Rider:
GruB member online[2 comments]
Ways to connect: n/a
Location:
Pewsey, England
Club Affiliation: yACF
Member Since: January 2007 5 Year Distance Chart
2014 Miles Traveled: 0
2014 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 56,934 miles
History:

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The Highclere Castle ride in 2008.

Riding keeps me fit, helps me maintain my sugars at the correctish level, and helps me recover from stress at work. It also gives me freedom. 
Bicycles
click to enlarge 2009 Enigma Etape
Road bike
Description:  A titanium frame in large.
Kinesis 12k carbon fork and carbon steerer.
Hope Hoops hubs laced to DT Swiss rims.
Specialized carbon Pave seatpost and Specialized seat.
Shimano Ultegra SL compact chainset and deraieur fitted on 2nd July 2009. Rear mech is 105.

This bike replaces the Thorn that was damaged beyond repair in the car collision and becomes my poor weather commuter and also an audax bike. But the ride is so submlime that I may take it out a lot just for the fun of it.


Lifetime Odometer: 12,072.3 miles

Tires:
700 x 23C generic Schwalbe Durano Plus, front, 4,234 miles
700 x 23C Schwalbe Durano Plus, rear, 1,816 miles
Chain:
KMC X9.9 9 speed, 1,816 miles

2009 Smith & Wesson Tactical
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  Work mode of transport

Lifetime Odometer: 497.2 miles

click to enlarge 2011 Byercycles Steel
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  52 x 19

Lifetime Odometer: 1,627.2 miles

click to enlarge 2005 Giant TCR 100% Composite
Road bike
Description:  My commuting bike starting from the 10th of January 2006.
This bike was still the combination of OCR4 and TCR Hybrid until late in 2006 when it was upgraded with 105 10 speed kit.
She is very very light ( unlike the rider !! )
And now updated with new hoops - Mavic Cosmic Elites. Bling bling.


Lifetime Odometer: 20,855.8 miles

Chain:
KMC DZ10 10 speed, 2,503 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Giant Yukon + Trailer bike
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  + Trailer bike

Lifetime Odometer: 273.0 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Giant Yukon
Hardtail XC Mountain bike


Lifetime Odometer: 469.8 miles

click to enlarge 2004 Giant OCR4
Road bike
Description:  A temporary frame and fork whie

Lifetime Odometer: 786.0 miles

click to enlarge Thorn Brevet
Touring Road bike
Description:  Monsta Thorn !!

Lumicycle Halide 2004 bulb replaced 10th Jan 2007 after it ran out of life !!

This bike has once again been upgraded. The wheels are now Hope Pro III hubs laced to 32 hole DT Swiss RR1.1 rims. New green Swissstop pads make rim wear a thing of the past.It is now a joy to ride - an absolutely fantastic winter / wet weather bike. I've also added a Bagman for my Carradice Nelso for audax rides.

NB: Speedplays replaced at 8,037.8 miles due to right pedal failing.

**Accident with car on 16th April 2009 ** The frame was damaged beyond repair, as was the fork.


Lifetime Odometer: 15,866.5 miles

click to enlarge 1970 Dawes Lightning
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  Great proof of concept. Slightly too big for me but now I know I loved fixed I can fork out on a new frame / fork and swap over the components. I managed to get a new seat post seized in this one. Too much force and not enough thought.

Lifetime Odometer: 708.4 miles
No planned events for 2014

 
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