ant55y
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    29 May 2010
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    24 October 2013
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    02 April 2010
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    05 July 2014
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    23 October 2010
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    18 November 2012
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The Femto front is an affordable yet brilliant compact "be seen" light. Engineered alloy body is light weight (31g with strap) and tough with long lasting, high polished and anodised finish.
 
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Battery fiddly to fit
Posted24 October 2013
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ant55y
fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I found initially would not always go on, though had done shortly before. Undid, tried refitting batteries again. Seems to work now but not sure how reliable .
The strap is just tight enough for my Mintura swing grip 22mm.
Otherwise very light easy fit good for being seen
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Pros: Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: battery fiddly
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Great value touring SPD pedal with all new lightweight and stylish body.
 
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changed from clip and strap touring bike
Posted08 October 2013
ant55y
fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"decided to change as strap fouls overshoe in winter rain.
brings foot closer to crank, good support, can pedal lightly when not engaged. using spring on easiest disengage setting
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Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight
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The ultimate wall/ground anchor. The Sold Secure Gold rated WBA100 is both simple, very strong and a very permanent 4 bolt fixing to the ground or floor.
 
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difficult to fit correctly
Posted08 July 2013
ant55y
fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"My old B&D hammer drill only made a small indent in my garage concrete floor, so hired more powerful drill. First mistake, I tried usng my old drill to mark where holes should be using the anchor plate; I advise make a ply wood template when drilling the holes, as one wandered so hole not usable, so only 3 of the 4 usaeble. I put the expanding part of bolt provided in holes, tapping them in. placed plate on, then screwed in the botls . I could not fully tightn, leaving 1/2inch prioud. difficlut to get levergae with allen key so used box spanner on end . then whole bolt assembly became loose. I had to take one out, so now only 2 of the 4 useable. I tried tightrnng more but became loose, So only 1 bolt firm, the other comes out by 1/2 inch. This made locating the black cover plate diffcult as bolts foiuling it. As a result diffcilut of screw the cover on, as protruidng bolt head stopping it; eventauly got both screws to engage, though think one stripped thread as tightns then goes loose again.
In sumary I am sure excellent product if fixed 100% corecelkty; there is no tolernace for any diverhgence, I think i am reasoanbly handy but ..
As fixied, it probably does not meet gold, but hope it will be deterrent. Also in gagrage so tools around to undo. I am dubious about hammering the ball bearings in to bolt head to stop undoing. I am considering try re fix with new bolts.
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Pros: Durable
Cons: Expensive, Unadjustable, no tolerance on fixings
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Similar features to the popular Mountain Morph but with a fold down, precision pressure gauge.
 
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Feels flimsy
Posted12 May 2013
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fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"The mount for mounting at a bottle cage is straight so have to loose a bottle cage, rather than at angle so can still use cage. If on top tube, in way of cables etc not look good. Inflation Hose is too short. Handle feels flimsy. foot stand not sure how ling it would last."
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Low Quality, Poor Fit
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stopping
Posted01 May 2013
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fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"only tried in dry and feel much better than orig shimano, feel more confident; not tried in wet yet. keep your orig pins as think the pins supplied look to big to fit or get out again."
Pros: High Quality, Good Fit
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Modern materials and design in a timeless hi-polish silver finish.
 
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Classic adjustble seat post
Posted19 February 2013
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fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Excellent finish; two bolts make easy to adjust posion of saddle rails and tilt. Markings to show how much is in frame, max and min"
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Road Softshell Thermo Overshoes - 2012
Road Softshell Thermo Overshoes - 2012
Effective thermal insulation for dedicated road cyclists. Softshell Overshoes feature a Windstopper Membrane for breathable windchill and spray protection, ideal for snow strewn mountain passes and sub-zero winter training.
 
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your shoes will be seen in these
Posted18 November 2012
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fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"bright visible;
previously had size for 43-44, but very tight fit over 44 myb shoes, real tyug to get on that zip eventually broke.
so now 45-47, go on easily but bit bulky.
I get cold feet; these and previous keep dry and reasonbale warmth though my toes still get cold on long cold ride.
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Pros: Durable, Attractive, visible
Cons: Bulky
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6cm Cuff socks with the superior quality and style you expect from the Castelli Rosso Corsa Blood line.
 
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great socks
Posted16 August 2012
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fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"4 ? different weaves material thickness, v comfortable; simila to Campag Falg; down to personal preferenec"
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Good Fit
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 Flag Cycling Socks
Flag Cycling Socks
Cool and breathable cycling socks with a mesh front panel for improved ventilation and moisture transfer. The Flag sock features an Italian striped cuff and a Campagnolo text graphic.
 
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stylish comfortable well desigend
Posted02 August 2012
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fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Different thicknes for diffrent ares of foot; v comfortable, good fit"
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
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 Etape Long Sleeve Jersey
Etape Long Sleeve Jersey
A thermal long sleeve cycling jersey with a soft, high wicking fabric construction and an anatomic multi-panel fit. Ideal as a mid-layer in cold winter conditions or paired with a base layer when the temperature rises.
 
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keep warm
Posted02 January 2012
ant55y
fromPetersfield
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"great weight, keeps warm without overheating; not tried in very colf freezing yet; good fit, long arms, zip guard at neck; I am 6 ft, 44inch chest"
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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ant55y's Questions
 
Fine tune adjuster for derailleur cables for non-threaded cable stops.
 

for Shimano XT rear mech

These are described as gear adjuster, but some answers say not suitable, though one person has fitted in this position.
If these are not suitable, please advise product that is.
2 weeks, 4 days ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
A super bright LED front bike light with a high grade lens and a precision CNC machined aluminium body. With continuous and flashing modes, simple operation and tool-less mounting, The professional LED light is essential for night riding and commutes.
 

minimum bar diameter

what is smallest bar diameter it will fit as i use minura swing grip
9 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
The Femto front is an affordable yet brilliant compact "be seen" light. Engineered alloy body is light weight (31g with strap) and tough with long lasting, high polished and anodised finish.
 

handle bar size

What is smalles t diameter bar it will fit as use a minoura swing grip which is quite small diameter
9 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
 CarraDry Bags : CarraDry Rear Panniers (pair)
CarraDry Bags : CarraDry Rear Panniers (pair)
Large waterproof rear panniers with handy external and internal pockets. Robust and offering excellent value for money.
 

is the price for one pannier or a pair of two) ?

3 years, 11 months ago
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ant55y
 
 Road II Handlebar Bag
Road II Handlebar Bag
The only thing you'll be searching for is your way; otherwise we've provided lots of organised storage capacity including a main compartment, front pocket and a removable zip pocket for valuables.
 

Is the bag 100% waterproof?

3 years, 11 months ago
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ant55y
 
 Earnley Cycling Bib Shorts
Earnley Cycling Bib Shorts
The Earnley range - quality kit at unbeatable prices
 

How low are they at front practical are they if need to stop for 'call of nature'?

4 years, 3 months ago
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ant55y
 
ant55y's Answers
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 Road Softshell Thermo Overshoes - 2012
Road Softshell Thermo Overshoes - 2012
Effective thermal insulation for dedicated road cyclists. Softshell Overshoes feature a Windstopper Membrane for breathable windchill and spray protection, ideal for snow strewn mountain passes and sub-zero winter training.
 

Sizing

What size would you recommend for a 44 road shoe?
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for 44 specialised mtb 45-47; the 43-44 will probably better for road shoe;
just done review re sizing
1 year, 8 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
 HL-EL450 LED Front Light
HL-EL450 LED Front Light
See your way home. The new HL-EL450 is perfect for occasional night rides and regular commutes.
 

drop handlebar mounting

would this light mount ok onto the ends of drop handlebars, as i have a bar bag fitted, and i'm trying to find the best way to fit some front headlights?
Best answer
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i use Minoura bracket fixed to stem, thogu need to pack out with eg tape as diamter small
1 year, 11 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
 Etape Long Sleeve Jersey
Etape Long Sleeve Jersey
A thermal long sleeve cycling jersey with a soft, high wicking fabric construction and an anatomic multi-panel fit. Ideal as a mid-layer in cold winter conditions or paired with a base layer when the temperature rises.
 

Where is thickness of jersey shown?

You state that jersey thicknesses are indicated as light, medium or heavy. But I can't find these indicators on any jersey.
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I wopuld say medium, ie thicker than thin lycra top, but not ultras thick; good weight for England winters though not tried in freezing
2 years, 6 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
 Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
The latest in cordless technology
 

Can the computer be easily removed and attached, say, on a daily basis?

I commute and don't want to leave the computer attached whilst locked up on the street.
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yes unclips in a second, though obvioulsy sensors stay on bike
2 years, 6 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
 Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
The latest in cordless technology
 

cateye wheel circumference

Hi, in the set up you have to input the tyre size, mine are 622x15c this isn't represented in the instructions, can you tell me what size I should use, the nearest I can see is18x622.
thanks for your help
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put marker on ground eg pencil by tyre valve, sit on bike, roll forward till wheel gone one revoluiton, mark where valve is again, measure distance between; this is number to put in millimetres
2 years, 6 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
 Elite Team Workstand
Elite Team Workstand
Another wiggle exclusive!
 

Is the product (clamping system) ok to use with a carbon fibre bike?

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see photo, not sure about carbon; most advise against
User submitted photo
2 years, 6 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
 Elite Team Workstand
Elite Team Workstand
Another wiggle exclusive!
 

What are the dimensions of this stand when it is collapsed?

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48 inches high
2 years, 6 months ago
by
ant55y
Petersfield
 
 HL-EL450 LED Front Light
HL-EL450 LED Front Light
See your way home. The new HL-EL450 is perfect for occasional night rides and regular commutes.
 

Which is the flex tight bracket for this light?

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I find bracket not very secure
2 years, 6 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield
 
 HL-EL450 LED Front Light
HL-EL450 LED Front Light
See your way home. The new HL-EL450 is perfect for occasional night rides and regular commutes.
 

Can the cateye el 450 light be fitted to a helmet. Steve

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I would not have thought so
2 years, 6 months ago
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ant55y
 
 Spy Mirror
Spy Mirror
The convex Spy mirror is constructed of unbreakable chrome plated ABS plastic and fits to any handlebar larger than 22mm in diameter without the need for any tools.
 

would this mirror fit to a standerd road bike drop down bar ?

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fit on down tube just belwo lug with head tube, view behind between legs; find very useful and good to see what behind without having turn round
2 years, 6 months ago
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ant55y
Petersfield