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by NewHorizon
20 Jun 2013, 10:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Selle Anatomica query
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Selle Anatomica query

The 'X' was designed for the heavier rider and in response to a lot of issues with some of the the earlier (pre-X) sagging very badly. It has a laminate glued to the underside to limit stretching. I have both - the earlier and an X. The earlier did stretch, but not alarmingly. However, I'm 90kg and ...
by NewHorizon
3 Jan 2013, 12:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breathable gloves
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

Re: Breathable gloves

The best gloves I have found, after much trial and error, are the Sealskinz Windproof Cycle Glove. The critical key is that there is no membrane to hold in moisture for the lining to get damp and cold - the material is woven tight enough to be windproof without a membrane or liner. They really are e...
by NewHorizon
20 Dec 2012, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to stop my bell tinkling on the move
Replies: 21
Views: 1519

Re: How to stop my bell tinkling on the move

I have a delightful Japanese Crane brass bell - it rings out clearly to warn horse riders, ramblers and the like - a single ping is invariably greeted with a smile/apology/grunt/oh what a lovely bell and we pass without incident. The bell lightly pings whenever riding a rough surface, reminding to l...
by NewHorizon
10 Dec 2012, 3:49pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Collect+
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: Collect+

Both Wiggle and CRC use C+ for free returns, and others (eg Tredz) are following suit. I live in a town with several agents, one a 5 minute ride from here - walk in, no queue , hand over, scan, tracking receipt, out, done in 30 seconds, absolutely ideal. Post Office equal distance, usually a 10-15 m...
by NewHorizon
4 Dec 2012, 9:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle and CTC
Replies: 41
Views: 4340

Re: Wiggle and CTC

That they offer free returns via Collect+ can be a significant saving, particularly heavier items, if you need to return something. Not to mention you don't have to queue in the Post Office - our local newsagent is an agent. I've found that a lot of items they carry don't even show on the CTC versio...
by NewHorizon
4 Dec 2012, 3:17pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 85
Views: 121585

Re: Wiggle

Reading my local CTC website I am informed as a CTC member I am entitled to 12% discount when buying at Wiggle through the link provided. It goes through CTC shop portal but even at checkout every item I checked is the same price as anyone can get direct from Wiggle. So is this a con or sharp pract...
by NewHorizon
30 Nov 2012, 12:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do I know my wife reads Cycle
Replies: 13
Views: 2361

Re: How do I know my wife reads Cycle

Ayesha wrote:The short feature on Bicycle applicable 'SatNavs' wasn't up to much.


I agree, very mediocre - I turned to it first thing as its something that interests me, but it barely scratched the surface. Lots of white space ...
by NewHorizon
6 Nov 2012, 10:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lusso - hard to find?
Replies: 5
Views: 2826

Lusso - hard to find?

Is Lusso having problems? Its website has been off line for weeks and stock levels on all the big mail order outfits are very low. I'd hoped to pick up one of their Windtex jackets but can't find a current model in my size.
by NewHorizon
4 Oct 2012, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting front guard to deeply recessed brake pivot nut-hole
Replies: 14
Views: 2336

Re: Fitting front guard to deeply recessed brake pivot nut-h

Have a look at Problem Solvers - SJS stock them - the guard is carried by an additional M5 (I think) bolt which threads into the back of the extender. Neat solution - I have one, works fine. There are other Problem Solver items which may be more suitable if this isn't. http://tinyurl.com/8g7y3ke
by NewHorizon
13 Sep 2012, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clinchers: steel bead v folding
Replies: 20
Views: 1735

Re: Clinchers: steel bead v folding

Brian1946 wrote:The choice is probably dependent on what sort of riding you want to do on them.


In what respect?
by NewHorizon
12 Sep 2012, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2013 Shimano STIs and front deraileurs.. and brakes.
Replies: 13
Views: 1769

Re: 2013 Shimano STIs and front deraileurs.. and brakes.

The new compact vee's may work with the new sora levers but i can see no means of cable adjustment to take up brake shoe wear and i supose it would be too much to ask for a quick release :shock: I put a Jagwire in-line adjuster barrel into my front brake cable - works beautifully - more than enough...
by NewHorizon
12 Sep 2012, 9:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best helmet colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 3413

Re: Best helmet colour?

I'm not fond of the brand but for visabilty it can't get much better than this: http://www.proviz.co.uk/hi-visibility-cycling/hi-visibility-cycling-helmets/hi-visibility-cycling-helmet-saturn Still, will probably stop working after a few days... Yes, I'm always wary of built in add-ons - when they ...
by NewHorizon
11 Sep 2012, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best helmet colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 3413

Re: Best helmet colour?

Went for a Kask Mojito in white, no option for blue flashing light though. Thanks all for comments.
by NewHorizon
11 Sep 2012, 11:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best helmet colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 3413

Best helmet colour?

Can't decide which is better - dark or light. Dark helps you stand out against a light background, light the opposite, but good in low light. There seem to be more dark ones than light from manufacturers. Any views?
by NewHorizon
6 Sep 2012, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What size hollow axle for 135mm skinny dropouts?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: What size hollow axle for 135mm skinny dropouts?

Yes, very small - 4 x springs = 2 grammes ... Thanks anyway!