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by TrevA
23 Apr 2018, 12:22am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 490
Views: 303557

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Been to Harrogate but never to Spa Cycles, there is a thread now about Spa, apparently the website is not so modern, is that right? Is Spa a bit old fashioned, plusminus. I've been to both the old and the new shops. The old shop was like walking into Aladins Cave - bikes and lots of bits on display...
by TrevA
22 Apr 2018, 4:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Newbie question, which bike?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Newbie question, which bike?

Using a bike on a turbo means you will produce copious amounts of sweat, which is likely to corrode your lovely new bike. A Wahoo Kickr is close to £1000, with the cost of the bike on top, you'd be better off buying a WattBike Atom, which is built for indoor cycling and won't corrode. A Wattbike is ...
by TrevA
20 Apr 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?
Replies: 18
Views: 532

Re: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?

I bought a cheap all-plastic track pump from Decathlon, to put into the bike bag for our recent cycling holiday in the Canaries. It's lighter than a metal-barrelled pump and it is full size (although slightly shorter than many track pumps) but you wouldn't want to take it out on a ride with you. You...
by TrevA
19 Apr 2018, 6:43pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Secondhand Helmets
Replies: 14
Views: 370

Re: Secondhand Helmets

I've sold a couple of time trial helmets but didn't get much for them. £15 each for helmets that cost over £100 when new. They were hardly used. Not worth selling the helmet unless it's a premium one. One that would cost £200-£300 when new. Or if it's brand new and hardly used because someone bought...
by TrevA
19 Apr 2018, 6:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: mixed components
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: mixed components

A minor point, but Campag brakes have their quick release on the levers, and Shimano have the quick release on the calipers. So with Campag calipers and Shimano levers, you won't have a quick release for the brakes. This is only an issue if you are using wider tyres - 25mm+
by TrevA
15 Apr 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting used to Clipless Pedals
Replies: 54
Views: 1529

Re: Getting used to Clipless Pedals

Practice by putting your bike against a wall, getting on, clipping one foot in, then lean against the wall and clip your other foot in, then practice clipping in and clipping out several times. Clipping in is a gentle stamping motion, clip out by twisting your heel outwards. You can also practice by...
by TrevA
14 Apr 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maplins bankrupt sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1296

Re: Maplins bankrupt sale

Mick F wrote:Woolworths, British Home Stores, Focus Do it All, and now Homebase.

Maplins has gone the same way and they won't be the last.


Has Homebase gone bust? Not heard about that one.

Toys R Us no more, and CarpetRight in trouble too.
by TrevA
12 Apr 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road Rage
Replies: 23
Views: 1457

Re: Road Rage

I was watching the BBC programme Oxford Street this morning and they had a five minute piece on Traffic Droid. He certainly seems to wind up drivers, pointing out the errors of their ways, showing them red cards and reporting them to the Police. I wonder how many of his reports end up in a prosecuti...
by TrevA
12 Apr 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: Michael Goolaerts Dead Paris Roubaix.

Apparently it has now been confirmed that he had a cardiac arrest and that's what caused him to crash.
by TrevA
12 Apr 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Commonwealth Games - potential Spoilers
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Commonwealth Games - potential Spoilers

More medals for the home nations - a silver in the men's time trial for Harry Tanfield and a Bronze for Hayley Simmonds. And a 1-2 in the Women's Mountai Biking with Annie Last winning and Evie Richards 2nd.
by TrevA
11 Apr 2018, 9:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Filtered Permeability - new guide
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Filtered Permeability - new guide

It's keeping cars out whilst letting pedestrians and bikes through, by the sound of it. Sounds like a good idea to me.
by TrevA
11 Apr 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ryanair bike policy
Replies: 18
Views: 912

Re: Ryanair bike policy

If it's a road bike, then you should be under the 20kg limit anyway even with a padded bag or cardboard box. My Aluminium road bike is 10kg and my bike bag is 6kg, so I still have capacity to put pedals, tools, and a bit of extra padding in the bag and still be under 20kg. I've even taken a spare ba...
by TrevA
9 Apr 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano deletes Ultegra and 105 triples?
Replies: 45
Views: 1688

Re: Shimano deletes Ultegra and 105 triples?

Most bikes nowadays seem to come with the dreaded Compact chainset, where the small ring is too small to use most of the time, which means you have to ride in your big ring and 3/4 of the way up your cassette, which makes for a bad chain line. The reason I like a triple is that it has a usable 53/52...
by TrevA
6 Apr 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Commonwealth Games - potential Spoilers
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Commonwealth Games - potential Spoilers

Yes, Charlie in the men's for England and Katie in the Women's for Scotland. Katie's brother John got silver in the men's too. Lewis Oliva of Wales just got silver in the Kierin.

Australia expected a clean sweep in the men's pursuit but didn't win any medals.
by TrevA
6 Apr 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Commonwealth Games - potential Spoilers
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Commonwealth Games - potential Spoilers

Really enjoying the track cycling at the CW Games. The qualifying for the men's pursuit was one of the best I've ever seen, with the CW record going several times. Britain really does have some strength in depth in both the men's and women's teams. The finals are just coming now.