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by Pilot Pete
Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:25 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling Holiday - South Mallorca or Mainland Spain?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Cycling Holiday - South Mallorca or Mainland Spain?

Also, how about Malaga, Almeria, which have the Sierra Nevada on the doorstep. If you want something a little different, but still challenging try the Algarve in southern Portugal. Flat along the coast and constant rolling inland with some great climbs (take a look at the Tour of the Algarve which t...
by Pilot Pete
Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:22 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Cycling Holiday - South Mallorca or Mainland Spain?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Cycling Holiday - South Mallorca or Mainland Spain?

For Girona, also consider the following airports;

Perpignan
Barcelona
Reus

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by Pilot Pete
Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:19 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: suggest for beginner
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: suggest for beginner

Where’d he go? :lol:

And yes, DC Rainmaker and InTheKnow cycling have good reviews on Garmin Edge computers if I remember correctly.

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by Pilot Pete
Tue Oct 15, 2019 07:20 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: suggest for beginner
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: suggest for beginner

What sort of ideas do you want? Prices, recommendations? The Edge computers have been out for a long time so search for reviews online and all the info will be at your fingertips.

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by Pilot Pete
Mon Oct 14, 2019 22:40 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Carbon wheel loose threads...like a t shirt unravelling
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Carbon wheel loose threads...like a t shirt unravelling

The tyres aren’t Conti GP4000Sii by any chance are they?

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by Pilot Pete
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Red eTap 11spd with mechanical disc or Mechanical Ultegra with Hydro Disc (8020)
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Re: Red eTap 11spd with mechanical disc or Mechanical Ultegra with Hydro Disc (8020)

Mechanical disk brakes are a bit crap imo. For touring & general riding id rather have hydraulic brakes over electronic shifting. This I would tend to agree. My summer bikes are both Dura Ace di2 and hydraulic disc braked. They are sublime (the shifting and the brakes). My winter bike is the ne...
by Pilot Pete
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:13 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MACIV UST Yksion tyre bubbling
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: MACIV UST Yksion tyre bubbling

No, but you should take the tyre(s) back to the retailer where you purchased them, not try to deal with Mavic directly. The retailer is legally the entity that deals with warranty claims. Contact them or better still take the tyre into their retail outlet and ask them to exchange it for a new one. T...
by Pilot Pete
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:00 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Should I insure my bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 3662

Re: Should I insure my bike?

Imo Yes. I pay around £25pm for insurance on my £4.6m Tarmac and £1k Allez, along with all the personal, accessories and upgrades cover that my policy provides. For me it's a no brainer You have a bike worth 4.6 million. That’s some bike I would guess. lol, that made me chuckle :lol: Fwiw, I'm with...
by Pilot Pete
Sun Oct 13, 2019 15:11 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: old cycle kit charity
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: old cycle kit charity

Maybe give this charity a ring?

https://www.cyclistsfc.org.uk/our-shops-1.php

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by Pilot Pete
Sun Oct 13, 2019 15:00 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Over Gloves
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Over Gloves

windproof to go over mitts when it is chilly
Is there any glove that would go over mitts? Don’t mitts usually go over gloves? Can’t see how fingered gloves could be put on over mitts.

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by Pilot Pete
Fri Oct 11, 2019 18:15 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Upper Derailleur Pulley
Replies: 20
Views: 869

Re: Upper Derailleur Pulley

Messerschmitt Me-109 "They still make Gripshifts? That would have to be flat bar 'cos no-one is going to fit those to the ends of drops these days, not since late 80s." Ya, they do. Check the net. Lots of posts on grip shifts. As far as drops are concerned, After 40 years I ride in comfor...
by Pilot Pete
Thu Oct 10, 2019 21:18 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Carbon wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: Carbon wheels

Threatened with legal action or have they been in touch? :roll:

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by Pilot Pete
Thu Oct 10, 2019 21:17 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Recommend Me Some Gloves and Overshoes!
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Recommend Me Some Gloves and Overshoes!

I’ve gone through most permutations of gloves and overshoes over the years. I’ve settled on Dissent gloves, but ONLY the outer waterproof ones which I team up with Meraklon liner gloves (about a fiver). When it gets really cold (which is relative to individuals) I will add the DeFeet wool gloves be...
by Pilot Pete
Thu Oct 10, 2019 21:13 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Assos Habu or Castelli Alpha ROS jersey
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Assos Habu or Castelli Alpha ROS jersey

fthughes wrote:Title was pretty specific, not interested in getting 101 different recommendations, as I've said it's been narrowed down to a Habu or an Alpha.


Sorry for trying to offer a solution to your ‘cold arms comment’. :roll: I would suggest either jacket then as they both have sleeves...

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by Pilot Pete
Wed Oct 09, 2019 22:45 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rattling Cause?
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Rattling Cause?

david7m wrote:Bone dry/lose derailleur hanger. Try a smidge of grease between hanger and frame, check its tight.


Bone dry wouldn’t make a difference, loose would mean shifting was all over the place...

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by Pilot Pete
Wed Oct 09, 2019 22:41 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: 3x11: Road bike for struggling climbers
Replies: 34
Views: 2483

Re: 3x11: Road bike for struggling climbers

What a waste of time. Just get a suitable lowest ratio with a double and a big enough cassette and twiddle away up the hill. For all the extra hassle just to find the ‘right’ ratio it would appear you love changing gear constantly as the gradient varies by the odd half a percent. If your lowest gear...
by Pilot Pete
Wed Oct 09, 2019 22:28 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Recommend Me Some Gloves and Overshoes!
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Recommend Me Some Gloves and Overshoes!

I’ve gone through most permutations of gloves and overshoes over the years. I’ve settled on Dissent gloves, but ONLY the outer waterproof ones which I team up with Meraklon liner gloves (about a fiver). When it gets really cold (which is relative to individuals) I will add the DeFeet wool gloves bet...
by Pilot Pete
Wed Oct 09, 2019 22:10 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Assos Habu or Castelli Alpha ROS jersey
Replies: 18
Views: 678

Re: Assos Habu or Castelli Alpha ROS jersey

Add a pair of arm warmers then, still cheaper... I wear a thermal (long sleeve base layer), currently an Under Armour Cold Gear top, with a summer jersey over the top. This does me down to single digits, then I will add a gilet with a windproof front. When it gets close to zero I may add arm warmers...
by Pilot Pete
Wed Oct 09, 2019 19:33 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rattling Cause?
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Rattling Cause?

Inner tube valve in the wheel? Chain slap?

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by Pilot Pete
Tue Oct 08, 2019 16:38 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cannondale Spidering Float?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Cannondale Spidering Float?

Also, you should use loctite (think it’s 242) for the chainring / crank interface, Not sure about that. This guy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaYi4splh9Q says to use grease if you are likely to want to undo the nut again. Only use loctite for stuff you'll never want to undo. Just done mine - ...

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