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Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,496
Posted By round-the-bend

Depends how old you are and how long you've been...

Depends how old you are and how long you've been riding as well as flexibility. 13 cm sounds like a huge drop. 8.5 cm is above average. Many riders I see have 2-3 cm of spacers under the stem hence...
03-02-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By round-the-bend

Moving a BB and cranks from one frame to another

I want to move my Centaur 08 BB and cranks from a Wilier Izoard to a Cervelo RS. Will the the BB threads be the same? If not what will I need to do? Will the Cervelo frame be ready to take the BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-09, 03:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,331
Posted By round-the-bend

I'm doing a 100 mile sportive in May so have...

I'm doing a 100 mile sportive in May so have found this thread interesting. I'm 54 and only been riding 9 months and it will probably be my first century and I want to do it as fast as I can. I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By round-the-bend

I have tried one and it felt good but it's a...

I have tried one and it felt good but it's a similar position to the Rubaix which you say is too relaxed, they both have long head tubes.

How about a Wilier Izoard?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By round-the-bend

Noisy seatpost

My seatpost creaks and knocks. It is a carbon frame and post and I have used carbon assembly paste but it makes no difference. I think I know it is the seat post because the noise stops when I stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-09, 03:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,736
Posted By round-the-bend

I have just fitted the K-Force carbon compact....

I have just fitted the K-Force carbon compact. Are your levers placed at the very top part of the rough clamping area? My levers are Campag and I have fitted them as high as possible but they don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,903
Posted By round-the-bend

Should chains be degreased?

I hear conflicting info about this. KMC say on their website that you should never degrease your chain that once you remove the lube from inside the links the chain has had it.

Their chains come...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By round-the-bend

Torque wrench. Which one?

I need a torque wrench without spending $100s. I have looked at the Park Tools TW1 and TW2 and the BBB Torquefix. The Park looks slightly antiquated but if it works well that's OK.

Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-08, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By round-the-bend

How do you find Castelli, are their sizings...

How do you find Castelli, are their sizings accurate?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By round-the-bend

De Marchi clothes sizing

Usually Italian brand cycle clothing comes up small and you have to order a size bigger than normal eg Castelli. Am I wrong, but with De Marchi is almost the opposite the case?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 13,124
Posted By round-the-bend

Rapha Clothing opinions

I've just discovered their website. I like the understated look, but is it worth the money? You would certainly not want to fall off in a $400.00 jacket.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By round-the-bend

Is it uncomfortable wearing two lots of bibs?

Is it uncomfortable wearing two lots of bibs?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By round-the-bend

Depends on what? With the padless ones you have...

Depends on what? With the padless ones you have to wear bib shorts underneath, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By round-the-bend

Winter tights help...

... with or with out chamois? Which is best?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By round-the-bend

Depends which Centaur cranks you have. They come...

Depends which Centaur cranks you have. They come in aluminium or carbon. I have alu on my red Izoard.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 05:33 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By round-the-bend

Mine came with 2 sets of screws, long and short....

Mine came with 2 sets of screws, long and short. Have you used the correct length?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-08, 02:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By round-the-bend

I've just switched to Zeros and have been...

I've just switched to Zeros and have been surprised how much pressure is needed to clip in. You are supposed to lube them every couple of rides. My instructions said nothing about the screws...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By round-the-bend

Saddle to handle bar drop distance?

What is the saddle to handle bar drop on your bikes? Is 80 mm (3.1") a lot? I suffer a bit from neck ache and was considering changing the stem. Unfortunately the fork steerer has been cut so that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,730
Posted By round-the-bend

What is the drop measurement on your new bike?

What is the drop measurement on your new bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By round-the-bend

Thanks. It looks like that with a 39" chest I'm...

Thanks. It looks like that with a 39" chest I'm medium but at 5' 10" I could be large. Incidentally, the average weight of the TdeF peleton is around 70 kg which I found surprising light. i guess...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By round-the-bend

I prefer them longer. When they are too short...

I prefer them longer. When they are too short they look more like underwear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By round-the-bend

Are Assos bib shorts shorter than other brands?

I tried some Assos Uno bib shorts and they felt really comfy but they were possibly 2" shorter than my Pearl PRO shorts. The large were OK in length but not tight enough. Is it the case that if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By round-the-bend

That's the other annoying thing, the chips are on...

That's the other annoying thing, the chips are on a red painted bit with a white logo. So I have found some car touch-up paint to match (Fiat red) but it looks a bit scabby.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-08, 05:36 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,839
Posted By round-the-bend

Yes it is. I have a Specialized saddle on...

Yes it is.

I have a Specialized saddle on my Wilier/Campag and I'm not happy about it. I've tried Selle Italia and they aren't as comfortable for me and that's what counts. I also I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-08, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By round-the-bend

I have had some chain suck problems when changing...

I have had some chain suck problems when changing from big to small ring and I'm wondering if that is when it happened. It seems though that paint doesn't adhere to carbon as well as aluminium or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-08, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By round-the-bend

The chipping is half way along the stay almost...

The chipping is half way along the stay almost under the gear cable. I think it must be the chain because there are slight marks on the gear cable. Why is the clear protector on top of the stay and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-08, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By round-the-bend

5 months old. The chipping is about half way...

5 months old. The chipping is about half way along the stay.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,212
Posted By round-the-bend

I came to them from SPDs and just couldn't get...

I came to them from SPDs and just couldn't get used to them, just couldn't clip in. Every stop had me fumbling and the last straw was blowing the first mile of a time trial trying to engage.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By round-the-bend

Paint chipping on carbon chain stay

The underneath of the drive side chain stay on my Izoard is chipping badly down to the carbon. What is causing this and can anything be done to stop it?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,109
Posted By round-the-bend

your handle bars/hoods are at an extreme angle?

your handle bars/hoods are at an extreme angle?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By round-the-bend

Look Keo Sprint pedal problems

I've moved from SPDs to Keo Sprints with proper road shoes. I have been for a couple of short rides and a couple of 50 milers and can not get the hang of clipping in to these pedals. Sometimes it can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-08, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By round-the-bend

Taking your bike on a plane

I want to to take my carbon bike to Italy on a plane. Should I buy a hard case or are soft ones OK? I can see hard cases ranging in price from 120.00-500.00. I do not want to spend 500.00!

Are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-08, 11:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,784
Posted By round-the-bend

I run Centaur 08 on carbon frame and it is noisy...

I run Centaur 08 on carbon frame and it is noisy from the second smallest cog up the about the 3rd from biggest. I thought the indexing was out but it isn't. It has got noisier since I cleaned it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By round-the-bend

Advice on clamping a carbon bike on a workstand

Is it OK to support a carbon frame by the crossbar (not a compact frame) on a Minoura 5000 stand? The clamp does not go quite small enough for the seat post (also carbon).
I wouldn't do anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-08, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By round-the-bend

The pump was in 2 c clips and had a Velcro strap...

The pump was in 2 c clips and had a Velcro strap round it. The Velcro strap was snapped in the accident.
The pump had a ring of rubber 'dirt' round the carbon barrel from where it had rubbed on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-08, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By round-the-bend

Potential hazards caused by pump placement?

Has anybody had a mini pump fall off when fitted under the down tube bottle cage?
I had a freak hi-speed accident and i am trying to find out how it happened. I'm pretty sure it was caused by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-08, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By round-the-bend

That did occur to me. Does a shorter stem effect...

That did occur to me. Does a shorter stem effect the handling of the bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-08, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By round-the-bend

Hoods and bars at an angle

By accident (my stem bolts were lose) I have found it more comfortable with the hoods tilted back which also means the flat part of the drops is not level. Is this common or should they be straight?...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 116,576
Posted By round-the-bend

These are really good photos.

These are really good photos.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-08, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By round-the-bend

Will this bike be too good for me?

I'm wondering if the bike I'm on the verge of buying is too good for me. I road cycled when I was in my teens and my bike was a 2nd hand WB Hurlow with Campag. I came back to cycling 2 years ago and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By round-the-bend

I don't think Wilier would be very happy if they...

I don't think Wilier would be very happy if they new the factory in China was using their mould and selling off frames. Even worse that the sellers are calling them Wiiers. I can't think for one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By round-the-bend

I test rode a Tarmac and my hands hurt from using...

I test rode a Tarmac and my hands hurt from using the hoods, I wonder what caused that. The dealer said you'll get used to it and another said it's because you have lower back problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By round-the-bend

I'm confused. I'm thinking of buying an Izoard...

I'm confused. I'm thinking of buying an Izoard and have been told by more than one outlet that the Mortirollo is the only Wilier frame made in China and that all the other carbon frames are made in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By round-the-bend

Having a bike fit after 100 miles or so?

I have just read in another thread the need to have a bike fit after riding it for a bit. What is done to the bike at this stage that isn't done when the bike is purchased?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By round-the-bend

Gear change: Campag or Shimano

What are the disadvantages/advantages of having the down shift on a little button on the side of the hood or having it the Shimano way two levers or one? I've only ridden the Shimano but I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-08, 02:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,462
Posted By round-the-bend

I mentioned the problem to a bike shop here in...

I mentioned the problem to a bike shop here in the UK and they have actually stopped selling these FSA cranks until they get them sorted. They have had a lot of unhappy customers. As for the carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-08, 04:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,462
Posted By round-the-bend

Was the issue (non drive side crank) resolved in...

Was the issue (non drive side crank) resolved in time for the 07 bikes?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-08, 06:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,462
Posted By round-the-bend

FSA SL-K MegaExo crank set. How bad?

I read somewhere on this forum that this crank set had terrible reviews so I checked it out and its worse than I imagined. Cranks breaking and falling off, noise, rust, carbon that looks like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By round-the-bend

Tarmac 07 Expert or Wilier Izoard 08?

I have been offered 30% off a new 07 Tarmac Expert. I also like the look of the Wilier Izoard although not rode it. The Wilier will not have the same quality group set due to cost, it will probably...
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