Author Topic: Bought any cycling stuff today?  (Read 491993 times)

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5525 on: January 17, 2019, 09:20:48 pm »
And the shop ?

Is it intended all for personal use, or are we going to be seeing a lot of threads in Classifieds ?
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Adam

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5526 on: January 17, 2019, 09:53:31 pm »
No, a bike shop, for the general public to frequent.

https://flyingdodo.imgbb.com/

All now currently stored in 2 shipping containers.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5527 on: January 17, 2019, 10:12:12 pm »
Ditto, a good thing. It is a bit disingenuous to compare roughstuffing with MTBs though. MTBers generally prefer not walking over stuff.

And it's not like rough-stuffing wasn't around long before the fellowship. What are RSF rides like these days - is there still a fair bit of pushing? I suppose cycle-assisted hiking perhaps had more appeal in the days before mass car ownership.

I haven't ridden with the RSF for a couple years, but it was mainly hardtail MTBs last time I did
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diapsaon0

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5528 on: January 18, 2019, 10:13:25 am »
Yesterday, bought some fantastic leather Brooks Ergon grips for my Brompton.  Great service from Daniel in SJSC who fitted them while I waited.
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diapsaon0

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5529 on: January 22, 2019, 04:04:12 pm »
And today, A Brompton x Barbour Merton jacket in Bike Shed, Exeter.  If you want one, they have a very few left - medium only - and the sizing is on the small side.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5530 on: January 22, 2019, 05:14:23 pm »
Bought some of these.





That's everything now. Just waiting for the dining chairs, bedside tables and watch.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5531 on: January 22, 2019, 05:58:24 pm »
Couple of these...   Smart Lunar R1

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5532 on: January 23, 2019, 06:19:49 pm »
A stem (£8) and a bottom bracket (also £8) for the Poo Brown Bike.  The 300EX cranks turned up and they want a 110mm rather than a 119mm.  Sheldon Brown's BB database is bollix - it says 115mm for 300EX but 110mm is what you need for 46mm chainline at the outer ring, which is Shimano spec. 

I've built it as a "road" 46mm fixie rather than "track" 42mm because it's never possible to get 42mm with cheap road cranks - you always need an unobtainably short BB or you have to put the ring on the inside of the spider, which makes people point and laugh.  Also, 46mm matches the chainline of my proper track bike, so I can try it with those wheels if necessary, and a Miche Primato single-sided track hub respaces beautifully to 46mm if the new owner wants to upgrade.
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T42

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5533 on: February 07, 2019, 01:19:36 pm »
Nice shiny DT Swiss back wheel, so that's my afternoon taken care of.
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But hold the oysters.

Pedaldog

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5534 on: February 07, 2019, 06:54:29 pm »
Not me but sister Liz', Sprogs OTP,  got a Unbelievable bargain on a Mint Bob Jackson bike at "Mates Rates"!
The bike is stunning.  Sprogs, of course, is just a "Lucky Bitch!".

Tim Hall

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5535 on: February 08, 2019, 09:35:48 am »
No, a bike shop, for the general public to frequent.

https://flyingdodo.imgbb.com/

All now currently stored in 2 shipping containers.

Only just seen this post. Blimey!  However I can't see the pics as I need to log in to imgbb.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5536 on: February 08, 2019, 08:03:26 pm »
A pair of Campag Record l/f track hubs (with original nuts!) and some Exal rims (which I have had very good experience with).  Just felt like building some blingy silver fixie wheels and the hubs were about half the going rate, so I can always sell them at a profit once I've polished them up.  Just hoping the bearing surfaces are OK, but neither hub looks as if it's been outside in the rain and the seller has a 14-day returns policy.
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robgul

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5537 on: February 10, 2019, 09:12:21 am »
A Hiplock "cafe lock" that's like a steel cable tie coated with hard nylon - I got the combination version but they do a key one as well (at a lower cost) BUT there is only one key pattern ... seems to be a weakness with a single key.

It's not going to stop the guy with a battery angle-grinder but it's certainly stronger than the thin cable cafe locks.

Oh, and a Park Tool disc rotor tuning fork as they were on offer at the wholesaler  :thumbsup:

Rob

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5538 on: February 11, 2019, 04:26:49 pm »
Some CaffeLatex tubelss sealant, and three SIS bidons, the latter to replace my existing ones which I must have had over 25 years  :o.  On checking, that's just about when SIS was founded.
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ElyDave

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5539 on: February 12, 2019, 08:43:40 pm »
A new turbo trainer to replace the increasingly infuriating Tacx Fortius

Plus an ANT+ dongle

and just for the hell of it, a cargo net for behind the seat of the 'bent
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