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by Ljaydee
25 Apr 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax build photos
Replies: 25
Views: 1105

Re: Spa Audax build photos

Very nice build, looks almost like a horizontal top tube. Do agree with Brucey about the quill stem.
by Ljaydee
25 Apr 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Buying advice - Canyon Endurace or Ultimate
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Buying advice - Canyon Endurace or Ultimate

The stack and reach ratios on the Ultimate and Endurace are different, making the Endurace more upright, so I suppose this might make it a slower bike. I ride an Endurace and don't find it a particularly slow bike, but then I've not ridden an Ultimate to obtain a comparison. I agree the Ultimate is ...
by Ljaydee
11 Apr 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1250

Re: Continental tyre degrading UPDATE,

Now running on GP5000 which so far are quite impressive for rolling resistance and grip. I don’t doubt they’re noticeably faster than the Grand Prix 4-Season, but how are you ascertaining the good grip? Nothing scientific I'm afraid, they just feel more gripper in the corners in the same way that t...
by Ljaydee
10 Apr 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1250

Re: Continental tyre degrading UPDATE,

IMG_20190401_125947.jpg Does anyone have any views on why a pair of Continental Four Seasons tyres should degrade like this, after 12 months and approx 3000km. Both tyres on both sides are affected. I returned the tyres to Continental last Friday through the retailer Sigma Sports, full credit recei...
by Ljaydee
1 Apr 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1250

Continental tyre degrading

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Does anyone have any views on why a pair of Continental Four Seasons tyres should degrade like this, after 12 months and approx 3000km. Both tyres on both sides are affected.
by Ljaydee
23 Mar 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hilary Stone
Replies: 8
Views: 2785

Re: Hilary Stone

I'm afraid your experience with Hilary Stone is all too familiar. From my own experience I find it's best to call him on his mobile number. On the plus side I find him pleasant to talk to, very knowledgable and he has loads of reasonably priced stuff. PayPal is probably the best payment option, if a...
by Ljaydee
13 Mar 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Metres climbed ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Metres climbed ?

This morning I rode an undulating 33miles around Windsor Great Park and Chobham Common. Back home the Garmin Edge 25 says I climbed 263 metres, uploaded to Garmin Connect and its now 276 metres. Strava running separately on my iPhone says 376 metres. Uploaded to Ride with GPS (which takes the data f...
by Ljaydee
30 Apr 2016, 3:59pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Very disappointed with ITV4
Replies: 15
Views: 10525

Re: Very disappointed with ITV4

Apparently the plane was on lease from Quantas.
by Ljaydee
1 Feb 2016, 8:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mechanical Doping / e-bikes in Cyclocross
Replies: 34
Views: 2421

Re: Mechanical Doping / e-bikes in Cyclocross

eileithyia wrote:Shame it has deflected from the news that a Brit girl won the medal..


+1
by Ljaydee
31 Jan 2016, 2:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mechanical Doping / e-bikes in Cyclocross
Replies: 34
Views: 2421

Re: Mechanical Doping / e-bikes in Cyclocross

Why would a member of your team take an illegal bike to a World Championship event? Smoke, fire, and all that stuff!
by Ljaydee
31 Jan 2016, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: RSPB Garden Birdwatch
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: RSPB Garden Birdwatch

I did my garden watch yesterday, quite a few of the regulars failed to turn up, as usual. But I did have a Red Kite circling overhead as a bonus.
by Ljaydee
28 Jan 2016, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Replacement Helmet Padding
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Replacement Helmet Padding

My LBS ordered a new set of pads for my Kask KS50, from memory about £12.
by Ljaydee
24 Jan 2016, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Edge 200 - That Black Bar...
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Garmin Edge 200 - That Black Bar...

I don't think there are any screen display options on the Garmin 200. You will need Garmin 500 upwards for that.
by Ljaydee
7 Dec 2015, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: brake disc vs brake disk
Replies: 62
Views: 3525

Re: brake disc vs brake disk

As Brucey says, disc brakes were a British invention (Dunlop I think) and that is the correct spelling. I find the spelling of brake calliper instead of brake caliper equally annoying.
by Ljaydee
1 Dec 2015, 8:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Look pedal bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: Look pedal bearings

I've done 12,000 kilometres on a pair of Look Keo's with no problems at all, perhaps you should return them under warranty ?