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Tom_Illsley

Member since Mar 2011 • Last active Aug 2020
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Rory O'Brien custom track frameset.
Deda RS-EL Seatpost.
Selle San Marco 'No Slip' Saddle.
Miche Primato Advance 49T Chainset.
Izumi Track Chain.
Miche 18T Sprocket.

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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    @S_b has a 58cm for sale. Think it’s a full build though. Here

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I'm after some threaded forks with a decent rake if anyones got? The ones I'm riding currently are giving me a little too much toe/pedal strike. My frame has pretty squat geometry and I think this is the best short term fix.

    Chrome would be ideal, but not preference really, drilled for brake, steerer length of 250mm (20mm threaded).
    This is for my daily commute bike so doesn't have to be anything flashy, just sturdy and in decentish condition.

  • in Brighton
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    I do as much as I can myself, recently had to take my bike in to Baker St for an insurance quote and a full rebuild as my frame cracked after an accident, which funnily enough happened at the Preston Circus junction, just down from Rayments.

    It's just headsets and bb's I avoid like the plague. I also do all my bike work at the bottom of my stairs which is fun...

  • in Brighton
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    This is good to know, thanks guys. Rayments is on my commute to and from work which is nice. @sea-level I had a look at Paul/Rule 5, mental cargo setup! Kudos points for strapping Wonder Wipes to forks.

  • in Brighton
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    I was gutted when I saw Freedom close. I live on the same street so they were very much my lbs.

    Out of curiosity, what are peoples recommended bike shops in Brighton? I've used Baker St for some work recently and was happy with the result.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think I'll do just that, thanks

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I have absolutely no idea what my stack and reach is. I've been trying to work it out for the last few days but to no avail.
    I'm currently riding this aforementioned "T-Rex" frame, which is actually pretty comfy now I've put some wide risers on (pursuit bars prior). But the pedal/toe strike is less than ideal for a commuting bike. Another option is finding some forks with a 250mm steerer and a decent rake.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Potentially interested in frame and forks if you decide to split.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Looking for advice for a new frame please. I’m 6’6” and have always struggled getting the right fit. I’ve got fairly long legs and I suppose comparably short torso/arms. I’ll be using it for commuting mainly and also to go on decentish rides. Would like a fairly upright position as my back suffers on a long cycle.
    I’ve been looking at a Surly Steamroller, as this is about bang on what I’m looking to spend (£500). However the 62cm frame seems to have a hefty top tube.
    Alu or steel, not fussed.
    Also been looking at the All City Big Block.

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