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by Alex222
Fri Sep 27, 2019 14:30 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Stopping at shops without a lock?
Replies: 53
Views: 2595

Re: Stopping at shops without a lock?

I take a small luggage padlock. You can then use that, combined with your helmet straps, to lock the bike up.
Saves having to buy a new lock (as you probably have one lying around) and it is lighter to carry.
by Alex222
Fri Sep 27, 2019 09:55 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Very good prices on Boardman?
Replies: 24
Views: 1733

Re: Very good prices on Boardman?

Matthewfalle wrote:
camb wrote:Thanks everyone.

Found myself heading towards the Giant Defy Advanced 2 2020 ... at the moment


oh good grief no. please, no.

boardman all the way.

This.

Saw a new Boardman in the flesh last week and looked great. Was unsure about the forks from review photos, but looked fine up close.
by Alex222
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Shifting problems on shimano 6800 rear derailleur
Replies: 10
Views: 3556

Re: Shifting problems on shimano 6800 rear derailleur

I'd whip the cable out as soon as you can. Release the clamp bolt on the RD and free the cable. You should then be able to push it back out of the shifter. If you leave it till it breaks there's an increased chance of stray wires becoming lodged in the internals. Shimano tech docs will have the dea...
by Alex222
Wed Sep 25, 2019 08:16 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Shifting problems on shimano 6800 rear derailleur
Replies: 10
Views: 3556

Re: Shifting problems on shimano 6800 rear derailleur

Resurrecting this old thread as I am having what I think may be the same problem. The photo linked above is no longer accessible so I do not know what to check for. All of a sudden my 6800 rear derailleur only works on 8 gears. Altering the cable tension I can change that to either the top 8 or the ...
by Alex222
Thu Sep 12, 2019 09:29 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Zwift - does it get better?
Replies: 36
Views: 2470

Re: Zwift - does it get better?

For me it is definitely about the races. But for that I don't think there would be enough to keep me motivated.
by Alex222
Thu Aug 22, 2019 08:07 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Sunglasses for bigger heads?
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Sunglasses for bigger heads?

Just got a pair of Oakley Sutros, which are certainly large. Very pleased with them, but style is fairly divisive.
by Alex222
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Tarmac vs Roubaix
Replies: 18
Views: 1394

Re: Tarmac vs Roubaix

Tarmac looks a lot nicer and is lighter, for that reason it gets my vote
by Alex222
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Garmin Edge 820 Vs 530
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Garmin Edge 820 Vs 530

I don't find the 820 terrible, but my main gripes are the touchscreen and the battery life. If you are navigating with it you really need to nurse the battery (e.g. disconnect phone connection, keep it off the map screen where possible, turn down back-light to lowest setting etc...). Recent holiday ...
by Alex222
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Garmin Edge 820 Vs 530
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Garmin Edge 820 Vs 530

As an 820 owner I would take a 530 for £70 more at the drop of a hat.
by Alex222
Thu Jun 20, 2019 18:03 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...
Replies: 55
Views: 3599

Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

I've no doubt that they'll make me faster, but my first ride was so windy it's difficult to separate out their impact
by Alex222
Thu Jun 20, 2019 15:38 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Repair stand recs
Replies: 20
Views: 1784

Re: Repair stand recs

I've had one of these for years - still works fine. https://www.wiggle.co.uk/tacx-t3075-cycle-motion-stand/ Their new workstation stand is more portable - the updated version has fixed a few flaws: https://road.cc/content/review/237658-tacx-spider-team-workstand They can be had for around £100 onli...
by Alex222
Tue Jun 18, 2019 09:41 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...
Replies: 55
Views: 3599

Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Had my first ride on the new Farsports at the weekend, but could only get out for a one hour blast. It ended up being windy and wet, and I definitely had to stay more switched on in the wind than I would with shallow rims. Braking was better than I had expected, although the ride was flat so I didn'...
by Alex222
Fri Jun 14, 2019 23:31 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Ranmore Common road surfaces
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Ranmore Common road surfaces

Was on these roads last weekend. Coming down Ranmore was pretty sketchy. I think it's just a case of waiting for cars to clear the chippings
by Alex222
Fri Jun 14, 2019 14:58 pm
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Alps tour suggestions....
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: Alps tour suggestions....

I would recommend climbing up to Villard de Notre Dame before you go up Alpe d'Huez (it is just opposite). Make sure you have some front lights with you as there are a couple of unlit tunnels.
It is a stunning climb and you rarely come across a car.
by Alex222
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike Fit - Bicycle Richmond James Thomas
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Bike Fit - Bicycle Richmond James Thomas

Have seen him feature in some YouTube videos of a few cycling vloggers, and he does come across very well.
by Alex222
Fri Jun 14, 2019 09:26 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...
Replies: 55
Views: 3599

Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Finish is the UD Matt option
by Alex222
Thu Jun 13, 2019 18:01 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...
Replies: 55
Views: 3599

Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Thank you. That's good to know. One further question. I assume you are in UK so will have had credit card transaction charges, plus the courier/postal system will have wanted to add on import duties, their own fees and VAT. Can I ask how much that came to? Paid via PayPal on my Halifax credit card,...
by Alex222
Thu Jun 13, 2019 15:58 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...
Replies: 55
Views: 3599

Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

Will do. Link is below. Mine are the tubeless compatible version (no spoke holes) and 25mm external rim width. I am running them with tubes though. I also used a code that was valid for May to get $50 off, although I have read they offer similar deals at other points in the year. https://www.wheels...
by Alex222
Thu Jun 13, 2019 15:23 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...
Replies: 55
Views: 3599

Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

I just had some Farsports 50mm deep wheels delivered, with DT Swiss 350 hubs. Came in at £520 (including pre-paid tax). Weight (excl. QR) was 1.63kg. Should be getting their first test ride on Sunday. Will be my first experience of deeper rim wheels so can't wait. Let me know how that first ride go...
by Alex222
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...
Replies: 55
Views: 3599

Re: Upgrading to Carbon Wheels...

I just had some Farsports 50mm deep wheels delivered, with DT Swiss 350 hubs. Came in at £520 (including pre-paid tax). Weight (excl. QR) was 1.63kg. Should be getting their first test ride on Sunday. Will be my first experience of deeper rim wheels so can't wait. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535...

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