General Discussion: Cycling


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shields88
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332 posts since 25/5/11

18 Oct 2018 03:01
+1 on the fit on PNS stuff. They had a 50% code a month or so ago so definitely worth signing up for their newsletter
swede
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7203 posts since 21/3/09

18 Oct 2018 07:44
that 50% code only worked on full price and half the shit was sold out in my size (L) Cry
wembly
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176 posts since 15/1/13

18 Oct 2018 13:36
thanks guys! will give it a try for 2019 spring/ summer season
shields88
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332 posts since 25/5/11

18 Oct 2018 14:37
I had quite a bit in my basket ready to buy but I decided on a few Castelli pieces instead. The PNS jerseys are a great fit and look great too but they don't protect you well enough from the wind and definitely aren't good in the rain.
Can get better all round jackets from Castelli for less than half the price you'd have to pay for the PNS stuff.
swiftus
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585 posts since 1/7/09

18 Oct 2018 15:24
Anyone had experiences with smaller clothes manufacturers? People like Paria, etc?

Would be good to branch out from the normal big names.
RAMBO
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735 posts since 27/11/09

20 Oct 2018 11:14
www.laka.co.uk
Start up insurance company but we are doing very well. £25 Credit for anyone who wants in
swede
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7203 posts since 21/3/09

5 Nov 2018 22:02
you work there rambo?

selling my wahoo kickr here - https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/327497/#comment14490296
matt_brown89
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26 posts since 23/9/18

6 Nov 2018 12:03
Any recommendations for clipless pedals and shoe?just got my first road bike (Triban RC520, for anyone who's interested) so not looking to spend loads.
illwill
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3115 posts since 17/5/04

6 Nov 2018 13:29
If you've only got one bike…

https://www.evanscycles.com/shimano-m324-spd-pedals-EV192333
doug.
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1625 posts since 12/6/10

6 Nov 2018 14:28
I'd sooner recommend proper road cycling pedals if you are looking to get the most out of riding with clipless.

The above ones are more suited to touring and won't give you the efficiency of power transfer that you get out of road specific pedals.
These ones are a good first set :
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-pd-r540-spd-sl-sport-pedals/

Alternatively, some people use mountain bike specific pedals on road bikes, usually because whilst they don't transfer the power quite as well, you can clip in to either side of the pedal, something that isn't possible on the road specific pedals.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-pd-m540-pedals/

swiftus
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585 posts since 1/7/09

6 Nov 2018 14:43
matt_brown89 wrote: Any recommendations for clipless pedals and shoe?just got my first road bike (Triban RC520, for anyone who's interested) so not looking to spend loads.

Nice first bike!

I would ask yourself a couple of questions:

1) How much time are you going to spend off the bike when you go cycling (e.g. taking the bike on the train, walking around, etc).

2) How 'into' cycling you're going to go?

The first clipless pedals I got were SPD, because I didn't think I was going to take cycling that seriously, and wanted something that I could walk around in without looking weird. Now, I'm in a position where, 90% of the time, if I'm going out on the bike, I'm not getting off it until I get back home, so SPD-SL work better for me. One-sided SPD is great as the guys above said if you're just going to quickly nip to a mates or the shops, and don't want to wear cycling shoes.

There are some people that say you should never wear SPD cleats / shoes on a road bike, but fuck em.

Re: pedals, I have these (with the yellow cleats that allow more float). I bought mine off eBay for a lot less than RRP, and think they do the job. They're a halfway house between beginners and more pro-level:

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/105-5800-carbon-spd-sl-road-pedals-id_8409495.html

For shoes, choose whatever you think looks good and fit your feet. I think the Fizik shoes look great, but the shape (quite narrow) doesn't suit everyone. Get out there and try some pairs on.
sodomgomorra
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1069 posts since 24/3/14

7 Nov 2018 06:48
Not a bad idea that Decathlon dropped the B'twin name for their bikes, superficial as it might be - for me it was a major detractor.
swiftus
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585 posts since 1/7/09

27 Nov 2018 19:46
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323555106643
RAMBO
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735 posts since 27/11/09

30 Nov 2018 14:07
free public liability insurance here www.laka.co.uk/club
swiftus
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585 posts since 1/7/09

posted 3 Dec 2018 12:17, edited 3 Dec 2018 12:17
RAMBO wrote: free public liability insurance here www.laka.co.uk/club

How does this work? I tried to activate it and am being charged £10 for it

EDIT: You have to accept marketing for it
sodomgomorra
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1069 posts since 24/3/14

3 Dec 2018 21:11
I'm really lusting after the Triban RC 520 but it is not due to come out over here until at least a few months from now.

Can't seem to find any alternatives either. Let alone new or second-hand.
sodomgomorra
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1069 posts since 24/3/14

3 Dec 2018 21:11
If anyone knows of a 105 specced bike for this kind of money with discs and the ability to slap fat tyres on there HMU.