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Re: big boys bike advice.
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2015, 05:59:40 PM »
Triton were the Fairdale distributor in the UK so I'm guessing they are cutting their losses and clearing everything out.

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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2015, 06:55:47 PM »
Thanks for the offer danno, but I'm down south permanently now.

I'm 5' 8" would I get away with a large?

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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2015, 09:03:48 PM »
your height would put you squarely in "medium" territoryif you are putting drop bars on it. large if you are putting some sort of flat bar on it.

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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2015, 06:22:37 PM »
Thanks for the offer danno, but I'm down south permanently now.

I'm 5' 8" would I get away with a large?

The pic I posted of mine, which is a Large, the center of bb to top of seat post clamp is 23.75". And with seat height where you see it there, it is 29 1/2" from the center of bb to the top of the seat.  I was reading some road bike fit articles with online calculators and apparently I'm running the seat lower than I'm supposed to for my height (6'1") and leg length.   So, I'm thinking at 5'8" you could ride a Large.


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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2015, 08:42:02 PM »
riding a bike that is too big, particularly too long in the tt really sucks. bike fit is a really shitty place to compromise.

im 5'10 and i wouldn't touch one of those large weekenders with a barge pole, even with my long torso and love of reach id be stretched the fuck out. but its hard to compare fit based on height when they're are factors like leg/arm/torso length proportion shit.

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« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2015, 01:28:49 AM »
I wouldn't recommend you a large in a million years, medium will be the right size for you.

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Re: big boys bike advice.
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2015, 06:56:49 PM »
While that fairdale is a very tempting price I think I may give it a miss.

How about this one though?
 http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/road-bikes-c5/touring-bikes-c41/fairdale-weekender-drop-touring-bike-2014-p1275
What are the pros and cons over the other weekender?

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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2015, 09:12:42 PM »
While that fairdale is a very tempting price I think I may give it a miss.


yeah, i wouldn't do that "Kelly Green" either.   ;D
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Re: big boys bike advice.
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2015, 05:26:55 PM »
While that fairdale is a very tempting price I think I may give it a miss.


yeah, i wouldn't do that "Kelly Green" either.   ;D


The 300 saved would buy a fuck-ton of paint though eh?

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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2015, 03:57:30 AM »
Triton ended up having a medium hiding in their werehouse. So have gone for that and will be painting the rims and bars black.

So now for more poorly informed questions.
Are all pannier racks created equal? And are they all compatible?

Same question regarding fenders/mudguards?

I'll probably end up spending between 100 - 125 on it. Where should I start?

I have some spare shimano DXs that will be thrown on it.   

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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2015, 11:50:10 AM »
Not all guards are equal, Get SKS chromoplastics. Racks depend  on how much weight you want to carry, most would be fine for you .

I'd be keen on new tires, those conti contacts are average but depending on what you're riding you could find something lighter
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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2015, 04:49:38 PM »
I'd be keen on new tires, those conti contacts are average but depending on what you're riding you could find something lighter

They are a lot better than what most companies spec on a complete. They are one of the many features that had a lot of thought put into it so that you could just ride the bike straight away without having to replace a bunch of "price-point" parts. Well worth giving them a fair crack before shelling out for new rubber.

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« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2015, 05:37:09 PM »
So this rack would do? Or would anyone recommend anything?
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-super-tourist-dx-fdisc-rear-rack/

Another thing - can someone recommend a decent light that's not massively expensive.

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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2015, 10:24:38 PM »
So this rack would do? Or would anyone recommend anything?
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-super-tourist-dx-fdisc-rear-rack/

Another thing - can someone recommend a decent light that's not massively expensive.

Do you need it for seeing where you're going or just to give cars a flash letting them know you're there?  I've been using this combo for a few years now.

http://www.rei.com/product/853629/cateye-hl-el135-front-omni-3-rear-bike-light-set

Easy to mount and then remove when heading inside (had a couple stolen at the bar when I've forgotten) and the battery life is good in my opinion if you run them on flash.  I used a set commuting to work daily for about 2.5 years and think I only changed the battery once or twice and that's with riding around town too.  The front light isn't especially bright but I just have it on flash for safety moreso than for actual light.
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Re: big boys bike advice.
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2015, 02:53:08 AM »
I'd be keen on new tires, those conti contacts are average but depending on what you're riding you could find something lighter

They are a lot better than what most companies spec on a complete. They are one of the many features that had a lot of thought put into it so that you could just ride the bike straight away without having to replace a bunch of "price-point" parts. Well worth giving them a fair crack before shelling out for new rubber.

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Yeah, I agree they aren't bad at all, definitely a good all rounder and decent puncture protection. But out of everything though that's probably where he would notice most difference
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