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joeae

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Jul 2015
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Only one other

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I have this one tucked away

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    I recently bought a Rose Xeon RS frame set, to replace an Alibaba carbon frame. Straight swap of parts and the difference is very noticeable. In a good way, so far, but haven't gone on a > 3hr ride yet. I chose the Rose over Bowman for the included stem and seatpost, and I liked the look of the skinny seat stays.

    The 2013 model is on clearance and keeps getting cheaper.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    It's a 13l, and 42cm bars (centre to centre). I was wearing thick gloves, and it took a bit of wriggling to get my thumb comfortable when in the drops. On the hoods it was fine. I'll use it again definitely.

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    Did a 3 day tour of hostels with this setup. Alpkit double ended dry bag, and an Ibera large frame bag. The Alpkit is just a bit wide for the bars, hands are a bit squashed when in drops, but bearable; and the Ibera feels as cheap as it was (£10), it did a job of holding snacks and non soft things, but if I was going further would want something a bit more substantial.

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    Winter bike

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    Can confirm that a 3T Dorico layback is not really suitable for a SMP. The rear bolt comes undone on rough surface, on average every 10 miles or so of Yorkshire roads. Took a small chip out off the carbon rail, though thankfully I have/had the china version not the £400 one...

  • in Manchester
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    I could get it later, maybe, but seems too easy

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    Clue isn't specific enough

  • in Manchester
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    Dolan with deep celeste rims and tape ridden gingerly down Deansgate this morning, I think brakeless

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