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by Winterflaw
10 Nov 2018, 7:36pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 84
Views: 121535

Re: Wiggle

Wiggle excuses/reasoning went from cute excuses about 'gremlins in the warehouse' (I hate that excuse) to 'it's the couriers fault (which was a lie that didn't tie up with another excuse I was given Yeah. I had the same thing, I think. They silently cancelled my order and I only found out after two...
by Winterflaw
10 Nov 2018, 7:31pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 131
Views: 189941

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

It has finally worked its way from my subconscious to my conscious mind that I am deleting an email from them every single day . Enough is enough, time to unsubscribe. I had the same problem. I've had the same problem, to a lesser extent, with most companies. Give your email address to a company, g...
by Winterflaw
13 Aug 2018, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?

So, what happened in the end is that I sent the seatpost back to USE, and where I have quite a bit of spare length, they have taken off the very top of the seatpost, where the broken part of the seatpost is, and they are bonding in a replacement.

35 GBP rather than 150 for a new post.
by Winterflaw
7 Aug 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?

These people;

http://www.racewaredirect.co.uk/

Tell me they can make custom shims in nylon for 35 GBP plus shipping.

In conversation with them now - colours, shim design, length, collar design, slit/slot design, etc.
by Winterflaw
7 Aug 2018, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?

Could you wrap some emery paper around a marginally smaller tube then insert into the plastic shim and twist it until its right. Ah, to erode the shim! that is an interesting idea. I still have the existing, broken, 27.2mm seatpost. I think I could wrap that in paper, and then try to slide the shim...
by Winterflaw
7 Aug 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?

you could use aluminium drinks can. Not sure on exact thickness but easy enough to measure or just use trial and error Or, you could buy some 0 .15mm shim strip from an engineering supplier Thankyou for the idea. I may be wrong, but I think you might have got things the wrong way around? the seatpo...
by Winterflaw
7 Aug 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?

Hi. I want to buy a titanium seatpost. There are a few out there, but there are various issues for me with all of them, except for a seatpost made by Enigma. They have a few prototypes, which were delivered last week. They are ideal except that there was a manufacturing error, and instead of being t...
by Winterflaw
13 May 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel water bottles
Replies: 93
Views: 6439

Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

My standard SS water bottle is DDHamocks thermaflask type - Nothing worse than water that is hot/warm on a summers day, but a cool drink hits the spot? https://www.ddhammocks.com/product/dd_water_bottle It is wide enough to go in a cycle water bottle carrier but rather tall What are you doing for a...
by Winterflaw
13 May 2018, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel water bottles
Replies: 93
Views: 6439

Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

I too almost rejected the KK bottles with the 'sport' cap for both your points, but happily adapted and made them work for me by - a) drinking from them with the 'carry hoop' angled to the left or right - which means it doesn't get in the way of my large nose. Right - not really a problem, I though...
by Winterflaw
13 May 2018, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How did we delude ourselves about 23mm?
Replies: 145
Views: 6903

Re: How did we delude ourselves about 23mm?

For decades, we believed that thin 23mm high pressure, 120psi tyres were the way to be fast. Now it appears we were wrong, and 30mm tyres at 85psi are faster. Is it true or just the industries way of getting us to buy new bikes? I suspect the difference might be so marginal as to be inconsequential...
by Winterflaw
13 May 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel water bottles
Replies: 93
Views: 6439

Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

If anyone is interested I can post a link to some stainless steel bottles I bought from China on ebay. They seem fine and for all I know are identical to certain branded ones. I am pretty sure that every commodity item, such as these bottles, is manufactured in the East. The purported retailers or ...
by Winterflaw
13 May 2018, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel water bottles
Replies: 93
Views: 6439

Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Resurrecting a moderately old thread. I am rebuilding my racer after ten years and have recently been looking for water bottles and water bottle cages. I have a titanium frame, and I used to have SIGG 750ml bottles, and I just like metal bottles. It's been bloody difficult. One piece of information ...
by Winterflaw
23 Apr 2018, 6:55pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Chain Reaction Cycles
Replies: 131
Views: 189941

Re: Chain Reaction Cycles

Best prices on the market, dreadful customer support. I placed two separate orders, one for wheels, one much later for a groupset. For the wheels, I was unable to pay using my Revolut Mastercard - transaction refused. I contacted CRC customer support, who insisted repeatedly it was not them but the ...
by Winterflaw
21 Apr 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 84
Views: 121535

Re: Wiggle

Wiggle may be telling white lies to customers regarding silently cancelled orders. I ordered a Shimano DA groupset. Paid using Revolut (FInTech offering Mastercard debit cards). Order went through fine, on a Monday, delivery expected Friday. Two weeks later, I chase them up. Turns out the order has ...