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KarlMarx

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Jan 2020
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Nice suggestion, thanks. Can't really find any info on the Voyager outside of PX, only the hyper version. But at 7 quid each they look like a good shout.

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    I can't compare to Shimano having previously used Giro shoes but compared to those they are true to size. I am a UK 9 in regular shoes and a 42 in the Explore works. They are really comfy to ride in, I wouldn't say they are amazingly comfy to walk long distances in but that's about what you'd expect.

    I recommend them, the only thing I have an issue on is the fact that they are perforated, to me this doesn’t really make sense given that they’re marketed to be worn in all conditions. If its slightly wet out, you get wet feet. Having said that I rode them on a little tour round Belgium last summer when it was disgustingly warm and they were great.

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    Yeah they are lovely to ride, just got a feeling that long term they may not be suitable for the riding I'll be doing on that bike. It will be a shame to go down to something less smooth, what is the forum's go to option for bullet-proof London roads tyre? 700c in 35 or 38mm...

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    Aye was possibly lured in for the sake of 'gram likes. I am currently running them with tubes, I will possibly swap them for something a bit more bulletproof.

    The initial plan was for the bike to operate as a winter bike for [slightly] faster riding outside of the commute, but the finished build is so heavy that's not going to happen much (plus I hardly ride in winter as it is these days) - so probably no harm in going for a hefty 'commuter' type tyre - any recommendations on here? Something like Schwalbe Marathon

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    Few rides, about 150km on GravelKing slicks (38mm) - two punctures on the front already. I am hoping its a case of the second one being caused by me not checking the tyre properly the first time around. If not, these aren't going to last too long for the commuter!

  • in General
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    Hey everyone,

    Unfortunately my sister in law had her road bike stolen from outside Parsons Green Health Centre yesterday. I am posting here in case anybody spots the bike anywhere either in SW London or beyond.

    It is a Liv Avail 3 from 2016, same black/purple colourway as seen here: https://www.liv-cycling.com/gb/avail-3-2­016

    It has 2 Liv bottle cages attached, shimano road pedals and a garmin mount attached. Otherwise it is stock.

    I know it is unlikely but I thought it worth posting all the same. Fingers crossed!

  • in Current Projects
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    FINALLY managed the first ride/commute on this. Very nice, its a proper tank - with the 40mm tyres it kind of floats along. Even the slightest uphill is noticeably hard work compared to previous bikes, but once you are up to speed on the flat it feels really solid.

    Will try and get some photos up once I've fitted the front guard, annoyingly the Pelago set I went for didn't come with a fork crown bolt so need to find one.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Ebay didn't deliver for this so it is still available if it is of interest to anybody.

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