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    I have the raceblade longs. They fix behind the...

    I have the raceblade longs. They fix behind the brake caliper and two brackets that slip in between the skewers and the frame. They are a bit more fiddly but going through puddles has never been so...
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    No silly. Those breakfast 'biscuits' you talk...

    No silly. Those breakfast 'biscuits' you talk about, we call scones and have them with tea, we put clotted cream and jam on them. They were the main thing I had to try when we had a stopover in...
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    So sportives are similar to gran fondos. Jelly...

    So sportives are similar to gran fondos.

    Jelly babies are basically slightly softer than jelly beans and shaped like a person, they're small, so 'babies'.

    Jaffa cakes are essentially a biscuit....
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    Sorry, no idea! I'm English. I can describe it...

    Sorry, no idea! I'm English. I can describe it and you can decide whether you have something similar!

    Basically it's a cycling event that you pay to enter, but is not a race. You sometimes get a...
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    I have espoir sports as OE on my allez. So far no...

    I have espoir sports as OE on my allez. So far no punctures despite them being cut to bits and a foreign body stuck in the tread. I am swapping them over just because some of the cuts are becoming a...
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    My Mum and Nan both get migraines (so yep to it...

    My Mum and Nan both get migraines (so yep to it probably being genetic) both were told to clear chocolate and cheese from their diet. Both did it and have still got migraines, but less frequent, less...
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    Not much of a rant was it? I should obviously...

    Not much of a rant was it? I should obviously learn to appreciate being English more. Didn't realise the stuff was so in demand! Will have to take orders next time I travel lol
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    I smoked from 13yo. Never smoked a massive...

    I smoked from 13yo. Never smoked a massive amount, on average 10 a day, if I went out drinking maybe 20-40 in a night. As I grew up both the smoking ban and less opportunity to go out, as well as...
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    Migraines have always been a problem for my Mum....

    Migraines have always been a problem for my Mum. She stopped eating cheese and chocolate years ago, and only has the fully skimmed milk. She still gets them though.

    i got my first one in senior...
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    I just got a 2014 allez compact. The new claris...

    I just got a 2014 allez compact. The new claris groupset has much better shifters!! Standard in black/red except spd pedals, frame protection film for locks! And lights. Got some raceblades on order...
  11. I've just bought a lezyne. Mine has a plastic...

    I've just bought a lezyne. Mine has a plastic push fit head that can screw onto the metal chuck for presta only. Found that far easier to get air in the tyre, but when I took it off it popped off! No...
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    Erm, a specialized allez (first road bike) to...

    Erm, a specialized allez (first road bike) to keep my hybrid and mtb company. A lezyne track pump, spare cateye mounts so I can swap the lights from bike to bike, some paint protector film (just...
  13. My hybrid has no front suspension but is still a...

    My hybrid has no front suspension but is still a bit chunky. The cycle storage at work is quite well thought out with a long narrow entryway, and open enough that 'visitors' are very easy to see
  14. I have a Pinnacle hybrid with 52t triple sora and...

    I have a Pinnacle hybrid with 52t triple sora and 11-25 cassette. It seems to do the commute quite well, normally getting 15-17 mph average on the 15 mile cross London commute! The allez seems like...
  15. I'm also considering one. The 2013 models didn't...

    I'm also considering one. The 2013 models didn't gloat my boat. Any named brand you had to look at 900 or more to get away from the ones with buttons on the inside of the hoid. The new shimano...
  16. Ditto! I've always kept a pair of shoes at work...

    Ditto! I've always kept a pair of shoes at work because they can be cheap ones, as I just sit in a corner at a desk all day and I can then wear trainers when I use the underground or cycle shoes on...
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    After watching the riders whizz past on saturday....

    After watching the riders whizz past on saturday. 4yo daughter decided She'd go with me on Sunday too. We were there right next to the barrier opposite the media suite on Sunday! Got there about 1130...
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    This is a proper cat 1!! Already watched last...

    This is a proper cat 1!! Already watched last years on youtube, tiny little lane up a steep hill!!

    Thanks, some really great input there. Now thinking of going sans family on Sunday to watch the...
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    First time spectator- Tour of Britain

    The inlaws live in Cranleigh. For non Brits, or Northerners, this is on stage 7. They live a short walk from a sprint stage or a short drive/cycle to a KOM cat 1 climb!

    I know the climb will let...
  20. I must be really thick because I can't figure out...

    I must be really thick because I can't figure out how putting more teeth on the front is like using a smaller lever to lift a heavy load. as far as I can see, moving the cranks a 1/4 turn with 52...
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    Let me first mention that I'm new to this but am...

    Let me first mention that I'm new to this but am familiar with gearing ratios in relation to motorbikes so it's not an alien concept.

    Let me also qualify my statement in that I am quite fit, do a...
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    Although as I found out yesterday when I forgot...

    Although as I found out yesterday when I forgot my overshoes. The overshoes are a definite must, my feet were swimming in my shoes without them!! No rain jacket wasn't an issue but the shoes did me in
  23. I'm considering a similar question. I have a...

    I'm considering a similar question. I have a hybrid, which is more like a mtb with road wheels, although the front steerer has quite a steep rake and I feel more over the front wheel than on my old...
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    I have altura luminite shoe covers. They go...

    I have altura luminite shoe covers. They go nicely even over my mtb shoes and have been through a couple of heavy showers already (1 hour commute) without letting anything in, although again there is...
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    Its taken me a few weeks because I commute on it...

    Its taken me a few weeks because I commute on it most days and have two very small children running about but after 6 years of hardly using the bike I won in a competition, I've started commuting 15...
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