Bikefit/mechanic offer

HI Guys, so i'm going to be running VLM this year and a friend of mine has put together an incredible offer on a bike fit (road or TT) or a mechanics course....teaching you how to look after and service your own bike.

a BIke fit is the single most important thing i've ever spent money on as far as triathlon is concerned and Mike at bridgetown is the best in the business.

and if you have a decent bike you should know how to look after it...and the mechanics course is a revelation.

All of these are worth the money if your paying full price but at these prices (bearing in mind what mike is giving to my charity) they are an amazing opportunity.

Bridgetown cycles is based in tamworth just off j12 of the M6 so they are in the middle of the country and well worth the effort. any questions or comments either PM me or post on here....vouchers can be booked at http://www.btownbikes.com/

my charity page is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndybVLM

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  • damn it - 4 hours away !!!!!!!!

  • As well you know, the spam wombles get rid of all the shite that crops up with regards 'watch the NY Cowboys' posts
    They do not get rid of random/or not sellers or posts or pass judgement in that particular remit



  • Andy, to help ... there is somewhere a 'sponsor me' thread with regards VLM or FLM as it prob was then
    This would be appropriate on that thread I would think?

  • it was explained at the beginning.we tackle the obvious spamming from abroad.escorts , handbags, football games..............we do not  deal with any posts where people ask to sell tickets or other  items or things like this.....If you don't like homegrown spam then report it in the normal way......

  • To be fair KK ... we've been round this conversation on many a post

    Serens answer covers it again

  • if you read the threads you posted on instead of skimming through you would have read the answer to your question a number of times............

  • Perhaps ... it is what it is tho   image

  • what i want to know is why is there a 60 quid price difference ( on the normal price) between a road and tt bike fit? 

    someone enlighten me 

  • There are plenty of people around, plenty of new people with the same questions and aspirations and some with new ones, there are old timers still around ...

    Most of us here want the same for this community/forum/computer screen whatever it is, we need to go with the 'evolution' rather than fight it, look forwards and not backwards

    Thats the best my foggy head can do at the moment

  • DK - its because people who buy TT bikes are bigger mugs than those with just road bikes image

  • i didnt want to say it  image 

     

  • The place that built my TT bike spent 3 hours measuring me before they built it and fitting it to me after it was built ..... I've never really understood the paying for fitting after you have bought it
  • i kind of agree Dave, i have messed with mine until i get it right(ish) and still make minor adjustments now. IM(worthless)O a bike fit is only as good as it is at the time it is done - if that makes sense. If i lose weight = i get lower, gain weight = raise bars. Aches and pains also make a difference to the ideal position.

     

  • Doner Kebab wrote (see)

    i kind of agree Dave, i have messed with mine until i get it right(ish) and still make minor adjustments now. IM(worthless)O a bike fit is only as good as it is at the time it is done - if that makes sense. If i lose weight = i get lower, gain weight = raise bars. Aches and pains also make a difference to the ideal position.

     

    Mike will offer refits foc if you find in time that you need things changing.....sorry some of you thought it was spam but its not. its a genuine offer to pirates of which i will (well my charity) will benefit also.

     

  • kittenkat wrote (see)
    M...eldy wrote (see)

    There are plenty of people around, plenty of new people with the same questions and aspirations and some with new ones, there are old timers still around ...

    Most of us here want the same for this community/forum/computer screen whatever it is, we need to go with the 'evolution' rather than fight it, look forwards and not backwards

    Thats the best my foggy head can do at the moment

    Agree with that on principal, but let's face it... All the old timers have left. People now see seren as established (no offence seren but...). Maybe it's natural migration but we can't deny that everyone just left here within a very short period of time and there must be a reason for it.

    not sure how the forums or you have been around..........I've been active since 2005...........so feel like an old timer.and must be compared to some.......

    I see loads of new faces on the forums.....and haven't noticed a mass migration...........these forums are very active at the momentimage

  • Sorry we aren't all as educated as you with degrees and teaching qualifications......but this is a running forum not an IQ one......

     I'm sure that those who matter can understand my poor attempts at Englishimage

     

  • Guys, leave it.



    Really, these discussions no longer help. They make it worse.
  • Ignoring the debate.

    I can confrim Bridgtown are a very nice and knowledgable lot and fitted my anceint road bike to me with the aid of some newer parts which they had in stock and didn't charge to fit either. I'm invited back for a free refit once I've done more miles in case anything need adjusting.

    They're a good bunch and not just out to sell you a new bike.

    Why have a fit for a bike you already have? Well I changed from toe clips to cleats which changed things somewhat, so seat height changed drastically and new handlebars and head set etc shortened the top distance for me,opened up my shoulders and stopped me locking my elbows and putting pressure on my wrists. Much more comfy now.

    Oh and with new parts, shoes, etc. they suggested the cheapest options first which is a nice change!

     

  • I've had my bike for a good few years and cant reccommend a bike fit highly enough ... a mainentance course would be next on my list for sure!

  • i think the bike fit is more to do with the type of person you are. If you are inclined to read up on the technical side of the bike fit then you can suss it out yourself, where as if you are the kind of person to be baffled by the biomechanical side of things you will look at the various angles and recommendations and think - sod that, i'll let someone else work that out. No disrespect to bike fitters but bike fitting is something that can be learnt over a week course, i did a quick google search and found quite a few certificated courses are only 3 days so i see no reason why someone with the urge cant find out the basics and apply them.Seems obvious if you move from normal pedals to cleats that seat height adjustment will be needed and that if your shoulder/elbow/wrist isnt at around 90° when on the aero bars then you need either seat for/aft or stem length change.

    just dont let Meldy near a set of spannersimage

  • M...eldy wrote (see)

     

    not sure how the forums or you have been around..........I've been active since 2005...........so feel like an old timer.and must be compared to some.......

    I see loads of new faces on the forums.....and haven't noticed a mass migration...........these forums are very active at the momentimage

    Meldy, you is well old girl!  imageimage

     

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