27 Feb 2019 12:32
Was cheap, know its bollocks
I did use the park kit but the rear mech to bb shell internally was difficult
27 Feb 2019 13:35
I thought it was a frame pump
27 Feb 2019 15:58
its a frame pump swiftus. trendy
27 Feb 2019 18:23
Curious to know how many miles my fellow FUKers get through on these super bikes.
I have a very short commute (4km) to work which I ride 3/4 times a week and then try to get out once over a weekend. These rides are currently only at around 50km with my longest effort being 78km.
I'm really keen to improve my stamina. Sadly, I've no cycling buddies, so thinking about joining a local club which seems pretty friendly and non elitest.
27 Feb 2019 23:41
surly steamroller can fit big tyres. is a bit lamer than the cinelli, which I think are pretty cool frames. the mash ones are even better
28 Feb 2019 07:34
Brother Cycles All Day is an option, but as Swede said it doesn’t come with the cool points of a cinelli.
28 Feb 2019 09:09
Not bothered about cool points at this stage. The All Day might actually be a contender. The understated looks will make it much less nickable and it has mudguard mounts which are kinda important on a commuter bike.
There are options for fitting mudguards to the Tutto but it's a bit of a crapshoot with clearances etc and clip-on guards tend to be a bit shit.
The deal-breaker might be the porteur rack mounts on the Cinelli. It's my one concession to hipness as I've found it incredibly useful on my current bike. Perfect for picking up parcels from the depot. A rear rack is probably just as useful and definitely better from a weight-distribution perspective but I kinda like the look of a front rack.
The ability to fit a belt drive on the Tutto is also a bonus on a commuter bike as you wouldn't need to roll your trouser leg up.
I guess this all hinges on how well I can get some mudguards on the Tutto. Can't find any info about it though.
28 Feb 2019 09:09
I like those brother frames. the company itself is cool too, owners are nice guys. all city macho man is another option that takes big tyres and the genesis day one
actually quite a few out there.. the geo of the cinelli is a bit more racey though
28 Feb 2019 09:11
genesis has porteur mounts. i agree with you, porteur racks are great. used to use a lot in bristol when I didn't have a car
28 Feb 2019 09:51
The size of tyres these days - you'd be there all day with a mini pump.