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06-22-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By sw20

first 100k sportif.... concerns

Hi all,
I have my first 100k sportif coming up in 2 weeks and am now getting a little concerned about it! Due to work commitments I can only go and train once a week, so far I have upped my mileage...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,479
Posted By sw20

Check decathlon ...

Check decathlon
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-100-flat-bar-road-bike-id_8554239.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By sw20

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1225x919/cube_27045adc5497dfb308798fc2b8b9522897006e33.jpg

First ride of the Cube today and all I can say is WOW, compared to my old bike the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By sw20

Another vote for the Foray!

Another vote for the Foray!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By sw20

Thanks for the replies. I'll be only riding...

Thanks for the replies. I'll be only riding roads, how do they compare with GP4 seasons?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By sw20

Ended up getting the 53, have put it together but...

Ended up getting the 53, have put it together but have not ridden it yet as had injured my leg! Very similar in size to my old Btwin Triban 520 which is a size S (52). Will be taking it out for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By sw20

Gravel Kings 28mm

Hi all,

Anyone on here using 28mm Gravel Kings (file tread) on their road bike? Am looking at the tan wall version and can get these for a good price at the moment, just wondering what they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 03:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,133
Posted By sw20

I'm having similar issues, had M520 spd pedals on...

I'm having similar issues, had M520 spd pedals on my last bike, and didn't have any problems clipping in or out, but have fitted 105 pedals to my Cube, using the yellow cleats that came with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,689,732
Posted By sw20

This, comes next week! ...

This, comes next week!

https://www.cube.eu/en/2018/bikes/road/road-cyclocross/attain-gtc/cube-attain-gtc-sl-carbonnwhite-2018/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By sw20

I'm 5"6 (167.6cm) and am not sure what size to...

I'm 5"6 (167.6cm) and am not sure what size to order, the 50 seems too small and the 53 seems big, can't get anywhere to test one so will be buying blind like you did!

The TT on the 53 is 2mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By sw20

Any Cube Attain GTC owners?

As title are there any Cube Attain GTC owners on here? and if so what size are you riding?
04-14-19, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By sw20

Wanted a Canyon, but have decided on Giant.... I think

So, after much searching, I thought I had finally found my new bike, I had decided on a Canyon Endurance CF 7.0 but after studying the sizing and geometry charts, I think it will be too different to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By sw20

nope, they have a service centre about 10 miles...

nope, they have a service centre about 10 miles away but no showroom! just missed out on a canyon test day event! :(
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By sw20

Thanks for the replies, I was edging towards the...

Thanks for the replies, I was edging towards the carbon but wasn't sure how much difference there was between the 105 and Ultegra groupsets.



Can you recommend some good wheelsets that won't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By sw20

Carbon 105 vs Alu Ultegra

Hi All,
I have finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a new bike and have now narrowed it down to 2!

This
https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/road/endurace/2019/endurace-cf-7-0.html
and this...
01-16-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By sw20

Question on upgrade..

Hi all,

Have been thinking about upgrading my bike. This is my current bike https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-520-womens-road-bike-sora-id_8377755.html only things I have changed on it are the...
09-13-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By sw20

I have done this... still doesn't answer my...

I have done this... still doesn't answer my question??
09-12-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By sw20

no to both, I've only covered roughly 1200...

no to both, I've only covered roughly 1200 miles, and I also checked front and back tyres for them, they still look pretty new tbh! And no, no one has filled them in!
09-12-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By sw20

Sorry to hijack thread, but I have GP 4 seasons...

Sorry to hijack thread, but I have GP 4 seasons on my bike, I have checked and they definitely do not have the 2 tyre wear indicators! Have I got some fake tyres? I bought them last September.
08-22-18, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 864
Posted By sw20

I used these for 6 months before I took the...

I used these for 6 months before I took the plunge and bought clipless.
...
08-18-18, 01:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,296
Posted By sw20

I had exactly the same thing happen to me when I...

I had exactly the same thing happen to me when I went out on my first ride of my road bike! Rode the exact same route as I use to on my hybrid (27 mile loop) got half way and had to stop as felt...
08-16-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,043
Posted By sw20

+1 for the Giro Foray, liked mine so much I'm...

+1 for the Giro Foray, liked mine so much I'm gonna buy another but the mips version.
08-16-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By sw20

Have you tried Decathlon? They do cycling attire...

Have you tried Decathlon? They do cycling attire in 2xl and at really good prices.
08-16-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 9,788
Posted By sw20

I had hydraulic disc brakes on my hybrid, loved...

I had hydraulic disc brakes on my hybrid, loved them at first, then hated them! Constant rubbing and sqeaking and adjusting. Bought a road bike with rim brakes prefer the rim brakes, haven't got the...
08-03-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,081
Posted By sw20

Awesome!

Awesome!
07-17-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,038
Posted By sw20

I was in the same situation but eventually bit...

I was in the same situation but eventually bit the bullet, sold my hybrid and bought a road bike, haven't looked back since! I enjoyed riding my hybrid but much prefer riding the road bike. I had bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By sw20

I just used the cleats that came with the pedals...

I just used the cleats that came with the pedals and adjusted the pedals to make it easier to clip out, just make sure to adjust both sides!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By sw20

I've just fitted m520 pedals, took a couple of...

I've just fitted m520 pedals, took a couple of rides to get used to clipping in, but now it's a doddle!
06-20-18, 03:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,799
Posted By sw20

I used to own a hybrid (Pinnacle lithium 3) I...

I used to own a hybrid (Pinnacle lithium 3) I swapped the stock 42 tyres for some 28 slicks, and my average speed over 29 miles with 2000ft of climbing was about 14-14.5mph, i bought a road bike...
06-19-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By sw20

I've got 3, one that's is over a year old, and...

I've got 3, one that's is over a year old, and 2recently purchased chill versions, none of them leak!
06-07-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,266
Posted By sw20

my bike is white and black, my helmet is black...

my bike is white and black, my helmet is black and white, my jerseys are black or white, my gloves are pink!
06-03-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,807
Posted By sw20

I'm 5"6 and ride a 52, tried a 54 but felt a...

I'm 5"6 and ride a 52, tried a 54 but felt a little too stretched out for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,385
Posted By sw20

I was in the same position as you last year, ...

I was in the same position as you last year, fwiw I ended up going for newer lower end! Test rode several bikes from the big brands (Specialized, Trek etc) but ended up with this as it was better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By sw20

Great advice! Am currently debating getting M520...

Great advice! Am currently debating getting M520 pedals, but was unsure of what shoes to get...... this has helped me make up my mind!
05-21-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,473
Posted By sw20

Thanks for info. I tried on some shoes at...

Thanks for info.

I tried on some shoes at the weekend, and saw a couple of pairs that I liked, these https://www.decathlon.co.uk/500-road-cycling-shoes-white-id_8487283.html and these...
05-21-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,473
Posted By sw20

Don't think REI ship to I' but I'm still...

Don't think REI ship to I' but I'm still undecided at the moment as I have now found some shoes which are both SPD and SPD SL compatible, not sure whether to get the M520 and then get the R540...
05-14-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,473
Posted By sw20

M530 or M520??

So, going to purchase my first set of clipless pedals for my road bike, and have narrowed it down to the Shimano M530 or 520, was originally going to get the R540 but after some reading decided to go...
05-09-18, 02:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,633
Posted By sw20

Nike Air Max 90

Nike Air Max 90
05-09-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,377
Posted By sw20

I currently use these on my road bike while I...

I currently use these on my road bike while I decide whether or not to go full clipless.
Wiggle Zefal Half Toe-Clips 45 Flat Pedals...
04-15-18, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By sw20

I use GP 4 Seasons, best of both!

I use GP 4 Seasons, best of both!
02-23-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By sw20

Thanks for all the replies, will look at...

Thanks for all the replies, will look at upgrading the pads first then as my brakes are dual pivot. Have looked at the Kool Stop and Swissstop, there are so many to choose from can anyone recommend a...
02-21-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By sw20

Brake upgrade

Hi,

Can anyone recommend any long drop brakes? I want to upgrade my brakes on my road bike which is currently fitted with B'Twin own brand, have been looking at Shimano R650 and R451 and wanted to...
02-12-18, 02:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,230
Posted By sw20

MetOffice..gov.uk

MetOffice..gov.uk
02-10-18, 04:14 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,294
Posted By sw20

:lol:

:lol:
01-24-18, 03:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,662
Posted By sw20

Mine says I had a budget of 500!

Mine says I had a budget of 500!
01-23-18, 02:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,016
Posted By sw20

Free version of Strava does all I need!

Free version of Strava does all I need!
12-16-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By sw20

Thanks for all the replies! Wanted something...

Thanks for all the replies!

Wanted something different to the bulky multi tool I'm currently carrying. Just ordered the chain breaker version.
12-14-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By sw20

Topeak Ratchet Rocket

Does anyone own one of the below? Currently in the market for a new bike tool and these look pretty good, just wondering how robust they really are in the real world? Worried the ratchet could break...
12-04-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By sw20

I would recommend going to your lbs and test...

I would recommend going to your lbs and test riding some bikes.😉
10-26-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,250
Posted By sw20

😂👍

😂👍
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