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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2017, 08:40:19 pm »
Why has someone made you strip off and then painted you silver, and who's the other bloke? :D

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2017, 09:00:52 pm »
Sounds like a great trip. Off to the Alps in September having never done any riding in big hills. Looking forward to it.

How are you going to keep adequate tension in the OHLE with EZ-line? Strikes me as a great product, but not for keeping the pan in contact with the wire.

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2017, 09:09:56 pm »
Sounds like a great trip. Off to the Alps in September having never done any riding in big hills. Looking forward to it.

How are you going to keep adequate tension in the OHLE with EZ-line? Strikes me as a great product, but not for keeping the pan in contact with the wire.

It was great but hard work!  Where in the Alps are you going?  In the limited time you have I suggest you work on sustaining a high work output over two hours - I worked more on stamina over 100 miles and I was a bit slow on the hills!

he EZ-line will be for the "cosmetic" catenary and aux wires - contact wire will be fishing line still.

Cheers Jon  :)

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Re: Any Cyclists out There?
« Reply #108 on: July 10, 2017, 09:18:05 pm »
Staying in Bourg d'Oisans, so right at the foot of Alpe d'Huez. Should be good, I keep a reasonable level of fitness most of the time, so should be fine! Definitely the slowest of the 3 of us though (up at least), which is never good!

Think we'll be doing more 40-60 mile days, get bored after that :)

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« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2017, 07:32:14 am »
My bike is hanging from the roof of the garage where it's likely it will stay as my knees are shot, any push on the pedals is agony.
It's now 40+ years old and used to be used a lot...

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« Reply #110 on: July 11, 2017, 08:13:29 am »
My bike is hanging from the roof of the garage where it's likely it will stay as my knees are shot, any push on the pedals is agony.
It's now 40+ years old and used to be used a lot...

Sorry about your knees - knees seem to be the first thing to go for many.  :worried:
 
There's quite a market for vintage bikes (pre 1987) for L'Eroica and similar events - you could probably sell it if you wanted to clear the space.

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