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  • Psychotext 6 Jan 2014 13:47:25 54,394 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    Just put my frame in for painting. Going for a dark grey with a subtle metallic, and it's being done as a powder coat finish for durability.

    I had all sorts of fancy things in mind, but over Christmas I decided to go with something simple so I can build it up and ride it.

    Should be ready by the end of the week, then I can build it up over the weekend...
    Noice. Many piccies are expected!

    Edited by Psychotext at 13:47:51 06-01-2014
  • Psychotext 8 Jan 2014 12:50:02 54,394 posts
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    Tickets now on sale for Bespoked 2014.

    Go and see our own very own MikeP (assuming he hasn't made other plans).
  • MikeP 8 Jan 2014 14:24:10 1,942 posts
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    Not at all worried. No Sir.

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • Psychotext 8 Jan 2014 14:25:58 54,394 posts
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    The most difficult part for me is deciding which day to go on. :D
  • Psychotext 8 Jan 2014 16:25:39 54,394 posts
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    Look at all that shiny spending / stopping power.
  • OptimusPube 8 Jan 2014 16:45:33 3,141 posts
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    Bicycle porn at its finest, phwoar.

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner

  • Trafford 8 Jan 2014 16:52:06 5,879 posts
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    Anyone planning for Le Grand Depart? I'm thinking of booking some time off for it.
  • Vortex808 8 Jan 2014 17:05:44 7,302 posts
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    I am swithering about it, I have tentatively broached the subject with my wife, but have yet to do anything concrete about it thus far.
  • elstoof 8 Jan 2014 17:22:48 7,747 posts
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    I've still got to let my wife know I'm doing the Etape.
  • Psychotext 8 Jan 2014 17:35:40 54,394 posts
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    Well, at least you'll be two balls lighter for the climbs...
  • elstoof 8 Jan 2014 19:40:41 7,747 posts
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    Hah, less saddle sores too. Nah, I just haven't even thought about cycling for the past month, complete mental shutdown over Christmas to make sure I'm rested and full of enthusiasm for 2014. This morning was my first stint on the saddle actually, a few sensible miles and looking forward to giving it the beans tomorrow.
  • Psychotext 8 Jan 2014 19:58:24 54,394 posts
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    Funny, I went the other way. Loads of cycling in the break.
  • elstoof 8 Jan 2014 22:03:14 7,747 posts
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    Holiday+Xmas+crummy weather meant December was a write off. I feeI like I've been on the Jan Ullrich winter training plan.
  • Psychotext 8 Jan 2014 22:09:13 54,394 posts
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    Balls, the hose on these disc brakes is like a skipping rope. Going to have to cut them down. Not fun.
  • Psychotext 9 Jan 2014 01:10:50 54,394 posts
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    Bit of a different vid to the ones I normally post: Tis about a frame / bike builder.
  • MikeP 9 Jan 2014 18:11:27 1,942 posts
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    I'm going to watch the first two stages. Rapha are doing a surprisingly good deal on an event called The Tempest. Four days camping for £85, plus a cycling festival.

    @Psychotext. How big are dem rotors? Mahoosive!

    Also. Pictures. Hoping to build it up over the weekend.



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  • Psychotext 9 Jan 2014 18:53:49 54,394 posts
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    Wow, that looks amazing! /internet high five

    That's a 180mm rotor. For brakey goodness.
  • elstoof 9 Jan 2014 19:19:39 7,747 posts
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    +1

    That's some lovely work, beautiful welds. Great paint too, didn't think powder coat would be so refined.
  • MikeP 9 Jan 2014 22:43:21 1,942 posts
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    I knew I shouldn't have counted my chickens.

    Of all the things that could have happened, the powder coaters have missed a bit under the seat stays, and the brazing material is still showing. It'll have to go back tomorrow. I just laughed when I saw it.

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  • Psychotext 9 Jan 2014 23:11:07 54,394 posts
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    :(
  • elstoof 9 Jan 2014 23:15:51 7,747 posts
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    Ah well, it's only paint. It can be replaced.
  • skiplevels 9 Jan 2014 23:30:21 532 posts
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    datheadbadge.jpg
  • MikeP 10 Jan 2014 10:00:36 1,942 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Ah well, it's only paint. It can be replaced.
    Indeed. They were very apologetic, and are doing it again. Should be ready for Tuesday.

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  • MikeP 10 Jan 2014 17:40:09 1,942 posts
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    Also, project Karate Monkey beginneth.



    Going to braze some extra cable bosses onto the chain stay and down tube so I can potentially run the hub gear shift cable that way.

    Then it'll be off for painting. I'm thinking something cheerful, colour-wise.

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  • elstoof 10 Jan 2014 18:11:29 7,747 posts
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    MikeP wrote:

    Then it'll be off for painting. I'm thinking something cheerful, colour-wise.
    Something from Timmy Mallet's Colour Palette.
  • Psychotext 10 Jan 2014 18:26:27 54,394 posts
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    I know you're all mostly filthy roadies here, but this looks pretty interesting.

    XCalibre - Britain's Ultimate Off Road Tour

    Chain Reaction Cycles are pleased to announce our partnership with Xcalibre, Britainís first ever televised off-road tour which starts on August 16th 2014 in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.

    The inaugural Pro-Am Tour will have a wild west feel with seven varied stages over seven days based in three of Britain's most scenic national Parks - the Pembrokeshire coast, Brecon Beacons and Exmoor. Within those seven stages all the elements of mountain biking will be tested to the limit from cross country to enduro and downhill. The alternative Tour of Britain if you like.

    ITV4, who covered the recent Tour of Britain, will be on hand to report on the spectacular action and scenery and capture the fun that can be had when you cycle so close to nature. Britain, now so successful on the road, also boasts a proud heritage in mountain biking, especially in downhill, with Steve Peat, Gee Atherton, sister Rachel Atherton and Tracey Moseley all winning world championships in recent years.

    Grant Norris, Global Head of Events at Chain Reaction Cycles said: "We're really looking forward to this event. Like other mountain biking events around the globe Xcalibre will allow teams to actually race and test themselves on land that would not otherwise be available. With the added bonus of a TV highlights show tracking every stage, this will surely become a must do race on the global MTB calendar."
  • OptimusPube 10 Jan 2014 18:33:55 3,141 posts
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    Ooh I'll be watching that, and leave this filthy roadie alone, I like muddy hills as well, just not as much as going hell for leather.

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner

  • elstoof 10 Jan 2014 18:38:17 7,747 posts
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    How's things since the crash?
  • OptimusPube 10 Jan 2014 18:52:58 3,141 posts
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    I've stopped hurting now and all the bruising has gone, just need to find some money to get a new road bike, a friend at work is giving me his old mountain bike tomorrow to get by for now so then I can at least get out again, I'm itching like mad to get on the road again it's killing me, the only thing salvageable on my crashed bike is the frame, handle bars, and the derailleur and the extras I bought like the water bottle holder etc.

    I'll be all good again soon, need a new top as well as I tore my other one when I crashed.

    I tried fixing it the other day but it is knackered, thought I could get away with just some new forks, but both wheels are buckled and the crank is buckled as well which I tried to straighten with some pliers but it's not the same, that's how far the forks bent they smashed into the crank.

    At least I'm living to tell the tale though as I did narf bang my head, good thing for helmets huh.

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner

  • Psychotext 10 Jan 2014 18:56:13 54,394 posts
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    Yes, elephant yellow hungry hillside.
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