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by Annoying Twit
3 Jun 2018, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vitus Razor
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Vitus Razor

The weight comes in at 10.3 kg. A steel Thorn Audax with mudguards and steel forks is AFAIK about the same (and even less with carbon forks). I'm not concerned about the weight as such but I always imagine these days that road bikes are much lighter (carbon, obviously) and that anything else is hop...
by Annoying Twit
3 Jun 2018, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vitus Razor
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Vitus Razor

Note: I'm definitely not going to buy one of these as I have a very similar bike already. Just curious what peeps think of this Vitus Razor. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitus-razor-road-bike-2018/rp-prod159732 I own a Claris-equipped Verenti (Wiggle own-brand) which I think was good value for...
by Annoying Twit
3 Jun 2018, 12:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gerard Vroomen on the future of bicycle tech
Replies: 67
Views: 2258

Re: Gerard Vroomen on the future of bicycle tech

mercalia wrote:I thought that Hybrids were Gravel bikes?


Gravel bikes have drop-bars, hybrids have flat bars, typically. :D

If there is a major new style of bike, would this then work in terms of a N+1 sale to the kind of cyclist who has one of everything?
by Annoying Twit
3 Jun 2018, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gerard Vroomen on the future of bicycle tech
Replies: 67
Views: 2258

Re: Gerard Vroomen on the future of bicycle tech

I can see gravel bikes being a good compromise. But, not intending to use the word in a pejorative manner, there is no shortage of 'weight weenies' in cycling. With larger rims and tyres, gravel bikes are never going to have light wheels. Are they really likely to become the most common style of bik...
by Annoying Twit
2 Jun 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 2998

Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

brynpoeth wrote:Maybe there should be laws about similar names or businesses could buy up similar names to avoid confusion


You may have been ironic here, and it's whooshed over my head, but there are laws about similar names. It's called 'passing off'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passing_off
by Annoying Twit
2 Jun 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 2998

Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

foxychick wrote:Now reported to santander fraud department at liverpool.


:like:
by Annoying Twit
2 Jun 2018, 5:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 2998

Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

When you put stuff in your basket their are no options to pay by debit or credit cards or paypal. These are the instructions below on their website on how to pay Make your payment via Online Banking or Mobile Banking Apps. Please use the details provided on the next screen to make payment (these de...
by Annoying Twit
2 Jun 2018, 4:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?
Replies: 48
Views: 2998

Re: Oxford Cycles; genuine or not?

The link in the first post is a very different business from the Oxford bike works. The prices on the site in the first post do seem very low. E.g. a Scott Speedster bike with 105 groupset, alloy frame and carbon fork for £549. http://www.oxfordcycles.co.uk/product/scott-speedster-10-2018-road-bike/...
by Annoying Twit
31 May 2018, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed wheel bike no brake?
Replies: 49
Views: 2181

Re: Fixed wheel bike no brake?

... I wish I had made a note of the name of the bike but even a bike nut gets distracted in these situations -it incorporated the word 'fixie' on the downtube. ... I lead an increasingly sheltered life. I've just discovered there's a company called Santafixie who, perhaps unsurprisingly sell fixies...
by Annoying Twit
28 May 2018, 12:30am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bit OT: Electric Bikes Bought from Shopping Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Bit OT: Electric Bikes Bought from Shopping Channel

Buyers get what they paid for a cheap bike, take the cost of the electrics off battery £180/200, motor kit £80/100 what are you left with not a lot. Some people don't do there home work and think I'm not paying that, then when something cheap comes along they jump in head first then bemoan the item...
by Annoying Twit
27 May 2018, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick Link (removal) tool - experiences / recs ?
Replies: 78
Views: 2481

Re: Quick Link (removal) tool - experiences / recs ?

I use KMC chains for everything, and have the KMC chain link removal tool. It works fine, and I find it a big advantage over using ad-hoc methods.
by Annoying Twit
27 May 2018, 10:46am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bit OT: Electric Bikes Bought from Shopping Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Bit OT: Electric Bikes Bought from Shopping Channel

Bit OT as it's another forum, but the following is an example of someone learning a hard lesson. https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5844225 In April last year, I purchased two folding electric bikes from Ideal World Shopping channel. First (and last!) ever purchase off a shopping ...
by Annoying Twit
7 May 2018, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?

I've never done 200miles in a day. The most I've done is 200 kilometres in a day. (I'm metric.) That was Leicester to Lincoln return, with a number of loops of King Lear's Lake added in to make 200km. I went through Bottesford, as I prefer to avoid big cities and roads. I was hoping to do a long cyc...
by Annoying Twit
7 May 2018, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Flat(tish) route around Leicester?

Thanks both. I think Thornton is going to be my best bet, I can go from home that way, and my usual route would be about 35 miles. Depending how I'm feeling I might then extend it out to Market Bosworth. If I do it in reverse I don't think the hills are actually as bad. If I do get out of breath on...
by Annoying Twit
7 May 2018, 8:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How does one convince their mum to buy them a bicycle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1698

Re: How does one convince their mum to buy them a bicycle?

Message to Mum:- Mum's aren't always right,or is that you don't want your son riding on the roads? In which case enrol him on a Bikeability course. Good advice. The OP could suggest to his mum that he does a Bikeability course. Some courses, like the one that my partner went on, will loan bicycles ...