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simon.r
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/11 17:46:11 (permalink)
Consider a single speed if it's not ridiculously hilly. I don't miss gears at all now.
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/11 17:53:34 (permalink)
Brighton invented the hill, luckily work and back is flat though.
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/11 18:00:12 (permalink)
Single speed bikes are fine for training or riding about town on the flat but I don't really know why anyone would choose not to have gears. Even 1x10 is worth having so at least you have some options when you hit a hill and your legs don't fancy it.
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/11 18:27:11 (permalink)
dazdsb
Single speed bikes are fine for training or riding about town on the flat but I don't really know why anyone would choose not to have gears. Even 1x10 is worth having so at least you have some options when you hit a hill and your legs don't fancy it.

Less faffing. I dunno why but a single speed seems to be able to cover a lot more speed/inclines than a single gear on a geared bike. I suppose there's less loss or something. Less maintenance as well, not that cycling on roads rrequirres much anyway.
 
Fixies are just silly though.
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/12 12:59:13 (permalink)
hi ladies, 
 
ive been looking at a bike to take on trails, i went to a local shop and he recommended i get a specialized, this one...
 
https://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/mountain/trail/rockhopper/rockhopper-comp-29/106485
 
it looks good but when i got home and checked reviews its not very highly rated. 
then ive seen others like the voodoo bizango which is rated higher at less money, and then slipped into a world of crazy amount of bikes and got lost!
 
i was looking at spending about 500 but its creeping up, i live near sherwood pines so im gonna use it down there.
 
help a retard out

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/14 14:22:30 (permalink)
rainey
hi ladies, 
 
ive been looking at a bike to take on trails, i went to a local shop and he recommended i get a specialized, this one...
 
https://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/mountain/trail/rockhopper/rockhopper-comp-29/106485
 
it looks good but when i got home and checked reviews its not very highly rated. 
then ive seen others like the voodoo bizango which is rated higher at less money, and then slipped into a world of crazy amount of bikes and got lost!
 
i was looking at spending about 500 but its creeping up, i live near sherwood pines so im gonna use it down there.
 
help a retard out




subsurface
If you're gonna be taking it half seriously and going on red/black routes, spend more and go full suspension.



IMO
 
This is the top rated full sus on Bikeradar under 1k: http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/full-suspension/product/review-calibre-bossnut-50185/
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/14 14:32:42 (permalink)
Call me a hipster, but does anyone know anything about vintage racing bikes?
 
I much prefer the styling of them to modern bikes by a long way. I want something for purely road use. I'm looking along the lines of this: (but a large frame) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152121133939
 
Pure quality on those old Alan bikes. If that was a 60cm frame I would have bagged it.
rainey
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/14 18:58:56 (permalink)
Subsurface
rainey
hi ladies, 
 
ive been looking at a bike to take on trails, i went to a local shop and he recommended i get a specialized, this one...
 
https://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/mountain/trail/rockhopper/rockhopper-comp-29/106485
 
it looks good but when i got home and checked reviews its not very highly rated. 
then ive seen others like the voodoo bizango which is rated higher at less money, and then slipped into a world of crazy amount of bikes and got lost!
 
i was looking at spending about 500 but its creeping up, i live near sherwood pines so im gonna use it down there.
 
help a retard out




subsurface
If you're gonna be taking it half seriously and going on red/black routes, spend more and go full suspension.



IMO
 
This is the top rated full sus on Bikeradar under 1k: http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/full-suspension/product/review-calibre-bossnut-50185/




that's a nice bike, but i dont know if im gonna take it serious, as its not something i am currently doing. Im going to head down sherwood pines and rent a bike a couple of times and see if i wanna part with the cash 
 
 

Psalm 144:1 - Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/14 19:34:15 (permalink)
rainey
Subsurface
rainey
hi ladies, 
 
ive been looking at a bike to take on trails, i went to a local shop and he recommended i get a specialized, this one...
 
https://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/mountain/trail/rockhopper/rockhopper-comp-29/106485
 
it looks good but when i got home and checked reviews its not very highly rated. 
then ive seen others like the voodoo bizango which is rated higher at less money, and then slipped into a world of crazy amount of bikes and got lost!
 
i was looking at spending about 500 but its creeping up, i live near sherwood pines so im gonna use it down there.
 
help a retard out




subsurface
If you're gonna be taking it half seriously and going on red/black routes, spend more and go full suspension.



IMO
 
This is the top rated full sus on Bikeradar under 1k: http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/full-suspension/product/review-calibre-bossnut-50185/




that's a nice bike, but i dont know if im gonna take it serious, as its not something i am currently doing. Im going to head down sherwood pines and rent a bike a couple of times and see if i wanna part with the cash 
 



That's a good idea tbf. Try a decent hardtail and a full suspension bike.
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/14 19:37:41 (permalink)
Subsurface
rainey
Subsurface
rainey
hi ladies, 
 
ive been looking at a bike to take on trails, i went to a local shop and he recommended i get a specialized, this one...
 
https://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/mountain/trail/rockhopper/rockhopper-comp-29/106485
 
it looks good but when i got home and checked reviews its not very highly rated. 
then ive seen others like the voodoo bizango which is rated higher at less money, and then slipped into a world of crazy amount of bikes and got lost!
 
i was looking at spending about 500 but its creeping up, i live near sherwood pines so im gonna use it down there.
 
help a retard out




subsurface
If you're gonna be taking it half seriously and going on red/black routes, spend more and go full suspension.



IMO
 
This is the top rated full sus on Bikeradar under 1k: http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/full-suspension/product/review-calibre-bossnut-50185/




that's a nice bike, but i dont know if im gonna take it serious, as its not something i am currently doing. Im going to head down sherwood pines and rent a bike a couple of times and see if i wanna part with the cash 
 



That's a good idea tbf. Try a decent hardtail and a full suspension bike.


The thought of renting a bike never even crossed my mind
MellowHype
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/14 19:53:45 (permalink)
I just got a nice tax rebate so might buy a bike. Not dropping a grand on one though. 
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/14 19:59:49 (permalink)
MellowHype
I just got a nice tax rebate so might buy a bike. Not dropping a grand on one though. 


We can to on bike rides to derelict buildings
MellowHype
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/14 20:02:21 (permalink)
 I'll bring spray paint
JUDGEDREDD
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/15 11:00:23 (permalink)
After a long hard negotiation the deal has fallen through, we would like to thank Daz for his time and wish him all the best selling his bike designed for the shorter man
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/15 11:10:38 (permalink)
Yes, it would appear that after doing some research we have discovered that JD is slightly too tall for this vehicle. 
 

 

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/06/15 12:14:22 (permalink)

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/07/19 17:58:45 (permalink)
Went out at lunchtime in the scorching heat and did about 11 miles. Decided that it's probably stupid me having a mountain bike when 90℅ of my routes are road/country lanes.

Any recommendations on a hybrid from Halfords for £400-£500? Does anyone here own a hybrid? I've never actually ridden one.

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/07/19 18:09:40 (permalink)
gutlessrhyme
Went out at lunchtime in the scorching heat and did about 11 miles. Decided that it's probably stupid me having a mountain bike when 90℅ of my routes are road/country lanes.

Any recommendations on a hybrid from Halfords for £400-£500? Does anyone here own a hybrid? I've never actually ridden one.

Get a road bike and get lycra'd up mate, you must be nearly old enough by now 
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/07/19 18:31:54 (permalink)
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gutlessrhyme
Went out at lunchtime in the scorching heat and did about 11 miles. Decided that it's probably stupid me having a mountain bike when 90℅ of my routes are road/country lanes.

Any recommendations on a hybrid from Halfords for £400-£500? Does anyone here own a hybrid? I've never actually ridden one.

Get a road bike and get lycra'd up mate, you must be nearly old enough by now 




I'm probably old enough and I've got the obligatory paunch as well. 
 
Someone explain to me the difference between a hybrid and a touring bike? 

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/07/19 19:07:31 (permalink)
gutlessrhyme
_binar_
gutlessrhyme
Went out at lunchtime in the scorching heat and did about 11 miles. Decided that it's probably stupid me having a mountain bike when 90℅ of my routes are road/country lanes.

Any recommendations on a hybrid from Halfords for £400-£500? Does anyone here own a hybrid? I've never actually ridden one.

Get a road bike and get lycra'd up mate, you must be nearly old enough by now 




I'm probably old enough and I've got the obligatory paunch as well. 
 
Someone explain to me the difference between a hybrid and a touring bike? 


A hybrid is typically a hardtail mtb type frame with road tyres on.

A touring bike is for doing distances carrying panniers full of gear.
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/07/20 11:00:53 (permalink)
gutlessrhyme
Went out at lunchtime in the scorching heat and did about 11 miles. Decided that it's probably stupid me having a mountain bike when 90℅ of my routes are road/country lanes.

Any recommendations on a hybrid from Halfords for £400-£500? Does anyone here own a hybrid? I've never actually ridden one.



You live in the countryside, there are plenty of places around your way to get off the roads.
 
Baffles me why people choose to ride on roads for fun when there's so many more interesting places they could take a bike,


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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/07/22 13:08:45 (permalink)
Syhr
gutlessrhyme
Went out at lunchtime in the scorching heat and did about 11 miles. Decided that it's probably stupid me having a mountain bike when 90℅ of my routes are road/country lanes.

Any recommendations on a hybrid from Halfords for £400-£500? Does anyone here own a hybrid? I've never actually ridden one.



You live in the countryside, there are plenty of places around your way to get off the roads.
 
Baffles me why people choose to ride on roads for fun when there's so many more interesting places they could take a bike,


I go up in to the woods sometimes but it's more of an exercise thing at the moment. The roads are mostly country lanes so it's pretty nice and very few cars. I'll keep the MTB but interested in a hybrid for longer rides.
Last year I did about 40 miles round different churches in the county in one day and I couldn't help but feel the fat squidgy tyres were hampering my progress.

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/07/22 16:52:33 (permalink)
Syhr
 
Baffles me why people choose to ride on roads for fun when there's so many more interesting places they could take a bike,


Once you're on a road bike and getting above 15mph average there's way more scope for travelling further afield, the more you put in etc the further you can manage... after getting a £700 road bike for the first time 3 years ago I was able to do a 60 mile round trip to the coast with relative ease after having a mtb before.
 
Upgraded to a £1k worth bike and added £500 of upgrades to full Ultegra/Mavics a year later, never looked back, 70 odd miles in the week and the same again at the weekend and sometimes more, well worth the investment imo.
post edited by _binar_ - 2016/07/22 17:03:05
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/07/23 06:49:23 (permalink)
Road cycling rules. You go faster and further

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/08/01 21:53:03 (permalink)
Took the bike to France a did a ride or two. 
 

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/08/30 21:46:30 (permalink)
https://www.facebook.com/The-Jeremy-Vine-1691455784407633/
 
The womans clearly a nutter but he's on a wind up
gutlessrhyme
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/08/31 04:26:56 (permalink)
Rudiger01
https://www.facebook.com/The-Jeremy-Vine-1691455784407633/
 
The womans clearly a nutter but he's on a wind up


What a vile cunt she is. How can someone be so wired and angry just from following a bike?

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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/09/06 20:08:03 (permalink)
Officially narrowed down to 2. Gonna buy this week. Which to chose from?

Pinnacle dolomite 6 2016
(Aluminium/105/hydraulic disc brakes/inconspicouos)
https://www.evanscycles.c...016-road-bike-EV244122

Or

Fuji gran Fondo 1.1 2016
(Carbon/ultegra...)
https://www.evanscycles.c...016-road-bike-EV241903

Plan to use in winter and ride to and park outside work
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/09/07 08:51:38 (permalink)
mowglee
Officially narrowed down to 2. Gonna buy this week. Which to chose from?

Pinnacle dolomite 6 2016
(Aluminium/105/hydraulic disc brakes/inconspicouos)
https://www.evanscycles.c...016-road-bike-EV244122

Or

Fuji gran Fondo 1.1 2016
(Carbon/ultegra...)
https://www.evanscycles.c...016-road-bike-EV241903

Plan to use in winter and ride to and park outside work

Personally I'd go for the Fuji one, prefer the shape and the Ultegra is better for the components... #
 
Edit - according to the link it's no longer available...
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Re: RE: Bicycle Guys 2016/09/07 14:02:14 (permalink)
Interested to know what people think of this as a starter road bike: http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/carrera-virtuoso-road-bike-2015
 
Been offered an almost new one for £150, only been used a few times. Bear in mind I am pretty much a novice and will mainly be using it to cycle to and from work initially, but with a view to doing a few longer rides and seeing if I can make a bit more of a hobby out of it. All thoughts appreciated!

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