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10-23-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By sumgy

There is a copy of a Concorde brochure somewhere...

There is a copy of a Concorde brochure somewhere that lists the models and tubing for each.
I had a quick look with no luck, but I know I have seen it somewhere.
10-22-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By sumgy

Definitely not a Squadra if it is Thron.

Definitely not a Squadra if it is Thron.
10-19-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,584
Posted By sumgy

Thanks for that. Not really bothered enough to...

Thanks for that.
Not really bothered enough to join a group just to ask the question.
Will leave it a mystery I guess.
10-19-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,584
Posted By sumgy

Nope. No luck. They read my msg and did not...

Nope.
No luck.
They read my msg and did not respond.
10-19-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By sumgy

They are finally looking at a similar scheme to...

They are finally looking at a similar scheme to this in one State of Australia, alongside a scheme to incentivise people to ride.
We really are a backwards place given how long the British scheme...
10-19-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,312
Posted By sumgy

I run a 32t cassette on my Moots but still have a...

I run a 32t cassette on my Moots but still have a standard crank.
I could go compact up front if I wanted (and if I could find one).
...
10-17-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By sumgy

I would not be paying much attention to that...

I would not be paying much attention to that sticker TBH.
10-17-19, 03:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By sumgy

As long as you are happy with it I guess.

As long as you are happy with it I guess.
10-17-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By sumgy

Why do you feel it is a Squadra? It does not...

Why do you feel it is a Squadra?
It does not have a number hanger (which I would have thought would be a definite on a Squadra)?
10-17-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,950
Posted By sumgy

Yep. Looks strange and I would be worrying...

Yep.
Looks strange and I would be worrying about the leverage on the seat-tube with that much post hanging out.
10-15-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 2,050,693
Posted By sumgy

My understanding was that Hoffy, Van Werkhoven...

My understanding was that Hoffy, Van Werkhoven and Tom Wallace used to all work together in some ways.
I had a Van Werkhoven track frame and it had Hoffy stamped into the BB shell.

I had an...
10-14-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 2,050,693
Posted By sumgy

Wasn't Paconi part of Cecil Walker? There have...

Wasn't Paconi part of Cecil Walker?
There have also been Hoffy, Van Werkhoven, Kenevans, Euro, Beretto, Frezoni, Llewellyn, Malvern Star.
More recently there has been Devlin and Kumo.
Obviously a...
10-14-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By sumgy

Did the seller mention what tubing it is made...

Did the seller mention what tubing it is made from?
That may be helpful.
I think they were all made from Columbus, just different grades for different models.
I saw a couple of pics of the...
10-14-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By sumgy

Ultrech logo's. I have them on my Prelude. ...

Ultrech logo's.
I have them on my Prelude.

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10-14-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By sumgy

Not sure what model that is. I can't find any...

Not sure what model that is.
I can't find any reference to a Concorde Blitz, and have not seen anything previously.
Also those lugs look different to what I usually see (and to what are on my...
10-14-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By sumgy

Seems another round and round post from someone...

Seems another round and round post from someone asking a question they didn't really want an answer too.

Enjoy your bike.
10-14-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By sumgy

Well I am confused. 1 post you are talking...

Well I am confused.
1 post you are talking about the shop wanting to put your seat up higher, and now you are struggling to get it low enough, and your bars higher.

Which is it?
10-14-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7,533
Views: 2,050,693
Posted By sumgy

My thoughts are don't. But I just hate the look...

My thoughts are don't.
But I just hate the look of quill adapters and modern stems on retro race frames.

Oh, and Brooks saddles. :/
10-13-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By sumgy

Should have walked away when he told you this. ...

Should have walked away when he told you this.
You should NOT have your leg straight at the bottom of your pedal stroke.
I would suggest your saddle will be a number of cm too high based on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By sumgy

Aren't there 2 different compounds? One is...

Aren't there 2 different compounds?
One is softer, (and flimsy from experience).
The other is much more sturdy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By sumgy

https://branfordbike.com/ergo-shifter-parts

https://branfordbike.com/ergo-shifter-parts
10-13-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By sumgy

Sorry, your bike shop stitched you up. But you...

Sorry, your bike shop stitched you up.
But you decided on buying a MTB when from what you have done to the bike it would seem you should have bought something very different.
Oh well, what is done...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By sumgy

That piece is replaceable you know. No need to...

That piece is replaceable you know.
No need to replace the entire shifter.
Get that piece replaced and a decent service and you will fine.
10-13-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By sumgy

So you are running a 30mm riser bar AND a 70mm...

So you are running a 30mm riser bar AND a 70mm stem riser?
Sorry, but you have bought the wrong bike if you have to set it up like that.
10-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,336
Posted By sumgy

Judging by the ongoing whiny stories about MUPs,...

Judging by the ongoing whiny stories about MUPs, it sounds like that is a good thing.
10-13-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,336
Posted By sumgy

Depends what "quite fast" means. About 25kmh is...

Depends what "quite fast" means.
About 25kmh is my max on our shared paths.
They are not training tracks.
10-12-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,735
Posted By sumgy

Someone should bring it up at the monthly...

Someone should bring it up at the monthly cyclists meeting.
10-12-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By sumgy

IMO, only important if you spend lots of time...

IMO, only important if you spend lots of time standing over your bike with both feet flat on completely level ground.
There is no time ever in my riding life where I have crashed or had any kind of...
10-12-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,959
Posted By sumgy

Depends on your trails. On my tight twisty...

Depends on your trails.
On my tight twisty trails, I "feel" faster on my On-One Inbred (635mm ETT with 80mm stem and 71 deg head angle):
...
10-12-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By sumgy

My current fit was definitely not comfortable...

My current fit was definitely not comfortable initially compared to the fit I had gotten used to.
A week or so later it was, and some pains I had put up with, went away.
10-12-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By sumgy

Never get a sore bum, despite riding a SMP...

Never get a sore bum, despite riding a SMP Composit which has no padding.
Even rode 1000km through Vietnam over 9 days with no pain at all.
...
10-12-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By sumgy

Saddle fore/aft also impacts whether you are...

Saddle fore/aft also impacts whether you are using your quads or hamstrings more.
Further back, more hamstrings being used.
KOPS is a nonsense though, outside of a very basic way of sorting out...
10-12-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,178
Posted By sumgy

Hope it works out for you.

Hope it works out for you.
10-12-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,735
Posted By sumgy

I reckon you guys should get rid of MUP's. ...

I reckon you guys should get rid of MUP's.
Lot's of things that hurts people's feelings happen on them, (and then we have to put up with threads detailing those hurt feelings here).
10-12-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 22,904
Posted By sumgy

Just call them. Many of them have GPS tracking...

Just call them.
Many of them have GPS tracking in their vehicles anyway.
I am in Australia and I tell them that I have been involved in a Workplace incident with one of their field units. They are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,365
Posted By sumgy

I have no advice, but have been wearing Giro MTB...

I have no advice, but have been wearing Giro MTB shoes with ratchet straps for a number of years now and never had any problems like the OP's.
Looking at the pics though, I have to wonder how anyone...
10-11-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,584
Posted By sumgy

How would I know if my Concorde was Billato built...

How would I know if my Concorde was Billato built or not?
I have read elsewhere that it may have been built by Giovanni Pelizzoli while he was with Ciocc, but have nothing to confirm either way.
...
10-11-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,336
Posted By sumgy

Another cool MUP story, but needs more...

Another cool MUP story, but needs more Stormtroopers and Muggles.
You know what cyclists are annoying?
The ones with Air Zounds.
And who rides fast enough on a shared path that someone would want...
10-11-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,906
Posted By sumgy

Forgot. Anything with a Brooks saddle. :D

Forgot.
Anything with a Brooks saddle. :D
10-10-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,906
Posted By sumgy

Said it before, but my Gilco tubed Colnago Master...

Said it before, but my Gilco tubed Colnago Master Olympic was the harshest riding bike I ever owned.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,514
Posted By sumgy

Let's just say I am INCREDIBLY surprised as I...

Let's just say I am INCREDIBLY surprised as I have had punctures that size using Stans tubeless on my MTB at around 30psi, and it was a walk home.
What tubeless mix is plugging holes that big for...
10-10-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,843
Posted By sumgy

Again, not what was said. Seems people want to...

Again, not what was said.
Seems people want to use anything said to justify their own position and to make out that posters are "denigrating" others.
You need to re-read the comment I made and the...
10-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,843
Posted By sumgy

No, my comment had nothing to do with the...

No, my comment had nothing to do with the material at all.
I am equating it to the ongoing cost, which seems to be the main argument against Ti here.
If others are replacing their frames every say...
10-10-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,843
Posted By sumgy

But from purely anecdotal evidence of the people...

But from purely anecdotal evidence of the people riding in my local groups seemingly needs to be replaced every few years for some reason.
10-09-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,843
Posted By sumgy

Both bikes are running 23mm Vittoria Corsa tyres...

Both bikes are running 23mm Vittoria Corsa tyres inflated to 80psi front and rear (I weigh 85kg).
The wheels on the moots are far less spokes and are wider rims. Because of the wider rims the tyres...
10-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,843
Posted By sumgy

Well my 11 year old Moots from a cost per annum...

Well my 11 year old Moots from a cost per annum POV is definitely better value than the 5 mass produced bikes most of my friends have gone through in the same timeframe.
Then again my steel Concorde...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,514
Posted By sumgy

But that didn't answer my question either.

But that didn't answer my question either.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,514
Posted By sumgy

So how does tubeless help if you tear a sidewall...

So how does tubeless help if you tear a sidewall or run over glass or a nail?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,514
Posted By sumgy

This is what I don't get about the whole tubeless...

This is what I don't get about the whole tubeless hype.
I run those sorts of pressures in my Vittoria Corsa tyres with tubes.
I weigh 85kg.
I rarely get flats and never get pinch flats.
What...
10-09-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,843
Posted By sumgy

Correct, because the Ti frames are all hand built...

Correct, because the Ti frames are all hand built even at a mass production point.
But there is no way you can say that a mass built Venge is better value than say a hand built Moots.
And in 30...
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