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Road Cycling Essentials

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Matutu, 28 Jun 2010.

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  1. FrenchTart

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    I think it would be up to the shop but I can't imagine that they would be that funny about it as it's more business for them at the end of the day.
     
  2. Berger

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    Location: Wigan

    The new LOOK 795 Aerolight.

    Om nom nom.

    It's certainly got marmite looks but I think it stands out and looks great.

    I won't be buying one at £7k for one with DA though!
     
  3. booyaka

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    used my wife's NHS cycle to work scheme - each shop is different, one said they weren't keen, other one said yes no problem - do it all the time. They gave me all the stuff with an order for a XS frame size on it, but really ordered me the XL size. No one checks anything. Had zero hassle.
     
  4. K13LCC

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    That's what I thought really! They still get the money for it...

    Surely I should be able to pick and buy a bike that I want - even if that is a womens specific road bike suitable for a 5'5 rider!
     
  5. mrham4321

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    I've got the Tacx Blue Motion. It's quiet, much more so than the cheaper one I used to use. Using a turbo trainer tyre helped a lot with noise.
     
  6. sHo0sH

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    Got them from here, http://www.velobuildmall.com/hb-005-carbon-fiber-integrated-handlebars/

    But if you search on aliexpress for HB005 there are lots of companies selling them. I had to pay $40 for shipping on top of the cost on the VBM website.

    That'll be the "u-focus" on the HTC One M8, does look a bit strange :)
     
  7. booyaka

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    Can be great on some pictures - awful on others!
     
  8. FrenchTart

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    Interesting handlebars anyhow. I wonder how much weight I would save with them, in addition to the comfort factor. My 105 has under-tape routing though so that might nullify some of the comfort improvements.

    Maybe these would be more appropriate for my bike?

    http://www.velobuildmall.com/hb-008-carbon-aero-wing-handlebars-with-internal-routing/
     
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  9. sHo0sH

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    The ones I bought do also have internal routing for gears and brakes, unfortunately my gears are not compatible, will probably upgrade those next year, spent way too much this summer on the bike!
     
  10. Jonny69

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    Good job I broke my pre-triathlon 'no riding this week' rule yesterday. Noticed a bit of a creak on the way in and the back gears kept losing their indexing. Then the creaking became more of a grinding and I narrowed it down to the downstroke on the left crank. Figured something was flexing. When I checked it I noticed one of the crank bolts wasn't as tight as I'd like (but not a worry), the bottom bracket accepted a bit of a tighten (though this is quite normal for a new BB), but most importantly was when I went took the drive side crank off I noticed all 5 chainring bolts were completely loose and one was about to fall out :eek:

    That would have been great, right in the middle of the tri :eek:
     
  11. Vonhelmet

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    :eek:

    I'm clinging on to the hope that the spacers for my new wheels will be at home when I get in. I want to test my new wheels before the triathlon. If the spacers arrive tomorrow, then yeah, I could just fit the wheels and travel on down, but then the first time I'll be riding on them will be on the way to the triathlon, so if anything goes pop at that point I'm screwed.
     
  12. Jonny69

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    How does the saying go... nothing new for race day? :D

    My bottle cage hasn't even turned up yet. At this rate it's going to be elastic bands and zip ties :(
     
  13. topgun06

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    At least they would be lighter. ;)
     
  14. platypus

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    They all say only available with purchase of a frame - is that actually so?
     
  15. Lead_Head

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    If anyone sees a Shimano left crank arm that's 175mm in length going cheap can they give me a shout in here. I appear to of cross threaded mine :o
     
  16. eXist

    Wise Guy

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    got my email from Pedal Power about their big sale, at least 20% off everything instore,

    [​IMG]
     
  17. SoliD

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    Blimey Alex Dowsett absolutely beasted that last split.
     
  18. booyaka

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  19. sHo0sH

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    Nope, what that means is its only free delivery that is included with a bike purchase, they will ask you to pay a $40 shipping fee afterward, I bought some carbon spacers and some bottle cages at the same time.

    Also they measure the bars middle to middle, and not outside to outside, so My 440mm are 460mm. I went for a 110mm Stem.
     
  20. FrenchTart

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    My friend is getting his Charge Plug 4 tomorrow from Wiggle. I'm kind of envious - it's the bike I wanted for a long time before I settled on the XLS.
     
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