General Discussion: Cycling


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Trystero
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1633 posts since 1/8/07

1 Oct 2015 22:39
Burt wrote:
Jesus wrote: hooray I'm back on the bike…
Cool Nice one, J.

swede wrote: 60 mile rides on a brompton!

i might be doing a century on it at the end of this month Laughing out loud http://www.stcrispinsdaynightride.co.uk/

60 miles really isn’t that far though, some people tour the world on them (you can even get a Rohloff brompton kit!),

roophees wrote: ^^ do like the look of that Brompton trystero, how much that set you back out of interest? would love to do that on a budget

it’s probably cost around £3k so far (£1600 on the S2L-X and £1300 or so on parts and shipping)

upgrading Bromptons is quite expensive because they come with a lot of proprietary parts and while there are companies out there (like Brompification, Ti Parts Workshop and NOV Designs) that make quality aftermarket replacements for all the crappy plastic stock stuff, it’s still quite a niche market - so you’re not going to be able to pick things up second hand off ebay on the cheap. This means that you bascially have to pay full whack for everything and then more money on top proxying stuff from overseas where a lot of these companies are based.

I have seen some cheap ti and carbon fibre Brompton stuff on ebay but it’s all been J&L or Hylix stuff shippng from Taiwan - which I’d be a bit wary of personally…

in terms of a light brompton on a budget, the following would probably be pretty nippy:

single speed s-type with no mudguards or carriers, firm suspension and kojak tyres
then fit a ti or carbon seapost, brompfication pedals, lightweight Sella Italia or Fizik saddle and a light front wheel
quest
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3730 posts since 11/7/11

3 Oct 2015 17:15
http://www.lfgss.com/conversations/275331/#comment12547103

Selling my Canyon for cheap on LFGSS
RAMBO
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798 posts since 27/11/09

7 Oct 2015 09:53
selling my mash

https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/274899/#comment12554017
swede
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9984 posts since 21/3/09

7 Oct 2015 10:42
quest wrote: http://www.lfgss.com/conversations/275331/#comment12547103

Selling my Canyon for cheap on LFGSS

fuck someone got a good deal there!!
gkitch
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79 posts since 30/6/11

7 Oct 2015 11:03
Any one have any experience with a bianchi impulso 105? Have seen one for a good price
wembly
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572 posts since 15/1/13

8 Oct 2015 11:47
Hey guys,

somebody got the Gramin Edge 520 yet? How can I start the "Auto: Start/ Stop" function? Seems not working the last few days.

And anybody know a special tip how to clean the gum walls on the Challenge Grifo? Soap and a brush works not good enough for me.

Cheers
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

posted 22 Oct 2015 17:58, edited 22 Oct 2015 17:58
Today while fitting some peddles I managed to cross thread the right hand side peddle and took half the thread off the fucking crank arm!
I took it down to the bike shop to see if they could do anything with it, they managed to fit the peddle, but recommended I don't use it as it's only held in by half the thread! So it looks like I need to by a new crank set Sad
Do you reckon it will be ok maybe chuck some lock tight in the hole or am I fucked?
Or does anyone have a Sora crank set they don't need?
andymakesglasses
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20613 posts since 26/1/06

23 Oct 2015 08:10
Don't risk it. I once had a pedal spindle shear off while cycling fast which was not a pleasant experience. When you're at full tilt and the support suddenly goes you hit the deck hard.
JustinCredible
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2708 posts since 11/6/08

23 Oct 2015 09:01
Don't risk it - you can pick up Shimano chainsets for peanuts these days

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/Shimano-Tiagra-Double-4600-10-Chainset-175-39-52/SHIMCHAR465
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

23 Oct 2015 09:12
andymakesglasses wrote: Don't risk it. I once had a pedal spindle shear off while cycling fast which was not a pleasant experience. When you're at full tilt and the support suddenly goes you hit the deck hard.

Happened to me on Leamington walk once, was fairly spectacular I believe
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

23 Oct 2015 09:31
I need Sora which is £2 more ffs Laughing out loud I thought about upgrading to 105 but that will end up costing shit loads

I'm fucked off because I decided to try clipless but didn't want to spend a lot, I finally found some half decent shoes for less than half price and bought the cheapest pedals, then fucked it up, so now I'm going to have to spunk another £42 plus fitting on a shitty Sora crank set Evil
Fläsket
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3933 posts since 14/8/04

posted 23 Oct 2015 16:25, edited 23 Oct 2015 16:25
you could re-thread your crank arm - http://thegoldenwrench.blogspot.com/2010/12/repairing-stripped-pedal-thread.html
JustinCredible
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2708 posts since 11/6/08

23 Oct 2015 19:00
Why do you need Sora? As long as it's 10 speed then the Shim chainsets are interchangeable
Seventyfour wrote: I need Sora which is £2 more ffs Laughing out loud I thought about upgrading to 105 but that will end up costing shit loads

I'm fucked off because I decided to try clipless but didn't want to spend a lot, I finally found some half decent shoes for less than half price and bought the cheapest pedals, then fucked it up, so now I'm going to have to spunk another £42 plus fitting on a shitty Sora crank set Evil
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

23 Oct 2015 21:06
@justincredible Sora is 9 speed not 10, and there aren't any other 9 speeds Puzzled

@flasket the thread had completely gone so if I re-tapped it the hole would be too big


JustinCredible
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2708 posts since 11/6/08

23 Oct 2015 22:37
Ah didn't know that.

One on the bay of dreams worth watching in case it goes for peanuts, short at 170mm though http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHIMANO-SORA-FC-3550-CHAINWHEEL-CRANKS-CHAINSET-170MM-34-50T-/131631678490?hash=item1ea5dc041a:g:0kcAAOSw14xWJAC2
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

23 Oct 2015 22:51
Thanks, there's no left arm though and mines black, is the standard length 175?
krankers
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257 posts since 25/10/05

posted 24 Oct 2015 11:27, edited 24 Oct 2015 11:27
Any shimano chainset from 9 to 11 speed would work fine providing it uses the same bottom bracket standard, it's rear mech's, cassettes & shifters that need to be matched up more carefully.
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

24 Oct 2015 16:31
I know it will work but won't having a fatter chain effect performance if I used it with a 105 crank?
Anyone know where I could get flat bar 105 shifters? Thought about upgrading the lot, I had everything except shifters in my basket for £135, but could only find one place with them and they where £100
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

29 Oct 2015 00:13
Update: Ended up buying a new Sora crankset, It worked out really well, I'd bought the shoes and peddles from Evans, I did't realise that they have an offer on at the moment, spend £60 get a £10 voucher, they price matched Ribble so it only ended up costing £31 and they're going to fit too.

PS if anyone's after some cheap winter shoes, these seem great for £50 with code: cl50 (which takes clearance items to 50% off)

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/giro/privateer-mtb-shoes-ec039185


JustinCredible
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2708 posts since 11/6/08

29 Oct 2015 12:30
They look decent Russ, Evans also have the HV version for the same price.

Pulled the trigger on one of these for £90 shipped using code CLEAR2015 for an extra Ayrton off:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/kask-infinity-road-helmet/rp-prod130255