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Offline Sasha

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #180 on: April 19, 2015, 03:04:48 AM »
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« Reply #181 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #182 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.

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« Reply #183 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!

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #184 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.

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« Reply #185 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #186 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #187 on: April 23, 2015, 03:30:18 PM »
Fairdale have released their framesets.


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« Reply #188 on: April 24, 2015, 02:12:34 AM »
Are people into Fairdale? Seems a bit fake to me.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #189 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.


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #190 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.

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« Reply #191 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #192 on: April 24, 2015, 04:48:07 PM »
No but she sucks dick like a champ

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #193 on: April 24, 2015, 06:51:35 PM »
What is generally considered light, medium and heavy as far as road bike alloy wheelsets weight?

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #194 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
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