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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #270 on: June 25, 2015, 05:51:26 PM »
lost all my photos of my girl riding around, ass out, on her red cheetah trek 800 :(

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #271 on: June 26, 2015, 03:41:35 AM »
Spiderings and C50 are both dope.

Getting fitted for my new one next Friday, hyped.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #272 on: June 26, 2015, 07:33:26 AM »
So I'm flying home tomorrow and don't plan to ride another tour for a while and don't want my LHT to sit in the shed unused. Help me keep it relevant.

I'm thinking of turning it into a 90s style MTB. The geo is fairly similar and the trails around where I live are suitable for that kind of bike.

Here what I've decided so far:

Nitro Bullhorn bars (I want a set for a future ECR build anyway)
2x9 gearing (older XTR crankset and front and rear dérailleur)
Some decently wide XC tyres. What are the best canti brakes for tyre clearance? 2.3 wide would be ideal. 

Can I use a single down tube shifter like Lance Armstrong used to? How would I go about that? I want a single dt shifter for the front ring cause I'll only ever use that before climbs and a rapid fire shifter for the rear cassette. I like uncluttered bars and a frame with unused dt brake ons looks shit

What's the best XTR group set that I can pick up cheaply enough from the past few years?

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #273 on: June 27, 2015, 12:01:17 AM »
I run Fat Alberts (2.4?) front and rear on my 1x1 with Avid single digit V brakes. Clearance is fine on the front but buzzes on the back, maybe because I run it almost slammed.
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #274 on: June 27, 2015, 12:30:05 AM »
Sweet. I think I have a set of those brakes at home somewhere.

What are some strong 26" rims that come in 32h and black?

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #275 on: June 27, 2015, 01:09:32 AM »
Sweet. I think I have a set of those brakes at home somewhere.

What are some strong 26" rims that come in 32h and black?

Velocities are plenty strong and super cheap

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #276 on: June 27, 2015, 06:58:10 AM »
Mavic EX721 all day errday for me.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #277 on: June 27, 2015, 12:58:29 PM »
Why not just 1x10 with a wide cassette?
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #278 on: June 27, 2015, 04:17:16 PM »
Why not just 1x10 with a wide cassette?

Mainly cause I have a double chainring XTR crankset lying around and want to make use of this downtube shifter. 

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #279 on: June 27, 2015, 08:56:29 PM »
Sweet. I think I have a set of those brakes at home somewhere.

What are some strong 26" rims that come in 32h and black?

Rhyno Lite? Mavic D521 rims are great if you can find them.. Might not be available in black.
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #280 on: June 30, 2015, 12:22:07 PM »
I'm thinking of selling the roadie and getting one of these

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-cx-team-bike can pick one up for 470 ish.

Stick some slick tyres and new wheels on eventually and I reckon it'd be good.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #281 on: July 02, 2015, 10:35:07 AM »
Shes had some miles put on her now, really enjoying it but some upgrades are due for sure.






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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #282 on: July 04, 2015, 06:09:19 AM »
Bit of help needed again.

I caught up with four Warwick Uni team kit wankers this morning and was about to go past them. The guy at the front turned, saw me and then got them to change from single file into pairs. I ended up having to overtake on the wrong side of the road, but just as I was about to go for it the guy at the back turned and pointed down to his left towards the curb.

What did he mean? For me to go behind him or that he was going to move out the way to there?
Did the guy at the front make them go into pairs to be a knob or is that an actual thing to do?

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #283 on: July 04, 2015, 10:23:15 AM »
Never heard of that, from what your saying it sounds like he was either being a prick or it was unrelated to you passing.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #284 on: July 04, 2015, 04:15:01 PM »
Pointing a right hand behind the back to the left means there's a hazard like a parked car. Pretty good chance he was on a training ride but was pissed off you were going to over take. Riding two abreast is the norm most of the time unless the roads narrow or there's lots of traffic. Sounds like he was being a dick regardless so next time just put on your best grin and say hello when you blast past.

I'll generally approach other riders with some caution so I can figure out what they're likely to do. When I pass its with a nod or a wave and a hello.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #284 on: July 04, 2015, 04:15:01 PM »

 

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