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bobble

Member since Feb 2016 • Last active Jan 2021

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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    @user106821 thanks, will PM in the morning :)

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    @user106821 Thanks yeah if the black one falls through please can I have it :)

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Are both the CK headsets gone? Labelled pending. Cheers

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @Tychom cheers for this :) and in line with @jupiz 's point if I need the seat far back (perhaps with layback post), bars could be very far away. I don't know anything about fit and if I need a seat relatively far back. Think test riding it is the best thing to do but even then I'm sure it'd be comfy for 10km or so you can do on a test ride

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @johnnettles2 nice bike :)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @jupiz ah thanks so much for this! Feel bad hijacking the thread but it is Mercian related...
    Seller sent the build sheet and is happy for me to test ride it. Angles are 74 and 74.5 (is the 74.5 H/T?) Seller's inside leg is 37” to the floor.

    Genesis fit wise I have no idea. I have it with a normalish length stem and a slightly layback post and it is too long for me I think. Did 90km at the weekend and it was fine, slightly stiff back but I think that is my fault for sitting at a desk all day and not stretching

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @jupiz ah cheers. Frame angles 74 degrees & 74.5 degrees it says on the advert. Also:

    Seat tube, centre of BB to very top of tube = 63.0cm
    Seat tube, centre to centre = 60.5cm
    Top tube, centre to centre = 60.5cm
    Head tube measured inside inner edge of headset cups/outside outer edge = 19.7cm/22.7cm
    Chain stay, centre to centre = 41.0cm
    Seat stay, centre to join with seat tube = 55.0cm

    How do I know if I need a decent amount of setback? Does it being built for someone who runs minimal setback mean they have relatively short legs? Might try and organise a test ride when the rules/ my personal circumstances allow it

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    @swedeee cheers :) Have been in for cables/stuff and they did me a new BB, new rear axle and hub service, new (used) chainset for like £70 all in on the raleigh on page 1. Adam served me and was super helpful with advice. I also sent my non-cyclist mate a road bike they posted for sale on Monday, she had a really positive experience buying it and they will adjust seat/put a shorter stem on if she needs it when she's ridden it for a couple of months.

    Planning to start volunteering when its back open for new volunteers and get bikes to donate from people I work with.

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