Cycling Thread 2.0

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#8325

Boooo


#8326

BORING


#8327

Willy Warmer?


#8328

yep!


#8329

Room for loads more bikes as well…


#8330

Flights booked!
Pyrenees here I come (in June/July).


#8331

Where are you flying to?


#8332

Bordeaux from Glasgow.
Get my hire bike in Bordeaux then take train to Biarritz. Then get on that saddle!
Ending near Perpignan.


#8333

What are you hiring?


#8334

Argeles sur mer is a good place to end where most route tend to finish.

https://www.cycle-route.com/forum/General-Chat-cycling-touring-across-the-pyrenees-Thread-3578.html

And used these guys for a few rides (Paris-London, 5 peaks ride and a couple of 24hr rides). Their routes are very well researched and generally quiet


#8335

Not 100% sure yet.
Probably one of these cos I’ll need to carry my gear. They have just bought brand new bikes that are lighter than the one in the pic.

http://www.o2cycles.com/trekking/

Other option is this, but it can’t carry as much gear.


#8336

That’s nice looking


#8337

Get one of them massive saddle bags, and there’s the ones that go under the top tube as well. If you’re sticking to the road I imagine they’d be much better than a hybrid/mountain bike.

Then again I remember your effort on that Five Ferries ride and I don’t think you’ll have trouble on any bike!


#8338

Yep - there’s load of options if you don’t want to fit or can’t fit panniers.

I used one of these when we went to Luxembourg, fit enough for 12 days in the large one. Didn’t use half the stuff I took like tights n that:

(Just check you’ll have enough space between top of rear wheel and saddle for it. You normally would unless riding a small bike).

There’s also Carradice bags and things like this:

https://www.alpkit.com/products/koala


#8339

Hello cyclists.

I can’t read 8k posts so apologies if this has been asked before - I need some shorts with a padded arse so I don’t get a dead arse when cycling. This is for indoor use only so weather-proofing is not an important factor.

Can anyone suggest something adequate please?


#8340

do you live anywhere near a decathlon?

they do loads of cheap cycling gear


#8341

Yes, very near. Will have a look. Thanks.


#8342

as japes says, Decathlon or something like Wiggle’s own brand dhb will be fine


#8343

you might think you’ll look a pure dick wearing the shorts that have shoulder straps (and tbf you do) but they’re good for stopping your arse hanging out your shorts. so get those kind.


#8344

They won’t really stop you from getting a numb arse, though.

Make sure your saddle is in the right position and that you’re regularly moving around on the saddle to prevent hot spots. I try to get up and out of the saddle for a minute or so every 5-10 minutes as well when I’m indoors to relieve some pressure.