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06-11-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By jgwilliams

I really don't think that's true with modern...

I really don't think that's true with modern technology. I have an intermediate price jacket (Altura Nevis) which is really very good at getting rid of perspiration. I have a friend who has a jacket...
06-10-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By jgwilliams

If you're new to SPD's you may not be aware that...

If you're new to SPD's you may not be aware that you have to twist the heel of the shoe outwards to release it. I believe you can now get SPD cleats that can be released by pulling straight up but,...
06-10-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 372
Posted By jgwilliams

If you're new to SPD's you may not be aware that...

If you're new to SPD's you may not be aware that you have to twist the heel of the shoe outwards to release it. I believe you can now get SPD cleats that can be released by pulling straight up but,...
05-27-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By jgwilliams

The powerlink connector is only half a link....

The powerlink connector is only half a link. Since you need an even number of links the 114 must include the powerlink.
05-27-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,197
Posted By jgwilliams

I've got to say I think this is quite unhelpful....

I've got to say I think this is quite unhelpful. None of my bikes have ever had a derailleur with a clutch and I've never had an issue like this, even on my mountain bike. Clutches are for bikes that...
05-05-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 987
Posted By jgwilliams

Another vote for Gore gloves like these...

Another vote for Gore gloves like these (https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Gore-C7-Pro-Short-Finger-Gloves_119215.htm?sku=460378&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping). They, too, have...
04-19-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,275
Posted By jgwilliams

Add Fulcrum to that list. I bought some Fulcrum...

Add Fulcrum to that list. I bought some Fulcrum Racing 6 wheels as a Christmas present to myself last year and also notice that the rear rim is asymmetric so as to effectively reduce the amount of...
04-14-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By jgwilliams

The information you need is pull ratio - the...

The information you need is pull ratio - the amount the ratio between cable movement and derailleur movement. If those figures match then it ought to work. There's a useful information page on...
04-14-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, all the time. My road bike actually has two...

Yes, all the time. My road bike actually has two sets of screw mounts; I put two bottle cages on, one for water and one for a toolkit. I put the pump on seat tube mount.I also use one of those mounts...
04-12-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,493
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, I was curious about that, too. If you...

Yes, I was curious about that, too.

If you lived over here I'd recommend Karrimor; reasonable quality cargo pants at rock-bottom prices. I doubt they're available across the pond, though. I also...
04-06-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,560
Posted By jgwilliams

Incidentally, I think the reason for the question...

Incidentally, I think the reason for the question about your rims being carbon is that those brake pads look like Mavic pads for carbon rims. Others will no doubt know but my understanding is that...
04-06-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,560
Posted By jgwilliams

Just to add my dollar's worth, those Gatorskin...

Just to add my dollar's worth, those Gatorskin tyres are pretty tough so unless you live in a really bad area you shouldn't really need anything extra. My current favourites are Michelin Pro 4...
03-31-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By jgwilliams

Here's a special offer from PlanetX...

Here's a special offer from PlanetX...
03-23-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,684
Posted By jgwilliams

I think typical depends on your age. I know my...

I think typical depends on your age. I know my six year old's clavicle healed up much quicker than mine did.
03-19-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By jgwilliams

I've seen a few threads on this topic and it...

I've seen a few threads on this topic and it seems to be the general consensus that it is possible to fix it. I have to say that my experience has been otherwise; I've always aimed to minimize it in...
03-19-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By jgwilliams

No, the road version is XDR and is a bit longer....

No, the road version is XDR and is a bit longer. However, have you looked to see if you can change the freehub on it? Once that was a rarity but now that manufacturers are having to make wheels...
03-19-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,684
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life...

Yes, indeed. Like you I had gone my entire life (63 years to that point) without breaking a bone. Last year I took a tumble off my bike and did a really proper job on my collar bone. Had to have a...
03-19-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,837
Posted By jgwilliams

Agreed, as accident implies that nobody is at...

Agreed, as accident implies that nobody is at fault which seems unlikely in this case. I believe the guidance for UK police is to refer to them as collisions.
03-15-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By jgwilliams

There are plenty of good makes to look for. I...

There are plenty of good makes to look for. I only mentioned those two because their entry level bikes are a bit better than the entry level on most makes. The cheapest Boardman bike at the moment...
03-12-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By jgwilliams

This ex-display model...

This ex-display model (https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FBATSLR70/atala-slr-070-road-bike) looks pretty good value.
03-12-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By jgwilliams

You could try Merlin Cycles...

You could try Merlin Cycles (https://www.merlincycles.com/) in the UK. They seem to keep a lot of stock of old Campy stuff and were able to repair my circa 2000 Ergo shifters.
03-10-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By jgwilliams

You aren't giving us a whole lot to go on. Do you...

You aren't giving us a whole lot to go on. Do you want road bars or straight for starters? What is your limit? Rim brakes or disk? Personally my direction would be very different from Koyote. His...
03-10-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,824
Posted By jgwilliams

One I haven't ridden for a while: Going fast coz...

One I haven't ridden for a while: Going fast coz I need a poo. (https://www.strava.com/segments/12392140)

There's a mtb trail near me called Alsation Descent...
03-09-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By jgwilliams

For that sort of money I'd recommend going for...

For that sort of money I'd recommend going for second-hand. I live in SE England myself - in the Surrey Hills - so I know where you're coming from. I see all these guys riding around on single gear...
03-03-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By jgwilliams

I'll be interested to hear how that goes. My road...

I'll be interested to hear how that goes. My road bike has a press-fit BB which, so far, hasn't given any trouble, but if it ever needs a new BB I'll certainly consider one of the Wheels Engineering...
03-03-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By jgwilliams

I suppose you know that you can get BBs for press...

I suppose you know that you can get BBs for press fit that thread together inside?
03-03-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By jgwilliams

Man I hate creaks - they can be so hard to track...

Man I hate creaks - they can be so hard to track down. I really feel your pain.
03-03-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,438
Posted By jgwilliams

Mostly I fix stuff myself. The one exception has...

Mostly I fix stuff myself. The one exception has tended to be my Brompton, but I'm not sure why. I think it's just a beast of burden and doesn't stir my heart so working on it isn't a labour of love....
02-28-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By jgwilliams

As chaadster says, you'll need to be able to...

As chaadster says, you'll need to be able to change the freehub to move to 12-speed. I was thinking about that very thing last year and one option that looked appealing was wheels from Just Riding...
02-26-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By jgwilliams

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the...

Wouldn't be the first time! I blame the manufacturers for having too many confusing standards. ;)
02-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By jgwilliams

No, those aren't wires, they're hoses. I don't...

No, those aren't wires, they're hoses. I don't know if there's any bike where they are totally hidden; if there is I've never seen it. I can't imagine a day where the brakes are operated wirelessly...
02-26-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By jgwilliams

You could try Colour-Tech...

You could try Colour-Tech (https://colour-tech.co.uk/) in Dartford, Kent. I enquired about getting one of my bike re-enamelled and mentioned that there were a couple of decals that I couldn't get....
02-26-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By jgwilliams

Have you tried H Lloyd Cycles...

Have you tried H Lloyd Cycles (https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/)? They have a pretty vast range. You may have trouble getting certain decals to stick to powder coating; were you planning to put...
02-26-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes. I have a SRAM Force GXP crankset in a BB86...

Yes. I have a SRAM Force GXP crankset in a BB86 bottom bracket. I went for the Wheels Manufacturing BB and have been very happy with it. It's done 1,700 miles since I installed it in October and has,...
02-26-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By jgwilliams

I'm looking at the Ultimate CF and I don't see...

I'm looking at the Ultimate CF and I don't see any exposed wires. The SRAM eTap groupset is WiFi.

Personally, I'd say you're being a little too concerned with what might happen in the future. I...
02-24-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By jgwilliams

Well spotted!

Well spotted!
02-24-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By jgwilliams

I don't know if this applies to the 9-speed...

I don't know if this applies to the 9-speed cassettes as well but I find with the 11-speed versions that Shimano tend to space the gears more evenly. SRAM seem to go for smaller jumps at the higher...
02-12-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By jgwilliams

Fenwick's Professional. Very good on chains....

Fenwick's Professional. Very good on chains. Probably less ideal on plastic, but I happened to have it in my hand. I guess a silicone lubricant would have made more sense.
02-11-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By jgwilliams

Special lubricant

I've been having a spot of bother with my gears (Force 22) not indexing quite as cleanly as they should. Mostly been working well but just occasionally being slow to engage.

I went for a ride...
01-25-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By jgwilliams

What is the advantage of the mushroomed rivet?

What is the advantage of the mushroomed rivet?
01-25-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,313
Posted By jgwilliams

I really start to struggle once it gets below...

I really start to struggle once it gets below 0C. I suspect I could mitigate that with good clothing but it just doesn't happen often enough where I live to warrant the expense. I was OK commuting...
01-14-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,060
Posted By jgwilliams

Yes, this is true if it really is dark. Most of...

Yes, this is true if it really is dark. Most of my commute is on roads that are sufficiently well lit that this isn't an issue for me. But, certainly, if I ride on poorly lit or unlit roads for any...
01-14-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,060
Posted By jgwilliams

Both. Research suggests that a flashing light...

Both. Research suggests that a flashing light draws the attention but a steady light makes it easier to gauge distance. I used to run two lights front and back for that reason but now I have one...
01-14-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,892
Posted By jgwilliams

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a...

A lot of interesting perspectives here. I had a crash last year that smashed my collar bone fairly comprehensively - no other vehicle involved, though. I was very keen to get back on the bike and...
01-07-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,745
Posted By jgwilliams

You might find this article...

You might find this article (https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2020/11/03/dr-david-unwin-can-stop-people-dying-of-covid19/) from Dr. Malcolm Kendrick interesting. It's more about low carb than keto but I...
01-07-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,872
Posted By jgwilliams

In my case it was option 1. I've been using a...

In my case it was option 1. I've been using a Garmin GPS unit for getting on for ten years now so I've managed to build up a collection of sensors.

The original unit, and Edge 705, was very fussy...
12-22-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By jgwilliams

Funnily enough I've just replaced the QR seat...

Funnily enough I've just replaced the QR seat clamp on my mountain bike with a Nukeproof non-QR one. I struggled to do it up tight enough to prevent the seat slipping. However, I'm pretty sure that...
12-15-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By jgwilliams

What he said.

What he said.
12-15-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 947
Posted By jgwilliams

The difference in weight between carbon and alloy...

The difference in weight between carbon and alloy isn't that great. I think carbon has more benefits than just weight which has lead to its widespread adoption. However, you realise that Ultegra and...
12-15-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By jgwilliams

As LiteSpud said saddles are very personal. If...

As LiteSpud said saddles are very personal. If you like the one you ripped up can you not get another? Having said that I agree with Mulberry20 that Fabric make great saddles; I have a Scoop and a...
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