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by S_J_P
Mon Jun 04, 2018 08:28 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?
Replies: 55
Views: 9557

Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

I stumbled upon this thread, and it got me thinking so I took a look and it makes depressing reading!

64p/km in 2018
73p/km in 2017

It would be so much cheaper to drive!
by S_J_P
Sat May 05, 2018 06:19 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: First mounting of mavic ust road
Replies: 14
Views: 3715

Re: First mounting of mavic ust road

I went Mavic tubeless last summer and haven’t looked back, here’s my advice.... Make sure the valve core is tight. Overinflate the tyre until it “pops” into the rim hooks, then partially deflate to your desired pressure. Take 20 to 30psi off your original tubed-setup pressure. With a brand-new tubel...
by S_J_P
Tue Apr 17, 2018 09:36 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 105 5800 brake calipers - compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: 105 5800 brake calipers - compatibility

Sorry, you're right! Usually you can mix same-speed components, however Shimano 10-speed 4700 is NOT COMPATIBLE with any other Shimano 10-speed components (i.e. 4600, 5700, 6700, 7900), but is compatible with all 11 speed (5800, 6800, 8000, 9000) systems as 4700's gear-cable pull is aligned with the...
by S_J_P
Tue Apr 17, 2018 07:55 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 105 5800 brake calipers - compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: 105 5800 brake calipers - compatibility

Odd compatibility fact for you:- Your 10-speed Tiagre 4700 shifters have the same gear-pull ratio as the Ultegra R8000 11-speed derailleurs (not the older 6800 version though), so you can (should you so desire) upgrade that heinous long-arm front derailleur monstrosity to the Ultegra R8000 version, ...
by S_J_P
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Boardman Team Carbon crank
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Boardman Team Carbon crank

I've no experience of the Rotor adapter, but the only two crank adapters I'd use for PF30 to Shimano 24mm would be Praxis or Wheels Manufacturing rather than the knock/glue-in cups. Unfortunately they're expensive and add significant weight to the set-up. I elected to go for a BB30 crankset (SRAM Re...
by S_J_P
Tue Apr 10, 2018 07:07 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Boardman team carbon brakes upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Boardman team carbon brakes upgrade

I have a 2016 Team Carbon, originally with Tiagre 4700 STi levers connected to Tektro R540 calipers, on which I upgraded the pads to Swissstop Flash Evo BXP pads and then the calipers to Shimano Ultegra 6800's. The Swissstop pads improved braking a lot, but the calliper-change was a revelation. The ...
by S_J_P
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wheels buying advise
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Wheels buying advise

I was recently in the same situation as you, and I looked at the same wheel sets, however I also looked at the carbon Flux 350R's at a similar price to the Ksyrium Pro's. In the end I came to the conclusion that the Ksyrium Elite's offered the best £/g weight saving, strength, and lack of faff so I ...
by S_J_P
Mon May 08, 2017 18:30 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Knee pain after certain rides
Replies: 15
Views: 2882

Re: Knee pain after certain rides

Sounds similar to me, got a road bike, stepped up mileage, got pain in right knee. Mine was down to illotoibal band inflammation (pain on knobbly protrusion on outside of knee) but the cause? Cleat position? Saddle position? Overuse? Who knows! Ibuprofen, foam-rolling, reduced mileage, and tweaking ...
by S_J_P
Tue Mar 17, 2015 16:13 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Rock Shox Maxle
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Rock Shox Maxle

Is the top maxle in this pic what you are describing? http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/4890260/ That's the one! The picture does appear to show a wedge at both ends (and a spring). It looks as though I'll either have to search my garden for the lost components, or buy a new Maxle :evil: Thanks for tak...
by S_J_P
Tue Mar 17, 2015 14:17 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Rock Shox Maxle
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Rock Shox Maxle

I've tried Halfords (from where the bike was originally purchased) but their bike-mechanic wasn't familiar with the first-incarnation on the Maxle I have (from 2010), so he wasn;t able to offer any advice. Here's a basic drawing of what I have... maxle.jpg Unlike the newer versions, there are slots ...
by S_J_P
Mon Mar 16, 2015 17:12 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Rock Shox Maxle
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Rock Shox Maxle

Can anyone give me a schematic of the 15mm RS Maxle as fitted to a Boardman 2010 Team, I can't find anything useful online? I removed it when my front wheel puctured, and I'm not sure whether I've lost a cone/wedge from the screw-end after fully removing the central shaft in error. There's a conical...
by S_J_P
Thu Mar 22, 2012 17:06 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Any alternatives to the Boardman Team FS at £900?
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Any alternatives to the Boardman Team FS at £900?

I love my 2011 Team FS, a fantastic amount of bike for the money, but I'm not quite so sure about the 2012 version....

The Anthem looks great though!
by S_J_P
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Rack - Stabilising Bar - Thoughts / Advice..
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Bike Rack - Stabilising Bar - Thoughts / Advice..

My roof-mounted bikes can wobble a little too (I think they all do) When I'm embarking on a long journey or when I'll be on country-lanes, I use three FastyStraps (the webbing straps with a cam-buckle on the end). One between the two bikes crossbars, then one each side from the crossbar down to the ...
by S_J_P
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Pug 107 rack
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

Re: Pug 107 rack

I have a Toyota Aygo and bought a roof-rack along with two bike-carriers for (I think) £75 last spring.

The Bicirack bike holders aren't as quick and easy to use as the (far more expensive) Thule offerings, but they're ideal for occasional use

Take a look here :- www.roofbox.co.uk
by S_J_P
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Cleaning helmet straps?
Replies: 7
Views: 713

I use Motorex Helmet Care, it makes my helmet smell nice too :D
by S_J_P
Thu May 05, 2011 13:00 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: which boardman buying advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

I just roll then inside-out and pull them off the last inch or so. I've seen all sorts of suggestions (butter knife, small screwdriver, compressor, WD40 etc) but I've always found rolling them works for me :D
by S_J_P
Thu May 05, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: which boardman buying advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

My only real gripes with the '10 Team FS are the non quick-release seatclamp (solved with a £5 one from CRC) and those awful slide-on grips.
by S_J_P
Thu May 05, 2011 09:14 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Bike weighing scale
Replies: 7
Views: 3005

I was highly sceptical about the cheap eBay offerings, but checked mine with jugs of water and was surprised by its accuracy. I'm sure the consistency between multiple units could be better, but for the price I'm happy with the value-engineered solution :wink:
by S_J_P
Thu May 05, 2011 07:57 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: which boardman buying advice?
Replies: 14
Views: 838

I'd go for the Team FS (in fact I did, with a £860 C2W voucher :-), and added the Boardman Computer (£50), Crud-Pack mudguards (£15), MucOff Cleaning Kit (£30) and a saddle-bag (£15) which when taking into account the "3 for 2" deals and the "half-price when bought with a bike" d...
by S_J_P
Thu May 05, 2011 07:45 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Bike weighing scale
Replies: 7
Views: 3005

+1 for NozzaC's suggestion. I picked up an identical one for a fiver from eBay.

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