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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #330 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.

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« Reply #331 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.

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« Reply #332 on: August 07, 2015, 12:58:31 PM »


Fresh chain, cassette, cables and bartape. I think I need a white saddle.

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« Reply #333 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.

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« Reply #334 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!
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« Reply #335 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.

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« Reply #336 on: August 10, 2015, 03:27:31 AM »
Big rides after booze always cripple me.

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« Reply #337 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.

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« Reply #338 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.

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« Reply #339 on: August 12, 2015, 12:46:56 AM »


This is my friend's bike he built from there. Looks well good in person and probably won't drop to bits.

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« Reply #340 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.

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« Reply #341 on: August 12, 2015, 02:37:43 PM »
That escalated quickly, from Chinese carbon to Pace/Dr Swiss in two posts
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #342 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"




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« Reply #343 on: August 12, 2015, 07:59:13 PM »
sweet

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #344 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.

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« Reply #344 on: August 13, 2015, 02:58:26 AM »

 

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