Just for fun, let’s look at my pacing segments on the mountain bike: Down Up Delta Total Time Power Time Power Time Power Time Power 4.00 332 4.15 282 0.15 -50 8.15 306 4.10 304 4.14 298 0.04 -6 8.24 301 4.04 314 4.09 308 0.05 -6 8.13 311 4.05 334 – – – –… Read more »
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I decided to try and quantify the speed difference between mountain bike and road bike. TLDR; the road bike is approximately 13% faster (equivalently the mountain bike is 15% slower). If you are commuting, buy a cyclocross bike.
To enable our nascent time-trialling careers we needed a way to get our bikes to the event. We chose the SeaSucker Mini Bomber which we bought from Corley Cycles: it’s out of stock there right now because we bought the last one.
Yesterday Cerys and I took to the black stuff for a 10 mile individual time trial; my second, her first. The event was hosted by Bicester Millennium Cycle Club at RAF Weston-on-the-Green. I rode a 29.24 (averaging 32.84 km/h) and Cerys stopped the clock at 37.42 (averaging 25.61 km/h).
So I’ve improved my 10-mile individual time trial personal best to 32:44. This is an enormous improvement on my previous PB of DNS (did not start, or more accurately did not consider entering).
All the parts have now arrived and been bolted onto the bike (at the correct torques). I didn’t take a photo of the complete thing because the light was bad, but I did manage to take it for a test ride; it felt strange but good.
The bike I’m building is coming along nicely. I would say it’s a bit more than half done:
As I wrote earlier, I am building a new mountain bike. It’ll be a 1×10 speed 29er in black and silver. I’ll be doing most of the assembly myself again; as last time I got the professionals to unite frame, headset and fork. This time I will build the wheels myself: the best road wheels I… Read more »
On a ride last Saturday with Team Expresso I was chatting with the bosses of Fortress Distribution who are based nearby. Their core business is what I would call barrier-layer equipment for dealing with hazardous materials. One of their products is Black Mamba Gloves which they mentioned are good for bike maintenance. I received a… Read more »
I’ve finished the wheels I was building and fitted them to the art bike. Without further ado here is the finished product: We are very pleased with the result: the bike already looked good with the Zonda wheels but the white rims really finish it off. If you would like to exhibit or own the… Read more »