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  • Might have to try that, I always have a minging chain.

    rewski
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    I could do with some of that, thanks.

    Mine

    ODI Rogues: Big enough for shovel hands and soft enough for scaphoid sufferers

    kudos
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    Steve Peat Fender for me. This, combined with a crud catcher, means that a contact-lens wearer like myself can ride all year round without steamy glasses. They look a bit “special” but they’re absolutely brilliant.

    Most of my MTB group now use them. You can spot the non-believers in the pub after our group rides – pink-eye and faces covered in mud!

    Foam grips

    I’ve got boxes of part worn lock ons knocking about since discovering them!

    KCNC coated gear cables too. Coated with some sort of teflon powder which rubs off so they never seem to need lube.

    bikebouy
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    Giro Empires, damn they’re comfortable.

    Mr Woppit
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    Mine:

    Spray on. Run a brush over it. Wait for two minutes, wash off. Hey presto! Clean chain AND chain wheels/cassette. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    What you using for fitting foam grips tinas? hairspray, glue or anything? Dry fit?
    Got a set in the tool box not got around to fitting yet.

    plyphon
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    Keen for that chain cleaner!

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    Chamois Cream.

    How did I do without it for so long?

    IA
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    ESI chunky grips.

    They can’t be worth the price surely? …but no, they’re great.

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    I’m hoping to say great things about my just received mincer stylee lite 5:10s. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Damn you bikebouy and those Empires… this could get expensive!

    Not really that newly discovered, but something I use loads and seem to recommend a lot is TrainerRoad. If you turbo a lot it really is a great bit of software.

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    2nd ESI Chunky Grips.

    Gary_M
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    What’s so comfortable about the empires over a ‘normal’ fastening road shoe? Interested as I quite like the look of these.

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    Pearl Izumi Divide Shorts, wore them for the first time last night.

    I’ve been a Sugoi Gustov man for quite some time but I think these may have changed my mind. The outers are cut pretty much perfectly and as for the liner, it was like having my hairy saddlebags cupped by angels!

    Only downsides is that there isn’t much by way of pockets and they’re be a bit breezy for colder weather, but as non-sweaty comfortable ‘performance baggies’ they’re damn near perfect.

    toby1
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    Giro Empires, damn they’re comfortable.

    Sweet Jesus, for that price they’d need to offer a ‘happy ending’ to any ride too!!

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    Not quite newly discovered – I’ve had them a year – but Bont shoes. Most people think they’re hideously expensive but I got my A3s for ยฃ100 and they’re fully heat mouldable,just a little heavier than the posh models.

    The current ‘bargain’ model is the Riot at ยฃ100 or so online. If you have awkward feet like mine that never suited any other shoes, then these are well worth the cash.

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    +3 ESI Chunkys

    winston
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    Topeak superchuck

    Someone on here recommended it.

    Best thing ever bought for under a tenner

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    +1 on the chain cleaner from tbe OP.

    Also tbe Park Tools chain cleaning device, massively better than cheaper imitations

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    Dropper seat post, why or why didnt anyone tell me how awesome they are ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Decent shoes.

    I’ll never wear cheap ones again.

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Oh! DHB carbon MTB shoes! amazing for 68 quid or something!

    Jamie
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    Spray on. Run a brush over it. Wait for two minutes, wash off. Hey presto! Clean chain AND chain wheels/cassette

    How long does a 200ml can last?

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    Sweet Jesus, for that price they’d need to offer a ‘happy ending’ to any ride too!!

    Well I was actually looking at the Grio Prolight SLX II which are a bit more expensive ๐Ÿ™‚

    passtherizla
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    My bikes are fantastic and in the grand scheme of things they’re all fairly new, only been riding since April 2011. Been through 5 bikes in that time and have just bought a 6th. Met some of the best mates I’ve ever had and enjoyed some really lairy experiences.

    On a less emo tip… Mucky nutz. ESI Chunky. Bloody brill.

    Oh edit… And tubeless.

    hilldodger
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    The foamy chain cleaner lasts pretty well, it has a “mousse like” nature so overspray not a big problem. Couple of tins a year does me for 2 bikes.

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    Rapha.

    All of it.

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    Tesco, chicken & chorizo pate.
    Nom.

    cynic-al
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    Pot Noodle Bombay Badboy.

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    cycle-clothing.co.uk

    their lightweight jerseys are unbelievable value for money

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    Tesco, chicken & chorizo pate.

    I concur

    bikebouy
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    Gary_M – Member
    What’s so comfortable about the empires over a ‘normal’ fastening road shoe? Interested as I quite like the look of these.

    Well the leather they use isn’t the same as my Factors for a start. Whilst I really like my Factors (having been a SidiBouy for years) I bought the Factors just over 12mths ago and they’ve been bloomin niiiiice, however I fell in love with the Empires and bought the Orange ones. Now then, the leather they use is softer, the laces when you tighten them up just seem to clasp your foot a little better, certainly around the toes, and the sole is a better grade carbon and the padding around the ankle is softer too.
    They’ve been the go to shoe for me since I bought them a month ago.
    I don’t think they’re expensive at all, in fact they’re cheaper than my Factors.
    And anyway, I do a mass of road riding and I know what I like.

    HTH ๐Ÿ˜†

    Gary_M
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    cheers bikebouy

    but Bont shoes. Most people think they’re hideously expensive

    You’re wrong, most people just think they’re hideously ugly ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Bikebouy, will you please stop it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    You’re wrong, most people just think they’re hideously ugly

    Really?

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    @ kudos
    Thanks so much for that Steve Peat fender tip. Never knew about them, so now owning a Lefty isn’t synonymous with getting a facefull of diluted horse and cow crap when I ride past stables and farms every day.

    z1ppy
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    It always been possible to fit a SKS shockboard to a Lefty EddieB & is a much better mudguard.. those SP fenders look daft (main reason why hard-as-nail mtb won’t fit any mudguard) and are easily equalled by a Mucky Nutz Bender fender on normal forks & surpassed by adding a Crud Catcher front mudguard to your downtube.

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    Got a Crudcatcher but hate the look of the SS board.

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    One of these USWE hydration packs. Bloody Brilliant bit of kit. It feels like you’re not even wearing a pack at all, yet I can fit everything I could in my old pack. And it doesn’t bounce about or move at all. Ace!

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