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The Bike Shop / Crank bolt coming loose
« on: August 31, 2021, 02:50:39 AM »
Never had this problem before but I lost a crank bolt a short while ago so replaced it and just got back from a quick pedal to the shops and noticed the new one has begun to work itself out.

Cranks are profiles and the one coming out is LHD and they're set up for LHD. The new bolt is a ti one but it happened with the profile one which I lost. The ti ones has ti grease in and the spindle is ti but that shouldn't affect it?

I did swap the frame a while ago but it's only just started happening.

Any ideas?

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The Bike Shop / did the g-coaster answer everyone's prayers?
« on: April 16, 2020, 09:07:11 AM »
welp?

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The Bike Shop / Fit shiv v1 top cap size?
« on: May 26, 2017, 10:32:23 AM »
Anyone know which size?

Thanks.

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The Bike Shop / Merrit non stop hubs, any good?
« on: December 31, 2016, 08:45:14 AM »
For pegs most likely.

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The Lounge / It's not me, it's EU.
« on: June 24, 2016, 05:42:03 AM »
So we're out and so is Cameron. How do you feel BG?


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The Lounge / Hey America
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:25:05 PM »
I'm not proud of myself for asking but who is the British celeb that's been all over your newspaper front pages for the threesome/ injunction deal this week?

I shouldn't care about this but I do because I can't find it on the interwebs and it should be easy.

*Awaits massive anti climax*

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The Lounge / Websites 2016
« on: February 29, 2016, 10:20:09 AM »
Bit tired of looking at the same old shit.

What websites are you guise looking at?

Anything with lots of interesting articles you can dip into during a slow working day?

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The Bike Shop / brakes and rims choices
« on: February 08, 2016, 01:34:40 PM »
building up a new bike, yay

which of these would you have if they both were the same price and both used an oddy cable:

fly spring hanger with the fly manual lever or oddy evo2 and oddy lever

and:

sun envy (or any other suns) or proper microlite rims? or are there any other good but not massively expensive ones?

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The Bike Shop / Mate wants a bmx, uk
« on: January 27, 2016, 09:36:12 AM »
Mate is after a bmx, just starting so main thing is long top tube.

Really he just needs a frame and wheels as I can sort him the rest.

Budget two to three honey all in.

Nothing happens in the uk sell and swap : (

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The Lounge / Bg 2105 awards?
« on: December 30, 2015, 08:31:40 AM »
Can anyone be fucked with this?

Usually a giggle.

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The Bike Shop / Animal bpe, best pedal ever?
« on: December 07, 2015, 04:28:30 AM »
Was thinking of investing in a pair.

Anyone used them?

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and it was so, so sweet. i highly recommend.

it was at the olympic park which is local to me which looks like this:





and they had plenty of bikes in all sizes:



which were all condor with miche wheels and chain rings that looked like this:



it cost me 32 for the hour session booked in advance and i think ten of that was for the bike. on the day it was 4 for gloves (!) and spds were 5, they had straps too, but they gave you a helmet

so i could be wrong but the dark blue flat is the 'safety,' the pale blue area is the 'coate du something' then you have the black line which is 240m long, the red is 247m long and the blue is 275m long (i think)

as you can imagine, they start you off after a bit of theory on the black, then the red and then the blue, then you swap between them

i rode with six other people who were all roadies who rocked up in their various team's lycra. they all took to it pretty quick and i was definitely the shittest of the group.

at first i was only getting round half of the bend and ending up on the flat again, even going for the high blue one. it's weird when you're on it as it doesn't slant as you think it will, it seemed to me that the bit above the blue line was less steep than the space between the black and the red.

luckily for me the teacher was awesome, saw i was struggling a bit and said i easy had the strength but should keep my eye aimed up towards the right (we went counter clockwise) and readjust it as i went. and that was it, i was rolling. from then on i was going through the white rectangles on the track and also staying on the particular lines all the way round aswell. once i had my eye in it all clicked for me, the other fuckers got it straight off but fair play to them.

at the end the teacher said that you have to be at a certain level before you can look down and not naturally find yourself slipping down the slope. we finished a bit early as it was a good group so he had us do some laps swapping between each other which i was shit at but we all passed.

you get used to the speed you have to go round and get into the pace to keep it going pretty quick, i don't think anyone on here couldn't do it. if you hammer it into the bend however fast you're going it works out quite nicely and you can work out the rhythms of the different coloured lines after a few laps once it all clicks.

this was an hour long and stages 2 and 3 are two hours long and a bit trickier. apparently you have to pass each one to progress and 1 is meant to be easy peasy but i was a bit worried at one point. probably won't be doing the 9am session again but definitely going to do the rest. it is really good fun.

i'm not aiming to do it competitively but the olympic park is on my doorstep so thought i'd give it a try and it would be good to maybe do this after couriering as it would beat the shit out of going to the gym.

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The Lounge / Golfer's elbow, ugh.
« on: October 01, 2015, 08:21:23 AM »
I've pretty much always had pain in my inner elbows every time Ive been out for a nibble, they ache for a few days which is alright as I never bmx that often and they recover in time but there's a fucking huge indoor that's opened up this year half hour from me so I want to be putting the work in over winter.

I'm pretty fit and don't have any other muscle or joint issues.

Dr google, tells me it's 'golfer's elbow.' Anyone else had this or know how to deal with it?


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The Lounge / Go pro cameras
« on: September 15, 2015, 05:49:54 AM »
So I think I should buy my own go pro instead of borrowing other people's as I have been doing.

I realise they're on about version 4 at least or something but have no idea about the differences.

Aiming to buy second hand (anyone?) or cheap as poss so would like to know a bit more about them.

Will also need a bracket for a bike, screen (would be nice) and waterproof but aren't they all?

Be great full for any knowledge dropped!

(Budget of 150 to 200, but mainly 150)

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The Lounge / Mobiles uk
« on: August 27, 2015, 09:23:09 AM »
That time again.

So after like 17 years I'm thinking fuck Vodafone.

I hear 3 do a sim only for unlimited mins, txts and data for 27 which is the best I've seen so far.

Am rocking an iPhone 4 and not too fussed about changing it except for a waterproof Sony Experia and most likely the compact version, I think 3 do that all for like 35.

So any ideas on what phones are good? Is it worth getting a new iPhone? Are there any awesome deals you know about or have you used an Experia and I so what are they like?

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