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by plymouthsteve
Thu Aug 29, 2019 21:38 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Weight reduction advice on new Specialized Roubaix
Replies: 28
Views: 1947

Re: Weight reduction advice on new Specialized Roubaix

It's not a heavy bike for what it is. Why 32c tyres may be a good place to start? I specced these on my Roubaix, and switched to 28c Specialized turbo pro tubeless. Totally transformed the bike. That's with mavic ksyrium elites so an upgrade but nothing as fancy as the rovals. Sure there maybe times...
by plymouthsteve
Fri Aug 16, 2019 21:51 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Advice on transporting road bike in/on a hire car abroad
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: Advice on transporting road bike in/on a hire car abroad

... and I should add that I am totally useless at any kind of workshopidness, so I would also have to pay a shop to put my bike together
by plymouthsteve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 23:38 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15126
Views: 474343

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Newsreaders and correspondents with wonky mouths.
I mean, isn't that what radio is for?
by plymouthsteve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 23:35 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Advice on transporting road bike in/on a hire car abroad
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Re: Advice on transporting road bike in/on a hire car abroad

I cycle abroad 2 or 3 times per year and would never think of taking my own bike. Local rental is generally 20 to 30 euro per day and you get a bit of support plus a chance to play with something different. No additional travel costs, no need for a bigger rental car, higher ferry price, bike box pur...
by plymouthsteve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 23:25 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Seriously? How much? You're having a bubble
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

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

Yeah, why not? Buy one and hang it on the wall.
Nostalgia is what this is.
Why buy your favourite album on vinyl for £20 when you can download it for free?
Won't make sense to everyone, but not everyone would believe that Raleigh once had about 150% share of the market!
by plymouthsteve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 23:15 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 25 or 28cc tyre?
Replies: 18
Views: 1934

Re: 25 or 28cc tyre?

At last someone has explained the science to me in a way that I can understand. . Hopefully it'll help you too.. The only part of the tyre that can affect momentum is the part that is in contact with the ground. On a 28c, there is more contact, so more momentum. Yes there is increased drag but. If d...
by plymouthsteve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 23:00 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Tarmac vs Roubaix
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: Tarmac vs Roubaix

HI. I hope this is relevant as I have owned three Tarmacs and three Roubaix in the past 6 years (I know, I know ). My 2019 Roubaix is by far the most comfortable which I expected, but the genuine surprise is that it is also the fastest everywhere. If I was only ever 'carving ' down a set of hairpins...
by plymouthsteve
Fri May 17, 2019 23:16 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First 100!!
Replies: 28
Views: 5719

Re: First 100!!

Love the title of the post.
'First' ..
Can never do this without thinking about the next one can we?
Well done, and good luck with the next one
by plymouthsteve
Fri May 17, 2019 23:09 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 25 or 28cc tyre?
Replies: 18
Views: 1934

Re: 25 or 28cc tyre?

28.
No question
by plymouthsteve
Tue Apr 30, 2019 21:24 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Anybody set off really early for leisure rides?
Replies: 77
Views: 4698

Re: Anybody set off really early for leisure rides?

I do a 100 miler once or twice per year and like to get out at 6am for the same reasons, albeit never back in time for a 2nd breakfast!
I find that you really lose perspective of time as it seems early all the way through. Nice in summer when it starts off chilly and ends up hot.
by plymouthsteve
Sat Apr 20, 2019 22:37 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Any good cycling books (biography, cycling history)
Replies: 54
Views: 3874

Re: Any good cycling books (biography, cycling history)

I actually enjoyed 'the world according to G' Great that he doesn't take himself too seriously and made me a bit of a fan.
Lance Armstrongs It's not about the bike was a good read, and story about he won many tours clean. . I'm told that Amazon reclassified it as fiction. .ouch!!
by plymouthsteve
Sat Mar 30, 2019 22:40 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Di2?
Replies: 71
Views: 3916

Re: Di2?

Demo Rode di2 twice and bought regular ultegra both times. Didn't mind it but for me it offered nothing. I like to feel a bit of force when I change gear and the feedback is identical for up and down. Found i had to think about it more but that probably gets better with regular use. Also thousands o...
by plymouthsteve
Sat Feb 16, 2019 20:37 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Specialized Roubaix
Replies: 9
Views: 891

Re: Specialized Roubaix

I've just gone from a Tarmac and Diverge to a roubaix as my one and only road bike and couldn't be happier? Future shock works just how you'd want it to in as far as you don't notice that it's there. My strava times are strangely almost all better than those of the SL5 tarmac and that's running on t...
by plymouthsteve
Fri Jan 18, 2019 20:02 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 28c or 32c
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: 28c or 32c

30c?
by plymouthsteve
Thu Jan 17, 2019 23:31 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Tires for 90% roads and also 10% gravel
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Tires for 90% roads and also 10% gravel

I'm running the roubaix 32 tubeless on a .. well roubaix of course! Not much clearance but very inspiring on road so far. Fine on gravel, and if you're mostly on tarmac it makes sense to compromise on the off road stuff. Summer soon and it'll be a toss up between gp5000 and pirelli cinturato. Lookin...
by plymouthsteve
Wed Jan 16, 2019 22:18 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Great cover versions
Replies: 140
Views: 9592

Re: Great cover versions

(What a) Wonderful world.. Ramones. Play this at my funeral please. Feeling good .. Muse. . How have we got this far in without this being mentioned? Same band but less known, .anyone who has seen this live will understand. . Popcorn. Robbie Williams, Freedom. . Ltitle remembered, but post take that...
by plymouthsteve
Wed Sep 26, 2018 21:34 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Evans Cycles
Replies: 189
Views: 11785

Re: Evans Cycles

Where would this leave BMC? To my knowledge Evans are the sole retailer for the brand in the UK? I hope it all works out and like many have used Evans many times but often as somewhere to collect online purchases, and usually with club card vouchers. Don't know who subsidises what on the clubcard de...
by plymouthsteve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 22:14 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Top TOP tip for Garmin users
Replies: 10
Views: 1459

Top TOP tip for Garmin users

So simple. Having made the same mistake as many of us by riding away after pausing at a stop, but forgetting to unpause. Resulting in milesvthat 'never happened '... When you puse your Garmin, turn it 180 degrees in the mount so that its upside down. Now if you forget to unpause it, you'll remember ...
by plymouthsteve
Fri Jun 23, 2017 22:05 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Eddy Merckx bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Eddy Merckx bikes

Rented one in Lanzarote a couplevof years ago, an EMX 105 and really rated it. Since changed my Specialized for another Specialized anyway. considered buying one butbI guess its like someone who has had many VW golfs accepting that the Volvo or Subaru may be better, but know that buying anoyher golf...
by plymouthsteve
Sun Apr 23, 2017 18:45 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: specialized tarmac vs roubaix
Replies: 53
Views: 28759

Re: specialized tarmac vs roubaix

Hi, Hope I have a relevant opinion on this subject as I have flicked between roubaic and tarmac for the past 6 years, having had sl2 and sl4 of each. And covered 10000 miles and more, with about half on each. Plus I'm 225 lbs and not quite 50, so no racing snake! You ride the Tarmac, whilst you go f...

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