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    13 June 2009
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 Topeak Road Morph with Gauge
Topeak Road Morph with Gauge
A lightweight road frame pump which morphs into a mini floor pump. Extra long high pressure barrel and integral gauge.
 
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5 / 5
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excellent pump for touring
Posted22 June 2013
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Billy
"Larger than normal pump bit still fits on the frame. Gets right up to 100 psi quickly although the last few pumps are hard work. Has worked out very well for me touring. Recommended."
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 DeFeet Woolie Boolie 2 Socks - 4 Inch Cuff
DeFeet Woolie Boolie 2 Socks - 4 Inch Cuff
The Highly Acclaimed Defeet Woolie Boolie sock has been upgraded to the Woolie Boolie 2 for a new level of warmth and comfort. A padded terry loop cuff and sole have been added along with arch compression for greater stability.
 
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Great for the winter
Posted09 December 2012
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Billy
"Great socks for the winter, the best I have come across. Can shrink a bit over time with washing"
Pros: High Quality
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 Takeout Handlebar Basket
Takeout Handlebar Basket
The takeout™ basket makes a handsome addition to any road or city bike.
 
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Good alternative to the other types of basket
Posted10 August 2012
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Billy
"Good quality item. Bought it because the other types of front basket sat above the level of the bars on my road bike and obstructed the lights. This sits lower so does not cause that problem. Fitting was a bit fiddly to get right and had to lenghen one cable so it snaked around the basket but all in all a very nice product that has been useful on several long rides already. Also does not look that out of place on a touring road bike, fitting between the drop bars nicely."
Pros: Rugged, High Quality
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 Bike Ribbon Reflective End Plugs
Bike Ribbon Reflective End Plugs
Highly reflective inserts add a neat and unobtrusive safety device.
 
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Good extra bit of reflection
Posted02 October 2010
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Billy
"Cheap and simple to fit giving an extra bit of reflection for night riding"
Pros: Great Value
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 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.
 
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Bright but poor performance
Posted02 October 2010
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Billy
"Worked OK for a few months but now battery connections don't work very well. Sometimes the light goes off on and you need to fiddle around with the bulb unit (which undoes to change batteries) to get it to come on again"
Cons: Poor Quality
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 Cateye TL-LD1100 LED Rear Light 2013
Cateye TL-LD1100 LED Rear Light 2013
No other led light offers the same level of all round visibility as the TL1100.
 
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4 / 5
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Expensive but Bright Light
Posted19 November 2009
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Billy
"This light is really good if you want to be seen provided you ensure it is pointing straight back as the beam is fairly focussed. Too many flashing options to decide what to have it set on !! I found the original batteries did not last that long and am trying some better quality ones now but I guess that is the price you pay for the brightness. Fits the normal Cateye back light bracket which makes it easy to take off when parked up."
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Expensive
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 Topeak Pocket Rocket Pump
Topeak Pocket Rocket Pump
Light weight mini pump with alloy barrel for roadies. Efficient design pumps upto 160 psi
 
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Good mini pump
Posted17 November 2009
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Billy
"Good little pump. Takes quite a lot of time to pump up to high pressure but that is the trade off for a small size pump. Last time I had a puncture I checked the pressure when I got home and had achieved 80 psi which is pretty good. Frame bracket makes it easy to carry."
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight
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 Cateye TL-LD610 LED Rear Light
Cateye TL-LD610 LED Rear Light
A must-have for urban night riding. The new TL-LD610 is slimmer and brighter than its predecessor, with five LEDs and three modes that maximize your visibility.
 
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Great rear light with long battery life
Posted15 June 2009
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"Good rear light with long life on the batteries, gives that bit extra protection against the half asleep car driver. Easy to fit in a range of positions."
Pros: Durable, Lightweight
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 1056/A551 Jockey Wheels
1056/A551 Jockey Wheels
Suitable for 8spd only, These are also compatible for Dura Ace 8 speed
 
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Low cost way to sharpen up your gear change
Posted15 June 2009
Billy
"When my rear gear change started to get a bit erratic and difficult to adjust I found it was becuase the jockey wheel was worn allowing the chain to wander side to side. Replacing the wheel with this low cost part really sharpened up the gear change. Make sure you get the right wheel though as they come in different sizes"
Pros: High Quality
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 LifeLine Essential Bike and Chain Cleaning Kit
LifeLine Essential Bike and Chain Cleaning Kit
A set of bespoke brushes for cleaning your bike and maintaining your drivetrain. With a chain cleaning mechanism and specially shaped brushes, The LifeLine Essential cleaning kit helps keep your bike spotlessly clean and performing at its peak.
 
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Good chain cleaner, will make your chain last long
Posted15 June 2009
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Billy
"Good cleaning kit which really does get the chain clean quickly. The only thing to bear in mind is that although it is good to make the chain last a long time, you have to buy this kit and a good cleaning liquid to go in it so there is a bit of a trade off in terms of the saving you make. I have also had the odd problem with the clip that holds the top on springing off but still would recommend it if you need to degrime you chain frequently"
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 Topeak Road Morph with Gauge
Topeak Road Morph with Gauge
A lightweight road frame pump which morphs into a mini floor pump. Extra long high pressure barrel and integral gauge.
 

Will this pump fit in the back of a jersey?

I would say it is just a bit too long for that. I am sure you could fit in in the pocket but a bit too much sticking out the too for it to secure in my opinion. Has a frame fitting though which works well snug on the downtube by your bottle cage
1 year, 5 months ago
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