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by daveb99
Tue Feb 06, 2018 17:33 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Newbie to indoor training with questions....go easy....
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: Newbie to indoor training with questions....go easy....

Your MBPro is new enough - I think the bluetooth will be fine - although you may run into issues with signal strength - I did with my Ant+ dongle placing the laptop on a metal stand in front of the bars - hence the need for the USB cable - otherwise, no - not needed. You don't need a power meter as...
by daveb99
Tue Feb 06, 2018 14:53 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Newbie to indoor training with questions....go easy....
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: Newbie to indoor training with questions....go easy....

Get a smart turbo ... it's a world of difference. if you get one with bluetooth support and your Macbook is new enough then you don't need Ant+ unless you want HR too - or get the Bluetooth HR. Don't bother with the power meter unless it's for the road. You may well need the usb extension lead - th...
by daveb99
Tue Feb 06, 2018 14:04 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Newbie to indoor training with questions....go easy....
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Newbie to indoor training with questions....go easy....

I’ve been cycling for a few years and ride for fitness and enjoyment. I’ve done a couple of Sportives, which will continue, but have no intention of getting massively serious or racing. Other than last winter, I’ve always found that I struggle with motivation to go out in the cold / damp / wet weath...
by daveb99
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Elite Novo Smart from Halfords. Confused...
Replies: 13
Views: 14338

Re: Elite Novo Smart from Halfords. Confused...

I’m considering one of these - has anyone bought one? Any experiences? I’m also interested in whether it folds flat fairly easily (or nearly flat) as I have limited space to would be looking to hang this (and my bike) on the garage wall in between uses...
by daveb99
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch
Replies: 68
Views: 3818

Re: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch

Again, thanks for all the responses. To clarify - I understand the debate over whether I should/could claim for damages etc against the driver, but in all honesty, given that I am recovering fairly well thus far, and I don't have BC silver membership (only bronze) I'm not interested in pursuing it. ...
by daveb99
Wed Sep 13, 2017 14:57 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch
Replies: 68
Views: 3818

Re: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch

"My memory is all very hazy" says the op. I wonder what he told the police at the time. A decent lawyer for the other driver would use that against them. Going back to the scene there is no guarantee it's not changed since the incident so cannot be reliably used as evidence in the OPs fav...
by daveb99
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch
Replies: 68
Views: 3818

Re: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch

Thanks for the replies. The Police were involved, and I have an incident number - the driver gave all his details to them. There were no witnesses but despite my hazy memory I do remember having a go at the driver, after I came round, saying he left me no room, no choice etc. In response I am 99% su...
by daveb99
Tue Sep 12, 2017 16:40 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch
Replies: 68
Views: 3818

Re: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch

PBlakeney wrote:
daveb99 wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:Contact British Cycling.
You do have membership. Don't you?


Thanks - I am a member, but how would that help?

Give them a phone and find out.


Very cryptic! Are you referring to the accident itself, or tips on reducing risks?
by daveb99
Tue Sep 12, 2017 16:18 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch
Replies: 68
Views: 3818

Re: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch

PBlakeney wrote:Contact British Cycling.
You do have membership. Don't you?


Thanks - I am a member, but how would that help?
by daveb99
Tue Sep 12, 2017 15:33 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch
Replies: 68
Views: 3818

Forced off my bike by oncoming vehicle - Ouch

Last Thursday I was out for a short ride at lunchtime, and was unfortunately involved in an accident ending up with me being taken to hospital in an ambulance. I ride mostly on country lanes, they are decent roads and the motorists are largely very aware and respectful of cyclists. However on this o...
by daveb99
Mon May 08, 2017 21:32 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Winnats Pass - Peak District
Replies: 14
Views: 2504

Re: Winnats Pass - Peak District

Thanks for all the advice. I'm reasonably fit, doing 2-3 rides a week albeit without the steep climbs I'll find in the Peaks (hard to replicate!). I'll fit the 11-32, med cage mech and slightly longer chain. I'll save the 34T front chainring for another time, or for the Lakes / Yorks climbs... Thank...
by daveb99
Mon May 08, 2017 06:06 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Winnats Pass - Peak District
Replies: 14
Views: 2504

Winnats Pass - Peak District

I'm doing a Sportive in the Peaks on Sunday including Winnats Pass - which is apparently a big challenge.... I'm about to change my cassette for a 11-32, but I'm wondering whether I should change the front inner chainring from 36 to 34 also. Has anyone done it - any advice/experience would be really...
by daveb99
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: The Scott CR1 SL Thread
Replies: 2426
Views: 130605

Re: The Scott CR1 SL Thread

Re softening the ride, do you use 25mm tyres? How about a more comfortable saddle - or even just drop your tyre pressures by 5-10psi?

As for seat posts, what about a Ritchey WCS Carbon? That's what I'll go for at some point as my bars/stem are Ritchey.
by daveb99
Mon Mar 06, 2017 22:35 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultegra 6800 & 105 5800 compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Ultegra 6800 & 105 5800 compatibility

Cheers - thought so.
by daveb99
Mon Mar 06, 2017 21:54 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultegra 6800 & 105 5800 compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Ultegra 6800 & 105 5800 compatibility

I'm doing an event in May which has some very steep gradients, and will be changing my cassette for an 11-32. I believe this will need a longer chain and medium cage rear mech too. I have Ultegra 6800 on the bike - could I fit a 105 5800 rear mech (medium cage of course) to save a bit of £££ ? The m...
by daveb99
Wed Feb 08, 2017 16:21 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: The Scott CR1 SL Thread
Replies: 2426
Views: 130605

Re: The Scott CR1 SL Thread

Right - as has been suggested, I've now ordered some higher TPI tyres - GP4000S II in 23mm to be precise. Decent deal at Wiggle for "new" customers with a tenner off, plus multibuy discount and TCB, works out at about £22 each. If I can't tell the difference then I'll huff and I'll puff an...
by daveb99
Tue Feb 07, 2017 17:03 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: The Scott CR1 SL Thread
Replies: 2426
Views: 130605

Re: The Scott CR1 SL Thread

boblo wrote:Go on then, here's mine again:

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Very flash......there's always one eh!
by daveb99
Mon Feb 06, 2017 09:42 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: The Scott CR1 SL Thread
Replies: 2426
Views: 130605

Re: The Scott CR1 SL Thread

The pedals are SPD, I'm intending to fit some "proper" ones at some point, these are just to get me going for now... As for the tyres - they seem ok to me, though I know what you mean I think. I wanted something with great puncture protection and a decent comfort level, and many 25C tyres ...
by daveb99
Sun Feb 05, 2017 23:32 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Would you use these bars?
Replies: 22
Views: 1812

Re: Would you use these bars?

Cheers for all the help. Finished the bike build today and I've opted for my Ritchey WCS bars, stem, and seatpost. I've done a 20 miler on it this afternoon and I certainly didn't notice any obvious road buzz through the bars or saddle. Cracking piece of kit, the CR1. Very smooth ride indeed and ple...
by daveb99
Sun Feb 05, 2017 23:00 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: The Scott CR1 SL Thread
Replies: 2426
Views: 130605

Re: The Scott CR1 SL Thread

After a busy weekend with the tools I've now completed my CR1 SL build. Despite my previous post about 3T finishing kit I decided to fit my Ritchey WCS stuff for now, for various reasons. Spec is as follows. Total weight is 7.1kg plus pedals: 54cm CR1 SL frame Ultegra 6800 groupset Campagnolo Eurus ...

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