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by samsbike
1 Jan 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advantage of battery removal?
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: Advantage of battery removal?

Useful to know - but the integrated ones do look nice
by samsbike
31 Dec 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Voyager Hypers - tubeless?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Voyager Hypers - tubeless?

Thanks Brucey
by samsbike
31 Dec 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Voyager Hypers - tubeless?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Voyager Hypers - tubeless?

I am wondering although these are tubes tires can they be run tubeless?
Thanks
by samsbike
31 Dec 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advantage of battery removal?
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: Advantage of battery removal?

Good to know. Thanks
by samsbike
30 Dec 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advantage of battery removal?
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Advantage of battery removal?

What is the advantage of being able to remove the battery?

I read conversations about it’s removal but don’t fully understand why it’s important

Thanks
by samsbike
9 Mar 2017, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weight: Summer v Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 728

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: 7649

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: 7649

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: 8392

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: 23
Views: 2358

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: 682

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: 682

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: 682

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: 816

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: 1460

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...