General Discussion: Cycling


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16simon
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602 posts since 21/4/11

18 Sep 2011 21:04
your local bike shop should have replacements, just bring the old one in, they're only cheap.

but… although the snapped one will have come out easily you'll need the right size cone spanner to fit the to refit the new axle and you might also need to put in new ball bearings (if any have fallen out and got lost) and grease…. will be easiest to pay the shop to fit it for you i reckon.
quest
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3756 posts since 11/7/11

18 Sep 2011 21:31
nickball wrote: 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

Always wanted a Yeti DJ, they make awesome alround race/trails bikes. Do you race 4X?

Gonna swap my holeshot for an alu 4X frame soon enough.

Stephane
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585 posts since 1/2/08

18 Sep 2011 22:25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDIw4ZnecM&feature;=feedf
anyone seen this trailer for premium rush ?
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

18 Sep 2011 22:31
questions wrote:
nickball wrote: 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

Always wanted a Yeti DJ, they make awesome alround race/trails bikes. Do you race 4X?

Gonna swap my holeshot for an alu 4X frame soon enough.

have done in the past at local tracks but nothing too full on, my fitness is down at the moment but if I get back into 4x heavily I might start doing more important races!
swede
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10139 posts since 21/3/09

19 Sep 2011 01:04

haters gonna hate
quest
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3756 posts since 11/7/11

19 Sep 2011 08:12
Pretty nice man
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

19 Sep 2011 11:01
oops. just saw stephanes' post above
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

19 Sep 2011 11:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDIw4ZnecM

cringe fest.. but will watch it for sho'
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

19 Sep 2011 14:10
My usual bike shop was closed, so I went to a different one. I told them about my snapped axle and they said if I brought the wheel in they'll give me a new wheel with rims and fit the existing cassette and hub and replace the axle all for £25. Seems ridiculously cheap! I know it'll be a shit wheel but mine are only the stock Raleigh ones so they can't be much worse.
16simon
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602 posts since 21/4/11

19 Sep 2011 17:02
it'll be a nasty chromed steel rim with crunchy bearings… but that's what you'll have on the bike already.

No hate for your Raleigh, but if you do a lot of riding, have you thought about getting something a bit nicer? Old gas pipe racers are so heavy that they feel 'dead' and very unrewarding to ride. £200 or so will get you something secondhand that is more light and lively… you WILL notice the difference.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

19 Sep 2011 17:09
Funnily enough I've just bought a nice new frame with Columbus tubing (weights 2kg for a 61cm frame) and I'll build it up over the next few months. Looking for some 1" chrome/white 700c forks with a steerer over 24cm now! I only bought the Raleigh to get to and from work on as the roads are absolutely awful this way. Was going to bid on a Surly Steamroller this weekend but forgot and it went for £250 Sad
themistake
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10855 posts since 20/2/06

19 Sep 2011 17:16
my brake cable snapped today as i was bombing along chiswick high road, went straight into a transit van doing a left turn.
the van came off a lot worse than me. had to pick up my bike and just cycle off, bleeding from all fours…

out of interest what is the law's stance on this? could he sue me? if it was a car i would have done some serious damage.
andymakesglasses
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20640 posts since 26/1/06

19 Sep 2011 17:17
nickball wrote: my yeti dj is in one half-finished piece now, had a quick test and its rapid!

Are you good at wheelies?
16simon
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602 posts since 21/4/11

19 Sep 2011 18:13
BOOKSTORECORE wrote: Funnily enough I've just bought a nice new frame with Columbus tubing (weights 2kg for a 61cm frame) and I'll build it up over the next few months

sounds much more promising, make sure you post a build pic. bet it looks like a garden gate tho Smiling (I'm 6'1" so when I had a skinny steel frame it looked the same).

would any fukers be interested in some retro cycling jerseys before I stick them on lfgss or the bay? £20 posted to GJs, this is what I've got: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42444307@N02/sets/72157627705906654/ - all fit medium.




Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

19 Sep 2011 18:20
BOOKSTORECORE wrote: I only bought the Raleigh to get to and from work on as the roads are absolutely awful this way. Was going to bid on a Surly Steamroller this weekend but forgot and it went for £250 Sad

Really dam!
Should have looked on lfgss, they go for about £150 on there. What i paid for mine.
swede
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10139 posts since 21/3/09

19 Sep 2011 19:48
Randolph Duke wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDIw4ZnecM

cringe fest.. but will watch it for sho'

word haha, stunt doubles are tom lamarache, danny macaskill and austin horse though so thats pretty kewwwl
16simon
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602 posts since 21/4/11

19 Sep 2011 20:03
Skinny wrote: Really dam!
Should have looked on lfgss, they go for about £150 on there. What i paid for mine.

Frame only, not full bikes
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

19 Sep 2011 20:05
16simon wrote: te]

Presumed he meant frame, as £250 for a full bike is a bargain, or it's got the world worst components.
ala*
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3001 posts since 20/2/03

20 Sep 2011 11:45
won this on ebay a couple of weeks ago and had my first proper ride at the weekend.. was awesome and took on absolutely everything I threw at it..

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/170688686757?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648#ht_500wt_1156

also put down a deposit for a geekhouse when i was feeling flush earlier in the year..

was planning on going for a lo pro style fixed, similar to this


i'm getting on a bit though and ^^ feels like the sort of bike that people that wear new eras might ride..

Was thinking of going for something a bit more sensible, with an internally-geared hub like this:



I'm inclined to go the practical route because I'm going to have the bike for years and don't know if I would want to be riding something so lairy in a few year's time.. Also, it's a ballache carrying everything in a fucking messenger bag all the time.. What do people reckon?
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

20 Sep 2011 16:48
take the stabilisers off