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MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

12 Jun 2020 10:43
Did anyone answer my question? Too much lingo
mtthrvy2
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1905 posts since 8/11/10

12 Jun 2020 11:04
probably doesn't need to be stashed anywhere if just a recreational ride

There are obviously other solutions if you're going to a destination, pannier, backpack.
MrW
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2762 posts since 1/8/11

12 Jun 2020 11:17
MLI wrote: where do you stash all that kit at your destination?

Destination is where I started from (home). CO2, tyre tool and multi tool in an old camera case in one jersey pocket, tube in another jersey pocket, then key, phone and energy bar in last jersey pocket. Isn't that bulky.

If it's a long ride, 4 or 5 of these in a large bottle topped up with water, the other bottle filled with this.
MrW
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2762 posts since 1/8/11

12 Jun 2020 11:18
Burt wrote: Used to use 'gpsies' (sp?) but it appears that their site (and its editing functionality) has been taken over by 'alltrails' which is a shame.

Cheers Burt Cool
darko
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994 posts since 4/10/12

posted 12 Jun 2020 18:31, edited 12 Jun 2020 18:31
caved in and placed an order for one of the 2020 crack'n'fail supersix evos

any shouts for decent bottle cages that won't break the bank or completely fuck up the bottles?

(really struggling to trust reviews on main cycling sites now as basically all spono content)

need to get a new set of keo pedals too, looking at the keo 2 max or maybe keo 2 max carbon if any come up cheap
Goldie
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4739 posts since 17/10/07

12 Jun 2020 19:46
All cages fuck up your bottles over time, it's the road grit that gets on them scratching your bottles.
I use Tacx Deva and have no problems.

What spec you gone for?
Seventyfour
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9067 posts since 6/10/05

12 Jun 2020 22:14
darko wrote: caved in and placed an order for one of the 2020 crack'n'fail supersix evos

any shouts for decent bottle cages that won't break the bank or completely fuck up the bottles?

(really struggling to trust reviews on main cycling sites now as basically all spono content)

need to get a new set of keo pedals too, looking at the keo 2 max or maybe keo 2 max carbon if any come up cheap


I just sold my road bike bike withe a pair of keo 2 max carbon onOops

I have a Comtat carbon bottle cage that weighs fuck all, and was only £25 or so. Had no issue with it at all, but it seems they no longer exist. If you can find one on ebay or something it's worth it imo

https://www.google.com/amp/s/road.cc/content/review/41016-comtat-ultra-light-plus-bottle-cage%3famp
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

13 Jun 2020 00:57
Sorry I can't understand the concept of riding for recreation
illwill
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4050 posts since 17/5/04

13 Jun 2020 04:59
Riding on desolate highways is a different to quiet country roads
darko
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994 posts since 4/10/12

13 Jun 2020 07:14
I went for the ultegra disc hi mod in the team colours

now just need to figure a way to de-rapha the frame Laughing out loud

just got a pair of keo carbons for £40 on eBay, no worries
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

13 Jun 2020 07:27
Anyone tried the my17 and my2020 hightower, if xl on old one, size down to L on my2020 or same size, all bikeshops are sold out of everything due to covid so cant try instore, 186cm for ref
RAMBO
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787 posts since 27/11/09

13 Jun 2020 20:00
check out the Arundel cages. The sports ones in black are good if you can find them
Goldie
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4739 posts since 17/10/07

14 Jun 2020 20:04
When I go out for a ride after a few miles I get a slight pain in the top of my knees/bottom of quads, predominantly the left knee. It tends to die down after 5 miles or so. Any ideas? Is it a case of warming up/stretching? Or a set up issue?
illwill
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4050 posts since 17/5/04

14 Jun 2020 20:14
Assume you're wearing cleats? Might need adjusting.
Goldie
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4739 posts since 17/10/07

14 Jun 2020 20:26
I am yeah
illwill
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4050 posts since 17/5/04

14 Jun 2020 21:14
I've always found it takes a little trial and error to get the positioning right.
swede
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8991 posts since 21/3/09

14 Jun 2020 21:43
Try out a DIY plumb line fitting. Might be wrong cleat position… if it goes away though - probably fine?

Shill me on use of CO2 and regulators…. would be good to get up to perfect pressure after puncture - but do you have to carry a pump as well? How much is an ok regulator ?
Paul88
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279 posts since 6/12/12

posted 14 Jun 2020 21:43, edited 14 Jun 2020 21:43
Anyone tried Chinese carbon rims? Been looking at farsports clinchers. I was in the LBS today and they completely shot me down about them. Pretty much said I was too heavy for Chinese rims (roughly 100kg).

Their alternative was giant SLR (0 or 1 can't remember) 45mm wheelset for £850. They wanted 1k but could do 850 for cash.
swede
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8991 posts since 21/3/09

14 Jun 2020 22:07
Chinese wheels have been discussed here a few times. Farsports and light bicycle will be fine at your weight (reputable manufacturers)

Your LBS was just trying to make a sale - fair play to them
morgan
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982 posts since 22/2/11

15 Jun 2020 04:04
LBS talking shit.

I have British carbon rims on a Chinese frame.

Never had a problem. Most frames are chinese made even the big names.

Id buy anything Chinese, rims or wheels if I’d done my homework first.

Just buy from a dealer with good rep.