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Offline Dr. Steve Brule

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #90 on: March 29, 2015, 05:02:03 AM »
Not feeling those bars.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #91 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #92 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #93 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #94 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #95 on: March 29, 2015, 02:58:19 PM »
I'm sure mountain bikes are fun as hell but man are they ugly.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #96 on: March 29, 2015, 05:11:41 PM »
Black pedals, slammed stem, carbon risers.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #97 on: March 30, 2015, 06:04:41 AM »


Saw this on Enve's site. Ha penis bars.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #98 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #99 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

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #100 on: March 30, 2015, 08:16:34 AM »
Enve stems are awful looking. Blobby positive rise lumps.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #101 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #102 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #103 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.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #104 on: March 30, 2015, 11:29:40 PM »


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