General Discussion: Cycling


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DuffMan
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14381 posts since 21/2/07

24 Feb 2015 19:05
Laughing out loud
mtthrvy2
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1903 posts since 8/11/10

24 Feb 2015 19:18
removed for illwill's and anyone elses sake Eye-wink

pm for lycra pics
Matt_payne202
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221 posts since 16/4/12

24 Feb 2015 20:44
Laughing out loud
swede
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8930 posts since 21/3/09

26 Feb 2015 00:39
selling my cervelo and loads of other bits

http://www.lfgss.com/conversations/263366/#comment12123807

http://www.lfgss.com/conversations/263367/#comment12123827
Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

21 Mar 2015 15:25
all that umming and pondering over how fat a tire i could squeeze into the raleigh or all city i ended up doing what i should have done a couple years ago and grabbed a fargo 2
'bout to get intercontinental
swede
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8930 posts since 21/3/09

31 Mar 2015 20:24

went all chinese… still on prehistoric 10 speed mind
quest
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3544 posts since 11/7/11

31 Mar 2015 21:09
Cool Nice that
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

31 Mar 2015 21:25
Was out on Monday for just shy of 50 miles. Love it when the clocks go forward and it really is the start of long rides in the spring/summer. Hope the good weather returns for the Bank Holiday
inspace
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157 posts since 26/11/11

31 Mar 2015 21:45
lovely bike swede!

quick question, my sora sti left shifter stopped working/clicking down gears - anyone have problems like this in past that can give me advice? thanks
swede
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8930 posts since 21/3/09

1 Apr 2015 12:10
trailofdavid wrote: Was out on Monday for just shy of 50 miles. Love it when the clocks go forward and it really is the start of long rides in the spring/summer. Hope the good weather returns for the Bank Holiday

agreed. post work rides are the one!
inspace
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157 posts since 26/11/11

1 Apr 2015 12:37
inspace wrote: lovely bike swede!

quick question, my sora sti left shifter stopped working/clicking down gears - anyone have problems like this in past that can give me advice? thanks

anyone? I had planned to take it in to Evans but would love to know if anyone had any advice?
looseone
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367 posts since 8/1/09

1 Apr 2015 20:32
how clean is the front mechanism? most likely imo is that it has seized up so isnt giving the shifter enough tension to click down… quilt the front derailleur in something like wd40 or gt85 over a few days to penetrate, then properly clean and oil the part. if you're confident in setting up your cable again (it's not hard…youtube it) then disconnect the cable and see if the movement is stiff or has a decent amount of spring in it

otherwise it might be that your cable has stretched, again not giving enough tension to the shifter. or your shifter might need a look at… not sure how serviceable your sora is…. ive had a very old 9speed group in the past and it's not really designed to be stripped. only option for the shifter would be to take the rubber hood off and blast it with a lubricant to try clean any crap out that might have built up in there.

otherwise take it to someone who knows what theyre talking about.
inspace
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157 posts since 26/11/11

1 Apr 2015 23:52
thank you @looseone - a friend told me something similar - blast with wd40 and give it a clean
out etc - I will try it out
Fläsket
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3762 posts since 14/8/04

3 Apr 2015 17:50

Matt_payne202
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221 posts since 16/4/12

3 Apr 2015 18:22
Cool that's a proper long haul setup.
timmbo
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3435 posts since 9/2/10

4 Apr 2015 14:58
Anyone been/going to the Rapha outlet store? Why the fuck have they set it up in the arse end of bumfucknowhere?
swede
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8930 posts since 21/3/09

4 Apr 2015 16:20
my friend ed is the manager, think ill pop in soon.

and oh i dunno… not a huge amount of cycling in and around the mendips at all… doesnt make sense
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

4 Apr 2015 17:52
Get thay fuk discount sorted swede.

Was in the Manchester store for the first time today. Nice spot, good stock levels/range and the cafe is decent
deuce
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13865 posts since 21/1/08

4 Apr 2015 18:14
swede wrote: and oh i dunno… not a huge amount of cycling in and around the mendips at all… doesnt make sense
Hanto
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2282 posts since 30/11/09

5 Apr 2015 11:25
There are loads of outlet places there. Mulberry's is next door, and Sunspel, Toast, Margaret Howell etc have stock there too.