General Discussion: Cycling


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Jesus
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5972 posts since 7/10/08

25 Jul 2012 20:01
planet-x will probably get you the best spec

outside that, cube

100km is nothing, 5/6 hours a day tops on a bumbling along speed
vaughty
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149 posts since 9/3/07

25 Jul 2012 20:23
Thanks, will take a look. Sounds a piece of piss put like that, I'll be challenging for the yellow jersey in 2014!
looseone
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367 posts since 8/1/09

25 Jul 2012 23:06
http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/07/11/science-behind-the-bike-in-depth-film-series-by-open-university/

RE - previous page discussion
andymakesglasses
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20226 posts since 26/1/06

27 Jul 2012 18:29
Is it possible (or even worth trying) to fix a tyre? I mean the tyre itself, not the tube.

Had a 10cm nail go through the bottom of the sidewall and out the middle of the tread, probably a 4mm tear for both holes. Other than that the tyre has a lot of life left in it.
MB
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4346 posts since 27/9/05

27 Jul 2012 18:31
Yep. You can turn condoms inside out as well when you've finished with them
andymakesglasses
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20226 posts since 26/1/06

27 Jul 2012 19:18
Even when you've got a tear in both holes? (no danielle lloyd)
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

27 Jul 2012 19:19
cycle race right next to my flat tomorrow, should be a great sight, will be out with the camera.
Burt
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5593 posts since 3/1/10

27 Jul 2012 19:20
Cool
Crackajack
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7179 posts since 21/4/05

29 Jul 2012 23:09
Andy Laughing out loud
gottdamn
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333 posts since 9/6/12

29 Jul 2012 23:39
andymakesglasses wrote: Is it possible (or even worth trying) to fix a tyre? I mean the tyre itself, not the tube.

Had a 10cm nail go through the bottom of the sidewall and out the middle of the tread, probably a 4mm tear for both holes. Other than that the tyre has a lot of life left in it.

if it's not that big you should just be able to stick some tape on the inside of the hole so it doesnt get any shit on your inner tube and ride like normal, I wouldn't think it would be 100% structurally sound though if it's a big chunk out of the side
Skinny
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883 posts since 17/9/09

30 Jul 2012 11:21
Take the tyre off the wheel.
Put some ducktape inside of the tyre, flip it around and then stick some superglue in the hole on the outside.
Sorted.
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

30 Jul 2012 20:25
Cycling show itv4 on now
Goldie
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4629 posts since 17/10/07

1 Aug 2012 00:33
Decided to move from fixed gear to a road bike as I want to do longer distances. Got a budget around £500-£600, whats good at the minute?
JustinCredible
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2528 posts since 11/6/08

1 Aug 2012 00:44
Specialized allez race are under £600, a lot of bike for that money
mod*
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7035 posts since 25/3/04

1 Aug 2012 10:22
Maybe OFN but Strava is a good fun cycling app.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

1 Aug 2012 19:50
Bird bought me a Kask Mojito. Look like a right spacka Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

1 Aug 2012 20:03
thats fucking well cool san.
i didnt know you ahd started competing son?
was the olympics just that bit too quick for you this time round??
Goldie
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4629 posts since 17/10/07

1 Aug 2012 22:47
Thoughts on Sensa bikes?

http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/bikes/road-bikes/sensa-bikes/
MrW
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2555 posts since 1/8/11

1 Aug 2012 23:39
Goldie wrote: Decided to move from fixed gear to a road bike as I want to do longer distances. Got a budget around £500-£600, whats good at the minute?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-f95-2012/

Worth a look
Burt
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5593 posts since 3/1/10

2 Aug 2012 21:14