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    Quote Originally Posted by jenks View Post
    Get a road bike - if you are doing 120k a week you want less rolling resistance and a bit of speed - plus you will look cooler (well...I tell myself that as I commute on a fixed)
    I went for toughness and reliability over nimbleness (within reason though - its not an MTB).



    8 Speed Alfine Hub, disc brakes, 700cc wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenks View Post
    this earphone/no earphone debate before
    I w/Droid on this one, hearing doesn't really help much on a bike. honestly when I'm sprinting up hills or just cruising or whatevs I'm pretty oblivious ears-wise but razor-sharp focused on the visual. granted I hardly ever ride w/earphones in these days but that's more a matter of personal preference than a safety concern.

    Quote Originally Posted by jenks View Post
    inevitable helmet debate
    I finally, after about 11 years of riding a bike as my main/only mode of transport, got a helmet about a month ago. a black BMX helmet (still gotta look cool while I'm riding, natch). anyway there's no reason -not- to get a helmet - well aside from the coolness/lameness factor, which of course isn't a good reason - so yeah, I dunno. getting old and responsible I guess.

    @droid

    bro seriously get your self a nice road bike. I do approximately 120-150 km/week, depending on the week, these days and I couldn't imagine doing it on a mountain bike or a hybrid or something. granted I ride fixed in a town with a ton of hills and I've been riding fixed for like 6 years now so my opinion's a bit biased maybe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    I went for toughness and reliability over nimbleness (within reason though - its not an MTB).



    8 Speed Alfine Hub, disc brakes, 700cc wheels.
    *voice of peter griffin*

    Wow, god, I mean, wow, errrrr

    *regular voice*

    THAT is exactly what I have been trying to find droid, I'm a mountain biker but want a transport bike to keep my fitness up and use less petrol, want discs, gears but really as little rolling resistance as poss. The mono-blade fork is just the icing on the cake.

    Mind giving me a full spec list? Or a link if it's a complete ( is it!?! ).

    Is it a cannnondale bad boy??
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    Danny Mac is back
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    thought it was a colnago at first - gorgeous bikes jenks....

    My headsets broke on the lapierre :-(

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    No2 son just seen the pic of droid's bike:

    Him: "Why would you only want one fork?",
    Me: "Erm...."

    Why would you only want one fork?

    @you thanks, it's a lovely machine - Reynolds Steel, handmade and handsprayed with hand built wheels. Single handedly stimulating the economy over here at Jenks' Towers.

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    Jenks

    HA! Heard a few scary pensions tales over the past few months, your capital probably depreciates slower in a cool bike than in a bank........

    Who made it?

    - @ Little Jenks - WHY DO YOU WANT 2 FORK LEGS?

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    14 bikeco over in Truman's Brewery - cool bunch of bike builders just round the corner from Rough Trade shop.

    as to the fork issue - his complaints were aesthetic and I am inclined to agree with him.

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    nice bike jenks.... although i'd rather walk than use shimano

    just to say to anyone here in london... if you need a bike shop.. go to Fitzrovia Cycles on New Cavendish Street..

    good peoples.

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    it's a time of the year when i feel like asking: any fans of waterproof trousers out there?

    think it might be a good move for me. i actually like it in the rain, but if you get wet on the way out it's a bit shit having soggy trousers.

    any recommendations appreciated. and what about your feet? anyone have things that go over those?

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    Ive got an old raleigh bike (given to me by my uncle) which i rode for a bit before fucking up one of the wheels. Along with this it just generally needs a good going over to get it working safely, any recommendations for places in london to take it to get fixed up where i wont get rinsed?

    Benjy saw your recommendation above but wondered if anyone else had any (close to Camden would be a bonus )

    Edit: just looked at the fitzrovia cycles website and think its a bit posher than what i need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unknown soulja View Post
    Ive got an old raleigh bike (given to me by my uncle) which i rode for a bit before fucking up one of the wheels. Along with this it just generally needs a good going over to get it working safely, any recommendations for places in london to take it to get fixed up where i wont get rinsed?

    Benjy saw your recommendation above but wondered if anyone else had any (close to Camden would be a bonus )

    Edit: just looked at the fitzrovia cycles website and think its a bit posher than what i need.
    The BikeMech guy by the Castle Climbing Centre seems sound enough, I got mine done there. Bit of a way from Camden but maybe doable.

    http://www.bikemech.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slothrop View Post
    The BikeMech guy by the Castle Climbing Centre seems sound enough, I got mine done there. Bit of a way from Camden but maybe doable.

    http://www.bikemech.co.uk/
    thanks, that seems like more or less what im after, will work out a way to get the bike over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unknown soulja View Post
    Benjy saw your recommendation above but wondered if anyone else had any (close to Camden would be a bonus )

    Edit: just looked at the fitzrovia cycles website and think its a bit posher than what i need.

    nah don't worry they're not posh!

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