• Facepunch Cyclists
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[QUOTE=waylander;32266420] who needs brakes when you can buy a new pair of shoes every day[/QUOTE] Ha, almost got rolled getting towed the other day, took some cutty alley and got away. @mobrockers2 You've got a lot of angst, don't you?
[QUOTE=Angoose;32266387]Okay, a decent [I]looking[/I] frame. Like a classic Raleigh. It will be a used frame after all. And i'll be sanding it down and getting it powder sprayed.[/QUOTE] Wrong. It's all about weight and rigidity. You'd also benefit from using clipless pedals on that bike ;)
Never had or used a bike that doesn't use clipless pedals and IMO anything else is stupid. Just feels awkward.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;32274690]Never had or used a bike that doesn't use clipless pedals and IMO anything else is stupid. Just feels awkward.[/QUOTE] Took me a while to get used to them, but when I did I realised how amazing they are. I'm not even a road cyclist and there's nothing better than the ability to climb horribly technical hills with pure ease.
[QUOTE=Slater;32271345]Wrong. It's all about weight and rigidity. You'd also benefit from using clipless pedals on that bike ;)[/QUOTE] I know what makes a good frame mate, you don't need to talk to me like I don't. I want a bike for looks, my current bike is a practicality. And if I really felt that strongly about the bike I could always update the frame in the future couldn't I? As £30 isn't a huge waste if I did. And as for SPD's, I can't stand them. I've tried but I like the freedom of not being clipped in.
[QUOTE=Angoose;32278763]I know what makes a good frame mate, you don't need to talk to me like I don't. [/QUOTE] Was merely returning the favour.
Hey guys I am looking for a good dual sport tire for my mountain bike. I love riding trails but I spend a lot of time on the road. I was wondering what you might recommend. It is a gary fisher mullet with 26in wheels.
I like my bike because it's not entirely unappealing. It's a little dated, I can tell, because the kickstand's a little crude. I'll post pics if I can remember to take some. Weather is perfect for some cool shots, but I'm at work, so alas.
[QUOTE=sbradford26;32280355]Hey guys I am looking for a good dual sport tire for my mountain bike. I love riding trails but I spend a lot of time on the road. I was wondering what you might recommend. It is a gary fisher mullet with 26in wheels.[/QUOTE] You might want to look at some Continental Race King's mate. They're great for both. Though if you're doing really technical trails they might be a little bit slip n slide on big rocks and such. Edit: [url]http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle/ti%20raceking.shtml[/url] There's the official spec!
[QUOTE=Slater;32288015]You might want to look at some Continental Race King's mate. They're great for both. Though if you're doing really technical trails they might be a little bit slip n slide on big rocks and such. Edit: [url]http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle/ti%20raceking.shtml[/url] There's the official spec![/QUOTE] I was looking for something a little cheaper. I only spent 280 on the bike, tossing 100 dollars in tires seems a little excessive. Also I do not have that money to spend.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;32285742]because the kickstand's a little crude. [/QUOTE] Take that thing off, no need for a kickstand, thats what walls were made for ;) It'll look 10x fresher.
I'm pretty new to biking and even I can tell you that cheap tires will break so easily. More often than not, new tires cost almost as much as the average person's bike - that's why I got mine, they didn't want to pay for new tires so they pawned it, bike shop outfitted it with some new tires and boom, I bought it. :v:
[QUOTE=Protocol7;32289701]I'm pretty new to biking and even I can tell you that cheap tires will break so easily. More often than not, new tires cost almost as much as the average person's bike - that's why I got mine, they didn't want to pay for new tires so they pawned it, bike shop outfitted it with some new tires and boom, I bought it. :v:[/QUOTE] Well those tires are around 45 dollars each. I am looking for more around 25 or 30 which is reasonable personally.
Not a problem, I'll have a look around and see what I can come up with for you. Though I can honestly say I disagree with that statement Protocol. My bikes cost a damn bomb compared to my tyres (Kenda Nevegals)
[QUOTE=Slater;32292794]Not a problem, I'll have a look around and see what I can come up with for you. Though I can honestly say I disagree with that statement Protocol. My bikes cost a damn bomb compared to my tyres (Kenda Nevegals)[/QUOTE] I am really shooting for around the 20-25 mark. Going to college next year so I have to save my money.
[QUOTE=sbradford26;32292978]I am really shooting for around the 20-25 mark. Going to college next year so I have to save my money.[/QUOTE] You said you do a lot of road riding, so you might like Continental Double Fighters. My friend tells me they're not bad on dry trails, but they're good for roading as they roll smoothly. [img]http://www.i-ride.co.uk/images/large/5702_2506_093503.jpg[/img] Possibly worth a try! Edit: A downside is that they'll bald faster than knobbled tyres, but that's not much of a problem given the price tag.
[QUOTE=Slater;32292794]Not a problem, I'll have a look around and see what I can come up with for you. Though I can honestly say I disagree with that statement Protocol. My bikes cost a damn bomb compared to my tyres (Kenda Nevegals)[/QUOTE] The bike will always cost more but the lower the price, the bigger the chance the tire is shit and you gotta replace it sooner when the inner tube ruptures or something. But the ones you posted above look alright.
Oh I see what you mean now. ;) The tyres I posted above are good if you're not doing a lot of technical riding really, as soon as it gets wet or very loose terrain then you'll slide around a bit.
Kind of curious, is there a kind of tire that will function well in snow, or should I not even bother? Because I also have rim brakes and I feel like if those get icy I'll be screwed.
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-K-Rad-Standard-Mountain-Commuting/dp/B0026OO3WY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url] How about these I been checking some reviews and they look pretty nice.
Keep in mind if you want to go commuting you'll want a thinner tire. It makes a huge difference. Of course a smoother surface will help too but the thinner the tire the easier to pedal. Ideally you'd want what Slater posted because they're pretty thin, smooth and yet good for some light trail riding.
[QUOTE=Protocol7;32295056]Keep in mind if you want to go commuting you'll want a thinner tire. It makes a huge difference. Of course a smoother surface will help too but the thinner the tire the easier to pedal. Ideally you'd want what Slater posted because they're pretty thin, smooth and yet good for some light trail riding.[/QUOTE] What psi should I run them at you think?
Had a wonderful commute today - didn't even break a sweat and got a wonderful picture - [img]http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/97/ba6260049024a1dccbde140.jpg[/img] However, the way back was a fucking NIGHTMARE. I think because there's a slight uphill gradient the entire journey home that it just seems much more tiring. It's only 5% or so but I guess after a long day at work rushing around, then hopping on a bike for a 3 mile sprint to catch the train, just really takes it out of me.
[QUOTE=sbradford26;32294760][url]http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-K-Rad-Standard-Mountain-Commuting/dp/B0026OO3WY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top[/url] How about these I been checking some reviews and they look pretty nice.[/QUOTE] These are nice, good on dirt jumping bikes, I guess they'd work for commuting or whatever you're doing, not in 2.3 though, ha Also, you should be around the PSI it states on the particular tire you buy. Give or take a few PSI for road/ dirt riding. [editline]15th September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Fragmatic;32295323] It's only 5% or so but I guess after a long day at work rushing around...[/QUOTE] I got the same 'problem' it's all downhill to work, uphill back, and the wind is usually against me haha ... At least it helps me get to work on time :v:
[QUOTE=sbradford26;32295231]What psi should I run them at you think?[/QUOTE] Ideally, if you're off road you want to be running tyres at about 35/40 PSI. If you're on tarmac and commuting you'd benefit from putting even more in, maybe 45/50. Let us know what you go with :)
[QUOTE=Protocol7;32294725]Kind of curious, is there a kind of tire that will function well in snow, or should I not even bother? Because I also have rim brakes and I feel like if those get icy I'll be screwed.[/QUOTE] Not a tire but the Surly Pugsley is such a cool bike for the snow. I'd love one to mess about on.
Didn't see Protocol say that. But yes there is - you can buy studded tyres specifically designed to be ridden on snow and ice. A little like these: [img]http://i.ebayimg.com/14/!C!P2%28r!Bmk~$%28KGrHqF,!k8Ez+t1BmuzBNCNYbPPWQ~~_35.JPG[/img]
Just been on a massive cycle round Cardiff, with 5 other people who were a lot fitter than me. Such a work out to keep up with those guys. Felt left out aswell cos I was freewheel and they were fixed. :v:
So, I always wear boots. Boots are great, there's nothing more comfortable and there's nothing better than getting out of a pair of boots at the end of the day. However, the usual hiking boots I wear around decided it would be great to asplode on me today, so I fell back on my trusty old USGI jungle boots. Cycling in them is rather unpleasant. That is all.
Vans waffle sole are the best to cycle in, grip really well to pedals.
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