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by JamLala
Sun Aug 18, 2019 15:56 pm
Forum: Second hand road bikes
Topic: Trek 1.2 56cm Aluminium racing bike
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Trek 1.2 56cm Aluminium racing bike

I am selling the bike that got me into cycling first, and now I have too many so one has to go! This bike is approximately 10 years old and, there are a few superficial scuffs etc associated with it's age (see photos). But it is an ideal bike for a first/winter/commuting machine. The highlights are ...
by JamLala
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Second hand road bike parts, tools and clothing
Topic: Shimano 6800 Ultegra Road Groupset 50/34T 172.5mm 11-28T UNUSED.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Shimano 6800 Ultegra Road Groupset 50/34T 172.5mm 11-28T UNUSED.

arlowood wrote:Can you clarify - Title states cassette is 11-28 while listing details show cassette to be 11-32.

Which one is on offer - thanks


Hi there, my apologies the correct cassette is 11-28T. Sorry for any confusion!
by JamLala
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Second hand road bike parts, tools and clothing
Topic: Shimano 6800 Ultegra Road Groupset 50/34T 172.5mm 11-28T UNUSED.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Shimano 6800 Ultegra Road Groupset 50/34T 172.5mm 11-28T UNUSED.

This is my totally UNUSED Shimano Ultegra 6800 road rim groupset in GREY. I bought this a year ago to fit on one of my bikes, but I never have done! The components are still in their original wrapping, but were just removed for the photograph. Please ask if you want any more close-up pictures and I ...
by JamLala
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Second hand road bike parts, tools and clothing
Topic: Shimano Ultegra 6800 wheelset
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Shimano Ultegra 6800 wheelset

I'm selling a pair of Shimano Ultegra 6800 700mm diameter road bike wheels for rim brakes. They were purchased as a replacement for the wheels that came on my original road bike that had 8 speeds. I'm pretty happy that they will take 9, 10, 11 speed cassettes also. The wheels have seen limited use a...
by JamLala
Fri May 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres

what about x-king or a trail king tyre? What's on the bike now? It is really muddy all the way around that place as you might be better with a proper mud tyre on the bike? Smart Sams are on the bike that got bogged, and WTB Ranchers on the new bike, which I'm not sure about mud performance on? What...
by JamLala
Fri May 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres

The old Smart Sam with the diamonds along the centreline or the new one? The former is rubbish in mud, the latter a bit better but the near continuous centre tread band is not conducive to mud grip. Ron Front, Ralph rear for me also. The Ranger may just about do on the rear to save money! I'm not s...
by JamLala
Thu May 09, 2019 18:51 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres

Well here’s the thing. I have a brand new Scott Scale that I haven’t ridden yet, and last nights mid-fest wasn’t going to be the night!
The tyres on that are WTB Rangers, the ones that got bogged last night were Schalbe Smart Sams...
by JamLala
Thu May 09, 2019 16:52 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Muddy/intermediate XC tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Muddy/intermediate XC tyres

Hi all My apologies if this question has been answered elsewhere, I have searched briefly but it found a lot. I did Beastway last night and had a horrible DNF in the claggy mud of Hog Hill. I’m after some recommendations for a good XC muddy/intermediate tyre that hopefully doesn’t block as badly as ...
by JamLala
Fri Jan 25, 2019 14:48 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Best 29er upgrade wheels for up to £400
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Best 29er upgrade wheels for up to £400

Hi all, I have a Cube Attention which I cannot afford to upgrade totally, so I'll start with wheels.
29er up to £400, for general trail riding/XC racing. Just looking to lighten the load really!
by JamLala
Tue Jul 31, 2018 09:40 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Budget waterproof jacket, and multi lensed sunnies.
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Budget waterproof jacket, and multi lensed sunnies.

Imposter wrote:
JamLala wrote: I dropped them on a hill and wasn't going to stop, they were only a few quid anyway)


JamLala wrote:Sorry for the limited budget but I'm not going to throw money away, I'm not loaded!


Spot the irony...


The ones I lost weren’t worth anything either. Thanks for your help!
by JamLala
Mon Jul 30, 2018 22:56 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Budget waterproof jacket, and multi lensed sunnies.
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Budget waterproof jacket, and multi lensed sunnies.

Hi all. Riding a very wet Pru yesterday lead to me losing my sunnies (sorry for the littering, I dropped them on a hill and wasn't going to stop, they were only a few quid anyway) and I'd like a new pair for sub £30, any suggestions? Also, my old faithful Altura waterproof has finally decided to bec...
by JamLala
Fri Jul 20, 2018 08:57 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New race bike
Replies: 0
Views: 120

New race bike

Hi all, I'm sure there are many answers to this question out there but I'm looking for a new race bike, mainly for circuit races. I have a budget of approx £1500 - £2000, should I go cheap and cheerful from Planet X/Ribble, should I hang out for a Specialized Tarmac in a sales somewhere (hard to fin...
by JamLala
Fri Jul 20, 2018 08:45 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New race bike
Replies: 15
Views: 861

New race bike

Hi all, I'm sure there are many answers to this question out there but I'm looking for a new race bike, mainly for circuit races. I have a budget of approx £1500 - £2000, should I go cheap and cheerful from Planet X/Ribble, should I hang out for a Specialized Tarmac in a sales somewhere (hard to fin...
by JamLala
Fri Jul 20, 2018 06:49 am
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: New race bike
Replies: 24
Views: 5073

New race bike

Hi all, I'm sure there are many answers to this question out there but I'm looking for a new race bike, mainly for circuit races. I have a budget of approx £1500 - £2000, should I go cheap and cheerful from Planet X/Ribble, should I hang out for a Specialized Tarmac in a sales somewhere (hard to fin...
by JamLala
Sat Apr 21, 2018 07:46 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seized seatpost - BAD
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Seized seatpost - BAD

Hi all My metal (I think) seatpost has seized into my carbon bike frame and WILL NOT BUDGE! I have tried:- a) constant boiling water drenchings, b) weeks of WD40 spraying hoping that it will gradually sink in c) brute force d) brute force e) brute force!! I have take it to my LBS and they can't fix ...
by JamLala
Mon Nov 20, 2017 09:04 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Hydraulic disc brake advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Hydraulic disc brake advice

Hi all, I have some pretty poor cable disc brakes that came with my bike. I'm looking for a set of good value hydraulic disc brakes to improve my lack of braking! Any suggested types to try?
by JamLala
Thu Nov 16, 2017 18:03 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Cyclocross Club wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Cyclocross Club wanted

My main aim when I go off exploring is to find a nice quiet hilly/technical section where I can simulate an hour race without having to worry about joggers, dog walkers, horses etc. I see that you mentioned Brentwood JamLala earlier, so on the off chance you know anywhere in or around Thorndon Coun...
by JamLala
Thu Nov 16, 2017 16:07 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Cyclocross Club wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Cyclocross Club wanted

There is a lack of places to ride any practice cx. People don't like you destroying the grass on there parks playing fields & creating mud baths for some reason :evil: Alot of landowners dog walker types hate/prohibit cyclists so practice has to be steathly unless you have acess to your own pri...
by JamLala
Mon Nov 13, 2017 14:08 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Cyclocross Club wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 1294

Re: Cyclocross Club wanted

join a mtb club mtb skills are handy for cx As is road fitness :D Indeed. If you're looking for people to travel to CX races with, to chat to at CX races, to practice riding off-camber mud with on a Wednesday evening in December, or with whom to share pit duties, you probably want a club with some ...

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