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by ChippyK
Thu Oct 10, 2019 06:23 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Velo Birmingham & Mids 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1271

Re: Velo Birmingham & Mids 2020

landmannnn wrote:Since my local council spent a fortune this year resurfacing the route in North Warwickshire I would guess similar to this year.


N Warwickshire council seem to have spent a fortune resurfacing minor roads and footpaths that lead nowhere this year.
by ChippyK
Wed Oct 09, 2019 06:07 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?
Replies: 66
Views: 4219

Re: A loop of Birmingham, who's up for it?

Add in another 17 miles to and from the start and it’s a good long day out. I’ll check today I’m not travelling with work and enter.
by ChippyK
Sun Sep 29, 2019 19:11 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 'Essentials' case recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: 'Essentials' case recommendations

joey54321 wrote:Out of curiosity, do you guys use a wallet instead of a plastic bag to carry your cards and money around?


On the bike, phone, tenner for some food or water, house key and cash card. Leave all the other cards at home in my wallet.
by ChippyK
Sun Sep 29, 2019 16:10 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 'Essentials' case recommendations
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: 'Essentials' case recommendations

Ikea ziplock plastic bag.
by ChippyK
Thu Sep 19, 2019 18:51 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Do I _need_ a new bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: Do I _need_ a new bike?

TLDR the whole thread. But yes is the answer.
by ChippyK
Sat Sep 14, 2019 20:30 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Tyre life
Replies: 20
Views: 1197

Re: Tyre life

2500 miles on my Pirelli P Zero, front is fine, back is starting to go a bit thin, had a couple of punctures, it’ll see the autumn out and get replaced in the spring
by ChippyK
Thu Sep 12, 2019 19:48 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Anyone used Sram Force 1 groups for road riding?
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Anyone used Sram Force 1 groups for road riding?

I’ve Apex 1 on my Planet X London Road SL. Can spin out on descent but TBF it’s not a huge issue, I tend to use it for commuting and touring. I find that on say a false flat into a headwind I can find it hard to get the right gear, more so with my work rucksack or luggage on. I think that’s a person...
by ChippyK
Sat Aug 10, 2019 16:53 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Skinny tyres for light off-road
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Skinny tyres for light off-road

I’ve done plenty of touring on Michelin Pro IV Endurance. Taking in cinder tracks, gravel farm roads, cobbles and fire roads no bother.
by ChippyK
Wed Aug 07, 2019 16:34 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bib shorts advice
Replies: 27
Views: 1726

Re: Bib shorts advice

Never used chamois cream, modern good quality pad, saddle that suits my ars* and a bike that fits. Done up to 180 in a day no problems. Emperor’s new clothes.
by ChippyK
Sun Jul 14, 2019 21:21 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Unlit roads commute
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: Unlit roads commute

Top tips thank you
by ChippyK
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Unlit roads commute
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: Unlit roads commute

Thank you very much.
by ChippyK
Fri Jul 12, 2019 08:39 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Unlit roads commute
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Unlit roads commute

My commute is about 20 miles, the first/last half is unlit roads, I can pick my route a bit to stay off the faster roads and go down some very lightly used roads. This time of year it’s daylight obviously, but I’d like to do a few days a week in winter, when it’s dark. I’m thinking Exposure Diablo a...
by ChippyK
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: New bibs - ars* crack ! - Buying / replacement advise
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Re: New bibs - ars* crack ! - Buying / replacement advise

I don't understand lighter fabric for cycling in Britain. Can't ever remember a time when I've thought my shorts were too heavy. You could always get a long undervest or just use it as a tactic to make your mate drag you round everywhere. The lightweight jerseys are ok on a day like last Sunday, th...
by ChippyK
Mon Jul 01, 2019 13:22 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: GCN - what's the deal?
Replies: 137
Views: 16942

Re: GCN - what's the deal?

GCN dropping Ask GCN Anything? What a very odd decision.............. Apart from the North Coast 500 one, haven’t watched it in ages, can’t stand the new presenters. Emma, Dan and Si were good, now Emma has gone it’s poor, the two new ones are wooden. The Sigma Sports cafe ride videos Mat Stephens ...
by ChippyK
Sun Jun 30, 2019 08:30 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Fietsaankoop
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Fietsaankoop

trein naar Utrecht vertrek van spoor drei Or something like that... good memories, I should have stayed in Holland, I wouldn't have to deal with the fuxxing Brexit... what a mistake that was! I say the same to myself almost daily Ugo. Although memories of the afsluitdijk from the Friesland side int...
by ChippyK
Sat Jun 29, 2019 14:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Helmet pads
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Helmet pads

Carnac Notus? Hang around a fortnight and Planet X will have them for a tenner, buy a new crash hat.
by ChippyK
Sat Jun 22, 2019 19:29 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Road Bike Flat Pedals!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2233

Re: Road Bike Flat Pedals!!

Always used flats and toe clips albeit without straps on my MTB.
by ChippyK
Wed Jun 19, 2019 16:26 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: glasses v contacts
Replies: 34
Views: 2539

Re: glasses v contacts

I almost always use contacts for cycling and for long weekend runs. If it’s raining when running I can take my glasses off but also when I’m on my bike, especially on the drops, I find myself looking over the top of my prescription glasses and I can’t see properly. I always cycle with a cap under my...
by ChippyK
Mon Jun 17, 2019 06:10 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: This years Advanced 1 or last year's Advanced 0?
Replies: 46
Views: 2161

Re: This years Advanced 1 or last year's Advanced 0?

Both will be perfectly good bikes. So it boils down to which one do you like the look of most? Buy that one.
by ChippyK
Mon Jun 10, 2019 06:16 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: If money was no object but you had to buy from Halfords
Replies: 19
Views: 1739

Re: If money was no object but you had to buy from Halfords

Tredz are part of Halfords and I believe a friend used Halfords vouchers at the Boardman place down at Evesham. I also think if your employer does C2W through Halfords you can use the voucher at Cycle Republic too.

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