General Discussion: Cycling


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morgan
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1142 posts since 22/2/11

28 Mar 2018 19:31
I know but I’m a midget and need that inch and half Sad
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

28 Mar 2018 20:58
bars need rotating too

morgan
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1142 posts since 22/2/11

28 Mar 2018 21:01
Fixed integrated bars. No rotation.
It’s not finished. I’ll do the fit this weekend.
I’ll try and slam it but I’m very short and it won’t be comfortable.
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

28 Mar 2018 21:01
puig mejor - mallorca

morgan
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1142 posts since 22/2/11

29 Mar 2018 16:56
Had my first ride today and put all the spacers above the bars. Might be slamming after all.
Had to take and inch off the seat post too so may have compensated somewhat.
I hit some serous speed but the cross winds are a killer on a light bike.
Fläsket
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3983 posts since 14/8/04

30 Mar 2018 14:36
would love to ride in Mallorca sometime Cool

hey Morgan, i think you'd be happier with a road plus bike.
morgan
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1142 posts since 22/2/11

30 Mar 2018 15:25
What’s a road plus bike?
I already own a Giant Contend SL for commute.

This is my sunny days bike.
Fläsket
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3983 posts since 14/8/04

31 Mar 2018 20:49
ah okay.
road plus - 650b wheels with more meaty rubber on the rims

MrW
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3123 posts since 1/8/11

1 Apr 2018 08:22
morgan
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1142 posts since 22/2/11

posted 1 Apr 2018 10:26, edited 1 Apr 2018 10:26
Cheers Flasket.
Do a lot of off road on my giant. Never had a problem unless it’s deep mud.
My Conti 4 seasons have never had a puncture either, unbelievable really.

Still experimenting with fit on the custom build. Almost there now. Seat forward. Hoods up. Almost comfortable now.
Went out again yesterday in 15mph wind and nearly got blown into the canal!
This is a windless, sunny day bike. Got 50mm carbon clinchers on the way too so it’s only going to get worse in the wind.

It’s very twitchy at low speed even without wind. Totally fine over 15mph though.
Is this a short wheel base normal behaviour?
swiftus
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1810 posts since 1/7/09

1 Apr 2018 19:58
How important is toe overlap? I'm a midget fuker, and currently ride on 650c wheels.

Looking for the next bike, and wondering whether wheel size is a big deal?
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

5 Apr 2018 13:15
a few bits and bobs for sale here including a bianchi stockholm jersey - https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/319108/#comment14173796
MrW
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3123 posts since 1/8/11

5 Apr 2018 16:46
wiggle platinum discount up to 17% for the next 7 days
JustinCredible
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2737 posts since 11/6/08

20 Apr 2018 14:32
For whoever was asking for mudguards a while back, below worth a punt for a tenner

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-parts/mudguards/crud-roadracer-mk3-mudguard-set-700c
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

21 Apr 2018 00:13
Think I'll do a Surly Steamroller in a month or two. Thanks for the recommend Flasket.
Fläsket
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3983 posts since 14/8/04

21 Apr 2018 15:20
aye.
though now they've got a new update to their classic Rat Ride/1 x 1. essentially a big kid's bmx
https://youtu.be/ePr7o3-F_Ug
swiftus
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1810 posts since 1/7/09

30 Apr 2018 16:52
Anyone got recommendations for phone mounts? Been told the Quad Lock is sturdy, but don't want to permanently stick that grip on the back of my phone (non-iPhone).
quest
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3784 posts since 11/7/11

30 Apr 2018 19:44
swiftus wrote: Anyone got recommendations for phone mounts? Been told the Quad Lock is sturdy, but don't want to permanently stick that grip on the back of my phone (non-iPhone).

Buy a cheap case and put it on that instead
JustinCredible
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2737 posts since 11/6/08

22 May 2018 12:27
Half price Rapha on Sportpursuit

https://www.sportpursuit.com/sales/rapha-may18
OnlyOneStop
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2969 posts since 3/8/08

22 May 2018 22:44
Anyone got a recommendation for a sub £700 mountain bike? Any good setups out there?