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FirstV8

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  1. Im old school when it comes eating on the ride . I buy long (200mm lengths ) of nougat and cut them up into 20mm blocks and freeze them . I use dates and big raisins combined with the nougat while riding if its longer than a 2 hour ride . In my small Tupperware container i also have a peanut butter sachet . I dont use supplement drinks only water and in all my years on a bike i have never had a cramp , hunger or a complete energy failure . Cost wise its not more than R5.00 per ride .
  2. Try Femco . They do a range of motors and also produce their own .https://local.infobel.co.za/ZA100700419-0118870953/femco_electrical-buccleuch_outlying.html
  3. Is this guy riding the Tour course unsupported . What is his name and how can one follow him ?
  4. I had a good month of riding and also a good month of eating in the evenings after dinner ( many muffins , cheese cake , scones and chocolate cake all baked by my wife ) I managed a 800grm loss but with winter here im happy to have lost weight .
  5. These guys are a bit far away from you but do excellent work. http://www.cover-tec.co.za/ or http://www.takla.co.za/products/takla-loadliners/
  6. The internals of those motors are designed for the rated power of that motor IE 250 ,350 watt etc . Its like super charging a standard motor on a car without upgrading the internals . It does not last long and then its a expensive repair .
  7. That looks like 24 spoke hub and rim so yes it should be a 2 cross lace to give it strength.
  8. Down slightly from last month but not what i expected . Im doing about 1350km a month with a calorie burn of about 1600 daily but eating too many times a day . After my morning 2.5hrs ride (+_ 50km ) i have a bowl ( one cup of oats with yogurt ). and then as my day progresses im in the fridge having a sip of cold drink or a piece of chocolate . My meals are normal and at regulated times but before bed i love a bowl of ice-cream or pudding my wife has made . So my calories burn comes to naught with my daily snacking . I think winter is going to be a challenge to keep the loss going .
  9. Often zips need a bit of maintenance . If the zipper slide is still there it might just need a slight bit of squeezing together (very carefully ) Also use a silicon spray on the zip once its closed and spray from top to bottom , then slide the zip open and closed a few times .
  10. I weighed myself this morning and was amazingly surprised with the scale showing 86.3kg down from the 90 i have been on for a while . I said i would only weigh myself when i hit my 100 day challenge but i put a pair of jeans on this morning and they were lose around my gut so that's what prompted me to weigh myself . Im back in the game but i have my birthday coming up and having a family braai with my sons so over eating on that day is always the order of the day . . Ill be riding hard the next week to get the weight down .
  11. Were about do you stay and what time do you get on the road . I do some rides with Bicycle Line and some solo on Saturdays and Sundays going out East towards Jatniel or Bapsfontein and back towards Witfield gives me 75 km .
  12. I have not put my weight on the spread sheet for two months because im not dropping in weight . I started a 100 day challenge to ride every day without skipping a day even if its only a 10 km ride . Im on day 88 at 4106 km at an average of 24kph and 36,457m of climbing . Im not really watching my food intake as i eat what i feel like so a lot of the wrong foods . I also like my fizzy drinks ( no alcohol ) and my wife loves baking so there is always some sort of lekker snack around to have with tea . I am feeling strong when i ride and dont shy away from any organized ride in terms of distance , elevation or predicted average . I tell them im a 60/40/10 rider . 60 down hill ,40 flat roads and 10 uphill . Ill put my weight up on the 100th day just to get me motivated again . Good going to all the losers so far and to those not losing dont despair .
  13. That would be rather excessive for a cyclist doing 1000 km a month . I do more than 1200 km per month using both road and Mtb mixed ..
  14. MANY of us ride with tubes. Just get tubes with removable valve cores (which the local CL, aka CWC, does not stock). I had to buy these tubes from Evobikes. Remove the core, add 100 to 150 ml of sealant to the tube - "racers" will certainly use less, us mere mortals dont worry about the slight bit of extra weight. Now you dont have to worry about thorn QUOTE I was asked this question by a fellow cyclist who bought a entry level bike for his son and then did a Tubeless conversion which cost him R2000 .My answer was as above but then thinking about it later i was wondering what happens in the case of larger hole that needs to be plugged . Will the plug being pushed in seal the tube or will there be movement and the plug not doing its thing correctly and leak inside the tyre . MANY of us ride with tubes. Just get tubes with removable valve cores (which the local CL, aka CWC, does not stock). I had to buy these tubes from Evobikes. Remove the core, add 100 to 150 ml of sealant to the tube - "racers" will certainly use less, us mere mortals dont worry about the slight bit of extra weight. Now you dont have to worry about thorn
  15. Keeping a road /Mtb roadworthy for everyday use . This question is for the non technical , non handyman or lazy bike owner who has one bike or more that gets used daily or very often . The cost of using your LBS for servicing , fitting , fixing or even cleaning must be quite costly . It would be interesting to hear from cyclists as to what needs to be budgeted for . I know some months must be more costly if tyres , chains , cassettes , or even chain rings are replaced . .
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