General Discussion: Cycling


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Burt
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4802 posts since 3/1/10

5 Jul 2018 13:55
Nice one, illwill. Got no experience of this whatsoever despite being knocked off myself a coupla times so any suggestions are really appreciated.
swede
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6953 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jul 2018 14:40
burt - https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/131099/#comment8835812
Burt
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4802 posts since 3/1/10

5 Jul 2018 17:41
Same text as the bike radar link, Swede but thanks very much, mate Cool
OnlyOneStop
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2767 posts since 3/8/08

6 Jul 2018 14:36
£500 for a Trek Roscoe 7? Good deal? Are those 3" wheeled bikes good to ride?
illwill
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2988 posts since 17/5/04

13 Jul 2018 10:02
Been mowing through crotches on my work jeans/chinos. Commute is only 10 mins.

I'm thinking it's because I have a shitty fabric saddle. Can anyone confirm that a slippery leather/plastic saddle is any better?
Burt
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4802 posts since 3/1/10

13 Jul 2018 10:29
Depending on how much heat you're packing there's probably less friction on a non-fabric saddle.
illwill
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2988 posts since 17/5/04

13 Jul 2018 10:38
It's a decent handful but I'm all balls
andymakesglasses
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19968 posts since 26/1/06

13 Jul 2018 11:21
A slippier saddle would improve things but cycling-specific trousers (if it's an option) would probably help too. I wear through crotches pretty quick just walking (yes thunder thighs) but some Endura and Altura bike shorts I wear have lasted several years (although I'm wearing a lycra liner under those so that will reduce the friction between leg and material a bit).
shields88
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322 posts since 25/5/11

11 Aug 2018 21:14
Ive a Cafe Du Cycliste Jersey in the classifieds that might interest someone..
shields88
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322 posts since 25/5/11

11 Aug 2018 21:17
Also, any recommendations for a decent wheelset? I've got got disc brakes and was looking at the Hunt Aero or 4 Season. I've a Specialized Roubaix running some Axis Elite Discs.
Doogan
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249 posts since 13/4/14

11 Aug 2018 22:38
shields88 wrote: Ive a Cafe Du Cycliste Jersey in the classifieds that might interest someone..

How's the sizing on that jersey?

I have a pair of Oakley Jawbreaker photochromic glasses I'm selling. Worn twice, £95
shields88
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322 posts since 25/5/11

13 Aug 2018 15:41
The Jersey is sold now mate
swiftus
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523 posts since 1/7/09

14 Aug 2018 12:40
Thought this might be of interest to anyone in London that wants to learn about bike maintenance. Might be basic stuff, but it's free.

https://www.cycleconfident.com/