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JustinCredible
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2740 posts since 11/6/08

31 Oct 2013 09:46
I have SKS chromoplastics on my Equilibrium, were a bit of a ballache to fit as had to head back out to buy a hacksaw but not too bad
mtthrvy2
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1986 posts since 8/11/10

31 Oct 2013 10:26
^what were you hacksawing?

i fitted my sks raceblades in about 5 mins..
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

31 Oct 2013 10:27
Safe. Reading further, I think its only really an issue on frames smaller than 54cm / 650c wheels
Best
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9976 posts since 21/10/05

6 Nov 2013 17:47
How long does it get comfortable with clips?

Bought some bargain fizik R1's and put them on look keo's. I love the feel, but the stop starting and fumble to get secure in london traffic is not fun - I almost fell into moving traffic a couple of times earlier Laughing out loud

mtthrvy2
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1986 posts since 8/11/10

6 Nov 2013 19:13
i got used to it straight away, but i had been riding with toe straps before. Eitherway it shouldnt take long..

check what model you have but i think you can adjust the spring tension to make unclipping easier
doug.
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1698 posts since 12/6/10

6 Nov 2013 20:01
Are they any London based fixed riders that would be up for a fuk bicycle night ride unmeet? not been in london long and not many of my mates here ride bikes, shame as I do love a good blast around at night when the traffic's quiet. I lurk lfgss but would be good to have a fuk cycle club type thing going. not exclusive to fixed of course anyone welcome as long as you're not a fixed gear bashing roadie who'll tut when they see I haven't turned up in spandex. thinking 10-15 mile rides on average.
Crackajack
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8155 posts since 21/4/05

6 Nov 2013 20:16
Why not do Critical Mass?
doug.
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1698 posts since 12/6/10

6 Nov 2013 20:21
doug. wrote: would be good to have a fuk cycle club type thing going.
JustinCredible
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2740 posts since 11/6/08

6 Nov 2013 21:50
http://www.strava.com/clubs/40627
doug.
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1698 posts since 12/6/10

6 Nov 2013 22:38
Cool
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

9 Nov 2013 13:41
just picked up my nice little Surly Krampus







JustinCredible
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2740 posts since 11/6/08

9 Nov 2013 13:42
Ubercool

Copped some Shimano rs80 c50's for my road bike off Ribble, less than half price
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

9 Nov 2013 14:47
Cool
swede
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10449 posts since 21/3/09

9 Nov 2013 15:03
Jesus that looks like so much fun!
illwill
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4165 posts since 17/5/04

9 Nov 2013 18:26
What's a bike like that designed for? Snow/sand?
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

9 Nov 2013 19:31
Surly Blurb wrote: Krampus is the evolution of the 29er.

It’s not a fat bike. True, its got 3” tires on 50mm rims (we call this combination “29+”).

But where fat bikes are really designed for slow-speed crawling, Krampus’s frame (geometry, tubing diameter/thickness) has been designed with a long toptube and as short a rear end as we could get away with given the wheel/tire size. This, when combined with the big, wide tires, results in a mad amount of rolling inertia and grip. It rips and responds well to body English.

The big tires also offer a bit of suspension-like cushion.

Krampus is a trail bike that also tackles all kinds of terrain. Krampus lives somewhere between bushwhacking, speed racing, and back lot dirt track riding, and all this makes it just plain fun to ride.
DY
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9619 posts since 9/6/11

9 Nov 2013 19:35
perfect for a quick trip to the cornershop for the paper that Cool
Fläsket
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3992 posts since 14/8/04

9 Nov 2013 23:34
PROST to you jesus!
doug.
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1698 posts since 12/6/10

10 Nov 2013 03:40
does nobles arsehole taste nice doomed?
menace
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1131 posts since 3/5/12

11 Nov 2013 15:51
How do the Rapha rain jackets fit ? Also are there any good alternatives for a bit less money ?