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Old 10th April 2013   #44051
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Anyone here work at talktalk or knows someone well that works there?
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Old 10th April 2013   #44053
_dan_donor
 
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thanks D - I owe you beer
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Old 10th April 2013   #44054
Plastic Pedals
 
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Could someone please tell me what are the shortest reach compact bars?
Thanks
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Old 10th April 2013   #44055
n3ildonor
 
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Bar-related --------flat bars with a big sweep. any ideas?
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Old 10th April 2013   #44056
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^^ spatrbarz?
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Old 10th April 2013   #44057
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The shortest reach bars I know are Ritchey Curve at 73mm reach

Deda RHM bars are around 75mm
Salsa are around 76mm
3t Ergonova is about 77mm
Spatrbarz are around 85mm
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Old 10th April 2013   #44058
mdcc_testerdonor
 
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Pro LT/PLT/XLT Compacts are 703mm
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Old 11th April 2013   #44059
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My gf is potentially going to buy a Cinelli bolt full build... it's a 53 I'm a little unsure whether it is too big for her... the current rider is 5'11 and my gf is 5'6
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Old 11th April 2013   #44060
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Is that the 53 top tube? My mash was a 55!
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Old 11th April 2013   #44061
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Has anyone tried fitting a pair of the SKS Long Raceblades to wheels with threaded axles, i.e. track hubs?
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Old 11th April 2013   #44062
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Is that the 53 top tube? My mash was a 55!
I'm not sure... It's the one on the leeds page now. It's a medium...
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Old 11th April 2013   #44063
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seat tube is 57cm centre to top. Doubt it will fit Anna, maybe though with little seatpost.

Measure the charge and see what the bb - saddle rail measures.



she could always give it a test ride no?
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Old 11th April 2013   #44064
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Yeah I was thinking that too... It looks so small though haha. Deceiving! It would be a much better thing to rid then the charge hob shes got right now...
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Old 11th April 2013   #44065
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She's riding singlespeed though right? Is the mash drilled, front or rear?
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Old 11th April 2013   #44066
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She's riding singlespeed though right? Is the mash drilled, front or rear?
Yeah she's riding single speed but wants to go fixed, It's pre drilled for a break on the front.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44067
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It'll just work as a better 'get about' bike then the hob, rides around eccup etc, she's gonna look at getting a road bike soon too so i'm not sure whether the sizing being a little bit too big would make a huge difference? what do you think man?
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Old 11th April 2013   #44068
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Yeah I was thinking that too... It looks so small though haha. Deceiving! It would be a much better thing to rid then the charge hob shes got right now...
Remember, the MASH geo mean the 53cm TT is realistically 55-56cm TT if you were to set the saddle at a decent distance from the bottom bracket (medium got a ridiculously steep 76 degree ST).
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Old 11th April 2013   #44069
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What happens when you crash your brakeless bike in to a ped or car, then the police have to get involved because of the accident?

I know what legally should happen but have any of you guys been charged for riding with no brakes?
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Old 11th April 2013   #44070
Emyrdonor
 
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You could avoid the dilemma by fitting a brake.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44071
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Indeed, Although that is the correct answer to a completely different question.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44072
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Thanks guys, think I will go for the PRO LT as they are only 17 from parker
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Old 11th April 2013   #44073
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Bid snipers on eBay. Do they only bid when you've said, or do they lay an early bid then keep bidding up to your maximum at the allocated time?
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Old 11th April 2013   #44074
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Basically some bell end is trying to make me pay more for a set of wheels on purpose, he doesn't want them, and nobody has bid on them with 2 hours to go. I want to snipe with 5 seconds to go, but I don't want it to place any sort of bid until 5 seconds.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44075
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Just do that, bid the max you are prepared to pay, if you win, you win.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44076
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In my experience of sniping software it only bids when you tell it too, i.e. you set the time when you want to bid, so in your case 5 seconds before the end of the auction.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44077
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Thanks, just what I needed.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44078
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they do it in the last 5 seconds

I have won many by a few pence because of these, gixen is a good one
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Old 11th April 2013   #44079
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DIY ftw. The excitement is outrageous!
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Old 11th April 2013   #44080
Mechamorgan
 
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My gf is potentially going to buy a Cinelli bolt full build... it's a 53 I'm a little unsure whether it is too big for her... the current rider is 5'11 and my gf is 5'6
Dude, I'm 5'9" and I ride a 50. Whilst I'm a bit T-rexy in terms of fit, I don't think that size increase sounds too clever like.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44081
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My gf is potentially going to buy a Cinelli bolt full build... it's a 53 I'm a little unsure whether it is too big for her... the current rider is 5'11 and my gf is 5'6
I reckon with flat bars, short stem, and a slammed seatpost you could make the fit triangle work.

A size small is almost certainly going to be better though.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44082
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It's doable but it would look turd.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44083
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My gf is potentially going to buy a Cinelli bolt full build... it's a 53 I'm a little unsure whether it is too big for her... the current rider is 5'11 and my gf is 5'6
Im 5'7 and wouldnt ride any more than 510 seat tube and 520 top tube,

thats with stubby stems for drops too
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Old 11th April 2013   #44084
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It's doable but it would look turd.
like a farm gate, with 60mm slammed stem, and slammed saddle.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44085
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they do it in the last 5 seconds

I have won many by a few pence because of these, gixen is a good one
Yeah I set it to 6 seconds. Got a PM from the dick at 30s saying I was a spoilsport and he was sad that he couldn't ruin my fun. Well I had the last laugh, cunt!

WINRAR!
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Old 11th April 2013   #44086
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^^ Like a normal sized bike bodged to fit ;)
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Old 11th April 2013   #44087
Crispin Gloverdonor
 
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What's the real-world difference between a 700x20, 700x23 and 700x25 tyre?
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Old 11th April 2013   #44088
O'Shane
 
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4mm. Depending on the manufacturer.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44089
Crispin Gloverdonor
 
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Motherfucker!
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Old 11th April 2013   #44090
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What's the real-world difference between a 700x20, 700x23 and 700x25 tyre?
what do you mean? difference in comfort? grip? weight? that sort of thing?

Its totally dependant on the manufacturer, as plenty of 23mm tyres are closer to 25mm, and importantly on the rim your putting them on.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44091
Crispin Gloverdonor
 
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what do you mean? difference in comfort? grip? weight? that sort of thing?

Its totally dependant on the manufacturer, as plenty of 23mm tyres are closer to 25mm, and importantly on the rim your putting them on.
Comfort mainly. I'd imagine a wider tyre is comfier, but at the expense of what? I'm just looking at Rubino Pros
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Old 11th April 2013   #44092
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I doubt you'd actually notice the tyre change that much. Probably better off experimenting with tyre pressures like Scoble was banging on about a few months ago and Testes occasionally reminds us about the rolling resistance.

I only put 85psi in my rear tyre now due to trial and error. No pinch flats but road vibration has been reduced. Grip might have increased but I don't ride that bike hard enough to notice.

Also different tyre manufacturers's carcasses can be stiffer.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44093
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You'll get marginally more comfort and grip at the expense of weight.

I've not bought anything but 23s for the last 10 years but if your not fussed about racing/accelerating fast then the 25s wont hurt and you might get a bit of benefit. I've been considering putting some 25s ro 28s on my training wheels for a while.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44094
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o'shane is bang on about tyre pressures too
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Old 11th April 2013   #44095
Crispin Gloverdonor
 
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I'm not a racer and I've got a stiff alu frame, thinking a 25 might do something to mitigate it in a small way. Cheers bros.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44096
Crispin Gloverdonor
 
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Yeah I dropped my pressure, made a huge difference, just have to avoid the myriad drains on my commute as I slam to the rim if I'm not careful, some of the surfaces are dreadful
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Old 11th April 2013   #44097
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Comfort mainly. I'd imagine a wider tyre is comfier, but at the expense of what?
Nothing, unless you believed that higher PSI + narrow rims = faster of course.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44098
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If I flip over a circular saw and clamp it in a vice so that I can cut small lengths of wood to shape what are my chances of survival? I don't have the space for a table saw but need to cut this stuff as quick as is safe.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44099
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just hold it between your knees like a real man.
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Old 11th April 2013   #44100
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anyone tell me what BB this TA chainset needs? Have a suspicion it's ISO 115 but just need confirmation...



And if that's the case, if anyone has a Italian threaded 115 ISO that they would swap for a 111 ISO (veloce I think...), or sell, hit me up.

ta
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