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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5575 on: March 31, 2019, 08:20:29 pm »
AND it's a pretty blue!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5576 on: March 31, 2019, 09:44:10 pm »
A fancy cargo e-bike



lugging all the gear for climbing, morris dancing, and running plus work stuff was screwing my knees up so I had pretty much stopped cycling. I've been after a cargo bike for a while and the right deal, plus share bonus scheme came together and this arrived on Thursday morning.

D.

Oooh, nice!  :D :thumbsup:
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5577 on: March 31, 2019, 11:54:06 pm »
Is that cargo-tastic chainring made of a *new*[1] 10p with some teeth filed into it, or is it just a perspective thing?


[1] Showing my age...
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5578 on: April 01, 2019, 09:59:13 am »
lugging all the gear for climbing, morris dancing, and running plus work stuff was screwing my knees up so I had pretty much stopped cycling. I've been after a cargo bike for a while and the right deal, plus share bonus scheme came together and this arrived on Thursday morning.

D.
Isn't there a kind of irony there?

I didn't buy cycling stuff.

Oh no.

I just spent a small fortune on a paddle instead. You could buy a bike for the money I've just spent on a tube connecting two curved bits of plastic (ok, carbon fibre blades with carbon fibre and kevlar composite shaft). Only a cheap bike, mind, but still . . .
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5579 on: April 01, 2019, 11:37:10 am »
Is that cargo-tastic chainring made of a *new*[1] 10p with some teeth filed into it, or is it just a perspective thing?


[1] Showing my age...

15 tooth so not fair off to be honest.
Somewhat of a professional tea drinker.


Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5580 on: April 01, 2019, 12:46:23 pm »
An "out front" mount for my Garmin. And some new tubeless rim tape, the last batch having become distinctly un-sticky.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5581 on: April 04, 2019, 12:02:45 pm »
chainring, cassette, jockey wheels . . . . (already have spare chain)

Guess what has worn out on my bike?
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5582 on: April 07, 2019, 03:07:26 pm »
Ryde Andra 321 rims and some Deore hubs. Spokes are on their way from Spa, then (assuming I measured everything correctly) i can get cracking with my first wheel build.

bludger

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5583 on: April 07, 2019, 03:11:07 pm »
Bought a new panaracer gravel king SK as I chickened out from trying to mount my repaired one tubelessly for Paris-Roubaix (pinch puncture hell). I'm also going to pay a (very very good) local bike shop to do the conversion process as I've got a heap of coursework to do before I set off for France on Thursday.
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T42

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5584 on: April 10, 2019, 09:23:27 am »
Shim SPD cleats.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5585 on: April 10, 2019, 01:59:46 pm »
started gathering bits to resurrect the crash damaged Cruzbike, had enough of waiting for the police decision followed by the legal wrangles, want to get back to riding lying down again.

So, 3 x chains for the M5 - which will get that mobile again in the meantime

For the Cruzbike
- Bar end shifters - left one completely mangle, but they come as a pair
- brake levers - right one damaged, same deal as above
- bar tape
- new front dyno light - lens scratched and no replacement found.

Plus a couple of other odds and sods while I was on the web

Need to get on to Cruzbike for their bits next - fork, chainstay, handlebars and clamp, seatpan
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5586 on: April 10, 2019, 03:35:29 pm »
For the Cruzbike
- Bar end shifters - left one completely mangle, but they come as a pair
- brake levers - right one damaged, same deal as above

The good news is that after enough crashes, dangly bike spaces, etc, these start to average out.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

ElyDave

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5587 on: April 10, 2019, 03:58:50 pm »
For the Cruzbike
- Bar end shifters - left one completely mangle, but they come as a pair
- brake levers - right one damaged, same deal as above

The good news is that after enough crashes, dangly bike spaces, etc, these start to average out.

That's my assumption too, the others will be bagged as spares. TBH, the RH brake lever is only cosmetic damage, but what the heck - it was perfect when I set out on the ride and before someone drove over me
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Kim

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5588 on: April 23, 2019, 11:22:09 am »
A BloodyHellHowMuch-worth of Orange Cardboard™, for various FNRttCs and so on.

Now watch me break a bone or have all my bikes destroyed in a freak wallpapering accident or something...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5589 on: April 23, 2019, 12:56:46 pm »
Some Swisstop BXP brake pads for my DT Swiss "Oxic" wheels.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5590 on: April 25, 2019, 06:58:14 pm »
A blue 38 tooth chainring for the trice  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5591 on: April 26, 2019, 08:46:29 am »
An 8 speed cassette and chain, because the novelty of friction shifting 7 speed has worn off and impending panniers + Scotland means a range that goes lower seems like a good idea.

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5592 on: April 26, 2019, 03:58:38 pm »
Tried to buy some more comfy shoes.
Failed.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5593 on: April 27, 2019, 06:08:23 pm »
Tried to buy some more comfy shoes.
Failed.

Spent 3! hours trying to decide which new pedals to buy in case that fixes the sore feet problem. Will be a lot cheaper than the carbon soled shoes I've been looking at if it works...
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

fboab

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5594 on: April 27, 2019, 06:22:15 pm »
Where are your feet sore?
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5595 on: April 27, 2019, 06:48:06 pm »
Sort of towards the outside (think around 4th toe) on the sole. After a long ride it feels like I've been riding with a pencil in my shoe. I'm pretty sure my feet tilt down in that direction off the pedals. Not at the toes tho, the ball, but not the ball. IYSWIM.
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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5596 on: April 27, 2019, 07:30:56 pm »
And now I'm reading all about varus wedges....
I'll see how I get on with the new (single sided) SPD pedals. If I hate them and fall off a lot I might try a bit of wedging.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5597 on: April 28, 2019, 01:47:40 pm »
When I got running shoes the shop offered a custom insole and videoing to see how they changed things. I didn’t feel any benefit, Mrs Dan found they really felt much better.

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5598 on: April 28, 2019, 09:41:09 pm »
When I got running shoes the shop offered a custom insole and videoing to see how they changed things. I didn’t feel any benefit, Mrs Dan found they really felt much better.

Many years ago we decided that Pingu can wear anything (shorts, saddles, shoes, ski boots) whereas I am the Princess and the Pea.  :facepalm:
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bludger

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5599 on: April 28, 2019, 09:48:54 pm »
Went to four different shops trying to source a replacement o ring for a mini pump, no one wanted to play ball.
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