My Bike

Post as you see fit

What will Ekona's bike be like?

Actually quite good, considering where he got it from
7
44%
About as average as you'd expect
7
44%
Really quite shite, and he should've got it on-line the dozy twat
2
13%
 
Total votes: 16

User avatar
RB
Posts: 10689
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:27 pm

Re: My Bike

Postby RB » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:00 pm

All reflectors bug me, I remove them immediately on getting a new bike and will continue to do so despite being fined twice for not having them.
A slight majority of a statistically worthless sample size agree.

User avatar
Tinlad
Tech Moderator
Posts: 3345
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:54 pm
Tag: Dog food scientist.
Location: Leeds
Contact:

Re: My Bike

Postby Tinlad » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:13 pm

Reflectors don't bother me in the slightest. They might if I were cycling it up hardcore jump stylee and wanted every last gram of excess weight removed, but the majority of time I'm cycling on the road and so want to be as visible as possible.

My bike-related shopping list (in this order):
- hex skewers to replace the QR ones
- hex bolt seat clamp to replace the QR one
- new set of lights (I have a perfectly good set but no mounts :evil: )
- Halo Twin Rail tyres
Image

User avatar
Nemesis
Posts: 1412
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:24 pm
Tag: Misanthrope

Re: My Bike

Postby Nemesis » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:10 pm

Nice bikes lads. I've got a Saracen D-Tox that I've owned for some years now.

Heavy as fuck (as with most Saracens), but it's taken a beating and still works flawlessly.

User avatar
doogle
Posts: 783
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:25 am
Tag: Likes squeezy cheesy cobs.
Location: Sherwood Forest
Contact:

Re: My Bike

Postby doogle » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:21 pm

RB wrote:
doogle wrote:Orange > Marin :D

Which ones? My orange clockwork was better than my Marin pine mountain I'll grant you that one :)
My first Orange bike was a P7, tiny light thing designed for cross country. It was ok for me as a jump bike too tho cos I'm only small. My current bike is an Orange AirO, quality bit of kit if I do say so myself :)

-seano- wrote:£300 .... for a bike ..... *faints*

My frame alone cost £450, then I had to buy forks, handlebars, wheels, gears, brakes, seat, seat post etc. Total cost of just over £1000!
That was about 7 years ago and it's still going strong, albeit with new forks and brakes :yaar2:

User avatar
Sean
Posts: 2199
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:59 pm
Tag: Blah
Location: In a box

Re: My Bike

Postby Sean » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:35 pm

doogle wrote:
-seano- wrote:£300 .... for a bike ..... *faints*

My frame alone cost £450, then I had to buy forks, handlebars, wheels, gears, brakes, seat, seat post etc. Total cost of just over £1000!
That was about 7 years ago and it's still going strong, albeit with new forks and brakes :yaar2:


Well I suppose if that is the bike you wanted. My bike is just over 3 years old and only cost £50

dr_gloryhole
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:22 pm

Re: My Bike

Postby dr_gloryhole » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:23 am

I just bought a bike, £80 from tesco.
Has front suspension, although, like the rest of the bike, i imagine this to be off poor quality.
It does its job though, although I find the seat very uncomfortable, just need to buy a mile-o-metre, as I bought the bike to keep fit, soI try to cycle 5 miles a day, at least

Joe
Posts: 5098
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:40 pm

Re: My Bike

Postby Joe » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:22 am

My bike is about 10 years old and is currently sat in my parents' garage.

It's worked without any issues for a long time and I'm sure it'll work again with a little air in the tyres. It was also bought from Halfords, a semi-cheap black Peugeot MB.

If I had more space to keep it, I'd have it at our flat and probably use it as well.

User avatar
Dimples
Posts: 90
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:49 am
Tag: Hasn't realised that there are custom ranks yet
Location: Where the migraines live

Re: My Bike

Postby Dimples » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:34 am

Nice bike Mr. E. Had to chuckle at the bike turning story :lol: Guess the saying "like riding a bike" didn't hold true for you?
I need to ride mine more,but it's so damn hot out you feel like you're going to die after 20 minutes...

Captain Sisko
Posts: 996
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:42 pm
Tag: Hasn't realised that there are custom ranks yet
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Contact:

Re: My Bike

Postby Captain Sisko » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:48 pm

Nice bikes 8)

They even have disc brakes!!!

Why discs? whats wrrong with the usual callipers with pads that gripped the wheels rims?

Jezreel

Re: My Bike

Postby Jezreel » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:05 pm

They're for people that "need" a bike because they're a window licker, or have no license.
Disc brakes are for those that can "afford" it, need it because they do twelvety-ten miles an hour down a hill, or just plain want to show off.


Good luck with your glass-tasting.

Captain Sisko
Posts: 996
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:42 pm
Tag: Hasn't realised that there are custom ranks yet
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Contact:

Re: My Bike

Postby Captain Sisko » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:14 pm

This one tasted of Asda window cleaner. Lacked the freshness and vitamin packed content of windowlene

User avatar
Tinlad
Tech Moderator
Posts: 3345
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:54 pm
Tag: Dog food scientist.
Location: Leeds
Contact:

Re: My Bike

Postby Tinlad » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:15 pm

Disk brakes don't get clogged up with mud, don't get (as) wet due to rain/puddles, work just as well if the wheel rim isn't straight and don't wear out the wheel rim. They generally offer greater stopping power with less effort and also mean you can put massive 3" tyres on if you so desire.

They are FTW basically.
Image

Jezreel

Re: My Bike

Postby Jezreel » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:17 pm

Fuck them logical replies.
Disc brakes make young women hot in the crotch. Makes them want to use your tongue as a clit rubbing post.

That is all.

User avatar
Tinlad
Tech Moderator
Posts: 3345
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:54 pm
Tag: Dog food scientist.
Location: Leeds
Contact:

Re: My Bike

Postby Tinlad » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:22 pm

Ah yes, I forgot to mention that since I've had disk brakes on my bike I've had to start beating scantily-clad ladies off with a stick.
Image

Jezreel

Re: My Bike

Postby Jezreel » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:36 pm

*high fives*


Return to “The Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests

cron