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Alkali

Member since Jun 2011 • Last active Oct 2014
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  • in Cycle Touring
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    Donner Dach (lovely felafel wraps) on Simon Dach Straße is cheap street food if you're passing by, seats out from allow you to sit and watch the thousands of wandering leute

  • in Rides & Races
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    Aren't revs 150mm? Pretty sure mine are anyway, are they shortenable? Rebas are 130mm

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    They tend not to go quite as dark in actual use as the lens is shaded to some degree by a cyclist's posture, more so if you ride with a helmet. But they're generally good all-rounders.

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    That's a bangin' frame, looks great. What forks are you gonna stick on it? I think the Latitude is 130mm, I rode Genesis's Alptitude which was longer travel and it spanked everything like a like a randy Yeti.

    Good choice

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    not completely, but nearly

    youtube.com/watch?v=GzvQ8gf8­5Us

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    Ahh, remember back in the day when we were talking about important donuts like always wearing shorts over your lycra. It's easy to turn a jaundiced eye toward this thread's humble beginnings. I remember it, however, as being ugly but not without its charms. Like the 90s. Or Land Cruisers.

    My Mother had one of these, it was 24volt, not very interesting in itself, but out of the ordinary none the less.

    And the bike without foot retention seems to have a coaster brake.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    Spotted these today, hmm pricey

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    He's a right wing cock-muncher of the first degree, the Mail is right for him.

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    Sounds awful, with so much great riding in wales this nonsense can do one.

    Glad you seem to have enjoyed it tho. You mental...

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    The 456 might feel a bit slack & heavy after the dale. The Soul is a lovely frame, but quite expensive.

    It's worth having a look at these two as well:

    Pipedream Sirius & Scion or Dialled Bikes Prince Albert

    Both more nimble in terms of their geometry and with nicer tubing than the 456 and cheaper than the Soul.

    @BareNecessities

    Not to be a chuffnubbin or anything, but the Dialled PA is 'Reynolds 725' steel.
    The On One 456 is 'DN6' Steel (named after On-One's postcode)

    No matter what the name is, both of these are exactly the same, 4130 (this is the industry standard AISI designation) double butted steel.

    finishing.com/323/64.shtml

    on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROO456E2/on­-one-456-evo2-frame

    reynoldstechnology.biz/assets/pdf­/rtl_steel_alloys_extract.pdf

    Interestingly (ok, not very) scroll down to the bottom of the Reynolds info and they have a stiffness chart, all of the steels are shown to be stiffer than the 6061 (ok, so there's 7005 as well but I didn't notice any info on that) which is the regular Alu used in bike frames. And Aluminium frames get slated for being 'stiff' and steel is supposed to be 'compliant'.

    It's all a load of old trousers, but @Chak I found my On-One seemed to feel larger than it's 16" frame size should have.

    Good Luck

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