AaaHhhhh Can somebody, anybody help me please....or maybe shed some light...???
I'm drowning in confusion, I have a list of bikes about as long as my legs & I don't know anymore.
I have a budget of £1,500 - £2k & I'm looking to upgrade my steed to something more worthy.
I Originally had a small list of Carbon bikes maybe a ribble R872, or a BMC roadracer, or a Specialized Roubaix, or a boardman road team, or a cinelli saetta, or a dolan (as I'm NW based) but then I heard about Ti & the Van Nich has been drawing me in.
Titanium sounds amazing but now I'm not sure if Ti is right...
Overshoes have proven to be something of a necessity these last few months. If you want to keep riding when the elements throw all they can at you, then you'll need a decent weatherproof pair, and this Bioflex Zero Overshoe is very decent for the spring and autumn.
For sale is my early 90's 54cm steel Ribble made from Columbus SLX tubing with a Cinelli botom bracket shell.
Dura-ace: Bottom Bracket, Chainset, Hubs, Downtube shifters, front and rear derailleurs, headset, cassette (spare available), chain
Shimano 600 (the range below DA in early 90's): Levers, brakes
Cinelli Bars and Stem
San Marco Concor Saddle
Mavic Open Pro Rims
For sale without pedals
Seriously nice bicycle, bought from a chap who used to do hill climbs on it in the early 90's, bit small for me. Should really be hung on a wall as it's so nice.
'Maximum comfort in every detail' is certainly a gutsy product description. The Total Comfort Bibtight from Sportful talk the talk but how do they really perform as a winter bibtight, pitched against the UK weather?
I've been impressed by Sportful's material engineering in the past. These tights are no exception.
These Storck Bib Tight Winters come with windproof and water resistant panels and several other neat features, although they're certainly an expensive option.
So, those windproof/water resistant panels are the ones that go over your knees and your quads – the most exposed areas. They're fleece backed and stretchy so they're perfectly comfortable as you pedal. Most of the rest of the lowers are made from a fabric called Notorious which has a fleecy, ribbed inner surface that holds a lot of warm air around your legs.
The Primavera long sleeve jersey from OneTen aims to tackle those days when it's too warm for a jacket but too nippy for summer kit; British weather really. A technical piece of clothing, every panel's material seems to have been considered and applied to best effect.
OneTen is a new brand for me so off to the 'about us' I went. The company specifically aims to apply brain power over tradition when designing their kit, to create items that work in all the right places. The jersey feels different to any long sleeve I've used in the past.
The Tivoli Seamless Collar forms part of Velobici's Paris-Brest-Paris range (or PBP for short). This epic quadrennial brevet from Paris to Brest, on the western shores of Brittany, and back, requires riders to complete the 1200km route in less than 90 hours. Invoking the name of such a prestigious event sets the bar high, and the Tivoli Collar unfortunately fails to live up to this expectation.