Help for a beginner

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by azzhill, 5 Aug 2012.

  1. azzhill

    azzhill Regular

    Hello all,

    Can anyone recommend any good books, DVD's website's etc on cycling and road bikes for someone that has not got a clue. I in the RAF so have a good level of fitness but cycling is new to me. I have entered a charity ride from London to Paris (June 2013) to raise money for Help 4 Heroes.

    Many thanks
     
  2. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    I could mention a few but this is a family forum :whistle:

    Good luck with your charity ride, however. A worthy cause!
     
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  3. OP
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    azzhill

    azzhill Regular

    Lol, just read my post back. I think i should change it a bit :shy:
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Here. Just ask away.
     
  5. blade1889

    blade1889 Intergalatic Avenger

    Location:
    Fraggle Rock
    RAF and fitness, now theres something you don't see very often:tongue:
     
  6. OP
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    azzhill

    azzhill Regular

    Just a quick question for you. I have had a look at road bike sizing guides and spoken to few people but keep getting different answers. What frame size should i be looking at? (I am 6f )
    Is the below size right:
    Large bottom bracket to top tube = 54cm which is equivalent to our standard 60cm frame
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Top tube length is key to. I ride a 54cm frame and I am 5 9, but that's a straight top tube. Compact fram then I would be looking at about 48 or 50

    Best thing is to try a few out.
     
  8. OP
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    azzhill

    azzhill Regular

    Cheers for that.

    I know alot of people on here dont like Halfords, but they are offering me the biggest discount over all for the charity ride. So which bike would you buy out of these 3 and why?

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/..._productId_810675_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/..._productId_810677_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/..._productId_840921_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

    many thanks
     
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