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    Oh and thanks Marco for your comprehensive reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    Mind you I think the bike would look fantastic in a slightly lower profile, chunkier tyre mode so itís still a strong possibility at some point
    Fashion over function, certainly on that slippery slope now...
    Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

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    Tee Hee....we could post all sorts of nonsense on here to prise open his wallet!! I hear graphene coated chains are now an absolute must for clean changing when using the Shimano Big Boy cassette....
    I am Kuno....

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    He'll be shaving his legs next!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    And.....Down he goes! Slippery slope/Rabbit hole Ahoy!! Watch out wallet!
    Seriously though Stolly, its great that you're joining in the cycling community. I hover on the periphery, never quite accepting the fact that my fell racing days are over but I do enjoy it. It takes more time than running but its probably better for us at our age!
    It doesn't have to take any longer than running, as you can go just as hard. I think it is probably because you are sitting down that you tend not to put quite as much effort in as running, and freewheel downhill etc.

    There is a lot to be said for shorter, harder, cycling sessions, and I do most of my rides in less than two hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fellbeast View Post
    Mr B, Iím assuming that watts generation is where itís at. I notice that I get an average power figure on strava thatís given in watts. Watts that all about? Iím guessing the bigger it is, the greater my power
    The Watt is the SI unit of Power, it represents work done at an instant in time as opposed to kWh which represents a stored quantity(kW) released over a given timeframe(h). Cycling is all about the amount of power your legs can generate, the average cyclist generates about double what i do. Running is more complicated because gait and balls on the descents are involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    The Watt is the SI unit of Power, it represents work done at an instant in time as opposed to kWh which represents a stored quantity(kW) released over a given timeframe(h). Cycling is all about the amount of power your legs can generate, the average cyclist generates about double what i do. Running is more complicated because gait and balls on the descents are involved.
    Yeah I looked it up on strava. I realised that the calculation also took into account my weight (which is broadly accurate on strava) and the bikeís weight. Iíd only loosely set up my bike on strava and it was giving a default weight of 11 pounds whereas my bike actually weights 26

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    11 lbs! Do any bikes weigh that little. Is the default set to unicycle!

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    I have a friend who back when we did a few time trials flatly refused to do anything to upgrade his bike. He reasoned that any improvement in performance was irrelevant unless he could put it down to improvements in fitness, not the bike. Fair and sensible point.

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    On the other end of the scale, I know someone who was at least 5 stone overweight, but changed some components on his mountain bike to titanium to save the extra few grams.

    He was aware of the humour of the situation.

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