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Packaged in sets of three, the Park Tool Tire Levers are made of glass-injected nylon to ensure long life and damage-free operation.
 
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ok, but
Posted16 October 2010
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Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" traditional levers just aren't as good/fast as my crank brothers speed lever, at least on folding tyres "
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One of Park Tool's top-selling products of all time, the Puncture Repair Kit Super Patch is a mess-free puncture kit that moves whatever way your tube does for ultimate flexibility and protection until you fit your new tyre.
 
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not for the road
Posted16 October 2010
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Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" may be ok for lower pressures, but not for road tyres "
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The K-EDGE chain catcher is a precision component that enhances the overall function of your drive train while protecting your valuable frame.
 
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5 / 5
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effective
Posted16 October 2010
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" simple to fit/adjust
after a car took me off, the chain had derailled from the big ring, it was left off the bottom of the small chain ring, but the catcher still held it at the top so it never had a chance to gouge/scratch the frame
won't be needed often - i hope! - but if it is, it'll be money well spent "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
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Essential for longer rides, Assos Chamois Creme is formulated to reduce friction, inflammation and discomfort. Applied to the skin, it gives a soothing, cooling effect and applied to the short it helps maintain suppleness, elasticity and freshness.
 
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it works
Posted16 October 2010
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Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" no fuss and frills, simple package
works well, even on long/hot rides, doesn't stain clothes "
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 Speedplay Zero Stainless Pedals
Speedplay Zero Stainless Pedals
Speedplay pedals are incredibly lightweight thanks to intelligent engineering. The engagement mechanism is housed in the cleat, not the pedal, allowing you to have a double sided pedal with one mechanism (rather than one on each side of the pedal).
 
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5 / 5
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best. pedals. ever.
Posted16 October 2010
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" speedplay zero are the best road pedals i've ever used
i got these to go on my commute/training bike, i've got the ti ones on my posh bike
secure, stable, fully adjustable free-float, double-sided entry
to prolong bearing life you do need to inject clean grease into them every now and then, but it's a piece of cake - clean goes into the grease port, and the dirty grease comes out the other end, close port, wipe, done, just takes a couple of minutes
make sure you also buy some cleat covers, if you need to take more than a few steps they make walking a lot easier/safer "
Pros: Durable, Attractive, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, stable
Cons: should include cleat covers
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new vs. old
Posted16 October 2010
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" got this to replace my old ionos (bought 2009) after a car left me hitting the road hard and fast, my head was fine but the helmet had a few cracks
style/looks are pretty much unchanged
internally the new one seems narrower across the temples, so if you were marginal on size with the old one, the newer may be too tight
the rocloc 5 works well, i'd say it's a little more secure, but isn't as fast/easy to fit/release as the rocloc 4 on the older model
insurance paid to replace, probably will also put the old one into giro crash replacement as well so i get a spare/or sell the extra one "
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 Pro Peptide 908g Tub
Pro Peptide 908g Tub
Advanced Protein Supplement with the optimum blend of fast and slow release proteins.
 
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4 / 5
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sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
Posted16 October 2010
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" as a source of protein when training hard, it's got all the right stuff
but for me the taste is a real let down
it doesn't taste nearly as bad as it smells (vile), but it is incredibly sweet with a sickly aftertaste, and the chocolate flavour is weak
the contents don't list huge amounts of sugar, so maybe it's the artificial flavor (sic) to blame
i'm going to try adding cocoa powder to get a better/more adult taste, making it with ice water might help as well
i'll be trying another brand once the tub is finished
gave it 4 stars as the point of the stuff is protein, but that doesn't forgive the taste "
Pros: high protein
Cons: nasty taste
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Triple headed spoke key designed to fit the 3 most popular spoke nipple sizes
 
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made to last
Posted14 October 2010
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Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" attractive design, comfortable to use, good grip on spokes "
Pros: High Quality
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 Trigger Drive Inflator with CO2 Cartridge
Trigger Drive Inflator with CO2 Cartridge
Lezyne Smart-Thread assembly threads directly to Presta or Schrader valves.
 
Overall rating 
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inflates tyres, fast
Posted14 October 2010
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Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" compact and functional
usual lezyne build quality, excellent "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Alloy Star Nut Set
Alloy Star Nut Set
Star nut set for threadless headsets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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decent nut and cap
Posted14 October 2010
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Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" got this to replace the rather flimsy one the bike came with (which had a loose core in the star nut)
good quality, tough, no problems "
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 Castelli Body Paint 2.0 Bib Short
Castelli Body Paint 2.0 Bib Short
The Body Paint 2.0 is Castelli's most comfortable and aerodynamic bib short to date providing exceptional rider comfort thanks to the advanced manufacturing techniques incorporated.
 

Size again

I'm 5ft 9 with 31 inch waist and 36 inch chest. Should I go for medium or large please? Thanks
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i'd try large

btw these bibs are so stretchy there's room to be out by a size and they'll still be ok
4 years, 1 month ago
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sungod
 
The K-EDGE chain catcher is a precision component that enhances the overall function of your drive train while protecting your valuable frame.
 

bonjour est il compatible avec les plateaux compact?merci

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oui
5 years, 2 months ago
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sungod
 
Fast recovery is vital to reaching and maintaining a high level of fitness. The body recovers at the greatest rate during a two hour window immediately after exercise but only if you provide it with the vital nutrients it needs.
 

Sugar Content

Why is the sugar content so high in the chocolate version compared to the Banana/Vanilla where as the carbohydrate content is similar?
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it's about the taste

cocoa is quite bitter, to make it palatable to most people dextrose (aka glucose) is used to sweeten as well as provide carbs

maltodextrin isn't a sugar, but it is just chains of glucose molecules, the longer the chain the less sweet it tastes

it is metabolised almost as fast as glucose, because as you digest it, the chains are broken down to produce glucose

so maltodextrin is used where the metabolic impact of glucose is intended but without the sweet taste
5 years, 2 months ago
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 Castelli Aero Race 5.0 Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey SS14
Castelli Aero Race 5.0 Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey SS14
The Aero Race 5.0 jersey is the most aero jersey Castelli have ever made weighing in at 98g (large). The Velocity Dry fabric used also makes the jersey dry extremely fast and the compression band around the waist also keeps the pockets in place.
 

Size up due to pro fit and aero?

My measurements fall exactly on the XL size of Castelli (105cm chest, 93cm waist, 186cm height), confirmed with other non aero Castelli products.

I wonder if the specific jersey, as being aero and pro fit should be treated sizewise differently, size up or not?
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i take a medium in this and in other race cut castelli jerseys, measurements about midway between medium and large

sounds like you should get xl

it's cut for riding position, goes tight upright, so don't judge fit off the bike

when you get it, keep the tags on until you've checked fit in case you need to return it, wiggle are good about this
5 years, 2 months ago
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sungod
 
 Veloflex Arenberg Tubular Tyre
Veloflex Arenberg Tubular Tyre
All-purpose tubular ideal for rough terrains like rough roads or cobblestones paved roads.
 

Is this tire the same as the Veloflex Roubaix but just with black instead of tan sidewalls?

From the specs, it looks like the only difference is the Roubaix has tan sidewalls but the Arenberg has black. Ideally, I'd like to go for black sidewalls so would choose the Arenberg if it has all the other qualities of the Roubaix (which was recommended to me).
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yes
6 years, 2 months ago
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sungod
 
Vulcanising Solution for vulcanisation of tube patches, valve patches and rubber base valve repairs.
 

What glue should I buy to fix tears in my wetsuit?

I have finger rips from putting my wetsuit on and need to seal them before they wear through. Is there a special glue I should buy? Will puncture repair glue work?
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no

wet suits are neoprene, get a proper wetsuit repair kit, for a small nick you can use black witch

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mcnett-black-witch-adhesive-28g/
6 years, 2 months ago
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sungod
 
 Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant
Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant
Vittoria Pit Stop Tyre Sealant is a quick and efficient way of getting back on the road after a puncture. No removal of tyre or tube necessary. Pure Latex foam in a pressurised aerosol container.
 

will it fit over and work with a vittoria tubular valve extender

I have 50mm carbon rims and want a quick efficient puncture solution. Some of these things have screw on valves which won't work on valve extenders.
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yes, pistop injects through the valve, presses on, extender is irrelevant
6 years, 2 months ago
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sungod
 
 

is the padding detachable and washable?

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yes
6 years, 2 months ago
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sungod
 
 Speedplay Zero Series Cartridge Bearing Set
Speedplay Zero Series Cartridge Bearing Set
Cartridge bearing for the Zero range of pedals. Kit contains 4 bearings (all 12mm in dia (2 x 4mm width and 2 x 5mm width).
 

Does the kit include the O-Rings?

Speedplay recommend replacing these when doing the bearings.
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no, o-rings are in the pedal rebuild kit

but the old o-rings are usually ok
6 years, 2 months ago
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sungod
 
 Speedplay Zero Series Cartridge Bearing Set
Speedplay Zero Series Cartridge Bearing Set
Cartridge bearing for the Zero range of pedals. Kit contains 4 bearings (all 12mm in dia (2 x 4mm width and 2 x 5mm width).
 

Are these the correct bearings for light action steel pedals too?

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yes
6 years, 2 months ago
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