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amac090

Member since Sep 2018 • Last active Oct 2019
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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    FYI I'm pretty sure it's a 2012 H2 geometry.

    Great frame, I was half tempted to buy it back and build it up for hill climbs but I really can't justify the space it'll take up.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I've reluctantly come to the conclusion my rims are too wide for these tyres (22mm internal). Because of this the tyres are too stretched out and inflate quite flat so the ride quality is atrocious.

    I've ridden these tyres a grand total of 20km, they are effectively brand new.

    Description on Sigma here:
    https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Challen­ge/Paris-Roubaix-Open-Road-Clincher-Tyre­-27mm/C7VU?s=1

    I literally spent more time mounting them to my rims than riding them 😂 they are a nightmare to fit the first time (open tubular construction) but I've mounted and stretched them so they can now by mounted/removed without tyre levers.

    Purchased for £90, selling for £70. Pickup preferred from N1.

  • in General
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    Ha saw that, well played. How long until it gets towed? I'd have assumed that since several people have reported it and the council have done nothing, the council is increasing their liability massively should someone get hurt trying to avoid the hazard.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I caught a LNER train to the Peaks recently. They were great with bikes, and the bike carriage had plenty of space for more than the supposed 5 bike capacity. The lady on the way up even let us sit in first class and take some free water bottles on the way out. Better than most train companies I've dealt with.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Yeah the ultrasonic cleaner is pretty handy. But there's really no need to put your chains through it once waxed - just give it a quick wipe down between applications and the hot wax will do the rest.

    I find with wax it's much easier to clean cassettes. I just run them under a bit of warm water and scrub lightly with a brush, takes all of 2 minutes for a sparkling clean cassette.

    Going by your motivation behind waxing I think you'll be very satisfied with the results. It's actually also a huge time saving - if you do multiple chains at once you only need to bring out the slow cooker with wax once a month.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    You really only need to clean the chain thoroughly once - forget the ultra sonic cleaner, just take a couple chains to your LBS and ask to use their parts cleaner (helps if you bring them beer).

    Much more economical and efficient to wax multiple chains at once - I do three at a time and rotate every 400/500km.

    Assuming you wipe down your chain occasionally with a rag, the waxing process is also the cleaning process. Hot wax infiltrates everywhere and cleans out the grit - just put a bit of mesh at the bottom of your crock pot to keep the grit away from the clean wax.

    MSW is the go. You can use paraffin wax and add Teflon and PTFE powder but is it really worth all the effort when a company already makes a ready made bag for you?

    Once you wax you never go back. Blah blah it's more efficient - I love it because it stays clean, reduces wear on components and doesn't wash off in the rain.

  • in General
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    That's actually a really fair point. Kind of glad I didn't give her a mouthful now.

  • in General
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    Had a hairy moment this morning near Angel when a mum pushing a pram walked out into the bike lane without looking. I came so, so close to crashing into a baby. I couldn't even get angry at her, I was just in disbelief that someone would walk across a road like that.

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