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Education We Like to Ride Bicycles

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

  1. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    He can do what he wants (obviously) but I've ridden a few TTs and those bikes are quite dangerous to be riding around a lake on - they're designed for A road training really.
     
  2. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    :duh: on the lake!!! not on the bike.
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Could just be a case of someone with too much money buying the most awesome roadbike they can reasonably find, then using it inappropriately.
     
  4. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    lol, we get quite a bit of that in the shop,

    customer "hmm how much is that 27speed, hydraulic, hardtail?"
    me "It's £500 + mate, what you going to use it for?"
    customer "just to ride to the shops and back for a paper, i'll take it"
    me ":duh: ah well a sale is a sale"
     
  5. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Got mine booked in for a service on Friday, general pedal area makes a squeak when I put pressure on with my right foot, it's overdue for a service but I don't want to cause extra damage so I won't be using it this week till it gets the all-clear.

    Cookie: I spoke to the manager of the shop about my bike and I still think he got it wrong.
     
  6. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    remind me?
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Specialised Sirrus Comp
     
  8. SkiDave

    SkiDave Minimodder

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    BTW The lake Mankz is talking about is the rowing lake at school. There is a tarmac track all the way around the 2km long rowing lake. Often triathalons are held there, so perhaps he wasn't using his bike inappropriately.
     
  9. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    ^^ Yar, its a 5km track around the outside thats perfectly flat and smooth...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    still lost mate.
     
  11. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I don't think I could think of anything more boring. :eyebrow:
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Doesn't look too straight, and doing it at 40mph would be entertaining. :)

    Know what you mean though - hills and bumps and mud please kythxbye!
     
  13. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Thats the acess road... the cycle track is dead straight.
     
  14. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Anyone else get sunburn out riding this weekend?

    A few years ago I was hardened to it, but now, after 8 hours a day at a computer for the last 2 years I'm all pale and burninated!

    Awesome weekend though. I did a nice relaxing 24 mile ride round nidderdale with a packed lunch at half time. Really enjoyed it.
     
  15. dom_

    dom_ --->

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    I got burnt to buggery at the weekend! I usually don't burn either.
     
  16. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    My arms got a little red yesterday, I only had a cotton tee shirt to wear which quickly got nasty, so rode topless and then thought "hmm, burny..." :D
     
  17. FIBRE+

    FIBRE+ Minimodder

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    I didn't get burn't, but I did get cow shite all over my bike\legs\arse\saddle on friday. There was quite a large herd and they'd laid mines everywhere. SPLAT! :waah:
     
  18. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    not quite. my forearms and face got pretty dark but not actually burnt. i did an enduro so i was out for about 8hrs in +30 and bright sunshine on sunday.

    great ride though.
     
  19. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    Question for the bikers of bit-tech: whats the wear level like in general and after going down ridiculously steep hills?

    Basically, my bike is usually a commuter ~20min work <-> home thing with random excesses when i get bored at weekends

    this weekend was a bit unusual, as i cycled from crawley to (and around) ardingly reservoir.

    since a fair amount of the roads turned out to have scary inclines, i'm not sure if i've simply done a huge amount of wear to the brakes in a short period or damaged them... (some were 30+degree slopes or more, fun to go down but worrying when the hydraulic disc brakes got nearly too hot to touch at the bottom!)

    Today the brakes were noticibly under performing, but i put that down to the wet weather, on the way home they were still quite bad (in bright sun)... time to replace brakes? do they wear out that quick? (no problem if they do, i just have no concept of what is normal or not! :D)
     
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  20. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    If you were braking heavily quite often, then yes, it could be that you've worn the pads out. Not sure if they're made from what normal pads are made out of, but I suppose if they get too hot, they could get softer, and as such, lead to faster wear. Maybe...
     

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