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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #375 on: August 23, 2015, 07:09:12 PM »
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« Reply #376 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?

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« Reply #377 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #378 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
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #379 on: August 29, 2015, 11:04:16 AM »
Ridden my X2 for years with no problems, can't fault it. Thomson post too obvs.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #380 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.

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« Reply #381 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.
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #382 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #383 on: August 30, 2015, 12:09:55 PM »
im already riding an alloy frame.

Makes no difference.


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #384 on: September 01, 2015, 05:26:40 PM »
Bought cheap from a coworker.  Rebuilt to my liking.

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seat looks a little low man. Either that or the frame is much to large for you

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #385 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!

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #386 on: September 18, 2015, 11:14:14 AM »
Took the little man out for a ride around the park last week.


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #387 on: September 20, 2015, 10:24:41 AM »
I do the cyclocross now


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #388 on: September 22, 2015, 03:24:11 PM »
Well good!

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« Reply #389 on: September 24, 2015, 06:23:56 AM »
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