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DuffMan
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14361 posts since 21/2/07

1 Jun 2015 21:51
That is going to be one expensive folding bike
quest
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3448 posts since 11/7/11

1 Jun 2015 22:03
you selling your S&M then??
swede
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8601 posts since 21/3/09

posted 1 Jun 2015 23:03, edited 1 Jun 2015 23:03
carbon rail saddle and carbon cranks on a folding bike?? am i missing something??

CK headset Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

i understand its fun to bling it up a bit to set it apart from the others but really?? are you going to wear lycra while riding it?
swede
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8601 posts since 21/3/09

1 Jun 2015 23:05
waiting to next payday to bling up a folding bike Laughing out loud go buy something more fun like a 29er Sticking out tongue
Seventyfour
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8948 posts since 6/10/05

2 Jun 2015 14:05
Any one seen any 700 x 32c long valve innertubes? only ones I can find in stock are 700c 32-47 will they be a twat to fit?
swede
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8601 posts since 21/3/09

2 Jun 2015 14:35
will be fine. could always get valve extenders otherwise
Seventyfour
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8948 posts since 6/10/05

2 Jun 2015 17:00
Valve extenders are more than the tubes, I just found some 28 - 37s they where a couple of quid more but went for them
figurine
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5849 posts since 14/5/07

2 Jun 2015 17:29
Want to buy a hybrid bike but have no idea where to even start. Anyone got any recommendations for aroundaround 6/700?
Jesus
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5984 posts since 7/10/08

2 Jun 2015 18:38
Planet-X Kaffenback/Pompino/London Road?
Hanto
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2115 posts since 30/11/09

2 Jun 2015 18:49
Anyone experienced Pearson bikes before?
illwill
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3974 posts since 17/5/04

2 Jun 2015 19:10
Chinese/Korean factory frames with snazzy paint jobs AFAIK. Don't offer very good value for what you're getting.

They do look very cool though. See also Ritte.
cutandpaste
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579 posts since 11/6/10

2 Jun 2015 20:37
Need advice on what I should be looking for if I'm after a vintage frame on a budget (under £300).

It'll only be for commuting tbh.
illwill
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3974 posts since 17/5/04

2 Jun 2015 21:25
Have a look here…

http://www.pedalpedlar.co.uk/collections/vintage-bike-frames

…they have some amazing stock.
hectogon
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1244 posts since 23/1/08

2 Jun 2015 21:34
think i know the answer but are tubs stupid to ride in london?
doug.
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1677 posts since 12/6/10

2 Jun 2015 23:55
yes
hang_on_voltaire
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497 posts since 11/11/09

3 Jun 2015 09:30
cutandpaste wrote: Need advice on what I should be looking for if I'm after a vintage frame on a budget (under £300).

It'll only be for commuting tbh.

if in london have a butchers at LFGSS always some good s/h gear going on there and lots vintage
Matt_payne202
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221 posts since 16/4/12

posted 3 Jun 2015 10:17, edited 3 Jun 2015 10:17
hectogon wrote: think i know the answer but are tubs stupid to ride in london?

I've been commuting with tubs for 3 weeks now from west brompton to clerkenwell on vittoria rally tyres and I haven't had a puncture so far. I injected some stans sealant in them too for good measure lol. I carry a spare tub pre glued under the saddle so it's not much bother if I get a puncture.
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

5 Jun 2015 19:00
swede wrote: carbon rail saddle on a folding bike

decided to go for a Brooks Swallow Ti and Brompification Ti seatpost in the end

so - if anyone’s interested - I’m selling a new Hylix Carbon Seatpost (31.8mm 590MM 225g) for £30 (paid £50) and a Fizik Arione R1 Carbon Braided saddle (300x132 7x9mm rails 145g) in used but good condition for £100 (cost £220 new) PM for pics if interested

N.B. they can’t be used together as clamp on the Hylix doesn’t fit oversized carbon rails (despite what the seller told me)
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

5 Jun 2015 22:09
surely moulton > brompton every time??
illwill
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3974 posts since 17/5/04

posted 6 Jun 2015 06:44, edited 6 Jun 2015 06:44
Could have told him mate. He's just gone and spent a bloody fortune on all these whizzy Brompton bits.