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by Avspider
25 Feb 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Your experience of Electronic shifters please
Replies: 62
Views: 2807

Re: Your experience of Electronic shifters please

I have a year ago gone to di2 and hydraulic disc on my Venge pro disc. When I use my winter hack and turbo bike I find I miss the di2 and hyd discs. I have set my shifters to full custom buttons (which I have to let the LBS aware of when it goes in).
by Avspider
8 Jan 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: Bike storage in van without front wheel - QR bracket mounting?

Apologies if the subject is a bit vague :roll: Am thinking of buying a Berlingo or similar wee van and rather than just chucking the bike in the back, I'd like to fashion or buy a bracket which secured said bike (without front wheel) by the front forks and a QR spindle, somewhere to the van's inter...
by Avspider
12 Dec 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tenerife....
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Tenerife....

I am going with the GF on a guided cycling tour in Tenerife in March, we are covering the pretty much most of the island in a week. I am taking my Venge pro disc for 2 reasons, 1; cheaper than renting a bike of that level & 2; Got discs for long downhills. However I am not taking deep section wh...
by Avspider
25 Nov 2019, 12:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help me spec my new bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1310

Re: Help me spec my new bike

I have a set of the wide aero race wheels, they really nice however not very subtle in the freewheel noise (typical from Hunt). They spin up really well even after 2 years of use. Sub 1500g for the money I highly recomend them. The only reason I no longer use them (on GF's training bike now) is I've...
by Avspider
19 Nov 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike security
Replies: 39
Views: 3192

Re: Bike security

If I am on my training bike or commuter, I will use a thin pocket lock. If I have the Sunday best, I generally take the same lock however it does not leave my sight (about £8k's worth of bike).
by Avspider
19 Nov 2019, 11:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!
Replies: 23
Views: 930

Re: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!

Do you not normally clean your bottles then? TBH should clean them as often as you clean a glass or a cup.
by Avspider
22 Oct 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hi vis and reflective jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: Hi vis and reflective jacket

Have a look at the DHB flashlight jacket. Its a nice compromise,
by Avspider
11 Oct 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?
Replies: 18
Views: 1829

Re: Intentionally struck by vehicle - what recourse?

Do the plod actually do anything these days? :evil: Yes they do. I Was hit deliberately and the driver tried avoiding the police and his own insurance company, who have now taken him to court and got 6 points plus a fine. It was all on camera. Apparently leaving the scene to make a food delivery wa...
by Avspider
9 Oct 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 28361

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

It was not raining, the road was wet. I was riding well within my abilities. The only time I have had an issue of not being able to stop fast enough was when a car deliberately pulled in and stopped infront of me. Which I then hit (just) had I been on my bike with disc brakes I have no doubt in my m...
by Avspider
8 Oct 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 28361

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

Superior in what way, what advantage does it give you, is it the confidence to go faster and brake later with less thinking about braking? I last cleaned my every day bikes rims in early summer, probably after it rained, it took all of two minutes, oh and I had to turn the barrel adjuster on the le...
by Avspider
7 Oct 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 28361

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

Brucey wrote:did the donkey not have brakes then...?

cheers


In the New Forest the donkey's rule the roost.... along with ponies, cows, pigs. Apparently brakes were not the list of gods wishes. :lol:
by Avspider
7 Oct 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 28361

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I have 3 bikes, 2 rim brakes and 1 disc. I would happily go to all discs. I do ride in the rain and find them far Superior in the wet. I find I have to clean the rim far more to keep reasonable braking more than I do with my discs. Difference between ultegra and DA rotor's...FA bar colour and weigh...
by Avspider
4 Oct 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 28361

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I have 3 bikes, 2 rim brakes and 1 disc. I would happily go to all discs. I do ride in the rain and find them far Superior in the wet. I find I have to clean the rim far more to keep reasonable braking more than I do with my discs.
Difference between ultegra and DA rotor's...FA bar colour and weight.
by Avspider
4 Oct 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: new rear light
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: new rear light

Have a look at the moon lights, I use it to commute and for weekend rides. I personally use a moon nebula.
by Avspider
4 Oct 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are some colours out of favour?
Replies: 30
Views: 1424

Re: Are some colours out of favour?

Colours do vary so much. Trying finding stuff thats not black to match this. I choose this colour as the other option was matt black!