HamSam
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    28 January 2013
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    16 June 2014
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    08 August 2013
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    18 October 2013
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    08 September 2013
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    28 January 2014
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HamSam's Reviews
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Premium bar tape with a custom textured surface for a soft grippy feel and high-end looks. With a 2mm dual compound profile, LifeLine Professional Bar Tape offers cushioning comfort and a high quality finishing touch for your race machine.
 
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Posted16 June 2014
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HamSam
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Plenty of it...
Wind it tight and it's pretty light and minimal or wind it loose and it'll provide quite a lot of padding. Handy.
Good value and nice matt finish too.
No idea how durable it is yet though..."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Super light ventilated cycling socks with a mesh instep for airflow and moisture transfer. Featuring a low cuff and extra padding in the ball-of-the-foot for light cushioning in your running and cycling shoes.
 
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Great lightweight sock.
Posted06 May 2014
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HamSam
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Great lightweight sock. Thin, yet comfy and very breathable."
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Fast recovery is vital to reaching and maintaining a high level of fitness. The body recovers at the greatest rate during a two hour window immediately after exercise but only if you provide it with the vital nutrients it needs.
 
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Doesn't dissolve. Sickly.
Posted23 April 2014
HamSam
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"I know they're not supposed to taste as delightful as...I don't know, a cold beer on a hot day, but I'm guessing they should dissolve properly, so you don't end up chugging a load of powder.
Because of which, this stuff is quite rough on your stomach.
Taste is okay, but again, pretty sickly.
"
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The Shimano WH-R501 Clincher Rear Wheel is a great value rear clincher wheel, with a 30mm rim profile and Shimano angular contact bearings. This wheel also has a wear indicator allowing for safe detection of a worn rim.
 
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Cheap and cheerful
Posted30 March 2014
HamSam
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Not particularly light and doesn't come with rim tape (which seems a bit stingy from Shimano), but for an extra trainer wheel, it does the job."
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Tacx Blue Motion Folding Magnetic Trainer with 10 levels of resistance and super smooth 1.7kg fly wheel.
 
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Good trainer for the money
Posted15 February 2014
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HamSam
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Easy set-up, plenty of resistance levels, not too noisy."
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 Vizion Short Sleeve Crew Top - SS13
Vizion Short Sleeve Crew Top - SS13
The Ronhill Vizion Short Sleeve Crew Top is both lightweight, breathable and comes with reflective graphics. The Vapourlite fabric boasts excellent moisture management properties with its knitted construction drawing moisture away from the body.
 
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Simple and useful running top
Posted28 January 2014
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fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Wicks well, nice and bright for dark evenings. Not a particularly flattering fit, but hey, only ever going to sweat and grimace in it anyway, so not as if you're wearing it to the prom.
Cheap and cheerful."
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Effectively holds the sprockets when removing the cassette lock-ring. Also removes freewheel sprockets and is 7, 8, 9 and 10 speed compatible.
 
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Excellent value chain whip.
Posted28 January 2014
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fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Solid, well priced and fully capable of doing what's required of it."
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These shoe covers are extremely tough and will keep your foot insulated and your shoes protected from adverse weather. The industrial strength full length zipper won't let you down and the reflective detailing will help you stay visible at night.
 
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Noticeable difference on cold or wet rides.
Posted28 January 2014
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HamSam
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Definitiely keep your feet warmer on cold or wet days. Pretty hard-wearing too. Had a tumble the other day, so mine have got holes in now, but haven't started to split any further yet. Good price and zip seems solid too."
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An ultra light sports pack for the fast-footed athlete. Experience virtual weightlessness when mountain running, ski tour racing, cycling marathons, Nordic walking or even when sprinting to catch that bus.
 
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Handy little running sack...
Posted28 January 2014
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HamSam
fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
Budget : Value for money
"Enough room for this, that and the other. In my case, swimming gear, enabling a job down to the pool, swim and back. Handy little pockets within and on side, key fob etc. Doesn't rub and chest/waist cords ensure it doesn't jump around unnecessarily.
Pretty great for the price...and hydration compatible too.
Can't comment on durability yet though."
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Versatile, Good Fit
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High cuff winter cycling socks with a soft merino wool fabric construction. Featuring Resistex Bioceramic® yarns to provide high thermal insulation on cold weather rides.
 
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Comfy and warm
Posted11 December 2013
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fromLondon, UK
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
"Hmmm, must write 50 characters about a pair of socks. They're comfy...and warm. Great socks!"
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 Sidi Dominator 5 Lorica MTB Shoes 2013
Sidi Dominator 5 Lorica MTB Shoes 2013
High performance mountain bike shoes with all you need to keep your feet comfortable and secure out on the trails. Featuring a lorica synthetic leather upper and the Sidi MTB competition heel.
 

Are there any other pedals, other than Shimano SPDs, that are compatible with this shoe?

Are there any other pedals, other than Shimano SPDs, that are compatible with this shoe?

Want to find a lighter pedal than the Shimano XTR PD-M980 XC Race Pedals if possible?
1 year ago
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HamSam
London, UK
 
Warm stretchy full finger gloves with a Thermoflex back panel and a Clarino synthetic leather palm for feel and durability on cool weather road rides. Ideal for fighting the chill in Autumn and early Winter conditions with no loss of feel and control.
 

Do these gloves have any padding on the palm?

If so, how much.
1 year, 1 month ago
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HamSam
London, UK
 
The Pool-Mate is the only fully automatic lap and stroke counter for swimmers. It will work with all major strokes, all abilities of swimmer and all sizes of pool over 15m.
 

Does it have an alarm that goes off when you've done a certain number of laps?

1 year, 2 months ago
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HamSam
London, UK
 
Stop counting laps. Let Garmin do the maths with Garmin Swim. It's the swimming watch designed for pool use that tracks your distance, pace, stroke count and more.
 

Does it have an alarm that goes off after you've done a certain amount of laps?

1 year, 2 months ago
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HamSam
London, UK
 
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An ultra light sports pack for the fast-footed athlete. Experience virtual weightlessness when mountain running, ski tour racing, cycling marathons, Nordic walking or even when sprinting to catch that bus.
 

What internal pockets are there in the Speed Lite 10L rucksack and do they have zips?

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One internal 'sleeve pocket'. One zipped pocket on top, fits wallet, phone and has loop for keys. Two side net pockets.
8 months ago
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HamSam
London, UK
 
Every mile counts. Capture each one with the new Forerunner 10, Garmin's simplest GPS running watch. It accurately tracks how far and how fast you run, as well as your calories.
 

Does this watch have and alarm function?

Does the watch have a basic alarm function where I can set as an alarm clock for everyday use?
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Yes, it does.
11 months ago
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HamSam
London, UK
 
 Garmin Edge 800 GPS Cycle Computer
Garmin Edge 800 GPS Cycle Computer
Make the most of every ride with Edge® 800 - the ultimate touchscreen GPS bike computer for training, touring and on the trail.
 

Does this come with the UK OS map? I assume not but it is not clear from the discription

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No. The base map is useless. You can however easily download opensource maps of anywhere in the world...but you will need a microSD card (tiny 1gb one will do) to do this.
1 year, 1 month ago
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HamSam
London, UK