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dglshrn

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Sep 2014

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    I seem to think that 11 speed Ultegra works as well. Something to do with ring width.

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    I suppose it depends what 'quiet enough' means. There are lots of shared use pavements near me and people get along fine. I've seen whole families (with teenage children) forcing pedestrians into the road by riding over narrow bridge paths before though.

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    Really? On proper bikes (without stabilisers)? Didn't know this. Still not OK for the parents though.

    Toddlers I get, but kids going a fair nip on actual, proper bikes is stupid. The worst part is that we're very lucky to live in a city with lots of cycle paths and there's really no need for it!

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    If you saw that viral 'crap cyclists' video which was doing the rounds a while ago then you will have seen how crap the cycling is in York (filmed here), but even after 7 months I am regularly surprised by the utter, utter, dogs hit cycling on display.

    Things that I see every day:
    Red light jumping nodders,
    'Fixie' riders, brakeless without foot retention (it's more rare to see bikes with foot retention than without...),
    And the worst thing, which has encouraged me to post here...

    Families riding on the pavement.
    York is VERY well set up for cycling. It's possible to get many places on closed cycle lanes, and other places on roadside cycle lanes. Far, far better than any other UK city. And yet Every. Single. Day. I see families riding on busy pavements.
    It's as if the parents don't realise that teaching their precious snowflake that riding on the pavement is ok is feeding the anti-cyclist sentiment that leads to road rage against law abiding bike users.
    It infuriates me that these people are being so fucking selfish, and I say that as a parent. If I go for a ride with my son in the future and we need to use a busy stretch of road then we will get off and fucking walk.
    Cunts.

    Sorry. Long day of people swerving round the pram that I was pushing on a fucking pavement.

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    There we go. Had to commit to cutting the steerer at some point. Left plenty of length and using spacers until I get my position sorted (won't know until I've ridden it on the track). Gives me plenty of room for adjustment. Just narrowly avoided deciding to use an adjustable stem...

    Tb25 rims, formula hubs. 7600 cranks. Piega bars.
    Total cost for frame, forks (new) and wheels was £320. Already had the rest.

    Pretty happy with that.

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    What is this? Obree's arch nemesis?

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    Glad you said that! Will see how I get on.

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    The only reason I can see it not working is that chain length is going to be different between the rings, so you'll have no chain tension on one ring unless you move the wheel in the dropouts.
    A chain tensioner doesn't work with fixed, only single speed.

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