• At ~£40 a caliper they are hardly a consumable! I bought a disc braked training bike to avoid replacing rims, not to replace calipers every winter!!

    I’ve got a 4 spare pairs of 785 pads and 1 pair of the 505s, so it might be worth persevering with the shimano’s, especially having seen the price of the hopes.

    Am I best going for another 785 up…[Read more]

  • Thanks for replies.

    My bike came from Evans in July 2017 so not much chance of a warranty replacement now, shame the it would have been in warranty if I’d not ignored it for so long and just ridden my summer bike.

    The bike is my training bike and generally filthy so very likely that I wouldnt spot a fairly minor leak.

    So, what are the direct…[Read more]

  • Hi,

    I’ve got a problem that I cant solve on my 2017 CAAD 12 disc.

    There is a little bit of braking, followed by an amazing screaching noise, followed by reverberations that you can feel through the bike – all with very minimal braking performance.

    Bike has Shimano BR785/505 calipers and 105 levers.

    The brakes were originally amazing, endoing…[Read more]

  • Thanks for replies. I think the “retroish” frame idea is best.

    I dont believe that a new £500 bike is going to be any better than her yukon, and significantly heavier / lower quality than my old bike, despite the changes in fashion that have come in the last 10 years. (Noting that she is far from an enthusiast and won’t be riding anything…[Read more]

  • Milese replied to the topic 6 days of London, anyone else? in the forum Bike Forum 3 months ago

    Went a few years ago to the last day, my first time in a velodrome, was a great evening out, even the non cycling Mrs enjoyed it!

  • Milese replied to the topic ‘Sports’ coffee in the forum Bike Forum 3 months ago

    If you are doing a ride long enough to warrant electrolites your drink will be cold by the time you crack it open.

    A clubmate once bought a bottle of tea in one of the insulated camelback bottles on a particularly cold club run. We took the piss, he held up the pretence about how good an idea it was, then, half an hour later he took his first…[Read more]

  • I’ve just upgraded my old MTB to a 29er, and thought about handing down my old one to the Mrs.

    I tried her on it as it is, but its too big and she bangs her vag on the top tube.

    I built the bike in around 2011 from a bike I bought on ebay and rebuilt on a frame that fitted.
    17″ seat tube ‘Soul Brother’ alloy frame
    27 speed LX groupset inc discs…[Read more]