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Charity ride blog

Postby Ihavenonickname » 03 Jan 2015 21:37

As some of you might know via twitter or on here I'm planning to ride 247 miles for a children's cancer charity in March. If anyone is interested I'm (infrequently) writing a blog charting this cluster.

http://wp.me/p4NbsO-1O
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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby gingertri » 05 Jan 2015 20:36

Good luck! May all your clusters be little ones!
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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby Ihavenonickname » 02 Feb 2015 21:24

Thanks Gingertri,

I've had a lot of blog traffic from here, thanks all, if anyone is still interested I have uploaded a new post:

http://wp.me/p4NbsO-1G
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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby kfjatek » 02 Feb 2015 23:55

Sounds like a biggie - good luck with it!

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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby Jack Hughes » 03 Feb 2015 09:02

Nicely written blog. I enjoyed that. Thank you.


Looking forward to the next installments!
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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby Ihavenonickname » 24 Feb 2015 21:03

The next instalment is up, but it's a bit 'bikey'

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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby IanM » 25 Feb 2015 07:27

Ihavenonickname wrote:The next instalment is up, but it's a bit 'bikey'

http://wp.me/p4NbsO-V

Nice bit of kit!

Re the suitability of it, could you get a bigger cassette, and a behind the seat bottle mount?

Alternatively, I can't remember if you've said the ride is supported, but if there is a vehicle could you have the Spesh in it ready to switch to if you needed? Or do you know someone who could meet you at a predetermined point for a bike change?
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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby Ihavenonickname » 25 Feb 2015 10:26

IanM wrote:
Ihavenonickname wrote:The next instalment is up, but it's a bit 'bikey'

http://wp.me/p4NbsO-V

Nice bit of kit!

Re the suitability of it, could you get a bigger cassette, and a behind the seat bottle mount?

Alternatively, I can't remember if you've said the ride is supported, but if there is a vehicle could you have the Spesh in it ready to switch to if you needed? Or do you know someone who could meet you at a predetermined point for a bike change?


Cheers mate, she is my favourite (they aren't like kids, I can have a favourite, cant I?)

Its going to be unsupported, so I have to make a choice for the whole route. I had thought about rear bottle mounts but I wasn't too sure if I could then use a saddle bag with it (the mount I was looking at fits onto the saddle rails).

Wrt the gearing, it already runs a 11-28 and I don't think my rear mech would take any more. To be honest 38/28 is probably enough for most of it, but it might be nice to have bail out gears :oops:

think I may just have both bikes road ready any go with what I feel on the day, will just be a case of swapping over a cassette and pedals.
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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby CCS » 25 Feb 2015 20:44

Nice bike!
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Re: Charity ride blog

Postby Ihavenonickname » 01 Mar 2015 19:38

A decision has been made!!

I have managed to blag a compact chainset and I have bought a rear mount for some bottles (and I have just savaged the bottle cages of the Spesh!).

So no going back it will be Ellie Morris (the Peugeot)
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