Porridge01
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    13 August 2010
  • Last Review
    04 February 2012
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    30 August 2011
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    30 August 2011
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    27 April 2010
  • Last Question
    04 August 2011
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    13 August 2010
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    04 February 2012
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Porridge01's Reviews
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 City IV Overshoe AW10
City IV Overshoe AW10
Packable to minimum sizeBack Velcro width adjustmentAdjustable instepCut-outs for all current pedal systemsIdeal to wear with MTB and leisure shoesReflective logo
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
Avg 1 / 5 from
Save your money
Posted04 February 2012
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Very dissapointed with these especially given the price. Two key reasons:
1. The velcro fastening strip that runs the vertical length at the rear of the overshoe is contoured to fit a calf and lower leg measurement that is almost the same diameter at the top (calf), middle (ankle) and bottom (heel), no ones leg is shaped like this. This makes securing the overshoe cumbersome.
2. The maximum fastening position at the top leaves it loose and water simply runs down your leg and into your shoes. (my calf diameter is 37cm/14.5 in). You would need min 40cm diameter lower calves to get enough firmness around the top to minimise water flow.
These may be ok for light showers but anything other than that is a waster of time. I ride 15klms each way to work and my shoes were 1/2 full of water within 10mins of riding in moderate rain.
I would have sent them back if the return postage from AUS wasn't so expensive
Better off spending your money on multiple pairs of cheap Chinese galoushes that only last a couple of rides with an elastic band around the top. Would still be cheaper and DRYER in the long term."
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Poor Fit, allows water in through the top, not designed to follow contour of leg
+1point
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 Crud Race Pac Mudguard Set
Crud Race Pac Mudguard Set
Lightweight, slimline, offering all round mud control. Great for use on hybrid / trekking bikes as well as mountain bikes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
For off road
Posted04 February 2012
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"I brought this for a hybrid bike, the rear mudguard is great, however the jury is still out on the front guard which I didn't realise was for mountain biking as the front guard fits under the Down Tube and does not project over the front wheel. Seems to deflect most the road water away but at anything over 15kph you still get spray coming up off the front tyre."
Pros: Durable, Rugged, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: front guard only stops some road water spray
0points
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 Mueller Ice Bag
Mueller Ice Bag
Economical, reusable bag ideal for application of cold therapy in treating minor scrapes, bruises, muscle aches, sprains and headaches. It has a wide opening which can hold cold water, crushed ice, or ice cubes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Old technology but still does the job
Posted04 February 2012
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"These are really great for injuries/bruises where you need to try and reduce the swelling the old fashioned way if you don't have a more modern ice pack. As long as you have a supply of ice found that this was actually better than an ice pack because you just refill with fresh ice and some water instead of having to refreeze the ice pack."
Pros: Comfortable, High Quality, Versatile
0points
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 SRAM PG830 8 Speed Cassette
SRAM PG830 8 Speed Cassette
SRAM PG830 8 Speed Cassette with Power Glide II Technology.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
SRAM PG830 8 Speed Cassette
Posted03 August 2011
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Does all it says at a good price. No complaints yet after 3,000 klm."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, Good Fit
0points
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 Topeak Mini Morph Pump
Topeak Mini Morph Pump
The smallest Morph is still big on features, ideal for use with road or mtb's. Capable of inflating upto 160psi
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Topeak Mini Morph Pump
Posted03 August 2011
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"This would have rated 5 stars plus if it wasn't for 2 things.
1. The length of the pump's hose needs to be about 20mm longer for use on long stemmed Presta values. When placing the pump on the ground to apply the mechanical benefits of the foot stand, the hose isn't quite long enough to prevent it from pulling the value attachment off centre from the value and losing its seal. It ends up being a 3 handed job.
2. The small threaded ring at the end of the pump's hose that attaches to the tube value can easily become loose through general vibration and if lost the pump becomes useless.
These to issues are a pity, because otherwise its a well made pump that is able to provide significant tyre pressure with less phyiscal effort, the later is due to the combination of the foot stand and the handle design."
Pros: good pressure, foot stand, good grip
Cons: parts fall off, hose not quite long enough
+1point
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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.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
LifeLine Chain Cleaning Kit
Posted09 April 2011
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Only used once and it does the job well. Need to turn slowly and carefully so as not to place too much pressure on it, remember it's only plastic. Stops degreaser and muck covering you and all around you.
Time will tell on its survivability."
Pros: Lightweight, Good Fit
0points
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 Chain Wear Tool
Chain Wear Tool
Easy to use chain wear checker.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Simple but effective
Posted09 April 2011
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Does the job, but it is only a flat metal strip cut to a specific length!"
Pros: High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
0points
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 Chain Rivet Extractor
Chain Rivet Extractor
Lifeline chain link extractor tool
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
LifeLine Chain Rivet Extractor
Posted09 April 2011
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Solid, well made, should last a life time. Does the job with accuracy."
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Rugged, Good Fit
0points
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 Cassette Lockring Removal Tool
Cassette Lockring Removal Tool
Lifeline's cassette lockring tool is designed as an all in one unit to make the fitting and removal of cassettes simple.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
LifeLine Cassette Lockring Removal Tool
Posted09 April 2011
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Does the job. Need to apply pressure evenly and slowly so as not to strip the thread"
Pros: reasonable value for money
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
 Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
The latest in cordless technology
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Cateye Micro Wireless Cycle Computer
Posted29 December 2010
Quality 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Value 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Performance 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Porridge01
fromCanberra, ACT
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Commuter
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"I would have given it a 5 star rating if it wasn't for two points
1. The release latch to detach it from the mounting section needs improvement, might be OK for warm nimble fingers but on cold mornings (5* to -5*C) its a fiddley pain, especially when mounted on the central stem as opposed to the handle bars.
2. The size of the secondly numbers (not the large current speed reading) need to be larger for a quick glance. Half the size again."
Cons: small number display size
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Porridge01's Questions
 
 Park Tools Triple Spoke Key
Park Tools Triple Spoke Key
Triple headed spoke key designed to fit the 3 most popular spoke nipple sizes
 

What size in metric

What are the metric equivalent sizes for this tool

thank you
3 years, 4 months ago
by
Porridge01
Canberra, ACT
 
 SLX M660 HollowTech II Triple Chainset
SLX M660 HollowTech II Triple Chainset
All-mountain SLX HollowTech II chainset is tough and aggressive yet also lightweight and excellent value.
 

Replacement for Shimano FC-191 48x38x28

Is this suitable to replace a Shimano FC-191 48x38x28 which was the original equipment? or is there a better alternative thank you.
4 years ago
by
Porridge01
Canberra, ACT
 
 Continental Quality Road Pack of 10 Inner Tubes
Continental Quality Road Pack of 10 Inner Tubes
Pack of 10 high quality inner tubes. The Continental quality road inner tube is a must have cycling essential for 700c bike wheels.
 

What tube size to fit a 700x28C tyre

Is anyone able to advise me what tube size is best from this range of Continental tubes to fit to a:

Tyre - 28-622(700x28C - 28x1 5/8 x 1 1/8) which is on a
Rim size - 622 x 17 606 1H-T6

I have been using 700x19/23 60 presta value tubes.

many thanks
Mark
4 years, 7 months ago
by
Porridge01
Canberra
 
Porridge01's Answers
 
 Crud Race Pac Mudguard Set
Crud Race Pac Mudguard Set
Lightweight, slimline, offering all round mud control. Great for use on hybrid / trekking bikes as well as mountain bikes.
 

Does it work with pannier rack?

I wish to know if this mudguard works with a pannier rack (for rear wheel). If not, what other brands would work?
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If you pannier rack incorporates a solid horizontal top plate (carry rack), I would say no, or only have minimal effect as the top plate would be just as effective as a mudguard. My Topeak rack (similar to a Topeak Super Tourist Rear Rack) does the job. I bought a set for the front gaurd only and put the rear on the other half's bike which doest have a rack system.
2 years, 10 months ago
by
Porridge01
Canberra, ACT
 
 Topeak Mini Morph Pump
Topeak Mini Morph Pump
The smallest Morph is still big on features, ideal for use with road or mtb's. Capable of inflating upto 160psi
 

Weight - 240g or 170g - Description says both?

Best answer
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155gms exactly on the electronic scales
2 years, 10 months ago
by
Porridge01
Canberra, ACT
 
 Topeak Mini Morph Pump
Topeak Mini Morph Pump
The smallest Morph is still big on features, ideal for use with road or mtb's. Capable of inflating upto 160psi
 

How many stroke does it take from 0 to 120 psi for 700 tire (28c)?

Is it even reachable with weak arm?

What is the 'userbility' differences between this pump and the Mountain Morph Pump?

regards

k
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For 80 psi on a 700x28c it took 180 strokes.

I found that the art in not wearing out the arms is to maximise the pump's foot stand feature and to use both hands at the same time in an absolute 90* vertical down stroke.
2 years, 10 months ago
by
Porridge01
Canberra, ACT
 
 dhb Buff®
dhb Buff®
A genuine Buff® product - highly breathable, astoundingly versatile - it is made from a fast wicking material which helps keep you warm and dry while riding.
 

How is it for UV block? (A big issue here in Australia)

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Yes good for UV, have used extensively while trekking in Nepal up to 6,000m and prevents UV and wind burn
3 years, 8 months ago
by
Porridge01
Canberra, ACT
 
 Merston Unpadded Waist Tights
Merston Unpadded Waist Tights
The Merston range - breathable and affordable – the ideal choice for riding in cooler conditions
 

Are these waterproof?

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I'd say water resistant. Rode home the other day for 50min in the rain and 6*C and I was still quite warm in the area covered by these tights
4 years, 4 months ago
by
Porridge01
Canberra