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PostRe: Cycling
by Jenuall » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:07 pm

Ad7 wrote:Cheers hun, I feel a lot better now x


no worries bbz. x

In all honesty though it sounds like you have been the victim of "bantz" which I believe will soon be a crime punishable by death so they'll get what's coming to them! :nod:

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:21 pm

How can I hold all this bantz?

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:16 am

How are those that commute by bike getting on at the moment?

The journey after my 2 week Christmas break was a total slog, really really tough going and it being pitch black on the way back (most of the route has zero lighting) makes it really hard to keep any motivation to push on.

But the cold, of strawberry floating hell the cold :dread: I've taken to wearing 2 pairs of gloves and a hat under my crash helmet because one morning when it was pretty frosty the wind chill gave me a splitting headache from the off, and my fingers were burning to the point I had tears in my eyes when I stopped, almost what I'd imagine frostbite feels like. Horrible.

Yesterday was a little slippy on the corners so I slowed right down and the back of the bike was still loose, but this morning the pavement and most of the road is white with frost so strawberry float that :lol: I can get up to about 30mph on the downhill bit on the way in and even going slowly I can fully see me falling off under braking.

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:30 pm

Ad7 these gloves are decent for the colder months.
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/PXLGWL/pl ... zRCjvwWiWY

As for the other bits try warming up before you get out.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:51 pm

Thanks, looks like the sort of thing I need, but are they not a bit thick for feeling the gears and brakes?

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:24 pm

Ad7 wrote:Thanks, looks like the sort of thing I need, but are they not a bit thick for feeling the gears and brakes?

Brakes should be fine but gears could be an issue.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Errkal » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:06 pm

They looks very warm, but looks massively impractical for riding.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Blue Eyes » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:19 pm

strawberry float cycling at this time of year. I got caught in freezing rain a couple months back and for a forty-minute cycle that’s strawberry floating horrible.

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:51 pm

Errkal wrote:They looks very warm, but looks massively impractical for riding.

Tbh if you're riding a road bike (dropped bars) or non gears these will fine but other bikes the gears will be a pain.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:15 am

strawberry float this weather at the moment. Last week I was riding home in a t-shirt and shorts, getting home in daylight and actually enjoying the ride home despite the effort. This week so far I've had rain in the mornings, HAIL on the way back Monday, shitting down yesterday afternoon with strong wind, getting home in the semi dark again and now this morning it's tipping down again, meaning I'm going to drive.

Just hurry up and be at least dry again ffs, i don't care if it's cold but the rain is horrible to ride in.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Jenuall » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:00 pm

Rain is a nightmare to cycle in true, doubly so if there is a strong headwind - yay, I'm getting wet and going strawberry floating nowhere at the same time!

Decent wet weather gear does help, once I got myself a really good set of breathable waterproofs and some overshoes to keep my feet dry I didn't hate the wet weather quite so much.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:52 am

Head winds can indeed strawberry float off. On the last stretch to work this morning I had loads of speed turning in to the road and it was directly in to the wind, which was like slamming the brakes on. The effort required to carry on at any sort of speed :dread:

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:35 pm

Just went to ride home - completely flat rear tire. :x

It won't take any air so its gone, plus the strawberry floating pump broke as well to add insult to injury :lol:

Wife to the rescue with the van but ffs. Lovely evening too. Could be worse, it could be pissing down and I'd have to walk it back for an hour.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:36 am

After checking my flat, I saw it was a tiny thorn that caused the issue, I realised the chance of this happening again and again is very high and potentially very expensive, so I decided to go for some 'solid' tyres. They're not cheap :dread: but not having to ever inflate or worry about a puncture on my commute is worth it.

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They attach to the wheel rim with a load of pegs which must be wedged in place, which was a pig to do, but now they're on you wouldn't know they weren't conventional tyres without studying closely.

No more punctures :datass:

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:13 am

Seems overkill for the odd puncture would've been cheaper to go tubeless.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Errkal » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:38 am

Would they not feel odd when going along as they are more solid? Also have less give in them for cracks and stuff in the road making it more jolty?

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PostRe: Cycling
by Floex » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:51 am

Ad7 going to work like

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They do seem rather large :lol:

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PostRe: Cycling
by pjbetman » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:45 am

Ad7 wrote:After checking my flat, I saw it was a tiny thorn that caused the issue, I realised the chance of this happening again and again is very high and potentially very expensive, so I decided to go for some 'solid' tyres. They're not cheap :dread: but not having to ever inflate or worry about a puncture on my commute is worth it.

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They attach to the wheel rim with a load of pegs which must be wedged in place, which was a pig to do, but now they're on you wouldn't know they weren't conventional tyres without studying closely.

No more punctures :datass:


Have you got a tricycle? :slol:

EDIT: Just seen it was one tyre all wrapped up :fp:

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PostRe: Cycling
by Dual » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:24 am

Just dropped my bike off at the new bike shop in town for a service and to have some new pedals fitted.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Sandy » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:04 am

It does look a lot like 3 separate fat tyres.


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