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  • rwalworthrwalworth Posts: 176
    Cool looking bike, now we need the pics of you in lycra!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    What colour is that for a shed?!

    Needs to be blue like mine!
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    Nice bike Benj! How you find it? Mine hurt my back for the first few times, ached for days, but after percivering with it, it's really comfortable now :lol:

    And you can't be that embarressed! You posted 3 photos! :wink:
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    oooohhh

    Gear shifting brake levers :shock:

    Nice though :D
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    thats a nice looking bike, have you ridden it yet?
  • Hmmmm how can I describe it....

    FAAAAAASSSSSSTTTTTTT

    :D

    Its great, I actually really really enjoy riding it! Picked it up at 5pm and have already been out on it for a longish run :) (twice!)

    Its not bad on the back actualy, just weird kinda facing the floor on the drops :lol:
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Poor skinny thing, looks like it could do with a burger!

    But seriously, that does look very nice. I'm quite tempted to one day begin looking into possibly expressing an interest in planning to start saving for getting a road bike!

    Don't really get enough time for proper use of the MTB at the mo to be honest, hmmmm, but I could use the road bike during the weeks to keep me fit for going to trail centres on the MTB at weekends.........
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    You'll get used to it. Is it a standard 'double' or a 'compact'? Either way, the gears must be a bit different to your other bike(s)!!

    You been up any steep, long-ish hills yet? :lol:

    You'll be a mixture of amazed, shocked and in pain (with longer gears, you have to go faster, and it hurts more! :shock: :lol: )
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    edited June 2009
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    supersonic - what did you do??

    I take it I missed something here...?
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • supersonic wrote:
    Looks better now:

    Brilliant.
    "The problem was, I was still using my eyes even though I had them shut"

    Demoted to commuting duty

    Orange Crush!
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Lol, is it a GT Defy-skar now?
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    bigbenj_08

    Hope you have smooth roads in Cardiff :lol:

    Seriously though, been out on the roadie recently and it can hurt :(
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • You'll get used to it. Is it a standard 'double' or a 'compact'? Either way, the gears must be a bit different to your other bike(s)!!

    You been up any steep, long-ish hills yet? :lol:

    You'll be a mixture of amazed, shocked and in pain (with longer gears, you have to go faster, and it hurts more! :shock: :lol: )

    Its actually a triple! I could have sworn it was a double in the shop!

    I haven't been out of top gear yet so i may have to put a longer gear in there eventually. coming home on the flat I was cruising along in top gear :D

    Haven't hit any hills yet... tried standing up though :shock:

    Its quite comfortable tbh, legs are getting a different workout though!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Its actually a triple triangle!

    Certainly is!
  • bails87 wrote:
    Poor skinny thing, looks like it could do with a burger!

    But seriously, that does look very nice. I'm quite tempted to one day begin looking into possibly expressing an interest in planning to start saving for getting a road bike!

    Don't really get enough time for proper use of the MTB at the mo to be honest, hmmmm, but I could use the road bike during the weeks to keep me fit for going to trail centres on the MTB at weekends.........

    thats the plan :wink: 10 miles after work and either a MTB ride or 50 miles on the roady at the weekend :)
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    Yeah, that standing thing can be a bit of a shock! It's weird!

    And supersonic - I see it now.. :lol::lol::lol:
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    i need a set of wder bars before i can stand and sprint on mine, gets very unstable!!
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,228
    sheepsteeth - good luck with the whole bar-tape wrapping thing!!!

    :lol:
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
  • i need a set of wder bars before i can stand and sprint on mine, gets very unstable!!
    yea i'm used to having big fat tyres to lean onto :lol:

    light wide carbon bars sound nice though (oh god its already starting)....
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    haha, i just did it a couple of weeks ago as i bough somewhite bar tape, took a fair old while to figure out until i found a thread about how to do it, the trick was an extra separate piece of tape for round the back of the shifters.

    will do a better job next time i hope!!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I reckon Sonic's got it bang on with his modification. Why do the seatstays and the top tube meet in such a strange place? looks ugly to my eyes.

    Also, why is it trendy to get a really large frame, with a tiny seatpost on a road bike?
  • I reckon Sonic's got it bang on with his modification. Why do the seatstays and the top tube meet in such a strange place? looks ugly to my eyes.

    Also, why is it trendy to get a really large frame, with a tiny seatpost on a road bike?

    I never thought it was trendy... i got it because i'm too long for the smaller size frame :?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Short stays, stiffer for power transfer. Apparently.

    Oh, roadies enjoy banging their nuts on bars.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Oh they have nuts?
    I thought the restrictive clothing would prevent them dropping, making them kind like spandex-clad eunuchs :lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    bigbenj_08 wrote:
    I reckon Sonic's got it bang on with his modification. Why do the seatstays and the top tube meet in such a strange place? looks ugly to my eyes.

    Also, why is it trendy to get a really large frame, with a tiny seatpost on a road bike?

    I never thought it was trendy... i got it because i'm too long for the smaller size frame :?

    Nah, mate. I'm not calling you a trend-censored . I'm saying there seems to be a trend for frame manufacturers to make a really large frame, with a very tall top tube, where it would likely be lighter to make the setstays shorter (and stiffer!?!) and have a lower top tube.
    Then stick a carbon seatpost in and bob's your uncle.

    I can;t help thinking that a more compact frame would also make the entire thing stiffer.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Santa Cruz made a compact frame a few years back:

    2AF7E1_1.jpg

    Nursing a semi.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    ah, now that's waht I'm talking about. THAT looks nice.
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