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by singletrackanne
Thu Aug 17, 2017 07:44 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New rider what size Cannondale?
Replies: 19
Views: 9276

Re: New rider what size Cannondale?

Im 182cm with long legs/arms compared to my torso. I currently race on a 58 supersix with a 130 stem. I'd recommend trying the bike if possible. Thank you. But I guess, as a novice road rider who has only ever ridden an upright, heavy, steel "mountain bike" he probably wouldn't know what ...
by singletrackanne
Mon Aug 14, 2017 17:15 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New rider what size Cannondale?
Replies: 19
Views: 9276

Re: New rider what size Cannondale?

Jayme wrote:If he is on a budget, it might pay him to look at Ribble's bike of the week deals.
There is currently a Tiagra spec'd evo pro (their entry level carbon) for £699.
https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-e ... tiagra-se/

Ooh
Thank you :D
by singletrackanne
Mon Aug 14, 2017 13:32 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New rider what size Cannondale?
Replies: 19
Views: 9276

Re: New rider what size Cannondale?

Thanks everyone.
Very useful information.
He was looking at a Synapse.
We will probably go to a different store and try out some more bikes there - might look at the Giant Contend too.
by singletrackanne
Mon Aug 14, 2017 07:43 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New rider what size Cannondale?
Replies: 19
Views: 9276

New rider what size Cannondale?

My son in law (age 24) wants to get his first road bike. He is 6' tall and the The LBS suggested a size 54 Cannondale. Does this sound right? I would have expected at least a 56 - but them I am a hobbit so I have no idea about proper bike sizes :wink: Also he is keen on getting a bike with disc brak...
by singletrackanne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 09:50 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Carbon re-spray - where?
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Carbon re-spray - where?

I have a Ridley Noah SL carbon frame and I want to have it re-sprayed in a matt color. Does anyone have any recommendations of where to get this done in the Manchester or Sheffield areas? Also, any idea how much it is likely to cost? Google is your friend. Appear to be Manchester area based on cont...
by singletrackanne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 08:03 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Carbon re-spray - where?
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Carbon re-spray - where?

I have a Ridley Noah SL carbon frame and I want to have it re-sprayed in a matt color.
Does anyone have any recommendations of where to get this done in the Manchester or Sheffield areas?
Also, any idea how much it is likely to cost?
by singletrackanne
Wed Oct 19, 2016 17:31 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Recommendations for youth (girls) road saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Recommendations for youth (girls) road saddle

I can't recommend any thing - I have tried lots of saddles and still can't fine one that suits.
But good luck
by singletrackanne
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Di2 question
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Di2 question

Thank you :D
by singletrackanne
Tue Sep 20, 2016 08:48 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Di2 question
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Di2 question

It might be a dumb question but I know nothing about electronic gears etc.
I have a bike with Dura Ace 11 speed group set.
If I buy a new bike with ultegra Di2 11 speed, will I be able to replace the chainset with my existing one - (guessing the front and rear mech will still have to be Di2 ultegra.
by singletrackanne
Tue Sep 20, 2016 08:26 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: what bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: what bike?

I can't help with the bike - know nothing about cyclocross bikes.
But welcome to the forum.
by singletrackanne
Mon Feb 01, 2016 07:18 am
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Trek Lexa and Liv Envie
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: Trek Lexa and Liv Envie

Lovely bikes!
It is good to see some WSD bikes on here 8)
by singletrackanne
Mon Feb 01, 2016 07:13 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Gears. Will these components work well together?
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Re: Gears. Will these components work well together?

Thanks everyone.
I think I will get the Ultegra parts as I think they look better than 105, and only use the new rear mech if it is needed.
by singletrackanne
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Gears. Will these components work well together?
Replies: 7
Views: 1950

Gears. Will these components work well together?

I have got a new bike and need to change the gearing ( I am unfit and there are lots of hills near here!) I have 11 speed Dura Ace at the moment and don't want to downgrade too much if I can help it, but Shimano don't do Dura Ace 11-32 cassettes. I need an11-32 cassette but am confused as to what wo...
by singletrackanne
Fri Jan 15, 2016 13:42 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike for the wife
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Bike for the wife

I would go for something like this Scott. I have one with a lower spec one and it does the job well - good on roads and canal paths. Fits a child seat on the small frame. It does take a bit of getting used to when you have short legs and a child on the seat on the back, but after a bit of practise i...
by singletrackanne
Mon Nov 24, 2014 08:00 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Balance bike query
Replies: 17
Views: 3881

Re: Balance bike query

My little boy is 2 and a half. He got a Strider balance bike for his 2nd birthday and loves it - but only to walk round pushing it. He won't sit on it even if I hold it upright. I think he is frightened of falling over. I think a trike or bike with stabilisers would have been better for him. He is j...
by singletrackanne
Tue Oct 21, 2014 19:53 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Lezyne Zecto charging...
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Re: Lezyne Zecto charging...

Yes. There is a light around the glass. it should flash green whilst charging and the light turns solid green when fully charged.
by singletrackanne
Mon Oct 20, 2014 19:45 pm
Forum: Women
Topic: Larger women's waterproof jacket
Replies: 5
Views: 28792

Re: Larger women's waterproof jacket

I am a similar size and shape and have a ladies Gore XXL - I can't remember the model but it is very lightweight and appears more-or less waterproof. Another make which fitted was Mavic. Other than that they are either too small or too heavy! Altura and Endura fit but are too thick and heavy. Ladies...
by singletrackanne
Thu Oct 16, 2014 06:07 am
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Trek Silque
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Trek Silque

A lovely bike.
I have to agree they look much better in real life than on photos.
I have the previous model Domane WSD - great bike. You should be pleased with it.
by singletrackanne
Thu Oct 09, 2014 07:25 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 2014 Toddlebike Trial
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: 2014 Toddlebike Trial

He has a balance bike but is not confident to ride it - he like to push it along next to him rather than balance on it.
Sounds like the toddlebike will be ideal!
by singletrackanne
Wed Oct 08, 2014 20:18 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: 2014 Toddlebike Trial
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: 2014 Toddlebike Trial

Can you clarify the age of toddlers required? You say 18-26 months but the toddlebike trial page says 18-36 months. ( my little boy is 28 months old)

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