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by YiannisM
Sun Sep 08, 2019 18:23 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New tires
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: New tires

thecycleclinic wrote:Well if you tyres with the durability of the gp4000 your not setting the bar very high.


Given the hot weather here i need to change tires every year even if they are not wear out, thats why is not very important for me.
by YiannisM
Sun Sep 08, 2019 17:53 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New tires
Replies: 5
Views: 423

New tires

Hey guys, i need your advice for new tires. I ride around 5-6000km per year, 90% on dry. For several years i was very happy with conti GP4000 S2. In general other than today that i have 3 punctures, i usually get like once in a year. So the bar is those tires. Most important for me is the grip and t...
by YiannisM
Sun Jun 02, 2019 21:59 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance
Replies: 124
Views: 10653

Re: Really disappointed with my first Sportive performance

If you want to quit after a disappointment do it, cycling its not for you. You are too soft for that. Cycling is for the people that they love to suffer, they are injured, but they will continue. They are looking every opportunity to train. For the people that when for any reason cant get on their b...
by YiannisM
Tue May 21, 2019 22:10 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Shorts for longer rides
Replies: 23
Views: 1780

Re: Shorts for longer rides

I use mainly 2 bib shorts, sportful super total comfort that i bought in discount for 140 euros, and endura FS 260pro, that ive bought for 80 euros. The 1st one is by far the best shorts that i ever owned, but not 60 euros better than the Endura. Before that i was using Castelli, very nice pad, but ...
by YiannisM
Tue May 14, 2019 06:53 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New bike
Replies: 17
Views: 2632

Re: New bike

Lower end Bianchis are coming with the awful reparto corsa brakes, its the 1st that i would change on that bike. Other than that, V7, is a lovely but heavy frame. I agree about the tires.
by YiannisM
Tue May 14, 2019 05:32 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Offroad tires for trekking bike
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Offroad tires for trekking bike

I have the Crossway XT-Edition. It came with 40mm tyres as standard, could possibly go to 42/44 but never felt the need. Schwalbe Mondial Evo 40mm suit the bike really well. I have done 56 mile sportives with my daughter, mud tracks, cycle paths, tow paths, MTB sportives, grass fields racing the do...
by YiannisM
Mon May 13, 2019 08:16 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: First bibs help
Replies: 25
Views: 1111

Re: First bibs help

I own one cheap castelli, the sportful super total comfort,(by the way, those 2 brands belong to the same group) and the endura FS260 pro. The castelli its not durable, but the pad its ok. The sportful is great, the bad and the fit its amazing, but very expensive. The FS-260 is one of the best below...
by YiannisM
Mon May 13, 2019 07:20 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Offroad tires for trekking bike
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Offroad tires for trekking bike

I just bought the Merida Crossway D20 for my wife, it came with the schwalbe marathon 28 x 1.50, 700x38C, and i am looking something more suitable for of road. The use of the bike its some light trails with the kids at the park, that the terrain there is sandy on some places, so i need some more gri...
by YiannisM
Wed Apr 24, 2019 05:37 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon Ultimate SL: Ultegra or 105 plus wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Canyon Ultimate SL: Ultegra or 105 plus wheels

For me the wheels are more important than the deference between 105/ultegra, but someone can argue that its easier to upgrade the wheels in the future than the groupset, plus if you want in the future to go on Di2 its cheaper to buy just the upgrade kid
by YiannisM
Tue Apr 23, 2019 08:57 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Rim brake pads
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Rim brake pads

What do you suggest other than the shimano? (my groupset is shimano and i am looking for replacement pads), no more winter in Cyprus (we had the rainiest of the last century), typical hot weather, and i climb (and going down) a lot. My wheels are alu
by YiannisM
Tue Apr 23, 2019 05:35 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Computers
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Computers

Hi, up to now I’ve stuck to the basic cat eye cycle computers as I’m a real technofobe . I even have to get the missus to program them in for me. However, I feel I need something with a bigger screen that does the basic stuff, I’m not bothered about Bluetooth etc. Any suggestions would be appreciat...
by YiannisM
Tue Apr 16, 2019 06:12 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Campagnolo equipped Italian road bikes - where are they all?
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Campagnolo equipped Italian road bikes - where are they all?

Check out Epic Cycles website. They have a Bianchi Infinito CV Classic with Potenza for £4K. If you don't want to spend that much they offer a Bianchi Sempre Pro with Centaur for just over £1900 https://epic-cycles.co.uk/bianchi Well with the sprint on the sale, i wouldnt touch the sempre, since is...
by YiannisM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 13:39 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Campagnolo equipped Italian road bikes - where are they all?
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Campagnolo equipped Italian road bikes - where are they all?

Try with the Bianchi, its also a FB group of the owners, and some times you can find very good deals there, the name of the group is bianchi owners club uk & i-ride bianchi
by YiannisM
Sat Apr 13, 2019 15:30 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Wheel Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 1455

Re: Wheel Help!

I ride for 4 years, and ive bought 4 bikes. My toughest decision it was the wheels, so i can understand you. I cant really suggest you wheels, but i can tell you what to check. 1st its the budget, 2nd is the profile and the 3rd is the functionality, are they suitable for your weight? if you want tub...
by YiannisM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 05:57 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: First time out, advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 1896

Re: First time out, advice?

Just have a spear tube, and a co2 bump. Learn how to change it if needed, be extra careful from those potential killers that are on the steel cages and they hate us. Thats all you need for now.
by YiannisM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 05:55 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon discount code
Replies: 17
Views: 13576

Re: Canyon discount code

I had a similar experience with my LBS, that ive spend lots of money to buy from him my shiny road bike. I took there for service my MTB, that i am using on like 15% of my rides, so i bought it 2nd hand. I did the mistake to tell him that i like that bike a lot, and it fits me perfectly. He found se...
by YiannisM
Wed Apr 10, 2019 05:47 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Frame Size
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Frame Size

Its fine if you are between 2 sizes, you can adjust the bike, but i would never recommend to be that far. My advice is to wait for the correct size. Its the most important aspect for me.
by YiannisM
Sun Apr 07, 2019 17:29 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Sore traps and neck
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

Re: Sore traps and neck

I am having this issue to. Ive been off the bike for around 6 months with a lower back issue. Now I have got this to a manageable level. I have developed a pain in the neck. Not sure if my pain is totally related - as its there even when I am not on the bike. Seen a physio who reckons its due to ti...
by YiannisM
Sun Mar 31, 2019 07:24 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: New wheels - but no noticeable difference?!?
Replies: 67
Views: 5264

Re: New wheels - but no noticeable difference?!?

Come on guys, stop it, lets talk about bicycles, no need to continue that.

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