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by samsbike
11 Aug 2016, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why do chains snap?
Replies: 18
Views: 4269

Re: Why do chains snap?

My chain was sort of ripped, bent at the link. Not sure how or why. Didn't bother finding the broken bit. Chain was SRAM or KMC as it had a magic link.
by samsbike
11 Aug 2016, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel punctures
Replies: 14
Views: 903

Re: Rear wheel punctures

If you are cycling in London near major A roads then there appears to be a significant increase in glass. Bon the whole roads in London are not too bad. Most of my punctures are on the cycle way next to the A road. Marathon plus are very draggy and suck the life out of you. My summer bike has durano...
by samsbike
11 Aug 2016, 3:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why do chains snap?
Replies: 18
Views: 4269

Re: Why do chains snap?

Its been on for about 2 years but its only a summer bike, as it does not take guards. Its much be done to poor maintenance, but I wiped it down and cleant it when it was oiled which was about every 100 miles or more if wet (on the odd occasion I got caught out). It was not skipping on the cassette o...
by samsbike
11 Aug 2016, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why do chains snap?
Replies: 18
Views: 4269

Why do chains snap?

Mine snapped today on the way to work. The chain has been kept oiled and relatively clean. I should have paid attention when I was riding as I occasionally felt and heard a slight movement and noise but as everything else was tight did not suspect the chain. I think it went on the removable pin, bit...
by samsbike
11 Aug 2016, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Velo Orange brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Velo Orange brakes

I saw these as well but I suspect, as others have said, that the frame maybe not be able to run larger brakes. I like the idea though, but they are very spendy.
by samsbike
11 Aug 2016, 1:09pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Vulpine
Replies: 12
Views: 12494

Re: Vulpine

PH wrote:Having lost some weight over the last few months (24kg as you didn’t ask)


Well done, many congratulations
by samsbike
3 Aug 2016, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37128

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

Thanks I was curious
by samsbike
3 Aug 2016, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Vittoria Hypers (again)
Replies: 435
Views: 37128

Re: Vittoria Hypers (again)

For those that are using them, what is the penalty in speed compared to a 28/32 folding fast tire like a gp4000. The reason I ask is because running my summer bike - 25 I seem to be about 1mph an hour faster than the bike with the fatter tires, but I am not sure if its the weather (i.e simply better...
by samsbike
22 Jun 2016, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Boardman Road Comp bike and mudguards?
Replies: 11
Views: 4568

Re: Boardman Road Comp bike and mudguards?

As mentioned above you can get non Halfords bikes via the Halfords scheme.
by samsbike
22 May 2016, 8:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Losing weight
Replies: 45
Views: 2116

Re: Losing weight

thanks all. I am using myfitnesspal and the step on my phone.

I just need to try harder.
by samsbike
22 May 2016, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 135mm OLN Lightweight Road Wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 1647

Re: 135mm OLN Lightweight Road Wheels

I would get a set of handbuilts using novatec 700 series hubs and Hplus son rims. Just to future proof would get some disc hubs. Also I am pretty sure these hubs can be swapped to thru axle.
by samsbike
19 May 2016, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chinese Carbon Frame + Seat post issues on another bike
Replies: 61
Views: 6751

Re: Chinese Carbon - Does this frame go by any other names?

totally OT P.s. I've never really done an introduction on here, I'm not sure if there is somewhere I can do one, but basically I'm a northerner who's a slogging it in the city (pretending to be an accountant)... or me in pictures: https://www.instagram.com/nath_gb/ :oops: But well done with the weig...
by samsbike
18 May 2016, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fit the widest tyres you can. Discuss
Replies: 105
Views: 6012

Re: Fit the widest tyres you can. Discuss

So I get the wider tire argument and understand why pro don't go wide, but why would more audax riders not go wider, as isn't the comfort worth the relatively small speed loss?
by samsbike
14 May 2016, 8:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Losing weight
Replies: 45
Views: 2116

Re: Losing weight

Just to update this. Been trying harder, and I think I need a lot less calories than I expect, around 2000 for steady state. Trying to manage around 1600 calories a day and have dropped about 2kg in about 6 weeks. Trying to get to 76kg but its very hard work. Have mixed up things a bit - walking mor...