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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #325 on: October 05, 2011, 09:20:41 PM »
Ahhh :)
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« Reply #326 on: October 06, 2011, 10:02:18 AM »
:rant:

so i spend 2 hours cleaning my new racer this afternoon my mum comes home knocks it over and scratches it :(
It's just a character mark that makes it yours now :)
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« Reply #327 on: October 06, 2011, 12:32:58 PM »
yep as mike said character ryan, i cleaned my MTB last week and was amazed at how battered it really is as not cleaned it for a while  ::)  not like me really but been busy  :-\
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #328 on: October 06, 2011, 10:37:16 PM »
well my new lights arrived today! i can quite happily ride down a country road with them with no other light source  :)
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #329 on: October 12, 2011, 06:19:46 AM »
Seeing that we are on the subject of bikes here I have a couble of questions.  I have a Trek 7.2 FX running with clipless mtb pedals (have not bought a true road bike yet) and I am having a problem with popping spokes on almost every ride.  The problem typically occurs on a sprint over flat ground.  I get to a pretty good speed and maintain it easily but when I start to really drop the hammer, "pop" and there goes a spoke.  Any idea why this is occuring?  Also this problem seemed to start after my cousin drove his truck alongside me to see how fast I could get going on a sprint.  I really hammered down and got up to 38mph and popped a spoke and ever since then I've had shifing problems on the rear deraillure and my spoke problem started.  I'm not a big guy (5'8" 190) but I have some big legs, could I have bent somthing, causing this to happen?   

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #330 on: October 12, 2011, 09:26:24 AM »
Are all the spokes true? If one's slightly out it'll put a lot more load on it's neighbours :-\
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #331 on: October 12, 2011, 12:37:08 PM »
i had same issue , years back ..im abt 65kg back then ::)..
could be needing checks on spoke tensioning ..it was a mavc517xc rim, handmade installer at local bike shop... one time problem of spoke broke under load during uphill.
redo tension ..all is well after that..
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #332 on: October 12, 2011, 04:47:37 PM »
Are all the spokes true? If one's slightly out it'll put a lot more load on it's neighbours :-\

The spokes may not have been true the first time but they were true the following times as I had just picked it up from the shop. 

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #333 on: October 12, 2011, 06:03:32 PM »
the shop might have loosened some of them too much so they are easily coming undone?
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #334 on: October 13, 2011, 12:23:57 AM »
I checked them and they all seemed to be tight.  Perhaps I need to just go and buy a new rim.  If not, I think I am going to get a new bike sometime soon anyway.  I'm looking at the Madone series but there is a part of me that wants to throw my hat in the singlespeed ring. 

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #335 on: October 13, 2011, 09:48:37 AM »
I checked them and they all seemed to be tight.  Perhaps I need to just go and buy a new rim.  If not, I think I am going to get a new bike sometime soon anyway.  I'm looking at the Madone series but there is a part of me that wants to throw my hat in the singlespeed ring.
I pity your poor knees already mate :D
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #336 on: October 13, 2011, 10:05:19 AM »
I checked them and they all seemed to be tight.  Perhaps I need to just go and buy a new rim.  If not, I think I am going to get a new bike sometime soon anyway.  I'm looking at the Madone series but there is a part of me that wants to throw my hat in the singlespeed ring.
I pity your poor knees already mate :D

The reason i stopped riding SS and fixed gears was my knees, i do like SS though as a basic bike, but due to pulling the kids in the trailer i stick with gears these days plus when very tired after a bad night shift the granny gear comes in handy on a steep hill going home  :D
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #337 on: October 13, 2011, 06:42:17 PM »
Strange enough, the hills that I climb around here I climb in a higher gear on my 7.2 than I would climb on a singlespeed.  There are not many climbs around here that are greater than a mile in length.  I do understand the purpose of having a granny gear though.     

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« Reply #338 on: October 11, 2012, 03:42:19 PM »
Just paid for one of these and pick it up tomorrow.
http://m.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/review-voodoo-hoodoo-12-46194

I have not rid a bike in 20 years so should be fun.
My trouble is i never show initiative, but that's only because no one has told me to.

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #339 on: October 11, 2012, 04:23:47 PM »
Just paid for one of these and pick it up tomorrow.
http://m.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/review-voodoo-hoodoo-12-46194

I have not rid a bike in 20 years so should be fun.


I like that chip and anything with joe murray on is good in my book as i rode konas for years including my old explosive, so a good choice  :salute:
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #340 on: October 11, 2012, 05:00:54 PM »
Just paid for one of these and pick it up tomorrow.
http://m.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/review-voodoo-hoodoo-12-46194

I have not rid a bike in 20 years so should be fun.


looks like a nice bike!
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« Reply #341 on: October 11, 2012, 11:49:24 PM »
Zed, Ryan thanks, I hope it is as good as the reviews say.
I have not ridden a bike since in my teens and mountain bikes have come a long way since then.
More like oversized BMXs  than road bikes with chunky tyres and straight bars as I remember them.

Reason behind my purchase is I have not been able to run for 6 or so weeks due to a knee injury that does not seem to want to heal.
So I  plan to use the bike knee permitting to keep my fitness up and hopefully the exercise may even help my knee recover.

My trouble is i never show initiative, but that's only because no one has told me to.

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #342 on: October 12, 2012, 12:05:37 AM »
Good luck chip just make sure you set the bike up right and don't push too big gear ,I've a bad knee so feel your pain mate .
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #343 on: October 16, 2012, 06:02:18 AM »
As I am new to MT.O still, I'm discovering new areas and stopped to check out this thread. I'd like to get in on the discussion as well. I have an Orbea Aqua 2011 that I got in March, Since then I've put over 800 miles on it. I have been cycling on and off during my career and got into it more since retiring. I started a thread on Cycling EDC in the Gadget Freak/EDC Forum last week. Any of you guys/ gals that cycle have ideas and haven't been there to post and would like to please feel free. I'm always looking into new ways to improve what I carry and do while cycling.

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« Reply #344 on: December 15, 2012, 06:31:20 PM »


This made me laugh.
My trouble is i never show initiative, but that's only because no one has told me to.

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #345 on: December 16, 2012, 01:17:09 PM »
As I am new to MT.O still, I'm discovering new areas and stopped to check out this thread. I'd like to get in on the discussion as well. I have an Orbea Aqua 2011 that I got in March, Since then I've put over 800 miles on it. I have been cycling on and off during my career and got into it more since retiring. I started a thread on Cycling EDC in the Gadget Freak/EDC Forum last week. Any of you guys/ gals that cycle have ideas and haven't been there to post and would like to please feel free. I'm always looking into new ways to improve what I carry and do while cycling.





i haven't seen that brand over here

one thing i read to try for training is if you have clip in shoes try too cycle just on one leg for a few minutes then alternate can be hard work sometimes!
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #346 on: December 17, 2012, 06:03:38 PM »
Living in the Netherlands, a lot of just A to B transport is done by bike. So, I've got one of these:  :)
A knife-carrying guide for the international traveller. : http://forum.multitool.or...ex.php/topic,47532.0.html

I feel more awesome than an awesome possum 8)

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #347 on: December 17, 2012, 06:10:07 PM »
I love Gazelles!

Lovely practical bicycles :)

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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #348 on: December 17, 2012, 07:22:38 PM »
Love.love, LOVE that Gazelle!¡!
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Re: Bike porn thread
« Reply #349 on: December 19, 2012, 11:56:18 PM »
So here's my road bike, which sees most of my mileage.



I also have a track bike, touring bike, and mountain bike, but no recent pictures of them.

 

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