Arrrgggg - MUST RESIST! DO NOT NEED - WIFE WILL SHOVE IT SOMEWHERE THE DESIGNERS BE EVER INTENDED IT TO GO, IF I BUY ANOTHER HAND TOOL! (Saying that, I'm fed up how a lot of my motorcycle settings are too low to dial in properly on my car torque wrenches!)
I also have and use this .. for a mountain biker a torque wrench is essential. Just remember to set it back to 0 (Zero) after you have used it. Otherwise you will cause it to not be very accurate over time .. so put it back to zero after use .. Heat from me ..
Got this also, works well, no issues.
Got one of these a few years ago. Quality is good IMO. (y)
Hope you’re kidding. Good cleaner but too thin for the serious cyclist.
Does that work? As in, in terms of chemisty? And probably physics too. I guess if you left the GT85 for a while to dry first, then the solvent in GT85 probably evaporates. But then wouldn't the small amount of Teflon come between the lubricant and the chain? E.g., so the small areas like rivet links wouldn't get any lubrication. Maybe. In any case, GT85 definitely isn't a lube substitute. Proper dry lubes leave behind a visible Teflon coating. GT85 just has enough to be hydrophobic. Your chain will hate you.
It's for the conditions to use it in, e.g. wet oil to oil your chain when it's damp/wet out and dry for good weather. If you used the dry oil on a wet day it wouldn't last long on your chain.
What's the difference between Wet Oil, and Dry oil?
I'm not sure if I can't trust it, looks like the laptop etc. can easily fall out.
I think that is in reference to the news report and legal action against IKEA for their chest of drawers falling and killing a kids (hence why they all come with tethering fixtures and plenty of warnings now)!
In what universe has that ever happened? (lol)
Short video summary: This is a handsome bag!
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From their website "We are the nation's largest cycling organisation and the national governing body for cyclesport." If that's the case you'd think they'd be the last people trying to promote a light set that is not street legal. And yet this set isn't street legal as it isn't marked with the bs6102-3 British Standards sign. Just hope you don't get involved in an accident or get pulled over by the cops.
Roughly what kind of batter life do you get from yours? Is the front light on during the day too (I'm guessing it would be if there's a flash function)
I had signed up in just the last week, and was gutted to see this offer. I emailed them asking if they could apply it and they have done. Great customer service. Other benefits of membership: Third party liability insurance/legal support if there is a dispute 10% Halfords discount online and in-store (this one has already half-paid for my year's membership) Various other discounts and promotions.
Anyone had any confirmation from British cycling they'll receive these? I've paid for the Silver race membership and used the promo code, but no e-mail or anything on the site regarding receiving some lights.
Completely agree. Similar legislation in the UK governing min and max height from the road. Used to set my front lights using the same markers I used for my car
ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Volvo-Aluminium-bicycle-holder-with-frame-bracket-31664408-bike-carrier-/334086858774?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 I bought these yesterday volvo branded thule 598, £74 or best offer, sent £60 they countered at £65 so paid £195 for 3 of them free post as well.
Nope. I also don’t care about the Volvo branding as it’s so subtle. The keys are also different (no black plastic top) so easy to tell apart as I have 2 Thule 598’s and now 1 Volvo for the kids bike. Happy with the half price paid (y)
Great thanks. Not much in it then
How big is the colour difference? I've already got a silver one and thinking of getting three of these to go with it. Is the colour difference noticeable? Thanks
Scalpers already punting them on the bay. 4 up for sale. Tidy wee profit
thanks very much, I am I fortunately pretty unfit now and needs help up hills so thought about do getting my bike to an ebike, it's a decent frame so would make use of that rather than buying g a pre made ond.
There are quite a few variables to consider but from a reliability viewpoint definitely better but as you can imagine it makes the steering heavier and because more of the weight of the rider is at the back grip can be less depending on your weight and how powerful the motor is. However grip in some circumstances can also be better as the bike is effectively two wheel drive so if the front or rear is slipping the other wheel will power through. Front wheel drive is not recommended for an off-road type bike but then neither are the Nexus hubs. A typical weakness of a front hub motor is if you have a powerful motor and are quite light the front tyre can slip going up steep hills. Not so much a problem for legal ebikes unless you are quite lightweight or are using thin tyres. For lighter riders normally you would go with a rear motor hub but the Nexus prevents that. Obviously if you are configuring a true e-mountain bike conventional derailleur gearing and a mid-drive motor is pretty much a necessity because you have the motor power through the drivetrain which gives better control but also massively increases wear rate. Hub motors are better for road and gravel use, a commuting bike etc. When I say better I mean in value terms, i.e. much lower costs.
Thanks, you are saying the front hub motor is the way forward then, appreciate your opinion.
They are slower bikes of course typically, you don't have such a wide gear range. I think they are aimed at the commuter who wants an all weather bike with low maintenance. It's a bit like the old 3 speed sturmey archer hubs. Back in the 50-70s you got general commuting bikes based on those which you could just use everyday as a workhorse but the gearing range was small and the bikes were heavy. They had rear coaster brakes. This is a bit like a modern version of that, the gear range is much better but ultimately its more about being an everyday workhorse bike. You can shift the gears when you want pretty much. If you are stopped at a junction just shift to the correct gear and move off if you forgot to change before stopping. It's convenience, simplicity and low maintenance. What many people want in a bike but they are typically not fast bikes. Saying that if configure it as an ebike with a front hub motor and stick a 16T cog on the rear, 53T at the front with the 1.65x fastest Nexus 8 gear that gives you a 5.5x ratio so every time you turn the rotate the crankset the rear wheel turns 5.5x. So that is about 88x16T in reality which just beats a road bike with 53Tx11T. It's 7mph faster at the higher cadence. Good for nutters who like accelerating downhill to ridiculous speeds.
Got my 3 today , must say delivery was fast, but seriously they not worth the rrp..anyway I ordered s/m still too big for my small head, normally wear youth size...no adjustment at the back just has some has elasticated section...
Yeah, they do differ from hat to hat in terms of tightness. Like it's marginal, they aren't all exactly the same in terms of fit but I can usually always wear them. I must have bought 10+ recently from Wiggle and I love them. Worth a try if you can get them on the cheap anyway, maybe not anywhere close to full price. My Arai was tight to begin with I have to admit, it took a bit of waring in but the Schuberth is definitely more comfortable as it's just that little bit bigger. As for price, I got a good deal I would say. I wouldn't have paid anywhere near rrp. Being carbon it is definitely lighter than the non carbon version but wouldn't say it was greatly different in the grand scheme of things but maybe adds to the comfort over long periods. I like the integrated comms, I use that lid for touring in groups etc and it works great for that plus listening to music etc. All the best (y)
L-O-L I think your noggin is bigger than mine probably (excited) Never bought Shuberth, Arai and Bell way too tight for me. Thought the same about Scorpion, but they just need to be worn in slightly and then the XXL fits like a glove. Last lid was a Shoei GT air. Great fit, but £550+ is a bit of a steep price. Dare say a Shuberth might be the better part of a grand? Anyway I digress. Thanks for pointing out these baseball caps, I'll keep an eye on them. Are they supposed to be well stretchy then?
Sorry mate just seen this. My head is similar in size to Pluto so you *should* be OK. My Shuberth C4 Pro Carbon is XXXL and my Arai Chaser is XXL and I wear a L/XL in these, they are the only hat that I can wear in fact, I've not been able to wear a Christmas cracker hat since I was about 7.
Great price. Not good if you well endowed as it can squash your root or if you roll your hips on the drops. Cut out saddle every time.
Yep, both generic saddles made by Velo.
I suspect they are the same saddle and made in the same production facility, just branded with whatever name the retail customer wants. I obviously dont have a Charge Spoon ass, as i couldn't really get on with mine.
Looks like they have sold out sorry
I have both, pretty much the same saddle. Both are great.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Volvo-Aluminium-bicycle-holder-with-frame-bracket-31664408-bike-carrier-/334086858774?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 I bought these yesterday volvo branded thule 598, £74 or best offer, sent £60 they countered at £65 so paid £195 for 3 of them free post as well.
I reading this comments on the vid and the 598 can be compromised and bikes stolen in the same way. I suppose it’s a bike carrier in essence so will utilise some locks on mine.
If you were wondering about the improvements that the 598 made over the 591, here is a link to a comprehensive comparison Thule ProRide 598 vs 591
I've been prevaricating about these but have just seen the Thule ProRide 598s from Volvo parts on here. The cost for a pair delivered was £136.84 so I've bought them. Thanks for getting me started OP (y) Volvoparts
I've got a click and collect order with Halfords for next Friday when we pick up a new bike. Will not be collecting them now after buying a pair of 598 haha
You may have been lucky but glad it worked out okay. CRA is the usual mess, it was supposed to help after all the other regulations before it, and help the consumer but it just made it worse. Full warranty would have been much better for sure.
I returned a defective £200 electronic item in June which was purchased early in November 2020 with no problems at all, for a full refund. Prior to that an item developed a fault after 10 months of ownership in 2018. Again Amazon accepted the return and gave a full refund, no quibbles. I've yet to experience the 6 month pass off that's been referenced. Thanks, yes I know of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. I was just lamenting that in Europe they get a full 2 year no fault warranty. Wouldn't it have been nice to have that here too...... (annoyed)
after 6 months Amazon will pass you to the manufacturer, of course you may be lucky and get someone who doesn’t know the full rules but that’s few and far between no. You do know we left don’t you and the UK had already moved to the Consumers Rights Act in 2015 well before that.
Sounds like you may have 10 lights on your bike soon! (y) Assuming multiple bikes, but always great to have a spare set charged and ready to go. Glad you like these ones.
The bikehut 1600 is excellent light to see with on unlit paths, just got 2 of Aldi and very good value too. Think getting another 2 tomorrow when in store, buy also want another 1600.. decision Seems wrong just to have 1 light on bike
Thanks - managed to make the man maths work, and have a sensor bundle (£449) ordered! Pretty sure I will see some interest on the 520 on Gumtree/eBay to bring the spend down a little too :)
Like everything in life, people want different levels of detail. If you just ride and want to know where you are then much more price effective solutions. If you want KOM's, plan routes, see your power details and performance; perhaps guide for improved fitness etc then this is the very best of kit available.
I joke about the five power banks. I carry one. I wanted new wheels that could take a bashing and carry weight. I went for a hope wheelset.
Still keep a pair next to my bed in case I need to fight off burglars (ninja)
I saw the name and thought 'I swear I always wanted these' then read the comments - I wasn't going mad :') What a blast from the past!
Got an old Trek Bruiser which has Z1 Drop Offs that I'm looking to rebuild and think this might be as good as any to ask about wheels. Where the hell do you get decent 26" wheels now? They always seem to be out of stock
Thanks for posting. Just wanted to let you know that your thread was selected for our Highlights section (highfive)
Love the retro look. My forks on the trusty Trek 4500 are definitely on the way out. Any recommendations to replace Bomber RLO 22 would be gratefully received. Talking bike gear is another language to me.
Arrived this morning and arranged collection within half an hour ! Damaged frame , poor quality parts and I should have known better ‘ you get what you pay for and no way is this worth £699
Would you believe my luck, 2 days after posting this reply mine got stolen. (annoyed)
Top review actually talks about the price going down for 1 hour then up again.
Yes Amazon preventing price information in reviews pretty much makes them useless especially as some people even get products free. Then you have people that might provide affiliate links in youtube videos etc and bolster their chances by reviewing the product highly. Then of course there are paid reviews etc. There are people who like to leave very unfair negative reviews too who have very unfair expectations of products.You have to be suspicious of all reviews really. I look for the reviews with decent detail about the product so clearly they have or had the product and used it. Personally I always expect to have to check and setup any bike bought from the internet. It hasn't had final assembly and checks in a bike shop so I'm not expecting all gears to be indexed correctly. It's probably been a month on the water and plenty of time for cable stretch etc.
What they’re doing is trying to get enough people to buy it at 350 and leave a positive review, that when it goes back up in price, people will assume it’s good and buy it.
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Let us know if something goes wrong, I’ll be happy to collect it :)
Just to let people know someone has claimed this and waiting to arrange collection
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You can, but the reason most people I know that have abandoned turbo training is because they used zwift on a old laptop (so it looked terrible) and used a dumb trainer with sensors (so got no sense of road feel/climbs etc). Paying for a smart trainer and something half decent to run zwift on a big telly is a complete game changer in my opinion.
Strange my order has not been shipped till now. Is there any one else in sane status?
I've got minor niggles with mine as well, but intend to take it to local bike shop for an expert to give it the once-over, check alignmnents, etc... from experience, its worth a bit extra and bike often feels noticeably better afterwards.
I’m finding the handlebar vertical tube/stem gets out of alignment with the fork and front wheel. They don’t feel locked together despite tightening with the Allen key. The bike itself was delivered unfolded and I’m having trouble folding the bike...is there a knack to it I’m missing? Instructions are not that helpful. The booklet seems to be for a non-folding bike. There was just an A4 sheet inserted inside for this bike and the diagrams and the numbering just feel confusing. It’s only been unboxed today so will keep at it. The seat tilts slightly upwards and feels slightly uncomfortable because of that. My main concern is the front stem leading to the fork and front wheel because it falls out of alignment without much force. That doesn’t instil confidence for when I road test it eventually
Just rode mine round the park , great for the price , just need gears looking at , slipping when in gears 2 - 4
Called Aldi Customer Services for the missing bag. Apparently, quite a few orders were missing bags and/or pumps. Aldi put me through to the firm who handle warranties on these bikes. Helpful chap there took my details and said the bag would be sent out in the next day.