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edscoble

Member since Feb 2008 • Last active Feb 2018

"know-it-all-twat"

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    iPhone X worth it over an iPhone 8?

    Personally, yes.

    The face unlock thing is surprisingly effective and made the whole phone much easier than the old thumb print novelty.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    tbh to achieve a perfect fit the original seatpost is only 7-8mm above the minimum line so while not ideal for riding.

    I advise you to stop riding it until you get a longer seatpost, Cannondale will not honour the warranty if the frame cracked near the seat clamp (it happened more than once on both carbon and alu model).

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I found it very difficult to get the caliper set straight as everytime I tightened up it pulled to one side.

    Tiny dabs of copper slip on the bolt that prevent it from moving the calipers when torquing it up would help, best solution I can find.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The rigid one doesn't make much sense, I can just fit 650b wheel on a CAADX and enjoy the benefit of a larger tyres clearance and nimble handling.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Such excellent fun, shame we can't get those in the UK (except those in Europe can, like via Bike24);

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Makes you think

    There's a lots of second hand CAAD12 for sales also.

    Still an excellent bicycle.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Which. if the frame is designed for drop and big tyres, isn't a problem.

    It's not like an MTB with a super slack 69 degrees head tube where putting narrow drop bar on will worsen the handling.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    wouldn’t flat bars or risers of some sort make more sense.

    I would argue that a better suited drop bar would be more idea, such as a wider Salsa Cowbell, or even the Cowchipper.

    He does have a point of running massive tyres yet still resort to standard narrow drop bar.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Is it just me or....those regular dropbars on those fat tire bikes doesn't make sense. It rides like sh*t when going offroad or rough gravel.

    Just you.

    As long the geometry work with the bigger tyres, can't see why not, better than running 33mm tyres.

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