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by CookeeeMonster
Tue Oct 08, 2019 14:49 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon Endurace or Rose Pro SL - My first road bike.
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Canyon Endurace or Rose Pro SL - My first road bike.

I've had both canyon and rose bikes myself (not those models though). I'd go for the Canyon myself. I'm sure they'll both be fine though
by CookeeeMonster
Tue Oct 01, 2019 14:02 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Jaywalking uk
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: Jaywalking uk

And no "jaywalking" law please, there are enough pointless and stupid laws in this country already. No-one would pay a blind bit of attention to it anyway. Since the jaywalking laws were introduced in the US under pressure from the powerful car lobby (to protect poor drivers from the stre...
by CookeeeMonster
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Do I _need_ a new bike?
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: Do I _need_ a new bike?

All things considered, you lost almost 50kg in weight - you bloody well deserve an upgrade!!! Canyons are great (I got an ultimate, very comfortable and fast) and I believe theres a review just gone up on this site of an endurace which might convince you. I reckon you'll notice the difference in all...
by CookeeeMonster
Tue Sep 17, 2019 07:16 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Stand over height and Breeze-in vs Thru axle..
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Stand over height and Breeze-in vs Thru axle..

Basically I've found that quick releases while fine most of the time...are more prone to rubbing/creaking/making some sort of noise every now and then. Thank you for your reply! Given that I wont be able to demo the Kona with Thru Axles, that I most want, but can get the Breezer with QR from my loc...
by CookeeeMonster
Mon Sep 16, 2019 08:13 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: normal Brompton vs Brompton Electric
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: normal Brompton vs Brompton Electric

In all honesty you could probably get a normal sized e bike and a nice brompton for the same money as an e brompton, but depends on the space you have and if you've set your mind on one already?
by CookeeeMonster
Mon Sep 16, 2019 08:08 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Stand over height and Breeze-in vs Thru axle..
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Stand over height and Breeze-in vs Thru axle..

Regarding QR vs thru axle, I've had a couple of examples of each over the last few years including one of each now. Basically I've found that quick releases while fine most of the time...are more prone to rubbing/creaking/making some sort of noise every now and then. You'll hit a pothole or bump and...
by CookeeeMonster
Sat Sep 14, 2019 07:04 am
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 sold my 1x bike now but my experience was the gearing was fine for solo riding (unless sprinting or downhill when you will spin out) but for group riding...you are often between gears and have to adjust your cadence. My gravel bike was pretty heavy too which didnt help (many of them are unless you...
by CookeeeMonster
Fri Sep 13, 2019 19:56 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Defy to TCR - mistake?
Replies: 76
Views: 8821

Re: Defy to TCR - mistake?

Narrowed it down to: Defy Advanced Pro 2 Endurace CF SL 8.0 Domane SL5 Disc I had the domane sl5 disc a couple years back when it came with 40mm carbons. Comfortable but a bit dull was the reason I sold it tbh...though the person I sold it to liked it enough. Endurace would be my choice out of those.
by CookeeeMonster
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74780
Views: 3925471

Re: Silly commuting racing

mamil314 wrote:There will be so many illegally speeding cyclists now!
https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press ... reen-light


The speeding law doesn't apply to non motorised vehicles :D
by CookeeeMonster
Fri Sep 06, 2019 20:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Small inner tubes with 80mm presta?
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Small inner tubes with 80mm presta?

Continental race light 28 - I have them and they are perfect. Weigh around 80g, so inbetween continental supersonic (super lightweight but fragile racer tubes) and a normal conti tube.

Anyway, Evan's do a multibuy deal, 5 for £24 I think? Not cheap cheap but could be worse
by CookeeeMonster
Mon Aug 19, 2019 09:33 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17025
Views: 1533246

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Dont be a muppet. Buy 2 to get free delivery and send one back free of charge - everyone else does it!!! ;) Have never done that. No such thing as free delivery its factored into the price when you buy items. When people buy items with the intention of sending items back then that cost has to be pa...
by CookeeeMonster
Sun Aug 18, 2019 09:22 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17025
Views: 1533246

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Dont be a muppet. Buy 2 to get free delivery and send one back free of charge - everyone else does it!!! ;)
by CookeeeMonster
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 25 or 28cc tyre?
Replies: 18
Views: 1910

Re: 25 or 28cc tyre?

Genuinely I find 28's harder work that 25's....but for the OP's question, 28 is the answer
by CookeeeMonster
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Canyon Endurance CF SL
Replies: 9
Views: 2282

Re: Canyon Endurance CF SL

Matthewfalle wrote:one of these, in fact.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BOJOBSBC/ ... e-tool-bag

Got a condor one for my mooter...but for longer trips most people want 2 bottles tbh.

Anyway, no rules, just ride!
by CookeeeMonster
Fri Jul 19, 2019 19:39 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Canyon Endurance CF SL
Replies: 9
Views: 2282

Re: Canyon Endurance CF SL

Lovely looking bike but that saddlebag is...offensive-ly small. Get a proper one and pee off the purists!!! 2 tubes min, co2 canisters, multitool/levers/patch kit/other stuff you dont need but is nice to have. And watch as people with terrible looking jerseys with their pockets stuffed full of crap ...
by CookeeeMonster
Fri Jul 19, 2019 19:34 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Commuter options
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Commuter options

The laziest option is a full mudguard, Alfine / Rohloff / single speed (if you're feeling strong and have good knees) disc braked, dyno powered front and rear lights, fitted with tough 28c or 32c slicks for comfort / pothole resistance. Problem is, this is also kinda pricey. It will require the lea...
by CookeeeMonster
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74780
Views: 3925471

Re: Silly commuting racing

Actually someone posted this comment on road.cc "He doesn’t need to counter sue, the pedestrians is now also liable for 50% of his damages too. If he turns up to the costs hearing with a medical report that says his injuries are worse than hers she’ll end up owning him money," "My S-...
by CookeeeMonster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 20:57 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Schwalbe marathon plus tyres - Dangerous?
Replies: 15
Views: 3079

Re: Schwalbe marathon plus tyres - Dangerous?

Tyres often need bedding in - do 20 miles or so in the dry and that should do it.

I dont like marathon pluses myself but I dont remember them being slippy like you describe, and I rode a narrower version through a wet winter on bad surfaces too
by CookeeeMonster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit - Bicycle Richmond James Thomas
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Bike Fit - Bicycle Richmond James Thomas

I have a couple of friends who have used him since his move to his own shop, plus one from when he used to work at sigma. All swear by him. It is an expense, but if he can fix your problem then its gonna be worth it. I'm gonna use him if my own injury/bike fit problems dont clear up He appears on a ...
by CookeeeMonster
Wed Jun 05, 2019 13:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: SuperSix and CAAD disc comparisons?
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: SuperSix and CAAD disc comparisons?

I recently picked up a caad12 disc 105 and no, they definitely dont have mudguard mounts, so you're stuck with crud catchers or race blades etc.

Lovely bike though. Rides really smooth...probably better than some lower end carbon tbh.

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