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ilovegrace
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What do you recommend

Postby ilovegrace » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:09 pm

So , the bike stable is
Best bike Look 566
middle bike Felt Z5
Winter bike Planet x London road

I am planning my winter riding , averaging 150-170 miles a week commuting and weekend rides.
The London Road is my weekday commuter and wet Sunday ride with the Felt on duty on dry days.
The thing is over the years the LR has taken a beating and requires new.
Bottom bracket
Headset
Crankest.
brake/ gear cabling
around , with may be e bay parts £200 if I do the work myself.
My feelings are to bin the PX and bring the Felt into full time winter duties.
What do you thin?
regards
ILG

Slowbike
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Re: What do you recommend

Postby Slowbike » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:19 pm

Buy a new groupset for the Felt or Look and trickle down the kit to the LR (assuming it's compatible) - only time I'm ditching a bike is when I have to replace a core part - like the frame .... ! ;)

Matthewfalle
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Re: What do you recommend

Postby Matthewfalle » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:25 pm

exactly what slowbike said and get all the bits in the sales - it'll cost the same as scuzbay, not be knackered, no hanging around, no jeffing and have warranty/returns

#doasSlowbikesays
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

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He's right you know.

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Re: What do you recommend

Postby PBlakeney » Wed Sep 04, 2019 07:04 am

Sales and trickle down has been my method for many a year.
To the extent that no practical upgrades are available. Unless I go for disc brakes. Hmmmmm.
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Re: What do you recommend

Postby Matthewfalle » Wed Sep 04, 2019 07:12 am

PBlakeney wrote:Sales and trickle down has been my method for many a year.
To the extent that no practical upgrades are available. Unless I go for disc brakes. Hmmmmm.


discs aren't really an upgrade though are they? more a sideways move

#bishoptorook9
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.

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Re: What do you recommend

Postby PBlakeney » Wed Sep 04, 2019 07:45 am

Matthewfalle wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:Sales and trickle down has been my method for many a year.
To the extent that no practical upgrades are available. Unless I go for disc brakes. Hmmmmm.


discs aren't really an upgrade though are they? more a sideways move

#bishoptorook9

True. But if you are doing alpine descents or winter cruddy stop start commuting then I can see the benefits. But as I will be doing little of either in the future my bike upgrades are at a standstill.
The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
I am not sure. You have no chance.

Veronese68 wrote:PB is the most sensible person on here.

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Re: What do you recommend

Postby Matthewfalle » Wed Sep 04, 2019 09:11 am

PBlakeney wrote:
Matthewfalle wrote:
PBlakeney wrote:Sales and trickle down has been my method for many a year.
To the extent that no practical upgrades are available. Unless I go for disc brakes. Hmmmmm.


discs aren't really an upgrade though are they? more a sideways move

#bishoptorook9

True. But if you are doing alpine descents or winter cruddy stop start commuting then I can see the benefits. But as I will be doing little of either in the future my bike upgrades are at a standstill.


well, we didn't see too many disc brakes in the mountains in Italy this summer or in any of the pelotons so we'll agree to discuss that later but can deffo see cruddy communting benefits.

maybe discs are a british thing? seem to far far more popular in britain than elsewhere.......

#culturaldifferences.intriguing
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.

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Re: What do you recommend

Postby Fenix » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:28 am

Can the Felt take full mudguards and at least 25mm wide tyres ? Preferably wider.

If not - it's not a proper Winter bike.

I'd prob keep the London Road in working order TBH.

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Re: What do you recommend

Postby bradsbeard » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:51 am

Matthewfalle wrote:well, we didn't see too many disc brakes in the mountains in Italy this summer or in any of the pelotons so we'll agree to discuss that later but can deffo see cruddy communting benefits.

maybe discs are a british thing? seem to far far more popular in britain than elsewhere.......

#culturaldifferences.intriguing


Get yourself out to Mallorca. Plenty of disc bikes!

Germans have defo embraced discs.

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Re: What do you recommend

Postby Matthewfalle » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:07 am

bradsbeard wrote:
Matthewfalle wrote:well, we didn't see too many disc brakes in the mountains in Italy this summer or in any of the pelotons so we'll agree to discuss that later but can deffo see cruddy communting benefits.

maybe discs are a british thing? seem to far far more popular in britain than elsewhere.......

#culturaldifferences.intriguing


Get yourself out to Mallorca. Plenty of disc bikes!

Germans have defo embraced discs.



French ain't loving them either.

oh well - as above, #culturaldifferences
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.

Matthewfalle
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Re: What do you recommend

Postby Matthewfalle » Wed Sep 04, 2019 13:11 pm

Fenix wrote:Can the Felt take full mudguards and at least 25mm wide tyres ? Preferably wider.

If not - it's not a proper Winter bike.

I'd prob keep the London Road in working order TBH.


agree completely on the definition of a winter bike above, which is why I have built this especially to be used as a winter trainer/commuter/shopping/trundle.

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or it could be utter clubbie tosh and just use what brings a smile to your face. Its a bicycle, not a space shuttle.#carpediem
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.

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Re: What do you recommend

Postby bobones » Thu Sep 05, 2019 04:29 am

I smile a lot more when my ars* isn't soaking and I am not covered in muck.

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Re: What do you recommend

Postby keef66 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:24 am

I saw a few disc braked roadies last week in Italy. Gently rolling Umbria, not the Alps / Dolomites.

If the Felt won't take wide-ish tyres and proper guards then I'd refurb the London Road properly as a winter bike / commuter.


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