General Discussion: Cycling


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Hanto
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3541 posts since 30/11/09

16 Jul 2013 11:40
Flasket will be pleased.

Drove down to Goodwood last week and passed through South Harting. The road climb going to Lavant has been re-surfaced but I still don't think I could manage it. Smiling
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

16 Jul 2013 16:02
Those tyres are a little on the extreme side. That said, I was looking at a single speed Surly Karate Monkey earlier in the year, but didn't end up getting one.

swede
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10511 posts since 21/3/09

16 Jul 2013 19:11
timmbo wrote: 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?

cant remember how tall you are

http://www.lfgss.com/thread110300.html#post3715412

http://www.lfgss.com/thread109736.html#post3697605

Ubercool
Fläsket
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4002 posts since 14/8/04

17 Jul 2013 19:57
Hanto wrote: Flasket will be pleased.
indeed i am Laughing out loud
cool to see specialized hop in the ring.

some cool videos pertaining to that very brand of bikes -
http://vimeo.com/31431360

Mike Sinyard-USBHOF from Axiom on Vimeo.
Shaun Palmer "The Miserable Champion" Full Mountain Bike Segment from Chainsaw Productions from Chainsaw Productions on Vimeo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rYELAUBFLY
Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

17 Jul 2013 22:19
Cool
timmbo
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3511 posts since 9/2/10

21 Jul 2013 23:08
what's a fair price for this?

also, thoughts on buying secondhand?
swede
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10511 posts since 21/3/09

21 Jul 2013 23:15
not familiar with those frames, groupy is nice but 1100 might be a bit steep
darko
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1082 posts since 4/10/12

22 Jul 2013 09:46
Offer him 100+ less selling outside of ebay as he will have to pay 100 quid of the sale price in fees anyway,sometimes works
Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

22 Jul 2013 10:52
Looks shit for 1k used your essentially buying at the peak time of year, it's silly season price wise
Burt
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6312 posts since 3/1/10

22 Jul 2013 18:22

Cyclist picks wrong day to run alongside the Tour
mtthrvy2
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1988 posts since 8/11/10

22 Jul 2013 22:03
Laughing out loud Cool

did you see they guy that got a well placed elbow to the face as well?
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

24 Jul 2013 17:14
afternoon gents. got a fairly decent bike, at least to a tea leaf it looks decent. had it 1 day, how can i stop it getting nicked in london, or is it inevitable that the front wheel will get jooked at the very least? cheers
kid unknown
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5521 posts since 8/12/01

24 Jul 2013 17:57
Can somebody recommend a rack to hold 2 mountain bikes for a vw golf? Something that can put on and off in seconds and not complicated.

Cheers.
swede
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10511 posts since 21/3/09

24 Jul 2013 18:10
Serbia wrote: afternoon gents. got a fairly decent bike, at least to a tea leaf it looks decent. had it 1 day, how can i stop it getting nicked in london, or is it inevitable that the front wheel will get jooked at the very least? cheers

1 large d-lock (krypto new york) for rear wheel + frame locking to object
1 smaller for locking front wheel to frame
superglue ball bearings into all removable things
MrW
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3141 posts since 1/8/11

24 Jul 2013 18:22
kid unknown wrote: Can somebody recommend a rack to hold 2 mountain bikes for a vw golf? Something that can put on and off in seconds and not complicated.

Cheers.

If you've already got roofbars get these. I keep them attached to the roofbars then just take the roofbars off when not needed.

Used to have a rack that hung down the boot, didn't rate it as it moved around too much and scratched the paint. There are some other decent ones that go on the back of the car but you need a tow bar.
MrW
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3141 posts since 1/8/11

24 Jul 2013 18:26
swede wrote: 1 large d-lock (krypto new york) for rear wheel + frame locking to object
1 smaller for locking front wheel to frame
superglue ball bearings into all removable things

This, I use 2 krypto new yorks, one for frame & rear wheel to post, one for front wheel to frame. Only problem is both locks weigh more about the same as my bike Laughing out loud

Melted candle wax & ball bearings in allen bolts works too.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

24 Jul 2013 18:39
I use a krypto and a flexi cable, not as secure obviously but not bad for a quick lock up
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

24 Jul 2013 20:07
nice 1, thanks
CArlW
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117 posts since 21/2/10

24 Jul 2013 23:56
kid unknown wrote: Can somebody recommend a rack to hold 2 mountain bikes for a vw golf? Something that can put on and off in seconds and not complicated.

Cheers.
do you have a tow bar?
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

25 Jul 2013 10:54
Are there any products out there for sealing a hole in a mountain bike tyre? Not the inner tube but the actual tyre itself.

Had a puncture last night where a nail has left two small holes and I'm worried that it might be a weak point for future punctures.

Also, are tyre liners tough enough to stop nails, or will they go through that too?