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by neilr4
Thu Oct 10, 2019 16:33 pm
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Waxed Chain for Commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 3636

Re: Waxed Chain for Commuting

Looks like a great product. What does it have as ingredients along with wax?
by neilr4
Tue Aug 20, 2019 14:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Waxed Chain for Commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 3636

Re: Waxed Chain for Commuting

The initial clean prior to waxing is quite time consuming, but once that's done I don't bother doing it again - just wipe down and rewax. Does your wax not get very dirty? I cleaned 2 chains this morning, left them to soak in petrol for 10 minutes then hung up for the petrol to evaporate. Will dip ...
by neilr4
Tue May 28, 2019 18:15 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Which bottom bracket?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Which bottom bracket?

Hi all, Looking for some advice regarding bottom bracket due to change of chainset/cranks. I currently run Shimano DA 9100 cranks on a praxis works PF30 bottom bracket. I installed the bottom bracket in february beacuse it closes with screw threads. I previously had press-in cups that tended to drif...
by neilr4
Sun May 26, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New Bike Advice - Giant TCR Advanced Pro vs Canyon Ultimate CF 8.0 vs Canyon Aeroad
Replies: 18
Views: 2845

Re: New Bike Advice - Giant TCR Advanced Pro vs Canyon Ultimate CF 8.0 vs Canyon Aeroad

MrB123 wrote:Nice post Woodster. Lots of helpful information and feedback for anyone following this thread.


Agree :mrgreen:
by neilr4
Fri May 17, 2019 16:34 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dry vs. wet lube
Replies: 40
Views: 2011

Re: Dry vs. wet lube

SurferCyclist wrote:The video looked a faff


Don't knock it until you've tried it!!!
by neilr4
Fri May 17, 2019 15:57 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dry vs. wet lube
Replies: 40
Views: 2011

Re: Dry vs. wet lube

That way the cassette never needs replacing. Also that is an incredible faff. Ye reckon? I'm not trying to be smart....... I never expected a cassette to last so long let alone a chain, it's not the reason why I started waxing the chain. Regular maintenance with commuting was driving me mad. I used...
by neilr4
Fri May 17, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dry vs. wet lube
Replies: 40
Views: 2011

Re: Dry vs. wet lube

I'm very fussy about my drivetrain being clean, a typical bike clean could take 1 1/2 to 2 hours with chain being totally degreased, cassette removed and degreased, rinsed, dried and everything lubed. With commuting to work 4 days a week if I didn't spend time at the weekend cleaning and maintaining...
by neilr4
Wed Feb 13, 2019 17:43 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Praxis Bottom bracket installation
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Praxis Bottom bracket installation

I have recently purchased a praxis works bottom bracket and it should arrive any day soon.

Can it be installed with standard shimano hollowtech spanners (wrenches) or will i need to purchase a specific tool?
by neilr4
Wed Feb 13, 2019 17:05 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultegra R8000 Chain Ring with 9100 Crank
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Ultegra R8000 Chain Ring with 9100 Crank

I have ordered a new bike which has I believe Ultegra 8000 Groupset https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/support/bike-archive/2018/road/roadmachine-01/three/ I want to get a power meter and found a good offer for a Stages right crank power meter...but mounted on Dura Ace R9100 crank. Can anyone t...
by neilr4
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Waxed Chain for Commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 3636

Re: Waxed Chain for Commuting

Crikey! That took more time to read than I usually spend wiping down and relubing my chain! (white spirit on a rag / 3-in-1 oil / 2nd clean rag if anyone's interested) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I purchased 3 chains in 2015 and haven't replaced one yet at 10,000-12,000km per year!!!
by neilr4
Tue Jan 22, 2019 09:13 am
Forum: The Workshop.
Topic: Waxed Chain for Commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 3636

Re: Waxed Chain for Commuting

I ride throughout the winter usually commute 3 days a week to work and longer training rides at weekends. Having replaced numerous drivetrain components and felt that I was spending almost as much time maintaining my bike as riding I came across this video on youTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by neilr4
Tue Jun 26, 2018 09:31 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Do mesh base layers really help in hot weather?
Replies: 24
Views: 2140

Re: Do mesh base layers really help in hot weather?

For what it's worth...... Residing in the netherlands I encounter a lot more summer heatwaves as compared to my native irish homeland, though much to my detriment...... It's the only weather I suffer in. Anything above and beyond 25 degrees C and my performance drops by about 10% though the main con...
by neilr4
Mon Apr 09, 2018 08:11 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dura Ace 9000 / 9001 or new Ultegra R8000
Replies: 16
Views: 9345

Re: Dura Ace 9000 / 9001 or new Ultegra R8000

If you're anything like me, buy the Dura Ace if you have any doubts. Otherwise every time you look at the Ultegra equipped bike you will regret not buying it. Personally, I saw no need for Dura Ace and was therefore content with Ultegra 6800 which was the then latest iteration (and still am!). This...
by neilr4
Fri Apr 06, 2018 08:50 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dura Ace 9000 / 9001 or new Ultegra R8000
Replies: 16
Views: 9345

Re: Dura Ace 9000 / 9001 or new Ultegra R8000

I consider myself a Dura-Ace fan, had it on every bike I've owned. Recently crashed and damaged my 9000 rear mech and a mate was selling a set of ultegra R8000 mechs for 60 quid so I bought them to see me through until I got around to purchasing a DA rear..... Never expected there to be a difference...
by neilr4
Mon Feb 26, 2018 14:09 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Energy Bar Recipe
Replies: 20
Views: 1649

Re: Energy Bar Recipe

+1 If you follow the recipe as stated and divide into 12 portions and you'll get the following (per serving): Energy = 289 kcal Fat = 21.4 g - of which saturates = 4.4 g Carbohydrate = 11.3 g - of which sugars = 9.1 g Fibre = 6.5 g Protein = 10.2 g Those macros are absolutely woeful in terms of fue...
by neilr4
Sun Feb 25, 2018 19:25 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Energy Bar Recipe
Replies: 20
Views: 1649

Re: Energy Bar Recipe

GCN do a good recipe for energy bars but I've found it to contain too many calories!! Below is the best recipe I have found! For anybody looking for a recipe for energy bars without complex carbs and only using simple sugars that are very quickly converted during excercise: Raw almonds 420 Gr (I lik...
by neilr4
Sun Feb 25, 2018 19:07 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Cycling on Atkins diet
Replies: 38
Views: 3666

Re: Cycling on Atkins diet

I have tried the low carb (Atkins) and the 5:2 diets! I'm a 'put-on-weight-easy'type of guy....... late 40's and even during the racing season I can get a 'belly' from eating without restrictions. This time last year I managed to get my weight down to 72 kg using a combination of low-carb and 5:2 th...
by neilr4
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Which fast Road tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Which fast Road tyres

I'm due to be getting a set of carbon clinchers soon for my Spesh Tarmac that will need tyres. I currently run S-Works Turbos (26c) but can't decide if I want another set of them on the new wheels. I really like the turbos, and even though they are soft, I haven't had any punctures on them. Does an...
by neilr4
Sat Feb 10, 2018 17:57 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Ultegra di2 vs dura ace mechanical
Replies: 14
Views: 11187

Re: Ultegra di2 vs dura ace mechanical

When I purchased my current racer in 2016 I too was caught between DA9000 mech or 6800 di2 but ended up going with the DA because of the ease of repair etc. and I found 6800 just plain dull and boring, plus the shifter buttons were a little on the small side. Now however? Since the new DA9100 has hi...
by neilr4
Sat Feb 10, 2018 17:37 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Which fast Road tyres
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Which fast Road tyres

I'm due to be getting a set of carbon clinchers soon for my Spesh Tarmac that will need tyres. I currently run S-Works Turbos (26c) but can't decide if I want another set of them on the new wheels. I really like the turbos, and even though they are soft, I haven't had any punctures on them. Does an...

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