DiamondLil
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    12 October 2011
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DiamondLil's Reviews
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 Ladies Merino L/S Zip Neck Baselayer M_190
Ladies Merino L/S Zip Neck Baselayer M_190
This ultra fine merino wool is comfortable and smooth next to the skin.
 
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5 / 5
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Snug baselayer at a very nice (clearance) price
Posted22 September 2013
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DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"Bought this for my daughter's 27th birthday. Very impressed with the quality and she likes the fit and the magenta not-too-girly colour.
Not cold enough yet to have evaluated its performance during serious winter riding, but it's posh enough and cosy enough to wear as a warm top for autumn walks and rides."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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Shimano SPD MTB Cleats: Available options are SH51, SH52 and SH56 to fit the vast majority of SPD pedals.
 
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Ideal cleat option for beginners and XC MTB use
Posted07 September 2013
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DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"Hadn't realised that Shimano made this easy-release cleat, which is an excellent choice for roady beginners and especially beginners to MTB cross country rides. The swift release means your foot is free under panic situations, saving the risk of embarrassing injury."
Pros: Rugged, Adjustable, Good Fit
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The BBT-9 is used to remove and install Shimano® Hollowtech II, Campagnolo Ulta-Torque, and many other external bearing crankset bottom brackets.
 
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An essential tool for DIY maintenance
Posted07 September 2013
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fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"Picked this up at a clearance price and very pleased. Enables easy servicing of the Ultegra / 105 outboard bottom bracket bearings.."
Pros: Great Value, Rugged
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Value for money dual sided SPD pedal, a favorite XC mountain bike pedal. Super-compact and lightweight design for a multitude of cycling uses. Sealed cartridge bearing spindle keeps out water and mud for a smooth action, and makes for a durable pedal.
 
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5 / 5
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Dependable, durable SPD pedals.
Posted12 August 2013
DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"The benchmark budget SPD pedal which can take the scrapes and grinding without looking like a dog's dinner.
Fantastic value in the half price clearance sale."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable
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 Grand Prix 4 Season Fold. Road Tyre (2) and Tubes
Grand Prix 4 Season Fold. Road Tyre (2) and Tubes
2 Top level racing clincher with exceptional winter and wet condition performance with a Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead and 2 extra Vectran breakers help increase puncture protection complete with presta inner tubes.
 
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Great year-round grip
Posted03 October 2012
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DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
"Cambridge Cycles recommended these tyres before they built my Enigma Etape back in November 2011. I've since accumulated 1500 miles (including Col d'Izoard in May# - enough to remove all the moulding flashes. I've had a single puncture so far, when I picked up a local blackthorn. Nothing can stop a blackthorn!
Cornering performance in all weather conditions is phenominal - very confidence inspiring. Minimal signs of wear so far.
Have bought a spare set #tyres and tubes) at less than £28 a wheel in the "Wheels 10" offer!"
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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Designed to let you use Cateye lights on a rear carrier.
 
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Very useful gadget
Posted03 October 2012
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DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
"My Enigma Etape has a lightweight Bontrager rear rack, with a central rear light mount. The CatEye Rear Carrier mount enables their blinding slimline 5 x LED rear light to fit securely, rather than rely on the strap-mount which came with the light."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Adjustable, Lightweight
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 Corefit Long Sleeve Hi Viz Base Layer AW11
Corefit Long Sleeve Hi Viz Base Layer AW11
Hi visibility technical long sleeve tee shirt perfect for outdoor, poor-light exercise whether it be your manic commute or after work run.
 
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Highly visible baselayer
Posted29 January 2012
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DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
"In a way it's a shame that the HI Viz properties can't be appreciated when worn as a winter baselayer. Must wait till longer evenings to exploit the stunning dayglo effect..
Sizing seems on the generous side for a baselayer, so I'd recommend going down a size if in doubt, because there's good stretch. Excellent value in the winter sale at £11.50!!"
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, Lightweight, stunning dayglo effect
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 Countdown AS Lady Jacket
Countdown AS Lady Jacket
Classic: Can be used on different trips and in various weather conditions thanks to the zip-off sleeves and the comfortable fit of this windproof jacket.
 
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An fine jacket, but choose your size carefully.
Posted29 January 2012
DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
"A Quality garment with plenty of sleeve and body length. The stretch fit means it's very streamlined.
However, check the sizing table very carefully, because if you are a short-bodied size 12, you may not need to go up a size as the table suggests."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight
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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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THE Cure for Cold Feet!!
Posted29 January 2012
DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
"My hubby suffers from freezing toes during the Winter months and these were my (early) Christmas present to him.
Despite very cold and wet conditions on many of our runs on the bikes, he's returned home without the usual problem of frozen feet. A very worthwhile investment."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality, Good Fit
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The Aeron cycling shorts pack an amazing feature set at a very competitive price: premium Italian stretch fabric and refined fit furnished with the ‘Race LT’ CyTech Elastic Interface cycle pad. An excellent value cycling short without compromise.
 
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4 / 5
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Really comfy shorts
Posted29 January 2012
DiamondLil
fromNorthampton
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 55-64
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
Budget : Quality first
"These were a present for my husband, bought with Summer in mind. However, he's wearing them under Winter longs and finds the seat pad ideal for easing his discomfort whilst breaking-in a new (Old Skool) leather saddle.
They're pretty cool in looks, I'd say. Pretty cool and comfort able, he tells me."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, High Quality, Good Fit
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Shimano SPD MTB Cleats: Available options are SH51, SH52 and SH56 to fit the vast majority of SPD pedals.
 

Do these cleats have "float" or are they fixed?

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The design allows approx. 15 degrees of foot swivel either side of "centre" (foot at right angles to the pedal spindle) before the cleat will release from the pedal binding.

If you are concerned about releasing in a "stop dead" emergency, these cleats are available in a version which allows an upward "snatch" release, without the need to twist the foot. Check the drop-down choices before ordering.
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An ultra fine merino base layer for effective insulation and natural technical performance in cold conditions. The dhb Merino M_200 Base Layer is a warm, comfortable and versatile layering piece for cycling and aerobic activity in low temperatures.
 

What is the quality of the Merino wool?

I couldn't find any indication about the quality of the Merino wool in the description. Is it 150 or 200 or something else?
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The product description states 190 grams per square metre. The quality of the woven merino wool produces a flexible fit which is ideal for wearing next to the skin.

Die Produktbeschreibung sagt 190 Gramm pro Quadratmeter. Die Qualität des gewebten Merinowolle erzeugt eine flexible Passform, die ideal für das Tragen auf der Haut ist.
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 Ladies Merino L/S Zip Neck Baselayer M_190
Ladies Merino L/S Zip Neck Baselayer M_190
This ultra fine merino wool is comfortable and smooth next to the skin.
 

In ladies merino base layers, what size do you recommend for a 35 and a 36 bust?

Would I go to 38 inch size 14 or is there enough stretch in size 12 34.5 inch chest?
Thank you
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Depends how snug a fit you prefer. There's plenty of give in the weave and since it's a next-to-the skin baselayer it should fit fine, unless you prefer a relaxed rather than cosy-snug fit.
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 Grand Prix 4 Season Fold. Road Tyre (2) and Tubes
Grand Prix 4 Season Fold. Road Tyre (2) and Tubes
2 Top level racing clincher with exceptional winter and wet condition performance with a Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead and 2 extra Vectran breakers help increase puncture protection complete with presta inner tubes.
 

IS THE 2 TYRE DEAL THE SAME IF YOU WANT A 28M & 25M TYRE.

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No, different sizes would need to be bought separately.
1 year, 1 month ago
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DiamondLil
Northampton
 
Shimano SPD MTB Cleats: Available options are SH51, SH52 and SH56 to fit the vast majority of SPD pedals.
 

Relating to SPD cleats etc.

Heres my order im bout to place:
-Shimano A530 SPD Single Sided Touring Pedals
-Shimano M088 SPD Mountain Bike Shoes
-Shimano SPD MTB Cleats (add states no nuts included yet package states nuts included). Arent screws/bolts used to attach cleats to shoes?
Listing seems a little ambiguous to me or am i just not making sense of it?
Do i need to purchase nuts/bolts/screws etc.
Regards
Steve
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These cleats are packaged with their fixing screws (NOT nuts) fitted into a dummy threaded plate on the back of the card, simply to ensure the loose fixing screws don't get separated or lost.

The dummy plate COULD also serve as a means of fixing the cleats IF your shoes were of the rare type which have only a recessed "manhole" without the usual sliding plate hidden under the sole. It is this captive sliding plate which the two fixing screws per cleat engage with, allowing both side to side and fore and aft adjustment of the cleat position (which should be centred above the pedal spindle).
1 year, 1 month ago
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DiamondLil
Northampton
 
The Aeron cycling shorts pack an amazing feature set at a very competitive price: premium Italian stretch fabric and refined fit furnished with the ‘Race LT’ CyTech Elastic Interface cycle pad. An excellent value cycling short without compromise.
 

¿Qué talla corresponde a 32cm de cintura?

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Hay un botón Guía acerca de la página web. Esto puede mostrar tanto las medidas métricas e imperiales para el tamaño de la cintura a través del botón de radio.
1 year, 2 months ago
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DiamondLil
Northampton
 
A modern take on the classic frame fit pump for road bikes. A long, machinecut barrel quickly inflates those high pressure road tyres. Pumps to 160psi.
 

Will this pump fit my bike?

I have an XL Wilier Gran Turismo (2012) & I'm just wondering if it will fit the frame as it's an oversize top tube and the junction with the head tube isn't exactly a traditional junction.
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Please read my previous answer to understand the way to measure a road bike for "under the top tube" fit. The Topeak pump has a generous "scallop" in both the pump handle and the valve end, so it can engage with tubes of varying diameter.

What will limit any pump engaging with the head tube's rear profile is the gap between the converging top tube and down tube, at their junction with the head tube. The diameter of the Blaster pump is quite snug at 25 / 30mm, so check if a cylinder that size which is suspended below the top tube could actually engage the head tube's curved profile, without fouling first the two converging tubes at their joints. Good luck, but there's always the Mini Blaster, which fits into a bum bag or jersey pocket.
1 year, 2 months ago
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DiamondLil
Northampton
 
A modern take on the classic frame fit pump for road bikes. A long, machinecut barrel quickly inflates those high pressure road tyres. Pumps to 160psi.
 

secure fit

Will this pump (if measured correctly) fit within the seat tube triangle , ie bottom bracket to underside of top tube , of my Kona Honky Tonk frame. Or should i use the dimple on the back of my head tube to the top of my seat tube ie carry it under my toptube .
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OK, here goes. As you read this explanation you will probably realise why so many buyers return their pumps as being TOO SHORT!!! Short answer (sorry) is if you want to fit the pump to the SEAT TUBE, you should be OK.

This is because Topeak's "headline" pump sizes quoted on the Topeak packaging #and on the Wiggle website# are based upon Seat Tube length #the centre distance between bb and top tube centre# NOT Top Tube length.

These days, most riders wouldn't want to sacrifice a second bottle cage on the seat tube by fitting a pump between the bb and top tube, now that we know more about hydration and energy usage. MTB riders will choose a hydration pack, so fitting the pump to the seat tube makes sense when you may need to shoulder the bike over obstacles.

Neither do Road riders need to worry much about climbing obstacles, so often choose to fit a pump under the top tube #as most are when two bottle cages are used#. In this position, Topeak's "frame size" needs to be between 2 to 4cm LONGER than the classic "frame size" dimension, which assumes bb to top tube centres.

The diagram on the packaging clearly shows the pump fitted in this more practical "road" position UNDER the top tube. The diagram shows a horizontal top tube #NOT the sloping compact geometry often used today#. Only when you have the packaging for the pump do you realise that their diagram ALSO states the equivalent #greater# length between the seat tube and head-tube, which is the position which most #road# riders now choose.

So the answer is to use your top tube centres on a road bike as your "frame size" IF that's where you want the pump to fit. Good news is that due to the generous compression spring length in the pump handle, by measuring the "fitted length" under the top tube, it has only to match the mid-size of Topeak's equivalent seat tube length within a centimetre or so to give a good fit.

Anyone need a Master Blaster pump that's too short?
1 year, 2 months ago
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DiamondLil
Northampton
 
Value for money dual sided SPD pedal, a favorite XC mountain bike pedal. Super-compact and lightweight design for a multitude of cycling uses. Sealed cartridge bearing spindle keeps out water and mud for a smooth action, and makes for a durable pedal.
 

is quantity 1 two pedals then?

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Aye lad, tha's reet. Reet canny value for a left and a reet together.

Quantity one pair, so if you need just one, give the other to a friend as a spare.
1 year, 2 months ago
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DiamondLil
Northampton
 
Value for money dual sided SPD pedal, a favorite XC mountain bike pedal. Super-compact and lightweight design for a multitude of cycling uses. Sealed cartridge bearing spindle keeps out water and mud for a smooth action, and makes for a durable pedal.
 

los pedales shimano PD-520 incluyen las calas?

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Sí, se incluyen los sistemas de fijación estándar. La tensión abrazadera se puede ajustar fácilmente según sus preferencias.

Si usted necesita un sistema de fijación que tiene una fácil liberación en caso de emergencia (por ejemplo, sobre una bicicleta de montaña), éstos deben ser comprados por separado.
1 year, 2 months ago
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DiamondLil
Northampton