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  • Psychotext 10 Dec 2013 16:26:24 53,802 posts
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    I really, really hate cleaning the bikes. Especially in winter. :(
  • OptimusPube 10 Dec 2013 19:56:06 2,907 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Good to see Specialized being made to look silly over their trademark bullshit: http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/specialized-roubaix-trademark-legal-threat-may-backfire-as-fuji-weighs-in-39260
    I see you're the top comment there lol.

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  • OptimusPube 10 Dec 2013 20:03:49 2,907 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Road Bike Party 2:



    Hopefully it wont be long before he's back on 2 wheels.
    Fuck me these guys have some balls and some skills, I'm a massive Danny MaCaskill fan, it was a surprise to see him in there. :D

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  • Megapocalypse 10 Dec 2013 20:08:43 5,309 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I really, really hate cleaning the bikes. Especially in winter. :(
    I find in the summer its fun and therapeutic, with something to be proud of at the end. In the winter every second of it is a miserable chore causing me to hate my chosen hobby.
  • OptimusPube 10 Dec 2013 20:09:15 2,907 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    I really, really hate cleaning the bikes. Especially in winter. :(
    I might sound a right nob for admitting this and have been laughed at at work for it but I clean mine in the bathroom in the winter, I just sit them in the bath and wash them down with the shower hose lol, but then I live on my own and my bikes most probably don't get as cruddy as yours as I'm not an off roader.

    :D

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  • Psychotext 10 Dec 2013 20:52:26 53,802 posts
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    That sounds like divorce to me. I currently have them in the lounge drying and I don't think she's too pleased about that either.

    I really wish I had a hot tap outside. Would make the whole hosing down thing far less miserable in the cold. Faster too.
  • OptimusPube 10 Dec 2013 20:59:01 2,907 posts
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    Divorce is the best thing to happen to me, it reawakens you. :D

    I wouldn't have discovered the wonderful world of cycling if it wasn't for that lazy bitch.

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  • caligari 10 Dec 2013 20:59:04 16,989 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:
    I really, really hate cleaning the bikes. Especially in winter. :(
    I might sound a right nob for admitting this and have been laughed at at work for it but I clean mine in the bathroom in the winter, I just sit them in the bath and wash them down with the shower hose lol, but then I live on my own and my bikes most probably don't get as cruddy as yours as I'm not an off roader.

    :D
    If that makes you a nob then please crown me the King your clan. I've also washed bikes in the bath with the shower, mainly because I don't have a good outside water source.

    Try lighting a few candles - it makes it so much cosier.
  • OptimusPube 10 Dec 2013 21:01:34 2,907 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    OptimusPube wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:
    I really, really hate cleaning the bikes. Especially in winter. :(
    I might sound a right nob for admitting this and have been laughed at at work for it but I clean mine in the bathroom in the winter, I just sit them in the bath and wash them down with the shower hose lol, but then I live on my own and my bikes most probably don't get as cruddy as yours as I'm not an off roader.

    :D
    If that makes you a nob then please crown me the King your clan. I've also washed bikes in the bath with the shower, mainly because I don't have a good outside water source.

    Try lighting a few candles - it makes it so much cosier.
    You're now my best new forumite. :lol:

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  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2013 12:01:21 53,802 posts
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    Cycling... dirty / serious business.

  • BillMurray 12 Dec 2013 12:10:09 7,607 posts
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    Feel a bit bad for not cleaning my bike since I bought it earlier in the year.

    Thinking about getting it resprayed black to match the new Selle San Marco Concor saddle i'm after 'cos i'm a bit of a tart, so i'll need to strip it down and give it a proper clean before I send it off to get sand blasted and primed.

    Edited by BillMurray at 12:11:13 12-12-2013
  • Salaman 12 Dec 2013 12:42:11 18,861 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    Try lighting a few candles - it makes it so much cosier.
    Careful now, you're straying dangerously close towards 'the tailpipe fucking guy' territory now.
    Please tell me you're not wearing your Mrs underwear whilst you scrub the bike in the bathtub.
  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2013 12:45:18 53,802 posts
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    Disturbing.
  • caligari 12 Dec 2013 14:03:30 16,989 posts
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    Is it wrong to want one of these?

    http://shopeu.chargebikes.com/christmas-saddle/ltdedition
  • BillMurray 12 Dec 2013 14:24:21 7,607 posts
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    That's pretty brill.
  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2013 14:37:12 53,802 posts
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    Aye, I'd have one. :D
  • skiplevels 12 Dec 2013 19:15:42 336 posts
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    @MikeP thanks. up in glasgow - lots of nice riding up here, though it's been p.cold lately!

    Edited by skiplevels at 19:15:57 12-12-2013
  • caligari 12 Dec 2013 19:38:22 16,989 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    caligari wrote:
    OptimusPube wrote:
    Psychotext wrote:
    I really, really hate cleaning the bikes. Especially in winter. :(
    I might sound a right nob for admitting this and have been laughed at at work for it but I clean mine in the bathroom in the winter, I just sit them in the bath and wash them down with the shower hose lol, but then I live on my own and my bikes most probably don't get as cruddy as yours as I'm not an off roader.

    :D
    If that makes you a nob then please crown me the King your clan. I've also washed bikes in the bath with the shower, mainly because I don't have a good outside water source.

    Try lighting a few candles - it makes it so much cosier.
    You're now my best new forumite. :lol:
    I find it hard to believe that I wasn't already. ;)
  • caligari 12 Dec 2013 19:39:19 16,989 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Cycling... dirty / serious business.

    Good to see that you're still rocking the shorts, PT. We stand (or at least sit) united.

    Edited by caligari at 19:39:58 12-12-2013
  • caligari 12 Dec 2013 19:43:02 16,989 posts
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    BillMurray wrote:
    That's pretty brill.
    Only problem is that a sweaty cycling butt will (eventually) make mincemeat out of the fur. It will end up looking like a balding polar bear's head.
  • skiplevels 12 Dec 2013 19:46:20 336 posts
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    upgraded the wheels on my winter bike; will post up a pic when I get it back tomorrow
  • Psychotext 12 Dec 2013 20:27:03 53,802 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    Good to see that you're still rocking the shorts, PT. We stand (or at least sit) united.
    Might have to switch to trousers soon. Getting bastard cold.
  • OptimusPube 12 Dec 2013 20:53:07 2,907 posts
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    I'm up to wearing five fucking tops under my cycling shirt, this is my first cycling winter so just finding my feet.

    I need to do more research.

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  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2013 02:23:21 53,802 posts
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    Goddamnit. Went to clean my drivetrain tonight and I've found that it's more grit than chain. Going to take ages.

    No way I'm finishing it tonight. Will have to just do it tomorrow.
  • elstoof 13 Dec 2013 02:44:13 6,602 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    caligari wrote:
    Try lighting a few candles - it makes it so much cosier.
    Careful now, you're straying dangerously close towards 'the tailpipe fucking guy' territory now.
    Please tell me you're not wearing your Mrs underwear whilst you scrub the bike in the bathtub.
    http://road.cc/content/news/77536-danish-police-seek-man-who-repeatedly-masturbates-womans-bicycle-saddle
  • Dougs 13 Dec 2013 09:13:33 66,642 posts
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    OptimusPube wrote:
    I'm up to wearing five fucking tops under my cycling shirt, this is my first cycling winter so just finding my feet.

    I need to do more research.
    Decent base layer should set things up nicely. Merino wool all the way....

    My problem in winter is my feet, yet to get round to finding some decent overshoes
  • dr_swin 13 Dec 2013 09:32:32 4,865 posts
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    Just ordered this the other day. I blame the chap a few pages ago that posted the link to that Canyon CX bike. Hadn't really considered them until then. Really excited about it arriving now. Should be great on my local sustrans routes.
  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2013 10:23:51 53,802 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    My problem in winter is my feet, yet to get round to finding some decent overshoes
    Since I had my DVT nothing I can do seems to keep my feet warm. I'm actually tempted to go with some of those electronic (heated) insoles for particularly cold days.
  • OptimusPube 13 Dec 2013 15:05:26 2,907 posts
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    Christ my road bike was as cruddy as fuck, there's this private road I cut through and it's a muddy pot holey mess, took me an hour to degrease, clean, dry and then re-lube, it's bloody tough trying to keep them looking new, pissed off that I have lost the end cap on my handlebar, might ride to Halfords when I can be arsed to see if they have any spares lying around, I'll super glue the fuckers in.

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  • Psychotext 13 Dec 2013 15:17:43 53,802 posts
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    Nephew's new shiny wheels arrived. Am jealous.

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