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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2015, 09:21:27 AM »
It's an aluminium sugino 170mm left sided JIS spec arm. They're pretty common spec cranks right?

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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2015, 11:07:21 AM »
Snapped this a couple weeks ago when the weather wasn't super shitty.



I've made some small changes and I'll post a newer pic soon.

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2015, 12:41:14 PM »
I haven't planned to post anywhere besides Instagram. I guess I could post updates here in this thread if anyone's interested.

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Well I was riding today and smashed my pedal off a curb. Wasn't used to the low bb just yet. I've stripped the pedal threads in the crank arm. Gonna have to run around looking for a second hand one now. They're beyond repairing. Fuck

Today was a fucking disaster all together. Smashed my pedal and stripped the threads out. Managed to bodge it and started to head back home. Dynamo went out and killed my lights. Turned out to be the plastic connector clip had fallen out and gotten lost. Stole one from a city rental bike (sorry Dublin Bikes). 5 mins later the pedal falls off completely. Decided to get the Luas tram home. Was kicked off for bringing a bike onboard. Pedal 5 miles home with 1 pedal. Eating icecream now

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2015, 05:41:58 PM »
Are you riding to Italy on platform pedals? If so you could get some lighter ones. I would think that when you're climbing the Alps every bit of weight you can save goes a long way.

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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2015, 12:27:54 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2015, 01:20:29 PM »
I got some fancy new boxxers and other bits and bobs to tart up my crusty dh bike... Also painted it up not beige...


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2015, 01:29:19 PM »
A Glory! I haven't seen one of those in a while. Awesome suspension from what I've heard.

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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2015, 02:30:59 PM »
It's a faith actually,  essentially a glory back end with a heavier, slightly tighter, main frame. Ugly as fuck, but like you say the suspension is phenomenonal, even by top end modern standards.

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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2015, 11:56:19 AM »
Took it for its first long ride today. Well, long for me anyway.


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2015, 12:33:00 PM »
I'm debating getting a hardtail and I have almost no idea what I'm looking at. I'm mainly going to be using it for getting to work and dicking about on the South Downs. Here are my vague requirements:


 - 26" or 650b (29" is just too big for my liking)
 - 17/18" frame 
 - Not an absolute tank
 - Not shitty forks
 - Solid feeling cranks
 - Durable drivetrain
 - Reasonable brakes (disc) that need minimal maintenance
 - Under about 550
 - Would prefer to buy new, not second hand


Find me a bike, BG.


P.S. Does remote lockout on forks actually work properly? It would come in handy if it does. Mechanical or hydraulic discs? What brands/components should I definitely avoid?

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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2015, 12:41:13 PM »
All of that stuff under 550 is probably asking a lot. Specialized do a 650b Pitch this year in a few different models that might suit ya. Remote lockout is a bit of an unnecessary gimmick, try and avoid. I would try avoid cheap SRAM/Avid stuff too if possible, Shimano just works better on the low end..

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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2015, 12:53:44 PM »
This ticks all the boxes:

http://www.discountcyclesdirect.co.uk/catalog/product.php?CI_ID=16465

We've only got 17" left in stock, ignore how the site looks...ha!

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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2015, 12:40:19 PM »
I'm debating getting a hardtail and I have almost no idea what I'm looking at. I'm mainly going to be using it for getting to work and dicking about on the South Downs. Here are my vague requirements:


 - 26" or 650b (29" is just too big for my liking)
 - 17/18" frame 
 - Not an absolute tank
 - Not shitty forks
 - Solid feeling cranks
 - Durable drivetrain
 - Reasonable brakes (disc) that need minimal maintenance
 - Under about 550
 - Would prefer to buy new, not second hand


Find me a bike, BG.


P.S. Does remote lockout on forks actually work properly? It would come in handy if it does. Mechanical or hydraulic discs? What brands/components should I definitely avoid?

The Gensis Core 10 is right on your budget, looks pretty good.

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Genesis-Core-10-Mountain-Bike-2015-Hardtail-MTB_72787.htm?sku=226999#

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2015, 01:24:45 PM »
I want to buy so much shit. New force 22 groupset, MTB wheels, Devilles and Transition Patrol. I'm gonna be so skint this summer.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2015, 02:02:33 PM »
Man, me too. I'd be well up for Force 22 Hydro if I had some cash, plus Giro Empires too. And new wheels. And shit loads of lycra. And a Garmin 810.
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
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