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Jimmy_Fingers

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Aug 2021

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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    After trying to use the Steamroller for some bikepacking my knees have gone on strike and demanded I get a geared bike for the rough stuff.

    So I am looking for a gravel bike, either complete or frame and forks if there is anything out there.

    Requirements:
    Steel
    59-61cm
    Ideally 650b with fat 40mm plus tyres
    Gears (I mentioned those right)

    My preference would be a Surly Straggler so I have a matching pair. I also like the Temple Adventure Disc, looking into options for both of these potentially from new. I actaully have a Straggler fork I bought for the Steamroller but never fitted so if there is a lonely Straggler frame out there let me know.

    Quick Q about the Straggler: the sizes for 700c run up to 62cm, but the 650b goes to 52cm, not sure how that computes? I have 650bs on my Steamroller which was originally 700c and 60cm size.

    Thanks for looking

  • in Rides & Races
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    Enjoyed LBL, shame Pidcock didn't make it to the start line. The new parcours seems to make for more interesting riding, although Ineos looked a bit daft doing all the huffing and puffing then having no one with the legs to follow the decisive move. Would love to see Kwiato back to his best.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Ended up getting the small Restrap framebag, bigger than the handlebar bag and since its on a gravel bike less likely to bounce around.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    For me or the answer to my question about mountainbikers?

    MTB shorts do seem to have 57 pockets each of course.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    This is the way. Thinking Restrap handlebar bag atm.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think it would work, not too baggy though. I mean I ride with my jersey unzipped and stuff in the pockets. I am mainly looking for somewhere safe to keep the phone and neother shorts have deep enough rear pockets. The Victory Chimps have a zipped in the front pocket, but that means keeping your phone in your front pocket. That's a no.

    best design are some Evans house-brand shorts they discontinued, and they have two zipped pockets that go backwards from the side seem. Someone needs to rip that design off, its perfect.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Just got these from Sigr: https://sigr.cc/collections/mens-cycling­-chino-shorts

    Very nice kit, was a choice between and a more expensive Chrome pair but no regrets. I also have the Victory Chimp gravel shorts bought recently and been riding on those, good kit too and very lightweight, great for the two days of summer coming up (so far been wearing 3/4 tights underneath. They size up a touch small.

    Anyone got a recommendation for a non-jersey jersey? As in not race fit, more MTB style but with pockets and technical material? Doesn't seem to be anything out there. Where do MTB riders keep their gubbins?

  • in Current Projects
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    Digging this up as needing some advice. Got some spare cash so feel like throwing it the Razesa as I have done didly squat with it for the last year trying to climb the walls during the pandemic.

    So am gonna order a disc fork for it like I did for the Surly. I have a load of parts for it already, like Campag Pista cranks and Pista rear hub, and Dura Ace headset. Its the wheelset that is causing me a headache: have the rear hub so I need a front hub, disc compatible. I know I am not going to find anything similar to the Campy, so any suggestions? Silver, was thinking Chris King maybe? Ideally I want bolts rather than qr but that may be asking too much.

    Have found a pair of Campagnolo Omega Strada Hardox NOS aero rims on ebay for reasonable folding but they are tubular. I have never used tubular but thinking I should just go for it as its hard to find the rims in good condition with the right spoke count and learn my way around tubular?

    Also need to resume the hunt for decals, there was someone on here from Poland offering custom decals but they stopped answering my dms, any suggestions?

    Ta muchly in advance

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