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Offline Kinchy

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #540 on: March 11, 2016, 02:27:09 PM »
Not that you're asking, but the Shimano CX 77s work really well with my SRAM levers. However, they are a massive pain to set up. You need to get them perfectly parallel otherwise they are squishy as shit, and they require 3 fucking Allen keys to adjust - 5mm for cable, 3mm for outside pad, and 2.5mm for inside pad. And no finger adjustment at all.

If you're not good with mechanics I wouldn't recommend them, but if you can set them up right they feel way better than any Avid or TRP brake I have pulled
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #541 on: March 11, 2016, 04:07:34 PM »

Are your spyres better than this?

everything is better than BB5's. If I didn't have Spyres, I would be fine with BB7s as well. BB5s belong in the trash.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #542 on: March 11, 2016, 09:30:13 PM »
To my experience, disc brakes that pull equally from both sides can deal with a lot more rotor imperfections while still feeling solid. My BB7s were not shitty by any standard but whenever the inner pad had to be backed out at all, they would feel very squishy. The Spyres can be set up ridiculously close when the rotor is new and as it gets bent/worn, you can back them out a bit and still have them feeling awesome.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #543 on: March 12, 2016, 10:50:16 AM »
Decided to give the trails a miss today and take the cube out & explore some off road/canal path routes for my commute to work. Here she is in full commute mode with saddlebag, pump & lights.

I need to raise the seat a little more and drop the tyres pressures a bit but I love how it rides.


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« Reply #544 on: April 06, 2016, 04:51:24 AM »
Picked up a second hand spyre for the front. I've worked on them before so I already knew how easy they are to set up. First impressions with apex levers and avid G3 rotors are that they're nice! A little spungey but that's probably the inline adjuster I had to add.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #545 on: April 07, 2016, 04:40:24 PM »
Upgraded my surly cross check. Went with an 11-36 cassette, mavic open elites laced to Shimano 105 hubs with schwalbe marathon 35c tires,  ultegra 50-34 crankset and some origin8 moustache bars. This thing is sweet now and more suitable for touring.


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #546 on: April 11, 2016, 02:03:42 AM »
Rollers are sketchy


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #547 on: April 11, 2016, 01:21:20 PM »
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #548 on: April 13, 2016, 06:02:24 AM »
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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #549 on: April 14, 2016, 07:53:58 AM »
Rollers are sketchy


The clips on these are shit, set them up (make sure they're definitely straight) drill a hole just in front of the grey handles, pop a nut and bolt through and you can smash out the mad watts without them slipping and going wonky.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #550 on: April 15, 2016, 12:09:03 PM »
Got my bikes nicked the other night, mother fuckers.

Thankfully the insurance is going to pay out but i'll still be a bit outof pocket. Bought myself this last night, seems unbeatable for the price (i paid 1200):


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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #551 on: April 17, 2016, 11:54:58 AM »
Sucks that your bikes got stolen but that planet x looks seriously nice.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #552 on: April 21, 2016, 02:37:32 AM »


Ready for Majorca in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #553 on: April 21, 2016, 03:29:03 AM »
My new bikes ready for this weekend, can't wait, hopefully pick up on Monday. Not ridden over 5 miles since November so my cardio will be dreadful.

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Re: Fixed gear bikes/ Post your big bikes V2
« Reply #554 on: April 21, 2016, 01:43:18 PM »
Forks sorted I take it? I'm excited to see it.

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