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  • Ok so I propose a list-type thread of equipment recommendations. A one-stop-shop as it were for those hunting for a new part and looking for suggestions. Could be anything polo related, add to at will:

    Frames

    1.

    Forks

    1.

    Bars

    1.

    etc etc.

    Maybe add a line or two as to why they're good, what specifically they're good for etc.

  • (I have nothing to add - all my equipment is shit)

  • ***Rims


    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
  • Exactly Josh! I knew I could rely on you.

  • ***Rims


    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43 - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.
  • Frames

    1.

    Forks

    1.

    Bars

    1.

    ***Rims


    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43 - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • Frames

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)


    Forks

    1.

    Bars

    1.

    Rims

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43 - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • Frames

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug
    3. Charge Scissor
    4. On One Pompino
    5. Surly Steamroller
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN


    Forks

    1.

    Bars

    1.

    Rims

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43 - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.

    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus - strong abit expensive, go for price match

    Brakes.

    1. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • Frames

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug
    3. Charge Scissor
    4. On One Pompino
    5. Surly Steamroller
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson - Have you tried one? Euros MVP can't be wrong. (they're cheap as chips)


    Forks

    1.

    Bars

    1.

    Rims

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43 - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.

    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus - strong abit expensive, go for price match

    Brakes.

    1. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • Frames.

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug
    3. Charge Scissor
    4. On One Pompino
    5. Surly Steamroller
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson - Have you tried one? Euros MVP can't be wrong. (they're cheap as chips)
    9. FBM Sword
    10. MKE Bruiser


    Forks.

    1. NS RNS - not too tall, not much rake
    2. Onza Tuff Guy - cheap
      ***
      Bars.***

    1.

    Rims.

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43 - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.

    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus - strong abit expensive, go for price match
    2. Vittoria Randonneur - cheap, pretty thick and come in large sizes

    ***Brakes.


    1. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • Frames.

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug* - Strong, heavy, OTP, reliable, flexible options for set-up*
    3. Charge Scissor* - Strong, heavy, reliable, flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres
    4. 4. On One Pompino - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres, bit ugly
    5. Surly Steamroller* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres,*
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson* - cheap, quick, light*
    9. FBM Sword
    10. MKE Bruiser
    11. IRO mark V* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up (40mm length dropouts, hangers under the top tube for brake cable), solid feeling frame.


    Forks.

    1. NS RNS* - not too tall, not much rake*
    2. Onza Tuff Guy - cheap
    3. Sunn 26" 5.99 off ebay. very short steerer 150-160mm i think.
      ***
      Bars.***

    1.

    Rims.

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43* - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.*
    3. Plain and simple deep vs

    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus* - strong abit expensive, go for price match ♡♡♡♡♡ (5 heart rating)*
    2. Vittoria Randonneur *- cheap, pretty thick and come in large sizes, a very good front tyre, grippy and tough

    3. ***Brakes.
      ***
    4. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!
    5. TT Tektro quartz r725 brake. - great, doesn't work with sputnik as the brake isn't wide enough

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • Frames.

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug* - Strong, heavy, OTP, reliable, flexible options for set-up*
    3. Charge Scissor* - Strong, heavy, reliable, flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres
    4. 4. On One Pompino - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres, bit ugly
    5. Surly Steamroller* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres,*
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson* - cheap, quick, light*
    9. FBM Sword
    10. MKE Bruiser
    11. IRO mark V* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up (40mm length dropouts, hangers under the top tube for brake cable), solid feeling frame.


    Forks.

    1. NS RNS* - not too tall, not much rake*
    2. Onza Tuff Guy - cheap
    3. Sunn 26" 5.99 off ebay. very short steerer 150-160mm i think.
      ***
      Bars.***

    1.

    Rims.

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43* - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.*
    3. Plain and simple deep vs

    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus* - strong abit expensive, go for price match ♡♡♡♡♡ (5 heart rating)*
    2. Vittoria Randonneur *- cheap, pretty thick and come in large sizes, a very good front tyre, grippy and tough

    3. ***Brakes.
      ***
    4. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!
    5. TT Tektro quartz r725 brake. - great, doesn't work with sputnik as the brake isn't wide enough

    ***Brake Cable

    ***1. Shadow Conspiracy Linear Brake Cable - coated cable for easy cutting and super slidyness

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • Can someone recommend some good 26" rims

  • you putting 26"/massive tyres on the surly Ali?

  • Frames.

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug* - Strong, heavy, OTP, reliable, flexible options for set-up*
    3. Charge Scissor* - Strong, heavy, reliable, flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres
    4. 4. On One Pompino - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up including V brake bosses, allows for larger tyres, cheap, ugly
    5. Surly Steamroller* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres,*
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson* - cheap, quick, light,not so strong.*
    9. FBM Sword
    10. MKE Bruiser
    11. IRO mark V* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up (40mm length dropouts, hangers under the top tube for brake cable), solid feeling frame.


    Forks.

    1. NS RNS* - not too tall, not much rake*
    2. Onza Tuff Guy - cheap
    3. Sunn 26" 5.99 off ebay. very short steerer 150-160mm i think.
      ***
      Bars.***

    1.

    Rims.

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43* - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.*
    3. Plain and simple deep Vs
    4. Rigida DP18. Cheaper than Velocity..


    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus* - strong,a bit expensive, go for price match ♡♡♡♡♡ (5 heart rating)*
    2. Vittoria Randonneur *- cheap, pretty thick and come in large sizes, a very good front tyre, grippy and tough

    3. ***Brakes.
      ***
    4. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!
    5. TT Tektro quartz r725 brake. - great, doesn't work with sputnik as the brake isn't wide enough

    ***Brake Cable

    ***1. Shadow Conspiracy Linear Brake Cable - coated cable for easy cutting and super slidyness

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • Frames.

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug* - Strong, heavy, OTP, reliable, flexible options for set-up*
    3. Charge Scissor* - Strong, heavy, reliable, flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres
    4. 4. On One Pompino - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up including V brake bosses, allows for larger tyres, cheap, not gash.
    5. Surly Steamroller* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres,*
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson* - cheap, quick, light,not so strong.*
    9. FBM Sword
    10. MKE Bruiser
    11. IRO mark V* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up (40mm length dropouts, hangers under the top tube for brake cable), solid feeling frame.


    Forks.

    1. NS RNS* - not too tall, not much rake*
    2. Onza Tuff Guy - 40cm axle to crown, 30mm rake, great geometry and £18.99.
    3. Sunn 26" 5.99 off ebay. very short steerer 150-160mm i think.
      ***
      Bars.***

    1.

    Rims.

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43* - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.*
    3. Plain and simple deep Vs
    4. Rigida DP18. Cheaper than Velocity..


    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus* - strong,a bit expensive, go for price match ♡♡♡♡♡ (5 heart rating)*
    2. Vittoria Randonneur *- cheap, pretty thick and come in large sizes, a very good front tyre, grippy and tough

    3. ***Brakes.
      ***
    4. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!
    5. TT Tektro quartz r725 brake. - great, doesn't work with sputnik as the brake isn't wide enough

    ***Brake Cable

    ***1. Shadow Conspiracy Linear Brake Cable - coated cable for easy cutting and super slidyness

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
  • and your recommending those frames because you've tried them right emmet?

  • I was just going to say that. Surely personal experience is everything in recommendations?

  • yeh or its just a list of bikes we all know exist. kids...always have to tell them about experience..sheesh

  • anything without a recommendation in italics should be removed. also emmet should be removed.

  • Agreed.

  • seconded motion carried.

  • Frames.

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug* - Strong, heavy, OTP, reliable, flexible options for set-up*
    3. Charge Scissor* - Strong, heavy, reliable, flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres
    4. 4. On One Pompino - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up including V brake bosses, allows for larger tyres, cheap, not gash.
    5. Surly Steamroller* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres,*
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson* - cheap, quick, light,not so strong.*
    9. FBM Sword
    10. MKE Bruiser
    11. IRO mark V* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up (40mm length dropouts, hangers under the top tube for brake cable), solid feeling frame.


    Forks.

    1. NS RNS* - not too tall, not much rake*
    2. Onza Tuff Guy - 40cm axle to crown, 30mm rake, great geometry and £18.99.
    3. Sunn 26" 5.99 off ebay. very short steerer 150-160mm i think.
    4. Brooklyn Machine Works burly, not much rake, Expensive
      ***
      Bars.***

    1.

    Rims.

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43* - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.*
    3. Plain and simple deep Vs
    4. Rigida DP18. Cheaper than Velocity..


    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus* - strong,a bit expensive, go for price match ♡♡♡♡♡ (5 heart rating)*
    2. Vittoria Randonneur *- cheap, pretty thick and come in large sizes, a very good front tyre, grippy and tough

    3. ***Brakes.
      ***
    4. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!
    5. TT Tektro quartz r725 brake. - great, doesn't work with sputnik as the brake isn't wide enough

    ***Brake Cable

    ***1. Shadow Conspiracy Linear Brake Cable - coated cable for easy cutting and super slidyness

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
    2. Fireball
  • Frames.

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug* - Strong, heavy, OTP, reliable, flexible options for set-up*
    3. Charge Scissor* - Strong, heavy, reliable, flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres
    4. 4. On One Pompino - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up including V brake bosses, allows for larger tyres, cheap, not gash.
    5. Surly Steamroller* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres,*
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson* - cheap, quick, light,not so strong.*
    9. FBM Sword
    10. MKE Bruiser
    11. IRO mark V* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up (40mm length dropouts, hangers under the top tube for brake cable), solid feeling frame.


    Forks.

    1. NS RNS* - not too tall, not much rake*
    2. Onza Tuff Guy - 40cm axle to crown, 30mm rake, great geometry and £18.99.
    3. Sunn 26" 5.99 off ebay. very short steerer 150-160mm i think.
    4. Brooklyn Machine Works burly, not much rake, Expensive
      ***
      Bars.***

    1.

    Rims.

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43* - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.*
    3. Plain and simple deep Vs
    4. Rigida DP18. Cheaper than Velocity..


    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus* - strong,a bit expensive, go for price match ♡♡♡♡♡ (5 heart rating)*
    2. Vittoria Randonneur *- cheap, pretty thick and come in large sizes, a very good front tyre, grippy and tough

    3. ***Brakes.
      ***
    4. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!
    5. TT Tektro quartz r725 brake. - great, doesn't work with sputnik as the brake isn't wide enough

    ***Brake Cable

    ***1. Shadow Conspiracy Linear Brake Cable - coated cable for easy cutting and super slidyness

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 (50cl can) - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
    2. Fireball
  • Frames.

    1. 14 bike co. (i aint shitting you, you know that's the shizzle)
    2. Charge Plug* - Strong, heavy, OTP, reliable, flexible options for set-up*
    3. Charge Scissor* - Strong, heavy, reliable, flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres
    4. 4. On One Pompino - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up including V brake bosses, allows for larger tyres, cheap, not gash.
    5. Surly Steamroller* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up, allows for larger tyres,*
    6. Volume Cutter
    7. BUTTERBEAN
    8. Archie Wilkinson* - cheap, quick, light,not so strong.*
    9. FBM Sword
    10. MKE Bruiser
    11. IRO mark V* - Strong, light, very flexible options for set-up (40mm length dropouts, hangers under the top tube for brake cable), solid feeling frame.


    Forks.

    1. NS RNS* - not too tall, not much rake*
    2. Onza Tuff Guy - 40cm axle to crown, 30mm rake, great geometry and £18.99.
    3. Sunn 26" 5.99 off ebay. very short steerer 150-160mm i think.
    4. Brooklyn Machine Works burly, not much rake, Expensive
      ***
      Bars.***

    1.

    Rims.

    1. Rigida Sputnik - strong, wide for big tyres, come in 48h and very cheap
    2. Velocity B43* - no braking surface, but very strong, Hassan reckons it's one of the straightest rims he's ever built. Expensive.*
    3. Plain and simple deep Vs
    4. Rigida DP18. Cheaper than Velocity..


    Tyres.

    1. Marathon Plus* - strong,a bit expensive, go for price match ♡♡♡♡♡ (5 heart rating)*
    2. Vittoria Randonneur *- cheap, pretty thick and come in large sizes, a very good front tyre, grippy and tough
    3. *Thin tires. I've actually been pretty happy with the Gatroskins. Lean and quick.


    ***Brakes.


    1. DNA V Brake mount, big, expensive but lets you run a v brake!
    2. TT Tektro quartz r725 brake. - great, doesn't work with sputnik as the brake isn't wide enough
    3. Fixed wheel

    ***Brake Cable

    ***1. Shadow Conspiracy Linear Brake Cable - coated cable for easy cutting and super slidyness

    Alochol.

    1. Kronenbourg 1664 (50cl can) - widely available, usually with offers on the price, price/taste/alcoholic content is good for the price.
    2. Fireball

    ***Flame

    ***1. BIC - More durable than Clipper, better for opening bottles.

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