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sheffield-junglist

Member since Jan 2015 • Last active Sep 2016
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    I'm very reluctantly selling my fixed gear, due to needing the money more than I need multiple bikes...

    I'm not sure what it is. I was told by the person who sold it to me that it isn't a Colnago Super, but despite my best efforts, I haven't been able to ID the frame. Whatever it is, it's nice, Italian and from the 70's.

    It's served me very well over the months I've had it, and is a lot of fun to ride. I'll be sad to see it go, but needs must. I've done a lot to it and spent a lot of time on it since I bought it, and it's got quite a few new bits. There's one or two minor issues, and this is reflected in the price. My asking price is still well under what I've spent on it.

    Spec -

    • Italian frame of some sort, chromed Campagnolo dropouts. A few chips in the paint, as can be expected by a frame of this age. A little bit of surface rust on the cable stops, but nothing serious. Nice and light with a responsive geometry
    • Zeus 2000 chromed fork
    • Rear wheel Formula hub laced to AlexRims ID19 rim (Flip-flop)
    • Front wheel Formula hub laced to Fuji rim
    • 23mm folding Gatorskins front & back. Like new, barely used
    • As new saddle, barely used (Can't remember the model off the top of my head - see pics)
    • Noname crankset. The type where the chainring is part of the cranks. It works, but the spindle that attaches the crank arm to the ring is worn, so I believe the whole thing needs replacing.
    • Generic pedals with fabric straps. The pedals themselves are ok and the straps work, but the straps are on their way out
    • Tange headset, recently serviced and rebuilt by LBS
    • Dirty Harry brake lever, bought not long ago, connected to Shimano caliper on the front. No back brake as I've only ever ridden it fixed. Cable/housing as new
    • Atax stem
    • New KMC chain

    Since my LBS serviced the headset, there's been a slight clicking from the front end when you pull up hard on the bars. I've given it a once-over and can't see anything, so I suspect something needs tightening up somewhere. I haven't had time to look properly and this is reflected in the price.

    ASKING PRICE - £320 - Located in Peckham Rye

    P.s - Apologies, pictures aren't the best but I was in a rush. If anyone wants pictures of any details, let me know.

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    They say that supervisors ride around making sure nobody is doing anything dim, and to make sure that your bike is up to scratch, but I never met anyone out there who'd ever been pulled up on anything. Yeah, don't try to do the interview trial thing brakeless though...

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    Ah, so it's a cheap POS as I suspected. New cranks it is. Shake the magic money tree....

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    This crankset came with my bike. I'm fairly sure it's some sort of cheap copy of the Eighthinch spline system, but I can't seem to find any information about it whatsoever. Reason I ask is that the slots on the chainring which the splines fit into seem to have worn away, so when I move the cranks, there's a bit of play until it actually turns the ring.

    Anybody know what the system may be called, and where I might be able to find a replacement chainring? Or is it worth just getting a new crankset, because this will probably just keep happening.

    Cheers

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    Might have to be the one. Cheers.

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    Hi

    Does anybody have a 32mm headset spanner I could borrow for a couple of hours near Peckham? Took my headset apart to service, but then realised I need another spanner to hold the bearing cup while I tighten the lockring, otherwise it spins the cup at the same time. Tried many an improvisation, none of which worked!

    Cheers

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    Deposit for all of the stuff is £150. And I got mine back in the end, so they may be a bit useless, but at least they didn't try to skank me!

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    Ended up quitting a few weeks ago. The work itself isn't too bad (Apart from the hours being a pain in the arse), but I can confirm that the company itself are absolutely useless. Nobody in the office seemed to talk to each other and you'd get 3 different people ringing you up to ask the same question, which you'd already answered.

    When I handed my notice in, they sent me the generic leaving email and told me to return my stuff. I worked my notice, then had someone call the week after asking why I hadn't been turning up. Explained to her that I didn't work there anymore and all was sorted. Then a week later I had an email telling me that I'd been fired because I still wasn't turning up....

    They also don't answer the phone to their own couriers if there's a problem with any delivery, and are generally impossible to get hold of, with emails/phone calls/follow-up emails/follow-up-follow-up emails going unanswered.

    Returned my shoddy equipment with some breakages (Not my fault) and still haven't seen the £150 deposit return to my account yet, so we'll have to see about that.

    In short, I wouldn't bother with them.

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