General Discussion: Cycling


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krankers
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257 posts since 25/10/05

20 Sep 2011 20:33
Londons most stylish cyclists apparently.

http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/photography-exhibition-shows-londons-most-stylish-cyclists-31781
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

20 Sep 2011 21:52

not completely finished but rides soooo nice.
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

20 Sep 2011 21:56
Proper dude. Cool
swede
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10139 posts since 21/3/09

20 Sep 2011 23:37
as always, a fine job nichols
swede
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10139 posts since 21/3/09

20 Sep 2011 23:39
ala* wrote: 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?

so jelly of the geekhouse… GET THE LO-PRO THOUGH!!!! honest so much fun haha and your forearms get hench
Stephane
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585 posts since 1/2/08

23 Sep 2011 18:25
on a scale of 1-10 how screwed is this tyre? how much life left… only used it about twice - 1 skid and that happened
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

23 Sep 2011 18:32
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DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

23 Sep 2011 18:39

I love that you bothered asking

ala* purple is way cooler, every nonce will think the blue one is a fancy charge anyway Laughing out loud
Dee
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12062 posts since 22/11/07

23 Sep 2011 19:29
got one of these for sale - used once for a very short ride and is brand spanking new, only purchased months ago and I have the receipts somewhere.. seriously this has done about 2 miles since new.

think it's a 53cm but would have to check - going to advertise it proper over the weekend when I get some time but if anyone is in the market…. £600

Bianchi

http://www.wheelies.co.uk/p39902/Bianchi-C2C-Via-Nirone-7-Xenon-Mix-2011.aspx

it's going to fund a mountain bike - so possible trade, willing to throw cash at something nice - needs to be relatively easy sizing for a female, hard tail with front shocks etc.. Cannondale, Lapierre etc - need to do my homework on a decent buy for her.



Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

26 Sep 2011 20:16
my dodgy little brother whos been on the run living in dam/twerp all his adult life is now in copenhagen. he wants me to do him a favour fly out there and drive back some e55 motor thing thats too hot for him and sell it here. for my trouble he said there is a new 'avenue' in the boot.
anyone know anything about them, will i be happy?
andymakesglasses
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20640 posts since 26/1/06

26 Sep 2011 20:32
Avenue is a Danish bike brand, start from about 800 quid.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

26 Sep 2011 20:42
thanks mate. do me, think ill help him then.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

29 Sep 2011 14:56
Would a steel fork weighing 875g be classed as heavy? Struggling to find a fork with a steerer tube longer than 240mm and this is the best I've found…
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

29 Sep 2011 15:06
Do it Noble, you're only 38 once.
16simon
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602 posts since 21/4/11

29 Sep 2011 15:29
BOOKSTORECORE wrote: Would a steel fork weighing 875g be classed as heavy? Struggling to find a fork with a steerer tube longer than 240mm and this is the best I've found…

are you buying a threaded steerer fork? you'd be better off buying a threadless steerer fork as you'll have much more choice of forks, headsets and stems, and they're much easier to adjust too. i reckon that these types of forks and stems can look good on an old steel frame, Nitto do a polished ahead stem that looks quite classic.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

29 Sep 2011 15:35
I am, yeah. The only reason is because the bike's head tube has been reamed a bit and I know the Miche Primato headset will fit in it without the need for shimming. It's 1" threaded so a threaded fork would be an easy fit. I've found some cheap chrome forks with just right amount of steerer online, so I thought I might as well just buy those for now…
du tan
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1270 posts since 15/8/03

29 Sep 2011 15:47
Any advice/ recommendations on getting used to SPD's?
Jesus
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6088 posts since 7/10/08

29 Sep 2011 15:48
ride more
mtthrvy2
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1977 posts since 8/11/10

29 Sep 2011 17:54
@palace - looks like a nice geared set up, of course it is possible if you really wanted provided the dropouts for the back wheel are suitable. Vertical dropouts are no good as you cant tension the chain see;

Also yeah you would need a new back wheel with fixed hub as well as a new crankset
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

3 Oct 2011 10:25
I want to get s STI/Ergo shifter groupset for the bike I'm building but I'm not sure which one to go for. I don't want to pay over £250 really, but want something actually worth getting for the price. Would it be better to try and build up a set from the individual pieces that come up on ebay/lfgss or just get a complete set all at once? Ribble seems to do good groupset deals for around my budget, but they're currently sold out. If I was to get each piece individually, what would I actually need to find?