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MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

posted 26 Apr 2020 10:47, edited 26 Apr 2020 10:47
Fläsket wrote:
MLI wrote: Been enjoying my shitmobile on my 20 minute commute. Been outrunning public servants on $5000 bikes, who also wear gay lycra and gay helmets, pretty regulary Cool
That's what it's all about Cool I do similar to folks with my ss mountain bike and hiking boots on the longer hills. )

yeah those fucking weak faggots, they are so fucking weak is what I don't get. All that kit and no fucking fitness

I mean I'm no model of fucking fitness. Since my gym closed down of over this get Trump virus (sorry fuckers, you can't get him you fucking dumb commies) I been living off beer and steaks, maybe bread too but I STILL outrun these fucking try hard wankers…

..fucken weak faggots..
jacko198
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389 posts since 23/10/09

26 Apr 2020 11:49
quest wrote: has anyone had experience with Chinese carbon frames, hongfu, dengfu etc?? anything to avoid or look out for, in terms of road disc frame

edit I’m looking at this fm088 frame

http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_products/Road_Frame/Disc_Brake_Road_Frame/2018/0227/502.html



This guy has done 15000 miles on his I think.

Was looking though, with postage they are about £300. You can get a PLANET X Pro Carbon Evo Frameset for £330. Wonder what the differences are.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FTPXPCEVO/planet-x-pro-carbon-evo-frameset

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-Carbon-Matt-Road-Bike-Bicycle-Frame-Fork-Seatpost-Clamp-Headset-Cage-54cm/333144966764
RAMBO
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780 posts since 27/11/09

26 Apr 2020 16:25
Woudn't risk it. Seen loads of these just crumble
Goldie
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4724 posts since 17/10/07

26 Apr 2020 18:33
jacko198 wrote:
quest wrote: has anyone had experience with Chinese carbon frames, hongfu, dengfu etc?? anything to avoid or look out for, in terms of road disc frame

edit I’m looking at this fm088 frame

http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/html_products/Road_Frame/Disc_Brake_Road_Frame/2018/0227/502.html



This guy has done 15000 miles on his I think.

Was looking though, with postage they are about £300. You can get a PLANET X Pro Carbon Evo Frameset for £330. Wonder what the differences are.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FTPXPCEVO/planet-x-pro-carbon-evo-frameset

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-Carbon-Matt-Road-Bike-Bicycle-Frame-Fork-Seatpost-Clamp-Headset-Cage-54cm/333144966764

They are probably the same, just re-branded.
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

27 Apr 2020 07:57
used to have a hong-fu FM066 4 years ago. great bikes. know quite a few people who have had them - never had any problems, very popular on LFGSS. I think comments from people like RAMBO are hugely misinformed


swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

27 Apr 2020 08:13
RAMBO wrote: Seen loads of these just crumble

Laughing out loud sipping the "artisanal framebuilder" juice
illwill
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4029 posts since 17/5/04

27 Apr 2020 21:23
Trying to decide weather to swap my road Bianchi for a gravel/all-round bike or just get an MTB for the light XC I'd like to do.

People with gravel bikes, how rough can you actually go on them? The trails I'd be on are relatively gentle but they're definitely off-road and not just gravel paths.

Don't want to end up with something I don't use because it's too uncomfortable.
Best
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9855 posts since 21/10/05

28 Apr 2020 07:58
A friend bought the rondo hvrt which is adjustable to do both road and gravel. He raves about it and it’s won loads of awards. Worth a look:

https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/road-bikes/rondo-hvrt-cf0-review/
illwill
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4029 posts since 17/5/04

28 Apr 2020 09:50
I've looked at the Rondos. The steel one looks lovely.


More concerned about the lack of suspension than the geometry though…
wembly
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451 posts since 15/1/13

28 Apr 2020 10:02
suspension for what?

steel is more comfortable to ride than alumnium
Jesus
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5996 posts since 7/10/08

28 Apr 2020 10:06
Trying to decide weather to swap my road Bianchi for a gravel/all-round bike or just get an MTB for the light XC I'd like to do.

last year i had a Mason Bokeh gravel bike and an Open 0.1.1 XC Hardtail, on a 60km loop of mixed surface, gravel, woodland track, towpath and road, i was 5 minutes quicker on the Mason, so sod all in it, in 2 1/2hrs of riding, the xc bike was a touch slow on the road, but a lot quicker off
RAMBO
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780 posts since 27/11/09

28 Apr 2020 14:08
illwill wrote: I've looked at the Rondos. The steel one looks lovely.


More concerned about the lack of suspension than the geometry though…

I've got the AL version of this. Changed the fork setting once and never bothered again. Heavy as hell but you get what you pay for.

Hopefully they made some upgrades to these versions
illwill
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4029 posts since 17/5/04

28 Apr 2020 18:09
Jesus wrote:
Trying to decide weather to swap my road Bianchi for a gravel/all-round bike or just get an MTB for the light XC I'd like to do.

last year i had a Mason Bokeh gravel bike and an Open 0.1.1 XC Hardtail, on a 60km loop of mixed surface, gravel, woodland track, towpath and road, i was 5 minutes quicker on the Mason, so sod all in it, in 2 1/2hrs of riding, the xc bike was a touch slow on the road, but a lot quicker off

Interesting. Thanks for that.

Do you find the Mason particularly uncomfortable off road or do the wheels/tyres (650b?) make up for that?
Ronald
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1392 posts since 9/5/04

29 Apr 2020 10:32
Competition to win a full Muc-Off cleaning kit https://lecol.cc/pages/le-col-x-muc-off-competition
Jesus
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5996 posts since 7/10/08

29 Apr 2020 10:36
i had 2 different wheel sets in the time i had it, 650b with WTB Horizons and 700c with 34c WTB Exposures, didn't really notice much difference in comfort, but if you try to ride the same trails as you do on the xc bike then it suffers, i guess its about seeking out new, less technical routes away from the road, if there's loads of that about, great, if not, just get a xc bike
Fläsket
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3751 posts since 14/8/04

29 Apr 2020 23:59
illwill wrote: Trying to decide weather to swap my road Bianchi for a gravel/all-round bike or just get an MTB for the light XC I'd like to do.

People with gravel bikes, how rough can you actually go on them? The trails I'd be on are relatively gentle but they're definitely off-road and not just gravel paths.

Don't want to end up with something I don't use because it's too uncomfortable.
have a butcher's at this clip
roophees
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1719 posts since 18/12/10

30 Apr 2020 13:28
Anyone recommend a 35L+ backpack/messenger? Looking to do the weekly grocery shop (especially now) on a bike and having half in my 24L backpack, and half on a tote bag doesn't feel great.

Considering the Ortlieb Messenger which is 39L, or the Mission Workshop Shed if I can find one used.
Burt
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5967 posts since 3/1/10

posted 30 Apr 2020 13:56, edited 30 Apr 2020 13:56
Gets me every time…


…PM jplxx
MrW
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2732 posts since 1/8/11

30 Apr 2020 14:09
Laughing out loud
roophees
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1719 posts since 18/12/10

30 Apr 2020 14:10
Laughing out loud