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by maviczap
26 Mar 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano Di2 8070 shifters and hydraulic calipers, Northwave winter shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Shimano Di2 8070 shifters and hydraulic calipers, Northwave winter shoes, Sora partial groupset

Ok,price reduction on the remaining items before I list them on Evilbay

£345 for the shifters
£65 for the brake calipers
or £400 for both

Shoes £50
by maviczap
18 Mar 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano Di2 8070 shifters and hydraulic calipers, Northwave winter shoes
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Shimano Di2 8070 shifters and hydraulic calipers, Northwave winter shoes

Ultegra 8070 Di2 shifters & Ultegra hydraulic callipers Due to a change in circumstances, I’ve stripped my disc bike down These shifters & brakes have only done 119 miles according to Strava, and they are as new. I’ve drained the fluid out of the system. Comes with replacement olives & b...
by maviczap
21 Mar 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Trek comes out with new helmet material, says old helmets are rubbish
Replies: 6
Views: 698

Re: Trek comes out with new helmet material, says old helmets are rubbish

It's all well for stopping external injury and bruising, but it won't stop the brain inside the skull from being flung around inside by the G forces during any big crash, which causes concussion.
So maybe it's an improvement, or marketing speil?
by maviczap
30 Jan 2019, 6:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using washing up liquid to clean your chain and gears
Replies: 31
Views: 2850

Re: Using washing up liquid to clean your chain and gears

I've tried a lot of things, including the Screwfix degreaser. It works but it's not miracle stuff. But I've got some of this and closest thing to miracle stuff it is, spray it onto one of their chain cleaning sponges, run the chain through the sponge, leave it to work, rinse off with soapy water and...
by maviczap
10 Aug 2017, 9:21pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque
Replies: 7
Views: 19596

Re: SCAM ALERT - Overpayment by cheque

Yep, a common method of scamming. Had similar with trying to sell a car.

My scammer was in the Ukraine
by maviczap
24 Mar 2015, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3700

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

Briancon. Not only is it at the bottom of the Izoard it's also the highest city in France and a Unesco world heritage site. Full of Vauban fortifications and still has the old, walled medieval city at the top of the hill. It's a really interesting place to stay. Steeped in cycling history and a reg...
by maviczap
17 Mar 2015, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mountain bike gears on a road bike?
Replies: 32
Views: 2352

Re: Mountain bike gears on a road bike?

I'm using Ultegra 6600 10 speed compact chainset 50/34 with a Deore 9 speed rear mech, which will work with a 34 tooth cassette
by maviczap
17 Mar 2015, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3700

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

Thanks for all the replies. I am thinking more about hiring a gite than B&B or hotel. I'd rather cook for myself....especially in France, where the cuisine is more over-rated than Shakespeare (that should stir things up a bit!), and I'll be with the GF so a bit of privacy won't go amiss. A typi...
by maviczap
16 Mar 2015, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3700

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

I'm not sure how easy it is the get to St Jean by public transport? It depends on how you're getting there. If you're driving, then its no problem, but if you're flying or travelling by train, then Bourg is easier I think. Just be aware, that the tops of the mountains can still be snow bound in earl...
by maviczap
16 Mar 2015, 9:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Base for climbing TdF mountains
Replies: 24
Views: 3700

Re: Base for climbing TdF mountains

Yep, I've been there, its not a bad base, although I'd say Bourg d'Osains is better. Its at the base of Alpe D'Huez, a few KM to the start of the Croix der Fer and not that far for Galibier. I've stayed here, which is just outside Bourg, the hosts are keen cyclists & will help you out with your ...