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Maj

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Jan 2020
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    unfair how every bike you post looks spot on

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    the dude is nice, loves gear, knowledgeable and importantly rides it, wouldn't take internet personas for read of a person.

    Sorry to derail.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    both are fine options and current gens work well, maybe check out which shifting style you prefer in a store?

    having a 1x drive-train is a bit marmite, I love it on 11-32 with a 42 up front, others find the range limiting when it comes to top end speed (lightning descents) but from your description that doesn't sound an issue

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    drops, hoods and take a bottle imo, otherwise it's just a big bmx and not road worthy. would never pass an MOT.

  • in Manchester
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    only just seen @alialias tag! sent a DM!

  • in Current Projects
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    got the chance to ride 200ft on this today outside the coffee shop, made me re-evaluate all my bike decisions up till now, it's exceptional.

    genuinely feels like riding a bmx you can sit down on, the quick spin up, the steering, just an exceptional city bike.

    Want one tbqh

    (obligatory blurry pic)

  • in Current Projects
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    the irony of buying this because you can't bunny hop, but to ride any meaningful gnar on it you're gonna have to learn.

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    i'll do that, thank you for the heads up!

    I will be out on it for the WNR, going to shorten the chain when I get in tonight, might need your advice on how to get the wheel to stop slipping as it has happened twice now? even with bolts tightened.

    i'm probably not aligning it properly doing it with one person and no bike stand.

  • in Current Projects
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    Not worthy of its own thread, but I have finally built my first bike, and first fixed at that. I'm sure I have committed a vast amount of bike sins, both mechanical and aesthetic, but I'm pretty happy none the less.

    The plan was something practical, but fun to ride when I didn't want to lug my tourer around town, maybe be able to lock it outside a shop too so in the long run will be ratted up.

    Along the way I learned how to set up and fit caliper brakes, switch a chain, fit and remove bars (we all have to start somewhere)

    The chain needs a link or two removed but I wanted to take it for a spin to make sure everything else is ok

    Still to come:

    2 bottle cages
    One of those clip on rear fenders
    Something to protect the frame from the bars

    Inside is how it came, outside is after it's built.

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