General Discussion: Cycling


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matt_brown89
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46 posts since 23/9/18

27 Oct 2019 07:24
Also, helmet recommendations. Good looking for someone with a long narrow head Laughing out loud
Trumps
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625 posts since 7/9/09

27 Oct 2019 11:35
Sportpursuit has a few new Rapha bits in wearable sizes. Going quick though
Goldie
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4625 posts since 17/10/07

27 Oct 2019 16:49
matt_brown89 wrote: Recommendations for somewhere I can pick up vintage cycling jerseys?


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illwill
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3695 posts since 17/5/04

1 Nov 2019 15:15
Surrey Fuks (Swede?), would a Woking to Guildford commute be doable by bike? Are there suitable roads?

How about on a Brompton?
swede
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8104 posts since 21/3/09

1 Nov 2019 15:25
easy bike as flat but still probably 20-25 mins on a fast bike. longer on a brompton for sure.

train is ~10 min though and they go super often..
swede
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8104 posts since 21/3/09

1 Nov 2019 15:25
you moving? unmeet?
illwill
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3695 posts since 17/5/04

posted 1 Nov 2019 15:35, edited 1 Nov 2019 15:35
I've moved to Winchester but new job in Guildford.

Have to change trains at Woking so thought doing the last stretch by bike would be useful as my usual gym time is being eaten up by an hour commute.

swede
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8104 posts since 21/3/09

posted 1 Nov 2019 15:39, edited 1 Nov 2019 15:39
where at? dunno about train times but may be faster to drive. although pain coming in to Guildford from that side in the morning

edit: scrap that would definitely take way longer to drive
illwill
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3695 posts since 17/5/04

posted 1 Nov 2019 16:51, edited 1 Nov 2019 16:51
At an IT consultancy firm in town.

Reckon it's flat enough to do on a singlespeed?

Leaving a ratty ss at the station might be a better prospect than the folding.

Does mean I'm forced to ride the return leg though.
swede
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8104 posts since 21/3/09

1 Nov 2019 17:09
congrats!

definitely is flat enough. the hills only come south/east of guildford
jplxx
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1224 posts since 3/11/09

21 Nov 2019 09:11
jplxx wrote: cheers just ordered these and the skull cap.Cool
anyone recommendation for glove liners? Reviews on these gloves are at it. Sure 3 degrees might get sweaty palms but minus temp fucking tips of fingers are burning cold. -3 the other morning brutal. Abit gutted cause the reviews were raving about them at minus.
andymakesglasses
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20224 posts since 26/1/06

22 Nov 2019 12:30
I bought my wife some Icebreaker merino ones which she says are decent (on offer at Wiggle at the moment). Sealskinz do some as well. I haven't tried them but I've got a couple of pairs of Sealskinz and they're good, including a pair (full gloves not liners) that are actually too warm to wear unless it's below 2 degrees.
timmbo
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3416 posts since 9/2/10

22 Nov 2019 15:47
silk glove liners from Decathlon are pretty good https://www.decathlon.co.uk/trek-500-silk-liner-gloves-id_8396267.html
Radio Babylon
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246 posts since 17/11/06

22 Nov 2019 16:11
illwill wrote: At an IT consultancy firm in town.

Reckon it's flat enough to do on a singlespeed?

Leaving a ratty ss at the station might be a better prospect than the folding.

Does mean I'm forced to ride the return leg though.

I'd go and drive it at half five and see what it's like, my in laws live out there and I wouldnt fancy cycling some of those roads on a dark winters night, be ok in the summer.
themistake
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10533 posts since 20/2/06

1 Dec 2019 22:03
Best thermal socks to commute cycle in?
Really feeling that bite today.
Goldie
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4625 posts since 17/10/07

1 Dec 2019 23:08
'DeFeet Woolie Boolie' get good reviews. You using overshoes? I want some Spatz but begrudge paying that money.
swede
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8104 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2019 08:39
i need some new overshoes actually… got some waterproof ones and toe covers but my sock-style ones are quite torn on the underside now and need replacing
andymakesglasses
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20224 posts since 26/1/06

2 Dec 2019 09:55
Goldie wrote: 'DeFeet Woolie Boolie' get good reviews.

I've got a pair of them, nice and warm into sub-zero temperatures.
mikon_nikon
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77 posts since 10/12/16

2 Dec 2019 10:19
themistake wrote: Best thermal socks to commute cycle in?
Really feeling that bite today.

any Northwave extreme winter socks. I really like these: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/northwave-extreme-winter-high-sock-aw16/rp-prod139496 you can usually pick them up pretty cheap.

if you're clipped in, Castelli toe thingy's work wonders (for me anyway).
swede
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8104 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2019 10:28
yer I have the toe thingys. really good and not a huge faff to put on

their neck thingy is decent too