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by ChrisOntLancs
25 Jun 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Messed up my gears
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Messed up my gears

Worst case scenario is that when you fell, you bent the bit of the frame that your rear derailleur is fixed to (the derailleur gear hanger). every time i get a new set of cleats, i force myself to remember "fall to the left" :lol: not always an option so it's usually paired with a trip to...
by ChrisOntLancs
25 Jun 2017, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sick Of Roadie Groups !!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 5222

Re: Sick Of Roadie Groups !!!!

As long as we bicker about each other we're never going to see the bigger picture about where the changes really need to happen. you're always saying people shouldn't bicker, maybe we should bicker! ...sorry. i think you're right on confidence in numbers natural, but i don't think it's bike specifi...
by ChrisOntLancs
25 Jun 2017, 5:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 414
Views: 55135

Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

radiohead getting grief for playing in isreal. i'm quite "pro-palestine" and by that i mean, if asked, i'll take a pro-palestinian stand point, but that's about it, and that's about it for everybody outraged by this. i dunno, i just dont think it helps to alienate isreal's civilians, becau...
by ChrisOntLancs
25 Jun 2017, 2:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sick Of Roadie Groups !!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 5222

Re: Sick Of Roadie Groups !!!!

nah etiquette is lost on a lot of cyclists. as far as cyclists are concerned the law is a matter of opinion for a lot of people, so forget about manners. i'm talking about all road users when i say that too. it is a matter of opinion, when a cyclist goes through a red, or a motorist ignores a cycle ...
by ChrisOntLancs
24 Jun 2017, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worn Chain Ring
Replies: 10
Views: 845

Re: Worn Chain Ring

At the end of the day, It's a 300 quid bike and it's probably had more hammer than it was built for, particularly with my weight on it. On my initial review on Decathlon, I concluded that if I had to replace it for the same money I wouldn't even look at a different model. Now, 9 months later, I sti...
by ChrisOntLancs
24 Jun 2017, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d

i'll have to make that reply less conversational reohn, i'm basically agreeing with you though. However, all attempts to get him to cycle have failed ...... He has the use of various TREK and BTwin bikes but would rather go swimming ... Kids today !!! (ok he's 32) .... see there's another problem, o...
by ChrisOntLancs
24 Jun 2017, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d

Out of the saddle climbing fast my 120kg frame seems to be able to break the occasional spoke .... :lol: my problem goes the other way, 57kg, which is great for cycling, but terrible for everything else. not many men or women into what i call 'skagbod'... and i'm still waiting at the bar for my 18t...
by ChrisOntLancs
23 Jun 2017, 9:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d

So it wasn't your size then ...... :roll: not my usual size no. the size guide had me down for a small too but the chap in the bolton branch said i'd need a medium. seems to be a common "problem" but i guess it comes down to vague sizes. just a warning to future searchers that might be te...
by ChrisOntLancs
23 Jun 2017, 8:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d

quick update! cheers for the input everybody, the headline is i'm back on two wheels :D decided to go with the triban, there were a bunch of other bikes that i was sort of into but for some reason or other they ended up getting binned (usually 8 speed cassettes. i just will not. ...and i could be ri...
by ChrisOntLancs
22 Jun 2017, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear facing front brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: Rear facing front brakes

ofc the forks could be on backwards :mrgreen:
by ChrisOntLancs
21 Jun 2017, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d

thanks for the warning there, that might be another thing i've been taking for granted as a disc user ha. taking that into account i'll probably have to lower my expectations a bit. what i call "off-road" is rarely mud and bumps though, more of those little stones, and dusty lanes. the sor...
by ChrisOntLancs
20 Jun 2017, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

Re: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d

my old bike was a flat bar and sounds only slightly more offroad than your current setup. may i recommend bar end levers? i used to love gripping them and dancing away from the lights :cry: though to be honest your ergo grips probably offer this. the tripple chain ring as well as sora groupset is te...
by ChrisOntLancs
20 Jun 2017, 9:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: first milestone ride hadfield to holmfirth as well as leigh-manc... and back again.
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: first milestone ride hadfield to holmfirth as well as leigh-manc... and back again.

yeah it looks challenging haha, i have this problem where i see it on strava and just go for it, very rarely making it. the good news is my next bike will probably be 2kg lighter and a little more aggressive with its position so when i get to this i'll be better equipped (with an extra bag of banana...
by ChrisOntLancs
20 Jun 2017, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d
Replies: 15
Views: 1723

btwin triban 520 vs claud butler sr3d

Hi, i'm currently shopping for a <500 road bike and i'm just wondering if anybody has anything to say about either of these bikes. i've found a few posts on the btwin and i'm pretty confident that i'd be happy with it, but there's this spanner in the works over on the halfords website. it's tempting...
by ChrisOntLancs
20 Jun 2017, 2:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: first milestone ride hadfield to holmfirth as well as leigh-manc... and back again.
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: first milestone ride hadfield to holmfirth as well as leigh-manc... and back again.

i left it at an inner city supermarket, deserve it really.

i don't plan on spending more than a week off the horse though 8)