General Discussion: Cycling


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shadaloo
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311 posts since 5/1/09

4 Jan 2013 15:41
thanks chaps, ordered the keo easy and cleats for 30 beans
Fläsket
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3893 posts since 14/8/04

5 Jan 2013 16:48
got a rifle pack sorted for some extended season pheasant hunting Cool
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

5 Jan 2013 17:52
Cool

Please tell me you have whisky/aquavit in the water bottle
swede
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9537 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jan 2013 17:55
Cool
Burt
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6145 posts since 3/1/10

9 Jan 2013 16:58
Cool picture.

Knocked off on the commute home today crossing over the road on a cycle path with the lights on red (to the oncoming traffic). Got the green light to cross over and looked right as I was setting off to see a taxi coming towards me and not stopping - I hit the brakes and he flew through the red light and clipped my front wheel which sent me toppling over. Prick didn't stop and I didn't get the vehicle registration number or the taxi firm (and nor did the few people that witnessed it). Haven't even bothered reporting it as there are no CCTV cameras about and the police are worse than useless.

It's definitely noticeable over the last year or so (despite assertins to the contrary after the success of cycling) that car drivers are giving less consideration to cyclists. I've had so many close calls during the last 6 months and have been clipped once before. Gonna start running into work for a while as I'm conscious of every car that comes past me nowadays - every time I get on the bike when I'm commuting I get that nagging 'this could be the day that I get hurt' feeling.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

9 Jan 2013 17:31
where abouts did it happen burt?

JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

9 Jan 2013 18:42
Thats crap Burt, good to hear you're not one of the number that gets seriously hurt. Something really needs to be done on both sides of the fence. See so many shit or unconfident cyclists in London that drivers immediately now think any cyclist on the road is pest which only compounds the problem.

JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

9 Jan 2013 18:43
Got my Z1 paint sketch back from Parlee this afternoon


Got a few tweaks to make - sliver panel accents and smaller enve logo but pretty happy with it. Going for the fit on Saturday.
swede
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9537 posts since 21/3/09

9 Jan 2013 23:22
my latest abortion


JustinCredible
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2666 posts since 11/6/08

11 Jan 2013 16:04
Just copped this to build up a cyclocross

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59647764@N07/8359498220/in/photostream
Fläsket
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3893 posts since 14/8/04

11 Jan 2013 19:00
nice rides man. cool sparkly paint too
spirits indeed. graduated from the little flasket to a 22 oz bottle.. Laughing out loud
burt man, you may have to start carrying a pouch with some rocks or hockey pucks inside for those situations.

good old fatbike craze

strava - http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/biking/How-Strava-Is-Changing-the-Way-We-Ride.html
Jesus
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6061 posts since 7/10/08

14 Jan 2013 13:03
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

17 Jan 2013 01:41
@flasket

whats that saddle bag you're using?
i found these ones, but seems its only available in japan.
http://fairweather.cc/bag

aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

17 Jan 2013 10:04
2014 grand depart:

Stage one
Leeds - Harewood - Otley - Ilkley - Skipton - Kettlewell - Aysgarth - Hawes - Reeth - Leyburn - Ripon - Harrogate

Stage two
York - Knaresborough - Silsden - Keighley - Haworth - Hebden Bridge - Elland - Huddersfield - Holmfirth - Sheffield

Stage three
Cambridge - Epping Forest - the Olympic Park - the Mall

Maps at 14:00

@Flasket, you ever had a go?

A mate's got a tandem, he's only got the use of one arm, so he powers from the back. Neat setup, weighs a ton and the things bomb proof. Downhill is pretty fun.

Fläsket
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3893 posts since 14/8/04

18 Jan 2013 17:18
thos fairweather bags look nice and very similar to the one i've got, a revelate viscacha bag - https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=store.catalog&CategoryID;=4&ProductID;=1
was going to go with one of their karate monkey frame bags, but wasn't prepared to give up my bottle cages..

aitch, never had a go on any tandem to be honest. did your friend make that? reckon i'd be too scared to try a downhill adventure on that!
where abouts is that location?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

18 Jan 2013 17:30
Somewhere in France, can't remember where. That's a mate in the picture, I've only used it over here the one time, but he got it built over your way and then sent over here. It's not too bad up front but having to be the driving force behind into the unknown (no homo) must be a different matter.
Fläsket
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3893 posts since 14/8/04

18 Jan 2013 17:37
yeah i'd hop into a dbl luge sled before getting on that thing in the mountains..
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

24 Jan 2013 09:13
anyone signed up to the road.cc fantasy cycling this season?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

27 Jan 2013 20:16
Nike going to be doing SPD IDs at some point? Where, when and how much?



Noticed a lot of the pros have them from the Wiggle womens team launch.
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

27 Jan 2013 20:24
are nike still manufacturing cycling shoes or clothes for that matter? i dont see any cycling clothes in their stores and i trawled ebay for the livestrong (pre usada) kit as i couldnt find much of it instore.
i have the ones above in black and yellow from about 3-4 yrs ago which are nice lightweight carbon summer spd's.