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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2175 on: May 22, 2018, 09:09:33 AM »
Anyone familiar with 'Specialised' road bikes? I've spotted one for sale that seems a decent price with good spec.

Yeah i have 2...Roubaix and Tarmac, the Roubaix is a great bike for long distances and has great comfort. The Tarmac is not as comfortable but is much quicker. Haven't had any other bikes so can't compare them to anything else...
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2176 on: May 22, 2018, 09:24:39 AM »
Anyone familiar with 'Specialised' road bikes? I've spotted one for sale that seems a decent price with good spec.

Yeah i have 2...Roubaix and Tarmac, the Roubaix is a great bike for long distances and has great comfort. The Tarmac is not as comfortable but is much quicker. Haven't had any other bikes so can't compare them to anything else...

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2177 on: May 22, 2018, 03:57:03 PM »
Great interview with Tyler Hamilton this morning on OTB. Worth checking out.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2178 on: May 22, 2018, 09:42:15 PM »
Wd40 any good for degreasing a bike chain. Any other tips

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2179 on: May 22, 2018, 10:46:16 PM »
Wd40 any good for degreasing a bike chain. Any other tips

No. You can buy a degreaser and chain cleaning tool to do the job. Neither would i use wd40 to oil the chain. You can buy a specific chain lube for that either wet or dry depending on time of year.
    Alternatively for the mountain bike if the chain is absolutely bogging and you have chain connector fitted ,pop the entire chain off and into container of kerosene and leave for a while. Give it a good brush then to remove any grime. The chain will have to be lubricated(each connection) entirely before use.
       One more tip i would say is buy a little chain wear guide. Not expensive. Changing chains when they are worn will ease the wear on more expensive items like cassettes and chain rings. Oh and never power wash your bike.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2180 on: May 23, 2018, 04:10:12 PM »
Why the fear of power washers? have seen the pro-teams use them. Haven't done it myself but mainly because it's a pain in the hole to get it set up and going.

Which brings me on to another totally unrelated point - any hoor selling a bike saying 'dry miles only' needs a boot in the hole and avoided.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2181 on: May 23, 2018, 04:22:08 PM »
Why the fear of power washers? have seen the pro-teams use them. Haven't done it myself but mainly because it's a pain in the hole to get it set up and going.

Which brings me on go another totally unrelated point - any hoor selling a bike saying 'dry miles only' needs a boot in the hole and avoided.

Pro teams are happy to use power washers because they are happy to replace all the bearings etc on a regular basis. Personally Id rather not, premature bearing failure is usually down to water contamination and theres more chance of it getting in with a power washer, so a sponge and a brush every time for me.
On the WD40 issue, I dont see any problem using it to degrease a chain as long as you dry it off and apply a good quality chain lube after.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2182 on: May 23, 2018, 04:56:47 PM »
Speaking of Specialized bikes I see the old Browns Barn restaurant on the N7 at Citywest is being turned into a Specialized bike shop.


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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2183 on: May 24, 2018, 08:45:16 PM »
Great Giro, the last 3 days are going go be very interesting. Yates' tank just emptied with a mile or so left, his first sign of weakness. Domoullin in a nice position at 28s down but Pozzovivo could spoil both their parties, he's looked great but still a big outsider at this point 2m 43s down.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2184 on: May 24, 2018, 10:18:12 PM »
Speaking of Specialized bikes I see the old Browns Barn restaurant on the N7 at Citywest is being turned into a Specialized bike shop.

Due to open next month

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2185 on: May 24, 2018, 11:01:04 PM »
Why the fear of power washers? have seen the pro-teams use them. Haven't done it myself but mainly because it's a pain in the hole to get it set up and going.

Which brings me on to another totally unrelated point - any hoor selling a bike saying 'dry miles only' needs a boot in the hole and avoided.

Answered below. Yeah water ingress into bearings, particularly in the bottom bracket shortens their lifespan. I had a failure with a rear suspension pivot(bearing) and if i power washed the bike was the first question the bike shop asked me.
         I bought a small compressor from lidl and i actually dry the bike before storing away.
         Corrext on the last pount No such thing as dry miles in Ireland!

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2186 on: May 25, 2018, 01:36:18 PM »
All going wrong for Yates.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2187 on: May 25, 2018, 05:55:05 PM »
what a ride by chris froome to put himself in the pink jersey, possibly one of the best ever.  he blew the field apart when he attacked 80km from the finish, yates cracked completely and ended up over 39 minutes behind on the stage and dropped out of the top 10 on GC. some turn around.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2188 on: May 25, 2018, 06:13:23 PM »
How the f**k does froome get away with it. Thought it was f**king finished last year and looks like he's back even stronger

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2189 on: May 25, 2018, 06:13:34 PM »
Some stage, have to feel for Yates. I gave Pozzovivo the kiss of death anyway, Thought once he'd limited his losses on the TT that he'd a real chance. Some performance by Froome.