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Lucas82
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461 posts since 26/10/09

11 Jul 2013 07:30
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swede
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10452 posts since 21/3/09

11 Jul 2013 07:33
phikz wrote: 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.

scissors dont come in large, which is weird. i owned a medium scissor for a bit and it was fine (im 6'3). id say because you were 6'6 dont buy a 26" wheel freestyle bike. hit me up if you need anymore advice, ive built many a fgfs bike in my time.. Cool
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

11 Jul 2013 07:44
Those rsys slrs are great wheel. Really stiff and spin up well. Great for climbing. Only problem is the extremely in aero tubular spokes. Can feel the drag when your pushing or descending into a headwind. Might sell them when the summers over and buy some enve 3.4's as they've got a great warranty and race crash replacement scheme.

And the tyres are a bitch to line up! If you do on one side the other is out.

BMC look super stealthy.
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

11 Jul 2013 09:45
i liked mine as well when i had them, they initially eat brake pads though and tint them with green, the braking is great though, the black brake surface is Cool and when viewed up close its nice, you can see the engineering

however, ive now got Enve 45's and ive not noticed any reduction in brake quality, when used with the Enve pads
darko
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1081 posts since 4/10/12

11 Jul 2013 09:58
that bmc Cool
looking for a second-second hand bike up to 1500,would appreciate it if anyone sees Smiling a bargain to let me know
going crabon
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

11 Jul 2013 10:19
They dont go green any more as they've release a new brake compound which is black. And they sound like a mig fighter when you brake too.
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

11 Jul 2013 10:37
have they? been a year since i sold mine,

Copper
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3073 posts since 29/11/11

11 Jul 2013 10:56
Is it bad that I'm 6ftband feel totally comfortable on my 19" bianchi frame with high seat post?
mtthrvy2
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1986 posts since 8/11/10

11 Jul 2013 12:27
you're 6ft and riding a 48cm bianchi? seems a bit extreme
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

11 Jul 2013 12:54
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

11 Jul 2013 16:34
nah its more

Copper
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3073 posts since 29/11/11

11 Jul 2013 16:42
mtthrvy2 wrote: you're 6ft and riding a 48cm bianchi? seems a bit extreme
Copper
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3073 posts since 29/11/11

11 Jul 2013 16:43
mtthrvy2 wrote: you're 6ft and riding a 48cm bianchi? seems a bit extreme

Its 20 " , my bad. It feels absolutely fine.
varnoir7
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864 posts since 16/10/11

12 Jul 2013 09:15
I know there are a few fixed riders on here and I am looking to get some further feedback (excuse the plug) on a concept I’ve developed as part of my final year project and are now looking to produce commercially. The Dual Tool - a fixed gear specific multi purpose tool.

The tool is comprised primarily of case hardened steel profiles, the outer profile contains the least commonly used functionality, of which includes: chain whip (concealed in a slot when out of use and secured magnetically), pedal spanner and lock ring tool. The inner profile contains the most commonly used functionality, of which includes: 15mm box wrench spanner, universal spoke key and magnetically attaching 1/4″ hex bits (4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm allen and phillips head screwdriver). In addition to this dual purpose tyre levers can be attached to either profile as handles. A secondary configuration can also be assembled that provides a more condensed and transportable alternative ideal for when out riding.

timmbo
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3511 posts since 9/2/10

12 Jul 2013 19:08
Time to upgrade from my singlespeed, as I want to start doing longer rides at the weekends, and I only have room for one bike.

Budget of around £1200, what's a good option? I like the look of steel frames (thinner tubing). I commute about 15 miles every day, all year round. Leaning towards a Genesis Equilibrium 20 - any other suggestions?
darko
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1081 posts since 4/10/12

12 Jul 2013 19:12
why do you want a steel frame timmbo?
timmbo
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3511 posts since 9/2/10

12 Jul 2013 19:17
timmbo wrote: I like the look of steel frames (thinner tubing).
Fläsket
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3992 posts since 14/8/04

12 Jul 2013 20:13
all city's space horse?
http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/m14b0s6p10019/ALL_CITY_Space_Horse_Complete_Bike


edit- in looking at their site they've got a now discontinued salsa casseroll that could be an option on the cheaper end - http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/m14b0s21p8311/SALSA_Casseroll_Complete
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

12 Jul 2013 20:50
I like my genesis equilibrium a lot, got it for cheap (less than half price almost new) off ebay
aitch
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8925 posts since 19/8/07

16 Jul 2013 11:35
Specialized getting on the fatboy action for 2014: