• Facepunch Cyclists
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[QUOTE=waylander;29574030]google it there are plenty of guides on how to fix such a problem, personally though i would buy a new wheel (a really fucking expensive carbon coated one) and send them the bill, if you fucked there car up they would make you pay so hows it ok to fuck up your bike and leave you with the problem of fixing it[/QUOTE] I mean I can't send anyone the bill because they did it during the night. I had unwittingly left my bike chained up by the tennis courts which is by frat row. It's fucking frustrating. Oh well...
~80's-90's Bianchi Campione D'Italia - Conversion [img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5101/5618481210_ba03c121e9.jpg[/img] [img]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5433112790_04b2a4e739.jpg[/img] Nitto Jaguar + B123AA | Velocity Deep V's (eh) | Selle Italia Turbo
Holy Shit. Those are legit.
I mainly do off-road but I've recently started mountainbiking too. I'm using a Yosemite Redwood. Now i got a problem, what's the best technique to go uphill, besides walking?
nice pics bopie got my new bike yeeeaaah booooy
[QUOTE=flyinghenchman;29621321]got my new bike yeeeaaah booooy[/QUOTE] pictures? [editline]5th May 2011[/editline] Figure I'd post a picture of my DK sentry w/tuff2's right before I sold it over a year ago. [sp]I spray painted over the decals. :v:[/sp] [img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4889761987_735b995eb2.jpg[/img] You can tell I had no idea what I was doing haha, I'm not into BMX.
I look in this side of the forum once, and find out that there's actually people that cycle here. which is absolutely awesome. I ride a trek 1.5, excellent bike, especially for the price, which is not much [img]http://sp5.fotolog.com/photo/21/24/97/isaacma87/1251735818189_f.jpg[/img] [img]http://sp5.fotolog.com/photo/21/24/97/isaacma87/1253906099686_f.jpg[/img] not my pics btw i have a size 64, which is the biggest they come in (everything is harder when you're 1.97 meters)
[QUOTE=Fotsjer;29629869]i have a size 64, which is the biggest they come in (everything is harder when you're 1.97 meters)[/QUOTE] I've always loved the look of really tall frames. Which sucks for me, 55 is pushing it :v: (Btw, I'm trying to get this thread rolling, its got community-forming potential!)
[QUOTE=bopie;29629965]I've always loved the look of really tall frames. Which sucks for me, 55 is pushing it :v: (Btw, I'm trying to get this thread rolling, its got community-forming potential!)[/QUOTE] it would be cool if people here started sharing their stories yes. people around where i live always pull a weird face when I say i like cycling. they claim that i like men in tight shorts, :\
[img]http://cdn.activecommerce.net/content/alpine/products/o/26443.jpg[/img] got a Charge plug on order from the best bike shop in cardiff (sunsetcycles) hopefully going to change a few parts but it's sweet already.
Just threw on a 13t sprocket. I'm waiting on a half link though, my chain is a cunt. I used to run 46/20 - 60 gear inches, now I'm at 46/13 - 93 GI. My knees are going to explode but I will be [i]flying[/i] through flats. 34MPH at 120RPM! Page king, have a bike porn. [img]http://velospace.org/files/5394794636_204babf0ee_z.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=bopie;29628946]pictures?[/QUOTE] sadly i dont have a camera and i need to pay to upload pics from my phone
those fixie track bikes look shit with gel saddels, man up and buy a brooks b15. once i have done John o' Groats to lands end i will probably get a fuji track classic and a b15
brooks saddles are pricey as fuck :v: my bike might arrive today, should definitely have it by monday.
[QUOTE=waylander;29648922]those fixie track bikes look shit with gel saddels, man up and buy a brooks b15. once i have done John o' Groats to lands end i will probably get a fuji track classic and a b15[/QUOTE] Not sure if that's directed at me, but [url=http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2009/08/selle_italia_turbo_reissue_rev.php]I don't ride gel.[/url] The B15 is a respectable saddle, but it will probably be worth more than that fuji. Protip: don't call em fixies. Perpetuates stereotypes. [editline]6th May 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Angoose;29649672]my bike might arrive today, should definitely have it by monday.[/QUOTE] Hopefully you get it in time for the weekend!
I don't think i'll get it in time for weekend, i've got work soon and they'll be shut by the time I get home :( and it's the weed march in cardiff tomorrow so no way i'm missing that :v: [editline]6th May 2011[/editline] post 420 aswell, brilliant
it depends which brooks, the B17 standard and B67 isnt any more expensive than a decent BG saddle some of the fancier saddles like the B15, Swift, Colt, Team pro and Finesse are pretty expensive though. i was looking at there roll up tool kit and roll up saddle bags they look really nice but they are over priced for something made in china, if i had a pashley i would buy them without thinking because they look perfect on one but on a regular tourer its not worth it [editline]6th May 2011[/editline] anyone have a suggestion for a exercise to strengthen my right knee? my GP suggested riding 5 miles a day for a month then increasing it but i dont think she understands how short a distance that is it almost takes longer to get the bike in and out of my flat than to ride that distance. im thinking of doing 10 miles per day with hills in my favour, where i live its not really possible to do that distance over flat terrain unless i go and ride cucuits around the local running track
[QUOTE=waylander;29652455]anyone have a suggestion for a exercise to strengthen my right knee?k[/QUOTE] Do the 5 miles with high cadence sprints. Keeping your gears below 60 gear inches should do wonders for your overall cycling stamina. Also increases your handling and stability. Always mashing in the fastest gears (low cadence) is extremely detrimental to your joints and doesn't offer the skills you get when you learn how to spin.
hmm, i might join a gym for a month it would be easier to do that on a cycle machine than on the road and i could spend some time to improve my peddling technique before i start doing spinning, prolly better and cheaper longterm to buy a roller but i dont really have the space
[QUOTE=waylander;29653624]hmm, i might join a gym for a month it would be easier to do that on a cycle machine than on the road and i could spend some time to improve my peddling technique before i start doing spinning, prolly better and cheaper longterm to buy a roller but i dont really have the space[/QUOTE] You can't nearly compare riding in a gym to the real thing. Besides, gym bikes have horrible saddles and you sit nearly up straight with your hands to the front. And the good thing about cycling is getting out there exploring and getting fresh air. Buy a road bike- you won't regret it
Droppin in with some bike pron :smile: [media]http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1083/pistadrm4.jpg [url]http://i.imgur.com/fYDY5.jpg[/url][/media]
i already have a road bike, just for a specific training regime it seems easier to use a gym 1) you can make sure your peddling technique is good rather than just pushing (a likely issue to riders new to cycling with some sort of restraining mechanism) 2) no wear on my bike plus im guessing a gym's cycling machines have a computer to tell you your cadence 3) no risk of a crash, maybe its different where you live but here people park in cycle lanes and drivers (especially taxi drivers and bus drivers) are arseholes within 2 days of owning the bike i had a taxi driver nearly kill me by pulling out when i had right of way, what made it worse i was approaching him at >30mph if i hadn't managed to stop it wold have been a very nasty accident
You might as well never ride a bike again with that logic. :ohdear: Also, a key component to spinning at higher cadences is balance. Seriously just ride your bike a few gears slower than you normally do. If you really want to get better at cycling in a safe, stationary environment, get some [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5a3C2MC87g]rollers.[/url] Rollers, not a trainer. Shouldn't use a trainer, because that holds your bike up.
jesus christ that guy was spinning fast
started with only being able to do 1 mi, then 2, then 4.7, then 8.7. now i've done 14 miles and i feel great. i've been bitten by the bike bug :tinfoil:
Was expecting my bike yesterday, rang them up they said to ring them back today. So rang them up and they're still expecting a delivery from DHL, he said any time from 11-2 Better get it today.
siiiiiiiiiiiigh, it wasn't in the delivery.. fuck knows when i'm going to get it now. [editline]10th May 2011[/editline] where for art thou automerge
RIP Wouter Weylandt... Life is not fair [QUOTE=flyinghenchman;29735715]started with only being able to do 1 mi, then 2, then 4.7, then 8.7. now i've done 14 miles and i feel great. :tinfoil:[/QUOTE] how were you only able to do one mile? thats like 3 minutes....
by being out of shape niggie
Really really out of shape "Niggie" Got a hybrid crosssport pro specialize & a custom dean from the 90's with shimano 540. Problem with the dean is the seat was custom made for a certain height and the seat is welded. Got a nice ass bike track around this lake that is about 3.5 miles long and is wide as fuck paved.
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