General Discussion: Cycling


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Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

17 May 2011 15:59
jesus, is that an eccentric bottom bracket? looks like a cool setup
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

17 May 2011 19:13
no its an aluminium insert in a carbon frame
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

17 May 2011 19:56
the extra machining is Cool
T.o.m
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1189 posts since 4/7/03

18 May 2011 01:00
Wheels-

i've got a pair of Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels but the rims are well worn down now on the braking surface. does anyone know if it's possible to get new rims fitted; can you even get replacement rims from Mavic as the spokes are a bit weird? or better to just buy a new wheelset? had a quick look online and the 2011 pair are around £400 Sad the hub bearings are still super smooth so seems a shame to throw away the whole wheel. any advice appreciated
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

18 May 2011 01:04
You can get a new wheel built using some of the old parts (hubs for example) for sure yeah, won't be cheap though.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

18 May 2011 08:26
you can do it.. but i wouldn't trust a local builder to do it.. mavic can, but it wont be cheap like duffman says.
plus they're reluctant to do it with anything apart from their stock parts. bladed spokes are designed for their hubs and rims so using anything else hub wise will be difficult.
get some rim cleaner and clean them up.
if you're not running a brake, use some electrical tape to cover it up.

hey zeus.
that frame is pimp.. although i prefer the s works to be honest.
Protege Moi
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5460 posts since 15/11/02

18 May 2011 09:26
Dont know what your riding, mtb, road etc but Superstar Components make an excellent wheel at a bargain price. Every option, colour and price available from £100ish to £1000 a wheel. http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/index.php
JustinCredible
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2720 posts since 11/6/08

21 May 2011 10:46
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/SearchResults.aspx?Search=vitus+frame&SortBy;=DiscountDESC

Not sure of quality but very cheap…
Burt
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6204 posts since 3/1/10

31 May 2011 15:34
Probably ofn…
Hipster Trash Compactor - East London from jssjmsvckry on Vimeo.
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

31 May 2011 16:22
Saw that on Sweede's fb. Dumb cyclist.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

31 May 2011 17:38
got mullered by a car today in barons court..
indicated to go right but then swung left to do a u turn, i smashed into the back of her..
ripped up my right arm.. tats have been butchered. old hip injury re-ignited. she was very apologetic so it was hard to get angry. in hindsight i should have been a bit more aware of what she was gonna do.

Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

31 May 2011 17:40
sorry to hear that mate

any mountain bikers got any wheels they can sell me? (135x10/qr, 15mm)
du tan
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1270 posts since 15/8/03

31 May 2011 21:25
I'm looking at getting a road bike. Know v little about them, lots of recommendations for a specialized allez. Anyone tell me any better? Also, is it worth me saving a few quid and getting a second hand one off eBay or am I better paying 20% more getting a new one that I know will be bang on? Cheers…
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

1 Jun 2011 00:34
have a look at canyon or cube

canyon should be doing discounts during the TdF based on the position of their riders, some sales went to 50% off last year
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

1 Jun 2011 16:15
just got this

SRAM Red (yellow) Limited Tour Edition Groupset Ubercool

swede
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10145 posts since 21/3/09

1 Jun 2011 17:16
jesus youre such a baller with your bikes man!
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

1 Jun 2011 17:56
pimp!!

i want that so bad!
yellow on black looks heavy.
much prefer that to dura ace or dti.

on another note.

saw jenson button today whilst trackstanding on shaftsbury and he said 'nice skills' as he crossed the road.
made my day.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

1 Jun 2011 19:21
Sram is the tits, missed a full carbon rival groupset that went for really cheap on ebay the other day I Cry The yellow set is fucking cool.
haz
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4334 posts since 7/1/04

1 Jun 2011 19:33
Serious CSB Duke.

Di2 is meant to be the shiz by the way folks.

Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

1 Jun 2011 20:45
i run di2 on my mtb haz