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Re: Road Bikes

Postby johnjohn » Fri May 27, 2016 9:55 am

never found that (moto g and moto x play). Including phone at bottom of rucksack in the hills. oh yeah Strava's not just for road riding, KoMs are much more easily come by on a mtb (get me, king of some very unpopular mountains. I'm like a salesman for strava. Shame it's free so my commission's not great.)
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby c-lad fantastic » Sun May 29, 2016 10:28 pm

Yeah, I think it's quite dependent on which phone you have. Mine is HTC One M8, GPS sensor obviously not very good.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Sun May 29, 2016 10:56 pm

Me n the missus got the ferry to the Island of Bute today - cycled round on the best day of the year so far - Scotland kicks arse when the sun shines, absolutely beautiful 8)

Hey Surfy , your club FWCC were out in force , 20+ , all in the colours, going at a helluva pace..........
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Tue May 31, 2016 1:34 pm

Mine arrives this week....
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue May 31, 2016 1:41 pm

^^ nice one :-)

1 minute off my commute this morning and I felt I wasn't firing on all cylinders
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Tue May 31, 2016 2:02 pm

I've gone for an "adventure road bike" i think the slacker geometry might give me poor old back a bit of comfort, plus the commute will probably include a bit of farm track when we move offices come next year......
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby JayP » Tue May 31, 2016 10:02 pm

You know the forums gone to shit when the busiest thread on here is a load of old guffers talking about bikes and lycra ! :roll: :lol:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Surfy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:21 am

aye they were fair bombing round the three ferries route! i was in the middle of a glen about an hour north of inverness so sadly missed out on the yellow train :arrow: ]

JayP - join us, the MAMIL life awaits.... :lol:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:08 am

60 miler yesterday 3,660 ft of climbing - stepped on the scales after 3 weeks of lots of miles - not shed a single ounce ................... :lol: metabolism is through the roof though , eating anything & everything - think there might be a clue there :roll:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby JayP » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:53 am

Surfy wrote:JayP - join us, the MAMIL life awaits.... :lol:


WTF is MAMIL? ....... and surely they'll have to change the name of the forum to magic tarmac or such like if it carries on like this! !? ? :lol:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Surfy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:52 am

Middle Aged Man In Lycra :roll: Blame the north sea, if it wakes up I can go back to being a shite surfer rather than a meddling cyclist for a while :mrgreen:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby JayP » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:33 pm

Please tell me ......why all the lycra anyway?

Surely a pair of shorts an a t shirt does the job just as well? ...... doesn't it?

Me an the Mrs may actually be getting a couple of bikes soon but we won't be dressing up in lycra like we're on the fecking tour de france! :lol:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:31 am

I just wear a pair of padded cycling shorts (essential btw) and some thermal leggings over, then a thermal top and a thin Decathlon fleece.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby johnjohn » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:48 pm

JayP wrote:Please tell me ......why all the lycra anyway?


Because.

the daily mash wrote:Mid-life crisis reduced to purchase of cycling equipment

MEN are increasingly limiting their mid-life madness to buying bikes they do not really want, it has emerged.

The Institute for Studies found that 43 percent of professional men aged 35-50 have spent more than £500 on a bike without really knowing why.

Professor Henry Brubaker said: “Historically, men of a certain age have spent their disposable incomes on small fibreglass sports cars that the man in the shop described as a ‘fanny magnet’. “This would be combined with pointy shoes, brown leather clothing and a hip flask – the objective being an overall sense of virility that would impress ‘dolly birds’.

“So it’s interesting that today’s middle-aged man is choosing instead to spend the disposable income generated by the job he hates on a Tungusku 9000 super-lightweight racing bike made from sort sort of space carbon and weighing less than a grape. “And then riding around on top of it. Wearing spandex. And a plastic hat. Like a total bell-end. “Clearly these are not the actions of a sexual predator.”

Roy Hobbs, 41, said: “I dressed myself in the gear and looked at myself in the mirror and thought, ‘What have I become?’ I looked like a chunky wasp.

“Maybe I’ll take the bike into the garden tomorrow and smash it with a mallet, while weeping.”


Seems reasonably accurate bar cost of the bike which is about two grand out. seriously, re lycra, when you're trying to keep up with younger fitter guys or burn off your aged mates, you resent anything that slows you down however slightly. When you're going even over just 20mph, most of your effort is pushing against that 20 mph wind. Any kind of loose clothing makes it a bit harder.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:41 pm

^^ plus you look nice n sexy :lol: :lol: :lol:

The Institute of Studies article was funny
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:21 am

Well I'm back on Strava. PR on Black Butts last night :wink:
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:55 am

^^ interesting :lol: :lol:

Wee photee from my commute - weather has been magic up here for weeks - Island of Arran in the background

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Love making sh*t out of nothing - so here's a couple of pics of washstand & maintenance stand for mon bicyclette ....cough:anorak:cough

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Re: Road Bikes

Postby future primitive » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:03 am

^^^nice and very steathly^^^
do like Canyons looked at one "Ulitmate CF" last time i was buying a road bike, but plumped for a Focus Cayo Evo instead,certainly get a lot of bike for your money with Canyon
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:33 am

opposite end of the stealth spectrum to mine.

https://www.evanscycles.com/bmc-granfon ... e-EV237568

going to take a photo of it hiding in a field of flowering oilseed rape.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:33 am

I know hee-haw about road bikes - got that one 2nd hand off a dude the same size as me (custom builds in Germany apparently) so it feels about right , XXL frame. no pedals on it so nicked shitty SL's off the wifes bike - couldn't bring myself to pay stupid money for Ultegra pedals.

£2500 new, 2 years old, 500 miles mostly on a turbo trainer (which was thrown into the deal) and got it for £750 which my mum bought for her wee lad's birthday :-)
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:38 am

Chris F wrote:opposite end of the stealth spectrum to mine.

https://www.evanscycles.com/bmc-granfon ... e-EV237568

going to take a photo of it hiding in a field of flowering oilseed rape.


No need for dayglo cycling tops then CF :lol: looks good - can go fire roads and the like as well ?
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:54 am

I've already got one! In just about the same colour. Actually a MTB jacket, but it works fine. Yes, can do fire roads, farm tracks etc. Not particularly comfy doing so though, compared to my full suss.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby future primitive » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:29 pm

I do fire roads on my Charge Plug but only run 28mm tyres and it's uncomfy but ride-able,one of my mates rides his CX bike all over he uses a 35mm semi knobbly,they look like skinny mtb tyres

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this is my daily commute/winter bike,weighs a ton but so nice to ride
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby future primitive » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:37 pm

ATTMFKH wrote:£2500 new, 2 years old, 500 miles mostly on a turbo trainer (which was thrown into the deal) and got it for £750


Best way to buy bikes,as they have become mental expensive over the last 7-8 years or so
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:14 am

1hr 21mins 58s :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: into a head wind
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:10 am

future primitive wrote:Best way to buy bikes,as they have become mental expensive over the last 7-8 years or so


I had a look round the bike shop when I was in, and FS Mountain bikes seem to have doubled in price for a similar spec since I got mine about 6 years ago.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Surfy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:38 am

The amount of time you see them going for half what they were at retail after a year is huuuuge, theres a boy in our club who has bought a 7 grand bike each year - selling his old one for about 5 grand in the process, 2 grand down the pan each year :lol:

He's ridiculously slow anyway, all the gear and no idea...
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:53 pm

So who's on Strava then? I'm Chris Fryer on there.
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Steviesee » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:27 pm

Me!

Am the idiot doing a cartwheel - Steven Campbell

Doing this on Saturday, the redo...

http://midsummerbeerhappening.co.uk/cycle-sportive/
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Re: Road Bikes

Postby Chris F » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:59 am

Got you Steve, was wondering who you were!

That should be great Steve, hopefully the weather will be good for it. I'd do it too, if not for daughter's birthday party on Saturday afternoon. You hanging about in the area. Might be a wave Sunday morning, probably going to try get to Moray coast. Swell might just get into Stonehaven. Maybe.
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