"Here in Italy its split into two races,race 1 cadets,juniors,seniors and vets each group set of at minute intervals so there are 4 races happening at once.race 2 gentleman,super gentlemen A ,super gentlemen B ,women A and women B also all set of at…"
"I have a 39,46 and 13,29 set up and the 29 does get used just not that often,i reckon if you can stay on the bike you are better off than dismounting,running and remounting especially if the hill is soft underfoot as this is normally when my shoes…"
"Hi Tom i have a 60cm Crosslight 4 with a crosslight alloy fork which i bought new in 2007 used it for a season and then got a 56cm ridley as the crosslight was way to big for me,its got a new headset and a set of tektro 720's on it.its yours…"
"when i have raced in the snow and ice beofre i have used deicer sprayed all over chain chainset brakes to try and stop this and to stop all that slushy stuff attatching itself and clogging everything up"
"I was actually middle of the block - it was at the bottom of a descent where you turn off a muddy track onto a gravel/stone chip path.
The stones on the path were very loose and the mud on the tyres was flicking them up. I think a stone jammed in…"
"An MTB mech might make it worse. Even a short-cage version will be longer than a road mech and so closer to all the crud/twigs/leaves. And it only takes a small misadjustment or a sloppy pivot on a longer cage before it goes into the spokes.
"interesting stuff, having ripped off another new-style Ultegra rear mech today, I think I'm going to give XT Shadow a go instead in a short cage version.
There seems to be a real weakness on Shimano road rear mechs between the main mounting…"
"after spending a good hundred pound on an sram apex cassette and rear mech i have found out they are not compatable with shimano shifters.spent all day swapping bike over from traditional campagnolo cross set up to what i thought was bombproof low…"