General Discussion: Cycling


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Copper
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3034 posts since 29/11/11

9 Jul 2013 00:33
DuffMan wrote: those stickers Laughing out loud
Copper
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3034 posts since 29/11/11

9 Jul 2013 00:34
quest wrote: There's a few on eBay, will probably be half decent
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OliverGauffe
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16 posts since 8/7/13

9 Jul 2013 09:56
Also starting riding a bike to work, takes the same time as the bus, and by the time I get to work I am wide awake! A comfortable bike is key to enjoying this type of thing. I'm a changed man! Sticking out tongue
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

9 Jul 2013 10:22
Never posted this up - my Z1 built up before the alps

MrW
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3080 posts since 1/8/11

9 Jul 2013 11:03
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Cool

Anyone had any experience with Alfine hubs? Looking at one of these.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

9 Jul 2013 12:28
I need some new wheels, alu and able to take a beating - I guess what people would generally call training wheels (for my general riding + commuting bike), will be going through potholes etc

Any suggestions? I'll scour the usual places, thinking buy second hand but almost new, budget 100-200ish

Alfines are supposed to be good, that's a lovely bike imo
JustinCredible
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2720 posts since 11/6/08

9 Jul 2013 13:00
Fulcrum Racing 7's can be had new for under £200 and Mavic Aksiums are always a good shout for around £200 (albeit a little heavy).

Shimano RS30's are decent and cheap as chips
Corbs
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27 posts since 8/4/11

9 Jul 2013 13:01
V-Sprint do a decent wheel building service. Good value wheels built for racers so much better than cheap wheelsets you'll find elsewhere.

You can pick up a pair of road wheels with miche hubs for £119, and the pro clinchers are probably the best value wheels out there. Tons of reviews on lfgss (& members get a discount).
phikz
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3148 posts since 14/4/09

9 Jul 2013 13:02
Cool Swede, just been looking at some freestyle bikes, read about a few builds and bikes that are essentially fixed freestyle but are more geared towards short commutes rather than strictly tricks. Sounds about right to me. Know a few of you said building your own is not for beginners but I know a few guys I can get some help from and prefer the idea of building your own anyway.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

9 Jul 2013 13:26
Have considered v-sprint previously, they're really good yeah?
Corbs
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27 posts since 8/4/11

9 Jul 2013 15:34
I've never owned a pair but ridden them a few times and they run really nicely. My housemate's pair is still running true and smooth after a few years. Shame you can't customise the colours and rims as much as you can with the track sets.
Burt
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6204 posts since 3/1/10

10 Jul 2013 17:59
Cav has urine chucked over him during today's time trial - Link
swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

10 Jul 2013 18:50
phikz wrote: Cool Swede, just been looking at some freestyle bikes, read about a few builds and bikes that are essentially fixed freestyle but are more geared towards short commutes rather than strictly tricks. Sounds about right to me. Know a few of you said building your own is not for beginners but I know a few guys I can get some help from and prefer the idea of building your own anyway.

yeah man, they are sick for short distances, just round town and that. well fun. look for a p-fix or an identiti persona… volume cutter/thrasher.

saying that, charge scissor would be right up your street and they are shit cheap on wiggle at the moment - http://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-scissor-x-knog-29er-limited-edition-2013/
swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

10 Jul 2013 18:58
dat z1 Ubercool Ubercool Ubercool Ubercool Ubercool Ubercool

edit: how you finding those wheels? im not sure if i want to upgrade to deep carbons (for dat rumble) or some nice low profile jobbys like R-SYS
Lucas82
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460 posts since 26/10/09

10 Jul 2013 22:26
Thought I post my bike… Just got the framed sprayed and treated myself to new wheels!

San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

10 Jul 2013 22:54
Both bikes look Cool , love the look of the carbones.
Though the OCD in me is hating that the mavic sign is not lined up correctly between the rim and tyre on the Z1 Laughing out loud
swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

10 Jul 2013 23:44
is that a bmc lucas? was also looking at carbones, i dont like the look of alloy braking surface on carbon wheels but its so much cheaper (on pads and initial cost) to have them over full carbon
phikz
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3148 posts since 14/4/09

11 Jul 2013 00:29
Was looking at a charge scissor actually.. apparently I'm 6'6 now so I'm right in thinking I'd need a large frame at least? Only medium and small on wiggle… Think I've made my mind up anyway, been reading a few forums and sites etc and I'm definitely down for building my own instead of buying one off the shelf, especially as I'm being a bit specific in what I want. Cheers for your help though I'll shoot you a pm once I make a proper start if that's cool.
Fläsket
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3959 posts since 14/8/04

11 Jul 2013 03:04
grab something that can fit 2.25" schwalbe big apples and you will be rolling in good times phikz!
you'll definitely want to be looking at xl or xxl or 22" - 24" sized frames. i'm 6'4" and rode a medium/18" frame for a bit. while it is doable by adjusting seatpost, stem and bars, it's far from ideal nor the most comfortable. was gonna suggest an on one inbred, but it looks as though they only go up to a 21" frame?
Lucas82
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460 posts since 26/10/09

11 Jul 2013 06:57
swede wrote: is that a bmc lucas? was also looking at carbones, i dont like the look of alloy braking surface on carbon wheels but its so much cheaper (on pads and initial cost) to have them over full carbon

Yea Swede - BMC streetracer01. Been looking for a new bike for sometime, just can't decide on what one. Anyway I thought I'll spray the frame and invest in some wheels in the meantime.

I know what you mean about the alloy strip… But just gets silly with the amounts of cash I'll be throwing about if I get full carbon.

Anyway, got to say I've been pretty impressed so far with the wheels - very quick and stiff and keep rolling compared to my other wheels.