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by trek_dan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 16:05 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New alloy rim brake wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: New alloy rim brake wheels

If you aren't bothered about tubeless get H Son Plus Archietypes built onto whatever hubs your budget allows. Light-ish, robust, wide and most importantly not a giant horrible nightmare of a job to fix punctures.
by trek_dan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 18:51 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: All rounder
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: All rounder

Scale or Anthem
by trek_dan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 17:37 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 172mm length cranks
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: 172mm length cranks

I started life as a roadie and have used 172 cranks forever, feels very strange if I use anything else. I'll keep looking out for a set of used XTRs.
by trek_dan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 13:06 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: 172mm length cranks
Replies: 5
Views: 448

172mm length cranks

What are my reasonably priced options for 172mm length cranks? When I was building my other bike I luckily managed to score some second hand XTR cranks which seem to be one of the few options around. Can't see any up for sale this time. Do any other brands make them? And before anybody tells me I wo...
by trek_dan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 09:05 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Custom frame painting?
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Custom frame painting?

I’m reading this with interest because I’ve got a Specialized Tarmac carbon frame in the loft that’s begging for a respray. I wanted to build it into an S Works replica with a Lamborghini Gallardo orange paint job with gloss black forks and S Works decals on the down tubes. Colour Tech Custom Spray...
by trek_dan
Thu Sep 05, 2019 09:25 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Custom frame painting?
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Custom frame painting?

Addicted Bikes in Hull. Does some brilliant work.
by trek_dan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 07:18 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Seriously? How much? You're having a bubble
Replies: 21
Views: 2345

Re: Seriously? How much? You're having a bubble

I've still got my original Mk2 Ultra Burner 8)
Seems strange that a reproduction would be sold for more than an original, maybe appeals only to the hardcore collectors.
by trek_dan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 06:47 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Old Cervélos
Replies: 48
Views: 2500

Re: Old Cervélos

S3 with (I would guess 10 speed) SRAM Red all day. I'm not sure what your paying but I'd pick this setup over a lot of modern bikes to be honest.
by trek_dan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 07:42 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Fred Whitton experiences
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Fred Whitton experiences

Its a great event and a challenging route. If you enjoy the 'sportive experience' would recommend it, if not or if you don't get a place get a few of your mates together and do the routes on a summer days when the forecast is promising.
by trek_dan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Sandstone way 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 794

Re: Sandstone way 2019

Ridden it both ways. Did the Berwick to Hexham route in a day a couple of years ago. Not much tarmac if you ride the proper route, plenty of tarmac shortcuts to take. Most of it is either over rolling hills or muddy farmers fields. Make sure you have either a map or GPS as signage is easy to miss.
by trek_dan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Droppers post
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Droppers post

Cable. Thomson if you can get one reasonably priced second hand (I recently did) - a lot of bikes changing to internally routed posts so externally routed can be had cheap. As above I had a Giant Contact post on my old Trance and that was very reliable too so worth considering but not many size opti...
by trek_dan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Advice required re; dog attack ....
Replies: 63
Views: 3988

Re: Advice required re; dog attack ....

My friend recently had to put his dog to sleep (a dear old recue Greyhound who was on lead and minding his own business) following an attack by a vicious out of control off lead dog. He was injured in the attack too and is currently going through a suit for personal injuries, vet bills and upset. As...
by trek_dan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 14:20 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Advice - set up / stem length affect on handling
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Advice - set up / stem length affect on handling

I doubt 10mm would make that much difference. Have you inflated the tyres too much?
by trek_dan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 13:07 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Junk miles/easy but not easy enough/Hard but not hard enough???
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Re: Junk miles/easy but not easy enough/Hard but not hard enough???

If your just cycling for fun throw your power meter in the bin and just go out and enjoy yourself with your mates. Not enough people do that and its easy to loose the joy of cycling if your looking at numbers all the time. If you have a specific goal in mind set a training plan (either through a coa...
by trek_dan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Selling your bike
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: Selling your bike

Local cycling groups on Facebook are usually a good place to sell, especially if you don't want to post the bike. I tend to find complete bikes on Ebay don't sell well if they are collection only.
by trek_dan
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Cyclocross
Topic: Wheels - silly question alert!
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Wheels - silly question alert!

Superstar Components do some very well priced disc wheelsets, have a set on my MTB and can recommend.
by trek_dan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 15:54 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: LAQUER BOTHER
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: LAQUER BOTHER

Clean it thoroughly, rub it down with very low grit detailing paper then just dust some automotive lacquer over the top. Personally I wouldn't bother, its a bike its only going to get scratched, chipped etc over time anyway.
by trek_dan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 14:44 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: School me on roof rack bike carriers
Replies: 12
Views: 1032

Re: School me on roof rack bike carriers

I've got the Yakima roof mount, no complaints. Quality is excellent. Went for this as was the only system I could find that took all axle standards (wheels stay on) and doesn't have a frame clamp (my FS MTB does not work with frame clamps due to its shape)
by trek_dan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 13:14 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Best value for money clothing brand?
Replies: 31
Views: 4052

Re: Best value for money clothing brand?

In the end, I went for FDX race day bibs £20 off eBay seem.ok for a couple hours training rides, only had them a month or so but so far seem.good vfm Bought a pair of FDX leggings last winter just as cheapies to use for commuting and they are actually very good, easily equivalent in quality to entr...
by trek_dan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cero AR30 wheels. Any users?
Replies: 21
Views: 1527

Re: Cero AR30 wheels. Any users?

Those stock Bontrager wheel are actually very good, I have a set and rate them. The width being one of the key things that make them ride nicely. I actually think the Cero's would be a downgrade not an upgrade.

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