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by Matt_N
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Everesting Hardknott Pass
Replies: 78
Views: 4763

Re: Everesting Hardknott Pass

I rode Hardknott last week, once was enough for me let alone 28 times! I did it late afternoon, traffic was light but I did come across a few cars, the weather was also perfect for me, sunny, warm and a light tail wind. I'd imagine it soon gets pretty horrible up there in worse weather. I stayed in ...
by Matt_N
Tue Jun 19, 2018 09:29 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17008
Views: 1530200

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

If anyone is on the lookout for a 31.6mm carbon seatpost, CRC are knocking the Fizik Cyrano for £34.99

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobi ... prod113646
by Matt_N
Mon Jun 18, 2018 16:58 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17008
Views: 1530200

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

They have the LW bib tights for £75 too, as do CRC & Evans who do British Cycling discount. I have switched from Sorpasso to them on all but the VERY coldest days. I love the sorpasso but run warm so have to ditch them early in the year. The LW bib tights seem almost as warm when its cold but a...
by Matt_N
Mon Jun 18, 2018 15:47 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17008
Views: 1530200

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

They have the LW bib tights for £75 too, as do CRC & Evans who do British Cycling discount. I have switched from Sorpasso to them on all but the VERY coldest days. I love the sorpasso but run warm so have to ditch them early in the year. The LW bib tights seem almost as warm when its cold but a...
by Matt_N
Mon Jun 18, 2018 08:06 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17008
Views: 1530200

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

solboy10 wrote:http://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-transition-jacket/

£160 down to £54 with GETTHERE code......


Tempted by that, it sounds like the kind of jersey you'd only wear a couple of times a year but would be perfect on those days.
by Matt_N
Sat Jun 16, 2018 06:38 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Custom built bike frame - what can you expect as a customer?
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Custom built bike frame - what can you expect as a customer?

The frame should still be assembled in a jig, the tubes mitred on a machine and the fact the welding / brazing is being done by hand would make me want it to be spot on having been done by a skilled craftsman. I've seen Pegoretti's and Baum's up close and the finish is second to none - flawless, thi...
by Matt_N
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17008
Views: 1530200

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

They have the LW bib tights for £75 too, as do CRC & Evans who do British Cycling discount. I have switched from Sorpasso to them on all but the VERY coldest days. I love the sorpasso but run warm so have to ditch them early in the year. The LW bib tights seem almost as warm when its cold but a...
by Matt_N
Fri Jun 15, 2018 09:38 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17008
Views: 1530200

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Wiggle have the Castelli Sorpasso 2 bib tights at £79 in a few different colours, I've got a £10 off code too.
by Matt_N
Wed Jun 13, 2018 06:28 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Hardknott and Wrynose
Replies: 20
Views: 1116

Re: Hardknott and Wrynose

Well, I think the aspiration of the above ride was a little off after I drove Wrynose and Hardknott! Got here quite late also and wasn't on the bike until gone 5, but did go for an 18 mile warm up out to the west then gave Hardknott a crack, stopped 3 times but I got there, the top is very gravelly ...
by Matt_N
Fri Jun 08, 2018 19:10 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Hardknott and Wrynose
Replies: 20
Views: 1116

Re: Hardknott and Wrynose

I'm up this way with work next week and me and a colleague are hoping to head out late avo tackle Hardknott, Wrynose pop to Ambleside to visit Push Cartel then back. Only 31 miles but 4600ft ascent! I've got a 34/25, was gonna get a 27 but didn't bother in the hope that I can get over them but sound...
by Matt_N
Thu Jun 07, 2018 06:49 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Roubaix frame changes?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Roubaix frame changes?

The Roubaix has changed quite a bit since 2011, compare it to the Expert out now: https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/roubaix-expert/p/133928?color=240098-133928 Gone are the Zertz inserts in the fork legs and seat stays, replaced with the Future Shock giving 20mm of front end travel, this was introdu...
by Matt_N
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: What saddle do you use?
Replies: 45
Views: 2066

Re: What saddle do you use?

Specialized Romin Pro in 155mm on two of my bikes and a cheaper version on my commuter (Riva I think).

Shape and width work for me.
by Matt_N
Wed Jun 06, 2018 09:55 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: chorus vs potenza
Replies: 32
Views: 3924

Re: chorus vs potenza

Chorus (as of recently) can now be bought with a medium cage derailleur to be used with an 11-32 cassette, so the main difference is in whether you want the multi-shift functionality or not. The Potenza levers, despite being the single shifting Powershift style, are still very, very nice. I didn't ...
by Matt_N
Wed Jun 06, 2018 07:32 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: chorus vs potenza
Replies: 32
Views: 3924

Re: chorus vs potenza

Major differences: Price - Chrous is more Weight - Chorus is less due to CF rear mech, chainset and lever blades (see above) Functionality - Potenza uses Powershift which places the thumb lever a bit lower down (like EPS) and doesn't have multi-shift. Chorus uses Ultrashift which can multi-shift on ...
by Matt_N
Tue Jun 05, 2018 07:16 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What Bike - S3, Aeroad, Venge or Foil?
Replies: 21
Views: 2210

Re: What Bike - S3, Aeroad, Venge or Foil?

Colnago Concept or perhaps a V2-R.
by Matt_N
Tue Jun 05, 2018 07:12 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Tacx flux - are the problems fixed?
Replies: 12
Views: 12369

Re: Tacx flux - are the problems fixed?

redvision wrote:Seems like a real bargain but having previously experienced issues with the kickr snap and kickr 2 I am wary.


Sorry for going slightly O/T, but what issues did you have with the KickR Snap?

A guy in my club is selling an 8 month old one for £250 and I was quite tempted.
by Matt_N
Mon Jun 04, 2018 09:34 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Optimal tyre width for a tubular
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Optimal tyre width for a tubular

Yes, my wheels are deep - 47.5mm. So by the sound of it I should keep the 22mm tubs. 23 doesn’t exist for the continental competition, so 22 at the front and back is the best option, right? Thanks Corima? I've currently got FFWD F6R which are 22.4mm wide with 25mm Corsa G+ tubs on and feel they're ...
by Matt_N
Fri Jun 01, 2018 19:52 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: New cycling book - road cycling in the 1980's
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: New cycling book - road cycling in the 1980's

The spelling and grammar in the description alone is terrible, you really need to get someone to proof read it.
by Matt_N
Fri Jun 01, 2018 07:40 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Colnago C59 Stack and Reach
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Colnago C59 Stack and Reach

Some say in order to know what size Colnago you need, you need to know what size Colnago you need. In truth it's not that difficult, especially with the traditional geometry, which up until the C60 was in 1cm incremenets, making it quite easy to go up or down a size. For e.g. I'm 6'1", I ride a...
by Matt_N
Thu May 31, 2018 15:42 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Colnago C59 Stack and Reach
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: Colnago C59 Stack and Reach

I'm a bit of a Colnago fan and catalogue collector, this is all I have for Traditional Geo C59, can't find reference to stack anywhere:

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