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by SkeetAM
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2231
Views: 156770

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?



Yeah, I thought that too. Nice to see a tubeless repair tools coming to market.
by SkeetAM
Fri Oct 04, 2019 13:13 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Toe Covers
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Toe Covers

Most robust ones I've found are the DHB ones. One pair still going strong after a few years of commuting.

The logo isn't as big as the image shows!

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-toe-cover-overshoe/
by SkeetAM
Wed Oct 02, 2019 14:39 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2231
Views: 156770

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Apologies if this has been posted before but what's the best thing to do / buy when your Mavic UST valves get bunged up? I think that's whats happened as it's got really hard getting air into the tyre. Not specific to Mavic but I've seen some comment about taking out the inner and cleaning it but o...
by SkeetAM
Mon Sep 30, 2019 20:46 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: The sound of silence
Replies: 18
Views: 1648

Re: The sound of silence

QR skewers .... always the first place to look. Clean them and tighten them real firm. I speak from experience. I bought a pair of wheels with titanium lightweight skewers and after a week or two of hunting for the cause of an ever-louder squeak I ended up in the bike shop. About three minutes late...
by SkeetAM
Mon Aug 26, 2019 19:05 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Santini VS Sportful VS Assos
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Santini VS Sportful VS Assos

I have worn Assos for years. However the missus got a couple of pairs of bib shorts with the pad that’s only attached at the front and back and I’m now tempted to look at other brands. Why’s that? Do you feel that the new floating chamois tech from Assos doesn’t work? It seems to pucker up at the s...
by SkeetAM
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2231
Views: 156770

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Anyone seen this sealant before? I bought it in Majorca because one of my tires wasn't holding air, even with a top-up of my Stans Race Sealant. I wasn't expecting much but it worked a treat, Absolutely stinks though.

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by SkeetAM
Wed Aug 21, 2019 08:18 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2231
Views: 156770

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

I’m actually finding the mavic UST tyres that came with the mavic rims surprisingly good . Very hard wearing and no punctures sofar . They look a bit narrow but don’t ride narrow or harsh in fairness I agree Gary. After having a set of original tubed WTS Mavic tyres on an earlier wheel set, I have ...
by SkeetAM
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: CO2 Inflator Recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: CO2 Inflator Recommendation

Used one of these for years. They're a bit more expensive than the rest but worth it because it's reliable. Works with both threaded and non-threaded and the base can store a single cartridge reversed the other way. The trigger has fine control, unlike many I've used. https://i.postimg.cc/VN7hpHVj/i...
by SkeetAM
Mon Aug 05, 2019 15:17 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fitting GP5000s
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Fitting GP5000s

The Kool Tool did seat the tyre when I tied the ends down. But it still needs tyres tying down!What would happen on a ride? Am I wrong in thinking that 5000s are designed to be ridden tubeless? haha no I took the nylon rope off just after this photo was taken. Maybe I should've posted a photo when ...
by SkeetAM
Mon Aug 05, 2019 14:29 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fitting GP5000s
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Fitting GP5000s

Franco di Banco wrote:I see a Kool Tool in the picture, and if that won't seat the tyres then they must be really difficult to work with.


The Kool Tool did seat the tyre when I tied the ends down. The other two tyre levers failed.
by SkeetAM
Mon Aug 05, 2019 14:19 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fitting GP5000s
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Fitting GP5000s

Poptart242 wrote:What is going on here? I'm not trolling or anything, just interested.


I had to tie the tire off at both ends so it didn't slip off the rim and lever it on.

It actually worked too! :D
by SkeetAM
Mon Aug 05, 2019 14:12 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fitting GP5000s
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Fitting GP5000s

Has anyone else found GP5000s a real pain to fit? I got a new set of wheels fitted (Hope 20Fives) and ordered some GP5000s to go on at the same time. I picked up the bike from the shop and it seemed fine when I stuck it in the boot of the car and then into the garage. The next day, the front was fl...
by SkeetAM
Mon Aug 05, 2019 13:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2231
Views: 156770

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

At the weekend I changed the rear tire to one of the new GP5000 tubeless. Bloody hell :shock: was it difficult to get on! I had to tie off both sides of the tire to the rim so the bead wouldn't slip and lever it on (see pic) Destroyed two tyre levers in the process. The only saving grace in this pro...
by SkeetAM
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mud guards for Cannondale Synapse (disc) 2018 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Mud guards for Cannondale Synapse (disc) 2018 ?

I have a Cannondale Synapse 2018 and have these fitted https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/accessories-c11/mudguards-c146/ncs-700c-mudguards-p22287 No cutting and nice strong fittings, work a treat. Why has no one told me these come in BRIGHT yellow! I trawled a few years ago, and there was none, I may ...
by SkeetAM
Mon Jul 29, 2019 14:19 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mud guards for Cannondale Synapse (disc) 2018 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Mud guards for Cannondale Synapse (disc) 2018 ?

I have a Cannondale Synapse 2018 and have these fitted https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/accessories-c11/mudguards-c146/ncs-700c-mudguards-p22287

No cutting and nice strong fittings, work a treat.
by SkeetAM
Wed Jul 24, 2019 09:27 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless virgins struggle
Replies: 60
Views: 3203

Re: Tubeless virgins struggle

So the biggest supporter of tubeless recommends taking a spare tyre when you go out????? Presumably one of Those massive pumps to get it seated and a bottle Of sealant too. I've been using tubeless on my road bike for 6/7 years (7k miles per year) and never carried a spare tyre (bike tyre :D). Only...
by SkeetAM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 17:34 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: TDF 2019, Stage 14: Tarbes > Tourmalet Barèges 20/07/2019 - 117,5 km *Spoilers*
Replies: 429
Views: 9534

Re: TDF 2019, Stage 14: Tarbes > Tourmalet Barèges 20/07/2019 - 117,5 km *Spoilers*

Above The Cows wrote:I am now very excited to see what Captain Julian Sparrow can do on a stage like stage 18 with 3 +2000 cols.


He'll canter up the last climb and let someone else take the stage honours so it doesn't look dubious :lol:
by SkeetAM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 15:27 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: TDF 2019, Stage 14: Tarbes > Tourmalet Barèges 20/07/2019 - 117,5 km *Spoilers*
Replies: 429
Views: 9534

Re: TDF 2019, Stage 14: Tarbes > Tourmalet Barèges 20/07/2019 - 117,5 km *Spoilers*

Feel like I've just been mugged and watched a piece of fiction, JA even eased off at the end and let Pinot win the stage pufft
by SkeetAM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 13:13 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cannondale 12mm thru axle
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Cannondale 12mm thru axle

whyamihere wrote:That looks similar to a DT Swiss one. On those, if you pull the lever outwards while the axle is tightened, it allows you to rotate the lever independently of the axle. Does that work with this one?


Worked a treat, thanks!
by SkeetAM
Sat Jul 20, 2019 09:15 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cannondale 12mm thru axle
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Cannondale 12mm thru axle

Before I ham-fistedly try something I'll regret, I thought it might be wise to ask if someone has any experience of altering the lever position on the Cannondale 12mm the axles? I'm not too bothered about being aero, I'd just like them to be in a neat position. https://i.postimg.cc/K1yXgz9y/IMG-5245...

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