BigOlPapaBear
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    40
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    17
  • First Review
    26 May 2012
  • Last Review
    23 January 2017
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  • Average Rating
    4.8
 
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  • First Review Comment
    29 December 2012
  • Last Review Comment
    29 December 2012
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    15 January 2014
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    31 December 2014
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Install components with calibrated precision. The LifeLine Essential Torque Wrench allows you to apply the correct tension and clamping force when fitting and adjusting components, helping prevent costly damage or dangerous loosening of bolts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Avoids palpitations when tightening your nuts
Posted23 January 2017
BigOlPapaBear
Country : United Kingdom
"Without a torque wrench you'll always be guessing when you're tightening nuts, and when your beautiful carbon frame says something cryptic like '5nM max' that could be an expensive guessing game.
Save yourself the stress and get this torque wrench, which is good value and means I haven't yet wrecked my frame!"
Pros: Great Value
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The Kayenne opens up the playing field - quite literally. An all new super slim microframe keeps the goggle close to the face for superior, low-drag hydrodynamic performance.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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My boys love these
Posted23 January 2017
BigOlPapaBear
Country : United Kingdom
"Great quality goggles for kids; they fit very well, give good vision and are pretty robust."
Pros: Adjustable, Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Rugged, Versatile
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The Eagle's range of antifog and scratch resistant curved lenses deliver amazing 180° visibility available off the shelf in half step increments from -1.5 to -6 diopters (prescription). To be used on with the Eagle goggles.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Prescription vision on a budget
Posted23 January 2017
BigOlPapaBear
Country : United Kingdom
"Optometrists get really upset when you tell them that you're swimming in a lake wearing contact lenses. Apparently there are amoebae there that will eat your eyeballs if they're given half a chance by getting under your lens, especially if you're then going to spend a couple of hours biking and running whilst still wearing said contacts.
Providing that you don't have too exotic a requirement, these lenses will give you enough vision to be able to see the buoy that you're supposed to be racing towards.
I save my optical lenses for open-water swimming, and use the stock Eagle non-Rx lenses for pool training where the chlorine and gunge can wreck them with impunity."
Pros: Great Value, High Quality, you can see the buoy!
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Blueseventy's most flexible and comfortable suit yet - Helix. Proprietary TST panels, 5mm Yamamoto Aerodrome rubber, quick exit legs, a reverse zipper and body fit panels this suit fits and feels like a second skin.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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An amazing wetsuit got even better...
Posted23 January 2017
BigOlPapaBear
Country : United Kingdom
"My last Helix (circa 2011, second hand from ebay) was a great suit to swim in but has all but fallen apart.
This one is significantly better, it still has the great float for your body and the mobility for your shoulders, but the most noticeable difference being how quickly you can get out of it. I think the neoprene's stretchier?"
Pros: Comfortable, Good Fit, High Quality, Lightweight
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Natural protein bar with Goji Berries, Chia Seeds and Brazil Nuts. This awesome blend of Brazil Nuts, Goji Berries and Chia Seeds, provides a delicious 12g of protein per bar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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The tastiest, nicest protein bar I've ever found
Posted23 January 2017
BigOlPapaBear
Country : United Kingdom
"Protein bars from sports nutrition companies are usually awful - artificial cloying tastes and textures that a cow would have trouble masticating.
These are amazing - a nice taste that reflects their natural ingredients, not overly sweet, and a pleasant varied texture that makes it clear that they're made from real food.
I can eat these for fun!"
Pros: Great Value, om nom
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The new CN-10 Cable and Housing Cutter is a shop quality cutter designed specifically for use on all bicycle cables and housing, including hard-to-cut index housing.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Solid and does the job so well
Posted21 August 2015
BigOlPapaBear
"I was fed up with mangling cables trying to cut them with a leatherman, so I finally bought the proper tool.
Not cheap, but it does the job so cleanly and easily with a very satisfying 'snick'."
Pros: Rugged, makes a nice noise
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Carbon look bar tape that is comfortable with good waterproofing properties. Three colours available and bar plugs are included.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Really good tape
Posted23 May 2015
Quality 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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"I've just retaped my son's road bike with this and was very impressed.
It goes on nicely and looks very smart. End plugs match nicely, and there's some nice shiny Deda-branded adhesive tape strips to finish it all off with.
Doesn't feel spongy-soft, but should be durable and I expect it'll stay looking good for a long time."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, Attractive
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Make your bike blinging with these Alloy CNC Valve Caps.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Bling!
Posted21 May 2015
BigOlPapaBear
"Cheap, good quality and shiny. What's not to like?"
Pros: Great Value, Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit, oooh shiny!
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 Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set
Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set
The Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set is a lightweight mudguard set designed to fit road bikes with tight clearances and without mudguard mounts.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great when you've got them on
Posted14 May 2015
BigOlPapaBear
"Fiddly to get on and the instructions aren't the best - use them in combination with the youtube videos and some common sense and you'll figure it out.
When you've finally got them in place they're great; you'll forget they are there apart from the fact that you and your seat, lights, drivetrain etc are all prettymuch clean and dry at the end of a winter ride.
(Fitted mine to an Alu Giant TCR 1)"
Pros: Great Value, Lightweight
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 Vittoria Corsa CX Belt
Vittoria Corsa CX Belt
The Vittoria Corsa CX branded belt is exclusively made with their famous Corsa CX tread pattern.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Tasteful discrete and very cool
Posted14 May 2015
BigOlPapaBear
"I love this - really nice quality item. The Velominati would approve.
Comes in a nice soft case as well which I need to find a use for.
Measuring it and cutting to length with a bread knife takes about a minute. Just don't change your waistline too much in the future..."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, velominati approved
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 Z3R0D Kids uSuit
Z3R0D Kids uSuit
Z3R0D created the uSUIT Kid so that even the youngest athletes can join in the fun! The suit is designed to be worn by both boys and girls, providing reliability and performance in any race.
 

Is there any more info on the sizing for these suit?

My kids are 6 & 8 but small.
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The 6-8 suit fits my 6.5 year old (slender and above average height) if that helps. It's pretty stretchy so I'm hoping it'll last him for a while.
2 years, 2 months ago
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The Park Tools puncture kit includes glueless patch kit and 3 plastic tyre levers.
 

Packaging

Hi this is for a present can you describe the packaging please. eg are they loose or in a blister pack? thanks
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Blister packed
3 years, 2 months ago
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