General Discussion: Cycling


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Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

19 Apr 2012 13:22
Just ride slower if you don't want to get sweaty. It's pretty unavoidable if you're pushing it, regardless of what tech you have.

New whip.
Clips just for testing it, SPDs will go on.

Swede shout when you're in london and i'll meet you for a ride.

quest
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3689 posts since 11/7/11

19 Apr 2012 13:31
That's nice skinny
Anyone after a black internal headset? Got one spare I'd do cheap if anyone's interested.
mtthrvy2
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1962 posts since 8/11/10

19 Apr 2012 15:00
nice bike skinny
LJ
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409 posts since 25/7/06

19 Apr 2012 16:49
MrW wrote:
bathingchimp wrote: Is there a jacket that makes it possible to cycle to work in the rain without geting sweaty?

Gore Cosmo works for me.

http://www.rapha.cc/city-rain-jacket

mtthrvy2
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1962 posts since 8/11/10

19 Apr 2012 20:02
skinny, you no longer from around cambridge/walden area?
swede
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9828 posts since 21/3/09

19 Apr 2012 20:54
felt is boss skinny Cool looking real good. get the spds on asap though!
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

20 Apr 2012 08:08
My parents are from there, so lived in Royston as a kid. Live SW16 now.

Cheers swede, spds are on but had some unclipping issues last night, tightened up by a bit scary.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

20 Apr 2012 09:57
This isn't a bad price for a Veloce groupset is it?

http://www.cyclingbargains.com/product_info.php/campagnolo-veloce-10speed-2012-groupset-p-1303
mtthrvy2
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1962 posts since 8/11/10

20 Apr 2012 15:45
couple of new bits for the bike, selle italia slr fibra saddle & thomson seatpost..

zipp road bars on way, need an oversized stem - gonna save up for a thomson to match



well chuffed, now waiting for some decent weather!
swede
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9828 posts since 21/3/09

20 Apr 2012 15:54
seat + post combo is baller man. good work
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

20 Apr 2012 17:36
Sweet. Jawdropping!

I'd never be able to lock up and leave my bike with that!
mtthrvy2
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1962 posts since 8/11/10

20 Apr 2012 19:17
yeah, just been to tesco, dont think ive ever done my shop so quick Oops
baddie
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2140 posts since 21/7/09

20 Apr 2012 20:27
veteran, please advice. fastest and best way to cop a second-hand bianchi pista fixie? don't know much about parts, but as long as they are in good nick and a smooth ride, they are alright. don't need any high end parts or anything.
mtthrvy2
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1962 posts since 8/11/10

20 Apr 2012 20:36
http://www.lfgss.com/search.php?searchid=13363627

or post a new thread stating that you are looking for one, what size etc.

they are overpriced for what they are btw, I doubt you will mind however..
RAMBO
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798 posts since 27/11/09

20 Apr 2012 20:48
im sure ive seen one on lfgss for 450 ish
baddie
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2140 posts since 21/7/09

20 Apr 2012 21:05
ok thanks. any other recommendation for stuffs similar to bianchi pista? looking for a cheapish basic bike actually, but very similar to bianchi pista in aesthetic wise. i stated bianchi in the previous post basically because i love that signature celeste color and the heritage of that brand. but anything that looks vintage is great too, wouldn't mind color like white, light brown etc.

need it for commuting within 1km, and occasional max 50km ride
Meatease
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366 posts since 22/7/11

20 Apr 2012 21:22
themistake wrote: Been having issues with my front tyre/tube.
I've got an aerospoke with a 23c tyre and tube.
The tube kept getting flat, after one ride, always having to pump it up every 12 hours, so I get the tube/tyre replaced at blb last week. I hadn't even got to backfires before the same thing happened again. Anyway pumped it up and got on with it.
This morning I've woke up and the tube won't even pump up. This maybe due to there being water in the pump, I'm not sure.
Anyone had this issue before. It's not a slow puncture btw

Not had an aerospoke before but my back tyre kept going flat after a 20 minute ride.
Turned out it was a realll slow puncture but the guy at evans said that i was either putting the tube in incorrectly and it was pinching or the rim tape wasn't correctly covering the spoke holes.
Like i said im not too sure about aerospoke wheels or if they even have rim tape on them but that may be a possibility. The problem with that is the tube can get stuck under the hole and getting pinched.
I'm no bike technician but thought i would add this for anyone who getsa slow puncture.
Felt like abit of a dick aswel having to ask him how to insert the tube properly haha
mtthrvy2
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1962 posts since 8/11/10

20 Apr 2012 22:50
baddie wrote: ok thanks. any other recommendation for stuffs similar to bianchi pista? looking for a cheapish basic bike actually, but very similar to bianchi pista in aesthetic wise. i stated bianchi in the previous post basically because i love that signature celeste color and the heritage of that brand. but anything that looks vintage is great too, wouldn't mind color like white, light brown etc.

need it for commuting within 1km, and occasional max 50km ride


fuji track classic £400, think my mate got one for 300 in the sale. I had the frame, solid & perfect for commuting. Cant comment on the components myself as i never had the stock bits.
Fläsket
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3916 posts since 14/8/04

20 Apr 2012 22:52
no rim tape or spoke holes with an aerospoke.
if it is a pinch flat, when you install a new tube, pump it up to just below the pressure that you ride, release the air and then pump it up all the way so that the tube can properly set into place.
ridingscared
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534 posts since 5/4/10

20 Apr 2012 23:01
Anyone doing the dragon ride this summer?