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by claudie
Thu Feb 21, 2019 14:22 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 156085

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

I have had exactly the same issues as ryan w with Hutchinson performance tyres. The front has been fine for over 1000 miles but the first rear lasted 3 rides before a 6mm split on the top of the tread and wouldn’t seal and the second tyre for a 4 mm split which wouldn’t seal after only 2 rides ( I m...
by claudie
Mon Jan 08, 2018 13:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: BMC roadmachine?
Replies: 18
Views: 2446

Re: BMC roadmachine?

As the owner of an older version Roubaix I test rode the road machine thinking the 'between race and endurace' would be perfect. I found it a bit dull and ended up buying a Tarmac disc at a good discount - it was so much more fun to ride and q/r and post mount breaks still work fine!
by claudie
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19264
Views: 1276513

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bough

New specialized roubaix 2013 comp frame, fork and headset for £750 - never seen these for sale as frame only before. Very excited
by claudie
Wed May 01, 2013 17:29 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Life of shifters / deraileurs
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Life of shifters / deraileurs

My 105 shifters and rear deraileur have done about 10k miles in all weathers. They are shifting ok but are a bit sluggish, how long do they typically last for. Thanks
by claudie
Sat Jun 25, 2011 17:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Wheels upgrade (from Shimano WR500)
Replies: 2
Views: 520

I upgraded to hope hoops after my rear WR500 hub fell apart after only 4000 miles ( and I looked after it ! ) They might be a bit under your budget at about £300 but are significantly more comfortable, I'm very pleased with them but haven't compared them to much else. My LBS rated them significantly...
by claudie
Fri Jun 24, 2011 13:34 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Genesis Equilibrium
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Light and responsive, yes to praise and to smiling

I compared it to a fratello and thought it was good value

I'm really pleased with it and I tried a bunch of bikes before I bought it ( roubaix, madone, cube agree, specialized secteur ) hope that helps
by claudie
Thu Jun 23, 2011 20:45 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Genesis Equilibrium
Replies: 7
Views: 487

What do you want to know? Bought my frame and fork from epic cycles. Great service. Really pleased with the bike, it's comfortable and fun to ride
by claudie
Thu Jun 23, 2011 20:01 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Genesis Equilibrium
Replies: 7
Views: 487

What do you want to know? Bought my frame and fork from epic cycles. Great service. Really pleased with the bike, it's comfortable and fun to ride
by claudie
Wed Jun 15, 2011 18:06 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Kysrium Equipe or Hope Hoops RS 3 Mono
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Another vote for hopes. I've had them for 8 months with no issues, they were also significantly more comfortable than the Shimano r500 wheels they replaced and I now like the hub noise!
by claudie
Thu Jun 09, 2011 17:29 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Shimano SPD A520 v M540? Fight!
Replies: 8
Views: 2479

I upgraded to the a520 and regretted it. Although they are weighted it doesn't work very well so the double sided system is much better. And I don't notice the benefit of the wider platform

But that's only my opinion!
by claudie
Tue Jun 07, 2011 20:21 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New Steel Frame - any ideas?
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

I recently built an equilibrium - very pleased with it and the cherry red colour looks great in the flesh. Takes 25mm tyres and p35 guards no problem although I'm currently using crudracers

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by claudie
Sat Jun 04, 2011 09:51 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fitting sks p35 guards
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Fitting sks p35 guards

Has anyone got any photos of how to fit sks p35 guards to a genesis equilibrium or similar. The instructions are poor ( or I'm incompetent ) and I can't work out how they attach to the brake bolts or even which side they go on both front and rear

Thanks
by claudie
Sat Jan 08, 2011 15:55 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: harsh ride
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Thanks for all the replies

I was surprised that I actually noted a difference when I changed wheels, definitely smoother
by claudie
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: harsh ride
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

harsh ride

Thanks for the replies Any recommendations for a flexy post as there are so many to choose from? Tyre pressures about 110 psi ( recommended by continental ) and I weigh about 67kg Yes to padded shorts Yes I did test ride it but not very far and i had no idea what tyre pressures the test bike had
by claudie
Sat Jan 08, 2011 09:58 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: harsh ride
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

harsh ride

hello bike radar this is my first post as a relative newbie to road biking I bought an orbea aqua gavia about 4000 miles ago and it has been a great bike but I do find it quite harsh. It has recently had its wheels upgraded to hope pro3 monos, i run gp4000s 23mm and use crud race blades ( cant fit a...

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