone exists, it's just the point that fat accounts for highest % of energy usage. You burn more fat gross at higher exertion.Well as with most things there are conflicting opinions.
However for someone starting out with any form of physical exercise, it is going to be far safer to stick to the typical definition rather than try to find what their maximum exertion rate is from the off. After all, they could find the point at which their exertion becomes unsustainable is the point where the heart stops beating...
An HRM will help keep initial efforts at the sensible end of the spectrum rather than the typical blokey desire to push as hard as possible from the off.
I've been using Maxxis Crossmarks recently and they seem to do the job nicely.Can anyone recommend some decent mtb tyres ?
I would say I ride 60% tarmac 40% xc.
My tyres at the moment irc 26 x 1.95 to fit hb 575 rim.
On my rims it says 559 x 17 - 317 disc.
Budget is about 15 per tyre or less.