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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:16 am

Haha Ad7 talking of punctures and only going and get one this morning on a shortish local trail ride. I didn't bother to bring anything but a bottle of water and being tubeless all I probably need is a pump and it will reseal itself.
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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:55 am

Errkal wrote: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?

If they are anything like the Boris bikes in London they will feel harsh and have no grip in the wet but you would expect them to be/feel better.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:09 pm

darksideby182 wrote:Seems overkill for the odd puncture would've been cheaper to go tubeless.


Money isn't an issue for me. It's only a work commute, so I'm not bothered if the ride is overly firm as long as I dont have to put up with glass and thorns again.

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PostRe: Cycling
by darksideby182 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:15 pm

Ad7 wrote:
darksideby182 wrote:Seems overkill for the odd puncture would've been cheaper to go tubeless.


Money isn't an issue for me. It's only a work commute, so I'm not bothered if the ride is overly firm as long as I dont have to put up with glass and thorns again.

Fair enough would be interested in how you get on with them other than the Boris bikes I've never ridden them.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:00 am

That ride in :dread:

strawberry floating hell that was uncomfortable, and the bike's rolling speed is significantly slower.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Errkal » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:46 pm

Ad7 wrote:That ride in :dread:

strawberry floating hell that was uncomfortable, and the bike's rolling speed is significantly slower.

:fp: :lol:


:lol: that went well then.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:41 pm

:lol:

Yeah it's gooseberry fool. Tbh if I could take them off and return them I would, but theyre impossible to remove once fixed without destroying them. Maybe they'll soften off a bit with a bit more riding. I did hit a nasty thorny branch on the way back today which probably would have taken the front tyre out, so at least that's not a worry.

The formerly mostly smooth ride down the hill is now like this:
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PostRe: Cycling
by NBK » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:57 pm

I haven't been on my bike for about 8 weeks now and it's doing my head in. I managed to break my foot after hitting some black ice in to work and it's only really now that I'm able to walk on it without too much pain.

My bike's still at work (cycled the rest of the way in after it happened because it was easier than walking :dread:) and I was planning on taking it home tomorrow, but reports of freezing temperatures over night and gritters being deployed equals a big, fat NOPE.

Fingers crossed it's not as bad later in the week.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Dual » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:36 pm

Had clip less pedals fitted.

How do I ride bike?

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Thu May 23, 2019 8:20 am

I came off my bike this morning :dread:

I came off the bike at the top of a lane near the start - the pedal clipped the floor as I turned the corner, the bike came out from under me and flipped over, god knows how I stayed on my feet but I very nearly went over. I've never done anything like that before and I put the gooseberry fools up me as there's a similar part further down that i go through really fast and if it had happened there I probably would have broken something.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:10 am

Does anyone have a crash helmet mounted camera they use? I only have to use the main road for the last couple of minutes of the ride to work, and nearly every time some banana split will nearly have me off my bike. This morning I was indicating right, just finishing moving to the middle of the road and some banana split overtook me and then braked in front of me to take the same turn. Absolutely sick of it.

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PostRe: Cycling
by <]:^D » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:46 pm

this is why i bought a motorbike
im the overtaker now :datass:

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PostRe: Cycling
by SugarCubes » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:38 pm

Ad7 wrote:I came off my bike this morning :dread:

I came off the bike at the top of a lane near the start - the pedal clipped the floor as I turned the corner, the bike came out from under me and flipped over, god knows how I stayed on my feet but I very nearly went over. I've never done anything like that before and I put the gooseberry fools up me as there's a similar part further down that i go through really fast and if it had happened there I probably would have broken something.


That's why you should always bend your inside leg and have the pedal at 12 when cornering. I saw a bloke the other morning on his super expensive carbon road bike nearly do the same, lucky for him he just threw off some sparks from the pedal and had a wobble.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Jenuall » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:54 am

SugarCubes wrote:
Ad7 wrote:I came off my bike this morning :dread:

I came off the bike at the top of a lane near the start - the pedal clipped the floor as I turned the corner, the bike came out from under me and flipped over, god knows how I stayed on my feet but I very nearly went over. I've never done anything like that before and I put the gooseberry fools up me as there's a similar part further down that i go through really fast and if it had happened there I probably would have broken something.


That's why you should always bend your inside leg and have the pedal at 12 when cornering. I saw a bloke the other morning on his super expensive carbon road bike nearly do the same, lucky for him he just threw off some sparks from the pedal and had a wobble.

Good advice - although it is really weird as I think I've always instinctively been doing this but never actively thought about it before!

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:46 pm

That's the thing, I've always done it and made a point of doing it, but that morning I was pretty much asleep and just flat out didn't do it, and off I went.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Errkal » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:50 pm

Got myself a pannier bag and rack thing on my bike and holy gooseberry fool it changes everything!

It makes the back of the bike bastard heavy and the bags a bit gooseberry fool as it's cheap, but riding without a bag in is awesomeness!

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:54 pm

I couldn't do without mine. I rarely have to wear a backpack, so when i do it's noticeably hard going. Get a back for each side if you dont already as that weight really needs balancing. As you say, it makes the back of the bike VERY heavy, especially with the wieght of the lock etc.

Speaking of the pannier rack, mine has repeatedly had the bolts shake loose because of those gooseberry fool hard tyres and the bumpy ride, so tonight i bought some toothed washers and better bolts, hopefully those will stay in, or i'm gluing the strawberry floaters in place.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Errkal » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:10 pm

Ad7 wrote:I couldn't do without mine. I rarely have to wear a backpack, so when i do it's noticeably hard going. Get a back for each side if you dont already as that weight really needs balancing. As you say, it makes the back of the bike VERY heavy, especially with the wieght of the lock etc.

Speaking of the pannier rack, mine has repeatedly had the bolts shake loose because of those gooseberry fool hard tyres and the bumpy ride, so tonight i bought some toothed washers and better bolts, hopefully those will stay in, or i'm gluing the strawberry floaters in place.


I didn’t notice any unbalance so for now I’m ok, my main weight in mine is my laptop. I have a decent lock buts it’s not mega heavy which is good.

I will deffo need a better bag, the clips that hold it on the rack are a bit gooseberry fool, luckily there is Velcro straps too but it’s not going last all that long.

Will have to keep an eye on bolts, I’m going to keep normal tires so hopefully it will be ok.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Ad7 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 am

Aaaaand the bolts have come loose. strawberry float this gooseberry fool every strawberry floating single strawberry floating day. It's those gooseberry fool tyres that started it.

It'd be better off getting a new bike with rear shocks and fat tyres.

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PostRe: Cycling
by Errkal » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:04 am

Changes route in today to be on a fully road road, it's considerably less interesting but so much easier as I get into the swing of things. The other route is loose surface so it just saps all momentum.


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