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what's your next purchase ?
« on: February 20, 2015, 09:29 »
http://prendas.co.uk/prendas-ciclismo-retro-inspired-polo-gb-great-britain-red-white-blue.html



 :cool


Much cheaper than the wiggins rapha kit that is a rip off of this one :)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 15:29 »
    Entire new kit, basically. I have dropped two to three sizes since I bought the last lot. In clothing waistline terms, that is from 34"/86mm down to 29"/74mm. Though it will be expensive, I suppose it's a nice problem to have.

    I will replace my shoes too, after two full seasons. The Gaernes are awesome - so stiff and light - but they are scuffed to oblivion and they have never quite fit me perfectly. That story is in the Shoes: wide and wonderful thread.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 15:34 »
    One of these, although not quite sure when that will be as money too tight at the moment

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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 15:41 »
    One of these, although not quite sure when that will be as money too tight at the moment



    Lovely stuff, Joel. Commute or CX or both?
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 15:47 »
    Bit of an all-rounder. Have a hybrid and an MTB at the moment and want to swap for this which will cover all bases including commutes, rides with friends and rides through the woods with the kids.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 16:40 »
    One of these, although not quite sure when that will be as money too tight at the moment



    With that compact crank up front and the pie plate of a cassette in the back you should be able to climb up the side of a house.  :)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 20:18 »
    Not sure the exact brand or model, but I want a one of these:

    http://yeticycles.com/#/bikes/sb6c

    (For those pure roadies on VR - it's called an enduro bike. You ride them on hilly, twisty trails with lots of drops. Absolute blast!!  :s )

    Problem is, I don't want 27.5 - our experience in Spain last year says that 26 is still the way to go for what we want to ride ... So it's getting harder and harder to find anything to spend money on ...   :angry :angry :angry
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #7 on: February 22, 2015, 21:33 »
    With that compact crank up front and the pie plate of a cassette in the back you should be able to climb up the side of a house.  :)

    Judging by my latest ride I would have trouble getting over a matchstick!
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #8 on: February 22, 2015, 23:39 »
    Judging by my latest ride I would have trouble getting over a matchstick!

    Take those silly hub decorations (discs) off the new bike and it'll be far easier ...  ;)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #9 on: February 22, 2015, 23:58 »
    I like discs for commuting in London
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #10 on: February 23, 2015, 02:24 »
    I like discs for commuting in London
    Well then at least go hydraulic - cable actuated are no better than a good pair of min-V's on a cross bike (in fact, because of the pad wear patterns that you get with cable discs, they rapidly become worse ...)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #11 on: February 23, 2015, 10:20 »
    My thoughts are turning to a winter bike now...

    The single speed is starting to hurt!
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #12 on: March 03, 2015, 08:30 »
    I really want one of these for winter here in the frozen North

    plus this is a cool vid in a weird way - if the guy gives you the sh*ts cause he is only a bit funny - boy can ride a bike though

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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #13 on: March 03, 2015, 09:22 »
    Its looking likely now that a Team VR jersey could be the next purchase :)

    Woohooo
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #14 on: March 03, 2015, 09:46 »
    Its looking likely now that a Team VR jersey could be the next purchase :)

    Woohooo

    Put a penny in the savings and you'll be able to eventually buy a Team VR jersey with the interest.  :lol
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    « Reply #15 on: March 03, 2015, 10:39 »
    Its close... I feel it :)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #16 on: March 08, 2015, 17:46 »
    I have been on a bit of a buying spree as of late.

    I got myself a new to me computrainer and I built myself a new set of wheels Hed belgium tubular rims with DT hubs.  Got a great deal on the rims from the LBS I used to work for and the hubs where practically free.  The CX-ray spokes cost more than each of the other two separately.

    Next TIG welder, for Stainless steel Cross bike.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #17 on: March 23, 2015, 09:28 »
    The original product in this thread will soon be mine. A parcel has arrived at Cuckoos towers from Prendas and my birthday is only a couple of months away  :shh ;)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #18 on: April 21, 2015, 02:21 »
    Wasn't sure where to post this, but has anyone else been following this development?



    https://twitter.com/opencycle/status/590175626771968000

    Introducing U.P.

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    Andy and I are very excited to introduce the U.P. (Unbeaten Path) today. It is our new GravelPlus frame, a gravel grinder without limits. Ideal to go off the beaten path, from exploring a few gravel or dirt paths during your local ride to taking “the road never traveled."





    SOC15: OPEN CYCLES GETS CLOSER TO THE ROAD WITH UNBEATEN PATH GRAVEL BIKE

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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #19 on: April 21, 2015, 06:18 »
    Love that.

    Am wondering if a gravel bike will be suitable as my next winter machine.

    The £250 single speed from Edinburgh bicycle co op might not have a sixth winter in it. !!


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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #22 on: April 21, 2015, 12:23 »
    pondering this

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXNANORIV22/planet-x-nanolight-sram-rival-22-road-bike#customise

    or this
    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPFOR22/planet-x-pro-carbon-sram-force-22-road-bike

    I've had my current bike for 7-8 yrs

    also some new shoes on the list
    Sidis (ones i've got are great sidi 5s, but 5 years old and a bit tired) need a pair of sunday best shoes.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #23 on: April 21, 2015, 13:32 »
    pondering this

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXNANORIV22/planet-x-nanolight-sram-rival-22-road-bike#customise

    or this
    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPFOR22/planet-x-pro-carbon-sram-force-22-road-bike

    I've had my current bike for 7-8 yrs

    also some new shoes on the list
    Sidis (ones i've got are great sidi 5s, but 5 years old and a bit tired) need a pair of sunday best shoes.
    I was interested in what other roadies they had on their site - and they have some nice kit.

    Unless you have a particular liking for Sram, I'd say spend the extra GBP100 and get the Pro with Campag Chorus? It's a far, far better groupset and will last you many years longer than Sram.

    Also, if you're being enticed by the "aero" frame on the Nanolight, do recognise that those claims are 99% marketing, no matter whose frame it is ...

    Whatever way you go, sounds like with the Saxo program you're in, you've got the sort of justification that we all dream of to be able to buy yourself a really nice bike ...  :D
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #24 on: April 21, 2015, 15:07 »
    Unless you have a particular liking for Sram, I'd say spend the extra GBP100 and get the Pro with Campag Chorus? It's a far, far better groupset and will last you many years longer than Sram.
    Yes. In my (somewhat biased and not at all expert) opinion, the groupsets rank as follows:
    Campagnolo > Shimano >>>>>>>>>> SRAM.

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/limits-the-world-s-smartest-cycling-power-meter

    Seriously considering this...
    From a short glance, it looks very interesting. :)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #25 on: April 21, 2015, 16:53 »
    My main worry being the additional width to the pedals. If that's the right thing to say.

    As the bolt goes on the crank and then the pedal screws in, you might find a different pedalling action.
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    « Reply #26 on: April 21, 2015, 17:09 »
    My main worry being the additional width to the pedals. If that's the right thing to say.

    As the bolt goes on the crank and then the pedal screws in, you might find a different pedalling action.
    I suppose you could move your cleat to compensate?
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    « Reply #27 on: April 21, 2015, 17:40 »
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/limits-the-world-s-smartest-cycling-power-meter

    Seriously considering this...
    Very interesting.

    Plus, everything always sounds cooler with a Scottish accent.  :s

    But wouldn't that device totally alter the Q Factor (or at least the perceived Q)? That's one thing I'm not quite understanding.

    Inventions like this must strike some fear into the hearts of the big boys in the cycling industry—and more power to that.
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    « Reply #28 on: April 22, 2015, 11:26 »
    Thats it... I just didnt know the phrase for it. It alters the width your legs are apart when pedalling.
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    « Reply #29 on: April 22, 2015, 12:50 »
    pondering this

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXNANORIV22/planet-x-nanolight-sram-rival-22-road-bike#customise

    or this
    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPFOR22/planet-x-pro-carbon-sram-force-22-road-bike

    I've had my current bike for 7-8 yrs

    also some new shoes on the list
    Sidis (ones i've got are great sidi 5s, but 5 years old and a bit tired) need a pair of sunday best shoes.
    I've been looking at the pro carbon too, but probably the SRAM Rival version.

    If it was me, I'd go for the SRAM without hesitation. The reason for this is that I'm a big old tub of lard who lives in an area that makes the Ardennes look as bumpy as a flat thing. I don't do big distances but I like to pootle up and down dale and I need a lot of teeth on the rear cassette to get anywhere interesting without a lot of straining. So any gains in ergonomics, renewability, efficiency etc.,are more than offset by extra cost and the inability to bike up to my mother's house.

    However, I doubt whether any of the things that affect my choice would affect yours. Which is a very long-winded way of saying the choice is personal and there is no 'better' just a personal basket of pros and cons at each price point.

    The best advice I can give is to try out couple of bikes, one with each system and decide whether the Campy is worth £100 more to you.

    One thing to note is that PX have been doing SRAM deals for quite a while now, whereas this time last year it was all Shimano so I wouldn't be at all surprised if packages and relative prices were to change before long.
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