Road Cycling

Strava Updates User Account Privacy Settings: Bye Bye FlyBy….

If you’re wondering where the “View Flybys” option went on your Strava account, here’s all the details. Strava have defaulted all users to “No One” for the Flyby privacy setting which removes the option from your activities. It’s possible to switch this back on, but given the majority of users won’t do this, I’d consider […]

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Power2Max NGeco Power Meter: Details // Install // Data Review

After many requests I finally have my hands on a Power2Max NGeco power meter and have put it through the Lama Lab! This video covers all the details…. including being swooped by magpies while testing this out on the road.   Type: Spider Based Power Meter. Accuracy: ±2% (Now upgradable to ±1% €100 at time […]

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Park Tool 4th Hand Cable Stretcher

One of the most useful tools that I’ve only just discovered! The Park Tool BT-2 is my new best friend when working on cable pull brakes in the Lama Garage. As seen in my recent TCR Di2 build video, today I have a closer look at how this tool works and some cheaper alternatives out […]

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New Helmet Day // Specialized S-Works Evade II w/ MIPS & ANGi 🚲🦅

After many thousands of kms and a few trips around the world it’s time to upgrade my Evade road helmet helmet to the new edition as the sun comes out again for the LONG Aussie summer! The Evade II now comes with MIPS protection and comes with an ANGi sensor as an option. Unfortunately it […]

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Cheap Disc Brake Calliper Alignment Tool

If you have disc brakes on your bike you’ve no doubt encountered that “schwing schwing schwing” at some point. It’s stuff of nightmares. When switching Mrs Lama’s disc rotors over to Dura-Ace SM-RT900 I discovered how convenient it is to use a little calliper alignment tool.   Links: Venzo Bike Bicycle Disc Brake Pad & […]

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Installing New Shimano STI Lever Hoods: The Easy Way!

Replacing worn Shimano STI lever hoods is a quick two minute task that can really refresh the front end contact points on a bike. Leaving the bike in the sun (or warming up the hoods with a hair dryer) and using an evaporative hand sanitiser to slip the new hoods on makes this a straightforward […]

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Shimano E-Tube Project Mobile App 4.0.0 Update // New Di2 Firmware Updates

Shimano E-Tube Project had an update this week to 4.0.0 which adds a new user interface and consolidates the Smart Phone and Tablet version into one single app. Links: Shimano E-Tube Project Website: https://bit.ly/3hIny9m BetterShifting Website: https://bettershifting.com/ Di2 ANT/Bluetooth Wireless Module (EW-WU111): https://amzn.to/2VUzAU4 GPLama Shimano Di2 How-To Videos: Di2 Wireless Module Install: https://youtu.be/dDz8TJGDq3U Di2 Climbing […]

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RapiLock Road Bike Modular Thru-Axle Kit w/ Hidden Lever

After seeing these on Instagram last week, I was keen to see if they were really as neat and tidy as they appeared. As it turns out, they are! Here’s all the details about the RapiLock Road Bike Modular Thru-Axle Kit with the hidden lever. RapiLock also sent over their Indoor Trainer Axle for me […]

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Shimano Di2 Upgrade Project: Giant TCR Road Bike Dura-Ace Di2 Conversion

This week I upgraded my older Giant TCR from mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 to Dura-Ace Di2 9070 (the electronic equivalent). I sourced the groupset from a Facebook ‘Triathlon For Sale’ group for a lot less than retail. This video covers the process I followed for the upgrade. It’s not a full A-to-Z how-to but it’ll […]

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Shimano DuraAce Di2 Upgrade Project: Unboxing // Updating // Di2 Diagnostics [SM-PCE1]

Since upgrading to Shimano Di2 on my main bike, I’ve always wanted the same crisp shifting on my older Giant TCR. This week I picked up a DURA-ACE 9070 Di2 groupset to complete this second upgrade. The 9070 is previous generation, but still fully compatible with current generation Di2. This video is the unboxing, testing, […]

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