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  • Psychotext 17 Dec 2012 00:49:49 54,391 posts
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    I'm being pretty religious about it at the moment. It's probably all that's between me and a nervous breakdown. God knows what'll happen if I get injured or something.
  • Deleted user 17 December 2012 07:58:53
    If I didn't have cycling at the moment I'd be totally lost! Love it, it's like a drug.
  • Psychotext 17 Dec 2012 11:32:13 54,391 posts
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    I could do without the cleaning mind. =/

    Summer is so much nicer because I don't have to worry about that. My chain from yesterday seems like it's more grit than chain.
  • MikeP 17 Dec 2012 11:52:40 1,936 posts
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    That is one of the advantages of being a roadie, definitely less cleaning to do. Used to take me ages to sort the mountain bike,

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  • elstoof 17 Dec 2012 12:21:29 7,734 posts
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    There's plenty of scrubbing, waxing, buffing, scrubbing, tweezing etc on the road scene - it's just not in the bike.
  • Psychotext 17 Dec 2012 12:39:08 54,391 posts
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    lol
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    Haha. :)

    I suppose I should hose off the bike this afternoon. Sometimes I wonder why I bother, I ride every other day at the moment so it's constantly dirty.

    Do you guys reckon these shoes are reasonable, for the price?
    http://www.sportsdirect.com/muddyfox-mbs200-mens-cycling-shoes-144016
  • Psychotext 17 Dec 2012 14:09:44 54,391 posts
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    Muddy Fox stuff is shit as a general rule. RRP is a bit of a trick there.
  • elstoof 17 Dec 2012 14:24:17 7,734 posts
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    You'd be better off spending a tenner more on some dhb M1.0 shoes I'd wager.
  • Deleted user 17 December 2012 14:29:48
    Yeah that's what I thought really. Oh well, getting my seal skin socks on Thursday, hopefully they'll do the trick.

    OOOoo they look good elstoof. Is it a bad idea to get them in white do you think? Black hides all the dirt?

    Edited by Apostle at 14:33:58 17-12-2012
  • Psychotext 17 Dec 2012 14:35:02 54,391 posts
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    They'll look like crap in this weather no matter what you go with. :D

    Buy what you like. Here's mine from yesterday...



    Edited by Psychotext at 14:40:25 17-12-2012
  • elstoof 17 Dec 2012 14:41:56 7,734 posts
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    I've it a pair of white Sidi's, but then I am a "ponce of the road". Dirt's a badge of honour anyway, no?
  • christourlord 17 Dec 2012 15:15:56 2,498 posts
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    Just wear some overshoes over the top and not only do your poncey Sidis stay white; your feet stay nice and toasty.
  • elstoof 17 Dec 2012 15:29:40 7,734 posts
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    Don't worry Jesus, I keep mine Daz Doorstep white. I've a teeth whitening pen I give them a once over with as part of the weekly routine.
  • pistol 17 Dec 2012 15:32:15 13,019 posts
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    joelstinton wrote:
    So yorkshire has been given the start of the 2014 TDF, thats fantastic news. Great for yorkshire as i think they were expecting a couple of years later than that.

    Will def try to get up to see that. I'm thinking about going to a couple of stages next year as well. Be great to see the double pass of the Alpe D' Huez!
    Alp Duez is the last mountain pass we do on the Marmotte Sportive. Not nice after 100 miles of climbing.
  • pistol 17 Dec 2012 15:34:03 13,019 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    THE PACT HAS BEEN BROKEN!

    Wiggle did not send me Haribo in my recent order. I don't know what this means but I suspect we are looking at the end of days.

    /dons downhill body armour and full face helmet
    I just bin the haribo's they send me. If you knew what went into making them you'd do the same.
  • elstoof 17 Dec 2012 15:42:06 7,734 posts
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    Colour me intrigued, what goes into making a Haribo that's worse than the pig marrow and sugar that goes into most jelly sweets?
  • Dougs 17 Dec 2012 15:45:42 68,378 posts
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    pistol wrote:
    I just bin the haribo's they send me. If you knew what went into making them you'd do the same.
    Save them and I'll have them.
  • Vortex808 17 Dec 2012 15:49:21 7,293 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Colour me intrigued, what goes into making a Haribo that's worse than the pig marrow and sugar that goes into most jelly sweets?
    They don'tboil live kittens just to get some secret extract from their whiskers.

    You haribo eating monsters.
  • Salaman 17 Dec 2012 16:31:13 19,257 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    I appear to have entered the 155km Liege-Bastogne-Liege ride in April. Yikes!
    You'll have some lovely views then.
    If only it wasn't such a struggle to get up there.
  • Psychotext 17 Dec 2012 16:45:49 54,391 posts
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    pistol wrote:
    I just bin the haribo's they send me. If you knew what went into making them you'd do the same.
    If you knew what went into my body on an average day I suspect you'd probably bin me too. :D
  • Deleted user 17 December 2012 16:48:15
    @Psychotext Are your feet still dry after that?! Very impressive.
  • MikeP 17 Dec 2012 17:08:54 1,936 posts
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    I have ridiculous roadie disco slippers.

    But for everyday riding shoes, it's black MTB ones every time. I'd wear road cleats away in no time if I used them commuting.

    Edited by MikeP at 17:10:08 17-12-2012

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  • Psychotext 17 Dec 2012 18:03:38 54,391 posts
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    Apostle wrote:
    @Psychotext Are your feet still dry after that?! Very impressive.
    Yeah, they were fine. I only had my thermo socks on, didn't need to swap to my sealskinz.
  • Psychotext 17 Dec 2012 21:47:02 54,391 posts
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    Hmm... I need a present for a filthy roadie relation of mine. Anyone got any suggestions around the 15 - 20 mark? I was thinking maybe a book or a dvd though it can't be too common as he will likely have already read / seen it.

    Unless there's something quirky which I can get in that price range?
  • MikeP 17 Dec 2012 22:26:12 1,936 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Hmm... I need a present for a filthy roadie relation of mine. Anyone got any suggestions around the 15 - 20 mark? I was thinking maybe a book or a dvd though it can't be too common as he will likely have already read / seen it.

    Unless there's something quirky which I can get in that price range?
    There's Bikesnob NYC, his first book's pretty funny http://www.chroniclebooks.com/bikesnob

    Or you could get him something like the 100 Climbs book, which is a little stocking filler

    Or "How to win friends and influence people", by Lance Armstrong. Herp a Derp.

    Finally you could always get him some Rapha Merino winter socks. 15, and seriously nice for the old tootsies http://www.rapha.cc/winter-socks/

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  • elstoof 17 Dec 2012 22:35:54 7,734 posts
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    There's that book, Bike! that's meant to be pretty good If you like poring over bits of mechanisms and lug work.

    See if he's got a copy of Tim Krabbe's The Rider though, no road cyclist should even consider putting a leg over a top tube until they've memorised, and agreed with, every last word in that story.
  • MikeP 17 Dec 2012 22:38:35 1,936 posts
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    This is a bit over budget at 35 + P&P, but is lush.

    http://www.pushprojects.net/

    The book's called Made in England, and its a big collection of new independent UK builders. The name comes from the Record vices most of them use, which are made in Sheffield.

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  • elstoof 17 Dec 2012 22:39:22 7,734 posts
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    Or there's the book French Revolutions by Tim Moore, aka Mr Hairs of Teletext's Digitiser, the writing partner of Mr Biffo.
  • elstoof 17 Dec 2012 22:40:34 7,734 posts
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    Last one.

    Velo by Paul Fournel.
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