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Title: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 12, 2015, 05:18:34 PM
Since the last one got deleted we'll start again.

Booked my ferry to France today. Setting sail on the 20th and then cycling 3000ish km to Sicily. Riding a Surly LHT 26". PUMPED!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: BrokenEnglish on March 12, 2015, 05:49:18 PM
Heres my hipster bike. Photo even has a hip filter on it. I reaaaaally need a new seat, this Brooks knockoff is uncomfortable.

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb273/secondhandnews_photo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpszs9qij29.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 13, 2015, 01:21:46 AM
More of a question. I crashed and broke my bike. The steerer(alu) is bent and some paint under the ht DT junction has come off. I think it might be bent.

Thinking of this eBay job http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/201207664564?nav=SEARCH
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on March 13, 2015, 08:49:18 AM
WHOA WHOA WHOA, what the fuck happened to the other thread?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 13, 2015, 08:52:41 AM
Fed Tom cracked a China carbon frame after 15 mins, some people have had them for ages though. So it's a risk I guess
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 13, 2015, 08:53:47 AM
WHOA WHOA WHOA, what the fuck happened to the other thread?

Sheepdog deleted it, something to do with the nudie women and Google advertising
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on March 13, 2015, 01:17:44 PM
Aye, Fed Tom cracked his straight away. I've had mine for nearly 2 years and love it.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 13, 2015, 01:56:13 PM
Aye, Fed Tom cracked his straight away. I've had mine for nearly 2 years and love it.

Was yours from dengfu?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on March 13, 2015, 02:06:07 PM
I think so yeah. I've got a FM066sl, it's the Cervelo copy.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 14, 2015, 05:34:31 PM
Once PayPal sorts out my account I'll be ordering a frameset.

Hugh, you got picture of your surly? How long is it going to take you to get Italy?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 15, 2015, 04:11:23 AM
Once PayPal sorts out my account I'll be ordering a frameset.

Hugh, you got picture of your surly? How long is it going to take you to get Italy?

(http://i.imgur.com/ftRFBWgl.jpg)

Theres a few small things I'm changing before I leave. Thomson stem, Supernova The Plug III usb charger and I have 4 ortleib panniers yet to go on.

I have no deadline so I'm gonna spend the next 3 months making my way down there. I'm meeting a friend in Malta in late June so theres that.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: master on March 15, 2015, 05:50:35 AM
Since the last one got deleted we'll start again.

Booked my ferry to France today. Setting sail on the 20th and then cycling 3000ish km to Sicily. Riding a Surly LHT 26". PUMPED!

Awesome!

Will you have a running blog/thread/site for your adventures?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 15, 2015, 06:42:36 AM
I haven't planned to post anywhere besides Instagram. I guess I could post updates here in this thread if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 15, 2015, 06:50:27 AM
I haven't planned to post anywhere besides Instagram. I guess I could post updates here in this thread if anyone's interested.

Whats your instagram?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 15, 2015, 09:20:34 AM
I haven't planned to post anywhere besides Instagram. I guess I could post updates here in this thread if anyone's interested.

Whats your instagram?

@hughc356

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
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. 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?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on March 15, 2015, 11:07:21 AM
Snapped this a couple weeks ago when the weather wasn't super shitty.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/IMG_3218_zps4p3ud4kq.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/reebzor/media/IMG_3218_zps4p3ud4kq.jpg.html)

I've made some small changes and I'll post a newer pic soon.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. 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.

Whats your instagram?

@hughc356

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

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac 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.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 16, 2015, 12:27:54 PM
Subscribing.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT 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...

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w136/testicletim/534e1aa6-ddb2-474f-9e34-1789ec95e888.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: master 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.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT 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.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on March 17, 2015, 11:56:19 AM
Took it for its first long ride today. Well, long for me anyway.

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a113/Yes_1984/IMG_0389_zpsse7en8ue.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Liam 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?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha 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..
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno 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!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu 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#
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny 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.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy 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.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 18, 2015, 03:25:18 PM
An order of Thomson parts accidentally arrived today, going to fit it all tomorrow when my Fabric saddle arrives. Oops!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 18, 2015, 03:34:22 PM
On the topic of Thomson, the pouch their seatposts come in makes an excellent tool kit pouch
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on March 18, 2015, 05:15:41 PM
I decided to finally buy a new chainring as my chain started slipping off when I gave it the beans resulting in a few knee to stem incidents.

(http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e15/10986269_1377523175904406_1108769663_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 18, 2015, 06:45:51 PM
I want to buy so much shit.

I'd like some more lycra more than anything else right now. Well, after actually being allowed to ride a bike. One of the new Campag groupsets with the new spaceship chainsets would be tits too.

And a Winter bike for next year.

And a full bouncer even though I'm pretty sure I much prefer off road stuff on the CX bike.

One of them Garmins with the heart rate monitor and stuff would be cool.

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on March 19, 2015, 07:48:56 AM
Holy shit, those chainring teeth......
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 19, 2015, 01:26:44 PM
I fitted my new seat, post and stem today.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/E0F9622D-363C-4856-B0F7-DF8017876280_zpsvelaoq4n.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 19, 2015, 01:48:02 PM
^ those fabric saddles are mega nice.

Picked up some Sportful R&D bib shorts a few weeks ago. They feel nice on the legs. Haven't taken them on a long ride yet though. Ordered the chinese frameset in the end. Expected delivery 24th of march - 14th of april. Going to get a set of Jagwire cables nearer the time. Feel a bit silly putting mostly Claris on it...
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 19, 2015, 04:22:50 PM
Will fitting 26 x 2.25 tubes in 26 x 1.9 tyres work or will I need the smaller tubes? I have loads of 2.25 ones im thinking of bringing a few on my tour
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 19, 2015, 04:34:49 PM
It'll just be a bit of a faff to get in and easier to pinch.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 19, 2015, 04:47:49 PM
But they will fit, right?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: master on March 19, 2015, 05:04:39 PM
But they will fit, right?

You may be able to cram one in but it could get bunched up and pinch flat itself. Slightly smaller tubes are okay, bigger is not IMO.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 19, 2015, 05:48:32 PM
I fitted my new seat, post and stem today.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/E0F9622D-363C-4856-B0F7-DF8017876280_zpsava6qjhl.jpg)

Just got one of those seats, two rides in, all good.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on March 20, 2015, 05:55:16 AM
Holy shit, those chainring teeth......

haha yeah I know, I don't really look after my road bike too well and it gets used almost every day..
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 20, 2015, 07:17:10 AM
edit: computer says no to my image.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on March 20, 2015, 12:24:24 PM
Never seen them Fabric seats before, decent alternative to my fucked Arione. Any good?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 20, 2015, 12:35:57 PM
I'm taking mine out for the first time this weekend but tried all three profiles on the turbo trainer and it seemed good.

Don't know if you've had a look into it but there's three different profiles, radius (thick and for an upright riding position), shallow (less padding but still comfortable) and flat (face down, arse up). Then there's four different levels too - chromo rails, ti rails, carbon rails, carbon rails and base. The shallow seems about right for me, I could feel the ridges of the radius through my padded shorts. It just won MBUK saddle test against some big names too so a good allrounder. The brand is from the same guy that started Charge Bikes.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 20, 2015, 03:09:08 PM
I got shallow and middle width, bang on.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 20, 2015, 03:27:15 PM
Potato pic of my commuter
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/lewiskinch/IMAG0238.jpg)

Lever is a bit ugly, can't be faffed to buy a nice one though
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 21, 2015, 02:10:56 AM
https://instagram.com/p/0ezJ7uAStB/
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 21, 2015, 02:30:29 AM
How many miles are you doing each day?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 21, 2015, 02:37:41 AM
40ish. I'm meeting a friend in Gozo in late June so I have until then to do it. Great having no real deadline! I'll push on through the more boring areas and stay a couple days in nicer towns.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on March 21, 2015, 05:05:57 PM
I just installed a new saddle on my road bike and I can't for the life of me get it to be so my riding position is the same as it was with the old saddle and now I can't get comfortable and have awful lower back pain pretty much the whole time I'm on the bike. It sucks. I can't figure out if I need to move it forward or back or up or down.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on March 22, 2015, 11:31:01 AM
Lower back pain leads me to believe the saddle is too high. Saddles themselves will have different height between the top and the rails, so swapping saddles without moving your seatpost could change the effective height. Try bringing it down a few mm. Next time, measure from the top of the saddle to the top tube before swapping, then match that number after installing the new saddle.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on March 22, 2015, 12:19:01 PM
Been getting a pain in the front of my right knee during/after riding the past week or so, feels like it's in my kneecap. I did a 30 miler yesterday and its not stopped hurting since. Any ideas? My setup is exactly the same as its always been, just suddenly started hurting..
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on March 22, 2015, 12:32:57 PM
Cleat slipped? I dunno, my knees just wore out about 1.5yrs ago (been riding some sort of bike since I was 14, i'm 29 now), constant pain ever since.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 22, 2015, 03:08:04 PM
Proper fucked it today, planned a route out on a map near my girlfriends not realising it was full of climbing and I hate climbing. Ended up being sick at the side of the road half way up this hill so went home. Searched it online when I got back and it was a 1km climb with an average gradient of 9.7% and maximum gradient of 21.8%.

Everything was wrong before I left - wasnt hydrated enough, rushed through different breakfast I've never had before, necked a big smoothie before I left, tyres were soft and I didn't have a pump...bad day. What's everyone eat before a ride? Is it worth getting a good breakfast in right before you go, or to eat then leave it at least 30 mins?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 22, 2015, 03:10:13 PM
Coffee, Porridge and a banana, bout 45 mins before usually works for me.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on March 22, 2015, 04:11:24 PM
Exactly the same. Smash some Oat So Simple and a nana, that can last me 50 miles without needing to take gels/soreen.

Was meant to get out today but bottled it, I start the MTB marathon series in a few meeks and have done no training. But I did go to the gym and put up a PB on the bench. Hench.

Edit: Drinking a smoothie, were you still drunk? I hated climbing with a passion for about a year when I first got a road bike. Love the fuck out of it now.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 22, 2015, 04:42:28 PM
I usually have toast and a banana, then eat regularly when I'm out - cereal bars, banana, cakes etc. Something every hour is a good bet if your not using carb drinks
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 22, 2015, 05:41:15 PM
Wicked I will go for your ideas instead of today's disaster breakfast. No idea what I was thinking having a smoothie Scunny, my missus even took for the piss out of me when I told her what I had!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 23, 2015, 11:53:38 AM
Some muesli mixed with shreddies and a banana. Maybe some green tea. Then I get my kit together and go so about 20 minutes. Over 30 miles and I'll bring food with me. Afterwards I'll stuff my face like I've never eaten before. I have a high 5 carb/protein mix drink when I'm out.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 23, 2015, 12:09:53 PM
Seriously underestimated how many km id do a day. Pushing 100+km easily and only stop cause it's getting dark. Did 10 hours in the saddle today. Lots of climbing and getting lost.  Just arrived in Domfront. It's a little town south of Vire.

French roadbikers are seriously cool. I get a big cheer and a wave whenever we cross paths. Sleeping in a tent in the woods tonight. Waiting for it to get dark so I can go to sleep without fear of being spotted. Closest Tinder match is 60km away. Fucking French countryside.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 23, 2015, 12:29:35 PM
Proper fucked it today, planned a route out on a map near my girlfriends not realising it was full of climbing and I hate climbing. Ended up being sick at the side of the road half way up this hill so went home. Searched it online when I got back and it was a 1km climb with an average gradient of 9.7% and maximum gradient of 21.8%.

Everything was wrong before I left - wasnt hydrated enough, rushed through different breakfast I've never had before, necked a big smoothie before I left, tyres were soft and I didn't have a pump...bad day. What's everyone eat before a ride? Is it worth getting a good breakfast in right before you go, or to eat then leave it at least 30 mins?

Getting food right is the most important part of pedalling the bike I think. A bowl of muesli and some scrambled eggs on toast with a coffee would do me for ~80 miles/4 hours. Eat a cereal bar or two on the way round because running out of energy sucks.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on March 23, 2015, 12:33:50 PM
Finally got the rest of the parts for my Orange build ordered, should be finished at the weekend.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: master on March 23, 2015, 01:03:45 PM
Similar breakfast here before riding, oatmeal and a banana with a mug of tea.

If I'm traveling to ride I'll eat a dry bagel and a banana while driving. Still tea as well, drip coffee and I do not get along.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 23, 2015, 03:01:32 PM
I usually take a bag of jelly babies / wine gums out and nibble as I go. Bit of soreen, cereal bars or energy gels too.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 23, 2015, 03:30:47 PM
Seriously underestimated how many km id do a day. Pushing 100+km easily and only stop cause it's getting dark. Did 10 hours in the saddle today. Lots of climbing and getting lost.  Just arrived in Domfront. It's a little town south of Vire.

French roadbikers are seriously cool. I get a big cheer and a wave whenever we cross paths. Sleeping in a tent in the woods tonight. Waiting for it to get dark so I can go to sleep without fear of being spotted. Closest Tinder match is 60km away. Fucking French countryside.

Definitely jealous, gonna do some touring this summer I reckon
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 24, 2015, 04:15:05 AM
Pouring rain today so I'm hiding from it in a coffee shop.
Wondering why I hadn't started touring sooner. Loving it.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on March 26, 2015, 05:09:12 PM
Everything arrived today so I got her 99% finished, just need to get the hoses shortened and swapped over (currently European config) & get a new barrel adjuster for the deurailure then she's done. Steerer will get trimmed to suit once I get the height sorted.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/D2F94D4B-CC18-4334-B64B-6B4E33799F97_zpsdj9fc6cz.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D2F94D4B-CC18-4334-B64B-6B4E33799F97_zpsdj9fc6cz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 27, 2015, 02:30:36 AM
In Chemilé now. Should be in Poitiers by tomorrow. Got a guided tour in broken English of a bike shop in Azé yesterday. Dude had a load of cool bikes from the 70-90s. Some sweet Italian steel in there! Including a nice AWD mountain bike. No photos allowed though :(

Super glad I went with downtube shifters instead of bar end ones. Keep smashing bar ends off stuff lol. No mechanical failures yet though!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 27, 2015, 03:28:14 AM
12 weeks off the bike, was expecting 3. Gutted.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 27, 2015, 06:55:50 AM
In Chemilé now. Should be in Poitiers by tomorrow. Got a guided tour in broken English of a bike shop in Azé yesterday. Dude had a load of cool bikes from the 70-90s. Some sweet Italian steel in there! Including a nice AWD mountain bike. No photos allowed though :(

Super glad I went with downtube shifters instead of bar end ones. Keep smashing bar ends off stuff lol. No mechanical failures yet though!

Sounds good! How much wine have you drank?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 27, 2015, 09:47:21 AM
just one glass so far. I drink a beer before every big climb though
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 27, 2015, 10:00:36 AM
Also got buzzed by a French airforce dassault alpha jet trainer today in the countryside. Stoked
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 27, 2015, 10:10:53 AM
I wanna do a bit of touring, sounds great. BG Euro tour 2016.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 27, 2015, 10:18:17 AM
I'll host a Dublin stopover!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on March 27, 2015, 01:03:03 PM
haha I'd be up for that though I'd probably slow the whole group down.

We were gonna do Snowdon today but the weather looked shit with snow warnings etc so went to the Long Mynd instead, love riding there. Almost 1000m of climbing on the Voltage was not so fun though..

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15027660/Pictures/LongMynd1.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 27, 2015, 04:11:27 PM
Looks like a solo ride again tomorrow, all my friends are wastemen. Would join a club but they all go out at 9am and fuck that.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on March 27, 2015, 06:20:57 PM
I wanna do a bit of touring, sounds great. BG Euro tour 2016.

I'll fly over for that!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on March 27, 2015, 06:21:56 PM
First race of the year is tomorrow so I got her all cleaned up!

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Focus/IMG_3315%20-%20Version%202_zps9peao4re.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/reebzor/media/Focus/IMG_3315%20-%20Version%202_zps9peao4re.jpg.html)

Bonus new bling:
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Focus/IMG_3301_zpscjt9jzfb.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/reebzor/media/Focus/IMG_3301_zpscjt9jzfb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 28, 2015, 04:31:54 AM
So badass, but, racing on Gatorskins? Those wheels deserve better tires.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on March 28, 2015, 09:13:30 AM
So badass, but, racing on Gatorskins? Those wheels deserve better tires.
Of course the gatorskins will be swapped when the season really starts. There is so much debris on the road still I'm actually glad I had them on.

While I'm at it, anyone have any tire recommendations? I rode 23mm GP4000s last season and I really liked them, however I was thinking about some 24mm Specy turbo cottons or Vittoria Corsa somethings. I ride my Enve's training and racing so I'd like something to last at least 3k miles.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 28, 2015, 09:38:10 AM
I use 25mm gp4000s, can't fault them. Vittoria ride nice but get shredded super quick, heard the same goes for Specialized. I'd stick to Gp4000s or maybe Challenge if you can get them.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 28, 2015, 09:52:14 AM
I'm going to GP4000's when I've got some decent use out of the Lugano's that came on mine. Everyone seems to slate Lugano's but I haven't had any problems in the wet or even on icy roads.

Those Enve wheels are sick. What's the view on Mavic wheels? One of the blokes at work was saying that the hubs aren't really up to much.

Edit - missed the key 'aren't' bit out!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 28, 2015, 10:10:04 AM
Mavic are well due a redesign. Narrow V-shaped rims are proven to not be very good compared to wider rounder rims like Zipp, Enve etc.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on March 29, 2015, 01:02:45 AM
Pretty much finished. What would you guys change, I can't help but think it looks a little on the ugly side.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/F605EB7A-D5A7-4711-9F9B-E36C6DB10824_zpssnuy9uxf.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/F605EB7A-D5A7-4711-9F9B-E36C6DB10824_zpssnuy9uxf.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/4D87DFEC-9C09-4BE8-83E9-B22E6C8AAA00_zpssj5jooof.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4D87DFEC-9C09-4BE8-83E9-B22E6C8AAA00_zpssj5jooof.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on March 29, 2015, 01:13:57 AM
Those bars are rotten. Get some Haven carbons on there.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 29, 2015, 03:59:12 AM
Get some mud on it
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on March 29, 2015, 04:05:01 AM
Get some mud on it

It'll have mud on it next week ;) just waiting for some shorter chainring bolts and a new Derailleur barrel adjuster then she can get out.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on March 29, 2015, 04:28:29 AM
The pink swing arm doesn't help either, if it was raw it'd all look fine I reckon.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 29, 2015, 05:02:03 AM
Not feeling those bars.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 29, 2015, 08:10:08 AM
So badass, but, racing on Gatorskins? Those wheels deserve better tires.
Of course the gatorskins will be swapped when the season really starts. There is so much debris on the road still I'm actually glad I had them on.

While I'm at it, anyone have any tire recommendations? I rode 23mm GP4000s last season and I really liked them, however I was thinking about some 24mm Specy turbo cottons or Vittoria Corsa somethings. I ride my Enve's training and racing so I'd like something to last at least 3k miles.

Challenge Criteriums are the best tires I've ever used. Pretty expensive but they're good enough to warrant me buying another set. Worlds apart from Conti tires.

I'm going to GP4000's when I've got some decent use out of the Lugano's that came on mine. Everyone seems to slate Lugano's but I haven't had any problems in the wet or even on icy roads.

Those Enve wheels are sick. What's the view on Mavic wheels? One of the blokes at work was saying that the hubs aren't really up to much.

Edit - missed the key 'aren't' bit out!

Mavic wheels are a bit meh. They work but they're not spectacular. The entry level ones won't be any better than your current wheels and if you're getting the more expensive ones then there are way better options out there.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: master on March 29, 2015, 11:06:52 AM
I think half of the appeal of an Orange frame is the ugliness... But if you ditched the white bars and lowers for black (or painted them) it would clean up the look.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on March 29, 2015, 01:07:00 PM
I think half of the appeal of an Orange frame is the ugliness... But if you ditched the white bars and lowers for black (or painted them) it would clean up the look.

I struggled to find these forks with black lowers, so they would have to be painted. I've enquires about having the swingarm powder coated to match the front triangle. Then black bars maybe, I'm gonna see how the flats feel, im not convinced they are going to be very comfortable anyway.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 29, 2015, 01:53:23 PM
That orange is vile, but I'm not sure there is much you can do without spending shed loads of cash on it. Not keen on the flat bars, drop the stem and get some risers. All the white and pink is a little bit of an overload too.

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on March 29, 2015, 02:58:19 PM
I'm sure mountain bikes are fun as hell but man are they ugly.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 29, 2015, 05:11:41 PM
Black pedals, slammed stem, carbon risers.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 30, 2015, 06:04:41 AM
(http://enve.com/cms/product-images/cmptrmnt/cmptrmnt_main_1.jpg)

Saw this on Enve's site. Ha penis bars.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on March 30, 2015, 06:09:26 AM
I badly want to replace my thomson cockpit with an enve one. No way I can justify that money though.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on March 30, 2015, 08:15:17 AM
It hasn't stopped raining for 3 days here. My tent is soaked. I'm soaked. My bike is soaked. Really considered ending the trip yesterday but have decided fuck it. I'll see it through to the end. In St Junien now. Should be in Italy in the next few days. Just hoping the weather gets better
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 30, 2015, 08:16:34 AM
Enve stems are awful looking. Blobby positive rise lumps.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on March 30, 2015, 09:21:16 AM
Enve stems are awful looking. Blobby positive rise lumps.

Thats honestly why I bought the Thomson. I wanted 10˚ and Enve is only 6˚. Seems silly they don't offer different rises.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 30, 2015, 09:45:00 AM
Yeah, think I'm going for Tune on my new build. As much as I'd like the stem to match the Enve bars and forks I really don't like the look of them. Got a -17 Thomson on my current bike so may even go back down that route depending on what the bikefit dictates.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 30, 2015, 05:06:33 PM
Enve stems look tits when matched with everything else they do. Thomson road stems are gross, need a 4 bolt one with a decent shape.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 30, 2015, 11:29:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GOZymf2l.jpg)

Going to transfer over all my parts in time for the weekend.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 31, 2015, 02:30:29 AM
Enve stems look tits when matched with everything else they do. Thomson road stems are gross, need a 4 bolt one with a decent shape.

I just think they look a bit bulbous on steel frames, the clamp areas look well blobby. That and the fact they only come in one rise, if they did -11 or -17 that would be sweet.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 31, 2015, 05:51:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GOZymf2l.jpg)

Going to transfer over all my parts in time for the weekend.

Good luck...


(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/l/t31.0-8/905926_10155370391525293_5325418202010193921_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on March 31, 2015, 07:37:42 AM
Cross bike / 1x1 bar-beater:

(http://i.minus.com/iVFQY8UgggZa5.JPG)

(http://i.minus.com/iv5kQw3GFgYKC.jpg)


The crosser still needs a matching Thomson stem, and eventually a carbon fork when I can afford it.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on March 31, 2015, 08:20:18 AM
The cross bike looks so nice, I've always wanted a raw and black road bike like that.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on April 01, 2015, 01:31:02 AM
Ordered some new wheels for my MTB and forgot that my girlfriends credit card was still attached to my paypal account. ayyoooo.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 01, 2015, 07:41:34 AM
Classic, let us know what happens.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on April 01, 2015, 11:53:54 PM
Fitted black superstar riser bars. I think if the fork lowers were black it would look alright.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/4629A4A0-1D96-41CD-A6BA-0B45909FA153_zpszm0njfmz.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/4629A4A0-1D96-41CD-A6BA-0B45909FA153_zpszm0njfmz.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/0306268D-9B15-49EB-AEB7-82A10BFAB68B_zpsqskqhorf.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0306268D-9B15-49EB-AEB7-82A10BFAB68B_zpsqskqhorf.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/F5DD7DD3-B316-464A-8D89-4DEC49D3055B_zpsitnsg7wf.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/F5DD7DD3-B316-464A-8D89-4DEC49D3055B_zpsitnsg7wf.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/FA09F126-AF3D-4F80-B848-342EB20628F4_zpsaygsn6fk.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FA09F126-AF3D-4F80-B848-342EB20628F4_zpsaygsn6fk.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/EC08B73E-4865-4D35-8DAD-69056C0DD57B_zpsnjbxkffo.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/EC08B73E-4865-4D35-8DAD-69056C0DD57B_zpsnjbxkffo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: master on April 02, 2015, 12:04:51 AM
Better already! I'd just ride it as is for a while.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 02, 2015, 02:21:21 AM
Yeah, I don't mind the forks at all, was mainly the bars, looking good now.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 02, 2015, 06:02:40 AM
https://instagram.com/p/0-MOf8ASl3/

Arrived in Rocamadour today. Fuck loads of climbing windy roads. At least the weather is good
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 02, 2015, 08:19:01 AM
I've barely ridden at all since nov because SNOWPOCALYPSE and its been freezing for months but heres my chinese bike atm.

(https://36.media.tumblr.com/6a234749901fd99e823e685dcb9aff65/tumblr_nm6n2mFBrM1qawll4o2_1280.png)
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/774403fcb27ddd7fd3dbf3d555592623/tumblr_nm6n2mFBrM1qawll4o1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 02, 2015, 11:14:50 AM
Is that Campaglio shifters with Shumungo bits?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 02, 2015, 11:32:58 AM
yes it is. I have a jtek shiftmate so i can run campy 10sp brifters x shimano 10sp everything else. http://jtekengineering.com/?page_id=18

did it because campy ergonomics are way better, and surprisingly, campy brifters are significantly cheaper than their shimano counterparts. they're also rebuildable (generally speaking)

you can also run campy levers with one more gear than your shimano shifters if you route the cable differently, or two less routed normally. as in, 11sp campy brifters will shift 10sp shimano kit with alternate cable routing or 9sp shimano with normal cable routing. same thing with 10sp brifters like i have. 9speed with alternate routing, or 8 clamped normally. this is great for a cheap cx bike coz u can use old (hella cheap) 8 & 9 sp mtb cassettes. my winter/beater bike has campy10 to shimano9 with hubbub routing and it works mint.

info if you're gonna do any of that:
http://www.cxmagazine.com/shimano-campagnolo-ergopower-compatibility
http://www.hubbubcustom.com/articles_ergopower.html
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 02, 2015, 12:10:53 PM
 ;D(http://i.imgur.com/IfFEqXgl.jpg)

Boom. Only ridden it for about five minutes. Need to sort the gears out properly at work.

Its a FM011. Bought via eBay. £310 posted and then £33 at customs.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 02, 2015, 01:04:58 PM
Did the back wheel stay in the right place?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 02, 2015, 02:13:30 PM
one hell of a headtube on that mofo

fwiw as I've mentioned this before. my 066 is going on 12-13000km now. i trust that frame as much or more than any other bike I've ridden.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 02, 2015, 04:12:26 PM
Its a 58cm. Im 6'2" and its got a 110mm stem on it. Took it out for an hour and a half this evening. My back wheel popped out pulling away from a junction. Could have sworn I'd tightened it up. Other than that its been fine. Hit a pot hole coming down a hill and nearly shit myself.

Tom, mine had the proper guide things. So the outer cables but up against the stops in the frame and only the inners go through the frame. They included some guide things that let outers through but obvs didn't use those.

Going to pick up a 105 group set over summer along with some deep drop bars. Thinking the fizik ones.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 02, 2015, 05:19:57 PM
Just saw one of these with 105, looked great.

http://i.imgur.com/IV9nt7s.jpg
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 02, 2015, 06:05:20 PM
yeah i mean its not a big deal if you're tall, head tube just looks crazy long thats all. what is it, like 180 or 200mm?

ritchey make some real nice looking classic drops. thats something i really want for my bike too but my options are limited coz I'm all about that narrow bar life. teh fiziks look sweet though.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 03, 2015, 06:27:48 AM
Just saw one of these with 105, looked great.

http://i.imgur.com/IV9nt7s.jpg

There is a lot wrong with that bike.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 03, 2015, 07:06:51 AM
Oh I know, set up by some numpty on reddit but parts wise it looks decent for a budget build. He was arguing in favour of the bar angle lolz.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 03, 2015, 07:43:10 AM
Looks like he wanted modern shaped bars.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 03, 2015, 08:54:58 AM
i see so many classic shape bars setup like that with flat ramps. so gross.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 04, 2015, 09:03:08 AM
Got a proper ride on it today. Its fast and stiff. Need to adjust my brakes, gears and tru my wheels though...
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 05, 2015, 02:05:00 PM
I went for a road ride this morning and as I'm riding up to a red light I slow down and get ready to stop. I could swear I had unclipped but apparently I hadn't because as I stopped I slowly fell over like an idiot and couldn't put my foot down.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 05, 2015, 03:26:19 PM
shit happens

teh other day i was riding my bike with clips and straps and i forgot i wasn't on clipless so when i went to dismount i barely got my DS foot out and just about dislocated my left knee with my foot still strapped in. directly in front of the huge bay windows of the bike shop.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 06, 2015, 11:20:03 AM
Staying with a friend in Fiegac now and went for a ride without all my panniers and luggage. Fucking hell I've gotten quick on an unloaded bike. Fucking destroyed hills and all in this hot weather
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 06, 2015, 02:48:49 PM
I live on a coastal plain so the terrain 40 miles in every direction is almost completely flat. It also means that it is almost always pretty windy. Not ideal for road riding. The only climbs around are the bridges that cross the bays and those that connect the barrier islands to the mainland. A few are quite steep. Today was windy as fuck even by our standards and I caught a mean tail wind riding up and, more importantly, down one of the steepest bridges, I was going fast as fuck. I must have hit 60-65mph. It was terrifying. Easily one of the scariest things I've done on a bike. I'm glad I'm rolling on 35s because those roads are not smooth.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 06, 2015, 03:05:41 PM
Creaky seat post  :'(
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on April 07, 2015, 03:26:56 AM
make sure you have the saddle clamped tight. my POS china carbon post (the same one i think) made so much noise if i didn't torque it to hell
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 08, 2015, 03:37:57 AM
It definitely wasnt the seatpost guts. I slathered the post in grease, put it back in the frame but it still creaked. A bit of bedtime googling told me that regular grease and carbon is a big no no because it can make it swell. In the morning I checked it and the creakiness has gone. Took it out and wiped off all the grease and did the same to the frame. The creak was still gone. Hurrah!

Tl;Dr
It creaked, I greased it, it doesn't creak.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 08, 2015, 05:41:36 AM
Whack some carbon paste in there!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on April 08, 2015, 11:42:08 AM
Stopped to check everything over while doing a loop of sherwood pines this morning.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/55AAFEF9-2098-45AF-91BC-4E6916ADB4CE_zpsclumx20t.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/55AAFEF9-2098-45AF-91BC-4E6916ADB4CE_zpsclumx20t.jpg.html)

Rides really well, although the forks could do with an oil change I think so that will be on the cards when I get back from Sweden in a couple of weeks. Off to Cannock on Friday as well.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 08, 2015, 02:31:17 PM
Looking good!

Tom, I used mucoffs carbon grease originally.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 09, 2015, 02:54:42 AM
The "carbon gripper" stuff? That is fine to have in there. It has little bits of something in there so you don't have to torque the parts as much and they will still grip. My Chinese post that came with the frame had some texture on it already, though, you would be able to get away without using the paste if yours is the same.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 09, 2015, 03:23:03 AM
In Estaing now. Weather is superb. 20 degrees every day.

Smashed the climb to Conques yesterday. As an Irishman I'm not too used to this heat yet. Maybe I'm fucked for Italy in the summertime lol.

Fucking stoked I see fighter jets tearing through the valleys every day here. Defiantly a treat for me.

Threw up a few more pics on Instagram if anyone's interested. @hugh356
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 11, 2015, 02:31:06 PM
The "carbon gripper" stuff? That is fine to have in there. It has little bits of something in there so you don't have to torque the parts as much and they will still grip. My Chinese post that came with the frame had some texture on it already, though, you would be able to get away without using the paste if yours is the same.

Yeah the post did have the grippy stuff but I figured I was meant to use the carbon gripper anyway..

In Estaing now. Weather is superb. 20 degrees every day.

Smashed the climb to Conques yesterday. As an Irishman I'm not too used to this heat yet. Maybe I'm fucked for Italy in the summertime lol.

Fucking stoked I see fighter jets tearing through the valleys every day here. Defiantly a treat for me.

Threw up a few more pics on Instagram if anyone's interested. @hugh356

Isn't it @hughc356? Looks mega. Need to get a touring rig together.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: joelite44 on April 11, 2015, 03:24:59 PM
Last pic of my mtb in working mode (actually had a flat for this picture). Had the chain/derraileur/hanger snap off the other day to my luck.
(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l195/joelite44/961780_10153678286379829_335535782_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 12, 2015, 10:55:32 AM
The "carbon gripper" stuff? That is fine to have in there. It has little bits of something in there so you don't have to torque the parts as much and they will still grip. My Chinese post that came with the frame had some texture on it already, though, you would be able to get away without using the paste if yours is the same.

Yeah the post did have the grippy stuff but I figured I was meant to use the carbon gripper anyway..

In Estaing now. Weather is superb. 20 degrees every day.

Smashed the climb to Conques yesterday. As an Irishman I'm not too used to this heat yet. Maybe I'm fucked for Italy in the summertime lol.

Fucking stoked I see fighter jets tearing through the valleys every day here. Defiantly a treat for me.

Threw up a few more pics on Instagram if anyone's interested. @hugh356

Isn't it @hughc356? Looks mega. Need to get a touring rig together.

Fuck your right. I blame fatigue haha
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 12, 2015, 11:00:15 AM
Few more pics up there.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 12, 2015, 05:09:17 PM
I can't wait to get back on the bike. I promise you benders a picture of me doing a wheelie at the top of the Salad Cobra by the end of the year.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 12, 2015, 05:09:31 PM
Sa Colabra
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: dude... on April 13, 2015, 03:50:57 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7120/7550674026_2f5a827610_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 13, 2015, 06:28:04 AM
Speaking of snakes I ran over one on the hard shoulder today and the wheel threw him up onto the pedals/my bare legs.

I fucking hate snakes. Stopped about 500m up the road and nearly cried. Fuck snakes.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on April 13, 2015, 06:39:52 AM
Speaking of snakes I ran over one on the hard shoulder today and the wheel threw him up onto the pedals/my bare legs.

I fucking hate snakes. Stopped about 500m up the road and nearly cried. Fuck snakes.

Obligatory Australian comment about you and your pussy encounter with a pussy snake because it isn't an Australian fuck you up (but will leave you alone if you don't try to hurt it or some stupid shit) venomous snake.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 13, 2015, 07:08:34 AM
Ohh if I were in Australia if probably be dead by now. I left my bike resting against a hedge a few days back and knocked a nest of spiders into my pannier. Had to dump everything out in the middle of the road to seperate the mess lol
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on April 13, 2015, 10:54:26 AM
Did the first MTB Marathon of the year yesterday, the dude in front of me got blown off the hill and broke his neck. Grim.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: dude... on April 13, 2015, 07:15:27 PM
yeah carn harden up princess
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Zoidberg on April 14, 2015, 02:45:46 PM
(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/photo%201-27.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/photo%201-27.jpg.html)

(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/photo%202-26.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/photo%202-26.jpg.html)

(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/photo%203-17.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/photo%203-17.jpg.html)

first time my bikes been clean for longer than a day all year.

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Zoidberg on April 14, 2015, 05:06:01 PM
In other news, if you want to see how bad the bbc are nowadays, 'inside harley street' was on bbc2 last night at 9 so you can see it on the iplayer.

Anyway, Sot, the bicycle courier they talk to, is on the same fleet as me. So that's my job. Plus, when Robski comes out of the lab when they're talking to Sot at one point, Robski is rocking one of my alley cat posters in his bag. Swag.

If you do watch it, 80 miles is a bit pfffffffffff. like the big man says it's not unusual but that's not erryday.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 15, 2015, 12:51:31 AM
Went to Marseille today. What a fucking mad place. People don't obey traffic laws, scooters driving on the footpaths and breaking lights. Would love to come back on a BMX or chopped flat bar road bike. Everyone's car is shit so you can clip them with your barends and no one cares.

Roads are shit though. That being said I gave the Surly a good trashing. Probably shouldn't have but I got lost in the moment a bit.

Ended up sleeping on the beach. Sweet
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 15, 2015, 03:06:10 AM
Marseille is sketchy as fuck. Fun city but keep your wits about you, especially sleeping on the beach, lot of sketchy North Africans about. There was 7 years ago anyway.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 15, 2015, 06:18:21 AM
Yeah I noticed. Had no troubles though. Fucked off to the outskirts for sleeping. In La Ciotat at the moment. Loads of fucking climbing today. Got 2 new tyres today as well. 26 x 2.0 schwalabe marathons. Should allow me to slay some single track as I see fit
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on April 15, 2015, 09:47:17 AM
Yeah I noticed. Had no troubles though. Fucked off to the outskirts for sleeping. In La Ciotat at the moment. Loads of fucking climbing today. Got 2 new tyres today as well. 26 x 2.0 schwalabe marathons. Should allow me to slay some single track as I see fit

Seems like a fun trip. How are you navigating? Im planning a long bike tour next Spring and GPS or not is the main bone of contention so far. Also, are you wild camping in France or finding one of the many campsites each night?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 15, 2015, 12:29:18 PM
I had a really bad road map that I used for a while but have recently been using an app called maps.me where you download the sections you need and can view them offline.

For the first while before I got to the coast I navigated using the sun and just figured aslong as I was going south I was good. You get pretty lost but it's all an adventure I guess.

Yeah wild camping nearly every night. I've slept in a few pretty crazy places. A graveyard, 2 different caves, under an old rowing boat. I have been using tinder recently but they're usually a bit hesitant to let you stay the night. Good for a shower though!

If I wanted to find a campsite i could every night. They're everywhere. They cost about €5 if you have your own tent. I stayed in one once but only cause it was pissing rain and I was miserable. €5 and I had a spot of land, electric hook up and washing facilities. Got invited into a caravan that was parked up by a french lad and his missus and given a home cooked dinner and was sent on my way in the morning with a pound of cured duck fillet. You meet the nicest people on a bike tour!

If you've anymore questions just ask! I'd love to answer them
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on April 15, 2015, 05:43:36 PM
Keep the posts coming hugh!

I knocked 6 1/2 minutes off my 30ish mile loop tonight, riding in the warm beats cold sunday starts hands down.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on April 15, 2015, 05:58:49 PM
Yeah my average speeds have gone up since the sun decided to come out, actually enjoying road biking again at the minute haha
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on April 16, 2015, 02:25:51 AM
I had a really bad road map that I used for a while but have recently been using an app called maps.me where you download the sections you need and can view them offline.

For the first while before I got to the coast I navigated using the sun and just figured aslong as I was going south I was good. You get pretty lost but it's all an adventure I guess.

Yeah wild camping nearly every night. I've slept in a few pretty crazy places. A graveyard, 2 different caves, under an old rowing boat. I have been using tinder recently but they're usually a bit hesitant to let you stay the night. Good for a shower though!

If I wanted to find a campsite i could every night. They're everywhere. They cost about €5 if you have your own tent. I stayed in one once but only cause it was pissing rain and I was miserable. €5 and I had a spot of land, electric hook up and washing facilities. Got invited into a caravan that was parked up by a french lad and his missus and given a home cooked dinner and was sent on my way in the morning with a pound of cured duck fillet. You meet the nicest people on a bike tour!

If you've anymore questions just ask! I'd love to answer them

Yeah keep the updates coming, sounds like youre having fun. Tried warmshowers.org? You may have better luck than Tinder! Ive been looking at using my phone of a small tablet instead to save weight etc. I can see how using maps and asking people can lead to more serendipitous discoveries, though. My initial plan is to cycle from nothern Spain, through France, the Alps, and head east through to Bulgaria.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 16, 2015, 04:11:44 AM
I deffo wanna do some touring next year, maaaaaaaan.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on April 16, 2015, 09:09:17 AM
How do you touring dudes feel about the Surly ECR?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 16, 2015, 11:00:10 AM
That's like a touring version of the Krampus right? I'm all for it. I plan of getting either a Krampus/ECR or a Crosscheck with 29" 'monstercross' tyres on it when I get back home. Do some bike packing around ireland.

Today was a nice one. Went from Toulon to Sainte-Maxime. Was overcast so I'm not a panting ball of sweat at the end of the day. Some nice climbs up along the coast and even managed a quick swim. Sitting in McDonalds now having a coffee.

I eat like a freaking horse now though. Kept track of what I ate today and it's as follows:

1 large baguette
12 eggs
1 litre milk
2 avocados
1 large tomato
1 red pepper
1 onion
8 bananas
2 chicken breast
x2 130g cans tuna
4 coffees
6 33cl beers
200g chocolate
2 croissants
4 apples
200g peanut butter
Big bag of salted peanuts

Everything cooked and also avocados are drenched in olive oil


And I'll probably have half a kilo of pasta and a jar of sundried tomatoes before I go to bed. And still I wake up hungry lol.

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 16, 2015, 11:11:25 AM
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Yeah keep the updates coming, sounds like youre having fun. Tried warmshowers.org? You may have better luck than Tinder! Ive been looking at using my phone of a small tablet instead to save weight etc. I can see how using maps and asking people can lead to more serendipitous discoveries, though. My initial plan is to cycle from nothern Spain, through France, the Alps, and head east through to Bulgaria.

Haven't used warm showers yet. My biggest regret is not getting a french SIM card so I could use 3G. I'll get one when I get to Italy for sure though. Would be nice to have a constant internet connection for that stuff instead of having to hunt down a Wifi spot. France seems to be lacking in the free wifi department. McDonalds is always good though. And you can use their bathrooms to clean yourself up a bit.

I considered bringing my laptop with me but I'm glad I didn't. My phone is more than enough.  Once you have a decent enough phone you should be alright. I'm using an iPhone 6 and it's great.

How do you plan to keep all your electronics charged? I'm using a Shimano Dynamo with a Supernova The Plug 3 usb topcap. Works really well in flat areas. Places with a lot of climbing I struggle to keep a constant speed so it doesn't charge.

Keep the questions coming!

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 16, 2015, 11:29:51 AM
6 33cl beers

Necessary.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 16, 2015, 05:13:23 PM
Hugh, are you riding clipped in or on flats?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on April 16, 2015, 07:07:42 PM
All of that makes sense, except for, an entire dozen eggs?!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 16, 2015, 08:26:41 PM
(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/photo%201-27.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/photo%201-27.jpg.html)

first time my bikes been clean for longer than a day all year.

What's on your top tube?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 17, 2015, 03:21:07 AM
Hugh, are you riding clipped in or on flats?
Flats. Trail mixes to be precise.
All of that makes sense, except for, an entire dozen eggs?!

8 fried for breakfast. Hard boil 4 while I'm eating breakfast to eat for lunch. I like eggs
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Zoidberg on April 17, 2015, 06:49:34 AM
(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/photo%201-27.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/photo%201-27.jpg.html)

first time my bikes been clean for longer than a day all year.

What's on your top tube?

Gaffa tape.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on April 17, 2015, 08:33:12 AM
8 fried for breakfast. Hard boil 4 while I'm eating breakfast to eat for lunch. I like eggs

Don't get me wrong, eggs are pretty staple, but DAMN
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Zoidberg on April 17, 2015, 09:51:10 AM
You must be farting a hole in the ozone layer.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 17, 2015, 10:37:41 AM
How many eggs a day is too many? Farts are pretty bad alright. At least no one has to share a tent with me haha
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 17, 2015, 10:38:39 AM
I'm in Cannes now btw. I've never seen so many 'my dick is bigger than yours' boats before. Holy fuck
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 18, 2015, 07:05:43 AM
Just took my bike around the Monaco F1 track. Even overtook an F50. Granted it was in slow traffic
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on April 18, 2015, 11:51:10 AM
How many eggs a day is too many? Farts are pretty bad alright. At least no one has to share a tent with me haha
I used to eat 10-12 a day when I was doing a no carb thing. Now I average about 2 dozen a week. Eggs are such a versatile and healthy food. I mostly just throw a fried egg on top of every meal.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 18, 2015, 06:44:25 PM
I love eggs and eat them every day but 2 dozen a week is a lot.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 19, 2015, 03:04:48 AM
I probably eat about 3 eggs a day. They're great.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on April 19, 2015, 06:17:40 AM
I managed to get a couple of rides in before going away last week, sherwood pines & Cannock for the first time.

Cannock highlighted an issue with the forks which I initially thought was a loose headset, I've got a rattling when the fork is under very light load & some slight movement on the stansion which is making me think the bushings are a little worn. Got my eyes on a lightly used set of lowers so I can just swap out the lowers & see if that solves it.

Photo from the cafe at Cannock
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0473_zps7sodsvko.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0473_zps7sodsvko.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on April 19, 2015, 07:35:07 AM
What did you reckon to Cannock? Second half after the bridge and road is my favourite bit.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on April 19, 2015, 07:53:57 AM
What did you reckon to Cannock? Second half after the bridge and road is my favourite bit.

Loved it, no way I'll be going to pines again. I need to improve my fitness considerably as I was dead after both loops. The alpine suits the downhill far better than any climbs!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on April 19, 2015, 01:21:55 PM
I only really like the last two descents of the monkey trail (m7 or something, and lower cliff) before you head back over the railway and back onto follow the dog, find the rest of it kinda boring with more climbing/pedalling than fun bits. It's not bad for a quick spin though.

I'm thinking of getting a lightweight xc bike for getting the miles in, maybe a Canyon or something. Question is, do I go 650b or 29er? Or cash in on a cheaper 26" model? I'm only 5'9" with a 29" inside leg so a bit worried about standover and a decent seat-bar drop on a 29er.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 19, 2015, 01:46:52 PM
I've got a week in may booked to see my parents in France. They're about 45 minutes outside of Limoges. I'll be bringing the road bike. Its not like it's cycling mecca or anything but should get some decent rides in.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on April 21, 2015, 02:25:40 AM
Yeh upper and lower cliff descents are great, for me there is far too much climbing on the monkey to make it enjoyable. Next time I go by myself I'll just do a couple of loops of follow the dog.

Planning a couple of days at bike park Wales in July hopefully.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 23, 2015, 03:30:18 PM
Fairdale have released their framesets (http://fairdalebikes.com/2015/04/new-stufffff/).

(http://i.imgur.com/or2c7IDh.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 24, 2015, 02:12:34 AM
Are people into Fairdale? Seems a bit fake to me.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 24, 2015, 02:44:16 AM
That orange Fairdale road frame seemed sweet for the price.

Just got this 853 Brian Rourke and all the parts off eBay for £510, fucking bargain.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTE5NVgxNjAw/z/LMcAAOSwstxVL6nr/$_57.JPG)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 24, 2015, 01:12:12 PM
Just arrived in Pisa. Spent 4 days in Genoa with an Argentinian chick I met so I'm ready to do some more miles. Might go to Corsica and Sardinia.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on April 24, 2015, 01:39:38 PM
Just arrived in Pisa. Spent 4 days in Genoa with an Argentinian chick I met so I'm ready to do some more miles. Might go to Corsica and Sardinia.

Anal?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 24, 2015, 04:48:07 PM
No but she sucks dick like a champ
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 24, 2015, 06:51:35 PM
What is generally considered light, medium and heavy as far as road bike alloy wheelsets weight?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 24, 2015, 07:36:23 PM
1000g is light (as fuck), 1500g is normal, 1800+ is heavy. Most training wheels will be around 1600g and sturdy.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 24, 2015, 07:37:37 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on April 25, 2015, 02:18:48 AM
Need some new tyres in 25c flavour. GP4000's or something else?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 25, 2015, 01:16:04 PM
Deffo gp4000, only good tire that doesn't get shredded in a month. Challenge are good but pricy.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on April 26, 2015, 05:29:12 AM
Recomendation for Vredenstein stires, were cheap on Ribble for a while.

Here is my bicycle atop the south downs

(https://igcdn-photos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/11116606_802020676518670_551669867_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on April 26, 2015, 11:53:23 AM
haha Hugh sounds like you're living the dream at the minute, well jealous.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 26, 2015, 06:05:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NWyp6Pil.jpg)

Chopped my steerer, fitted a chain catcher and swapped my brake routing the right way round. Just waiting on some Conti 4000SII's to arrive from rose.de.

Got one of Merlin's new plain white jerseys as well. My nips are dark enough to see through it...
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 27, 2015, 03:21:45 AM
Just had a good weekend in the Lakes, did all the passes over 2 days. Was an organised tour thing so pretty slow paced, regrouping after all the climbs sucked, especially when I was the first one up them all and having to wait 20mins in the freezing wind each time. 32% final climb up Hardknott was brutal, I had the legs to do it but some fucking spackers in a Range Rover were right next to me so I couldn't zig zag and had to walk the last 100m, so annoying.

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on April 27, 2015, 07:46:53 AM
Need some new tyres in 25c flavour. GP4000's or something else?

Specy has a Buy One Get One deal going. I picked up a pair of sworks turbo's for $55. Actually really loving these tires and I will buy them again for sure. Supple, great grip, but they are wearing noticeably fast. I would be shocked to get 2k miles out of them.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 27, 2015, 10:04:02 AM
Funny you should say that Tom as I crashed hard today and also think I may have gotten crabs.

12 chainring inflicted puncture wounds to the back of my right leg, 8 of which needed stitches. Took all the skin off the top of my index finger, middle finger, and 4 knuckles on my right hand and lost a lot of skin on my right knee. Fucking gnarly road rash
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 27, 2015, 10:04:42 AM
But that being said the doctor was sound and didn't charge me a cent!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on April 27, 2015, 12:51:52 PM
What the hell were you doing that ended up in such a devastating crash?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 27, 2015, 01:28:01 PM
Going fairly quickly on a decent and hit a pothole, foot slipped off the pedal and got sort of dragged under the bottom bracket. Fish tailed and dropped the bike and slid a few feet on cheese grater style pavement. Was on the middle front ring so the big chainring was free to dig into my leg.

The top of my shoe is completely worn through so good thing I wasn't dumb enough to go barefoot or else i wouldn't have and toes left.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 27, 2015, 03:21:22 PM
Funny you should say that Tom as I crashed hard today and also think I may have gotten crabs.

12 chainring inflicted puncture wounds to the back of my right leg, 8 of which needed stitches. Took all the skin off the top of my index finger, middle finger, and 4 knuckles on my right hand and lost a lot of skin on my right knee. Fucking gnarly road rash

Well that's a bit shit. Hope you heal quick. Did you ride to the nearest hospital?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 27, 2015, 03:38:35 PM
Nope. Picked up the bike and dragged it onto the footpath. A nearby traffic warden gave me a lift to a clinic. I've been riding with a french guy for the last couple of days and he waited at the scene with our bikes. Got all patched up and the same warden waited for me and gave me a lift back again. Cool guy. Wouldn't accept money even though I think I bled all over his car

Did about 30km afterwards and had no difficulty. Bit sore now but it should pass soon enough.  I've got a bottle of Chianti Classico to help

The show must go on.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Bink on April 27, 2015, 06:07:55 PM
I managed to get a couple of rides in before going away last week, sherwood pines & Cannock for the first time.

Cannock highlighted an issue with the forks which I initially thought was a loose headset, I've got a rattling when the fork is under very light load & some slight movement on the stansion which is making me think the bushings are a little worn. Got my eyes on a lightly used set of lowers so I can just swap out the lowers & see if that solves it.

Photo from the cafe at Cannock
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0473_zps7sodsvko.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0473_zps7sodsvko.jpg.html)

You may want to route the front hose inside the fork leg. It offers better strike protection and it's "proper" so you won't be harassed by the PinkBike crowd.

I'm not a fan of Orange frames, but that thing looks pretty good. For some reason, I think I'd like it even better if the front triangle were pink, too.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: dude... on April 27, 2015, 07:02:29 PM
not a bike pic but i went mountain biking with a work colleague yesterday, to some trails up in the hills. was pretty fun. uphills suck balls, but downhills flowing fast through berms and stuff was real fun. different experience for me, took a bit of getting used to how you can just monster truck the shit out of rocks and stuff on an mtb
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on April 28, 2015, 11:46:30 AM
I managed to get a couple of rides in before going away last week, sherwood pines & Cannock for the first time.

Cannock highlighted an issue with the forks which I initially thought was a loose headset, I've got a rattling when the fork is under very light load & some slight movement on the stansion which is making me think the bushings are a little worn. Got my eyes on a lightly used set of lowers so I can just swap out the lowers & see if that solves it.

Photo from the cafe at Cannock
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0473_zps7sodsvko.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0473_zps7sodsvko.jpg.html)

You may want to route the front hose inside the fork leg. It offers better strike protection and it's "proper" so you won't be harassed by the PinkBike crowd.

I'm not a fan of Orange frames, but that thing looks pretty good. For some reason, I think I'd like it even better if the front triangle were pink, too.

Thanks dude, didn't even think about the cable routing,I'll rectify that.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on April 30, 2015, 07:57:02 AM
Going to Corsica tomorrow. 2000m climbs here I come!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on May 02, 2015, 01:43:11 PM
Hugh, who is David Ryan and is he special needs?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on May 02, 2015, 05:04:54 PM
I saw this on the radavist and thought it was awesome:
(http://theradavist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Paul_Black_Cat_Monster_Cross-1-1335x890.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on May 02, 2015, 10:17:00 PM
Yeah, loved that thing as soon as I saw it.  The brake / shift setup is super weird and awesome.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on May 03, 2015, 07:10:44 AM
Hugh, who is David Ryan and is he special needs?

He's my cousin. And no haha I think he just misses me. I have him blocked on everything but instagram and I think it shows
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Post by: Trail-Boss on May 03, 2015, 10:14:17 AM
I have too many bikes now but I ride my road bike the most.
2013 Giant TCR Adv Sl... Its got a Campagnolo chorus group on it now.

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/e15/11049384_910629622290850_1690396171_n.jpg)

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xap1/t51.2885-15/e15/927759_1415317318778157_1117635549_n.jpg)

I have a Fairdale weekender setup for commuting/touring
xt/dura ace 1x10 with mostly thomson parts
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xap1/t51.2885-15/e15/10787757_294307644112510_1451306270_n.jpg)

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpf1/t51.2885-15/e15/10632167_335307366628989_1181110646_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on May 08, 2015, 02:57:02 PM
Corsica is a beautiful place but sucks for cycle touring. Mountain range after mountain range in 28 degree heat. Going to Sardinia tomorrow though.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on May 08, 2015, 03:07:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NAj7jKH.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on May 08, 2015, 03:16:45 PM
She's a beaut.

I rode Cannock again this morning. Was only a quick ride so only did follow the dog. Love the last few sections, fast and flowing with some drops which really suits the alpine 160.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 08, 2015, 03:42:54 PM
what frame is that brule? feather???

its been like 70+ degrees the past week (lol wut new england?) so I've finally gotten back riding proper. nice to be back at it. i feel so good on my bike this year too. very pumped on my mileage from last yr and how my physiology has changed.

from yesterdays ride:
(https://41.media.tumblr.com/197ecda113b004227d8e0fb852177bfc/tumblr_no1t4fvI8q1spov1no1_540.jpg)

I've also been somewhat successfully been piecing together everything for a randonneur/adventure bike to accompany my road bike so i can stop brutalizing myself riding the china crabonz offroad and on my longass rides. gonna be something like a fast as fuck version of trail-boss' Faildale. I'm so stoked for it and hopefully ill have some pics for y'all soon. someone give me ideas of how to get it painted.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on May 08, 2015, 03:58:45 PM
It's an 853 Brian Rourke, eBay bargain.

Was hoping to get out for a long one tomorrow but it's absolutely hammering it down.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 08, 2015, 04:23:43 PM
wow nice.

was it an off the peg frame or an unwanted custom? looks long too.. 56x58ish?? whats the geo if you can be bothered? sorry i jsut love to nerd out on that shit

also, one last series of questions... that a fabric saddle? what shape? do you like it?

lovin it tho. that ultegra kit looks good on anything...
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on May 08, 2015, 05:51:23 PM
It's 56 x 56. Not sure if it was a custom, very possible due to the sloping top tube, they're usually level. Yep, Fabric saddle, it's middle width, middle padding, feels great and a good price too.

Ultegra is like one of those weird girls who is sexy in a way you can't really figure out.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on May 09, 2015, 09:12:38 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/NAj7jKH.jpg)

That is right nice. I'm after a steel 2nd bike, would love something like that but for the money I want to spend i'll probs end up with an Equilibrium if I can find one.

Finally put my 25mm tyre's on after sticking with my 23mm for years.. Changed my life.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on May 09, 2015, 10:50:47 AM
Keep an eye on eBay man, this was 510 with a 105 groupset, so once I flog that it'll have been just over 300 all in, bargain.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on May 09, 2015, 11:09:54 AM
Have you posted that somewhere else? I feel like I've seen it before
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on May 09, 2015, 11:22:51 AM
Possibly on LFGSS.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: InTheWoods on May 12, 2015, 11:47:18 AM
New MTB. So much fun!

(http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb12224096/p5pb12224096.jpg)

Here's a POV of my first full day on it.

https://youtu.be/VdPmt-X8WCo
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on May 12, 2015, 12:21:13 PM
Have you posted that somewhere else? I feel like I've seen it before
I saw it on reddit
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on May 12, 2015, 05:37:11 PM
Nice one InTheWoods! looks like a well fun bike.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on May 13, 2015, 09:53:34 AM
Someone posted a company who made these sexy ass brazed steel stems on here before. Anyone remember who they were?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on May 13, 2015, 05:53:23 PM
https://instagram.com/feathercycles/

Feather makes stems sometimes. He also pisses himself when he tries to fart after we've rode over a few mountains.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on May 17, 2015, 12:45:38 PM
You may want to route the front hose inside the fork leg. It offers better strike protection and it's "proper" so you won't be harassed by the PinkBike crowd.

Let the Pink Bike ninnies say what they want. I route all cables outside the fork leg because the chances of landing on your hose at precisely the right spot to damage the hose are almost nothing. the chance that your zip tie will break and allow the hose to get hooked on a tire lug and sucked into the wheel, ripping the hose out of the brake caliper, are much higher. i will take my chances with the former and avoid the latter.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 17, 2015, 07:59:48 PM
Someone posted a company who made these sexy ass brazed steel stems on here before. Anyone remember who they were?

Eric @ Winter

http://www.winterbicycles.com/gallery/stems/
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 17, 2015, 08:02:07 PM
also scored this sweet suntour derailleur at the coop the other day

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/b29f2faa51d48ec2b0f6706b9524604c/tumblr_noish1Iz941spov1no1_540.png)

came with sweet red ano jockey wheels with sealed bearings. shit is slick. and super freakin light. like lighter than a modern record or red22 dangler.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on May 18, 2015, 11:59:27 AM
In France at the moment. Short ride today.

(http://i.imgur.com/ygg5T7Wl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zWwEPTXl.jpg)

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on May 18, 2015, 01:40:18 PM
Do we all strava, i've started remembering to turn it on recently. https://www.strava.com/athletes/scunny
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on May 18, 2015, 03:07:06 PM
Do we all strava, i've started remembering to turn it on recently. https://www.strava.com/athletes/scunny

Added. Here's mine. Not added a whole lot.
https://www.strava.com/athletes/5483290?utm_source=top-nav (https://www.strava.com/athletes/5483290?utm_source=top-nav)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on May 18, 2015, 04:08:22 PM
dragged my heavy-ass touring bike up 2500 feet of elevation according to MapMyRide) for 40 miles of west Austin nieghborhood roads today. This bike is fun on gravel trails, carries momentum well on decents, and is comfy for commuting. but it climbs like pallet of bricks.  time for a proper road bike?

sceneic overlook on HWY 360. you can barely make out the city skyline in the background.
(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/mack_turtle/bikes/20150518_115456_zpsd5rtry49.jpg)

I have long fantasized about climbing up these little trails along this highway to the cliffs above the road. I finally did it and it turns out that these are not really trails at all but ruts formed by rain water. gave me a good overlook of the Pennyback Bridge.
(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/mack_turtle/bikes/20150518_120101_zpsnt5ufcd7.jpg)

this is the start of a good set of tan lines. see rule #7 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#7)
(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/mack_turtle/bikes/20150518_151206_zpspechudys.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on May 19, 2015, 03:02:51 AM
God you should see my tan lines. Shameful.

Been back in mainland Italy for 2 days now. Currently in the Italian Air Force Museum checking out all the sweet planes. Right by the lake too.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on May 19, 2015, 02:38:18 PM
What bars are those Jonathan?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on May 19, 2015, 05:32:45 PM
The cool thing about working for a family owned IBD is the crazy old stuff we find in our warehouses. Today we found a few sets of Look pedals which we managed to date back to 1985-87 as their first ever clipless mountain bike pedals. And we found three Campag bottom brackets from the 1980's that come in strange presentation type cases. One was Athena and I can't remember the other names.

The other week it was a set of brand new in box Koda alloy cranks from the 90's that used to come on Cannondales.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on May 19, 2015, 06:37:41 PM
What bars are those Jonathan?

Salsa Cowbell 2. just enough flare to get your hands out wide for rough stuff, but still handles like a regular road bar.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on May 20, 2015, 04:39:40 PM
The cool thing about working for a family owned IBD is the crazy old stuff we find in our warehouses. Today we found a few sets of Look pedals which we managed to date back to 1985-87 as their first ever clipless mountain bike pedals. And we found three Campag bottom brackets from the 1980's that come in strange presentation type cases. One was Athena and I can't remember the other names.

The other week it was a set of brand new in box Koda alloy cranks from the 90's that used to come on Cannondales.

Coda Magic cranks? Worth a few quid those bad boys.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 23, 2015, 03:33:21 PM
it lives again
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/a9cfe431af237ded322c6a34e30ad235/tumblr_notkr1RpQb1spmndjo1_1280.png)

my proudest parts bin creation yet
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on May 25, 2015, 12:12:24 PM
(https://igcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/11283165_1432926333693069_993284330_n.jpg)

Solo post-work ride
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on May 26, 2015, 01:47:37 PM
We had Wilier round at work today so I took this Zero 9 out for a couple of miles. Think I preferred it to my CAAD 10 but I'm in for a proper bike fit next month so hopefully that will put this to the back of my mind!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/6EE9203F-5D4A-4CA5-A2AB-68C5DBF3C585_zpsxletz19m.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on May 28, 2015, 07:50:28 AM
I built a Mortirolo years back and absolutely loved that bike. My Focus is great but if I were to build something new up it would probably be a Zero.7. I love me some Wilier
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: InTheWoods on May 31, 2015, 08:31:26 PM
My new clunker/cruiser bike I built up today. Total investment $25.

It features 2x6 Shunmanotour drivetrain, coil spring suspended leather seat, and FACEPLANT shifters (patent pending).

(http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb12292942/p5pb12292942.jpg)

(http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb12292941/p5pb12292941.jpg)

(http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb12292940/p5pb12292940.jpg)

(http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb12292937/p5pb12292937.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on May 31, 2015, 09:34:59 PM
sweeeet.

but we need foot-out wicked skiddin' action shots

a la
(http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/vintage-retro-classic/236787d1172001655-skid-town-roots-tc-skid-true.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on June 02, 2015, 06:48:49 AM
Pretty much at the end of my tour now. Getting a ferry from sicily to Malta tomorrow. I'll do a quick tour of Malta then I'm meeting up with some cute Australian girls and partying for 2 weeks.

In other news, anyone tried a Fairdale Goodship?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on June 02, 2015, 01:49:39 PM
I just got trashed by a headwind as soon as I got to the open field part of my ride. And I'm sure it didn't end up behind me at any point either!

I built a Mortirolo years back and absolutely loved that bike. My Focus is great but if I were to build something new up it would probably be a Zero.7. I love me some Wilier

The Zero 7 is a seriously nice bike, I walk past the Chrorus model every day on the way to my office and wish I made more money. Are they a well known brand over that side of the pond?

Living the dream Hugh!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on June 04, 2015, 08:58:06 AM
swapped my Vaya frame and fork for a Soma Double Cross Disc. the DCD is a cyclocross bike, whereas the Vaya is a touring bike. DCD has a higher BB and shorter chainstays and a longer TT. proceded to crush 30 miles of roads, gravel paths, and singletrack with some CX dudes last night. so fun! noticeably more agile than the Vaya.

I went with the 52cm gold DCD. I see how a 54 could have worked with a shorter stem, but this works fine. I originally ordered a lugged gold fork, but the gold color on the fork was way off from the frame paint, so I swapped if for the black unicrown fork. good move, I think. might need to play around with the handlebar angle and saddle position (knee started to hurt after about mile 20), but I am happy with it.

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/mack_turtle/bikes/20150603_150010_zpsd2lgnv2u.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on June 04, 2015, 02:19:42 PM
Bike is almost beautiful but Jesus Christ those spacers
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on June 04, 2015, 07:44:53 PM
I wish I could do without those spacers but they designed the bike with a tiny head tube. because I am not a contortionist able to ride my bike with a bars dropped a foot below my saddle height, you will have to tolerate the presence of spacers.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MilkyWilky on June 07, 2015, 10:42:55 AM
I finally got a bike to replace the Peugeout I had here in Switzerland. It got hit by a car while parked and mangled the frame and wheel.

Saw this beauty and had to take the chance at owning a slice of Swiss history. Built in Switzerland from Columbus tubing, legit old race bike. 1985 so far as I can tell, came with the original registration card and a pair of leather crochet gloves. Very legit. All Shimano 600 Arabesque components, but it had tubular wheels on it. Not ideal as I'll be leaving it in my girlfriends possession when I go back to Vancouver. For now some donor wheels, and it gets an extra gear so no fuss. Might build up some clinchers on the old hubs.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/milkywilky/shares/6H3as6 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/milkywilky/shares/6H3as6)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/424/18565361935_9de4dfb9bc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uhykia)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/561/17942684664_29673c195b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tkwX39)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/295/17944676063_7a696fc994_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tkHa1B)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/276/18379177609_ea53c56209_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/u176bz)




Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on June 07, 2015, 11:47:56 AM
https://www.facebook.com/fedtom/videos/10155648049330293/

Not really a big bike but whatever
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on June 17, 2015, 08:19:20 AM
oh balls. Not sure how or when this happened but I guess it's time for a new tyre. Are conti GP4000S still the best all rounders for the money? These have lasted me thousands of miles so I'm inclined to just get another set.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15027660/Pictures/20150617_133429.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on June 17, 2015, 12:28:13 PM
Yeah GP4000s are spot on. I've got Vittorias at the moment (because gumwall) but it's only a matter of time until they get a big slit and I go back to my old GP4000s.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on June 17, 2015, 12:48:19 PM
That QR lever...come on.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on June 17, 2015, 01:26:48 PM
I've always done em pointing backwards, it's easier to undo than the other way into the frame.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on June 17, 2015, 02:04:18 PM
Quick release levers should intersect the frame and sit slightly aft of the fork. Backwards for aero timetrialling.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on June 18, 2015, 04:51:28 PM
panaracer gravelkings (not really a gravel tire) are fairly durable and very well riding all around tires. they come in nice sizes like 26 and 28 too. i just got some rivendell (ewwww) roly-polys for free fiddy and they are surprisingly awesome too. not sure id pay 50 bucks for em tho.

i know everyone loves contis but i suggest you taste the rainbow. theres a good amount of well riding and well wearing tires out there.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on June 18, 2015, 05:35:25 PM
Yeah, I've been riding Gravelkings for a couple of weeks and I like them a lot.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: medusa.cascade on June 22, 2015, 03:27:32 PM
Sorry for the big picture.
(https://scontent-ams2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/11013539_920194934686636_6172796803865145611_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on June 25, 2015, 03:16:31 PM
Pay day treats! It's having a frame and fork colour change towards the end of next month. I've seen the new CAAD12 and it's really tempting, so if I change this one to a colour that I like I won't splash out on one of those.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/10839E57-7BF8-4A0E-B55E-AF38EAF98CB0_zps4lkuseap.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: deeds on June 25, 2015, 04:25:00 PM
decided to sell my look frame and build my c50 up with modern parts again and get a c40 for my half retro build because colnagos are just lovely and fit me like a glove!
(http://forum.tour-magazin.de/attachment.php?attachmentid=513638&d=1434721737)
(http://forum.tour-magazin.de/attachment.php?attachmentid=513637&d=1434721737)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: blueee on June 25, 2015, 05:38:39 PM
i mostly get around on this
(http://i.imgur.com/JiOctVo.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: blueee on June 25, 2015, 05:51:26 PM
lost all my photos of my girl riding around, ass out, on her red cheetah trek 800 :(
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on June 26, 2015, 03:41:35 AM
Spiderings and C50 are both dope.

Getting fitted for my new one next Friday, hyped.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on June 26, 2015, 07:33:26 AM
So I'm flying home tomorrow and don't plan to ride another tour for a while and don't want my LHT to sit in the shed unused. Help me keep it relevant.

I'm thinking of turning it into a 90s style MTB. The geo is fairly similar and the trails around where I live are suitable for that kind of bike.

Here what I've decided so far:

Nitro Bullhorn bars (I want a set for a future ECR build anyway)
2x9 gearing (older XTR crankset and front and rear dérailleur)
Some decently wide XC tyres. What are the best canti brakes for tyre clearance? 2.3 wide would be ideal. 

Can I use a single down tube shifter like Lance Armstrong used to? How would I go about that? I want a single dt shifter for the front ring cause I'll only ever use that before climbs and a rapid fire shifter for the rear cassette. I like uncluttered bars and a frame with unused dt brake ons looks shit

What's the best XTR group set that I can pick up cheaply enough from the past few years?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on June 27, 2015, 12:01:17 AM
I run Fat Alberts (2.4?) front and rear on my 1x1 with Avid single digit V brakes. Clearance is fine on the front but buzzes on the back, maybe because I run it almost slammed.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on June 27, 2015, 12:30:05 AM
Sweet. I think I have a set of those brakes at home somewhere.

What are some strong 26" rims that come in 32h and black?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on June 27, 2015, 01:09:32 AM
Sweet. I think I have a set of those brakes at home somewhere.

What are some strong 26" rims that come in 32h and black?

Velocities are plenty strong and super cheap
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on June 27, 2015, 06:58:10 AM
Mavic EX721 all day errday for me.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on June 27, 2015, 12:58:29 PM
Why not just 1x10 with a wide cassette?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on June 27, 2015, 04:17:16 PM
Why not just 1x10 with a wide cassette?

Mainly cause I have a double chainring XTR crankset lying around and want to make use of this downtube shifter. 
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on June 27, 2015, 08:56:29 PM
Sweet. I think I have a set of those brakes at home somewhere.

What are some strong 26" rims that come in 32h and black?

Rhyno Lite? Mavic D521 rims are great if you can find them.. Might not be available in black.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on June 30, 2015, 12:22:07 PM
I'm thinking of selling the roadie and getting one of these
(http://www.boardmanbikes.com/images/xl_images_2/Boardman_CX_Team_xl.jpg)
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-cx-team-bike can pick one up for 470 ish.

Stick some slick tyres and new wheels on eventually and I reckon it'd be good.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on July 02, 2015, 10:35:07 AM
Shes had some miles put on her now, really enjoying it but some upgrades are due for sure.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0098_zpsxp4ht5jc.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0098_zpsxp4ht5jc.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0102_zps3wm9knur.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0102_zps3wm9knur.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0103_zpssdowinop.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0103_zpssdowinop.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0099_zpsxf85qpd7.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0099_zpsxf85qpd7.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0106_zpsyqfitatv.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0106_zpsyqfitatv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on July 04, 2015, 06:09:19 AM
Bit of help needed again.

I caught up with four Warwick Uni team kit wankers this morning and was about to go past them. The guy at the front turned, saw me and then got them to change from single file into pairs. I ended up having to overtake on the wrong side of the road, but just as I was about to go for it the guy at the back turned and pointed down to his left towards the curb.

What did he mean? For me to go behind him or that he was going to move out the way to there?
Did the guy at the front make them go into pairs to be a knob or is that an actual thing to do?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on July 04, 2015, 10:23:15 AM
Never heard of that, from what your saying it sounds like he was either being a prick or it was unrelated to you passing.

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on July 04, 2015, 04:15:01 PM
Pointing a right hand behind the back to the left means there's a hazard like a parked car. Pretty good chance he was on a training ride but was pissed off you were going to over take. Riding two abreast is the norm most of the time unless the roads narrow or there's lots of traffic. Sounds like he was being a dick regardless so next time just put on your best grin and say hello when you blast past.

I'll generally approach other riders with some caution so I can figure out what they're likely to do. When I pass its with a nod or a wave and a hello.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on July 04, 2015, 04:24:49 PM
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/article/izn20121221-group-ride-0

According to that there might have been a drain cover or something he was tring to warn you about. Fuck em though, if you were passing on the right then there's no need for him to be pointing stuff out on the left,  he was probably being a prick and trying to wave you back.

Next time just hang back for a mile so that you can burn em whilst giving the middle finger salute. No one wants to be caught in a game of leap frog, that's the worst.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on July 04, 2015, 05:43:47 PM
Think I will do that in future! It was a wide open country road wth no traffic on so must have been knobheads.I just kept my head down and went full chat for a bit so they didn't come past me again.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on July 05, 2015, 06:11:01 AM
Odds are if he was pointing to the floor it'll just have been pointing out a pothole or drain cover, nothing too sinister.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT on July 06, 2015, 03:59:46 PM
I was enduroing up in scotland on the weekend, dont think i have any intact ribs left, still finished the remaining 10miles like a double hard bastard. Laugh it up dicks...

www.facebook.com/NickMoorPhotography/videos/912629982127494

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w136/testicletim/bike%20up%20bum.jpg)


Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 06, 2015, 06:18:04 PM
Brutal
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on July 07, 2015, 03:38:09 AM
Haha fucking hell.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on July 09, 2015, 05:44:05 PM
Gnar.

Are all Chrisking BBs the same? I need an 83mm one for my DH bike. So do I just get this 83mm sleeve?

http://www.avt.bike/WebStore/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PBB018

ok i think its one of these

https://www.chrisking.com/product/conversion-kit-14/
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on July 12, 2015, 07:45:25 AM
Riding in a group can get really irritating. Fat middle aged men thinking they're faster than they are. Either way need to go out with a faster group next time.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on July 12, 2015, 02:02:26 PM
Want. Don't need.

Might buy (not this one, but new un).

(http://www.pedalroom.com/p/cinelli-vigorelli-caleido-16412_5.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on July 12, 2015, 02:25:57 PM
Probably the wrong time of year to ask but what's everyone using as a winter bike? I think I'm going to pick up a Pinnacle Dolomite soon. It's more than shit enough that I won't mind ruining it and cheap as fuck to us at work. It also has mudguard mounts. Seems ideal.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on July 12, 2015, 02:40:03 PM
Picked up a Gensis Equilibrium a few weeks back. Not built yet but its going to have all the SRAM force gear off my current carbon when the new groupo gets here. It's got mounts for guards and racks if ever I get round to buying any.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on July 13, 2015, 08:59:40 AM
Haha nice one MEAT. I'm thinking about doing the FOD mini enduro in October, are they fun? I'm sure I'll be well slow but just something I wanna try.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT on July 13, 2015, 10:24:52 AM
Hard one to answer really, ive done a full series of the pmba thing with a bunch of mates, by and large the tracks have been a bit shit and its been bloody expensive, but then again the weekend as a whole has been fun and i got a couple of reasonable results. I raced downhill a lot bitd and i never really enjoyed that with all the pressure and potential to fuck up a weekend with one bad line, etc, where i've actually really enjoyed the competition element to racing enduros, bit less at stake i guess? Probably 60% of the field can barely ride without stabilisers and the top 10% im fairly sure arent even human, so aim for the achievable gap in the middle. Will probably do a couple next year too, but not a full series, its been at the expense of the usual weekends away to lakes, scotland, wales, etc and they were generally more fun.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Arttu on July 13, 2015, 04:17:35 PM
Promised myself not to buy another bike this summer, but again I found myself working in a bikeshop. This one happens to carry Santa Cruz, so here I am buying bits for a rigid ss Highball. Should be fun.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on July 14, 2015, 03:51:43 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11215724_10155787612990293_3288713791142482781_n.jpg?oh=ab9df4ecf27998899327ca36ab465a9e&oe=561CFBFB)

Out on the crossers earlier.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on July 19, 2015, 05:28:44 AM
Any one seen the Red Hook Crit race report from London? Looks wild, would love it if there was more of that stuff in the UK.

http://dvntline.com/2015/07/17/red-hook-crit-london-official-race-video/
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 19, 2015, 08:09:46 AM
That was intense.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Potta on July 19, 2015, 04:34:31 PM
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii179/pottabmx/20150718_153820_zpsxg9jh2uh.jpg) (http://s264.photobucket.com/user/pottabmx/media/20150718_153820_zpsxg9jh2uh.jpg.html)

Took my newly built up touring/bikepacking rig out on its first proper long ride yesterday.
Panniers are a bit too bulky round proper single track but the bike was great over the wider gravel tracks up at Cannock.
This is all in preparation for cycling London to Barcelona next month in memory of a friend who died of testicular cancer last year.
Guys, check your balls.
https://www.facebook.com/BikeLondon2Barcelona (https://www.facebook.com/BikeLondon2Barcelona)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 19, 2015, 08:18:27 PM
That's a bummer about your friend. I'd like to see more pictures and details of your bike. Looks good.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on July 21, 2015, 04:39:08 PM
That On-One looks cool.

Bought the CX team. Going to sell the carbon bike.
Got rid of the levers on top of the bars and replaced the brake housing with Ody linear housing. Brakes work a lot better other than the Avid standard of wonky discs and pads that will never sit parrallel to the disc.

(http://i.imgur.com/zXm4O2Dm.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Jordo5 on July 22, 2015, 12:05:10 AM
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11701041_10152885814676433_5568352840618275803_n.jpg?oh=1e38fa1f2babf409f2fec311d1444f2c&oe=56584458)
New ride,
 

Stans Alpha 400 on  DT240s
Specialized 28 Turbo pros
Full 105 5800
Specialized Romin expert
Thomson  Elite post
Thomson Stem(still waiting for)
Zipp service sl-70 ergo bars

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on July 22, 2015, 05:02:19 AM
Oh jeebus, the orange in this thread! Noice.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on July 24, 2015, 12:20:12 PM
Gave the roadie some new bars! Zipp SL-70 Ergo 42cm

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Focus/IMG_3671_zpsw7ju2d22.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on July 26, 2015, 11:13:45 AM
New ride,
 

Stans Alpha 400 on  DT240s
Specialized 28 Turbo pros
Full 105 5800
Specialized Romin expert
Thomson  Elite post
Thomson Stem(still waiting for)
Zipp service sl-70 ergo bars



How you liking the Goodship?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Goliath on July 27, 2015, 03:13:33 PM
Just built up my Surly Cross Check. Mostly built with parts bin stuff and hand-me-downs but this thing feels solid.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/Ives__/image.jpg1_zpsynvnl4sf.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/Ives__/media/image.jpg1_zpsynvnl4sf.jpg.html)

I want to eventually take this thing on 3 day tour but I'm not sure how to set it up for that. I'm definitely not putting drop bars on it. My gearing is 46-36 up front and then 12-28 on the rear cassette. Is that gearing suitable for light touring?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Jordo5 on July 27, 2015, 04:04:45 PM
New ride,
 

Stans Alpha 400 on  DT240s
Specialized 28 Turbo pros
Full 105 5800
Specialized Romin expert
Thomson  Elite post
Thomson Stem(still waiting for)
Zipp service sl-70 ergo bars



How you liking the Goodship?
Its my first "real" road bike with gears, so I have nothing to compare it with.
I think it feels awesome though. 
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 27, 2015, 05:35:09 PM
That Crosscheck looks badass with those tires.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on July 27, 2015, 09:57:37 PM
are those really large randonneurs?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Goliath on July 27, 2015, 11:37:11 PM
are those really large randonneurs?

Yeah, 40c
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on July 28, 2015, 05:07:21 AM
Just built up my Surly Cross Check. Mostly built with parts bin stuff and hand-me-downs but this thing feels solid.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/Ives__/image.jpg1_zpsynvnl4sf.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/Ives__/media/image.jpg1_zpsynvnl4sf.jpg.html)

I want to eventually take this thing on 3 day tour but I'm not sure how to set it up for that. I'm definitely not putting drop bars on it. My gearing is 46-36 up front and then 12-28 on the rear cassette. Is that gearing suitable for light touring?

You might want a slightly bigger cassette on the back depending on how much stuff you want to carry and how many hills you want to ride up (and how hard you are). Drop bars are good for spending days in the saddle because of the different position options you have, not absolutely necessary though if you really don't want them. Other than that it looks all set.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on July 28, 2015, 05:25:33 AM
Yeah I'd maybe drop to a 32 up front or go bigger on the back depending on hills. 34-28 up a steep climb on my lightish road bike can still be tough after a long day, never mind with a load of touring kit.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: BrokenEnglish on July 29, 2015, 10:36:17 PM
Non drive-side pics because I'm an idiot


(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb273/secondhandnews_photo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsn0c8qeok.jpg)


(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb273/secondhandnews_photo/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsksf1tc76.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on August 01, 2015, 06:57:23 AM
My knees are killing. Feel like they're bruised at the top, behind the knee cap. Going to move my seat forward, slide my right cleat back and see if that helps.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 01, 2015, 12:17:08 PM
I need a new colour for the Orange. Fed up of the raw/pink combo and I'll be pulling it apart to replace the bearings and paint the fork lowers black.

Give me some ideas....
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 01, 2015, 05:13:46 PM
Just do it all black, you'll get bored of anything else.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on August 01, 2015, 07:29:49 PM
Yeah blacks a safe bet, could always add some colour at s later date with grips, pedals or saddle.

Doing my first 100 mile + ride next Saturday. I'm getting the train down to London on Friday night then riding all the way back in the morning. Any tips for longer rides? I will grab a few energy bars/gels from work and will be chucking another bottle cage on for more water.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 02, 2015, 01:12:40 AM
How it is at the moment.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/A74A35E7-B100-46FD-BABB-802DB847A2ED_zpscezjmw1e.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/A74A35E7-B100-46FD-BABB-802DB847A2ED_zpscezjmw1e.jpg.html)

I quite like the idea of camouflage, would be tricky to get it looking good though.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/28B08B68-E8BA-4212-AE0B-6EE870A9227B_zps6qazcflo.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/28B08B68-E8BA-4212-AE0B-6EE870A9227B_zps6qazcflo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 02, 2015, 12:54:46 PM
Whatever colour frame you like, black rear end. Camo frame with black rear would look pretty cool.

Danno, take loads of food and try eat every hour. Don't bother with too many gels, you'll get an upset stomach. Real food is best. Anything with sugar and carbs works. Make sure to pace yourself too. Blowing up after 40 miles would suck.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on August 02, 2015, 01:46:34 PM
Even just an olive drab with all that black would look pretty cool.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 02, 2015, 04:13:03 PM
Yeah Danno, loads of flapjacks and cereal bars should do the trick,maybe a couple of gels for towards the end, stop 60 ish miles in for some cake and a coffee or something too to break it up a bit.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on August 03, 2015, 01:56:45 AM
Definitely don't smash it too early, set a chilled pace and stick to it. Nothing worse than bonking 25 miles from home, forgot the PBs and KOMs that day.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on August 07, 2015, 12:07:18 AM
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/image_zpsvh0sr4vc.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 07, 2015, 12:29:05 AM
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/image_zpsvh0sr4vc.jpg)

Me likes! Colour is lovely.

So rather than painting the Orange I might have got a good deal on a Transition Bottlerocket............oops

Orange & Marz 55s have now been sold and picking the transition up next week, coupling it with a pair of dual air revelations. I know the Bottlerocket maybe an odd choice from the Orange but there was something about it that just drew me in.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 07, 2015, 03:26:56 AM
Bottlerockets look so much fun, I nearly got one myself but knew that for the riding I was doing it would have been useless. Wish I still had my Mondraker, might have to get another MTB for next summer.

(http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb8820510/p5pb8820510.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 07, 2015, 03:38:33 AM
I know it will climb like shit, but I'm pretty confident that it will plough through the downs and flowing sections of trails......now to plan a trip to bpw
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on August 07, 2015, 06:43:14 AM
They're and acquired taste them Mondrakers. Got my eye on a Transiton Scout, I did want a Patrol but realistically I'm not full enduro. I don't get out on the mtb enough or live close enough to go session trails, I tend to just drive somewhere and get some miles in.

Anyone done LEJOG? Been looking at getting in it the diary for next spring.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on August 07, 2015, 12:28:32 PM
Cheers for the tips lads! I'm currently smashing off some vodka on the train to London that will definitely be regretted in the morning. I've borrowed the demo Mio from work (which has a fucking dreadful mapping function when you are trying to pre plan on the computer) that should take us a nice route straight to our favourite pub in Warwick. Will post in here how I get on.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 07, 2015, 12:58:31 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11826073_10155871513190293_3000872621744993046_n.jpg?oh=3f87a06556250700538e3b65685f93a0&oe=5654C5DB)

Fresh chain, cassette, cables and bartape. I think I need a white saddle.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on August 09, 2015, 09:35:29 AM
We did the ride yesterday and it wasn't too bad. Realised how crucial eating was about 3-4 miles before our 60 mile stop when my energy dive bombed but I soon sorted it out with a bacon sandwich and sausage roll. Ended up doing 103.9 miles with 4053ft of climbing in 6hr 56mins which is slow, but none of us had cycles over 40 miles before so we're happy.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on August 09, 2015, 03:15:45 PM
Good time for a first century with that much elevation. You definitely learn a lot on the way, just gotta keep doing the miles.

A 70 mile ride is going to feel easy now!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 09, 2015, 04:21:27 PM
Rode 50 miles yesterday and it felt short after the century last week. You did well good Danno, considering you were up drinking the night before haha.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 10, 2015, 03:27:31 AM
Big rides after booze always cripple me.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 11, 2015, 09:00:42 AM
Been thinking about building up a relatively cheap XC style hardtail for bezzing about local woods and trail centres on, keep the fitness up when I can't be arsed going out on the roadbike in Winter / Spring, reckon I might get a chinese carbon frame, I know there's always horror stories but after trawling forums and websites all last night the response seems to be 99% positive towards them. Probably go with the M8000 XT groupset and some second hand Rock Shox or something. Probably Superstar wheels.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 12, 2015, 12:44:42 AM
There's loads of frames on Chain Reaction for so little money. I'd recommend any of those over a Chinese carbon one.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 12, 2015, 12:46:56 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/560231_10153074923052173_7905937650341777430_n.jpg?oh=297b98e97637f10d2c0348b5a52aafc8&oe=56427353)

This is my friend's bike he built from there. Looks well good in person and probably won't drop to bits.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 12, 2015, 03:16:31 AM
Ah yeah, looks good, similar to what I was planning. Spoke to my bro in law, he works at Pace and might be able to sort me out with a frame so fingers crossed, that would be ideal, maybe wangle some DT Swiss forks off him too.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on August 12, 2015, 02:37:43 PM
That escalated quickly, from Chinese carbon to Pace/Dr Swiss in two posts
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 12, 2015, 04:43:09 PM
I've traded the Orange for this Transition.....

Frame - Transition Bottlerocket
Rear shock - Fox DHX Air 5.0
Fork - Rockshox Revelation 150mm
Wheels - Pacenti CL23 /Superstar switch
Stem - On-One CNC 50mm
Bars - Superstar 780mm
Grips - Superstar Half flange
Brakes - Shimano SLX
Shifter - Shimano Zee
Cranks - Shimano Zee
Chainring - Superstar I/O 34t
Derailleur - Shimano SLX 10sp clutch
Cassette - Sram PG1030
Chain - Sram
Seat post - BBB 27.2
Seat clamp - Superstar
Seat - Selle italia
Tyres - On-One Chunky Monkey Trail 2.4"

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0120_zpswnmw5mzg.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0120_zpswnmw5mzg.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0127_zpsbfgf1flm.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0127_zpsbfgf1flm.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0121_zpsap2guyfh.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0121_zpsap2guyfh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on August 12, 2015, 07:59:13 PM
sweet
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 13, 2015, 02:58:26 AM
That escalated quickly, from Chinese carbon to Pace/Dr Swiss in two posts

They're likely to be warranty returns so probably on the same level!

Bottlerocket looks sick.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 13, 2015, 04:05:32 AM
Cheers guys.

Already got a list of upgrades that the wife is unaware of.  :-X
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 13, 2015, 04:56:25 AM
Dropper post I'm guessing?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 13, 2015, 05:10:23 AM
Dropper post I'm guessing?

Dropper & wheels I think.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on August 13, 2015, 05:45:25 PM
Nice Bottlerocket! I've always liked the look of those and the raw looks awesome. Has anyone ridden a Stanton Slackline or NS Surge Evo? I did say I wouldn't go back to a hardtail but I'm tempted haha, just always feel well limited to DH only on my Voltage (which it is awesome at). One of those newer slack and long "hardcore hardtails" is probably the right bike for me if I can get over not having rear suspension.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 13, 2015, 07:33:09 PM
Cheers Tom.

I've just got to learn how to jump a big bike properly now!

I've only heard good things about the slackline, that said I've never ridden one. Have you considered cotics?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on August 14, 2015, 01:33:52 AM
I had a BFe years ago and it was a bit of a lump tbh. Nice geometry for riding down hill and stuff but it was a bit uninspiring for everything else, too heavy and dead feeling.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 14, 2015, 01:40:46 AM
I had a BFe years ago and it was a bit of a lump tbh. Nice geometry for riding down hill and stuff but it was a bit uninspiring for everything else, too heavy and dead feeling.

Ragley blue pig or bird zero?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 14, 2015, 03:48:38 AM
The BTR hardtail looks well fun.

(http://www.ngprobike.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/n/andy261.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Goliath on August 14, 2015, 08:40:32 PM

You might want a slightly bigger cassette on the back depending on how much stuff you want to carry and how many hills you want to ride up (and how hard you are). Drop bars are good for spending days in the saddle because of the different position options you have, not absolutely necessary though if you really don't want them. Other than that it looks all set.

So since I have a 12 - 28 spread on the cassette, could I achieve the same thing you are saying by changing the crankset? I want to upgrade it anyway. If I were to put on a mtb crankset with 38 and 26 tooth rings, or something like that, would that also be a good idea?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on August 15, 2015, 01:36:30 AM
I've just ordered myself a new skid lid, fancied a new one & it just so happens that crc had £10 extra off when spending £49 or more.

Gone for an Urge Endur-o-matic.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 15, 2015, 04:56:45 AM

You might want a slightly bigger cassette on the back depending on how much stuff you want to carry and how many hills you want to ride up (and how hard you are). Drop bars are good for spending days in the saddle because of the different position options you have, not absolutely necessary though if you really don't want them. Other than that it looks all set.

So since I have a 12 - 28 spread on the cassette, could I achieve the same thing you are saying by changing the crankset? I want to upgrade it anyway. If I were to put on a mtb crankset with 38 and 26 tooth rings, or something like that, would that also be a good idea?


An 11-32 cassette with your current front chainrings would probably be better. 38-12 would leave you wanting more on the downhill I think.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Goliath on August 15, 2015, 08:33:40 AM

You might want a slightly bigger cassette on the back depending on how much stuff you want to carry and how many hills you want to ride up (and how hard you are). Drop bars are good for spending days in the saddle because of the different position options you have, not absolutely necessary though if you really don't want them. Other than that it looks all set.

So since I have a 12 - 28 spread on the cassette, could I achieve the same thing you are saying by changing the crankset? I want to upgrade it anyway. If I were to put on a mtb crankset with 38 and 26 tooth rings, or something like that, would that also be a good idea?


An 11-32 cassette with your current front chainrings would probably be better. 38-12 would leave you wanting more on the downhill I think.

Yeah, I agree there. I have a short cage 105 rear deraileur though. Would it be compatible with 11-32 cassette?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 15, 2015, 03:21:52 PM
You would probably need medium cage for 11-32 unless you're militant on not crossing gears too far.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on August 16, 2015, 03:44:25 AM
You can buy a little adapter now, think it's made by wolftooth components and cost about a tenner
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Arttu on August 16, 2015, 11:34:02 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5645/20005533994_c9e86c5aa4_c.jpg)

Finally ready. So fun and light.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on August 16, 2015, 08:31:02 PM
That's so sick
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 17, 2015, 03:48:13 AM
That looks mint.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on August 17, 2015, 07:29:53 AM
Guys, I want to build a cross bike. What Frameset should I get? Mostly for commuting but it must be race capable, disc, prefer BB30 but it doesn't matter, well under $1k.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 17, 2015, 09:26:15 AM
Specialized Crux is always a solid choice. Not particularly 'boutique' but I'd imagine they're popular for a reason.

(http://cdn.sigmasport.co.uk/product-media/RW4/532/532/Specialized-Crux-E5-Disc-Cyclocross-Frameset-2016.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on August 17, 2015, 10:46:36 AM
Giant TCX is beautiful
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 17, 2015, 12:53:26 PM
prefer BB30

Really? You're literally the first person I've ever heard say that.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on August 17, 2015, 02:41:09 PM
I heard a Cannondale rep say it once as well.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on August 17, 2015, 03:02:01 PM
prefer BB30

Really? You're literally the first person I've ever heard say that.

I have a Red BB30 crank sitting around that I would prefer to use over my GXP Rival which is also sitting around. Parts bin getting full.

I'll probably get a Crux because my team discount gets me 20% off Specy junk. Just wanted to see what else was out there.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Arttu on August 18, 2015, 04:22:52 PM
I hate bb30 with a passion. We pretty much take all bb30s apart and grease them if a bike comes in for service. If we don't, it'll start creaking within a week and we get blamed.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT on August 19, 2015, 11:11:35 AM
I got some pikes for my chameleon, feel like they're in an entirely different league than my old revelations and look massive to my 32mm adjusted eyes.

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w136/testicletim/IMG_20150801_180841.jpg)

also generally looking a bit shabby, thinking about getting it resprayed matt black and pink frame/wheel stickers, danny mac style?: http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb12070345/p4pb12070345.jpg
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on August 19, 2015, 12:52:14 PM
It's looking pretty busy, would probably look a lot better if you destickered the frame, maybe rims, got rid of the shifter windows, maybe 1x10 it with a wide range cassette, trim the steerer etc
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT on August 19, 2015, 02:24:49 PM
Steerers already trimmed, we have some pretty steep hills around here (+ fat and weak), so the front mech stays too.

I'd go fully destickered on any other bike, but the frame cost me a bloody fortune, so i dont want anyone to be in any doubt about that, ill try with the rims, etc though.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ss1980 on August 21, 2015, 10:04:05 AM
Bought cheap from a coworker.  Rebuilt to my liking.

before.
(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n485/mrbarcode/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150702_002_zpswc3lef8g.jpg) (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/mrbarcode/media/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150702_002_zpswc3lef8g.jpg.html)

after.
(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n485/mrbarcode/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150812_010_zpspbw7tncf.jpg) (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/mrbarcode/media/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150812_010_zpspbw7tncf.jpg.html)

(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n485/mrbarcode/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150812_002_zpsnjsjbve7.jpg) (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/mrbarcode/media/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150812_002_zpsnjsjbve7.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on August 22, 2015, 03:52:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/BfKv7Ok.jpg)

Got this recently. Genesis Croix De Fer.

Great fun to ride, seems to truck over anything.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: amishrob on August 23, 2015, 02:41:22 AM
Bought cheap from a coworker.  Rebuilt to my liking.

before.
(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n485/mrbarcode/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150702_002_zpswc3lef8g.jpg) (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/mrbarcode/media/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150702_002_zpswc3lef8g.jpg.html)

after.
(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n485/mrbarcode/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150812_010_zpspbw7tncf.jpg) (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/mrbarcode/media/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150812_010_zpspbw7tncf.jpg.html)

(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n485/mrbarcode/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150812_002_zpsnjsjbve7.jpg) (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/mrbarcode/media/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20150812_002_zpsnjsjbve7.jpg.html)
glad  you like  it but my word it's ugly.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: dude... on August 23, 2015, 07:09:12 PM
yeah i think it looked better before im afraid
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on August 27, 2015, 02:10:30 PM
I had a professional fitting today and it's transformed the way my bike feels. Stem was too short, saddle was too high and my seat too far forward.

I've got to buy a new stem to replace my Thomson X2, does anyone have any recommendations? I might stick with Thomson but it's slipped a couple of times when I've hit fairly small potholes which isn't very confidence inspiring. Is it a no-go to put an X4 on a road bike?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on August 27, 2015, 11:51:30 PM
Most people I know went with an X4 on road bikes. The X2s often crack on the faceplate.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on August 29, 2015, 05:47:34 AM
Leave Thomson to seatposts, there are tons of other good stems out there, just pick one you like the look/weight of.

Ritchey, Deda, 3T, Zipp etc etc. Preferably should match your seatpost and/or handlebars but not always essential
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on August 29, 2015, 11:04:16 AM
Ridden my X2 for years with no problems, can't fault it. Thomson post too obvs.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on August 29, 2015, 02:25:48 PM
My X2 slips all the time and I'm about to replace it with a Zipp SL Sprint I think. I need that stiffness.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on August 29, 2015, 06:23:19 PM
I'm reluctant to go for a stiffer stem as im already riding an alloy frame. I might give the Thomson stem another shot but go for X4 and maybe upgrade to their carbon bars to match the post I've got, and just hope it doesn't slip. If not, flog the lot and look at some of the brands Kinchy said.

My mates are plotting a short ride in Europe from Calais to Bruges but are pretty clueless about it so any other suggestions of places to ride from Calais are welcome.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on August 29, 2015, 07:51:39 PM
I went from Cherbourg all the way to Malta. I can't really suggest routes but if you have any questions regarding other things fire away and I'd be happy to answer them.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 30, 2015, 12:09:55 PM
im already riding an alloy frame.

Makes no difference.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11225383_10155965391065293_7997727577682691077_n.jpg?oh=c00f97b8c730d0d5642fe9b29353004c&oe=5678427E)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Goliath on September 01, 2015, 05:26:40 PM
Bought cheap from a coworker.  Rebuilt to my liking.

before.

after.


seat looks a little low man. Either that or the frame is much to large for you
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on September 03, 2015, 08:13:17 PM
New passion: cx on singletrack. Rode several miles of rocky Barton Creek Greenbelt today, what a hoot!
(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/mack_turtle/bikes/20150903_105617_zpsw38lwfi8.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on September 18, 2015, 11:14:14 AM
Took the little man out for a ride around the park last week.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/83D48C49-89C6-401F-A7C5-6DECF5D8965D_zps3olxuozc.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/83D48C49-89C6-401F-A7C5-6DECF5D8965D_zps3olxuozc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on September 20, 2015, 10:24:41 AM
I do the cyclocross now

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Focus/FFE0563D-E1F1-43EB-9B31-E2A651F7D739_zpsnrxqlodt.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/reebzor/media/Focus/FFE0563D-E1F1-43EB-9B31-E2A651F7D739_zpsnrxqlodt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on September 22, 2015, 03:24:11 PM
Well good!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on September 24, 2015, 06:23:56 AM
Reminds me of the outfits LeTigre used to wear.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: InTheWoods on September 26, 2015, 10:31:12 PM
I recently bought a Raleigh Clubman from a friend. Great bike!

I installed a bunch of new stuff today, fenders, handlebars, tape, levers, cables, pads, tires, etc. My plan is to put a 10 speed drivetrain on it with down tube shifters and full racks to do some lightweight touring and bike camping in the future.

(http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p6pb12726238/p5pb12726238.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on September 26, 2015, 11:59:34 PM
I like the color scheme.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on October 09, 2015, 11:46:37 AM
A little update:

Finally fitted a dropper. Managed to pick up a brand new KS cruxi dropper in 27.2mm dirt cheap....it turned out to be faulty and I managed to get it swapped for an Eten integra.

Next plan is wheels, hopefully hope pro 2 on some form of wide rim.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/95E75266-3468-4F1C-A32D-12A001CE5155_zpsap7nxawb.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/95E75266-3468-4F1C-A32D-12A001CE5155_zpsap7nxawb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on October 09, 2015, 02:56:28 PM
I really like the look of that. A mountain bikes on the cards when my cyclescheme runs out.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on October 11, 2015, 02:34:24 PM
Ahh have an urge to go on another bike tour.

EDIT: ok ive started planning again. I have a few questions.

1. anyone have any experience with ortliebs warranty on panniers? The clips broke on mine and the whole plastic bracket actually came off on one side. They were bought in March so theyre not that old.

2. Chainrings. My last ones were some obscure french ones and seemed to be made of shit aluminium. Wore away super fast although lubing them with olive oil when i was in a bind in the middle of nowhere probably didnt help. Steel ones would be nice and I need them to fit on a triple. Surly?

3. Dynamo lights. Recommendations on a front and rear set to be used with a Shimano DH-3N70. I also use a Supernova The Plug 3 topcap usb thing so if I can switch betweeen lights and usb charger that would be awesome.

4. Huge bottle cages. Something that can fit a 1.5 or 2 litre bottle. Dont give a shit what they look like but id like them to be sturdy. haha.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on October 13, 2015, 07:48:38 AM
4. Huge bottle cages. Something that can fit a 1.5 or 2 litre bottle. Dont give a shit what they look like but id like them to be sturdy. haha.

Here's some. They'll fit nalgene bottles. There's some variations of them as well.
http://www.cyclemiles.co.uk/shop/free-parable-brand/gorilla-cage-for-bike-packing/#.Vhz9QXlwbqA
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on October 13, 2015, 08:08:32 AM
2. Chainrings. My last ones were some obscure french ones and seemed to be made of shit aluminium. Wore away super fast although lubing them with olive oil when i was in a bind in the middle of nowhere probably didnt help. Steel ones would be nice and I need them to fit on a triple. Surly?

Surly rings are great in my experience, although I've never used them on a geared bike so I'm not sure how well they shift.  But they are super durable.  Had one on my work bike for like 3 years of full time riding and it barely looked worn, and another one on my polo bike that bent like an inch out of true after taking a direct hit from a ball... bent it back with an adjustable wrench and haven't had a problem since.

4. Huge bottle cages. Something that can fit a 1.5 or 2 litre bottle. Dont give a shit what they look like but id like them to be sturdy. haha.

These cages are pretty cool: http://www.arundelbike.com/product/loony-bin/ (http://www.arundelbike.com/product/loony-bin/).  Look pretty nice and can fit a wine bottle.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on October 13, 2015, 11:39:49 AM
These cages are pretty cool: http://www.arundelbike.com/product/loony-bin/ (http://www.arundelbike.com/product/loony-bin/).  Look pretty nice and can fit a wine bottle.

Normal size bottle cages fit wine bottles perfectly.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on October 13, 2015, 04:14:32 PM
Normal size bottle cages fit wine bottles perfectly.

Depends on the size of the wine bottle, I guess? Anyway, it can fit a Nalgene and it looks nice.

(http://bikeshopgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IMG_0353.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: BonerhasBent on October 14, 2015, 02:28:45 PM
Built up this beast a few weeks back, it rules.

Also i have a bottle cage on the underside of the DT (hard to see) that holds a 40oz, or Nalgene bottle. It just straps on. Got it from the guys below..
http://www.twofish.biz/bike.html


(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/672/22171933625_3649084f9c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Ralph Wiggum on October 19, 2015, 08:22:04 PM
That looks awesome.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on October 19, 2015, 10:42:37 PM
Mountain Bike
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/image%201_zpsbuf15fx0.jpg) (http://s718.photobucket.com/user/yellowtoeman/media/image%201_zpsbuf15fx0.jpg.html)
Touring Bike
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/image_zpsaxbvimtm.jpg) (http://s718.photobucket.com/user/yellowtoeman/media/image_zpsaxbvimtm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on October 20, 2015, 04:42:25 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/12045413_10156145197370293_1430439446181634762_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/12045334_10156145197520293_5074034558285714695_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/12039012_10156145197765293_5133564037668657112_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/12045407_10156145198215293_3462278876888364234_o.jpg)

Cross ride in the Dales yesterday. Probably the hardest ride I've ever done and only 27 miles. Mostly rough and mostly off road. Lots of walking haha.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on October 20, 2015, 05:04:17 PM
It does look like you're suffering in the first photo. But at least you got to see some cows. Beautiful coutryside btw.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on October 20, 2015, 05:48:13 PM
I was suffering that entire ride. Nearly passed out because cross race bikes don't have bottle cage mounts. Well good day.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on October 21, 2015, 01:29:37 PM
Brooklyn that ECR is awesome. You planning a tour?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on October 21, 2015, 09:17:57 PM
Brooklyn that ECR is awesome. You planning a tour?
Leaving in less than a week. Me and a small group of friends are touring from the lower portion of Morocco to Malaga. Planning on going through the Atlas mountains, some of the Sahara, and a few national forests.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on October 23, 2015, 09:31:58 AM
Sizing question, because I usually go for smaller frames:

Back story, I cracked my beloved work bike, an All-City Big Block, at the chainstay.  Found another one on eBay in that sweet lavender color they did a few years ago.

Thing is, I've been riding a 55cm, and this new one's a 58cm.  Only significant difference in geo is (obviously) a 3cm increase in seat tube length, and a 2cm increase in top tube length.  But the angles, chainstay length, BB height, all identical between the two sizes.

I'm not really worried about fitting it technically, since on the 55cm Big Block I was running a 120mm stem and like 16cm of exposed post.  I am, however, worried about how it'll feel.  My favorite thing about my old frame was how zippy and quick it felt through traffic, and besides, that setup was comfortable to boot for 8-hour-a-day riding. 

Should I be worried?  Or do you reckon I'm just being a wuss and it'll feel just about the same as the old one, provided a shorter (~100mm) stem?

edit-- The long stem has more to do with my choice in bar (quite a bit of sweep), than my being outsized for the 55cm.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on October 23, 2015, 03:43:39 PM
20mm top tube difference doesn't sound like it would affect handling much given that all other angles and measurements are the same. I guess the slightly longer wheelbase technically will be slightly more stable/less zippy but I doubt you'll actually feel the difference.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on October 23, 2015, 03:53:52 PM
I think you'll definitely notice it for the worse. Longer wheelbase and steering will feel different with the shorter stem.

Would be more stable at high speed but doesn't sound like that's what you want.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Zoidberg on October 24, 2015, 07:51:41 AM
(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/ccc%20POSTER.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/ccc%20POSTER.jpg.html)

this is the third one we've done of these which happen twice a year in october and april. the subtle ones are done as often as possible and at least once a month

here's the start from the ccc race in april earlier this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIPknaO0L-g

there's more stuff in the subtle tumblr in my sig
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on October 24, 2015, 04:06:22 PM
Brooklyn that ECR is awesome. You planning a tour?
Leaving in less than a week. Me and a small group of friends are touring from the lower portion of Morocco to Malaga. Planning on going through the Atlas mountains, some of the Sahara, and a few national forests.

Sounds fucking awesome. You got a blog/instagram/facebook to document this on?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on October 25, 2015, 01:10:22 AM
Brooklyn that ECR is awesome. You planning a tour?
Leaving in less than a week. Me and a small group of friends are touring from the lower portion of Morocco to Malaga. Planning on going through the Atlas mountains, some of the Sahara, and a few national forests.

Sounds fucking awesome. You got a blog/instagram/facebook to document this on?
Not really. The only electronics we're bringing is garmins and a film camera. I'll post some cool flicks on here once I digitize them if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on October 25, 2015, 07:56:54 AM
Brooklyn that ECR is awesome. You planning a tour?
Leaving in less than a week. Me and a small group of friends are touring from the lower portion of Morocco to Malaga. Planning on going through the Atlas mountains, some of the Sahara, and a few national forests.

Sounds fucking awesome. You got a blog/instagram/facebook to document this on?
Not really. The only electronics we're bringing is garmins and a film camera. I'll post some cool flicks on here once I digitize them if anyone is interested.

Im interested. And jealous
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on October 26, 2015, 03:29:58 AM
My mates cycling this next year, suffice to say I'm jealous. Tempted to take a work sabbatical and join him but life gets in the way.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11224258_10153602886376181_2679289563693357468_n.jpg?oh=7fcfbe1c9e076881c8894110704c52e1&oe=56C47112)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on October 26, 2015, 11:06:16 AM
That must be 5000 odd miles? Proper good experience, would be worth the sabbatical if you can.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on October 26, 2015, 03:23:23 PM
I'd avoid florida at all costs.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on October 27, 2015, 03:23:55 AM
That must be 5000 odd miles? Proper good experience, would be worth the sabbatical if you can.

If I hadn't just bought a new house I'd be well in, definitely gonna go on his next one though (if this doesn't scar him for life).
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: condrbkr on October 30, 2015, 07:18:11 PM
(http://fbmbmx.com/blog/wordpress-content/uploads/2015/10/IMG_3739.jpg)

Basket and some straight bars would make this bike perfect.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: munakorva on October 31, 2015, 04:15:37 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/633/22338291408_090b7442e3_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/munakoira/22338291408/in/dateposted-public/)

my inbred. Old new used parts build. New tires NEEDED.

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on November 02, 2015, 01:52:46 AM
Inbred+old peaveys - I can dig it
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on November 08, 2015, 06:14:27 PM
My Surly LHT needs a rebuild. :( I've also managed to wear completely through the rear rim sidewalls.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on November 11, 2015, 02:32:27 AM
Anybody need/want an Ultegra 11 speed rear derailleur for cheaps? Brand new. Is £25 posted reasonable?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Tony Harrison on November 16, 2015, 04:09:45 PM
I built up my first mtb for about 7 years.

It's titanium and has gears which is nice. It pedals really well considering the geometry, I've been using it for xc so far and it does the job even though I'm 6 foot tall.

I'm now using female titanium bolts on the rear axle instead of the annoying quick release. I would normally chop the steerer too but I'm considering buying forks that don't weigh a metric ton like the 36s.



(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/4B3EFB06-9F47-495C-9000-425C6EB35C24_zpsbffvtdvp.jpg)

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/796E2F52-A122-41E6-9596-126E9D2E5B14_zpsq48huotc.jpg)
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Post by: Finn the Human on November 18, 2015, 06:25:44 AM
Very nice! I think its from riding BMX that I much prefer smaller fitting bikes.

I really want one of these but its looking like I might have left it too late.
(http://i.imgur.com/JqXReUR.jpg?1)
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Post by: hugh. on December 04, 2015, 11:37:12 AM
Anyone want to do a BG euro bicycle tour?

Edit for more info: I'm thinking like a multi country job with a few people, wild camping and what not. Weather depending of course. Nothing wrong with seeking sheltered accommodation.
People who couldn't make the full commitment can join for a few days if they want.

Summer 2016 maybe.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on December 06, 2015, 04:34:49 PM
Anyone want to do a BG euro bicycle tour?

Edit for more info: I'm thinking like a multi country job with a few people, wild camping and what not. Weather depending of course. Nothing wrong with seeking sheltered accommodation.
People who couldn't make the full commitment can join for a few days if they want.

Summer 2016 maybe.

That sounds pretty good.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on December 07, 2015, 01:39:24 PM
Would be interested in a few days. Preferably in Kent, UK. Because I have no money
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Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on December 08, 2015, 07:40:01 AM
I'd probably be up for doing something. Good excuse to get a tourer on cycle2work.
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Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 11:13:49 AM
What would you guys like as a route? I'm open to suggestions.

I was thinking using London as a start point then getting the ferry or eurotunnel to Calais.

 We could go east via Belgium and Amsterdam/Germany or south to Paris and southern France.

I'll plan a few possible routes when I get home.
 
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Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 01:40:06 PM
Possible route 1:

(http://i.imgur.com/cbuaNGv.png)

This is just to get an idea of what i'm thinking. I think we should try to begin and end in the same place to ease logistics. In this case Calais.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on December 08, 2015, 01:48:43 PM
I'm more than happy to plan London to Dover as that's my neck of the woods, I know some lovely roads round there. Could even make it two days, cut through Surrey as well
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Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 01:55:41 PM
Would be cool to head south west from London, through the Surrey Hills then along the coast via Hastings to Dover.

Bear in mind I'm just looking at a map here so i have no idea if these places are desirable. Would be cool to visit the white cliffs area though.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on December 08, 2015, 02:00:57 PM
Three of us are planning on riding to Bruges this summer, so could combine part of that with you all if the dates and route work out. Theres supposed to be a nice route up the coast from Calais.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 02:12:43 PM
Three of us are planning on riding to Bruges this summer, so could combine part of that with you all if the dates and route work out. Theres supposed to be a nice route up the coast from Calais.

That would be sweet. What are your plans? Roadbikes and camping?
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Post by: Finn the Human on December 08, 2015, 02:18:51 PM
How many days is that do you reckon Hugh? Calais might be a bit rough at the moment. There's another port further down. I'll find out what its called.

Quite fancy Belgium but not Paris.
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Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 02:32:57 PM
La Harve or Cherbourg?

Personally I'd probably manage it in 12 days. Thats 10 days riding and 2 rest days. But I won't be the one setting the pace.

Funny enough I've been reading up about cycling in Paris and it sounds to be a nightmare. I've become not so fond of it myself. I'm starting to think about sticking to the France/Belgium border.

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Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 02:56:32 PM
I've refined the possible route a little. The last stretch from Luxembourg to Roubaix takes us through some national parks. Starting/finishing ferry port might change slightly.

The big bridge above Amsterdam is 32km long and has a cycle lane. Sounds pretty unique.
(http://i.imgur.com/N2KZzNW.png)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on December 08, 2015, 03:09:37 PM
New haven to Dieppe. Quiet as anything. That second route looks mega.

Hugh how many litres worth of storage did you take on your 3 month tour?
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Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 03:23:40 PM
Looks cool alright. Would be fun to integrate some off tarmac sections into it. Not anything like rough singletrack but more dirt trails through the forest. Would depend on what bikes people are using though.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 03:29:35 PM
New haven to Dieppe. Quiet as anything. That second route looks mega.

Hugh how many litres worth of storage did you take on your 3 month tour?

Brought a set of Ortlieb front and rear roller classics. 40l each at the rear and 12.5l each at the front. So 105l total I guess.

EDIT Its 40l total for the rear and 25 total for the front. So 65l all together. My bad.

Didn't use a bar bag and just strapped my sleeping bag and tent to the top of my racks.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on December 08, 2015, 03:52:34 PM
Would be cool to head south west from London, through the Surrey Hills then along the coast via Hastings to Dover.

Bear in mind I'm just looking at a map here so i have no idea if these places are desirable. Would be cool to visit the white cliffs area though.

London > Surrey > Sussex > Kent would make a lovely route
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Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 08, 2015, 05:08:43 PM
Take me along. I'll probably be awkward the whole time and scare away all the hot european women.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on December 08, 2015, 05:15:47 PM
Three of us are planning on riding to Bruges this summer, so could combine part of that with you all if the dates and route work out. Theres supposed to be a nice route up the coast from Calais.

That would be sweet. What are your plans? Roadbikes and camping?


Not quite as touring as you lot! We will be on road bikes but I think two others are gonna chuck all our stuff in a van and meet us once in Bruges then get a decent airbnb for a weekend of partying. We'll probably sort our plan out when we get together over Christmas, so I will keep on eye on this thread to see if we can tie some of it in.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 05:16:53 PM
Take me along. I'll probably be awkward the whole time and scare away all the hot european women.

Feel free to join us! Where are you based?

Theyre actually surprisingly outgoing towards a sweaty guy riding a bike. You'll be amazed.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on December 08, 2015, 05:27:25 PM
Three of us are planning on riding to Bruges this summer, so could combine part of that with you all if the dates and route work out. Theres supposed to be a nice route up the coast from Calais.

That would be sweet. What are your plans? Roadbikes and camping?


Not quite as touring as you lot! We will be on road bikes but I think two others are gonna chuck all our stuff in a van and meet us once in Bruges then get a decent airbnb for a weekend of partying. We'll probably sort our plan out when we get together over Christmas, so I will keep on eye on this thread to see if we can tie some of it in.

You'd do it in a day if you set a good pace. Should be good. Keep us updated!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 08, 2015, 08:19:48 PM
I'm based in 'mericuh but it be so sick to join.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on December 09, 2015, 05:13:42 PM
Hell buy a ticket and come join us!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on December 10, 2015, 01:40:40 AM
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/11a0039d-a52e-4a35-a10d-37e4fdbe4bd4_zpsuhl4rekg.jpg) (http://s718.photobucket.com/user/yellowtoeman/media/11a0039d-a52e-4a35-a10d-37e4fdbe4bd4_zpsuhl4rekg.jpg.html)
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/7455c92f-0ddd-49f0-9114-7ea7f4065dfc_zps7eeqtync.jpg) (http://s718.photobucket.com/user/yellowtoeman/media/7455c92f-0ddd-49f0-9114-7ea7f4065dfc_zps7eeqtync.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on December 10, 2015, 04:39:23 AM
hell yeah thats rad
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Post by: Tony Harrison on December 11, 2015, 03:07:40 AM
If you go from Poole to St Malo you can go via the Channel Islands? I'll give you a place to stay.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on December 11, 2015, 12:46:21 PM
My new bike arrived yesterday and I finished building up at work this afternoon. I havent owned a mountain bike for about 13-14 years...stoked!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/94879400-5029-4B0B-9ED4-71F863E17328_zpsuszomr3v.jpg)
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Post by: Brooklynrider on December 11, 2015, 10:04:02 PM
That's a sick bike! I think you forgot to rotate your chain guide up though. I took this thing out today, still have to do all the hydraulics internally.
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/ca120cd6-0119-4495-8976-29a4e6237d95_zpslyemkwob.jpg) (http://s718.photobucket.com/user/yellowtoeman/media/ca120cd6-0119-4495-8976-29a4e6237d95_zpslyemkwob.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on December 12, 2015, 09:11:09 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/12347654_10156294671415293_7296336104359037344_n.jpg?oh=4f1a127d33835833dd20eb8cf6a79cbf&oe=56DB6BD2)

Got rid of the Chinese wheels for peace of mind. Hope Mono RS hubs on Archetypes.
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Post by: Kinchy on December 12, 2015, 03:04:36 PM
Looks amazing except for the elephant tusk handlebars. Surprised you can even reach the drops without dislocating your spine.
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Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on December 14, 2015, 03:38:37 AM
Looks good, shame those rims don't stay black forever.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on December 20, 2015, 08:36:46 AM
You guys got any tips for freeing up sticky/partially seized road bike brakes (tiagra if that makes a difference)? My rear one doesn't return all the way when you pull it now which results in a flappy cable hitting the top tube and the pads rubbing which gets annoying. Take it all apart and soak it in wd40? Or should I just bin them and get something new?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on December 20, 2015, 12:16:49 PM
You guys got any tips for freeing up sticky/partially seized road bike brakes (tiagra if that makes a difference)? My rear one doesn't return all the way when you pull it now which results in a flappy cable hitting the top tube and the pads rubbing which gets annoying. Take it all apart and soak it in wd40? Or should I just bin them and get something new?
Most road bike brakes pivot on flat bushings(?). In most cases, throwing a drop or two of triflow on all the pivots should get them working in no time. Keep an eye out on the spring as well. Those tend to crack after a while and lose their springyness. Feels just like a seized brake.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on December 21, 2015, 04:53:55 AM
You guys got any tips for freeing up sticky/partially seized road bike brakes (tiagra if that makes a difference)? My rear one doesn't return all the way when you pull it now which results in a flappy cable hitting the top tube and the pads rubbing which gets annoying. Take it all apart and soak it in wd40? Or should I just bin them and get something new?

Take it to bits and clean it. Apply grease to places that move. Avoid WD40.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on December 25, 2015, 03:12:24 PM
Hey road dudes. Shorts vs bibs: what's better and why? or does it even matter? I use shorts but might try some bibs. Seems like taking a quick roadside piss would be a big hassle with bibs.
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Post by: Kinchy on December 26, 2015, 05:42:08 AM
Bibs are way better, stay exactly where you want them all the time.

Going for a puss is usually fine depending on the short, sometimes I go out of the bottom of the leg if the shorts are stretchy enough
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Post by: Sasha on December 27, 2015, 11:24:53 AM
Yep, bibs stay up. Pissing is easy.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: deeds on January 11, 2016, 11:51:15 AM
built up my first full suspension bike...stoked!
http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/attachments/bild0089-jpg.451327/
http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/attachments/bild0090-jpg.451328/
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on January 11, 2016, 07:18:43 PM
Does anyone here own a FBM Sword? They are currently taking orders and I'm tempted.
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Post by: reebzor on January 13, 2016, 02:59:35 PM
This guy made it's way into my house yesterday!

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Focus/D0FA8EE7-ABAE-4B2A-B5D4-E18CF3D5C6EF_zpscnjxriwu.jpg)

Just a demo for now, taking it out tomorrow and sometime this weekend. I imagine I'll need to make some room in the basement for it soon...
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Post by: Sasha on January 13, 2016, 03:14:15 PM
650+?
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Post by: reebzor on January 13, 2016, 06:43:22 PM
650+?
yep, Fuse Pro 6fattie

I should probably buy it.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on January 14, 2016, 03:41:58 AM
I had a go on one of those 27.5+ / 650+ things, really enjoyed it, may have to treat myself in summer if I get organised enough.
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Post by: Sasha on January 15, 2016, 04:09:19 AM
I'm currently building up a new hardtail. Should be fun.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12507179_10156415838960293_506552009868711311_n.jpg?oh=0524092cf5e7ca279166895662e0b895&oe=5738D296)
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Post by: Scunny on January 15, 2016, 01:37:39 PM
Looks good. I had an Inbred a few years back, loved it.

Got to rebuild my wheels and my new 29" will be finished. Question for you Leeds boys - just started working in Batley, is there anything worth riding nearby?
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Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on January 15, 2016, 04:55:38 PM
Never heard of anything down Batley way I'm afraid.
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Post by: LeonLikesToRock on January 18, 2016, 03:07:59 AM
nice On One.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on January 19, 2016, 09:25:44 AM
My work bike is the only one of my bikes that's changed significantly in the past year or so, but it's been through a lot recently.

Re-cracked my original Big Block at the chainstay, right next to where I patched welded a prior crack (you can see it where the shitty primer job is)...

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm137/RegsTavton/IMG_1911_zps4hjyjkrv.jpg)

Switched to my Masi for a week or so while I procured a new frame. Remembered 25c tires were less than ideal in the city.

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm137/RegsTavton/IMG_1951_zps0hdz58hk.jpg)

Found a 58cm Big Block on eBay, and hated how it felt.

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm137/RegsTavton/BigBlock2_15-11-28_A_zpsb3elfode.jpg)

Around this time, it was stolen from inside one of our clients' buildings during a pick-up, and my cross bike and the company Bullitt became my work bikes for a bit.  A few days later, the owner of my LBS saw it being ridden around by some smackhead, so I caught up with them and stole it back.  Shockingly, they hadn't changed anything about the bike, not the pedals, not the drivetrain, not even the saddle height.

Finally bought another 55cm Big Block off a friend a month or two ago and been loving it.

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm137/RegsTavton/BigBlock3_16-01-03_A_zps5znpuvkr.jpg)

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm137/RegsTavton/IMG_2267_zpsbrljfmtn.jpg)

Thank fuck for tax write-offs.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on January 19, 2016, 09:27:54 AM
Also if anyone wants a nearly mint, lavender 58cm Big Block for a very reasonable price, holla atchya boy......
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Tony Harrison on January 20, 2016, 03:12:03 AM
Sweet bike! What rack is that? Does it need specific mounts? I am looking for a good rack for the pista.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on January 20, 2016, 08:24:05 AM
It's a CETMA 5-Rail (http://cetmacargo.com/), can't recommend it enough.  It can carry like 70+ lbs. and mounts to pretty much any bike.  The stays are kinda like fork ends and bolt straight to your axle, so no special eyelets or anything.  The owner Lane is a great dude, too.  Shipping to UK might be steep though, you can only order them straight through him.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on January 20, 2016, 09:40:39 AM
Sweet bikes Sebastian.

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on January 20, 2016, 04:04:00 PM
Have any of you rode Dalby Forest? If so, is it any good?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on January 21, 2016, 01:58:51 AM
I've been to Dalby, not rode it though. The trails are pretty tame but it looks like a decent day out.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on January 21, 2016, 03:51:57 AM
Dalby is ok, a bit tame but like Tom says, but it's a fun day out. The park is a laugh half way round. The last third or so of the red route is a bit boring. None of it's mega technical but there's some nice wooden things if you're into that kind of thing.

If you're coming up this way I'd probably go to Gisburn instead.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Thepoolman on January 24, 2016, 11:41:08 PM
Haven't posted on here in years...    Heres the Custom Weekender OG I put together last summer...  Sorry for the massive photos...

Setup:
 Weekender Og - Large.
 Odyssey Headset
ti headset spaces
Vintage Ibis mtb stem
Ahearne Map bars
Vintage leather tennis tape, stained to match seat
Tektro fl750 levers
sun race thumb shifter, de-annodized and polished
Vintage Brooks Professional
Thomson post
sun race seat post clamp, de-annodized and polished
Ird Defiant compact wide
Race face narrow wide 40t.  de-annodized and polished
Ird bottom bracket
Welgo mg-1 (best pedal ever made)
Jagwire cables
avid bb7 brakes
wheels: 
 plus son tb14 polished rims
dt swiss
White Industries Disc hubs 36 hole- polished
Shimano saint 9 spd. cassette
Pitlock skewers both wheels

Fairweather For cruise tire-  700c x38

misc:
Velo orange porteur rack
custom mounting system:
seatstay bridge - nuts brazed into ends/ cleaned up
surly nice rack rear mounting system

crane bell
security bolts on stem, post, seat post clamp




(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008205.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008224.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008216.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008217.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008218.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008223.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008220.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008215.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008209.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008207.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008213.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008211.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008208.jpg)

(http://www.nolifelikethislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Tyler-Scaife_FAirdaleWeekender_Porteur-008206.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on January 25, 2016, 03:26:55 AM
That's a beauty.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on January 25, 2016, 04:50:09 AM
Fucking hell, that's beautiful
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on January 25, 2016, 08:46:20 AM
Fuck yes, I've seen photos of that bike on Instagram or whatever. Beyond classy.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on January 25, 2016, 03:40:55 PM
Wwwhhhaaat, that's so good!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Tony Harrison on January 26, 2016, 04:50:45 AM
Decided I wanted to make my bike a bit lighter, think I might have gone a bit far with SIDs though. I've just had ACL surgery so I've not been able to swap the rear crossmax wheel on in place of the deemax but you get the idea. I think this bike is going to be lighter than my BMX.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/2132D280-EA90-4C25-A02E-9557AFD706DB_zpsfr8sb3vj.jpg)

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/9DC7F097-8A98-4375-8F85-EB2C524EC240_zpskc8q5agu.jpg)

Also, Sebastian - thanks! Not sure if I can justify dropping that much on a rack. I'll have a better look when I am able to ride bikes again in June (fingers crossed).
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on January 28, 2016, 04:55:17 PM
Three of us are planning on riding to Bruges this summer, so could combine part of that with you all if the dates and route work out. Theres supposed to be a nice route up the coast from Calais.

Any idea when you guys are going?

I was thinking early June would be good. Weather would be great and camping would be a bit nicer.

What do you think Finn the Human, Kinchy & Dr. Steve Brule?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on January 28, 2016, 05:53:48 PM
Really weird timing, we decided just earlier today to give Europe a miss on the road bikes and do it next year. Trying to find the time off work around BMX trips we've already sorted out to Scotland and Spain, and keeping the girlfriends happy by going away with them is too difficult. We're going to settle for some longer rides out around Warwickshire and Worcestershire where we live instead.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on February 06, 2016, 09:49:26 AM
Not posted in here in ages.

Stripped the Bottlerocket down to replace the bearings, but thought while it's all apart I might aswell get it painted. Hopefully it should be back with me in a couple of days in a lovely shade of ral5018 (desert turquoise).

Finally got some decent grippy pedals & plan to replace the rear hub with a hope pro 2 at some point soon.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Goliath on February 17, 2016, 08:51:23 PM
Bit of a technical question here. I currently have a 10 speed shimano 105 medium cage rear dérailleur on my cross check. It's set up with a 12-28 cassette. I'd like to put a larger range on there, for touring and whatnot. I assumed an 13-36 cassette would be too large for the medium cage derailleur. However, this video shows otherwise. I have the exact same derailleur as this guy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NSxQhd1sL6w

Seems pretty straight forward. Should work right?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT on February 18, 2016, 08:00:10 AM
Have any of you rode Dalby Forest? If so, is it any good?

The regular route is good exercise and weatherproof, though never been much of a fan. Week or two back a mate took me round some of the off piste stuff there.... that's lairy as fuck, properly steep and techy, absolute polar opposite to the trail centre. I dont know if i could find any of it again mind...

https://www.strava.com/activities/488100554

My new NS snabb, every hates my rotors

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w136/testicletim/1_1.jpg)

My new (newish frame anyway) norco, im off to smash this into malaga this weekend.

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w136/testicletim/2_1.jpg)


My chameleons cracked too so thats getting replaced soon as well, all the toys.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on February 18, 2016, 09:47:43 AM
Bit of a technical question here. I currently have a 10 speed shimano 105 medium cage rear dérailleur on my cross check. It's set up with a 12-28 cassette. I'd like to put a larger range on there, for touring and whatnot. I assumed an 13-36 cassette would be too large for the medium cage derailleur. However, this video shows otherwise. I have the exact same derailleur as this guy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NSxQhd1sL6w

Seems pretty straight forward. Should work right?
I ran an 11-32 cassette on my touring bike in Africa with a medium cage 105. However, I try to change the front chainrings before I change my cassette. A wider range cassette will give you more range but lose the gears in between.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on February 18, 2016, 12:48:45 PM
The NS looks great, how does it ride?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on February 18, 2016, 01:57:28 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/11257056_10156494861520293_227238052969966231_o.jpg)

This thing is finished.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT on February 18, 2016, 03:50:53 PM
The NS looks great, how does it ride?

Ta, had it for mths but somehow not got round to riding it, spokes, brake adapters, heli tape, etc getting in the way. Felt guilty riding it in the shit anyway, probably get out on it next week all being well.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT on February 18, 2016, 03:51:52 PM
Ps let us know how xt 11speed is Tom, fancy some of that.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on February 18, 2016, 04:34:32 PM
MEAT that Norco looks awesome. I'm digging the thin tubing
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on February 19, 2016, 05:54:59 PM
"winter mode"

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Focus/1D5B322E-FE52-41D0-9894-53C0802F0E15_zpsa7zpy4ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on February 20, 2016, 07:25:23 PM
Archetypes are such a good rim
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on February 21, 2016, 01:20:16 AM
Ive had my Transition painted in Desert turquoise & finally replaced the pedals with something decent and grippy. Sorry for the potato pictures, I'll get some better ones when my decals turn up.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/18E97CF2-6FEE-4823-AA1A-A54478B99A76_zps6wdmzpli.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/18E97CF2-6FEE-4823-AA1A-A54478B99A76_zps6wdmzpli.jpg.html)

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/D483869C-12DF-4173-8AC1-B39F9A1568E8_zpscx6d0fny.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2016-02/D483869C-12DF-4173-8AC1-B39F9A1568E8_zpscx6d0fny.jpg.html)

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/B692DFB6-333A-4FD3-B213-D7418D31016E_zpsr6nrwpxw.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/B692DFB6-333A-4FD3-B213-D7418D31016E_zpsr6nrwpxw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Tony Harrison on February 21, 2016, 08:27:12 AM
Still waiting to heal up after knee surgery but I've made another bicycle purchase. I bought the chrome Charge Cooker below for next to nothing from the LBS owner. I'm using it to recover after surgery because the Bianchi isn't comfortable to ride post-op at the moment.

The blender ti is 22lbs now, getting pretty silly. Need to get another thomson post to finish it off

Here are some pics:

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/7AF98A5A-41B7-407C-8C4E-C8DD5DC309B1_zpshnasptj1.jpg)

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/9DD560FB-3D09-43CC-8801-C38FAA298292_zpsmvd5w0oa.jpg)

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/031740A8-84DF-46DF-982A-64D46C7CB1B4_zpskmwdfrgs.jpg)

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/427DBEC5-DC0A-4FFA-B34A-5ACAADD252A0_zpsyhd03wzz.jpg)


Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on February 21, 2016, 04:11:15 PM
Was supposed to be getting the new road bike this week but Enve have done a fucking recall on the forks so gonna have to wait until they get switched out and resprayed. Not had a bike since November, losing the plot sat at home.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on February 22, 2016, 12:05:44 PM
I've just ordered myself a Planet X rt58 alloy with sram apex for commuting. Bargain at £455!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on February 25, 2016, 12:39:42 PM
I've just ordered myself a Planet X rt58 alloy with sram apex for commuting. Bargain at £455!

Well I've cancelled my order after thinking about what I really needed.....cube cross race arrives tomorrow. Much more suited to the roads & opens up a bridle way route to work also.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on February 26, 2016, 06:52:53 PM
Was supposed to be getting the new road bike this week but Enve have done a fucking recall on the forks so gonna have to wait until they get switched out and resprayed. Not had a bike since November, losing the plot sat at home.

Have you got a Feather on the way? Anyone got any tips on a headset expander that will actually work with a Thomson top cap? I've ordered two in at work so far (One23 and some other piece of shit) and both are slipping in my carbon steerer.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on February 27, 2016, 12:41:23 PM
Have you got a Feather on the way? Anyone got any tips on a headset expander that will actually work with a Thomson top cap? I've ordered two in at work so far (One23 and some other piece of shit) and both are slipping in my carbon steerer.

I had the same issue. I bought one of those stupid light weight alu ones and stripped it out, tried a couple other expander plugs, everything kept slipping and my headset could never get tight enough. I ended up repalcing it with one of these:
(https://www.blueskycycling.com/product_image/18054_md.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on February 27, 2016, 12:48:15 PM
So here is the current bike stable.

Transition Bottlerocket
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0024_zpsdm1kzwxl.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0024_zpsdm1kzwxl.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0024_zpsdm1kzwxl.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0024_zpsdm1kzwxl.jpg.html)

2016 Cube Cross Race
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0028_zpsgauupz2e.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0028_zpsgauupz2e.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/DSC_0030_zpssrgi8d0i.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/DSC_0030_zpssrgi8d0i.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on February 27, 2016, 12:58:46 PM
The shop sponsoring our race team is a specy dealer, and we got some great deals on leftover 2015 Tarmacs. I just built mine up, still with the archetypes, but I'll take a pic with the Enve's soon.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Focus/IMG_4091_zpszbcumc0u.jpg)

First ride today, very different from my Focus. It's stiffer and more responsive, the headtube is a little bigger so I'm up a bit more. Actually think its a little more comfortable overall. It's also very fast despite it being 7.35kg.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on February 27, 2016, 09:02:10 PM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Tarmac/IMG_4103_zpsy8bbjw2d.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: amishrob on February 28, 2016, 02:15:51 AM
Have you got a Feather on the way? Anyone got any tips on a headset expander that will actually work with a Thomson top cap? I've ordered two in at work so far (One23 and some other piece of shit) and both are slipping in my carbon steerer.

I had the same issue. I bought one of those stupid light weight alu ones and stripped it out, tried a couple other expander plugs, everything kept slipping and my headset could never get tight enough. I ended up repalcing it with one of these:
(https://www.blueskycycling.com/product_image/18054_md.jpg)
these are the best i have found too.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on February 28, 2016, 02:30:22 AM
Can you use it without the FSA top cap or is the black piece beneath it attached?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on February 28, 2016, 06:45:49 AM
I've always heard good things about Hope headset bungs, never used one though.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on February 28, 2016, 07:17:05 AM
Can you use it without the FSA top cap or is the black piece beneath it attached?

Yeah, the black top cap and screw is all one piece so you have to use the FSA one.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on February 29, 2016, 10:45:26 AM
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/IMG_0968_zpsy5c8etjo.jpg) (http://s718.photobucket.com/user/yellowtoeman/media/IMG_0968_zpsy5c8etjo.jpg.html)
Upgraded a few bits.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on February 29, 2016, 02:00:51 PM
Ordered Thomson bits for my road bike today, bored of having mismatched Deda parts. Booking flights to go to Mallorca to ride up the Salad Cobra again soon. Can't wait for that.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: slvtn on March 01, 2016, 04:26:14 AM
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/IMG_0968_zpsy5c8etjo.jpg) (http://s718.photobucket.com/user/yellowtoeman/media/IMG_0968_zpsy5c8etjo.jpg.html)
Upgraded a few bits.

How does the CCDB feel? Scout with a coil shock seems like a fun trailbike.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on March 01, 2016, 07:59:34 PM
How does the CCDB feel? Scout with a coil shock seems like a fun trailbike.
Very good. I've only been riding mountain bikes for a few months now. I had a hardtail that was over a decade old for trail riding and I would borrow downhill bikes from my friends for the occasional bike park session. I built this bike to do a bit of both and it seems to be pretty good at it. I'm still dialing in the CCDB and it's already the best bike I've ever ridden. Kind of feels like an old SC Heckler but better at climbs. Here's probably the only clip I have of riding it:
https://www.instagram.com/p/_IdDCIzelE/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/_IdDCIzelE/)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: dude... on March 01, 2016, 10:36:15 PM
fuckin helllll
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 02, 2016, 02:35:51 AM
Surprised something didn't explode with that landing haaha
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on March 02, 2016, 02:02:26 PM
I'm glad to see you've taken your riding outdoors.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 03, 2016, 02:12:37 PM
Bought some carbon Thomson bars a few weeks ago and finally fitted them on Friday. Ditched my cages and bottles for the Fabric Cageless bottle too, have a feeling it's going to be a bit of a faff to use when riding along.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/57BE9308-B120-49DF-A066-E54AA32AF659_zpsvizzu4sj.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/CD4FE62E-6450-454D-A3C8-8152C910299C_zpsvm2ekdej.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on March 03, 2016, 02:28:46 PM
Those sisl cranks though 😍
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 03, 2016, 04:00:44 PM
I like the idea of those bottle cages but yeah seems like it could be a faff on the road.

You deffo need some nice tyres on there, some 25mm Vittoria Corsas or something, will be night and day.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: dude... on March 03, 2016, 06:43:26 PM
I'm glad to see you've taken your riding outdoors.

(http://i.infopls.com/images/EmptyGreenBox_H.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 04, 2016, 12:59:38 PM
I like the idea of those bottle cages but yeah seems like it could be a faff on the road.

You deffo need some nice tyres on there, some 25mm Vittoria Corsas or something, will be night and day.

Should be out on it tomorrow if I slow down on the cider so will find out.

How are the Corsas? Most the lads at work are on GP4000's and I was going to put some of those on for summer. The only thing I really want to do now is change the wheels but I'm fussy on the way they look so everything's leading to Mavics with Exalith rims.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 04, 2016, 03:42:57 PM
4000s are great but Vittoria are even better. Gumwall too for bonus sexiness. Mavics are solid but a bit old fashioned by today's standards, all about width nowadays, they've always had really narrow rims. New models might be better though, not looked into those.

(http://road.cc/sites/default/files/cropped/preview_500/images/Vittoria%20Corsa%20tyres%20with%20Graphene/vittoria%202016%20tyres%20-%202.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on March 05, 2016, 12:15:46 PM
I like the idea of those bottle cages but yeah seems like it could be a faff on the road.

You deffo need some nice tyres on there, some 25mm Vittoria Corsas or something, will be night and day.

Should be out on it tomorrow if I slow down on the cider so will find out.

How are the Corsas? Most the lads at work are on GP4000's and I was going to put some of those on for summer. The only thing I really want to do now is change the wheels but I'm fussy on the way they look so everything's leading to Mavics with Exalith rims.

Mavic are shit. Avoid. Conti tires are fine, not very inspiring though. Get something more fun, Challenge, Vittoria etc.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: BonerhasBent on March 07, 2016, 01:17:19 AM
New Mavic wheels are pretty damn nice! They have new up to date widths and they look pretty proper!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on March 07, 2016, 09:33:36 AM

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/57BE9308-B120-49DF-A066-E54AA32AF659_zpsvizzu4sj.jpg)

FYI, Cannondale is quite adamant about setting up your spacer stack so that there are NO spacers on top of the stem. that is how the SI headsets were designed. I know it sounds counter-intuitive.

see page 99- http://www.cannondale.com/~/media/Files/PDF/Dorel/Cannondale/Common/Support/ROAD%20OWNER%20MANUALS/CANNONDALE%20OWNERS%20MANUALS/131264_Cannondale_OM_042315_WEB.ashx
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 07, 2016, 02:33:24 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12814126_10153530124331523_2894136942726818974_n.jpg?oh=a535523b0ad7b4037cac76b83afa7c01&oe=5791E053)

Roadie mode

My bars are at the wrong angle though, need to be tilted forward slightly and levers pulled up a bit
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 08, 2016, 02:22:30 PM
Think I'm going to put MTB cranks on it with 48/30 chainrings. Seeing as I'm running a 135mm hub surely I should also be running a 73mm BB?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on March 08, 2016, 06:55:01 PM
Is that a warbird? Can't make out the name on the toptube.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 09, 2016, 12:12:36 PM
Yeah Salsa Warbird, think it's a 2013 or 2014 model. Photo is shoddy quality, but ENVE forks, Stan's Grails on Shimano CX75 hubs, Shimano CX77 brakes, SRAM Rival 10 speed, Time ATACs, Vredenstein tires for road, Panaracer Cindercross for offroad. It's an amazing do it all bike
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on March 09, 2016, 09:50:31 PM
Yeah Salsa Warbird, think it's a 2013 or 2014 model. Photo is shoddy quality, but ENVE forks, Stan's Grails on Shimano CX75 hubs, Shimano CX77 brakes, SRAM Rival 10 speed, Time ATACs, Vredenstein tires for road, Panaracer Cindercross for offroad. It's an amazing do it all bike
That is very similar to the way I have my Salsa set up. I sold all my spare parts and bikes to build a bike that can do it all. This is my touring/slow road bike:
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/yellowtoeman/IMG_0978_zpsl8oaj0qq.jpg) (http://s718.photobucket.com/user/yellowtoeman/media/IMG_0978_zpsl8oaj0qq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 10, 2016, 08:55:44 AM
Brooklynrider, how are you getting on with Spyres and Sram levers? All I can find on the internet is speculation and people who think the stock pads are shitty. Is the lever pull decent? I don't like the lever coming all the way to the bars. Also how's the C17?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on March 10, 2016, 09:29:35 AM
Brooklynrider, how are you getting on with Spyres and Sram levers? All I can find on the internet is speculation and people who think the stock pads are shitty. Is the lever pull decent? I don't like the lever coming all the way to the bars. Also how's the C17?
Spyres have been awesome. Coming from BB7s, these feel a lot stiffer and can be set a LOT closer to the rotor. I can get the lever to have about 5mm of pull before it fully engages. Stock pads are shitty (at least compared to the BB7s) but do the job. The only real problem I've had with spyres is that they are very wide. I was running some older DT 240 hubs before and the caliper kept hitting the spokes. Im on Chris King hubs now and they are still very close but do not hit. You can easily fix the problem with some rotor shims but it was a bit of a pain to get them set up at first. C17 is great. I also own a B17 and prefer the cambium. I have very wide sit bones and I've been through a lot of seats but the cambium is the only one I can ride for a long time. This particular one made it through Africa with me.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on March 10, 2016, 10:41:36 PM
I have Spyres and Apex levers with full plain Jagwire housing. The pads are noisy, especially when wet, but they work fine on dirt, gravel, mtb trails, and roads. I am going to put linear housing on when I get around to replacing this and probably Shimano pads.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on March 10, 2016, 11:10:43 PM
I have Spyres and Apex levers with full plain Jagwire housing. The pads are noisy, especially when wet, but they work fine on dirt, gravel, mtb trails, and roads. I am going to put linear housing on when I get around to replacing this and probably Shimano pads.
Wow, that is a game changer. Was completely unaware that it can take shimano pads. And yes, compressionless housing is a must. The Odyssey stuff is real good but a bit pricy.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on March 11, 2016, 07:06:13 AM
Regular housing has been working fine but I am going to put Jagwire Mtn Pro housing on it when the time comes.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on March 11, 2016, 01:41:51 PM
This is all good to hear. I'm running Odyssey housing with shimano inners with bb5's and apex levers. The housing made a massive difference. Recently switched to superstar organic pads and they're not really an improvement from stock. They howl like a banshee in the wet as well. The best I can get the levers is so at the shift paddle, the lever moves about  1cm before pads touch the disc.

Are your spyres better than this?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on March 11, 2016, 02:27:09 PM
Not that you're asking, but the Shimano CX 77s work really well with my SRAM levers. However, they are a massive pain to set up. You need to get them perfectly parallel otherwise they are squishy as shit, and they require 3 fucking Allen keys to adjust - 5mm for cable, 3mm for outside pad, and 2.5mm for inside pad. And no finger adjustment at all.

If you're not good with mechanics I wouldn't recommend them, but if you can set them up right they feel way better than any Avid or TRP brake I have pulled
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on March 11, 2016, 04:07:34 PM

Are your spyres better than this?

everything is better than BB5's. If I didn't have Spyres, I would be fine with BB7s as well. BB5s belong in the trash.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on March 11, 2016, 09:30:13 PM
To my experience, disc brakes that pull equally from both sides can deal with a lot more rotor imperfections while still feeling solid. My BB7s were not shitty by any standard but whenever the inner pad had to be backed out at all, they would feel very squishy. The Spyres can be set up ridiculously close when the rotor is new and as it gets bent/worn, you can back them out a bit and still have them feeling awesome.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on March 12, 2016, 10:50:16 AM
Decided to give the trails a miss today and take the cube out & explore some off road/canal path routes for my commute to work. Here she is in full commute mode with saddlebag, pump & lights.

I need to raise the seat a little more and drop the tyres pressures a bit but I love how it rides.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/2016-03/E0CC3511-2D04-4FE1-B6E1-1A793FB19873_zpsdghjjgcw.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/2016-03/E0CC3511-2D04-4FE1-B6E1-1A793FB19873_zpsdghjjgcw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 06, 2016, 04:51:24 AM
Picked up a second hand spyre for the front. I've worked on them before so I already knew how easy they are to set up. First impressions with apex levers and avid G3 rotors are that they're nice! A little spungey but that's probably the inline adjuster I had to add.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Goliath on April 07, 2016, 04:40:24 PM
Upgraded my surly cross check. Went with an 11-36 cassette, mavic open elites laced to Shimano 105 hubs with schwalbe marathon 35c tires,  ultegra 50-34 crankset and some origin8 moustache bars. This thing is sweet now and more suitable for touring.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg215/Ives__/image.jpg1_zpsmexrfqo0.jpg) (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/Ives__/media/image.jpg1_zpsmexrfqo0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: BrokenEnglish on April 11, 2016, 02:03:42 AM
Rollers are sketchy


(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb273/secondhandnews_photo/image_zpsj9wpjdol.jpeg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on April 11, 2016, 01:21:20 PM
gravel grinding on the Double Cross Disc

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/mack_turtle/bikes/Jonathan%20Castell%202016%202_zpsdtstnub8.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on April 13, 2016, 06:02:24 AM
My first dually. Focus spine evo
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/LeonLikesToRock/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0120_zps52g66nex.jpg) (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/LeonLikesToRock/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0120_zps52g66nex.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: MEAT on April 14, 2016, 07:53:58 AM
Rollers are sketchy


The clips on these are shit, set them up (make sure they're definitely straight) drill a hole just in front of the grey handles, pop a nut and bolt through and you can smash out the mad watts without them slipping and going wonky.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Scunny on April 15, 2016, 12:09:03 PM
Got my bikes nicked the other night, mother fuckers.

Thankfully the insurance is going to pay out but i'll still be a bit outof pocket. Bought myself this last night, seems unbeatable for the price (i paid £1200):

(http://d2plslj6xljffa.cloudfront.net/imgs/products/px/950x600_constWH/CBPXRTD90_P1.jpg?v=t)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 17, 2016, 11:54:58 AM
Sucks that your bikes got stolen but that planet x looks seriously nice.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 21, 2016, 02:37:32 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10553852_10156633708985293_8154378352003670455_o.jpg)

Ready for Majorca in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 21, 2016, 03:29:03 AM
My new bikes ready for this weekend, can't wait, hopefully pick up on Monday. Not ridden over 5 miles since November so my cardio will be dreadful.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on April 21, 2016, 01:43:18 PM
Forks sorted I take it? I'm excited to see it.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 22, 2016, 03:03:50 AM
Yeah, was a right ballache that, literally the day after painting Enve put out the recall, so fucking annoying. Might be popping over this afternoon to pick it up, hyped.

Hopefully the discs don't cut anyones legs off.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on April 22, 2016, 05:03:24 PM
Yours is looking good Tom! And fucking hell Broady, your new one just popped up in my Instagram feed and it looks incredible.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 23, 2016, 03:47:00 AM
Gutted I'm away for a mates 40th this weekend, just wanna be out on the thing!

(http://i.imgur.com/3MtFTWR.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on April 23, 2016, 02:15:31 PM
That looks amazing.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on April 26, 2016, 07:13:00 AM
That feather is fucking nice.


I've jumped on the tanwall bandwagon

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/Tarmac/IMG_4177_zpso0ccutxo.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on April 26, 2016, 09:45:20 AM
Mint colours on that Spesh, not seen that colourway before.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on May 08, 2016, 12:01:16 PM
I think this page should have a nsfw title!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on May 11, 2016, 10:44:44 AM
As of next week I'm buggering off round Europe on my bike. This is a very rough plan, based on where I have relatives, mates and having to be near Zagreb to get a train to Budapest for a stag do, plus a slight obsession with Corsica and the Balkans. Of course it'll all change but it's a start. 50 - 60 miles a day with plenty of scope for days off and changes is the plan. I don't have to be back until September. Also I think I now have shares in Ortlieb.

Shout out to Hugh - I know you did something similar last year. I think I remember that you used MAPS.ME app for navigation? How did that work out? I'm hoping to use that in combination for RWGPS when I need turn by turn.

Pictures on Instagram is anyone has any interest. www.instagram.com/martinoflockwood

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/HykehamBMX/Screenshot%202016-05-11%20at%2016.29.45.png) (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/HykehamBMX/media/Screenshot%202016-05-11%20at%2016.29.45.png.html)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/HykehamBMX/IMG_20160327_121728.jpg) (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/HykehamBMX/media/IMG_20160327_121728.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Kinchy on May 11, 2016, 04:56:51 PM
That looks amazing, I'm jealous
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on May 12, 2016, 03:50:17 AM
Gutted I'm away for a mates 40th this weekend, just wanna be out on the thing!


Jesus!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: dersou ousala on May 18, 2016, 07:30:29 AM
As of next week I'm buggering off round Europe on my bike. This is a very rough plan, based on where I have relatives, mates and having to be near Zagreb to get a train to Budapest for a stag do, plus a slight obsession with Corsica and the Balkans. Of course it'll all change but it's a start. 50 - 60 miles a day with plenty of scope for days off and changes is the plan. I don't have to be back until September. Also I think I now have shares in Ortlieb.

Shout out to Hugh - I know you did something similar last year. I think I remember that you used MAPS.ME app for navigation? How did that work out? I'm hoping to use that in combination for RWGPS when I need turn by turn.

Pictures on Instagram is anyone has any interest. www.instagram.com/martinoflockwood

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/HykehamBMX/Screenshot%202016-05-11%20at%2016.29.45.png) (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/HykehamBMX/media/Screenshot%202016-05-11%20at%2016.29.45.png.html)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/HykehamBMX/IMG_20160327_121728.jpg) (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/HykehamBMX/media/IMG_20160327_121728.jpg.html)

This is rad !
How long this trip will take you?
If you can,try to spend some time in Corsica, this place is wonderfull. In France we call it "L'ile de beauté" which means beauty island.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on May 18, 2016, 11:28:32 AM
[quote author=dersou ousala link=topic=220500.msg3723885#msg3723885 date=1463574629

This is rad !
How long this trip will take you?
If you can,try to spend some time in Corsica, this place is wonderfull. In France we call it "L'ile de beauté" which means beauty island.
[/quote]

I've got three months off work so i'll see how far I can get in that time. Yeah I really want to go to Corsica for a few days.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on May 19, 2016, 03:12:41 AM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13164355_10156879858105293_7488960048710967730_n.jpg?oh=a02cfffd56657c26b0006e603b493b74&oe=579CA85D)

Not the most fun thing to happen to me while riding down a mountain.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on May 19, 2016, 03:29:44 AM
Ah yeah, what happened with that, blowout and skid? Looks pretty new too, ballache.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on May 20, 2016, 05:29:56 AM
Less than 100 miles on it. Blowout and rode on the rim until I slowed down, cotton tires can't handle a few feet of riding flat I guess. Got some GP4000 IIs on now.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on May 31, 2016, 02:29:36 PM
What options are for lightweight non disc all black road rims? I've got a Wiggle discount code that ends at midnight so could pick up some Archetypes but wouldn't mind something slightly lighter if possible.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Brooklynrider on May 31, 2016, 08:41:21 PM
Hed Belgiums or Open Pros?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on June 02, 2016, 12:56:35 PM
As of next week I'm buggering off round Europe on my bike. This is a very rough plan, based on where I have relatives, mates and having to be near Zagreb to get a train to Budapest for a stag do, plus a slight obsession with Corsica and the Balkans. Of course it'll all change but it's a start. 50 - 60 miles a day with plenty of scope for days off and changes is the plan. I don't have to be back until September. Also I think I now have shares in Ortlieb.

Shout out to Hugh - I know you did something similar last year. I think I remember that you used MAPS.ME app for navigation? How did that work out? I'm hoping to use that in combination for RWGPS when I need turn by turn.

Pictures on Instagram is anyone has any interest. www.instagram.com/martinoflockwood


Yep. MAPS.ME is what I used along with some paper ones. Didn't really navigate much cause I just pointed myself south and hoped for the best. Download all the offline maps before you leave.

Corsica is fucking beautiful. I did the west coast  from Bastia>Calvi>Ajaccio>Bonifacio.
A word of warning: bring some water purification tablets. I got caught out in  amidst those endless hills without a regular  water supply. You want to be carrying atleast 6 liters. No bus or train service to take advantage of when you get fucked with food poisoning induced dehydration  either.  :-[

East coast could be different.
Beautiful place though. Lovely people. I think I did 52,000 vertical feet of climbing in 8 days. Felt really accomplished after.

Are you camping?

Any other questions are welcome :)


Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on June 02, 2016, 01:20:08 PM
I need to do some touring, next year hopefully.

Got my winter (possibly touring?) bike sorted:

(http://i.imgur.com/XQLhSQw.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on June 03, 2016, 02:53:27 AM
As of next week I'm buggering off round Europe on my bike. This is a very rough plan, based on where I have relatives, mates and having to be near Zagreb to get a train to Budapest for a stag do, plus a slight obsession with Corsica and the Balkans. Of course it'll all change but it's a start. 50 - 60 miles a day with plenty of scope for days off and changes is the plan. I don't have to be back until September. Also I think I now have shares in Ortlieb.

Shout out to Hugh - I know you did something similar last year. I think I remember that you used MAPS.ME app for navigation? How did that work out? I'm hoping to use that in combination for RWGPS when I need turn by turn.

Pictures on Instagram is anyone has any interest. www.instagram.com/martinoflockwood


Yep. MAPS.ME is what I used along with some paper ones. Didn't really navigate much cause I just pointed myself south and hoped for the best. Download all the offline maps before you leave.

Corsica is fucking beautiful. I did the west coast  from Bastia>Calvi>Ajaccio>Bonifacio.
A word of warning: bring some water purification tablets. I got caught out in  amidst those endless hills without a regular  water supply. You want to be carrying atleast 6 liters. No bus or train service to take advantage of when you get fucked with food poisoning induced dehydration  either.  :-[

East coast could be different.
Beautiful place though. Lovely people. I think I did 52,000 vertical feet of climbing in 8 days. Felt really accomplished after.

Are you camping?

Any other questions are welcome :)

Cheers Hugh! I'm in the South of France at the moment heading to Nice where I can get the boat to Corsica. Thanks for the advice, I didn't think Corsica would be that remote. I guess I have to think about which coast to cycle down.

I've been using RidewithGPS/MAPS.ME and paper crib sheets prepared in my tent the night before, seems to be working pretty well.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: hugh. on June 03, 2016, 03:12:36 AM
As of next week I'm buggering off round Europe on my bike. This is a very rough plan, based on where I have relatives, mates and having to be near Zagreb to get a train to Budapest for a stag do, plus a slight obsession with Corsica and the Balkans. Of course it'll all change but it's a start. 50 - 60 miles a day with plenty of scope for days off and changes is the plan. I don't have to be back until September. Also I think I now have shares in Ortlieb.

Shout out to Hugh - I know you did something similar last year. I think I remember that you used MAPS.ME app for navigation? How did that work out? I'm hoping to use that in combination for RWGPS when I need turn by turn.

Pictures on Instagram is anyone has any interest. www.instagram.com/martinoflockwood


Yep. MAPS.ME is what I used along with some paper ones. Didn't really navigate much cause I just pointed myself south and hoped for the best. Download all the offline maps before you leave.

Corsica is fucking beautiful. I did the west coast  from Bastia>Calvi>Ajaccio>Bonifacio.
A word of warning: bring some water purification tablets. I got caught out in  amidst those endless hills without a regular  water supply. You want to be carrying atleast 6 liters. No bus or train service to take advantage of when you get fucked with food poisoning induced dehydration  either.  :-[

East coast could be different.
Beautiful place though. Lovely people. I think I did 52,000 vertical feet of climbing in 8 days. Felt really accomplished after.

Are you camping?

Any other questions are welcome :)

Cheers Hugh! I'm in the South of France at the moment heading to Nice where I can get the boat to Corsica. Thanks for the advice, I didn't think Corsica would be that remote. I guess I have to think about which coast to cycle down.

I've been using RidewithGPS/MAPS.ME and paper crib sheets prepared in my tent the night before, seems to be working pretty well.

Awesome. Well it's not that it's remote when you look at a map, just the hills seriously hamper your mileage so it takes a while to get anywhere. Bring a mosquito net if you don't have one already. You can get them in that French superstore Decathalon for like €10.

Careful setting up your tent anywhere obvious too. I was warned that camping in illegal in Corsica and there's a small group of people who don't take kindly to tourists on their island. i never had any problems but i met a Dutch family with 2 young kids  bike touring on my first day. On my last day there I got talking to a British motorcycle traveller and he told me the family had a bomb thrown at them when they were sleeping. I don't want to discourage you but just thought I'd tell you to have your wits about you.


You going to Monaco I presume? Do the F1 track on your bike! It's epic fun.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on June 04, 2016, 10:19:23 AM
What options are for lightweight non disc all black road rims? I've got a Wiggle discount code that ends at midnight so could pick up some Archetypes but wouldn't mind something slightly lighter if possible.

Archetypes are mint. Well light enough too.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on June 07, 2016, 08:19:52 AM
As of next week I'm buggering off round Europe on my bike. This is a very rough plan, based on where I have relatives, mates and having to be near Zagreb to get a train to Budapest for a stag do, plus a slight obsession with Corsica and the Balkans. Of course it'll all change but it's a start. 50 - 60 miles a day with plenty of scope for days off and changes is the plan. I don't have to be back until September. Also I think I now have shares in Ortlieb.

Shout out to Hugh - I know you did something similar last year. I think I remember that you used MAPS.ME app for navigation? How did that work out? I'm hoping to use that in combination for RWGPS when I need turn by turn.

Pictures on Instagram is anyone has any interest. www.instagram.com/martinoflockwood


Yep. MAPS.ME is what I used along with some paper ones. Didn't really navigate much cause I just pointed myself south and hoped for the best. Download all the offline maps before you leave.

Corsica is fucking beautiful. I did the west coast  from Bastia>Calvi>Ajaccio>Bonifacio.
A word of warning: bring some water purification tablets. I got caught out in  amidst those endless hills without a regular  water supply. You want to be carrying atleast 6 liters. No bus or train service to take advantage of when you get fucked with food poisoning induced dehydration  either.  :-[

East coast could be different.
Beautiful place though. Lovely people. I think I did 52,000 vertical feet of climbing in 8 days. Felt really accomplished after.

Are you camping?

Any other questions are welcome :)

Cheers Hugh! I'm in the South of France at the moment heading to Nice where I can get the boat to Corsica. Thanks for the advice, I didn't think Corsica would be that remote. I guess I have to think about which coast to cycle down.

I've been using RidewithGPS/MAPS.ME and paper crib sheets prepared in my tent the night before, seems to be working pretty well.

Awesome. Well it's not that it's remote when you look at a map, just the hills seriously hamper your mileage so it takes a while to get anywhere. Bring a mosquito net if you don't have one already. You can get them in that French superstore Decathalon for like €10.

Careful setting up your tent anywhere obvious too. I was warned that camping in illegal in Corsica and there's a small group of people who don't take kindly to tourists on their island. i never had any problems but i met a Dutch family with 2 young kids  bike touring on my first day. On my last day there I got talking to a British motorcycle traveller and he told me the family had a bomb thrown at them when they were sleeping. I don't want to discourage you but just thought I'd tell you to have your wits about you.


You going to Monaco I presume? Do the F1 track on your bike! It's epic fun.

Yeah thanks, I've heard a few odd things about Corsica, being bombed however was not one of them! Scenery looks too good to miss though. If I do end up in Monaco then that's on the cards for sure. Heading for Mt. Ventoux first  :-\ Shame we're a year apart. Could've met in the Casino Monte Carlo for a beer.

Strava if it interests anyone:
www.strava.com/athletes/987614 (http://www.strava.com/athletes/987614)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sacrebleu on June 15, 2016, 10:42:33 AM
Ventoux!

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c193/HykehamBMX/ventoux.jpg) (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/HykehamBMX/media/ventoux.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: cmc4130 on July 07, 2016, 11:41:43 AM

(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh138/upsetbmx/FairdaleWeekender_CMC_skaterack_zpsecl19wrm.jpg)

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on July 08, 2016, 09:44:55 PM
Sweet ride yo.
I was thinking today that you could modify a rear rack to attach a BMX fork's dropouts and then you could do some touring with the little bike on tow and hit spots you find along the way. Has anyone done anything like this?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on July 18, 2016, 06:03:27 PM
New Bike Day for me

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c302/reebzor/MTB/IMG_4308_zps7xiygxyl.jpg) (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/reebzor/media/MTB/IMG_4308_zps7xiygxyl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Stoked on July 18, 2016, 07:16:56 PM
Have you guys had luck with those narrow wide chainrings sans chain keeper and a non clutch rear derailleur?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: reebzor on July 18, 2016, 07:45:03 PM
I have not dropped a chain since putting a Praxis NW on my cross bike with a standard 10sp rival rear der
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Prodigal Son on August 14, 2016, 10:56:22 PM
What's a good helmet for road/single speed riding?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on August 15, 2016, 09:44:20 AM
I like my Giro but really just go to a bike shop and try a few on. Get the one that feels more comfortable on your head.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on August 15, 2016, 04:42:42 PM
Have you guys had luck with those narrow wide chainrings sans chain keeper and a non clutch rear derailleur?

Mine has never come off with the new XT stuff on a hardtail.

What's a good helmet for road/single speed riding?

I have a few Giro helmets. They're good. Worth trying a few on though.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Prodigal Son on August 15, 2016, 09:37:54 PM
Thanks guys, I'll stop by the shop and check em out.

Going to pick up a cannondale capo this evening. I've been losing weight, eating better, and doing lots of core exercises to get back in shape after I was in an accident this spring. Fuck running, I'd rather do sprints on the bike trail to lose the rest of this weight.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: erenes on August 26, 2016, 07:53:54 PM
(https://s21.postimg.org/z25gw0hmr/Screen_Shot_2016_08_27_at_02_50_47.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/z25gw0hmr/)
(https://s21.postimg.org/4r3b7k3er/Screen_Shot_2016_08_27_at_02_51_10.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4r3b7k3er/)
(https://s21.postimg.org/w6sdp5dmr/Screen_Shot_2016_08_27_at_02_50_51.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/w6sdp5dmr/)
(https://s21.postimg.org/kf4iecj0j/Screen_Shot_2016_08_27_at_02_51_00.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kf4iecj0j/)
(https://s21.postimg.org/5hw1dc5s3/Screen_Shot_2016_08_27_at_02_51_06.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5hw1dc5s3/)
(https://s21.postimg.org/k3n21l2kj/Screen_Shot_2016_08_27_at_02_50_55.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/k3n21l2kj/)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: RyCon707 on October 03, 2016, 11:57:33 PM
(http://www.pedalroom.com/p/univega-653_37.jpg)

I haven't been on here in ages... Still have this!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on October 05, 2016, 01:56:40 PM
I've been sitting on wheel parts since June whilst waiting for a rear hub to arrive. It finally came in so I built up my new wheels and fitted new tyres...just as summer ends!

I've gone for American Classic Micro 58 and RD225 hubs laced to H Plus Son Archetypes with DT Swiss Revolution spokes. Knocked about 410g off the weight of my bike which I'm pretty happy with, and should get my first ride in on them over the weekend. Only thing left to change is the groupset now.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y127/riding_on_ice/9B0FB577-56A3-46B0-B255-56A641370474_zpsb8h6m7ix.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on October 06, 2016, 03:15:24 AM
Looks spot on man, obvs keep the chainset. New Dura Ace looks pretty tidy... Etap is pretty cool too.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on October 06, 2016, 05:56:38 PM
Cheers man! They are the only two on my radar but I'm undecided.. SRAM don't do matching black brake calipers at the moment which really annoys me. Got chance to see it properly later on today so will see!

We had a prototype Dura Ace 'press' kit in work recently and it's fucking cool but just so expensive. I could sell the chainset on and chuck an Ultegra cassette on too but it's still a lot more than etap!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on October 07, 2016, 11:40:26 AM
....Campagnolo...
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: BonerhasBent on October 12, 2016, 04:56:29 PM
Been riding this pig lately, its fun as shit.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5728/29550038584_6bb3272965_b.jpg)

Built up this too, its nice to look at.

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5614/30179109645_8b627dfe41_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on October 13, 2016, 09:23:34 AM
Both of those are absolute class. The only thing I'm not sure about is the stem on the Velo Orange(?).
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: BonerhasBent on October 13, 2016, 04:18:12 PM
Both of those are absolute class. The only thing I'm not sure about is the stem on the Velo Orange(?).

Thanks Man.

The orange bike is a 2016 Masi Randonneur w/ a custom fork. The stem is absolutely ridiculous looking, but believe me, it fucking rules! Riding in the drops 99% of the time and its comfortable as shit! Not to mention handles amazingly well. Its honestly one of my favorite bikes despite looking horrible.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Narcoleptic Insomniac on October 13, 2016, 04:22:20 PM
Fair enough. The frame looks like a VO Pass Hunter. Sweet bike nonetheless.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: sokoloka on October 14, 2016, 05:30:22 PM
Anybody on here work for a Santa Cruz dealer?  Met up with the factory demo yesterday and fell in love with the 27.5 Hightower.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: RyCon707 on October 18, 2016, 10:21:33 PM
Orange bike is rad! Nice classic build as well. Positive review on the LD stem, any negative remarks - aside from looks?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: BonerhasBent on October 26, 2016, 04:47:53 AM
Orange bike is rad! Nice classic build as well. Positive review on the LD stem, any negative remarks - aside from looks?

Zero negative remarks on LD stem, it rules, straight up! And honestly the looks don't bother me, but a lot of ppl who are not familiar with it are like "WTF is that"?!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Zoidberg on November 07, 2016, 10:34:40 AM
Just finished my winter bike for work, am London bicycle courier still. Pure dopium:

(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/photo_11.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/photo_11.jpg.html)

Bought second hand as a complete for 160 quid but all that remains from that is the frame, forks, front wheel, clamp and seat. Good deal!

Frame: Dolan 54 inch precursor with 1 inch headtube (super old)
Forks: Dunno, mostly carbon and one inch

Bars: Brick Lane Bikes Eastwood
Stem: Brick lane bikes 60mm reach
Headset: Chris King one inch
Bar tape: Brooks microfibre, Brooks bar ends

Lever: Gold finger
Cable: generic
Caliper: Shimano Sora
Shoes: Evans
Pads: Swiss stop blues

Cranks: Omniums, 165mm 48t
BB: Ominum
Pedals: Oddy Grandstands (have these on all three of my bikes so I suppose that makes them my favourite bike part)
Straps: Homemade by someone else out of car seat belts
Chain: Izumi track

Front wheel: Specialised Sirrius (actually very good), halo skewer alllen key
Rear wheel: Halo, 17t Condor sprocket
Tyres: Schwalbe Durano Plus, 25's

Seat: cheap Bontrager which is fine but will probs get changed to a Prologo, but no rush
Post: unbranded Kappa ally single bolt, probs getting changed to a thomson if one comes up cheap
Clamp: dunno
Bottle opener: Brixton Cycles (they had a AC/DC rebranding, you know, for those about to ride...)

Top tube cover: YNOT
Drop out inserts: Dolan, cost me thirty quid as the bike came without

Got a mate to respray it, another for the stickers.

I love it. Went a bit over budget but fuck it.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Zoidberg on November 07, 2016, 10:35:24 AM
(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/photo_21.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/photo_21.jpg.html)

(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh456/Absinthe_01/photo_31.jpg) (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/Absinthe_01/media/photo_31.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on November 12, 2016, 01:11:58 AM
Long time no post....
So I binned the Trek off as it just felt so loose, replaced it with a Saracen Myst, which feels incredible.
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161022_181910_zpsoadxcxcc.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161022_181910_zpsoadxcxcc.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161023_173704_zps9ugponiq.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161023_173704_zps9ugponiq.jpg.html)

I have also just finished building a hardcore hardtail - on one 45650b.
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161111_211318_zpsmf2w36eo.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161111_211318_zpsmf2w36eo.jpg.html)
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy158/deanhempshall/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161111_210821_zpsxhx3vlzv.jpg) (http://s787.photobucket.com/user/deanhempshall/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20161111_210821_zpsxhx3vlzv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Tony Harrison on November 20, 2016, 03:59:45 AM
Salsa Chili Con Crosso - my first geared road (ish) bike. I've put in a lot of miles on this, the brooks bag helps.

I am looking into doing some touring. Has anyone had any experience with the Salsa Vaya? I'm considering selling all of my bikes (mtb, cross and commuter) and setting up a Vaya to do everything.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/203F870E-E845-426A-8161-3FFEA8BA091B_zps4twjfz5m.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: RyCon707 on November 20, 2016, 05:28:45 PM
I've read good reviews on the Vaya. There are good amount of options out there right now, considering you're also selling your MTB you may consider something that can fit 29er tires if you decide to do more MTBing/your trails warrant the larger tire size.

Switched this from fixed to single-speed. Looking into some smaller 29er tires.

(http://www.pedalroom.com/p/defwish-6370_15.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on December 03, 2016, 09:37:39 AM
of the past few years, I owned an On-One Pomino (SS only), Pake C'mute, Salsa Vaya, and a Soma Double Cross Disc. I finally sold the Soma CX bike and put the money into my Soma Juice. the Juice is an extremely versatile bike. I have fat knobbies, a 120mm fork, 32t ring, and a wide bar/short stem setup for trails, and some lighter tires, alternate cockpit, 38t chainring, and a rigid Salsa fork for gravel/urban adventures.

The Pompino was gear-limted but a good bike for messing about around town. the C'mute was a comfy bike but I got the disc brake bug. The Vaya was awesome but much heavier and slower than what I wanted out of a gravel/commute/road bike. the DCD checked all the boxes except for toe clearance when riding anything remotely technical, maybe because I got it a size too small. I wrote about it in a bit more detail here: http://sidewallthorn.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on December 14, 2016, 09:52:55 PM
on that note, here's the Juice in gravel mode. I can ride this in a lot of the places I would normally ride trails, but if I stick to gravel paths and non-technical trails, I can move pretty darn fast on this. I plan on riding the Texas  Chainring Massacre 100K and Castell Grind on this next year. Salsa rigid fork, Ergon bar ends, 38/18 gearing, brand new 20x2.1 Schwalbe Thunder Burt tubeless tires.

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz111/mack_turtle/20161214_2108431_zpshrbopbst.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sebastian on January 02, 2017, 10:04:25 AM
Been awhile, Bikeguide.

Here's my main three right now:

Work bike. Also have a backup geared/cargo-racked work bike for the winter that's just waiting on a new crankset.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm137/RegsTavton/BigBlock3_16-12-27_A_zps4zyynllc.jpg)

Fast bike.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm137/RegsTavton/TiCX_2016-11-25_A_zpso7uqdrhf.jpg)

Fun bike.  Speaking of the L.D. stem, it needs one.
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm137/RegsTavton/Surly_16-12-31_A_zpskhbf5n8q.jpg)

Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: _tom_ on January 06, 2017, 05:43:02 PM
Alright guys long time since I've posted here! This is my mtb now, I thought I'd miss the Voltage but I don't really, it's nice having something I can actually ride up hills

(http://i.imgur.com/LcbGH0V.jpg)

edit - wow that's a really bad quality photo at full size haha.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Cat Daddy V.2.0 on February 11, 2017, 11:49:12 PM
has an X2 on it now.

(http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb13687175/p5pb13687175.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Sasha on February 14, 2017, 04:04:12 PM
Probably the wrong place to ask but whatever. Sold a bike on eBay. Buyer hasn't paid nor responded to my messages for over 48 hours. He has 2 feedback from months and months ago. He's not buying it is he? Where do I stand with cancelling the order?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: amishrob on February 19, 2017, 02:06:19 AM
Probably the wrong place to ask but whatever. Sold a bike on eBay. Buyer hasn't paid nor responded to my messages for over 48 hours. He has 2 feedback from months and months ago. He's not buying it is he? Where do I stand with cancelling the order?
send him an ultimatum? I sold a bike last week and his communication was bad, then the buyer had an attitude as if I was selling him dodgy goods. Took a photo of me and everything. I would have preferred the 2nd bidder had won, he was much more polite.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: InTheWoods on February 19, 2017, 09:44:20 PM

It has been a while, but I recently finished building this thing up.

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/4ln72b.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Tony Harrison on February 26, 2017, 06:43:15 AM
Decided to go for a Brother Kepler in the end. I'm going to finish the build next time I get paid.

Looking forward to touring in France on this in the summer.

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/05F53AA6-EB51-4650-B2DE-E308DA82C130_zpskgtvmmta.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on February 27, 2017, 03:34:20 AM
Nice, wouldn't mind doing a bit of touring this summer myself.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Danno on March 02, 2017, 01:39:09 PM
I need a full suspension bike in my life so I'm thinking about building up a Transition Scout frame. Has anyone rode one?

I'll be swapping over the Pikes and X1 gear components from my Marin but will end up buying new bars, stem, cranks and wheels. I've got Race Face Turbine in mind, and Stans Arch wheel set but I'm not dead set on those yet. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on March 08, 2017, 06:06:15 AM
Let us know how qr goes with discs on road.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Dr. Steve Brule on March 09, 2017, 03:03:07 AM
Let us know how qr goes with discs on road.

I run QR with road discs, it's absolutely fine. I think as long as you are using decent skewers, not crazy light things you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: O.G. David on March 09, 2017, 12:59:41 PM
My commuter:
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/5536911001810.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=5536911001810.jpg)
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/9642481001811.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=9642481001811.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on March 10, 2017, 03:47:50 AM
You owe it to that bike to slam the stem. Max bikeguide points for the Trailkings.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: O.G. David on March 10, 2017, 11:32:34 AM
Fourth pair of trailkings i buy on ebay. There is brand new flatboy pedals sold with odyssey triple cage on ebay. Shippings are too much for me but someone in the us must cop those.
As for the stem i don't mess with it as it's kind of an awkward setup, 1" 1/8 stem with adapter almost clamps over the 1" steerer tube spacers and headtube is out of round so brand new headset still creaks.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on April 03, 2017, 09:18:58 PM
yeah boi!


(http://i67.tinypic.com/fuc3mu.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: RyCon707 on April 05, 2017, 09:24:26 PM
(http://www.pedalroom.com/p/univega-653_38.jpg)

Nice weather, got to lose the fenders and go with some bigger tires (40c).
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Tony Harrison on April 09, 2017, 06:58:43 AM
Finally built up the Brother. It's really fun - taking the ferry to France on Thursday. Very excited.

edit: if people are interested, I will post a picture of it fully laden with panniers etc. I'm going to put gatorskins on too

(http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm232/miltoneastern/Mobile%20Uploads/79EEF34D-9E1D-4CC4-B788-4862420C33E0_zpsocappmja.jpg)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: RyCon707 on April 13, 2017, 08:24:11 PM
I want to see that, Tony!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Eject on June 14, 2017, 09:14:10 AM
This is my new big bike.
Singlespeed 29er. Built the frame myself in my garage.
9.3kg with pedals.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4277/35105072432_e1a2effa43.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vu7EZw) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4219/35141435291_3b2222c198.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vxk3pn)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4288/35231258456_bf258d5e04.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VFgpGC) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4231/35231255576_ff68779d19.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VFgoQY)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: jonathan on June 14, 2017, 01:28:15 PM
^hot!!! now are you going to build me one? I have some measurements in mind. what kind of geometry did you use for that? I have ridden a Karate Monkey, Vassago Jabberwocky, Soma Juice, and currently a ROS 9 and I think I have an idea what I liked and didn't like about all of those frames.
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Finn the Human on June 15, 2017, 03:02:01 PM
That ss 29er is stunning!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on June 15, 2017, 04:07:53 PM
Here's my Ragley Bluepig #steelisreal
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z136/306dean/IMG_20170614_205827.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/user/306dean/media/IMG_20170614_205827.jpg.html)
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z136/306dean/IMG_20170614_205910.jpg) (http://s188.photobucket.com/user/306dean/media/IMG_20170614_205910.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: Eject on June 15, 2017, 06:09:24 PM
^hot!!! now are you going to build me one? I have some measurements in mind. what kind of geometry did you use for that? I have ridden a Karate Monkey, Vassago Jabberwocky, Soma Juice, and currently a ROS 9 and I think I have an idea what I liked and didn't like about all of those frames.

I based the geo off my old Specialized Crave SL (Size medium) and made a few changes.
Basic specs (Crave specs in brackets):
HT: 70deg (71.5deg)
ST: 72deg (73deg)
BB Drop: 58mm (63.5mm)
CS: 444mm (442mm)
Wheelbase: 1087mm (1086mm)

Slackened HT for stability at speed and while descending. Raised the BB to reduce rock strikes and because I like a high BB on BMX bikes. Shortened the TT to compensate for using a longer stem on this build. I've done about 100km (60 miles) on it so far and it performs pretty much exactly as I'd hoped.

If you're really interested in having one built, PM me your email address and I'll contact you once I've got my ducks in a row and am able to build for others (just need to sort out some more tooling and a few other things).


That ss 29er is stunning!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: LeonLikesToRock on June 16, 2017, 06:17:00 AM
Good work Jimmy
Title: Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
Post by: ron_weasley_T1 on September 01, 2017, 01:19:12 AM
Picked up my new steel steed yesterday...
Holdsworth Elan - Sora R3000
(http://i.imgur.com/2COjSxa.jpg)

Here's my hardcore hardtail too
(http://i.imgur.com/Sy90ZZ5.jpg)