• Facepunch Cyclists
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So, I'm buying a Kona Dew 2011 for 311 euros. I can't decide between 56cm and 59cm frame size though. I'm 15 years old and 180.5cm tall (5'11) and I most likely will grow. My brother was 180 too in my age, how he's 18 and 192cm tall..
[QUOTE=Uberpro;35753763]So, I'm buying a Kona Dew 2011 for 311 euros. I can't decide between 56cm and 59cm frame size though. I'm 15 years old and 180.5cm tall (5'11) and I most likely will grow. My brother was 180 too in my age, how he's 18 and 192cm tall..[/QUOTE] Are you going to buy online or from a local bike shop? If local, I suggest you ask around and try out the bikes.
i think 56 will fit better for your current height, 59 will probably be too large, end of the day if in 3/4 years a 56 is a bit small just sell it and get a better bike its not like your buying a highend carbon/ti bike
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[QUOTE=adam1172;35756277]Are you going to buy online or from a local bike shop? If local, I suggest you ask around and try out the bikes.[/QUOTE] I'm ordering it through the mail from Estonia (no shipping fees :v:). I'm from Finland. Yeah, I'm going with the 56 model.
[QUOTE=Uberpro;35768680]I'm ordering it through the mail from Estonia (no shipping fees :v:). I'm from Finland. Yeah, I'm going with the 56 model.[/QUOTE] No shipping fees? Nice. Well have fun with your new bike.
[QUOTE=adam1172;35768750]No shipping fees? Nice. Well have fun with your new bike.[/QUOTE] Yeah well, turns out they ran out of 56cm models at the same day I was going to buy one. :suicide:
[QUOTE=Uberpro;35770970]Yeah well, turns out they ran out of 56cm models at the same day I was going to buy one. :suicide:[/QUOTE] Looks like you'll have to wait a while. There is a local bike ride hosted by the government in a few hours or so, thinking wather should I join or not.
Woop. Sent my bike in for a fork upgrade. Bottomed out my old one and according to some its trash.
Here's my baby (and my mess of a room). Couldn't afford insurance on the car anymore so I had to sell it and got this as a replacement. [B]Warning: Image is massive. [/B][img_thumb] http://filesmelt.com/dl/photo_191.JPG[/img_thumb] Only downside is riding in the summer is going to be hell (I live in Iowa summer gets up into the 90's and really humid) and come winter I won't have a way of getting anywhere. Also when I have to work 6 days in a row I get really fucking tired (I'm on day two of six right now)
The temp is 90 Fahrenheit and the humidity is 60% all year round here. Its really uncomfortable to cycle in the midday. But morning and afternoon are okay.
Yikes, where do you live? Midday sucks, which is when I go to work.
Malaysia. I only cycle when its cloudy and when its hot I just use my moped instead. Le Tour De Borneo just ended, and every cyclist in the town was invited to have a ride in the morning and join them in the finishing line. It was fun.
Just got my bike from the shop. For some reason 3 days without my bike made me get stressed easily.
Burst my rear tube today. Great, no more cycling till I get a replacement.
[QUOTE=adam1172;35887880]Burst my rear tube today. Great, no more cycling till I get a replacement.[/QUOTE] Don't know if you're a MTBer or not, but have you looked into getting slime tubes? They've saved me a few times. Apart from when I ripped a massive gash in my tyre, of course :)
[QUOTE=Slater;35984821]Don't know if you're a MTBer or not, but have you looked into getting slime tubes? They've saved me a few times. Apart from when I ripped a massive gash in my tyre, of course :)[/QUOTE] Quite a bit of extra weight in the tires though, i've been considering them for commuting. I'd like to get another set of wheels though to be honest, one for slicks/commuting and one for knobblies/fun however the cost mounts up - £150 for wheelset, then for discs, cassette and rimtape versus 20 mins swapping tires and tubes.
[QUOTE=Fragmatic;35999042]Quite a bit of extra weight in the tires though, i've been considering them for commuting. I'd like to get another set of wheels though to be honest, one for slicks/commuting and one for knobblies/fun however the cost mounts up - £150 for wheelset, then for discs, cassette and rimtape versus 20 mins swapping tires and tubes.[/QUOTE] I'd rather have a few more grams of weight for the reassurance than not have anything at all and be buggered if you don't carry a spare tube (adding nonsensical weight anyway!)
Well. I don't really have time to change my tube now. Will look up on the slimes.
hell yeah. saving up for a proper DH bike now and would probobaly getting it by next month. anyone ever tried ChainReactionCycles before? I know they're reliable but I justwanted to know wether their service is good or not. and I just got a new helmet cam cant wait to try this baby out.
I ride a car. U mud?
Whoops. Lost my keys for my bike lock. Now its stuck to my car forever. Unless I remove my rear wheels or cut the chains of course.
Not sure if this is the place to ask, but I am looking for a city bike, as my old mountain bike is really beginning to show it's years. What bike should i get that is reasonably priced? I live in Los Angeles, so something that is bigger isn't really a problem (as long as it can stop because drivers here are insane)
Commuting or recreation? Not sure if reasonable to you but if I want a commuter bike its a Scott Sub 20. Around $700. But If I want a recreation road bike its a GT GTR series. Should be around $800.
Speaking of commuting - my god. Worst commute ever today, I fucking hate wind. At one point it was "how the christ am I doing 25mph with no effort?" Later on it was "oh jesus christ I can barely manage 10mph"
Woop. Melissa from ChainReactionCycles just confirmed my order and they have just dispatched my new bike. In about one week time, I shall be rocking downhill with a full-suspension bike.
[QUOTE=adam1172;36423013]Woop. Melissa from ChainReactionCycles just confirmed my order and they have just dispatched my new bike. In about one week time, I shall be rocking downhill with a full-suspension bike.[/QUOTE] Nice. I'm saving for my next bike. It's going to be one of these - [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/giuH8.jpg[/IMG] [url=http://www.boardmanbikes.com/cx/cx_team.html]Boardman CX Team[/url] Will be used for commuting duties, the MTB will be confined to off road shenanigans, and a fork upgrade to a 100mm rockshox reba.
Nice, since I will be mostly on my new bike. I plan to sell my old XC bike and get me a road commuter too. Since commuting on road with a mountain bike will cause some of the forward energy to be absorbed into the suspension therefore it goes into waste would probably be worse on a full suspension, and the risk of it being stolen too. Probably will just be a cheap fixie. But I'm afraid I might not be able to overcome the hills. [editline]22nd June 2012[/editline] Also, I think its sad how this thread is not as active as it used to be.
dont almost all modern mtb's have lockable suspension? have you had any problems with shipping on your new bike? i thought crc were uk based and theres a big delay with things going through customs atm because of the olympics, might not matter on exports, my frame has been held up 5 days so far but i have read about delays of upto 2-3 weeks. cx bike doesnt really seem like a commuter although that boardman has a nice spec for the money, personally i would get a steel touring frame and put either apex or alfine on it
I changed the fork and the new one does not have a lockable suspension. No problems with shipping yet. And CRC is based in Belfast, UK but they ship internationally with DHL and I've got good experience with DHL so I went for it. Current tracking says the bike is now the plane, making 2 stops at Singapore and Kuala Lumpur before arriving. While the other stuffs I ordered from them should arrive on Monday.
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