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by Pedlo Mudguardo
18 Mar 2013 07:15
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Midlands XC -- Cannock
Replies: 1
Views: 385

I feel sorry for the tree !
by Pedlo Mudguardo
11 Mar 2013 22:40
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wiggins [Pinarello] cycles stocked at Halfords!
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

As football pundits like to say ' it's my understanding' that Halfords will only be stocking bikes in the lower region of the Pinarello range ie. not the Dogmas etc. in the same way that they don't stock the high-end pro range of Boardman machines. It's all a bit perplexing in that it's like Aldi se...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
10 Mar 2013 22:19
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wiggins [Pinarello] cycles stocked at Halfords!
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

This whole thing is way more complicated. A carbon bike is not necessarily a good bike. Eddy Merckx won hundreds of races on a bike made of steel but so was my Mom's shopping bike. In the same way a bike frame manufactured in China or the far east is not necessarily a bad bike. It takes nine days to...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
06 Mar 2013 17:58
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New Bikes on the Beacon Club Runs
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

I remember Martin Walker riding with Di2 a year or two back.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
05 Mar 2013 18:12
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: commuting tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

I've been using a pair of Continental Gator Skins for the commute, one **flat** in three years ! Never run them at more than 100psi max as they seem to become more **flat** prone. For something even more robust but heavier Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres are now available in 25mm but expect to pay £30 ...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
04 Mar 2013 19:58
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike advice
Replies: 51
Views: 6776

I hope you tightened that headset Paul, it's keeping me awake at night !
by Pedlo Mudguardo
27 Feb 2013 15:11
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: New bike advice
Replies: 51
Views: 6776

Hi Claire, If you're passing pop in and see me at Bike Pro in Kings Heath. We mainly stock Giant who's carbon bikes generally have a very good reputation and now also a lifetime warranty on the frame. Their women specific carbon bikes are called the Avail and there are six models available ranging f...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
26 Feb 2013 21:58
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

I have a parent's evening to attend tomorrow so won't make the Wednesday ride. Given the forecast I should think there'll be others heading out. Last week's ride was very cold but the conditions were safer than on many previous weeks and very enjoyable in a painful sort of way. Nick, I have a replac...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
26 Feb 2013 21:27
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: How about a "getting into racing" session?
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

A really excellent idea Laurence. I could imagine such a session leading to all sorts of possibilities such as a regular circuit race taster session and perhaps a club only race series. It's my hunch that a proportion of club members are secretly yearning to race but harbour the concerns that you me...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
06 Feb 2013 18:16
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

Yep, heading out shortly.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
03 Feb 2013 20:40
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Jockey wheel alignment
Replies: 14
Views: 1978

It might just be the photo but as someone who spends most of the working day looking from that exact viewpoint I'd say the cage looks decidedly bent. It would seem that the jockey wheels are keeping the correct line but the cage certainly isn't .
by Pedlo Mudguardo
23 Jan 2013 21:18
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Minimum bike cleaning routine?
Replies: 23
Views: 2959

Hi Tim, Call me weird but, when I'm in the right mood, I actually like cleaning my bike. As we live in the same road I don't mind sorting out your Cannondale any time, no probs mate just drop it round no charge. Working in a bike shop I obviously see a fair portion of the cycling spectrum from ride ...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
15 Jan 2013 12:14
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club TT Calendar 2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2503

I was on the reserve list last year but got a ride. Ruth very kindly notified me by phone the day before to let me know which was much appreciated.

Of course, if the weather is anything like last year, you will DEFINITELY get a ride.....

I still have the emotional scars. :shock:
by Pedlo Mudguardo
12 Dec 2012 07:30
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

I'll be giving it a miss again tonight as conditions look very dodgy.
Still nursing the road rash and an ever increasing collection of bruises following Sunday's chute.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
05 Dec 2012 13:18
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

The temperature is way too low for a safe ride tonight so I'll be going for a run instead followed by quality recovery with a can of beer .... :D

The ice was very bad this morning on the side roads.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
03 Dec 2012 21:59
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Cyclo Cross - National Trophy - Progress Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1406

Nice one Jon, I reckon you'll peak at just the right time.
If the temperature stays low you should get some dry and faster courses.
Good luck.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
23 Nov 2012 08:16
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

You're right there Keith. I though my wheel bearings had had it but discovered that the rims were actually full of water.
You missed the really generous puddle along Icknield street that looked waist deep and caused us a detour.
Oh well, it's better than having to watch 'I'm a celebrity....'
by Pedlo Mudguardo
22 Nov 2012 09:56
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Televised Audax to be shown on Sunday
Replies: 14
Views: 2090

What a cracking little film, really sums up the world of Audax.
Hats off to Dougie, but of course us Viponds are hard as nails ! :D
by Pedlo Mudguardo
21 Nov 2012 22:05
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: mudguards and tyre widths
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Giant make a their own branded mudguard specifically to fit the Defys. In a similar design to the SKS Long Blades they have a cut out section for the calipers which helps with the clearance problem at the forks. When it comes to tyre width I like take the middle way with my Vittoria Paves which are ...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
20 Nov 2012 20:12
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Wheel builder recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 763

I can recommend Ben and Sean at Venture Bikes in Stirchley. Both very experienced wheel builders and good blokes.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
16 Nov 2012 20:13
Forum: Pro Racing
Topic: Lance comeback
Replies: 327
Views: 32594

by Pedlo Mudguardo
25 Oct 2012 09:01
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Is spinning evryday of the week good for you
Replies: 23
Views: 2819

There was a period in my early twenties where I rode at at a high intensity 4 or five times a week whilst also commuting 10 miles a day. I certainly got fit but pretty soon developed a very painful knee problem the effects of which I still contend with today 20 years later. I'd advocate a gradual bu...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
06 Oct 2012 21:31
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Skinny shorts
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

Polaris do a good range of kids and smaller size cycling gear, worth a look.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
30 Sep 2012 22:04
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

I'll promise not to engage the special disco mode. My new Lezyne has a pulse setting which should put everyone in a trance and help promote a restful night's sleep.

At least it shouldn't undo the valves on Conti tubes.....
by Pedlo Mudguardo
30 Sep 2012 20:46
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

The lanes obviously have virtually no ambient lighting unless the moon is in the sky so really a light that puts some kind of beam out in order to read the road surface. If there are say three or four people riding in close formation the collective effect of everyone's lights seams to do the job so ...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
30 Sep 2012 20:12
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT: Big Hand for Gary Mac. Three Peaks CX
Replies: 28
Views: 3175

Gary, really well done mate. Congratulations .
by Pedlo Mudguardo
30 Sep 2012 11:30
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

After last weeks succesful night ride ( pity I missed it) we've decided to change time and meeting place for the Wednesday rides with a view to continuing through the winter. New arrangements as follows.... MEET 7.00PM THE RED LION PUB, VICARAGE RD, KINGS HEATH. The route will remain the same as we ...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
09 Sep 2012 21:42
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS Hill Climb Championships 9th Semptember
Replies: 22
Views: 2848

Well I'm glad that's over with. Paddy, huge congratulations on a time that to me is just unbelievable -massive respect. Carl mate, brilliant time hugely deserved. I'm so pleased for Ed. His hard work and dedication over the last year is evident in his appearance let alone his great time. I hope this...
by Pedlo Mudguardo
02 Sep 2012 20:23
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS KH10 Hill Climb 2nd September
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Well done all, was sorry to miss it due to a family birthday. Big congrats to Carl after a rough season.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
25 Jul 2012 21:11
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULTS-Stourport 25/7/12 Beacon 1, 2!
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Good job guys, nice one.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
20 Jul 2012 20:23
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT - Mallory Park 19/07
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Respect.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
16 Jul 2012 22:14
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: A 3rd new 3rd cat
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Nice one Lee, great riding.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
28 Jun 2012 23:02
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: A new 3rd-cat in the club........
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

A triple what ? :shock:
by Pedlo Mudguardo
25 Jun 2012 21:40
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: GPX files and time zones
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Oh blimey.
This is how I do it.

I look at my watch get on my bike, go for a ride until I feel like going home. I then look at my watch again and depending on how I feel I collapse and fall asleep or have a cup of tea and eat a lot.

Cycling, so simple but oh so complicated.

:?
by Pedlo Mudguardo
23 Jun 2012 19:34
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Beacon Cotswold Audax 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4559

Yes, I entered the 200k thinking the guys would do the same but realised the other day that I was mistaken.
I'll be riding the shorter distance :oops:
by Pedlo Mudguardo
20 Jun 2012 20:54
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Beacon Cotswold Audax 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4559

Myself, Matt and Ian will be riding together. It would be great to have you with us - if you can stand the bad jokes :D
by Pedlo Mudguardo
13 Jun 2012 20:50
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Result: Stourport 13/6/12
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Nice one Doug, well done mate.
Anything nice in the goodie bag ?
by Pedlo Mudguardo
30 May 2012 22:44
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Club TT 30 May Wednesday 9.0 K36/4.5C starts 19.00
Replies: 31
Views: 2881

Big thanks to marshalls and timekeepers, another great club event and really nice atmosphere.
Steve, awsome well done - hats off.

Special congrats to Matt for a superb time on standard road bike in only his second ever time trial.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
28 May 2012 15:02
Forum: Audaxes & Cyclosportives
Topic: Upping the ante
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Which leg of the race were the triathletes on ? :D
by Pedlo Mudguardo
22 May 2012 15:40
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Ed Silverton Junior 10 TT Champion
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Good job Ed, really well done.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
13 May 2012 20:38
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: LMTT
Replies: 75
Views: 8091

Superb shots Ed, Keith looks like a member of The Happy Mondays....
I'd love to see the rest of your pics from the day whenever you get them processed.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
09 May 2012 22:12
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Results 9 May Club TT 10.0 K34/10D
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Hardcore guys, superb.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
03 May 2012 22:20
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Birmingham CC Crit 29/4/12
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Nice one chaps, comforting to know that I wasn't the only fool to be racing in Sunday's hellish conditions. I'd love to give the crits a go but talk of such frequent crashes gives me the jitters.

When and where is the BCC run these days ?
by Pedlo Mudguardo
07 Apr 2012 20:42
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: RESULT K32/20 20 mile TT April 7 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Steve 'The Bullet' Bull.

Well done sir, really well done.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
04 Apr 2012 08:53
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: mid week rides
Replies: 231
Views: 33513

Plans to start this Year's Wednesday rides from Kings Heath this evening look doubtful as it's currently snowing with more grimness due through out the day. If it is dry around 6 I might venture out but it's unlikely.

Fingers crossed for a swift return to last week's balmy sunshine.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
15 Feb 2012 23:35
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Switching from internal to External BB
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Hi Pat, I can install the BB and face your frame for £20 plus the price of the bottom bracket depending on which one you fancy.
If you have standard square taper cranks you may need to upgrade them also.
Have a word if you're at spinning tomorrow.
Nic.
Bike Pro Racing
0121 441 1199
by Pedlo Mudguardo
01 Jan 2012 18:24
Forum: Other Rides & Touring
Topic: BCC Saturday morning rides
Replies: 33
Views: 5168

Hi Tim,

I'm in Cotteridge and also usually need to work things around the family. If I can't make the club run an early start is often my only option.

Let me know if you're ever heading out early.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
14 Dec 2011 21:30
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: CX result Wessex leage Dicot RAL
Replies: 15
Views: 1829

Steve that surely is the best MB post of all time, superb. :shock:
by Pedlo Mudguardo
13 Dec 2011 08:17
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: Cyclocross descending fun
Replies: 2
Views: 550

And the groundsman will be over the moon ....
Looks great fun.
by Pedlo Mudguardo
12 Dec 2011 21:42
Forum: Time Trials
Topic: CX result Wessex leage Dicot RAL
Replies: 15
Views: 1829

Superb, well done Ruth.