I thought this may be a helpful thread for those who maybe don't have as much bike experience as some of the others.
I found there was a lot of helpful advice available last year but that it sometimes got lost in the main thread - and with twice as many people (already) signed up, trying to find those nuggets of information may become impossible.
I thought this thread could be used for questions like:
What is a double, triple or compact chainset? Which one do I want / need?
Clipless pedals - do I need them? How do I fit them?
WTF is cadence? What sort of cadence should I be going for?
WTF is a turbo? Do I need one? What one do I need?
How do I "fit" my bike, and what does it mean?
Can I train on a gym bike? Is there an alternative to just getting out there and doing it? (the answer to that one is no BTW - just thought I would get in there before anyone else, ha ha)
You get the idea...........
NO talk of tubs, BCS waxing or any other carp that the bike ponces get all anal about. I won't have been the only one who got completely lost in some of the discussions that went on last year, so this is for those of you that just want to know the best setup for that highly honed cycling machine that is the potential IronMan in all of you to get around.
Good luck, and remember there isn't a numpty enough question that you can ask that I haven't already. Don't forget that I was the person who used their car pump to inflate their tyres then wondered why it was such hard work cycling with semi inflated tyres!