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by Singleton
Fri Oct 18, 2019 14:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: bike bibs and short
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: bike bibs and short

If you are palling to ride 1000 km next year, I suggest you go and try some clothes on, buy some and start training.
by Singleton
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Garmin 530 £50 cashback deal
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Garmin 530 £50 cashback deal

So....not only did I pay full retail at £259.99, but also missed out on everything else. I'm usually quite a savvy shopper, but in my haste to order this before a big ride I obviously have missed EVERYTHING! As if I didn't feel bad enough! :lol: :lol: That's a real bummer - but hey at least you got...
by Singleton
Fri Oct 18, 2019 07:55 am
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Ribble CGR SL
Replies: 12
Views: 1875

Re: Ribble CGR SL

Nice bike. I have a Cube Cross Race pro which I do something similar with - winter road duties it runs DT Swiss wheels with 28mm Michelin Pro4 tyres and off road duties it has the original cube wheels with 40mm Continental AT tyres. I also have to re-adjust the rear disc when changing wheels. I thou...
by Singleton
Tue Oct 15, 2019 09:00 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: New bike advice
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: New bike advice

If you want speed for 70% of your riding then a bit of gravel trails etc I'd be looking at CX / gravel bike with tyres around 42,s. I totally agree - what you describe is exactly what gravel bikes were designed and built for. I've got a Cube CX and I go out on that with my mates when they are on th...
by Singleton
Mon Oct 14, 2019 14:26 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 767

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

Buy what you like.
I've just bought a new tarmac with 50mm wheels - as it is a great all round frame/wheel combo and the frame is supposed to be as Aero as an early venge was.
New Cannondale Supersix is apparently quite aero as well.
by Singleton
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:26 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 114
Views: 2417

Re: Ban SUVs

Frankly Most modern cars are shoot and have wheels that make the ride harsh and in practical for the real world roads. Also.modern cars suspension is way to stiff. In fairness, I think that's the spec people choose. My Audi has 17" wheels and "standard" suspension - but even so it ha...
by Singleton
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:22 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 114
Views: 2417

Re: Ban SUVs

I have these on my fwd Audi A6 Avant - and I suspect that they will not last as long as summer tyres. I've just decided in the great scheme of things to accept a bit lower mileage for the convenience and safety. They might still be cheaper than buying 2 sets of wheels / tyres and paying someone to s...
by Singleton
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:14 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Weird imperfection in new Cannondale carbon frame
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Weird imperfection in new Cannondale carbon frame

That could be caused by an impact - but there could possibly be other causes as well.
by Singleton
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 114
Views: 2417

Re: Ban SUVs

For UK roads, you won't need 4wd - just as others have said, get some decent year round tyres.
All you need is some cross-climate tyres
https://youtu.be/2cgtmmtsqFA
by Singleton
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 114
Views: 2417

Re: Ban SUVs

I used to drive a VW Touareg V6 Diesel and really liked it. I now drive an A6 Estate 2.0 diesel and I really like it as well. It is as big, as fast, as comfortable, as capable, a bit quieter and 50% better on fuel with lower emissions. Should they be banned? Probably not - but they should have to co...
by Singleton
Fri Oct 04, 2019 16:48 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: (Aero) lightweight bike choice
Replies: 29
Views: 1212

Re: (Aero) lightweight bike choice

Just looked at a bunch of new bikes myself to replace my CAAD12.
In the end I went with a Spesh tarmac disc. It's light, it's stiff, it's as aero as the Venge used to be and it was on sale :-)
by Singleton
Tue Oct 01, 2019 16:06 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dream bike - what would you spend?
Replies: 116
Views: 3158

Re: Dream bike - what would you spend?

PoweredByIdris wrote:Have just bought the rim brake S-Works version in the sales. Also got Dura Ace mechanical to go on it


Nice.
Another of my mates has 3 or 4 tarmacs of various specs including an sl6 Sagan S-Works - but with electronic groupset.
by Singleton
Tue Oct 01, 2019 15:45 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dream bike - what would you spend?
Replies: 116
Views: 3158

Re: Dream bike - what would you spend?

It’s the same frame. They weigh the same and they use the same carbon layup. It’s down to the bits bolted on and a logo. There’s no argument. It’s the same frame. Mate has a 2019 Venge pro and was told that it's the same frame. Layup on both is 11r carbon - but they might describe them as "dif...
by Singleton
Tue Oct 01, 2019 15:39 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dream bike - what would you spend?
Replies: 116
Views: 3158

Re: Dream bike - what would you spend?

redvision wrote:
Singleton wrote:What would I spend one my new best bike?
Just spent £3.5k on a new one - arrives tomorrow.


What you gone for?


2019 Tarmac expert disc.
It's got the top tarmac frame without going to s-works, cl50 disc wheels (upgraded from the C38 standard fit) and mechanical Ultegra groupset.
by Singleton
Tue Oct 01, 2019 14:52 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Dream bike - what would you spend?
Replies: 116
Views: 3158

Re: Dream bike - what would you spend?

What would I spend one my new best bike?
Just spent £3.5k on a new one - arrives tomorrow.
by Singleton
Thu Sep 12, 2019 13:22 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Does stack and reach work?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Does stack and reach work?

Thanks for the comments. In comparaison, the C3 is higher Size 56 C3. Stack 595. Reach 382 mm This was comparing bikes from the same manufacturer - but what about doing so between different manufacturers? For example, if the stack is measured to the middle of the top of the headtube, is that always ...
by Singleton
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Does stack and reach work?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Does stack and reach work?

Or more specifically, does stack and reach provide a meaningful comparison between frame sizes? I'm aware that the best way to buy a bike is to test ride it . For example, take the current Cervelo R3 and S3 models. In reviews, the R3 is described as having geometry that is close to an endurance bike...
by Singleton
Wed Sep 11, 2019 09:55 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: trimming ultegra 8000
Replies: 21
Views: 828

Re: trimming ultegra 8000

Setting trim on the front can be tricky.
If you put too much tension into the cable, then the trim function does nothing.
You need to remove a bit of tension inn the cable to allow the trim to work.
by Singleton
Wed Sep 04, 2019 13:52 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Which bike is better?
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Which bike is better?

I looked for a cyclocross bike recently and ended up with a cube cross race. I got one with hydraulic discs, but mechanical discs and 105 comes in your budget: https://www.tweekscycles.com/uk/cube-cross-race-cyclocross-bike-2019-2003960/?sku=CUB28810053&istCompanyId=56f52ebf-49f3-492a-9cbb-cb6ab...
by Singleton
Tue Aug 27, 2019 13:36 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Kruiswijk out of the Vuelta
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Kruiswijk out of the Vuelta

Such a shame.
Jumbo-Visma said: “Steven Kruijswijk has abandoned the Vuelta. He’s suffering a sore knee due to the crash in the TTT and the pain has gotten worse.”

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