Cycling Thread 2.0

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#8405

we’re all booked up for this now

staying in Stockport Travelodge on 27th / 28th January (anyone needs to leave bags or anything in our room plz feel free)

well excited, hope it ain’t icy


#8406

@incandenza do you cycle? If not you wanna meet us for a post-ride drink?


#8407

I have a bike, but the wheels aren’t attached. and it’s a mountain bike.

buuuut YES M8. couple of nice pubs in Stockport, according to @bugduv. The Magnet is one, can’t remember the others…


#8408

I’m up for some of this. Worried I’ll get bored cycling for that long idk. Might do it fixed if it’s that flat.


#8409

Think I want to get a proper touring bike and do some proper cycle touring, take a year off work and just cycle around a bit. Still planning on that Athens trip but will be able to do that on a road bike.

What touring bikes are nice? I quite like these ones:

https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/bikes/adventure-touring-bikes/920/920/p/1432999-2018/?colorCode=tan

http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/adventure/adventure/tour-de-fer/tour-de-fer-30


#8410

That Genesis is :ok_hand:


#8411

The bike you’d turn to if you were to quit your job and embark on an impromptu pedal-powered world tour!

Sounds like you and the bike are made for each other!


#8412

that trek is the model above mine so will be bob on :+1:

my mate has a Croix de fer and loves the shit out of it.

Id say you couldn’t go wrong with either tbh.


#8413

I know people that have done various long distance tours on Surly bikes. So I’d have a look at them. And the Croix De Fer and Tour de Fer are great looking bikes that stand up to some serious riding.


#8414

Going to splash some cash in Rapha’s sale today.


#8415

Oh, what have you got? 520?


#8416

yeah but that really is a step above. different frame material, groupset etc. think even the trhough axles have been changed now to whatever is in fashion


#8417

Cool. What size did you go for, 61cm?


#8418

that’s right yeah :slight_smile:


#8419

Hmmmm


#8420

8,415 posts behind, but as a heads up, I may go on a bicycle ride tomorrow.


#8421

You’ll be more of a bike wanker than I’ve been over the past 5 months then


#8422

the other I was looking at was the cinelli hobootleg (i remember surly seemed too expensive for me, might be different for you)


#8423

See lots of Ridgebacks around. Might be a bit of snobbery around them though


#8424

Yeah, I was looking at them last night. Can’t decide if I think they’re ugly or beautiful. Quite like the three-coloured cabling but the bar tape is horrendous

There are probably more important things to consider though!