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    Charity Bike Ride

    I know you can't go very far these days without somebody shaking a tin under your nose so please forgive me for doing it on here.

    I am riding in the Help for Heroes Battlefield bike ride this year. For those that don't know this is a charity which helps out veterans who have been injured both physically and mentally.

    I'm doing this as mental health and head injuries are often the last for people to seek help and with over 60,000 of our ex-servicemen with mental health issues, homeless or in prison this is a problem worth highlighting.

    There is a just giving page here.

    Those of you who have met me will know what a fine athlete I am and all of you are welcome to scoff and chortle or even watch in horror as a man built for stability is going to ride a bike for more than 100 metres as your donations will be very much appreciated.

    If a mod could pin this that would be great.

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    Fair play mate, will sort a donation out when payday rolls around.

    Better get some training in!!

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    Cheers Trips.

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    Wowsers, that looks amazing mate

    I'll donate as long as you promise not to jump any red lights....
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    Thanks men, much appreciated.

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    I just want to see a video of it
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    Getting to see you in lycra is worth a donation, which I shall sort out shortly.

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    Will chuck something in the pot when the next pension arrives - pics at the end please (not sure that I can cope with any lycra ones though )
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

    (paused for the moment, but hopefully to be continued)

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    Thanks to you both in advance.

    Lycra pics for both it is.

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    What bike are you using Johnny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    What bike are you using Johnny?
    I have my road bike hooked up to the turbo trainer right now but I don't think I'm going to use that for the ride as it's a bit old and will be completely knackered by June.

    So I'm looking right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    What bike are you using Johnny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    I have my road bike hooked up to the turbo trainer right now but I don't think I'm going to use that for the ride as it's a bit old and will be completely knackered by June.

    So I'm looking right now.
    Oooooooh, new bike!!!!!!!!!!!

    What's your budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    I wondered who'd be first to tap that one in.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    Oooooooh, new bike!!!!!!!!!!!

    What's your budget?
    Only about 4-500. Not huge amounts but I don't think ultra-lightweight gears/ parts are going to help me too much when I'll be pottering along. I'm not exactly Simon Yates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I wondered who'd be first to tap that one in.....
    Never one to miss an open goal but I will add a few to what I donate as I know Johnny is a bit of a snowflake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    Only about 4-500. Not huge amounts but I don't think ultra-lightweight gears/ parts are going to help me too much when I'll be pottering along. I'm not exactly Simon Yates!
    New or second hand?

    Decathlon are releasing a new range next month I think. Getting good reviews.
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    Actually it looks like the new Decathlon bikes are out now.

    If at all possible, it might be worth upping your budget as this is a hell of a lot of bike for the money. Carbon forks, compact chainset etc.

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-r...421&type=opeco

    Shimano 105 Groupset (normally on bikes around the 1000 mark), carbon forks, 6061 frame, campact chainset with an 11-32 cassette (that will get you up any climb).

    If Specialized, Trek or Canyon had made that spec bike you'd be looking at over a grand, imo.
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    Randomly Specialized have a shop in Stafford. Might be worth going in to do some testing since it's a long ride

    Will donate later on this week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tredman View Post
    Randomly Specialized have a shop in Stafford. Might be worth going in to do some testing since it's a long ride

    Will donate later on this week!
    I didn't know that! The Allez series should fall into your price range, Johnny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I didn't know that! The Allez series should fall into your price range, Johnny.
    It's really bizarre. No idea why it's there as its usually empty. Decent price to service bikes too - get mine done properly once a year there.
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    Johnny

    Done and donated.
    Carole Baskin is to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I didn't know that! The Allez series should fall into your price range, Johnny.
    Not at 900!!

    The Specialized bike shop is very expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber-_-man View Post
    Johnny

    Done and donated.
    Cheers Cyber. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny75 View Post
    Not at 900!!

    The Specialized bike shop is very expensive.
    630 online - https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized...ike_110110.htm
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    Nowhere near as good a spec as that Decathlon one I link tho.
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    Donation sorted.
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