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by Dannbodge
Tue Oct 15, 2019 15:46 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Boardman Team Comp - winter project
Replies: 44
Views: 2585

Re: Boardman Team Comp - winter project

Looks Superb.
Where did you get the paint and was it in Rattle cans?

I've been contemplating doing my Allez in flip paint.
by Dannbodge
Tue Oct 15, 2019 15:42 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport
Replies: 28
Views: 5250

Re: Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport

So final spec is now: 2017 Tamac SL4 Sport 3T Stylus 25 LTD seatpost S-works Turbo saddle 155mm S-works SL Stem 90mm S-works Aerofly 420mm Handlebars Custom Revolve 24 2019 Timings Stem Cap K-edge out front mount + Custom Exposure Trace/Lifeline 600 holder. Supacaz Galaxy Neon Orange Bar Tape 2 x Sp...
by Dannbodge
Tue Oct 15, 2019 15:38 pm
Forum: Your Road Bikes
Topic: Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport
Replies: 28
Views: 5250

Re: Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport

Been a while but here's some updates! Did a few miles over the winter on it and decided in April that I'd bite the bullet and get a power meter so I could train on my commute. Decided on the Favero Assioma Duo pedals and got them fitted. At the same time I also picked up a pair of Fizik R1 infinito ...
by Dannbodge
Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:08 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Should I insure my bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 3665

Re: Should I insure my bike?

Webboo wrote:
Dannbodge wrote:Imo Yes.
I pay around £25pm for insurance on my £4.6m Tarmac and £1k Allez, along with all the personal, accessories and upgrades cover that my policy provides.

For me it's a no brainer

You have a bike worth 4.6 million. That’s some bike I would guess.


Whoops. That's meant to be k not m
by Dannbodge
Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:06 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Overshoes
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Overshoes

Velotoze are great but leave you're feet wet from sweat.
I'm currently using cheap DHB ones that I've sprayed with some fabric sealant designed for car interiors/soft tops for waterproofing (Gtechnic I1)
by Dannbodge
Sat Oct 12, 2019 16:14 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Mudguards for tight clearances

Sort of setup I had a few years back. This just didnt handle a daily work commute at all and just fatigued and snapped. Hence , I am now on those dmned expensive PDWs, but at least there are about to do a 4th winter season with just one pop rivet repair last Feb. #Plasticsucks If it all goes to pla...
by Dannbodge
Sat Oct 12, 2019 14:31 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Mudguards for tight clearances

If the 25mn Michelin has a real world ~28mm width and you are looking to find ~1mm extra clearance, why not swap the rear to one with less width? For example, the 25mm Conti 4 Seasons will be ~26mm wide (the 28mm variant is ~29mm wide on 17mm internal rim width wheels on my Cube). It's okay I've go...
by Dannbodge
Fri Oct 11, 2019 18:58 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Should I insure my bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 3665

Re: Should I insure my bike?

Imo Yes.
I pay around £25pm for insurance on my £4.6m Tarmac and £1k Allez, along with all the personal, accessories and upgrades cover that my policy provides.

For me it's a no brainer
by Dannbodge
Fri Oct 11, 2019 17:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Mudguards for tight clearances

Stupid question - can you not take the brackets over the top of the brakes rather than beneath? I run on 23 or 25mm conti's - I think I've got stock shimano wheels on there atm (cheapo set) - can you get a set with wider rims that might give a little more space? That looks like it could work now. T...
by Dannbodge
Fri Oct 11, 2019 16:46 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Mudguards for tight clearances

redvision wrote:Which year allez have you got? The 2018/19/20 models come with mudguard eyelets and are supposed to be fine with full guards and up to 25mm tyres.


It's a 2010. It's got the eyelets just not the clearance
by Dannbodge
Fri Oct 11, 2019 16:11 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Mudguards for tight clearances

Possibly. I'll double check the fronts too.
Might just return them and get the normal Raceblades.
I wanted a bit more coverage ideally but it'll be better than nothing
by Dannbodge
Fri Oct 11, 2019 15:53 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Mudguards for tight clearances

Not sure. I'll take a look.

Surely that would make them miles away from the wheels though
by Dannbodge
Fri Oct 11, 2019 15:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Mudguards for tight clearances

? Ah - I guess it's the tyre/wheel combo - I've got an Allez and use the SKS RB longs - having used the Crud RoadRacer II's until they wore through. You're next best guess is to use the raceblade pro or the Crud RR III's might work Yeah they measure nearly 28mm when inflated to 100psi. The longs wo...
by Dannbodge
Fri Oct 11, 2019 15:21 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Mudguards for tight clearances
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Mudguards for tight clearances

I've got a Specialized Allez with Ultegra 6800 brakes and 25mm Michelin Pro4 endurance tyres on Mavic Ksyrium elite wheels. Can anyone recommend some mudguards for very tight fitting brakes? I can just about squeeze a 4mm Allen key between the tyre and brakes. Currently got some SKS Raceblade long b...
by Dannbodge
Thu Oct 10, 2019 14:37 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Summer to Autumn turbo power drop off?
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Summer to Autumn turbo power drop off?

Firstly are you using the same source for your power figures? I also struggle with the first few rides on the turbo in winter, mainly because it is so different to riding outdoors both mentally and physically. For me it's mainly because most of my riding (certainly this year) has been shorter distan...
by Dannbodge
Wed Oct 09, 2019 15:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Flux (no.3) is dead: what next, Direto or Neo?
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Flux (no.3) is dead: what next, Direto or Neo?

Oh wow that's gone up then (mine was 219 eur).
Yeah I'd go with that after all the Neo is still the gold standard of indoor trainer.

The Direto has a fair few issues as well (not as many as the Flux though)
by Dannbodge
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Flux (no.3) is dead: what next, Direto or Neo?
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Flux (no.3) is dead: what next, Direto or Neo?

Speak to Tacx directly and say that you've seen online there is normally the offer of an upgrade to a Neo.
They should offer you a Neo as a replacement for around 200eur (ish)

That's what happened to me after my 3rd broken Flux.
by Dannbodge
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: British champion gets busted for cheating
Replies: 62
Views: 2615

Re: British champion gets busted for cheating

As he has hacked the program (used a bot w.e) to level up faster, which has violated the T&Cs of using Zwift, then his account has been made ineligible for competition. I'm sure part of the competition is having an eligible account, which he does not have. Therefore his result cannot stand. His ...
by Dannbodge
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: British champion gets busted for cheating
Replies: 62
Views: 2615

Re: British champion gets busted for cheating

How can you cheat when it was not illegal back then? And you really think he won because he used a "Tron-Bike" rather than the Watts he was producing? :lol: He would have won on many other bikes as well. If he wasn’t cheating why was he hiding things.2,000 Watts at 45kg body weight :lol: ...
by Dannbodge
Wed Oct 02, 2019 13:49 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Direct drive trainers
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: Direct drive trainers

Thanks all. I bought a Flux S. First one had a problem with the belt, very noisy. Got it replaced. Second one seems fine so far. Ride feel seems good. Power readings are spot-on, within 2 or 3w of my Vectors. Only slight issue is the resistance floor. For chainline and feel reasons, I prefer to use...

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