Sadly there was a recent case in Colorado where a driver had a hit and run on a cyclist...
Share the road folks.
I was thinking about one of these because they are the classic steel frame from a respectable company at a decent price. But I don't particularly like specialized bikes, what year is this one? It looks much better without the specialized logo all over it...
its a '10 apart from looking better the 10 frame cost a lot less as well, it was only £400 + £20 for those shimano spd's
there is a yellow special edition as well which looks ok probably the nicest thing about it is it has a numbered badge, why dont modern bikes have proper badges anymore? for the 1p they would cost to produce in some chinese factory its hardly going to hurt there profit
As for the badges, I fully agree. Theres just a real lack of wanting to work these days, It's probably not as much a production cost, as much as it doesn't fit with their most likely automated sticker processes. Honestly though, who knows.
does anyone know of a chart that details the rolling resistance of various tyres or can recommend a good pair of 700x23 slicks? not going to replace them until one goes or i reach the 6 week service but i have been reading that the specialized mondo's fitted to the langster '10 puncture very easily so i would rather replace them
My previous bike was stolen, so I bought a brand new one earlier this year...
It's a Mongoose one, can't find any pictures of it though. I mainly use it to move in the city, and very frequently.
Sometimes I go to the forest too to have some fun.
By the way I fell from it a couple of days ago during running in the forest, my leg still hurts!
Every year my city has a party called Fiesta, 100k visitors come to town, but while they
're all doing tourist shit, 1600+ locals hit the streets on bikes, after making a few pit stops at a couple liquor stores along the 20 mile ride, we end up at some jumps... This year the city tore out the jumps, but we managed to hit what was left...
Here's my bike. A Pinarello Opera. To everyone it's just a bike, but to me it's priceless! I have countless stories and experiences with this bike.
Here's my track bike. Due to studies and what not I've lost the legs to turn the gear so it's been collecting dust.
And here is my run around bike for pissing around and what not
A package arrived at my door with Schwinn written on it! It says Mens Protocol 1.0, 26 inch wheels. I have had a
Schwinn before, and it was awesome!(btw, it was a Stingray.)Too bad it got stolen right off my porch.
I've got a few 1960s three speeds, one of them, a Racer, is pretty darn mint. I'll have to get a picture soon.
So, since last posting. I've been cycling. A TON.
I've basically forced myself into it and am quite happy with my progress. Sure my cardio still sucks balls and I can't climb even shallow hills for shit, but what do you expect for a 200lb lump on a 32lb bike?
Still, my leg muscles are improving massively and I'm noting I can cycle for longer without fatigue. If I'm bored, I'll go cycle for an hour or so and it helps the time pass.
Also, I found a route to the train station before work that has a fucking AWESOME downhill section with a real shallow climb. Nothing like going from 18mph, all the way up to 35mph. I watch the drivers who just passed me on the up glance at their rear view mirrors with looks of disbelief.
Sadly, the uphill after that sucks, but it's only a short walk. <3
Things to do -
Raise the saddle another inch or so and learn proper starting technique (I currently sit to start, instead of pushing down and lifting myself up), I know I can gain a little power and help combat fatigue this way.
Learn to ride unseated for hill climbs (As I got beat by a kid on a BMX the other day, doing 20mph, quite embarrassing!)
Overall I'm having a blast.
The endurance etc. will come later.
Raising the seat will make for a more confortable ride on the road, but if you hit the dirt, I'd suggest slamming the seat and standing most of the time. It looks like your seat has a quick release, this will make changing the height on the fly way easy.
Learning to stand and ride will be one of the best things for you to learn in general, you will end up having much more control of the bike that way.
Finally able to get a new bike with the money I got.
I'm most likely going for this http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...-bike-ec023874, taking a 17" frame and a pair of Kona pedals, due to the packaged pedal being cheap/slipper
Anyone think I could get anything better for under 590?
New bike I will buy for my commute.
has disc brakes so cannot really put panniers on but will most likely just do a big logistics run on the mondays using the train then cycle the rest.
Anyone got any recommendations on hybrid bike models? I want a hybrid bike that is more road than mountain bike, would like a solid frame, no suspension, and decent road tyres.
Decent spec bike, cheap (lots of places have them on sale) and rather well made. If not the velocity, then you could always get a Ridgeback Flight 01, they're around £500ish and are pretty damn light too. (23lbs, that's light for a hybrid!)
New bike after the first ride.
for the record
1) i fucking hate gravel
2) i fucking HATE gravel
that shit is horrible man, first off, its slippery AS FUCK (bunch of tiny rocks acting like ball bearings and shit) and along with that its SHARP like a DAGGER (tiny rocks are stabbity yo)
It was some pretty slick gravel that was wet from rainfall and the road had potholes the size and depth of my head.
I hit it at 25mph.
That day I learned 2 important lessons:
- For the love of god, pump the fucking brakes.
- Don't go down wet, potholed gravel roads at high speed
Surprisingly, I never had an off.
Downgraded my selection to a sports disc variant and getting pedals and other bits and bobs instead.
I'm pretty stoked
Just picked up one of these for $280.
Perfect condition. It is my first real mountain bike, before I have been riding a mongoose around which has worked but this is sooo much nicer.
I was waiting for traffic to pass (pulling out of the bottom bit of a T) and the girl in the car behind me (16, of course) shouted, "GO! You're not a CAR!" and I thought, HOW did you pass the TEST?!
Car pulled in front of bike in bike lane. Busted teeth and big head ache. Asian driver is trying to get off not paying for a new bike.
Did you file a police report?
http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwP...c003155c018340 the same base bike for £349? then you can get a set of shimano spd's for £20
was wondering how much difference will 42/13 make compared to my current 42/16 i dont want to high a GI as i live in a hilly area and need to be able to climb the hills but with a 16t cog on downhills and very long flat sections the top speed is limited
lol is it posible to delete that mess of automerges?
So, I nearly had an accident the other day. Pushing off at the lights, my foot slipped off my crappy pedals and I lost balance, bumped into the kerb and hopped off, much to the annoyance of the cyclist behind me.
I'd LOVE to go SPD, but it's just not practical for me in traffic, London is start/stop even on a bike. Explains why toeclips are so damn popular here still.
So, I bought some Superstar CNC Nano Thru Pin Pedals for cheap and they came today. For £40 they were a hell of a lot better than what I'd find in a bike shop for a similar price, and also basically the same as other brand pedals at half the price.
Also, they're red and they sent me some chewy cola bottles in the package too.
Pedals installed, they are grippy as fuck.
Been riding around today to test them out, and rode 27 miles. Absolutely exhausted. My cardio is improving which is great, however I found my legs got super tired, a flapjack and some salami is hardly energy food for that much exercise.
Still not too confident in heavy traffic but it'll come in time. <3
Just got a Custom Raleigh M80 and tuned it up, rode >10 miles after work, I'll post a picture tomorrow. I love this bike, I've been doing BMXing for many years now and do all that trick shit, but it's so nice to be able to cruise long distances or come down a mountain.
Dear god I hate adjusting front derallieurs.
Using a calibration guide, adjusting to the dot in the manual, I still have a piss poor gear change, my 20 year old rust covered bike changes gear better. any tips on how to adjust one properly, all the guides seem to religiously focus on adjusting the small gear first, which while calibrating the low gear correctly, means I always end up with massive chain rub on the middle gear and being unable to change up to the large gear.