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by smidsy
Mon Apr 28, 2014 17:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Basso Astra Chorus 11 or Colnago CLX 3.0 Ultegra
Replies: 21
Views: 3046

Re: Basso Astra Chorus 11 or Colnago CLX 3.0 Ultegra

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by smidsy
Sun Apr 27, 2014 20:06 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Basso Astra Chorus 11 or Colnago CLX 3.0 Ultegra
Replies: 21
Views: 3046

Re: Basso Astra Chorus 11 or Colnago CLX 3.0 Ultegra

I am selling my astra its a 56 with full ultegra if you are interested
by smidsy
Wed Mar 05, 2014 19:19 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Aluminium frame life span
Replies: 17
Views: 16015

Re: Aluminium frame life span

I have a 2005 CAAD and it is still absolutely fine and performing as intended.
by smidsy
Sat Feb 22, 2014 09:41 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Deep alloy clincher rims
Replies: 81
Views: 8279

Re: Deep alloy clincher rims

For that price have a look a American Classic ac420, I'm your weight and run a set for a couple of summers now with no issues, look great too, not in white though. Although these are actually 34mm deep rims so not totally to the OP's spec. Good wheels though - if you can put up with the slightly ha...
by smidsy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 09:09 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Deep alloy clincher rims
Replies: 81
Views: 8279

Re: Deep alloy clincher rims

For that price have a look a American Classic ac420, I'm your weight and run a set for a couple of summers now with no issues, look great too, not in white though. Although these are actually 34mm deep rims so not totally to the OP's spec. Good wheels though - if you can put up with the slightly ha...
by smidsy
Fri Feb 21, 2014 09:05 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: 23mm rims better for wheels with less spokes?
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: 23mm rims better for wheels with less spokes?

ugo.santalucia wrote:I have been waiting for a chance to correct your English in ages... there you go... "fewer spokes"! :wink:


Oh the irony :wink:

for ages Ugo, not in, or more correctly for an age.
by smidsy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 13799
Views: 389974

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

And drivers not applying the handbrake but subjecting me to the dazzle from their stop lights. Great on a dark wet day. :roll: Those lights are the handbrake, my car has an electronic handbrake which has an autohold function. This automatically applies the brakes for hill starts. stopping at lights...
by smidsy
Tue Feb 18, 2014 04:31 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: road bike decals?
Replies: 16
Views: 1059

Re: road bike decals?

You could check with companies who do general vinyl printing/vehicle wraps/signs/graphics. Generally they can make anything you like e.g. http://n1visualsolutions.co.uk/vehicle-graphicswraps/
by smidsy
Fri Feb 14, 2014 16:41 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cassette on RS80 weelset?
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Cassette on RS80 weelset?

dgunthor wrote:probably didn't have the spacer on before the cassette and the 11 tooth sprocket will only go on the cassette body so far...


But that was not the OP's problem - he stated he could not get it to go on at all.
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 16:56 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Self build or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 1423

Re: Self build or not?

My tip would be to set up a spreadsheet , list every single component/item you'll need (and I mean everything - barrel adjusters, clamps, bolts, whatever), the exact spec you want and then seriously shop around. :D great idea - me likes that. thanks Spreadsheet - wow how to take the fun out of buil...
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 16:52 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cassette on RS80 weelset?
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Cassette on RS80 weelset?

Is it a metal circular part? I also have 3 black spacers I assumed were to just protect the separate parts from scratching in he packaging? Spacer we are talking about is metal and circular yes. It fits onto the freehub before any of the cassette parts. The black ones you talk about may be the plas...
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 16:49 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cassette on RS80 weelset?
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Cassette on RS80 weelset?

Do you have a spacer on the freehub before the largest sprocket? Should only be a thin metal one for a 10 speed cassette on a shimano 8/9/10 speed freehub. Often overlooked when swapping cassettes because it's stuck in a recess in the back of the largest sprocket. :?: But that would make it loose n...
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 16:43 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 11 speed balls-up
Replies: 12
Views: 768

Re: 11 speed balls-up

I thought you needed the mavic spacer AND the Shimano spacer to run 10 speed on those freehubs?

Perhaps you do not have all the spacers removed?
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 16:37 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Good gloves and overshoes to keep the cold at bay!
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Good gloves and overshoes to keep the cold at bay!

Phil_D wrote:They still let water in (I'd love to know how to stop this happening)


You can't there is a big hole where your leg goes in.
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 13:32 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Getting the right shoe size
Replies: 21
Views: 930

Re: Getting the right shoe size

Try different brands and models as well as sizes because they are no where near the same accross the ranges.

No secret just try until you find something that fits.
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 13:30 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Good gloves and overshoes to keep the cold at bay!
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: Good gloves and overshoes to keep the cold at bay!

Prendas Airtunnel Overshoes for me.

With gloves I like to layer so a thin liner then a medium/heavy outer. More versatile and effective.
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 07:32 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: road bike decals?
Replies: 16
Views: 1059

Re: road bike decals?

I have not looked but that HAS to be the Ezy rider thread :-)
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 07:31 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Wireless computers vs. flashing LEDs
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Wireless computers vs. flashing LEDs

rodgers73 wrote:Yes, I already have a Garmin but don't want to be using that all the time.

:?:
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 07:29 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Car to carry two bikes wheels on saddles up & 4 people
Replies: 58
Views: 4673

Re: Car to carry two bikes wheels on saddles up & 4 people

The airbag thing is your enemy here. The only vehicles to carry 2 bikes fully set up and vertical AND 2 rear passengers are all essentially vans (or derrivatives of). These (to my knowledge) never have side airbags. In any event if you are ever in a situation where the lack of side air bags is an is...
by smidsy
Thu Feb 13, 2014 07:22 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Car to carry two bikes wheels on saddles up & 4 people
Replies: 58
Views: 4673

Re: Car to carry two bikes wheels on saddles up & 4 people

Pickled Pig wrote:The OP doesn't specify "upright"..


wheels on saddles up - I think you need to look again there :wink:

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