Help for a beginner

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
 
Location
Bucks
Hello all,

Can anyone recommend any good books, DVD's website's etc to get me going. 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
I could mention a few but this is a family forum :whistle:

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

blade1889

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

Regular
Here. Just ask away.
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
 

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.
 
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azzhill

Regular
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.
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/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_810675_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_810677_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_840921_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

many thanks
 
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