Ok, I am out of my depth. I have signed up for my cycling clubs ten mile Time Trial, having never done any trialling against time. I have no idea what training to do, bike to use, time to aim for, bike set up to deploy, what to wear... AGHHHH
Is it me, or is everything more expensive than a couple of years back?
Case in point,
2008/9 Spesh Allez's - Tiagra / Sora mix 9-speed set up.
2011 - 2300 set-up
Seemingly to get the £500 'basic' set up of 2009, you now have to stump for the £700+ 'sport' version, which still has an inferior rear casette / mech combo (Sora sora)
Ditto with my chosen, admittedly overpriced steed courtesy of the branding:
Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Tiagra 2010 - £820 or so (I got mine for £740)
Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Tiagra 2011 - £920
Why why why?
Hi - I'm looking for advice/recommendations on an 'audax'. By audax I mean a fast-ish bike that can accomodate 25s plus, a rear rack for light loads etc.
I have up to £1,200, but no more. So far I have looked at the Dawes Centurty SE, Ribble Audax, Condor Agio. But would welcome some more experienced advice!
thanks for any thoughts / suggestions
Hi - I'd like to have a look at an issue of ROAD mag from the US. Does anyone know if it's available to order in the UK rather than paying for international shipping?
NOW SOLD - THANKS
For Sale -
Shimano 105 5600 10-Speed STi Shifters - £85 posted
Shimano 105 5600 10-Speed Rear Derailleur - £20 posted
Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Double Front Derailleur - £15 posted
I am in the process of organising a cycling holiday to the Ariège in the South of France from the 9th to 16th April. I am doing it on behalf of some friends who are setting up a Gite business based in the small village of Fougax et Barrineuf which sits just below the famous Cathar fortification of Montsegur. As an experiment they asked me if I would run a cycling holiday for them. Having been there a couple of times I can confirm there are lots of wonderful cols on really quiet roads through gorgeous countryside.
We are selling a brand new Nicolai Argon Road frame.
It is XXL size (64cm seat tube and 61 cm top tube) and finished in stealthy annodised black.
It is an uncollected order, hence the low low price of £850 (£300 off retail price).
This is a unique opportunity to own a somewhat unconventional and ultra rare road frame built to Nicolai's world famous and very highly regarded standards.
KINESIS KR 810 - CARBON FRAMESET - Size compact 54cm ( equivalent 58cm ) Bought new 8 weeks ago - built and ridden 3 times - immaculate condition as hardly used VERY comfortable and quick acceleration.
suffice to say lovely frame set just realising it Is not and will not get much use and therefore decided to sell actually quite reluctantly. happy to post although welcome to collect - I am Bristol based.
I am selling my Moda Stretto 56cm Road Bike. It is in new condition save for slightly dirty bar tape. It has American Classic Aero 420 Wheels which are light and fast and use a unique engagement system.
The bike runs on Sram Force group set, and has Carbon Bars and Seatpost. I have done less than 500 miles on this bike and I am selling it due to injury keeping me off my bike for the next 6 months at least.
Next year the stretto is 300 pounds more so grab a bargin.
Plenty of photos available:
Hi, Im after a 54-56cm road bike. Don't want to splash out to much cash but would like a good quality road bike.