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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    'Ning

    WFH, webexes, gym today.

    Got to pop out later this morning to go and measure some things, however I suspect it will be a wasted trip.
  • Morning, a bit cooler today, dog walked , a trip to the local diy first thing, shopping , cycling ,tdf
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890
    Walk hounds, small run then work stuff. Later may just fit a bike ride in as it looks like a perfect summer bike night
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    edited September 2020
    Morning, OH taxi service duties and dog walking then day ride and night ride. Chilling out in nice weather with no worries for a change. Just spent last hour or so watching neighbours eucalyptus tree finally get cut down after 4yrs of complaining. Smell of the wood going through the chipper is fantastic, but not as fantastic as the Sun streaming into neighbours gardens and uninterrupted sky signal. Lawn might grow a bit better now as well.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Just stuff to do, sunny but cool out. Nice day for a ride but that has 0% probability.

    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).
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  • F - 1 Day. Home tomorrow, the only saving grace for the week. Been contemplating N = 11, can't decide whether to buy the geared only or optional single speed version.

    Had high hopes for a lottery win this evening, 60 million bux. *Someone* won it, just not me.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619

    F - 1 Day. Home tomorrow, the only saving grace for the week. Been contemplating N = 11, can't decide whether to buy the geared only or optional single speed version.

    Just get both. If you're already at n=10 then the difference between n+1 and n+2 starts getting small.
  • F - 1 Day. Home tomorrow, the only saving grace for the week. Been contemplating N = 11, can't decide whether to buy the geared only or optional single speed version.

    Just get both. If you're already at n=10 then the difference between n+1 and n+2 starts getting small.
    It is an option, but I'd likely only ride even one of them (very) occasionally, so getting a pair would make that Ride freq: = (Very Occasionally) / 2...
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890

    F - 1 Day. Home tomorrow, the only saving grace for the week. Been contemplating N = 11, can't decide whether to buy the geared only or optional single speed version.

    Just get both. If you're already at n=10 then the difference between n+1 and n+2 starts getting small.
    It is an option, but I'd likely only ride even one of them (very) occasionally, so getting a pair would make that Ride freq: = (Very Occasionally) / 2...
    I don’t understand the issue here
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890
    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    edited September 2020
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Extra curly like them gravel bike contraptions?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Like Hoppy's bike?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Like Hoppy's bike?
    Possibly. He's got a PX, right? Definitely good value.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Nothing wrong with curly handlebars. :o
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Extra curly like them gravel bike contraptions?
    With pink tassels on.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Like Hoppy's bike?
    Possibly. He's got a PX, right? Definitely good value.
    Yes, PX cross bike can't remember the name of it. Came out just before gravel was a thing.
    I hardly ever saw a curly barred bike on the trail in Richmond Park a few years ago, I'd do it on my cross bike sometimes with slicks and it was fine as it's just hard pack. Nowadays you see loads of gravel bikes on it which makes me chuckle. It's so tame you can ride it on anything, the lad even did it on his unicycle.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009

    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Like Hoppy's bike?
    Possibly. He's got a PX, right? Definitely good value.
    Yes, PX cross bike can't remember the name of it. Came out just before gravel was a thing.
    I hardly ever saw a curly barred bike on the trail in Richmond Park a few years ago, I'd do it on my cross bike sometimes with slicks and it was fine as it's just hard pack. Nowadays you see loads of gravel bikes on it which makes me chuckle. It's so tame you can ride it on anything, the lad even did it on his unicycle.
    It'll probably be a roadie bike rather than a CX. Not much gravel on my commute into The Smoke :smile:
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Like Hoppy's bike?
    Possibly. He's got a PX, right? Definitely good value.
    Yes, PX cross bike can't remember the name of it. Came out just before gravel was a thing.
    I hardly ever saw a curly barred bike on the trail in Richmond Park a few years ago, I'd do it on my cross bike sometimes with slicks and it was fine as it's just hard pack. Nowadays you see loads of gravel bikes on it which makes me chuckle. It's so tame you can ride it on anything, the lad even did it on his unicycle.
    It'll probably be a roadie bike rather than a CX. Not much gravel on my commute into The Smoke :smile:
    This is true, when I bought mine it was the only way to get a drop barred bike with discs. Now you can get a road bike with discs that will take 32mm rubber which will probably offend purists like Piña :D
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Pickenflick, that's what I have. Back in winter 2013/14 I bought it, so the frame must have >35k kilometres in it. I think the frame, fork, brake callipers, brake hoses, shifters and handlebars are original. Hopefully I'll get another 35k kilometres out of the frame. I see no reason to change it.

    Now I'd be tempted by the Hurricane, which is the disc road frame it seems.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210

    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Like Hoppy's bike?
    Possibly. He's got a PX, right? Definitely good value.
    Yes, PX cross bike can't remember the name of it. Came out just before gravel was a thing.
    I hardly ever saw a curly barred bike on the trail in Richmond Park a few years ago, I'd do it on my cross bike sometimes with slicks and it was fine as it's just hard pack. Nowadays you see loads of gravel bikes on it which makes me chuckle. It's so tame you can ride it on anything, the lad even did it on his unicycle.
    It'll probably be a roadie bike rather than a CX. Not much gravel on my commute into The Smoke :smile:
    This is true, when I bought mine it was the only way to get a drop barred bike with discs. Now you can get a road bike with discs that will take 32mm rubber which will probably offend purists like Piña :D
    wider than 23mm is a fat bike
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    hopkinb said:

    Pickenflick, that's what I have. Back in winter 2013/14 I bought it, so the frame must have >35k kilometres in it. I think the frame, fork, brake callipers, brake hoses, shifters and handlebars are original. Hopefully I'll get another 35k kilometres out of the frame. I see no reason to change it.

    Now I'd be tempted by the Hurricane, which is the disc road frame it seems.

    Yep, the Hurricane was what I was looking at in the PX range. Cracking value and I like SRAM (flame suit on). Only slight niggle is external cables, but given the price...
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    sungod said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    Nice ride into town this morning apart from the odd roadworks/road closures slowing stuff up. Will be even nicer on the way home as it's sunny/20 degrees in The Big Smoke. Will spend lunchtime stuffing my face and looking at new bikes (following the sage advice from the LBS that my communter is slightly fubarred).

    What are you getting? Please tell me it’s not got straight bars again!
    Not sure yet. Looking at something made of Ti so likely that girly curly bars are compulsory.
    Like Hoppy's bike?
    Possibly. He's got a PX, right? Definitely good value.
    Yes, PX cross bike can't remember the name of it. Came out just before gravel was a thing.
    I hardly ever saw a curly barred bike on the trail in Richmond Park a few years ago, I'd do it on my cross bike sometimes with slicks and it was fine as it's just hard pack. Nowadays you see loads of gravel bikes on it which makes me chuckle. It's so tame you can ride it on anything, the lad even did it on his unicycle.
    It'll probably be a roadie bike rather than a CX. Not much gravel on my commute into The Smoke :smile:
    This is true, when I bought mine it was the only way to get a drop barred bike with discs. Now you can get a road bike with discs that will take 32mm rubber which will probably offend purists like Piña :D
    wider than 23mm is a fat bike
    Whether the rider is fat or not is more important :smile:
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    hopkinb said:

    Pickenflick, that's what I have. Back in winter 2013/14 I bought it, so the frame must have >35k kilometres in it. I think the frame, fork, brake callipers, brake hoses, shifters and handlebars are original. Hopefully I'll get another 35k kilometres out of the frame. I see no reason to change it.

    Now I'd be tempted by the Hurricane, which is the disc road frame it seems.

    Yep, the Hurricane was what I was looking at in the PX range. Cracking value and I like SRAM (flame suit on). Only slight niggle is external cables, but given the price...
    Easy for you to say as you get someone else to do your fettling, I'd rather have external. I think it has a threaded bottom bracket but that's another thing I'd insist on for ease of tinkering.
    I've not had a bike with SRAM yet, but have a set up lined up to go on the bamboo frame if I ever finish it.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009

    Stevo_666 said:

    hopkinb said:

    Pickenflick, that's what I have. Back in winter 2013/14 I bought it, so the frame must have >35k kilometres in it. I think the frame, fork, brake callipers, brake hoses, shifters and handlebars are original. Hopefully I'll get another 35k kilometres out of the frame. I see no reason to change it.

    Now I'd be tempted by the Hurricane, which is the disc road frame it seems.

    Yep, the Hurricane was what I was looking at in the PX range. Cracking value and I like SRAM (flame suit on). Only slight niggle is external cables, but given the price...
    Easy for you to say as you get someone else to do your fettling, I'd rather have external. I think it has a threaded bottom bracket but that's another thing I'd insist on for ease of tinkering.
    I've not had a bike with SRAM yet, but have a set up lined up to go on the bamboo frame if I ever finish it.
    Well true :smile: I like SRAM mainly because the double tap just works well and you don't have to think about which lever to push depending on whether you want to change up or down. Plus the Rival kit on my Boardman has been pretty bomb proof over 11 years of hacking it into town and back.
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Sram for the win.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    hopkinb said:

    Sram for the win.

    A man of good taste Mr. H :smile:

    Do you reckon its worth dropping an extra £200 to get Force rather than Rival? Or is this just something I won't notice until I get the bill for replacement parts? The new bike will be used for the commute though the year as well as a spot of weekend riding and the Boardman will come in handy as a spare/pub bike.
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Get force. The only bits that should need replacement are the cassette, chain and brake pads. You don't need to replace these with force components. I use the rival level or kmc chains, 105 cassettes, and gorilla brake pads.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    hopkinb said:

    Get force. The only bits that should need replacement are the cassette, chain and brake pads. You don't need to replace these with force components. I use the rival level or kmc chains, 105 cassettes, and gorilla brake pads.

    Cheers - would also avoid buyers remorse :smile:
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