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by Berk Bonebonce
Sat Sep 03, 2011 21:05 pm
Forum: Discuss the website with the team
Topic: How to Make a Stupid Forum ...
Replies: 2
Views: 700

I gonna find myself a more usable forum not run by greedy and avoricious types overly interested in bombarding me with adverts originating from sources I have not chosen to communicate with, like www.secure-au.imrworldwide.com, google syndicates, and at least one other.
by Berk Bonebonce
Sat Sep 03, 2011 20:43 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: 2011 Cervelo R3 with Red/Rotor
Replies: 16
Views: 5257

I think the 3D+ cranks have a lot going for them. I believe they are a pretty universal fit; useful if you want to fit them to another frame or sell them or whatever. This silly creation of numerous BB standards is very American.
by Berk Bonebonce
Fri Sep 02, 2011 18:49 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: No barrel adjuster on my front mech
Replies: 13
Views: 8263

You really need an adjuster for a rear mech, but not so a front mech. You can generally set up a front mech just fine without one - its operation is a whole lot less sensitive.
by Berk Bonebonce
Wed Aug 31, 2011 16:16 pm
Forum: Discuss the website with the team
Topic: How to Make a Stupid Forum ...
Replies: 2
Views: 700

How to Make a Stupid Forum ...

You know, not all people using your website do so via some superfast internet connection. Have you ever tried looking at it via a slow connection, like a GPRS connection? A good web designer might do just that ... The file sizes of the ads are just too large. You are losing users because the ads do ...
by Berk Bonebonce
Tue Aug 30, 2011 19:54 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Compact bars....any use for rider who rides 100% on hoods ?
Replies: 6
Views: 606

If you are 100% on the hoods it begs the question: Can you reach the drops if you wanted to? A shorter stem usually makes the drops more reachable.
by Berk Bonebonce
Tue Aug 30, 2011 17:07 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: No feeling in my toes!
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Road shock. Tyres too hard. And then try some sports insoles with dampeners.
by Berk Bonebonce
Tue Aug 30, 2011 15:18 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Sportive geometry
Replies: 10
Views: 938

I'd try a saddle with more padding and lower pressures in your tyres before buying a new bike.
by Berk Bonebonce
Mon Aug 29, 2011 19:16 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: My bike - Trek 1.5 Triple
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

I keep my spare tube and tyre levers in my back pocket of whatever I am wearing.
by Berk Bonebonce
Sun Aug 28, 2011 19:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Most Comfortable Road bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 7652

Having more experienced riders pass comment on your position is no bad thing, like you might get in a club. Also, taking a picture of yourself side on can also give indications of poor positioning.
by Berk Bonebonce
Sun Aug 28, 2011 19:24 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultegra6700 Hollowtech II BB not quite fitting...!
Replies: 7
Views: 594

Just a thought ... If the bb shell is drilled for the purpose of fitting an under bracket cable guide, just make sure the screw holding it in place isn't protruding into the bb shell and fouling the cup you are trying to screw in.
by Berk Bonebonce
Sun Aug 28, 2011 00:39 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: WooHoo!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: WooHoo!!

Secteur wrote:it's hilly++ where I live!


Riding the hills hard provides a good workout. They are what you might call 'more interesing intervals', in as much as there is usually some downhill afterwards which provides chance for some recovery.
by Berk Bonebonce
Sun Aug 28, 2011 00:33 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Tyres, gatorskins?
Replies: 35
Views: 3453

I like to avoid stupidly-named products. Like 'Gatorskin', 'Toupe' and 'MegaExo'. I have found the less marketing-orientated and more understated brands in cycling to be producers of the better products. The Schwalbe Marathon Plus is a puncture resistant tyre with a good reputation, and is available...
by Berk Bonebonce
Sun Aug 28, 2011 00:17 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Hybrid bike with MTB chainset
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Hybrid bike with MTB chainset

In my opinion 95% of the bikes sold these days are over geared.! Absolutely spot-on. But the cycle trade isn't headed by enlightened and far-sighted individuals that necessarily have the needs of the consumer in mind. And bigger sprockets at the back is a cack-handed way of getting lower gears. I u...
by Berk Bonebonce
Sat Aug 27, 2011 18:03 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: My second hand trek 1200,dont judge a book by its..(UPDATED)
Replies: 20
Views: 13298

Well, seen as it takes full length mudguards you got no excuses for not going out in poor winter weather.
by Berk Bonebonce
Sat Aug 27, 2011 17:26 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Need 1 1/4" stem for a CANYON - help!
Replies: 18
Views: 20487

Yes ... getting my Imperial measures mixed up.

Seen as the new tapered steerer size is more of a Giant thing than a Canyon thing, I would expect to see some Giant stems with 31,8 stem clamps on the after-sales market sooner or later.
by Berk Bonebonce
Sat Aug 27, 2011 17:02 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Campag Ultra torque BB Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 527

The socket-type BB tools are crap - too easy to damage cups. Check out T4435 from Tacx with a clever plastic insert.
by Berk Bonebonce
Fri Aug 26, 2011 20:37 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Need 1 1/4" stem for a CANYON - help!
Replies: 18
Views: 20487

You might be able to find a suitable shim.
by Berk Bonebonce
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seat nose angle
Replies: 12
Views: 982

white91 wrote:I have only been riding 3 weeks .


I think this sadlle pointing down thing can seem intuative to newcomers to cycling. But a level saddle is accepted practice. Any newcomer to road cycling can expect a few aches and pains no matter how well his/her bike is set up.
by Berk Bonebonce
Thu Aug 25, 2011 22:01 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Electronic Braking
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Electronic gear shifting has been and gone and come back again. See MAVIC Zap/Mektronic. Time will tell if it's here to stay this time ...
by Berk Bonebonce
Thu Aug 25, 2011 17:07 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: What bike would you reccommend??
Replies: 13
Views: 1278

If the bike will be used for commuting and if you would like to commute quite a lot:-

a) A bike that can take full length mudguards.
b) A bike that can take a rack.

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