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08-12-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 156,288
Posted By taz777

Congratulations and also the best of luck on your...

Congratulations and also the best of luck on your weight loss journey. The CrossTrail is marketed as a 'fitness bike' so is ideal for your aims.

Post up some pics if you can - it's be interesting...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-11-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By taz777

Do you mean the adjustable divider? I only saw...

Do you mean the adjustable divider? I only saw one partition that I've adjusted. Is there more that can be removed?
08-09-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 86,304
Posted By taz777

davei1980 I don’t know if it’s associated with...

davei1980 I don’t know if it’s associated with Norco. Blue seem to have a history in competition bikes based on the little research that I did when I bought my Blue Prosecco.

From my perspective...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-08-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By taz777

Here's the results. I ordered the Blackburn...

Here's the results. I ordered the Blackburn Outpost Top Tube bag as shown by Happy Feet earlier in this thread. Due to the welding of my top-tube, down tube and head tube triangle, I needed a very...
08-07-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 86,304
Posted By taz777

It might get dirty if I ever ride it!

It might get dirty if I ever ride it!
08-07-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 86,304
Posted By taz777

I've been looking to use the top tube cage bosses...

I've been looking to use the top tube cage bosses on my gravel bike and I've finally found a tiny top tube bag that bolts straight onto them.

It's a Silca Speed Capsule TT Direct Mount bag and it...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-05-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By taz777

After a long discussion with an online UK bike...

After a long discussion with an online UK bike retailer, I have ordered the Blackburn Outpost Top Tube bag on the understanding that I can return it if it doesn't fit. I think I'll be able to make it...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-05-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By taz777

^ I did look at that one. I have two issues at...

^ I did look at that one. I have two issues at the top tube triangle. The down tube is welded to the top tube for a distance of around 3 to 4 inches from the head tube, so I'd only be able to use the...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-04-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By taz777

Where to mount a bag on a fatbike?

I need to be able to take a small number of items with me - items like keys, some money, a phone and maybe an energy bar - on my fatbike bike rides.

I don't want to carry the items on me (jersey,...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-26-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By taz777

Rims are 80mm.

Rims are 80mm.
07-25-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By taz777

A couple of mentions of the Flip-Belt earlier in...

A couple of mentions of the Flip-Belt earlier in this thread. I have a couple of these that I used to use when I was running and they do work well. Limited storage but enough for a phone, keys and...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-22-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By taz777

That's rather nice! I shall see whether I can...

That's rather nice! I shall see whether I can source them here in the UK.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-22-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By taz777

Thanks for the input, guys. I will probably end...

Thanks for the input, guys. I will probably end up with the 4.8 JJs eventually. No sand here, so my fat bike is used on tarmac mostly.

I wish slick fat bike tyres were a thing...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-21-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By taz777

Jumbo Jims 4.4 vs 4.8

Iíve currently got the 4.4 inch JJs on my fattie. When the time comes to replace them, I may got the for 4.8 inch ones.

Does anyone have experience of the differences between the two in terms of...
07-21-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By taz777

I would check your bike fit if you haven’t done...

I would check your bike fit if you haven’t done so already, just in case something isn’t quite right. On my Electra Townie I’ve replaced the stock saddle with a Brooks B67. Very comfy and I don’t...
07-20-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By taz777

OP: to answer one of your questions, yes, a rear...

OP: to answer one of your questions, yes, a rear pannier and rack adds quite some weight to the back of your bike. In particular, the rack itself if quite weighty as it needs to be very strong and be...
07-08-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,648
Posted By taz777

My fat bike is slower than my gravel and hybrid...

My fat bike is slower than my gravel and hybrid bikes, but it's faster than my mountain and cruiser bikes. However, it's the most enjoyable one to ride by some margin.
07-07-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By taz777

I've used a company called Uberbike for...

I've used a company called Uberbike for replacement disc brake pads:

https://www.uberbikecomponents.com/category/324/Disc-Brake-Pads

Great value and great quality. Their Race-Matrix pads are my...
07-06-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By taz777

Three of my bikes have a matte paint finish and...

Three of my bikes have a matte paint finish and being a keen car detailer, this is something that I looked into a while back.

I wash all of my bikes using Muc-Off Nano-Tech Bike Cleaner (using a...
07-03-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 520,779
Posted By taz777

^ That's a lovely clean-looking bike!

^ That's a lovely clean-looking bike!
06-26-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,042
Views: 288,629
Posted By taz777

This is her rear end: ...

This is her rear end:

https://i.imgur.com/prJuwoU.jpg
06-26-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,002
Posted By taz777

Given the name 'Townie', I'd say it's more of an...

Given the name 'Townie', I'd say it's more of an urban bike.
06-12-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By taz777

Okay, thanks for letting me know.

Okay, thanks for letting me know.
06-11-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By taz777

Hi Ryan, unfortunately the date format displayed...

Hi Ryan, unfortunately the date format displayed is still MM-dd-yyyy. For my locale, it should be dd-MM-yyyy.

It looks like there’s an option missing in the control panel and/or the forum software...
06-02-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 209,994
Posted By taz777

Crank Brothers Stamp 7. Even better than my...

Crank Brothers Stamp 7. Even better than my Shimano Saint MX-80 flat pedals - the Stamps are lighter and grippier.
06-02-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,263
Posted By taz777

Another vote for Camelbak Podium Chill. I...

Another vote for Camelbak Podium Chill.

I have a collection of water bottles and the Camelbak is the only one that doesn't alter the taste of the water during a longer ride. Plus, the insulation...
05-31-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,990
Posted By taz777

Here's my Brick Lane Bikes (London) saddle bag...

Here's my Brick Lane Bikes (London) saddle bag attached to a Brooks B67 saddle on my Electra Townie.

https://i.imgur.com/IjNMqI5.jpg
05-29-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,929
Posted By taz777

Going back to this post, a newly-found cycling...

Going back to this post, a newly-found cycling buddy of mine has just purchased a used mountain bike for the princely sum of 30GBP (= 38USD). His chain looked worse than that out on our first ride...
05-27-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By taz777

As an alternative to buying expensive cycling...

As an alternative to buying expensive cycling shorts, I have a couple of pairs of padded undershorts with very thin pads. I sometimes wear those under a pair of regular shorts and the pad isn't too...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18,721
Views: 3,728,980
Posted By taz777

I have a Smith Forefront helmet, which is very...

I have a Smith Forefront helmet, which is very similar. Unexpectedly, the honeycomb material inside the shell manages to provide better ventilation than my Kask Mojito, although the Kask Mojito fits...
05-26-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,837
Posted By taz777

I'd just bin them and buy a new pair of socks....

I'd just bin them and buy a new pair of socks. The effort to make them look clean and white again may not be worth it.

You may have too much lube on your chain if it's getting onto your socks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 625,740
Posted By taz777

We have a public holiday in the UK next Monday...

We have a public holiday in the UK next Monday (known as a Bank Holiday). Thus, there are some additional discounts being offered by several UK bike retailers.

For example, Tredz...
05-19-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By taz777

Fit and ventilation are the most important points...

Fit and ventilation are the most important points for me in a cycling helmet. Of the helmets that I own, my Kask Mojito is the most comfortable to wear all year round. It fits _my_ head very well, to...
05-18-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,213
Posted By taz777

I have this. It's pretty good.

I have this. It's pretty good.
05-17-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By taz777

Dr. Ryan, thank you for your help in matchmaking....

Dr. Ryan, thank you for your help in matchmaking. I may finally get my beloved date!
05-17-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By taz777

I’m still looking...and hoping!

I’m still looking...and hoping!
05-14-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,702
Posted By taz777

I hope they work out for you. As someone else and...

I hope they work out for you. As someone else and I mentioned in this thread, they may need better insoles eventually.

I bought a pair of Specialized BodyGeometry SL Footbeds (insoles). They fit...
05-14-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,702
Posted By taz777

They look narrow and long, however, my short and...

They look narrow and long, however, my short and wide feet fit comfortably in them. I don't feel that my feet are being squashed from the sides.

Thus, for my feet, I would say that they are fairly...
05-14-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,743
Posted By taz777

Need UK date format

Iíve probably asked this before, but is there a way to set the date format to dd-MM-yyyy which is the U.K. date format?

The thread post dates are showing in US date format (MM-did-yyyy) and this...
05-13-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,702
Posted By taz777

+1 for Fizik X5 Terra. I have the green suede...

+1 for Fizik X5 Terra. I have the green suede version. They are SPD shoes and relatively okay to walk in. I had to change the footbeds (insoles) to get them comfortable for me. Excellent Boa system...
05-07-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,727
Posted By taz777

All my fitness gear goes in the washing machine....

All my fitness gear goes in the washing machine. However, I do use the appropriate wash programme and use a liquid detergent designed to clean fitness clothing - it has added anti-bacterial agents...
05-06-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By taz777

Sadly, no.

Sadly, no.
05-05-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,778
Posted By taz777

My favourite helmet is my Kask Mojito: ...

My favourite helmet is my Kask Mojito:

https://i.imgur.com/jO1ooKV.jpg

This is my fat bike helmet, a Smith Forefront Helmet in camo colours:

https://i.imgur.com/4u1HcP6.jpg

Finally, a...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-05-19, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,118
Posted By taz777

I have a Cannondale Fat CAAD 2 in a small size....

I have a Cannondale Fat CAAD 2 in a small size. However, they make larger sizes too. Here's the link:

https://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=0e8a1997-1a31-438d-b60d-570129e6ca6e
...
05-04-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 156,288
Posted By taz777

Here's a couple of pictures of the front and rear...

Here's a couple of pictures of the front and rear mudguards that I bought a while ago for my CrossTrail. They're clip-on ones and do the job quite nicely.

The front one is attached to the downtube...
05-04-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By taz777

A quick update. I ordered the green Specialized...

A quick update. I ordered the green Specialized Body Geometry SL Footbeds. I found they were a little too high on the arch support so exchanged them for the middle ones, which are the blue ones....
05-02-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,111
Posted By taz777

^ Those look really nice. I've got an itch that...

^ Those look really nice. I've got an itch that needs scratching now! I wonder if they do an orange version to with the orange accents on my Prosecco?
05-02-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By taz777

Not a sunrise picture, but here's sunset in...

Not a sunrise picture, but here's sunset in Sochi, Russia:

https://i.imgur.com/9OD8dep.jpg
04-30-19, 03:45 AM
04-29-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By taz777

Thank you for all the advice offered. Doing...

Thank you for all the advice offered.

Doing a footprint test after a shower, it looks like I have medium to high foot arches. Thus, Iím likely to be ordering a pair of the green Specialized...
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