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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 0:20 
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Went for a pedal after work, stuck the camera on the bars & had a go at timelapse. Pic every 5 secs on the way up & every 2 secs on the way back down. Should maybe have did 2 secs both ways as it looks a bit smoother.

Amusing to see the brake happy baldnut I ended up stuck behind for a mile or so :DD

https://vimeo.com/72005577

Suggested soundtrack: Dwarves or something, it only lasts 1 minute 24.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:30 
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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 16:04 
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Free bike!

Needs road tyres and new inner tubes, but that should be easy enough to do. I was going to clean it up a bit too but the rust and general dirt is a good thing, as it'll probably only get nicked again, so if it looks shit they might not bother.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 17:28 
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See? Loads better than a folding bike.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 18:00 
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See? Loads better than a folding bike.


That depends on how long till it gets stolen :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 19:28 
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Trooper wrote:
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See? Loads better than a folding bike.


That depends on how long till it gets stolen :D

Mine lives in the conservatory. If you live in a flat, why not attach a rope and pulley system to the balcony or to a wall outside a street side window? park bike, attach rope, winch to safety. to expand on that you could have an electric winch to to the work for you... and a remote keyfob operation so that you can start the winch from the street! *caution - do not use in windy conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 21:42 
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I recently learned that "10 Acre Field" from Wurzle Gummidge was just a stones throw from one of my usual cycle routes http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GT-CLEsNR08&t=174 . A worthwhile diversion I'm sure you'll agree just so you can clamber over the style like Wurzle did in the end credits.

I get there, proudly tweet pictures of where I am only to find I'm 100 metres and the wrong side of the road from where I needed to be. Seems the footpath I needed has become somewhat overgrown.

Obv I wasn't planning to cycle the footpath. The field entrance for those who remember is just off a road and is signed but seemingly has been poorly maintained.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 19:27 
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Bike is back together and puncture fixed. Gears are totally out of alignment though, and I can't seem to fix them, any tips?

Although it seems to be pretty much impossible to adjust them with any degree of accuracy without a bike stand...

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 20:31 
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http://www.mtbonline.co.za/info/mountai ... usting.htm

Should cover it. Rear mech might need some encouragement to move if it has been still for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 20:40 
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I think i've managed to get the front sorted, and the back mostly sorted. The adjustment screws seem to be doing fuck all on the back in the main though. I'll have to go out and ride it to free it all up I expect.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 20:46 
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Trooper wrote:
I think i've managed to get the front sorted, and the back mostly sorted. The adjustment screws seem to be doing fuck all on the back in the main though. I'll have to go out and ride it to free it all up I expect.


I have a spare rear mech or two if you need one.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 21:04 
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Ta, but that will involve breaking the chain, and I don't have the tools to do that.
I can get most of the gears, so it isn't the end of the world, and i'm sure it just needs properly adjusting after it has been oiled and run for a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 18:25 
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Turns out that you can rename any segment that either you have created or that Strava has created on your behalf...
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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 18:27 
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Superb! Currently, none of my bikes work.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 18:34 
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Trooper wrote:
Ta, but that will involve breaking the chain, and I don't have the tools to do that.


A chain breaker and some links are MUST on any ride. You'll thank me when your chain snaps 10 miles from home.

Although last time my chain broke the tool also broke when I was trying to repair it. Doh!


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 18:39 
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chinnyhill10 wrote:
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Ta, but that will involve breaking the chain, and I don't have the tools to do that.


A chain breaker and some links are MUST on any ride. You'll thank me when your chain snaps 10 miles from home.

Although last time my chain broke the tool also broke when I was trying to repair it. Doh!


The chance of my chain snapping when i'm 10 miles from home is slim to none ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:25 
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myself and Mrs Fop backed this last night. Looks like a very neat piece of kit indeed. Still 10k off with just under a week to go.

http://www.dragoninnovation.com/projects/23-hammerhead

Essentially it's an ultra simple GPS for your bike, providing simple visual prompts. As a cyclist who gets irredeemably lost when straying away from my usual route, being able to not get lost in the first place will be a boon. Furthermore, just being able to go exploring but knowing this device will get me back when I'm ready, is ace.

Their slightly schmaltzy video does a better job of selling it than my witterings.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 17:17 
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I like how it combines a load of useful apps into one thingy, but I'm also of the opinion that satnav takes most of the adventure & joy out of driving, never mind playing on bikes :DD
(Although I will concede that it does remove most of the frustration when you're looking for a specific address in a strange town)


With that in mind I recommend that you compliment your purchase with the Ordnance Survey Landranger map(s) for your area. Once you learn how to read them you'll find all sorts of weird stuff surrounding you that you never knew existed, your mental map of the area will improve, you'll find a whole host of quiet(er) roads and with experience you'll learn how tough a route you're planning based on how far the contour lines are spaced. You will also feel a whole lot more manly once you can read it, find your location on it & find your way to wherever you want to go. Face it, using a satnav is pretty much just asking for directions the whole time ;)

Plus, if you've got nobbly tyres on you'll be able to see the bridleways & stuff you can ride on too. (England & Wales only. In Scotland you can ride wherever the fuck you want, within reason)

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 13:19 
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Wullie wrote:
I like how it combines a load of useful apps into one thingy, but I'm also of the opinion that satnav takes most of the adventure & joy out of driving, never mind playing on bikes :DD
(Although I will concede that it does remove most of the frustration when you're looking for a specific address in a strange town)


With that in mind I recommend that you compliment your purchase with the Ordnance Survey Landranger map(s) for your area. Once you learn how to read them you'll find all sorts of weird stuff surrounding you that you never knew existed, your mental map of the area will improve, you'll find a whole host of quiet(er) roads and with experience you'll learn how tough a route you're planning based on how far the contour lines are spaced. You will also feel a whole lot more manly once you can read it, find your location on it & find your way to wherever you want to go. Face it, using a satnav is pretty much just asking for directions the whole time ;)

Plus, if you've got nobbly tyres on you'll be able to see the bridleways & stuff you can ride on too. (England & Wales only. In Scotland you can ride wherever the fuck you want, within reason)


Interesting, thank you! I wonder what jewels it will uncover in south-east London? An abandoned mine in Croydon. A cave in Catford. A bunch of entitled tossers in East Dulwich. There's only one way to find out: purchase!

I will report back with my findings.

And don't worry, I feel perfectly manly asking for directions on my bike. I don't even wear lycra. I wear bottomless chaps.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 13:32 
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Findus Fop wrote:
I wear bottomless chaps.

You've missed a word out there fella.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 14:11 
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SilentElk wrote:
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I wear bottomless chaps.

You've missed a word out there fella.


good point.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 16:39 
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:DD

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 13:57 
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Remind us why you need more than one bike Malia? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 17:48 
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:D that's excellent! Love Danny's style.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 21:54 
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Trooper wrote:


Remind us why you need more than one bike Malia? ;)


The Askrigg sections are filmed no more than 8 miles from me (Cow and Calf), in some cases, about 1 mile. I'd take some time to replicate it, but each bike is set up to maximise my magnificent stroke and turn all power into forward motion, and it's cold outside. Also, THE FUCK?!?!?!!

That was awesome.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 20:40 
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Best fence crossing technique I have ever seen! 1:10 is easily my favourite :DD

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 18:28 
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A friend of mine has started building a database of off-road routes. Might of interest to some here.

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I got all excited then until I remembered what topic was in :(

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 13:47 
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I reckon "his bike only exploded because he fitted lights & mudguards to it" is probably the worst defence I've ever heard! :DD
http://metro.co.uk/2014/03/24/injured-c ... f-4677480/

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 19:22 
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Here we are, all my bikes when assembled:


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