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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, 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 #7 on: February 22, 2015, 23:58 »
    I like discs for commuting in London
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #8 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 #9 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 #10 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 #11 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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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #12 on: March 03, 2015, 10:39 »
    Its close... I feel it :)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #13 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 #14 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 #15 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 #16 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. !!


    That's if I don't spend all my money here http://belgianboysclub.cc/
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #19 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 #20 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 #21 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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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #22 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 #23 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 #24 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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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #25 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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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #26 on: April 22, 2015, 13:19 »
    I've been looking at the pro carbon too, but probably the SRAM Rival version.


    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.

    I've currently got a pro carbon with dura ace (from about 7 years ago) really love that bike. I spoke to them recently and they said they'd had some probem s with ultegra reliability (but i think the truth is price related, when they get a bargain on a job lot of stuff they then only sell that until they're all out)
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #27 on: April 22, 2015, 19:05 »
    Which is true, except for one qualifier - that Campag is and always be the best groupset to put on any road style bike!!!  :D :D :D :D
    Quoted for the truth!!! :cool :cool :cool

    Seriously, your comments are right ... and given that there are always questions coming on the board about whether groupset X or Y is the way to go, I wonder if we can't find some way of building a thread that has a database of user comments on the different gruppos? We'd have to run a rule that it is only observations from users - ie., I don't get to bag SPAM road groupsets for being what I consider to be unreliable, awkwardly designed crap because I've not got them on my bikes.
    (And to be fair - I have had over 10 years of flawless performance from my X.0 on my MTB ...)

    Thoughts??
    I'm in favour of this. And that even though it means that I can only praise Campagnolo to the heavens, and say that the cheapest groupset available (in my case, Shimano Sora[1]) isn't the way to go - who knew? :D
     1. That was what I had on my very first road bike, and even completely inexperienced me noticed the world of difference when I exchanged it (and a wad of cash) for my current bike after less than three months. The upside is that it accustomed me to the Campagnolo shifting mechanism, which of course is the only way a shifting mechanism should ever be designed.
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    Re: what's your next purchase ?
    « Reply #29 on: April 29, 2015, 15:57 »
    The Monton Belgian style polo is down to about 13 EUR with small delivery charge if anyone was genuinely interested :)
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