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by Joe Totale
Mon Oct 14, 2019 17:03 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

You may already do this but your position on the bike is just as important than any aero bling. Is the stem slammed and your riding position nice and low? You've already got some good wheels and deeper wheels aren't going to make a huge difference. Likewise as mentioned above the TCR is a great bike...
by Joe Totale
Mon Oct 14, 2019 16:55 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing Tektro 315 caliper brakes.
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Replacing Tektro 315 caliper brakes.

Is it not time Shimano brought their long drop calipers up to date? Something with the meatier profile of R7000 / R8000, and compatible with the newer levers? Or have they abandoned long drop rim brakes in favour of disks for anything requiring fatter tyres / greater clearances? Yep, long drop brak...
by Joe Totale
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Where to park in london on saturday
Replies: 25
Views: 652

Re: Where to park in london on saturday

Ok, mrs dhl and dhl clones want to visit the smoke on saturday, taking in science museum, big Ben, lego shop, etc. Its my boys 8th birthday treat so cant bail. Where can I park near a tube station on a saturday? Will be coming in on the M3. From how far out? To be honest you'd be as well off parkin...
by Joe Totale
Tue Oct 08, 2019 19:07 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Cannondale CAAD Optimo frameset
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Cannondale CAAD Optimo frameset

Frameset options for lower end bikes don't exist unless it's a Planet X one. Why not buy one a strip it? The Tiagra one is £645 here: https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Cannondale/CAAD-Optimo-Tiagra-Road-Bike-2019/JLVR?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&co=GBR&cu=GBP&glCountry=GB&id...
by Joe Totale
Tue Oct 08, 2019 16:44 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Looking for non skin tight Jersey
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Looking for non skin tight Jersey

Decathlon Triban range. Cheap as chips and not a race fit like their Van Rysel stuff is.
by Joe Totale
Tue Oct 08, 2019 15:57 pm
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 97
Views: 1890

Re: Ban SUVs

If the tree huggers feel the need to ban something, why not start with Lambos and Ferrari’s etc first as they are even less practical and more difficult to park. As a daily commuter in London I may see a Lambo or Ferrari once a month but I experience issues with SUV's most days. It seems bizarre th...
by Joe Totale
Tue Oct 08, 2019 15:41 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Canyon Endurace or Rose Pro SL - My first road bike.
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Canyon Endurace or Rose Pro SL - My first road bike.

In that link you posted with the Endurace with 35mm tyres there's barely any room. It wouldn't take much mud or grit to build up before you start wearing away at the frame. If you did damage the frame, given that you didn't comply with Canyon's own advice then they'd probably just laugh at you if yo...
by Joe Totale
Mon Oct 07, 2019 14:26 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tyre won't fit into rim
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Tyre won't fit into rim

Just had another check and the wheel is out of true so it’s got a slight oval shape to it. Hopefully I can get it trued and the tyre will fit. That's not going to help, the circumference of the rim won't change at all. In addition what force is required to get a deep carbon rim egg shaped (or round...
by Joe Totale
Mon Oct 07, 2019 08:32 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: UK all-weather commuter
Replies: 44
Views: 1262

Re: UK all-weather commuter

In my experience C2W schemes aren't actually that great value unless you're willing to stay in the scheme for another few years, depending on the scheme. Lots of retailers offer interest free credit so that could be worth a look at if you haven't got the money to buy a bike up front or wish to split...
by Joe Totale
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: (Aero) lightweight bike choice
Replies: 29
Views: 1157

Re: (Aero) lightweight bike choice

Canyon lovers wrote:the Ultimate is not as competitive as the SuperSix.


Huh? The Ultimate is still winning loads of races.
by Joe Totale
Fri Oct 04, 2019 08:20 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2020 transfers
Replies: 342
Views: 32662

Re: 2020 transfers

Where did i hear Bouhanni was on 1.5 million a year? He's never really done anything to deserve that has he? He's the tenth most successful currently active rider in terms of wins. Has stage wins in the Giro and the Vuelta and plenty of other WT races. For a French team, he'll guarantee you wins in...
by Joe Totale
Thu Oct 03, 2019 14:11 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: If you could be part of any pro team .......
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: If you could be part of any pro team .......

Bora Hansgrohe as I could do with a new cooker hood.
by Joe Totale
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***
Replies: 961
Views: 16874

Re: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***

There's a growing probability that the Harrogate area will get a hell of a soaking on Sunday. When is still not confirmed. A whopping great low pressure zone is going to roll in from the SW, and at the moment it looks like it'll hit the WC course in the early hours then move Eastwards: https://www....
by Joe Totale
Thu Sep 26, 2019 09:43 am
Forum: Tour & Expedition
Topic: Is November too late for Mallorca?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Is November too late for Mallorca?

I went there last year in the first week of November, it's right at the end of the season. It was pretty warm and the conditions were brilliant for cycling. Low 20's at sea level, a fair bit cooler on top of the mountains. Only issue is that as it's the end of the season a lot of hotels, cafes, bars...
by Joe Totale
Thu Sep 26, 2019 08:53 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Carbon Clinchers
Replies: 88
Views: 4913

Re: Carbon Clinchers

Along with a whoooosh and whooooom sounds, does it make a chhhhhheeewwww sound when you brake?

Mine do, money well spent IMO.
by Joe Totale
Wed Sep 25, 2019 14:38 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***
Replies: 961
Views: 16874

Re: The Official UCI 2019 Yorkshire road World Championships ***Spoilers***

The under 23's men's race on Friday was due to finish around 7pm. Someone in the UCI has finally realised that this will be stupid as it'll be quite dark by then, the start has been moved forward by 10 mins and a lap of the Harrogate circuit has been cut out. It's still due to finish around 6:30pm w...
by Joe Totale
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tubeless tyres on Hunt rims. How the F*** do they seat?
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Tubeless tyres on Hunt rims. How the F*** do they seat?

If all else fails use the air compressor at a petrol station, it's always worked when nothing else will.
by Joe Totale
Tue Sep 24, 2019 15:22 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Did I crack my carbon seatpost?
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Did I crack my carbon seatpost?

It's easy to tell if it's alu or carbon, have a look when you get home.
Giant do have a habit of making mistakes when it comes to their specs, for example the Contend SL 2 has an alloy D Fuse seatpost despite the spec stating it's carbon.
by Joe Totale
Tue Sep 24, 2019 13:58 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Did I crack my carbon seatpost?
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Did I crack my carbon seatpost?

13nm seems a very high torque setting to be clamping a carbon seatpost to.
Are you sure it's not the number for the saddle clamp?

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