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by samsbike
9 Mar 2017, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weight: Summer v Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Re: Weight: Summer v Winter

Ignoring the additional clothing, the difference between my steel summer bike and the winter bike (well the one I use the most as it has mudguards etc) is almost 6kg, which is not as much as your difference. (15kg ish v 9kg ish, the latter with no guards, skinner tires, no disc brakes, no rack and n...
by samsbike
2 Jan 2017, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 7410

Re: Black ice

Cheers all. I may just not ride. It's no fun falling first thing in the morning
by samsbike
2 Jan 2017, 9:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black ice
Replies: 84
Views: 7410

Black ice

I try and commute on the bike. However I also keen to avoid ice as the cycle paths are not gritted. What I am unsure about is when to expect ice. Tonight it's down to around -3c and then staying there or thereabout so tomorrow should be cold. Today it's dry so am I safe to assume that the likelihood...
by samsbike
1 Jan 2017, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What constitutes a beautiful bike?
Replies: 121
Views: 8183

Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

I must be in the minority. I quite like Reohn2's genesis. Its beautiful to me as everything is functional. In the same vein the blue longstaff tourer is beautiful as there is nothing superfluous in it. I think some of the current carbon bikes can look beautiful, but they do need a bright paint job f...
by samsbike
24 Dec 2016, 5:51pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: One of those days! Tired! Tired! Tired!
Replies: 21
Views: 1839

Re: One of those days! Tired! Tired! Tired!

My commuting speed has dropped and time increased by around 1.5-2mph and 10-15 mins respectively over a 17 miles, 80 minute commute. TBH I have been struggling on the way back home as well, but that could be due to just pressure at work and general tiredness. I also have had a cold which just does n...
by samsbike
9 Dec 2016, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear disc wheel for commuting
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Rear disc wheel for commuting

Brucey wrote:would the Exal ZX19 not fit the bill?

It is cheap and the same internal width as the 719?

cheers


I have no idea but I guess so, I just thought of the LX because I have it on another bike
by samsbike
9 Dec 2016, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear disc wheel for commuting
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Rear disc wheel for commuting

Hahaha about the bell cheers. I think I should be getting a 135mm so the deore from Spa seems like a good bet. I was moving towards the exal as the price of the mavic seems to be a lot more than I expected. Is the A119 a better choice and will I really notice the difference between the rim sizes? No...
by samsbike
9 Dec 2016, 1:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear disc wheel for commuting
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Rear disc wheel for commuting

I am considering getting a commuting rear disc wheel and saving the current bling set for summer rides only. I am running a dynamo hub with a mavic 719 rim on the front. I realise its a rim designed for rim brakes but I thought I could use it on a rim braked bike, not realising the wheel was dished....
by samsbike
15 Nov 2016, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fast winter tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: fast winter tyres

Depends on what you really want, Is it puncture protection or grip, they are all a compromise. if its puncture protection is upmost Swalbe Durano pluses or continental Gatorskin hardshells, swalbe marathons . If you want more a little more speed and will take a little bit of risk on PP then Gatorsk...
by samsbike
15 Nov 2016, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Purchasing advice:Cannondale Synapse Disc 105 vs BMC Granfondo GF01 Disc 105
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: Purchasing advice:Cannondale Synapse Disc 105 vs BMC Granfondo GF01 Disc 105

I would second the above. However, I would ride both and see which one you like better. The Cannondale is a very good bike and won bike of the year or something. I don't think you can wrong with either. At that price range I would definitely consider a Trek Domane. Also which one has a better guaran...
by samsbike
11 Nov 2016, 3:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mudguard and suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Front mudguard and suspension forks

I bodged a full 26" mudguard on a mountain bike but it involved a lot of cable ties. Despite this it worked well enough for a full winters commuting (so basically about twice a week for about 5 months).
by samsbike
6 Nov 2016, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle route in London
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Cycle route in London

Personally I would not leave a bike overnight at Waterloo. Oxford Street is fine in the mornings not so much fun in the evenings but then I don't believe any part of London is! I would get across the river and then head towards Holborn and Euston. From there head towards Regent Park, and go north fr...
by samsbike
23 Oct 2016, 8:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canyon SLX Seat Post Clamp
Replies: 12
Views: 2146

Re: Canyon SLX Seat Post Clamp

Try posting on bikeradar as quite a few there have Canyons.
by samsbike
16 Oct 2016, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tool Kit for day to day use
Replies: 198
Views: 18899

Re: Tool Kit for day to day use

I am getting that knife! :D
by samsbike
16 Oct 2016, 7:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tool Kit for day to day use
Replies: 198
Views: 18899

Re: Tool Kit for day to day use

I am curious when have you found the Swiss Army knife useful? I am intrigued because while I think it's a good idea I don't remember ever needing one.