for riding on the road a bike with 700c wheels and no suspension (or the suspension locked out) is best, you would only "hit ur balls" with a road bike if it was far to big
Suspension is useful on an MTB because it helps you maintain better control in extremely bumpy terrain conditions. I'm no expert but I don't see any practical reason to have it on anything else; seems to me like it'd just end up stealing energy..?
You do not need suspension on a 700c. Even 29er mountain bikes come with rigid forks nowadays.
I doubt they even make suspension forks large enough to take 700c wheels.
They used to make em. But its very useless.
boardman/carera bikes sold by halfords are pretty good value for money but i would be wary of buying one as the staff at halfords dont have a very good reputation
you could get a very good hybrid for less than £800 at a local bike shop (probably less than £600) and better after sales support than buying at halfords
you should probably grow some balls as well, cycling on the pavement is slower, a nuisance, and not necessarily safer, i have seen people knocked off because they popped out in front of cars who didnt expect it.
btw did you ever post a pcture of your bike/bikes roflcakes? i dont remember seeing any fixed posted recently and your coment about trackstanding made me thing you ride fixed
I haven't done, but this is my (oversized) fixie that I'm looking to replace the frame on:
I'll drag my tenspeed out of the shed and photograph that too.
Also I have since taken the rear brake off.
Found this somewhat awesome.
My bike is here! It's bloody fast.
First time using cleats too, I fell over first time :(
thats pretty standard, you can adjust the amount of pressure required to release the cleat on most types of pedals
if you havnt already get some decent clothing and a track pump, bike tyres never stay inflated properly and its much easier getting them to 100psi with a track pump.
anyone have recommendation's on a good set of tyres? i bought some veloflex master 20 recently which are an expensive tyre but now i removed my mudguards so i dont need such a skinny tyre, i would leave them on but they make punctures more common and the front sidewall already has a tear in it, probably from a recent ride on a path only fit for mountain bikes.
tempted to try either the latest michelin or maybe schwalbe ultremo
I've not heard much about Michelin bike tires, but they seem decent for the price.
Just ordered some new brake pads and grips from superstar, £28 posted for 4 sets of pads and some nice dual lock on grips, bargain.
I got Schwalbe Smart Sams with my MTB, haven't used them much yet but they are nice.
You don't happen to own a Cube do you?
The Schwalbe Muddy Mary has got to be one of the most grippiest tires ever made.
Anyone knows how to reset(i think?) a shimano Alivio derailleur?
This bloody thing goes wild every 3 rides and I have no time to take it to the shop to fix it.
Also the there are three PDFs associated with the product that may be of use on this page:
You know when you pedal and a quarter of the circle it just releases so instead of pedalling in that quarter the chain just moves but the wheel doesn't.
I think its due to the tension of the chain on the gears are not strong enough causing the chains to fly over the teeth.
I've honestly never experienced that before. Perhaps check the tensioning spring that holds out the arm of the derailleur. Could be it got knocked out of place or something, as I know some derailleurs have a second clip for the end of the spring that lowers the tension (I guess for if you're using a shorter chain).
maybe its a bent hanger? imo its best just to take the bike to a shop if you dont know whats wrong
My Cannondale SL4 has Alivio components too and does the same thing, so this must be somewhat common. Cheap chainrings/cassette probably isn't helping matters.
Considering buying a Bianchi Pista while I got some cash to burn through.
im prolly not the best person to say this given the sort of bikes i own but why not get a 2012 specialized langster and replace all the guff on it (cheap shitty bars/stem, heavy as fuck wheelset) you take the decals off most people wouldn't know the difference plus quill stem looks better anyway on a steel frame
Why would you buy a Bianchi in anything other than Celeste? That Pista has a p.bad setup all round.
when u ride if u have to stay with ur back bent?
So, any plans for a ride during the weekends?
Me and my friends are going for a downhill bomb ride on the mountain range. The trail is famous for XC riders when you go uphill. But reverse that course and you have kilometers of gravel downhill bomb trail, almost straight fast and flat trail down. This is going to be fun!
Its 2:20pm on Sunday here and I just came back from the trail.
It was my first time there and it was totally way better than I expected. They said its just a boring ol straight road down.
What I got was 12kilometres of semi-gravel super tight bending road down an elevation of 800m.
What was supposed to be a fun ride with 10 people became a crazy ass 10-cross race down. Separated into 2 leg, 6kilometers until a midpoint and another 6 until the bottom. Once we get to the bottom a truck was waiting for us to take us back up. I won both of them and both had a tight battle in leg two.
I overshot two corners, both of them in the same place, in the first one I overshot and did a wall ride on the soft clay wall thing. In the second one I went up the 4 metre wall my bike stopped by long grass and before it threw me off I jumped of and fell to the ground.