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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5675 on: November 24, 2019, 10:54:19 pm »
Out of interest, what was your issue with the Rohloff?
The friction and the dead feeling it gave the bike. I suspect the two are related.
Be interesting to get your comparison once you've done some miles on the new set up, not many have the chance to try such a direct comparison.
I sometimes consider mine feels lifeless, particularly after riding my one remaining derailleur bike, but the figures show there's little if any performance difference. I also converted my Airnimal folder from triple to Rohloff, oddly that actually feels livelier.

The bike was on derailleurs before I converted it. Different wheels (obv.) but I put the original tyres on them and everything else was the same so as much a direct comparison as I can imagine. I'll report back when the conversion is done. Bike is a Ti Enigma. It'll never be as good as my (beloved) Dirty Disco but I'm looking forward to riding it again.

I soooo wanted to love the Rohloff. At best I respected it although there were a few rides when it was the best thing to have been on. Perhaps 200 miles out of the 10,000 miles that I did on it. That doesn't work for me.


Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5676 on: November 25, 2019, 08:51:14 am »
Out of interest, what was your issue with the Rohloff?
The friction and the dead feeling it gave the bike. I suspect the two are related.
Be interesting to get your comparison once you've done some miles on the new set up, not many have the chance to try such a direct comparison.
I sometimes consider mine feels lifeless, particularly after riding my one remaining derailleur bike, but the figures show there's little if any performance difference. I also converted my Airnimal folder from triple to Rohloff, oddly that actually feels livelier.

The bike was on derailleurs before I converted it. Different wheels (obv.) but I put the original tyres on them and everything else was the same so as much a direct comparison as I can imagine. I'll report back when the conversion is done. Bike is a Ti Enigma. It'll never be as good as my (beloved) Dirty Disco but I'm looking forward to riding it again.

I soooo wanted to love the Rohloff. At best I respected it although there were a few rides when it was the best thing to have been on. Perhaps 200 miles out of the 10,000 miles that I did on it. That doesn't work for me.

I did about the same on a rohloff.  I had the same opinion and gave up on it (on my solo).  For me it wasn't solving any real problem, as I tend to keep the bike pretty clean / adjusted anyway.

I still have my thorn raven tandem which has a rohloff, but sadly its very under-used these days. My next major bike purchase could be an ebike for my wife which would pretty much see the tandem as redundant.

bludger

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5677 on: November 25, 2019, 10:43:49 pm »
I did something reckless and bought a Planet X ex-supplier sample bike for £200. I'm pretty sure it's the prototype On One Pompino that will be supposedly in production within a few weeks. As of the Saturday delivery van coming, I'll own a bit of Planet X history. For the moment I'm reckoning on using it as the commute and town bike, but wouldn't rule out doing flat audaxes on it.
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD


Gattopardo

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5678 on: November 27, 2019, 12:40:27 am »
Bringing back the pompino...

robgul

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5679 on: November 27, 2019, 07:49:53 am »
Bringing back the pompino...

A pompino could be popular in the Italian market . . . . .

Rob

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5680 on: December 02, 2019, 06:36:32 am »
Some of these:



I'd lusted after them for a while, and they were finally reduced. :-[

ElyDave

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5681 on: December 02, 2019, 03:33:22 pm »
my eyes!!!!  8)
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5682 on: December 02, 2019, 05:02:47 pm »
Extra money in November's pay packet so I bought one of these in grey.

https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/mechanics-jacket/product/MJK01XXCBN
(Scroll down).

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5683 on: December 02, 2019, 09:48:47 pm »
Edelux II to replace an original Edelux
Lesson learned - if you have multiple dynamo lights you can't just upgrade one.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5684 on: December 09, 2019, 12:11:08 pm »
Some of these:



I'd lusted after them for a while, and they were finally reduced. :-[

They arrived. So pretty. But alas, my feet are too wide, so they will have to go back. :'( I am gutted.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5685 on: December 31, 2019, 02:31:24 pm »
Half a dozen Swann-Morton retractable scalpel handles.
I keep one in each of my courier bags.
Trouble is, I keep buying more courier bags - I think I'm up to 7 now.
Ordered from Rapid Electronics yesterday at 15:08.
Delivered today at ~ 13:45.
Would consider using them again.

ElyDave

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5686 on: December 31, 2019, 03:52:31 pm »
new rear mech for the road bike, plus associated cables, ferrules etc as I'm already paying the delivery fees.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Feanor

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5687 on: January 10, 2020, 09:43:08 pm »
I seem to have accidentally done an N+1 a while back.
The custom Shand build is now ready for collection.
S+S couplings on acount of the travel schedule I have for it.
Lamborghini Orange, the closest to an actual Lambo I'm going to get.


Ron Lowe Stoater (2) by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5688 on: January 11, 2020, 12:26:29 am »
Today I bought gear and brake cables for the new frameset that arrived yesterday, a Spa Aubisque, which I've purchased to replace my Croix de Fer frameset.

The Aubisque is a very lovely shade of blue, the cables are cabley.

I will post a photo when I've finished building...

bludger

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5689 on: January 11, 2020, 12:29:36 am »
Got a set of halo aerorage wheels off of Evans for £130. Hoping these fit the bill for the A to B.
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD


Torslanda

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5690 on: January 12, 2020, 11:59:17 pm »
Today I bought gear and brake cables for the new frameset that arrived yesterday, a Spa Aubisque, which I've purchased to replace my Croix de Fer frameset.

The Aubisque is a very lovely shade of blue, the cables are cabley.

I will post a photo when I've finished building...

Does that mean there will be a CdF frameset in Classifieds, soon...?

If so, what size and how much?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5691 on: January 13, 2020, 12:55:22 am »
I seem to have accidentally done an N+1 a while back.
The custom Shand build is now ready for collection.
S+S couplings on acount of the travel schedule I have for it.
Lamborghini Orange, the closest to an actual Lambo I'm going to get.


Ron Lowe Stoater (2) by Ron Lowe, on Flickr
Very nice. I hope it gives you many happy miles. I like the way that Shand post pics of each bike they produce. Here's mine from 2016:


Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5692 on: January 15, 2020, 09:52:20 pm »
How do you handle the hydraulic hose when you split the bike ?

Feanor

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5693 on: Yesterday at 06:17:01 pm »
That's left as an exercise for the reader!

The most obvious way is to remove the handlebars and front caliper, so they stay with the rear half.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5694 on: Yesterday at 06:36:07 pm »
Natwest has admitted selling me ppi insurance (unbeknown to me) in 1994 & 1995. Therefore,
in lieu of the money coming in I bought another one of these lights.


SON Edelux II High Power LED Headlight w/ Coaxial Adapter - Black Anodized - 60 cm



Feanor

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5695 on: Yesterday at 06:47:09 pm »
Very nice. I hope it gives you many happy miles. I like the way that Shand post pics of each bike they produce. Here's mine from 2016:


Very nice.
I did consider the rohloff / belt drive, but decided to go with the normal gearing.

The frame builder is one of the Audax Ecosse regulars. Having the frame built by someone you know is a nice touch! I did enjoy the tour around the workshop.

There are actually two bikes: mine, and Mrs. F.
I'll post a pic of them together later.