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hazzelfrazzel

Member since Mar 2013 • Last active Jul 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Last 1 KG bag I ordered was by https://www.naturesroot.co.uk/products/n­utritional-yeast-flakes?_pos=1&_sid=be7f­6ed3d&_ss=r&variant=29437692097 and ordered off Amazon. Amazon currently out of stock, but their own website isn't.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If your feet are very wide then you're likely to be looking at Bont or Lake. If you're just a bit wider than normal (I hear Giro empires are very narrow) then things like Shimano and Specialized are meant to be good.

    Well worth trying a few brands out via bike shops/friends/buying cheap used pairs and then selling them on if you think you might have difficult feet to find the right fit for.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I have the hope replacement jockey wheels and they have been great so far. However, so far is only around 3 months!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think I may have sorted it. Rotating the cleat didn't work, but heat molding the shoes and using a shoe stretcher seems to have done the trick.

    20 mins in the oven at 70 degrees C, then insert https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0­02DQ08DI and spread them as wide as possible, and then stick them back in the oven for another 10 mins. Feels good on shorter rides, hopefully the same is true after some longer stuff over the next couple of weekends.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Haha, so after a long search trying to find some new shoes to fit my wide feet that don't cost a ton, I ordered some Bont Riot+ on a slight discount, coming in at £105. I wore them around the house for a few days to check the size in case I wanted to return them, and they were great.

    Then I wore them during turbo sessions and short rides over the next week. Again - feeling great.

    Then on Sunday I rode 200km, and during the last 80 km they were very painful. Right foot only, on the outside of my foot, just below my toes. My foot has plenty of room on the inside of the shoe, so if I consciously shifted it over that way it relieved the pain, but would always go back to being in the center of the shoe.

    I'm going to try rotating my cleat to see if I can make my foot move inward slightly without having to consciously and constantly move it. Otherwise I'll try to heat mold the soles - it doesn't feel like I need much extra room.

    Any other suggestions, or others who have had similar issues?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Do it! The steeper the hill, the better (up to a certain point)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I have 1 bike with Shimano 105 hydro and 1 with SRAM force hydro. I will not be buying SRAM again, it has taken around 9 months of sending back the bike to the manufacturer to get the brakes working perfectly. Local bike shop also said that SRAM road hydro brakes are a pain

  • in General
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    Well they arrived today, and are thankfully the right size! :)

  • in General
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    I was a little nervous ordering a pair of shoes from here last night after this thread, but they were the cheapest with the right size in stock by a long way. Dispatch email just came through. Sent by 2nd class post with no tracking, though, which seems like a risky strategy for a 150 quid pair of shoes. Fingers crossed they arrive!

  • in COVID-19
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    Chain gang is certainly not okay. If you're in the UK, though, there's no hour limit

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