1. Daninplymouth

    Bike Fit in the southwest

    Hi, just wondered if anyone has any recommendations for fitters in the southwest. I’m based in Plymouth but willing to drive a few hours. Just want to find someone who knows what their doing. I only know of one local bike shop Velosmith but they aren’t doing any fittings whilst social distancing...
  2. CanucksTraveller

    Anyone had "correct" brake pads refuse to fit?

    I'm having trouble fitting new brake pads into my calipers. The brake is a Promax DSK 717, it's basically mechanically identical to the Avid BB5 and has two round pads which secure in place with a spring. The pads come out one by one through the slot where the rotor sits. These are the pads...
  3. David L

    bike fit

    hi all. firstly i dont know if is in the right section or not, apologies if its wrong anyway i am after recommendations for a bike fitter in the Yorkshire area. ideally i am after someone / company that will be able to do a fit on a jig as opposed to by current bike.
  4. T.M.H.N.E.T

    Bike fit snapshots

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  5. NickTB

    (Another) bike fit question

    Hi all. I have a question regarding my bike and the fit. I bought a used Cannondale CAADX about 6 weeks ago, and with one thing and another I’ve only last week started putting decent miles on it. I’m finding when out I’m fine and the bike feels really comfortable up to the 12-15 mile mark...
  6. Twilkes

    Bike fit on a 6ft5/60cm combination

    I bought this Cannondale secondhand online so didn't ride it before buying, but 60cm is about what I should be riding based on a few guides and Cannondales size up large apparently. The next size up, 63cm, has an extra 23mm of stack which I don't really need (34" inside leg), and only 6mm extra...
  7. G

    Will a 27.5 x 2.1-2.5 inner tube fit 27.5 x 1.95 tire?

    Hi guy, my rear tire is punctured and the only affordable inner tube i can get is a Halfords Schrader Innertube 27.5 x 2.1-2.5 for £4. Will it fit my 27.5 x 1.95 tire or is it too big?
  8. terry_gardener

    trying to find correct fit on new bike

    so i have bought a new bike which is a hybrid e bike and im trying to get good fit. (see electric bikes section for more info on new bike) when i ride it i sometime get knee pain (front of knee), i slide forward while riding, numbness of left thumb and also get after my ride pain in the very...
  9. D

    Trek Boone RSL 2017 Cylocross fit on Neo2

    Hi all, Wondering if you could help me please. I picked up a Tacx Neo 2 but I'm having difficulty getting my Trek Boone RSL 2017 Cyclocross bike to fit on the trainer. Seems as though the skewers are not long/wide enough. Can anyone confirm if this bike should fit on the trainer please?
  10. bikingdad90

    Shimano/Scott/Northwave cycling shoes size 8/9- fit my size 8 feet

    Three pairs of shoes surplus to requirements: 2x Look Keo shoes or SPD-SL three bolt. Both 8/9 in size. The Scott ones have scuffed bottoms but purely cosmetic, uses 3x Velcro closure. The Northwave ones has a scratched ratchet but fully functional and just cosmetic. Carbon reinforced...
  11. A

    Easy to fit Tyre Suggestions

    Morning CC'ers. I dearly love my Triban RC520, but I truly hate the tubeless ready wheels/rims. Incredibly hard to fit tyres on, and I had to send back a very nice looking pair of Continental GP 5000s, because they would physically not get onto the wheel. Hours of pain, swearing, and nearly...
  12. Hugh Manatee

    Gloves That Fit!

    My gloves are nearing the end! I had a bit of a struggle finding any last time. I never really thought of myself as having large hands but then I tied to buy gloves in every bike shop I found on my travels and; nothing fitted. I liked the look of Planet X's traditional track mits and ordered...
  13. T

    Panniers to fit ebike rack

    Morning All, glorious day, peculiar times but at least we can still cycle in the fresh air. My wife's just bought a Scott Sub Active ebike with the battery in the rear pannier frame. The problem is, my Carradice panniers (and I guess a whole lot of other panniers) won't fit the the rack on her...
  14. bikingdad90

    Zantos Authentic Cords/Jeans 32inch waistband 30 inch leg- relaxed fit

    Zantos Authentic Jeans/cords in charcoal/black. £5 posted. Relaxed fit and stretchy so ideal for cycling in to the pub or even for work or in the garage. Generous 32inch waist and 30 inch leg. Great condition with very little fading. Selling due to weight loss.
  15. EltonFrog


    Brand New never used surplus to requirements £12.00 posted. BACs only.
  16. M

    New wheels, tyre won't fit without 'bulges'

    Hi all, I got two pairs of new wheels this weekend (different models from same manufacturer), have fitted them with Schwalbe Pro One tyres (setup with inner tubes). For the life in me, despite refitting numerous times and inflating high, I can't seem to fix the bulging issues on any of the 4...
  17. R

    Press fit bottom bracket tool

    Hi I posted a thread about this 3/4 weeks ago and can't find it again, but basically I'm trying to remove a Shimano BB91-41 using one of the cheap tools sold by Burton Bikes off ebay: It doesn't actually sit snug in between the cups and the bearings for me, so it rests at an angle. This means...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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?
  24. 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
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
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