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by mw22
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: The sound of silence
Replies: 18
Views: 1646

Re: The sound of silence

I've just been going mental with a really bad creaking... only occurred out the saddle and was fresh from a service. Was convinced it was pedal/cleat combo... so swapped the whole lot for a ride. No difference... Sounds always seems to emit from bottom bracket, but I've made that mistake before. Thi...
by mw22
Fri Aug 09, 2019 08:50 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Low Profile Lids?
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: Low Profile Lids?

Was also looking at the Planet X Carnac range but obviously can't try one on. I seem to suffer from similar issues to you - numerous expensive helmets never sat right, anything pointy was always off centre. I've now got 3 Carnacs and all fit me very well. They are light enough that I sometimes have...
by mw22
Tue May 07, 2019 15:08 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Tyre lever recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Tyre lever recommendation

Carbonne wrote:Try a Tyrekey....works a treat and made in Yorkshire !


I've got a tyre key - I can't get it under the bead at all. Great for the other functions when I've got something under the bead... till then tyrekey not worked at all for me.
by mw22
Wed May 01, 2019 14:51 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Tyre lever recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Tyre lever recommendation

How do you mean "releasing the bead"? Push it away from the outside of the rim (where the brake track is) towards the centre (where the spoke nipples and rim tape are) all the way round, on both sides. This will allow it to sit in the (normally) deeper bit towards the centre of the rim, c...
by mw22
Wed May 01, 2019 14:04 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Tyre lever recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: Tyre lever recommendation

david7m wrote:+1 Pedro's.
Are you releasing the bead all round to create extra slack first?


How do you mean "releasing the bead"?
Sorry, dumb question (considering how many tyres I have took off!) just really struggling with current tyre/rim combo.
by mw22
Mon Apr 29, 2019 14:54 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Tyre lever recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Tyre lever recommendation

Hi, Anyone got any suggestions for good tyre levers? Running continental 4 seasons 28mm and my issue is getting a lever under the bead. Once I've got it hooked, I can get the tyre off reasonably easily. But it's so tight I find most levers won't get under the bead or have enough "bend" to ...
by mw22
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Any Kuota owners out there?
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Any Kuota owners out there?

Had a Kuota Kebel for almost a decade now! Still think it looks great, no idea how it compares to other carbon machines as had no inclination to swap it. Been used for Tri's, commutes and some long distance stuff - can't really fault it. Don't see many around - but don't see that as a good or bad th...
by mw22
Fri Jan 11, 2019 09:57 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Bluetooth headphones
Replies: 18
Views: 3050

Re: Bluetooth headphones

I find the volume controls that are in the cord and dangle down really annoying as it swings about. You can get some where the controls and battery are in the actual ear part, i find these much better. something like: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Headphones-Bluetooth-Mpow-Waterproof-Cancelling/dp/B073C...
by mw22
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Unpadded "waterproof" bib tights
Replies: 20
Views: 1135

Re: Unpadded "waterproof" bib tights

NitrousOxide wrote:https://www.merlincycles.com/funkier-s-978w-winter-aqua-repellant-bib-tights-87077.html

Recently bought a pair, but yet to go for any ride in them , never mind a rainy one to see how effective they are! :lol:


How was the sizing? Guide looks a bit.... vague
by mw22
Fri Nov 09, 2018 15:53 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling clothes for visibility... or not?
Replies: 108
Views: 4901

Re: Cycling clothes for visibility... or not?

Chris Bass wrote:
hi-vis yellow isn't always the best option:



Completely agree - I almost had a head on with another cyclist who had the sun behind him and was full yellow hi viz. I suspect black wouldve contrasted far better in that instance.
by mw22
Wed Nov 07, 2018 16:59 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling clothes for visibility... or not?
Replies: 108
Views: 4901

Re: Cycling clothes for visibility... or not?

I started off by commuting in black, then transitioned to red tops.... and just became more and more conscious of what I could see and when. Fluro tops are great in dusk... but also worse than black when the sun is low but bright. So the conditions to play a massive part in my mind.. My go to - Red ...
by mw22
Thu Oct 25, 2018 14:38 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: 4DP. Discuss
Replies: 124
Views: 15844

Re: 4DP. Discuss

The Sufferfest app knows this and sets the targets to more realistic levels based on your actual capability (not guessing). I'm not saying that Violator is going to be easy, but it will certainly be more 'manageable' for you than before. Can you let it know I'm not actually capable and it needs to ...
by mw22
Fri Oct 19, 2018 15:25 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: 4DP. Discuss
Replies: 124
Views: 15844

Re: 4DP. Discuss

I just checked the last time I did it, I managed 60 out of the 64 sprints with the 4 missed intervals happening near the start of the 3rd set. Fair play - I can't even comprehend that! Had to double check... and just like W00dster... well not even that good, I failed after 3 reps of the 2nd set. Kn...
by mw22
Fri Oct 19, 2018 14:54 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: 4DP. Discuss
Replies: 124
Views: 15844

Re: 4DP. Discuss

Just checked - I lasted 45 of the 64 minutes - pretty sure that just takes me somewhere into the 2nd set. Tho looking at the breakdown It's the mega short recoveries I remember... so suprised it would be midway into the 2nd set rather than just at the start. Not inspiring me to have another crack lo...
by mw22
Fri Oct 19, 2018 14:41 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: 4DP. Discuss
Replies: 124
Views: 15844

Re: 4DP. Discuss

Sprinting is my weakness - but on previous 4dp tests my numbers reflected it... so in theory it shouldnt be any harder than any of the others. But like you, I failed - probably around the same point. Since I went to a smart trainer its the only video I've failed to complete, the others I often feel ...
by mw22
Tue Oct 02, 2018 13:21 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: So, Something Big Is Coming to The Sufferfest...a 30% price rise.
Replies: 12
Views: 1551

Re: So, Something Big Is Coming to The Sufferfest...a 30% price rise.

I sent Sufferfest some comments when they ditched the old videos. Admittedly I still had copies but I normally added to my library each year. I reluctantly joined the app on a free trial and then got frustrated with my dumb trainer not working properly with the app. Upgraded trainer and for first ti...
by mw22
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Autumn/winter shoes, not boots
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: Autumn/winter shoes, not boots

I had the XC51Ns a couple of years back. I don't think they were much warmer, but not having vents for water to ingress made things better. Can you not just go with toe covers? Covers 90% of the venting, no hassle like boots, cheap as chips, waterproof. All I do now for commuting, never need to take...
by mw22
Tue Sep 18, 2018 09:31 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: 4DP. Discuss
Replies: 124
Views: 15844

Re: 4DP. Discuss

Anybody else had the hour of pain after summer? Well not quite after summer (different hemisphere) but I did the 4DP test about a month ago and absolutely gave it everything, that final 1-minute smash was painful. I got everything out and cramped in the final couple of seconds. My results were fair...
by mw22
Mon Sep 17, 2018 09:38 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: 4DP. Discuss
Replies: 124
Views: 15844

Re: 4DP. Discuss

Well its approaching turbo season and first Full Frontal test since about January. 3rd FF in total. Had never been happy with spring results before, mainly cause never felt had the right gear/cadence/speed at the start of the sprint. Also hoped FTP would increase to after some solid rides in August....
by mw22
Fri Aug 24, 2018 15:48 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Kit List for New Commuters
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: Kit List for New Commuters

I think one of the main issues is having flexibility morning and night. Unlike a normal ride where the temperature/conditions don't vary that much - commutes 10 hours apart can be vastly different. Skull cap and buff - can double up if needs be Carnac helmet from planet x - cheap and cheerful and fi...

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