Cycling Thread 3.0


#3641

might be too icy for bikes this weekend :disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved::disappointed_relieved:


#3642

I’m probably gonna sell the SS Arkose tbf m8s


#3643

Sell the boat so you can afford more bikes?


#3644

this has really tickled me


#3645

Help me prove a point to some nobbers:

  • “Bee-Twin”
  • “Bee-Tea-Win”
  • A slightly French pronunciation of “Between”

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#3646

they’re getting ride of the b’twin name, the new ones just say triban on them. incidentally;

  • try-ban
  • treh-ban
  • tree-ban

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#3647

Such a shit name, TRYIBAHN


#3648

my friends say treeBAN which i find odd


#3649

This all made sense and it was all the instruction I needed to get the job done, thanks Niki :+1:

…except I forgot I still only have a rubbish mini pump so I have given up on completely inflating it for now. Must buy a proper pump.


#3650

Is it time for a massive zwift / strava / etc followathon?


#3651

ZWIFT WANKER


#3652

Can’t do that, something about blood flow.


#3653


#3654

haven’t been on zwift for a while. broke my computer and cba taking my work one home all the time.

apparently it works on phones now though so keep meaning to try that


#3655

We’ve had a (shit) turbo for ages now. I still haven’t been on it. Really really can’t be arsed.


#3656

Oh god, fuck my life. No way in hell these won’t be totally fucking bollocks.


#3657

alexa? do a wheelie


#3658

Lol


#3659

Putting together stuff to spend my raffle bike wanker vouchers on finally.

Any maintenance stuff I should think about getting? Got a track pump in the basket to get, already have a multitool, tyre levers, chain lube, decent stock of inner tubes… is it worth grtting puncture repair stuff, or is that not really worth the faff? Anything else important?

Also, current pedals have strapped toe clips which I have been using without the straps because I didn’t get on with them. I don’t think it is worth me switching to proper clipping in because a) not really doing the kind of uninterrupted distances to make it worth it and b) the combined cost of new pedals and cycling shoes will be too much £. I was looking at switching from the annoying flappy bit of plastic I currently have (having removed the strap) to some actual strapless toe clips, like these:
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/zefal-half-toe-clips-45/
Good idea or not worth the bother of changing things?


#3660

i would say so. you generally wouldn’t ever repair one at the side of the road, but take it home and do it and then you have another spare. know lots of people (almost everyone actually) can’t be fucked fixing tubes since they’re not exactly expensive. :man_shrugging:

repair kit should be dead cheap anyway, probs worth getting one

toeclips: no idea tbh. never used them.