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04-19-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By themidge

Had to take this one on the group ride for a few...

Had to take this one on the group ride for a few weeks
https://live.staticflickr.com/7811/46655733344_4b0b32f3b9_z.jpg

I think most people were surprised I was able to keep up! You don't see many...
04-09-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,414
Posted By themidge

The main reason I was annoyed about having to get...

The main reason I was annoyed about having to get VOs (I can't get Honjos in the UK, so VO was the only option) was the weight, but when they arrived I was pleasantly surprised. According to various...
02-16-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,549
Posted By themidge

Wow that's going to be a lot of threads! But I...

Wow that's going to be a lot of threads! But I guess if all the letters were together it'd just be the 'show us your bike' thread :D.
02-16-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,549
Posted By themidge

Not much of a bike yet, but A is for: ...

Not much of a bike yet, but A is for:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/39778034013_76991c812b.jpg

I have the next few letters as well, if that's all right.
B is for:...
01-09-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 746
Posted By themidge

I could ride anything from a 52cm modern...

I could ride anything from a 52cm modern endurance bike (tall head tube, would need a long stem) to a 58 or 60cm traditional geometry frame with a slammed -17 stem, but I prefer to be just in the...
12-27-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,485
Posted By themidge

There's no such thing as a 'finished' bike. I can...

There's no such thing as a 'finished' bike. I can always think of something to upgrade or tune or repaint, etc. In that regard, I think it's good that I can't afford to make all the upgrades I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,306
Posted By themidge

Mine doesn't beat the weight or the price of the...

Mine doesn't beat the weight or the price of the OP's, but I'm moderately proud of it as a bit of a budget build.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/952/41537243084_4fce1db5ab.jpg
7.3kg total weight....
12-24-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 708,903
Posted By themidge

That might just be the best looking city bike...

That might just be the best looking city bike I've ever seen. :thumb: Maybe some metal mudguards would make it perfect.
12-18-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,120
Posted By themidge

Any excuse to post photos of my bikes :D ...

Any excuse to post photos of my bikes :D
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/32171083628_de5ffdab14.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/32171084478_89a65a2b3f.jpg
My Grandad's 1938 Hetchins...
12-02-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 20,104
Posted By themidge

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/32171083628_de...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4884/32171083628_de5ffdab14.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/32171084478_89a65a2b3f.jpg
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10-22-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,687
Posted By themidge

- Simplex retrofriction downtube shifters - Dia...

- Simplex retrofriction downtube shifters
- Dia Compe AC300g brakes
- Modolo Kronos brake levers
to name a few favourites.
09-23-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 600,004
Posted By themidge

Here's my Vitus, guarded by some dusty lego :D ...

Here's my Vitus, guarded by some dusty lego :D
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1819/29156366147_c6aec0acab.jpg
I also had an old Peugot as my first road bike, basically a pint sized touring bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

I do like the look of old bikes, more so than...

I do like the look of old bikes, more so than most modern ones, I also like the look of rim brakes more than disc brakes.

All that is fine, function over form and all that, but this is hot or not,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

There is a looong list of things wrong with that...

There is a looong list of things wrong with that bike:
-Disc brakes
-'tool box'
-gobbler seat post
-saddle looks out of place
-cross chained
-MTB pedals
-bottles in photo
-missmatched cages...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-18, 04:01 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

They're some 50/34 rings that came off the pretty...

They're some 50/34 rings that came off the pretty cheap crankset on my old bike (which was definitely not hot!) seeing as the cranks didn't come with rings. They're surprisingly light as well for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

^ yep, Rotor 3d+ It actually says 'supersix' on...

^ yep, Rotor 3d+
It actually says 'supersix' on the top tube and fork, but you can only see half because the font changes to just an outline, dunno why.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

My sacrifice to the Hot R Not gods: ...

My sacrifice to the Hot R Not gods:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/911/41357374275_0b6471a8b8_c.jpg
I think it looks nice, funny that :D.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,306
Posted By themidge

Perhaps that's the problem. Saddle sores should...

Perhaps that's the problem. Saddle sores should be an event at the very most, and are easily preventable, even taking a week off would help to give your body a rest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

The saddle tilt on that Foundry is unacceptable...

The saddle tilt on that Foundry is unacceptable and it needs to match the bar tape anyway (or the tape needs to match it) so not hot, but if that was fixed, Hot.
The Bianchi further up is warm, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

Except for the wavy woo saddle, that Concorde is...

Except for the wavy woo saddle, that Concorde is well hot :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,201
Posted By themidge

Back on topic, for road bikes this is what I...

Back on topic, for road bikes this is what I think:
>12kg is mega heavy
>10kg (most cheap stock bikes) is pretty heavy
>8kg (midrange stock) is a bit porky still
>6.8kg (higher end stock bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-18, 02:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,276
Posted By themidge

I'd say you look like even more of a hubbard (or...

I'd say you look like even more of a hubbard (or at least a bit of a tryhard) if you ride around in full kit, jersey, shorts, socks, bike, helmet, the lot, when you aren't on the team. With these...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,147
Posted By themidge

I wouldn't say it's always overtraining. If you...

I wouldn't say it's always overtraining. If you do an interval of say 20 minutes at max pace (for 20mins) several times in a ride, you will be pretty tired after that ride, and probably unable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

Mine is -7* but I don't think that would make it...

Mine is -7* but I don't think that would make it any stiffer. I'm using Ritchey WCS neo-classic bars, which are alloy. They aren't particularly flexy or stiff, perhaps a little movement in the drops....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

Almost hot, needs a different saddle (Flite...

Almost hot, needs a different saddle (Flite preferably on that kind of bike), and silver spokes and hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-18, 04:05 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

Haha! I could have phrased that one better:D

Haha! I could have phrased that one better:D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-18, 03:41 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,619,839
Posted By themidge

How long is yours? Mine is 100mm and plenty stiff...

How long is yours? Mine is 100mm and plenty stiff enough for steep hills and sprinting.
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