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by Pan » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:14 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Wiggo's former team doctor is doing his best to throw him under the bus, only figuratively though, which must be refreshing for any cyclist.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37456623

Though he could not comment on Wiggins's private medical records, he was said he was "surprised" he needed this sort of intervention.
"I was surprised to see there were TUEs documented for intramuscular triamcinolone just before three major events - two Tours de France and one Tour d'Italia.
"You do have to think it is kind of coincidental that a big dose of intramuscular long-acting corticosteroids would be needed at that… exact time before the most important race of the season.
"I would say certainly now in retrospect it doesn't look good, it doesn't look right from a health or sporting perspective."


Was always a but suspicious of Wigginton but that's nothing compared to what I think of Froome .

Anyone who thinks cycling is clean now after Armstrong needs their head testing.

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PostRe: Cycling
by That's not a growth » Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:44 pm

I'm looking to buy a bike to do a triathlon in may. A few hundred pounds maybe. What should I be looking for, and what should I avoid?

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PostRe: Cycling
by Kezzer » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:43 pm

Get one with wheels, and avoid bikes with no seat

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PostRe: Cycling
by Errkal » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:46 pm

Kezzer wrote:Get one with wheels, and avoid bikes with no seat

I would also recommend brakes.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Slartibartfast » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:52 pm

That's not a growth wrote:I'm looking to buy a bike to do a triathlon in may. A few hundred pounds maybe. What should I be looking for, and what should I avoid?



B'twin Triban 500SE, £299. Best bike for the money anywhere.

I've got one and use it as my commuter (added mudguards and a rack), but it's sporty and light enough to be racer.

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PostRe: Cycling
by That's not a growth » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:43 pm

I was looking at that actually, there's a decathlon in town and they stock it. Cheers.

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PostRe: Cycling
by That's not a growth » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:29 am

I ended up getting a new bike a couple of months ago and been on it a few times these last few weeks. Starting to get used to it, since I'm not much of a cyclist. I found when I went out yesterday for an hour ride when I was done my feet had awful pins and needles, as did my hands. My hands I guess are due to the way I'm putting my weight on them, but I'm unsure about my feet, any ideas?

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:33 am

Just picked up a Scott Aspect 700 (2016 model) to replace my Saracen Zen 1 (2008) will be good to get out riding more especially as the weather is improving.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Meep » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:07 pm

Recently got a road bike and am planning to start taking it along the coastal path near my house on weekends and such. I have not ridden since I was a kid and back then I had this heavy steel thing, whereas this is alloy with narrow tires and accelerates alarmingly quickly. Might take some getting used to.

It is a cheap ass £250 model as I don't want to feel I have blown a lot of money if I end up not using it very often.

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PostRe: Cycling
by abcd » Tue May 02, 2017 12:41 pm

That's not a growth wrote:I ended up getting a new bike a couple of months ago and been on it a few times these last few weeks. Starting to get used to it, since I'm not much of a cyclist. I found when I went out yesterday for an hour ride when I was done my feet had awful pins and needles, as did my hands. My hands I guess are due to the way I'm putting my weight on them, but I'm unsure about my feet, any ideas?


That'll be down to seat height and position.

Sounds like you're too close to your handle bars if you're putting too much weight on your hands, likewise you might be too low on the saddle causing too much pressure on the feet.

There are some great fitting guides out there and I recommend going through some.

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PostRe: Cycling
by That's not a growth » Tue May 02, 2017 2:53 pm

abcd wrote:
That's not a growth wrote:I ended up getting a new bike a couple of months ago and been on it a few times these last few weeks. Starting to get used to it, since I'm not much of a cyclist. I found when I went out yesterday for an hour ride when I was done my feet had awful pins and needles, as did my hands. My hands I guess are due to the way I'm putting my weight on them, but I'm unsure about my feet, any ideas?


That'll be down to seat height and position.

Sounds like you're too close to your handle bars if you're putting too much weight on your hands, likewise you might be too low on the saddle causing too much pressure on the feet.

There are some great fitting guides out there and I recommend going through some.


I'll check it out, thanks. I think part of the hand issue is that since I'm not used to riding a road bike I initially found being able to go so fast terrifying so was holding onto the handle bars really tightly, but I'm getting used to it. I'll check some guides and make sure everything is as it should be.

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PostRe: Cycling
by TigaSefi » Tue May 02, 2017 5:09 pm

Yep, you definitely need to get your bike fitted to your size/geometry of your body. Then those pins/needles will go away. When I saying fitted, look on the internet for a simple guide and then you should be golden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI366pTK8mQ

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PostRe: Cycling
by satriales » Tue May 02, 2017 6:30 pm

That's not a growth wrote:I ended up getting a new bike a couple of months ago and been on it a few times these last few weeks. Starting to get used to it, since I'm not much of a cyclist. I found when I went out yesterday for an hour ride when I was done my feet had awful pins and needles, as did my hands. My hands I guess are due to the way I'm putting my weight on them, but I'm unsure about my feet, any ideas?


I got pins and needles when cycling a few weeks back and it was just because my trainers were too tight. I loosened them and it went away.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Red » Tue May 02, 2017 6:36 pm

I've just bought a 2017 Specialized Crosstrail and started commuting to work. Kicked off on my road bike but the route is half off-road and the poor thing began to fall apart pretty quickly.

It's good fun anyway. About 8.5 miles each way, partly along the river. Nice scenery and quicker than taking the bus.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Rex Kramer » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:54 am

Thinking of getting a bike for going to work. Would be mostly on the road but fancy a hybrid. Any suggestions for around £250-£300?

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by Blue Eyes » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:18 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Thinking of getting a bike for going to work. Would be mostly on the road but fancy a hybrid. Any suggestions for around £250-£300?

I've had my eye on this beauty for a while. It's slightly over budget and not a hybrid but come on, look it!

https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/6ku-co ... ke-detroit

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PostRe: Cycling
by abcd » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:48 pm

Very nice. I assume you will only cycle on flat roads?

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PostRe: Cycling
by Blue Eyes » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:19 pm

abcd wrote:Very nice. I assume you will only cycle on flat roads?

Pretty much. I have a hybrid already which is OK for hills and that. This one would be great for my reasonably flat commute.

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PostRe: Cycling
by abcd » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:03 pm

It looks like a very pretty low maintenance bike.

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:40 pm

darksideby182 wrote:Just picked up a Scott Aspect 700 (2016 model) to replace my Saracen Zen 1 (2008) will be good to get out riding more especially as the weather is improving.

Sold the Scott a week ago and have a full suspension lapierre zesty am 427 for a few weeks now. Just need to get out at the local trails and singletrack more often.

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