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  • Return rider with a new +bike

     xgsjx updated 3 years, 12 months ago 5 Members · 14 Posts
  • xgsjx

    Member
    26 June 2016 at 9:33 am

    Got myself a bike after a long break (like 15 years) & loving every minute of it.

    Felt Surplus70

    Haven’t done anything to it as yet, but I plan on changing the pedals & fitting a QR seat clamp this week.

  • Nik Gnashers

    Member
    26 June 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Welcome back to MTB.

    Nice to see you went for a Felt, which is a brand you don’t see much of, but are decent quality bikes.

    I ‘may’ be a little biased 😉

  • xgsjx

    Member
    26 June 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Cheers. The bike felt right (pardon the pun).

  • Robmet

    Member
    27 June 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Looks smart that.

  • Threevok

    Member
    27 June 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Very Nice

    WB

    8)

  • xgsjx

    Member
    27 June 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Thanks guys. Any suggestion on what flat pedals for @ £40-50?

    I was looking at Superstar Nano X, Nukeproof Electron & Crank Bros 5050.

    Then the important one…

    Colour scheme. Do I go blue on the blue, or should it be red or yellow? Choices! Lol

  • Threevok

    Member
    28 June 2016 at 10:14 am

    White (though I may be a little bias too) 😆

  • xgsjx

    Member
    29 June 2016 at 6:17 am

    Funny enough, I’ve been considering white.

    It would mean that if I do a fork upgrade in a few years time, there’s a choice of good white forks. 🙂

  • Threevok

    Member
    29 June 2016 at 9:59 am

    Funny enough, I’ve been considering white.

    It would mean that if I do a fork upgrade in a few years time, there’s a choice of good white forks. 🙂

    There certainly are. I am resisting (and not very well) the temptation to replace mine on the GT for white ones.

    I shouldn’t though – I’ve already blown £340 on a new wheelset for it, plus some other bling and I really must get the Virtue finished this year. 🙄

  • GbGaz

    Member
    17 July 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Cracking looking hardtail that mate! Had a bit of a white theme on my bike for a while lol,,,,I do like a white bike/component…….that said my cars white too lol!!! Something about the colour when its clean,,,just looks so good! 😀

  • Threevok

    Member
    17 July 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Cracking looking hardtail that mate!

    You should see the other one….

    ….and you will very soon, with a bit of luck.

    Only wheels, brakes and rotors left to buy 8)

  • xgsjx

    Member
    18 July 2016 at 12:49 pm

    After playing about with photoshop, I went with blue Nukeproof Electrons.

    I was going to buy bar stops & a QR seat clamp in blue, but as I’ll be changing to a dropper post, I just got a Specialised QR in black for a tenner & leaving the bar ends just now as I’ll likely change the bar & grips in about 6 months or so.

    I got a Topeak bracket & case for my iPhone. I like that it replaces the stem cap as opposed to cable tie like many others. only downside with the waterproof version is it can be tricky trying to get it to recognise your thumb. I got round the issue by scanning my index finger & using the phone on landscape.

  • Threevok

    Member
    18 July 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I got a Topeak bracket & case for my iPhone. I like that it replaces the stem cap as opposed to cable tie like many others. only downside with the waterproof version is it can be tricky trying to get it to recognise your thumb. I got round the issue by scanning my index finger & using the phone on landscape.

    I bought one of these, which has the added bonus of storage.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121352495350?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=420297940557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    I don’t use the fingerprint thing though, and when out on long rides, set the phone up not to lock.

    At the moment, I have a toolkit and spare tube in there, but in the winter I plan to keep the batteries for my Solarstorm lights in there

  • xgsjx

    Member
    18 July 2016 at 5:57 pm

    My Mrs has a similar one on her bike. Very handy for storage.

    I found that if you turn off the lock, all the cards disappear from Apple Pay. I spent 3 days having to go back to using a card! Imagine the embarrassment. 😳

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