Forum home Commuter cycling forum Commuting chat

Road bikes are good aren't they.

Zombie_donkeyZombie_donkey Posts: 359
edited October 2010 in Commuting chat
Got a cheap road bike and after a week I find it more comfy than the Hybrid. It's noticeably faster too.

I must resist the temptation to bolt censored to it.
Giant Escape M1....
Penny Farthing
Unicycle
The bike the Goodies rode
Pogo Stick
Donkey on Roller skates.......OK I'm lying, but I am down to one bike right now and I feel bad about it,

Posts

  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.

    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Not for me on my road bike. When I finish my fixie, yes.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • jimmypippajimmypippa Posts: 1,712
    Check out my location,

    or this thread... for why I think mudguards are important.

    My bike is a Dawes Horizon. So not very racy, but pretty practical....
  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.

    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.

    I can't find any waterbottle holders that match my new bike, this is seriously affecting my hydration :(
  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    notsoblue wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.

    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.

    I can't find any waterbottle holders that match my new bike, this is seriously affecting my hydration :(
    Camelbak?

    [runs away]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,972
    Got a cheap road bike and after a week I find it more comfy than the Hybrid. It's noticeably faster too.

    I must resist the temptation to bolt censored to it.
    What roadie bike did you get ZD?
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    _Brun_ wrote:
    notsoblue wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.

    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.

    I can't find any waterbottle holders that match my new bike, this is seriously affecting my hydration :(
    Camelbak?

    [runs away]

    Well I have to put *something* there. Just the studs on their own don't look right. Its a disaster :(
  • prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
    Road bikes are good aren't they.


    Yup, after 25 years of riding I got my first proper road bike about six months ago. Wish I'd got one 25 years ago!
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    notsoblue wrote:
    _Brun_ wrote:
    notsoblue wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.

    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.

    I can't find any waterbottle holders that match my new bike, this is seriously affecting my hydration :(
    Camelbak?

    [runs away]

    Well I have to put *something* there. Just the studs on their own don't look right. Its a disaster :(

    Well what bike do you have? Perhaps the hivemind can help?
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.
    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.

    For that comment, I'm going to arrange for the P Fairy to pay you a visit very soon :P
  • Cafewanda wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.
    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.

    For that comment, I'm going to arrange for the P Fairy to pay you a visit very soon :P

    For that presumptuousness your name is going on THE LIST...
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Cafewanda wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.
    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.

    For that comment, I'm going to arrange for the P Fairy to pay you a visit very soon :P

    For that presumptuousness your name is going on THE LIST...

    Can it please be back-dated to cover the one I had on Sunday on my BSO. If it can't be back-dated, please not on my commute, especially if the weather is inclement.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Yay!!! :D

    On the commute. On the commute :wink:
  • Cafewanda wrote:
    Yay!!! :D

    On the commute. On the commute :wink:

    On the commute home, when it's raining, and cold.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    I must resist the temptation to bolt censored to it.

    Like this?

    IMG_5898-PS.jpg

    :twisted:
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,930
    Wot, no mudguards? :P
    1985 Mercian King of Mercia - work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Liberal metropolitan, remoaner, traitor, "sympathiser", etc.
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    rjsterry wrote:
    Wot, no mudguards? :P

    It was summer, I was traveling 'light' ;)
  • iPete wrote:
    I must resist the temptation to bolt censored to it.

    Like this?

    IMG_5898-PS.jpg

    :twisted:

    Yes like that. Pannier rack and so on. The bike is 5kg lighter than the hybrid due to the censored I bolted on to that bike.

    It's a Carrera Virtuoso and it got 9/10 in cycling plus.

    It's amazing how much faster and longer it will coast on the 23mm tyres 8)
    Giant Escape M1....
    Penny Farthing
    Unicycle
    The bike the Goodies rode
    Pogo Stick
    Donkey on Roller skates.......OK I'm lying, but I am down to one bike right now and I feel bad about it,
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Cafewanda wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Now you can tell the other hybrid riders that they are wrong headed and misguided.
    What sort of censored are you resisting bolting on? I have two water bottle holders, front and rear lights, computer and sadle bag. Can't think of anything else I'd want on there.

    For that comment, I'm going to arrange for the P Fairy to pay you a visit very soon :P

    For that presumptuousness your name is going on THE LIST...
    Cafewanda wrote:
    Yay!!! :D

    On the commute. On the commute :wink:

    On the commute home, when it's raining, and cold.


    You guys ain't very nice. My commute home was wet, but PF free and not very cold, so HA!
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
Sign In or Register to comment.