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    I dont know anyone that trains on tubs outside pro teams and most of them use clinchers for trg rides
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    Thank you.

    This bike was and will be used for half-ironman and full ironman distances.
    End of June will be the premiere on the full ironman distance. :-)

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    That does indeed look like a weapon! Very nice :)

    I see you do S-B-R. What distances do you do on the above? I do a bit myself but due to a bad back I can only dream of getting aero over any distance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shounen View Post
    Thank you.

    This bike was and will be used for half-ironman and full ironman distances.
    End of June will be the premiere on the full ironman distance. :-)
    Hope you've got a good physio lined up!

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    I've already made some good connections in the past. ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    Hope you've got a good physio lined up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    Hope you've got a good physio lined up!
    I dont think you can be a competitive or active sportman without a physio, chiro, or sports massuer on call occasionally but thats all part of the deal. After 30+ years of training most everyday I have a world of aches and pains but would not have it any other way
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    I know injuries are part of the fun. My point was more that the very aggressive aero position is possibly not ideal on a 180km distance. There is a reason the pros use road bikes most of the time. If you plan going to longer distance with long distance training you might want to think about a change.

    then again given the different muscles called into play in that position, if ironman/triathlon is your game and thats what you plan racing on and I presume its what you train on, you might find it works well for the one day event type thing. Try it and see - good luck with the event!

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    My trainings ride for some hill climbing. :-)

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    That aero position has been set up by a bike fitter especially for my body geometry and the 180k I will ride.
    Until now I don't have any problems after +100k rides.
    You won't find any ori triathlete who will ride a normal road bike at a half-iron or fill iron. (for olympic distance yes)

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    I know injuries are part of the fun. My point was more that the very aggressive aero position is possibly not ideal on a 180km distance. There is a reason the pros use road bikes most of the time. If you plan going to longer distance with long distance training you might want to think about a change.

    then again given the different muscles called into play in that position, if ironman/triathlon is your game and thats what you plan racing on and I presume its what you train on, you might find it works well for the one day event type thing. Try it and see - good luck with the event!

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    And you've not thought about using that for the ironman instead?

    edit: cross posting!

    Glad to see you've invested in a good fit, thats money well spent. Looks like you've given it careful consideration indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    And you've not thought about using that for the ironman instead?
    I thought about it, yes.
    But to be honest, the tri bike is a bit more comfortable in the aero position.
    Most of all I can ride a faster pace with less watts using the tri bike which will benefit my marathon time afterwards.

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    Yes that makes sense, esp as you will be using the muscles most trained so fatigue will be less

    back to bikes. Record on an Orion? I presume the record was left over from something else as its a bit of a mismatch?

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    Yes, it's a bit of a mismatch.
    But I've bought this bike used so no complaints from my side.
    I kinda like the Campagnolo group set. Until now I've only ridden bike with Shimano groups.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    Record on an Orion? I presume the record was left over from something else as its a bit of a mismatch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shounen View Post
    I kinda like the Campagnolo group set. Until now I've only ridden bike with Shimano groups.
    Christ. In a minute you'll be telling is that you like Rolex and Grand Seiko.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Christ. In a minute you'll be telling is that you like Rolex and Grand Seiko.
    I do :)

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    I prefer the campy feel and system too myself. Pity its so expensive compared to shimano!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shounen View Post
    Thank you.

    This bike was and will be used for half-ironman and full ironman distances.
    End of June will be the premiere on the full ironman distance. :-)
    Bolton? I see they have tried to make logistics a bit easier this year.

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    No, IM Austria ( I am from Austria)

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    Anyway enough of the chat and all the gear lets see some Strava stats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    Bolton? I see they have tried to make logistics a bit easier this year.
    You would have to pay me to do Bolton
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Anyway enough of the chat and all the gear lets see some Strava stats!

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    I only have my main rides on Strava (most of the 'training' is done on the turbo indoors which I don't bother logging that to Strava), so have a copy of my training peaks Performance Log instead.

    The red dots are the Training Stress Score each day, the blue ones the Intensity Factor and the lines show the acute and chronic training loads with the yellow line being the training balance.

    Haven't totally got to grips with what to do with all of this data yet but I think the overall picture is that I need to work harder and stop having so many days off! If there is anyone out there who can decypher it, feel free!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Meesterbond View Post
    If there is anyone out there who can decypher it, feel free!
    I think you need to join all the dots with a thick black marker and submit it for a Rorschach test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    You would have to pay me to do Bolton
    Yep. I did it for the second time last year and the post race runabout to T2 is just a pain. I did Tenby too and that was so much easier logistically. The same can't be said for the Tenby course, but that's where the fun is at! I am going back again this year ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meesterbond View Post
    I only have my main rides on Strava (most of the 'training' is done on the turbo indoors which I don't bother logging that to Strava), so have a copy of my training peaks Performance Log instead.

    The red dots are the Training Stress Score each day, the blue ones the Intensity Factor and the lines show the acute and chronic training loads with the yellow line being the training balance.

    Haven't totally got to grips with what to do with all of this data yet but I think the overall picture is that I need to work harder and stop having so many days off! If there is anyone out there who can decypher it, feel free!



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    The summer bike has been out for a while.



    Think I'm going to get the winter one back out though looking at the weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by studly View Post
    Nice bikes, what is the rack on the Surly?
    those surly's inc the orange karate do have a certain appeal in their simplicity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petewon View Post
    Think I'm going to get the winter one back out though looking at the weather.
    I'd be keeping it in the shed if I were you.

    No way could I be seen out on a bike without matching valve stems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinea View Post
    I'd be keeping it in the shed if I were you.

    No way could I be seen out on a bike without matching valve stems.
    and to compound the sin, the blighter keeps the dust caps on!

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    The devils in the detail








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    ^^You think... I have to agree :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    The devils in the detail.
    Sure is! That and my terrible photos!





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    When I purchased my second hand Mondays Child I was only 20mins up the road from Sabbath so I dropped it in with them for a brush over and new decals. Picked it up yesterday and it looks pretty much as new. The wonders of ti









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    Tomorrow i will be building up one of these as i am wanting a single speed for a change from the road bike.


    Last edited by studly; 11th June 2014 at 21:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny.c View Post
    When I purchased my second hand Mondays Child I was only 20mins up the road from Sabbath so I dropped it in with them for a brush over and new decals. Picked it up yesterday and it looks pretty much as new. The wonders of ti








    Very nice result. Did they charge much?

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    My HP Velotechnik Grasshopper, on my commuting route.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusIrae View Post
    Very nice result. Did they charge much?
    75 including the decals. Not too bad for a couple of hours work I suppose. I could have had a crack myself but having not done it before, I didn't want it looking a dog's breakfast.

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    Here's my new toy. Been delayed waiting on bits from Shimano so but of a steep learning curve for IMUK now.

    Malc


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    Quote Originally Posted by Petewon View Post
    The summer bike has been out for a while.



    Think I'm going to get the winter one back out though looking at the weather.
    simply stunning!

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    There are some absolutely amazing bikes on this thread and also some amazing distances ridden!
    I'm an old fart who only got (slightly) in MTB's a few years ago, wish I had earlier.
    Actually managed to get out this afternoon for the first time for a while and did this...



    on this..



    and I'm knackered (please don't laugh too hard ), and I realise it's dead slow, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Really, really need to get out more...

    (that's a ride from home, around "Follow the Dog" although one short section was closed and back home, by the way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm68 View Post
    Here's my new toy. Been delayed waiting on bits from Shimano so but of a steep learning curve for IMUK now.

    Malc

    Wow! If Darth Vader had a bike.....

    Good luck with IMUK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westy View Post
    There are some absolutely amazing bikes on this thread and also some amazing distances ridden!
    I'm an old fart who only got (slightly) in MTB's a few years ago, wish I had earlier.
    Actually managed to get out this afternoon for the first time for a while and did this...


    on this..


    and I'm knackered (please don't laugh too hard ), and I realise it's dead slow, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Really, really need to get out more...

    (that's a ride from home, around "Follow the Dog" although one short section was closed and back home, by the way)
    At the end of the day we compete only against ourselves. Whether its at the gym or out on the road or trails, people deserve respect for turning up and getting involved!

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    First road bike purchase after just over 6 months as a newbie. Had more or less decided on a Specialized Secteur Sport, mainly given recent back injury, however this came up for only 90-ish more second hand than the Secteur.

    Roubaix Sport Compact, nicer spec in every way, full carbon, 105/Tiagra versus Sora and (apart from white bar tape which is getting changed at first opportunity) looks


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    Summer bike:



    Winter bike (awaiting new mudguards):



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    Finally finished my Ti bike build and I'm very happy with the way it's turned out. It's lovely to ride; Plenty stiff enough for me but very comfortable at the same time. Love it!






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    Crumbs there's some nice kit here. I'm almost embarrassed to post my (slightly retro) GT Strike, freshly updated with Shimano 105 group (and some other bits):



    Not the lightest - but it works for me (amazingly stiff frame).

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by markc View Post
    Crumbs there's some nice kit here. I'm almost embarrassed to post my (slightly retro) GT Strike, freshly updated with Shimano 105 group (and some other bits):

    Not the lightest - but it works for me (amazingly stiff frame).

    Cheers,
    Its more about the person on the saddle than the stuff under the saddle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    Nice looking bike.

    What frame is it?

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    2012 Van Nicholas Mistral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh B View Post
    Its more about the person on the saddle than the stuff under the saddle!
    This.
    One of the problems with riding a recumbent is that other people think that I think it's all about the bike - and it ain't, not a bit!

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