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PostRe: Cycling
by TigaSefi » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:33 am

I went riding in the South East yesterday evening. The winds was SO strong that even when I was doing 27.5mph, it felt like I was treading water. strawberry floating headwinds :x

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PostRe: Cycling
by mcjihge2 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:16 pm

[iup=3498852]Floex[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3498849]mcjihge2[/iup] wrote:Hello. Im thinking of getting a bike.

Whats the general consensus on "front fork suspension" or whatever its called. Yes or no?


What are you going to be doing as in are you mainly roads or are you doing downhill stuff?


Roads. Im thinking of entering a triathlon next year with a 20k cycle. Ive got my eye on a boardman hybrid.

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PostRe: Cycling
by TigaSefi » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:18 pm

NO front fork suspension on the road EVER in that case!

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PostRe: Cycling
by Floex » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:34 pm

Agreed. It adds on unnecessary weight and is ultimately pointless on roads.

Lotus wrote:Nice one, thanks Floex. It'll just be casual weekend riding really (well, 20-60 mile rides), but no commuting or racing. Seen one for about £30, will try it on and plump for that probably.


Just be wary of the make is all.

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PostRe: Cycling
by mcjihge2 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:14 pm

Thanks.

Whats the opinion on disc brakes rather than the normal ones apart from about £50 on the price? reliability, maintenance?

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PostRe: Cycling
by Yoshimi » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:22 pm

mcjihge2 wrote:Thanks.

Whats the opinion on disc brakes rather than the normal ones apart from about £50 on the price? reliability, maintenance?

Disc brakes are great for commuting and city riding, where you have to stop/start a lot.

At the moment they add too much weight for a road bike, so best avoided for a bike you're doing decent distances on.

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PostRe: Cycling
by OLIN » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:49 pm

Me and the missus hired these bad boys in Florida last week - I want one!

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My own bike is shite, it's a right scruffy wreck - I deliberately bought a £20 gooseberry fool heap though, so I could park it outside work and not worry about it being nicked.

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PostRe: Cycling
by D_C » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:18 pm

Nice!

My local bike shop has one of these in the front:
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Silly money though.

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PostRe: Cycling
by OLIN » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:21 pm

I want that even more!

They also had this in the hire shop:

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:lol:

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PostRe: Cycling
by TigaSefi » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:20 pm

Pedalling backwards to stop though :dread:

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PostRe: Cycling
by Slartibartfast » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:30 pm

Is there no Tour de France thread?

Cracking first stage anyway, well done Yorkshire.

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PostRe: Cycling
by OLIN » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:13 pm

[iup=3499948]TigaSefi[/iup] wrote:Pedalling backwards to stop though :dread:


The Crushers had normal brakes front & rear, which surprised me.

The Cruiser bikes they had, which were the cheapest to hire, had no front brake and only a fixed/back pedal rear...no thanks!

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PostRe: Cycling
by Slayerx » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:44 pm

Random question doing a static bike challenge first thing Monday at work 10 mins to try travel furthest.

Am I best just going full pelt for 10 mins or trying something else ?

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PostRe: Cycling
by Preezy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:24 am

10 minutes is a long time so I'd start slow(ish) then build to a final couple minute sprint.

Did 30 miles yesterday, feeling it a bit this morning :lol:

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PostRe: Cycling
by Yoshimi » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:03 am

My life flashed before my eyes the other day :lol: ....

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PostRe: Cycling
by TigaSefi » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:16 am

What a knobber! i have had that maneuver all the time. BMW drivers BUSTING a gut to pull in front of me only to turn left for whatever reason. Gas station or simply into a side road :x

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PostRe: Cycling
by Lotus » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:20 am

Bought a road bike the other week. Did a quick 10 miles last weekend, and went out early this morning hoping to do 15 but only did 7 - just felt exhausted. :dread: Putting it down to a cold I have, which made it not a particularly pleasant ride.

Enjoying it though.

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PostRe: Cycling
by TigaSefi » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:30 pm

I used today's 60 miles ride to cough up all mucus phlegm that I had rattling around in my chest :lol:

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PostRe: Cycling
by OLIN » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:57 pm

We had some knackered bikes dumped in the car park at work a while ago. They were kept inside for a while and the coppers weren't interested and no one else was interested and the boss wanted 'em out of the way so i claimed them.
Thought I'd have a bit of a play with one of 'em:

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^ Back end jacked up as far as the cables will allow an an alloy seat stem cut to size - who needs rear suspension?

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^ I decided it could use a little rake - mathematically worked out with a hacksaw.

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^ note the use of a sophisticated frame jig.

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^ Could do with being stretched out a little.

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^ thought I'd best brace it. Else my crappy weld'd snap on the first corner.
Top tube is part of a circular shower rail bought off of Amazon.
As a shower rail it was gooseberry fool.
As the top tube of a dubious looking bicycle it suffices.

Seat stem was cut at 45 degrees, turned around and welded back together for a little more stretch.

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^ I knew that old stainless shelf'd come in useful at some point.
Got through two bloody cutting discs cutting the side plates out though!

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The next step is to widen the handlebars using the standard bars off of my Triumph.
Should be 'interesting' to ride.

[Pics curtesy of 'The Chickenshit Welding Co.'.]

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PostRe: Cycling
by TigaSefi » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:42 pm

Erm? :lol:

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