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ElDiablo

Member since Jun 2008 • Last active Feb 2009
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    That frame listing is a little bit inaccurate......

    for a start it's 501 tubing with high ten rear triangle and forks, and dates from mid 80's, it's the frame from a record sprint or quasar/pulsar (can't remember which one of those)

    Not sure the aero tubing does anything at all, especially as it's lugged so is round at the ends, it does look kinda cool though, and "aero" was all the rage back then....

    I've got one of those and it's okay to ride, quite heavy with big clearances, but head and seat angle are a couple degrees steeper than normal so easy to throw around, and they feel nice and bombproof....a good beater frame....

    Mike

  • in Birmingham
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    Have fun tonight.... Really wish I could go, but was booked up ages ago for tonight....

    Mike

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Sorry - final question:
    Is there a TPI indicated on them?

    Schwalbe quote an "ends per inch" figure of 50, for comparison the Stelvio which is a decent race tyre has an EPI of 67 and the new Ultremo which has a very fine threaded carcass is 120.... I've run Blizzards and Stelvios on my bikes for a few years, and the difference in the way they run is pretty much unoticeable

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Okay...pics now done....

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Can we call them gumwalls instead please?
    I have brown skin.

    I always thought gumwalls were the one's with an opaque amber coloured rubber covering to the side, these are pretty much a bare carcass on the sides with just a tiny bit of transparent rubber over.....

    Is caucasian pasty skinwalls acceptable?

    anyway cool that a few people are interested, will get photos up tomorrow night, price can come down a bit if I'm gonna ship a bunch down to one of you in london....

    Mike

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    ok so i just spoke to him (karl at wilkinson cycles) he asked me what i would want from a cheap fixed road bike, and he will build it!

    so... open forum. lets not get silly but what angles do we want? something more like 56 tt/st?

    Wilkinsons also build wheels.....Karl seem rather keen on doing a run of 3 speed fixed wheels if Sunrace ever start producing the new Sturmey-Archer hub.....anyone interested in those?

    Mike

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've got both so I'm entitled to vote. 531 wins.

    'Alunoonium' and its alloy derivatives are fine if you want a rigid frame and don't care about ride feel or life span.

    ya, I also find the numbness that aluminium frames produce can really cause problems with "ride feel" and "life span"

    Gotta ride steel if you want to keep your vital organs vertically stiff yet laterally compliant

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    That sounds good - are you in London?
    Kiwicycles has them for £12 each btw.

    Nah, i'm in the Midlands.... interesting about kiwi cycles as they must have got them from a different source....

    Mike

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