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Education We Like to Ride Bicycles

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

  1. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    NPS 4X this weekend :rock:
     
  2. Malvolio

    Malvolio .

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    Ever seen what happens to a chain ring after years upon years of use/abuse?

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    Ring on the right is three years old, with roughly 10-25,000km put on a year. The ring on the left is brand new (one ride on it).


    But, saying that, got around to doing some more work on my new cruiser today.

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    New parts: gold KMC chain, Chromag leather seat, us to euro BB adapter, Truvitive ISIS BB, FSA cranks, wellgo pedals (cranks/pedals are pulled off my old cruiser and are only temporary)

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    First things first: I hate pre-fab seat clamps.

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    So out came Mr. Dremel.

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    And on went a Pizzaz three-bolt seatpost clamp.

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    So thats how she sits now. Hopefully the rims or tires will be next. I've already managed to loosen up the rear hub on this thing after just a single ride...
     
  3. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Four months have passed, the knee's healed, and I'm riding again :thumb: Racing in good time when my leg is stronger.

    During my convalescence I stripped, (had) resprayed, and rebuilt the Supreme that broke my leg. Not that obvious in the pics but the stem, bar-ends, headset and seat-clamp all match the blue of the shock and linkage. Uber pimpness :brrr:

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    However the rebound in the shock was knackered so an old one's gone in, and during that time it ate my rear mech. Despite the fact she's shiny and covered in spangly parts, I've got a Commencal Furious arriving tomorrow so this Supreme will probably be sold.


    For anyone that's interested, full spec:

    Commencal Supreme '05 S/M
    Custom paint yellow with blue linkage (Argos Cycles)
    5th Element Shock, custom paint spring blue
    Marzocchi 66VF '05 170mm
    CK NoThreadset Sotto Voce blue
    Straitline 50mm Split Steerer stem blue
    Reverse Fli XXL 760mm bar 20mm rise
    LizardSkin Charger lock-on grips
    Straitline bar caps blue
    Avid Code 203mm brakes
    Atomlab wheelset
    Maxxis Minion 2.5 or High Roller 2.35 tyres
    Saint '08 Crankset 38T
    Blackspire Chain Device (to be replaced)
    Straitline Pedals Red (waiting for blue imports)
    Hope '09 QR seat clamp blue
    SRAM X9 Drivetrain + Shifting
    DaBomb Da Chariot saddle
     
  4. FIBRE+

    FIBRE+ Minimodder

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    Looks very nice with that colour combination, the Furious looks even better though. Post some pics when you get it :D

    I got my new bike last week (Trek Remedy 9) but haven't taken any pics yet. I'm very pleased with it so far, I took it for a 15 mile loop the other day and it's happy enough to go up hills as it is down. Just what I was after really :)
     
  5. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    I so hate you, i really want a Remedy, would prefer last years 8 in Root Beer as i'd strip it of the crap and whack on some X0.

    I'll get some pics of my 2 tomorrow after work if its nice.
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I've been looking at that frame too. Really looks like a great alround bike for the UK, just enough for the odd uplift whilst still being able to do the climbs at trail centres. :thumb:

    The 9 is damn expensive though, X0 is overkill.
     
  7. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Here are my two then, first we have my Giant STP
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    Spec:

    Giant STP Zero frameset,
    Rock Shox Argile 318 Forks,
    NC17 Bars, Stem, Grips,
    Hope Mono M4 rear brake,
    Charge Spoon Saddle,
    Premium Products BMX Cranks, NC17 Pedals
    Federal 30t BMX Sprocket, 13t rear cog
    Half Link Chain,

    The wheels are next, at the moment its basic Alexrim DM24's on Quando hubs with Kenda 2.35 Small Block Eight's, but ive a new pair of Spank Subrosa Rims waiting for me to afford a pair of Hope Pro II hubs.

    Next is my GT Zaskar,
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    Spec:

    2006 GT Zaskar Pro Frameset,
    Rock Shox Reba Team Fork,
    FSA Carbon bars, FSA Stem, FSA Seat Post
    Hope Mono Mini Brakes,
    Charge Spoon Saddle,
    FSA Afterburner Chainset, XTR Bottom Bracket,
    XTR Shifter, XTR Front Mech, XTR Rear Mech,
    Macic 717 Rims handbuilt onto Hope Pro II Hubs wrapped in Kenda 2.1 Excavator Tyres.
     
  8. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    This man speaketh the truth! If my X0 dies, It'll be replaced with X9
     
  9. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    damn, that zaskar is a nice setup.

    i can't wait to start riding again, but it keeps snowing. looks like the trails are going to be pretty snowy until mid-may for me :(
     
  10. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Thanks, I built it to be lightish without being silly money, also its crashable without it costing an arm and a leg to fix.
     
  11. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Got my Specialised Sirrus Pro today

    Specialised Sirrus Comp, clipless pedals, helmet light, 20kg insured chain, secondary portable chain, two spare innertubes, pump, helmet, all for £1215 inc.
    http://twitpic.com/2wt1x
    Excuse the crap camera phone please :)
     
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  12. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Pimpage.
     
  13. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Nice :D
     
  14. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    it was a rather tiring cycle from the shop, about a mile but I haven't cycled in over 6 weeks and I had 30kg+ of stuff on my back :(
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    What was the early prognosis? Good? It looks pimp, although it's not to my personal taste.
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'm mainly getting used to the pedals/shoes and the gear shift method, and much tighter brakes! I'll be cycling to work on Wednesday since I have to take a towel/clothes to work with me tomorrow for the shower. Then I'll get a proper look at it.

    My next job (for the bank hol) is to put the Stronghold lock in for it.
    [​IMG] Big ass heavy bolts.

    The chain is one of these:
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    I'm not taking any risks with this bike, someone tried to nick my old bike when it was broken! I've got insurance on it as well, £1500 (covers my bike, my housemates and accessories) with a load of contents insurance.

    I can't wait for dark nights though, I've got a lovely helmet light I want to play with!
     
  17. itrush07

    itrush07 Minimodder

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    I still have my fav BMX bike with me, use it every weekends for exercise purposes.
     
  18. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The only trouble with a lot of ground anchors is that you need a ridiculous drill to get the bolts in!

    Is that the NewYorker chain and lock? Not going anywhere without some serious hardware tbh - if they get through that, it'd be going whatever you put on it!
     
  19. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'm hoping that I'll be able to borrow a 16mm drill bit from someone at work. Should be good drilling it in.

    Also, reading the insurance policy that comes with the chain, apparantly New York residents have blanket bicycle insurance. Time to sort out all the insurance & registration paperwork at the moment.
     
  20. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    just go grab a proper hammerdrill and masonry bit from a tool rental shop. they should be able to give you the anchorbolts you need too. then put it deep into some concrete. no point getting the fancy lock and then going half-assed on the anchor.
     

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