Frankuspalankus
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    25
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  • First Review
    6 September 2010
  • Last Review
    6 February 2018
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  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
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  • First Question
    17 October 2013
  • Last Question
    22 July 2017
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  • Answer Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Answer
    7 January 2011
  • Last Answer
    24 July 2014
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Frankuspalankus's Reviews
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 Lezyne LED Replacement Mounting Strap Y9
Lezyne LED Replacement Mounting Strap Y9
Replacement mounting Strap for Lezyne Hecto Drive, Micro Drive, Macrodrive and Power Drive Y9 Lights.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Fine replacement part
Posted6 February 2018
fromSwitzerland
Country : Switzerland
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Works, easy to fit.
No problem.
Identical to the part it replaces.
"
Pros: Good Fit
0points
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The Strada Bianca Open Tubular (clincher) tyre has a proven Paris-Roubaix tread pattern & lower wearing compound tread. It features 2 x PPS double puncture protection strip offering low rolling resistance and achieves a new level of control and comfor
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Supple ride but incredibly difficult to fit
Posted6 February 2018
fromSwitzerland
Country : Switzerland
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" I wanted to fit wider tyres to my 2015 Cannondale Synapse Disc for use on trails and gravel. These tyres pump up to 31.5mm wide and they fit well in the frame. They pump up perfectly round and they ride well (albeit with 65-70psi instead of the recommended minimum 90psi). So once fitted, they seem great.
Fitting them is a complete nightmare. I tore my thumbs terribly and damaged two inner tubes trying. Eventually, I found a technique : put on as much as you can without killing your hands and then tie off one side with a toe strap so it cannot jump back out. Then use your feet - work the tyre on with the edge of your heel (wear hard shoes !)......this worked OK. Because they are so hard to fit, I cannot recommend them...even if they ride well.
I am now a little nervous if I get a roadside puncture but other reviews say that the tyres "loosen" once on for a while.....fingers crossed - otherwise fingers damaged !! "
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, smooth running
Cons: Poor Fit, stupidly hard to fit !
+3points
3of 3voted this as helpful.
 
Whether you're racing, training for a big event or just running for fun, the Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Running Watch has got you covered. With integrated GPS and heart rate monitor it's the only device you need to take with you on your run.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Good little watch
Posted6 February 2018
fromSwitzerland
Country : Switzerland
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
" Bought it for my wife who does not like the chest straps on the regular HRM devices. This works well for HR.
Lightweight, simple to use and a good device. Decent price also.
The strap is too long and a bit too "soft and tacky" so hard to put the watch on and/or adjust it. The GPS is very slow to pick up as usual with Garmin watches.
"
Pros: Attractive, Great Value, Lightweight
Cons: Poor Fit, takes too long to pick up gps satellites
0points
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 Gore Bike Wear E Shorts+
Gore Bike Wear E Shorts+
The E Shorts+ are versatile enough to provide optimal comfort and support over medium distances whatever you ride.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
High quality shorts, well made.
Posted20 October 2017
fromSwitzerland
Country : Switzerland
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" The fabric is good quality - durable with good finishing. I have several pairs of these. I am 173cm tall and 73kg with "big quads and butt".... and they fit snug but well in a medium. "
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Fit, High Quality
0points
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 KMC 11 Speed Chain Links
KMC 11 Speed Chain Links
Quick release chain link suitable for use with KMC, Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM 11 drive systems.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Excellent
Posted20 October 2017
fromSwitzerland
Country : Switzerland
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Use these on SRAM and Campag : they work perfectly over thousands of km. They can be a little fiddly to use but generally a brilliant solution to an otherwise intractable challenge. I now have these on ALL my six bikes. "
Pros: High Quality, Rugged
0points
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Powerbar Natural Energy Cereal bars are great tasting delivering carbohydrates from natural ingredients such as wholegrain oats, tasty fruit pieces, peanuts or pumpkin seeds. Great for topping up your energy levels or during your training program.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
Avg 2 / 5 from
Too dry and difficult to eat while on the road
Posted20 October 2017
fromSwitzerland
Country : Switzerland
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Good taste but it is a bit "too natural" and rather hard to chew through. "
0points
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 Sportful Italia Jersey
Sportful Italia Jersey
Modern Italian styling in a performance jersey the Sportful Italia Jersey is sure to become a favorite of yours. High performance meets Italian cycling chic.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
Avg 3 / 5 from
Cheap and cheerful
Posted20 October 2017
fromSwitzerland
Country : Switzerland
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Cut very tight : I needed a Large ; I am normally a Medium and it ends up a bit long. "
Pros: Attractive
Cons: Poor Fit
0points
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The Record rear derailleur is the symbol of the Record groupset and communicates an unarrestable competitive charge thanks to the dominant presence of carbon fibre.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
Avg 5 / 5 from
Never been improved upon !
Posted11 March 2017
fromSwitzerland
Country : Switzerland
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
" This is perhaps the best rear derailleur ever made or that ever will be made. I bought this as a spare for my older bikes. The oldest now has 30,000 km on it and it still works perfectly. Campagnolo would do well do keep selling the 10 speed setup from 2008 (I think) forever. "
Pros: Attractive, Durable, High Quality, Lightweight, Rugged
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
 
Every Cliff Energy Bar (12 x 68g) is packed with whole ingredients such as rolled oats and organic dates to keep you fueled up for any adventure.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Too sweet ; otherwise excellent
Posted18 October 2015
fromSingapore
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" Easy to eat. Tastes quite good. A little more salt in the formula and some electrolytes would make them perfect.
VERY expensive, though.
"
Pros: High Quality
Cons: Expensive
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
 
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 
4 / 5
Avg 4 / 5 from
Good flavour
Posted18 October 2015
fromSingapore
Country : United Kingdom
Age : 45-54
Interest : Triathlete
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
" A decent hydration mix.
Convenient as in tablet form
"
Pros: High Quality, convenient to use
Cons: Expensive
0points
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Frankuspalankus's Questions
 
A genuine set of Shimano brake pads, ideal for spare or replacement use.
 

Do these fit SRAM Red from 2015 ?

3 years, 5 months ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Switzerland
 
 Campagnolo Ultra-Torque 165mm 11 Speed Carbon Chainset
Campagnolo Ultra-Torque 165mm 11 Speed Carbon Chainset
Looking for a 11 speed Campagnolo chainset that has been improved with a new surface anodisation treatment making the chainrings more resistant to wear and corrosion?
 

Is this crankset compatible with my 2009 Campag Record Bottom Bracket ?

4 years, 7 months ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Singapore
 
 2XU X:3 Project X Wetsuit
2XU X:3 Project X Wetsuit
Recognised as the leading triathlon wetsuit on the planet, 2XU has updated its Project X for even greater flexibility and buoyancy than ever before.
 

2XU wetsuits : brilliant : are sizes same as 6 years ago

I currently use a 6 year old 2XU Elite in a MS (medium solid) size.

Is the sizing essentially the same as 6 years ago - if so, I simply buy the same size as before. Or have 2XU changed anything in their sizing ?
6 years, 1 month ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Singapore
 
 Fizik Arione R5 Saddle With K:IUM Rails
Fizik Arione R5 Saddle With K:IUM Rails
The Arione R5's nylon carbon thermoplastic composite shell has Wing Flex™ which is designed for freedom of thigh movement. The Arione shape, with K:IUM rails, is flat, narrow and long being a firm favourite amoungst many.
 

Fizik Arione : which one ?

I am trying to replace a 7 year old Arione which has worn out.
It was the best saddle I ever owned.

I bought the R5 and while the shape is fine, the padding is extremely thin - the saddle is rock-hard and really not comfy like the old Arione.

Which Arione model do I need to buy to get the MAXIMUM amount of padding ? Ideally, I want an identical saddle to the old one.
6 years, 3 months ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Singapore
 
 Polar RC3 GPS with Heart Rate 2014
Polar RC3 GPS with Heart Rate 2014
For recreational runners and cyclists who want integrated GPS with smart guidance. Tracks your route, speed and distance using built-in GPS. With Heart Rate.
 

Please confirm that the HRM chest strap will also talk to my CS100 and CS200 cycle computers.

7 years, 2 months ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Singapore
 
Frankuspalankus's Answers
 
 Scicon AeroTech Evolution TSA Hardshell Bike Case
Scicon AeroTech Evolution TSA Hardshell Bike Case
Look no further for the world’s toughest bike box.
 

Would this case take a Cervelo P3 size 54?

How do the handle bars need to be packed in order to fit?
Yes : that is the bike I have. Fits easily.
6 years, 5 months ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Singapore
 
 Polar RC3 GPS
Polar RC3 GPS
For recreational runners and cyclists who want integrated GPS with smart guidance. Tracks your route, speed and distance using built-in GPS.
 

Can you swim in the RC3 GPS watch?

You definitely cannot swim in this.
6 years, 11 months ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Singapore
 
 Tufo Valve Extension
Tufo Valve Extension
For high profile rims. An advantage of this extension is given by its position between the valve body and the valve itself.
 

Is this suitable for any presta tube ?

No good for the newer Vittoria tubs with removable red valves (which leak at their base so beware of them !).

I am told that they will work with Conti and Schwalbe removable-core valves but I have not tested.
8 years ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Virginia Water, Surrey
 
 Tufo Valve Extension
Tufo Valve Extension
For high profile rims. An advantage of this extension is given by its position between the valve body and the valve itself.
 

Are these sold in pairs or individually?

Individually
8 years ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Virginia Water, Surrey
 
 Vittoria Crono Evo CS Tubular Tyre
Vittoria Crono Evo CS Tubular Tyre
Vittoria's time trial tubular has been completely redesigned and improved!
 

Valve Extension Compatability

Does the CX Chrono Tubular have a removable valve similar to the new 320TPI Corsa CX that I bought from you recently (so I can use the extenders that I already have)?
Thanks
Ken
The whole valve (red part) screws off, leaving a short "stub" on the tub. You need to buy the longer valves separately....not cheap but (I am told) good !
9 years ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Virginia Water, Surrey
 
 Pedros Pro Torque Wrench 2.0
Pedros Pro Torque Wrench 2.0
Precision control for high-end fasteners. With bicycle components becoming engineered to finer and finer tolerances, torque wrenches are becoming a must have for even the home mechanic.
 

Does this wrench read off directly in Nm or ft/lb's?

You can set it in Nm or ftlb.
10 years ago
by
Frankuspalankus
Virginia Water, Surrey