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FrIEND
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13673 posts since 27/11/03

5 May 2011 11:37
I took a picture of bookstorecore whilst he was on it. I think its fine and he just needs to get used to it?

DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

5 May 2011 11:40
looks hot
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

5 May 2011 11:43
Too much chest hair to be me. I'm bald as a coot.

Erm, from memory maybe an inch or two? I'm not sure, I'll check when I get in tonight. Only uncomfortable because of the riding position, more horizontal than I'm used to. I found inseam x 0.67 is supposed to give you the correct C-T size, and my frame is that measurement, but then other sources tell me that I'd be best taking 28cm off my inseam as I'm a taller rider, which gives me a frame size a few cm above the one I bought.


But then will 1cm really make that much of a difference?
FrIEND
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13673 posts since 27/11/03

5 May 2011 11:44
if your frame was a few cm longer then that would make you even more horizontal? Reckons you just need to get used to it.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

5 May 2011 11:46
Stick the seat post up a couple of cm's and have a mad aero crouch going on?
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

5 May 2011 11:49
Good, I bought a sweet new saddle and everything.

I'll give it some attention this weekend and hopefully I'll feel more comfortable on it by Monday.
maximus
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1803 posts since 13/7/06

5 May 2011 21:34
Anyone know where I can pick up some grey off road mtb tyres? Cheers for any help
hang_on_voltaire
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499 posts since 11/11/09

5 May 2011 22:21
I bought a bike for my bro and it had Michelin XCR Dry 2 tyres on it and they are grey with black sidewalls i think…
Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

5 May 2011 22:28
Tioga Psycho II

in 1997
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

5 May 2011 23:15
just bought a 2010 yeti dj frame so looking forward to building that up! dont have/have the money for the appropriate parts for it at the moment, if any fuk'ers can help me out that would be Cool first thing on the list is 30.9 seat post and saddle!
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

6 May 2011 17:45
Who wears a helmet?
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

6 May 2011 17:55
only for off-road shit, cant be dealing with one for street/park
Fläsket
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4003 posts since 14/8/04

6 May 2011 17:59
i do most of the time.
need to change out the pads and give it a wash as it's getting smelly.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

6 May 2011 18:07
I do usually. Didn't used to, now have a big hole in my head.
FODAY
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153 posts since 8/4/09

6 May 2011 18:12
Nope, but I probably should seen as I fall quite a bit.
themistake
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10870 posts since 20/2/06

6 May 2011 18:14
i dont but if its a size thing then get one of these
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x-kwJP9veU

ive been riding 14miles from east to west london of late.
through the city-the mall-knightbridge-south ken-hammersmith-chiswick-a4 and have been thinking about switching to fixed from freewheel, but today had a few scares where if i was riding fixed i dont think i would have been able to stop. so putting that idea on the back burner for now.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5495 posts since 29/7/05

6 May 2011 20:00
you say that themistake, but your mindset of riding changes a lot when you go fixed, i have situations whereby if i wasnt riding fixed i'd have been in trouble as your mind tells you to stop in a lot of situations when you're riding but with fixed (more so brakeless) your mindset is more based on maneuvering out of trouble.

majority of time wear a helmet, makes sense if you ride a lot.
catlike whisper ftw

excuse the dirty straps, need some black ones.
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

6 May 2011 20:29
2011 frame, one size smaller and a brake…

themistake
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10870 posts since 20/2/06

6 May 2011 20:32
that a h+ back rim?
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

6 May 2011 20:33
Yeah. Darko_Pancev sorted me out.