DarekN
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    14 February 2010
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    19 August 2010
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    04 June 2010
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    02 July 2010
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    02 July 2010
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DarekN's Reviews
 
 Kryptonite KryptoFlex 30 Foot Cable Bike Lock
Kryptonite KryptoFlex 30 Foot Cable Bike Lock
Double-looped cable for use with all Kryptonite U-locks, disc locks and padlocks. Braided steel cable has greater core density than twisted cable, increasing cut resistance.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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Decent but do not expect it to last
Posted19 August 2010
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DarekN
fromLondon
"Bought the cable lock with the aim of keeping my bike secure in an underground car park - used in combination with a d-lock. After two weeks found the cable easily cut through (its only about 1cm diameter) and needless to say, the bike was gone.
Good value, but do invest in a very decent lock to go with it and make sure the d-lock attaches the bike to an immovable object - since the cable will not do the job properly."
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 Mens Aquaflo Tri Suit SS12
Mens Aquaflo Tri Suit SS12
It is fantastic looking suit with superior aero dynamical performance, breathability and balanced compression. With a specification like this it should cost double the asking price!
 
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5 / 5
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Good entry level Tri suit
Posted02 July 2010
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DarekN
fromLondon
"Comfortable and durable, ideal choice for an entry-level triathlete. The pad is just enough indeed for the bike ride, had absolutely no problems, no chaffing, after the swim or the bike. fairly comfortable for the run too.
The only problem would be sizing - having ordered a L I found it a little to tight in the upper body. Unzipping helps only to a small extent.
Overall, good purchase though!"
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons: Poor Fit
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 Brute LS 26cm Bike D Lock
Brute LS 26cm Bike D Lock
One of the tougest locks from Onguard This one'll take up to ten tons!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Solid, heavy lock for storage
Posted02 July 2010
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DarekN
fromLondon
"Solid lock designed for storage rather than mobility - ideal to use with a cable lock to span the wheels and the frame, then locked together to say a bike rack. Very solid, weatherproof.
Highly recommended for urban purposes for midrange bikes, could also suit motorbikes."
Pros: Durable, High Quality
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 Kryptonite KryptoFlex 7 Foot Cable Bike Lock
Kryptonite KryptoFlex 7 Foot Cable Bike Lock
Double-looped cable for use with all Kryptonite U-locks, disc locks and padlocks. Braided steel cable has greater core density than twisted cable, increasing cut resistance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent value cable lock!
Posted02 July 2010
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DarekN
fromLondon
"The lock is perfect length if you want to properly secure a bike to a bike-rack, it spans both wheels comfortably and is also quite easily foldable - its light weight makes it also easy to pack up and move around in a backpack.
In short, a very good choice for a urban commuter. Its price also justifies being left with a solid lock at your destination rather than being carried all the time."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Versatile
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 Mens Charge R1 Road Cycling Shoes
Mens Charge R1 Road Cycling Shoes
The Charge R1 utilizes the stiffness of the I-Beam sole and the security of a ratchet fit system to direct all your efforts into forward motion.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Comfortable, entry level shots
Posted14 February 2010
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DarekN
"Very nice product, fit perfectly and are easy to put together with the pedals.
In particular the strap for tightening is a great invention, with easy undoing as well.
Overall, highly recommended, definitely one of the best value for money entry level shoes out there."
Pros: Adjustable, Comfortable, Good Fit
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 Fulcrum Racing Quattro Clincher Wheelset
Fulcrum Racing Quattro Clincher Wheelset
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.
 

What else to get to have a full new wheel & compatibility with tight clearances

Hi, I just wanted to check two points:

- what else, in addition to the wheels, do I need to get just a new back cassette & tubes/tyres, or are there any other parts that I would require? I've got a 10 speed shimano 105 rear derailleur, so I am guessing that I want to select the 10 speed option, correct?

- I'm riding a Focus Variado, with relatively tight clearances. Do I need to worry about the rim size, or not?

Many thanks,
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1 year, 9 months ago
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DarekN
London
 
 Blowfish 3 Litre Hydration System
Blowfish 3 Litre Hydration System
The versatile Blowfish continues to attract new fans thanks to its expandable main compartment.
 

Is it good for running?

Hi, has anyone used this backpack for running? Does it float around?

also, is it fully waterproof?

thanks
4 years, 6 months ago
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DarekN
London
 
 Race Pro 30 Rucksack AW10
Race Pro 30 Rucksack AW10
The Race Pro 30 is an elite functional lightweight hydration compatible pack. Includes a large stretch mesh pocket on the top and side multi access pockets for storage to more frequently accessed items. Pockets can be closed off with lid closure webbing on outside or left accessible by having lid cl...
 

How good is this for city running?

Hi, quick question about how this backpack would do in a city setting - it seems that the waist fastening might cause some chauffing as my current backpack does. Also, how many different straps are there for adjustments - im assuming chest and waist only? thanks
4 years, 6 months ago
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DarekN
London
 
DarekN's Answers
 
 Kryptonite KryptoFlex 7 Foot Cable Bike Lock
Kryptonite KryptoFlex 7 Foot Cable Bike Lock
Double-looped cable for use with all Kryptonite U-locks, disc locks and padlocks. Braided steel cable has greater core density than twisted cable, increasing cut resistance.
 

How big are the loops? (internal diameter). Will they fit over the ends of a Abus Granit Steel O Flex 1000?

Cannot guarantee, but from the picture it looks like they would.
4 years, 5 months ago
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DarekN
London