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    17 October 2010
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    8 April 2020
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    21 August 2011
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Ironmanwannabee's Reviews
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 Castelli Retro 3 Cap
Castelli Retro 3 Cap
Constructed from fine-gauge cotton twill fabric the Retro 3 Cap from Castelli offers classic looks and year round performance come rain or shine. Screen printed logos finish this cap off in style.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
Avg 2 / 5 from
Ok at the price
Posted8 April 2020
Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" CAP is ok for the price but Wiggle are now awful though used to be good "
Pros: Attractive
Cons: Limited Color Choices
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 Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS Track Pump
Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS Track Pump
A precision high-pressure floor pump made with a steel barrel and piston, varnished wood handle, and aluminum base and connectors.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
Avg 2 / 5 from
Disappointed with the push on and screw on valves
Posted3 June 2015
Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" The push on valve is not easy to get a good seal and the screw on although they work well if you use tubes with screw in valves they regularly unscrew when you undo the pump.valve. The amount of air from each pump is not as large as many others.
Looks good and I like the wood handle and it seems all well made if the function was better.
"
Pros: Attractive, Durable, High Quality, Rugged
Cons: Poor Fit
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 Catlike Whisper Helmet
Catlike Whisper Helmet
When you think of Catlike, you instantly think of the iconic Whisper. A helmet that broke all the rules of design when it was introduced and that continues captivating cyclists all over the world.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Comfortable and well vented
Posted4 January 2015
Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" The best helmet I have had so far. Comfortable with a range of pads, well vented and performed well in a week long stage race in the mountains. Only thing I would change is that the Middle adjusters on the straps are easy to accidentally undo, this doesn't affect safety but is a bit annoying if you don't realise before you start.
Good value for money and recommended.
"
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
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 Sportful Exclusive 2nd Skin X-Lite Sleeveless Base Layer
Sportful Exclusive 2nd Skin X-Lite Sleeveless Base Layer
A technical sleeveless base layer for endurance road cycling in hot conditions. The mesh polypropylene construction provides fast moisture transfer with minimal absorption for comfort and freshness. Featuring black trim, exclusively available at wiggle.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Good quality, value is ok, works well
Posted10 June 2014
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Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I have this and a craft mesh top, the craft is better for hot weather and wicking but this is better for cold weather. Would buy again if the price was right "
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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 dhb Elsted Bike Box
dhb Elsted Bike Box
The Elsted range - bags and luggage which are robust, resilient, durable and affordable
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
Avg 2 / 5 from
The least expensive hard box but poor quality
Posted28 October 2013
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Fit
Comes up small
Small
Comes up large
User submitted photo
User submitted photo
Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Ironman
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I have used this box for three trips on the first one one wheel and one cliip broke, next trip one of the large rear wheels broke and another clip cracked, third trip the rear wheel came off and another trip broke off. The size of the box is just big enough and the wheel bags are useful but some of the design features are poorly thought out. The handle which is used to lift and pull the front of the box seems to be upside down, it has a rounded top which would be ideal to lift if it was upside down but the bottom of it which you have to lift is very uncomfortable. The clips are poor quality and don't last and the wheels are fragile. Very disappointed and would not buy another it would have been cheaper to hire a box than buy this. "
Cons: Low Quality, Wears Out Easily, Poor Fit, poor design
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 Zipp Black Valve Extensions for use with Presta Valves
Zipp Black Valve Extensions for use with Presta Valves
Zipp valve extensions even feature a 3mm hex broach in the barrel to guarantee you get a tight, secure fit and perfect seal. The extenders also have a raised machined head with a slight bevel to ease installation of the pump head.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
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Expensive for what they are and don't fit pumps
Posted19 September 2013
Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Ironman
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I bought these to go with my zipp 404s but am not impressed they require plumbers tape to seal which means it is pointless to carry shorter valve spare tubes. They are well made but not worth the price and they do t work well with any track pump I have tried they seem to leak air between the extender and the pump or the pump pops off. Looks like I will be buying longer valve tubes which are a bit heavier. "
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Poor Fit
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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.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Works well but overpriced
Posted28 April 2013
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Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Ironman
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I have just returned from a 7 day Giro and this worked well although I still have some soreness but what can you expect. I have only used Sudocreme before and this is better and does not make as much mess "
Pros: Durable
Cons: Expensive
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 Profile Aerodrink System
Profile Aerodrink System
A drinking system that allows you to stay in tucked position and drink at same time.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Posted21 August 2011
Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Ironman
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" The principles are good it is easy to drink from and means my hydration has improved.
The downside is that it spills the contents over bike legs etc, and the straw can poke you in the face if you are not careful. Have ordered an Elite Aeton bottle which claims to fix these problems.
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Pros: Adjustable, aerodynamic
Cons: spills liquid
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 Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick Folding Clincher Tyre
Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick Folding Clincher Tyre
All new Rubino Pro features available with a slick tread pattern! A fast rolling slick tyre with puncture protection, ideal for dry road courses.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Vittoria rubino pro slick - my choice
Posted7 August 2011
Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Ironman
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" I have read reviews about these being poor in the wet and easy to puncture, I haven't found this, where I ride has lots of small flints and my winter bike has armadillos on it to prevent punctures especially after the rain has washed the flints onto the roads. Since using the Vittorias I have only had one puncture which was while turning round in the road and I turned my wheel and crushed it into a sharp pyramid shaped Flint which cut through the side wall and there isn't much that would resist that, I bought them to be quick with some puncture resistance when racing because I don't see the point of shaving 10 seconds off the bike leg of an Olympic Tri only to spend 5 minutes repairing a puncture "
Pros: Durable, Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality, Lightweight
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 Garmin Cervelo Aero Race Jersey - 2011
Garmin Cervelo Aero Race Jersey - 2011
Garmin-Cervélo riders have worn cycling's most coveted jerseys and the team is one of the sport’s most talented and hard-working. The Aero Race jersey brings you the same technology and prestige the team have forged though racing and development.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Posted28 July 2011
Country : United Kingdom
Interest : Ironman
Level : Regular
Gender : Male
" Thought the top was too tight but it is just the aero feel, it is ideal for summer but too well vented for winter and there is no point using it under a jacket because you lose the aero. Fit is very good it cools well with good rear pockets, just a bit expensive but what team kit isn't. I haven't use it enough to know how robust or durable it is. Would have liked the 2009 jersey but these are unavailable anywhere unless you want a Chinese copy. "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive, Limited Color Choices
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 Lezyne Alloy Digital Floor Drive
Lezyne Alloy Digital Floor Drive
The Lezyne Alloy Digital Floor Drive is a CNC machined high pressure floor pump. Combining modern styling with high performance and now with a new digital gauge for the ultimate in precision tyre inflation.
 

IS this pump compatible with Zipp valve extensions?

I can't get my current track pump (Specialized Comp) to attach and stay on to Zipps valce extensions - will this pump work without buying any other components?
It will screw on but often screws off the valves when removed
5 years, 1 month ago
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Ironmanwannabee
 
 Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS Track Pump
Lezyne Steel Floor Drive ABS Track Pump
A precision high-pressure floor pump made with a steel barrel and piston, varnished wood handle, and aluminum base and connectors.
 

Adaptors with this pump?

I seen on a YouTube review that this pump comes with some Adaptors for pumping up footballs etc, yet it is not mentioned in the product spec, what Adaptors come with this pump ?
Football needle and small plastic nozzle for air beds etc,
5 years, 1 month ago
by
Ironmanwannabee
 
 Catlike Whisper Helmet
Catlike Whisper Helmet
When you think of Catlike, you instantly think of the iconic Whisper. A helmet that broke all the rules of design when it was introduced and that continues captivating cyclists all over the world.
 

Are spare pads included with this helmet ?

Yes
5 years, 5 months ago
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Ironmanwannabee
 
 dhb Elsted Bike Box
dhb Elsted Bike Box
The Elsted range - bags and luggage which are robust, resilient, durable and affordable
 

Are the locks on this case TSA approved?

I will be using the case to travel with my bike to the States.The TSA security guys will just force their way into the case if they cannot get into it via a TSA approved lock.
I don't believe so as there is a standard key lock which does not look like the approved ones and a separate combination lock
6 years, 8 months ago
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Ironmanwannabee
 
 Profile Aerodrink System
Profile Aerodrink System
A drinking system that allows you to stay in tucked position and drink at same time.
 

How Much Fluid does it hold

900 ml but you can't fit that much in because it will spill
8 years, 10 months ago
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Ironmanwannabee