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Offline Dr. Steve Brule

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #315 on: July 28, 2015, 05:25:33 AM »
Yeah I'd maybe drop to a 32 up front or go bigger on the back depending on hills. 34-28 up a steep climb on my lightish road bike can still be tough after a long day, never mind with a load of touring kit.

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« Reply #316 on: July 29, 2015, 10:36:17 PM »
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« Reply #317 on: August 01, 2015, 06:57:23 AM »
My knees are killing. Feel like they're bruised at the top, behind the knee cap. Going to move my seat forward, slide my right cleat back and see if that helps.

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« Reply #318 on: August 01, 2015, 12:17:08 PM »
I need a new colour for the Orange. Fed up of the raw/pink combo and I'll be pulling it apart to replace the bearings and paint the fork lowers black.

Give me some ideas....

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« Reply #319 on: August 01, 2015, 05:13:46 PM »
Just do it all black, you'll get bored of anything else.

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« Reply #320 on: August 01, 2015, 07:29:49 PM »
Yeah blacks a safe bet, could always add some colour at s later date with grips, pedals or saddle.

Doing my first 100 mile + ride next Saturday. I'm getting the train down to London on Friday night then riding all the way back in the morning. Any tips for longer rides? I will grab a few energy bars/gels from work and will be chucking another bottle cage on for more water.

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« Reply #321 on: August 02, 2015, 01:12:40 AM »
How it is at the moment.



I quite like the idea of camouflage, would be tricky to get it looking good though.


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #322 on: August 02, 2015, 12:54:46 PM »
Whatever colour frame you like, black rear end. Camo frame with black rear would look pretty cool.

Danno, take loads of food and try eat every hour. Don't bother with too many gels, you'll get an upset stomach. Real food is best. Anything with sugar and carbs works. Make sure to pace yourself too. Blowing up after 40 miles would suck.

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« Reply #323 on: August 02, 2015, 01:46:34 PM »
Even just an olive drab with all that black would look pretty cool.

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« Reply #324 on: August 02, 2015, 04:13:03 PM »
Yeah Danno, loads of flapjacks and cereal bars should do the trick,maybe a couple of gels for towards the end, stop 60 ish miles in for some cake and a coffee or something too to break it up a bit.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #325 on: August 03, 2015, 01:56:45 AM »
Definitely don't smash it too early, set a chilled pace and stick to it. Nothing worse than bonking 25 miles from home, forgot the PBs and KOMs that day.
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #327 on: August 07, 2015, 12:29:05 AM »


Me likes! Colour is lovely.

So rather than painting the Orange I might have got a good deal on a Transition Bottlerocket............oops

Orange & Marz 55s have now been sold and picking the transition up next week, coupling it with a pair of dual air revelations. I know the Bottlerocket maybe an odd choice from the Orange but there was something about it that just drew me in.

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« Reply #328 on: August 07, 2015, 03:26:56 AM »
Bottlerockets look so much fun, I nearly got one myself but knew that for the riding I was doing it would have been useless. Wish I still had my Mondraker, might have to get another MTB for next summer.


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« Reply #329 on: August 07, 2015, 03:38:33 AM »
I know it will climb like shit, but I'm pretty confident that it will plough through the downs and flowing sections of trails......now to plan a trip to bpw

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