Search found 59 matches

by SmilerGB
18 Feb 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets with built in lights
Replies: 33
Views: 3664

Re: Helmets with built in lights

https://www.met-helmets.com/products/accessories/usb-led-light My Met helmet came with one of these. Because the light is higher up it does increase visibility it might fit other helmets & I know there are aftermarket one available for other helmets that mount in the same location, so no need to...
by SmilerGB
18 Feb 2018, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CX frames
Replies: 6
Views: 660

CX frames

I bought a second hand cyclocross not so long ago for winter commutes enabling me to cut through estates & parks & for some light off roading its great fun, but if your sticking to roads, a road bike will be more then good enough. Maybe you should adjust your position for a more relaxed/comf...
by SmilerGB
17 Feb 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Bike helmets – a dangerous fixation? On the bike helmet’s place in the cycling safety
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Bike helmets – a dangerous fixation? On the bike helmet’s place in the cycling safety

I agree.

It’s the typical quick/easy fix that masks the problem by directing the issue away from the actual issue.

It’s motorists perception of cyclists & their vulnerability that needs to change.

Helmets will not encourage this sort of change.
by SmilerGB
11 Feb 2018, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Second-hand bikes???
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Second-hand bikes???

I register all mine on the bike register, it helps not only on getting your bike retuned in the event it stolen & for sales as it gives you a log book for the bike as proof of ownership.

https://www.bikeregister.com
by SmilerGB
11 Feb 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Second-hand bikes???
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Second-hand bikes???

Having a good working knowledge of bike repair/maintenance makes buying a second hand bike easier & less daunting. I bought my cyclocross second hand as wanted it as a winter trainer & commuter but I completely stripped & rebuilt it before taking it out on a ride. I think sometimes lack ...
by SmilerGB
11 Feb 2018, 8:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: supple 28c tyre
Replies: 35
Views: 1808

Re: supple 28c tyre

Out of curiosity, what tyre pressure does he run on his gatorskins at winter, I’ve used mine all year round & drop the pressure slightly in wet or icy conditions & have never had issues with traction on hills etc
by SmilerGB
9 Feb 2018, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: supple 28c tyre
Replies: 35
Views: 1808

Re: supple 28c tyre

Hahaha, I need to learn to read better lol your right the are a very similar name it threw me off.
by SmilerGB
9 Feb 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: supple 28c tyre
Replies: 35
Views: 1808

Re: supple 28c tyre

Continental contact sport 2 have no puncture protection, I had a pair when I bought my winter bike & I had a puncture every time I went out, don’t waste your money on them. I’ve never had a problem with gatorskins I swear by them. The 4seasons feature the same puncture protection but with a bit ...
by SmilerGB
9 Feb 2018, 12:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swissstop have stopped production GHP II
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Swissstop have stopped production GHP II

Sorry I miss read your original post, forgot it was for v brakes.

That’s a shame. I’ve used swissstop & they produce some great pads ☹️
by SmilerGB
9 Feb 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gritty Gears/how to clean
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: Gritty Gears/how to clean

I clean my chain regularly with muc-off x3 drivetrain cleaner, brilliant stuff/device & rinse off with water then dry with a absorbent towel & re lube with muc-off hydroponic lube on the road bike & muc-off wet lube on the cyclocross, a properly maintained chain & will making shiftin...
by SmilerGB
9 Feb 2018, 12:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Swissstop have stopped production GHP II
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Swissstop have stopped production GHP II

I believe Swissstop bxp would be there successor
by SmilerGB
7 Feb 2018, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bicycle cards
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Bicycle cards

Loving that card [emoji1303] happy cake day
by SmilerGB
1 Feb 2018, 12:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What bike
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: What bike

I would be inclined to go newer then older due to the advancement of components etc

But that still depends if the ones your looking at have been upgraded & maintained well, making the age of the bike irrelevant.
by SmilerGB
30 Jan 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 70
Views: 4275

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

Sky’s the limit, Richard Moore. Intrigued into the start up of one of the worlds most iconic cycling team
by SmilerGB
26 Jan 2018, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How do you Prefer Your Hills?
Replies: 56
Views: 6971

Re: How do you Prefer Your Hills?

I like enjoy hills regardless I see each one as I challenge that needs to be conquered & the great feeling of accomplishment as you reach the brow.

Short & steep, treat it like a interval

Long & gradual, sit in & pace myself