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by TimothyW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 20:06 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New alloy rim brake wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 355

Re: New alloy rim brake wheels

Kinlin 31t and miche primato are great. I have two pairs and use them year round. Spokesmanwheels.co.uk will build you the same as the cycle clinic ones for £40 less as far as I can see. They are similar, but Malcolm is building with CX ray front spokes and CX force rears. It's debatable if this is...
by TimothyW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 09:07 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17025
Views: 1533238

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

I can't be arsed gluing it to my cranks that to me smells of FAIL it'll have to be factory fitted or pedal based https://www.probikekit.co.uk/cycling-power-meters/4iiii-precision-2.0-3d-power-meter-105-5800-black/11273315.html £260 MVC10 lops £25 off that too, so £235, and another couple % through ...
by TimothyW
Wed Oct 16, 2019 08:56 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

I think it'd be easy to style out wee-wee taking about wearing a speed suit on the club run/chain gang. Just say "It's new, I want to give it a proper trial run" or "I don't get on with the club shorts" "it's super comfy" or whatever, end of the day you are an adult and...
by TimothyW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 15:08 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

Just get some deep section wheels, perhaps some aero handlebars if you really keen, there's a fair amount of hype for them bringing relatively large improvements. The TCR is already a bike with a good number of aero optimisations (internal cables, teardrop tubes and seatpost etc etc.) And if you are...
by TimothyW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 14:54 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276548

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

Is it the new shoes, like those swimming costumes a few years back providing a big technical advantage? Is it these new lactate buffer products that Lance keeps shilling on his youtube? Or is it a new EPO type drug? Think the carbon plates in the new shoes do work somewhat similar to the famous Osc...
by TimothyW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 09:10 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bang for buck options
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Bang for buck options

Press fit BB though on thew btwin :roll: Er, perhaps you could point out which of the bikes listed on this thread aren't press fit. Cos I haven't found one mentioned yet. Nothing wrong with press fit, problem is dodgy manufacturing tolerances/standards. Certainly BB86 which the btwin has is a bette...
by TimothyW
Mon Oct 14, 2019 08:40 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276548

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

I think it's fair to say that he could have gone a bit quicker under those conditions, as you say, given how fresh he looked at the end - there was a brief spell in the midpoint where he came slightly behind the pace but otherwise running at a steady pace and completely sheltered from the wind, will...
by TimothyW
Sun Oct 13, 2019 08:49 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2699
Views: 212469

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Yeah, it'll be fine. The recommendations apply to the higher tension side.
by TimothyW
Sat Oct 12, 2019 17:51 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2699
Views: 212469

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

On a front wheel the disc side will be higher tension, on a rear the drive side will still be higher. To be on the safe side, and assuming your meter is accurate, no spoke tensions should exceed 130kg. Certainly on the basis that you haven't calibrated your meter or cross checked against another kno...
by TimothyW
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: 1:59 challenge
Replies: 42
Views: 969

Re: 1:59 challenge

It's a fair point on velodrome pacing, I'm sure I read somewhere that the UCI banned having a pace setting spotlight in the velodrome for hour record attempts (in much the style of the lasers used in this run). Certainly it's hard to envisage a situation in which an actual marathon would be run at s...
by TimothyW
Sat Oct 12, 2019 09:32 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Mech disc brakes on road bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Mech disc brakes on road bikes

Yeah, it's basically down to inflation/brexit/exchange rates, £1000 is a key price point for a number of reasons and hydraulic road systems carry a hefty premium, and competition on price is limited to the big three, and campags entry level hydraulic potenza system costs nearly a grand just for the ...
by TimothyW
Sat Oct 12, 2019 09:03 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Latest Tiagra mechs - use with r7000 shifters?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Latest Tiagra mechs - use with r7000 shifters?

My understanding, although I haven't seen it confirmed, is that you can use 11 speed shifters with the 4700 tiagra derailleur and a ten speed cassette, you just have an extra click on the shifter. You won't need to replace the conduct though, it's a decent system, and 4700 is a decent group. Oh, and...
by TimothyW
Thu Oct 10, 2019 18:36 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Which Crankset?
Replies: 21
Views: 974

Re: Which Crankset?

For alternative 24mm crankset options it looks like your choices are limited according to the Wheels Manufacturing website https://wheelsmfg.com/crankset-tech Seems like Rotor have discontinued their 3D and 3D 24 product range tho you may be able to pick up a 2nd-hand one on Ebay or Gumtree Only ot...
by TimothyW
Thu Oct 10, 2019 13:15 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 3620

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

This is the contingency.... Sure, it sucks if your team has been eliminated but there is obvious risk to life - I'm sure they don't take the decision lightly. Ultimately the teams that get eliminated, it's on them for not having gotten the results already.... same as Fiji, no good giving Wales a sca...
by TimothyW
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 109
Views: 2216

Re: Ban SUVs

Should obviously be banned.

Even if you are fool enough not to believe in (or don't care about) the environmental impact, the simple fact that they are considerably more deadly to those within and around them is plenty of reason enough.
by TimothyW
Mon Oct 07, 2019 09:25 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: UK all-weather commuter
Replies: 44
Views: 1289

Re: UK all-weather commuter

I'm intrigued as to how water ingress can cause problems with a hydraulic disk brake system. Surely the same seals that keep the hydraulic fluid in also keep water out? You don't need to clean your drivetrain every time it gets wet. You just need to top up the lube more regularly (carry a small bott...
by TimothyW
Mon Oct 07, 2019 08:46 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: UK all-weather commuter
Replies: 44
Views: 1289

Re: UK all-weather commuter

Both Planet X and Merlin add on a 10% "service charge" if your using bike to work schemes. Halfords allow 10% British Cycling discount, which makes Boardman options more attractive. Planet X don't participate in any voucher cycle schemes anymore - https://www.planetx.co.uk/cycle-scheme If...
by TimothyW
Sun Oct 06, 2019 20:59 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: UK all-weather commuter
Replies: 44
Views: 1289

Re: UK all-weather commuter

Dolan RDX.
by TimothyW
Fri Oct 04, 2019 19:49 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 3620

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019

I guess you have to recognise that it wouldn't have been a contest at all with the two reds (well, not that it was in any case), but I'd have perhaps gone for a red and yellow.
by TimothyW
Sun Sep 29, 2019 18:22 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Upgrading an older road bike
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Upgrading an older road bike

The SRAM cassette is probably the original one - trek triples of that vintage came with SRAM cassettes, I know because I had one.... they're fully compatible although you'll probably find it cheaper to replace with Shimano. Your existing wheels will be able to accommodate up to 10 speed cassettes, o...

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