General Discussion: Cycling


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wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

posted 10 Apr 2019 08:50, edited 10 Apr 2019 08:50
change the inner tube for the right size like Conti Tube Race 28 (700c)
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

10 Apr 2019 08:58
sound like you've used the wrong sized inner tubes and then pinched it trying to tuck it in. congrats
likephenomenon
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560 posts since 28/2/10

11 Apr 2019 07:18
wembly wrote: nice build but why would you go with a setback if the saddle is completely moved forward?
I know, still looking for a different seatpost without a setback
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

posted 24 Apr 2019 12:24, edited 24 Apr 2019 12:24
Advice appreciated from the cycling heads.

Looking for a road bike for around the £2k mark. Ideally carbon, disc brakes, minimum 105 groupset.

Used for road cycling. I'm not the fastest, but want to start upping distance.

Looking at this…what do y'all think?

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-endurance-sl-disc-black-shimano-ultegra/

Talking to a bike mate and I suggested looking at 2018 Roubaix model, but he said there was too much flex in that frame and that I'll soon want more a 'race' bike rather than an 'endurance' bike. Thoughts?

EDIT: I'm a small fuker, so also been told that weight is going to be a big factor for any bike. Thoughts on allowing the disc brakes and going for something like this?

https://www.evanscycles.com/trek-emonda-sl-6-2019-road-bike-EV340632?utm_source=Criteo_Display&utm;_medium=Retargeting&utm;_campaign=59858&utm;_content=Dynamic
illwill
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3539 posts since 17/5/04

24 Apr 2019 13:17
Are you gonna be racing?

The more relaxed geo of endurance-type frames is probably more comfortable for a casual rider.
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

24 Apr 2019 15:49
get a canyon if you are going off the peg and want all of that for £2k. best bang for buck
Seventyfour
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8705 posts since 6/10/05

posted 24 Apr 2019 17:02, edited 24 Apr 2019 17:02
Yeay this is where my money would go

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/road-bikes/race-bikes/ultimate/ultimate-cf-sl-8.0/2151.html

I'm a fat fuk and have ultegra breaks, they are as good as the hydraulic disk breaks I had before.
It is a racing geometry but not suposed to be as harsh as something like a specialized tarmac. Bloke I work with says it's the most comfortable bike he's ever had, he does race though.
DuffMan
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14255 posts since 21/2/07

posted 24 Apr 2019 19:51, edited 24 Apr 2019 19:51
Buy second hand - you'll get a fuck of a lot of bike for near 2k. Canyon or maybe a nice supersix?
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

24 Apr 2019 19:52
What’s the difference between the Canyon and the Trek I linked to? Both look very similar
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

10 May 2019 13:35
Anyone have recommendations on disc-compatible wheels at around the 1k mark?
JustinCredible
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2455 posts since 11/6/08

10 May 2019 15:12
Check out Hunt - few mates have them and reckon they are incredible for the money

https://www.huntbikewheels.com/
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

11 May 2019 08:43
Hunt are just Chinese wheels with stickers slapped on.. might as well save yourself £400 and go straight to supplier (lightbicycle) or similar
Doogan
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471 posts since 13/4/14

11 May 2019 09:32
I bought some hand made wheels from Borg. Mines were around £320 quid though. No complaints.
Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

11 May 2019 11:20
re Hunts, worth a read here

https://www.hambini.com/blog/post/bicycle-wheel-aerodynamics-which-one-is-fastest/

The FLO cycling and Hunt wheels performed badly, they appear to have been designed by individuals with a limited understanding of aerodynamics of rotating objects. As such they generated unnecessary separation and could not deal with the separated airflow

theres also some Tour Magazine test somewhere where the hunts delaminated really easy
Doogan
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471 posts since 13/4/14

11 May 2019 15:47
I went out for a group cycle last week for the first time. Did 80km with a coffee break in the middle. I think it will take me a while to get used to cycling in a bunch but it was enjoyable.
swiftus
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745 posts since 1/7/09

12 May 2019 13:56
Jesus wrote: re Hunts, worth a read here

https://www.hambini.com/blog/post/bicycle-wheel-aerodynamics-which-one-is-fastest/

The FLO cycling and Hunt wheels performed badly, they appear to have been designed by individuals with a limited understanding of aerodynamics of rotating objects. As such they generated unnecessary separation and could not deal with the separated airflow

theres also some Tour Magazine test somewhere where the hunts delaminated really easy

Wow, hadn't read anything negative about Hunt or FLO before reading that. Just when you think you've decided…!
Doogan
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471 posts since 13/4/14

12 May 2019 17:02
Selling a hybrid bike - based in Edinburgh.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/marin-san-rafael-ds4-hybrid-bike-large/1339864487
JustinCredible
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2455 posts since 11/6/08

16 May 2019 12:56
Schwalbe one for £18 seems a bargain

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYSCONE/schwalbe-one-performance-700c-folding-tyre
wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

16 May 2019 15:09
can anyone recommend a good tyre with skin-/ gumwall? need a replacement for my compass cycles. 25mm min.
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

16 May 2019 15:44
do not look further than here my friend - https://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-corsa-g-folding-graphene-tyre/?utm_source=affiliate-window&utm;_medium=affiliates&utm;_campaign=yieldkit&utm;_term=YieldKit+GmbH+-+Content&utm;_content=Sub+Networks