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by Shimmyhill
Sat Mar 30, 2019 09:34 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 156105

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

almost everyone I know find gatorskins to be puncture prone. it not so much how often a tyre punctures but how easy it is to sort out. with tubeless for it to be easy to sort out the tyre has be retained by the rim if you loose all air. In that case all you need are good sticky tyre plugs. Bobones ...
by Shimmyhill
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 156105

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

I’m new to tubeless tyres due to a new Giant bike with 25c Giant tyres and have been reading up what I need to know. My previous road bike ran Gatorskins and while I never liked the feel of them I did like the lack of punctures so I’m hoping to get a setup that feels better but is as if not more pun...
by Shimmyhill
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 156105

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

I’m new to tubeless tyres due to a new Giant bike with 25c Giant tyres and have been reading up what I need to know. My previous road bike ran Gatorskins and while I never liked the feel of them I did like the lack of punctures so I’m hoping to get a setup that feels better but is as if not more pun...
by Shimmyhill
Fri Aug 09, 2013 13:16 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Best lights for road bike
Replies: 27
Views: 2458

Re: Best lights for road bike

I also run a smart light on flash mode and a smart lunar 1 at the rear, really pleased with the setup finally and would only change for the philips commuter light - will probably do that when they put a proper battery in it! Do you use more than one light at the rear? I've lost a rear light - it fe...
by Shimmyhill
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Best lights for road bike
Replies: 27
Views: 2458

Re: Best lights for road bike

Ive got a cree magic shine clone thing, dont like it as the wires and battery pack are a pain plus it has zero control over beam pattern so mostly blinds drivers coming at you on B roads at 60mph... i did get a replacement lens that made it loads better but it still lights up loads of the side of th...
by Shimmyhill
Sun May 12, 2013 15:30 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: A Long Sleeve baselayer that keeps you cool
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: A Long Sleeve baselayer that keeps you cool

Being a ginge i have to be very cautious, i have been using the Riemann P20 in recent years but i hate the feeling of suncream - are the craft arm coolers as good as the name says, im happy to keep using suncream if the advantage is cooler arms and protected but would happily buy some coolers if the...
by Shimmyhill
Sat May 11, 2013 18:10 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Should I enter my first sportive
Replies: 21
Views: 1594

Re: Should I enter my first sportive

I did my first Sportive last month, 60 miles and i generally ride 30+ on a ride with mates or 10 miles on the commute. I would say defi go for it, i didnt find the 60 miles that much harder than my normal rides but i did make sure i took in plenty of food and water. There were people on choppers and...
by Shimmyhill
Sun Apr 21, 2013 17:19 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Norfolk wind
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Norfolk wind

Heh, i live in Costessey!

The wind hasnt been took bad past week but was horrific for the Hethersett 30/60 last sunday esp on the second lap.
by Shimmyhill
Thu Mar 14, 2013 21:06 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Bibshorts on a budget!
Replies: 23
Views: 2650

Re: Bibshorts on a budget!

Wiggle have their top DHB on offer at 59.99 at the moment, bargain - mind i have some of the entry ones and for up to 2 hours they are good.
by Shimmyhill
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Crud Roadracer Mk2 Mud Guards.
Replies: 374
Views: 72509

Re: Crud Roadracer Mk2 Mud Guards.

Thanks, i had noticed moving them up seemed to make it better but then i got to the top of the helicopter tape i had put on - will re do them in the week and see if i can make them a bit better!
by Shimmyhill
Sat Mar 09, 2013 22:36 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Crud Roadracer Mk2 Mud Guards.
Replies: 374
Views: 72509

Re: Crud Roadracer Mk2 Mud Guards.

Anyone running these on a Ribble Sportive 7005 or advice how i can check if they will fit ok? The clue is in the thread - even on this very page! :wink: Was it, i couldnt see it even now looking... Anyway - i got them and they do fit, as soon as you hit water or mud/dust they rub on the tyres until...
by Shimmyhill
Tue Jan 01, 2013 14:09 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Rodi Airline Evo Clinchers
Replies: 11
Views: 20658

Re: Rodi Airline Evo Clinchers

I have these on my Ribble and i echo the thoughts, the amount of flex from them when standing up is pretty shocking - fine for set that came with the bike but i wouldnt want to buy them as an 'upgrade'
by Shimmyhill
Sun Nov 25, 2012 13:32 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: bike light around £100 - Still confused.
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: bike light around £100 - Still confused.

I have a magicshine clone and they are very bright but not very suitable for road use, uncontrolled light and blind anything coming towards you - i imagine excellent in the mtb world. I have a different lens that does at least focus the beam better but still no cutoff, fashioning a solution to this ...
by Shimmyhill
Sat Nov 03, 2012 21:20 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Commuting Lights
Replies: 24
Views: 4295

Re: Commuting Lights

Thats some epic ghetto DIY you have going on there! I got a new lens for the MS clone and while it helps with beam pattern it does nothing for oncomming drivers being dazzled :( Looking at this bad boy now, could be a very good light for what i want http://www.myfenix.co.uk/retail/fenix-bt20-bike-li...
by Shimmyhill
Fri Nov 02, 2012 19:30 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: British Cycling Halfords discount
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

Re: British Cycling Halfords discount

I have never had to pay first, just reserve them online go to counter collect and pay with voucher.
by Shimmyhill
Fri Nov 02, 2012 15:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New GPS unit, around £100, suggestions please?
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: New GPS unit, around £100, suggestions please?

I have the Bryton 40 and its a nice bit of kit, the website is a bit ropey but i just export the data to Strava so nothing to worry about - so far been very pleased with it.
by Shimmyhill
Sun Oct 28, 2012 18:47 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Crud Roadracer Mk2 Mud Guards.
Replies: 374
Views: 72509

Re: Crud Roadracer Mk2 Mud Guards.

Anyone running these on a Ribble Sportive 7005 or advice how i can check if they will fit ok?
by Shimmyhill
Thu Oct 25, 2012 19:28 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Commuting Lights
Replies: 24
Views: 4295

Re: Commuting Lights

Rose bikes have the Philips Saferide 80 for about €95/£75UK. Looks like the existing version though. http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/search/find/?q=philips I haven't read your link yet but I'd be interested to see how much the duration is improved on the new model. As I mentioned in my previous posts, t...
by Shimmyhill
Sat Oct 13, 2012 13:08 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Bryton Sport Website
Replies: 9
Views: 1879

Re: Bryton Sport Website

I find the brytonsport website a bit rubbish, i just send them all to Strava once uploaded into the bryton site!
by Shimmyhill
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Turn by turn Bryton 35/40??
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Turn by turn Bryton 35/40??

Have you looked at the Bryton 50 - full gps mapping? I have a 40 and while i havent used the mapping in the wild i put a route on and it just shows where you are on the route - a line as obv no map. Im sure someone who uses it will explain better but well worth a look at the 50! I use the cadence se...

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