General Discussion: Cycling


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MrW
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3141 posts since 1/8/11

14 Mar 2022 20:49
Only one guy we ride with runs tubeless now, a couple of others did but switched back to tubes for the reasons swede said.
swede
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10515 posts since 21/3/09

18 Mar 2022 16:00
anyone interested in a wahoo elemnt? i have had it for ~4 years now and it has never missed a beat or crashed! unfortunately due to its age i have noticed that the battery isn't great anymore. if it is cold out it lasts 4-5 hours. there are guides on youtube on how to replace the battery but i can't trust myself to do it so would rather someone else has a go….. is £40 cool? seems like £100 is going rate for a decent looking one on ebay

JustinCredible
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2747 posts since 11/6/08

18 Mar 2022 16:44
Which model is it, I might take it over my (even older!) Garmin 800 if it has any better functionality
du tan
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1271 posts since 15/8/03

posted 26 Mar 2022 15:17, edited 26 Mar 2022 15:17
I’m looking to buy an mtb, I quite like the trek marlin.
Can anyone here give me an opinion on whether to look at anything else as a comparison/ better bike, please?

Probs gonna buy 2nd hand/ nearly new, spending £3-400ish but could go higher if it’s worth it
generic_guy
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10230 posts since 16/9/02

30 Mar 2022 05:51
Rapha sale on at Sportspursuit
JustinCredible
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2747 posts since 11/6/08

30 Mar 2022 19:45
Be interested to hear peoples thoughts on this (and whether or not transgender men / women should be allowed to compete in other sports vs people of opposite birth sex).

I just can't see how the formative years of being a man with all of the physiological advantages can't still be a huge advantage post transition.

https://www.skysports.com/more-sports/cycling/news/15264/12578424/transgender-cyclist-emily-bridges-not-allowed-to-compete-at-national-omnium-championships
morning mist
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3699 posts since 29/5/05

30 Mar 2022 20:22
anyone have any experience with BMX bikes and how likely they are to be stolen?

having a regular bike is just a daily headache because of this
discobobulated
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1217 posts since 21/4/10

posted 31 Mar 2022 06:44, edited 31 Mar 2022 06:44
No more than any other bike IMO. Unless you have an S&M Supreme collab or other classic well specked BMX that will catch the eye. When I lived in London my main mode of transport was my BMX. Had an S&M dirt bike and a GT Pro Perfomer with skyways. Neither got stolen. Always used a Kryptonire lock on them.
swede
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10515 posts since 21/3/09

31 Mar 2022 07:36
morning mist wrote: anyone have any experience with BMX bikes and how likely they are to be stolen?

having a regular bike is just a daily headache because of this

pedaling anywhere at all far with a bmx will be a daily headache though. i'd rather just own a really ratty bike and use proper locks to keep it secure
discobobulated
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1217 posts since 21/4/10

31 Mar 2022 07:44
I was a lot younger and London is pretty flat. No way I'd do it now.
swede
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10515 posts since 21/3/09

31 Mar 2022 07:45
for sure king
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1001 posts since 26/11/07

31 Mar 2022 18:07
Anyone here had any experience with Ampler bikes? Estonian company all in house built and manufactured. Their curt bike has just been revamped along with the rest of the range. Been tempted for some time for a town centre e bike. More for when I just want to nip out to get a coffee or to visit pals who live on outskirts of the city without becoming a sweaty mess. I’ve got a road bike and then a mountain bike anyway for more serious biking.
d_low
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821 posts since 20/8/10

31 Mar 2022 19:53
du tan wrote: I’m looking to buy an mtb, I quite like the trek marlin.
Can anyone here give me an opinion on whether to look at anything else as a comparison/ better bike, please?

Probs gonna buy 2nd hand/ nearly new, spending £3-400ish but could go higher if it’s worth it
Are you looking to mountain bike with it? Or just use it as a casual steed?

Probably wouldn't last very long riding on any sort of mtb trail - not the best spec but would be fine for casual use. With the rising prices and worse spec'd bikes you'd definitely get more bang for your buck second hand.
generic_guy
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10230 posts since 16/9/02

31 Mar 2022 20:40
swede wrote:
morning mist wrote: anyone have any experience with BMX bikes and how likely they are to be stolen?

having a regular bike is just a daily headache because of this

pedaling anywhere at all far with a bmx will be a daily headache though. i'd rather just own a really ratty bike and use proper locks to keep it secure

22" BMX, makes a decent difference in terms of comfort and how knackered you get.
Can't really speak to security but they're quite niche which might help.
morning mist
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3699 posts since 29/5/05

2 Apr 2022 15:13
ended up buying a kayak instead Laughing out loud
discobobulated
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1217 posts since 21/4/10

2 Apr 2022 15:40
Think you’ll find that harder to get around the streets than a bmx.
morning mist
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3699 posts since 29/5/05

2 Apr 2022 15:52
gave up on the headache and figured i'll use it for calming down during weekends instead
Fläsket
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4002 posts since 14/8/04

2 Apr 2022 22:03
Laughing out loud
what kind of kayak did you go for?
morning mist
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3699 posts since 29/5/05

3 Apr 2022 12:36
nothing fancy


nice and compact, can carry it on the back like a backpack and takes a couple of minutes to assemble
Fläsket
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4002 posts since 14/8/04

7 Apr 2022 12:44
Looks a nice craft.