Halford bike build £40 vs Evans bike build £110

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Matthewfalle
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Re: Halford bike build £40 vs Evans bike build £110

Postby Matthewfalle » Sun May 28, 2017 21:31 pm

Grahamcp wrote:for those trimming their own carbon steerer tubes, be aware of the health warning in this link...
http://road.cc/content/feature/172770-h ... eerer-tube



Oh - utter bollox.

Just don't sniff or lick whatever you're cutting off and it'll be fine. For maximum safety do it outside.

It's a fork steerer not a vat of mustard gas from a Edwyn's.
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

odessouky
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Re: Halford bike build £40 vs Evans bike build £110

Postby odessouky » Mon May 29, 2017 01:59 am

torquerulesok wrote:
odessouky wrote:
MrB123 wrote:Are Halfords and Evans your only two options? Don't you have a reputable LBS anywhere near you?


I live in WImbledon area, South West London.

Any suggestions?


Pearson in East Sheen



It's been done at Sigma Sports in Hampton Wick

andydr2wheels
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Re: Halford bike build £40 vs Evans bike build £110

Postby andydr2wheels » Mon May 29, 2017 23:02 pm

Sounds like you're nervous about doing it yourself. There's no shame in getting it done for you even if it is a good learning experience. But if you do LBS is definitely the way to go and any good LBS will be happy to take this on, generally be reasonable about the costing and you'll have more comeback for any issues, or tweaks. My local LBS does its own maintenance classes - and maybe some would help you do a supervised build.
If you're looking for recommendations on local LBSs try contacting your local cycling clubs as well as message boards.
Good luck!

Matthewfalle
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Re: Halford bike build £40 vs Evans bike build £110

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue May 30, 2017 06:25 am

How did it turn out?
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D

smithy21 wrote:
He's right you know.

odessouky
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Re: Halford bike build £40 vs Evans bike build £110

Postby odessouky » Tue May 30, 2017 07:49 am

Matthewfalle wrote:How did it turn out?


I'm very happy with how the bike came out...Its truly comfortable and still very very stiff...

I asked Sigma to leave the fork length at max, till I find my best ride position, and in my 6 weeks service, they will then chop it down to the required length..

Sigma Sports have been very pleasant to deal with...The BB30A issue with the SRAM RED BB30 crankset was a non issue, and the chap who built the bile knew already everything about it..

And its 6.9kgms without pedals... :twisted:

Pleased...

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