Minor accident today :(

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naufal90
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Minor accident today :(

Postby naufal90 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:01 pm

While cycling in the snow in London road, I was very careful not to skid on the road. I should have avoid using bike in the first place but never thought the snow will be heavy today. Just at the corner into my mate's house, I skidded and fell down on the street :( I don't really mind getting some minor injury but few parts of my bike were scratched :( I am really sad today. Now looking to replace some few parts inc new bar tape i just put on 10 miles ago :(

I have few questions. My current bar is 31.8mm. Can I use a 26mm bar without replacing my 31.8mm stem?

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: Minor accident today :(

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:06 pm

No! You can't

naufal90
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Re: Minor accident today :(

Postby naufal90 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:10 pm

Thanks. But if I change the stem as well, can I?

Anyone having extra bar to sell, I would be happy if you could let me know what you have. Looking to source used parts to replace those damaged parts.

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Re: Minor accident today :(

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:39 pm

Maybe one of these would work?

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... lebar_Shim

Depends if you're looking for an excuse to buy a new stem or not.


naufal90
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Re: Minor accident today :(

Postby naufal90 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 19:11 pm

If I change the seatpost, do I need to change the clamp as well? I believe no right? Also, since I'm looking to replace it, should I buy carbon or just aluminium? Is the Thompson seatpost good? Is it carbon? (There's one currently in the classifieds).


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