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Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,006
Posted By dim

I have the Garmin Edge 1000 .... I see that the...

I have the Garmin Edge 1000 .... I see that the Garmin forum has now changed and there is no longer a section for the Edge 1000 .... that sucks as I frequented the forum often to see what new...
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By dim

thanks .... thats the sort of price I have in...

thanks .... thats the sort of price I have in mind .... I will review the price after I get new wheels built with Son Deluxe dynamo hub and dynamo lights etc ....I'm also waiting for wider mudguards...
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By dim

suppose that's true, but I think I paid a bit...

suppose that's true, but I think I paid a bit less than what it's worth, as I've been looking for years for one of these in my size and I don't see any listed .... from time to time, they do appear...
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Views: 610
Posted By dim

yes, I'm in the UK .... don't see these listed /...

yes, I'm in the UK .... don't see these listed / advertised here, and I bought mine from a seller in Germany
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Views: 610
Posted By dim

1985 Miyata One Thousand .... Value for Insurance Purposes

Hi Guys .... I need your advice

I've bought a 1985 Miyata One Thousand touring bike in original mint condition. (It was hardly ridden, then was stored in the house since 1985)... it's a 50cm frame...
06-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,781
Posted By dim

speaking of .... I really like a Trek madone 9.9...

speaking of .... I really like a Trek madone 9.9 .... I MUST have it and I just have to convince my wife that perhaps a 2nd mortage on our house will be a good idea (I'll add a bit extra to the loan...
06-01-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,497
Posted By dim

Elite Deboyo Ombra Stainless Steel Thermal Bottle...

Elite Deboyo Ombra Stainless Steel Thermal Bottle
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05-30-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,138
Posted By dim

where I live (Cambridge UK), we have hundreds of...

where I live (Cambridge UK), we have hundreds of bikes stolen .... guys walk around with high powered portable angle grinders in shopping bags and will take a bike in broad daylight with pedestrians...
05-30-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,138
Posted By dim

I'm considering getting an Ottolock for Audax...

I'm considering getting an Ottolock for Audax rides....

we have to leave our bikes unattended for a few minutes while we get our card stamped at a control point (such as a school hall etc) ...
...
05-27-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,382
Posted By dim

A 1987 Koga Miyata Randonneur currently listed on...

A 1987 Koga Miyata Randonneur currently listed on Ebay Germany ....

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Replies: 94
Views: 10,950
Posted By dim

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-26-19, 02:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,877
Posted By dim

+1 I've got the Cygolite Hotshot Pro 200 .......

+1
I've got the Cygolite Hotshot Pro 200 .... amazing light with very long battery life. Extremely bright but you can set the brightness. Also very good for daytime cycling

If you don't have a...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By dim

where I live, guys cut your frame and carry the...

where I live, guys cut your frame and carry the bike away, then sell all the parts ....

get good locks but most importanly, get proper bike insurance ....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,798
Posted By dim

I've had the exact same .... small strands from...

I've had the exact same .... small strands from time to time .... I cut them off with a nail clipper. I've read that some GP4000 have the same problem but its not serious
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,798
Posted By dim

I have 2,458.8km (1527.8 miles) on my Continetal...

I have 2,458.8km (1527.8 miles) on my Continetal GP 5000 TL (tubeless version) ... 25mm wide

I've been riding on ****ty potholed roads and I have had zero punctures, the tyres are fast, grip very...
05-25-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By dim

Katie Kookaburra ...

Katie Kookaburra


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05-24-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,382
Posted By dim

here's a link to the collectable Japanese Bikes ...

here's a link to the collectable Japanese Bikes

The Lightweight Vintage Bicycles of Japan (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Japan/japan.htm)
05-24-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,382
Posted By dim

Miyata One Thousand (if you can find one in your...

Miyata One Thousand (if you can find one in your size)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By dim

IRC Formula Pro X-Guard (better grip in the wet...

IRC Formula Pro X-Guard (better grip in the wet than Hutchinson sectors, ... long life and roll better and excellent puncture protection)
05-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,622
Posted By dim

HED Belgium Plus is what I would look at

HED Belgium Plus is what I would look at
05-13-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 156,653
Posted By dim

Thank you very much! .... very good info I...

Thank you very much! .... very good info

I know that this is not a 'fast bike' .... I used to own a Surly LHT with 26 inch wheels and rode many miles on it

I was looking for a bike for...
05-10-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 156,653
Posted By dim

that is class! looks better than a honey coloured...

that is class! looks better than a honey coloured Brooks (more 'sportier'
05-10-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 156,653
Posted By dim

my son says that I should look closely at the...

my son says that I should look closely at the Gilles Berthoud saddles and bags ... looks a lot more classier than the Carradice:...
05-10-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 156,653
Posted By dim

thanks for that! .... I'm excited and will use...

thanks for that! .... I'm excited and will use this bike for commuting (52km/day .... 6 days a week) and for some long weekend rides (uip to 200km) .... and definately for some longer Audax rides ......
05-10-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 677
Views: 156,653
Posted By dim

my latest purchase .... a Miyata One Thousand: (I...

my latest purchase .... a Miyata One Thousand: (I will only receive it in a weeks time) ..... I wanted a winter bike with mudguards, a bike that can take wider tyres and a bike that will hold it's...
01-28-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By dim

I have a Trek Emonda SL6 which I use as my daily...

I have a Trek Emonda SL6 which I use as my daily commter bike aswell as longer fast rides

I live in Cambridge UK and we have high bike theft in our area .... I have taken out a Wiggle Elite bike...
12-28-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,772
Posted By dim

Brooks Cambium C17 carved is what I use ..... so...

Brooks Cambium C17 carved is what I use ..... so do many people who ride audax/long distance ..... I have 2 of them and they are very comfy (you don't even think of the saddle)

What also works...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-18, 02:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,670
Posted By dim

Powermeter ....

Powermeter ....
06-16-18, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By dim

IRC Aspite Pro Wet road clincher

IRC Aspite Pro Wet road clincher
06-15-18, 01:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,543
Posted By dim

Carradice : ...

Carradice :

https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddlebags
Forum: Commuting
06-14-18, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By dim

Yup .... Marathon Supreme is what you need

Yup .... Marathon Supreme is what you need
Forum: Commuting
06-13-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By dim

Shwalbe Marathon Supreme

Shwalbe Marathon Supreme
06-11-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By dim

get a GT grade ...

get a GT grade
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,319
Posted By dim

I wanted a pair of tyres that will give me lots...

I wanted a pair of tyres that will give me lots of trouble free miles and I'm trying the IRC Pro Wet clinchers on my commte bike (220Km/week) .... Amazing looking tyres (the tread and puncture...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By dim

I have Brooks Cambium C17 Carved (the one with...

I have Brooks Cambium C17 Carved (the one with the cutout) on all my bikes .... The trick with these, is that you have to find the correct position of the saddle .... a little bit forward ... a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-18, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,869
Posted By dim

I'm busy updating my Giant TCR to full Dura Ace...

I'm busy updating my Giant TCR to full Dura Ace 9000

Managed to buy the crankset with a stages powermeter G2 for cheap .... My first powermeter, so I have lots to learn now
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,455
Posted By dim

Brooks Cambium C17 Carved .... I have them on all...

Brooks Cambium C17 Carved .... I have them on all my bikes, and this is the saddle favoured by many people who ride Audax/long distance
...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,752
Posted By dim

Cateye Orb bar end lights Cateye Orb bar end...

Cateye Orb bar end lights
Cateye Orb bar end lights review | Cyclist (http://www.cyclist.co.uk/reviews/3828/cateye-orb-bar-end-lights-review)
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By dim

and often, the welds fail on titanium bikes .......

and often, the welds fail on titanium bikes .... thats why I have avoided them
05-10-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,183
Posted By dim

I read an article a couple of years ago, where a...

I read an article a couple of years ago, where a cyclist smashed his bike into the front windcreen of a car that passed him close here in Cambridge UK ....

some cyclists get stressed when...
05-10-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By dim

yea ... but you can't see the potholes and debris...

yea ... but you can't see the potholes and debris when you cycle 20 miles an hour in the pitch dark on roads you have never been on before
05-10-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,589
Posted By dim

the tyres are very very good but the rims are...

the tyres are very very good but the rims are **** (you can buy the rims here in the uk for very cheap)

get new wheels and try again :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By dim

get a used Giant TCR in good condition, and if...

get a used Giant TCR in good condition, and if you have any spare change, upgrade the wheels
05-10-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,054
Posted By dim

I've used Continental 4 seasons a few times and...

I've used Continental 4 seasons a few times and they were OK ... better grip in the wet than Gatorskins, roll faster than Gatorskins or Durano Plus and very good puncture protection .... I might use...
05-10-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By dim

good luck! .... I bought a Whyte Suffolk gravel...

good luck! .... I bought a Whyte Suffolk gravel bike a few weeks ago .... I bought used off ebay and paid 650 (in mint condition with mudguards and a few extras.... a brand new one costs 1400.00)
...
05-09-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,697
Posted By dim

The Best (IMHO) is the Trek Domane SLR 9 Disc...

The Best (IMHO) is the Trek Domane SLR 9 Disc .... (I want one!) .... but way above your current budget

in the 2nd hand market Specialized Diverge Comp is good ...Whyte Wessex, Norco Search, GT...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,348
Posted By dim

and, how smooth are the gear changes? (especially...

and, how smooth are the gear changes? (especially in the bigger/biggest cog)
04-20-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,054
Posted By dim

Specialized Turbo Cotton: (my favourite tyres...

Specialized Turbo Cotton: (my favourite tyres .... grip like glue in the dry and wet, very very fast and good puncture resistance .... downside is they are good for 2000 Km, then start wearing thin...
Forum: Touring
04-20-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By dim

buy a good used set on ebay, but look for rims...

buy a good used set on ebay, but look for rims that are tubeless ready.

there are some really good used wheesets on ebay uk for well under 500. (with very good rims and good hubs)

if you are...
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