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SRAM Front Derailleur with YAW setup guide: by David

After struggling (yes!) while setting up his gears on two bikes with SRAM Force 22, David had to resort to searching the web for guides. Having realised it’s easy when you know how (!) he has put together this guide for how to set up the SRAM front derailleur… Step 1: Height of the front […]

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Dr David’s Secret Sauce

Following from the previous blog post on hydration, energy and salt strategies… A rough guide to using maltodextrin powder Maltodextrin is ideal for adding to your water bottle as a relatively pure and cost-effective source of energy during a ride. It can be flavoured with your favourite squash with some added salt or used with […]

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Cycling hydration: it’s not all about water and coffee

Hydration, energy, salt and food strategies for longer, harder rides by our own Dr. David    Water: am I drinking enough? Probably not… Roughly 60% of the human body is water, so to guarantee peak performance on the bike it is important to maintain the balance. During exercise your body loses water in the form […]

68miles Chiddingfold

Wind your way through Wonersh. Bumble through Busbridge. Cafe stop in Chiddingfold: Treacle’s Tea Shop (GU8 4TU) Plough on through Plaistow. Cruise down Critten. Beer at HQ!   Note: these routes have been submitted by Dittons Velo riders as routes they have enjoyed or would like to do

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Roll on: Part 2 of EVERYTHING about Tyres

This is the second part of the two part FAQ feature on bike tyres from Dr David If you haven’t read the first one, I recommend you see it here before reading this second installing episode… By the way, some people have responded to ask: so which tyres do I buy? As before, we’re not telling you […]

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2014: will it be a Goodyear? EVERYTHING about bike tyres

Dr. David continues his series of useful tips on keeping your bike in tip-top shape. This article covers everything you need to know about bicycle tyres and is being published in two installments. Here is the first: Welcome to my cycle tyre FAQ Part 1 First thing to say is, I’m not going to recommend […]

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Dr. David’s bike chain FAQ

Having suffered a broken chain at the start of a recent ride (and dashed home to quickly replace the chain), Dr. David uses his hands-on home bike repair knowledge to share some tips on how to keep the chain in tip top condition – especially important in Winter: David’s Chain FAQ: The chain is an […]