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A bike for Def! 8373

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
A bike for Def!
« on: August 06, 2007, 09:12:25 AM »
I've just found the perfect bike for Def, I'd like to see him break one of these in a hurry ;D

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/surly-pugsley/

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 02:41:07 PM »
Nice- I even like the color!

I started to worry when I saw that it was for Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, two places that people like me only go to cater the parties of rich people!

Then I saw the price at the bottom, and, well I have to say that I think maybe I am better off trashing a bunch of cheaper bikes instead!

It is a nice concept though- I do like the "tank on wheels" motif.  It kind of reminds me of the old Motocross style bike I had in the 80's.  It was a bicycle but had all these plastic addons to make it look like a dirt bike, and the darn thing weighed about as much as a motorbike!

Def

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2007, 04:58:39 PM »
You can't go wrong with a Surly...there's a lot of good buzz about them.Owners love them,and apparently rock solid rugged.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 05:35:53 PM »
Yeah, but for that cost it bloody well make my breakfast too! :P

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 05:44:50 PM »
Yeah, but for that cost it bloody well make my breakfast too! :P

Def
they are fearsomely expensive and unless you live in a bog, your never gona need tyres like that :o

But i bet there tough as old boots!

me i want one of these... :)

http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/rohloffexp.html

I'm thinking when my son gets older, maybe getting a couple of these or a tandem and me and him doing some serious exploring, maybe doing the road of bones in russia? :)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 05:50:38 PM »
I like the classic looks of the Thorn bike, but wouldn't it be better to have a recumbent bike to tour a place like Russia?

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 06:14:20 PM »
I like the classic looks of the Thorn bike, but wouldn't it be better to have a recumbent bike to tour a place like Russia?

Def
Not where i,ve got in mind ;D

Don,t see a recumbent being much use here :D

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 06:17:30 PM »
Good point... 

Although for something like that the only thing I can see being really useful is an old Lada Cossack!



Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 06:52:21 PM »
Good point... 

Although for something like that the only thing I can see being really useful is an old Lada Cossack!

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Def
am I the only one who thinks they've a certain charm?

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 06:56:00 PM »
You kidding me?  I love Cossacks and Nivas, and at low speeds, they out-torque a 4.0L Jeep Wrangler!

Def

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 07:00:56 PM »
You kidding me?  I love Cossacks and Nivas, and at low speeds, they out-torque a 4.0L Jeep Wrangler!

Def
my teacher at school had one and i was always impressed by there basic but robust engineering :)

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 07:06:49 PM »
typical russian engineering, everything could be fixed with a 3 inch spanner ;D

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 07:51:41 PM »
typical russian engineering, everything could be fixed with a 3 inch spanner ;D
Well that and a hammer too.T-34 drivers found a hammer a useful thing to shift gears in WW2

I
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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 07:54:00 PM »
I like the classic looks of the Thorn bike, but wouldn't it be better to have a recumbent bike to tour a place like Russia?

Def
Not where i,ve got in mind ;D

Don,t see a recumbent being much use here :D
Hitch on a trailer,and Def can bring the kayak....and a barrel of mosquito repellant.

I
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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007, 08:00:48 PM »
Yeah, but for that cost it bloody well make my breakfast too! :P

Def
they are fearsomely expensive and unless you live in a bog, your never gona need tyres like that :o

But i bet there tough as old boots!

me i want one of these... :)

http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/rohloffexp.html

I'm thinking when my son gets older, maybe getting a couple of these or a tandem and me and him doing some serious exploring, maybe doing the road of bones in russia? :)
       There must certainly be a different philosophy towards touring bikes in Europe.I've seen a Koga-Miyata kitted out similarly. Most North American tourers are more like road bikes with beefier components.The Surly Long Haul Trucker is becoming the champ in that segment of the sport here Stateside.

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2007, 11:45:12 PM »
Yeah, but for that cost it bloody well make my breakfast too! :P

Def
they are fearsomely expensive and unless you live in a bog, your never gona need tyres like that :o

But i bet there tough as old boots!

me i want one of these... :)

http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/rohloffexp.html

I'm thinking when my son gets older, maybe getting a couple of these or a tandem and me and him doing some serious exploring, maybe doing the road of bones in russia? :)
       There must certainly be a different philosophy towards touring bikes in Europe.I've seen a Koga-Miyata kitted out similarly. Most North American tourers are more like road bikes with beefier components.The Surly Long Haul Trucker is becoming the champ in that segment of the sport here Stateside.
Your average european tourer is usually an over built audax bike, typically they have steel frames.

the thorn on the other hand is an expedition bike and is designed, and has actually has gone round the world.

Everything is beefed up to the point of indestructability, all the components are either totally reliable and crashproof or are easy for a complete numptie to fix. and best of all the frames are normally made from good ole reynolds 531 STEEL, none of this aluminium or carbon fibre malarkey ;D

But then a top spec one will cost you almost £3000! :o
« Last Edit: August 06, 2007, 11:47:26 PM by micky d »

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2007, 12:41:11 AM »
Brand new a Lada Cossack costs about that too! 

Def

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2007, 04:40:12 AM »
Micky,I'm with you 100% Steel rules the roads! I love the shock absorbing properties of steel,and to me a good steel frame gives a friendlier,more responsive ride than any other material.

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2007, 10:21:26 AM »
Brand new a Lada Cossack costs about that too! 

Def
You get better fuel economy on the bike :P ;D

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2007, 10:24:52 AM »
Micky,I'm with you 100% Steel rules the roads! I love the shock absorbing properties of steel,and to me a good steel frame gives a friendlier,more responsive ride than any other material.
Plus if the worst happens, even some third world mechanic should be able to weld it up for you :)

some of the new carbon fibre bike can't even be droped with out breaking amd they can be as much as £9000 :o :o :o

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2007, 04:14:44 PM »
That to me is worth more than anything else when on the trail, whether it be a bike, a truck, kayak or whatever.  I'd much rather have something that is easily (or relatively easily) repaired rather than something that's "indestructable" because, well, you all know my reputation!

As for the Lada, yeah it probably is less fuel efficient than the bike, but it has more cargo space and you stay dry inside!  :pok:  Plus it has rear windshield defrosters to keep your hands warm when you have to push it!

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2007, 09:02:03 PM »
That to me is worth more than anything else when on the trail, whether it be a bike, a truck, kayak or whatever.  I'd much rather have something that is easily (or relatively easily) repaired rather than something that's "indestructable" because, well, you all know my reputation!

As for the Lada, yeah it probably is less fuel efficient than the bike, but it has more cargo space and you stay dry inside!  :pok:  Plus it has rear windshield defrosters to keep your hands warm when you have to push it!

Def
to true mate , I,m a hand,s on spanner man so i hate needless complication in things ;D

except i,d still go with a hub obviously ;) ;D

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2007, 09:25:52 PM »
Let's not open the hub/derailleur argument again!   :pok:

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2007, 10:17:22 PM »
Let's not open the hub/derailleur argument again!   :pok:

Def
i make no promises! ;D

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2007, 03:49:38 AM »
Do I have to make both of you go to your rooms without supper?! ;D

I
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2007, 08:56:22 AM »
Do I have to make both of you go to your rooms without supper?! ;D
sorry boss :'(


 ;D

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,948 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2007, 04:25:52 PM »
Unless you have an amphibious bike that can catch my kayak, I doubt you'll have much chance!   :grin:

Def

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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2007, 05:10:55 PM »
Unless you have an amphibious bike that can catch my kayak, I doubt you'll have much chance!   :grin:

Def
              It all depends...if it's hub equipped he might stand a chance in urban waterways. ;)
Drat..now I have to send myself to my room without supper....but it was going to be meatloaf tonight----YIPPEE !! I did myself a big favor!!

I
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2007, 05:15:43 PM »
Start paddling boy ;) ;D
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Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2007, 05:21:07 PM »
Start paddling boy ;) ;D
                    Hub or derailleur?  Looks like hills might be a tad tough to tackle ;D

I

 

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