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by PeterBL
3 Dec 2010, 1:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Marathon Tyres - Retailers
Replies: 14
Views: 1513

Re: Winter Marathon Tyres - Retailers

Nokian W106 should be the tyre most comparable to Marathon Winter. Around the same price as well.
by PeterBL
3 Dec 2010, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: best value battery light
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: best value battery light

The Philips LED Bikelight is probably the best bike light for on road usage, but quite expensive at around £80 street price. Much brighter than your IQ Fly, though.
by PeterBL
26 Nov 2010, 8:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Studded Tyres on dry roads.
Replies: 42
Views: 3148

Re: Studded Tyres on dry roads.

The Schwalbe Marathon Winter should be the best tyre in this regard. It doesn't have studs in the middle, so pump them up fully, and you hardly hear the studs on asphalt. Encounter ice, and lower the pressure for the studs to get in touch with the surface. I haven't tried them myself, but they shoul...
by PeterBL
22 Nov 2010, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: looking to upgrade my Xenon front light to LED as opposed t
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: looking to upgrade my Xenon front light to LED as opposed t

You can ignore R models as they have the German road compliant setup and are only 40 lumen I believe. That leaves 5 models. I have no idea what the T model is - day time LEDs? The R-versions are for nearfield illumination. Gives more light closer to the bike and a bit less further ahead. Look to Pe...
by PeterBL
29 Oct 2010, 7:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Remoning/Installing Shimano Deore Hollowtech Crank
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Remoning/Installing Shimano Deore Hollowtech Crank

Do you really have to take of the crank to change chainring? On a road double, it is no problem to change the inner ring without removing the crank.
by PeterBL
26 Oct 2010, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo lighting system recommendations & thoughts
Replies: 125
Views: 15303

Re: Dynamo lighting system recommendations & thoughts

From their website, in daylight mode the main light i glowing only a little bit, while the "signal leds" are on full power. In night mode, the main light runs full power, but the signal leds still have some light. May take some testing to know the exact difference. Are the signal leds the ...
by PeterBL
26 Oct 2010, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo lighting system recommendations & thoughts
Replies: 125
Views: 15303

Re: Dynamo lighting system recommendations & thoughts

I think you indeed have chosen the wrong rearlight for your wishes. A Toplight Flat Plus would have been better. I'm a bit interested in your experience with the CYO frontlight, ersakus. From my understanding, there has been some complaints regarding the "Senso" function in the regular Cyo...