General Discussion: Cycling


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Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

13 Sep 2011 00:49
HiFi wrote: It is to my understanding that Lady Di had those fitted to her bike as well.

Laughing out loud
aitch
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8925 posts since 19/8/07

14 Sep 2011 08:36
Fläsket wrote:
aitch wrote: Can anyone recommend any good winter cycling gloves? The only thing that screws me over during the winter is my fingers which go numb because of the cold. Anything that stops the chill would be great! Ideally, they would need to be padded and good grip. Normally I'd just go out and buy some but would be nice to hear some recommendation. They'd be for off road use.
how cold are you talking? when your toes and fingers start going numb, that's usually the indicator that you're losing heat from other areas of your body such as your head and chest. without good coverage there, your body will reduce the blood flow to your extremeties.
for temperatures close to or a little below 0 F a pair of choppers gets me by fine. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047VOV9Y/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf;_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf;_rd_t=201&pf;_rd_i=B001KWYG8O&pf;_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf;_rd_r=17AC3GR9MADPA95MCXB3)
but they can be cumbersome if you're riding with gears and brakes.. more incentive to go fixed eh
arcteryx alpha sv glove looks pretty fantastic in terms of dexterity and warmth, but quite pricey.
pearlizumi lobster gloves with hi-loft insullation are good down into the teens.

Just seen this, cheers mate. Will be anything from -3 to +5 © really. It doesn't get that cold down here, but I never even though that it could have been other areas of my body that could be cold. Those arcteryx ones look incredible but as you said, very pricey!
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

14 Sep 2011 09:05
thanks for previous advice.

what lock to get?
hectogon
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1244 posts since 23/1/08

14 Sep 2011 13:08
I suggest this one - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290587571314?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_2125wt_1141
Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

14 Sep 2011 15:25
just finishing off a new build, blur xc carbon

got a set of 2012 fox terralogics and a purple king headset en-route from the states today - paid rape for the king headset but purple is out of production Sad

need to track down a di2 front mech at no rape price as well seeing as ill be able to run it on this frame


aitch
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8925 posts since 19/8/07

14 Sep 2011 15:29
Cool
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

14 Sep 2011 15:52
so so SO much money.
ross
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875 posts since 6/2/10

14 Sep 2011 22:12
nice that Cool
d_low
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821 posts since 20/8/10

14 Sep 2011 23:20
Beautiful that Jesus. And there was me thinking everyone on here was 'roadies' Eye-wink

A rock bounced up and smashed my mech hanger off on Sunday. Bent my rear derailleur & snapped chain Sad
Just got back form teh shop. The total damage with parts and labour; £147. All thanks to one lousy rock.

Wish I picked a less expensive hobby now Laughing out loud
ala*
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3001 posts since 20/2/03

15 Sep 2011 09:57
carbon blur is amazing.. do you know how much you've spent? or have you not totalled it up?

what's the reverb dropper like? would you recommend it?
Dee
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12200 posts since 22/11/07

15 Sep 2011 18:03
afternoon spin - quick lag in the park (not my fosters)

Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

15 Sep 2011 20:04
ala* wrote: carbon blur is amazing.. do you know how much you've spent? or have you not totalled it up?

what's the reverb dropper like? would you recommend it?

i reckon the rrp of it all would top £10k

ive been quite savvy in the buying of bits though, probably still spent more than £4k - ill tot it up when its built

the reverb is good, its up and down more than a whores knickers, seems a good purchase so far
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

15 Sep 2011 20:12
Both bikes on this page are Cool
Charles Winthorpe III
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5495 posts since 29/7/05

16 Sep 2011 15:45
jesus. that build is ill.
no doubt you will ride the shit out of that.


like that de rosa, but the bars look weird… kinda shrunk drops.
Fläsket
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4003 posts since 14/8/04

16 Sep 2011 17:12
'mtn drops' on a roadie - http://salsacycles.com/components/woodchipper/
Cool
Charles Winthorpe III
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5495 posts since 29/7/05

16 Sep 2011 17:38
dang.. thats pretty mad.
learn something new everyday.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

18 Sep 2011 20:12
Snapped the rear axle bolt on my bike the other day, it's from a 5-speed, 20 year old raleigh pursuit, 700c wheel. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement? Or what I should be asking for my local bike shop…
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

18 Sep 2011 20:21
go to hardware stores and look for a similar bolt, got a pic?

my yeti dj is in one half-finished piece now, had a quick test and its rapid! will get a pic tomorrow
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

18 Sep 2011 20:35

Excuse the crab hand, I was trying to hold the bolt together (it's snapped).
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

18 Sep 2011 20:52
ah thats not a bolt, thats the axle! cant help you there im afraid, not that clued up on old stuff like that