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« Reply #2535 on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 09:34:25 »

Right brain picking time lads and lasses....

Just seeking an opinion, where do you sit on the aluminium v. steel argument. In the aluminium corner we have  https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-cgr-105-hydro/ whilst in steel corner we have http://www.2pedalz.com/genesis-croix-de-fer-30-2017.html want a bike to do most things, but a bit lost and torn on decisions?
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« Reply #2536 on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 09:48:56 »

Right brain picking time lads and lasses....

Just seeking an opinion, where do you sit on the aluminium v. steel argument. In the aluminium corner we have  https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-cgr-105-hydro/ whilst in steel corner we have http://www.2pedalz.com/genesis-croix-de-fer-30-2017.html want a bike to do most things, but a bit lost and torn on decisions?
I'll throw one more out there for you:

https://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/road-bikes/road-bike-aluminium/dolan-rdx-bike-shimano-105-5800.html

I went for the black and blue version as my all year commuter and 'winter hack'. Been very happy with it, although the winter has been very unkind on it. Have just had to replace the headset and am sending back the rear derailleur under warranty.

My requirements were:
- 25/28mm tyres
- 105
- Hydraulic discs
- 52/36 & 11-32t (to mimic my summer bike)
- Strong wheels for a heavy rider
- Full mudguards for messy commutes.

I looked at the Ribble and most of the other things around the £1k mark. I also 'negotiated' a little and got what I considered to be very good value for money.
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« Reply #2537 on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 10:02:20 »

I'll throw one more out there for you:

https://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/road-bikes/road-bike-aluminium/dolan-rdx-bike-shimano-105-5800.html

I went for the black and blue version as my all year commuter and 'winter hack'. Been very happy with it, although the winter has been very unkind on it. Have just had to replace the headset and am sending back the rear derailleur under warranty.

My requirements were:
- 25/28mm tyres
- 105
- Hydraulic discs
- 52/36 & 11-32t (to mimic my summer bike)
- Strong wheels for a heavy rider
- Full mudguards for messy commutes.

I looked at the Ribble and most of the other things around the £1k mark. I also 'negotiated' a little and got what I considered to be very good value for money.

Oh FFS you are not helping....  Crying
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« Reply #2538 on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12:40:12 »

Oh FFS you are not helping....  Crying
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« Reply #2539 on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 13:08:04 »

Sorry   Sad

That bloody Dolan could have just crashed into no.1
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« Reply #2540 on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 14:21:38 »

That bloody Dolan could have just crashed into no.1
Best I could find (and I spent months looking).

Although, if you are quick, this is an absolute bargain if its your size:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142737478187?_trksid=p2062857.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI142737478187.N36.S2.R2.TR2

They have only been out less than a year and cost £1300 new. Only negative is there are no mudguard mounts on the back (although you can fit Crud Roadracers)
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« Reply #2541 on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 14:33:28 »

Best I could find (and I spent months looking).

Although, if you are quick, this is an absolute bargain if its your size:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142737478187?_trksid=p2062857.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI142737478187.N36.S2.R2.TR2

They have only been out less than a year and cost £1300 new. Only negative is there are no mudguard mounts on the back (although you can fit Crud Roadracers)

Nah I am 6'3.....

One requirement is pannier mounts as fancy doing a bit of touring as I get older - although obviously will need to start smoking a pipe and get a Brooks saddle!
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« Reply #2542 on: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 15:46:29 »

Nah I am 6'3.....

One requirement is pannier mounts as fancy doing a bit of touring as I get older - although obviously will need to start smoking a pipe and get a Brooks saddle!
Dolan it is then.
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« Reply #2543 on: Monday, April 23, 2018, 11:46:17 »

Anyone know of a place near the hospital where I can pop in to wash my bike at lunch time? Just need a quick jet wash. I'm thinking Texaco garage on Marlborough Road but I want to do it myself really.
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« Reply #2544 on: Friday, May 11, 2018, 11:10:47 »

Not a big fan of getting a sore arse myself but for those that are, this looks really good. I've got one of the Wild Running books in the same series and it's great:

http://www.wildthingspublishing.com/product/lost-lanes-west-country-book/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Lost_Lanes_west_11th_may_18&utm_medium=email
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« Reply #2545 on: Friday, May 11, 2018, 11:12:20 »

Not a big fan of getting a sore arse myself but for those that are, this looks really good. I've got one of the Wild Running books in the same series and it's great:

http://www.wildthingspublishing.com/product/lost-lanes-west-country-book/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Lost_Lanes_west_11th_may_18&utm_medium=email

Jack Thurston is a properly old school tourer!
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« Reply #2546 on: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 20:52:31 »

After stage 11 of the Giro, Simon Yates now has half of all the Maglia Rosa’s ever won by British cyclists (12).

He probably needs to take at least another 90 seconds out of Dumoulin to negate the Dutchman’s TT strength.
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« Reply #2547 on: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 21:19:02 »

Fair play to Yates and Mitchelton Scott.
Not just today, but the way he's attacked.

Additionally - Dumoulin looks shagged. 1 bad day and he could lose 2nd (he's not got the same quality team around him that Yates does)
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« Reply #2548 on: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 07:08:19 »

Didn't expect Yates to still be in pink. Awesome effort.

Hoping he doesn't blow up spectacularly in the last few days.
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« Reply #2549 on: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 09:28:18 »

As for Aru's remarkable time trial effort yesterday, I will leave it to Tony Martin to comment....

https://twitter.com/mrconde/status/998932734444736512
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