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matt_brown89
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115 posts since 23/9/18

5 Apr 2021 11:15
Spring/summer cycling sock recommendations please….
Hanto
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2988 posts since 30/11/09

5 Apr 2021 13:55
Pongo London
Fläsket
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3910 posts since 14/8/04

5 Apr 2021 14:05
matt_brown89 wrote: Spring/summer cycling sock recommendations please….
matt_brown89 = RedSuperTed
Goldie
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4806 posts since 17/10/07

5 Apr 2021 14:32
matt_brown89 wrote: Spring/summer cycling sock recommendations please….
Snide Raphas off AliExpress
matt_brown89
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115 posts since 23/9/18

6 Apr 2021 05:58
Thanks all, will check these out today Smiling
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

7 Apr 2021 15:26
Any recommendations on casual cycling trousers (not tights)?

Looking at the Rapha ones:

https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/mens-technical-trousers/product/RDT03XXEMP

Can't see many other alternatives…
Trumps
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636 posts since 7/9/09

7 Apr 2021 18:27
Chrome Industries or Swrve
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

8 Apr 2021 12:04
Trumps wrote: Chrome Industries or Swrve

Cheers, looking at Swrve and Velocity
spitfiredealer
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2511 posts since 12/6/10

10 Apr 2021 15:16
Anyone recommended bikes for kids. Looking at getting the boy his next bike.

This is top of the list,

https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/orbea-mx-20-dirt-20-inch-2021-kids-bike

any thoughts?
Jesus
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6062 posts since 7/10/08

4 May 2021 15:22
another Rapha x Palace collaborated incoming? Simon Mottram hinted to it on Twitter, and Rapha_tuesday_new_products on insta had a story with the duck on
Robadob
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1501 posts since 29/12/04

4 May 2021 20:07
No.
Fläsket
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3910 posts since 14/8/04

5 May 2021 02:23
spitfiredealer wrote: Anyone recommended bikes for kids. Looking at getting the boy his next bike.

This is top of the list,

https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/orbea-mx-20-dirt-20-inch-2021-kids-bike

any thoughts?
I'd be over the moon to get that as a yoot Cool
RAMBO
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798 posts since 27/11/09

5 May 2021 08:39
https://www.hopeacademyuk.com/bikes
quest
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3670 posts since 11/7/11

5 May 2021 09:03
^the 20” kids bike is £1700
darko
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1064 posts since 4/10/12

6 May 2021 05:47
Still haven’t been out on my ‘summer bike’ this year yet, frost this morning again and -1 Cry
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

6 May 2021 08:18
darko wrote: Still haven’t been out on my ‘summer bike’ this year yet, frost this morning again and -1 Cry

Where do you live darko?

I end up using my 'summer' bike most of the year now. Don't understand why anyone would use a winter (shittier) bike. No enjoyment in it.

Exception is when you're riding in a group and need to have mudguards
swede
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9710 posts since 21/3/09

6 May 2021 08:40
swiftus wrote: I end up using my 'summer' bike most of the year now. Don't understand why anyone would use a winter (shittier) bike. No enjoyment in it.

i used to be in your camp and used my "summer" bike year round for 2 years - with raceblade mudguards for winter. paid a >£500 service bill a few weeks back; headset, BB, front caliper, cables, wheel bearings, 2x wheel rebuild to replace corroded alloy nipples and replace with brass, cassette, chain and chainrings (ok the chainrings was probably my fault due to being slack with changing chain + DA chainrings are made of cheese)

I ordered a fairlight strael 2.0 with di2 in feb - hope it arrives in time for winter Laughing out loud can fit proper mudguards which mean less water/dirt hitting your bike (+feet) which means less corrosion/wear of bearings/drivetrain. also has external threaded bb and external headset = more durable. cabling is also all external so much easier to work with when stuff needs replacing (the di2 will probably go on a summer bike at some point and i'll switch to mechanical on it). reach and stack are the same as my summer bike so will be perfect for winter and much more enjoyable to ride in the damp
darko
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1064 posts since 4/10/12

6 May 2021 08:59
Norfolk mate. I just use a shitty runaround in the winter to get about.

Dropped more than I could really afford on a supersix evo last year and I’ll be damned if I am letting it get fucked up with grit and rain plus I am lazy when it comes to cleaning after every ride

That sounds like such a pain swede ouch
swiftus
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1453 posts since 1/7/09

posted 6 May 2021 09:56, edited 6 May 2021 09:56
swede wrote:
swiftus wrote: I end up using my 'summer' bike most of the year now. Don't understand why anyone would use a winter (shittier) bike. No enjoyment in it.

i used to be in your camp and used my "summer" bike year round for 2 years - with raceblade mudguards for winter. paid a >£500 service bill a few weeks back; headset, BB, front caliper, cables, wheel bearings, 2x wheel rebuild to replace corroded alloy nipples and replace with brass, cassette, chain and chainrings (ok the chainrings was probably my fault due to being slack with changing chain + DA chainrings are made of cheese)

I ordered a fairlight strael 2.0 with di2 in feb - hope it arrives in time for winter Laughing out loud can fit proper mudguards which mean less water/dirt hitting your bike (+feet) which means less corrosion/wear of bearings/drivetrain. also has external threaded bb and external headset = more durable. cabling is also all external so much easier to work with when stuff needs replacing (the di2 will probably go on a summer bike at some point and i'll switch to mechanical on it). reach and stack are the same as my summer bike so will be perfect for winter and much more enjoyable to ride in the damp

I'd love to get a Fairlight, or another Reynolds steel bike. So jealous. I was back and forth with them on email about the Strael. Just need to save up enough now…

I haven't had my bike serviced recently, dreading to think now after reading your experience. I just find riding my 'winter' bike (which is a shitty secondhand Bianchi Via Nirone) is such a horrible experience after spending time on my 'summer' bike. I think the answer is a decent steel bike for winter, which won't make the difference between the two bikes so dramatic.

I love my 'summer' bike, but no so precious about it getting a bit scratched, etc. I don't think I'll ever sell it or want to upgrade, and can see myself riding it for years.
Jesus
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6062 posts since 7/10/08

6 May 2021 13:40
just picked a bike up for permenent turbo duties as I've moved and turbo is now in the garage, looks a nice little winter bike as well though