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  • Deleted user 25 February 2013 08:24:53
    I want to grab a new crankset for my fixed gear, any suggestions?
  • Trafford 25 Feb 2013 08:32:20 5,970 posts
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  • Salaman 25 Feb 2013 09:00:26 19,598 posts
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    I thought it might be worth having a cycling group. There's a mix of discussions here mixed into one long thread.
    Bikes, fixing bikes, maintaining bikes, caring for bikes, etc
    Material, locks, clothes, shoes, GPS-es,e etc
    Riding and training, trails, events, commuting
    Cycling Sports/races

    Maybe they're easier to follow when they're threads in a dedicated group? Although granted, the thread usually doesn't move at such breakneck speed that you can't keep up. Going back 1 or two pages at the most usually gives you an idea of the latest.

    Just a thought. If it flies it flies, otherwise I'll scrap it.

    Linky:
    http://www.eurogamer.net/groups.php?group_id=3224

    Edited by Salaman at 09:07:23 25-02-2013
  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 09:37:54 8,306 posts
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    There was a cycling group a few years ago, think it went quiet pretty quickly.
  • Trafford 25 Feb 2013 09:48:16 5,970 posts
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    Yeah it crashed, for want of a better word.
    Come on Sal, keep up!
  • Salaman 25 Feb 2013 10:06:01 19,598 posts
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    There was nothing about this in the archives. I was down there last night searching for hours to make sure it hadn't been done before.
    :-P
  • Psychotext 25 Feb 2013 10:18:05 55,032 posts
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    mal wrote:
    How did you manage that? I'm going to have to do that sooner rather than later I think.
    The socket I was using was too long and ended up overtightening the hub.

    Wouldn't normally happen unless you're an idiot.
  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 10:18:28 8,306 posts
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/groups.php?group_id=2099
  • Trafford 25 Feb 2013 10:46:03 5,970 posts
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    I prefer this thread.
  • Salaman 25 Feb 2013 11:10:11 19,598 posts
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    I don't mind the thread I just sometimes notice I overlooked posts as they're wedged inbetween a few comments about sprockets and other technical sounding things that I can't follow and hence have skipped over.
  • urban 25 Feb 2013 13:29:03 11,067 posts
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    @lukejones yeah, plenty of showers around my office. That's kind of the kit I was going for, was more looking for specific recommendations like MikeP pointed out.

    Thanks for that guys, I've seen Altura shorts around they seem good. Get myself a reasonably cheap Craft Thermal, got gloves. Those Surface Windjamma jackets look decent.
  • Deleted user 25 February 2013 13:46:02
    @urban Really important: check that your coat is waterproof rather than showerproof. I made that mistake and wasted £65 on a jacket. Itís lovely, but is basically pointless.
  • Psychotext 25 Feb 2013 13:51:26 55,032 posts
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    Also note that no properly waterproof jacket will also be particularly breathable until you get into the £100+ range.

    So expect to melt if it's warm and rainy or if you're putting in serious exertion.
  • urban 25 Feb 2013 13:53:23 11,067 posts
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    I used to go on 60 mile jaunts up in Scotland in cotton shorts and a thermal top + Tee. I doubt I'll be sweating within 4 miles of London traffic. Dead maybe.

    So if I stop replying...that's why, I'm dead.
  • MikeP 25 Feb 2013 13:59:40 2,075 posts
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    I took part in the Hell of the Ashdown sportive yesterday. Goddamn it was cold. I was wearing double socks, double gloves and thermal tights too.

    Not the most fun I've ever had on a bike, but it's a beautiful ride for the most part. Just a shame it was perishing.

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 14:00:49 8,306 posts
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    I've decided to avoid anything Altura do, the fit is all wrong and it falls apart sooner rather than later. Had better luck with Endura and dhb in that price range. Most stuff I have now is Castelli, Rapha and Sportful now though.
  • Psychotext 25 Feb 2013 14:02:54 55,032 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    double gloves
    DHB extreme winter gloves. They're a bit thick, but you'll feel like your hands are in a furnace even in the coldest weather.
  • Bremenacht 25 Feb 2013 14:37:37 19,656 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    I took part in the Hell of the Ashdown sportive yesterday. Goddamn it was cold. I was wearing double socks, double gloves and thermal tights too.

    Not the most fun I've ever had on a bike, but it's a beautiful ride for the most part. Just a shame it was perishing.
    Just googled that. 100Km! Eek.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 14:37:50 25-02-2013
  • Trafford 25 Feb 2013 15:17:52 5,970 posts
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    It'll be nice to get back to those sort of distances again. I've really hibernated the last
    5 months.
    I'm quite excited about having gears again.
    *Must look after them*
  • Bremenacht 25 Feb 2013 15:30:03 19,656 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    I'm quite excited about having gears again.
    *Must look after them*
    Mmm. I think I need a new Rear derailleur after the current one got ripped off yesterday. Are these things usually all-in-one or are bits of the replaceable? So tired yesterday, I just wheeled it into the shed and left it - crud and all.
  • pistol 25 Feb 2013 15:46:24 13,019 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    I took part in the Hell of the Ashdown sportive yesterday. Goddamn it was cold. I was wearing double socks, double gloves and thermal tights too.

    Not the most fun I've ever had on a bike, but it's a beautiful ride for the most part. Just a shame it was perishing.
    Yesterday was cold. Couple of us did a hilly 80 miles. I've got my winter gear pretty spot on now so was ok, apart from couldn't feel my ears when I got home. On really cold rides I'll have a skullcap under my helmet but couldn't find it. Ears were not happy. Did another 4 hrs this morning and not quite as cold.
  • Trafford 25 Feb 2013 16:30:02 5,970 posts
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    @Bremenacht
    The dangley bit? Rear mechs are sold seperatley yes.
  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 17:00:27 8,306 posts
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    The rear mech got ripped off? Is the hanger still attached? You'll want to have that checked for alignment before putting a new derailleur on.
  • Bremenacht 25 Feb 2013 17:07:24 19,656 posts
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    The bit where it was bolted onto the frame is still bolted on. Looks like the alloy just sheared through.

    I'll put it in the hands of the LBS and take the pain, rather than apply my cack-handedness to some DIY.
  • Megapocalypse 25 Feb 2013 19:00:16 5,514 posts
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    Decided to sign up for my first Sportive today; the Wiggle Ups and Downs at the end of April. Just the short 40 mile option mind, but its something.
  • pistol 25 Feb 2013 20:30:33 13,019 posts
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    Megapocalypse wrote:
    Decided to sign up for my first Sportive today; the Wiggle Ups and Downs at the end of April. Just the short 40 mile option mind, but its something.
    Well done
  • caligari 25 Feb 2013 21:29:58 17,193 posts
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    lukejones wrote:
    I want to grab a new crankset for my fixed gear, any suggestions?
    I'd be interested to hear what you go for (if you haven't picked one up already). I think mine will also need replacing in the near future.
  • caligari 25 Feb 2013 21:32:10 17,193 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Quite likely to be broken pawls in the freehub, if you've eliminated anything visibly blocking your wheel.

    When you say single speed, you do mean you can coast rather than a fixie right?
    Only just got around to taking the wheel off. The axle appears to be okay (in that it didn't come out in separate chunks). The front section of the freewheel DID fall out, though.

    It looks like your diagnosis was correct. :D

    I'll be able to ride 'fixed' until I get a freewheel sorted out.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 25 Feb 2013 22:02:21 7,782 posts
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    When the fuck is it going to get warmer?! At the moment my snood is favourite item of clothing, cycling down Oxford street lookin like ninja, ridin like a boss.
  • Dougs 25 Feb 2013 22:06:06 69,490 posts
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    End of the week apparently. Barely been out, had a stinking cold for what seems like months, which is no fun at all.
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