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by DurableAce
29 Dec 2013, 4:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road Caliper Brakes for Mudguards
Replies: 23
Views: 8974

Re: Road Caliper Brakes for Mudguards

That's interesting to know. So how does, for instance, a fork differ when designed for 49mm drop brakes with a mudguard versus when not designed for mudguard clearance and the same caliper?
by DurableAce
24 Dec 2013, 7:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road Caliper Brakes for Mudguards
Replies: 23
Views: 8974

Re: Road Caliper Brakes for Mudguards

I'm very pleased with my Shimano 650 brakes. They work well. I've only ever used Shimano pads with them as past experience with other brands left me disappointed. However, what matters most in my opinion is the frame and fork design. I very carefully chose my Kinesis Tk2 because it can only be used ...
by DurableAce
21 Dec 2013, 1:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof overshoes
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Re: Waterproof overshoes

Try BBB BWS-04 (Hard Wear). They work great for me, but no overshoes stop water running down your leg and into your overshoes/shoes, so it really depends on the conditions as to how effective they'll be.
by DurableAce
18 Jan 2013, 9:01pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: CTC Launch Women's Race Team
Replies: 162
Views: 54410

Re: CTC Launch Women's Race Team

This is brilliant news. What better way to demonstrate that CTC is a healthy, diverse cyclists' organisation, whatever your two-wheeled passion.
by DurableAce
23 Nov 2012, 9:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mud flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 7507

Re: Mud flaps

SKS Longboards are great, but too wide for a conventional road bike's frame clearance at 45mm diameter. Shame, as I'd have them on my winter training bike as well as my commuting bike. I have these attached to the end of my 35mm SKS chromoplastics on my winter training bike: http://www.chainreaction...
by DurableAce
30 Sep 2012, 4:38pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Skyteam
Replies: 43
Views: 4582

Re: Skyteam

It would be nice to have some evidence of the supposed continued prevalence of doping that doesn't come from the mouth of a cheat, reformed or otherwise. Kimmage, Riis, Millar, Hamilton... In the meantime, I resort to innocent until proven otherwise, especially in the absence of any officially level...
by DurableAce
28 Sep 2012, 10:36pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky - No women's team?
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Team Sky - No women's team?

Re. the OP, there's only so much one person can do at once. Setting up the team and getting plans in place to win the TdF in 5 years (only 3 required as it turns out) is more than enough to be going on with.

With that out of the way, so to speak, and from what I read, it's a case of watch this space.
by DurableAce
17 Mar 2012, 8:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle let down.
Replies: 70
Views: 10494

Re: Wiggle let down.

I've still received good service from Wiggle. Never had a problem with out-of-stock items, except when returning an item for replacement. In that instance I was offered alternatives including a refund and a voucher for the inconvenience. I still receive despatch notification emails (last time I orde...
by DurableAce
29 Oct 2011, 10:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does the perfect saddle exist?
Replies: 30
Views: 2473

Re: Does the perfect saddle exist?

The perfect saddle is going to be completely different for every different backside. +1 The only correct answer so far in my opinion. Try as many as you can. My advice is to start with trying different profiles, between those that are rounded across the top and those that are relatively flat and se...
by DurableAce
29 Oct 2011, 10:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Balance Bike
Replies: 23
Views: 5313

Re: Balance Bike

My experience is that around 6 months sporadic riding on a balance bike and they're about ready to move on. This one (about half what I paid) , with spoked not mag wheels, has been great: http://www.all-about-the-bike.co.uk/falcon-hopper-balancerunner-bike-2010-3394-p.asp Or here: http://www.bikes-b...
by DurableAce
27 Oct 2011, 7:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo Trainers
Replies: 34
Views: 3506

Re: Turbo Trainers

lackofgrip wrote:I mean one of the ones you can link to tv to do stages of the tour de france etc


You'll have to get saving for an integrated turbo trainer. They're far more than £200. Best suggestion is just get a normal one and something good to watch on TV or listen to on an MP3 player.
by DurableAce
9 May 2011, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BBC4 Ride of My Life: superb programme
Replies: 49
Views: 3700

Re: BBC4 Ride of My Life: superb programme

I had the privilege of meeting Robert Penn when he spoke at the Swindon Literature Festival last week, together with our local Cycling Development Officer. He's just as enthusiastic in person as he is in the programme, taking time to talk bikes to those who stayed behind afterwards. His dream bike i...
by DurableAce
7 Nov 2010, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: British Cycling
Replies: 33
Views: 1554

Re: British Cycling

BC is there for mainstream cycle sport, although this has blurred a bit following the injection of Sky's cash e.g. promotion of Skyrides. The types of bikes in the OP aren't mainstream and fall foul of the definition of a bike from by the UCI as commentned upon extensively already.
by DurableAce
7 Nov 2010, 4:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does Halfords offer CTC discount (10% off)
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: Does Halfords offer CTC discount (10% off)

The Bikehut part of Halfords (did you ask at the bike section, or just at the main tills?) gives a discount to British Cycling members, but my local store says they don't. :roll: It seems their staff knowledge is consistently bad, but that isn't a shock to most people who've attempted to buy from th...
by DurableAce
31 Oct 2010, 7:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Insurance smallprint
Replies: 43
Views: 2453

Re: Insurance smallprint

You clearly have wider issues than with insurance, which is what this thread is about so I'm signing-off here. It's been interesting.