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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ScottD3, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. damo.h
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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    ;) +1.... however crud catchers are acceptable
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    What's the difference?

    I just dont want to be riding round with a big skid mark up my back!
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    I guess I actually have crud catchers - not the old type of mudguards, the black plastic type that just fix in one place.

    Likewise it isn't cool to arrive at work with a skid mark up the front and back :unsure:
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm still waiting to pick my damn alloys up! Was suppose to be Friday then delayed to Saturday, then it was suppose to be yesterday and now it today, let's see if they are ready yet! mofooooos!!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Got any pics of them Jo?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    Not if I don't actually have the alloys to hand yet! lol Plus, I'm keeping them under wraps until GTI Inters maybe.... :)
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    OK, mine are ready to be picked up, should get them in about an hrs time! :)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Ok guys, back onto bikes.

    I've just applied for the bike to work scheme as I work fo local goverment I can get a £500 bike for £300.

    Help me find a bike people.

    I need a bike for the toe paths with front shocks.
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    You're right, but i want 200mm so i can just lark about with it :laugh:

    Plus i wanna see what it looks like having the front end up that high :laugh:
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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    Smudge You'll feel like yr peddling up hill all the time ;) and You'll just end up snapping Yr frame dude usually just behind Yr headset on the first drop off lol. That bike ain't made for thrashing. It's an XC bike
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Bit of cutting around the pipes and it will be a good fit.

    [​IMG]

    Smudge, look at jump bikes (i think that's right) they have big front forks and low saddle.
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    Took me a while to workout what you were referring to - looks OEM :thumbsup:

    Paul
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    Got my new babies, the woman is not impressed I'm like a child with a bag of sweets! Shame it's raining outside, really wanted to trial fit to see if I need spacers for a good stance!
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Jo can you PM me a pic please :photo:
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    My old frame which was exactly the same as this seemed to cope alright, and that was absolutely caned :laugh: only time it let go was when it got wrapped around a tree at about 20mph :(
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    +1 :)
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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    As said you sound like you should have a jump bike or freeride/ all mountain so you can go up and down. Or go full on DH then it's acceptable to push it up hill haha and way more fun on the downs ;)
    God I need a new bike.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Guys I need some Ideas for a new bike. Budget is £500. I've been on the Giant website and seen some nice ones on there.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Buy my cannondale F5 :)
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    The F5 looks a bit gay. What about the "Bad Boy" in stealth black:

    [​IMG]
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    But thats not the bike I got.
    I got hte F5. lol
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    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    What you wanna use it for?? Commute( Tarmac)/ clearing 20ft road gaps on Yr lunch break ??
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    Commuting via shingle toe paths along the river and the occaisonal woodland blast.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Oh and it's got to be able to cover the London to Cambridge bike ride next month.
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I cant get a used one as it's part of a "Bike to Work" scheme so I get a brand new bike tax free then they take monthly payments out of your salary.
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    They are not that special to be honest, they are rare and expensive though....
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    Stop making excuses and send me a pic ;)
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Come on Jojo PM pics.

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    Thats exactly what I'm doing, going for a look around some shops tomorrow. See my thread in this section.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Don't forget most shops will charge you 10% on top of the price tag to cover their costs for you using the cycle to work scheme.
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    I've not found that in my experience. They charge you mrrp for the bike, they can't discount it, but thats the only stipulation.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    When I was buying mine the shops I went to always quoted me a extra 10% on to the price soon as I mentioned the cycle scheme.
    I emailed the cycle scheme people to ask them if this is normal or even correct and they said it is. Shops do it to cover tax/charges they incur.
    Bit **** really and when my cycle scheme ended they offered my 3 options.
    Buy the bike for £150, give it back to them or pay £45 for extended rental for 36 months.
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    Maybe it depends on your scheme provider, I think they revised the scheme not many months ago. I'll be wary of it though so thanks for the heads up.
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    In that case you might ad well get a loan a get somat decent for Yr money. Or will you make such a significant saving going through cycle to work scheme
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    I saved about £100 on my bike using the cycle scheme.
    You will always save money when using the cycle scheme.
    I don't think its a great saver as it once was.
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    They reckon you save up to 55%, but I think 30% is more typical on the prices I'm looking at. The installments are deducted at source so it's the happy feeling of not paying tax :)

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