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by solarFlash
Sat Oct 19, 2019 16:35 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Endurance SL Disc - Ribble
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Endurance SL Disc - Ribble

Here's my Endurance SL Disc. I used this forum a lot when trying to decide which bike to buy so I thought I'd stick up some images and also some impressions of the bike. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xxaK7bGVHEskHsqzBge-M8cJ_td3QN2sZo-4zt8sqdeBQrFN7hiAZsa8B2GXvrZWUJujFCiyVRhu8GA7K841y-8-y_9HvCJ4...
by solarFlash
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2231
Views: 156996

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

How to the Fusion 5 all seasons compare with sectors?
by solarFlash
Sun Nov 11, 2018 09:04 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Winter/all season 28mm Tubeless: suggestions please
Replies: 27
Views: 1373

Re: Winter/all season 28mm Tubeless: suggestions please

I've logged a few winters of very rough roads - glass ridden unmaintained dock yards, cycle paths - all on tubeless tyres. In my experience the best so far have been hutchison sector 28s. I started with schwalbe pro ones - absolute disaster. Punctures constantly. Moved onto IRC pro light and x-guard...
by solarFlash
Wed Jun 28, 2017 08:24 am
Forum: Discuss the website with the team
Topic: Gallery not working across different browsers
Replies: 0
Views: 6343

Gallery not working across different browsers

Odd problem with a specific windows 7 machine, the gallery buttons don't appear to scroll through the images usually at the top of a bikeradar story. This is happening in chrome, firefox and IE. Only happens on this machine though, it's fine on mobile and on other windows machines elsewhere. Anyone ...
by solarFlash
Thu May 11, 2017 08:43 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Internal cable guide gunk
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Internal cable guide gunk

Ok so I managed to get a ptfe liner inside the guide sheaths, the cable now has a clear run and shifting feels very slick. I'm still having some issues though; getting a shift on to the smallest sprocket isn't great, there is a prolonged hesitation but the chain eventually drops down. But at the sam...
by solarFlash
Tue Mar 28, 2017 09:28 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Internal cable guide gunk
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Internal cable guide gunk

Yeah I think the guides are taped into the carbon, they don't seem loose so I think removing them might be tricky. Thin wall ptfe sounds good though, I'll see if the jagwire stuff I have from left over will fit through. Svetty, so tempted but trying to hang off till the end of the year start of next!
by solarFlash
Mon Mar 27, 2017 20:07 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Internal cable guide gunk
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Internal cable guide gunk

The internal cable guide sheath for the rear shift cable is clogged with teflon from previous inners (i think!). I've tried cleaning and flushing with spray degreaser etc which does flush out a fair amount of the black shavings but once cables are reinstalled the shifting is good for a few rides the...
by solarFlash
Tue Feb 14, 2017 17:01 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 213699

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

My SL23 front rim is now dented after a hitting a large rock and the LBS don't think its salvageable. The brake tracks on both wheels are beyond the rim wear indicators so it's probably time to replace, although after only ~8000 flat km's I was a bit surprised. I'm hoping to reuse the spokes and hub...
by solarFlash
Wed Sep 28, 2016 15:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Can't remove freehub - help
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Can't remove freehub - help

I have a bikehubstore hub laced onto pacenti sl23 for commuting. The freehub needed replaced so I have a spare now but now can't get the bloody old one off. It looks to use a 5mm and 10mm allen keys but no amount of torque will get the second end cap off. Anyone got any advice?
by solarFlash
Tue Mar 15, 2016 14:54 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Light, tubeless, wide rim wheelset?
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Light, tubeless, wide rim wheelset?

I was all ready to order a set of Hunt wheels but their delivery time is after the event the wheels are needed for so I'm looking for some alternatives. These wheels will be for my wife, who is very light, so a shallow, tubeless ready rim in an overall light weight package would be ideal. Alloy brak...
by solarFlash
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Poor tektro calipers - upgrade options?
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Poor tektro calipers - upgrade options?

So I had the chance to properly test the bike with the missus and see what was going on. The brakes actually don't work too badly, they do stop ok. The problem actually seems to be to do with braking from the hoods and is more of an ergonomic issue. She was fine on my Rival levers but her small hand...
by solarFlash
Wed Aug 22, 2012 13:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Poor tektro calipers - upgrade options?
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Poor tektro calipers - upgrade options?

Yeah they are cartridges and I have koolstops in them.
by solarFlash
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Poor tektro calipers - upgrade options?
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Poor tektro calipers - upgrade options?

The Tektro's are the 540's as far as I can tell (re-branded as Orbea). I'm going to take the bike out tonight and properly assess what's going on, but initial impressions are they feel much squishier than my Rival lever-Apex caliper combo. Thanks topdude, the conclusion seems to be 105's but Sram is...
by solarFlash
Tue Aug 21, 2012 23:57 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Poor tektro calipers - upgrade options?
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Poor tektro calipers - upgrade options?

My girlfriend has an Orbea Onix which she loves, however the one thing she still doesn't get on with is the brakes! The bike came with 9 speed Tiagra (which seems to work very well indeed) but with Tektro Calipers. I tried switching out the pads to Koolstop's - which did improve things a lot, but st...
by solarFlash
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Rattling forks - what grease?
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Rattling forks - what grease?

My magura odur coil forks have developed a loud rattle. Particularly noticeable if the bike us up on the back wheel and I bounce it. After searching around it seems that putting some grease on the coil will remedy this, the spring was changed not that long ago and has been rattling since then so I'm...
by solarFlash
Tue Mar 01, 2011 23:07 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Catlike Helmet retention not small enough
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Catlike Helmet retention not small enough

My girlfriend has picked up a catlike vacuum helmet in a size small (51-54) which fits pretty good apart from the retention system. It seems like it won't ratchet up enough slack to make the helmet completely secure. The helmet otherwise fits good, she certainly couldn't go a size down even if there...
by solarFlash
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Who on BR has bought a 'cheap' Chinese carbon frame?
Replies: 1262
Views: 287780

Does anyone know what the planetx pro sl frame is (FM0xx etc)
by solarFlash
Tue Dec 14, 2010 09:57 am
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Ribble Stealth
Replies: 16
Views: 6336

Pics! Get some of the frame up now! :D
by solarFlash
Sun Nov 14, 2010 09:43 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Ribble bike buying guide - Sportive, Stealth, Gran Fondo etc
Replies: 103
Views: 57811

When you choose a groupset do the brakes and BB etc match i.e. Rival groupset so you'd get rival brakes? Can't seem to see anything on the website about brakes but I'm probably missing something.
by solarFlash
Wed Oct 27, 2010 20:05 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: £1500 Road Bike
Replies: 18
Views: 2020

I'm also thinking about a bike for £1500, I've short listed Orbea Onix, Kuota Kharma, and the planet x's. Will be watching this thread for other suggestions though :)

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