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  1. wafter

    The men's dress style thread..

    I'm currently at some indeterminate point through an enormous mid-life crisis and as such have a new-found interest in dressing "well"; having been exclusively a "T-shirt and combats" kind of bloke for as long as I can remember. As such (and being one four-pack of Kronies deep currently) I'm...
  2. Gillstay

    Alfine won't fit. Thoughts please

    Hi. This is a 45 tooth crank that fits into a 68mm wide bottom bracket. It has a 6 mm plastic spacer from the frame it came out of. When I fit it in this one it ends up just touching the frame. Can I space it any more. Or am I best going for a smaller chainwheel and putting a bigger...
  3. robgul

    Front fork to fit a Giant Defy

    Bit of a long-shot but I'm looking for a front fork that I could use with an aluminium Giant Defy, about 8 or 9 years old. To fit lower bearing size 46.9 x 34.1 x 7 45/45 chamfer, steerer at least 24 cm long. Existing fork has some dubious corrosion and paint lifting on the fork crown - the...
  4. K

    Gravel bike with Press Fit bottom bracket or Threaded?

    Hi there, What is the pros/cons of press fit bottom brackets? How reliable are they? I heard that they may creak, or a least they have more chances to develop a creak. What is you opinion about press fit bottom brackets? Do you think better avoid them? As there are many nice...
  5. Milzy

    Which press fit BB to buy?

    Looks like I’m going down the Dolan E’taupe SL route. Will be running Ultegra mostly. Which press fit is reliable? C-bear look good but silly money. Maybe hope? Links welcome.
  6. Landsurfer

    How do i get a rack to fit ??

    New bike, first with discs and the altered frames they have. I have number of good quality racks, there are mounting holes on the “lugs” .. but .. the frame directly above the mounting points comes out by approx 12 mm stopping the rack vertical arms from being fitted ... am i missing something ...
  7. Rooster1

    Press Fit Bottom Bracket Removal and Install

    My BB is making a racket so I have ordered the correct Press Fit replacement (Shimano PressFit BB-RS 500) So, can I remove the old one without specialist tools, and what about the install. Looks like these tools help with alignment and install...
  8. W

    Got a retul fit, which trek frame size might suit me best?

    Hi all, got a retul fit done (for piece of mind more than anything) before buying and the numbers from this are in the table below along with the geometries of the Trek Domane AL 2 disc. Would like peoples opinions on what frame size might work best for me? I'm 5'11 with a 34 inseam. Thanks!
  9. JoeyB

    Alé Clothing - sizing / fit

    Hi All, Does anyone have experience with Alé clothing and the sizing? How does it compare for example to Castelli sizing which is known to be more of a 'race fit'? Cheers Joe
  10. Rusty Nails

    Pro cycling bike fit

    Looking at the TdF there seems to be a lot of variation on bike sizing. Many riders seem to go for frames that seem to my inexpert eye to be too small, compensated for by very long seatposts. I am sure that I, at 5'8", could, with some adjustment, ride some of those bikes ridden by people 6" or...
  11. T

    Bike fit thoughts? - Trek Emonda SL5 2021 (size 52 v 54)

    Hi folks, I'm really hoping someone can help me here please and maybe this can be useful to someone else :) I've finally decided to upgrade after a year of taking cycling more seriously (n+1 and all that). And I've been looking at the Trek Emonda SL5 2021 and been struggling with getting the...
  12. Lovacott

    Fifteen Months In. How's My Commuting Experience Going?

    May 13th 2020 was the first time I tried my current commute after six weeks of furlough riding the local cycle paths. My first commute was a practice run a week before I was due back to work. It took me an hour and a half and I had to dismount and push four times each way when my legs gave up...
  13. A

    Cartridge and press fit bottom bracket

    Hi guys, Might be a daft question, what is the difference between a cartridge and press fit bottom bracket, are there advantages or disadvantages with either. Cheers Alex
  14. T4tomo

    Good bike fit tip for reach issues.

    My other half had a bike fit recently as was having a few niggles, mainly knee and lower back, plus a bit of saddle discomfort. So he did some good stuff on cleat positioning and a shim that has completely sorted the knee issues, and recommended a wider saddle. Additionally, the bike is...
  15. Slioch

    Recommend a pannier that'll fit this rack

    I want to get a cheap and cheerful pannier that'll fit onto my folding bike, but the rack on it is a curved shape rather than straight, so normal panniers won't fit. I've already got Altura panniers that I use on my tourer, but they won't fit onto this rack because they have a rigid strip that...
  16. B

    V brake pads dont fit

    So my old v brake pads are 55mm long and I replaced them with 70mm pads. They seem to fit the rim properly without touching the tyres however, when I try to connect the brake cable again, It doesnt not connect as there wasnt enough space to pull the cable in any further. Please help me.
  17. Bicycleshoe

    Will this chain fit?

    Hi, Im needing a new chain as the link within my current has become very stiff and causing shfiting skips. I have the Sora 9 speed groupset and that would make me thing i would need a 9 speed chain. But when i go to check the bike specs on the manfucator page it states the chain is a 6/7/8...
  18. Cycling_Samurai

    Getting a bike fit

    I have arthritis in my knees that lead me to cycling. Used to run cross country when I was younger. Have had some injury and pains in the last 7 months that I worked past on my own. Adjusting my fit and all. Came across a gent at a coffee shop and had questions about his setup which ended with a...
  19. U

    PlanetX Shoe fit?

    Does anybody know if these come up on the narrower or wider size of things? I could really do with some new shoes, as my current ones are a bit narrow and my feet are in agony after a couple hours, but I don't want to spend that much money for something I don't really use that much.
  20. M

    How should winter gloves fit/do these fit me (video included)

    Hi all, I'm wondering if fellow winter cyclists can offer some tips/advice on how gloves for this type of riding should fit. I've found some gloves that are well reviewed, and don't break the bank (too much): Endura Pro SL Primaloft Waterproof Gloves I'm having trouble picking between Medium...
  21. davidphilips

    Great video on bike fit.

    Just watched this video and know theres lots of information about bike fit but picked up some interesting points from this, might be a bit biased as really like this guys utube content. Part 1 only but some interesting points. View...
  22. johnnyb47

    Not as fit as i thought i was

    Hi again, This year has been a funny old year for all of us, and with plenty of time on our hands during the spring / summer lock down cycling really took off for me. At present I've covered just under 6000 miles for the year on the bike, which for me is record breaking territory. It's been...
  23. Maherees

    BB386 Press Fit bottom bracket

    I have a question not so much about a bike but a bike component: A few times i have seen some quite negative reactions when a bike has a press-fit bottom bracket - what is the issue with this type of bracket and can they be upgraded if there is an issue? Thanks
  24. J

    26x1.95 tyre, can you fit different width trainer tyre?

    Hi. My bike has a 26x1.95 tyre. It is knobbly so not ideal and noisy on the turbo trainer. If I change the tyre does it need to be 1.95inch to fit? Do different widths fit on the same rim? There seems to be no trainer tyres this size? Could I use a slick regular tyre? I dont do huge mileage.
  25. David L

    Bike fit

    Hello. im looking for recommendations for a bike fit in the yorkshire area that people have used. Im after a fit using a jig setup rarther than on my bike type fit thanks
  26. wafter

    Bike fit trends - specifically in crank length, handlebar width, reach and stack..

    Inspired by watching the video below along with some of the others in this series and from different content creators. FWIW I like Francis Cade's stuff - him and his crew seem like decent folk and his mate James (in the video below) seems to know his stuff.. Anyway, as most will probably be...
  27. N

    Will this rear wheel fit on my bike?

    Hey all. Quick question ❓ Will this wheel with a disc brake mounting fit on my bike that has a rim brake. It looks like the mounting can't be removed so wondering how it will fit as the seller said it will fit with no modifications as the wheel's meant for either brake system. Looks too...
  28. Ridgeway

    Road fit vs MTB fit

    Had a good year so far on the road with some decent improvements although climbing speed is still my nemesis, targeting more weight reduction and trying to increase my FTP to hopefully see some improvements next Spring. In the mean time I’ve taken a first step in to the World of MTBing as I...
  29. woodbine

    Will this chain fit my 6 speed Uniglide

    I have an old MTB with 6 speed Shimano Uniglide cassette and 3 x Biopace chainrings making 18 gears in total. Is the Shimano Altus HG40 6-7-8 speed chain the correct one? The pin lengths are the same as my KMC chain at 7.3mm. THanks for any advice...
  30. Smokin Joe

    Goodyear Easy Fit Tubeless

    Those who would like to go tubeless but are unsure about the potential hassle might be interested in the new Goodyear tyres. Starting from just £20 each they are claimed to be easier to fit, inflatable with a hand pump and have better air retention -...
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