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swede
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7836 posts since 21/3/09

posted 28 Feb 2019 09:53, edited 28 Feb 2019 09:53
I haven't bought into the "adventure bike" speil and I love jumping on a cycling bandwagon… I am therefore very happy with a mini pump
JustinCredible
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2443 posts since 11/6/08

28 Feb 2019 10:08
Lezyne pressure drive pump has saved me dozens of times on my commute, it's a great mini pump but the only annoying thing about it is it's a screw on attachment and sometimes when you unscrew after pumping the tube up it also unscrews the valve core for lols.

It's not the pumps fault, it's mine for (inadvertently) buying tubes with removable valve cores but still irritating as fuck. For the sake of a tenner for a new tube who is going to replace a valve core in the 21st century?

Since I started cycling again in 2012 I've done 10,000 miles on my best bike, 9,000 miles on the Genesis & 3,000 on my CX bike - mostly commuting with the odd club ride here and there and a few Sportives / Audax's chucked in
illwill
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3499 posts since 17/5/04

28 Feb 2019 10:27
Might replace valve core on a tubeless
JustinCredible
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2443 posts since 11/6/08

12 Mar 2019 15:16
Speaking of Vittoria tyres, these are an absolute steal if you have the clearance for 27mm

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-pave-cg-open-clincher-road-tyre/
doug.
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1647 posts since 12/6/10

posted 12 Mar 2019 15:56, edited 12 Mar 2019 15:56
roophees wrote: Yeah thats pretty bang on what I'm looking for. CDF looks great, as does the Arkrose.

Currently considering checking out the Fairlight Faran, or the Genesis Equilibrium, the 2018 one which will save me c. £500, or could splash out for a disc.

did you make a decision in the end mate? post pics of what you got if so!
andymakesglasses
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20148 posts since 26/1/06

12 Mar 2019 16:37
Can anyone recommend a decent-priced lock?

Are D-locks still considered the most secure option?
MrW
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2500 posts since 1/8/11

12 Mar 2019 16:52
I've got a Kryptonite Mini and M18 which were pretty much top rated when I bought them. Not sure if you'd call them decent price at around £70 each, not light either, but never had any of our bikes nicked since using them so seem to be worth it.
andymakesglasses
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20148 posts since 26/1/06

12 Mar 2019 17:11
I need to buy 2 so ideally looking for cheaper than that, and preferably light-ish (replacing one heavy lock and one with a dodgy mechanism).
doug.
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1647 posts since 12/6/10

12 Mar 2019 17:50
Just go for Krypto Evo if you're getting 2 of them. Can get them for 35 ea.

In terms of theft deterrance I'd say 2 of those are as effective as one of their New York locks.
discobobulated
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687 posts since 21/4/10

12 Mar 2019 17:59
Anyone got an Asgard for bike storage? Any good?
JustinCredible
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2443 posts since 11/6/08

12 Mar 2019 19:01
Yeah I've got the below and it's excellent build quality, couldn't recommend any more highly

http://www.asgardsss.co.uk/bike-storage-x4
discobobulated
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687 posts since 21/4/10

12 Mar 2019 19:57
Cheers.
illwill
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3499 posts since 17/5/04

12 Mar 2019 21:27
A frame I've been after for ages has come up but it's a 58cm which would suit a 6-footer and I'm only 5'9".

Am I kidding myself that a stubby stem will make this work?
andymakesglasses
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20148 posts since 26/1/06

12 Mar 2019 21:40
doug. wrote: Just go for Krypto Evo if you're getting 2 of them. Can get them for 35 ea.

Cheers, was looking at them earlier. The locks are for 2 different bikes though.


illwill wrote: Am I kidding myself that a stubby stem will make this work?

PM Jordan, he's got a stubby stem.
doug.
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1647 posts since 12/6/10

12 Mar 2019 22:31
illwill wrote: A frame I've been after for ages has come up but it's a 58cm which would suit a 6-footer and I'm only 5'9".

Am I kidding myself that a stubby stem will make this work?

yes
JustinCredible
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2443 posts since 11/6/08

2 Apr 2019 10:42
Mr W - what length are the valves on those free latex tubes that came with the Corsas? Running 80mm rims on the bike i'd fit them too so would need to be long valve
swede
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7836 posts since 21/3/09

2 Apr 2019 10:48
they are too short for my 40mm rims. will definitely be too short for 80
swiftus
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733 posts since 1/7/09

2 Apr 2019 12:24
andymakesglasses wrote:
illwill wrote: Am I kidding myself that a stubby stem will make this work?

PM Jordan, he's got a stubby stem.

Underrated Laughing out loud
MrW
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2500 posts since 1/8/11

2 Apr 2019 13:52
swede wrote: they are too short for my 40mm rims. will definitely be too short for 80

Yep, this.

They're 48mm valve, I gave them to the person who bought my Gavia's and stocked up on these.
roophees
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1494 posts since 18/12/10

posted 2 Apr 2019 20:04, edited 2 Apr 2019 20:04
You may remember a month or so ago I was asking about advice on a new road bike. Ultimately decided on a Condor.

Popped into the Condor shop two or three weeks ago, rode a Fratello (which is what I ended up getting), and a Italia. The Italia's aluminium, and the Fratello's steel. On paper, the Italia is what I should've gotten, as I was only using it for weekend rides round the park, to Brighton, to Windsor and the like, and its comfy enough and still pretty zippy but have been wanting a Fratello for ages now. Also a distant mate owns a Fratello in baby blue, and been thinking on and off about it ever since. 

Was also cool to get my first ever bike fitting, and was great chatting with the staff, talking about what grips, seatpost, chainrings, and saddles I should get. Because it was at the top end of my budget, I ended up going with no mudguards and rack, although the mudguards will be purchased in six or so months time. Aim was to go for a slightly racy looking version of the steel frame.

Only downside I can see so far is that I unknowingly chose tubeless tyres. Never had this before, and quick research suggests they're a bit fiddlier and the tyres themselves are more expensive.