Barker
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  • Review Count
    47
  • Helpfulness Votes
    15
  • First Review
    14 June 2009
  • Last Review
    12 January 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
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  • Question Count
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  • First Question
    05 October 2009
  • Last Question
    31 July 2013
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  • Answer Count
    16
  • Helpfulness Votes
    8
  • First Answer
    13 June 2011
  • Last Answer
    12 January 2014
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Barker's Reviews
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An excellent value pack of 2 Windslam Jerseys, offering effective windchill defence and all the features you need whilst out on the bike, making it the perfect layer for cool weather road rides.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good all rounder
Posted12 January 2014
Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Good quality, you can feel the extra insulation, looks higher quality than the price suggests, as usual, sizes up a little small...."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit
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Leather Look bar tape from Deda, give your bike that classic look at a fraction of the price.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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It ain't leather, but....
Posted12 January 2014
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Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Good quality synthetic tape, not convinced it'll fool people but goes on well, not overly tough though, on my second set...."
Pros: Attractive
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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The first Gore-tex shoes launched exclusively by Northwave guarantees all-out water protection combined with excellent breathablilty. Suitable for riding in temperatures from -10° - +15°C.
 
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5 / 5
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Toastie!
Posted02 January 2014
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Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"V Happy, have had warm feet in frozen conditions. I am usually a size 10 with wide feet, and bought an 11, have come up a tiny bit large but am wearing with winter socks. Have kep out the rain as well but not ridden yet in a downpour......."
Pros: Attractive, Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable
Cons: Expensive
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An excellent value 4 pack of high quality innertubes to fit 700c road bike rims with 18c to 25c wide tyres. LifeLine essential innertubes are made of the highest quality butyl rubber and tested extensively to ensure reliability.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great Value!
Posted22 November 2013
Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Good Tubes at a cracking proce, highly recommend, good buy."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Good Fit
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The Vaeon Roubaix padded bib tight uses a super soft fleecy performance fabric to offer reliable warmth through your Winter rides.(dhb Vaeon Roubaix - replaces dhb PACE Roubaix)
 
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5 / 5
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Toasty!
Posted20 November 2013
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Fit
Comes up small
Small
Comes up large
Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Great bibs, am a shortie but not thin and are a little tight but plenty long enough, so bear this in mind. Warm and do the job though."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable
Cons: Poor Fit
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The greatest value HV hand pump equipped with the versatile ABS Flex Hose. The pump barrel and shaft are made of lathe-turned aluminum with Composite Matrix handle and end caps.
 
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5 / 5
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Beefy little fella!
Posted04 October 2013
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Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"This is a short but thick little pump which packs a punch. Hopefully will sit in the holder better than the smaller version which died under the wheels of an Astra...."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
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High performance road-specific pad inserts designed to fit all Shimano Road Systems. Designed for alloy rims and compatible with Dura-Ace 7900 brakes.
 
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5 / 5
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Good quality, biiiig pads
Posted31 July 2013
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Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Good quality looking pads, feel deeper than what I usually fit and have had to widen the calipers!"
Pros: Durable, Good Fit
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Muc-Off Water Soluble, Biodegradable degreaser. Wiggle Exclusive offer get 500ml of for the price of 400ml.
 
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5 / 5
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Better value than.......
Posted26 July 2013
Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"This is just as effective as the muc off chain cleaner and its cheaper! Buy it!!!"
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Versatile
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The Continental quality road long valve inner tube is a must have cycling essential for 700c bike wheels.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Look the job
Posted18 July 2013
Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Ain't used em yet but look good quality so hopefully up to the job!"
Pros: High Quality
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A super soft casual t-shirt for wearing between rides.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Nice but...
Posted18 July 2013
Barker
fromExeter
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Nice good quality T, but not as fitted as it appears in the pictures."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: Poor Fit
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Barker's Questions
 
Campagnolo compatible cassettes for 10 speed systems only.
 

Hello, this will be replacing my Miche casette on my Bianchi which runs with Campag derailleurs and FSA front cranks, what chains do you recommed?

Preferably not Campag!
8 months ago
by
Barker
Exeter
 
Shimano compatible cassettes for 10 speed systems only.
 

Hello, i am rplacing this on my bianchi which has campag gears, do i need a spefici chain please?

8 months ago
by
Barker
Exeter
 
This compressor is ideal for carbon steerers.
 

hi, does it have fitting instructions?

10 months ago
by
Barker
Exeter
 
Replacement outer chainrings made from AL7075/T6.
 

Is compatible with Campag? Current ring on Binachi is FSA 110 BCD,, N10 50 teeth?

1 year, 1 month ago
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Barker
Exeter
 
The new neoprene mudguard called NeoGuard™ is specifically designed to prevent mud and spray from getting in your face and eyes.
 

Hi, what is the guidance re size? for 130 forks which is suitable?

4 years, 6 months ago
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Barker
Exeter
 
Barker's Answers
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Mudguards designed for road bikes with little clearance between bottom of brake calipers (arch) and top of the tyres.
 

Will these mudguards fit my bianchi dama?

Hi. I was going to purchase the Crud MK2 mudguards, but a chap in a bike shop said I would have trouble with fitting the front one to my my Bianchi Dama? Has anyone else had a problem like this?
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Fitted fine to my Via Nirone.
3 months ago
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Barker
Exeter
 
Leather Look bar tape from Deda, give your bike that classic look at a fraction of the price.
 

Will the color match with Charge Bucket saddle?

How close is the color to the charge bucket saddle? The patterns look very similar between these two products.
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Yes!
3 months ago
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Barker
Exeter
 
A smooth, aerodynamic wheelset with balanced 35mm profile alloy rims, a two-to-one spoke pattern, oversize drive side flange and light alloy hubs. Racing Quattros are an excellent value all round training and sportive wheelset for road and tri use.
 

will these wheels it a Felt Z6?

will it need spacers etc
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Depends on your group set? Will need spacers for Shimonao, (supplied), not fopr Campag.
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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Barker
Exeter
 
The Vaeon Roubaix padded bib tight uses a super soft fleecy performance fabric to offer reliable warmth through your Winter rides.(dhb Vaeon Roubaix - replaces dhb PACE Roubaix)
 

Sizing

I'm 5'7 (171cm), 100cm chest and 86/87cm waist. I think medium but would they be too long?
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They will be bit long, but i'm 5 8 and they are ok if you adjust yourself !
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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Barker
Exeter
 
The greatest value HV hand pump equipped with the versatile ABS Flex Hose. The pump barrel and shaft are made of lathe-turned aluminum with Composite Matrix handle and end caps.
 

Schrader or presta? Or both?

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Both, the tube has different valves at either end.
6 months ago
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Barker
Exeter
 
For real off-road performance at an unbeatable price, the new Six 80 stands above the competition.
 

Sizing of felt Bikes

I know you have a sizing guide but felt bikes seem to differ a little. They have a 16.5" or 19" as opposed to the standard medium 18". I'm 5'8" and unsure which size would suit me best...do you have any suggestions at all??
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Hello. If you're planning to take it off road, 16.5. At 5ft 8 youll find the 19 a little big.
7 months ago
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Barker
Exeter
 
High performance road-specific pad inserts designed to fit all Shimano Road Systems. Designed for alloy rims and compatible with Dura-Ace 7900 brakes.
 

Will these fit my Specialized Allez?

I have a 2009 Specialized Allez 18.

The brakes are described as being "Ultralight dual pivot brakes, Teflon pivots, forged alloy w/ cartridge pads". Will these inserts fit?
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Should do, standard generic insert size
8 months ago
by
Barker
Exeter
 
The Craft Cool Mesh Superlight base layer provides a superior cooling effect with a 3-dimensional ergonomic fit for freedom of movement during workouts in hot conditions.
 

Sizing: M or S ?

Hello, I am 1.8m, 64kg, 37" chest, 33" waist, a climber figure. Which size I should pick: M or S? thank you.
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I'm 38" chest and M is a good fit,
8 months ago
by
Barker
Exeter
 
A streamlined, compact wallet organizer designed to hold modern smartphones and cycling essentials. With a stylish single fold design, water resistant pocket and Velcro fastening the Phone Wallet is the perfect addition to the jersey pocket or pack.
 

will an iPhone fit in it?

Will an iPhone fit in the phone pocket?
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Yes, with a bit of space! Its pretty big.
8 months ago
by
Barker
Exeter
 
A smooth, aerodynamic wheelset with balanced 35mm profile alloy rims, a two-to-one spoke pattern, oversize drive side flange and light alloy hubs. Racing Quattros are an excellent value all round training and sportive wheelset for road and tri use.
 

do these wheels come with a Fulcrum spoke key?

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No!
9 months ago
by
Barker
Exeter