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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 8 May 2008.

  1. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    anyone know where i can get a set of cheap flat Toe Clip/hoop pedals from? CRC only have sets starting from £35 from what i can see

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    orded a set of theres
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=331012398268

    Ill use my SPD-LS clip pedals / shoes when doing long distance still.

    Update... had an impulse buying session... with money i dont really have! D: FFUUUCCCkkkkkk

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  2. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Finally got to take my new bike out yesterday - thoroughly enjoyed it, she rides very fast and very stable!

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  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Ooh, nice! Managed to get the rear shock sorted then? :D
     
  4. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    For a PUSH rebuild you should budget about £175 including postage there and back.

    It's a completely new rebound assembly and the compression is valved to match your weight. Versus buying a new shock it's better than anything you'll get this side of Cane Creek or Avalanche shock, certainly better than a shock bought blind off CRC which will come with Fox's patented 'whatever' tune. But you do need to ride the bike a bit and make notes on what you like/don't like about how the shock performs now.

    PS, sweet Domains!
     
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  5. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the info. I haven't actually ordered that shock from CRC, I was pretty blown away with how good the suspension was on this bike, literally next to no pedal bob at all on that float shock. I got a bit of a bargain on a fox van coil shock that will fit the frame - and it was only 30 quid so I have bought that and it will arrive tuesday hopefully, will strap that on and she how it goes next weekend!
     
  6. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Nothing major today but made me giggle anyway. fitted some new front chainrings to give me a bit more speed after finding i was lagging behind on fast trails. New rings are on but now my bashring is too small! (perfect excuse to get a shiney shiney Hope one)

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    Had a little blast around the lake near mine can certainly tell its quicker. gone from a 22T/32T to a 26T/36T surprising how much of a difference it makes. The guy i ride with doesnt know ive done it yet an usually has problems keeping when i get a squirt on so next weekend should be amusing!
     
  7. bluespider42

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    Have at look at some of the Genesis bikes, they make nice steel frames.
     
  8. MeddlE

    MeddlE Norwegian Blue

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    Off to UK Bike Skills in the morning for a day of one-to-one coaching. Hopefully finish the day a much better rider than I start.
     
  9. FIBRE+

    FIBRE+ Active Member

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    Oops, just pre-ordered a new bike :blush:. Trek Superfly 9.8, due Dec/Jan.
    Decided to give the bigwheelers a go after really enjoying the pace and lightness of the cross bike but wanting something for the rougher stuff.

    13eightyfour like bluespider42 said, Genesis bikes do some very nice good quality steel bikes. I love my Equilibrium, rides better than my old Ti frame and takes mudguards and 28mm tyres for the winter, it's comfortable but stiff enough on the climbs. There are a lot of steel bikes that look the part but ride like crap, Equilibriums look great and ride really well, good enough for all year round and not just winter. If we are in the wrong ballpark how much did you want to spend?.

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  10. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    I am not jealous
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    I don't even like XC bikes, but all Trek's carbon bikes are drool worthy and have been all the way back since my boss wheeled in his Y33 with an insufferable grin on his face.
     
  11. M_D_K

    M_D_K Active Member

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    Another quick reminder for everyone always wear your helmet.

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    I'm glad I never leave home with out it.
     
  12. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Are you ok mate?

    Looks like a nasty one! I am a helmet advocate.
     
  13. M_D_K

    M_D_K Active Member

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    Burns and grazes on both elbows, big graze on my knee knee, burn on hip hip, shoulder, hand, chest and put some nice dings in my lid

    Feel better this week though :) hopefully get back on the saddle
     
  14. FIBRE+

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    Glad you're okay, would have at least lost some flesh without it if not a lot worse, don't go anywhere without mine either.

    fix-the-spade I'm not a hardcore XC rider or anything but for those faster not so technical rides it should be great fun, or when I fancy something different. Taking it to swinley forest once it turns up, should be ideal there, they've covered most of the roots and rocks there and it's all hardpack. Had to warranty my Remedy frame so used the credit as an excuse to get a new bike (got a Blur LTC to replace the Remedy frame).

    I used to drool over the Y33 back in the day at the local shop :)
     
  15. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    I've narrowed my options down to either the Planet X Kaffenback, or the Genesis CdF, Atm the Kaffenback is winning as it has a better spec for the money, but I need to get out and actually see/feel etc... before deciding which to buy.
     
  16. RevDarny

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    Is it a race bike or a cyclocross bike your after? If your using it for a commute then a cyclocross would make a good buy.

    Just a thought but if your looking at a bike for the winter Kinesis are worth a look.
     
  17. dullonien

    dullonien Master of the unfinished.

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    I managed to source the necessary Hope disc spider and 5-bolt rotor from a chap on retrobike, so I've almost got my XC bike back up and running. Unfortunately I forgot the special allen key for removing my skewers at my parents house, so trying it out will have to wait a few days.

    Next up is getting the new tyres. I'm a little weary that 2.25" Shwalbe Rocket Ron's won't fit in my frame and forks. One member on retrobike said they just about fit in a '97 Kona Explosif which is encouraging. I've also read that the 2.25" Rocket Ron's are narrower than they claim and are more akin to 2.1". Anyone with these tyres, or something similar willing to measure both height and width for me?
     
  18. M_D_K

    M_D_K Active Member

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    My Bike collection has grown again :)

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    Turned up last night at 5:15 will take it out around the Meon valley on Sunday to stretch its legs :).
    Well impressed for the money, I do not know how they do it.

    Carbon fork, Carbon seat stays, Tiagra group set & a full Eddy Merckx finishing kit is pretty nice :)
     
  19. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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  20. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    A tandem fat bike with S & S couplers and a thudbuster (and a Rohloff?).

    Is that much nicheness allowed on one bike? Surely there's a law against it or something?
     

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