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by ron2old
1 Sep 2016, 2:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Genesis Bikes
Replies: 20
Views: 2144

Re: Genesis Bikes

So that's why the standover is higher even though the bike is a size smaller than my current bike. What a difference in sizing between two different makes. How important is standover if all the other bike measurements are correct. Provided I can just touch the ground with my toes it should be a good...
by ron2old
31 Aug 2016, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Genesis Bikes
Replies: 20
Views: 2144

Re: Genesis Bikes

I should say that my present bike is a medium and I have plenty of standover space? My current bike is a BMC Alpenchallenge. I like hub gears.
by ron2old
31 Aug 2016, 8:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Genesis Bikes
Replies: 20
Views: 2144

Re: Genesis Bikes

Thanks for the reply. So according to 531 Collin stats the small must be a 50cm. Which may be too small for me. Yet according to Genesis website the 50cm has a standover of 784 which could be too tall for me? I wonder if Evans would let me order there only available size small online but then say I ...
by ron2old
31 Aug 2016, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Genesis Bikes
Replies: 20
Views: 2144

Genesis Bikes

Do Genesis come true to size. I'm 5' 6" with a 29" inside leg and normally ride a 52cm frame. I'm looking at a day one 20 but it's at a discounted price and online only. Can't seem to find one in a local shop to try. But did find a 54cm and it looked bigger than a standard 54cm to me. Ther...
by ron2old
14 Aug 2016, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

GT85 or flat pedals then!
by ron2old
14 Aug 2016, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Squeaky spd shoe/pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Squeaky spd shoe/pedal

Is there a way to stop my pedals/cleats squeaking when I'm clipped in. So annoying.
by ron2old
6 Aug 2016, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alfine 8 v Alfine 11
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: Alfine 8 v Alfine 11

Sometimes a so called upgrade or change In a product. Does'nt always mean an improvement.
by ron2old
6 Aug 2016, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alfine 8 v Alfine 11
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: Alfine 8 v Alfine 11

The only difference I can see between the Nexus 8 and the Alfine 8 is that Nexus is lubricated by grease and Alfine is lubricated by oil. As I've read that Alfine hubs tend to leak oil after a while perhaps that's why makers prefer to put the Nexus on their frames ( less returns or problems).
by ron2old
6 Aug 2016, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alfine 8 v Alfine 11
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Re: Alfine 8 v Alfine 11

Thanks for that. The 8 seems a better choice for reliability as an all weather commuter then. Perhaps that's why Genesis put the 8 on their drop bar Day One model and not the 11spd then.
by ron2old
6 Aug 2016, 3:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alfine 8 v Alfine 11
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

Alfine 8 v Alfine 11

Is the Alfine 8 hub more reliable than the Alfine 11 and if so why? Why have BMC bought out an Alpenchallenge with a Nexus 8 in their 2017 models. Is that a more reliable hub still? Or are they just trying to clear old stock.
by ron2old
20 Apr 2014, 12:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PC vs tablet
Replies: 96
Views: 14272

Re: PC vs tablet

Thanks for the link. Got the free base camp app and tried but when I scan for device it doesn't recognize my 800. What I would like to do is plan a route on my I pad and transfer that route to my garmin. Spoke to garmin about this and they said you need to use a PC and be connected by lead.
by ron2old
20 Apr 2014, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PC vs tablet
Replies: 96
Views: 14272

Re: PC vs tablet

Perhaps Garmin should get their act together and get their connect to work on the I pad. It is the future after all.
by ron2old
20 Apr 2014, 10:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PC vs tablet
Replies: 96
Views: 14272

Re: PC vs tablet

But you can't plan or download routes for your Garmin 800 with an I pad! Need a full PC for that.
by ron2old
8 Apr 2014, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do we now have too many gears ?
Replies: 132
Views: 7383

Re: Do we now have too many gears ?

When I was looking to buy a new hybrid very recently. I came across a 1 x 11 Sram set up on a BMC Alpenchallenge. It had a 48t front with a 10 - 42 freewheel and was called the Sram xxx1 group set. It looked inviting although a little expensive at £3,400 on an Aluminium frame. So I decided to ride m...
by ron2old
3 Apr 2014, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best frame material for a hybrid
Replies: 93
Views: 13970

Re: Best frame material for a hybrid

Picked up my new Specialized Sirrus Pro today. Was it the right choice? Only time will tell. But I did get £200 discount for being a CTC member. That's my subs paid for for the next 5 years!