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ebandit said:
wow! i noticed your a BIG boy by frame size ...........51 x 19 so your strong too

do you encounter many steep hills your way?

i prefer much lower gear...42 x 16 happily knowing that i can ride up ANY
hill that i come across on my mainly urban cycle

i too would not ride a fixie without brakes ok on the flat but going down
a 1 in 6 with junctions?????

Mark L

edit..this is what i mean by a steep hill!
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Gorgeous cobbles! Excellent slope! Yeehaa! Climb that without getting off, mutha! Hehehehe!

Truly, nice pics - they get the sense of the slope pretty well.
 
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Starting sanding down the forks, fitted a brake with great difficulty: had to enlarge the hole and file down the underneath of the brake, there is about 1mm of clearance. The solution is probably to swap out the fork long term but this will do for now

Jimmy - a beaut. You must be about 6'4" tho. Defo a tall frame. But sweet.

I don't have to tell ya to enjoy yer ride, I kno you do!
 
I bought my first race bike today :) I blame disgraced former moderator Barrus for persuading me.

Trek 1.2 2013 on sale for €699 instead of €899 and the nice guy gave me another €60 discount so €639 :) shimano sora the renewed version. I went full trek/bontrager except for the shoes and pedals, I feel ashamed :eek: will look great with my Saxo Specialized jersey :D
 
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I bought my first race bike today :) I blame disgraced former moderator Barrus for persuading me.

Trek 1.2 2013 on sale for €699 instead of €899 and the nice guy gave me another €60 discount so €639 :) shimano sora the renewed version. I went full trek/bontrager except for the shoes and pedals, I feel ashamed :eek: will look great with my Saxo Specialized jersey :D

Where you going to put the El Pisterolo sticker?

Enjoy.
 
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I bought my first race bike today :) I blame disgraced former moderator Barrus for persuading me.

Trek 1.2 2013 on sale for €699 instead of €899 and the nice guy gave me another €60 discount so €639 :) shimano sora the renewed version. I went full trek/bontrager except for the shoes and pedals, I feel ashamed :eek: will look great with my Saxo Specialized jersey :D

I trek? Are you OK?
 
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I am moving house soon and have my first child on the way, so I am thinking of consolidating and modifying my stable of bikes to suit my current and future riding.

My current stable includes three road bikes (custom Lynskey Level 4, Cervelo S2, and Colnago Master), one travel road bike (Ritchey Breakaway), one cyclocross bike (Stevens Team Ultegra), one MTB (Giant XTC NRS1), and two single speed bikes (Raleigh Rush Hour and no name brand for commuting).

I ride my Lynskey and Cervelo most frequently, Colnago rarely, and my travel bike when I travel and when friends need a spare bike. I race my 'cross bike, use it as my wet weather bike, and it also sits on my trainer in the summer months. I rarely MTB now, but want to keep it for when I do venture out on the odd occasion. I have fanciful ideas of using the Raleigh Rush Hour as a training bike (and in the distant past really enjoyed long rides on the Rush Hour), but it is in the middle of a conversion from a fixie to a single speed and I am losing enthusiasm. My commuter is decent, but I am now moving further away and probably need something that I can fix a flat more easily.

I am interested in a good touring bike which will also serve as a commuter and for towing the kid around. One of my LBSs custom makes Steelwool bikes, so this is the most likely option for a touring/commuting bike.

I am also kind of interested in the Pinarello ROKH, mainly because I like their design but also because the ROKH suits my current riding. Maybe a replacement for the Cervelo?

So, if you were in my shoes, what would you keep, what would you sell, and what would you buy?
 
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I am moving house soon and have my first child on the way...So, if you were in my shoes, what would you keep, what would you sell, and what would you buy?

Keep two bikes. One winter trainer/summer enthusiast ride ie a nice bike that you keep dry as possible and love to ride and a commuter/winter trainer. Everything else is utterly superfluous and will take up space/time/money. Parenthood is addictive. Oh, and congratulations. Welcome to parenthood! :D
 
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@ LugHugger - Which two would you chose? I probably will not go down to 2, but I'm comfortable whittling down the stable to 4 or 5. Thanks for the congrats - looking forward to getting out with the little tacker for trips. Even thinking about the Inside Passage up to the Yukon in a few years, hence the all-purpose tourer/commuter bike.

@ Avanti - Thanks for the suggestion :rolleyes: The guys on their tricycles at the WC looked pretty fit and tough when off their trikes, but a little bit funny when riding them!
 
LaFlorecita said:
I bought my first race bike today :) I blame disgraced former moderator Barrus for persuading me.

Trek 1.2 2013 on sale for €699 instead of €899 and the nice guy gave me another €60 discount so €639 :) shimano sora the renewed version. I went full trek/bontrager except for the shoes and pedals, I feel ashamed :eek: will look great with my Saxo Specialized jersey :D
Congrats! That's a solid entry level bike that will last many years with good maintenance. I hope you log lots of km's together.

I had you picked as a Specialized girl though lol
 
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@ LugHugger - Which two would you chose? I probably will not go down to 2, but I'm comfortable whittling down the stable to 4 or 5. Thanks for the congrats - looking forward to getting out with the little tacker for trips. Even thinking about the Inside Passage up to the Yukon in a few years, hence the all-purpose tourer/commuter bike.

@ Avanti - Thanks for the suggestion :rolleyes: The guys on their tricycles at the WC looked pretty fit and tough when off their trikes, but a little bit funny when riding them!

You're always enthusiastic about your Lynskey, so I would suggest keeping that as you winter indoor trainer/summer ride. The tourer would work as a year round commuter too so if you can persuade the mum-to-be that you need a new bike, that would be the route I would take. Good luck with that conversation! :D