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  • pistol 27 Feb 2013 21:38:31 13,019 posts
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    urban wrote:
    @MikeP Fuck you, now I'm craving fig rolls.:cry:
    Use em all the time on long training rides. High energy, low fat..perfect.
  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 10:00:55 54,798 posts
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    I want to go and do my trainer work now to get it out of the way. However, I have a very important delivery due and I can pretty much guarantee it'll show up when I'm in the garage. =/
  • elstoof 28 Feb 2013 10:07:09 8,089 posts
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    Put a picture of you in your lycras on the door with a note telling them you're excitedly waiting for his package in the garage.
  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 10:31:43 54,798 posts
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    \o/
  • MikeP 28 Feb 2013 10:32:42 2,040 posts
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    Put the trainer on the drive, get that outdoor feeling.

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • elstoof 28 Feb 2013 10:43:47 8,089 posts
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    Put your mix tape on too, the one with So Macho and Physical on it.
  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 10:49:13 54,798 posts
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    brb, waxing bikini line.
  • Trafford 28 Feb 2013 11:24:21 5,929 posts
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    And Robin Askwith turns up.
  • MikeP 28 Feb 2013 14:08:49 2,040 posts
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    @urban I have fig rolls.

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  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 15:08:04 54,798 posts
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    I pulled the bike / turbo trainer into my living room. Nearly fucking melted (no fan). Delivery came about 10 seconds after I finished and I walked to the door looking like I'd been thrown into a washing machine on the "melt clothes" cycle.
  • elstoof 28 Feb 2013 15:56:13 8,089 posts
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    Sweaty mess, nice.

    "Michael is he clean?! Does he want to join us for a cocktail??"
  • MikeP 28 Feb 2013 18:00:25 2,040 posts
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    I've been through what I imagine is a stereotypical German customer support experience.

    Noticed that one of the rivets that holds the front mech mount on my new Canyon hadn't gone in perfectly. I sent them a photo showing the issue, and they were all like "that's not 100% perfect, therefore it's faulty. Send it back, we'll give you a brand new bike."

    Should be with me next week.

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  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 18:06:46 54,798 posts
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    +1 Canyon rep.

    I'm definitely considering them for my next bike.
  • elstoof 28 Feb 2013 18:41:25 8,089 posts
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    Surprised they didn't send a chopper over with an engineer and a replacement.
  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 18:45:39 54,798 posts
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    I really, really want this, but it's more than I wanted to spend.

    http://www.canyon.com/i/bikes/zoom/grand-canyon-al-29-99_c1008.jpg[/img]

    Edited by Psychotext at 18:46:07 28-02-2013
  • Deleted user 28 February 2013 18:57:23
    Oooooooooooh I like that. Love the blue highlights.

    How much is it?

    Edited by IamBatman81 at 18:57:53 28-02-2013
  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 19:02:23 54,798 posts
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    1,500
  • Deleted user 28 February 2013 19:25:16
    Ah.

    Nevermind then haha.

    Quite enjoy tinkering with my bike anyway, so was thinking of getting a new frame and transferring all the bits over. That's the long term plan. Currently looking at new brake levers/gear changers, not cheap though are they.
  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 19:36:48 54,798 posts
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    Sadly no. That said, the lower end Shimano / SRAM stuff is really, really good for the price.
  • Deleted user 28 February 2013 20:04:45
    I watched a video on youtube earlier of an electric derailleur! It was pretty fricking impressive. God knows how much that costs though.
  • mal 28 Feb 2013 20:08:30 22,791 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I really, really want this, but it's more than I wanted to spend.

    http://www.canyon.com/i/bikes/zoom/grand-canyon-al-29-99_c1008.jpg[/img]
    Is that a white chain? As in, painted white? That's got to be the hipsterest thing ever.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • urban 28 Feb 2013 20:59:20 11,031 posts
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    I think it's just a chain...

    Can't imagine you'd put a coated chain on a bike with gears, asking for trouble and slips. On single speeds though, they are all the rage with the skinny jeans crowd.
  • elstoof 28 Feb 2013 21:31:05 8,089 posts
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    IamBatman81 wrote:
    I watched a video on youtube earlier of an electric derailleur! It was pretty fricking impressive. God knows how much that costs though.
    You can get an Ultegra Di2 groupset for about 1 and a half grand. Or less from some websites.

    Edited by elstoof at 21:32:38 28-02-2013
  • elstoof 28 Feb 2013 21:35:21 8,089 posts
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    That's just a standard chain, the same colour as it should be. If yours isn't, then you need to rethink your cleaning schedule :D

    It does stand out a bit against the matte black chainring, frame and wheels, but it's the same as the cassette.
  • Deleted user 28 February 2013 21:57:54
    elstoof wrote:
    IamBatman81 wrote:
    I watched a video on youtube earlier of an electric derailleur! It was pretty fricking impressive. God knows how much that costs though.
    You can get an Ultegra Di2 groupset for about 1 and a half grand. Or less from some websites.
    Oooook. I think I'll sell my car then. Seems like a good trade up. :?
  • mal 28 Feb 2013 22:44:01 22,791 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    That's just a standard chain, the same colour as it should be. If yours isn't, then you need to rethink your cleaning schedule :D

    It does stand out a bit against the matte black chainring, frame and wheels, but it's the same as the cassette.
    Heh, I'll be the first to admit I clean my drivechain far too infrequently, though I do at least try to get the chain itself looking new coloured when I do. Must just be weird lighting/exposure then. Steel doesn't normally look that colour in my experience.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Psychotext 28 Feb 2013 23:09:41 54,798 posts
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    You blind, dirty fuck!
  • caligari 1 Mar 2013 00:39:44 17,180 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    10 speed 105? 38 on chainreaction. What's wrong with it that needs replacing?
    At times there's a bit of a 'scratchy' noise coming from it - a bike shop took a look at it for me and said that the metal section (the cage?) has been quite badly bent. Possibly from when I 'wiped out' on the ice, last Winter.
  • caligari 1 Mar 2013 00:40:44 17,180 posts
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    pistol wrote:
    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.
    Thanks Pistol, good idea.
  • caligari 1 Mar 2013 00:55:25 17,180 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    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.
    I had a closer look at this today - the freewheel was fine. It was actually the nut/spacer between the freewheel and the frame that had completely cracked in half.

    What could have caused this? Just general 'wear & tear' and Winter goodness?
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