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  • PennyfarthingPennyfarthing Posts: 114
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">If interested I'll take the time to write a bit about it....

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    No need, each one of those pictures speaks a thousand words
    Stunning bike [8D]

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  • y tincpy tincp Posts: 464
    Yeah, very nice. White bikes always look cool[8D].
    Didn't know you could get Hed stingers on a 120mm axle or did you get that specially made?

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  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by y tin</i>

    Yeah, very nice. White bikes always look cool[8D].
    Didn't know you could get Hed stingers on a 120mm axle or did you get that specially made?

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    you can't.. it's a custom job. 24 hole Royce Ti track hub with bladed spokes. The only other possible hub choice would have been a Suzue (I know of no other track hubs available in a 24hole drilling, and none other than a Royce that can be slotted for bladed spokes)

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  • Thanks for that jalapeno, bike looks great, as a matter of interest, what chainring/rear cog combination are you running on it?

    Take the long way home
    Take the long way home
  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by TOTOISHEAVIERTHANME</i>

    Thanks for that jalapeno, bike looks great, as a matter of interest, what chainring/rear cog combination are you running on it?

    Take the long way home

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    cheers! Gearing is 55x15 most of the time.

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    Painted Roads.. colourful cycling adventures
    http://www.paintedroads.com
  • Fab FoodieFab Foodie Posts: 5,155
    Wow!
    That looks one angry bike...
    Nice one jalapeno.

    The pessimists of this world are rarely disappointed....
    Fab's TCR1

    The pessimists of this world are rarely disappointed....
    Fab's TCR1
  • 55x15 in Cornwall, what do you do, just ride it ride downhill! [:D]

    Take the long way home
    Take the long way home
  • AndyGatesAndyGates Posts: 8,467
    That ees one beeg chainreeng, senor.

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  • dave5ncpdave5ncp Posts: 3,198
    Big gear. Have you raced it yet?

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    You stir my natural emotions
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    You stir my natural emotions
  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by dave5n</i>

    Big gear. Have you raced it yet?

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    yep, been doing quite well too, even in the 'sporting' hilly events... I use 53x15 for those.

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    http://www.mikesimagination.net

    Painted Roads.. colourful cycling adventures
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  • graham_ggraham_g Posts: 651
    Are you related to Chris Boardman? Scratch that - are you Chris Boardman? [:D]
  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Graham G</i>

    Are you related to Chris Boardman? Scratch that - are you Chris Boardman? [:D]
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    haha, I wish... ! It's still a lower gear than 53x13 etc.. and with a near perfect chainline the gear 'rolls' much easier than equivalent gear on a derailleur setup.

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    Painted Roads.. colourful cycling adventures
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  • velocipede65velocipede65 Posts: 743
    Go on Mike, impress us...what times have you been posting on it?

    Lovely bike, by the way, as is that Ganwell of yours....
  • jalapenojalapeno Posts: 1,009
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by velocipede65</i>

    Go on Mike, impress us...what times have you been posting on it?

    Lovely bike, by the way, as is that Ganwell of yours....
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    well, relative to the rest of the country the courses in Cornwall are slow, hilly and invariably windy. Times as a result ain't spectacular for a 10 are between 23 and 24 minutes usually. Perhaps of more use is to say I've been hitting top 5 placings. Yet to do a 25 or 50 on it.... coming soon but I had flu recently and only just started riding again so I don't think I'll be particularly quick. I'd like to try it out on a faster (i.e reasonably flat!) course one of these days...
    Probably the most satisfying ride was a recent 'hilly' 10.. it was very hilly, with a 1.5mile steady climb right from the startline so I geared down to 53x16 and rode really well, the s-bend extensions let me climb seated in the aero position just by sliding back and raising my back a little so I kind of 'drifted' past all the geared riders on the climbs that were honking big gears out the saddle. Only had to get out the saddle for one shortish steep section, aside from that bit I managed to stay above 20mph all the time. Granted I hit 160rpm at one point on a descent but it didn't last long. Surprised myself by collecting 5th ahead of a bunch of carbon spaceships :o) I think for climbing the effciency of the drivetrain makes a big difference, geared setups with the chain at an angle in lower gears must 'stiffen up' under high tension as in climbing.

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    Painted Roads.. colourful cycling adventures
    http://www.paintedroads.com
  • EdwinEdwin Posts: 785
    Nice job, I like it a lot!
    I run a 47/12 on my Langster, top speed downhill is 40mph. Uphill, I've been down to 4mph and nearly fell off.......
  • A very impressive looking machine (and fixed bikemanship to match!).

    d.j.
    "Like a true nature's child,
    We were born,
    Born to drink mild"
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