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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Daniel B wrote:
    Just received this from PBK, £120 down to £54 - Ale kit continues to be the one that fits me best, they size up small though.
    Also a more than half price pair of Ale R-EV1 bibshorts, with yellow detailing.
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    Are you not plagued by greenfly in the summer? My first car was a Renault 5 in a sickly yellow, and that was a magnet for all manner of winged insects
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,298
    keef66 wrote:

    Are you not plagued by greenfly in the summer? My first car was a Renault 5 in a sickly yellow, and that was a magnet for all manner of winged insects

    lol, no not had that issue, bees and wasps sometimes yes, but I guess that comes with the territory :lol:
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,558
    Daniel B wrote:
    keef66 wrote:

    Are you not plagued by greenfly in the summer? My first car was a Renault 5 in a sickly yellow, and that was a magnet for all manner of winged insects

    lol, no not had that issue, bees and wasps sometimes yes, but I guess that comes with the territory :lol:
    I wore a flouro yellow adidas shirt once on the coast path summer before last. Once! fly magnet...
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 394
    Daniel B wrote:
    keef66 wrote:

    Are you not plagued by greenfly in the summer? My first car was a Renault 5 in a sickly yellow, and that was a magnet for all manner of winged insects

    lol, no not had that issue, bees and wasps sometimes yes, but I guess that comes with the territory :lol:
    I wore a flouro yellow adidas shirt once on the coast path summer before last. Once! fly magnet...


    In France this summer, whilst cycling to Paris, we discovered that any fluorescent yellow was a midge magnet. One poor guy looked like Pig Pen from Charlie Brown.
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,612
    I've ordered the Rapha shake dry

    Its superb. But I could fit my legs in the arms. Back it goes.
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  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,103
    I've ordered the Rapha shake dry

    Its superb. But I could fit my legs in the arms. Back it goes.

    I don't get this. The fabric is down to Gore. The cut sounds terrible, so what about it is "superb"?
  • edward.sedward.s Posts: 91
    the price :)
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,612
    bigmat wrote:
    I've ordered the Rapha shake dry

    Its superb. But I could fit my legs in the arms. Back it goes.

    I don't get this. The fabric is down to Gore. The cut sounds terrible, so what about it is "superb"?

    The fabric. It's a proper game changer, as everyone says. The torso, shoulder fit is excellent. But they've messed up the arms in my view. Parachute style.

    The price would otherwise be excellent compared to the Gore. I'll try the Gore instead.
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,612
    Here is what the fit is like.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/5gZuFAgA9nWqyYyC9
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  • bigmatbigmat Posts: 5,103
    Is it a lot cheaper? Hadn't really picked up on that. Not sure what sizing I would go for with one of these. Would normally go race fit, but then it could be useful to size up so you could just use it over a normal winter jacket. I think I would probably need two, one for warmish weather and one for deep winter.
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,612
    20 quid cheaper at respective rrp. My issue is that the L deffo wont fit. So no opportunity to see if the arms would be tighter. In the stick pics, but not the road.cc review, the arms loom more race fit. Maybe it's an xl issue?
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,394
    Here is what the fit is like.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/5gZuFAgA9nWqyYyC9

    wow that's terrible, surely its not meant to be like that?
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,612
    Dunno. It's really odd
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  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,116
    mrb123 wrote:
    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-aeron-equinox-thermal-jersey/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=100605171&kpid=100605171&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|sFohFsRNx_dm|mcrid|295297463276|mkw||mmt||mrd|100605171uk|mslid||&mkwid=sFohFsRNx_dm&pcrid=295297463276&prd=100605171uk&pgrid=60973418042&ptaid=pla-523628262383&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0aWWnLD15AIVzbHtCh1IEg8tEAUYASABEgKQE_D_BwE

    Been after a new long sleeved jersey so giving one of these a try in the purple colour.

    This was sent back. Jersey seems nice enough though the purple colour wasn't as bright as I'd hoped. Might have exchanged for the orange but it was immediately apparent upon trying on that the sleeves were going to be too short.

    Ordered one of these base layers today in anticipation of colder times ahead. Knowing Prendas it will be delivered first thing tomorrow...
    https://www.prendas.co.uk/collections/u ... -baselayer
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,298
    bigmat wrote:
    I've ordered the Rapha shake dry

    Its superb. But I could fit my legs in the arms. Back it goes.

    I don't get this. The fabric is down to Gore. The cut sounds terrible, so what about it is "superb"?

    The fabric. It's a proper game changer, as everyone says. The torso, shoulder fit is excellent. But they've messed up the arms in my view. Parachute style.

    The price would otherwise be excellent compared to the Gore. I'll try the Gore instead.

    I would have thought you'd get more success with the Castelli Idro or 7mesh oro.

    Edit: Wiggle have the high vis one in large for £219, plus a £40 off code to use.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • ryan_w-2ryan_w-2 Posts: 1,160
    I have an Idro Pro, it's a serious race cut. No flap at all.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,298
    Ryan_W wrote:
    I have an Idro Pro, it's a serious race cut. No flap at all.

    From what I have read, the 7mesh version is even more so, think I would need an xs.

    There were some decent offers in the earlier part of this year, but now they seem to all be £250 across the board, which is too much for me.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 3,926
    Cycle to work voucher spent. I requested £675 to get the Boardman ADV 8.8 with 10% BC discount.

    As it happens my local Halfords had an ADV 8.8 in my size in the clearance section reduced to £600, and they agreed to still give me the BC discount. So I needed to get some accessories to meet the value of the voucher.

    Left the store with

    Boardman ADV 8.8 (rrp £750)

    Bike Hut commuter mudguards (£20)
    Bike Hut Mini track pump (£18)
    2x Elite bottle cages (£16.)
    Bike Hut 1500 lumen front light (£50)
    Bike Hut 50 lumen rear light (£20)
    Bike Hut SPD/Flat combo pedals (£32)

    Rrp of £896, I'll pay about £460 of take home pay on it.

    The only problem is the track pump won't go under a bottle cage, so I have to lose a cage on the bike. As its a commuter it shouldn't be an issue as I tend to only use one cage to carry my tool and spares bottle.

    I have one of these on order:

    TranzX anti-shock stem 80mm

    To further reduce the vibration and bumps to my hands.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 3,926
    mrb123 wrote:
    mrb123 wrote:
    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-aeron-equinox-thermal-jersey/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=100605171&kpid=100605171&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|sFohFsRNx_dm|mcrid|295297463276|mkw||mmt||mrd|100605171uk|mslid||&mkwid=sFohFsRNx_dm&pcrid=295297463276&prd=100605171uk&pgrid=60973418042&ptaid=pla-523628262383&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0aWWnLD15AIVzbHtCh1IEg8tEAUYASABEgKQE_D_BwE

    Been after a new long sleeved jersey so giving one of these a try in the purple colour.

    This was sent back. Jersey seems nice enough though the purple colour wasn't as bright as I'd hoped. Might have exchanged for the orange but it was immediately apparent upon trying on that the sleeves were going to be too short.

    Ordered one of these base layers today in anticipation of colder times ahead. Knowing Prendas it will be delivered first thing tomorrow...
    https://www.prendas.co.uk/collections/u ... -baselayer
    I really like the purple dhb Merino Jersey - I have the long sleeve. It is dark, but I tend to use a high viz filet in low light. I have the short sleeve merino in orange.

    Both have a smooth inside that I don't associate with merino, but they are really nice to wear, and warm. I wore the LS for Parkrun yesterday (cold and windy) and was regretting it halfway round as it was too warm even as a single layer.
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  • luv2rideluv2ride Posts: 2,300
    edited 1 November
    A couple of bits from EBay for the gravel bike. Sram Apex 1x chainset with 40t (from the Wiggle ebay outlet), and new bars with a more pronounced flare, and which should mean the levers don't interfere so much when the loaded bar bag is attached. Not exactly sure why given I'm almost certain to buy a new gravel bike between now and the January sales which will probably have both items fitted as OE, but a bargain is a bargain in the meantime B)
    Scott Solace 10 disc - Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 disc - Scott CR1 SL - Tifosi CK7 - Pinnacle Arkose 1x11 "monster cross" - Specialized Singlecross...& an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4 string...
  • luv2rideluv2ride Posts: 2,300
    Lizard Skins DSP duo bar tape, in neon pink and black as reduced to £15, plus some SRAM supercork tape in plain black if I chicken out!
    Scott Solace 10 disc - Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 disc - Scott CR1 SL - Tifosi CK7 - Pinnacle Arkose 1x11 "monster cross" - Specialized Singlecross...& an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4 string...
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,394
    11 speed R8000 shifters and medium rear mech, early Christmas present for the Scott in preparation for an early season training camp.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,394
    front R8000 mech for 10% less than list after postage, seriously ebay auctions are stupid, just the cassette left to get and i'll have the whole R8000 groupset for c. £250
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
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    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,929
    itboffin said:

    front R8000 mech for 10% less than list after postage, seriously ebay auctions are stupid, just the cassette left to get and i'll have the whole R8000 groupset for c. £250

    R7000 cassettes can be picked up for under £30, but if you want an itboffin aged leg friendly 11-32 then you're looking at £31.19.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,394
    yep 11-32T is the only way for them there MASSHOOF mountains, never heard anyone look down and say I dont need that tiny gear as they're grinding their way up a col in the blazing hot sun.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,844
    Splurged my Cycle2work voucher at Cycle Republic - no LBS was really able to help out at an acceptable price with the voucher, so they'll get some cold hard cash for servicing the bike and a second hand wheel truing stand instead.
    So, from CR: - Fly12 CE.
    - Nightvision 4 Jersey
    - Kryponite D-lock to keep at work
    - Overboard dry bag to keep in my panniers to prevent me killing yet another laptop
    Not what I wanted to spend my £250 cycle 2 work voucher on, but the driving around me this morning was f'ing appalling.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,394
    R8000 kit arrived and I'm impressed how much better it looks than any of the previous generation from ShimaNO, for half a second it crossed my mind to swap the campag off the R5 :o
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,844
    edited 18 November
    Rather than faff about trying to find the right BCD chainring for priaxis stuff, just bought a 4700 double 50/34t chainset.
    Which having double checked, is likely to need a new chain, as the bike is meant to be 48/32T.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,972
    edited 19 November

    Some of these for the winter months:



    https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/shoes/mountain-bike-shoes/mavic-crossmax-elite-cm-shoes-review/

    Got them via the cycle2work scheme (via tredz) plus some more winter bibs, a LS thermal jersey and 3 pairs of merino socks.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
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