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dinosaur

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Dec 2022
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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I put a used one up on eBay a couple of days ago. it came off a wheel I bought second hand so I have never used it myself but the bearings and threads seem good. I'm not sure I'd go as far as to say "very good condition" because it is obviously used but it's definitely decent.

    obviously I'd offer a forum discount...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255847554055

    (and apologies if it's bad form to post your own eBay links...)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I haven't used either but pretty much half way between (in price) is castelli sorpasso. they are 125 at Merlin for black Friday. I bought a pair a few years ago and really like them. the pad is very good, for me at least, and they keep the worst of the weather out. I only wear them when it's properly cold. castelli bibs sizing is mad though; I'm scrawny but I think mine are an XL (I'm medium with most others)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    hilarious that they think the qataris are woke

  • in Rides & Races
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    thanks for posting this. i have been watching cx races on gcn with ambient sound and no commentary and i thought it was just a bug in the app or chromecast. i had a look last night and you can choose from loads of language options.
    i suspect the commentary will be occasionally annoying but at least it means i can be pretending to work and won't have to pay full attention to know what's going on.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    there's a surprisingly balanced article about her appointment in the guardian. I can't say I'm optimistic but at least she won't be as bad as the last guy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/202­2/oct/26/how-green-will-new-environment-­secretary-therese-coffey-be

  • in General
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    there's definitely no minimum required standard. about half the field usually gets lapped.
    it's worth practicing dismounting and remounting if you've never done it before. but, yes, anyone can turn up and race.

  • in Forums
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    do you need to be a member of a club to do track league?
    I only know CX and TTs but you can definitely do those as a privateer, wearing whatever you want . you still have to pay BB for a licence for most CX though

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    ... following on from my previous post. my shorts are honister and I see they are £120 now on their website. the shorts and pad look familiar in the photos so don't think they have changed much since I bought them. (I think I got them at sportspursuit so probably on sale)

    I don't want to be mean but I don't think I can recommend them at that price.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I bought a pair of their shorts about 4 years ago. they were the only inexpensive navy shorts I could find at the time. tbh, they haven't aged brilliantly: the pad seems to have flattened a bit and the colour has faded a bit.
    I ripped them in a crash so I only wear them on the trainer these days but they are definitely my least favourite shorts. I guess they are my oldest and cheapest pair as well but I have endura and Giordana ones that were less than £100 and are really good.
    I don't know how much rivelo are these days (I think I paid 50-60 quid 4-5 years ago) but I would probably go for dhb at around that price (although I haven't actually had a pair of them for years so I could be wrong)

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