BigOlPapaBear
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    35
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  • First Review
    26 May 2012
  • Last Review
    21 August 2015
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    4.8
 
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  • First Review Comment
    29 December 2012
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    29 December 2012
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    15 January 2014
  • Last Answer
    31 December 2014
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BigOlPapaBear's Reviews
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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.
 
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5 / 5
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Really good tape
Posted23 May 2015
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Performance 
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.
 
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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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The Crud RoadRacer Mk2 Mudguard Set is a lightweight mudguard set designed to fit road bikes with tight clearances and without mudguard mounts.
 
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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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The Vittoria Corsa CX branded belt is exclusively made with their famous Corsa CX tread pattern and is delivered with a free bottle cage bag.
 
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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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The Hecto Drive rechargeable rear light is a serious every day and night safety light.
 
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5 / 5
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Faultless
Posted13 May 2015
BigOlPapaBear
"There's nothing not to like about this light.
It's very bright and visible, the battery lasts for ages (I've never managed to run it out), charges easily from a USB, clips in and out easily and securely and is so light you'll never know it's there."
Pros: Rugged, High Quality, Lightweight, bright
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Crimps can be tricky to install, but no longer with Jagwire's innovative Non-Crimps. Installation is quick and tool-free. Non-Crimps slide on easily and stay put.
 
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5 / 5
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Discrete bling
Posted13 May 2015
BigOlPapaBear
"These look great adding little points of colour, and can be removed/replaced/reused with no tools required. Much nicer than crimped on ends.
Can be a fiddle to put on, but when they're in place they seem secure haven't lost one yet."
Pros: Attractive, Lightweight, shiny
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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.
 
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5 / 5
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Perfect little trisuit
Posted31 December 2014
BigOlPapaBear
"My son LOVES this - he work it all Xmas day after he had opened it!
The fit was spot on (he's slender and a little above average height for his age) and quality is excellent, with nice details like the reverse zip and pull cord.
He's looking forward to wearing it for his first Tri in the summer."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 Elite ElastoGel Front Wheel Riser Block
Elite ElastoGel Front Wheel Riser Block
An indispensable accessory for a perfecting your position on the bike giving you a more natural feel to your training with a Elastogel insert for ensures maximum stability and vibration absorption for the front wheel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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It does what it's supposed to.
Posted31 December 2014
BigOlPapaBear
"It's a block. Your front wheel rises when placed within it, and doesn't fall out again (unlike the pile of books that I used to use!)
Good value if you pick it up in the sale like I did."
Pros: Great Value
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IsoGel is a great tasting sports fuel for a burst of instant energy. It has a lighter drink-like consistency for easy consumption and absorption. The classic sachet with a rip-off top makes it ideal on the move for cyclists and runners alike.
 
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5 / 5
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Versatile and tasty
Posted31 December 2014
BigOlPapaBear
"These are great - more like a thick energy drink than a gel. Easy to drink down and the natural fruit flavours are easy to take as well.
I filled a frame bottle with them for Challenge Weymouth and that was my whole nutrition plan taken care of: no wrappers to fiddle with or sticky fingers afterwards.
I upped the calorie content of them by spiking them with fructose to achieve a 2:1 ratio; you end up with a gel that tastes like jam but is still pretty palatable."
Pros: Great Value, Versatile, palatable, easy to take
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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.
7 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
1 year, 7 months ago
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BigOlPapaBear