First run out into the hills this morning... not too big hills though. And it felt alright.
But if anyone here knows Calderdale, West Yorkshire, at all you'll know there's some steep slopes around here if you want to get up on to the tops.
Going to try part of next years Tour which is Britain's longest continuous gradient - all 5 miles of it - out of Mytholmroyd and see how that goes. It's not too steep, just long.
Not had a chance to try the brakes in the wet but they feel pretty damn good in the dry, even compared to the discs on my MTB.
Will try the suggestion of a new chainset with smaller second cog.Assuming I can find one these days. Is this something I'll have to get 2nd hand if I don't want to change the BB?
Cragg Vale will be fine on those gears - as long as the wind isn't howling in from the west over the exposed top section!!!!
It's those nasty hellishly steep climbs up out of the other side of the valley that will have you seeing stars and coughing up goodness knows what from the depths of your lungs.
I'll shut up now - sorry!
Good to hear you're riding it as is - by the time you find a lower gear setup you won't need it.
Those dual pivot brakes are going to be fine in the wet.
LOL... yeah. It's the ones out of Hebden Bridge and Todmorden up onto the Long Causeway towards Burnley that are pretty damn stiff. Done them on my MTB, but that's with a granny ring and mahoosive rear cog
New stuff should be arriving in the next day or so.
Noticed yesterday that the bar tape is coming adrift.
Does this stuff have adhesive on it? If so, am wondering if it's dried out or something as the tape was all fine and dandy the first few rides. How easy is it to fit new tape? Might go black this time as the new saddle, pedals and tyres are all black.