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Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:48 pm
by Dave the bass
Ray P wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:25 pm
I think it needs the drops back on it, more in keeping with speedster theme. They're easy enough to dress with modern bar tapes, which are comfortable too.

Otherwise, it looks like a good job well done. Enjoy.
Ta.

I'd like to try the drops but they'll have to wait until the time is right and I have bar tape and spare brake cables. FWIW, I love those minging 'ergo grips and that riser bar combo, it really works for me. Soooo comfortable and so many hand positions on a long ride. Pig dog ugly, yes. Comfortable, also yes :)

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:45 am
by thomas
nice bike Dave, like the 531 frame..... I think your wheels might be missing a few spokes tho?!

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:52 am
by jack
Yep - 531 is definitely the DB's DtB...

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:10 pm
by IslandPink
jack wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:52 am
Yep - 531 is definitely the DB's DtB...
Steady on :
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Though to be fair, my forks are 531.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:12 pm
by IslandPink

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:39 pm
by ed
I know I've put this up for discussion before, but........
this is what happens to your 531 when life gets in the way...
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I really must make an effort and fight off the entropy

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:59 pm
by jack
ed wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:39 pm
I really must make an effort and fight off the entropy
Entropy always tends to a maximum... can't fight the physics of the Universe... 8)

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:24 pm
by Mike H
Dave the bass wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:50 pm
I think it was from Amazon, it was a present from my step Daughter. Its one of these... -> https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Home-Mechani ... SwFdpbRjgX

It helped me finish the build today, whahey!
OK! Fab. :D

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:24 pm
by Michael L
I bought one from Lidl a few weeks back. They may have some left.

https://dirtmountainbike.com/gear/gear- ... and-29-99/

I think I paid around £20. Not bad at all and the handlebar restraint is very good.

Nothing worse than working on a bike without one of these.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:17 pm
by Dave the bass
thomas wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:45 am
.... I think your wheels might be missing a few spokes tho?!
That happens all the time, I think they melt and fall out. I go quite fast y'know..... :)

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:51 am
by Ray P
Just a couple of days until the big charity ride on Monday - 115miles from Portsmouth to Taunton. I've been taking it easy this week but put in a fairly gentle 20miles this morning just to keep the legs turning over and to burn off yesterday's doughnuts.

The bike has been cleaned and serviced and is in tip-top shape.

I'll be heading down to Portsmouth tomorrow afternoon to meet up with the other riders - there are 25 of us in all - then it's just the small matter of pedalling home.

Oh, and as of this morning, we've raised £7.5K for the leukaemia support group we're raising money for.

Wish me luck.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:20 am
by jack
Ray P wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:51 am
Wish me luck.
Good luck! 👍👍

There you go!

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:13 pm
by IslandPink
Good luck indeed !
What's the forecast down there on Monday ?
I see it's going to be pretty wet tomorrow.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:29 pm
by Ray P
Thanks chaps.
IslandPink wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:13 pm
What's the forecast down there on Monday ?
Not too bad, around 22C and about 20% chance of rain; main question mark is over the wind, which will be almost certainly from the west, so in our faces, but we'll have to wait and see the strength.

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:20 pm
by Dave the bass
Good luck tomorrow Ray.