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Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

26 Mar 2009 22:53
candidate wrote: my birthday's in a few days and i wanna get a simple bike.
i dont need suspension or any of that shit. simple as possible.
budget 300 or less

fuji track 08.
best bike for under 300, in fact i'd say its the best bike for under 600. well built. i'd take this over a £500 bianchi pista every day of the week.

clean and simple, minimalist detailing. get rid of the saddle and pay £20 for a front brake(shimano tiagra) and maybe put some riser handlebars on it.
schtoop
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13013 posts since 9/4/07

26 Mar 2009 22:58
guffer wrote: http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/complete-bikes/bmx-bikes

not sure what you budget is, but loads here

thanks but i dont wanna buy one thats already set up, kinda wanna build it myself plus my budget isnt that big

Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

27 Mar 2009 01:43
Fuji track looks pretty cool.

Only advice I can give is to ride the bike first, different frames while looking alike can be totally different to cycle. From my own experience it took me about 6 months to be fully in control and at ease with a giant cadex and that was cycling up on 400 miles a week after moving from reynolds 531. Nearly broke my neck a couple of times in the first few months as the cadex was so twitchy. Can only imagine heading straight into a fixed gear track bike would be like.
candidate
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2457 posts since 12/11/06

27 Mar 2009 01:49
i really like that fuji bike but im not looking for a fixed gear right now. something exactly like that but with gears will be perfect. thanks for the help.
andymakesglasses
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20407 posts since 26/1/06

27 Mar 2009 10:31
billy ray valentine wrote: get rid of the saddle

(no homo)?
ala*
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3001 posts since 20/2/03

27 Mar 2009 23:53
themistake wrote: "its gone mainstream" haha, its a fucking pushbike.

im getting one built by brick lane bikes in may and im a fashion victim.

mate, have a look at shop 14 round at the truman brewery.. friendlier people, some amazing bikes and they're on the bike to work scheme too.. the staff in BLB are proper nobheads and they've got a reputation for ripping people off
MB
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4346 posts since 27/9/05

15 Apr 2009 09:10
anyone (in London) want to buy a brand new charge plug freestyler..??
berk
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2118 posts since 24/3/08

15 Apr 2009 09:18
MB wrote: anyone (in London) want to buy a brand new charge plug freestyler..??

that lasted long ha ha
DuffMan
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14381 posts since 21/2/07

25 Apr 2009 22:07
schtoop
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13013 posts since 9/4/07

25 Apr 2009 22:12
if im about 6.1 what size racing bike would be suitable?
MoB
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36883 posts since 31/8/04

25 Apr 2009 22:35
ala* wrote:
themistake wrote: "its gone mainstream" haha, its a fucking pushbike.

im getting one built by brick lane bikes in may and im a fashion victim.

mate, have a look at shop 14 round at the truman brewery.. friendlier people, some amazing bikes and they're on the bike to work scheme too.. the staff in BLB are proper nobheads and they've got a reputation for ripping people off

BLB are on the scheme too, my birds brother got a bike from them and said they were ace to deal with.
El Loto
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63 posts since 19/2/07

25 Apr 2009 22:43
schtoop wrote: if im about 6.1 what size racing bike would be suitable?

I'm 6'3" and I've got a 58cm frame for both road and TT bike. I imagine 61/62 would be adequate too. Go to a bike shop and try some frames out. Depends on the top tube also if it is straight or sloping.
andydavidleeroth
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1691 posts since 30/11/03

25 Apr 2009 22:46
58- 62

depends on personal taste, as well as whether or not you are a knuckle dragging freak
schtoop
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13013 posts since 9/4/07

25 Apr 2009 23:09
cool, cheers for the info
andymakesglasses
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20407 posts since 26/1/06

28 Apr 2009 00:35
Probably should just PM this to Dan Laughing out loud

The bearings on my pedals have well and truly gone. Is it worth taking them apart and regreasing / replacing the bearings, or is it more hassle than it's worth?

They've lasted about 6 or 7 years so I'm not too bothered if I have to replace them.

If I do, can anyone (ie Dan Laughing out loud) recommend anything? Mainly doing cross-country, and I don't really want to spend more than 30 quid if I can help it.

I have Tioga beartrap-style pedals at the moment, but I notice that most of the bike shops mainly have flat platforms with studs. Is there much difference when riding? I like the feel of the beartrap ones, but don't really know any different, and I do get scratched by them quite a lot now that I think about it!
inversesquare
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6682 posts since 7/6/08

28 Apr 2009 05:00
DuffMan wrote:

Have you seen or do you know this guy?
Jesus
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5998 posts since 7/10/08

28 Apr 2009 10:43
andymakesglasses wrote: Probably should just PM this to Dan Laughing out loud

The bearings on my pedals have well and truly gone. Is it worth taking them apart and regreasing / replacing the bearings, or is it more hassle than it's worth?

They've lasted about 6 or 7 years so I'm not too bothered if I have to replace them.

If I do, can anyone (ie Dan Laughing out loud) recommend anything? Mainly doing cross-country, and I don't really want to spend more than 30 quid if I can help it.

I have Tioga beartrap-style pedals at the moment, but I notice that most of the bike shops mainly have flat platforms with studs. Is there much difference when riding? I like the feel of the beartrap ones, but don't really know any different, and I do get scratched by them quite a lot now that I think about it!

massive amounts of difference in terms of grip, beartrap style are old skool

but if you have big feet, wide feet or ride in big cluimpy footwear then you near a wide platform pedal, not a narrow one like a DMR V12

for £30 budget id get

Wellgo B54, they have a sealed bearing and will last forever, (Wellgo make pedals for everyone else, if you have pedals chances are watever the brand, wellgo made them)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=5199

i have these

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=17136

amazing Smiling
andymakesglasses
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20407 posts since 26/1/06

28 Apr 2009 11:34
Thanks Dan, think I'll go for the Wellgo ones, was looking at them last night actually
DuffMan
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14381 posts since 21/2/07

28 Apr 2009 12:34
I don't know him inverse, have seen him and his crew all over the place, was walking along the meadows when they were practicing that flip off a tree, they failed a lot before they got it right Laughing out loud
themistake
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10703 posts since 20/2/06

16 May 2009 00:14
after having my bike teef'd today, i now need a new bike.
i was told before i bought my bike by someone, "theres no point buying a nice bike in london, it WILL get stolen".
starting to think this is true.
so im not really thinking of spending the 600-800 pounds i was thinking of spending when upgrading my bike.
infact i was thinking of even buying a stolen one off a yoot.
has anyone done this? and does anyone know of a place to do this apart from brick lane?