Hot and Sandy

Travel writing, pictures and stuff for people I know. Quite a lot of cycling talk, and some semi-controlled ranting. Hiking, outdoor and two-wheeled stuff, perhaps a little computing when it's worth talking about. Meandering thoughts.

Monday, August 4

News from blustery Cambs

Changeable weather means that riding has been mostly off-road on the MTB. Loving the estate car, I can leave my bike and my kit in the back and seize opportunities when they arise. Regarding my 650C commuting monster (still taking suggestions for a name), I am waiting for the frame alterations to get going. Should move on a bit more quickly when the racing season is over.

My wheels for the road bike have also had a change. After the rear hub of my Mavic Classics -- birth > death wheel review coming later – broke a few weeks ago, I have relaced the front hub to a new Open Pro, and replaced the rear hub with a Dura-Ace 7700 unit with a Ti freewheel. I am lucky enough that this is my 2nd string set of wheels. The first are Dura-Ace 28s (rare) on Open Pros. Mmmm. Looking forward to using my Spinergy wheel again as soon as I can eat fewer cakes.

PS > Exciting news. Garmin Edge 305 on the way; I realised that 2nd hand prices have put this cool device into the non-GPS bike computer price bracket. Got the HRM and CAD version. Good enough for David Millar, good enough for me.


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