General Discussion: Cycling


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swede
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9262 posts since 21/3/09

posted 8 May 2020 20:57, edited 8 May 2020 20:57
also had a set of LB rims. fucking awesome. would happily get another set

also love thedarkinstall
quest
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3603 posts since 11/7/11

8 May 2020 21:14
now I need to consider lb rims to 240s hubs to go full chinese
Goldie
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4754 posts since 17/10/07

8 May 2020 22:08
swede wrote: also had a set of LB rims. fucking awesome. would happily get another set

also love thedarkinstall

Love his vlogs with his missus, funny as fuck
Goldie
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4754 posts since 17/10/07

8 May 2020 22:09
Also, what's the deal with Hambini, is he having to re-edit old videos cos of the sexism bullshit?
quest
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3603 posts since 11/7/11

posted 8 May 2020 22:24, edited 8 May 2020 22:24
TDI is a funny guy livestreams were great
Fläsket
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3836 posts since 14/8/04

posted 9 May 2020 00:57, edited 9 May 2020 00:57
Seventyfour wrote: We've been walking down to the park a fair bit with the lad on his bike so the wife mentioned maybe us all buying one, I was going to get a cheap one on the ride to work scheme, but we can only use Evans and they have no stock at all, so in true Fuk style after looking a couple of weeks, I've bought an Orange Crush for double my original budget Laughing out loud can't wait to get it though looks a lot of fun.
very cool, enjoy it Cool

I'm scared enough with a carbon fork.. How would some of those Hunt and LB rims compare with Industry 9's 'budget' rims?
https://industrynine.com/wheels/mountain/enduro-101
I'd rather have strong and sturdy (and less maintenance) versus light and fast. If the money is not in the picture, will a nice pair of aluminum rims be less of a hassle to maintain than a nice pair of carbon?


Lucas82
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460 posts since 26/10/09

9 May 2020 12:19
Things are looking far than good for Mavic Sad

Bicycle wheel manufacturer Mavic has been placed in receivership, according to a report in the Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Thursday. The French unions have demanded accountability from former parent company Salomon and its main shareholder Amer Sports after the company was sold in 2018.

"The Grenoble commercial court declared us in receivership on May 2, with an observation period of six months," Gérard Meunier, secretary of the Social and Economic Committee (CSE), told AFP.

Mavic employs 250 people worldwide, including 200 in France. The brand was created in 1889, and has been a supplier of the Tour de France for 40 years – its iconic yellow cars and motorbikes providing neutral service. In 2017, the company extended its contract with ASO through 2022.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tour-de-france-supplier-mavic-placed-in-receivership/

Jaymo85
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240 posts since 28/3/13

9 May 2020 12:54
Wow! Hopefully they turn it around. Been using their shoes/bibs for a few years now and really rate it at that price point.
swede
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9262 posts since 21/3/09

9 May 2020 18:19
quest wrote: TDI is a funny guy livestreams were great

autistically knowledgeable on cycling tech
swede
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9262 posts since 21/3/09

9 May 2020 18:19
i find it remarkable that mavic only employ 250 people - to me its such a big brand!
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

11 May 2020 20:55
Anyone here joined a cycling club at uni? Was it any good?

Thinking about joining, doing velodromes and time trials sound pretty neat - but I prefer riding by myself.
roophees
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1750 posts since 18/12/10

11 May 2020 21:03
Worth a shot, riding in a group over the summer is great, not sure about in a velodrome or TTs though.

as an aside, how is the Kickr Core if I don't want to get into Zwift?
quest
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3603 posts since 11/7/11

11 May 2020 23:02
sodomgomorra wrote: Anyone here joined a cycling club at uni? Was it any good?

Thinking about joining, doing velodromes and time trials sound pretty neat - but I prefer riding by myself.

I was involved a lot at mine, depends on where you are though really. but why not join anyway?
swiftus
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1276 posts since 1/7/09

12 May 2020 08:00
sodomgomorra wrote: Anyone here joined a cycling club at uni? Was it any good?

Thinking about joining, doing velodromes and time trials sound pretty neat - but I prefer riding by myself.

Worth a try. Can imagine that if you prefer riding solo, it won't be easy. I imagine a uni cycling club to be full of assholes comparing stem sizes.
Tobypricec
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495 posts since 6/1/15

13 May 2020 07:22
Has anyone seen any complete Ritchey's for sale? Im after a Swiss Cross or Breakaway Cross, don't mind it been second hand

or anyone know of any other company's doing similar looking steel bikes? Cheers
swede
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9262 posts since 21/3/09

13 May 2020 07:42
@seabasscycles can probably source/knock you up something. they seem to have a really close relationship with ritchey - always seem to have the first batch of new frames etc.
Tobypricec
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495 posts since 6/1/15

posted 13 May 2020 09:54, edited 13 May 2020 09:54
Thanks swede will have a look



Also selling my Litespeed if anyone on here is interested, Size Large
I'm based in Whitby, North Yorkshire
Superprecise
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2164 posts since 16/7/11

posted 13 May 2020 20:45, edited 13 May 2020 20:45
Resprayed and rebuilt my track bike

wembly
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558 posts since 15/1/13

14 May 2020 07:25
awesome job!
jaydeesafe
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691 posts since 16/3/12

14 May 2020 09:07
Anyone have any recommendations for clothing, bibs and jerseys that arent too steep?