General Discussion: Cycling


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frank101
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226 posts since 10/9/07

1 Jun 2011 20:48
I have regular Red on my Colnago, love it to bits!
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

2 Jun 2011 01:25
i'm sure di2 is the nuts, the sound of gear changes is proper porn.. but i just cant get my head round the notion of having anything electronic involved around the mechanics of a bike.
gimme cold hard mechanical engineering over electronic based transmission any day of the week.
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

4 Jun 2011 12:19
Is there a lock you can buy that will give someone an electric shock if they try and steal it? Or an infra red beam system that sounds an alarm?

I have two NY fahgettaboudit mini locks but i dont like carrying around cables.
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

4 Jun 2011 12:34
Mr X wrote: Is there a lock you can buy that will give someone an electric shock if they try and steal it? Or an infra red beam system that sounds an alarm?

aha no there aren't any bike specific locks like that and i doubt you can buy anything like that easily, although google will probably bring up a few crazy suggestions….setting up an alarm system for your shed or something wouldnt be too hard, probably loads of products for that!
habitual
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217 posts since 17/9/08

4 Jun 2011 13:35
theres this. sends you an sms if your bike moves when you're gone.

http://www.gpstrackthis.com/GPSTrack/Products.jsp

pricey though. and theres always the risk someone decides they need an extra light and yoinks it
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

9 Jun 2011 20:16
any1 seen any of the canyon mtb range? looking at the nerve xc 7.0
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

10 Jun 2011 09:11
Anyone had experience with mavic open pro cds, not the ceramic, the anodised ones @ £45. Wondering what the braking is like on them, heard it can be sketchy in the wet? Also what the colour is like in real life, how close to black?


Or seen Gran compe hubs (black) in 32h. Can only find 36h. Would prefer 32 but guess 36 will do if not.

Ta
swede
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10143 posts since 21/3/09

10 Jun 2011 16:23


italian track frame with mad tight clearance and no drillings front and rear. columbus SL tubing

stoked
thefelix
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3 posts since 23/2/11

10 Jun 2011 16:36
As its getting sunny and I'm using my bike more and more, what do you reckon?
Oakley Jawbone or Rudy Project?
habitual
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217 posts since 17/9/08

10 Jun 2011 16:45
^how it sits and feels on your face is the most important thing

looks good swede, already have an idea how your gonna build it up?
themistake
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10855 posts since 20/2/06

10 Jun 2011 16:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzE-IMaegzQ
swede
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10143 posts since 21/3/09

10 Jun 2011 19:33
habitual wrote: ^how it sits and feels on your face is the most important thing

looks good swede, already have an idea how your gonna build it up?

well ive been pining over a new frame for my non trick/fast fixed gear for a while (was a holdsworth conversion, then a miyata conversion).. Pretty standard parts at the moment on there atm but wont build this up properly for a while i dont think, the forks need chroming and headtube and seat tube need reaming. Will probably transfer most parts then eventually upgrade everything to italian parts. Thinking bullhorns/pursuit bars though as its a 54cm toptube and 59cm seat tube haha so very tight for someone as tall as myself (6"2). Really am happy with it though, very very tight clearances haha will be hard to ride in bristol brakeless for sure Cool
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

13 Jun 2011 11:14
I might rattlecan my bike frame sometime soon, it's not an expensive frame so I'm not too fussed about how it turns out. I'll put up progress shots and everything when I do. Research tells me a good primer and lots of coats is the key and I'm looking for a paint that matches RAL colours well. Any of you lot done it before?
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

13 Jun 2011 11:17
Weird, just as I posted that I got a quote from a local powdercoater. £70 for shotblasting, coat and lacquer. Seems good, so I might just save myself the effort and do that instead.
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

13 Jun 2011 11:19
same as spraying anything else, nice coat of primer (colour depends on what colour you're spraying it), sanding with fine sandpaper in between thin layers of paint and finish with an appropriate lacquer. try to do it indoors or if you have to do it outdoors protect it from wind and do it when the weather's reasonably mild.
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

13 Jun 2011 11:30
that seems like quite a lot for that, i'd get a few more quotes.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

13 Jun 2011 11:31
Fair enough, might try a bit further outside London and try for cheaper.
swede
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10143 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jun 2011 12:05
£70 for shotblasting coat and laquer is fair pricing for a frame if they do a good job.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

13 Jun 2011 12:19
The reason I was going to do it myself as a little project is because it's only an old steel Raleigh frame, just don't want it to look absolutely shit. I've painted stuff with Hammerite before but I'm guessing that'd give it a really poor finish. Might do it in my garage with a primer and some car paint.

I want it to look like this:


But British Racing Green with Ivory panels.
Burt
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6204 posts since 3/1/10

13 Jun 2011 12:47
Jesus wrote: just got this

SRAM Red (yellow) Limited Tour Edition Groupset Ubercool
Let's have the fit pics then J.