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by TrevA
1 Jul 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Allez: which new group set ?
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Specialized Allez: which new group set ?

A new 105 groupset is around £475 on Wiggle. If he needs a new set of wheels, then even a set of training wheels will be £100-150. Plus fitting if the OP doesn’t have the expertise to do it himself (+£100?). A brand new Specialized Allez Elite with a 105 groupset is £1050. Though they’ve sold out un...
by TrevA
30 Jun 2020, 11:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialized Allez: which new group set ?
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Specialized Allez: which new group set ?

I recently watched a YouTube video, where someone compared the cost of upgrading a Shimano Claris Cannondale Optimo to 105, and the cost of buying a new Cannondale Caad12 with a 105 groupset. Although it was in dollars, it demonstrated that it was actually cheaper to buy a new bike than to upgrade t...
by TrevA
30 Jun 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Social Distancing
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Social Distancing

I experienced a social distance related problem. Riding on a shared use riverside path, with walkers and other cyclists and having to pass them at 2m distance, the path wasn’t wide enough and I had to ride into the grass at the side of the path to overtake some walkers. The grass was quite long and ...
by TrevA
29 Jun 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 66
Views: 2067

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

I think most manufacturers now produce a race bike and an equivalent endurance bike, horses for courses! I loved my Domane, but I’m quite happy on the Cannondale with a flipped stem, even though it may offend some of the purists. Judging by photos both those have bars below saddle, so still pretty ...
by TrevA
29 Jun 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 66
Views: 2067

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

I think most manufacturers now produce a race bike and an equivalent endurance bike, horses for courses!

I loved my Domane, but I’m quite happy on the Cannondale with a flipped stem, even though it may offend some of the purists.
by TrevA
28 Jun 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Group riding
Replies: 42
Views: 1499

Re: Group riding

I’m a member of 2 clubs. One has made a tentative, unofficial start to restarting club rides, sort of testing the water. The first one should have been yesterday but was cancelled due to the weather. I’m one of the ride captains of the other club. I’ve suggested restarting but there’s no appetite am...
by TrevA
27 Jun 2020, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.
Replies: 66
Views: 2067

Re: Carbon frames for Mamils with high handlebars.

The Trek Domane has a high front end.
by TrevA
26 Jun 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Cycling books 02 All sold STP
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Cycling books 02

I’ll take Gironimo and Wind in my Wheels please. PM on the way.
by TrevA
24 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squeaking as pedalling
Replies: 19
Views: 453

Re: Squeaking as pedalling

What bike is it? I suspect it might still be the bottom bracket bearings. My Cannondale makes an awful creaking noise when pedalling hard. This is due to the press fit bearings not being a good fit in the frame due to poor manufacturing tolerances of the frame. There is a fix, which requires removal...
by TrevA
24 Jun 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice
Replies: 36
Views: 732

Re: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice

ratherbeintobago wrote:Stupid question: how does the San Remo compensate for different wheelbases?


The rear wheel guide pivots.

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by TrevA
23 Jun 2020, 11:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bike train commuter?
Replies: 35
Views: 651

Re: Folding bike train commuter?

I've only looked at the SJS website, and even that has an S6L demonstrator for £1190 . I think there is currently quite a long lead time to order a new Brompton, given that they are assembled to order. I don't know how much that is due to increased sales of bikes generally during the lockdown, but ...
by TrevA
23 Jun 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Improving prformance in elderly.
Replies: 106
Views: 2045

Re: Improving prformance in elderly.

Cunobelin wrote:My favourite description is that your mind is cashing cheques that your body can't meet


Your mind is writing cheques that your body can’t cash.
by TrevA
23 Jun 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cube, Specialized or Lapierre
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Cube, Specialized or Lapierre

I’d go with the Specialized. They are highly regarded and good value for money, IMO, but then I’m a rim brake kind of bloke.
by TrevA
23 Jun 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice
Replies: 36
Views: 732

Re: Roof mounted racks ??? - Best choice

I’ve been using roof mounted bike racks since I bought my first car in 1980. Yes, put the bike inside the car if you can, but if you can’t then most roof mounted racks are fine, certainly better than those tailgate bike racks that strap onto the back of your car (yes, I’ve got one of those too). I w...
by TrevA
22 Jun 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Colourful Bib Shorts
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Colourful Bib Shorts

I was standing behind a woman in the queue at the cafe today and she had some red Castelli shorts on.