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Seventyfour
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9432 posts since 6/10/05

19 Jan 2018 19:37
This is what you want mate shimano 520s peanuts and bomb proof I used them for ages before I switched to spd sl's

https://www.cyclerepublic.com/catalog/product/view/id/63348/s/shimano-spd-pedals-m520-mtb-pedals-silver/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiMS08OLk2AIVDpPtCh0-zgeYEAQYASABEgIhM_D_BwE
MrW
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3081 posts since 1/8/11

posted 19 Jan 2018 19:43, edited 19 Jan 2018 19:43
Got a pair of them I’ll never use again, drop me a pm Morgan and I’ll stick them in the post.
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

19 Jan 2018 20:07
Cheers all. Nice advice. Thanks.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

20 Jan 2018 17:37
Took the road bike out today for a couple of hours and really liked it. I think it'll take me a while to get used to the shit brakes but hopefully the Swissstops pads improve things. I'll also probably get a new saddle.

I managed to get manky as I haven't fitted mudguards. What are they like on a road bike? Worth doing? I live in Scotland so leaning that way.
doug.
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1697 posts since 12/6/10

20 Jan 2018 17:49
swede wrote: I have heard really good things so eager to give them a go as have some spare money from selling my brooklyn. haven't actually bought any yet

never thought you would sell your brooklyn!
swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

20 Jan 2018 18:26
yeah it was a sad day but hadn't ridden it in 3-4 months. I have a beater geared thing with rack for commuting and around town jobbies. road bike for road. 29er for muddy shit. the brooklyn was unfortunately surplus to requirements and I thought it would be best to cash in now as remarkably some people are still into fixed gears. i sold the complete bike for £1250 with loads of battered components so I really cant complain
Burt
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6204 posts since 3/1/10

20 Jan 2018 22:23
Don't bother with mudguards on a proper road bike doogan - fucks up the aesthetic for a start and if FUK teaches us anything it's that aesthetics is king. Have a shower and get some baby wipes for the road bike if you're taking it out in shit weather.

Taking a facial (yeah, I went there) is all part of wet weather cycling.
illwill
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4150 posts since 17/5/04

posted 20 Jan 2018 22:50, edited 20 Jan 2018 22:50
Mudguards on a road bike in winter is perfectly normal if you don't want freezing cold wet feet and shite all up your face and back.

You'd be pretty unpopular if you ride in a group and you didn't have mudguards.

Aesthetics be damned.
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

20 Jan 2018 23:43
No mudguards for me either.
Good wet weather clothes and shoes and you don’t need em.
I use an Ass Saver for commutes but that’s about it.

Fuck looking like Mary Poppins with big mudguards.
Looks are important and good clothes will stop any severe rain.
My Ass Saver is really for my ass only as most bibs can’t take being soaked.
Keeping the core, hands and feet dry are good for me.
Just need something to stop my bloody glasses steaming up and rain beads gathering.

Anyone recommend a spray that repels rain from plastic lenses?
Burt
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6204 posts since 3/1/10

posted 21 Jan 2018 00:15, edited 21 Jan 2018 00:15
morgan wrote: Fuck looking like Mary Poppins with big mudguards

Laughing out loud

I just cant be fucked with the hassle of fitting them.and then taking 'em off - getting out on a bike is all about ease of use.

I use fuck all on my road or MTB regardless of temptation. Decent clothing and the realisation that if you're riding in shite weather you're gonna get a little mucky.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

21 Jan 2018 09:54
I fucked my saddle yesterday as I slipped on the ice,so will pick up an ass saver type guard when I'm looking at saddles. I'll probably use my hybrid for commuting and going on muddy trails so can probably do without full mud guards on the road bike.

JustinCredible
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2720 posts since 11/6/08

21 Jan 2018 11:57
I've got a set of SKS Raceblade pro's, they can be a bit fiddly to keep set up but are detatchable
MrW
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3081 posts since 1/8/11

21 Jan 2018 14:33
Bought some Raceblade Pro's yesterday then did 50 miles in the pissing rain (forecast fail). Won't stop you getting wet if it throws it down but will increase the time you stay dry(er) for, and fuck riding behind someone with no guards or an ass saver.

Took 5 mins to get them set up right, stripped and cleaned my bike this morning, took less than a minute to put them back on.

DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

21 Jan 2018 15:49
Nice bike
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

21 Jan 2018 16:10
I have to say say they suit your bike MrW.
I just couldn’t in all world hurt my bike like that Laughing out loud

I never ride with anyone so I don’t have a problem with spray. Maybe if I was more serious I’d need em.

I wouldn’t say I’m a fair weather rider as I’ll go to work in anything but ice and high wind. But when I’m out at weekends for long rides I’m not going unless it’s gonna be dry most of the time. I can’t fucking see with my glasses. I just can’t enjoy it even if I’m almost dry everywhere else.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

21 Jan 2018 17:25
Those raceblades look decent.
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

21 Jan 2018 22:37
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

21 Jan 2018 22:38
Jesus wrote:
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

21 Jan 2018 22:38
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

21 Jan 2018 22:44
Yup, what he said ^^^^