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    Took the plunge

    Nice shiny new frame ordered


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    You went cyclocross and didn't get disc?

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    Yep, discs are for Jays.........

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    I guess that's true, the Jeys will be going significantly quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William of the Hearted Bl View Post
    I guess that's true, the Jeys will be going significantly quicker.
    Why, recently rode a very technical XC trail on my winter bike 105 calipers on 700/23c slicks. Left a MTB and 2 cross bikes behind the better brakes [V brakes] and a 32c tyres it should make it easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalesman View Post
    Left a MTB and 2 cross bikes behind
    I forgot, of course you did you're from yorkshire, the home of the 12ft carp.
    Last edited by William of the Hearted Bl; 29-06-13 at 09:38.

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    He probably climbed 12000 metres on those hills we don't have down south as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    He probably climbed 12000 metres on those hills we don't have down south as well.
    Yep right up into the snow line, if only I'd have had knobblies on instead of slicks.......


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    Oh, it was a pushing race on tarmacced trails.

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    You are going blind sir, too much..........
    No tarmac that was here

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    I'm probably going to turn my gopping on-one into one of these monstercross jobbies...mine will probably be a single speed...unless I upgrade on of the road bikes to Chorus/Record.


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    Bring it to my Club Cyclocross event in September DM - I'm marshalling, I'll be sure to point you the right way, honest...

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    You can come to mine., I'm running one in November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalesman View Post
    Why, recently rode a very technical XC trail on my winter bike 105 calipers on 700/23c slicks. Left a MTB and 2 cross bikes behind the better brakes [V brakes] and a 32c tyres it should make it easy.

    Doesn't it run cantilever brakes not V-brakes . I used to use a cyclocross bike to commute on but the canti brakes were absolutely dreadful no matter what I did to them . I'm also old enough to remember when MTBs came with them , they were dreadful then too .

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    Me too. Just ordered the winter road bike.

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    Dolan?


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    No. I lost a bit of cash id saved after the car radiator blew up so had to go cheaper. Ended up with a '13 Defy 3 - the clincher being i took Alx advice and used Pedal On, gaining 115 of free stuff in the process, pedals and 'guards amongst it.

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    Oooh fancy!

    Quite a nice road bike in general, do your club make you ride with mudguards in winter>?

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    They don't, but I got them for myself as this will be the permanent foul weather bike - may as well stay as dry as possible/protect it. I got the Defy specific guards which are rated over race blade longs in several reviews.

    Good frames by all accounts.

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    You need to be putting these on.

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