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Education We Like to Ride Bicycles

Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 8 May 2008.

  1. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Multimodder

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    I’m trying to find the size and spec that best matches what I want and although I can get it, I don’t really want to spend £700+ that’s the issue. Kids cost more than bikes unfortunately :grin::wallbash:
     
  2. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Multimodder

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    Just ordered a full face Poc Otocon MIPS Race. Not the colour I wanted but at half the price I figured why not. Also got a pair of Giro goggles coming. You only get one face and one set of eyes with the weekend reminding me of that.
     
  3. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    All cyclists should wear a helmet...
     
  4. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Agreed, and I do.
     
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  5. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Multimodder

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    I use a Specialized Tactic 4 however my chin didn't thank me for it. It's not a full face and my Oakleys don't fit too well with it so I have gone full face and ordered goggles to go with it (all be the cheapo Giro Tempo to see if I can get on with a set before splashing out £80+ on the POCs.

    I'm the same as Cookie Monster here, All should and I do.
     
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  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I was the victim of sods law, ffs.

    The carbon bars I ordered from Ali.. They were £29. What I missed was that they were put on a cargo ship, not a plane. That is why it said August :(

    So I decided to find something else. Something with a bigger rise. I already know 6" is perfect (that is not what she said) as I have a set of Box One 6i. 6i being the rise. Problem is they are much more expensive now than the last set. I paid £110 for mine on sale, they are now at £169.99. And of course they are 22.2, meaning my stem won't work so that would be another £30 or so. Yeah, £200 kinda goes against what the yellow bike is supposed to be.

    However, after several hours of digging I added these to my watch list at £120 or so. Too much, hence why they went in the watch list.

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    They are for a Brompton. They are also Ti. Any way, about two hours later I get an offer of £89. Which of course I accepted, but mostly because they are 25.4 meaning I can use my £6 stem I got from Ali. Luxurious, more suitable and about as much as I wanted to pay tops.

    However, in a dramatic twist of sod about 4 hours later this may have happened. FFS.

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    That said I think they are still going to be far too low. I know that nearly all riders like to have their arms straight out but that just isn't an option for me. I had a really bad BMX crash in my first week of being in the USA that needed two surgeries and my elbow bone itself was damaged. If I put my arm out straight it not only hurts like all hell, but it doesn't bend back without causing even more pain. So that is why I ride in the "Sit up and beg" position, which is by far the most comfy for me.
     
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  7. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Customers often mention they look a dick in a helmet, I usually say "but not a dead dick".
     
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  8. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Exactly this. I always wear a helmet and gloves. I got sick of picking bits of gravel out of my hands with a needle after a crash.

    Oh also I got some more tidbits.

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    Needed that for the carbon steerer. And these.

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    And four of these in gold for the bottle cage mounts.

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  9. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    On the point of not being a dead dick. About 30 years I had a crash, don't know what happened, just woke up in hospital. I had taken a heavy hit to the side of my head, apparently. After a while a nurse came to me and showed me my helmet, the right side was completely smashed, just held together by the mesh inside. She told me, the doctor who saw me had said, if I had not been wearing it, I would likely have died. As it was, after 4 hours I was allowed to go home, with the usual advice about concussion.
     
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  10. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Hope you wrote a nice letter to the helmet manufacturer, thanking them for keeping your brains on the inside.
     
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  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    I was just glad to be ok...

    It was taking part in some mountain bike races, in about 1986, that got me started on helmet wearing. Wearing a helmet was required, in order to take part.
     
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    Jesus. I've cracked one being stupid (or at least, my riding partner was) and used my head as a brake when approaching a dry stone wall in a second one (lack of concentration on a wet bend - at least that one stayed intact), but yours sounds a bit concerning.

    And incredibly lucky.
     
  13. Cookie Monster

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    Careful, I don't think I've ever seen an anodised bolt that wasn't made of cheese
     
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  14. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I have a torque wrench thankfully. They won't need much.
     
  15. Cookie Monster

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    A lot of the ones I've seen wouldn't even handle being torqued.
     
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  16. andrew8200m

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    Titanium coloured bolts are the future. Cost an arm and a leg though..
     
  17. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Man you have to be kidding me, right?

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    ^ ti bars.

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    Carbon bars.

    Nope, nope you actually aren't kidding me.

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    *mutters rude words under breath*

    Also. Out of direct sunlight pearly pearl is very pearly.

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  18. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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  19. Cookie Monster

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    Thats very, erm, yellow!
     
  20. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Aye. Pineapple Passion was hardly going to be brown was it?

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