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by dannybee
29 Jun 2013, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alex ALX320 wheelset?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Alex ALX320 wheelset?

Cheers for the help Brucey I think i know what you mean lol I'm a total newbie when it comes to road bikes im a MTB man myself plan is to use the triban when the weather is good to get some road miles in (Will use MTB in bad weather), Im not too bothered about having the best of everything just some...
by dannybee
29 Jun 2013, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alex ALX320 wheelset?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Alex ALX320 wheelset?

So would they be worth keeping as a spare set for the Triban? What got me thinking was the Carrera there on is a 2005 but it feels lighter than the triban, Also they have Schwalbe tyres on (new) were the triban has Decathlons own. This is my first venture into road riding other than what i rode on t...
by dannybee
28 Jun 2013, 11:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alex ALX320 wheelset?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Alex ALX320 wheelset?

Selling my old bike as i now have a Triban 3 however i noticed it has the above wheels, Are these any good? I noticed a new pair on ebay for £180 and im sure i heard the Triban 3 wheels are not great just wondering if these were better or at least equal ?
by dannybee
24 May 2013, 3:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First road bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

Re: First road bike

Strange one it feels completely different to me seat position and size and steering maybe its because my MTB is set up with wide bars etc
by dannybee
24 May 2013, 2:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First road bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1806

First road bike

Well just bought a 05 Carrera Vanquish to try road riding and had a ride around the block before i service it, Feels very strange compared to the MTB everything seems to be working even though at first i thought the shifter were broke and the levers were lose i soon worked it out :oops: so happy as ...
by dannybee
18 May 2013, 5:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Newby building a hack bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Newby building a hack bike

I thought it was a tyre so i put a new one on but its the same, On closer inspection i can see were the tyre is sitting in the rim too far in two places to the point were it covers some of the writing on the tyre (opposite each other and the rim covers ). Both tyres do this and when i spin wheel it ...
by dannybee
12 May 2013, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saved from Death
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Saved from Death

Any before and after Pics :D
by dannybee
11 May 2013, 7:34pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: A bit too fast
Replies: 3
Views: 85843

Re: A bit too fast

Insane won't be chasing his Strava times !!!
by dannybee
11 May 2013, 7:28pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Rockrider 8.1 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 99881

Re: Rockrider 8.1 2012

EDIT : Sorry just seen date this was posted :shock: I ride the 8.1 (garish colored one) had it a year now, Done loads of trail centre riding and got some good Strava times on the downhills in the peaks nothing has broken yet :D The spec is excellent for the money if the frame said specialised etc on...
by dannybee
11 May 2013, 7:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Newby building a hack bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Newby building a hack bike

Cheers the levers are for drop bars there from a matching Weiman set there just mega old i could actually fit the calipers :) but more on brakes in a minute. Been out today on it and covered 10.8 mile average speed was 14 mph which i did not think was bad considering the wind and it was quite busy o...
by dannybee
10 May 2013, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Newby building a hack bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Newby building a hack bike

Cheers for all the help :) Tried gaz's idea and the shifters will sit on the end of the bars so may relocate them there. Supposed to be going out on the MTB tomorrow and leaving this alone until next week but i'm considering a trip to bike shop to get some bar tape, or is foam grips better? and fini...
by dannybee
10 May 2013, 4:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Newby building a hack bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Newby building a hack bike

Those brake levers look to me like ones for flat bars, not drops - it will be interesting to see how they work with the cantis. The levers are the ones that came with the bars origionally i think its the angle there fitted that makes the look weird the bars / brakes are from a old raleigh racer i s...
by dannybee
10 May 2013, 4:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Newby building a hack bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Re: Newby building a hack bike

Cheers will look into the brakes not sure what a travelator is ?

Its pretty hilly round here well the routes i choose anyway the mtb is 2:1 ratio and i can climb most hills around here although i will leave the gears till i find out what i will use :)
by dannybee
10 May 2013, 3:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Newby building a hack bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1495

Newby building a hack bike

Any advice welcome as questions at the bottom :) Hopefully this is in the right place. Im a MTBer but been after a cheap bike for riding on the road something that is not steal-able and really cheap that i don't have to worry about something to use and throw back in the garage. I found this bike out...