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by Ti yred
Sun Aug 25, 2019 21:05 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Finding my way back...
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

Re: Finding my way back...

Go to your local bike shop and speak to them. They usually have a few second hand bikes in store that people bring in to use in part ex and should be able to get you sized up correctly. It's in their interest to give you the best service so they can keep you coming back as a regular customer. Everyb...
by Ti yred
Fri Jul 19, 2019 08:40 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Kask protone height adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 985

Re: Kask protone height adjustment

Hi mate I bought a Protone as a crash replacement for my Mojito which fitted very well and was very comfortable so assumed an upgrade would be even better. Tried a couple of sizes in the LBS and settled on the M. The cradle does indeed move in very small increments, usually when I look over my shoul...
by Ti yred
Sun Feb 24, 2019 09:13 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Kinesis Gran Fondo V3 owners, what is the largest tyre have you fitted?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Kinesis Gran Fondo V3 owners, what is the largest tyre have you fitted?

I've just bought a kinesis gt-ti version 3. I'm riding the Paris Roubaix sportive in April and wanting to put 30mm to 32mm tubeless tyres on. What tyres have people been able to put on? Those who haven't got this frame but have experience in slightly larger tubeless tyres any suggestions terms of s...
by Ti yred
Fri Feb 08, 2019 16:34 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Is joining British cycling worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2658

Re: Is joining British cycling worth it?

Its a £40 per year insurance premium that covers you for 3rd party liability and gives you access to free legal support. I'm currently injured as a result of a collision that wasn't my fault. BC appointed Leigh Day solicitors to take my case and they are dealing with the insurance company of the dr...
by Ti yred
Fri Feb 08, 2019 16:25 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 23104

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Am I in danger of setting a record for rejections in the ballot? Fifth year in a row now....I haven't run anyone's cat over. Ever! I'm female, not based in London and have got in four times out of five. Make of that what you will. My riding partner received her 'Congratulations' magazine today. Thi...
by Ti yred
Thu Feb 07, 2019 16:59 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2019 anyone?
Replies: 440
Views: 23104

Re: Ride London 2019 anyone?

Am I in danger of setting a record for rejections in the ballot? Fifth year in a row now....I haven't run anyone's cat over. Ever!
by Ti yred
Thu Feb 07, 2019 16:56 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Is joining British cycling worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2658

Re: Is joining British cycling worth it?

Its a £40 per year insurance premium that covers you for 3rd party liability and gives you access to free legal support. I'm currently injured as a result of a collision that wasn't my fault. BC appointed Leigh Day solicitors to take my case and they are dealing with the insurance company of the dri...
by Ti yred
Thu Feb 07, 2019 16:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 214982

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

most tubeless tyres are more comfortable. I have only found one that is not. The tyre you pick though will either keep you on tubeless tubeless or put you off. It shouldn't but folk seem to think that all tubeless tyres must be the same. You also need to carry tyre plugs -good ones. trying to mount...
by Ti yred
Wed Feb 06, 2019 17:38 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 214982

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

For me it comes down to comfort and the ability to repair a tyre externally, normally for the life of the tyre that's the bonus. I also like race tyres. I can't use Vittoria corsa's all year round. I would but they wear out too quickly and puncture so readily for me at least. IRC, Hutchinson fusion...
by Ti yred
Tue Feb 05, 2019 18:07 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 214982

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Ti yred the new Mavic rim is nice rim. You can use tubed tyres with it but an IRC, Hutchinson or Mavic tubeless tyre fit very well. Pick the tyre that best suits you. Its just like tubed tyres they are all different. Also look at the kinlin xr22t but 32h is out of stock with me anyway. The XR26T ri...
by Ti yred
Mon Feb 04, 2019 20:27 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 214982

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

While I'm recovering from being T-boned by a Peugeot a few weeks ago, I'm pondering what to do regarding replacement wheels. Instead of having another winter bike built up, I think I'm going to simply have a second set of wheels for my Ti to use as winter wheels. I've had two sets of Open Pros on th...
by Ti yred
Tue Feb 20, 2018 18:54 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 10566

Re: Ride London 2018

That's actually a good call Ugo, and very local to me. I am a member of AUK but for one reason or another haven't participated in any Audax rides since joining (to my shame). I have however, ridden the Long Mynd / Burway & Stiperstones before and its just nice to go somewhere different for a ch...
by Ti yred
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 10566

Re: Ride London 2018

Three rejections in a row for me and also my riding partner, we've not ridden it before either. Also had two rejections in a row for the Fred, and haven't ridden that yet. I'm quite sure I haven't knocked over anyone's cat... Try this, no rejections and weather guaranteed! http://www.aukweb.net/eve...
by Ti yred
Fri Feb 09, 2018 18:55 pm
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Ride London 2018
Replies: 200
Views: 10566

Re: Ride London 2018

Three rejections in a row for me and also my riding partner, we've not ridden it before either. Also had two rejections in a row for the Fred, and haven't ridden that yet.

I'm quite sure I haven't knocked over anyone's cat...
by Ti yred
Wed Feb 07, 2018 19:01 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fulcrum 5 freehub circlip
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Fulcrum 5 freehub circlip

Dannbodge wrote:Shame I didn't see this yesterday as I replaced all the bearings in my Quattros and they use the same parts.
I could have measured it whilst I had them apart.


Can you remember where you put your dustcaps as I havent a bloody clue what I did with mine!! :roll:
by Ti yred
Fri Feb 02, 2018 19:36 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 1 1/8” forks that will take 28mm tyres.
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: 1 1/8” forks that will take 28mm tyres.

Hi mate,

Have a look at Seven Cycles 5E carbon fork. Fits your specs, but not cheap!
by Ti yred
Fri Feb 02, 2018 19:21 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Best carbon bottle cages
Replies: 26
Views: 4387

Re: Best carbon bottle cages

Have a look at Serfas' range. I've had a pair of cc200's on my Kinesis GFTi for four years and they seem unbreakable (wishes he hadnt said that now!). They hold bottles very securely. I've not lost one on the rough as a$$holes roads in Herefordshire so they do the job.
by Ti yred
Mon Jan 15, 2018 20:50 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fulcrum Racing Quattro
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Fulcrum Racing Quattro

Hi all, I have a query regarding the Fulcrum Racing Quattro (not LG or CX) front wheel hub assembly. I've just serviced the wheels and replaced the bearings and on re-assembling noticed there is no 'dust' cap covering the right hand side of the axle. In other words the bearing is visible, unlike the...
by Ti yred
Thu Dec 07, 2017 19:11 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Rim brakes for a new build
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Rim brakes for a new build

I switched from Shimano BR R451 to Tektro TRP957 on my Kinesis GFTi and the difference is pretty substantial. Not only in build quality but the 'feel' when braking. I still have 451's on my winter Kinesis T3 and you can feel there is quite a large amount of 'flex' in the arms in comparison to the 95...
by Ti yred
Mon Jul 03, 2017 20:34 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Securing bikes in wooden shed
Replies: 21
Views: 6061

Re: Securing bikes in wooden shed

Have a search for a Shed Bar, particularly any having the 'Secured by Design' logo. We used to recommend them when I did my Crime Prevention stint in the Police. http://www.securedbydesign.com/crime-prevention-advice/secure-your-home/secure-gardens-sheds-and-garages/ Your local force should have a C...

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