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  • basmans_grob 20 Apr 2014 12:04:29 416 posts
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    I though women's bikes also different in the proportions. Women have a different torso/leg/arm ratio so the saddle is a different distance from the handlebars.
  • Salaman 20 Apr 2014 12:18:38 19,627 posts
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    Amstel gold race today. Go Gilbert, go!
  • Futaba 20 Apr 2014 14:26:35 3,546 posts
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    Alright guys, thanks for the info. I'll probably give it a miss in that case.

    As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a ninja.

  • mothercruncher 20 Apr 2014 17:56:00 7,881 posts
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    Folks, is there such a thing as a good Ordinance Survey footpath/bridleway map app for the iPhone?

    I'd like something authoritative, having got into arguments with land owners about access before when mountain biking, it just occurred to me, having seen an iPhone bike mount that such an off-road Mecca might exist?
  • Psychotext 20 Apr 2014 19:01:42 55,057 posts
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    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/os-mapfinder/id577097874?mt=8 ?

    I'm lucky never to have run into a problem with a land owner. I have a Garmin with an openstreetmaps distribution installed but I don't think it would be of much help to me.
  • mothercruncher 20 Apr 2014 19:56:15 7,881 posts
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    Cheers, it does seem to be a hole in the market, I guess because OS have their intellectual property (understandably) locked down so much.
    The app is free but each map is a tenner, ouch. Need to think about whether 1:50k scale is enough...
  • mothercruncher 20 Apr 2014 19:56:16 7,881 posts
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    Cheers, it does seem to be a hole in the market, I guess because OS have their intellectual property (understandably) locked down so much.
    The app is free but each map is a tenner, ouch. Need to think about whether 1:50k scale is enough...
  • meat_potatoe 20 Apr 2014 19:57:53 85 posts
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    Mini Meat needs a new bike, does anyone's little one have a frog bike? Would love to get her a Islabike but can't stretch to one and they appear to be a decent cheaper alternative?
  • PES_Fanboy 20 Apr 2014 20:06:57 18,999 posts
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    My mom just sent me a picture of me aged 3 on my first bike.

    Solid plastic tires, fixed gear, no brakes (well, it was a fixie), in bright yellow. God damn I was a hipster!

    Email subject says "No stabilisers - nor skin on your knees and elbows". Apparently I could ride a bike before I was, uh, fully potty trained. I couldn't get used to putting my feet down though so would just slow down until I toppled over :D
  • Psychotext 20 Apr 2014 20:09:14 55,057 posts
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    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    The app is free but each map is a tenner, ouch. Need to think about whether 1:50k scale is enough...
    MBR (mag) seem to reckon that 1:50k is actually better than 1:25k as it's not so cluttered with needless bullshit. I'm not sure I agree, but in most cases 1:50k will do just fine.
  • Psychotext 20 Apr 2014 20:57:59 55,057 posts
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    Some great MTB (Cannondale) deals here: http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b65s0p0/Mountain-Bikes/CANNONDALE

    Edited by Psychotext at 20:58:18 20-04-2014
  • Salaman 20 Apr 2014 23:40:26 19,627 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    Amstel gold race today. Go Gilbert, go!
    Mike, I assume you're sticking about for the race on Sunday as well next WE? Should be in for a treat! Gilbert seems to've re-found some of his 2011 form. :-)
  • Bremenacht 20 Apr 2014 23:53:09 19,666 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    mcmothercruncher wrote:
    The app is free but each map is a tenner, ouch. Need to think about whether 1:50k scale is enough...
    MBR (mag) seem to reckon that 1:50k is actually better than 1:25k as it's not so cluttered with needless bullshit. I'm not sure I agree, but in most cases 1:50k will do just fine.
    Apart from where there's no marked path at all, 1:50k really is fine. But then, I do CARAAZYYYYYY things like cycle on designated footpaths!!! Nothing chills the blood more than a slightly vexed look on a walkers face as you CYCLE on HIS FOOTPATH.

    I use a version of Viewranger on Android.
  • Phil-McCrack 22 Apr 2014 03:06:07 3,423 posts
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    Beautiful restoration

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner
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  • mal 22 Apr 2014 07:13:43 22,848 posts
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    Amazing how brute force and ignorance can get you through :D

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • elstoof 22 Apr 2014 08:21:16 8,325 posts
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    I'm surprised he got all that done without finding out what anything was actually called :D
  • PES_Fanboy 22 Apr 2014 08:52:40 18,999 posts
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    The clutch :D

    Lot of work in that. For a shitty Schwinn!
  • MikeP 22 Apr 2014 09:54:28 2,081 posts
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    Beautifully irrational. Just off to get my 11-spd clutch tuned, brb. :D

    PSN ID: Mikenetic

  • urban 22 Apr 2014 11:09:43 11,070 posts
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    @PES_Fanboy I smiled at that too, fricking americans
  • Phil-McCrack 23 Apr 2014 19:59:49 3,423 posts
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    The guy in the link isn't a biker he's a car mechanic but wanted to restore his dads old bike, I think you can forgive him for not knowing what the parts were called. :D

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner
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  • Phil-McCrack 23 Apr 2014 20:05:36 3,423 posts
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    White bar tape is a cunt to keep clean, they look horrible now after a couple of months, might see if some sort of solvent might bring them up a bit, nothing to strong though that will melt them though.

    Danny MacAskill gives me a boner
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  • PES_Fanboy 23 Apr 2014 20:09:11 18,999 posts
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    urban wrote:
    @PES_Fanboy I smiled at that too, fricking americans
    It's no excuse, they can't *say* derailleur but they know what one is. I think he's trolling.
  • Psychotext 23 Apr 2014 20:28:50 55,057 posts
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    Bollocks. Have an event on Saturday with my nephew and every time I've checked the weather for the last week it's looked like it's going to be raining on that day.

    Stupid British weather. :(
  • Carlo 23 Apr 2014 20:57:21 18,238 posts
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    That was so beautiful to read!

    One thing I read was that he identified the year of manufacture by the serial... Is that the same for all manufacturers?

    I might phone Alpinestars to find out more info on my old bike.

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  • MikeP 24 Apr 2014 12:02:08 2,081 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    That was so beautiful to read!

    One thing I read was that he identified the year of manufacture by the serial... Is that the same for all manufacturers?

    I might phone Alpinestars to find out more info on my old bike.
    Yeah, most manufacturers should be able to do that. Surly actually stamp the mfr year on some of their frames.

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  • elstoof 24 Apr 2014 12:17:09 8,325 posts
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    When you off to Liege, Mike?
  • MikeP 24 Apr 2014 12:43:29 2,081 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    When you off to Liege, Mike?
    Tomorrow morning. Got a bit of a sore throat unfortunately, but nothing too serious. My prospective riding buddy has bailed on me this morning though, but based on last year I'll just hook up with a group on the road.

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  • captbirdseye 24 Apr 2014 12:44:29 5,503 posts
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    Fort William soon...wooo!
  • Salaman 24 Apr 2014 13:49:21 19,627 posts
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    Just topple over on one of the steeper climbs and make new friends. Good luck Saturday!
  • elstoof 24 Apr 2014 14:35:04 8,325 posts
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    If your sore throat is anything like the one I've had for the past 2 weeks you'll be fine on the bike, just doesn't want to shift though. Have a great ride, wish I was heading out there!

    You doing the Dunwich this year?
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