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09-17-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By daintonj

Miniscule play at the mount but I've only had...

Miniscule play at the mount but I've only had them a year so I'm not replacing them and it's about the same amount of play as the rears which have barely been used.

Bike shop checked headset...
09-15-09, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By daintonj

Brakes were only removed and re-greased 10 days...

Brakes were only removed and re-greased 10 days ago when I fitted the brake booster.

The straddle wire is something I'd thought of but I was thinking the other direction, but your suggestion makes...
09-15-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By daintonj

Brake Judder Issue - The Return

Over the last 12 months I've had varied problems with brake judder on a carbon forked cyclocross bike, much time has been spent reading posts and at times the problem has completely gone away. It has...
07-08-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By daintonj

It's amazing what you can bodge in and have work....

It's amazing what you can bodge in and have work. On a recent long ride I ended up having to squeeze a tube marked 28-32 into a 23c tyre and it was fine for the 200 miles till I removed it. I've also...
07-05-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,035
Posted By daintonj

19 * 2.54

19 * 2.54
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By daintonj

Due to a shortage of tubes, tyres and time my...

Due to a shortage of tubes, tyres and time my rain/commuter bike currently has a 37c tyre on the rear and a 25c tyre on the front. Both are using the same szie tube which is marked as 18-23. So far...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,412
Posted By daintonj

I'll be riding along with my winter tights and a...

I'll be riding along with my winter tights and a thin s/s jersey as even a cool breeze can cause my calf to cramp if I'm pushing hard.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By daintonj

Belgmany, it's on the border between France and...

Belgmany, it's on the border between France and Norway.
05-05-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,209
Posted By daintonj

I used epic ride all winter and it's OK but the...

I used epic ride all winter and it's OK but the chain did get dirty very quickly. I've bought a botle of finish line ceramic wet lube to try out.
03-16-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By daintonj

But some of us have a grounding in reality.

But some of us have a grounding in reality.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,217
Posted By daintonj

I spend most of my time riding roads where I...

I spend most of my time riding roads where I don't even know the name, there's a good chance they might not even have a name. Spelling it would be a real bonus. It's great out in the countryside.
03-15-09, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By daintonj

Nice bike, I'm in the process of ordering a Trek...

Nice bike, I'm in the process of ordering a Trek 1.9 to keep my CX bike company.
03-15-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By daintonj

It's an interesting viewpoint. I'm dong the...

It's an interesting viewpoint. I'm dong the London to Paris to raise money for the MS Trust and the min sponsorship if 1,250 of which 850 goes to the charity. So far I've raised 1,740 and will...
03-15-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By daintonj

Leave it as it is, that's an incredibly unique...

Leave it as it is, that's an incredibly unique frame with that mistake. It's like a batch of stamps with the queens head printed upside down.
03-15-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By daintonj

I've used mine on CX like situations but have not...

I've used mine on CX like situations but have not raced it as I'm not fit enough. Mine are not expensive CF forks, unbranded ones which came with a basic level (Tiagra) spec bike. I've come off the...
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By daintonj

Luckilly it's not my friend, just someone posting...

Luckilly it's not my friend, just someone posting on another forum who was criticising my training plan as being over the top. I'm just concerned by the amount of comments I'm seeing from people...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By daintonj

How bad are the brakes and what are you comparing...

How bad are the brakes and what are you comparing them to? I've got some Alex wheels on my cross bike and I wouldn't blame the poor braking on the wheels, unless they've got greasy. You could try...
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By daintonj

Chewy Thanks for the advice and the...

Chewy

Thanks for the advice and the confirmation of my concerns.

I'm quite happy doing 75-85 mile rides and not feeling particularly tired/stiff and and do back to back 50-60 miles rides over a...
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By daintonj

I think you're right on that one. I went from not...

I think you're right on that one. I went from not being able to cycle two miles to doing 65 miles (and feeling like death for a week) in about two months. But that was partly due to my refusal to be...
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By daintonj

I'll add a few more details as your answer was on...

I'll add a few more details as your answer was on track for me but as this is a charity ride most of the people so far could be classed as non riders.

If someone at this point in time could not...
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By daintonj

Multi Day Riding - London to Paris

In June I'm cycling 310 miles over 4 days as part of the London to Paris charity ride.

I feel my training is going OK but I've been accused along with another person of being competitive when...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,341
Posted By daintonj

Bontrager Racelite hardcase - much lighter than...

Bontrager Racelite hardcase - much lighter than gatorskins and armadillos but still quite resistant.
02-28-09, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By daintonj

AUD$40 seems quite cheap for a handlebar. What...

AUD$40 seems quite cheap for a handlebar. What handlebar did you have on the bike previously and when you flipped the stem did you overtighten the stem damaging the handlebar?
Forum: Commuting
02-24-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By daintonj

Depends how short your commute is. Cruisers...

Depends how short your commute is. Cruisers aren't that common in the Uk but that looks like it would be awful to ride for any real distance. Also giant padded saddles usually aren't that great for...
02-23-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,710
Posted By daintonj

I use a 'cross bike for commuting, trail riding,...

I use a 'cross bike for commuting, trail riding, audaxes and fast road rides.

On my route to work I have 7 miles of canal towpath and 3 miles of road and tend to use 37c semi slicks in dryer...
02-22-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,071
Posted By daintonj

I was more surprised the the 44,000 water...

I was more surprised the the 44,000 water bottles, that's a really big pile of water bottles to hide stuff in. That could be the plan.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-09, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By daintonj

They're perfectly OK tyres. I was given a barely...

They're perfectly OK tyres. I was given a barely used pair recently so I stuck them on the bike and have done a couple of hundred miles on them. I've taken them off road on a mix of conditions and as...
02-21-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,855
Posted By daintonj

It's brooks leather bar tape.

It's brooks leather bar tape.
02-20-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,749
Posted By daintonj

I've done around 3000 puncture free miles in the...

I've done around 3000 puncture free miles in the last 12 months with a mix of tyres, road and off-road. I'd be suprised if I was getting a puncture every 10 miles.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By daintonj

That sounds pretty normal for a thin road tyre.

That sounds pretty normal for a thin road tyre.
02-16-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By daintonj

I have the same shock as you and I'm about...

I have the same shock as you and I'm about 230lbs, at that price point/level shocks don't really do much more than smooth out a few small blips. It's suspension but it's not the in same category as...
02-14-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,806
Posted By daintonj

Bin. Bottom of the range fork and not worth the...

Bin. Bottom of the range fork and not worth the parts and labour.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By daintonj

Not really, I just don't have a car. 90% of...

Not really, I just don't have a car.

90% of the weather is just wearing the right clothes and keeping a stock of clean clothes at work for emergencies. I worked from home once during our recent...
02-12-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By daintonj

Changing the cassette would give me the lower...

Changing the cassette would give me the lower ratio. But having the big ring as being a 44 would remove the fact that I never use anything above 50/15 and give me a more usable spread of gears.
...
02-12-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By daintonj

Bodging a very compact double

At the moment I have a 50/34 double on my 'cross bike using a hollowtech II bottom bracket.

I understand that with a 110BCD crank the 34 is my limit. What I'm wondering is if I could buy a...
02-12-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By daintonj

Must have been before my time then. Learn...

Must have been before my time then. Learn something new everyday.
02-12-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,383
Posted By daintonj

That's about as warm as my office. You win.

That's about as warm as my office. You win.
02-12-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By daintonj

Can we have some pictures of this as I've never...

Can we have some pictures of this as I've never heard of a threaded suspension fork. I thought they there all either 1 /18" or 1 1/2" threadless.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,596
Posted By daintonj

Pah! They're wearing gloves and warm clothing....

Pah! They're wearing gloves and warm clothing. People who are really hardcore use their own innate sense of wonderfulness to keep themselves warm.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-09, 02:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,596
Posted By daintonj

I'd prefer it to be sunny with a gaggle of...

I'd prefer it to be sunny with a gaggle of supermodels following me to administer to my every need, but some of us have to get to work.
02-10-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,383
Posted By daintonj

I got off my bike to go down a hill at the...

I got off my bike to go down a hill at the weekend*.

*It was a steep off road hill covered in snow, roots and mud and I was on my cross bike. But almost everyone else rode down.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,334
Posted By daintonj

1) Yes, my ears are definitely a much more secure...

1) Yes, my ears are definitely a much more secure attaching point than a strap under my chin. Have you also considered the feasability of just using velcro to attach it to the users head?
2) Would...
02-10-09, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By daintonj

That's because you were able to apply more force,...

That's because you were able to apply more force, most people can break harder in the drops than on the hoods.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,484
Posted By daintonj

54 cm - 2008 so it still has the carbon fibre...

54 cm - 2008 so it still has the carbon fibre seatpost

I really like mine but I have had some issues

1) Brakes were dire pieces of rubbish and were replaced with Tektro CR520 from Zepnat. I was...
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By daintonj

See this post ...

See this post

http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-238841.html
02-04-09, 05:56 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 11,099
Posted By daintonj

Sounds fun, I'll take the challenge 108 miles...

Sounds fun, I'll take the challenge
108 miles so far this month.
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By daintonj

Congratulation, which charity are you raising...

Congratulation, which charity are you raising money for and which company has it been booked through. I'm doing the 310 mile route in early June for the MS Trust which is booked through skyline.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,836
Posted By daintonj

From my experience today I would contest the view...

From my experience today I would contest the view that they prevent all water being thrown up, maybe you were just going really slowly. They definitely stop you getting so dirty and provide an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,832
Posted By daintonj

Having dropped out of Electrical and Electronic...

Having dropped out of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to do a BSc in Computer Science I would most certainly agree that software engineers are not proper engineers. I am a programmer and proud...
01-26-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,197
Posted By daintonj

By switching to a 29er I found I could roll right...

By switching to a 29er I found I could roll right over them.
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