Cycling


#702

Your new Canondale? Bastards.

I’d be informing the local cash converters and similar of the details first thing tomorrow.


#703

Went out for a spin on mine this pm. They’ve been saying there’s an insect shortage but if there wasn’t there is now. All the ones I didn’t inhale or swallow I’ve absorbed into my eyes & skin.

Me, later.


#704

You’re welcome to borrow one of mine, but probably too far away to be worth the trip


#705

What a PITA, maybe the LBS will have something you can borrow?


#706

Dirty bastards hope they get fucking run over with a truck


#707

What make of bike is that Ben ? Is it a C/X type very low slung chain stays.


#708

What about the Planet X EC-130E - a lot of bike for the money


#709

GT Grade carbon - gravel bike, the original from 2016 I think.

Yes very skinny chainstays which you’d think might snap easily but this bike can take quite a beating on the rough stuff. A lot of fun and I think I’d keep it for off and on road rides plus commuting.


#710

That is amazing value - no discs though! Still, I’m going to look at their other bikes, everything in the pot. I find with bikes most of the fun is in the looking.


#711

There is always the Ribble Aero


#712

@Waxy Gareth this seems a bit too good to be true and as I’m way out the loop on mtbs whaddya think ?


#713

Agreement with Lizzie Deignan from here. We’ve reached the point where arbitrary and closed doors reactions from the sports authorities create injustice, and tarnishes reputations.

There is the flimsiest evidence that salbutamol is a performance enhancing. The more general consensus is that once smooth muscle [in the lung] relaxes to its normal state no further benefits accrue. from increased dosage.


#714

Your probably right from a fairness point of view Barry but, since it’s the Abattior after all, I’d just like to say for the record that I absolutely loathe Team Sky (except Geraint Thomas) so Froome can get to fuck :grinning:


#715

Strong contender for forum tagline there. :grinning:


#716

I used to ride those on MTB breaks in Spain, whether they’re the most up-to-date frame tech or not they are great bikes.


#717

Thanks Ben :+1:

I’d only be using it for kicking about - no serious off roading so seems ideal but also seems a lot of bike for the money.

It would mean going full circle as the first mtb I ever bought was the original Rockhopper a looooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago :joy:


#718

Hi Allan, Looks like good value to me considering it has a few new parts fitted.

If it was me, I’d be asking them for the frame number. I’d hate to think I was buying a stolen bike.


#719

You’re right I hadn’t though of the frame number :+1:


#720

Picking up replacement bike today :slightly_smiling_face:


#721

Oh well the booze won :grinning: any advice on a decent bike delivery courier company ?