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by AaronR
30 Sep 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cube Acid One 500 three weeks into 60 mile a day commute
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Cube Acid One 500 three weeks into 60 mile a day commute

3 weeks into my commuting by ebike, and to be honest its all good! Cold weather coming in over the last week appears to have taken .5mph off my average speed, but as that reduces it to approx 15.5mph over my whole journey I'm not going to lose sleep over it, I'm only recording rides to monitor bike/...
by AaronR
16 Aug 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cube Acid One 500 initial review - and a question...
Replies: 3
Views: 4359

Cube Acid One 500 initial review - and a question...

First off, I've taken the plunge and invested in a Cube Acid Hybrid One 500, dull black colour scheme as the lairy green had sold out every where https://www.cube.eu/en/2018/e-bikes/mountain/hardtail/acid/cube-acid-hybrid-one-500-29-greennblack-2018/ Purchased as an alternative to a car/motorbike fo...
by AaronR
23 Jun 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cube Ebike choices....
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Cube Ebike choices....

Evening all! Facing a 60 mile round trip commute for my new job, Plan A was to drive Monday and Friday so I can take clothes etc in, and cycle the middle three days Current bike is a Surly Cross Check set up to do a bit of everything, 1*10 gears, rack on the back, front porteur rack, Marathon Mondia...
by AaronR
16 Jun 2018, 9:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Route advice please folks, Southampton to Tidworth
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Route advice please folks, Southampton to Tidworth

Morning all! Having spent the last 13 months living and working away from home I have found a job closer to home! By road (car) it's about 40 miles, Google with the cycle option selected trims this down to about 33 miles, from the eastern edge of Southampton to Tidworth Plan is to drive on Monday so...
by AaronR
7 Jan 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore 9 speed slow to change
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Deore 9 speed slow to change

Hi all, Recently picked up this for me to use around the site I work on https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1035514969924922 And this for my son to replace his aged 24" wheeled bike https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/145765786207541 Both have Deore level rear mechs and shifters (fr...
by AaronR
28 Apr 2017, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle lights that can be USB charged but also take double A or triple A batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Bicycle lights that can be USB charged but also take double A or triple A batteries

I have a cateye econo front lamp that takes two AA batteries that you can plug in and charge rechargeable AA's - they use a dedicated plug in power supply to do this, but sure you could use a USB power source with the correct plug as the 5V USB uses would be more than the 2.4V the two AA cells produ...
by AaronR
22 Apr 2017, 6:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Highest bike pics
Replies: 40
Views: 2710

Re: Highest bike pics

That trumps mine, Cairngorms (Slochd to Drumochter pass) top out at a signed 457m
by AaronR
17 Apr 2017, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre choice (of two... hopefully an easy one!)
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Tyre choice (of two... hopefully an easy one!)

Route is approximately 9 miles of tarmac and 8 miles of hardpacked trail, flint/chalk and gravel, very little mud, but slippery when wet, especially the chalky sections - which is what is swaying me towards the Marathon Cross with its slightly softer compound I've been riding Marathon Plus on tarmac...
by AaronR
17 Apr 2017, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre choice (of two... hopefully an easy one!)
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Tyre choice (of two... hopefully an easy one!)

Looking at some more durable tyres for my Surly Cross Check as the knobbles on the £11 'as new' pair of Schwalbe Rapid Rob tyres I put on it are showing signs of wear after a fairly easy 200 miles of tarmac and trails Long term the bike will be used for lots more of the same, including a 34 mile a d...
by AaronR
12 Apr 2017, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Specialist' saddles?
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: 'Specialist' saddles?

I've used wide zinc oxide tape http://www.physical-sports.co.uk/sports-first-aid-products/sports-tape-strapping/zinc-oxide-tape/plain-zinc-oxide-tape/?gclid=CLzXrbzin9MCFdW7GwodXDoEMw (one of the first hits google found, widely available) To wrap up blistered feet, chafes, rubs, etc and carried on r...
by AaronR
1 Apr 2017, 7:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Novel use for downtube boss
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Novel use for downtube boss

mercalia wrote:well as long as you have long arms or dont mind bending down.


Use bell infrequently, and have been reaching down to that area of frame to change gear on old bike (and loads more as a kid) without too many issues

Just please to be making use of the other boss
by AaronR
31 Mar 2017, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Novel use for downtube boss
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Novel use for downtube boss

Happy happy :) Only using one of the downtube bosses on my Cross Check frame, but had to find a use for the unused one on the left hand side of the frame https://www.flickr.com/photos/21583957@N05/33375401310/in/dateposted-public/ Had to raid spares pot for a longer bolt to fit the boss, a washer an...
by AaronR
31 Mar 2017, 7:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recommend a cycling mitt with decent padding?
Replies: 25
Views: 1108

Re: Anyone recommend a cycling mitt with decent padding?

Reach is good, so only thing I maybe need to look at is bar height, which is not easy as the majority of bike fit guides are based on drop bars, which may be part of the problem, as using flat bars means I will be riding with arms almost locked at elbows, putting more pressure on wrists/palms (wher...
by AaronR
30 Mar 2017, 10:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recommend a cycling mitt with decent padding?
Replies: 25
Views: 1108

Re: Anyone recommend a cycling mitt with decent padding?

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1443/24265151174_02b7301005_n.jpg If you can't do this, you have too much weight on your hands. Bike fitting in my sig. Thanks for this - just had a quick check and all would appear to be very close, saddle height was almost perfect, and a visual check for KOS looks ve...
by AaronR
30 Mar 2017, 1:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone recommend a cycling mitt with decent padding?
Replies: 25
Views: 1108

Anyone recommend a cycling mitt with decent padding?

As title really......

Looking for a pair of decent mitts with padded palms, but not thick/lined/cold weather/neoprene

Seem to be suffering more and more with numbness, despite using decent silicon grips, saddle height/bar height/reach all being correct