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07-09-19, 12:55 PM
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Posted By nightshade18

Thanks guys. It's a very smooth ride, feels very...

Thanks guys. It's a very smooth ride, feels very quick and low compared to the modern endurance type geometry I'm used to. I've only taken it out twice, but both times its attracted attention.
07-09-19, 06:24 AM
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Posted By nightshade18

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190618_181644_559f18f3a71a2860d81cbe965cf49f38f1cab27a.jpg
My 1992 Raleigh mtrax 6000R. Mixture of titanium and 531 tubes. Wearing...
10-06-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By nightshade18

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20181006_170042_26940abaa31e5096367452cb6cb3819d07e473e7.jpg
So, a fairly vintage looking set up to get a compact chainset on the...
09-28-18, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By nightshade18

So j got out for a quick spin today. I say spin,...

So j got out for a quick spin today. I say spin, but actually 39-23 was more of a mash than a spin. First thing I did once home was order a compact chainset.
Also realised that the front end is...
09-26-18, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By nightshade18

CXP10 wheels. Not sure what the quality of those...

CXP10 wheels. Not sure what the quality of those is like, but I'll probably swap them out for something with a 130 hub on
09-25-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By nightshade18

original apparently and could use a refresh....

original apparently and could use a refresh. Sadly I can't seem to find a match for it online. Maybe a tan leather would suit?
09-25-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By nightshade18

Thanks colnago- it's a great fit and with just a...

Thanks colnago- it's a great fit and with just a quick spin round the block, it feels like it'll ride great. I've nothing to weigh it with, so not sure on that
09-25-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By nightshade18

Raleigh 6000R

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180922_151642_965eec1476662957a158f6e81f370d383df88e5a.jpg

Hello folks,

picked up my first vintage bike this weekend- a Raleigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 03:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,371
Posted By nightshade18

I've not tried that specific one, but the lecol...

I've not tried that specific one, but the lecol sport jersey I picked up is fantastic quality - really nice fabric and a great cut, highly recommended.

I'd also put in a shout for morvelo - my...
Forum: Touring
05-21-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By nightshade18

they are, but this late in the game I don't want...

they are, but this late in the game I don't want to experiment with a different brand (Do they do a post ride one?) Plus I already have the powder on hand.
I'll have a look at zip lock bags and see...
Forum: Touring
05-21-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By nightshade18

Carrying recovery drink

Wondered if anyone had any good advice on how I might carry recovery drink power?
I am going on my first long tour (13 days) and have found that a recovery drink after all day in the saddle really...
11-12-17, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By nightshade18

Giant spec'd the levers and brakes, so I guess...

Giant spec'd the levers and brakes, so I guess they're compatible.
11-11-17, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By nightshade18

Could you expand on that? Are you just talking...

Could you expand on that? Are you just talking about what point the levers bite at? I have mine set pretty close to the start of travel.
11-10-17, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By nightshade18

Perhaps read the first post? Both sets of...

Perhaps read the first post? Both sets of original TRP pads have already been replaced...
11-10-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By nightshade18

TRP Spyre-C Optimisation

Hey folks,

I'm running TRP Spyre-C's on my Giant defy. While they're better than the rim brakes I had before, I'm wondering if I can optimise them more. I'm using Tiagra 4700 levers and Jagwire...
Forum: Touring
10-17-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,148
Posted By nightshade18

Erm..... ...

Erm.....

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FTNFDfuIlHP9lIqt2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YhKJunQywnnQ9VqJ3

Do these work? I can see the picture in the thread above, but I'm still finding my way in...
Forum: Touring
10-16-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,148
Posted By nightshade18

I'd say the lighter the load, the better the bag...

I'd say the lighter the load, the better the bag works. It'll roll down a long way - here's a picture of as small as it gets vs. the full bag - it isn't much bigger than a normal saddle bag. There's...
Forum: Touring
10-15-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,148
Posted By nightshade18

So I'd forgotten about this thread, but I think...

So I'd forgotten about this thread, but I think it's still worth an update for completeness.
My tour is next year, but I have now commuted with the Roswheel a few times now. So here's my thoughts......
Forum: Touring
09-29-17, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,115
Posted By nightshade18

Fantastic Frank - that's really helpful. ...

Fantastic Frank - that's really helpful.
Although it's a significant outlay, I'm heading towards the Elemnt being the choice I'll be most happy with.... Looking at used units on eBay, there's about...
Forum: Touring
09-28-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,115
Posted By nightshade18

Thanks Ksryder - is there anything that would put...

Thanks Ksryder - is there anything that would put you off using the Bolt for touring?
Forum: Touring
09-28-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,115
Posted By nightshade18

Thanks for the thoughts. I'm training with...

Thanks for the thoughts.
I'm training with heart rate and I intend to ride with heart rate because I'm notoriously bad at pacing myself. Training with the Leyzene, I've found it really helpful to...
Forum: Touring
09-28-17, 01:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,115
Posted By nightshade18

A new GPS

Hi folks,

I'm taking on a 1200 mile tour next spring (my first longer than a day's riding) and bought a Lezyene Super GPS to help with training and navigation. Annoyingly I've found out that I...
Forum: Touring
08-23-17, 01:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,148
Posted By nightshade18

It's just arrived. Initial impression are good,...

It's just arrived.
Initial impression are good, but I've yet to use it on the bike.
I'm on holiday now, but I'll do a weeks worth of commuting once I'm back and report how its gone.
Forum: Touring
08-03-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,148
Posted By nightshade18

I've gone ahead an ordered one - too cheap not to...

I've gone ahead an ordered one - too cheap not to try. I'll report back here and let you know how I get on with it.
Forum: Touring
08-03-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,148
Posted By nightshade18

Hmm, that's an interesting point. I had planned...

Hmm, that's an interesting point. I had planned on coupling it with a frame bag which I have already and a dry bag attached to the handle bars too..... I am planning on going as ultralight at the...
Forum: Touring
08-02-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,148
Posted By nightshade18

Roswheel Bikepacking saddle bag

Hi folks,

I'm planning a 1200 mile cycle over 12 days and have decided on taking a bikepacking setup over a traditional touring rack and panniers. I'm trying to stick to a budget and have found...
02-04-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,156
Posted By nightshade18

Chain cleaning tools

Folks,

I'd like to get a chain cleaner tool. The box kind that clips over the chain and then little brushes take the gunk off the chain. Two questions;

Is the Park tools one worth the 20 price...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 179,556
Posted By nightshade18

My Defy in the post above is an ML

My Defy in the post above is an ML
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 179,556
Posted By nightshade18

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q202/nightshade...

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q202/nightshade1814/IMAG0173_zpsxfzw0nkh.jpg

My Defy 2 Disc

Will be my winter commuter for now - I just love the Spyres and I think the mud guards look fairly...
01-29-17, 02:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,231
Posted By nightshade18

There's something satisfying about giving the...

There's something satisfying about giving the bike a really good clean. I spent yesterday sorting it out and after being hosed down through the week, it was in a fairly decent state.
01-27-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,231
Posted By nightshade18

Doofenschmirtz is my hero.

Doofenschmirtz is my hero.
01-27-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,231
Posted By nightshade18

Well I'm not too worried about spraying the bike...

Well I'm not too worried about spraying the bike as the water pressure is low here and I use the sprinkler attachment on the hose. There's probably less force than it falling from the watering can.
...
01-26-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,231
Posted By nightshade18

I think I'm settled on a quick rinse off and...

I think I'm settled on a quick rinse off and patting down the worst of the wetness with a towel.

Got me thinking now; talk to me about wax - bike specific or automotive? Does it come off each wash?
01-25-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,231
Posted By nightshade18

Ha, Mrs Nightshade would have a fit :lol:

Ha, Mrs Nightshade would have a fit :lol:
01-25-17, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,231
Posted By nightshade18

Rinse a dirty bike?

Quick question:

Now that it's winter I'm leaving for work in the dark and returning home in the dark. This makes it more difficult to wash the bike effectively. I had been just leaving it between...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,099
Posted By nightshade18

I feel your pain. I lost mine to thieves in...

I feel your pain. I lost mine to thieves in September.

Couple of things:

Firstly I use a UK based site called findthatbike.Co.UK. it sets up alerts on all the common sites where people try to...
11-26-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By nightshade18

Thanks - that was the kind of thing I was looking...

Thanks - that was the kind of thing I was looking for :)
11-26-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By nightshade18

I don't understand what you're trying to say. ...

I don't understand what you're trying to say.

My question was: is the reduction of 36:28 to 36:30 equal to the reduction of 36:30 to 34:30. Yes, I can do simple maths. No, I don't understand if...
11-26-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By nightshade18

Chainrings v cassette

Hi,

How does a tooth on the front compare to a tooth on the back?

I swapped my 28t cassette for a 30t, but now I'm thinking of changing my 36t chainring out for a 34.
Will 2 teeth less on the...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-16, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By nightshade18

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131967068904

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131967068904
Forum: Commuting
11-21-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By nightshade18

Well guys, I'm a couple of rides in so I said I'd...

Well guys, I'm a couple of rides in so I said I'd report back.
Did they make a difference?

Well ride one I thought so. No close passes and I felt more comfortable knowing I had it on. Ride...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-16, 02:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By nightshade18

Thanks. I don't know where you cycle but in my...

Thanks. I don't know where you cycle but in my neck of the woods every inch is appreciated. I get close passes every day, so anything that helps would be welcome. I won't get my hopes up on this as...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By nightshade18

Well I've ordered one of the unbranded ones to...

Well I've ordered one of the unbranded ones to try. Less than 2 to give it a go so why not.

I'll report back...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By nightshade18

Bar End Lights

Fellow commuters - is anyone using bar end lights?

I was looking at the little red lights that fit in place of the plug on your drop bars. I think the concept is that light at the furthest point...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,196
Posted By nightshade18

Two lights are better than one

I've been using a Hope Vision 2 as my main front light for a good few years. I'm not really sure how well Hope are known outside the UK, but they're designed and built just up the road from me. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,109
Posted By nightshade18

I said I'd report back, so here it is. 1st I...

I said I'd report back, so here it is.
1st I tried cleaning the rims and setting the pads to 1mm from the rim. This did very little to change the braking, although it did induce a deafening squeal...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-16, 03:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,109
Posted By nightshade18

Thanks - I'll try playing with this and see how I...

Thanks - I'll try playing with this and see how I like the results. I guess I've always run them close, but it is worth revisiting if I'm not happy with the performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-16, 03:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,109
Posted By nightshade18

Bit harsh? My rim brakes don't stop me quickly...

Bit harsh?
My rim brakes don't stop me quickly enough, but plenty of people on here report good performance, so I can aim for better...as per the post above
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-16, 01:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,109
Posted By nightshade18

Would you, or anyone else, expand on this? I...

Would you, or anyone else, expand on this? I didn't realise leverage was effected by pad position...

If so, maybe this is something else I can experiment with for free trying to improve my set up....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-16, 01:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,109
Posted By nightshade18

Is a good question, not that I mind a little...

Is a good question, not that I mind a little derailment.

In the end I'll be replacing 2 bikes. Winter bike will likely be discs regardless. Summer bike perhaps not. The order of replacement is...
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