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by deero83
04 Sep 2021 15:01
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Sunday 5th September - 9am B Run to Wyre Forest Centre - 55 miles
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Sunday 5th September - 9am B Run to Wyre Forest Centre - 55 miles

Hi Phil

Could I join please?

It'll be my first club run for some time but have finally got an opportunity to join one!!
by deero83
20 Sep 2017 12:08
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: CycloX frame fitting
Replies: 13
Views: 4797

Re: CycloX frame fitting

I am 6'0 and struggled with my 56cm CAAD10 which has found a home with Mr Egan.
I should have had a 58. Epic Cycles in Ludlow said I was in-between sizes and plumped for the wrong one.
by deero83
04 May 2017 12:43
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Beacon's Brecons 300 - CLUB RUN 28th May
Replies: 44
Views: 16166

Phil

Given my lack of distance riding this year, please could you remove me from the list.

Thanks
by deero83
12 Feb 2017 07:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs -12th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 4974

Morning folks

I won't be out this morning, I'm not feeling very well today.

Sorry to let you down at the last minute.
by deero83
11 Feb 2017 17:24
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs -12th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 4974

If there's snow again in the morning, or it's freezing or below overnight, I won't be leading (or out) tomorrow morning.
by deero83
07 Feb 2017 10:16
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs -12th Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 4974

I will take Sunday's B run to Alcester.
by deero83
03 Jan 2017 11:30
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 8855

Lack of ice and/or snow permitting, I will lead a B run on 12th Feb, destination TBC.
by deero83
16 Dec 2016 15:44
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A38. New Segregated Cycleway Announced
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

Looks quite promising!
by deero83
26 Oct 2016 12:22
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 18692

Can't do either date - gutted!
by deero83
24 Oct 2016 13:58
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: 'Cycling Weekly' Club run
Replies: 61
Views: 18692

If you can give me enough notice of the date, I can try and book a day's annual leave
by deero83
11 Sep 2016 15:08
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th September
Replies: 13
Views: 5205

On today's really rather pleasant B run to Alcester were: Andy Deere (leading) Tim Jarvis Vince Tennant Rob Wade Phil Gameson Cedric Gioan Mike Preece (his first B run) John Hitchcock Leonie Balter (who peeled off just before the cafe) Well done to Mike who kept up well with the group very well - ho...
by deero83
07 Sep 2016 11:51
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 11th September
Replies: 13
Views: 5205

I would be happy to lead a slightly slower B run on Sunday for those of you not joining Nick on his climbing spree around the Staffordshire Moorlands. I've not done a club run (or a decent length ride, i.e. 50+ miles) for a couple of months due to injury, illness, children etc. The pace will therefo...
by deero83
21 Mar 2016 08:48
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 20th March
Replies: 19
Views: 6598

That black lab should have earned itself a club run point surely!?
by deero83
12 Feb 2016 16:24
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear gear cable snapped again
Replies: 29
Views: 8136

martin mc wrote:
deero83 wrote:How would Di2 stop a cable fraying?!
This thread is about gear cables Andy, di2 is electronic shifting so no gear cables to fray.
Ah - I hadn't thought about the fact that it was an electronic wire not a traditional cable. My mistake.
by deero83
10 Feb 2016 09:39
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear gear cable snapped again
Replies: 29
Views: 8136

How would Di2 stop a cable fraying?!
by deero83
30 Jan 2016 07:52
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear gear cable snapped again
Replies: 29
Views: 8136

Hels147 wrote:
slogfester wrote:Andy and helen, what groupset do you have?
105. I must admit the cable was 2 years old..... :oops:
Mine was probably the same age, but then I thought Venture Bikes had replaced them when it had a service a few months ago. It would appear not!
by deero83
29 Jan 2016 22:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Rear gear cable snapped again
Replies: 29
Views: 8136

I took my Genesis Equilibrium round to Alan Weaver's tonight to try and diagnose the issues I was having with my rear derailleur. After us scratching our heads and realising it must be a cable issue, we peeled back the rubber hood of the shifter, and found the frayed cable mangled into the 105 shift...
by deero83
19 Jan 2016 09:36
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Bike storage....
Replies: 9
Views: 3067

These look like a good minimalist storage solution Helen http://www.getclug.com/

and you can get them in different sizes for those funny bikes you ride off-road ;)
by deero83
14 Jan 2016 12:34
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th January
Replies: 13
Views: 4848

Ditto here on the ice front really.

I don't have the luxury of studded tyres so will see what the forecast is like nearer Sunday. Not looking good at present; the forecast is currently -3C, so I imagine the lanes might well be dodgy, especially in shaded parts.
by deero83
12 Jan 2016 15:20
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Vehicles with only one headlight working
Replies: 24
Views: 6527

It could well have been a company car. It may also have been an Audi dealership, so they would deal with Audis all day, and feel no need to rip off someone for their choice of car. Based on your post, I can only assume you drive a Rover and get it serviced in the 1970s? I think Alan's point was that...
by deero83
12 Jan 2016 13:24
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Thinking about giving in and getting a winter bike......
Replies: 15
Views: 4264

Definitely worth looking at a Genesis Croix de Fer.

http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/adv ... -de-fer-10
by deero83
12 Jan 2016 13:17
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Vehicles with only one headlight working
Replies: 24
Views: 6527

I have noticed the same thing, and also that some people drive round with no rear lights on. I shouted at some dozy woman in a Fiesta the other night to put her lights on, and then by the time I was closer to her car, the front ones were on, but not the back. I think the front ones were the LED dayt...
by deero83
12 Jan 2016 11:09
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs - 17th January
Replies: 13
Views: 4848

As long as I can get rid of my current ManFlu, I am planning on taking the B run to Cob House Fisheries (assuming it's open during winter?)
by deero83
11 Jan 2016 14:00
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Introductory Rides 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 7687

I am happy to support George's intro ride on 6th March
by deero83
02 Jan 2016 17:12
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: A, B and C Club runs January, February and March 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 8988

I should be able to lead a B run on the 17th Jan, destination TBC
by deero83
11 Sep 2015 15:27
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: Derby Velodrome - who might be interested
Replies: 19
Views: 5095

Seems to me to be a great facility but run by morons
by deero83
07 Sep 2015 14:39
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs: 30th August
Replies: 13
Views: 4803

ballintrane wrote: forgot to mention I had a free bacon sandwich)
:lol:
You also forgot to mention that it was your second...!
by deero83
27 Aug 2015 09:10
Forum: Club Runs
Topic: Club runs: 30th August
Replies: 13
Views: 4803

Looks good Paul. Hoping to make it out for my first club run in a while!
by deero83
18 Jul 2015 08:25
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Beacon Heroica
Replies: 20
Views: 5183

When and where is the Heroica being held? I'd love to dust off the Sun Wasp and give it a go!
by deero83
01 May 2015 13:11
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: Tour de Yorkshire
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

As Helen says, I'm doing the 109km version.

My start time is 9:42 so fairly late.
by deero83
28 Mar 2015 16:43
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wheel upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 4049

I got some Swissside "Gotthard" wheels for my best bike. Claimed weight is around 1400g. Think they are about £330 on their website. Very good wheels I think for the money.
by deero83
26 Mar 2015 08:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Brake blocks, thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 4037

I have been using SwissStop green pads and have only just changed them after 12 months of riding on one of my bikes (c3,000 miles)
by deero83
26 Jan 2015 15:58
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Beacon Heroica
Replies: 20
Views: 5183

https://www.dropbox.com/s/giwh9waqx66le ... 1.jpg?dl=0 (can't work out how to post pics direct?)

My dad's old Sun Wasp "Maillot Jaune" from the early 60s, now converted to single speed.
by deero83
09 Jan 2015 13:55
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Mad March Hare
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

John wrote:I'm riding! 8)
Me too!
by deero83
07 Nov 2014 11:35
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Rawlinson Bracket Sportive 22 Feb '15
Replies: 0
Views: 869

The Rawlinson Bracket Sportive 22 Feb '15

Calling all Beacon members! Get yourselves entered for the Rawlinson Bracket Sportive to be held on 23 February 2014. It's a (hilly) route around the villages near Gaydon, Warwickshire of either 50 miles for the 'Top Bracket' or 29 miles for the 'Bottom Bracket'. This is the third year the sportive ...
by deero83
10 Oct 2014 13:17
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2014 BEACON AWARDS DINNER; TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Replies: 18
Views: 5441

David Cole wrote:Andy
A few people wear DJs but most just wear suit or jacket + or - a tie. The women tend to dress up a bit. I wear a suit with a tie.

I hope this helps

Dave
Thanks Dave
by deero83
10 Oct 2014 10:38
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: 2014 BEACON AWARDS DINNER; TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Replies: 18
Views: 5441

As I've not been before, please can you tell me what the dress code is?
by deero83
18 Sep 2014 16:27
Forum: Club News & Events
Topic: MAJORCA 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4072

I would definitely be interested in this. I'm only really B run standard at present so I don't know what the standard of the group would be like. I plan on putting in some serious winter training from mid November once my exams are over though. I'd love to do it as a proper training camp with rides ...
by deero83
14 May 2014 08:42
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: TdF and Giro DVD 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1495

Try cyclingtorrents.nl - they seem to have most videos on there to download.
by deero83
13 May 2014 15:54
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club TT Wed 14th May 7:00
Replies: 11
Views: 3218

Planning on having a crack at this as my first ever time trial!!!

Will probably be riding out to the course so will try and get there as close to 6.30 as I can.
by deero83
13 May 2014 11:40
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: India - Goa
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

Will they have celeste rental bikes in Goa?
:)
by deero83
23 Feb 2014 14:04
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Rawlinson Bracket Sportive 23 Feb '14
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Just got back from the Rawlinson Bracket.

Horrendous headwind most of the way round!

Saw a couple of Beacon tops from afar so thanks for turning out.
by deero83
13 Dec 2013 13:34
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Rawlinson Bracket Sportive 23 Feb '14
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Well now that the Snowdrop and Sunrise Express are full, I hope those of you that missed out will sign up to do this event instead!
by deero83
20 Nov 2013 14:19
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Rawlinson Bracket Sportive 23 Feb '14
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Come on people, over 100 views and only me from Beacon entered so far, as far as I'm aware!!!!
by deero83
12 Nov 2013 18:13
Forum: Cafe Stop
Topic: Northfield cycling
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Great. More idiots pootling about at rush hour with no lights, likely no helmets (I'm not getting into that debate please!!!) and most likely wearing dark clothing at night.

Or am I being too much of a miserable sod?
by deero83
07 Nov 2013 12:29
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Rawlinson Bracket Sportive 23 Feb '14
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

I hear from Rawlinson Bracket HQ that none of you has signed up yet!!!! :cry: :cry:

Please give it a look at least - I know the Snowdrop is the day before, but it's for a great cause and a fun ride. All you mountain goats will be in your element!
by deero83
27 Oct 2013 09:49
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: The Rawlinson Bracket Sportive 23 Feb '14
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

The Rawlinson Bracket Sportive 23 Feb '14

Calling all Beacon members! Get yourselves entered for the Rawlinson Bracket Sportive to be held on 23 February 2014. It's a (hilly) route around the villages near Gaydon, Warwickshire of either 50 miles for the 'Top Bracket' or 29 miles for the 'Bottom Bracket'. This is the third year the sportive ...
by deero83
02 Oct 2013 15:30
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Ribble Winter/Audax Frame
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

I've looked at the Dolan and Ribble winter bikes on the net, but keep stumbling across the Genesis Croix De Fer as an alternative. http://epic-cycles.co.uk/Genesis_Croix_de_Fer.html On paper, it looks like the ultimate off-the-peg winter bike really - Reynolds steel frame, road/cross geometry and di...
by deero83
15 Aug 2013 13:12
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Mudguards

Hi all I am looking for some mudguards for my 'best' bike, which does not have mudguard mounts on the frame. I would therefore need some clip-on ones, which would seem to narrow it down to SKS RaceBlades and Crud RoadRacer Mk2s. Just wondered what experience you guys have of these and which is best ...
by deero83
06 Aug 2013 12:51
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Road Bikes with Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 11381

Have tightened the headset up as it was ever so slightly loose. Will see if that makes a difference.

Does it cost much to have wheels trued?