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PostCycling
by timble » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:09 am

I am going to get myself a new Road Bike and scrap my Hybrid thing, which has cost me £200 (for than the bike) in repairs.

Being a lanky git I need a bike with a 58.5cm frame so I think I'm going for a Giant Defy 2 at £800. http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-GB/bik ... 861/38959/

Thing is, it's a lot of dosh for something I know nothing about. Does anyone else do this cycling thing? And who are Giant?

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PostRe: Cycling
by LewisD » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:12 am

That is the best website name I have ever seen :D

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PostRe: Cycling
by timble » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:19 am

LewisD's Christmas Name wrote:That is the best website name I have ever seen :D


:lol:

I've just spotted the 09 model for £694

www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/1899 ... _Bike_2009

Hmmm tempted. I'm tempted to hit the purchase button...

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PostRe: Cycling
by timble » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:46 am

timble wrote:
LewisD's Christmas Name wrote:That is the best website name I have ever seen :D


:lol:

I've just spotted the 09 model for £694

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... _Bike_2009

Hmmm tempted. I'm tempted to hit the purchase button...


Phew.. Checked some reviews on them before I bought and glad I didn't buy from them. As nobody else cares, here's a picture of an Asian girl on a bike..

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PostRe: Cycling
by TigaSefi » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:16 am

Mate, if you are going to buy a bike for that much dosh, go to a local bike shop and have it kitted out for your lanky frame especially.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Slartibartfast » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:06 am

TigaSefi wrote:Mate, if you are going to buy a bike for that much dosh, go to a local bike shop and have it kitted out for your lanky frame especially.


Very true, make sure that frame is right for you by going to a shop. Then order it on-line.

Giant are a well trusted and decent brand, I wouldn't hesitate getting one of their bikes if it fitted well. I'm glad you've gone Road too, hybrids are okay, but are rubbish on roads compared to a proper road bike (and rubbish off-road compared to a mountain bike).

Seeing as you're spending a lot of money (I go round a slightly creaky - but well looked after - £300 road bike), it is worth brushing up on bike maintenance, lots of places reun afternoon courses, just so you know what every screw does. Obviously lots of stuff on the interweb.

Not sure this is exactly the right one: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/defy-2-10-35307

... But do poke around that site, I'm occasionally on the forums (although mostly in summer as I'm a massive wimp).

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PostRe: Cycling
by Floex » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:40 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:Mate, if you are going to buy a bike for that much dosh, go to a local bike shop and have it kitted out for your lanky frame especially.


Very true, make sure that frame is right for you by going to a shop. Then order it on-line.

Giant are a well trusted and decent brand, I wouldn't hesitate getting one of their bikes if it fitted well. I'm glad you've gone Road too, hybrids are okay, but are rubbish on roads compared to a proper road bike (and rubbish off-road compared to a mountain bike).

Seeing as you're spending a lot of money (I go round a slightly creaky - but well looked after - £300 road bike), it is worth brushing up on bike maintenance, lots of places reun afternoon courses, just so you know what every screw does. Obviously lots of stuff on the interweb.

Not sure this is exactly the right one: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/defy-2-10-35307

... But do poke around that site, I'm occasionally on the forums (although mostly in summer as I'm a massive wimp).



Screw you, I just bought a Hybrid! :x

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PostRe: Cycling
by Slartibartfast » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:10 pm

Floex wrote:
Slartibartfast wrote:
TigaSefi wrote:Mate, if you are going to buy a bike for that much dosh, go to a local bike shop and have it kitted out for your lanky frame especially.


Very true, make sure that frame is right for you by going to a shop. Then order it on-line.

Giant are a well trusted and decent brand, I wouldn't hesitate getting one of their bikes if it fitted well. I'm glad you've gone Road too, hybrids are okay, but are rubbish on roads compared to a proper road bike (and rubbish off-road compared to a mountain bike).

Seeing as you're spending a lot of money (I go round a slightly creaky - but well looked after - £300 road bike), it is worth brushing up on bike maintenance, lots of places reun afternoon courses, just so you know what every screw does. Obviously lots of stuff on the interweb.

Not sure this is exactly the right one: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/defy-2-10-35307

... But do poke around that site, I'm occasionally on the forums (although mostly in summer as I'm a massive wimp).



Screw you, I just bought a Hybrid! :x


Haha, sorry. Hybrids are great for people starting to cycle, wanting an upright position and they are theoretically a bit better suited to canal path type cycling which you wouldn't want to put a shiny road bike on... but if and when you get on a sleek, lightweight road bike and go zooming along at 35mph+, you'll see a hybrid doesn't excel in either road or off-road cycling.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Floex » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:19 pm

I can't see me ever doing 35mph+ on a main road though :lol:

Timble, checkout Evans Cycles. You get 10% off any purchase, ends today mind. Saved £35

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PostRe: Cycling
by Slartibartfast » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:24 pm

Floex wrote:I can't see me ever doing 35mph+ on a main road though :lol:

Timble, checkout Evans Cycles. You get 10% off any purchase, ends today mind. Saved £35


It's a bit scary the first few times, but easily done with a hybrid if you're on a hill and the wind isn't working against you.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Floex » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:27 pm

Slartibarfast - Looking at getting a helmet, how does this one look

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/scott/karma-off-road-helmet-ec017753

Style first, safety later.... :shifty:

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PostRe: Cycling
by Slartibartfast » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:32 pm

Floex wrote:Slartibarfast - Looking at getting a helmet, how does this one look

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/scott/karma-off-road-helmet-ec017753

Style first, safety later.... :shifty:


Like a bike it's definitely worth going to a cycle shop and getting one properly fitted (then run away and order it on-line). A badly fitting helmet isn't much more use than no helmet... but I'm pretty sure most helmets are the same safety wise.

Style: My helmet is a red helmet. 8-)


Red things go faster. Fact.

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PostRe: Cycling
by LewisD » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:33 pm

This is what I wear on my motorbike:

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strawberry floating pimped as gooseberry fool :lol: :lol: :fp:

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PostRe: Cycling
by Floex » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:35 pm

Oh man, you should totally fit a spike on top of that :lol: You could form a new Hell's Angels group in Guilford

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PostRe: Cycling
by LewisD » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:37 pm

Floex wrote:You could form a new Hell's Angels group in Guildford


'Coff :D

I'm not prospecting for any Outlaw MC. My brother Prospected for the Vikings (The MC charter in control of Surrey).
And the stories he told me about what they got up to, strawberry float... that :D

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PostRe: Cycling
by Floex » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:40 pm

They have one bitchin' website 8-)

http://www.vikingsmcsurrey.co.uk/

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PostRe: Cycling
by smurphy » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:13 pm

I want a road bike. The tyres on my mountain are literally 10cm wide, I hate pedalling along a road knowing I could be going about 3 times the speed. It weighs a tonne too. :(

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PostRe: Cycling
by Antwon » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:51 pm

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/saracen/londres-campagnolo-xenon-2009-road-bike-ec019365

This bike is great value, with a campag groupset, and I know Saracen's frames are top dog.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Fatal Exception » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:33 pm

timble wrote:
timble wrote:
LewisD's Christmas Name wrote:That is the best website name I have ever seen :D


:lol:

I've just spotted the 09 model for £694

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... _Bike_2009

Hmmm tempted. I'm tempted to hit the purchase button...


Phew.. Checked some reviews on them before I bought and glad I didn't buy from them. As nobody else cares, here's a picture of an Asian girl on a bike..

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PostRe: Cycling
by Preezy » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:14 am

timble wrote:As nobody else cares, here's a picture of an Asian girl on a bike..

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How can you tell it's an Asian?

How can you tell for certain it's even a girl :?


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