General Discussion: Cycling


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wembly
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514 posts since 15/1/13

19 Aug 2020 09:30
tough decision but imo better this then play favorites with three "leaders"
Goldie
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4739 posts since 17/10/07

19 Aug 2020 20:44
G hasn't hidden his aims for the Giro this year, and Froome isn't a surprising absence given his form since the restart so far. Far stronger riders on the roster with the likes of Sivakov and Kwiato going well in the recent races, will be a look to the future of Ineos with Carapaz and Bernal leading the line, just hope Bernal recovers from his back injury. Will be interesting to see if Jumbo Visma can carry on this current run of form into the Tour; especially with Dumoulin gunning for it.
Jesus
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5998 posts since 7/10/08

20 Aug 2020 13:04
Krijswuik out for Jumbo
Fläsket
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3778 posts since 14/8/04

21 Aug 2020 00:40
d_low wrote:
wheat that drop Cool
Seventyfour
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9069 posts since 6/10/05

26 Aug 2020 20:15
Long shot but does anyone have a saris bike beam I could buy or even borrow, I've bought a Thule raceway but and both mine and the Mrs's won't fit on, it recommends I purchas the bike adapter but that is too big for her bike ffs

I have managed to get it on taking the from wheel off but no way I'm getting the kids bike and luggage in the car as well as her wheel Oops
gawkrodger
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7539 posts since 4/11/08

26 Aug 2020 20:55
I've been cycling a whole load over lockdown and hugely enjoying it.

Whilst I've had fixed/single speeds on and off for about 15 years I've only ever used them for bumming about here and there, and occasionally riding into work.

I'm now cycling nearly every day and doing 30-40 mile rides on Saturday and Sunday, having great fun and seriously considering getting a bike with gears.

Work is signing up to one of the cycle to work schemes (and offering to put some cash towards bikes for staff. Thus looking at a budget up to £2k

Any recommendations for a road bike? Would be riding about 75-80% roads and around 20% canal paths
Jesus
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5998 posts since 7/10/08

27 Aug 2020 07:14
something modern with decent clearance, then fit something like a Challenge Roubaix, Strada Bianca or a Compass Bon Jon Pass larger volume tyre, they are quite capable
Goldie
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4739 posts since 17/10/07

28 Aug 2020 21:13
Anyone ever used Spatz overshoes? Are they worth the money? Or any recommendations for overshoes if not?
RVP10
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209 posts since 3/4/12

30 Aug 2020 13:28
I finally got a bike; it’s a cheapo vintage road bike (koga-miyata). Can anyone recommend some good enough front and back lights that are easily removable when I park it?

RAMBO
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787 posts since 27/11/09

30 Aug 2020 14:41
Goldie wrote: Anyone ever used Spatz overshoes? Are they worth the money? Or any recommendations for overshoes if not?
if its just for wer weather, I'd go velo toez
compulsiveshopper
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1291 posts since 12/6/12

30 Aug 2020 16:47
Should you only need bike lights for urban use, then look at the Cateye Volt series of front and rear lights. Perfectly decent and rechargeable as well
Davinho
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2290 posts since 2/12/08

3 Sep 2020 20:42
I need new tyres on my Specialized Allez, nothing fancy but something that won’t be a ballache to fit that will also be ok in winter and an upgrade on current my stock ones. Googling gives me about 100 options and it’s doing my head in since I know fuck all about bikes. I use the bike for evening/weekend rides rather than commuting. Something under £50. Cheers to anyone with a suggestion Cool
RAMBO
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787 posts since 27/11/09

3 Sep 2020 20:52
conti 4 seasons are a good shout! Bit more than your saying but you'll save the money on tubes


https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/continental-grand-prix-4-season-25c-tyres-pair/rp-prod183112?gs=1&sku;=sku709398&istCompanyId;=8d42cf00-fc35-44ce-8770-97ae3ffd4c16&istFeedId;=c759ee22-6d7f-4501-bd00-f1af47c60490&istItemId;=iwxttrpii&istBid;=t&pgrid;=60711842858&ptaid;=pla-672495356544&utm;_source=google&utm;_term=&utm;_campaign=PLA+All+Products&utm;_medium=base&utm;_content=mkwid|sHQzyPDJX_dc|pcrid|309840163148|pkw||pmt||prd|709398UK&gclid;=EAIaIQobChMI55GmkPDN6wIViLPtCh3jpAdGEAkYAyABEgLGUvD_BwE
Davinho
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2290 posts since 2/12/08

3 Sep 2020 21:13
Ordered. Nice one! Cool
wembly
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514 posts since 15/1/13

8 Sep 2020 14:48
just removed my decals today but after removing and cleaning the rim you can see a shadow of the decal still on the carbon rim. it seems like it burned into it due to the sun during summer. is this possible or is there a different reason for?

Corbs
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25 posts since 8/4/11

8 Sep 2020 17:11
Possibly fading from UV exposure. Maybe try some back-to-black type car trim restorer on a small patch to see if it does the trick
TCB
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4386 posts since 5/7/11

11 Sep 2020 08:58
I used a bicycle pump recently that screwed onto the valve as opposed to clamping it which I find can damage it after while. Anyone, know what I should be looking for?
mtthrvy2
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1905 posts since 8/11/10

11 Sep 2020 13:42
TCB wrote: I used a bicycle pump recently that screwed onto the valve as opposed to clamping it which I find can damage it after while. Anyone, know what I should be looking for?

I think lezyne "ABS" range is all screw on https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/floor-pumps-high-pressure-road

not sure what you would search for, Lezyne is good so I'd just go with that
TCB
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4386 posts since 5/7/11

11 Sep 2020 15:02
Thanks man, appreciated.

Goldie
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4739 posts since 17/10/07

19 Sep 2020 21:17
Well, that TT was pretty mental.