General Discussion: Cycling


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Seventyfour
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8755 posts since 6/10/05

17 Dec 2016 10:43
29" Quadangle

http://www.sebikes.com/bikes/cat/retro-series/str-29-quadangle

26" PK Ripper

http://www.sebikes.com/bikes/cat/retro-series/pk-ripper-looptail-26

Cool
MLI
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4406 posts since 6/10/09

17 Dec 2016 11:39
Seventyfour wrote: Read the reviews mate, it's no lightweight by any means but it's still at least 2kg lighter than the awol, and a step up in components, not dissing the Awol at all I was just offering an alternative as the awol seems more suited to travelling across continents than the everyday riding you described.

yep, that's what the bike shop guys say too. No doubt the Genesis is a better buy for my needs. but… I don't want to ride it..
MLI
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4406 posts since 6/10/09

17 Dec 2016 11:41

SE is interesting. I posted an SE big ripper custom in this thread pretty recently.

Yeah but long range a BMX isn't really going to do it. I want to do 100 km rides from time to time.
Dee
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11190 posts since 22/11/07

15 Jan 2017 07:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BtQTti2uJI
figurine
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5728 posts since 14/5/07

2 Mar 2017 18:31
Want to get a bike for cycling to and from work. Its only about 3 miles each way, but mostly uphill on the return journey. Think I want a hybrid rather than a road cos will be on a towpath sometimes and not particularly fussed on going very fast. What else should I be looking for, have a budget of £500-1000 roughly but would rather go for the lower end of that, no idea where to start so any advice would be great.
JustinCredible
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2476 posts since 11/6/08

posted 2 Mar 2017 19:17, edited 2 Mar 2017 19:17
If you only need it for the short commute or riding the pub / shops etc. then deffo go second hand to start with. Check ebay / gumtree, something like a Carrera Subway will set you back no more than £100 - £150 max for mint condition. Don't listen to anyone who says they are halfords so they are shit as that's nonsense, Boardmans & Decathlons are quality budget bikes as well.

If (like most) you enjoy it and get a bit more adventurous then report back
MrW
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2526 posts since 1/8/11

12 Mar 2017 15:45


Eek
illwill
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3600 posts since 17/5/04

12 Mar 2017 15:55
Hope no-one was running deep section rims Laughing out loud
oldgregg
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6274 posts since 13/4/02

14 Mar 2017 13:46
MLI wrote: Thanks but why is that better than an AWOL? AWOL looks better/more subdued

The AWOL is designed and developed by a swedish left wing vegan. Had one myself but sold it and got a sequoia. Still want one?
rdent
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88 posts since 17/1/15

16 Mar 2017 19:27
Cool cycling brands that don't charge £100+ for a jersey?
Seventyfour
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8755 posts since 6/10/05

16 Mar 2017 20:03
Don't know about cool but Castelli do some cheaper jerseys, Rapha Core stuff is cheaper and looks alright. Really cheap Evans own brand fwe isn't bad I got a jersey in the sale for about £12 and its ok
Jaymo85
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195 posts since 28/3/13

16 Mar 2017 20:04
Loads on instagram. Accounts like kitgrid and kitdopin post up new brands/stuff everyday. Currently liking Heavy Pedal who are based in the US. Seems to be a lot of Aussie brands out there too.
Jaymo85
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195 posts since 28/3/13

16 Mar 2017 20:09
Hackney GT have some colourful stuff on sale at the moment if that's your thing.
swede
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7957 posts since 21/3/09

16 Mar 2017 22:32
rdent wrote: Cool cycling brands that don't charge £100+ for a jersey?

swede
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7957 posts since 21/3/09

posted 16 Mar 2017 23:23, edited 16 Mar 2017 23:23
new wheels (light bicycle on tune) and rotors (sram centerlines) on my caad10

Jaymo85
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195 posts since 28/3/13

17 Mar 2017 05:49
Cool
DuffMan
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14273 posts since 21/2/07

17 Mar 2017 12:00
Nice. Are those chinese carbon rims decent?
Seventyfour
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8755 posts since 6/10/05

17 Mar 2017 13:24
Nice, I wish I'd copped one of those frames proper bargain
swede
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7957 posts since 21/3/09

17 Mar 2017 13:36
DuffMan wrote: Nice. Are those chinese carbon rims decent?

light bicycle are arguably the best of the orient express rims. however this is reflected in the price as they are made to order. farsports cheaper and also very reliable (slightly heavier)
JustinCredible
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2476 posts since 11/6/08

17 Mar 2017 14:44
Seventyfour wrote: Nice, I wish I'd copped one of those frames proper bargain
Speaking of bargain CAAD framesets…
https://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Cannondale/CAAD12-Disc-Road-Frameset-2016/A36U