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roophees
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1732 posts since 18/12/10

29 Jan 2015 17:08
^ Thanks for the tip dude, never really thought of that! But yeh its less my saddle, more the front fork vibrations. have had to wrap double grip over handlebars, its that bad..

Also not really a fan of non glazed matt black finishes as an aside, mine chips and dings off ANYTHING Sad
mtthrvy2
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1903 posts since 8/11/10

29 Jan 2015 18:17
ive only ridden a pre cursa briefly but tbh it rode the same as every other ally bike ive ridden. I can hardly feel the difference between my steel bike either
swede
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8930 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jan 2015 19:14
roophees wrote: ^ Don't know whether its cos i built it up a few years ago when i knew less about bikes or whether its the cheapo carbon fork, but the ride is absolutely terrible on my dolan. stem cover rattles around and pretty much feel every bump on the road, wish i went for steel in hindsight

blaming a stem cap rattle on frame… interesting
Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

posted 29 Jan 2015 19:23, edited 29 Jan 2015 19:23
anyone got owt to say about any of these bikes?

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/awol/awol-elite

http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/macho_man_disc

http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes-road-gravel-tamland-tamland-1

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler

shops round here have promotions making them all around $1400-1500. i like the tire clearance and dropout of the straggler, but am leaning towards the tamland or macho man's stock build..
Matt_payne202
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221 posts since 16/4/12

29 Jan 2015 23:10
Daym that macho man paint job is ace
swede
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8930 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jan 2015 23:11
yeah the surly or the all city. i think i prefer the all city
DuffMan
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14381 posts since 21/2/07

30 Jan 2015 00:25
What are the weights like, stragglers weigh a ton don't they
shame
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1730 posts since 17/7/12

posted 30 Jan 2015 10:34, edited 30 Jan 2015 10:34
@fläsket
…depends on your purpose?
a good friend made this crazy tour with the awol to istanbul: (worth a watch!)


personally i'd prefer the geo of the raleigh and all city over the awol, makes more sense if you're after some multipurpose bike but i also really like the awol…it's just so comfy to ride.
EddyP
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51 posts since 21/6/12

30 Jan 2015 15:01
Fläsket wrote: anyone got owt to say about any of these bikes?

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/awol/awol-elite

http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/macho_man_disc

http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes-road-gravel-tamland-tamland-1

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler

shops round here have promotions making them all around $1400-1500. i like the tire clearance and dropout of the straggler, but am leaning towards the tamland or macho man's stock build..

The Tamland looks pretty awesome overall, clearance looks pretty good to me aswell, but all depends on personal tastes! I have a Raleigh too myself which I've had about a year; if you're interested its a Capri with an aluminium frame. It's really easy to ride and control, although I've saving the pennies for a Militis, worth about 4 - 5 grand. Want to get a bit more life out of my Capri before I switch.

Anyone taking part in any charity routes or rides this year? I was thinking of doing Lands End to John O'Groats with some mates for my rural ride, or the Birmingham bikeathon for a much easier one; http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/event/birmingham-bikeathon

We'll see what kind of shape I'm in later this year before I make any decisions Roll Eyes
illwill
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4042 posts since 17/5/04

30 Jan 2015 16:04
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Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

30 Jan 2015 18:40
swede wrote: yeah the surly or the all city. i think i prefer the all city
cheers for the feedback mates.

duff surly does have that reputation so i got to assume the straggler is no exception.
tis a nice looking video shame. do they do that self supported?
how big of a tire can you slap on your capri ed?
i reached for a full suspension bike a couple years ago to ride trails, but all my other riding has been on a karate monkey. long rides and weekend camping trips and competing in hill climb races. i'm pretty adaptable so if only add in some gears no matter what the ride it will feel nice i imagine. mainly want something that will take a beefy tire and still fairly nimble. ima have to take a test ride on the raleigh and all city this weekend. the dropouts of the awol and straggler are tempting me though..
Hanto
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2282 posts since 30/11/09

30 Jan 2015 19:48
Just got this from a guy I know who works at Silverfish.

New bike store opening in Chi. Good brands available.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Riders-Guild/1001258826567129?fref=photo
EssexBoyII
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6831 posts since 5/6/07

31 Jan 2015 01:29
Can anyone tell me if they rate felts as mountain bikes?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

4 Feb 2015 14:19
http://www.torm.cc/sample-sale-2015.html
JustinCredible
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2627 posts since 11/6/08

10 Feb 2015 18:16
Selling a Castelli Gabba short sleeve for 80 gibs delivered if anyone is interested, size xl (fits like a Rapha size L jersey). Brand new with tags, still in the Castelli bag it came in.
illwill
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4042 posts since 17/5/04

10 Feb 2015 19:16
JustinCredible wrote: Selling a Castelli Gabba short sleeve for 80 gibs delivered if anyone is interested, size xl (fits like a Rapha size L jersey). Brand new with tags, still in the Castelli bag it came in.

Top piece of gear. The only thing you need for all weathers 8/9 months of the year.

Been using mine with just arm warmers and a couple of base layers all winter.
swede
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8930 posts since 21/3/09

10 Feb 2015 20:24
what compact drop bars do I want for my new roadie? 3T ergonova seem to be the top choice
mtthrvy2
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1903 posts since 8/11/10

10 Feb 2015 20:57
well I like my zipp service course bars, had them for 4 years.
BENi
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218 posts since 10/5/09

10 Feb 2015 21:03
I've got the Ergonova LTD bars and can't fault them. I think they have the shortest reach and a relatively low drop of all the 3T bars so you can slam/add a longer stem to get a Pro look. Remember the drops flair out so a 42cm bar will be just under 44cm in the drops.

What are you looking at, PRO/Team/LTD?
swede
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8930 posts since 21/3/09

10 Feb 2015 22:19
mtthrvy2 wrote: well I like my zipp service course bars, had them for 4 years.

hmm i do have a zipp stem so that would be ideal

and beni im not sure. so many different models! i dont think i want the shallowest drop possible as i find that looks weird on larger frames. just looking at options/seeing where is cheapest