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  • Jazzy_Geoff 25 Feb 2013 22:12:00 7,781 posts
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    Really, woooo! I am dreading getting up at the moment. Brrr.
  • Dougs 25 Feb 2013 22:13:15 69,004 posts
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    Highs of 7! Woo hoo!
  • caligari 25 Feb 2013 22:18:42 17,143 posts
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    It's strange, isn't it? I'm pretty sure that this is the first year where I've actually checked the weather/temperature almost every frigging day in the hope that I don't have to worry about cycling in snow/ice.

    I'm excited to see that the next few days are at between 5 and 7c, here in the East - that's almost tropical.
  • Deleted user 25 February 2013 22:24:51
    @caligari Probably going to grab some of these: http://bricklanebikesshop.co.uk/products/blb-track-crankset
  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 23:28:58 8,056 posts
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    Bling that bitch up with one of these Sugino keirin cranksets son!

    http://www.tokyofixedgear.com/products/50-Crank-Sets/5762-Sugino---75-Chainset---Black/
  • caligari 25 Feb 2013 23:33:38 17,143 posts
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    @lukejones - hmm, very nice. I'll see if I can treat myself at the end of the month.
  • Psychotext 25 Feb 2013 23:33:51 54,765 posts
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    What's all this fashionable shit?
  • caligari 25 Feb 2013 23:38:26 17,143 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    What's all this fashionable shit?
    Says the man in the tights. ;)
  • elstoof 25 Feb 2013 23:40:31 8,056 posts
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    Do you think anyone's actually bought a crankset in that dildo pink colour?
  • Trafford 25 Feb 2013 23:54:35 5,919 posts
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    Some people love a niche within a niche.
  • Psychotext 26 Feb 2013 00:31:20 54,765 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    Says the man in the tights. ;)
    JEALOUSY!
  • urban 26 Feb 2013 07:10:48 11,029 posts
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    first things first, bought myself a Bern Watts Matte black with dah grey peak.

    I was in a Tokyo fixed shop in soho bought thought £58 was a bit steep so travelled all the way to the cycle surgery in Victoria only for it to be £59.

    Fackin typical.

    p.s doesn't have the ear bittys, that's the audio addin

    Edited by urban at 07:12:04 26-02-2013
  • caligari 26 Feb 2013 07:30:52 17,143 posts
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    urban wrote:


    first things first, bought myself a Bern Watts Matte black with dah grey peak.

    I was in a Tokyo fixed shop in soho bought thought £58 was a bit steep so travelled all the way to the cycle surgery in Victoria only for it to be £59.

    Fackin typical.

    p.s doesn't have the ear bittys, that's the audio addin
    I...really love that!

    Christ - I wish you guys would stop posting pictures of shiny new bikes/accessories. I'm lusting after things I can never have/afford!
  • Deleted user 26 February 2013 08:09:42
    @caligari Ė†Iíve picked a bunch of stuff from there to grab, canít wait. Got any snaps of your bike? Hereís mine at the moment! http://cl.ly/image/100w1E162v2S
  • urban 26 Feb 2013 23:15:10 11,029 posts
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    It's got Orange, it's instantly faster.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 26 Feb 2013 23:17:59 7,781 posts
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    Love that helmet.
  • Trafford 27 Feb 2013 00:40:57 5,919 posts
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    They look equestrian. A buddy has one, rotten ventilation also.

    I nearly knocked a cyclist clear off his bike today. He shouldn't have been on the pavement.

    Edited by Trafford at 00:43:54 27-02-2013
  • Psychotext 27 Feb 2013 01:50:00 54,765 posts
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    I think I'd melt if I used one of those, especially on slower, more technical hills.
  • caligari 27 Feb 2013 08:17:36 17,143 posts
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    I've been out and about on my road bike over the past few days (even if I have still got a manky cold). Spending the whole of Winter on my single-speed was fun - but I'd forgotten how fast you can go on a dedicated tarmac eater.

    STILL need a new rear derailleur (ten attempts at spelling that one, and I'm still not sure if it's right - thank you Google dictionary) at some point, though - anything 105-related would do. Anyone seen any going cheap at any of the online stores?

    Edited by caligari at 08:18:30 27-02-2013
  • Trafford 27 Feb 2013 08:47:24 5,919 posts
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    Collecting the Fargo today. Had a couple of adjustments on the stem and spacers.
    Can't wait.
  • elstoof 27 Feb 2013 09:44:07 8,056 posts
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    10 speed 105? £38 on chainreaction. What's wrong with it that needs replacing?
  • pistol 27 Feb 2013 10:21:23 13,019 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    I've been out and about on my road bike over the past few days (even if I have still got a manky cold). Spending the whole of Winter on my single-speed was fun - but I'd forgotten how fast you can go on a dedicated tarmac eater.

    STILL need a new rear derailleur (ten attempts at spelling that one, and I'm still not sure if it's right - thank you Google dictionary) at some point, though - anything 105-related would do. Anyone seen any going cheap at any of the online stores?
    Checked Ebay, or any of the bike forums?

    Put a message out on BikeRadar about what you're after and I'm sure someone will come back to you. Cyclists are always looking to upgrade and I'm sure they'll be some 105 kit for sale. My winter bike is all 105.

    Edited by pistol at 10:26:56 27-02-2013
  • urban 27 Feb 2013 13:33:42 11,029 posts
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    @Psychotext lol it's my road helmet, I do not see the point in wearing something that has 30+ holes in it. It's there to protect my head not for me to fall off and it crack in half which my previous 'cycle' helmet did.

    Crashes are rarely one impact, bouncing a helmet off a car for it to crack and then your skull smash into the pavement isn't what I have in mind.

    Edited by urban at 13:34:37 27-02-2013
  • Deleted user 27 February 2013 13:54:06
    @elstoof Theyíre a tad over budget... more expensive than my frame!
  • Psychotext 27 Feb 2013 13:55:02 54,765 posts
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    All helmets are tested to pretty much exactly the same standards... and sometimes not fully stopping your motion in one go can be a very good thing (it doesn't take a genius to work out what happens to your brain when going from 30mph to 0 in the space of a centimetre). That aside, I'd rather dump a helmet after one impact than keep wearing it without realising that it had possibly suffered meaningful structural damage (this is also why I buy helmets that have crash replacement "insurance" ).

    I wouldn't feel any safer wearing the helmet above than a fully ventilated lid, nor would I be. Give me something full face and that's another story though.

    Edited by Psychotext at 15:59:08 27-02-2013
  • urban 27 Feb 2013 14:59:32 11,029 posts
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    I wouldn't wear a helmet after an impact either. I wouldn't spend £100+ on a helmet though, I don't care how light it is.

    But I'm a stubborn fool :)

    Edited by urban at 15:18:23 27-02-2013
  • elstoof 27 Feb 2013 15:37:34 8,056 posts
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    I used to think a similar sort of way, and then I realised that you can't put a price on comfort. Given the choice between a helmet that weighs 750g with no vents for a tenner and a 200g vented helmet for over a ton, I'm choosing the latter. Same applies to all my bike gear.
  • MikeP 27 Feb 2013 17:02:26 2,027 posts
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    Apart from flapjacks and fig rolls, obv. You want them as heavy as possible, with no holes.

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • urban 27 Feb 2013 17:31:30 11,029 posts
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    @MikeP Fuck you, now I'm craving fig rolls.:cry:

    Edited by urban at 17:32:05 27-02-2013
  • Trafford 27 Feb 2013 19:08:14 5,919 posts
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    The Fargo is bloody lovely. Slow to get moving, but an amazing off road cruiser.
    I did a 30 mile loop home from the shop, Huddersfield canal/Peak Forest canal/ Trans Pennine Trail. First time I've been out like that in 4 months. I'm struggling to sit down now..

    Any hardtailers interested in a Thudbuster seatpost? I need to swap it for an XL.
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