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  Topic: Breathing
GunBalina

Replies: 17
Views: 11181

PostForum: The Cardio Room   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:26 am   Subject: Breathing
Besides what has already been said, when I start to struggle I focus on exhaling instead of trying to inhale big breaths. As soon as you exhale 'strongly' you will inhale 'fast' and this way it is pos ...
  Topic: Putting bike on a diet, What next
GunBalina

Replies: 25
Views: 3863

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:21 am   Subject: Putting bike on a diet, What next
Wheels are one of the best places to save weight, it changes the bike. Next fork, bottom bracket (some possible nice savings to be had there), and all of the transmission. No need to go silly, but som ...
  Topic: Resin Pads for Deore BR-M446 - where to buy???
GunBalina

Replies: 5
Views: 1908

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:16 am   Subject: Resin Pads for Deore BR-M446 - where to buy???
According to

http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/SI_8J50A/S I-8J50A-002-00-Eng_v1_m56577569830747469.pdf

you need Brake pads B01S (resin).
Available here at the end of th ...
  Topic: Sora 2014 shifting problem
GunBalina

Replies: 10
Views: 1904

PostForum: Road Bike Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:14 pm   Subject: Sora 2014 shifting problem
Finally had a change to check it out. Thanks a lot, it seems to be that and it happens more on certain gears. It makes sense since it prevents rubbing. Have to calibrate my mind for these new gear cha ...
  Topic: Sora 2014 shifting problem
GunBalina

Replies: 10
Views: 1904

PostForum: Road Bike Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:08 pm   Subject: Sora 2014 shifting problem
Cheers Gunner and Smurf! I was not sure if it was a 'feature' or something weird. I'll have a look tomorrow morning and check for the 'short travel'.
Quite new to road bikes, so no idea how they shou ...
  Topic: Sora 2014 shifting problem
GunBalina

Replies: 10
Views: 1904

PostForum: Road Bike Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:06 pm   Subject: Sora 2014 shifting problem
The cable seems quite tight, but I will have a play with the cable tensioner and see if I can fix it. Will report back (after my legs recover). Cheers!
  Topic: Sora 2014 shifting problem
GunBalina

Replies: 10
Views: 1904

PostForum: Road Bike Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:23 pm   Subject: Sora 2014 shifting problem
I've been steadily putting miles on my road bike and I've noticed that my front shifting is not very good. When going from the big ring to the small (using a compact), the shifter need a couple of pus ...
  Topic: Neck pain
GunBalina

Replies: 5
Views: 1484

PostForum: Road Bike Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:12 pm   Subject: Neck pain
I always get pain in my neck if I stay off the bike for very long, specially now on the road bike. For me, it goes away after a few rides.
But I'll be watching this post for tips.
  Topic: A bag for commuting
GunBalina

Replies: 15
Views: 5045

PostForum: Biking Gear   Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:41 pm   Subject: A bag for commuting
I'm a big fan of Osprey bags. I got myself an Escapist (oriented towards offroad) but for the city they do the Momentum either in 30l or 22l, depending on how much you want to carry. They have neat to ...
  Topic: Another Cleaning Thread
GunBalina

Replies: 8
Views: 2572

PostForum: Mountain Biking Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:25 pm   Subject: Another Cleaning Thread
Depends how dirty it is (and/or where I've been riding).
Sandy stuff, I bring it back to spotless, remove chain, wheels, clean it all, check it all. If it's good weather or not too muddy and I'll be ...
  Topic: Orange 5 650b custom build
GunBalina

Replies: 28
Views: 6965

PostForum: Readers Rides   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:41 pm   Subject: Orange 5 650b custom build
Looking good so far! Did you already decided on the wheels?
  Topic: Bike build begins...
GunBalina

Replies: 14
Views: 3804

PostForum: Road Bike Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:34 pm   Subject: Bike build begins...
That looks amazing, really like all the details and the red bits. You have a lucky lad!
  Topic: Not an MTB ..
GunBalina

Replies: 18
Views: 3700

PostForum: Readers Rides   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:16 pm   Subject: Not an MTB ..
The frame/swing-arm on that R1 is a thing of beauty! Shocked

@KTM540 Are the stickers from sponsors? do you race? That thing should be hoot to ride!
  Topic: Road riding in winter - kickin' it old style!
GunBalina

Replies: 12
Views: 3272

PostForum: Road Bike Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:49 pm   Subject: Road riding in winter - kickin' it old style!
Thanks for these tips. I actually just bought my first road bike to help me pass the winter. Except for snow, I want to be out there.
  Topic: Bruise pain sensation in my right foot - an adjustment fix?
GunBalina

Replies: 6
Views: 7507

PostForum: The Cardio Room   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:33 pm   Subject: Bruise pain sensation in my right foot - an adjustment fix?
Glad that your sorted the foot pain. Knee pain is more common.
According to what I was reading the other day, knee pain is usually caused by the seat tube and seat position/angle. In some cases you p ...
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