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by handful
Sat Oct 12, 2019 13:47 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Assos Habu or Castelli Alpha ROS jersey
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: Assos Habu or Castelli Alpha ROS jersey

Have the Castelli Alpha. Great bit of kit, wear it pretty much from Nov-March as it suits a range of temps for me from around 4-12 degrees. Only slight criticism is that the water repellancy seems to wear off after a few washes but 20mins on cool tumble dry seems to refresh the DWR treatment. Could...
by handful
Thu Oct 03, 2019 19:55 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Do you think this new Ritchey carbon stem is genuine....?
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Do you think this new Ritchey carbon stem is genuine....?

I take it you've noticed it may be a second with a flaw which probably isn't ideal being carbon? Probably nothing to worry about but it would probably put me off. Oh no I never picked that up, where are you seeing that? If you open up "condition" it says:- New other (see details): An item...
by handful
Thu Oct 03, 2019 18:33 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Stopping at shops without a lock?
Replies: 53
Views: 2442

Re: Stopping at shops without a lock?

Worth considering one of those locks similar to cable ties, they come with keys or combinations and are easy to carry.. https://www.hiplok.com/product-category/security-ties/ https://www.hiplok.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Z-LOK-COMBO-YELLOW-PRODUCT-IMAGE.jpg I have one of these in my back pocket...
by handful
Thu Oct 03, 2019 18:26 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Do you think this new Ritchey carbon stem is genuine....?
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Do you think this new Ritchey carbon stem is genuine....?

I take it you've noticed it may be a second with a flaw which probably isn't ideal being carbon? Probably nothing to worry about but it would probably put me off.
by handful
Thu Oct 03, 2019 18:22 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Should I insure my bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 3679

Re: Should I insure my bike?

Consider changing your insurer. if I had one I might... :wink: Your choice but I have full house contents insurance (including all bikes) worldwide with all bells & whistles and no stupid restrictions or rules for £302. With which company. Pedalcover. I've only had cover with standard contents ...
by handful
Wed Sep 04, 2019 20:13 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Need help with pedals
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Need help with pedals

I have a pair of these https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/pedals-cleats/shimano-deore-xt-pdt8000-single-sided-spd-clipless-pedals/ on my winter/pub bike and they work very well. Expensive but good quality and easy enough to clip in, you can feel if you are on the flat side so just flip over and stamp to cl...
by handful
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: GPS for tight short sighted luddite ?
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: GPS for tight short sighted luddite ?

Use disposable contacts whenever you're riding and stick with the Bolt. I only have to wear the right side one to enable me to see the Wahoo even on maximum data fields setting. +1 for the single contact lens. I never wear 2 because they can dry out an affect your vision on a long descent so best t...
by handful
Fri Aug 09, 2019 19:42 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Bike Fit Recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: Bike Fit Recommendations?

I've heard good things about the Bike Whisperer in Newbury.
by handful
Fri Aug 09, 2019 19:39 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Who buys a Ti Bike these days?
Replies: 76
Views: 4562

Re: Who buys a Ti Bike these days?

I recently splashed out on a Ti and really like it but I do think the "magic carpet" is exaggerated. Yes it's more comfortable than my alu and carbon bikes but you still feel bumps and potholes. I didn't expect anything different though and I have no regrets. I do see it as my "foreve...
by handful
Mon Aug 05, 2019 17:04 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Etap 11speed Upgrade kit v Ultegra R8000 Full Di2 Groupset
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Etap 11speed Upgrade kit v Ultegra R8000 Full Di2 Groupset

I assume you know SRAM have now released their new electronic AXS 12 speed groupsets? They also have a Force version for the first time. I know this doesn't help if you want to keep the chainset but it's an option if you want to upgrade everything. If you want an opinion of the 11 speed etap I've ha...
by handful
Mon Aug 05, 2019 16:57 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22196

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

I'm not going to try and match Daniel's review but FWIW I thoroughly enjoyed my first London 100, in fact my first century ride at the ripe old age of 57. I got in after 5 years of trying through the ballot with no variation on the diversity questions. I had a 15 mile ride to the start which wasn't ...
by handful
Mon Jul 29, 2019 20:22 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22196

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

I need to get from Chiswick to the start and i'm supposed to be in the Green area from 05:28-06:08 with an official start time of 06:56. I wanted to try and book the special overground train from Richmond (only 3 miles instead of 16 miles) but the early trains are booked up. I panic bought the last...
by handful
Mon Jul 29, 2019 19:41 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Short/snub nose saddle
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Short/snub nose saddle

I recently bought a Power Arc for my titanium bike, so far so good and I'm really hard to please with my saddles. I nearly went for another SMP Dynamic which is my favourite saddle to date and although I haven't done enough miles to be sure I think it might be the equal for me or possibly even more ...
by handful
Sat Jul 27, 2019 09:50 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Slightly more obscure top end shorts
Replies: 30
Views: 2566

Re: Slightly more obscure top end shorts

Have a look at Q36.5. They make some quality gear. Will have an investigate. A bit late now but Pactimo Summit are superb I ordered a pair of Pactimo shorts a long while back now, I forget the model, raptor perhaps? Anyway, I went small, which is the smallest they do, and as I have a short torso, t...
by handful
Sat Jul 27, 2019 07:20 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Slightly more obscure top end shorts
Replies: 30
Views: 2566

Re: Slightly more obscure top end shorts

A bit late now but Pactimo Summit are superb and they regularly do a 30% off sale. I've tried most over the years but have yet to find a better pair. for me and they are always my go to pair for a long ride. (I have 2 pairs) I think if you contact one of their brand ambassadors they can get a 30% co...
by handful
Wed Jul 24, 2019 15:45 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22196

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

It's a flat ride from Chiswick to Stratford and at that time of day the roads will be quiet. I'd ride to the start, just take it nice and easy. I know that's an option but I'd rather save my energy for the ride if I can. I've not done a century before so I'm a bit cautious about over exerting mysel...
by handful
Wed Jul 24, 2019 15:38 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Decent tool bottle
Replies: 20
Views: 1060

Re: Decent tool bottle

I use a similar one made by Vittoria https://www.probikekit.co.uk/bicycle-tyre-tubular-accessories/vittoria-zip-case-bottle-cage-tool-bag/11435986.html?affil=thggpsad&switchcurrency=GBP&shippingcountry=GB&shoppingpid=ATM10_270418_&&thg_ppc_campaign=71700000052732842&gclid=EAI...
by handful
Wed Jul 24, 2019 15:23 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 22196

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

I need to get from Chiswick to the start and i'm supposed to be in the Green area from 05:28-06:08 with an official start time of 06:56. I wanted to try and book the special overground train from Richmond (only 3 miles instead of 16 miles) but the early trains are booked up. I panic bought the last ...
by handful
Sun Jul 21, 2019 16:28 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Giro cinder MIPS as a summer helmet?
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Giro cinder MIPS as a summer helmet?

I've got a Cinder, only bought it this year so not really had much hot weather and I'm not a profuse sweater either. I'm happy with it so far, comfortable and probably similar to my previous non MIPS Bell in terms of comfot in the heat experienced so far. I don't think it's particularly "mushro...
by handful
Sun Jul 14, 2019 20:15 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Get It While You Can!!..Age The Great Leveller!
Replies: 54
Views: 3563

Re: Get It While You Can!!..Age The Great Leveller!

A lot depends on how much riding you did vs how much you do now. I usually average around 16-17mph or a bit less with a more hilly ride but regularly get Strava PBs at the age of 57. On my 15 mile commute (when I do it) I usually average 17-17.5mph but that's pan flat albeit usually quite windy! I o...

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