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by fred.camargo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 08:25 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrades to get on C2W for Orca
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Upgrades to get on C2W for Orca

Hi again, Sorry if I implied I just commute with this bike, I actually do RCC rides, long rides (just came back from Dunwich Dynamo), so those kms are not only from commuting :) I learned from LBS that powermeter can't be included on the C2W because it's a training device, even though I read other t...
by fred.camargo
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Upgrades to get on C2W for Orca
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Upgrades to get on C2W for Orca

Hi all, I have a 2018 Orbea Orca M20 running full 105, which i did around 3000km in the past year (it's my winter, summer, commuter bike) and now that C2W hire period is coming to an end for the bike, I want to get a couple of upgrades under £1000 (don't want to use the full allowance again). I live...
by fred.camargo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 09:37 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: If money was no object but you had to buy from Halfords
Replies: 19
Views: 1764

Re: If money was no object but you had to buy from Halfords

I bought a Boardman SLR 8.9 Carbon last summer through C2W and returned it a week later. The seat clamp has a known issue of not applying the necessary pressure to hold seat post in place, which makes it slide every time you hit a bump or pothole. Their solution, one they were doing to every custome...
by fred.camargo
Mon May 20, 2019 17:27 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: What are the best value, lightest, alloy, deeper section wheels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1703

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

I was also looking at alloy wheels with deep-ish section, and found the Hunt wheels, which seems to be of good quality, price and weight:
https://www.huntbikewheels.com/collecti ... eep-24wide

1480g at £379, but just 31mm deep
by fred.camargo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 09:28 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Was going from a £500 to a £1500 bike noticeable?
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Was going from a £500 to a £1500 bike noticeable?

Moving to drop bars will make the biggest difference. I think 2 years ago I was in the same position as the OP, even sameish height! When I first moved to London (I'm from Brazil), I bought a friend's MTB, had no idea about sizes (I'm 197cm/ 6'5 tall) and bought his 46cm frame, rode that for a long...
by fred.camargo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19267
Views: 1277430

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/products/2121-slr-8.9-carbon.html I appear to have ordered that on the cycle to work scheme. Just be wary with the seat tube clamp - I have it on good authority that they have had LOTS of problems with them. If you stick to manufacturer torque then the seatpost s...
by fred.camargo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 09:07 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road Bike under £1000 for tall guy - Which one to choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Road Bike under £1000 for tall guy - Which one to choose?

Ah sorry, I must have assumed 197cm was 6'4 (think it's 6'46" or 6'5"). I measured my inseam yesterday and it's 92,5cm which should be a 64 frame size according to tables taken from the web. Already asked LBS for a 61 (biggest) Specialized Allez Elite frame and going to check out the Conte...
by fred.camargo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 09:03 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road Bike under £1000 for tall guy - Which one to choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Road Bike under £1000 for tall guy - Which one to choose?

Good morning all, I am looking into a new road bike using Cycle to Work Scheme in the UK as my current BTWIN Triban 500SE is not worth upgrading, and I want to climb up the ladder of quality + weight. My use would be mostly to commute, weekend rides (includes events) and eventually - if I manage to ...

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