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by HughGabriel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 16:37 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 117937

Re: Teaching them to ride

Great video thanks.
MiniG is 2.5 and now has the saddle on his balance bike at its highest, so we need to go bike shopping for him before long.
Then TinyG (14months) can have the balance bike in due course when shes a bit older!
by HughGabriel
Thu May 19, 2016 08:51 am
Forum: The Saddle swap shop
Topic: Saddle swap
Replies: 488
Views: 40509

Re: Saddle swap

Have: Bontrager Paradigm RL, hollow titanium rails came on new bike, used for about 50miles. White. Have: Fizik Aliante Kium, probably done 500miles but very good condition, black and white. Want: Selle Italia Max or SLR, Flow, Superflow, something along those lines (not a C2) Needs to be 140mm or w...
by HughGabriel
Tue Apr 26, 2016 13:49 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Trek Domane 6.2 Disc
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Re: Trek Domane 6.2 Disc

Yes I like the colour and spec as well. It was a toss up between this or the Giant Defy Advance Pro 1 which is similar spec but Di2. In the end I managed to get this through a cycle to work scheme (ProC2W) which is what made up my mind. The angle of the photo accentuates the length of the headtube, ...
by HughGabriel
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Trek Domane 6.2 Disc
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Trek Domane 6.2 Disc

I picked up this 2016 Trek Domane 6.2 disc on Saturday, only 40miles so far but I'm very pleased with it. Only plans are to swap in a black stem, headset and bar tape in the near future, and maybe a wheel upgrade and swap to tubeless in due course. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1707/26564959266_c32...
by HughGabriel
Thu Apr 21, 2016 15:54 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Focus Izalco Team
Replies: 11
Views: 3513

Re: Focus Izalco Team

Just stumbled across this old post of mine, looks a bit better now!

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by HughGabriel
Tue May 12, 2015 06:57 am
Forum: Track
Topic: First Track Bike
Replies: 21
Views: 20079

Re: First Track Bike

Ah sorry I get you. I just got some cheap Vittoria Diamante 22mm things from planet x, they seem to be ok Yes I've got some Diamante Pro Pistas now from Wiggle, hadn't spotted the cheaper variant on Planet X otherwise I would have got them. Got a Skills Session at LVVP on Sunday morning so will giv...
by HughGabriel
Fri May 08, 2015 18:26 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: First Track Bike
Replies: 21
Views: 20079

Re: First Track Bike

Paul 8v wrote:They don't normally let you ride with coloured tyres there!


That was meant to be weren't obviously coloured /triple compound.
by HughGabriel
Thu May 07, 2015 13:02 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: First Track Bike
Replies: 21
Views: 20079

Re: First Track Bike

Having recently bought my first track bike from the classifieds on here, my thoughts. Carbon doesn't seem to give the benefits on the track that it does on the road. Tubs are faster and are supposedly safer if you puncture on the banking - risk of puncturing seems pretty low though, and you can get ...
by HughGabriel
Tue Apr 21, 2015 17:21 pm
Forum: Track
Topic: Chain oil/lube
Replies: 2
Views: 10565

Chain oil/lube

I've just bought my first track bike from here which I'll be using at LVVP, and starting to think what I'll need tools wise etc. And was wondering what oil should be used for track use. I'm guessing a light/teflon lube applied sparingly?

Anything to avoid for track use?

Thanks
Hugh
by HughGabriel
Thu Jul 10, 2014 20:23 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vintage Viscount Restoration queries
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Vintage Viscount Restoration queries

The frame is a chro-moly steel which was marketed at aerospace and military grade as the sticker on the seat tube atests. I would imagine that both those industries used a wide variety of steel tubing from the run of the mill to the very advanced so whether it was good for its time is hard to say. H...
by HughGabriel
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vintage Viscount Restoration queries
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Vintage Viscount Restoration queries

99% certain it will be freewheel - the frame looks 1970s. Judging by the quality and state of the frame, I would judge anything beyond a bit of lube and polish an uneconomic repair and put your money into a frame worth restoring. This is probably good advice and a timely reminder of my original pla...
by HughGabriel
Wed Jul 09, 2014 08:36 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vintage Viscount Restoration queries
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Vintage Viscount Restoration queries

I recently bought this Viscount Grand Sport from LGFSS as a station/pub bike. I wanted something that looks rough but is mechanically sorted and rides nicely to hopefully avoid it getting stolen. I have started to do the basics to it, new cables, strip and grease the headset, replace the front mech ...
by HughGabriel
Thu Jun 12, 2014 17:47 pm
Forum: The Saddle swap shop
Topic: Saddle swap
Replies: 488
Views: 40509

Re: Saddle swap

I have a black Specialized Romin Expert, 130mm. 9 months old, probably done 800km, some marks to rails from fixing but otherwise perfect. I would like a fizik aliante in black. Thanks Hugh Now with photos below. Having spent a bit of time on the new 155mm if anyone has a 143mm Romin or Toupe I'd al...
by HughGabriel
Mon Jun 09, 2014 15:41 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Am I Very Bad??
Replies: 45
Views: 2525

Re: Am I Very Bad??

finlayson99 wrote: My lovely wife caught me out finally and I got the "raised eyebrows and no words" treatment when asked what was in the Amazon box.

Worth it though, what a great buy.


The mistake there was not chucking the Amazon box at work...
Glad you like the Garmin, been very pleased with my 310XT
by HughGabriel
Mon Jun 09, 2014 05:11 am
Forum: The Saddle swap shop
Topic: Saddle swap
Replies: 488
Views: 40509

Re: Saddle swap

I have a black Specialized Romin Expert, 130mm. 9 months old, probably done 800km, some marks to rails from fixing but otherwise perfect.

I would like a fizik aliante in black.

Thanks
Hugh
by HughGabriel
Mon Nov 25, 2013 16:26 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Hurty knees - new saddle, cleats and seatpost
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Hurty knees - new saddle, cleats and seatpost

That is a fabulous article, thank you. I'll check where I end up on the saddle too.
by HughGabriel
Mon Nov 25, 2013 13:49 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Hurty knees - new saddle, cleats and seatpost
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Hurty knees - new saddle, cleats and seatpost

I got new cleats, saddle and seatpost a couple of few weeks ago and every long ride I've done since has had me limping for a couple of days afterwards. The saddle height is the same, and cleat position should be the same (cleats positioned to the same setup marks on the shoes as previously) which on...
by HughGabriel
Mon Nov 11, 2013 17:30 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Wiggle Hellfire Sportive
Replies: 51
Views: 1912

Re: Wiggle Hellfire Sportive

I'm also shocked to hear of the bike disappearing from the rack. It makes me very thankful my car was ok after I managed to leave the key sat on the roof for the duration of the ride.
by HughGabriel
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Wiggle Hellfire Sportive
Replies: 51
Views: 1912

Re: Wiggle Hellfire Sportive

ManOfKent wrote: I hope you'll all give Wiggle appropriate feedback about what was good and what was bad, and maybe they'll move next year's event to a better time of year and improve the route.


I have emailed UK cycling events, its not fair to criticise it here without giving them feedback as well.
by HughGabriel
Sun Nov 10, 2013 19:40 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Wiggle Hellfire Sportive
Replies: 51
Views: 1912

Re: Wiggle Hellfire Sportive

I agree about the conditions and also won't be returning unless it gets moved to a summer fixture. I was regretting leaving the overshoes behind as the water splashes my feet were frozen. I got round with 3 punctures, typically n+1 for both tubes and gas, fixed the tube but had to scrounge the loan ...

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