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Road Cycling Essentials

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Matutu, Jun 28, 2010.

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  1. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 10, 2003

    Posts: 14,036

    Location: Surrey, by the river

    I currently have:

    The Hybrid - it's in bits and I've been saying for a year (maybe more) that I'll fix it up soon.

    Scott CR1 - Carbon road bike. last ridden in August

    Pug 753 Singlespeed - gets ridden all the time, I love it at the moment, it's my favourite

    Cotic RR SSCX - Should be finished tonight

    Burls Ti - Last ridden in early September. Feels sluggish and heavy compared to the Pug

    Koga Miyata Gentleman Luxe S Singlespeed - has no wheels

    Brompton - Has a puncture and has been that way since June.

    Cervelo Soloist - Has been ridden once. Needs indexing before I put it on the turbo for the winter.

    I need to give the Koga to a mate, and I'm seriously considering selling the Ti and the Scott and ditching the hybrid. That would leave me with the SS, SSCX, Brompton and Soloist. That should cover all the bases until get a custom 953......
     
  2. uniQ

    Mobster

    Joined: May 8, 2011

    Posts: 4,910

    Location: HQ

    I don't think Asprilla actually rides bikes at all, I heard he pays some semi pros to take his Garmin out once in a while to at least keep up the pretence.

    In best Gymrat voice "Do you even cycle bro"

    :p
     
  3. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 35,571

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    we all know uniQ has a kom bike with a motor :p
     
  4. uniQ

    Mobster

    Joined: May 8, 2011

    Posts: 4,910

    Location: HQ

    Here's my motor

    Zing!
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013
  5. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 17,852

    Location: Oxon

    My jacket arrived today

    Sorry Rogan, but it just fits me

    Arm length is fine, slim fit, perfect for me as im slim
    just the length could have been a little longer, but not short enough to not use, at £35 its worth keeping it in my jersey pocket for the likes of tomorrow when im out cycling all morning

    its a good jacket that's for sure, just need to test It lol
     
  6. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 17,852

    Location: Oxon

    im glad you put that in a sticky (or spoiler)

    that photo angle makes it look a bit freaky (no offence)
    but your calf muscle is huge
     
  7. Jonny69

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 3, 2004

    Posts: 17,657

    Location: Kapitalist Republik of Surrey

    I've been trying to cut my fleet down because I've got much less space since I moved. I recently sold one but I'd been putting it off for so long just because of the hassle.

    Currently got:
    1) Спорт XB3 track bike - been using this daily since February.
    2) 531 Raleigh - stripped this down in Feb after* the winter to get the frame powdercoated and ready for salt punishment this winter. Sort of didn't happen so it's still in bits in the loft.
    3) Late 70's Bob Jackson TT frame - was using this day-to-day fixed gear but I took the running gear off to build the Спорт. Frame is currently in the loft but I built some wheels to put on it and I'm planning to put it back on the road because it is actually a superb ride.
    4) 1984 Raleigh Equipe - I rescued this frame from someone who was chucking it out. I rode it over last winter and it rode fine but I discovered it was bent. I straightened it a few weeks ago and was planning to fake patina it and ride it SS with old metal mudguards but I haven't got the space. Currently deciding its fate. I should just chuck it out or stick it on Freecycle really.
    5) 1966 Raleigh RSW 16 - I used to keep this at work and use it locally, but the missus currently rides it to work. I won't ever sell this one because I love it too much and I won't be able to replace it.
    6) Universal shopper - 20" wheel shopper bike that I scratch-built a frame for. Another one I used to keep at work. I usually take this to Le Mans with the RSW, so it normally sits in the shed folded flat so it's out the way. I probably ought to bring it back to work as a work knockabout.
    7) Raleigh Richmond Mixte in 531 - a really nice old bike I built for the missus. She prefers to use the RSW so it hangs in the shed most of the time, but it's her 'proper' bike for when we go out because it's got big wheels and gears.
    8) Raleigh town bike - her other bike. This one does just hang in the shed doing nothing but I think it's going back down to her parents.
    9) Oh and my unicycle. The old 24" rim is now part of my dining room lamp and I built an early aero rim into a wheel for it. That rim had to go back for the Bob Jackson wheels and I have an alloy sprint rim to use at some point instead.
     
  8. Saytan

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,222

    memey comments - check
    flexed pictures - check

    This really is turning into gymrats thread. Brah.
     
  9. touch

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 28, 2006

    Posts: 11,025

    Location: Sufferlandria

    uniQ you massive-calf-tiny-quad legend! These comments changed my mind, i ordered the jacked expecting to have to send it back or sell it on...but it fits me :D
     
  10. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 17,852

    Location: Oxon

    same (see my previous post)
     
  11. arknor

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 35,571

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    can't take a leg that white seriously :D
     
  12. Cupra

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 12, 2007

    Posts: 8,630

    Location: Teesside, IOM

    made me lol
     
  13. uniQ

    Mobster

    Joined: May 8, 2011

    Posts: 4,910

    Location: HQ

    I had to double check.. my legs not that whi... oh wait yeah they are. *Leaves thread and deletes all posts* :(

    Apologies, normal service resumes. If I ever bought a steel bike it would have to be from Harry @ Field

    [​IMG]
     
  14. touch

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 28, 2006

    Posts: 11,025

    Location: Sufferlandria

    Haha, you made my spit coffee everywhere :(
     
  15. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 25, 2003

    Posts: 38,867

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    Set for a real chill tomorrow. Never thought I'd say this, but finally! Looking forward to seeing how my new gear holds up :D.
     
  16. grudas

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    Joined: Mar 12, 2008

    Posts: 19,990

    Location: West sussex

    got up to speed from a red light... stopped at the next red light.. moped rider rides by the side of me.. and tells me that I'm "really quick" and that I managed to beat him to 30mph lol... I genuinely didn't even see him :(
     
  17. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 10, 2003

    Posts: 14,036

    Location: Surrey, by the river

    I'll take it as a complement that you think my Strava tracks are from semi-pros.

    Hairy; I am disappoint.
     
  18. touch

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 28, 2006

    Posts: 11,025

    Location: Sufferlandria

    It's not 'hair' in winter, it's 'super-roubaix lining' :D
     
  19. Phantom Shadow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 5, 2013

    Posts: 1,527

    Was wondering why I haven't felt the need for anything longer than shorts yet :p
     
  20. rogan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,528

    Location: London

    i want field to paint my frame so much, wish I could afford.
     
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