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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 13:52 
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First ride out on it so I went for a noodle up to the top of Baildon Moor. It was wet and muddy, and the bike flatters me and my poor line choices. I stopped to fiddke with the seat far too often but soon will have it adjusted correctly. I really like it, and the 2*10 gears have a really good range.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 21:34 
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Went to Stainburn today for the second outing. Bloody loved it, the rear of the bike floats over stuff, and it's got loads of traction over the bumps. Still went "Nope nope nope" at the four foot high rock drop off thing (pictured) though. I found things so much easier than I had before, like the entrance chute into the red run where it is steep, rocky and rooty. I even began laughing over a rock garden inbetween berms. Bloody love it, grip here, speed there, and gearing good, too. Just need to sort the saddle, now.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:17 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:21 
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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:25 
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I saw the owner. He's devillishly handsome, and rogueishly charming​

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:51 
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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:56 
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Crikey. Good work.

I want to change the shifters on the boardman, as the current SRAM ones aren't as comfortable as Shimano's Rapid Fire Plus ( they are like orginal rapid fire, using thumb for up and down), and I need to sort out seatpost and saddle, as it isn't right at all. I don't think I can legitimately argue for a dropper right now, though, at £300. I might stick some bar ends on it, though. And the clipless pedals, they are important.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:04 
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krazywookie wrote:
MaliA wrote:
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My current record stands at 18x


Crikey. Good work.

I want to change the shifters on the boardman, as the current SRAM ones aren't as comfortable as Shimano's Rapid Fire Plus ( they are like orginal rapid fire, using thumb for up and down), and I need to sort out seatpost and saddle, as it isn't right at all. I don't think I can legitimately argue for a dropper right now, though, at £300. I might stick some bar ends on it, though. And the clipless pedals, they are important.

Get a brand x or a tranzx roughly £140 fitted! You have stealth holes in the frame?


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:11 
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krazywookie wrote:
MaliA wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Rule 25 followed.

My current record stands at 18x


Crikey. Good work.

I want to change the shifters on the boardman, as the current SRAM ones aren't as comfortable as Shimano's Rapid Fire Plus ( they are like orginal rapid fire, using thumb for up and down), and I need to sort out seatpost and saddle, as it isn't right at all. I don't think I can legitimately argue for a dropper right now, though, at £300. I might stick some bar ends on it, though. And the clipless pedals, they are important.

Get a brand x or a tranzx roughly £140 fitted! You have stealth holes in the frame?


Oh, super, thank you. I shall have a look. And for frame holes, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 22:08 
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MaliA wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
MaliA wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Rule 25 followed.

My current record stands at 18x


Crikey. Good work.

I want to change the shifters on the boardman, as the current SRAM ones aren't as comfortable as Shimano's Rapid Fire Plus ( they are like orginal rapid fire, using thumb for up and down), and I need to sort out seatpost and saddle, as it isn't right at all. I don't think I can legitimately argue for a dropper right now, though, at £300. I might stick some bar ends on it, though. And the clipless pedals, they are important.

Get a brand x or a tranzx roughly £140 fitted! You have stealth holes in the frame?


Oh, super, thank you. I shall have a look. And for frame holes, too.


Couldn't see any frame holes.Went Stainburn this morning, rode into a tree after locking rear and sliding. Oops. At some point a couple of front chainring teeth have been chipped off, too. Still love it, really need to fit SPDs.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:22 
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MaliA wrote:
MaliA wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
MaliA wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Rule 25 followed.

My current record stands at 18x


Crikey. Good work.

I want to change the shifters on the boardman, as the current SRAM ones aren't as comfortable as Shimano's Rapid Fire Plus ( they are like orginal rapid fire, using thumb for up and down), and I need to sort out seatpost and saddle, as it isn't right at all. I don't think I can legitimately argue for a dropper right now, though, at £300. I might stick some bar ends on it, though. And the clipless pedals, they are important.

Get a brand x or a tranzx roughly £140 fitted! You have stealth holes in the frame?


Oh, super, thank you. I shall have a look. And for frame holes, too.


Couldn't see any frame holes.Went Stainburn this morning, rode into a tree after locking rear and sliding. Oops. At some point a couple of front chainring teeth have been chipped off, too. Still love it, really need to fit SPDs.

Something like this then
https://www.stif.co.uk/mtb/product/ks-e ... Ar7N8P8HAQ

I really can't ride off​ road with SPDs. I ride with a group and the guys in SPDs fall off at least 100% more.
Got out on the Roady for a couple hours last night which did wonders for my mental state :)


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 14:45 
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Took my planet x out on a 43 mile ride yesterday. Loved it.

Cant walk properly today and the 1 hr recovery ride hurt.

I think i need a new saddle, if my distances are getting longer.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 19:39 
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First 'proper' ride today. On mile one I arrived here. Despite reading regularly about cars being pulled from the ford after being stuck, I rode through it anyway. And got stuck. Miles 1-16 were completed with wet feet. Aching quite a bit now, as it was a proper slog in places, due to my lack of match fitness.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 19:44 
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First 'proper' ride today. On mile one I arrived here. Despite reading regularly about cars being pulled from the ford after being stuck, I rode through it anyway. And got stuck. Miles 1-16 were completed with wet feet. Aching quite a bit now, as it was a proper slog in places, due to my lack of match fitness.

Get yourself some sealskinz socks.

I've been out riding recently. Put new boots on the bike that have made it much easier to ride in an urban environment. Obviously the scenery isn't anywhere near as pretty, but the roads are so awful I suspect the ride wasn't anymore comfortable than yours, even though I'm riding and Orange Pro ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 19:47 
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I was looking forward to a nice ride today, but have come down with a cold, so gave it a miss.
Off to watch the Redditch Tour event on Tuesday I think.
http://www.tourseries.co.uk/venues/redditch/


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:37 
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First 'proper' ride today. On mile one I arrived here. Despite reading regularly about cars being pulled from the ford after being stuck, I rode through it anyway. And got stuck. Miles 1-16 were completed with wet feet. Aching quite a bit now, as it was a proper slog in places, due to my lack of match fitness.

Get yourself some sealskinz socks.

I've been out riding recently. Put new boots on the bike that have made it much easier to ride in an urban environment. Obviously the scenery isn't anywhere near as pretty, but the roads are so awful I suspect the ride wasn't anymore comfortable than yours, even though I'm riding and Orange Pro ;)


Or use the bridge :)

I'd really like an Orange Pro, but Finance Controller might have other views on the matter. They are very popular around here. I met the Hope Technology guy, Woody, the other week. He was riding their new prototype enduro bike ("Probably around £7-8k, fully built"), and he was a really nice guy.

Yesterday's route is quite nice (Bingley and Harden Moor) , it gets all the climbing done at the start, and then it's mainly singletrack on the off road bits, linked by quiet roads. It follows the old pack horse trails that linked the mills. It'll keep you interested, and is a good route post work. Looking at strava, all the downhill off road bits were considerably quicker, which is the bike, not me.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:03 
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I was looking forward to a nice ride today, but have come down with a cold, so gave it a miss.
Off to watch the Redditch Tour event on Tuesday I think.
http://www.tourseries.co.uk/venues/redditch/


That looks excellent. Have I seen it on tv? I like criterium races, might take Hale to Otley races tbis year.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 15:41 
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I was looking forward to a nice ride today, but have come down with a cold, so gave it a miss.
Off to watch the Redditch Tour event on Tuesday I think.
http://www.tourseries.co.uk/venues/redditch/


That looks excellent. Have I seen it on tv? I like criterium races, might take Hale to Otley races tbis year.


It's shown on ITV 4, normally a few days later. It's a nice format for new spectators to watch as there's enough variety in the fitness of the field so there's always someone coming past after a few laps. The redditch circuit is easy enough to ride in person and the steep hill is enough of a challenge on tired legs.

A few years ago there was a short race for teams from local businesses to have a go at in the afternoon, but we found out too late to enter.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 16:58 
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Some one stole my PK Ripper that my wife bought for me in parts :(

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I had it locked in the hallway but the guy in the flat above us came home really drunk and had a fist fight with his "mate". I was just listening to it but the woman in the top flat phoned the police, who came after the guy upstairs had gone and then left the door open :( so my '13 Ripper disappeared.

I phoned the insurance company who initially said they were not going to pay out because it was not locked "down" sorta thing and I burst into tears. They phoned me back a couple of hours later and said they would pay, yay !

So I decided to get another PK Ripper. As it happens it worked out well, because at the exact moment my bike was stolen the only Ripper available in the UK was the dog's balls version. A recreation of Mike Buff's 1980s bike.

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Sealed Skyways, Redline Flights etc.

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I changed a few things. Carbon post, Primo pedals and ODI Mushroom 2 ltd ed. Thing is, I never even rode it. It's still in the hallway awaiting final tweaks. What I wanted was a Quadangle like the one that was stolen from me in Brixton in '98. I got clonked over the head and it was gone. It looked a bit like this one.

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But was all red. I loved that bike as my grandfather bought me the F&F just before he passed away :(

So I decided to build another one in his honour. Started out by locating a frame and fork set from a 2007 (as it's Cro Mo so would hold my 18st ass)

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Arrived all the way from its spiritual home (CA) about a week later.

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And then over the space of three months I gradually bought all of the parts. Thanks to my wonderful wife and mother a chunk of it came as birthday presents and a bit of paint and powder and an awful lot of work later and, tadaaaa.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 19:10 
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John Coffey! Hope you're well, apart from some cunt stealing your bike.


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 21:21 
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John Coffey! Hope you're well, apart from some cunt stealing your bike.


Thanks Mark you too matey :) you still flying? I really need to repair my Cougar.. Still sitting on shredded tyres haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 
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Here's something not very interesting: Half mile downhill on single-track which gets moderately technical. In the steep bit, there's many step downs of a foot or more and it is all rocky.

130mm rear wheel travel and bigger wheels is worth a minute to me, compared to the 26 inch wheeled hardtail hoodoo.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 18:39 
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Decided to ride about four miles. I would normally ride twice that but it was just too hot. Got off the road and headed to the beach path.

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Couple of miles later and I found this lovely little oasis.

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Hazelnut coffee. Was really good as it goes.

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Quite a view.

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Every time I ride this bike I fall in love with it a bit more. It's light, geared perfectly and probably the stiffest BMX I've ever ridden. It's incredibly responsive.

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Decided to ride back pretty much standing the whole way. Regret it now. Hot coffee + hot sun + jogging bottoms and 2 miles does not = good haha.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:06 
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I have officially grown up. 2016 SE Racing Quadangle 24.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:39 
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That's the same weight as my full suspension mtb!

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That's the same weight as my full suspension mtb!


Nearly twice the weight of my road bike

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:00 
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It's 13.65kg "stock". However mine isn't stock. I bought the frame, forks and brakes from the U.S.A and have used lighter parts all over than the stock SE parts. As an example those Araya copy wheels are half as wide as the ones that come on the bike and the tyres are half the size. So yeah, have shaved some weight off but it is a heavy frame. It's a replica of the 1979 Quadangle. The bike that basically invented BMX.

And there's a lot less to go wrong too.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:14 
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I really don't like cycling, I mean I don't mind riding bikes but any distance and it just doesn't really agree with me. I don't know why, I love running but cycling just annoys me. But I'm thinking that once our daughter is in primary school I might start commuting by bike, it's a nice route along the sea front where I only need to take to the road for two or three miles at the start/end. But due to the lack of any showers at work and also and my aforementioned dislike of pedalling a long way I was thinking of one of them there e-bike conversion kits. Does anyone have any experience with them?


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