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mcJ78

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Aug 2019
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    Yeah you're right - had another look & noticed that - ended up ordering the Geoff as they were still cheap (and the obligatory half dozen inner tubes & some wild socks) wider = betterer right? Plus there'll be bells / lights etc. etc hanging off it so more space for bar furniture might be handy and the backswept bits aren't too useful for lights

    Now I need a bar bag to fill with enough snacks to appease an angry 2 year old who thinks a nice cycle through the countryside is a load of horse-shit (She can get into the rucksack & demolish all the good stuff before I even notice ...)

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    Grand - I think the Mike's are effectively the 31.8mm clamp version of the Mary, probably won;t make much difference if I go for them or the Geoff - the bar offer appears to have been extended, was supposed to end last night - that'll give me time to pick an assortment of lurid £3 socks to stock up on too...

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    Has anyone tried the PX Mike bars in comparison with the Geoff? Look similar in profile (more like Jones H bars) without the front section, slightly narrower & less sweep (but more rise) - was going to order some for £10 but if the Geoff are more useful for attaching stuff to then i'll grab those while the £15 offer lasts, not for any mad touring expedition - just for a hack bike / child mobile

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    They're spot on for the money - seem to work well on most frames too unlike some of the other stainless cages, even modern carbon stuff - I have the Elite Ciussi on another bike and i'm still undecided - a bit too much going on, although I should maybe take the little sticker off and see if that helps

    (not my bike)

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    Cheers - cage is a £9 planet X stainless number, works really well & pleasantly surprised how nice it looks once mounted - it's developed a couple of little spots of corrosion, probably from some weird luminous sports drink I had recently but seems pretty solid

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    I've upgraded my commuting options slightly - picked this up in the classifieds (cheers @BirdBrain) - swapped a few bits over from my 631 Equilibrium disc and we're off! Didn't really need another bike but had just gotten rid of my car due to lack of use (old Volvo S60 which cost about a grand a year just to keep on the road, before diesel) so it's kind of a replacement for that, and it's much more environmentally friendly.

    Only had a quick 5 miles shakedown ride this morning but i'm liking it alot! Stiffer and smoother than the previous incarnation, sitting at roughly 9.5kg right now but definitely rides lighter & the hydraulic discs are a world apart from any cable offerings i've used, haven't ridden a mountain bike for a couple of years & had forgotten just how nice hydro discs are, plus the big wonky shape of the RS505 shifters suits my big wonky hands quite nicely.

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    Liking the polished finish on that better than the previous brushed finish, subtle graphics on the fork are really nice

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    Also - if someone has been fucking about with the scales this causes problems too... people believe they're getting something when they're actually being shafted #notadrugdealer #stopfuckingwiththescales

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    £20 for a pair of Zaffiro pro (25c flavour) from wiggle can't be bad

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-rubino­-pro-clincher-25c-black-tyres/

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    Bet the saddle had that inimitable TT salt crust round the edges - it's making me feel nauseous and I can hardly see it... can smell it though

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