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swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

23 May 2018 07:58
you'd get something high end for that price 2nd hand. although if you want full sus I would avoid 2nd hand….

basically, more detail needed pal
OnlyOneStop
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2948 posts since 3/8/08

23 May 2018 19:14
I'm a newbie. Want a hardtail that I can get started on but it be good enough for a while to see if I get I to riding trails etc…Want one to also ride round with the kids.
darko
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1074 posts since 4/10/12

posted 30 Jun 2018 10:45, edited 30 Jun 2018 10:45
Anyone planning on seeing the new david millar film? looks like it could be interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaXYCAG7xO0&t;=17s
bertoni
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1496 posts since 29/9/11

30 Jun 2018 12:35
OnlyOneStop wrote: I'm a newbie. Want a hardtail that I can get started on but it be good enough for a while to see if I get I to riding trails etc…Want one to also ride round with the kids.

I've got a Sobre Off mate. Great bike for the money. Looked at the Evil Sovereign too. You could pick a decent one up for the money you've got.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

30 Jun 2018 16:40
Getting numb toes when I cycle over 20km. My shoes are maybe a half size too big. Could that be the reason?
swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

1 Jul 2018 09:11
definitely
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

1 Jul 2018 11:11
Shit! Will have to get a new pair then.

I'm also getting a sore right knee on longer rides. I'd guess the pain is in the middle of the knee (quite hard to pinpoint). I've had a bike fit and they can't seem work out what's causing it! Think it's just a case of playing around with the cleat alignment?
darko
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1074 posts since 4/10/12

1 Jul 2018 11:59
Could your saddle possibly be too low? I had the same issue, had bike fit, raised saddle and no more knee pain.
Doogan
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1131 posts since 13/4/14

1 Jul 2018 12:08
I might play about with the saddle height before touching the cleats. My left knee is fine as well.

swiftus
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1640 posts since 1/7/09

2 Jul 2018 12:47
Jesus wrote:

Has anyone lowered their stem themselves? Bit scared of fucking up the carbon when cutting.
16simon
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602 posts since 21/4/11

2 Jul 2018 14:12
Swiftus, it's an easy job but you need a hacksaw and a steerer cutter guide…. and to check your measurements several times. If the street is aluminium then a cheap pipe cutter will do the job.
jacko198
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563 posts since 23/10/09

2 Jul 2018 15:04
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/x-tools-saw-guide/rp-prod10222?gs=1&sku;=sku31760&pgrid;=51754478399&ptaid;=pla-425901858400&utm;_source=google&utm;_term=&utm;_campaign=PLA+All+Products&utm;_medium=base&utm;_content=mkwid%7CsMCBiIb4y_dc%7Cpcrid%7C254173057411%7Cpkw%7C%7Cpmt%7C%7Cprd%7C31760UK
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

2 Jul 2018 15:30
16simon wrote: Swiftus, it's an easy job but you need a hacksaw and a steerer cutter guide…. and to check your measurements several times. If the street is aluminium then a cheap pipe cutter will do the job.

If you know a plumber he’ll have a pipe cutter. It’s what I used. Simple. No dust either.
Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

2 Jul 2018 16:01
Or just pay a reputable bike shop to do it
swiftus
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1640 posts since 1/7/09

3 Jul 2018 11:56
Thanks, might just take it to my LBS and have them do it. No point of buying the saw guide for a one-off jobby.

On a side note, anyone else get shoulder pain when riding longer distances? Had a quick look online, and making me think whether it's worth forking out the money for a bike fit (before messing around with stem, etc). Anyone done one?
Burt
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6204 posts since 3/1/10

posted 5 Jul 2018 12:25, edited 5 Jul 2018 12:25
Anyone ever had cause to use a solicitor after being knocked off?

My g/f got taken out last week and she got pretty mashed up along with her Cannondale. She's contacted the car driver's insurance company who've said they won't deal with her directly so she's gonna need representation. Google brings up a multitude of results but would prefer to receive a recommendation by someone who has been in a similar position.
JustinCredible
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2720 posts since 11/6/08

5 Jul 2018 12:42
Sorry to hear that Burt, hope she is ok.

Read this

https://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40052&t;=12722930
swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jul 2018 12:47
sorry to hear that burt Sad hope she makes a solid recovery and gets a fresh new cannondale out of it (plus some £)
Burt
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6204 posts since 3/1/10

posted 5 Jul 2018 12:58, edited 5 Jul 2018 12:58
Thanks, gents - I cycle the route she was using regularly and it coulda been so much worse.

Coincidentally that's the only cycle forum that I browse on so had read that link already but thanks for responding - it's really informative and I'll get her to drop the author an email if no-one has any first hand experience/suggestions (haven't had the opportunity to browse bikeradar for any member experiences but I will do) Cool
illwill
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4150 posts since 17/5/04

posted 5 Jul 2018 13:27, edited 5 Jul 2018 13:27
Think Slater Gordon is the big one.

You can join British Cycling for their legal insurance even after the event I think.