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by Sandyballs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 20:26 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc

Top bike, but it’s not the colour of the bar tape that’s winding me up it’s the awful wrap job! :shock: :D
by Sandyballs
Mon Oct 14, 2019 22:17 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Carbon wheel loose threads...like a t shirt unravelling
Replies: 4
Views: 321

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

So carbon unraveling is not a good thing and with limited knowledge I would say is near impossible if the wheels are made correctly. Are you sure it’s not the tyre threads which is a lot more common?

Additionally you say 2 months and 4000km, that’s a daily average of 66km, chapeau if that’s correct!
by Sandyballs
Sun Oct 06, 2019 17:42 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Suits
Replies: 63
Views: 1771

Re: Suits

You will need to google suppliers but one of my most comfortable suits is Aquascutum, well within your price range and feels great.
by Sandyballs
Sun Sep 29, 2019 08:43 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: BOARDMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE BROKEN FRAME
Replies: 20
Views: 1131

Re: BOARDMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE BROKEN FRAME

Boardman and Halfords are 2 separate companies. Halfords are simply a retailer and as agreed since they never sold you the bike are not interested in any dealings with you. If you have the original receipts and service book contacting Boardman direct may give some results but as specified above they...
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 28, 2019 08:48 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 1189
Views: 32296

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Isn't it expanding at the speed of light? [Like Jesus - decided some 400 years after his death that he was the true son of god in a marginal vote in his favour.] The modern replacement for creation is... creation. Creation of the Universe from an epicenter. To support this, clusters of stars in the...
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 28, 2019 08:37 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: BOARDMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE BROKEN FRAME
Replies: 20
Views: 1131

Re: BOARDMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE BROKEN FRAME

I read this as you have bought a used bike from someone who works at Halfords as a private transaction. If that is correct then Halfords as a company have no part in the transaction and quite rightly have no contractual agreement in terms of warranty or sale of goods with you. If the seller used the...
by Sandyballs
Mon Sep 16, 2019 18:42 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Sory... again... 11spd/10spd compatibility..
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Sory... again... 11spd/10spd compatibility..

Get the new force 22 front derailleur it comes with the chain catcher and is just as cheap as old stock 10 speed.
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 14, 2019 21:26 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Handlebar Extensions
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Handlebar Extensions

To be clear, clip on are actually bolt on, I don’t know why they call them that.
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 14, 2019 19:24 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Handlebar Extensions
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Handlebar Extensions

The problem you have is the hydraulic lines going into the converter unit.

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I think Giant are being cautious but unless you can get some clip on tri bars with very thin clamps I think they are right.
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 14, 2019 17:43 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Bottom Bracket Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Bottom Bracket Confusion

Praxis themselves say yes:

https://praxiscycles.com/product/shimano-bb30-pf30-68mm-road/

However I’ve only used mechanical and so cannot confirm, additionally I suspect different manufacturer give differing amounts of room.
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 14, 2019 17:40 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you
Replies: 1189
Views: 32296

Re: Seemingly trivial things that intrigue you

Chris Bass wrote:when i was younger i knew the pinnacle of my saturday afternoons/evenings would becoming discussing cheese, grated cheese and it's additives!


Grate Expectations.

I’ll get my coat......
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (very) removable freehub body
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: (very) removable freehub body

Depends on the type of wheel, which you haven’t told us?
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 14, 2019 09:07 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Zipp 303 Firecrest wheelset
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: Zipp 303 Firecrest wheelset

The great divide, have you seen evidence to say the Zipps are better? Have you seen any evidence that the knock offs are as good as the original? As you well know, Zipp can provide the R&D that went into their original design and the wind tunnel data. None of this went into the build of the kno...
by Sandyballs
Sat Sep 14, 2019 08:35 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Bottom Bracket Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Bottom Bracket Confusion

As a long term user of Press Fit BB bikes I would go for this one:

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Praxis-Works/BB30-to-24mm-Converter/1VMZ
by Sandyballs
Wed Sep 11, 2019 22:29 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Newbie (again, sort of)
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Newbie (again, sort of)

Looks good, enjoy. They have cut that rear brake outer chuffin fine though, it looks tight?
by Sandyballs
Wed Sep 11, 2019 22:24 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Recommend some road bars please
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Recommend some road bars please

I have them on my Scott CR1 SL as well.
by Sandyballs
Wed Sep 11, 2019 20:10 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Recommend some road bars please
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Recommend some road bars please

Ritchey Comp Streem II if you can get them, the new Streem III are still good but I prefer the bend of the II.

https://eu.ritcheylogic.com/eu_en/comp-streem-3-handlebar
by Sandyballs
Mon Sep 02, 2019 20:55 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Zipp 60 wheel - is this delamination?
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Zipp 60 wheel - is this delamination?

Yes it is coming away but then it’s just an aero fairing on an alloy rim anyway, can probably bond it back on easily enough. Zipps are not like Mavic Cosmic Carbone the carbon is structural and contain the spoke nipples. I think there finished, I’ve seen quotes for some repair jobs and I don’t thin...
by Sandyballs
Tue Aug 27, 2019 21:21 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Carbon fiber epoxy repair??
Replies: 30
Views: 1681

Re: Carbon fiber epoxy repair??

if the carbon underneath is sound Araldite & rub down then, if necessary, black touch up paint on top #doneproperlyyouwon'tnotice I tried this a couple of years ago on a seatpost from the normal Giant TCR frame, exactly same design and carbon layup. As soon as any pressure was applied the arald...
by Sandyballs
Sat Aug 24, 2019 15:13 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15145
Views: 476084

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

People walking around UK shops shirtless, it’s not the Magaluf strip it’s Homebargains DIY section!

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