Questions tagged [randonneuring]
Randonneuring is touring as a sport. Very long rides with a time limit.
Why do people use bigger cassettes for lower gearing when they could instead use smaller chainrings?
I want lower (sub 1:1) gearing on my next drivetrain but also a decent range, reasonable spacing between gears and still be reasonably light. While looking at different combinations of components, I ...
Preparing road bike for a long trip
I have the triban 520 C1 bike, size M, I'm 168cm high. I want to ride a 1000km brevet on this bike (divided into 150km-200km parts). I already changed a saddle into the one from my old trekking bike,...
Road bike for brevets
Until today I've been doing 200km brevets on a trekking bike. It was quite comfortable, there was no ass pain after that, but the average speed was low (24km/h). Also if the wind blew, I had problems ...
Rear hub for randonneuring - any "classic" model?
I have recently had a failure in my rear-hub during a brevet. The bike I use for brevets was assembled from used parts, and I tried to choose components that are dedicated to randonneuring (super-...
Tools and spares needed to repair a chain on the road
I'm increasingly riding long-distance randonees/audaxes and I'm pretty confident I can fix most simple things which might go wrong with the bike. However, I've never done anything with a chain apart ...
Clipless shoes & pedals and long distance
For the past few months, I have been thinking about clipless pedals. I am mostly a long distance rider. I go for the randonneuring and long distance triathlons. From various sources, I am informed ...
Is a custom road frame worthwhile?
I've been riding a Marin San Anselmo hybrid for some 13 years and I'd guess I've done over 7000 miles on it almost exclusively on the road (and it's not my commuting bike). I'm gradually doing more ...
How do I prevent STI shifter cables from blocking access to my Randoneering Bag or Handlebar bag?
I've got drop bars with Shimano Tiagra STI shifters and want to use a Rando Bag on my small front rack or a handlebar mount bag. Currently the shift cables jut out between the drop bars and hit in to ...
Matching Rando bag and seat-attached saddle bag?
What companies make matching sets of rando bags (with a clear map pocket and opens toward the rider) and seat mount saddle bags (not panniers) made from waxed canvas, duck cloth, or other non-...
How can I make my own chamois cream?
I am about to ride a 300km brevet, and the plan is to let the faster bike alone at home, and go with a heavier one, for a lot of reasons, and one of them is the riding position on the fast one makes ...
How much easier is cycling compared to walking or running?
I'm thinking of taking part in a cycling event, I'd like to do something that's about as challenging as running a half marathon (13 miles / 21 km). Approximately what distance should I be looking at? ...
What is randonneuring? How to get started?
Thanks to darkcanuck and this site, I have learned of randonneuring. So, my basic questions are: What is randonneuring exactly? And, how does one get started? I typically ride in 2 - 4 organized/...
Randonneuring: Which UK 400k is appropriate for a new rider?
I plan to attempt my first super randonneur series in the first half of next year. Picking a 200k and 300k are easy: I'll just ride my local ones (End of Hibernation 200 and Hauxton 300). And 600k is ...