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  • Megapocalypse 16 Oct 2013 17:39:03 5,396 posts
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    Ha! That's what some of the roads were like on Sunday.

    Hmm. I need more money. I want a new road bike, a new mountain/cx bike, and a car/jet so I can get to somewhere cool to use said new mountain/cx bike.
  • Psychotext 16 Oct 2013 17:53:49 54,017 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Action shot bitches, KAPOW!



    Just so he can't escape onto the last page (hiding your number wont save you!)
  • MikeP 16 Oct 2013 18:01:14 1,827 posts
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    Haha! Where did you find that? Have they got an "unidentified" section now?

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • Psychotext 16 Oct 2013 18:02:34 54,017 posts
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    Yeah, there were actually quite a few of you. I'll PM you the ones I saw which weren't too bad.
  • MikeP 16 Oct 2013 18:17:28 1,827 posts
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    Just found your reaction to the same part of the course. To be fair, if I was riding with a cracked rib I would have made exactly the same decision. :)



    Edited by MikeP at 18:17:50 16-10-2013

    Edited by MikeP at 18:20:42 16-10-2013

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • Psychotext 16 Oct 2013 18:18:49 54,017 posts
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    Yup, like I said, look of disgust! :D

    No way in hell was I going to get my compression stockings wet!
  • OptimusPube 16 Oct 2013 22:05:14 2,984 posts
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    Got my first puncture on my new bike today, fucking sucked having to walk home for 3.5 miles in the rain and dark from work, I've learnt my lesson anyway and I'm getting a saddle bag and a pump with the necessary things for these kind of instances in the future.

    Life goes on.

    P.S. I also learn't that I couldn't fix my puncture because my foot pump is only compatible with Schrader valves so need to buy an adaptor as well.

    /does things the hard way

    /has to use my old bone shaker mountain bike for a couple of days

    /humph

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • Psychotext 17 Oct 2013 12:18:50 54,017 posts
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    With a bit of refinement, this app could be really good.

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:21:17 17-10-2013
  • andytheadequate 17 Oct 2013 13:17:57 8,136 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    Got my first puncture on my new bike today, fucking sucked having to walk home for 3.5 miles in the rain and dark from work, I've learnt my lesson anyway and I'm getting a saddle bag and a pump with the necessary things for these kind of instances in the future.

    Life goes on.

    P.S. I also learn't that I couldn't fix my puncture because my foot pump is only compatible with Schrader valves so need to buy an adaptor as well.

    /does things the hard way

    /has to use my old bone shaker mountain bike for a couple of days

    /humph
    A puncture repair kit, tyre levers and pump are a neccessity really. I learned the hard way too :(
  • elstoof 17 Oct 2013 14:15:29 7,047 posts
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    Mini pump, patches, glue and 3 tyre irons is all I take out generally for fixing clinchers - which is the absolute bare minimum, but a spare tube is a good idea if you're going far.

    On tubs it's just a pump and a bottle of Tufo Extreme, with a spare tub if I'll be far from home.

    Get a decent pump though, cheap ones are a false economy.
  • Psychotext 17 Oct 2013 21:05:00 54,017 posts
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    Woohoo, Epic version of the Wiggle Fallen Leaves route came back into stock. Got myself a nice little weekend away in December. :D
  • Trafford 18 Oct 2013 16:35:59 5,739 posts
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    @OptimusPube

    Not sure if you've bought a new pump yet, but the Valve should be reversible between Schrader and presta.
  • Bremenacht 18 Oct 2013 17:41:15 17,852 posts
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    Fill them full of gunk and leave all the tyre tools at home!
  • OptimusPube 18 Oct 2013 17:52:29 2,984 posts
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    All kitted up now, saddle bag with two inner tubes and levers, mini pump with gauge, just need some latex gloves so my hands don't get all oily and I'm set.

    BRING IT ON. :D

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • Dougs 18 Oct 2013 18:57:48 67,299 posts
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    Gloves?! I ask you!
  • andytheadequate 19 Oct 2013 00:39:23 8,136 posts
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    Bloody roadies not wanting to get their Lycra mucky :)
  • OptimusPube 19 Oct 2013 08:01:54 2,984 posts
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    Lol :lol:

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  • Trafford 19 Oct 2013 08:17:17 5,739 posts
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    I think it's a YouTube thing.
  • elstoof 19 Oct 2013 09:44:31 7,047 posts
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    Yeah.. Don't bother with the gloves.

    If you fix bikes all day and don't want to have to degrease your hands all the time then fair enough, but not for tyre changing. And under no circumstances ride with them on under your gloves unless you want frostbite.
  • OptimusPube 19 Oct 2013 09:52:21 2,984 posts
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    If I'm changing a tube on my rear wheel (which I had to do) I'm not sure I want oil all over my handlebars hence the gloves, each to their own.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • elstoof 19 Oct 2013 10:44:09 7,047 posts
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    There shouldn't be any oil on the tyre or the tube, that would be pretty lethal. You can get the back wheel on and off without ever touching the chain - when you put the wheel back in, instead of holding the chain itself just flex the derailleur back, that gives plenty of room to slot the cassette back into the the chain then the hubs into the dropouts.

    Edited by elstoof at 10:44:46 19-10-2013
  • elstoof 19 Oct 2013 10:47:20 7,047 posts
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    My ice-white bar tape stays clean for ages, which is a shame because filthy tape looks so pro.
  • OptimusPube 19 Oct 2013 12:37:19 2,984 posts
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    Nah latex gloves all the way, I'm a bit of a ponce like that.

    Just done a four hour ride, covered 50 miles easy, getting stronger and faster every day, my beer belly is now non existent.

    Cycling is so much fun :D Going to get an off roader a few months down the line.

    Best of both worlds.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • Psychotext 19 Oct 2013 12:49:05 54,017 posts
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    I use gloves when doing my wheels, and I'm a dirty stinking mountain biker.
  • OptimusPube 19 Oct 2013 12:56:13 2,984 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I use gloves when doing my wheels, and I'm a dirty stinking mountain biker.
    Finally someone with a sense pride, next they'll be telling me they don't wipe their arse after a shit. :D

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • Deleted user 19 October 2013 13:31:45
    was cycling in mallorca a week ago

    230+ miles & 29,000+ feet of climbing.

    ridiculously good; will def be back

    time to bust out the gabba now I'm back in scotland

    Edited by cozeny at 13:33:31 19-10-2013
  • Psychotext 19 Oct 2013 22:21:36 54,017 posts
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    Saw this on Kickstarter earlier. Seems to be an interesting take on a bike saddle (sex dungeon seat): I can't wait for auto linking to be fixed

    Edited by Psychotext at 22:23:36 19-10-2013
  • mal 20 Oct 2013 02:50:53 22,476 posts
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    $150 for a saddle you can't even test? Fuck that for a lark.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • OptimusPube 20 Oct 2013 04:47:03 2,984 posts
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    At least you won't have to cock your leg when you want to trump.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC˛

  • elstoof 20 Oct 2013 06:45:57 7,047 posts
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    I'm not sold on those cutaway saddles, sure there's no pressure on the part that's not sitting on anything but there's significantly more pressure on the tiny bit of arse that now bears all your weight - much like a stiletto heel.
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