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    Having completed the Eroica Britannia number of times and thoroughly enjoyed them. This morning I have booked accommodation and signed up for the Eroica Hispania, 17th October 2021, the route travels through and around the Rioja region of Spain.
    Will not have any compadre with me but looking so forward to it, so if anyone from here is also riding it please let yourself be known and if doing the longer route we could meet up..

    Thanks.

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    Mate of mine did that and absolutely LOVED it. Have fun.

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    Been enjoying the local lanes today.


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    Ride straight in just in time for Tour highlights
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    New bike yesterday

    Hope the cognoscenti on here like it



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    Quote Originally Posted by carlyrox View Post
    Having completed the Eroica Britannia number of times and thoroughly enjoyed them. This morning I have booked accommodation and signed up for the Eroica Hispania, 17th October 2021, the route travels through and around the Rioja region of Spain.
    Will not have any compadre with me but looking so forward to it, so if anyone from here is also riding it please let yourself be known and if doing the longer route we could meet up..

    Thanks.

    Keith.

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    Ive done the first 3 of the Uk ones. Would love to attend some of the overseas versions.
    Last edited by Montello; 16th July 2021 at 22:21.

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    Beautiful, would love one of those frames

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    If any One needs tyres I have a few spare sets that have plenty of miles in them
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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Hope the cognoscenti on here like it
    An absolute classic! Bellissimo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Hope the cognoscenti on here like it
    That's really nice


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    No idea how long I'd been riding like this, the bottom left screw was about to fall out too


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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    No idea how long I'd been riding like this, the bottom left screw was about to fall out too

    Least you’d have a little bit of float!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Least you’d have a little bit of float!!!


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    Just a little bit!

    Family day today so didn't get a chance to hit the saddle, but we were out having pub lunch and I couldn't believe how many cyclists were out today. Its not surprising given the weather but quite incredible.

    Anyone out in it today, how was the heat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    An absolute classic! Bellissimo!


    That's really nice


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    Also Wigdog thanks very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    Just a little bit!

    Family day today so didn't get a chance to hit the saddle, but we were out having pub lunch and I couldn't believe how many cyclists were out today. Its not surprising given the weather but quite incredible.

    Anyone out in it today, how was the heat?
    Hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post

    Anyone out in it today, how was the heat?
    Yes it was bloody hot! Considering I'm pale and burn easily I cope ok with the heat, but a few struggled.

    Don't forget in this heat you not only need to keep hydrated, you need to keep the salts you are sweating away topped up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonH View Post
    Yes it was bloody hot! Considering I'm pale and burn easily I cope ok with the heat, but a few struggled.

    Don't forget in this heat you not only need to keep hydrated, you need to keep the salts you are sweating away topped up...
    Out at 6:50 this morning, back home and drinking fresh coffee by 9. Still 16/18 degC glad I didnt ride mid afternoon it nudged 28 deg C in N.Wales

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    TZ Cycling/Bike Appreciation thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    Just a little bit!

    Family day today so didn't get a chance to hit the saddle, but we were out having pub lunch and I couldn't believe how many cyclists were out today. Its not surprising given the weather but quite incredible.

    Anyone out in it today, how was the heat?
    Lovely. 55 mile in 29c. Through Surrey Hills. Just perfect


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    Quick school holiday spin this morning, rather hot but loved it:



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    Is that Catbells in the background on the bottom pic?

    Cheers

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    Quick school holiday spin this morning, rather hot but loved it:



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    Just shaved 574g from my Brompton.

    Swapped out my old Marathon tyres for some new Continental Contact Urbans which saved 290g for the pair.

    Changed my Brooks B17 for a Fizik Tempo Argo which shed 274g over the Brooks

    I needed a new seat post clamp as mine was a little chewed up and bought a Titanium one which saved 10g over the original Brompton one.

    Nothing wrong with what was on the bike, just a little bored and fancied something to do.

    Before..........



    After.........



    I tried to make the last pic worthy of the GCN bike vault. Cranks level, tyres lined up with the valves, biggie small
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldorf View Post
    Is that Catbells in the background on the bottom pic?

    Cheers
    Not Catbells mate, pic was taken from Lorton. Not a million miles from Catbells mind😁

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    Lovely area… and bike 👍

    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    Not Catbells mate, pic was taken from Lorton. Not a million miles from Catbells mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Hope the cognoscenti on here like it


    With Campag of course :-)

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    Hi,

    I need some help with headset sizing please.....

    I've ordered a Sonder Camino AL (just the frame and fork) and following the 'Build Spec' from the Sonder website I've ordered a;

    FSA Orbit C-40-ACB Headset / 7.8mm Spacer

    Despite it showing 'in-stock' when I ordered a week ago, I've just received and email saying delivery expected end Aug.

    I wouldn't have thought it that tricky to source an alternative......but then I'd have to understand the sizing....which I don't (very confusing).

    The Sonder website also uses the ref: Headset: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40

    Any shared advice/guidance from the TZ cycling crew......??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waldorf View Post
    Lovely area… and bike 👍

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    Thanks, can be a bit wild in winter but lovely when the sun is shining😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    With Campag of course :-)
    First time in nearly 30 years of serious cycling I have strayed from the big S. The levers action takes a little getting used too with the “ thumb” button for down shifts. However maybe its because its new or the minimal jumps in the 11 speed 11/27 but the up shifts are silent and they engage so smoothly. Very pleased so far.

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    Had a disastrous ride this morning. All was going far too well, then my route guidance took me to a private road, which when I realised it wasn't possible to go down I had no alternatives but to carry my bike through a lengthy muddy trail. To cut a long story short, I use Komoot app to plan rides, you set destination and it maps out the route but lately its been taking me through all sorts of unsuitable terrain and roads. I've had enough.

    Question for thr strava users, do you have the ability to avoid certain terrain when mapping routes, eg I'm on a road bike so don't want to hit trails etc. Is that possible?

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    Lovely Brompton! I will keep a note of the seat.

    I recently picked up a Brompton B75 and added mudguards, or well Halfords did. Have a folding pedal to go on but currently awaiting for the right side non folding pedal as it of stock. Also have luggage block and eazy wheels to be added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skmark View Post
    Hi,

    I need some help with headset sizing please.....

    I've ordered a Sonder Camino AL (just the frame and fork) and following the 'Build Spec' from the Sonder website I've ordered a;

    FSA Orbit C-40-ACB Headset / 7.8mm Spacer

    Despite it showing 'in-stock' when I ordered a week ago, I've just received and email saying delivery expected end Aug.

    I wouldn't have thought it that tricky to source an alternative......but then I'd have to understand the sizing....which I don't (very confusing).

    The Sonder website also uses the ref: Headset: IS42/28.6 | IS52/40

    Any shared advice/guidance from the TZ cycling crew......??

    ok, so it’s an integrated headtube (IS) that has an upper headtube with a 42mm inside diameter (actually 41.8mm but who’s counting) and a lower headtube inside diameter of 52mm, and the fork would have a 1 ⅛ in to a 1.5 in tapered steerer tube (28.6mm / 40mm)

    your best bet is to give Hope a bell and ask them. I don’t think they have anything with those exact numbers but they’ll be able to tell you whether half a mil really matters. Plus their headsets are top notch.
    Last edited by Meesterbond; 19th July 2021 at 19:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    Had a disastrous ride this morning. All was going far too well, then my route guidance took me to a private road, which when I realised it wasn't possible to go down I had no alternatives but to carry my bike through a lengthy muddy trail. To cut a long story short, I use Komoot app to plan rides, you set destination and it maps out the route but lately its been taking me through all sorts of unsuitable terrain and roads. I've had enough.

    Question for thr strava users, do you have the ability to avoid certain terrain when mapping routes, eg I'm on a road bike so don't want to hit trails etc. Is that possible?
    Sticking with Komoot just before you bin it off, what type of cycling have you got the app set as? If you tap On the little bike symbol , you will get a menu stating pick a sport. If you dont want to stray down muddy tracks and quasi cyclepaths tick road cycling. I had mine set to cycle touring and it took me down grassy canal paths, lovely on a gravel bike, not so on a road bike 25mm slicks and road cleats .

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    Strava has the option of sticking with asphalt when route planning.

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    If I have time I usually check out a new route on Street View.

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    First trip abroad for a year- lovely cycling here
    Sounds like it might be hotter back at home though

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post

    If those are ceramic tiles I think I have the same ones in my kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    If those are ceramic tiles I think I have the same ones in my kitchen.
    Good choice Sir, lovely and cool in the Summer and Heated in the winter
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Good choice Sir, lovely and cool in the Summer and Heated in the winter
    I put them down myself, challenging to lay. But the result is excellent.

    Last edited by Montello; 22nd July 2021 at 22:21.

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    Tom Pidcock

    Well hats off to young Tom riding around a course that would put 50% of MTB’s in hospital, AND making it look so easy. Clearly a real star for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Well hats off to young Tom riding around a course that would put 50% of MTB’s in hospital, AND making it look so easy. Clearly a real star for the future.
    He’s multi talented and will go on to much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Well hats off to young Tom riding around a course that would put 50% of MTB’s in hospital, AND making it look so easy. Clearly a real star for the future.

    Agreed, he delivered a perfect race in tough humid conditions on a very gnarly course. I had read it was a gnarly track but watching it wow, that was a very hard and demanding circuit, much more of a typical Red with a bit of Black thrown in for good measure type course than an XC circuit. Very impressive composure and race craft from Tom, what a talent he is.

    I would love to have a go on that track, apart from Wasabi climb....I don't fancy the leg burn from that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustybottoms View Post
    Agreed, he delivered a perfect race in tough humid conditions on a very gnarly course. I had read it was a gnarly track but watching it wow, that was a very hard and demanding circuit, much more of a typical Red with a bit of Black thrown in for good measure type course than an XC circuit. Very impressive composure and race craft from Tom, what a talent he is.

    I would love to have a go on that track, apart from Wasabi climb....I don't fancy the leg burn from that one!
    The womens race was earlier todY , same track but they put a few wooden ramps on the drops. Didnt trouble the Swiss riders who flew over the boards. Also a bit wetter today so slippier underfoot.

    I read that Tom trained in a heated tent to get used to the heat and humidity. Its also clear his cyclocross early season races not only give hime superb base fitness but also excellent bike handling skills.

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    TZ Cycling/Bike Appreciation thread!

    Having a right dilemma as currently have 2 bikes same but different and just can’t decide if I should sell one, keep both, and if I do sell which one goes!!!

    God I love bikes
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    I have opposite dilemma Kerry, I have zero bikes the same and cant decide which one to add

    I’m guessing something racy and Specialized ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Having a right dilemma as currently have 2 bikes same but different and just can’t decide if I should sell one, keep both, and if I do sell which one goes!!!

    God I love bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    I have opposite dilemma Kerry, I have zero bikes the same and cant decide which one to add

    I’m guessing something racy and Specialized ?
    Yeah Specialized Tarmac always. Tried everything else and nothing comes close
    For me. If you’re a 56cm take your pick


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    You may not know this, but margaritas are the very best sort of cycling hydration. The salt round the rim helps replace lost electrolytes, and the carbohydrates in the Tequila provide valuable energy.

    3,000 miles done this year.



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    A tad to racy for me Kerry, I’m after something with a little more relaxed geometry for my old and inflexible torso.

    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Yeah Specialized Tarmac always. Tried everything else and nothing comes close
    For me. If you’re a 56cm take your pick


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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post

    3,000 miles done this year.


    3,000 miles on one margarita?!?
    That is impressive mpg - will have to investigate further…

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    A tad to racy for me Kerry, I’m after something with a little more relaxed geometry for my old and inflexible torso.
    They work on my 53 year old one!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    A tad to racy for me Kerry, I’m after something with a little more relaxed geometry for my old and inflexible torso.
    Just flip the stem, you'll be fine.

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    TZ Cycling/Bike Appreciation thread!

    Im looking for an endurance or kind of “do it all” bike at the moment..

    What do you guys think of this?

    https://www.cyclist.co.uk/bmc/6583/b...-02-one-review


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