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by davetex
Sun Aug 25, 2019 13:49 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Brake pad retaining screws
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Brake pad retaining screws

Managed to loose two of the bloody things today when changing the pads, anyone know where I might get hold of some without buying more pads/holders?
by davetex
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2658
Views: 204910

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

So first go at building a front disc wheel, possibly dumb questions, is there an advantage to using an asymmetric rim on the front when using discs? Presumably it would help even out the tension caused by the different in flange spacing from the disc tabs.
by davetex
Sun Aug 04, 2019 17:55 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Wheel Profile..Front v Back
Replies: 30
Views: 1797

Re: Wheel Profile..Front v Back

Drop in a shallower front wheel?
by davetex
Wed Jul 17, 2019 19:20 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: glasses v contacts
Replies: 34
Views: 2303

Re: glasses v contacts

I use contacts, but have recently had my prescription added to my favourite pair of cycling sunglasses by reglaze direct. Loving them so far.
by davetex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 20:32 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: 2.5k time trial bike
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: 2.5k time trial bike

The Boardman TT bikes look super clean, you can view them at their performance centre nr Evesham if you're over that way
by davetex
Thu Jun 27, 2019 21:09 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2658
Views: 204910

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Different application, but with fixings on carbon dinghy spars we'd always use a paste to prevent galvanic corrosion, this stuff https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duralac-Anti-C ... B00LB6EUEO

Not sure how practical it'd be on a carbon rim.
by davetex
Sat Jun 08, 2019 13:57 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Course / Venue guides and reviews - what to expect, where
Replies: 77
Views: 57828

Re: Course / Venue guides and reviews - what to expect, where

Anyone here raced at henstridge?
by davetex
Mon May 27, 2019 14:13 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New Wheel set advice required.
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: New Wheel set advice required.

If they are jbend spokes, you'd probably do just as well to replace the rim and spokes, can't see reusing the spokes as saving a great deal and the labour involved would be same either way.

As above, the kinlin rims are excellent in my experience
by davetex
Fri May 17, 2019 17:32 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1565

Re: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?

Kinlin 31mm deep rims (Borg and hunt rebafge these) built onto some decebts hubs shouldn't cost the earth
by davetex
Mon May 13, 2019 20:37 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: National Shortage of Mitts!
Replies: 16
Views: 1040

Re: National Shortage of Mitts!

The leather galibier ones are fantastic, mine seem standard for an xl
by davetex
Wed May 01, 2019 18:05 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: The best chain cleaner???
Replies: 35
Views: 2379

Re: The best chain cleaner???

I'm a big fan of the Fenwick's foam and sponge, simple, and quick. Always found the cleaning machine efforts a bit much faff.
by davetex
Sun Apr 28, 2019 19:25 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread
Replies: 2658
Views: 204910

Re: Handbuilt wheels... the big thread

Can anyone recommend some 50mm ish carbon rims? Keen to build up a pair of deeper wheels for crits
by davetex
Sun Apr 21, 2019 17:42 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 16949
Views: 1501711

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

Sone bargain leather mitts at galibier if you don't mind the rover driver brown colour

https://galibier.cc/product/ginettaccio/
by davetex
Sat Apr 20, 2019 18:49 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: 2019 Season reports
Replies: 15
Views: 2826

Re: 2019 Season reports

Well first ever crit was supposed to be today, go race down at torbay but not enough men turned up to make a race. Joined it with the ladies pursuit race later on as a bit of fun, fingers crossed for a better men's field next month.
by davetex
Wed Apr 10, 2019 05:32 am
Forum: Sportives/Audaxes/Training rides
Topic: Belgian Early-Spring Classic Sportives
Replies: 20
Views: 1431

Re: Belgian Early-Spring Classic Sportives

Great write up,one to pencil in next year.

Thinking of this area for an autumn stay to get some miles in too.
by davetex
Mon Apr 08, 2019 13:59 pm
Forum: Amateur Race
Topic: Is road racing too expensive?
Replies: 32
Views: 3686

Re: Is road racing too expensive?

I can't wondering why the likely cheapest transaction method for BC races (online) attracts a £1 surcharge for the user, especially when that user is a BC member. Seems counter productive to me.
by davetex
Sun Aug 20, 2017 14:15 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Carbon wheels delaminating?
Replies: 30
Views: 2572

Re: Carbon wheels delaminating?

Superbikes use carbon I think, so I guess F1 could if they wanted
by davetex
Sat Aug 19, 2017 16:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Confused : Cycleops Fluid2 vs Elite Turbo Muin Direct
Replies: 14
Views: 3550

Re: Confused : Cycleops Fluid2 vs Elite Turbo Muin Direct

I've the muin with b+ which I use with trainer road, really like it so far. Only thing I'd maybe do is get a narrower cassette for the trainer, so smaller jumps between powers
by davetex
Sat Aug 19, 2017 13:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New bike time! Suggestions and ideas welcomed
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: New bike time! Suggestions and ideas welcomed

As it's something a bit special, how about going into a well stocked bike shop and having a browse? For a nice summer bike it doesn't have to be that sensible or rational :)

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