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hazzelfrazzel

Member since Mar 2013 • Last active Sep 2020
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  • in Rides & Races
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    I often just arrive early at the event and give the hill 2 rides up as a recce if I can't ride it in advance. 1 is nearly race pace to determine pacing and where to get out the saddle. The other is focussed on road surface and line choice.

    YouTube videos or a mix of street view and veloviewer can be good virtual substitutes.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    No, that's not normal. I'd get in touch with wahoo support if I was you.

  • in General
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    I'm with Nationwide and my most expensive bike is less than yours, but total value of bikes is similar. I've also been with Aviva and Homeprotect in the past. I've had to claim with Aviva in the past following a theft from our communal bike store

  • in Rides & Races
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    British cycling said yesterday that the change in rules don't affect anything to do with cycling. Carry on as we have been, apparently. Good luck at leith hill, that's a great event!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Same, only ever had 1 cap get the old bent peak, and I've been machine washing caps for years. For me, life is to short to be hand washing caps, or anything else for that matter. I vowed years ago to never again buy anything that's hand wash only or needs to be dry cleaned.

  • in General
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    If I were you I'd call 999 before you head over and tell them that you fear the criminal will get violent and that they should send an officer.

    I'd also be tempted to just ask for a test ride, ride it off, and then have group of mates move in to surround and detain the criminal until the police arrive. That way you will have your bike back already when they realise they've been trapped. Less risk they will damage the bike or anything like that.

  • in General
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    Legend, thank you!

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    Anyone that's a gold British Cycling member willing to share their TrainingPeaks discount code? I get the 20% discount, just looking to see if I can get the extra. Is it just "40BritishCycling20"?

  • in General
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    Check with Admiral to be sure. I have done one claim for stolen bikes on a home protect policy, which was underwritten by axa. They did not ask for any proof other than a crime reference number. I believe I also talked them through what happened on the phone. Then I gave them a big spreadsheet of bikes and any custom parts, and they made me an offer of a cash payment or similar replacements from wheelie. For me the replacements worked out better, I got much better bikes than had been stolen. Took a while to process and receive the replacements, but I was pretty happy with the service given the cost of cover.

  • in General
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    I've always had bikes insured on home insurance as well, just due to the cost of bike specific cover. I don't do mass start races or anything like that. I've unfortunately had to claim once and been fairly pleased with the experience. If you are racing, cycling abroad a lot, crash a lot, or have very particular custom bikes you would want to have replaced exactly like for like then it seems like you just have to pay the premium for laka, bikmo, or similar.

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