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06-13-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By RicePudding

Yeah I know, they're night and day :foo: I...

Yeah I know, they're night and day :foo:

I did look into these, I really liked they look of the Vittoria Terreno Zeros too but I can't seem to find anywhere that stocks them near me.

I wasn't...
06-12-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By RicePudding

I'm a bit stuck between the two, the crossroads...

I'm a bit stuck between the two, the crossroads are 55g lighter which isn't a huge amount but is nice to have.

The only other thing is that the Borough tyre profile appears to be smoother and is...
06-12-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By RicePudding

I think I've boiled my choice down to one of two...

I think I've boiled my choice down to one of two options:

Schwalbe G-one Allround 700c 38mm

Or

Specialized Borough Armadillo 700c 45mm

I'm in two minds about this, the G-one allround is...
06-09-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By RicePudding

They look really nice, though I can't seem to...

They look really nice, though I can't seem to find any places in the UK that stock them so accessibility might be an issue :/



Yeah I concidered these along with the Schwalbe All Round 38c....
06-09-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By RicePudding

My original Crosscut gravel tyres got torn up...

My original Crosscut gravel tyres got torn up pretty badly by glass on my commuting route at the time and some nails on the way to one of my favourite gravel routes. I tried to patch up all the large...
06-07-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By RicePudding

Yes, still using tubes. I went tubeless for a...

Yes, still using tubes. I went tubeless for a while but with commuting it really didn't help. I was still getting flats and then once I was at work with the flat I was getting stranded.

I'll have...
06-07-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By RicePudding

New Gravel Tyres Advice

After a couple of weeks of constant puncture repairs I have come to the conclusion that my beloved Hutchinson Overides are reaching the end of their life.

As much as I love these tyres for their...
05-24-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,373
Posted By RicePudding

+1 for 38's being more than enough, I also run...

+1 for 38's being more than enough, I also run Hutchinson Overides and although they are a bit of a compromise (more of an "all-road" tyre than gravel) they are perfect for dry gravel and trails and...
05-13-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By RicePudding

I have a plan that I think will work with this. ...

I have a plan that I think will work with this.

I have made an adapter to fit to the flat of the seatpost out of polymold. When I tested it, all worked well and it didn't seem to want to move.
...
05-07-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By RicePudding

Yeah man, I mean the carbon headset spacers on...

Yeah man, I mean the carbon headset spacers on mine made it a lot faster too :beer:

It's a shame that the converter takes up so much space on the handlebars, I'm impressed that you managed to get...
05-05-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By RicePudding

Sorry to revive the thread, did you have any luck...

Sorry to revive the thread, did you have any luck getting the mounts (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/conduct-accessory-adaptor-pack)?

I know it's a bit later than expected but here is some...
05-04-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By RicePudding

Cycliq Fly6 and Giant D-Fuse

I've recently bought a Cycliq Fly6 for commuting which to my surprise the mounting system isn't quite as good as I was expecting and only comes with adapters for round and aero style seatposts.
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04-30-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,225
Posted By RicePudding

I tried and tried with tubeless! I was...

I tried and tried with tubeless!

I was convinced that it was an improvement being able to run lower pressures and reduce rolling resistance but I think I ended up spending more time fixing...
04-29-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By RicePudding

Bearing puller idea didn't work, the amount of...

Bearing puller idea didn't work, the amount of pressure I applied in trying to pull the arm off actually bent the puller.

That being said, it was a cheap Chinese puller.

I think it's stuck for...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,555
Posted By RicePudding

Just my 2p: I also occasionally use a single...

Just my 2p:

I also occasionally use a single earpiece on my commute in the curbside ear, that said I live in a suburban area where the roads aren't heavily congested and half of my route involves...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,226
Posted By RicePudding

As many others have already stated, escapism. ...

As many others have already stated, escapism.

When I'm out on the bike, it's my time, which tends to be fairly limited in busy life. No one to annoy me, no problems and issues to deal with. Just...
04-23-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By RicePudding

I've had another go tonight, I've tried knocking...

I've had another go tonight, I've tried knocking the opposite side of the crank, I've tried screwing the new retaining ring in but there not enough thread there to get it to stay, I've tried removing...
04-23-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By RicePudding

Apparently its a rare occasion for my LBS, they...

Apparently its a rare occasion for my LBS, they recommended writing the crank and the bottom bracket off and completely replacing it.
04-23-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By RicePudding

I may try giving it a tap with a rubber mallet on...

I may try giving it a tap with a rubber mallet on the opposite side, I was hoping to not try this as I thought that bearings don't tend to like a loaded shock being applied to them.



I...
04-23-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By RicePudding

Fsa Omega "Self-extracting" crank

Over the Easter weekend I was doing some routine maintenance and wanted to take apart my bottom bracket and give it a good clean now that the worst part of winter is out of the way.

However, I...
04-22-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By RicePudding

Yeah I've heard people complain about the conduct...

Yeah I've heard people complain about the conduct braking system getting in the way of handlebar bags but I never really felt like the downtube guard getting in the way. That said, I removed the...
04-22-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By RicePudding

I haven't got any recent photos of my TR GX1 but...

I haven't got any recent photos of my TR GX1 but with regards to the stem hydraulic converter, your bike should have come with a couple of integrated mounts that attach to it to create extra space.
...
04-21-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,615
Posted By RicePudding

I fitted 38mm Hutchinson Overide tyres to my...

I fitted 38mm Hutchinson Overide tyres to my gravel bike back in January which when it comes to rolling resistance and speed, they have performed extremely well on road and well kept gravel, they are...
04-16-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RicePudding

I mean comparatively harsh in comparison to lower...

I mean comparatively harsh in comparison to lower pressures, yes I agree that it you're running high pressures on rough surfaces if will be jarring and uncomfortable and will lead to a lower speed. I...
04-16-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RicePudding

I have changed the wheels and tyres since getting...

I have changed the wheels and tyres since getting my GX1 last year and on my new set I run tubes so I now normally run them at around 70 PSI to avoid pinch flats while giving a little bit of cushion....
04-16-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RicePudding

Yeah agreed that there is barely any difference...

Yeah agreed that there is barely any difference in the mid range groupsets to the higher end these days bar weight. I'm fairly happy with the Tiagra setup given that I use my bike for commuting, the...
04-14-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By RicePudding

Giant gravel bikes geometry question

I managed to have a look at a Giant Revolt Advanced 2 in a local shop which was a rare occasion as it seems incredibly difficult to find them as they appear to be out of stock everywhere close to me....
03-29-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By RicePudding

Is there any reason to use both while riding?...

Is there any reason to use both while riding? Like using the HR sensor on the watch but recording the ride on the Edge?
03-29-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By RicePudding

So based on your experience, the edge 25 probably...

So based on your experience, the edge 25 probably won't provide more than I already get out of the vivosport. It seems like the edge 820 would possibly be the better choice as that will also give me...
03-28-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By RicePudding

Garmin Vivosport + Garmin Edge

I've been using a Garmin Vivosport for some time which I use for recording both my running and my cycling.

I have contemplated getting a cycling computer for a while but I was generally put off by...
02-28-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By RicePudding

An update on this, I decided that I would try a...

An update on this, I decided that I would try a DT Swiss RWS and have currently just ordered one for the front to start with. I'll see if I like it and if I do I'll get one for the rear too....
02-27-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By RicePudding

So would you still recommend these skewers...

So would you still recommend these skewers despite the stripping issue? Do you feel any improvement regarding stiffness over a conventional skewer?

The main reason I was looking into these was the...
02-26-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By RicePudding

My bike has vertical dropouts. Yeah I'm leaning...

My bike has vertical dropouts. Yeah I'm leaning towards the Shimano set, I know it's a very well established system, plus I can get them for 10 less than the DT Swiss.
02-26-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By RicePudding

What are the hope skewers like? All of Hope's...

What are the hope skewers like? All of Hope's parts look really bling but I wasn't sure about their skewers as they are external cam and I'd like my new ones to be protected from the elements.

I...
02-26-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By RicePudding

Worthwhile Skewer upgrade

I've been looking for a while for some better QR skewers for my GX1. Currently it just has the stock external cam cheap skewers which have started to rust and feel pretty horrible.

I was...
02-17-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By RicePudding

In my opinion the conduct brake system that Giant...

In my opinion the conduct brake system that Giant uses is really nice. It's not unobvious to me that they use it to save on the costs of using full hydraulic shifters on their bikes, I was sceptical...
02-11-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By RicePudding

Nice setup :) Just out of interest, what...

Nice setup :)

Just out of interest, what seat post did you switch out for? I really like the stock carbon one, though mine creaked a bit just after putting on some paste, but it's quietened down...
02-08-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By RicePudding

Thanks, I'll look into that, one of my pads is...

Thanks, I'll look into that, one of my pads is already showing a fair bit of wear so maybe a replacement upgrade would be better :)
02-08-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By RicePudding

Yeah I'm not sure why it's just been touted as...

Yeah I'm not sure why it's just been touted as expensive and crazy. I was just wondering what people thought of it and if anyone has done it to their Gravel bike. I know it's the norm with XC bikes...
02-08-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By RicePudding

Maybe I should put stabilisers on my gravel bike...

Maybe I should put stabilisers on my gravel bike instead...
02-08-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By RicePudding

Big Front Disc on a Gravel Bike?

Been looking into whether or not it's worth running a larger front disc on the front of my Toughroad GX1. The bike is currently equipped with the stock 160mm front and back.

I just want a bit more...
02-06-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By RicePudding

I haven't really looked into the Checkpoint so I...

I haven't really looked into the Checkpoint so I can't comment on the isospeed technology.

The Specialzed Diverge is pretty univerversally acclaimed as an excellent gravel bike and many would...
02-05-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By RicePudding

The super short head tube isn't like that to make...

The super short head tube isn't like that to make the geometry aero, it's more of a way to keep the bike proportionate given the very deep fork clearance, which allows for up to 50mm tyres on a 700c...
01-26-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By RicePudding

Yeah excellent choice and very good value for the...

Yeah excellent choice and very good value for the money!

The gearing, brakes and the wheels are all undoubtedly better on the GX0 so you made the right choice. I just really wanted a double...
01-26-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By RicePudding

I never find the ride harsh, in my opinion, the...

I never find the ride harsh, in my opinion, the frame of this bike is very stiff. But the carbon seat post really helps to negate this. Along with lower tyre pressure as others have said.

Even...
01-25-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,166
Posted By RicePudding

Great choice! What sort of deal did you get...

Great choice!

What sort of deal did you get on it?

I have a GX1 and they are great bikes, very stable and versatile. I preferred the tiagra groupset to the SRAM and I don't think the semi...
01-22-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By RicePudding

I have a Toughroad GX 1 as my do-it-all bike. As...

I have a Toughroad GX 1 as my do-it-all bike. As far as I can see it meets your requirements. There are a lot of very good deals on it with it well beneath the <1000 mark.

A couple of my own...
01-16-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,004
Posted By RicePudding

A bit of an update but thank you for all this...

A bit of an update but thank you for all this discussion, its sold me that I should carry on with the tubeless setup, there are far more pros than there are cons and maintenance isn't all that bad, I...
01-13-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,004
Posted By RicePudding

Are tubeless tyres worth the fuss?

So I'm fairly new to tubeless tyres, my Giant Toughroad SLR GX 1 came equipped with 700 x 40 tubeless tyres, one of the things that I was really intrigued to try out when I first looked at it.
...
01-07-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,439
Posted By RicePudding

First off nice bike, I have the TR GX1 too and...

First off nice bike, I have the TR GX1 too and it's great. I've been contemplating the other way also though, switching out the Fsa Omega crankset for a compact double, probably a 105 set due to the...
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