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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:49 am 
South East Deputy AEC
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Not really sure that something so new should be over here, but this is the darkside (for me, anyway :oops:), and its new and I'm all excited..i also thought it might get a bit more love over here

After what can only be described as a saga, this arrived at Barreg cycles in Chichester around 3 weeks ago, and I've been fighting illness and office bureaucracy/politics since then trying to get my grubby little paws on it.

Fast forward to yesterday, it's been in said paws for 5 days and i've put 85 miles on it already 8)

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Frame: 52cm Genesis Croix de Fer - Reynolds 725

Fork: Genesis Cr-Mo

Headset: Genesis 1-1/8
Stem: Genesis Alloy
Handlebar: Genesis 6061 Alloy Drop
Grips: Shockproof Brown Tape

Brakes: Avid BB7
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra STi

Shifters: Shimano Tiagra STi
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra 10spd 12-28
Chain: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
Cranks: Shimano Tiagra 170mm
Chainrings: Shimano Tiagra Compact
Bottom Bracket: HollowTech
Pedals: Shimano m520

Hub Skewers: ?
Rims: Alex DX-Lite
Hubs: Shimano M475
Nipples: ?
Spokes: Stainless Black
Tyres: Continental Cyclocross Race
Tubes: ?

Saddle: Genesis Road CrMo Rail
Seatpost: Genesis 6061 27.2mm


Weight: I think it's around 25lbs

I will try to get some better pics, if anyone is interested, when I can find a camera that isn't on my phone

Massive thanks to everyone who helped, especially Thorpie, Wu, Klein-Mad-Chris, GreenRabbit and bat40a6


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:12 pm 
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I can do some pics for you. Will need to go for a ride as well...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:34 pm 
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:D Very nice Max.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:05 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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Thanks Bryan, I love it 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Be careful riding on the road with disc brakes on !!!

Please read this !!!

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/02/14/roa ... more-39660

seems all is not well with disc brakes on road bikes on long decents ??


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:10 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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I did see that, thank you orbeas.

If you read a bit deeper into the article, you will notice that the discs he was using are rather flimsy to say the least. Coupled with the fact he was dragging them on a very steep decent for quite a while...

the BB7 discs on this a pretty heavyweight and i have absolutley no fear for my safety over them...my ability, maybe, but not the discs :)

good article though


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:55 am 
South East Deputy AEC
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updated my thread in '98 bikes, but i thought i should do it here too for some advice..

More than a little disappointed at the moment

The headset has started to seize. First noticed it in the middle of last week before a couple of long rides home from work. the handle bars started to have what can only be described as a default position, almost like a notch dead ahead. went out for a good thrash yesterday and I can actually hear the bearings grinding in the headset and the steering is very weird. trying to move it out of forward to turn left or right is a little battle!

Organising to book it in for it's service anyway next weekend, so will have to talk to them about that.

not good for a bike only a month or so old :(


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