Author Topic: Brompton World Championship 2010  (Read 48136 times)

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #25 on: 13 May, 2010, 08:43:25 pm »
As part of the SEEKRIT PROJEKT I am replacing the Brompton cranks with Sugino XD.

TA 110 BCD outer 58-61t  :: £46.00 :: PARTS & ACCESSORIES :: Components - Gears - Chainrings - TA :: Spa Cycles, Harrogate - The touring cyclists specialist.

Muhahahahahahaha! (actually, where can I get a cheap s/h one?)
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #26 on: 13 May, 2010, 08:49:09 pm »
Mind the folded clearance, it restricts the chainring to the high 50s.  Look for old Brompton posts by Dave Holladay.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #27 on: 13 May, 2010, 09:06:41 pm »
That's me signed up.

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #28 on: 13 May, 2010, 09:47:16 pm »
Mind the folded clearance, it restricts the chainring to the high 50s.  Look for old Brompton posts by Dave Holladay.

Apparently 60T is OK.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #29 on: 14 May, 2010, 03:49:18 am »
Thanks to MV, my Brommie currently has a 54t chainring. Well suited to racing.  :thumbsup:

I'll remove the mudguards and fit slick tyres, and probably swap the B17 for a lighter saddle, but that's about as much "modification" as I'll do.

d.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #30 on: 14 May, 2010, 06:22:58 am »
Clipless pedals (borrow them from another bike) and a suspension lockout (two jubilee clips) really help, and don't really cost anything.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #31 on: 14 May, 2010, 07:34:50 am »
But I already have spuds on my Brommie!
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #32 on: 14 May, 2010, 05:00:49 pm »
Sorted then  :)
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #33 on: 18 June, 2010, 01:27:32 am »
Roggerzilla. Do you remember your time last year that got you the 96th place?

I've just ridden my Brommie over 8.7 miles/14km in 39 minute = 13mph/20km. I will hopefully beat this time when I start training and get some cleats. I just wanna know what time is needed for top 50.

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #34 on: 18 June, 2010, 06:31:49 am »
The times are all published on the Brompton website.  Beware of comparisons: I did a "10" in 26:14 last year but it took longer than that for the 8.3 miles of the course.  There is a BIG HILL.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #35 on: 18 June, 2010, 07:40:19 am »
Big hill you say?  What times needed for a top 500? ;D


Anyone bought the cheap Merino jersey yet?

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #36 on: 19 June, 2010, 05:13:54 pm »
For various definitions of "cheap"  ;D
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #37 on: 19 June, 2010, 05:16:01 pm »
The times are all published on the Brompton website.  Beware of comparisons: I did a "10" in 26:14 last year but it took longer than that for the 8.3 miles of the course.  There is a BIG HILL.

....and you have to climb the BIG HILL twice !

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #38 on: 19 June, 2010, 05:18:59 pm »
There is a strategically placed St John Ambulance at the crest, with oxygen.

Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

bloomers100

  • ACME's Head of Sexual Health and Family Planning
Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #39 on: 19 June, 2010, 05:34:28 pm »
I'm gonna try and convince the Mrs we should do this.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #40 on: 19 June, 2010, 05:37:22 pm »
Just how flipping big is this hill?

d.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #41 on: 19 June, 2010, 06:01:19 pm »
Just how flipping big is this hill?

d.


This not answer your question? ;D ;D ;D


There is a strategically placed St John Ambulance at the crest, with oxygen.



citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #42 on: 19 June, 2010, 06:02:12 pm »
That's what made me ask the question!

d.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #43 on: 19 June, 2010, 06:09:03 pm »
Hopefully this link should answer all your questions regarding the HILL !

https://www.brompton.co.uk/bwc/2009/2009_Course.pdf

I will hopefully be riding the TT ( 3 laps )  which precedes the BWC and then watching my Father in Law competing in his third World Championship.

I will of course be wearing my YACF KOTM shirt  ;D

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #44 on: 19 June, 2010, 06:29:38 pm »
Sadly we can't wear YACF jerseys for the BWC.  I shall be outfitted in tweed  :smug:
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #45 on: 19 June, 2010, 07:14:58 pm »
I've got a crappy old suit that I'll wear. Can anyone here embroider yacf.co.uk and some other stuff on the back of the jacket for me? Hells Angels style. :demon: ;)

Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #46 on: 19 June, 2010, 07:39:20 pm »
I've got a crappy old suit that I'll wear. Can anyone here embroider yacf.co.uk and some other stuff on the back of the jacket for me? Hells Angels style. :demon: ;)

Me too. Shall we start our own Chapter?

bloomers100

  • ACME's Head of Sexual Health and Family Planning
Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #47 on: 19 June, 2010, 08:25:55 pm »
Got a good response from Mrs B, gonna try and craft a weekend away out of it.

rogerzilla

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Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #48 on: 19 June, 2010, 08:48:47 pm »
I've got a crappy old suit that I'll wear. Can anyone here embroider yacf.co.uk and some other stuff on the back of the jacket for me? Hells Angels style. :demon: ;)
Use sequins, Pearly King-stylee?
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Brompton World Championship 2010
« Reply #49 on: 20 June, 2010, 07:46:34 pm »
I'm not sure yet what I'll be wearing. I have a nice grey pinstripe jacket that's quite light, so that might do. Maybe with a shirt and a bow tie. The question really is what to wear on the bottom half. I have some smart-ish black shorts but they won't really go with the jacket.

d.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."