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10-19-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By p1eman

I've had a 1000 for a few months now. The wifi...

I've had a 1000 for a few months now. The wifi was rubbish so I stopped using it. But with the bluetooth phone connection, I don't need to. I've had no sensor dropouts but I have had to manually...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 02:03 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 250,874
Posted By p1eman

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/SimonTuck/M...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/SimonTuck/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse9257884.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/SimonTuck/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse9257884.jpg.html)
my 2014 base...
03-06-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By p1eman

I've applied to volunteer as a marshall. Without...

I've applied to volunteer as a marshall. Without support they can't run it! Helps me too, I don't have to decide whether to go watch or where from, just go where they put me and just sort of hope I...
03-05-14, 03:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By p1eman

Because in talking to loads of new or non...

Because in talking to loads of new or non cyclists they don't know the difference between 'cassette' 'freewheel' 'sprocket' and 'crankset' or 'chainwheel' so adding the descriptive 'front' or 'rear'...
03-04-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By p1eman

So would a 'normal' freewheel fit on once I get...

So would a 'normal' freewheel fit on once I get this one off? Its taken me so long to find this 27" wheel in decent condition I don't want to look for another. I just want rid, this was a favour for...
03-04-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By p1eman

367098 Like this but without the dust cover...

367098
Like this but without the dust cover ring that says the manufacturers name on it!! Looks like it might be expensive to replace!!
03-04-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By p1eman

367097Sheldon Browns pics suggest it might be an...

367097Sheldon Browns pics suggest it might be an atom/regina splined screw on freewheel. I'll see if I can pick up the tool somewhere and let you know!
03-04-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By p1eman

When I get a chance I'll take some pics, but I...

When I get a chance I'll take some pics, but I work shifts so 'at home' and 'daylight' are words that don't often sit so close!!

thanks for reading I wondered if it was just something obvious I...
03-04-14, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By p1eman

Different rear cassettes?

I found a wheel that fits the beater I'm putting together for a mate to use. It's a 27 inch wheel but has aluminium (looks like) rims, and more annoyingly a 5 speed sprocket that looks more like a...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-14, 04:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,345
Posted By p1eman

I have a 2014 base model allez on full claris...

I have a 2014 base model allez on full claris group, its my first road bike but certainly shifts okay. Not had any problems in over 1000 miles so far.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,629
Posted By p1eman

Well played all the super commuters. My commute...

Well played all the super commuters. My commute is 15 miles each way across London. Because I work shifts at least one way is on fairly quiet roads (for my strava times) then the other way I take it...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,910
Posted By p1eman

I have a kriega. It was bought for using on my...

I have a kriega. It was bought for using on my motorbike, but the strapping takes the weight off your shoulders so its nice to cycle in, plus it has a pocket for a bladder. Be warned the smaller ones...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,984
Posted By p1eman

I have the raceblade longs. They fix behind the...

I have the raceblade longs. They fix behind the brake caliper and two brackets that slip in between the skewers and the frame. They are a bit more fiddly but going through puddles has never been so...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By p1eman

No silly. Those breakfast 'biscuits' you talk...

No silly. Those breakfast 'biscuits' you talk about, we call scones and have them with tea, we put clotted cream and jam on them. They were the main thing I had to try when we had a stopover in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By p1eman

So sportives are similar to gran fondos. ...

So sportives are similar to gran fondos.

Jelly babies are basically slightly softer than jelly beans and shaped like a person, they're small, so 'babies'.

Jaffa cakes are essentially a biscuit....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By p1eman

Sorry, no idea! I'm English. I can describe it...

Sorry, no idea! I'm English. I can describe it and you can decide whether you have something similar!

Basically it's a cycling event that you pay to enter, but is not a race. You sometimes get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By p1eman

I have espoir sports as OE on my allez. So far no...

I have espoir sports as OE on my allez. So far no punctures despite them being cut to bits and a foreign body stuck in the tread. I am swapping them over just because some of the cuts are becoming a...
10-14-13, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By p1eman

My Mum and Nan both get migraines (so yep to it...

My Mum and Nan both get migraines (so yep to it probably being genetic) both were told to clear chocolate and cheese from their diet. Both did it and have still got migraines, but less frequent, less...
Replies: 88
Views: 12,960
Posted By p1eman

Not much of a rant was it? I should obviously...

Not much of a rant was it? I should obviously learn to appreciate being English more. Didn't realise the stuff was so in demand! Will have to take orders next time I travel lol
10-07-13, 01:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,326
Posted By p1eman

I smoked from 13yo. Never smoked a massive...

I smoked from 13yo. Never smoked a massive amount, on average 10 a day, if I went out drinking maybe 20-40 in a night. As I grew up both the smoking ban and less opportunity to go out, as well as...
10-07-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By p1eman

Migraines have always been a problem for my Mum....

Migraines have always been a problem for my Mum. She stopped eating cheese and chocolate years ago, and only has the fully skimmed milk. She still gets them though.

i got my first one in senior...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-13, 05:14 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 250,874
Posted By p1eman

I just got a 2014 allez compact. The new claris...

I just got a 2014 allez compact. The new claris groupset has much better shifters!! Standard in black/red except spd pedals, frame protection film for locks! And lights. Got some raceblades on order...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-13, 04:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,058
Posted By p1eman

I've just bought a lezyne. Mine has a plastic...

I've just bought a lezyne. Mine has a plastic push fit head that can screw onto the metal chuck for presta only. Found that far easier to get air in the tyre, but when I took it off it popped off! No...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,263
Posted By p1eman

Erm, a specialized allez (first road bike) to...

Erm, a specialized allez (first road bike) to keep my hybrid and mtb company. A lezyne track pump, spare cateye mounts so I can swap the lights from bike to bike, some paint protector film (just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,502
Posted By p1eman

My hybrid has no front suspension but is still a...

My hybrid has no front suspension but is still a bit chunky. The cycle storage at work is quite well thought out with a long narrow entryway, and open enough that 'visitors' are very easy to see
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-13, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,502
Posted By p1eman

I have a Pinnacle hybrid with 52t triple sora and...

I have a Pinnacle hybrid with 52t triple sora and 11-25 cassette. It seems to do the commute quite well, normally getting 15-17 mph average on the 15 mile cross London commute! The allez seems like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,502
Posted By p1eman

I'm also considering one. The 2013 models didn't...

I'm also considering one. The 2013 models didn't gloat my boat. Any named brand you had to look at 900 or more to get away from the ones with buttons on the inside of the hoid. The new shimano...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,085
Posted By p1eman

Ditto! I've always kept a pair of shoes at work...

Ditto! I've always kept a pair of shoes at work because they can be cheap ones, as I just sit in a corner at a desk all day and I can then wear trainers when I use the underground or cycle shoes on...
09-23-13, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By p1eman

After watching the riders whizz past on saturday....

After watching the riders whizz past on saturday. 4yo daughter decided She'd go with me on Sunday too. We were there right next to the barrier opposite the media suite on Sunday! Got there about 1130...
09-19-13, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By p1eman

This is a proper cat 1!! Already watched last...

This is a proper cat 1!! Already watched last years on youtube, tiny little lane up a steep hill!!

Thanks, some really great input there. Now thinking of going sans family on Sunday to watch the...
09-18-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By p1eman

First time spectator- Tour of Britain

The inlaws live in Cranleigh. For non Brits, or Northerners, this is on stage 7. They live a short walk from a sprint stage or a short drive/cycle to a KOM cat 1 climb!

I know the climb will let...
09-16-13, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By p1eman

I must be really thick because I can't figure out...

I must be really thick because I can't figure out how putting more teeth on the front is like using a smaller lever to lift a heavy load. as far as I can see, moving the cranks a 1/4 turn with 52...
09-10-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,608
Posted By p1eman

Let me first mention that I'm new to this but am...

Let me first mention that I'm new to this but am familiar with gearing ratios in relation to motorbikes so it's not an alien concept.

Let me also qualify my statement in that I am quite fit, do a...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-13, 01:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,489
Posted By p1eman

Although as I found out yesterday when I forgot...

Although as I found out yesterday when I forgot my overshoes. The overshoes are a definite must, my feet were swimming in my shoes without them!! No rain jacket wasn't an issue but the shoes did me in
09-09-13, 10:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,435
Posted By p1eman

I'm considering a similar question. I have a...

I'm considering a similar question. I have a hybrid, which is more like a mtb with road wheels, although the front steerer has quite a steep rake and I feel more over the front wheel than on my old...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-13, 04:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,489
Posted By p1eman

I have altura luminite shoe covers. They go...

I have altura luminite shoe covers. They go nicely even over my mtb shoes and have been through a couple of heavy showers already (1 hour commute) without letting anything in, although again there is...
09-09-13, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,608
Posted By p1eman

Its taken me a few weeks because I commute on it...

Its taken me a few weeks because I commute on it most days and have two very small children running about but after 6 years of hardly using the bike I won in a competition, I've started commuting 15...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 01:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,489
Posted By p1eman

As said already, waterproofs don't really stop...

As said already, waterproofs don't really stop you getting wet as you sweat inside them, unless you ride slow and your journeys takes less than 15 minutes you're barking up the wrong tree. I need...
Forum: Introductions
03-25-13, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By p1eman

Thanks guys. Lots of info on here. Gradually...

Thanks guys. Lots of info on here. Gradually wading through it past the banter, know it alls and BS!! All internet forums are similar aren't they? Doesn't matter what the subject is.
Forum: Introductions
03-24-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By p1eman

hi, from England

Simon from rather snowy (yes we don't normally have snow at the end of March) Essex. I have a hybrid Pinnacle, Evans cycles own brand, which I won several years ago and apart from a charity ride a...
03-24-13, 01:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,356
Posted By p1eman

Not trying to give an explanation on the...

Not trying to give an explanation on the phenomenon just adding another example if you like. I haven't started 'proper cycling' yet. I have been doing back to back spin classes with body pump (it's a...
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