Mabel
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    30 March 2010
  • Last Review
    17 January 2018
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    30 December 2011
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Mabel's Reviews
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The Volt 200 XC / Rapid Mini Rear USB rechargeable Light Set is the ultimate urban set.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
Avg 1 / 5 from
Strap failed after only a few weeks' use
Posted17 January 2018
fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" I have always liked and bought CatEye lights for my commuter bike, so I was drawn to these when I decided to upgrade to a USB chargeable lights. The lights are great LEDs - very bright and the charging was very convenient.
I was also attracted to these lights by the strap on the front light, meaning that no fitting was needed - seemingly very easy to use. However, this was the light's downfall. The clip for the strap meant that it was actually quite tricky to take on and off (impossible with gloves) and after only a few weeks' use the strap snapped (despite only having used it on a standard size handlebar.
I've opted for a Knog light instead, whose straps are far more durable and easy to use. "
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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 Performance Run Jacket AW10
Performance Run Jacket AW10
The creation of performance clothing for runners involves a close study of movement patterns.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good lightweight jacket
Posted30 December 2011
Quality 
4 / 5
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Value 
4 / 5
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Performance 
4 / 5
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Appearance 
3 / 5
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Fit / Size 
3 / 5
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fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" I got a small (am 172cm and slender build) and it's slightly too baggy. Cuffs could do with being a bit wider to allow sleeves to be rolled up (and I have very narrow wrists). However, good quality, exceptionally lightweight to give a good windstopping effect in cold weather. "
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality
Cons: Unadjustable, Poor Fit, Limited Color Choices
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 Cateye TL-LD1100 LED Rear Light
Cateye TL-LD1100 LED Rear Light
No other led light offers the same level of all round visibility as the TL1100.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Best backlight ever
Posted30 December 2011
fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" Have gone through lots of lights over the years, but this is by far the best. Very rugged, easy to fit, stays on bike over bumps, attachment is very durable. Lots of flashing modes with very bright LEDs directed sideways as well as backwards making it very visible. Not the smallest of lights for carrying around in a pocket, but I bought it mostly for visibility and durability. "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Rugged, Good Fit
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 Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
The latest in cordless technology
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Simple and easy to use
Posted30 December 2011
fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" Easy to fit and use. Lots of features for a cheap and cheerful device. Small, lightweight and unobtrusive. Still working as new after a year. "
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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The original DuPont Teflon based lubricant made specifically for use on bicycles. Teflon is used to reduce the coefficient of friction and reduce mechanical wear, and is suspended in a solvent carrier.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good quality easy to use lube
Posted30 December 2011
fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" Easy to apply, doesn't attract muck and grime. Good for all round use. "
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 DeFeet Dura Cycling Gloves
DeFeet Dura Cycling Gloves
A versatile seamless, full-fingered glove with a close fit for just about any cold-weather activity. Dura gloves can be worn as a glove liner in cold conditions or alone on mild morning rides. A year-round essential.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good for autumn riding
Posted30 December 2011
fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" Good quality lightweight gloves for taking the chill off autumn or milder winter rides. Could do with some padding (starts to rub because of the lack of padding and weave of the knit after 2-3 hours). Not quite warm enough for really cold weather. "
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: no padding
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As the 'original air-flow design sock', the Aireator is the sock that kicked off the air-flow range years ago. D-Logo Aireator's are made to raise the level of your racing and training outfit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Good quality but slightly too small
Posted30 December 2011
fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" Good quality socks, but chose small size which are slightly too small for my size 7 feet. I would go by the European sizes. Otherwise good especially for summer rides - the mesh fabric on the top lets a flow of air through. "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit
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The Joe Blow Max II is a great performing track pump that is superb value for money. providing efficiency and accuracy throughout its pressure range, the whole way up to 120 psi.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good quality, easy to use
Posted30 December 2011
fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" My first track pump, so nothing to compare to, but very pleased so far. Have used this every couple of weeks for the last couple of years with no problems. Inflates to high pressure easily (~110 psi) and fits onto valve quickly. "
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable
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The dhb Triple Lens Sunglasses are one of our best-selling products - and it's not hard to see why. They offer 100 per cent UVA and UVB protection and have a Hydrophobic lens coating to help repel sweat and water.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Excellent value for money
Posted30 December 2011
fromOxford
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 25-34
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
" Good quality - have used them most weeks for the last year and still in good shape. Very useful to have interchangeable lenses which snap in and out quickly. Excellent purchase. Comes with good carrying case for glasses and spare lenses. "
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Comfortable, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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 Grunge Brush And Ecotech 2 Bike Cleaner 4oz Bottle
Grunge Brush And Ecotech 2 Bike Cleaner 4oz Bottle
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Gives bike a quick clean
Posted30 March 2010
Quality 
4 / 5
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Performance 
4 / 5
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" Easy to use to get rid of all the grime, dirt, oil and grit from the chain and gears. Cleaning fluid and brush in combination give a good clean (though wear some protective clothing as it's easy to get sprayed all over with the dirt coming off!), and there are different sections of the brush for the chain and gear. "
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The Joe Blow Max II is a great performing track pump that is superb value for money. providing efficiency and accuracy throughout its pressure range, the whole way up to 120 psi.
 

Which way do you press the lever when you attach the head to the tyre valve?

For some reason the instructions which are provided with the product don't explain very well how to use it. Have a look at this video instead.
Video Question:
(click on the play button to start movie)
Video from the manufacturer (Topeak) explaining the pump head
Push it away from the valve you are using.
6 years, 8 months ago
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Mabel
Oxford