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by Milese
Fri Apr 12, 2019 21:08 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Aero comparison
Replies: 12
Views: 1282

Re: Aero comparison

The headtube on that Dolan is really tall Yes I agree, however I’ve seen the bike at Dolan’s and it really looks good. Aesthetically yes. The Planet-x has pretty much the same geo as a Canyon Aeroad. But not everyone wants or needs such an aggressive position on the bike so you are pretty much buyi...
by Milese
Fri Apr 12, 2019 21:00 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon aeroad worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1861

Re: Canyon aeroad worth it?

Don’t get hung up on the aerodynamic difference between road bikes for time trialling, they’ll all be within a really small range. Its you on the bike that is 95% of the drag problem, and you can only really address that by using a dedicated TT bike. I’ve got a TT rig, but recently did a hilly on my...
by Milese
Fri Apr 12, 2019 20:41 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 156321

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

My first experience of tubeless road tyres, fitted some Hutchinson fusion 5 all season in 28mm to some Hunt Mason X wheels. Went on beautifully, pumped up with a track pump, ride really well, great grip and seems plenty fast enough for my training bike. Only issue is that after a week the front tyre...
by Milese
Fri Apr 12, 2019 20:26 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: French speed traps
Replies: 23
Views: 2260

Re: French speed traps

I got one from near Roscoff about a month ago from the end of August last year, so about 7 months delay.

56km in a 50km = 45 euros.

I was in convoy with a mate and he got the same, post landing on the same day.
by Milese
Fri Apr 12, 2019 20:23 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Vector 3 or Favero
Replies: 69
Views: 6061

Re: Vector 3 or Favero

I’ve got Assimoa Uno’s That Ive had since launch, as I pre ordered them, with them arriving Sept 2017. I’ve ridden them pretty much daily since, probably 10,000 miles, without any major issues. The batteries drained really quickly once, but think that might have been due to them not going to sleep o...
by Milese
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Favorite Tubeless Cyclocross Wheelset Disc (Carbon & Aluminum)
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Re: Favorite Tubeless Cyclocross Wheelset Disc (Carbon & Aluminum)

Favourite might be stretching it a bit given limited experience of different wheels, but I've just bought the Novatec CXD's in clincher and am very impressed. They are cheap (picked up from PBK for £295 with a code), match the claimed low weight and so far have been trouble free. I matched them tube...
by Milese
Sat Aug 18, 2018 17:05 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: What tyres are you racing on this winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 2883

Re: What tyres are you racing on this winter?

I think the regular x-ones are your best all round option. They're decent in mud, and fast for a knobbly. They're raced by some of the best in the country. The Bites are more specialist. Excellent, just had delivery of the allround's!! First time tubeless mounting inbound! Thanks for the replies.
by Milese
Thu Aug 16, 2018 18:57 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: 1x11 Conversion - Rear Mech's
Replies: 17
Views: 6830

Re: 1x11 Conversion - Rear Mech's

Does 10 speed mtb mech not work with 11 speed road?
by Milese
Thu Aug 16, 2018 13:46 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: TCX SLR1 single ring conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

TCX SLR1 single ring conversion

Sorry if this has been done before..... I want to change to single ring, planning for 11/32 cassette with a 38t chainring. Will convert a compact chainset with new bolts. Superstar chainring. Which rear mech should I go for? Dont want to spend too much, but don't want to drop the chain or carry load...
by Milese
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: What tyres are you racing on this winter?
Replies: 20
Views: 2883

What tyres are you racing on this winter?

I'm starting to plan for the CX season, only having dabbled for a few events over the last 5 or so years. I've got tubeless ready wheels (Novatec CXD) on my Giant TCX SLR1, but need to get some new tyres. I'd like (as I'm sure everyone would) to buy a single set of tyres that will be 'good enough' i...
by Milese
Sun Jul 08, 2018 20:15 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Girona to Hendeye - route and packing
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Girona to Hendeye - route and packing

I've bought a 2 pin USB charger so can just take that and the cables with no need for an adapter. My multi tool has a chain splitter. I'll be changing my kit every day, so taking two sets just gives me some flexibility around when I can wash it. I can also wear the long sleeve baselayer under my sho...
by Milese
Sat Jul 07, 2018 23:36 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Girona to Hendeye - route and packing
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Girona to Hendeye - route and packing

Thanks for the replies.

Is there not risk of it being wet and cold up some of the mountains?
by Milese
Sat Jul 07, 2018 08:18 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Girona to Hendeye - route and packing
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Girona to Hendeye - route and packing

Hi,  I mentioned on here before that I'm doing this trip, leaving next week. I've worked out a packing list and a route and wanted a sense check. The route is here, day by day: https://ridewithgps.com/users/1228781/routes After Hendeye we'll ride across to Irun and catch a coach to Santander to get ...
by Milese
Mon May 21, 2018 09:21 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Lightweight lock
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Lightweight lock

Hi, I’m riding through the Pyrenees unsupported in a couple of months and thought I better take a lock, for cafe’s, in hotels etc. I want something lightweight, so appreciate that its not going to be mega secure. There are two of us so something with a big of length will be helpful. Any recommendati...
by Milese
Tue Apr 17, 2018 20:56 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: DIY Raid Pyrennes
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: DIY Raid Pyrennes

Thanks. Yeah, flying to Perpignan makes sense, just means that we need to get to Stanstead, but thats probably easier than a France side transfer. Turns out that Irun is really close to Hendaye, and there is a train from Irun to Santander that takes just over 3 hours, and is really close to the ferr...
by Milese
Mon Apr 16, 2018 19:20 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: DIY Raid Pyrenees
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: DIY Raid Pyrenees

Im not knocking packages or those that use them at all. To me those that charge about a grand for a week are good value, your accomodation and food would easily cost the best part of that and obviously you get transport, routes, support, transfers, luggage moving, interpretation and a lot of peace o...
by Milese
Sun Apr 15, 2018 20:31 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Recommended routes/areas in Cornwall?
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Recommended routes/areas in Cornwall?

There is just loads of it mate. Pensilva / Minions / Upton Cross type area is fab. Climb from A30 to Davidstow and onto Trethorn is a fav of mine. Nothing too steep there, but a nice section, link to Bude or Boscastle etc or Launceston to Okehampton on the old A30, or Launceston to Tavi through Lame...
by Milese
Sun Apr 15, 2018 20:08 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: DIY Raid Pyrenees
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: DIY Raid Pyrenees

Thank you all for the advice.

I think the transfers make this a non starter.

xacasar wrote:Or, as some people suggested it, going with a company taking car of everything for you, example: http://www.bikebasque.com :wink:


e1800 make those guys a non starter....
by Milese
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: DIY Raid Pyrennes
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: DIY Raid Pyrennes

Thanks for the replies. Not fussed about doing an official route or getting a certificate for it. Happy to do a supported ride, but they all seem to be either 4 days which would be too much for my dad, or 10 days which i dont have time for.... Does anyone have details of the transfers at either end?
by Milese
Wed Apr 11, 2018 19:56 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: DIY Raid Pyrennes
Replies: 7
Views: 582

DIY Raid Pyrennes

Hi, I have agreed to go on a cycling holiday with my Dad this July and have agreement in principle from my wife. I’ve spent a bit of time looking around at organised trips but haven’t found anything that jumps out. We did Raid Alpine in 2010, Majorca in 2012 and Gran Canaria last March, and would qu...

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