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07-23-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 381
Posted By Witterings

The front is more efficient for sure her but...

The front is more efficient for sure her but there are times I'd always us the rear ... anywhere that the surface is slippery either due to wet or loose surface as too much braking on the front will...
07-23-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 505,622
Posted By Witterings

I do question they're decision to discontinue...

I do question they're decision to discontinue them as they have such a huge following
07-23-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Witterings

Mine arrived today ... I can confirm as one...

Mine arrived today ... I can confirm as one person mentioned they are that bit harder to squeeze ... not a deal breaker but if someone offered me one or the other I'd probably choose the older style....
07-22-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Witterings

As the order hadn't bees dispatched I've swapped...

As the order hadn't bees dispatched I've swapped it for one of the new ones and one of the Ice ones which are supposed to keep things cool 4x's as long compared the the standard chill / insulate...
07-21-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Witterings

Just found these in searching in case anybody in...

Just found these in searching in case anybody in the US wants a cheap spare ... although I believe the colour is very pink from what I've heard
...
07-21-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Witterings

I wonder if this is as they used to "walk" out of...

I wonder if this is as they used to "walk" out of the cage sometimes as there wasn't really anything for the old design to get hold of.

This used to happen to me when on my 29er ..... there was...
07-20-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Witterings

Camelbak Podium Chill ... Discontinued ????

I had one of these bottles from a while back and have only recently set my bikes up so I can carry 2 water bottles and have been meaning to buy a 2nd but went out the other night and left the one I...
07-02-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,503
Posted By Witterings

The blue one

The blue one
07-02-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,451
Posted By Witterings

Whilst we never used to we've recently started...

Whilst we never used to we've recently started taking breaks to enjoy the scenery and make it more relaxing .... don't half struggle to get going again though sometimes and it can seem like much...
07-01-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By Witterings

I didn't pay much for this helmet .... weird...

I didn't pay much for this helmet .... weird thing I had a decent one quite a few years ago and in the days I was earning a good income that "disappeared" ... this was just a cheap one from the local...
07-01-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By Witterings

I feel like that's a bit of an olive brunch for...

I feel like that's a bit of an olive brunch for which I have the greatest respect ... takes balls ..... happy to put anything that's gone before behind us as a stupid internet misunderstanding and...
07-01-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By Witterings

Replace A Banged Helmet??

I was riding at the weekend and had just had to stop suddenly as some people coming the other way came downhill and round a corner fast and as I pulled away it felt like my brakes were still on so I...
06-23-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,327
Posted By Witterings

Totally get the cleaning bottles with bleach but...

Totally get the cleaning bottles with bleach but I don't know why but adding some to water to drink just doesn't compute in my mind ... absolutely 100% not questioning what you say but I don't know...
06-22-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 144,316
Posted By Witterings

Where I was trying to push for harder and faster...

Where I was trying to push for harder and faster a few weeks ago I asked why I was doing it as I ride for pleasure and decided to relax and enjoy the ride and the scenery instead of trying to hit...
06-18-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,327
Posted By Witterings

I didn't use them as I ended up buying a new...

I didn't use them as I ended up buying a new bottle in the end but did think about using baby bottle sterilising tablets on an old one I have where baking soda hadn't done much of a job.

Not...
06-18-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Witterings

Funnily enough I was doing some research on the...

Funnily enough I was doing some research on the GK slicks literally an hour ago as I run SK's on my gravel bike in the winter and came to the conclusion they're great tyres if you like getting lots...
06-18-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Witterings

^^^^ +1 for this .... especially if you weren't...

^^^^ +1 for this .... especially if you weren't having any issues with your MTB.

First things you could compare is saddle height measured from the middle of the pedal axle and how far the saddle...
06-12-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,901
Posted By Witterings

If you liked the Crossroads ... why not get...

If you liked the Crossroads ... why not get another set??

I've often been tempted with trying them, one of the guys we ride with used to be about the same speed as us, he put some of these on his...
06-11-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 144,316
Posted By Witterings

At least you can take comfort that you're not as...

At least you can take comfort that you're not as bad as me :p
06-08-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,309
Posted By Witterings

Currently have these on my 29er as it's summer...

Currently have these on my 29er as it's summer and they're brilliant in the summer / dryer weather .... I bought them in the autumn last year and tried them on my gravel bike but they had no grip in...
06-07-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,309
Posted By Witterings

Why would you're saddle height be different...

Why would you're saddle height be different because of a different bottom bracket drop .... saddle height is measured from the center of the bottom bracket as opposed to from the floor .... unless I...
06-06-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Witterings

I've run Vittoria Voyager Hypers (recently...

I've run Vittoria Voyager Hypers (recently discontinued) on my 29er last summer and now have Continental Speed rides on it, others you could look at that are more road orientated are Schwalbe...
06-05-19, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By Witterings

My current wife wishes I was one ... I'd get a...

My current wife wishes I was one ... I'd get a S**t load more love, affection and "play time" if I was :(
06-05-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Witterings

OP .... You don't mention what type of riding...

OP .... You don't mention what type of riding you're doing ... road / gravel mix or just road and what width tyre your bike can take.

I use the GK's on my bike in the winter where we hit some mud...
06-01-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 144,316
Posted By Witterings

^^^ Now you've really made me green with envy :)

^^^ Now you've really made me green with envy :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Witterings

Except I'm in the unfortunate position that...

Except I'm in the unfortunate position that changing my top wouldn't make an iota of difference but dropping 3 stone might.
05-31-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 144,316
Posted By Witterings

^^^^ Absolutely beautiful ... would love to ride...

^^^^ Absolutely beautiful ... would love to ride that !!!

How many miles of that have you got around there???
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Witterings

I've never really struggled with neck pain but in...

I've never really struggled with neck pain but in researching other areas have found numerous threads saying it's often caused by your head being too low, one of my regular cycling buddies was having...
05-30-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,464
Posted By Witterings

Have always repaired ... very recently though had...

Have always repaired ... very recently though had a big nail go through both sides of the tube not long into the ride .

I did patch it but it took a long time as whilst I suspected it may have 2...
05-30-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,309
Posted By Witterings

I think the whole point though is I'd have no...

I think the whole point though is I'd have no issues doing 2/3 miles on that surface with 35mm Vittoria Voyager Hypers if it was a small percentage of a much longer ride that takes in quite a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Witterings

Some useful info .... especially as I've been...

Some useful info .... especially as I've been having some quite bad elbow issues recently!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Witterings

Funny you mention that, I've literally just...

Funny you mention that, I've literally just discovered this and concentrating on keep your pedal strokes smooth and even makes quite a bit of difference, did a 40 mile ride on Sunday and really...
05-29-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,309
Posted By Witterings

You mention WTB Riddlers which are gravel bike...

You mention WTB Riddlers which are gravel bike tyres .... personally if I were riding 20 miles a day on that sort of surface I'd be looking at wider MTB tyres as opposed to heading towards narrower...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By Witterings

Saddle To Bar Height Effects

How much difference does saddle to bar height really make in the real world as opposed to cutting edge racing.

If you're any everyday cyclist does it actually make a lot of difference between a...
05-28-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Witterings

Is that all of the Hypers being discontinued or...

Is that all of the Hypers being discontinued or just the 32mm ones do you know ... I had noticed virtually nowhere has them for sale, would be a shame if so as they seem to offer slightly better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Witterings

@mac_flyer9...

@mac_flyer9 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/mac_flyer9-496649.html) Just to say I tried this evening and took literally seconds to adjust and much better so a big thank you for that!!!
05-28-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By Witterings

I'd say this was probably the cause ... maybe...

I'd say this was probably the cause ... maybe with a tyre that didn't have enough grip for the conditions.

Towards the end of last summer I was riding with Vittoria Voyager Hypers, we were...
05-28-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Witterings

If you're taking in gravel as well and want...

If you're taking in gravel as well and want comfort I'm not convinced I'd be looking at 28mm tyres but then that does depend on how large the lumps are.

I use Vittoria Voyager Hypers in 35mm for...
05-28-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,782
Posted By Witterings

This was funny ... problem is I can relate to...

This was funny ... problem is I can relate to virtually every bit of it ... am on the wrist and elbow pain stage at the moment having had all sort of problems with a replacement hip which fingers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Witterings

Brilliant ... thank you so much .... I'd only...

Brilliant ... thank you so much .... I'd only managed to find their 2 page user manual and there was nothing on there at all.

I'll have a proper look at it tomorrow when it's light (on UK time...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Witterings

If you have a look at the video at 1.20 it shows...

If you have a look at the video at 1.20 it shows the adjustment screw, I've uploaded a picture of mine and as you'll see there's no adjustment screw there but instead the lid of the pot I undid which...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By Witterings

Adjust Reach 105 R7000 Brake Levers

Can anyone tell me how to adjust the reach on the above ... I googled and found loads of videos but wonder if they're referring to the 5800's as I can't find the hole / slot with either a screw or...
05-27-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,079
Views: 144,316
Posted By Witterings

@LeFreakyBone...

@LeFreakyBone (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/lefreakybone-486856.html) Looks lovely where you rode .... love the colour of your bar tape as well :thumb:
05-25-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By Witterings

I was still in nappies in 66 :-) .. did send me...

I was still in nappies in 66 :-) .. did send me on a trip down memory lane on playing in bands though and found an amateur ish gig I did many years ago

If anybody's actually used the bone...
05-24-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By Witterings

Not wireless but I did stumble across these but...

Not wireless but I did stumble across these but didn't look at them closely as it wasn't what I was interested in but may possibly be for "You're Friend" ;) :thumb: If they really want wireless...
05-24-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,782
Posted By Witterings

You little P***ycat you .. go find my post above...

You little P***ycat you .. go find my post above about 20+ mile rides at the start of the season ... on a "Mans' Saddle" ... meow :p

EDIT: WHY ON EARTH CAN'T YOU TYPE THE NAME OF A HOUSEHOLD PET...
05-24-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By Witterings

Wonder if anyone's found a way to replace them...

Wonder if anyone's found a way to replace them .... I'm guessing the unit can be taken apart and it'd only mean soldering another that fits in it's place.

They shouldn't have short life spans but...
05-24-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,782
Posted By Witterings

No you've done the right thing .... now just find...

No you've done the right thing .... now just find yourself a saddle that works for you but hang onto the old one and if you take to riding and want to upgrade your bike in the future you can sell...
05-23-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By Witterings

I googled them and the reviews on Amazon were...

I googled them and the reviews on Amazon were pretty dire, quite a few people saying the had the old version which had been great and had bought the newer version and it was rubbish ... just thought...
05-23-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By Witterings

A drummer here as well and as deaf as ... ...

A drummer here as well and as deaf as ...

These always used to get good reviews...
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