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by nicmarsh
3 Aug 2015, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The best time of year to buy a new bike
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: The best time of year to buy a new bike

those bikes (planet x) look terrific deals, I am sure they are, lightweight, fun ride I imagine.... but I am saying I would make sure some of the kit is what you want; some of the spec is what makes the bike relatively 'cheap' ...I wouldn't want the wheel-set for instance, thats my opinion.
by nicmarsh
2 Aug 2015, 9:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The best time of year to buy a new bike
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: The best time of year to buy a new bike

although that said, the likes of planet x (see above) and Ribble seem to offer a pretty good carbon / 105 or ultegra or equivalent deal year round though I cant vouch for the goods myself and would pay attention to wheels, chainset, brake calipers and finishing kit you get at that price.
by nicmarsh
2 Aug 2015, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The best time of year to buy a new bike
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: The best time of year to buy a new bike

always used to be end of August into September when retailers would discount to clear lines
by nicmarsh
19 Jun 2015, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim Tape
Replies: 22
Views: 822

Re: Rim Tape

I only use the self adhesive cloth tape ( ie:velox) and when applying try to get a good tight tension but certainly not over stretched. I am careful to use the correct width for the rim and make sure it gets laid absolutely dead centre, quickly re-applying it if not going down centrally.... and I do...
by nicmarsh
9 May 2015, 12:17pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7274
Views: 358044

Re: It's about time we had more fun

sweet woodruff
by nicmarsh
7 May 2015, 9:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which paste for Ti assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: which paste for Ti assembly

as an update on those prices Ribble are doing the 100g Fenwick @ £4.79 ....
by nicmarsh
27 Apr 2015, 9:26pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7274
Views: 358044

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Opera Buffa
by nicmarsh
26 Apr 2015, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to use dry lube
Replies: 13
Views: 4220

Re: How to use dry lube

I bought a dry lube with PTFE yesterday to try for the first time too. (Muc-off) It is for a new chain and the advice is to degrease the chain first, but is that really necessary given a new chain? I expect i will be told it is but would also welcome any comments re. this type of lube. I have the s...
by nicmarsh
20 Apr 2015, 6:41pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Don't forget you know who - Sunday
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

I love Eurosport because they show TONS of cycling! I can watch it on TV (though 'buffering' can be a problem here) my PC and my phone! Also you can watch most events for many days afterwards, in full or fastforward through it. Of the other sports they show you get a fair amount of tennis and they a...
by nicmarsh
19 Apr 2015, 9:14pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7274
Views: 358044

Re: It's about time we had more fun

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by nicmarsh
19 Apr 2015, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to use dry lube
Replies: 13
Views: 4220

Re: How to use dry lube

I bought a dry lube with PTFE yesterday to try for the first time too. (Muc-off)
It is for a new chain and the advice is to degrease the chain first, but is that really necessary given a new chain? I expect i will be told it is but would also welcome any comments re. this type of lube.
by nicmarsh
19 Apr 2015, 12:12pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Don't forget you know who - Sunday
Replies: 22
Views: 2724

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

have you watched it yet?? Amstel Gold race today! I cant complain that it costs me 3.99 a month for Eurosport; less than a couple of bottles of Amstel!
by nicmarsh
16 Apr 2015, 7:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which paste for Ti assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Re: which paste for Ti assembly

Thanks very much, will look for the finish line copper based. Funny that as I am also in need of a copper based product for controlling some leaf spot on Olive trees...........
by nicmarsh
15 Apr 2015, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: which paste for Ti assembly
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

which paste for Ti assembly

What are the correct ingredients / requirements of an assembly paste for a Ti frame for Shimano 105 BB and an alloy seatpost? Any recommendations?
by nicmarsh
11 Apr 2015, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi on Sunday 12/4/15 inc. Garmin Edge 200
Replies: 46
Views: 4486

Re: Aldi on Sunday 12/4/15 inc. Garmin Edge 200

It is tempting to get the edge200 as an upgrade from wired cateye models that I use on a couple of bikes. I additionally use iphone to record some trips but that has its downsides. But would it be better to not worry about saving a tenner off Edge200 now and put the 70 quid towrads an Edge Touring, ...