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Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

16 May 2011 15:27
thats the whitest them grips will ever be Roll Eyes
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

16 May 2011 15:28
Nice, anyone else quietly worry that with all this cycling their huge thighs won't fit into their skin-tight Japanese denim any more?
Trystero
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1636 posts since 1/8/07

16 May 2011 16:56
spin ftw and it shouldn't be an issue

just keep your cadence up and avoid pushing high gears up big hills etc
coco_m
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439 posts since 9/6/10

16 May 2011 17:04
fuuuuuuuuuu that's where I've been going wrong, always cycle hard in top gear

leggings ftw
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

16 May 2011 17:06
I fucking love pushing high gears up big hills, as a result my thighs probably weigh more than the rest of my body combined Oops Laughing out loud
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

16 May 2011 19:18
Always riding to uni, when I can. Forgot to take a spare T today. Bit sweaty! Was warmer out than expected, dam deceiving overcast weather.
themistake
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10866 posts since 20/2/06

16 May 2011 19:24
so i just done my first ride with those risers.
they are way too big, feels like im riding a boris bike.

whats the best way to cut them down? what type of saw do i need?
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

16 May 2011 19:47
Fixed Hacksaw would be fine, will stop you from cutting a wonky line. Pipe cutter also if you have one

However they both cost money, so a normal, junior, hacksaw and a improvisation will work.
Wider tube on the outside to act as a guide
Clamp in a vice to act as a guide.

If sticky some oil will help it glide.


Oh and measure a lot, use the side you cut first as a template too. You can always take more off, but can't put it back on. And then file the rough edges off.

Not have a mate who's handy? He'll have the bits to do it for sure. Saves you buying them.

Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

16 May 2011 20:02
rookie mistake cutting your bars down straight away unless you've been riding a long time and know exactly how wide you have them. unless they're particularly wide then i'd ride them for at least a week and only cut them down if you're having issues
hang_on_voltaire
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499 posts since 11/11/09

16 May 2011 20:09
themistake wrote: so i just done my first ride with those risers.
they are way too big, feels like im riding a boris bike.

whats the best way to cut them down? what type of saw do i need?

pipe cutters ftw. if you have a claus ohlson (sp?) store near you they do some for 2 or 3 quid that cut handlebar size (they did my MTB ones anyway, leave quite a neat finish).
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

16 May 2011 20:21
Personally I think I'd just take them into an independent bike store, they always seem to have a guy who loves cutting and smashing shit up and will probably do a good job for free or close enough.
Burt
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6293 posts since 3/1/10

17 May 2011 08:43
DuffMan wrote: Personally I think I'd just take them into an independent bike store, they always seem to have a guy who loves cutting and smashing shit up and will probably do a good job for free or close enough.
^^^This - they'll have pipe cutters in store so measure and mark where you want the cut to be prior to taking 'em in and they'll do them in store for a couple of quid max (I've given the bloke in my local shop cans of Strongbow when he's politely refused to accept cash).
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

17 May 2011 09:14
What? it's a bit of metal, stop fannying about and buy a hacksaw and cut it!
kompute
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422 posts since 28/2/07

17 May 2011 09:30
BOOKSTORECORE wrote: Nice, anyone else quietly worry that with all this cycling their huge thighs won't fit into their skin-tight Japanese denim any more?


My Diors are very close to not going over my thighs. I have just taken a new job which has upped my daily ride to 21 miles each way. Plus i'm looking to then do a 40/50 mile club run tuesdays and thursdays and an 80/100 mile run of sunday. Getting on for close to 400 miles a week. Can't see them fitting by the end of summer.
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

17 May 2011 09:34
picked up one of these last night (not my pic)


bought a specialized s-works tarmac frame 2 weeks ago, need to get rid now

swede
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10452 posts since 21/3/09

17 May 2011 13:45
jesus Cool

and bookstore core, the quads of a cyclist are the gun show
coco_m
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439 posts since 9/6/10

17 May 2011 13:51
^surely that's men only though right?
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

17 May 2011 14:09
What size the tarmac jesus?
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

17 May 2011 14:17
54cm
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

17 May 2011 14:41
nvm then (not that I could afford it if it did fit)