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Education We Like to Ride Bicycles

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

  1. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Member

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    The new beast has arrived! I'm absolutely in love with it...

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    From the condition of the tyres (The originals...) alone, you can tell it's just not been riden... The pedals are spotless and the whole bike, apart from a few paint scratches and chips is just mint.

    And that doesn't even matter because I'm going to be/going to get it painted.

    I'm so happy! :rock:
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I could put the original tyres back on my bike and make it look unridden. I took them off and replaced them with better ones not that long after getting it.

    Picking up my new steed tomorrow. Pics will follow.
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Bike finally built



    Click through for more photos :D
     
  4. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Shiney.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Whoah. That's sexalicious. Specs?
     
  6. FIBRE+

    FIBRE+ Active Member

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    Very nice Jamie :thumb:

    Just got a set of 09 Saints and Pike 454s too :) (and a few other bits)

    What are the Elixers like?
     
  7. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Commencal Meta 4X frame (short)
    Rock Shox Pike 454 Coil U-Turn
    Spank Subrosa rims
    Hope Pro II hubs
    Spank Lounge Bar
    50mm Thomson stem
    Saint cranks
    E13 LG1 and E13 chainring
    Avid Elixir CR
    SRAM X9 shifter & mech

    The 09 Saints look awesome in the flesh.

    Not had a chance to try the Elixirs yet but from what people have said they are more powerful and progressive than Juicys.
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Sounds great - going out for a proper ride this weekend then? :p
     
  9. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Hope so, the brakes need to be bedded in though so nothing too crazy.
     
  10. FIBRE+

    FIBRE+ Active Member

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    Yer I was considering some as I wouldn't mind something more progressive, the 7's are great but on or off.
     
  11. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Just got my first bike since the accident...

    Found it in the thrift store, old school Trek with all Campagnolo shifters and brakes, steel frame and flat tires.

    I paid $6.88 USD. I think I got a steal. Pics after work.
     
  12. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    Campy haven't made anything that's crap so most likely you did. Some restoration might be in order though.
     
  13. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Reynolds 531 frame, can't get an exact model. all black frame except near the handlebars, there it's a deep burgundy, may/may not be original. There is some rust, but it looks to be mostly surface rust, so I think I can get it out.

    Big thing for me-I find in two minutes Googling the frame alone is worth 500 bucks. Do I Ebay it and finish Mithril, or do I ride again?

    http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/1983/83Trek20.jpg

    First bike, it only came in black, it was only made in 83. Rarer than some, not as rare as some. It's mid-high end as far as this line went. All equipment is original except the wrapping on the bars. Needs a lot of 3-in-1 oil...

    My question still stands, though...
     
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  14. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Mmm, that looks really nice. Looks pretty similar to my 5.5 but in trendy colours (mine is quite bland :lol: ).

    Let me know what you think to how that rides. It looks very similar to the Meta5 in frame design, is it supposed to be built stronger? I think my meta 5 is the best thing ever but I've managed to crack it ( :waah: ) so I'm looking at getting something stronger. I don't really want to change though, my bike is perrrrfect.

    Just watched this video and it looks like a very fun bike - http://www.vimeo.com/1607845
     
  15. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    noooo don't say that, how did you manage to crack it? something specific or just general use? this worries me :(
     
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  16. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    question: how much does a decent bicycle (cant be to heavy) cost over there?
     
  17. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    The sky is the limit, but bikes start to get good at the £650-700 level
     
  18. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I don't really know. Just general use I think - it's seen around 18 months of pretty regular use. It's cracked on the downtube around the gusset where the triangle rocker attaches to the frame. I'm not sure whether this is just a one-off thing and a defect in my frame, or whether it's just not up to the (relative heavy) use I give it. I really hope it's the former, because I don't want any other bike, but I'm slightly worried that if I get a new one, the same thing will happen.

    Hopefully it should be warranty-able though - Commencal say 2 years but I guess it will depend whether they think it's been abused (I don't think it has at all).
     
  19. Ramble

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    Depends on what bike you want too.
     
  20. Orca

    Orca New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone here is one of those cycle to work schemes? I'm finally getting around to buying my hybrid and had a strict budget in mind but was thinking I could potentially get a better one if I go for one of those schemes...
     

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