My Bike

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What will Ekona's bike be like?

Actually quite good, considering where he got it from
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44%
About as average as you'd expect
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44%
Really quite shite, and he should've got it on-line the dozy twat
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13%
 
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Re: My Bike

Postby bananahead » Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:56 am

Is there not an Evans near you?

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Re: My Bike

Postby Ekona » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:47 am

Nope, none of them are near me at all (all 2 hour journeys at least). :(

1hour 15mins to go! :D
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Re: My Bike

Postby kinetic » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:14 am

Don't forget the oversize helmet and enormous bluetooth headset then you'll look as cool as the bloke I saw in Tesco yesterday. :shock:
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Re: My Bike

Postby Ekona » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:05 pm

I has a bike! :D

Since my phone is still broken I can't take a photo of it, but here's a picture of an identical one:
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It's a Saracen Mantra 1, and I have no idea if it's any good or not. However, it is comfortable and looks mean, so it's good enough for me. And it has 21 gears! I've never had a bike with 21 gears before! 8)
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Re: My Bike

Postby Sean » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:08 pm

£300 .... for a bike ..... *faints*

Looks damn good though.

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Re: My Bike

Postby RB » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:27 pm

For 300 quid you've got a very decent bike. A bit heavy but it shouldn't have bits failing every 50 miles like mine.
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Re: My Bike

Postby Ekona » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:29 pm

So I didn't get ripped off too badly then? Score! :D

Cheers RB, I feel a bit better about my purchase now.
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Re: My Bike

Postby RB » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:42 pm

Yeah, I couldn't see any components that are shit or even the worst the manufacturer makes. The frame geometry and tube size looks exactly like the Specialized I use for jumping so it will take more hammering than you'll probably ever give it. Disc brakes look teh shecks despite being overkill for most normal people and looking good is the most important thing as you have to make people know you chose to cycle rather than having to because you can't afford a car.
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Re: My Bike

Postby Jezreel » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:44 pm

Me likes.

We can go for a bike ride next time you're here. (If you come in the Ford ;) )

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Re: My Bike

Postby Tinlad » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:45 pm

My new bike :D

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I went for a ride around Wollaton Park on it. Having hydraulic damping in the forks makes soooo much difference over just having coils, tracks the ground much better. Brakes need to bed in a bit (and I imagine the cables will stretch as well), and but other than that it's lovely. Happy. Excellent for £280, me thinks :)

Nice one Ekona. Jump geometry! I want vids of you getting big air within the next five days plskthx. Hope you have lots of fun :D
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Re: My Bike

Postby Ekona » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:22 pm

Nice bike, fellow bike-owning dude 8)

I'm not allowed to do stunts or jumps on my bike though, as it says not to in the manual. ;)


I also had no idea (until I got it home) that I actually have adjustable suspension on the front of mine! I'm really glad as I though it was a bit soft before as whenever I braked the whole front nose-dived: Now it stays a bit more upright and I don't look such a tit.

RB wrote:looking good is the most important thing as you have to make people know you chose to cycle rather than having to because you can't afford a car.

:lol: Very true!
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Re: My Bike

Postby Steve » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:14 pm

Cool bikes Tinlad & Ekona!

After taking mine up to the woods earlier, It's a bit haggard methinks, I might need a new one soon..

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Re: My Bike

Postby Ekona » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:12 pm

I am hideously unfit. :(

I went for literally a 10 minute ride today (half on a field, half on the road) and I got back home shattered. I also forgot that really fast on a bike doesn't feel like really fast in a car: I was pedalling like buggery in 21st gear and still didn't feel like I was getting anywhere! :lol: It all felt so much quicker when I were a kid...



Oh, and on an embarrassing note, yesterday when I went for a quick run down the end of the cul-de-sac to test her out I got to the bottom and totally forgot how to turn a bike around. I've been so used to turning in a car I went completely blank on how to do it on a bike: I almost went for reverse gear :oops:
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Re: My Bike

Postby Jazz » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:19 pm

Ekona wrote:Oh, and on an embarrassing note, yesterday when I went for a quick run down the end of the cul-de-sac to test her out I got to the bottom and totally forgot how to turn a bike around. I've been so used to turning in a car I went completely blank on how to do it on a bike: I almost went for reverse gear :oops:

First signs of getting old ;)

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Re: My Bike

Postby Sam » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:57 pm

Nice bike man.

Just one thing bugs me, Pedal Reflectors.
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