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  • (Get someone to) pretend to buy it, test ride it and then just ride off.

  • The frame has been chopped up apparently.

  • Or get some one to pretend to buy it, then glass the cunt.

  • eep where are you seeing that?

  • over in the stolen bikes thread. Apparently someone sent @Hoke a picture of his bike being touted round Bermondsey/Rotherhithe and the rear stays had been smashed/cut through. Absolutely brutal.

  • Damn that's devastating . Hope it could be salvaged.

  • Finally got this where I wanted it. Also, ritchey eco curves are the best bars I’ve ever used - really get on with shape after ages of trying to like round bars or my usual dedas.


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  • Nice one ! I'm a big fan of the combo Composit+straight thomson ;)

  • It’s there primarily for fit reasons as that particular combo does give a very firm ride. They are the best posts for tweaking the angles on smps and not slipping though

  • Apparently someone sent @Hoke a picture of his bike being touted round Bermondsey/Rotherhithe and the rear stays had been smashed/cut through. Absolutely brutal.

    Urgh, not good. Is that basically a sign of things to come? I mean, you can basically snip through a carbon frame in seconds with a pair of cheap side cutters. You could have the best locks in the world but it’s no good when they’re going to do that to get hold of your components.

  • I forgot to measure stereer before mounting headset... will it work without washer or should I order some lower stack headset?


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  • The Faggin is now ready to roll.
    Maiden voyage tomorrow.


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  • Also still trying to shift those wheels I built last year. Built 6x sets in total and have 2x left.

    I had an old gaspipe steel bike at the back of the project pile. And a cockpit from an hybrid bike.

    Just spent a few hours sorting it out.

    New wheels - which I was unsuccessfully selling for £60
    New Vittoria Voyager 700c x 38mm tyres - £15
    New SRAM PC1 singlespeed chain - £8
    New grips - £2
    New inner/outer Jagwire brake cable - £5

    Total spent £90 - should sell for £100/£120


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  • Indeed, I'm using composit+thomson for these reasons as well !

  • I was going to say that looks quite alright and not ugly as usual, then I scrolled down

  • Not sure I’d feel comfortable taking 120 quid from someone in exchange for that.

  • Not sure I’d feel comfortable taking 120 quid from someone

    Indeed. Without wanting to piss on Vince's chips, it's a tough sell when £129.99 gets you a shiny new BTwin Riverside 100


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  • With a 2 years warranty.

    If I was a casual cyclist new to London, I would buy that Decathlon bike and abuse the warranty until it was inevitably stolen.
    Or needed a service as most "gold service" cost more than that bike.

    But people like vintage bikes. And singlespeed bikes.

    @PhilDAS I personally would never buy a gas pipe, however this had been serviced.
    I have greased / adjusted both BB & headset.
    It has new wheels / tyres.
    Not the worst deal for £100/£120.

    So I will not offend you all by posting it here!

  • I was sitting on my Lynskey and rocked it back and forward with the rear brake fully pulled, i noticed there was quite a lot of movement.
    Looking back at my rear brake i noticed the whole calliper flexing back and forward with the rotor. I've tightened all the bolts and it's doing the same thing. I’m not sure if this is because the flat mount section of the chain stay is weak, or because I don’t have the proper TRP mounting bolts.

    Is that normal? it's a flat mount trp hy/rd with a 140m rotor. Should i be worried?

  • The washer is there to prevent the headset from coming apart from vibration. So you do need one. However, the top nut doesn't need to be fully engaged (not sure if that is the right word). A couple of threads are fine. That might just give you enough space.

  • You're getting good at hiding that stem with the bars

  • Ideal upright position for city riding!

    Cockpit came from a 90's Decathlon hybrid. Levers a actually decent Dia-Compe.

    I am riding it into work tomorrow so will be able to pick up on things that need tweaking

  • Centrelock?

  • Centrelock yeh

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