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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2375 on: November 18, 2021, 07:45:26 PM »
That is so much nicer, well done.   8):cup:

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2376 on: November 28, 2021, 12:10:39 PM »
Got me some MTB shirts from the Black thingy sales.  8) also scored a wow that's so cool Dad from one of my kids.  ;D






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« Reply #2377 on: November 28, 2021, 12:20:00 PM »
Nice work. When are you joining the outlaw bicycle club? :)
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« Reply #2378 on: November 28, 2021, 12:36:14 PM »
Nice work. When are you joining the outlaw bicycle club? :)

Hahaha, I'm much to grumpy and bad tempered for them.  >:D ;D Besides, I have my own group.  :laugh:

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2379 on: December 23, 2021, 10:58:04 AM »
Annual Beach Rd ride this morning. Eddy received quite a few 'nice bike' comments 8)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2380 on: December 24, 2021, 11:22:47 AM »
It's nice when you get comments about an old school bike.  8)

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« Reply #2381 on: December 24, 2021, 12:20:08 PM »
It's nice when you get comments about an old school bike.  8)


Indeed.

Thought you'd like my latest new old bike. Picked it up locally to see if I liked track. Previous owner wanted to try track, he rode it 5 times then never rode it for years. I am hoping to get to at least 6 rides :)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2382 on: December 24, 2021, 12:24:22 PM »
What is it, a 3 or a 4? What are the wheels, tubs or high pressures?  ???

I love Track, you can't rest or wander off in your thoughts.  ;D

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« Reply #2383 on: December 24, 2021, 12:28:56 PM »
What is it, a 3 or a 4? What are the wheels, tubs or high pressures?  ???

Dunno, I just bought it home and put it on the stand. I haven't stripped it yet. What is a 3 or 4? I think/hope they're clinchers.
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« Reply #2384 on: December 24, 2021, 12:33:43 PM »
Dunno, I just bought it home and put it on the stand. I haven't stripped it yet. What is a 3 or 4? I think/hope they're clinchers.

The different models. 3 was a good one but the early 4's not so much. I'll take tubs over clinchers for the Track any day thank you.  ;)

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« Reply #2385 on: December 24, 2021, 12:44:38 PM »
The different models. 3 was a good one but the early 4's not so much. I'll take tubs over clinchers for the Track any day thank you.  ;)

How do I work out the model? The seller knew less than I did about it. They're clinchers, Schwalbe Stelvio. Has a 48 up the front and a 15 and 16 (I think) on the rear.
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« Reply #2386 on: December 24, 2021, 12:47:52 PM »
Had a long chat with John Kennedy this morning when I picked up my wife's bike after getting a broken spoke in the back wheel replaced... $35 for spoke, true and rim tape - can't complain about that

Was talking about my old TCR 2 that doesn't fit me properly, and he was suggesting that I reframe it as opposed to replacing it...

Hasn't even contemplated that until now

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« Reply #2387 on: December 24, 2021, 12:54:34 PM »
Had a long chat with John Kennedy this morning when I picked up my wife's bike after getting a broken spoke in the back wheel replaced... $35 for spoke, true and rim tape - can't complain about that

Was talking about my old TCR 2 that doesn't fit me properly, and he was suggesting that I reframe it as opposed to replacing it...

Hasn't even contemplated that until now

I need to drop into his shop and have a look, lot's of history and knowledge there.

Reframe is an interesting option. Provided the groupset/wheels etc are in good condition it is worth considering.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2388 on: December 24, 2021, 12:57:10 PM »
How do I work out the model? The seller knew less than I did about it. They're clinchers, Schwalbe Stelvio. Has a 48 up the front and a 15 and 16 (I think) on the rear.

Not sure but I will ask some of my mates for you, that have had them.   :cheers:

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« Reply #2389 on: December 24, 2021, 01:56:09 PM »
I need to drop into his shop and have a look, lot's of history and knowledge there.

Reframe is an interesting option. Provided the groupset/wheels etc are in good condition it is worth considering.
The groupset and wheels are in pretty good nick, but I'd get more for it as a whole bike I think

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« Reply #2390 on: December 24, 2021, 02:06:42 PM »
Had a long chat with John Kennedy this morning when I picked up my wife's bike after getting a broken spoke in the back wheel replaced... $35 for spoke, true and rim tape - can't complain about that

Was talking about my old TCR 2 that doesn't fit me properly, and he was suggesting that I reframe it as opposed to replacing it...

Hasn't even contemplated that until now

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Please explain? I've never heard of this before.  ???

So what size frame do you have and how tall are you and what's the stem length?  ???

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« Reply #2391 on: December 24, 2021, 02:29:26 PM »
Dunno, I just bought it home and put it on the stand. I haven't stripped it yet. What is a 3 or 4? I think/hope they're clinchers.

Okay, I just found out the easiest way to identify and if it has a round seat post, it's a 3 and if a elongated one, it's a 4.  ;D

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« Reply #2392 on: December 24, 2021, 05:14:04 PM »
Please explain? I've never heard of this before.  ???

So what size frame do you have and how tall are you and what's the stem length?  ???

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Yeah, it was a new one for me also...

It's a 2003 Giant TCR 2, size medium, I'm 175cm, and it's got a 130mm stem (which I believe it's about 50mm too long)

I get a sore neck, and ache in the back of my ears when I ride it, which from my research says the stem is too long, rather than the chain stays being too short?

Specs and geo here https://www.giant.co.jp/2003/pop_pics_spec/pop_tcr_2.html only I have Mavic CXP22 rims on 105 hubs

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« Reply #2393 on: December 24, 2021, 05:54:35 PM »
Yeah, it was a new one for me also...

It's a 2003 Giant TCR 2, size medium, I'm 175cm, and it's got a 130mm stem (which I believe it's about 50mm too long)

I get a sore neck, and ache in the back of my ears when I ride it, which from my research says the stem is too long, rather than the chain stays being too short?

Specs and geo here https://www.giant.co.jp/2003/pop_pics_spec/pop_tcr_2.html only I have Mavic CXP22 rims on 105 hubs

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Okay, I'd start with a 90-100mm stem and bring your seat forward by 5mm. Being 175cm, a medium should fit you well.  ;)

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« Reply #2394 on: December 24, 2021, 06:19:43 PM »
Okay, I just found out the easiest way to identify and if it has a round seat post, it's a 3 and if a elongated one, it's a 4.  ;D

Round 27.2 seat post, so it's a 3. Still dunno what that means :)

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« Reply #2395 on: December 24, 2021, 06:21:33 PM »
Okay, I'd start with a 90-100mm stem and bring your seat forward by 5mm. Being 175cm, a medium should fit you well.  ;)

Yeah 130mm stem is way too long. You're looking for about 54-56 from the tip of the saddle to the centre of the bars at the headstem.
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« Reply #2396 on: December 24, 2021, 07:04:47 PM »
Round 27.2 seat post, so it's a 3. Still dunno what that means :)

It is this https://www.dolan-bikes.com/pre-cursa/

Yeah, it's the model.  ;D

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« Reply #2397 on: December 24, 2021, 07:10:07 PM »
Yeah 130mm stem is way too long. You're looking for about 54-56 from the tip of the saddle to the centre of the bars at the headstem.
I'll PM you when I'm home and got my hands on a shorter stem if that's ok with you?

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« Reply #2398 on: December 24, 2021, 08:48:54 PM »
Yeah, it's the model.  ;D

Came up alright with a degrease/wash, repurposed tyres/tubes and setup to my measurements. Will replace the bar tape tomorrow.




I'll PM you when I'm home and got my hands on a shorter stem if that's ok with you?

Sure, happy to help, make sure it's before you start buying stuff.
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« Reply #2399 on: January 03, 2022, 04:54:54 PM »
Picked these up 2nd hand locally. What could go wrong? >:D

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