General Discussion: Cycling


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Crackajack
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7960 posts since 21/4/05

10 Jul 2021 10:15
I have a decent but quite short D-Lock so looking for a chain or folding lock to go with it. Mainly for the out and about kind of journeys rather than at home security. Anyone got a recommendation?
Anto
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4036 posts since 19/1/12

10 Jul 2021 10:28
Lachlan keeps on going Ubercool

What he did yesterday it's simply incredible Jimmy Hill jawdrop
Goldie
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4818 posts since 17/10/07

10 Jul 2021 23:38
He's an absolute machine. No rest days is just crazy.
Anto
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4036 posts since 19/1/12

13 Jul 2021 12:53
579km in 19hrs, cycling non stop through the night, after having barely slept the night before because of heavy rain and soaked gear…unbelievable Ubercool
generic_guy
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9971 posts since 16/9/02

29 Jul 2021 23:08
Decent price for a Brooks messenger
https://www.tkmaxx.com/uk/en/men/accessories/bags-wallets+belts/black-oversized-messenger-bag/p/34338465
habitual
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200 posts since 17/9/08

9 Aug 2021 15:49

New whip for zipping around the city and carting the pup around.
swede
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9830 posts since 21/3/09

9 Aug 2021 21:49
Cool
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

10 Aug 2021 07:47
Cool
Crackajack
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7960 posts since 21/4/05

10 Aug 2021 16:15
^nice that


My recent Surly Straggler build for commuting, errands & a bit of gravel / trail stuff.

Spec similar to the stock complete but with Shimano / 105 and FSA bits. Added the Surly 24-pack rack + Wald half basket for a bag / beers which is why I wanted all the spacers. Worked ok as I wanted to start with a quite upright position.
swede
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9830 posts since 21/3/09

posted 10 Aug 2021 19:31, edited 10 Aug 2021 19:31
nice that cracka! my new winter bike - fairlight strael v3. ordered in feb and just arrived in July. have got a couple of test rides done on it and its really nice - but the Di2 derailleur is faulty so needs replacing Sad need some mudguards for it prior to autumn




roophees
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1798 posts since 18/12/10

11 Aug 2021 08:14
Looks epic Swede, if I didn't have a steel bike already that'd be on the list.
swede
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9830 posts since 21/3/09

11 Aug 2021 09:52
thanks king
roophees
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1798 posts since 18/12/10

11 Aug 2021 10:05
Whats everyone's summer bike here? Been keeping my eye on what people have been riding on the road but its all CAADs and Canyons
swede
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9830 posts since 21/3/09

posted 11 Aug 2021 10:36, edited 11 Aug 2021 10:36

tcr advanced pro. so boring looking but rides really really well. may give it a paintjob this winter and a semi-integrated cockpit (with Di2) but price/availability of components is truly insane atm - so may hold off

(have actually gone to DA rotors and 160mm at the front since that pic was taken)
habitual
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200 posts since 17/9/08

posted 11 Aug 2021 13:06, edited 11 Aug 2021 13:06
dont think it looks boring. Looks Cool Cool

that fairlight is badass

Jesus
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6068 posts since 7/10/08

12 Aug 2021 23:22
Whats everyone's summer bike here?

same as last year, saddle/ospw/tyres changed I think, tyres only changed as I couldn't get hold of corsa speeds, currently sporting 2x, usually run the 1x AXS ring for local stuff


Goldie
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4818 posts since 17/10/07

13 Aug 2021 17:55
Summer bike….TCR Adv Pro 1. Made a few changes since taking this; different saddle and dropped stem a bit. Solid bikes like Swede says.


And then my "old" summer bike which still gets used regularly just cos I love how it rides so much. Bianchi Via Nirone 7. Shit groupset, bog standard spec. Put some Zondas on it and it's a dream. Don't think I'll ever sell it.
MrW
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3015 posts since 1/8/11

14 Aug 2021 13:57
Nice rides on this page Cool

Jesus, what's your verdict on the Varia?
Jesus
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6068 posts since 7/10/08

14 Aug 2021 17:12
Jesus, what's your verdict on the Varia?

I mean there is not much you can do about a car rear ending you, but it really is like eyes in the back of your head, find it so difficult to ride without it, bare in mind most of my rides are in rural lincs where its very flat, so I get very early warnings about where stuff is, it is really good, decent battery length as well
roophees
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1798 posts since 18/12/10

14 Aug 2021 17:15
Those Giants look great. Had a base level TCR that got nicked but wasn’t that impressed with the ride but tempted to go back in