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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Bike sizing help
« Last post by paddyb on 28, November, 2020, 11:04:53 PM »
Iím not sure if it helps as itís a different bike but I am the same height as you. I have a large Orbea Occam which a has a reach of 474 and I would say itís the best fitting bike I have ever had.
Steeper seat tube compared to older bikes so it works for climbs and I feel centered on the bike when descending.
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Tech Talk - Public / Bike sizing help
« Last post by Ronan86 on 28, November, 2020, 10:09:33 PM »
Hey everyone hope everyone is keeping well !!

Have been a member on and off for good few years I have been on and off the bike for a too long, I have been getting out a good bit this year and have been bitten by the bug again hope to see you all about over the next while !

Hoping you may be able to help me on a sizing issue

I sold my old Canyon nerve which served me well and I'm on the mooch for a new bike I have settled on the Canyon Strive CF 8.0 but I'm right between sizing, Im on the high side of medium and nearly at a large according to Canyon sizing charts

My limited knowledge and online searching is telling me reach and stack are the measurements I should be concentrating on
My previous Canyon nerve had a reach of 410 and a stack of 603
The new Strive sizes are
Medium reach 440 stack 631
Large reach 470 stack 640
I'm 5ft 10inches or 177cm

I'm leaning towards the medium personally as it's a bigger reach and stack than I had previously and should give me the extra bit of room than I'm used to

But if anyone has any input on it I would really appreciate it.

Thanks

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Buy and Sell - Public / Re: TUrbo trainer
« Last post by krezi on 11, November, 2020, 10:31:24 AM »
I seduced the head elf last night and I've a turbo on the way from the North (ish) Pole.


Thanks to all the people who got in touch.


good turnaround!
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Buy and Sell - Public / Re: TUrbo trainer
« Last post by saccades on 11, November, 2020, 09:14:12 AM »
I seduced the head elf last night and I've a turbo on the way from the North (ish) Pole.


Thanks to all the people who got in touch.
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Buy and Sell - Public / Wanted: TUrbo trainer
« Last post by saccades on 10, November, 2020, 07:56:36 PM »
15 years in the shed has finally killed mine.


Anyone got a turbo gathering cobwebs I can buy/borrow/beg/steal?




Cheers!
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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Good Night Lights
« Last post by feed on 06, November, 2020, 09:52:51 AM »
The advantage of 8000 lumens is that any rider in front of you with a less powerful light will end up riding in their own shadow (effectively in the dark).
This will obviously cause them to crash allowing you to cycle over their broken body and achieve the ultimate goal of being first down the hill   :D [size=78%]    [/size]
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General Discussion - Public Forum / Re: Advice please on how much my bike is worth
« Last post by saccades on 03, November, 2020, 12:00:23 PM »

If I was being a tight arse on this I'd remove the rebas and sell. Decent spec, straight steerer, 26" forks in good nick are like rocking horse pooh, ebay will give you the biggest market.

Then get a rigid disc fork and fit 700c wheels (i19 or open pro rims to a deore disc hub, or probably an off the shelf which is cheaper) running 28c tyres at 65psi.

Proper, faster commuter at almost no cost.
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General Discussion - Public Forum / Re: Advice please on how much my bike is worth
« Last post by muckwarrior on 02, November, 2020, 02:33:45 PM »
First lockdown was the time to be selling a bike like this. People were paying a few hundred quid for anything in decent nick.
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You're gonna get hit hard by obsolescence no matter how decent you kept the bike. 2010 model, 26" wheels, 3 x 9 gearing and being a hardtail will all work against you.
I'd forget about trying to sell it to a mountain biker. Maybe someone who's looking for a rugged commute bike might go for it. I'm thinking 200-250euro at a guess
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General Discussion - Public Forum / Re: Advice please on how much my bike is worth
« Last post by feed on 01, November, 2020, 09:51:08 PM »
Probably not worth a lot as standards have moved on a lot in almost 11 years. I'd say


a) stick it up on adverts.ie looking for Ä500 with no lower limits and see what offers you get.


Or


b) stick it up on donedeal.ie and look for a swap for a commuter bike.


or


c) put a set of 26" road tyres on it and use it as a commuter bike
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