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    21 July 2010
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The Continental quality road inner tube is a must have cycling essential for 700c bike wheels.
 
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Posted16 October 2011
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"Good quality tube. Never had any problems with them."
Pros: High Quality
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The true workhorse of the DeFeet wool posse, the versatility of the Woolie Boolie is mind boggling - from riding to running to kayaking to sleeping in them.
 
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"These socks are both comfy and warm. They're a good ankle length for cycling and even manage not to smell after a ride."
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit
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Enhanced thermal protection from cold wind for your head.
 
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Posted17 November 2010
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"This skull cap has kept my ears nice and toasty on frosty morning rides and is thin enough to fit under my hemlet without any problems.
It's worth noting that the sizing is quite generous, my head's 56cm (measured round just above the eyes) and it fits me ok. The material is stretchy enough to accomodate larger heads but I think it'd be too baggy/flappy on someone with a smaller head."
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Lightweight
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Six glueless patches held in a low-profile pouch for easy storage.
 
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"Neat little patch pack, weighs next to nothing and easy to fit in a small saddlebag/pocket."
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 Rescue Box Puncture Kit
Rescue Box Puncture Kit
A professional glueless patch kit enclosed in a compact aluminum, water resistant case.
 
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"Keeps your patches and scuffer together in a neat nice looking pack. It also provides a very handy place to store a powerlink and/or chain pins, making them much easier to find than if they're just knocking around the bottom of your bag somewhere."
Pros: Attractive, Lightweight
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 Cross Country Wet Lubricant 120ml Bottle
Cross Country Wet Lubricant 120ml Bottle
This Wet Lube is ideal for all MTB chains and great for extreme weather.
 
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"It's a chain lube. It works. It's easy to apply, seems to last ok."
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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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"I've been using these for months on and off road.
They work well, are easy to clean, reasonably light and cheap enough that you don't worry about damaging them on rocks or the like."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Adjustable
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Great value 400mm post with single adjuster bolt.
 
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"It's a good cheap seatpost. Not much else to say about it really.
Except that setting the seat angle with this seatpost is a pain. This is due to the design of the saddle clamp. It's a single bolt adjustment, with a gripper round the bolt. You tighten the bolt to make the gripper grip on the smooth curved underside of the top of the seatpost. It can slip around a bit as you're tightening the bolt and this throws the seat angle off. Hence, it can take a few tries to get the seat angle you want.
Come to think of it, if the underside of the post was rougher (say scored during manufacture or maybe even sanded down a bit at home before use), it might be easier to get the seat angle you want."
Pros: Great Value, Lightweight
Cons: tricky to set seat angle
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 5 LED 3 Function Rear Light
5 LED 3 Function Rear Light
The Smart LED lights are designed and manufactured to the highest standard. They are strong, durable and will withstand the wettest of weather due to the all round rubber sealing.
 
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"Bought a few of these when they were on offer at £3.50. A total bargain.
They're very bright little rear lights, weatherproofing looks good and even the mounting brackets are good quality. They even come with batteries included. :o
They have an LED to either side, which must improve your side on visibility but can be a bit disconcerting when you ride past a White Van/Lorry/Wall, since the reflection can catch your peripheral vision, particularly if it's on one of the strobe settings.
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Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Lightweight, Versatile
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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.
 

Are Shimano PD-M520 pedals ok for a road bike?

I'm completely new to the world of cycling and have bought myself a second hand bike which comes with Shimano PD-M520 pedals. Appears that these are for a mountain bike - am i ok with these on my road bike? And will the cleats fit road shoes ok - when I'm brave enough to give them a go?
Many thanks
They're fine on a road bike. A lot of commuters use them.
You might not get quite as much power transfer/stability as with a road clipless pedal (e.g. spd sl), but you get the benefits of being able to clip in to either side of the pedal and of being able to use them with mtb shoes (i.e. you can have a shoe with a recessed cleat, which makes it easier to walk around when you're off the bike).
Road cleats generally use 3 bolts whereas the cleats that fit M520s (eg SH51s) are 2 bolt. So you could have problems fitting the cleats to some road shoes.
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