General Discussion: Cycling


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Jesus
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5996 posts since 7/10/08

28 Oct 2008 17:42
pharrel owns part of brooklyn machine works, bought into it a couple of years ago

they do stuff like this


i used to have a pair of the shinburger pedals years ago, lethal in the wet Laughing out loud
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

28 Oct 2008 17:45
Pharrel has one of the best lives in the world, makes music for a living and gets the opportunity to invest and get involved in every bit of hype going in the world. Except the Large Hardon Collider, that is, but I presume that's a collaboration waiting to happen.
seenmy
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6581 posts since 17/6/06

28 Oct 2008 17:57
billy ray valentine wrote: put some pics up seenmy please.

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in response to dan, i always see a cannondale system six tied to some railings on cromwell road, granted its got 2 heavy duty abus locks on it, but its a 4k bike which is there overnight sometimes. some people are just simple.
t_dot
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6087 posts since 1/8/05

28 Oct 2008 18:04
matches with the walls and slop bucket in your cell. Other inmates must get jealous when you take it round the excersise yard.
Ineff
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9844 posts since 7/4/04

13 Feb 2009 21:04
I want a bike. I know nothing about them.

I'm only going to use it to cycle around 4/5 miles a day. My only preference is something that looks cool and is completely black or completely white. Cheaper the better.

Any suggestions?
Hello World
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12136 posts since 7/3/05

13 Feb 2009 21:23
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/centrum-sport-2008-hybrid-bike-ec001472

£250

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cannondale/bad-boy-2008-hybrid-bike-ec000107

£399

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/specialized/globe-san-francisco-2-2009-road-bike-ec016927

£439

all copies of:

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cannondale/bad-boy-rohloff-2009-hybrid-bike-ec016540
£2,459
Ineff
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9844 posts since 7/4/04

13 Feb 2009 21:32
They look a bit nerdy man. I quite like this, even though it's not black or white

Is it a bad idea to get a BMX?

Hello World
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12136 posts since 7/3/05

13 Feb 2009 21:37
bad idea for riding 4/5 miles yes. gearing is normally stupid so have to pedal a bit then cruise then pedal.

depends on the style your going for bmx probably up your street but can look a bit "juvenile".
andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

13 Feb 2009 23:29
You on a BMX will look like a normal-sized person on a mountain bike Eye-wink

I was considering treating myself to this if my bike didn't turn up - take the stickers off and you have an all-black bike

Ineff
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9844 posts since 7/4/04

14 Feb 2009 11:10
You on a moutain bike will look like a normal person on a mountain bike, in a stupid hat.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

14 Feb 2009 11:15
Laughing out loud
Blueprint
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986 posts since 28/4/07

16 Feb 2009 19:07
My Trek mountain bike needs a good service. How much should i be looking to pay at a independant bike shop? Also whats normally included?
Dee
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11588 posts since 22/11/07

16 Feb 2009 19:29
depends on what you want. I used to do most of my own work with exception to my bottom bracket. The last time I paid was around £50 for a re-grease on the b/b with bearings, and had all the cables changed (4+ years ago though). You would be best off buying some spray lube, a few tools and learning how to service them yourself.
Blueprint
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986 posts since 28/4/07

16 Feb 2009 19:37
just want to get the brake pads replaced and adjusted, or may just ask them to fit disks if possible. Chain needs to be re-greased. But if you paid 50 then i should prob need to set aside 200 for worst case
Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

16 Feb 2009 20:06
Full overhaul at a decent one near me is £100, excluding forks obv.
Sarny
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2113 posts since 25/5/07

16 Feb 2009 20:14
seenmy's bike looks like a sleek cock that i just want to ride !
harris
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264 posts since 29/1/08

16 Feb 2009 20:36
Just acquired £500 to spend with cycle to work scheme, any ideas? I was thinking of an '08 Kona Cinder Cone,
that's the sort of thing I am after, or that a decent road (racer) bike and I will get a mountain bike 2nd hand.

How does it work? Do Halfords basically buy it on your behalf from somewhere and then take a cut/get a rebate?
Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

17 Feb 2009 00:31
Half the fun is doing it yourself.

Taking out a bottom bracket is a not easy but if you get the tools give it go. You can't call yourself a cycler until you know how to do this Smiling

On bikes for work, if its a bit of a cycle I'd recommend getting something like a second hand with a reynolds 653 and shamano 600 or dura ace. Most places sell these as winter training bikes and you can swap between tublar and winter wheels depending on the weather. Spending anything more is abit silly unless your going to start taking it up as a sport. Fixed gear is abit wannabe hipster to be honest unless your a courier and even then its debatable if its practical.
themistake
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10688 posts since 20/2/06

17 Feb 2009 01:04
harris wrote: Just acquired £500 to spend with cycle to work scheme, any ideas? I was thinking of an '08 Kona Cinder Cone,
that's the sort of thing I am after, or that a decent road (racer) bike and I will get a mountain bike 2nd hand.

How does it work? Do Halfords basically buy it on your behalf from somewhere and then take a cut/get a rebate?


no your work buy it for you and u pay it back on a monthly basis. it works out at 40% off as the government write off the tax on it.
surely u should have read the small print before steaming in with a £500 scheme? seeming as you could end up paying the full £500 back.
bathingchimp
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987 posts since 15/6/04

17 Feb 2009 01:51
need to change up gearing on my fuji track as its caaaining my knees when i brake,currently 48-15?any reccomendations?im in ldn