General Discussion: Cycling


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Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

27 Jul 2020 13:29
Damn man, that sucks. It's such an awful feeling.
MrW
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2787 posts since 1/8/11

27 Jul 2020 14:07
That sucks Fläsket Sad Did you lose all your carriers & kit as well?
quest
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3570 posts since 11/7/11

27 Jul 2020 15:05
scumbags Evil
Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

posted 28 Jul 2020 18:18, edited 28 Jul 2020 18:18
Yeah I had all my racks, cages and bags on it in preparation for my trip. Whoever took it left behind a Surly Crosscheck that had been abused and spray painted. Doing my due diligence/karmic responsibility I found the owner by running the serial number with Salsa and Surly's parent company. This Crosscheck of his was stolen a year and a half ago.. you never know when or how a stolen bike will turn up!
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

28 Jul 2020 21:06
Sorry to hear Flasket. Properly takes the piss.

Anyone else think there is a gap in the market for well designed, made in the UK cycling gear? Can't see many other brands out there; Velobici is one, but aesthetics aren't great. Albion another, but part made in Italy too. I'm thinking the equivalent of PNS/MAAP but better design.

Cycling gear generally has a higher price point, so could justify made in the UK too?
JustinCredible
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2637 posts since 11/6/08

28 Jul 2020 21:31
absolute shithouse stealing another mans bike, hope his next shit is a hedgehog
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

28 Jul 2020 21:33
https://www.velocitycyclewear.cc/category/men-s
themistake
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10747 posts since 20/2/06

29 Jul 2020 18:28
This cycle repair voucher scheme has been a disaster.
Best
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9877 posts since 21/10/05

29 Jul 2020 18:59
I don’t know a single person who managed to get one. Farce.
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

30 Jul 2020 10:32
Anyone ride steel here (no homo)?

Looking at some of the custom builders, some incredible craftsmanship.

https://www.instagram.com/demon_frameworks/
RAMBO
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790 posts since 27/11/09

31 Jul 2020 18:11
I do, Have a https://standert.de/

check out field, quirk, donahu too
JustinCredible
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2637 posts since 11/6/08

31 Jul 2020 18:17
I have a steel Genesis Equilibrium, great do it all bike
roophees
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1742 posts since 18/12/10

31 Jul 2020 21:17
I got a Condor Fratello, well worth checking out if Youre near London
Bails78
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692 posts since 6/1/08

posted 2 Aug 2020 19:53, edited 2 Aug 2020 19:53
got myself a used bike, so going to use the cyclescheme to get the accessories, problem is I want some Rapha bits, but I'm assuming only Rapha stock their clothing, haven't seen them on Evans or Decathlon.

Is anyone aware of an online retailer that does a full range of cycling accessories that also carry Rapha Lock, helmet, lights, Hexlox/Pitlock ?
swede
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9074 posts since 21/3/09

2 Aug 2020 19:59
Don’t think so
illwill
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4060 posts since 17/5/04

2 Aug 2020 21:29
Rapha clothing is decent enough but I'm not sure why you'd want the rest of their tat.

Far better options out there. And you won't look a dick.
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

posted 3 Aug 2020 05:09, edited 3 Aug 2020 05:09
illwill wrote: Far better options out there. And you won't look a dick.

Yup.

Sigma used to do Rapha clothing, not sure why they discontinued
darko
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994 posts since 4/10/12

3 Aug 2020 06:32
Get a kryptonite lock, best in the game

Rapha clothing OK yeah but don’t buy their lights etc Laughing out loud
swiftus
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1240 posts since 1/7/09

posted 3 Aug 2020 09:51, edited 3 Aug 2020 09:51
RAMBO wrote: I do, Have a https://standert.de/

check out field, quirk, donahu too

Thanks man, what's the Standert like?

Did my first commute today on my road bike, but thinking it won't last too long given the shit conditions of some of the road vs 25mm tires. Looking at some British steel brands, Fairlight in particular look decent. Fucking waiting lists everywhere.

On a side note, any recommendations on base layers? Bought 3 of the Rapha mesh merino wool ones in eBay a while ago (£10 each!), which are amazing but also means I'm spoilt when it comes to pricing.
andymakesglasses
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20439 posts since 26/1/06

posted 4 Aug 2020 08:33, edited 4 Aug 2020 08:33
It's worth signing up to SportPursuit if you're not already. They usually have some decent base layer (sometimes a bit random) brands on there. I have one of the IsoBaa ones which is good quality (wouldn't pay full price for it though). I've picked up Icebreaker and Smartwool stuff from there in the past.