Something to educate and inform all "spinners"!!

Vikeonabike

CC Neighbourhood Police Constable
Love the picture of Hinault launching a spectator. "Wonder what he did wrong"

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SimonC

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Location
Sheffield
Nkaj said:
forgive me for my incrediable ingnorance,but what does big ring mean? Is it really webpage devoted to riding in the top gear?
Yes, big ring refers to riding in the biggest of the front chainrings, legs turning steadily and with style. Cruising at speed

As opposed to small chainring and high pedalling cadence. Getting nowhere fast.:tongue:

Seems to be a few more photos added now. I am liking the track rider up on the advertising hoardings.:angry:
 

MajorMantra

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Location
Edinburgh
Nkaj said:
forgive me for my incrediable ingnorance,but what does big ring mean? Is it really webpage devoted to riding in the top gear?
Big ring = the larger of the two or three chainrings (front cogs), so yes. :angry:

EDIT: Whoops, forgot to refresh before replying.
 

Nkaj

New Member
SimonC said:
Yes, big ring refers to riding in the biggest of the front chainrings, legs turning steadily and with style. Cruising at speed

As opposed to small chainring and high pedalling cadence. Getting nowhere fast.;)

Seems to be a few more photos added now. I am liking the track rider up on the advertising hoardings.;)
k thanks... i was just thinking yesterday how much better it is to steadily plod along on a big gear rather than just thrashing about :biggrin: spose its all about building up all that muscle !
 

MajorMantra

Well-Known Member
Location
Edinburgh
Nkaj said:
k thanks... i was just thinking yesterday how much better it is to steadily plod along on a big gear rather than just thrashing about ;) spose its all about building up all that muscle !
That is the precise opposite of what most would recommend. Hell on the knees too... (Although I ride fixed a fair bit, so who am I to talk?)
 

beastie

Veteran
Location
penrith
Vikeonabike said:
Love the picture of Hinault launching a spectator. "Wonder what he did wrong"

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this is from the tour. The spectators were actually protesters that set up a road block. While the other riders slowed and tried to ride around them, Hinault accelerated straight into them !! Fist fight ensued
 
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