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dglshrn

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Jul 2015

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    All you guys with your flat bars encouraged me to swap my child carrying bits over onto my Croix de Fer. I've just started taking my 1 year old out on some slightly longer rides (for him), and after doing 11 miles yesterday perfectly happy (he even slept) then I figure that at least this way the frame might see some use. Plus, room for 38s, which means a smoother ride, which means he'll be happier for longer.

    Currently looks like this, and on a spin around the block I can confirm that it's fucking brilliant. I might have to get some of those SJS bars with the extra bar at the front so I can hang a Carradice off it. The front rack I was using isn't playing well with the ridonkulous CdF fork length.

    Needs:
    Grips (ergos?)
    PDWs
    Some sort of front rack. Maybe a low rider to allow for panniers, rather than faffing with a bar bag.

    Anyone any idea which trigger shifters would play nice with a 9 speed XT mech and a 10 speed shimano road cassette? The thumby I have on there annoyingly doesn't have enough travel to allow for top and bottom sprockets.

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    Brilliant. Thanks.

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    Does anyone know if the PDW road guards will squeeze 25mm tyres? I'm debating getting a set of each while they're cheap.

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    P Clips might be easier, even if just on the rear.

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    Ha ha. At best it's someone who knows shit about bikes making a genuine mistake, at worst it's someone who's tried to make a very pedestrian Dawes 501 frame look like something decent. Either way, £350 BiN might be a bit too much.

    Edit: awww, he ended it.

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    Sweet Dawes track bike. A steal at £350. Just look at that lugwork! 753 as well!

    Jesus.

    Edit: I particularly like the 753 sticker that says 'fork blades', yet is stuck to the seat tube. Classic Dawes!

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    I've owned a number of Carradices for a long time and yet I've only just tried one as a bar bag. Pretty much perfect. Mini rack underneath to tackle the swing/sag (waheyyyyy).

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    Badly fitted tyres as well (wonky valve).

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    I normally ride Ariones and shift about a bit on them. I've never got on with any Brooks (apart from a 1950s Professional which is wonderful) as I find them too sensitive to position (as you say).

    It's just SO much wider than an Arione, and that combined with the sticky weather today made it incredibly uncomfortable even just down to the shop. It felt fine this morning; comfy, even.

    I've shifted it back a bit from that photo and it does seem a bit better, but I need to keep fettling!

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    The fit is far from 'dialled', this was just a post I had knocking about, but I'm still playing with stem length/saddle height. I also can't work out whether I get on with the cambium, it just feels too hard and wide (oo er) to me.

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