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Education We Like to Ride Bicycles

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

  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Im waiting on some offset bushings for my full squishy to give me a slacker head angle. Will have some MTB Pron later though for you all
     
  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    They look like 4 pots to me.... similar to my Hope M4s
     
  3. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    As promised ;)

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  4. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Nice, which hubs are they replacing?
     
  5. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Nothing, new wheelset, going on with a set of Mavic EN423s not sure on spokes yet
     
  6. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    When in doubt DT Competition 2.0-1.8 butted.

    They're basically the AK-47 of spokes.
     
  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    DT were the best spokes when I was building my own wheels in the 80s & 90s.
     
  8. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Picked up DT comp spokes an a pile of brass nipples

    New wheels built!

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  9. Vognen

    Vognen Minimodder

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    Did a lovely 42 km time trial on this. Finished in around 1:03:30, which gave me an average pace of about 39.3, according to my Garmin 910XT.

    As for now I'm sidelined with a fractured collarbone after a crash during a training session. No biking for me for the next 2-4 weeks :'(
     
  10. JamesRC

    JamesRC Minimodder

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    Navigation

    Does anyone here have much experience with turn-by-turn bike navigation?

    I'm looking for an on-bike nav solution, to guide me through country lanes, but I'm not keen on paying £200+ for a Garmin (I don't get out enough!!). I'd be more willing to spend to cash on a device that does a bit more (smart watch etc.)

    I'm considering:-
    • Smartphone + mount [concerns - security of device, battery life, possibly buy a burner phone]
    • Smartphone + headset for voice guidance only [budget option]
    • Android wear navigation [seems viable, but need feedback]
    • Dedicated computer [I'll consider a Garmin if it really is the best/only viable option]

    Can anyone provide their 2p worth on these?
     
  11. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    I use my motorola 360 for turn by turn nav when I am out and about.

    Having moved to London I found it a lot more secure than pulling out my phone.
     
  12. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Ive got a garmin Edge 800 that gives turn by turn does the job well enough plus mounts an battery life are both good. 8+ hours without issue.

    Went out today an headbutted a low hanging rather thick unsighted which was fun thrown back off the bike an head a headache since. Helmet seems fine though not cracked just scuffed a little.
     
  13. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    iPhone
    Google Maps or Strava route planning
    Topeak Ridecase
    Small battery pack + electrical tape

    That's got me 80 miles in the past. The turn by turn options in cycling aren't very good I've found.
     
  14. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Chaps, Been gifted a chunky voucher for Planet X. Decided to go plastic fantastic an get a carbon frame. Been eyeing up the Pro Carbon, but question is which colour? I'm really stumped

    Bear in mind I have a white set of rims

    So we have White
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    Plain Carbon
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    Or, marmite the hell out of things green
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  15. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Black, black on white is always classy.

    All white looks like you've got stomach flu within ten turns of the crank.

    Demotivating though, I haven't ridden a bike since the first weekend of May :(
    Why oh why did I agree to working six day weeks...
     
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  16. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    You need to get out! An I'm erring toward the green at the moment Its different an stands out.
     
  17. RinSewand

    RinSewand What's a Dremel?

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    Green for me, 100%
     
  18. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    White rims = green and white frame. Would look smart with some classy finishing kit.

    However you would forever be tried into that colour. I'd love to not have any red on my bike now.
     
  19. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    My problem exactly, The green is amazing an would work with black or white finishing kit Where a black or white frame work with just about anything, so confusing! :wallbash:
     
  20. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    Order my eldest boy his new bike today

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