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The "Show off your bike" thread!

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Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

93 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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curlie467 said:
Is the towel for the tears?
hehe Something like that.

Just finished my first HITT session. 6 x 5 min @ 85% max HR, 3 min rests. Not as bad as I was expecting. smile

okgo

26,458 posts

106 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Coz they're not hard enough, you want to be higher %age of max HR than that!

Rocksteadyeddie

7,946 posts

135 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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okgo said:
Coz they're not hard enough, you want to be higher %age of max HR than that!
True that. To get maximum benefit from the Turbo you have to push yourself to the point where you vommit/can't walk/are crying for your mama.

AyBee

7,955 posts

110 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Rocksteadyeddie said:
okgo said:
Coz they're not hard enough, you want to be higher %age of max HR than that!
True that. To get maximum benefit from the Turbo you have to push yourself to the point where you vommit/can't walk/are crying for your mama.
Preferably all 3 hehe

Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

93 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Rocksteadyeddie said:
True that. To get maximum benefit from the Turbo you have to push yourself to the point where you vommit/can't walk/are crying for your mama.
Fair enough, must guides HIIT guides I've read online suggested 85% so that's what I went for. Where would you guys aim for?

I'm planning on doing a few TTs next year and I'm struggling to pick up the pace for short rides.

Circa 15 mile rides I average just below 20mph at the moment.


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SkinnyBoy

4,635 posts

166 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Last day of being a slacker today to took my latest steed to my local trails, Most of the trails were still closed due to winter damage so it was a minor visit and didn't get to open the taps on the bike. Still, weather was nice enough and it was pretty quiet which is always a bonus.


okgo

26,458 posts

106 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Comfortably Dumb said:
Fair enough, must guides HIIT guides I've read online suggested 85% so that's what I went for. Where would you guys aim for?

I'm planning on doing a few TTs next year and I'm struggling to pick up the pace for short rides.

Circa 15 mile rides I average just below 20mph at the moment.
When really pushing myself for a 5 minute effort I'm at 96/97% of max HR.

I've sustained 91% max HR for a single all out 1.5 hour ride, and managed to hold 93% for an hour the other day, so I would say 85% is not going to ever feel hard!

BadgerBenji

3,510 posts

126 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Comfortably Dumb said:
Rocksteadyeddie said:
True that. To get maximum benefit from the Turbo you have to push yourself to the point where you vommit/can't walk/are crying for your mama.
Fair enough, must guides HIIT guides I've read online suggested 85% so that's what I went for. Where would you guys aim for?
Everyone is different depends where your own personal thresholds are, you need to make it acheivable for yourself, so if you say try next time at 88%, and if that was ok then push onto 91%.

I know the vommit feeling, done that at the end of my last two cross races, I wasn't going to lose that place.

Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

93 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Sounds like a plan BB, 88% next time.

bacchus180

772 posts

192 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Cannondale CAAD10 as a winter trainer, swapped wheels over to Mavic Ksyrium Elite S's with Conti all seasons in 25mm, and switched the rear cassette to a ultegra 30,

That way this fat unfit bloke can get up his favourite hill!.



Matt_N

6,893 posts

110 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Just about to go for a ride so thought I'd take the obligatory kitchen work top picture to show off my new stem, Fizik Aliante saddle and black bottle cage to replace the silver one.


RJJ

360 posts

106 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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AyBee said:
On the theme of Canyon, my new addition (along with the commuter in the background):



Sorry, not the greatest photo (ip4) but it'll have to do for now.
Nice canyon Aybee, yeah very similar to the foil. Weighed mine on the scales & it's coming up with 7.5kg.

j4ckos mate

1,075 posts

78 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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this has done a few paper-rounds when i was younger

my mate (j4cko) brought it back to live earlier this year




The peugeot racer is nearly 30 years old, been on it today for the first time in ten years,

The mountain bike is an old diamond back, proably mid nineties

j4ckos mate

1,075 posts

78 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Heres is the mountain bike

nammynake

1,981 posts

81 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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This is my 2011 Specialized Allez. As standard it came with a Sora groupset and Mavic CXP-22 rims. All pretty decent kit when I bought it given it was my first road bike. However the inevitable upgrades started after about 6 months ownership.

First thing I did was replace the stock Specialized tyres with some Conti GP4000s ones. Expensive for tyres but I did notice an improvement in how they rode over the stock tyres. Next was to replace the frankly horrid stock brake pads. These were replaced with some SwissStop ones; again quite expensive for some blocks of rubber but they were massively better and gave me a lot more braking power.

These two minor upgrades saw me through another few months riding and I took part in my first sportive - the Fred Whitton. I was starting to ride more and more so decided to treat myself to some new wheels, having heard they were the best way to upgrade a bike. I didn't want to go crazy so set myself a modest budget of £200. After reading many reviews and seeking advice on forums I picked up a pair of Fulcrum Racing 5's from Wiggle on sale. They were noticeably better than the stock wheels - they just seemed to pick up speed so much quicker and felt like they just rolled better.

After owning the bike for around 15 months I was starting to get more and more frustrated with the Sora shifters. The stupid thumb down-shifter was impossible to reach from the drops - such a stupid design. I started looking for options to fit different shifters but in the end I treated myself to a new 105 Groupset (50-34 chain set and 12-27 cassette) - this included brake calipers and bottom bracket also.

My technical know-how was limited but I decided to fit everything myself. Once I had purchased the relevant tools I made a start. I somehow managed to over-tighten the cable pinch bolt on the rear derailleur which resulted in the bolt shearing off and being rendered useless. Costly mistake that!

I also fitted a KMC x10 Superlight chain and some shallow drop bars (FSA Pro Wing Compact). The bars are much more comfortable than the original bars where I found it impossible to ride for prolonged periods. I feel much more stable on fast twisting descents too.

I got a bit carried away then and decided I wanted the saddle and bar tape to colour match the groupset, so I bought a new Specialized Riva saddle (same as my previous one which was white) and some Lizard Skin 2.5mm bar tape.

Anyway enough waffle, here is the obligatory pic. Please excuse the uninspiring backdrop, I was having too much fun (read pain) during my ride and only remembered to take a photo towards the end.



Edited by nammynake on Sunday 7th October 19:57

Markp13

422 posts

68 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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^^^^ that's a funny looking outdoor kitchen you've got there.

Is that a Meile washing machine?

nammynake

1,981 posts

81 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Markp13 said:
^^^^ that's a funny looking outdoor kitchen you've got there.

Is that a Meile washing machine?
It's a bit of a mess I'll grant you that. I shall ask the misses to sweep up those leaves too!

AyBee

7,955 posts

110 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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RJJ said:
Nice canyon Aybee, yeah very similar to the foil. Weighed mine on the scales & it's coming up with 7.5kg.
0.1kg lighter than mine frownhehe

Raoul Duke

891 posts

71 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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AyBee said:
0.1kg lighter than mine frownhehe
That weights not too bad for an aero bike, and you could easily drop a bit with the right wheel choice.
Some de-stickered 50mm carbon rims would suit it a treat - maybe something from Wheelsmith hand built with Chris King hubs, they would be light, fast and subtley bling. thumbup

AyBee

7,955 posts

110 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Raoul Duke said:
AyBee said:
0.1kg lighter than mine frownhehe
That weights not too bad for an aero bike, and you could easily drop a bit with the right wheel choice.
Some de-stickered 50mm carbon rims would suit it a treat - maybe something from Wheelsmith hand built with Chris King hubs, they would be light, fast and subtley bling. thumbup
I don't need tempting hehe Since it's coming up to winter, I'll probably keep these as training wheels and buy some nice carbon aero wheels for next summer smile