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  1. el Ingles

    WINTER WARNING -shimano

    Shimano has a small flaw in that if left without using for a while the shifters can stop shifting due to a critical part of the system seizing in it´s post so try to use the shifters at least once a month during any layup due to winter , this is true of all shimano shifters that are not...
  2. el Ingles

    biomechanics & cycling

    an address that might be of intrest universidad de león , departamento de biomecánica , Dr. Juan Garcia López . this is the guy who´s working with some of the best spanish cyclists to improve their position on the bike ( Mayo , Valverde among others ) some general rules he´s come up with...
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    CNN screw up

    CNN in the dog house for translating speech in from Iran and getting the meaning 100% wrong , quoting Iran as saying it wanted nukes when in reality the speech said they didn´t and couldn´t see why any truelly civilised nation would . Now this isn´t the first time CNN have done this but this is...
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    death penalty in Arnold´s land

    Am I the only one to wonder at the execution of a 76 year-old man who was blind , añmost deaf , confined to a wheelchair had diabetes and cronic heart problems ? If you wanted to really punish the SOB then letting him live would probably be the nastiest thing you could do : so is Arnold trying...
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    winter warning for shimano users : ROAD & MTB

    Just a short word of warning to all Shimano users who are taking their bikes off the road for the winter . Shimano makes some really good gear but it all has a small design flaw : the mecanism they use , a sort of rachet and pawl thing ( techcrats can give the correct term ) relies on a small...
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    torture and democracy

    How can Bush preach at the rest of the world when he wants the cia to be able to torture people ? Isn´t this the problem that the world has with the US , this constant game of " one rule for us but another for everybody else " that just loses the US any credability it has on the world stage -...
  7. el Ingles

    fit kit ?

    been reading a lot recently about posture on a bike - much of it sounding loopy . read this www.sheldonbrown.com/kops.html
  8. el Ingles

    shimano flaw

    been working in a mates shop while he´s been recovering from a busted clavicle ( race accident ) , I´m not a born mechanic but for 10 weeks I and 3 other friends have been helping out . Several times people have brought bikes in with a malfunction in the rachet mechanism of the shifter - and it...
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    Trafalgar Day 200

    As some of you may know , today is the 200th aniversary of the battle of Trafalgar : when 27 ships of the British navy fought a navel battle against a combined fleet of Spanish and French warships . The British won a decisive victory , sinking 22 enemy ships with no loses to themselves (...
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    child molesters

    as , according to the experts , each child molester has an average of 197 victims before being caught ( a university student of about 24 was recently arrested and admitted to raping more than a 100 children ( babies???? ) then it has always seemed unlikely that Michael Jackson was guilty because...
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    Slicks and tread .

    Don´t know how many people saw the moto gp race from Estoril in Portugal but you would have seen people riding 200 + bhp bikes on slick tyres in the rain - Carlos Checa ( Ducati ) discribed the experience of 300 kph in these conditions as " interesting " , which sounds like the understatement of...
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    options for very low gears

    While the standard system of 52 / 39 is fine for many if you live in more mountainous areas or are not that strong then you may want lower gears than this will provide . I will use the english system of gear calculation as it´s easier to compare one combination to another with a fast easy...
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    What the reviews and adverts don´t tell you .

    If you race this advice isn´t for you . Now those of you that just ride for fun can explode a few myths with me . WEIGHT : this doesn´t matter over much , how many of us out there can´t lose 2-3 kg with a little will power in a manner that will not cost an arm and a leg like a new bike ; if...
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    breakages ?

    Don´t know how many have seen this but we´ve had at least 2 stems part company from the bikes to which they were fitted , Hasselbacher and Heras , what we don´t know is ; did the stem it´s self break or was it the carbon sterrer ( upper part of the fork ) that failed - both stems being aluminium...
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    heat kills

    A couple of days ago a 48 year old man died of heat stroke while out cycling in the south of España , at the time of death , 13:00 cet the temperature was well in excese of 40 C . Don´t let this happen to you , stay out of the sun between 12:00 and 16:00 cet . A good sun block can also help...
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    product reviews

    Have you noticed how when you read any of the cycling press they always seem to be reviewing the most expensive products ? Now I , like everybody else , likes to see the new goodies but how many of us can afford these things ? I recentlly read a review of a new carbon handlebar and stem -...
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    absence

    sorry been away , fell and seperated my hip , cracked my knee . Hope to be back at club in a few weeks so will give any replies then .
  18. el Ingles

    where have you been ?

    What happened , I´ve been trying to get this site for about 10 days , anybody else not been able to access / find ?:confused:
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    Bush in the national guard

    Ok so .. did he or didn´t he ?
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    help for tourists

    If there´s anybody out there that needs info / advice about cycling in Spain contact me . usefull web sites : translate with www.altavista.com www.todociclismo.com www.amigosdelciclismo.com www.globeros.com ( watch out for pop-ups , banners on this one ) have a good one . el Inglés UNION...