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by SmilerGB
26 Jan 2018, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?
Replies: 55
Views: 1712

Re: do we really need a traditional cooker anymore?

I use my slow cooker far more then I use my oven.
by SmilerGB
26 Jan 2018, 6:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving
Replies: 126
Views: 9626

Re: The hassle of cycling versus the hassle of driving

I commute by bike I find it quicker between being able to cut through on cycling pathways & avoid traffic, it’s definitely less hassle by bike & far more benefiting to one health, physical & mental. I have a car but that is only used for shopping & travel to visit relatives with my k...
by SmilerGB
22 Jan 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Veloce shifter : front derailleur : downshift problem
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Campag Veloce shifter : front derailleur : downshift problem

Thanks for all the info. I will see how I get on with them if not when I replace my ultegra on my road bike I will cascade these down to the cyclocross & get rid of the campy I think.
by SmilerGB
22 Jan 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Veloce shifter : front derailleur : downshift problem
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Sti lever front derailleur downshift issues

Im use to shimano where they have two position for each front rings to allow you to use the full rear cassette without rubbing on the front derailleur.

I assumed campognolo would work on the same method.
by SmilerGB
22 Jan 2018, 2:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Veloce shifter : front derailleur : downshift problem
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Sti lever front derailleur downshift issues

Managed to get a central position in the big ring where I can use the whole rear cassette without rubbing [emoji1303] will do for now as it’s mainly a commuter bike & winter trainer
by SmilerGB
22 Jan 2018, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Veloce shifter : front derailleur : downshift problem
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Sti lever front derailleur downshift issues

Campagnolo veloce groupset, they have the thumb shift on the side of the hoods which should drop the gear once. Road gearing has a intermediate position in each of the front gears to reduce the cross chaining allowing use of the full rear cassette, problem is for some reason I can’t get it to shift ...
by SmilerGB
22 Jan 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Veloce shifter : front derailleur : downshift problem
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Sti lever front derailleur downshift issues

Double chainset it’s on my cyclocross & they are only a couple of months old
by SmilerGB
22 Jan 2018, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag Veloce shifter : front derailleur : downshift problem
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Campag Veloce shifter : front derailleur : downshift problem

Every time I’m in top gear on the front chainring & I wanna drop one click to allow use of the lower gears on the rear, I press the thumb shift once & it drops to bottom cog I’ve tried reducing cable tension but then have issue with front shifting all together, any advice would be appreciate...
by SmilerGB
7 Jan 2018, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 446359

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

These are my two ride companions.

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The pampered road bike

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My winter trainer, cyclocross
by SmilerGB
6 Jan 2018, 4:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tempted by a more expensive bike ( than originally planned )
Replies: 28
Views: 1751

Re: Newbie seeking advice

Cleats are personal preference I use spd mtb cleats & pedals so I can walk on them & they are easier to clip in & out.

It all depends if you want the best power transfer to pedal or a more functional setup
by SmilerGB
6 Jan 2018, 4:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tempted by a more expensive bike ( than originally planned )
Replies: 28
Views: 1751

Re: Newbie seeking advice

Its all down to you at the end of the day, personnel I've had bikes from the lower end of the scale & they have been nothing but problems & a horrible ride. I actually own a B'twin ultra 720 af now, the difference was unbelievable compared to the lower end bikes, better ride & reliabilit...
by SmilerGB
3 Jan 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trouser clips
Replies: 34
Views: 2178

Re: Trouser clips

Si wrote: yes, good idea. But why do they have to be white?


Personally it will be any old sock, which will be mainly black for me.
by SmilerGB
3 Jan 2018, 2:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trouser clips
Replies: 34
Views: 2178

Re: Trouser clips

boris wrote:When i throw white socks away I cut the foot off and use the remaining elasticated top section as a trouser band.



That’s a epic idea, will have to try that one, thanks
by SmilerGB
28 Dec 2017, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's a good Road bike Tyre for OFF- Tarmac riding?
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: What's a good Road bike Tyre for OFF- Tarmac riding?

I’ve bit the bullet & gone for continental cyclo x King [emoji1303]
by SmilerGB
28 Dec 2017, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's a good Road bike Tyre for OFF- Tarmac riding?
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: What's a good Road bike Tyre for OFF- Tarmac riding?

Discs brakes, & I think the widest tyre I can use is 35 as restricted by frame