Mikey123
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    11 June 2010
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    13 September 2017
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    06 April 2011
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    06 April 2011
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    11 June 2010
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    02 June 2015
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Mikey123's Reviews
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Optically illusive, this design draws attention and doesn't let it go. Framework brings a foundation of elegance and structure to already strong legs.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
Avg 2 / 5 from
Not as durable as other DeFeet
Posted13 September 2017
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I am a big fan of DeFeet, they are normally affordable and durable. These socks look great but the toe area is not strong enough and I managed to put a hole in them after 3 rides."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, Great Value
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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Purple Extreme is an advanced, high performance, synthetic bike chain lubricant. It provides excellent protection for chains, open gears and exposed metal surfaces subjected to severe loading.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Survived a long dusty race
Posted25 May 2017
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Used this on my CX bike for a long dusty race and it made it around still offering protection at the end. This is very easy to apply providing you've thoroughly cleaned off any other chain lube first.
My other favourite lube contains some wax and it's hard to apply in colder months, this doesn't have that issue.
Chain lube is very subjective and most of us have tried a lot of products, but this is one of the best."
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TORQ energy has been painstakingly formulated so that it delivers a unique blend of carbohydrate and electrolytes to the working muscles through a drink that is lightly flavoured, refreshing and most importantly natural.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Great flavour
Posted26 April 2017
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"The lemon and lime flavour reminds me of Isostar from the 90s. The carb boost is good for long events and appeared to work well.
The sachets are a good idea if you need to make a drink up mid event, but you need 1.5 for a 750ml bottle. It was not easy trying to make 750ml bottles up by the side of a trail trying to guess the measures.
If they made 50g sachets, it would be perfect."
Pros: flavour
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Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Great to get replacement but not durable
Posted26 April 2017
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I seem to get through two of these brackets a year, they don't survive regular off road riding and the plastic loses its strength.
It's good you can get replacements, and for road users it might last longer."
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Wears Out Easily
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A unique tool to enable the precise installation of cleats on shoes ensuring maximum pedalling performance and comfort. Fine adjustment is easy due to grid markings on the tool.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great for checking cleat alignment
Posted10 July 2015
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"My beautiful Fizik shoes have no makings on the sole to help with cleat alignment. I have tried to get them right visually with little success.
With this pedal cleat tool, I was quickly able to observe my right foot was turned out more than the left causing a slight hip rotation.
This is now all fixed... I'm no faster, but the pain in my right leg has almost entirely cleared up."
+2points
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Ceramic Wax runs totally clean and lasts longer than conventional wax lubricants! So advanced is this lubricant that the technology is patented.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Much cleaner chain
Posted02 June 2015
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I have used Finish Line lubricants for many years, but a recent change of cassette and chain prompted me to think again.
The back of the car had a cream lining covered in chain oil and keeping a chain decent through winter used to involve regular washing.
With the wax lube, any dirt seems to collect on the surface and can be easily wiped off with a cloth.
Don't know how long the chain will last, but so far no problems."
Pros: clean
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A high-performance swimming goggle exclusive to Wiggle, Zoggs Predator Flex Polarised Goggles feature glare reducing polarised lenses with maximum UV protection, making them the ideal outdoor swimming goggle.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Still fogs up
Posted02 June 2015
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Despite swimming in relatively cool water, I still find these fog up when working hard.
The polarisation helps sighting in bright light and reduces the amount of time I drift off course!"
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
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 Ronhill Trail Split Cap - SS15
Ronhill Trail Split Cap - SS15
The Ronhill Trail Split Cap is light and comfortable, but tough enough to deal with any debris from your speedy trail runs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Goes around a XL head
Posted02 June 2015
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I struggle with helmets and caps because of my XL head size. This cap is marginally bigger than my previous innov8 cap and suits me better.
The colour detailing make it stand out from the plain black caps on the market."
+3points
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Virtually indestructable
Posted11 February 2015
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"DeFeet socks last for a long time and these look great. Low ankle for summer use, and a fabric that keeps your feet dry.
Perfect in almost every respect."
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Koolstops New Campy Super Record 2011 replacement insert pad is designed to fit the New Campy Skeleton brake holders and also retrofits Campy holders made in the year 2000 to date.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Great stopping power wet or dry
Posted19 September 2014
Mikey123
fromNorthumberland
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I have used the Salmon brake pads installed in my Campagnolo brakes. Stopping power in the wet far exceeds that of the standard Campag pads."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality
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Mikey123's Questions
 
 Willin SL 2010 Ltd
Willin SL 2010 Ltd
The horizontal tube is a bit longer and guarantees greater aero dynamicity to the athlete. Now Willin SL is available in the new size XS so that female athletes too can race at the highest levels. A new Willin? Super is born: it will be painted Bianca and Carbo and will be equipped with the lighter Straight Tusk fork.
 

Sizing again

What size would you recommend for a 5'10" rider, 33" inseam, slightly less upper body flexibility than some?

Thanks, Mike.
6 years, 6 months ago
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Mikey123
Northumberland
 
Mikey123's Answers
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Ceramic Wax runs totally clean and lasts longer than conventional wax lubricants! So advanced is this lubricant that the technology is patented.
 

Wet or dry, or all weather?

Is this an all-round weather lube, or for dry or wet weather?
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I used this throughout last winter and don't plan to change now the weather has improved.

Only thing to note is not to keep it in a cold place, it goes on far better when the lube is warm and the wax doesn't set immediately upon contact with a cold chain.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Mikey123
Northumberland
 
Train more effectively with the Garmin premium heart rate monitor strap. When worn around your chest during an activity, it wirelessly transmits your heart rate to your compatible device for instant feedback on how hard you’re working.
 

Garmin Premium Heart Rate Monitor Strap

Hi guys,

In an earlier question someone suggests that the battery can be changed in this chest strap monitor by means of the four micro screws on the back of the monitor.
Have you any idea what size Micro Screw Driverr would be required to undo these screws?

Mike
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It's compatible with the Forerunner 305, so should work on the 920XT too.

Garmin says it does!

https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/shop-by-accesories/fitness-sensors/soft-strap-premium-heart-rate-monitor/prod15490_010-10997-07.html
2 years, 8 months ago
by
Mikey123
Northumberland
 
Cassette combinations of 12-23, 12-25, 13-26 and 13-29. The sprockets must be shaped appropriately for the drivetrain to work perfectly. The end result is perfect shifting and high precision operation everytime.
 

What is the weight of the Veloce 13-26 cassette, and is it fully folded or individual rings

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This cassette is made from individual rings. There are spacers between each ring and you need to keep the spacers in the correct order (some are different size).
2 years, 8 months ago
by
Mikey123
Northumberland
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

Battery Life

Hi there, I am concerned with battery life, as a triathlon age grouper, I will run out of battery life in an Ironman as I finish in around 12 - 13 hours. Does this mean "too bad so sad"? Thanks David
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Battery life claims to be 10 hours.

I took mine out for a 5 hour run and it was showing ~60% battery left. On that basis it might stretch to 12 hours, but I'm not convinced the scale is linear.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
Mikey123
Northumberland
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

Is the heart rate device waterproof i.e; can it be used whilst swimming?

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This unit claims to be waterproof. My first unit was returned because it wasn't sealed and let sweat in.

You may be lucky.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
Mikey123
Northumberland
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

Heart rate monitor

I cannot tell what accessory is the heart rate monitor. Is it reading on your wrist or is there an additional chest strap that is included in this pack. Thanks
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This is the unit with a separate strap. An inconvenience for some, but ideal if you want to strap it to your bike and still get a HRM reading.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
Mikey123
Northumberland
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

Can you change the battery on the heartret-monitor by yourself?

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HRM strap has a CR2032 cell that you replace yourself.

The watch is charged by USB.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
Mikey123
Northumberland
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

Can you load cycle routes and use it for navigation?

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No you cannot load routes. This is a GPS tracker only and you should look at other options.
2 years, 11 months ago
by
Mikey123
Northumberland
 
 TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch with HR Monitor
Meet your new training partner, the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch built with the Multi-Sport athlete in mind, light weight and with a tough, clear, easy to read screen. One touch button control, vibration alerts and a 10 hour battery life.
 

Runkeeper

Does this sync with Runkeeper, either manually (gpx or tcx upload) or automatically?
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It can certainly produce TCX files which you can do what you like with.

There is an option on the download software to automatically upload to Runkeeper but I've not tried that.
3 years, 1 month ago
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Mikey123
Northumberland
 
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.
 

How much do I apply and how often?? What is best way to apply as well??

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A small drip direct on each chain link is my level of application. If you squeeze the bottle too hard you can always wipe off excess.

This is a thin lubricant, so a little too much will get spun off first time you ride.
3 years, 5 months ago
by
Mikey123
Northumberland