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Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

20 Sep 2020 02:37
you can say that again!
I'd never heard of the cat before the tour started and now he's got three jerseys to keep his ass warm as autumn is setting in, unbelievable


velvet
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9546 posts since 12/6/06

21 Sep 2020 05:54
I am selling a black m3l Brompton if anyone’s interested (based in London)
gawkrodger
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7566 posts since 4/11/08

30 Sep 2020 16:40
Palace/Rapha collab incoming
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

30 Sep 2020 21:21
Need some advice. I bike to work couple times a week atm 10miles each way and want to do it more often(ideally everyday bar extreme weather) but my 38 year old legs can't hope with all the climbs and theres one particular hill and it kills me every time, this means I have to leave 2-3 days between rides to recover. I'm also using a bike with a 2 gear hub which doesn't help. In my head I have two options:

a) Electric - If I go down this route I'm set on the Orbea Gain D50 as all others looks shit or more than what I want to pay.
b) Entry level gravel with range of gear(what would make a good range?)budget for this would be 500-1k max. (Think Trek Domane/Boardman ADV/recommendation welcome)

I know you can't really compare a 2 gear hub to like a 11SP+ bike but what I'm finding atm is that the lower gear only makes the push on the peddle a little easier but overall just as hard work, if not harder as it takes longer. So my question is, would the extra gears make enough difference to allow me to bike 5 times a week?(if it helps the gear ratio I have atm is 2.44 and 3.36) or is it best to go electric?

If a non electric can help me achieve what I want I'd rather not spend 2k on something I won't be getting the most out of. I'm also wary of things going wrong the eletrics could lead to expensive repairs.
Robadob
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1487 posts since 29/12/04

1 Oct 2020 04:53
gawkrodger wrote: Palace/Rapha collab incoming
Eye-wink
swede
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9077 posts since 21/3/09

posted 1 Oct 2020 06:23, edited 1 Oct 2020 06:23
@master 11sp vs 2sp will make a massive difference. You’ll be able to spin up the hill much easier (less physical exertion) and you’ll be able to carry momentum up the hill better as the “gaps” between gears will be much smaller; smoother shifting and less loss of speed inbetween
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

1 Oct 2020 20:41
Cheers Swede, can anyone recommend suitable bikes?
swede
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9077 posts since 21/3/09

1 Oct 2020 21:27
Nothing wrong with what you suggested; trek domane etc.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

2 Oct 2020 21:47
The palace/rapha EF kit is Ubercool

Do want
Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

posted 3 Oct 2020 01:45, edited 3 Oct 2020 01:45
swede wrote: @master 11sp vs 2sp will make a massive difference. You’ll be able to spin up the hill much easie
Aye, dun get an electric master, you'll be skipping up that hill in no time!

That EF Palace jersey is pretty indeed. They're sponsoring a pro team innit??
Regarding Palace collabs, is there any rhyme or reason to them? they go for a lot of far away recreations to their main offering. Umbro, yeah you alright then, we're both English, salomon further, cycling even further. The folks behind the brand just like more than one thing and have a respect for the collaborators?
With supreme and cinelli it made me think of this saying from Noah NYC -

"We reference running, we reference the water, we reference skateboarding, and we can only do that because everything we talk about is truly a part of what we do here. I’m never going to do a mountain climbing collection, because I don’t climb mountains."
They always provide justification for whatever collabs they do.

Mind you, if all that comes out of this is more cool jerseys, I'm for it!
chicagojoe
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173 posts since 1/5/16

3 Oct 2020 14:35
Jersey looks good. Thought the collaboration would be mountain biking related to be honest. seemed more in line with the brand than road biking
Goldie
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4743 posts since 17/10/07

3 Oct 2020 14:36
DuffMan wrote: The palace/rapha EF kit is Ubercool

Do want
Great seeing all the purists on insta losing their shit about it
swede
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9077 posts since 21/3/09

3 Oct 2020 15:51
chicagojoe wrote: Jersey looks good. Thought the collaboration would be mountain biking related to be honest. seemed more in line with the brand than road biking

That’s the thing though; mtb culture too close to skateboarding. It needs to be further detached

Does no one remember the Wimbledon kit palace made?
roophees
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1742 posts since 18/12/10

3 Oct 2020 18:22
When's the Palace stuff coming out?
Robadob
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1487 posts since 29/12/04

4 Oct 2020 08:27
Goldie wrote:
DuffMan wrote: The palace/rapha EF kit is Ubercool

Do want
Great seeing all the purists on insta losing their shit about it
This has been great, but the general response has been overwhelmingly positive. Whether they love it or hate it, as long as they’re talking about it who cares.

Cycling as a sport needs a shake up, this collab hopefully goes some way to broaden the demographic of people of watching, and ideally partaking in cycling, as well as creating more diverse marketing and revenue streams for the teams involved.
zappa1903
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354 posts since 26/8/14

4 Oct 2020 18:27
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/54405087

illwill
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4061 posts since 17/5/04

4 Oct 2020 18:40
Lizzie Deignan smashed the L-B-L today :Cool

Always had a bit of a thing for her
Goldie
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4743 posts since 17/10/07

4 Oct 2020 18:46
Alaphillipe's had a mare Jawdropping!
Anto
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3855 posts since 19/1/12

4 Oct 2020 19:43
Unreal, I couldn't believe it! Probably being penalized was in the end better than finishing 2nd for that.

That said, he deserved it overall for how the race went down.
Fläsket
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3801 posts since 14/8/04

5 Oct 2020 16:12
Wears a Richard Mille during a bike race > Loses on the line in spectacular fashion