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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #195 on: April 24, 2015, 07:37:37 PM »
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #196 on: April 25, 2015, 02:18:48 AM »
Need some new tyres in 25c flavour. GP4000's or something else?

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #197 on: April 25, 2015, 01:16:04 PM »
Deffo gp4000, only good tire that doesn't get shredded in a month. Challenge are good but pricy.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #198 on: April 26, 2015, 05:29:12 AM »
Recomendation for Vredenstein stires, were cheap on Ribble for a while.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #199 on: April 26, 2015, 11:53:23 AM »
haha Hugh sounds like you're living the dream at the minute, well jealous.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #200 on: April 26, 2015, 06:05:00 PM »


Chopped my steerer, fitted a chain catcher and swapped my brake routing the right way round. Just waiting on some Conti 4000SII's to arrive from rose.de.

Got one of Merlin's new plain white jerseys as well. My nips are dark enough to see through it...

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #201 on: April 27, 2015, 03:21:45 AM »
Just had a good weekend in the Lakes, did all the passes over 2 days. Was an organised tour thing so pretty slow paced, regrouping after all the climbs sucked, especially when I was the first one up them all and having to wait 20mins in the freezing wind each time. 32% final climb up Hardknott was brutal, I had the legs to do it but some fucking spackers in a Range Rover were right next to me so I couldn't zig zag and had to walk the last 100m, so annoying.


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #202 on: April 27, 2015, 07:46:53 AM »
Need some new tyres in 25c flavour. GP4000's or something else?

Specy has a Buy One Get One deal going. I picked up a pair of sworks turbo's for $55. Actually really loving these tires and I will buy them again for sure. Supple, great grip, but they are wearing noticeably fast. I would be shocked to get 2k miles out of them.

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« Reply #203 on: April 27, 2015, 10:04:02 AM »
Funny you should say that Tom as I crashed hard today and also think I may have gotten crabs.

12 chainring inflicted puncture wounds to the back of my right leg, 8 of which needed stitches. Took all the skin off the top of my index finger, middle finger, and 4 knuckles on my right hand and lost a lot of skin on my right knee. Fucking gnarly road rash
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #204 on: April 27, 2015, 10:04:42 AM »
But that being said the doctor was sound and didn't charge me a cent!

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #205 on: April 27, 2015, 12:51:52 PM »
What the hell were you doing that ended up in such a devastating crash?

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« Reply #206 on: April 27, 2015, 01:28:01 PM »
Going fairly quickly on a decent and hit a pothole, foot slipped off the pedal and got sort of dragged under the bottom bracket. Fish tailed and dropped the bike and slid a few feet on cheese grater style pavement. Was on the middle front ring so the big chainring was free to dig into my leg.

The top of my shoe is completely worn through so good thing I wasn't dumb enough to go barefoot or else i wouldn't have and toes left.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #207 on: April 27, 2015, 03:21:22 PM »
Funny you should say that Tom as I crashed hard today and also think I may have gotten crabs.

12 chainring inflicted puncture wounds to the back of my right leg, 8 of which needed stitches. Took all the skin off the top of my index finger, middle finger, and 4 knuckles on my right hand and lost a lot of skin on my right knee. Fucking gnarly road rash

Well that's a bit shit. Hope you heal quick. Did you ride to the nearest hospital?

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #208 on: April 27, 2015, 03:38:35 PM »
Nope. Picked up the bike and dragged it onto the footpath. A nearby traffic warden gave me a lift to a clinic. I've been riding with a french guy for the last couple of days and he waited at the scene with our bikes. Got all patched up and the same warden waited for me and gave me a lift back again. Cool guy. Wouldn't accept money even though I think I bled all over his car

Did about 30km afterwards and had no difficulty. Bit sore now but it should pass soon enough.  I've got a bottle of Chianti Classico to help

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #209 on: April 27, 2015, 06:07:55 PM »
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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You may want to route the front hose inside the fork leg. It offers better strike protection and it's "proper" so you won't be harassed by the PinkBike crowd.

I'm not a fan of Orange frames, but that thing looks pretty good. For some reason, I think I'd like it even better if the front triangle were pink, too.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #209 on: April 27, 2015, 06:07:55 PM »

 

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