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fixedPIl

Member since Jun 2015 • Last active Apr 2017
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    No probs thanks for the info, was a long shot granted, probably head to Europe then for a short break as on annual leave.

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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Morning all,

    I was not expecting to be in London during the summer and hence did not apply for the ballot. I am now however going to be here and fancy doing the ride.

    I am not even sure if it is possible to swap over a ballot to someone but if it is and someone has to pull out or cannot make it please let me know.

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    Currently building up a 1x bikepacking rig and want to try out the Sram option,

    I require a rear shifter for a 11 speed system, Red 22, or Force 22 in perfect working order required, granted Wiggle are having a sale on the Force 22 rear shifter at the moment But I actually would prefer RED as I have a chain set and brakes ready to go..

    PM with whatcha got

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I had thought of the Nokon option, however the more I think about it the more I think heading away from cables or at least away from major compression of them is the best option.

    I am surprised that there are not more threads about this due to bike packing increasing in popularity and the fact I could not see how lashing a regular front bag would not cause indexing issues. I really like the Alpkit bags if for the lightweight and nothing else so I will look at making something to help protect the cables in the mean time..

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I found the Core and one other maybe the training jersey or whatever it is called to be quite short in the body, I can wear both jerseys with the Core bibs but with my lightweights on the jersey is higher than the lowest bit of the bib front, so not wearable in my eyes, I also have a longer Torso but I am not massive by any means..

    The jerseys work great when in the riding position but as said I would have to choose bibs carefully,

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My 2pc,

    Current Core convert, probably the best bibs I have used even when punching against ones that are twice the price.. I wear Medium in the Cores and Medium in the Lightweights..

    I actually like all the core range items TBH, I used the rain jacket on a recent London to Paris ride and was very very impressed with it. I think I will be buying some more with the current 25% discount, I am just pissed however that I missed out on the "winter" core bundle price of £190 for the jersey,bib and jacket that I also had a 20% further discount code for.. I missed the cut off date to use the discount by 24 hours..TWAT

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    Compression on the cable causes what seems to be a tiny tiny amount of tension change in the cable, I have Ultegra 11 speed that is normally impeccable set up, from first attaching the front bag and then two days of taking it off and on I had to readjust and index gears..

    I can only say head to your bike and compress your cable to the head tube then start changing gears, I suspect you will see minor indexing issues. I know when seting up 11 speed Ultegra that even 1/8th of a barrel adjuster turn will make a difference..

    Re Shimano DI2, Yep I would go with it but my frame is a slightly older Carbon frame that is cable only, I do not really want all the faffing that goes with trying to route DI2 wires to non DI2 frame, I suspect I will be doing a few longer trips this summer so if needs must I will go down that route but I would like to see if there is a solution before I open that door, thanks anyway..

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