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Improving stamina.

Started by Arsenio Bringas Jr.. Last reply by DatVegan Mar 26. 11 Replies

Alright ladies and gents, I'm no pro cyclist, I'm on the newbie side. The most I've ridden is 30 miles. Will I be able to ride 100 miles by this summer if I only ride once a week ? Seems like a steep…Continue

Tags: stamina, cycling

power meter help

Started by sean mac giolla pheadair. Last reply by DatVegan Mar 26. 3 Replies

hi all,I'm totally new to cycling. I'm getting my first bike next week, giant defy 3.I'm also going to get a stages power power meter. My question is will I be able to fit the power meter myself or…Continue


Started by Christygee. Last reply by Christygee Mar 9. 2 Replies

Hi all, I'm completely new to cycling. A friend of mine suggested I get a bike from Nashbar.com, but I see that they don't sell Giant/Trek/the big names. I'd love a Giant Avail or something similar.…Continue

Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet

Started by Gianni. Last reply by Gianni Jan 14. 2 Replies

Check out this nasty spill in Byron Bay.  Fortunately the cyclist walked away with just some bruises.Continue

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Comment by Gianni on March 26, 2015 at 9:37pm

a flat £8 'handling fee'

What a joke!  They tried pulling that crap here in Brazil because so many people are buying stuff from aliexpress.com that they think they should be able to charge a handling fee because they have to deal with so many more deliveries coming in from China.

Someone challenged the post office here on the reasoning that they had no legal authority to make such a charge.  They don't do it anymore.

Comment by Christopher Houston on March 26, 2015 at 5:47pm

Hey Datvegan, by chance mine arrived yesterday, as you can see.  Sadly I had to pay an extra £11 customs ($17) which hacked me off on such a low value item. It seems in the UK that anything over £10 in value is subject to VAT (no problem) but also a flat £8 'handling fee'.  it's a con because I can't control which shipper is used in the UK on goods being imported so they know you can't take your custom away (forgive the pun).

Still can see why I can't buy it from Italy direct for less?

Comment by DatVegan on March 26, 2015 at 1:27pm

Everything should work Arsenio. SRAM and Shimano are pretty much the same thing. And Christopher, I've had my bar mirror that Durianrider recommended for over a month now, AMAZING investment, especially as a bicycle courier in downtown Vancouver!

Comment by Arsenio Bringas Jr. on March 16, 2015 at 1:29pm

Anyone know for sure if I can run the 2015 Sram Force 22 complete groupset except for the crank and BB with a Shimano crank  and BB ?

Comment by Christopher Houston on March 11, 2015 at 2:39am

Not sure if any of you have been searching for the mirror that Durianrider has been recommending but I have found it here:


At last the weather has started to improve in the UK and i am getting out more than once a week.  Long may it continue.

Comment by Raychil on February 17, 2015 at 7:33am
Whatever ur into lol!

Love my 29er... Borrowing a 'normal' bike off a mate at the mo and damn it feels small! Love those big wheels. Can't wait to get the beast back :P
Comment by Marcais on February 14, 2015 at 10:13am

Might as well take this opportunity to post about my act of blasphemy:
I've put big, studded MTB platforms on my road bike....and I like it :D

not too mention I've my stem flipped up...and cycling with a small crack in my helmet...and I've mudguards...and plan on putting 28c tyres on...and getting a steel frame....and I'm still running 8 speed...and even when I eventually go to 10 speed (if ever) i'm going to stick with a square taper bottom bracket....

...Haters gonna hate!! :P

Comment by Raychil on February 14, 2015 at 6:18am
Comment by Raychil on February 14, 2015 at 6:11am
My bike is in for repairs for a while week :'(
Comment by Christopher Houston on February 13, 2015 at 11:23pm

seems that way Arsenio.  maybe just the cold and wet weather in the UK right now but it never really has been busy as far as I am concerned.


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