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by PaulMon
Sun Sep 15, 2019 19:35 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Advice on lights for Manchester to Blackpool night ride
Replies: 20
Views: 1585

Re: Advice on lights for Manchester to Blackpool night ride

I did this years ago. The route is pretty much lit all the way so no need for mega lights. Basic Flashers are more than enough
by PaulMon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?
Replies: 40
Views: 2523

Re: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?

That paint job, absolutely fantastic! Love it. I would perhaps go for black tape to let the frame do the talking, but its still great. Cheers! The tape was used to match the colour for the frame so I'll keep it until it gets filthy (which will probably be in a couple of weeks) and then go back to b...
by PaulMon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 15:36 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?
Replies: 40
Views: 2523

Re: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?

So I got the bike back today. Two days before I pack it away and go to Gran Canaria for my hols. I'll let the pictures do the talking. To say I am pleased would be an understatement. The folks at Target Composites have been superb throughout and I wouldn't have second thoughts in recommending them. ...
by PaulMon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 15:32 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155425

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

So I finally managed to get the Maxxis Padrones mounted and sealed but it took over two hours and I was close to throwing in the towel. I bought the 28mm versions and they weigh 310g compared to the combined weight of 295g for my GP4000 ii (25mm) + latex tube. So after running the Maxxis Padrones f...
by PaulMon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 08:05 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?
Replies: 40
Views: 2523

Re: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?

With the respray it will be like having a new bike. Well worth doing. I've been meaning to update this thread for a while but keep forgetting. So I took the bike to Target Composites in Cheshire in March after discussing a few options with them and decided to go for a full respray. I'd downloaded s...
by PaulMon
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?
Replies: 40
Views: 2523

Re: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?

Target did a repair on my Orbea last year, not cheap by any means but did a good job on accident damage by the BB. Always appears to be busy and an average lead time was 4-6 weeks when mine was fixed. Forgot to add, if a repair is required he will only want the frame, you will have to strip everyth...
by PaulMon
Mon Mar 04, 2019 14:09 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?
Replies: 40
Views: 2523

Re: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?

Here is another photo which give some idea of how small the impact area is. I've sent an email to target and await their reply.
Image20190304_085226 by Paul Monaghan, on Flickr
by PaulMon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 19:26 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?
Replies: 40
Views: 2523

Re: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?

shiznit76 wrote:Looks fair bash to just have fallen on to the stand. Is it indented? Certainly looks more than just paint work damage


Nope no indentation. There is someone local to me http://www.targetcomposites.co.uk/ so I'll get in touch and see what they say.
by PaulMon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 16:23 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?
Replies: 40
Views: 2523

Dropped bike. Damage to carbon or just lacquer?

My bike fell onto my bike stand yesterday. The main impact was the top tube onto the stand. Looking at the damage I cant make my mind up if its just paint and lacquer or the carbon itself? If its just the paint then I'll get some lacquer from Halfords and go over it. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7...
by PaulMon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 09:01 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155425

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Looking for a 30mm tyre that sizes up to, but not over 30mm. My G-One Speeds were OK in this respect, but after they wore out I fitted the WTB Exposure in 30mm, fine to start with but the size increased to 32mm after a couple of weeks and I lost my admittedly tight tyre clearance. These are to be f...
by PaulMon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 20:54 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155425

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

The Spesh Roubaix Pro was a dream to get on and inflated. Not only did it go on the rim with little fuss but when I inflated it with the blast pump it pinged into place reassuringly and has sat there all day with 80psi in it. This is by far the best tyre I have put on the Borg rims. I have had 4 oth...
by PaulMon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155425

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

I've been using 30mm Mavic Elite Allroad tyres that came with my Mavic wheels on the Borg45 wheels Malcolm made for me throughout winter until on the last day of Festive500 picked up a sizeable puncture right in the middle of the tyre. The sealant did half a job and stopped the tyre going completely...
by PaulMon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 07:51 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Frame protection wrapping £150 worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: Frame protection wrapping £150 worth it?

Bondurant wrote:Sounds like you need some protection for the protection.



Bellend.
by PaulMon
Thu Jan 03, 2019 09:17 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Frame protection wrapping £150 worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: Frame protection wrapping £150 worth it?

I had my S-Works Diverge done by Shak Wrap when I bought it last year and I'm glad I did. There are a couple of dings in the wrap that would have resulted in damage to the paint if the wrap wasn't there. The wrap also makes its a doddle to clean. Money well spent IMHO. https://www.instagram.com/p/Be...
by PaulMon
Fri Nov 23, 2018 17:50 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155425

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Your blamming the sealant here but.... A tyre which weighs 530g is going to be a MTB XC tyre or big gravel tyre (it could be a marathon supreme I suppose anyway its big) . All of these tyres have porosity . None of them are truely air tight as they lack a lining. You will be adding a fair ammount e...
by PaulMon
Fri Nov 23, 2018 16:10 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155425

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Yeah, caffelatex definitely leaves a bit of residue, but there is absolutely no need to clean it when topping up sealant - it'd take an hour (or more depending on how much of a struggle you then have reseating tire...) and achieve very little. So I've given up on caffelatex. I had some spare time t...
by PaulMon
Wed Nov 21, 2018 16:38 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Paris Roubaix Wheels?
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: Paris Roubaix Wheels?

When I did it I had a set of wheels built using HED Ardennes+ with Hope hubs and 32 spokes front and rear with Vittoria Open Pave tyres. They were solid on the day and have remained bombproof since. If I was doing it again I'd probably fit tubeless to the HED rims and drop the pressures to 50-60 psi.
by PaulMon
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?
Replies: 2226
Views: 155425

Re: Road tubeless tyres, where and how much?

Yes, but 20 psi over a day or two is not normal IMO. There's either a small leak from the tape or the necessary sealant to for tubeless ready tyres has not been used. I sometimes spray my wheels with soapy water from a hand sprayer to check for leaks, but even if there are a few bubbles visible at ...
by PaulMon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 07:10 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Wide tyres - I just don't get it
Replies: 105
Views: 4814

Re: Wide tyres - I just don't get it

I don't race so I'll take comfort over speed any day of the week and wider tyres at a lower PSI are noticeably more comfortable than narrow tyres with a higher PSI. Run tubeless and you can take those annoying pinch flats out of the equation as well.
by PaulMon
Fri Nov 09, 2018 17:44 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 37-40mm gravel tyres?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: 37-40mm gravel tyres?

I run 40mm Maxxis Ravager in winter and they are excellent. Hard to get hold of in the UK for some reason though.
https://www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-545-139-ravager.

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