1. R

    Press fit BB tool recommendation

    Hi all, seen a lot of options on ebay/amazon etc. of BB installation and removal tools that significantly undercut the pricing of the established brands like Park Tools or their cheaper competitors Ice Toolz or X-Tools, just wondered if anyone has bought any of these before and if anyone had any...
  2. M

    Sized down on Giant Propel, opinions on fit

    HI all, A couple of moths ago I purchased a Giant Propel Advanced 2 Disc Road Bike 2019 in size Large (I'm 6' 3" and was right on the divide between L and XL), my previous bike was a Giant Contend SL 1 in size XL. Being busy with work I've only just got around to setting the bike up on my...
  3. Heltor Chasca

    Bike Fast Fit Elite

    Quite a few threads recently on bike fit so I thought this might be useful to at least one or two of you. I had an interesting discussion over on the TrainerRoad forum about bike fit which lead to talking about getting an analysis done. Circumstances at the moment don’t allow for a...
  4. M

    Can I own this bike? (opinions on fit)

    Hi all, i’ve just test rode a Trek Emonda ALR 5 at a local bike shop, it’s the last one they have, size 60cm. My height is 6’ 3.5” and the bike generally felt nice, climbing was comfortable and compared to my Giant Contend SL1 XL, it was nice to be on something lighter. I’m not completely...
  5. night cycler

    Modern handle bars-bit harder to get brackets to fit.

    I had the flat bar road bike converted to drops recently. Same diameter bars as B`twin 540. When looking around for accessories like a bell or light with a large enough bracket, it is as though manufacturers have not caught up yet. There are some accessories with “oversize” brackets as I...
  6. gazza81

    Fit bit or similar

    Hi guys, im looking into getting a fitness tracker watch, the main thing i want it to do its easily upload my runs to strava so i can leave my phone at home, ideally without wires or getting the laptop out. Cheaper the better too! Any suggestions?
  7. Slioch

    Cycling jerseys with a more relaxed fit

    Morning all. Being of a slightly portly disposition, I find your average cycling jersey to be too tight and uncomfortable. I want short sleeves, and pockets on the back, but with a baggier cut. Being aerodynamic is of no interest (or use!). Any recommendations re' manufacturers? Thanks
  8. Drunkenjoiner

    Castelli fit

    Hi all, Looking at buying some Castelli bib shorts, probably the endurance 2. I am a 34" waist and the size guide says medium. From previous online ordering experience I note that size guides can be a little off, so looking for real world experience. What size would any Castelli bib owners...
  9. P

    Bike fit Yorkshire or Teesside

    Any recommendations for a decent bike fit service in Yorkshire / Teesside? I live in Thirsk, work in Leeds and have family on Teesside so a wide area considered! I'm just a leisure cyclist doing about 100 miles a week, my DIY fitting efforts have led to stiff Achilles one year and a really sore...
  10. gazza81

    New bike fit

    Hi guys just picked up a second hand btwin 520 for £200. I wasnt really looking for a bike but thought it was a good price as its mint. Now, me being me rushed into it and didnt test ride it! Its a XL, im 511/6 foot, the frame measured 22" it has a 110mm stem and sitting on it now im home i...
  11. Banjo

    Will larger tyre fit?

    I have a Jamis Aurora tourer that gets used and abused mostly as a utility bike. It has Vittoria randoneur 700 x 32c tyres that are really tough but now clapped out . Wiggle have Vittoria Randonneur 700 x 35c on a good offer. The tightest clearance is on the back between tyre and chain stays...
  12. capricapers

    Bike Fit

    I had a full Retül bike fit (discounted) with Specialized Birmingham today. The upshot is that they lowered my saddle and bars and said that I needed a 38mm bar instead of 40mm ( which was attested and proposed by Bianchi and Ribble anyway and I didn’t even buy their bikes). The upshot is that...
  13. rugby bloke

    Bike fit - how could I have got it so wrong

    I admit that what I know about setting up a bike correctly can be written on the back of a postage stamp. But even allowing for this level of incompetence and ignorance I'm amazed at how many adjustments were required when I took my bike for a bike fit today. Cleats - Tick Saddle height - Tick...
  14. Spoons47

    Bike Fit Help Please

    The bike fit phenomenon continues to intrigue and frustrate me in equal measure!! So I have done about 100 miles on my beloved Felt F95 having not ridden a road bike before and after watching 100s of you tube videos, reading 1000s of articles and trawling through our wonderful forum, this is the...
  15. Phaeton

    Able to fit discs?

    Son has a Kona Kahuna with Magura hydraulic rim brakes but he's not happy with them, we've bled them, fitted new pads, adjusted but still not happy, he just doesn't like the feel of them, so I wondered as the frame can accept calipers can the hubs, I think there is enough space on the back but...
  16. Drago

    Solar FIT payments

    Anyone else here have solar, or even wind, biomass, etc? I've a full 5kW installation, and being exactly South facing on a single side of a bungalow roof it's a nice little earner indeed. However, my energy supplier is taking long and longer each time to post the payments. It started out as...
  17. busdennis

    Shimano BB-RS500 press fit

    My giant TCR needs new bearings for the BB. Would I be correct in saying Shimano BB-RS500 press fit is fitted in to BB86 bikes. Would I also be correct in saying replacement bearings need to be 37x24x7 thanks Dennis
  18. Freelanderuk

    Bike fit again

    I know this can be a bit subjective but has anybody used this guy to do a bike fit in the Lincolnshire area I have been riding for a few months now and can not get rid of numb fingers in both hands after 45 minutes to an hour on the bike, I have raised /...
  19. Maz

    Can I fit a Quick-Release lever to a wheel which had bolts on it before?

    Basic question - If I get a QR lever, can it fit on to a bike which previously only had bolts to tighten it? Thanks
  20. albal

    Fit file tools / failed strava upload

    Hi, i,m out on tour and 1 ride did not load to strava. How can I get it onto strava via fit file tools, it has an incorrect timestamp, done it before from home, on pc. Though as i,m nowhere near or likely to be near a pc how can I do it? Anyone?
  21. Shropshirelass

    Wide fit Bike bells

    So my bike bell that fits my hybrid doesn't fit my new road bike, :sad: I was just trying it on for a size guide, but I want to order a new bell that will fit my "Giant" road bike any recommendations for anywhere that might do ones with slightly larger brackets? x
  22. Andy in Germany

    Battle of the Bulge (or: How do I stay fit in an unhealthy job?)

    So I've turned 40, and as with a lot of males, the stomach is trying to grow. I always had a bit of a bulge to be fair: I'm generally slim but my body does like to store fat all in one place. Now, I'd like to keep The Bulge to a minimum, but I'm at a bit of a loss with the current situation: I...
  23. NorthernSky

    will any modern frame fit 11 speed?

    hi i'm looking to build a bike around the new ultegra R8000 11speed will i be able to fit it to any newish frame i will likely buy a used frame, maybe something like a cannondale synapse anything i need to be wary of? thanks
  24. gmw492

    Bike Fit ?

    Has anyone opted for a bike fit from a shop,Dolan do a fit called CRM body scanning £40,The Bike Factory in Chester do a Retül Pro Fit £125 and Sail and Ski in Chester do a Total Tri Fit £99. I have seen reviews but they are only from the companies mentioned, they are selling it so obviously its...
  25. andsaw

    Will mudgaurds fit this

    Thinking of getting a Cannondale quick carbon 1, does anyone have one and can you fit mudgaurds and what ones fit if any.
  26. e-rider

    KCNC machined Valve caps in Black fit Schrader valves

    cnc machined from billet aluminium £5 posted
  27. grellboy

    Bike Fit: relative measurements

    Got quite a nice set up on my winter bike and now about to dig out my best bike. Want to make my best bike fit like my other one but frames are quite different - one has a straight top tube, the other quite curved - so comparative measurements pretty tricky. I'm now working on the basis that if...
  28. cyberknight

    Shorts bobbling on inner thighs , shorts or bike fit problem ?

    I have had this problem recently with btwin shorts and Nalini shorts and I am trying to work out what causes it , its about half way down the short leg on the inner thigh that appears after only a handful of rides Is it a case of cheap shorts or is my set up wrong with regards saddle height/...
  29. M

    Bike Fit - Do I Need a New Bike?

    Morning, Not exactly a cycling expert - I have a B'Twin Triban 500 SE (because it was cheap) that I kept at work and rode with the company cycling club on lunch times. My longest ride to date has been around 20 miles, climbs just under 1,000ft, averaging anything from 15-18mph depending on the...
  30. T

    Six tops for sale. All fit me at 38/40 chest and 5ft 10ins

    Endura Jetstream long sleeve semi lined. Full zip, 3 rear pockets. As new £20 Tenn jacket. Unlined, waterproof, 2 side pockets. Worn twice. £15 Endura FS260 short sleeve shirt. Quite fitted and too long for my taste. Pretty new. £15 Gore short sleeve top. Full zip, 3 rear pockets. Worn a...
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