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greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 7,224
edited April 2011 in The bottom bracket
Is there a better expression or term for wheel sucking? It sounds, so, American!

:D

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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,604
    yeah, it sucks
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,324
    No. And I'm encountering more and more of it when I'm out training.

    Had a bloke stuck to my back wheel for miles last Monday - I was doing a tempo training session so was going pretty quick. He didn't say 'morning' back when I passed him, he sat on me for bloody miles and didn't say 'thanks' when he peeled off!

    I blame Sportives...
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  • Was doing a hard session myself the other evening on the TT bike... one of the stretches was into an absolute sod of a headwind so I was working hard and only looked back right near the end of the rep.... there was a line strung out of 6 riders behind me! I felt soiled and used!
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    No. And I'm encountering more and more of it when I'm out training.

    Had a bloke stuck to my back wheel for miles last Monday - I was doing a tempo training session so was going pretty quick. He didn't say 'morning' back when I passed him, he sat on me for bloody miles and didn't say 'thanks' when he peeled off!

    I blame Sportives...

    Sounds like sour grapes because you couldn't ditch him! :wink:
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  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,324
    Aggieboy wrote:
    No. And I'm encountering more and more of it when I'm out training.

    Had a bloke stuck to my back wheel for miles last Monday - I was doing a tempo training session so was going pretty quick. He didn't say 'morning' back when I passed him, he sat on me for bloody miles and didn't say 'thanks' when he peeled off!

    I blame Sportives...

    Sounds like sour grapes because you couldn't ditch him! :wink:

    I didn't mind him being sat on my wheel. It was him ignoring me when I said 'good morning' that f**ked me off!

    But then again if he wants to race me he should pin a fookin number on his back!
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  • funny how itmight have thought you knew him) blew and then sat behind for a rest. Other rider will think you're a wheel sucker but you're just suffering .

    still no excuse for not thanking. Mind you I find I am towing more and more riders home on the daily commute. What makes me laugh is I'm on a single speed hybrid and they are on road bikes and seem to be suffering to hang on

    maybe we all need to look up Rule 5
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    Aggieboy wrote:
    No. And I'm encountering more and more of it when I'm out training.

    Had a bloke stuck to my back wheel for miles last Monday - I was doing a tempo training session so was going pretty quick. He didn't say 'morning' back when I passed him, he sat on me for bloody miles and didn't say 'thanks' when he peeled off!

    I blame Sportives...

    Sounds like sour grapes because you couldn't ditch him! :wink:

    I didn't mind him being sat on my wheel. It was him ignoring me when I said 'good morning' that f**ked me off!
    But then again if he wants to race me he should pin a fookin number on his back!

    Mountain biker really, I expect. :twisted:
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  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    if it bothers you just peel off and say your turn to do a stint on the front mate.

    Its a lot easier tahn bottling it up and moaning on here.
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  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    t4tomo wrote:
    if it bothers you just peel off and say your turn to do a stint on the front mate.

    Its a lot easier tahn bottling it up and moaning on here.


    No it isn't. This is Cake Stop, we like moaning here.
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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,666
    Exacty -

    You can move over and wave through...
  • Ron StuartRon Stuart Posts: 1,242
    No. And I'm encountering more and more of it when I'm out training.

    Had a bloke stuck to my back wheel for miles last Monday - I was doing a tempo training session so was going pretty quick. He didn't say 'morning' back when I passed him, he sat on me for bloody miles and didn't say 'thanks' when he peeled off!

    I blame Sportives...

    Yeh, I heard Cadel was back on the road again. :lol:
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,324
    Ron Stuart wrote:
    No. And I'm encountering more and more of it when I'm out training.

    Had a bloke stuck to my back wheel for miles last Monday - I was doing a tempo training session so was going pretty quick. He didn't say 'morning' back when I passed him, he sat on me for bloody miles and didn't say 'thanks' when he peeled off!

    I blame Sportives...

    Yeh, I heard Cadel was back on the road again. :lol:

    Nah this one looked more like Pozzato!
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Is there a better expression or term for wheel sucking? It sounds, so, American!

    :D

    Excuse my ignorance, but is wheel sucking different from "drafting"?
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  • nakita222nakita222 Posts: 341
    no, they are the same thing, but wheelsucking is the illegal version, where you don't come through and take a turn. Sadly, Wiggle's officer are on strike and therefore do not police the streets, so the people who commit this crime do not get punished
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Is there a better expression or term for wheel sucking? It sounds, so, American!

    :D

    Well bumsucker seems to have gone right out of fashion, since I was younger, maybe it can be used in a more PC way. Nobody would like to be called it, so would take their turn at the front. Or maybe not. :?
  • ChrisszChrissz Posts: 727
    Is there a better expression or term for wheel sucking? It sounds, so, American!

    :D

    Sprocket counting?

    Buttock checking?
  • SpiCanSpiCan Posts: 31
    "sucer du roue"

    Bit more class in French.

    "succhiare ruota"

    Italien

    :)

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  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,158
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