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Seventyfour
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8777 posts since 6/10/05

posted 6 May 2016 19:02, edited 6 May 2016 19:02
I just coped the Rapha hardshell from the Sample sale in Leeds, how does it compare that Giro jacket? It was the same price but they only had it in orange, I prefer that it has back pockets though.
Seventyfour
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8777 posts since 6/10/05

10 May 2016 19:35
Anyone rode a Condor with their race Geometry, leggero, super Accio or the Rc Italia ?
mtthrvy2
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1862 posts since 8/11/10

10 May 2016 19:58
Seventyfour wrote: I just coped the Rapha hardshell from the Sample sale in Leeds, how does it compare that Giro jacket? It was the same price but they only had it in orange, I prefer that it has back pockets though.

hard shell is super hot from what ive heard, dont think it gets cold enough to use in the UK. Maybe different up north.
whereeaglesdare79
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12 posts since 7/5/16

11 May 2016 08:27
Hi all
Looking for reccomendations for a light weight breathable shell for Australia's winter.
Prefer something mid price point. Its for a daily commute and just to keep the rain and wind off.
My last one was a North Face Japan dot shot. Which was good. Didn't breath much but was great for the price point around $180 usd.
Unfortuently after abour four years all the inside started peeling.
Thanks
illwill
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3674 posts since 17/5/04

11 May 2016 12:22
Giro "Foray" Synthe-alike on Sale. Just copped.

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/319315/products/giro-foray-helmet-silver.aspx
Seventyfour
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8777 posts since 6/10/05

11 May 2016 18:03
whereeaglesdare79 wrote: Hi all
Looking for reccomendations for a light weight breathable shell for Australia's winter.
Prefer something mid price point. Its for a daily commute and just to keep the rain and wind off.
My last one was a North Face Japan dot shot. Which was good. Didn't breath much but was great for the price point around $180 usd.
Unfortuently after abour four years all the inside started peeling.
Thanks

Rapha classic wind jacket is decent, I just picked one up for £65 from the Sample sale, I had one before but didn't like the colour so sold it, good jackets though.

http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/classic-wind-jacket/product/STJ13

DuffMan
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14285 posts since 21/2/07

11 May 2016 18:26
Any chance of pickups from the sample sale or is it over?
Seventyfour
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8777 posts since 6/10/05

11 May 2016 19:11
It's finished in Leeds but starts in Glasgow on the 13th, if any fuckers go I'm after a classic or brevet Jersey in XL I went quite late in the day so missed out on the Jerseys

GLASGOW
13th-15th May

The Briggait
141 Bridgegate
Townhead
Glasgow G1 5HZ

Opening times:
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

11 May 2016 20:01
Any fukers doing pickups in Glasgae, please give me a shout Smiling
whereeaglesdare79
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12 posts since 7/5/16

12 May 2016 02:13
Thanks all.
The Rapha pricing is actually pretty decent.
Will check out the Sydney store on the weekend.
Seventyfour
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8777 posts since 6/10/05

posted 19 May 2016 16:55, edited 19 May 2016 16:55
Can anyone give me some Geometry advice, I'm just about to buy the rc italia (top) But my heads telling me I would be better suited to the Acciaio , the Rc is supposed to be race Geometry I'm a plus sized gentleman Laughing out loud about 5.11 with a 31 inside leg I'm looking at the 55. I'm just a bit worried that it might be a bit of a back breaker, and that I should be going for the Acciaio. looking at the charts though there doesn't seem to be thay much of a difference! Would it just be a case of a couple of spacers and a shorter stem? I am having a bike fit and the parts are been purchased to suit.
I really like the rc and think I would regret not buying it,
but I don't want to make a very expensive mistake. Am I just over thinking it?


I'm going with fizik (bull) finishing kit ftr.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa222/russ74/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2016-05-19-17-05-34_zps0f8trvu2.png

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa222/russ74/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2016-05-19-17-05-20_zpszinxmjp8.png
mtthrvy2
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1862 posts since 8/11/10

19 May 2016 18:30
basically, stack and reach are the only two bits you need to look at. So looking at the two frames, the RC has 1cm more reach and 1cm less stack, so you would be 1cm lower and need a 10mm shorter stem than on the Acciaio.

If you have the reach/stack data from your existing road bike then you can work out which would be a better fit
JustinCredible
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2521 posts since 11/6/08

19 May 2016 18:46
If you have your heart set on it then you are totally over thinking it mate, if the geometry is too aggressive just size up a frame or buy a more forgiving stem and you are sorted.

This is especially true if you are getting a proper bike fit as they will keep you right
JustinCredible
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2521 posts since 11/6/08

posted 19 May 2016 18:59, edited 19 May 2016 18:59
I copped a Castelli Sanremo 2 Thermosuit in an XL in the best colourway (navy top black tights) and it's too small for me lengthwise, can do it for £120 shipped if anyone is interested rather than backing it.

It's basically a Gabba sewn together with their best bibtights & is a fantastic bit of kit, as good as you can get if you ride in cold / wet weather but the sizing is misleading.

I'm a M or L in Rapha jerseys and an L or XL in Castelli. This fits fine width wise but is too short for me (I'm about 6"2).

RAMBO
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745 posts since 27/11/09

21 May 2016 08:19
Just picked up the Italia Rc. I would suggest you go visit the store and get them to set the bike up on the jig. They do this for free. Be warned the guys a bit of a know it all racer who wants every one slammed and stretched full gas. From my experience its a comfortable responsive frame. The acciaio is slightly more up right
Seventyfour
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8777 posts since 6/10/05

21 May 2016 08:45
RAMBO wrote: Just picked up the Italia Rc. I would suggest you go visit the store and get them to set the bike up on the jig. They do this for free. Be warned the guys a bit of a know it all racer who wants every one slammed and stretched full gas. From my experience its a comfortable responsive frame. The acciaio is slightly more up right


I'm up north but getting a bike fit done at the dealer, they have a full jig set up.

What components have you gone for, Got any pics?
swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

21 May 2016 11:26
have a caad10 (arguably the best alu frame on the market) in 56cm for sale if anyone wants. looking for £375.. got some other bling bits if people need too

blackham
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1711 posts since 17/7/13

23 May 2016 18:46
looking for a road bike to get me to and from work, budget around £200. Second hand preferably.

What sort of brands should I be looking at at that price? Also, what's better a Carrera TDF or a Claud Butler Chinook. Many Thanks.
Jaymo85
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195 posts since 28/3/13

23 May 2016 19:26
B'TWIN Triban range is great for the money if you do consider a new bike
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

7 Jun 2016 20:38
Anyone got or had a Castelli Squadra? They seem too cheap to be any good, but can they handle showers? Got a big week of riding planned soon, but predictably the weather forecast is now looking a bit crappy

Not expecting something to wear from start to finish, or something to insulate, just wondering if its worth copping to protect from the odd shower