LuckyChirpy
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    5 November 2009
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A pack of 100 alloy cable end caps to prevent the ends of your gear and brake cable inners fraying.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Go on the end of your cables
Posted11 December 2018
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Does exactly what you would expect - sit on the end of your cables to stop them fraying. Strong enough to not snap in half as soon as you squeeze the pliers. "
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 Cateye Rapid X3 Rear Light
Cateye Rapid X3 Rear Light
The brightest and most all-round visible rear light available now with increased output
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Light up like a christmas tree
Posted18 August 2018
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" A really bright light! Two banks of LEDs that can be operated separately. So you can just have one side illuminated to save batteries or both sides lit up for maximum visibility. Great that the two sides can be put to different settings - so possible to have one side on constant and the other in one of the flashing modes - best of both worlds.
The fixing system is simple (based on an elastic band) and has lots of possible positions. Do wonder how long the elastic bands will last - if it breaks you lose the light. Seems ok so far though.
Battery lasts a long time - especially for such a bright light. Charging via a USB is simple and quick. "
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Quick release chain link for use with KMC, Shimano or SRAM chains with a specific Campagnolo version.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Low phaff chain joining
Posted30 August 2017
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Always carry one of these, although only ever had to join chain at home. So much easier than shimanos pins. "
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 Ultimate Performance Elastic Lock Laces
Ultimate Performance Elastic Lock Laces
The Ultimate Performance™ Elastic Laces combine an incredibly tough elastic bungee cord with a spring-loaded lock; giving firm, secure and comfortable fit to your shoes. Now you will never need to tie another shoelace.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great solution
Posted30 August 2017
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Love these, have them on all my trainers. Easy to get good tension without being too tight. These are easy to install and thread through even small holes. Good choice of colours "
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Super narrow lightweight Ultegra 6701 10-speed directional chain for optimum cassette and chainset interaction and maximum power transfer (recommended for use with double systems only).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great chain
Posted30 August 2017
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Works well with shimano drive chains. Have had a few now and feel no need to change "
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Lightweight and functional, the Elite MaxiCorsa 950ml is the perfect high volume race bottle. Made from a squeezable food grade polyethylene, it is BPA free and biodegradable.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Large capacity
Posted30 August 2017
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Larger than normal volume bike bottle. I use this for touring - having extra capacity when I camp saves having to keep collecting water. Very lightweight, but do wonder how long it will last. Only slight issue is it feels a bit loose in the cage - do worry it might pop out on rough roads - it hasn't yet though. "
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High performance 10-speed 105 Road cassette. Hyperglide sprockets have a computer designed tooth configuration with contoured shift gates, resulting in a crisp smooth shift even under load.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Does what it says one the tin
Posted30 August 2017
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Great value cassette. Shimano 105 always fits well and takes minimum set up and tweaking. Lasts well and at a good price at Wiggle "
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The Shimano R400 Brake Levers are designed for drop handlebars, they have an Anodised aluminium finish so stay looking good even after hard use.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Basic brake levers
Posted30 August 2017
Quality 
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Value 
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Performance 
3 / 5
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fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Basic brake levers that do what they say on the tin. Personally don't like the feel of them too much, the hoods feel narrow and less padded than more modern STI lever/ shifters. But that would very much depend on personal preference and gloves etc. They seem sturdy and work. "
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Give your body the perfect combination of electrolytes and minerals for optimum rehydration after your workout with High5 ZERO hydration tablets. The light and refreshing sports drink can be taken pre and post exercise to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Alternative to Nuun
Posted27 July 2017
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Easy to mix, nice fresh, clean taste, easy to carry spares to add to plain water. "
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 Altura Arran Expanding Post Pack
Altura Arran Expanding Post Pack
Arran luggage is packed with features and is ideal for leisure, path and road use.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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One step up from a seat pack
Posted27 July 2017
fromStoke-on-Trent
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 35-44
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Female
" Was looking just a bit bigger than a seat pack. Just wanted a bit more space for a wind jacket, food, tube, arm warmers, phone etc, without having jersey pockets stuffed. This is a great size. Can carry an extra layer and lock so I can relax more in tea shops and enjoy that extra piece of cake.
Really easy to fit and remove bag, quiet stable, not much bouncing around, good pockets to keep things organised. "
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 Sunlight Thermo Lady Tights AW11
Sunlight Thermo Lady Tights AW11
Protection and warmth. These tights keep you warm on cool and dry days. Mesh inserts provide ventilation. Ideal for the seasonal transition and winter.
 

Can you explain the sizing to me ?

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I am a size 10 and wear a 36". So I would guess: 34" = size 8, 36" = Size 10, 38" = size 12, 40" = size 14 etc etc
7 years, 6 months ago
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LuckyChirpy
Stoke-on-Trent
 
 Evolution Mini 7 Lock & 4ft KryptoFlex Cable 2011
Evolution Mini 7 Lock & 4ft KryptoFlex Cable 2011
Bicycle security for moderate to high crime areas classed with a Silver Sold Secure.
 

How difficult will this lock be to lock my rear wheel and frame to a pole/rack?

I've seen a lot of pictures that seem to indicate that this lock is generally too small to lock to both the rear wheel. the bike frame and also a bike rack/pole.
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Unless its a very skinny pole then frame only with the D lock. The 4ft cable is long enough to get front wheel and back wheel and into the D lock.
8 years, 3 months ago
by
LuckyChirpy
Stoke-on-Trent
 
 Ladies Betty Short Finger Gloves
Ladies Betty Short Finger Gloves
Breathable short finger gloves with V-control padding for comfort and dampening on long rides.
 

do these ACTUALLY have the finger pull tabs?

A friend bought these and they did not come with the the finger pull tabs (shown in description picture on the product page) I have these in another colour but dont want them if they dont have this feature.
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No finger pull tabs on mine - very tricky to get the blighters on and off
8 years, 3 months ago
by
LuckyChirpy
Stoke-on-Trent
 
 

Are the ladies baggy shorts water proof?

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They are kind of shower proof (ish). And the fabric doesn't absorb much water. But they are not waterproof shorts.
8 years, 5 months ago
by
LuckyChirpy
Stoke-on-Trent
 
 Topeak Hexus II 16 Function Multi Tool
Topeak Hexus II 16 Function Multi Tool
An award winning multi-tool featuring 16 pro-quality, hardened steel tools that fold into an ergonomic composite body.
 

Using chain tool

Does the chain tool come off or does one of the hex keys come off to use with it?
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One of the tyre levers has a hex key fitting which makes it the lever for the chain tool.
8 years, 5 months ago
by
LuckyChirpy
Stoke-on-Trent
 
 MidZero Knee Warmer
MidZero Knee Warmer
Insulating knee warmers with a warm wicking and breathable Mid Zero construction to keep out the chill.
 

leg grip

do these have top and bottom leg grip
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Yes, they have a band of silicon stuff at the top and the bottom. The fit is also very good and I don't find they move at all.
8 years, 6 months ago
by
LuckyChirpy
Stoke-on-Trent
 
 Zonda Clincher Road Bike Wheelset 2012
Zonda Clincher Road Bike Wheelset 2012
The new Zonda clincher wheel has undergone a significant transformation that immediately translates into a very interesting numerical fact: 1555 grams of weight, which means 60 grams less than the 2009 version.
 

what is included with this wheelset?

is it just the wheels only or does it come with the bags etc?
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Two wheels, one front one rear and two Q/R skewers. No rim tape, no bags.
8 years, 7 months ago
by
LuckyChirpy
Stoke-on-Trent
 
 Men's 3/4 Length Compression Tights
Men's 3/4 Length Compression Tights
Exclusive to Wiggle! Men's 3/4 Length Compression tights. These are designed for recovery but most importantly are an ideal training tight.
 

so would you wear padded shorts over them then - that the idea?

so would you wear padded shorts over them then - that the idea?
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Yeap, tights on next to the skin and then padded shorts over the top. Or you could wear your shorts underneath - but given that they are compression tights, good luck getting them over shorts - without the shorts bunching up!
9 years, 10 months ago
by
LuckyChirpy
Stoke-on-Trent