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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-20-09, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By italiaandyf
Hi you don't mention what cassette you're...

Hi
you don't mention what cassette you're trying to fit, and you may know this, but campag have different sized lock rings for 11 and 12 sprocket cassettes, so if you're trying to fit a cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By italiaandyf
I'd also say handbuilts. During the summer I had...

I'd also say handbuilts. During the summer I had a pair built up, Campag Centaur hubs, Ambrosio Excellence rims, Sapim Race spokes - beautiful wheels, really solid, cornering feels really smooth and...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-21-09, 03:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By italiaandyf
Using Speedplay Zero's - though I'd definately...

Using Speedplay Zero's - though I'd definately look at the Frog's if I wanted to do more walking around. I'm considering putting some on my MTB. I favour Speedplays (Zero's or Frogs) as they have...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-18-09, 12:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,791
Posted By italiaandyf
I changed earlier this year from an Arione to a...

I changed earlier this year from an Arione to a Toupe. Saddles without a cutout or channel in the middle cause me to go numb after a period, and too much padding I also find is uncomfortable.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-15-09, 04:03 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 57,417
Posted By italiaandyf
Dragon Ride (Wales, UK) 2009 ...

Dragon Ride (Wales, UK) 2009

http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj390/italiaandyf/Dragon%20Ride%2009/2765-DR6.jpg
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 09-15-09, 03:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By italiaandyf
speedplays - same pedal on both my bikes, don't...

speedplays - same pedal on both my bikes, don't see the need to change for the type of riding, though I admit SPD's are easier to walk in, but when I do Brevets I don't do much walking.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-03-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,072
Posted By italiaandyf
Hi I've been riding an Aluminium bike for the...

Hi
I've been riding an Aluminium bike for the last 2 years, and bought a steel framed and forked winter bike last september. I'm also thinking about getting something special, maybe next year, and...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,961
Posted By italiaandyf
I recently went to my LBS intending to buy a pair...

I recently went to my LBS intending to buy a pair of Assos F1 Mille S5 - tried them on, and while they fitted in most places, they were very big around the thighs, and the lig grippers didn't grip my...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-09, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By italiaandyf
I use the spesh pro road shoes, and they're...

I use the spesh pro road shoes, and they're great, very stiff, very comfortable - if you find a pair from last year you'll get a good deal, or buy this year's model later in the year when shops are...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-10-09, 02:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,961
Posted By italiaandyf
I bought a Tacx Flow last Feb and have been very...

I bought a Tacx Flow last Feb and have been very happy with it - has a power readout, plus speed, cadence, and will sense my polar heart rate monitor, does everything I need, and wasn't too expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-20-09, 12:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,186
Posted By italiaandyf
+1 for the Toupe - Like a few posters here I also...

+1 for the Toupe - Like a few posters here I also switched from an Arione due to the increased numbness I was getting - now on the Toupe, no numbness, comfort is good, did my first long ride on it...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,597
Posted By italiaandyf
bowl of cereal then 2 poached eggs, baked beans,...

bowl of cereal then 2 poached eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, toast, tea, banana - a good start to the Dragon Ride last sunday.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-09-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,880
Posted By italiaandyf
Riemann P20 - allows you to tan without burning,...

Riemann P20 - allows you to tan without burning, and it's great, it really works, and it lasts for 10 hours.

http://www.p20.co.uk/index.html
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-09, 12:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,427
Posted By italiaandyf
I use Rubino Pro Tech on my training/winter...

I use Rubino Pro Tech on my training/winter wheels - great tyre, good grip, roll well, and good puncture protection, and just put some Diamante Pro II's on my nice wheels, and they give a really nice...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By italiaandyf
I understand that all GPS systems, Garmin, Tom...

I understand that all GPS systems, Garmin, Tom Tom etc, use US military satellites, some of which are pretty old now, and the US Defense Department are not going to maintain them - so GPS as we know...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-05-09, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By italiaandyf
Hi I have some experience of running a campag...

Hi
I have some experience of running a campag triple and compact chainset on the same bike. I initially fitted a triple as I'm doing the Etape this year, but due to sensitive knees, I couldn't cope...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-02-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,624
Posted By italiaandyf
38 hours 960Km/600 miles

38 hours 960Km/600 miles
Forum: Road Cycling 06-01-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By italiaandyf
Please - post a sensible, helpful reply or not at...

Please - post a sensible, helpful reply or not at all (especially as a senior member!)
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,357
Posted By italiaandyf
I've just made a switch from an Arione to a...

I've just made a switch from an Arione to a Toupe, and after 2 weeks I'm not going back. I rode the Arione for about a year, and rode centuries etc on it, but was never that happy on it. Recently I...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-17-09, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By italiaandyf
I recently made a switch to a regular Spesh...

I recently made a switch to a regular Spesh Toupe, having had it recommended, and after experiencing increasing numbness issues with an Arione. It's taken about a week to get used to the Toupe, but...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By italiaandyf
1. No more than it's supposed to I think. 2. No...

1. No more than it's supposed to I think.
2. No - there's loads of clearance
3. Where are you taking you measurement from - the edge of the saddle is curved.

I've just fitted a new 09 toupe onto...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-05-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,128
Posted By italiaandyf
Hi I have 09 Centaur on my winter bike, and...

Hi
I have 09 Centaur on my winter bike, and also put it on my summer bike back in January. I love the feel of the new shifters, very comfortable in the hand.

Here's a link to pics of my bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-22-09, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,247
Posted By italiaandyf
Steel Man...

Steel Man (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=114665) makes a good point about the short rails - I had a Team Pro for a while, and though I found it very comfortable, even with a Thomson setback...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-21-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By italiaandyf
Hi I've found this useful :- ...

Hi
I've found this useful :-

http://www.cptips.com/knee.htm

the first thing is to determine where the pain is, then work out the solution. I recently changed saddle, and had pain in the front...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-09, 12:00 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,797
Posted By italiaandyf
5'9" Sloping geometry TT=53.5 Traditional...

5'9"

Sloping geometry TT=53.5
Traditional geometry TT=54.5
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