• Beyond a visual inspection, there’s not a lot you can do at the point of sale. If there is evidence of damage, repairers sometimes tap them to test for a change in tone/sound. I’ve just bought a second hand carbon Yeti frame. If it breaks I’ll have to arrange repair or scrap it. It’s quite liberating that I’ll know that It’ll be my…[Read more]

  • The use of the word integrity in relation to the current PM is unforgivable.

  • Paradiso replied to the topic New Winter jersey in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago

    Ground Effect Frosty Boy.

  • The quality of the BBC’s news output has dropped significantly over the last few years. Morning news is unwatchable-inane nonsense from Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty. More broadly, the fact that that Sky have chosen to put Kay Burley centre stage also suggests intent to support the Conservatives. I think it’s difficult to suggest, overall,…[Read more]

  • Paradiso replied to the topic Ultrasonic baths in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    In my experience, they are not very good for cleaning cassettes, even if you use degreaser in them. I got a heated one that was around £300 and you still have to brush and scrape to remove the oily grime afterwards. Degreaser, a brush and a bowl is a better option. Get some less pungent degreaser.