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ewanmac

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Apr 2017

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The LG signature 84 shoes are definitely a bit football booty, and possibly a bit plasticy feeling (the heel and toe protectors in particular feel a bit cheap) but they seemed light, stiff and comfortable enough on my 10mile spin this evening. That said I don't have much experience with higher end shoes so difficult to make a proper comparison. They seem ok to me though.

    @Pifko No tape tonight but it was only a roadbike tt and I haven't even shaved my legs yet...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    What? You mean that's real? I thought it was a meme punning off Dave Brailsford's initials etc. etc.

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    If you are after lacy shoes then Louis Garneau do two models, the "signature '84" and the cheaper "LA 84" (with plastic soles). The quality doesn't seem as good as the Empires, and they aren't particularly stylish but they are considerably cheaper.

    I've just got a pair of the signature ones and will give them a test ride at tonight's TT but they look and feel ok out of the box.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yup, going by surnames I'm guessing he's your brother. I studied and rowed with Rich at uni and I'm pretty sure he had a brother called Tim... if you are brothers then I think we met once a long time ago up in Edinburgh.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Not trying to gazump onyerbike, but I have a ffwd disc I need to shift too... No front spoke though (I'm keeping mine)

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    Ha! Your strava account is full of photos of my mate Rich looking all sweaty!

    Great time BTW.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    good luck @Sainsburys_Ed and other VLMers!

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    I use them for long runs... not sure if there is an actual benefit or just placebo but I like them.

  • in Current Projects
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    Ah well, never mind. Thanks anyway.

    I'll wait until the lbs is done with the sawing... Since they should be able to cut beneath the original star-fangled nut they've said they'll keep the end piece in case I can't find an expander bung and we need to reinstall the old nut.

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    Is the nut currently above where you want to cut the steerer? If so, cut it off and find an expander which fits the remainder of the sleeve.

    The LBS has agreed to do this... however the fork is currently in their workshop. Do you still have your old insert lying around? If so could you tell me the internal diameter? When the mechanic tried in the shop, their standard 1 1/8 expanders were too chunky to fit.

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