General Discussion: Cycling


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themistake
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10688 posts since 20/2/06

19 Sep 2008 16:14
billy ray valentine wrote: i couldn't even ride a fixed up hampstead hill, what's the point of riding it in the peak district?!?!

project skool - take a few road bikes on a test drive, they can look as good as a fixed.. plus you're not limited on where you can go and what you can do. i bought a bad boy urban recently, shaved the handlebars down to 18", wacked some blue continental 4000s on them, sprayed the fizik seat cuffs and seat clamp and mudguard blue, put some blue odyssey pedals and blue grips on and it looks pretty bad ass if you ask me.



thats the same shape as my current bike…. i like it but i think im after something streamlined and simple.
cheers for the advice. i might keep the cyclone but i dont have any plans to cycle anywhere apart from to work and back….
moog
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577 posts since 18/3/07

19 Sep 2008 16:21
Yeah one bolt holds the actual brake to the frame, then there are two removable clips which hold the brake cable to the frame and finally the brake lever, all are held with various sized allen key bolts. Takes no longer than 10 minutes to do.
joeyjojo
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4278 posts since 24/8/06

19 Sep 2008 16:22
andymakesglasses wrote: get back in the drugs thread

Laughing out loud
Fläsket
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3751 posts since 14/8/04

19 Sep 2008 16:59
its more rare to see a geared bike here than a single speed/fixed, and i doubt many are familiar with the term hypebeast. just for the sheer practicality of it. in winter, riding with the snow and ice can go a number on the derailleur. many a road cyclist ride fixed for time trial stages to keep a nice stroke going.
lance is featured hosting the mash crew on the new site - http://www.mashsf.com/
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

19 Sep 2008 17:04
where's lance at on that site?
haz
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4334 posts since 7/1/04

19 Sep 2008 17:12
In the video about half way through…hope he's doing more training than that for the tour
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

19 Sep 2008 17:14
thats fucking heavy
Cool
Fläsket
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3751 posts since 14/8/04

19 Sep 2008 17:15
in the main video. he's riding with them on a black bike. one of the few with a brake. also gives them a tour of his home at the end.
andydavidleeroth
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1691 posts since 30/11/03

19 Sep 2008 17:30
andymakesglasses wrote: when you're up and running it's more efficient, yes, but surely moving through the gears while moving off is a more efficient use of energy?

they have pretty low gears, lower than most people like. moving from a stop is pretty easy, its the going faster bit that could be a problem.

I was always suprised at how fast the pros pedal, when they could just change to a higher gear. In terms of energy, it would be more efficient to change gear, but there is another factor involved - whether your legs are putting in the work or your heart.

higher cadence/lower gears are obviously more aerobic, and for someone reason that i cant remember, this is a better way to cycle.

cycle with your heart man

haz
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4334 posts since 7/1/04

19 Sep 2008 17:47
Lance…perfect example of a high cadence rider while others would use a higher gear but lower cadence
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

19 Sep 2008 17:49
So the message is - as long as we all ride like Lance Armstrong we don't need gears.
andydavidleeroth
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1691 posts since 30/11/03

19 Sep 2008 17:53
im sure there is variation in the cadence that pros use, but they all use higher cadence than any of us plebs would.

the message is that high gears are overused and overrated. whilst the opposite is true for fixed gears.

andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

19 Sep 2008 19:04
andydavidleeroth wrote: cycle with your heart man

doesn't make sense when you see the size of my legs Laughing out loud (no homo)
T.o.m
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1177 posts since 4/7/03

20 Sep 2008 10:52
two thumbs up for cyclesurgery at spitalfields. they do a free 1st service (worth £99) within 6 weeks of purchase. bike feels very tight and smooth again now, like brand new.
Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

20 Sep 2008 11:07
tomgoodfella wrote: two thumbs up for cyclesurgery at spitalfields. they do a free 1st service (worth £99) within 6 weeks of purchase. bike feels very tight and smooth again now, like brand new.
Every bike shop does that…
Charles Winthorpe III
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5474 posts since 29/7/05

20 Sep 2008 11:15
two thumbs down for evans then.
had a service a few weeks back, they didnt do fuck all. ended up having to go back to get the work i originally requested re-done and then 'mysteriously' the following day my lefty fork blew out. i swear it was sabotage.
themistake
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10688 posts since 20/2/06

20 Sep 2008 13:12
tomgoodfella wrote: two thumbs up for cyclesurgery at spitalfields. they do a free 1st service (worth £99) within 6 weeks of purchase. bike feels very tight and smooth again now, like brand new.


99 of your english to pump up the tyres and adjust the gears? dont believe that mate, its 30-40 pounds in any shop and yes you get it free with any bike purchase….
tom
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2117 posts since 9/10/04

20 Sep 2008 13:41
Jawdropping! lazy bastards just get a screwdriver and a pump and do it urself
T.o.m
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1177 posts since 4/7/03

20 Sep 2008 14:38
project skoolyard wrote:
tomgoodfella wrote: two thumbs up for cyclesurgery at spitalfields. they do a free 1st service (worth £99) within 6 weeks of purchase. bike feels very tight and smooth again now, like brand new.


99 of your english to pump up the tyres and adjust the gears? dont believe that mate, its 30-40 pounds in any shop and yes you get it free with any bike purchase….


apologies, the service was worth £49. £99 is the full stripped down to the frame service. had a slight click on the bottom bracket which has now been regreased and is running silently.

all i am saying is that i have received good friendly service from them. i browsed in evans across the way and the staff were totally uninterested in assisting me.

and just to be pedantic, you don't get a free service from halfords
andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

20 Sep 2008 23:57
disgraced_peer used to work in Evans Laughing out loud