Cannondale Bad boy

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The budget keeps going up.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXLREVA ... -road-bike

Makes more sense. tyres will puncture less, disc brakes, 1x11 crankset, good clearance etc. I thnk the M will fit you nicely unless i've mis-sized you.
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weeksy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:48 am The budget keeps going up.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXLREVA ... -road-bike

Makes more sense. tyres will puncture less, disc brakes, 1x11 crankset, good clearance etc. I thnk the M will fit you nicely unless i've mis-sized you.
I love my Condor Fratello but the one regret I have is not getting disc brakes on it, especially for town riding.
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If puncture prevention is your thing I am one of those bores that will sing the praises of tubeless.

A few things you need to learn with them, but once you've done a few all season commutes with no punctures you end up singing from the rooftops and annoying anyone in ear shot about how great they are.
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chutzpah wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:33 am If puncture prevention is your thing I am one of those bores that will sing the praises of tubeless.

A few things you need to learn with them, but once you've done a few all season commutes with no punctures you end up singing from the rooftops and annoying anyone in ear shot about how great they are.
Not quite as easy on roadies as it is on MTB though ?
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Yup, as per stuff you need to learn.

Get the rim taped up properly and ensure the valve is on snug.

Get an air tank to blast the air in, then spin to distribute the sealant and close any tiny gaps.

If it's being a pain to seal, a bit of soapy water around the wheel rim and tyre to encourage it.

Job's a good 'un.

I run it on two road bikes, don't get me wrong the learning curve was there but that's only because we're all so used to throwing an inner tube in, seating the bead and pumping. I initially got away without an air tank but then had a frustrating half hour trying to reseat a tyre one afternoon. Once I got the air tank never had the same problem.

Haven't had to resort to the soapy water trick but have it in the back of my mind if I need to as it's the tip everyone swears by.
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chutzpah wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:41 am Yup, as per stuff you need to learn.

Get the rim taped up properly and ensure the valve is on snug.

Get an air tank to blast the air in, then spin to distribute the sealant and close any tiny gaps.

If it's being a pain to seal, a bit of soapy water around the wheel rim and tyre to encourage it.

Job's a good 'un.

I run it on two road bikes, don't get me wrong the learning curve was there but that's only because we're all so used to throwing an inner tube in, seating the bead and pumping. I initially got away without an air tank but then had a frustrating half hour trying to reseat a tyre one afternoon. Once I got the air tank never had the same problem.

Haven't had to resort to the soapy water trick but have it in the back of my mind if I need to as it's the tip everyone swears by.
I run tubeless on all my MTBs but thought roadies were trickier to do
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weeksy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:48 am The budget keeps going up.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXLREVA ... -road-bike

Makes more sense. tyres will puncture less, disc brakes, 1x11 crankset, good clearance etc. I thnk the M will fit you nicely unless i've mis-sized you.
That's a decent shout for a (nicer) winter bike, actually.
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weeksy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:48 am The budget keeps going up.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXLREVA ... -road-bike

Makes more sense. tyres will puncture less, disc brakes, 1x11 crankset, good clearance etc. I thnk the M will fit you nicely unless i've mis-sized you.
Lime looks tasty.

I am 169cm or 5ft 7
So Small or Medium. But I’ve read it’s better to for the smaller it’s your between 2 sizes. I am going to go Giant in Camden and see what there saying and work out my size. Shame the lime has sold out
Plus not a fan of the shiny black.
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formula400 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:42 am
weeksy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:48 am The budget keeps going up.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXLREVA ... -road-bike

Makes more sense. tyres will puncture less, disc brakes, 1x11 crankset, good clearance etc. I thnk the M will fit you nicely unless i've mis-sized you.
Lime looks tasty.

I am 169cm or 5ft 7
So Small or Medium. But I’ve read it’s better to for the smaller it’s your between 2 sizes. I am going to go Giant in Camden and see what there saying and sit and work out my size.
I’ll email Planet X about when more smalls will come
Plus not a fan of the shiny black.
5'7 i'd go Medium on that frame myself.
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weeksy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:48 am The budget keeps going up.
Simply I don’t want mechanical brakes
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weeksy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:44 am
formula400 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:42 am
weeksy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:48 am The budget keeps going up.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXLREVA ... -road-bike

Makes more sense. tyres will puncture less, disc brakes, 1x11 crankset, good clearance etc. I thnk the M will fit you nicely unless i've mis-sized you.
Lime looks tasty.

I am 169cm or 5ft 7
So Small or Medium. But I’ve read it’s better to for the smaller it’s your between 2 sizes. I am going to go Giant in Camden and see what there saying and sit and work out my size.
I’ll email Planet X about when more smalls will come
Plus not a fan of the shiny black.
5'7 i'd go Medium on that frame myself.
Ok, why on that frame, still trying to get my head round all this new to me stuff, I don’t want anything to extreme I think.
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formula400 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:53 am
weeksy wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:44 am
formula400 wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:42 am

Lime looks tasty.

I am 169cm or 5ft 7
So Small or Medium. But I’ve read it’s better to for the smaller it’s your between 2 sizes. I am going to go Giant in Camden and see what there saying and sit and work out my size.
I’ll email Planet X about when more smalls will come
Plus not a fan of the shiny black.
5'7 i'd go Medium on that frame myself.
Ok, why on that frame, still trying to get my head round all this new to me stuff, I don’t want anything to extreme I think.
I've ridden a few PX bikes and their geometry is quite non-racy, espeically on the L-R which is designed as a super commuter type so quite relaxed, it's not a crazy reach and not crazy stem angles/length, so you'll fit a Medium well i rekon.
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Oh ok. Good.

Going to have to pass as they only have black. Not a fan. I’ll message them just in case they have a lime In M.
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I'm your height and would go for a small :D Stick a longer stem on if anything.
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Bubbles wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:40 pm I'm your height and would go for a small :D Stick a longer stem on if anything.
Why the small over the M???
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I had a bike fit, and the reach on my current bike is nearer to the small frame than medium. I'd rather stick a 10mm longer stem on a bike to 'fit' it properly than go for a bigger frame.

You have have longer arms for your size, more or less flexibility, etc, etc. Many things to consider. Think I'd rather be a bit more upright on a commuter, also.

Note on the mechanical discs: whilst I currently don't have any, I've ridden a bike with them. They're far simpler to set-up and, even with cantilevers, your limiting by traction from tyre and road, not stopping power. You'll be able to lock wheels with no bother.
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Right, that makes sense, I feel I am quite small, I do t have long arms or legs, so Small Giant or a 53 cube is for me.
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