What have you bought for the bike today ?

Twilkes

Guru
Two new 950ml bottles, kind of amazed how dirty the old ones got, even seemingly on the inside. Two new pairs of shorts, kind of amazed how dirty the old... no, kidding.

And a top tube bag. And 78 tubes of Love Hearts to fit in the top tube bag.
 

GeekDadZoid

Senior Member
Picked this up off eBay as a shiny alternative to the one on the current project. I can tear that one down and try and make it as shiny too.

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FrothNinja

Über Member
On Sunday the plastic clamp for the camera mount on my CX broke at over 30 mph. Luckily I caught it before it decked out, but I was bloody annoyed because it had only done 400+ miles - shows how rough the roads etc are around here.
Anyhoo, today I splashed out on a half price K Edge machined aluminium one with a lifetime warranty. The last thing means nothing of course - one could argue the lifetime of its predecessor was 400+ miles...
 

GeekDadZoid

Senior Member
OK I treated myself and ordered a SPA Touring Triple and a new cassette, compatible not Shimano. Lets see how they play, will get a chain ordered too. Hopefully this will solve the slipping issues and will actually alter my gearing quite a bit, I am running a 22t on the small ring on the current setup but going to a 28 for now, so from 18 to 23 gear inches which I think will be fine for its current mostly road based activities but I may look at a 26t in the future. I used to tow my youngest on his Weehoo with this so the low gear was useful, but those duties have now been transferred to my GT.

Conversely my high gear will go from 105 to 115 gear inches which I think will be fab for the Manchester to Blackpool ride.
 

speedfreak

Veteran
New groupset and dub bb to breathe a bit of life back into my newly recommissioned mtb,
It'll be replacing a 3 x 9 drivetrain.
Never had sram components before never mind a 1x. Will see how it fairs on the lakes hills later this year.

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SkipdiverJohn

Deplorable Brexiteer
Location
London
Got yet another freebie 26" MTB wheel, a rear one this time with QR and a smooth sounding 7 speed freewheel. Why are people chucking these 26ers? This one looks decent quality too, didn't come off a very low end catalogue store model. :rolleyes: Found it leaning against the fence outside some industrial premises. No other bike bits just the wheel. Cheapo Chinese knobbly with plenty of tread, tube flat and has a small puncture hole in it.
 
Got yet another freebie 26" MTB wheel, a rear one this time with QR and a smooth sounding 7 speed freewheel. Why are people chucking these 26ers? This one looks decent quality too, didn't come off a very low end catalogue store model. :rolleyes: Found it leaning against the fence outside some industrial premises. No other bike bits just the wheel. Cheapo Chinese knobbly with plenty of tread, tube flat and has a small puncture hole in it.

The vagaries of fashion, I suppose...

Mind, as a shortarse, a 26 inch wheel is as big as I want to go anyway, so stuff fashion. Because otherwise I'll need crampons and oxygen kit to get on the bike. :laugh:
 
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