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RecoveryRide

Member since Dec 2020 • Last active May 2021
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Former CX racer, now recovered. I spend too much time and money on bikes.

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Lol @ wank hipster brand. Funnily enough a mate (sort of, long story) has just taken delivery of a Stayer gravel bike and I must admit I can’t see what the fuss is about.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Bump for price drops before ebay.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not a bad shout, thanks. I'd rather go frame only I think, but if I could track down a CAAD frameset, that's a definite maybe.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yep, Resolution is top of budget - I.e. frameset not much over £1500. And there’s no hurry. We just got told on Friday that work was signing up so I’m thinking out loud at this point, nothing more.

    I think they’d have fits over at weightweenies if you told them 8.5kg for *any*build is weenie 😁 The point is more that I just want ‘light enough’ rather than super light.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    So my work have joined the c2w scheme, and I’m tempted to make use of it. I’d be buying a frame and building it up, probably, as they will be limiting the voucher amount to £2k. There’s also major availability issues at the moment, as we all know.

    I’m tempted by a Mason Resolution; I like the looks, the stack and reach combination/ratio is one I know works well for me and it’s well reviewed for comfort and ride quality without being an upright cruiser. The problem is, it’s a bit heavier than I’d like, even for steel (cyclingtips suggests 2.2kg for the frame only) and the geometry is a bit forward heavy.

    Has anyone got any suggestions for alternatives? I’d prefer metal, something a little different, disc brake and not much more than £1500 (edit for clarity: £1500 for the FRAME, and probably take my time building it up, buying the parts gradually as things I like turn up on eBay/the classifieds etc). This won’t be a weight weenie build by any means (if indeed it happens at all) but I’d like to be able to get the full bike to below 8.5kg with pedals etc.

    Ta.

  • in Classifieds
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    @Velocio edited as requested, with some posts marked for deletion

  • in Classifieds
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Assuming there are no sharp protrusions on the rim, @furious_tiles has offered the only explanation. Sometimes people get caught out with punctures when the object that's caused the puncture is still stuck in the tyre, and repunctures a new tube, but with new tyres, that's clearly not the case.

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