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aniki

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active Oct 2021
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  • in General
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    I am now giving up on Omniums

    So have Sram; they aren't being made any more.
    I've done many miles on Dura Ace and Sugino 75 without issue but then so have many people on Omniums....

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’d also say that the state is worth half the asking price at best and the engine 11, although not necessarily overpriced, still priced at way more than I’d pay for it.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah the engine 11 is a small whereas the state is a 57 which would be considered large. Which one fits you?
    The state advert made me chuckle;
    ‘Owned for the past 7 years -
    State Bicycle Undefeated 2015 Frame’!
    Apparently it ‘rides like clockwork’ too…

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Interested to know what sort of mileage folk are getting out of fixed chains using the wax method?…
    I’ve never waxed but over the past few years have tried a ton of different lubes and cleaning methods.
    I average about 150 outdoor miles a week all on fixed and although my miles are always split between two bikes, I get about 600 miles from a chain. Only road riding.
    That’s using decent components and cleaning / lubing every ride. I did leave my commuter once and just re-lubed to see if cleaning was having a detrimental effect but the chain lasted about 400 miles.
    The chain on my turbo bike which is geared has done almost 3000 miles and isn’t at 0.5% yet. Maybe I shouldn’t have started measuring….

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    Interesting! We certainly don't have to worry about extreme heat in the UK.
    As you say, changing a tub was pretty easy after you'd done it a few times and the rims are bombproof. That said, having used wider clincher rims for a few years now with wider lower pressure tyres, I've not had a single broken spoke & not needed any truing to speak of.
    I mentioned in the tyre thread that I'm using Vittoria Corsa nowadays with latex tubes and they really do feel very much like tubs. I also feel better knowing that I can be 50 odd miles from home and have enough spare tubes and patches to get me home without needing to take a huge saddlebag...

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    Doesn't anyone use tape anymore? Glue seems like right pain; when I was a youngster I only rode tubs and me and my old man just used tape. It took a bit of patience to get right but never had any issues with it...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Lol. Yeah, this. If you like Corsa's, you'll like Control's. From a ride quality perspective IMO: Corsa>Corsa Control>GP5000

    Ths is exactly my experience; hence I now run Corsa on Summer bike and controls on winter bike; both with latex tubes. The ride quality / speed combo is unbeatable IMO and feels very much like riding decent tubs...

  • in Classifieds
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    Yup; less fees for maybe a minuscule proportion of sellers! More for the vast majority.
    Unless you’re lucky enough to list an item on a zero fees promotion, the latest standard is 12.8% plus 30p.
    The problem is, if you inflate the selling price to try and claw something back you’ll still get shit offers. That’s my experience anyway even though most of my listings are set up for no offers.

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    A bit of progress on my 'international' sale to a guy in Dublin.
    To my surprise he actually went ahead and bought the item I was selling. The situation is actually even slightly worse than I'd thought as I also pay VAT on my fees!
    So in the end, he paid about £52 inc. shipping. I will net about £23. And everything in between has gone to shipping (£12) ebay or the government. Absolute waste of time.
    This was my first non UK sale in about 10 years and will definitely be my last for quite some time I imagine!

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    Pics sent. Let me know either way of you’re interested. Cheers

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