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by mr_eddy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bang for buck options
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: Bang for buck options

If I dropped the gp5000 tyres and sold the stock wheels on classified reckon I could pay for the custom paint option and recover Costs? Baby blue to purple fade maybe or grey teal to black ?
by mr_eddy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bang for buck options
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: Bang for buck options

Another look at the Ribble SL and it looks mint! Think I would keep the stock wheels and buy the above mentioned selcof 50mm , that would save £200 compared to Mavics and still under budget, maybe opt for the gp5000 tyre upgrade. Total weight should be under 8kg. So far that is now my top pick...
by mr_eddy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bang for buck options
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: Bang for buck options

Looking also at Rose SL - not technically aero but £1300 gets me mechanical ultegra then another £500 gets me some selcof 50mm carbon clinchers, add on £70-100 for a set of 25mm GP5000 and I reckon I am just under £2k and weight should drop from 8kg stock to about 7.8kg Anyone got an experience with...
by mr_eddy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bang for buck options
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: Bang for buck options

Cervelo no longer available :(
by mr_eddy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bang for buck options
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: Bang for buck options

Thanks both look promising !
by mr_eddy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 09:15 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bang for buck options
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Bang for buck options

Hi all So due to some complicated and frankly boring personal/medical events next summer I will be off the back for quite some time from next summer onwards. I have never been fiscally gifted enough to be able to experience top end components, I have never had a 11 speed groupset for example nor had...
by mr_eddy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 13:49 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rear wheel binding issue
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Rear wheel binding issue

So I bought a wheelset from SuperStar Components recently in the summer offer section. They are 700c Arc31 with SuperStar Switch Ultra hubs. The rear hub came setup for standard QR , Anyway it looks like the rear wheel has a locknut / adapter thing on the non drive side that takes the large hollow a...
by mr_eddy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Merlin Malt Gravel Bike
Replies: 0
Views: 755

Merlin Malt Gravel Bike

So no really a 'new' bike as I have had it for 6 months. Its is now my only bike so it can do everything, Pannier racks / guard mounts etc all present and correct. Original purchase price was £649 from Merlin which I think was a bargain considering full Tiagra 4700 / Mavic wheels and Full tapered ca...
by mr_eddy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 13:11 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mish Mash cassette?
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Mish Mash cassette?

Further to my last post about the new rear mech I am now getting closer to a nice 1x setup. I have the RX400 clutch rear mech on & working well with my Tiagra 4700 shifters, I have the 40t front superstar Narrow/Wide ring up front so chain tension is sorted! Currently I have a choice of 2 casset...
by mr_eddy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tiagra 4700 STI Rear Mech options
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Tiagra 4700 STI Rear Mech options

Update - Went with a GRX RX400 (10 speed specific) and its designed to work with 'current 10 speed road systems' (read Tiagra 4700). Anyway bolted on and after a bit of adjustment works well. A bit more friction from the chain but I put that down to the clutch (which I can turn off on road sections)...
by mr_eddy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 09:07 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tiagra 4700 STI Rear Mech options
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Tiagra 4700 STI Rear Mech options

Think I have just found the answer - Shimano GRX the new gravel specific stuff, The 10 speed rear mech is listed on Shimano website as 'compatible with current 10 speed dual control lever', Comes with clutch and can take up to 40t out back so just need to see how much one of these is.
by mr_eddy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 08:45 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tiagra 4700 STI Rear Mech options
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Tiagra 4700 STI Rear Mech options

Hi All So I have Tiagra 4700 shifters (the new under the bar routing version) and I am running a single ring 40t chainring with a 11-32 rear cassette (also Tiagra). My rear 4700 mech is really noisy, Its got steadily worse over time. I am pretty good with the spanners so I have checked all the usual...
by mr_eddy
Thu May 30, 2019 08:42 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Good value carbon wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

Re: Good value carbon wheels

Sorry for late reply - Been on hols!

Thanks for all the links , Will check them out.

:)
by mr_eddy
Fri May 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Good value carbon wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

Good value carbon wheels

Hi All Looking to get a 2nd disc wheelset for longer rides in the evenings and with the gang on Sunday. Never having ridden carbon wheels before I would like to give them a bash, I like the deep section look and as we know aero does count! but I can't justify dropping £1000s on a set of ZIPP/VISION ...
by mr_eddy
Thu May 02, 2019 08:15 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Hyrdraulics vs spyres?
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: Hyrdraulics vs spyres?

Hyd/rd look interesting might give them a bash

Ta
by mr_eddy
Thu May 02, 2019 08:14 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Hyrdraulics vs spyres?
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: Hyrdraulics vs spyres?

Ok may go hydro tho - seems alot tho to get hydro £400 for new tiagra hydro shifters , calipers and adapters. Bike only cost me £649 new
by mr_eddy
Thu May 02, 2019 07:05 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Hyrdraulics vs spyres?
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Hyrdraulics vs spyres?

My bike (A Merlin Malt G gravel bike) has Tektro Lyra cable discs and to be honest after 5 months riding (and decent after market pads) they still suck, power is low and modulation fairly poor. I have to run them mega loose to avoid hideous brake screech. I am defo getting rid, I have 2 options but ...
by mr_eddy
Fri Jan 11, 2019 13:35 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Commuting 20ish miles per day on an MTB
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: Commuting 20ish miles per day on an MTB

I echo the others - Slick tyres in 28-40c widths would be best. Look for slightly higher TPI (threads per inch) as this tends to indicate more supple and better qaulity rubber. The grip from a bike tyre is mostly due to rubber compound and pressure (not tread pattern). This is why F1 cars use slicks...
by mr_eddy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 16:36 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: DA 7800 good deal ?
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: DA 7800 good deal ?

Thanks for replies, I think I will give it a punt.
by mr_eddy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 09:09 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: DA 7800 good deal ?
Replies: 8
Views: 610

DA 7800 good deal ?

What is the DA 7800 groupset like ? I have the opportunity to buy a near mint condition DA groupset (shifters/Mechs/chainset/brakes) for £150 - Seems like a steal to me but would it be a backwards step in terms of performance compared to my current Tiagra 4600 ? Both have external gear cables which ...

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