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swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

14 Aug 2021 17:18
didnt know what a varia was - seems really interesting. cool bike jesus Ubercool

tcr gang goldie Cool
Hanto
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3203 posts since 30/11/09

14 Aug 2021 18:17
roophees wrote: Whats everyone's summer bike here? Been keeping my eye on what people have been riding on the road but its all CAADs and Canyons

Cervelo R2 from a few years back. Not done a lot to it other than bottle cages and saddle since I got it, as I don't ride it enough to merit the upgrades, but had wanted a Cervelo since I saw them as a teenager in the shop window of East Street Cycles in Farnham and figured as long as the frame is good I can add as I go. Smiling

Definitely lucked out on the paint job they did for them that year.

MrW
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3060 posts since 1/8/11

14 Aug 2021 19:09
Propel Adv Pro 0. Should get steerer tube cut but switch between cba and thinking it's worth keeping uncut if I decide to sell and get the same but with discs.

MrW
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3060 posts since 1/8/11

14 Aug 2021 19:25
Jesus wrote: I mean there is not much you can do about a car rear ending you, but it really is like eyes in the back of your head, find it so difficult to ride without it, bare in mind most of my rides are in rural lincs where its very flat, so I get very early warnings about where stuff is, it is really good, decent battery length as well

Nice one, ta, good to hear that as opposed to it being more novelty value than real life useful. I mostly ride alone so always useful to have an extra pair of eyes, and am a sucker for Garmin gadgets and their integration. Think I'll cop.
fudge.dredd
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1748 posts since 15/12/12

14 Aug 2021 19:33
Cycling is for pussies. Laughing out loud
Jesus
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6084 posts since 7/10/08

14 Aug 2021 20:58
and am a sucker for Garmin gadgets and their integration. Think I'll cop.

if you have a Garmin head unit you can grab more data from it

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/05/varia-radar-maps-connect-app.html
MrW
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3060 posts since 1/8/11

15 Aug 2021 09:43
Yep, I've got a 530 and 945 so can use it with either / both.

Just read one Varia can connect to multiple devices via Ant+, useful for group rides as well Cool
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

15 Aug 2021 12:01
Hanto wrote: East Street Cycles in Farnham

10/10 bike shop
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

23 Aug 2021 11:28
anyone after some new sunnies? bought a few pairs of foakleys and dont think I will wear these due to colour clash with kit etc. come with 3 other lenses - £17 shipped

Goldie
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4829 posts since 17/10/07

12 Sep 2021 19:43
Anyone hired whilst holidaying in Pollensa?
Fläsket
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3931 posts since 14/8/04

18 Sep 2021 18:53
This bike has been doing it for me bigtime. Want to get some 29" x 3" tyres on it for some winter action.
jplxx
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1882 posts since 3/11/09

19 Sep 2021 04:39
Anyone recommend a trouser clip? Was going to get a brooks one but read they are small and fall off in reviews?
mikon_nikon
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168 posts since 10/12/16

posted 23 Sep 2021 09:16, edited 23 Sep 2021 09:16
Goldie wrote: Anyone hired whilst holidaying in Pollensa?

I used RCC last week and road up to Pollenca from Palma. there's quite a bit of stuff in the local area though - Pinarello experience has a huge range but gets spenny if you want to ride the top end bikes (F10 Ultegra DI2 was in the region of 100EU per day…!).

for ease and service, it's hard to beat BikeHead: https://bikehead.cc/our-bikes/ they do drop off as well, which can be really useful if you've not got a car. I've used these guys 4/5 times and never had anything but a great experience.
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

23 Sep 2021 09:36
I’ve used bikehead before. Owned by some Swedish guys. My only qualm was the supersix I rented (Di2) had ultrasport tyres…. I know I’m a bit of a bike snob but those tyres really suck and completely ruined the ride

I bought a post carry co transfer case and brought my bike with me this week. Has been great although weather not amazing….
Goldie
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4829 posts since 17/10/07

23 Sep 2021 15:29
Hired a Kuota from Pollensa Cycling Team's shop…never hiring again.

The shop was great but it's just not enjoyable riding an alien bike

Ultra sport tyres; like swede said - not a snob, but you notice the difference.
An ancient Selle saddle that's like sitting on a brick. Felt like I was gonna pass out 30 miles in yesterday due the pain in my perineum.

Lesson learnt.
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

posted 23 Sep 2021 16:37, edited 23 Sep 2021 16:37
Bikecamp in palma offer high end cervelos for €50-70 per day. Pricey but decent (and come with GP5000s)

Goldie you might be better off renting a bike box to take your own bike out next time
16simon
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600 posts since 21/4/11

posted 23 Sep 2021 17:46, edited 23 Sep 2021 17:46
I've always flown with my bike but seems like unnecessary inconvenience / stress / cost.

What about taking your own pedals and saddle with you? Might be a bit much to bring your own tyres tho.
mikon_nikon
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168 posts since 10/12/16

23 Sep 2021 19:10
I preferred taking my own bike until I had a bottom bracket issue and couldn't get it fixed quickly (I ride Campy so you could say that situation was inevitable)…

the Bikehead guys are great, just make sure you specify tires. The guys I rode with last week had Mavic tires on and they were happy with them. agree with taking your own saddle and pedals too - I always do this (and Garmin mount / saddle bag).

for what it's worth the Rapha staff in Palma were f*cking awful. really patronising and zero f*cks given about a couple of minor issues I had with the bike during the week. the bike hire is great value but the staff really let the side down.
swede
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9967 posts since 21/3/09

24 Sep 2021 11:17
16simon wrote: I've always flown with my bike but seems like unnecessary inconvenience / stress / cost.

I think if you’re going for a week it’s worth the hassle to bring your own… for a long weekend or something I’d definitely rent and bring saddle/pedals etc

each to their own though - I just really like riding my own bike and if I rented for a week I’d have to drop like €250-300 for a similarly specced bike….
Goldie
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4829 posts since 17/10/07

26 Sep 2021 12:05
Worlds road race is mental, smashing each other to bits. Fantastic scenes with all the fans out too.