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mtthrvy2
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1986 posts since 8/11/10

13 Jun 2011 14:19
I painted my frame, took me an entire day to get it sanded down, then sprayed it with primer, left for 2 hours sprayed another layer of primer. Next day did the same but with paint day after that wet sanded and then lacquered it. It chips realllly easily im saving up to get it powder coated but cant find any where cheap locally.
mtthrvy2
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1986 posts since 8/11/10

14 Jun 2011 17:36
anyone know what might cause steering to be easier in one direction?

Have a threaded headset with new bearings, for some reason it moves really freely in one direction but less so in the other. I have to loosen the adjustable race to make it good for turning left although the adjustable race could be a lot tighter and still turn right freely but turning left is tighter. Hope that makes any sense. With it as loose as it is at the moment there is slight rocking when you put the front brake on so ideally it needs fixing.
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

14 Jun 2011 17:50
Burt wrote:
Jesus wrote: just got this

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

been waiting for some wheels, picked up some zipp 404 clinchers last week, tyres arrived today, at work tomorrow, will crack on with the build on Thursday
16simon
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619 posts since 21/4/11

14 Jun 2011 18:16
mtthrvy2 wrote: anyone know what might cause steering to be easier in one direction?

maybe it wasn't pressed in straight when it was installed in the frame? sometimes head tube surfaces are uneven, shops should really face them (they use a special tool to grind them flat) before fitting a headset.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

18 Jun 2011 00:30
If anyone has a good bike frame, around 60cm, that I can start to build up a project with, let me know. It's a bad idea spraying my current frame so I thought I'd start a new build.
burny
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6129 posts since 25/5/06

18 Jun 2011 09:43
I haven't got one you can have, but I picked up an absolute bargain on Thursday. I was dealing with some guys wife and don't think she realised what she had. Laughing out loud I managed to get a 60cm Daccordi with full Campagnolo wheelset, 105s, Miche headset and cinelli stem and handlebars, and a San Marco seat. All for £70. Laughing out loud looks like his pride and joy! Poor man.

Giving it a tidy up later and I'll do some pics.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

18 Jun 2011 10:36
Cheers man, I'll take it.


THOSE WHEELS WERE WORTH MORE THAN YOUR WEDDING RING
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

18 Jun 2011 10:47
Laughing out loud
phikz
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3156 posts since 14/4/09

18 Jun 2011 11:09
Laughing out loud l'irl.

Been meaning to query also, but I'm guessing there isn't any kind of simple answer though. But what exactly would I be looking at if I wanted to get a simple, strong bike for comfortably riding from A-B but also allowing me to fuck about on it, to take a bit of a battering and do have the freedom to do a few hops here and there. I used to have a bmx but it wasn't the most comfortable for riding from place to place. I don't particularly wan't a fixie though. Is there some kind of middle ground? Bit of a noob with bikes tbh.
krankers
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257 posts since 25/10/05

18 Jun 2011 13:23
A mountain bike Puzzled
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

18 Jun 2011 13:51
cyclocross bike?
phikz
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3156 posts since 14/4/09

19 Jun 2011 15:57
Like I said, don't really have a clue. Mountain bike's a bit of a blanket term? Cyclocross seem expensive and specialist… Had literally a 5 second browse a single speed mountain bike sounds interesting.. Have no qualms with it being single speed just don't want it fixed. Guessing something mountain bike style, but something simple, not massive and clunky. Any specific suggestions though? Hopefully if I secure more hours/ another job over summer I can get round to getting a new bike.
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

19 Jun 2011 16:07
theres lots of mountain bikes out there which cater for commuters, usually just cross country setups (100mm travel forks and 27 gears) with skinnier tyres with less tread. do you actually want single speed or would you prefer gears? ever gonna go off road on it?
phikz
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3156 posts since 14/4/09

19 Jun 2011 16:10
Yeah, I think single speed would be nice. I can't remember the last time I even had or rode a bike with gears, it's no problem and it's comfortable to ride single speed for me. Probably won't go off road no, apart from a bit of grass lol. But wouldn't want to be completely limited to smooth pavements.
D4N
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3089 posts since 27/9/06

19 Jun 2011 16:25
This
Specialized P-Fix Ubercool
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

19 Jun 2011 16:43
^terrible

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/kona/dr-good-handplant-bar-2011-hybrid-bike-ec028037

as an example, this is probably the type of bike you want. piece of piss to ride around town and to the pub and back. decent price too, i feel like if you spent less than that you'd spend most of your time fixing it

edit: didnt read that it had a geared rear hub, but still you can see what i mean
bathingchimp
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987 posts since 15/6/04

19 Jun 2011 21:02
Where can I get a nice & cheap womans dutch bike in london?

obviously know brick lane etc but anyone have more specific recommendations?

taa
swede
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10452 posts since 21/3/09

19 Jun 2011 21:51
im not sure how i feel about the p-fix.. i like my trick frames to look like fixed gears still with slightly longer seat tubes and a negative bb
phikz
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3156 posts since 14/4/09

19 Jun 2011 21:54
Yes, this kind of bike seems perfect, thanks. Looks exactly like the kind of bike I envisioned.. Not that I care too much, but there's no gayboyhybridpuffrider-stigma attatched to these kind of bikes is there? Laughing out loud
Fläsket
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3992 posts since 14/8/04

19 Jun 2011 22:09
have a gander a surly 1x1
or the karate monkey. can set it up however you want.