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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. :-[

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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: January 19, 2020, 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: January 19, 2020, 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.


Image of SON Edelux II LED Front Light with Coax Plug and SON-Coax-Adapter - black anodized


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: January 19, 2020, 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.

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5696 on: January 20, 2020, 10:51:36 pm »
Almost bought, in that i got my bike to work scheme voucher today. Whether the bits are in stock still and i can arrange post rather than collection remains to be seen.

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Feanor

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Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5697 on: January 27, 2020, 06:05:03 pm »
Mrs F arrived home with a shiny new Oi! bell for her new Shand.

It really has the most lovely clear and sustained note!

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/knog-oi-classic-bike-bell/

Re: Bought any cycling stuff today?
« Reply #5698 on: January 27, 2020, 06:13:46 pm »
Not today but just week I ordered some new cycling glasses, my current ones are several prescriptions out of date and held together with glue!

They technically arrived Saturday but they were recorded delivery so have gone to the post office. Planning to pick them up tomorrow.

I've gone for photochromic this time rather than changeable lenses. We'll see how I get on. Worried they won't be fast enough going from sun into tree tunnels but then the current ones I always leave the clear lenses on and have to wait for my eyes to adjust anyway.
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