General Discussion: Cycling


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swede
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10452 posts since 21/3/09

14 Aug 2015 10:28
trip wrote:
looseone wrote: What are the best (most comfort and durable) bib shorts you can buy?

www.rapha.cc

i actually disagree. the raphas are nice but very expensive. i find my craft bib shorts have lasted longer and are more comfy
quest
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3789 posts since 11/7/11

16 Aug 2015 16:09
Has anyone ever cut a carbon steerer themselves? Will I fuck something up if I use a junior hacksaw and cutting guide.
krankers
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257 posts since 25/10/05

16 Aug 2015 18:20
Done a couple, but used a proper sized hacksaw and a new, very fine toothed blade. Put a wrap of masking tape around the steerer before cutting too, stops the carbon potentially fraying. Finish off with a bit of emery paper, job done.
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

16 Aug 2015 18:27
yer you need a saw with more teeth per inch for carbon
Best
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9976 posts since 21/10/05

16 Aug 2015 18:32
Selling a rapha condor limited edition jersey for anyone interested

https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/rapha-jersey-large-limited-edition/
quest
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3789 posts since 11/7/11

16 Aug 2015 19:18
Thanks chaps
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

21 Aug 2015 11:22
Some good reductions at Rapha now. Can really recommend the lightweigt jersey.

Shame I dont need any more summer kit
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

21 Aug 2015 12:18
How to ride bikes without looking like Euro fags:





Best
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9976 posts since 21/10/05

21 Aug 2015 19:50
trailofdavid wrote: Some good reductions at Rapha now. Can really recommend the lightweigt jersey.

Shame I dont need any more summer kit

I backed the one I bought, felt like the fabric wouldn't last as it was so lightweight

The bib shorts are really tempting at that price
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

21 Aug 2015 21:44
Quick lesson for you Mil, mon ami. You're labouring under the misapprehension that grown men riding BMXs is cool.

This is Tom Boonen. He's cool

Mr.X.
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3183 posts since 23/6/13

posted 21 Aug 2015 22:34, edited 21 Aug 2015 22:34
Sure thing if men in skin tight lycra and shaved legs floats your boat.

I just got back in to mountain biking, so much more enjoyable and no cars or super competitive a-holes.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 21 Aug 2015 23:28, edited 21 Aug 2015 23:28
trailofdavid wrote: Quick lesson for you Mil, mon ami. You're labouring under the misapprehension that grown men riding BMXs is cool.

Only one pic I posted has BMXs in it (26 in cruisers).

This is Tom Boonen. He's cool

I don't see it.

Specialised is a great company though. I noticed the designers never wear any lycra when they ride though

I can see why you would wear Lycra, to improve times in competition. I understand that. I don't understand if you're not on the pro circuit.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 21 Aug 2015 23:31, edited 21 Aug 2015 23:31
Mr.X. wrote: Sure thing if men in skin tight lycra and shaved legs floats your boat.

I just got back in to mountain biking, so much more enjoyable and no cars or super competitive a-holes.

What bike you got? I'm gonna get one for summer down under. I can't figure out what to get though, I just want to cruise around suburbs mostly. but I want suspension and a soft tail anyway haha
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

21 Aug 2015 23:54


Hiddy's current ride
quest
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3789 posts since 11/7/11

22 Aug 2015 00:20
that yours? would love a bmw cruiser
swede
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10452 posts since 21/3/09

22 Aug 2015 08:47
love my gangsta track Sticking out tongue
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 22 Aug 2015 11:25, edited 22 Aug 2015 11:25
quest wrote: that yours? would love a bmw cruiser

that's BXH Hikaru's..

I've always seen BMW as out of reach, wanted one since the late 90s..buuuut now I realise I'll never be able to afford a car and associated costs I need a decent bike to at least have some mobility I figure. So if I can source a frame and slowly build up the rest of the components it would work out much cheaper than my alternative S-Works stumpjumper 29er DIY from frame.

The other thing is practicality. I would be packing it that my stumpjumper would have components/seat ripped off it in the street while locked up coz people know the brand. S-works are also extremely pretty and would be pissed if I even dinged it.

BMW is almost unknown here and it's more rugged, no bullshit NYC style. Doesn't matter if you bash it some, more basic n simple, tough-as frame apparantly. Would probably actually go for a BMW with a hard tail like Hikaru's to keep it simpler/less maintenance/ no bullshit. ie Park bike or Big Ben
quest
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3789 posts since 11/7/11

22 Aug 2015 16:10


bought this as a winter/commute bike, put a few hundred miles on it since purchase and absolutely love it so far
timmbo
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3511 posts since 9/2/10

22 Aug 2015 16:45
if that's your winter/commuter bike, would love to see your nice weather bike.
discobobulated
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1191 posts since 21/4/10

22 Aug 2015 17:55
Any recommendations for a windcheater stow away jacket? Looked at Rapha but sold out & quite like the Cafe du Cycliste Madeleine but any other nice ones?