Cycling Thread 2.0

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#7325

can you and mike not just take the winter off ffs

give us a chance


#7326

I might try and float this. He’ll hit his 2017 10000th km this week so what’s even the point really.


#7327

Nevaaaaaaar. Been looking at ones in the £500 range. Apparently the problem with the cheaper end is the flywheel isn’t big enough and you end up just being in the big ring all the time even on “climbs”, which I’m very much not about.


#7328

i’m in the big ring all the time anyways

also yeah, have noticed i never use the smaller gears on my turbo. it’s fine though


#7329

Plotting some silly rides for the weekend


#7330

guys I quite want a mini velo


#7331

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

it looks like an unfoldable folding bike :laughing:

is it one of those little clown bikes?

Whats its purpose?
Does it cost more than £150?


#7332

pretty much

idk but they look really cute and look at that basket! WANT


#7333

I’ve noticed some woman that has a folding bike and she parks it in the racks at the station. But, she folds it up when locking it in and it looks a real faff. Is that necessary? Couldn’t she just keep built up and lock it up like a normal bike?

Should I say something to her?


#7334

If it’s a folder why on earth isn’t she just taking it with her?


#7335

Exactly! The first time I saw her I just stood watching her fold this bike up then struggle for a good no I minute to find a way to fit it into the stand so that it didn’t fall over. Instead of, just, wheeling it in.

I must be missing something. She can’t be that daft, surely?


#7336

maybe she can’t / doesn’t know how to fold it? :disappointed_relieved:


#7337

No she could fold it. Definitely. I’m just going to ask her next time.

“Excuse me, but what the fuck are you doing?”


#7338

yeah someone does this in my work bike sheds - odd behaviour


#7339

and the flip side - people who take folding bikes on the train in rush hour times (as the rules on southern and other operators is only folding bikes allowed at busy times) but don’t actually fold them up


#7340

Got my deferred entry for ride London 2018 through… need to register and pay in the next 2 weeks if I wanna do it…

(want to wait and see what the Etape route is first but might try and do both)

@twentynine what time did you do last year?? they want predicted time so they can allocate you a start time for whatever difference that actually makes…

actually tempted to say like 4 hours or something silly cos i have a feeling the general standard is pretty…shite, not that i’m EPOd up or anything but y’know… MAMIL’s are sllllllloooooowwwwwww.


#7341

Etape is supposedly including the colombiere but I’ve only read vague routes atm. Wish I’d screenshot the tweet and link I read about etape next year


#7342

It’s a bit… Prrrrrrrrp. Massive ballache to get the start pack the few days before at the fucking Excel. Urgh. I’d put down 4 hours but then you’d probably have a 5am start time meaning you’d have to get there at 3.30am or something silly. Fuck that.


#7343

Don’t think it’s something I’d ever bother with. Chatting to Gray last week, he said the whole thing was a faff, but worth doing once.


#7344

I’m audax 4 life now (apart from ROTFL which is a local sportive I feel I should do)