What the cycling world really needs is...

dennisn
dennisn Posts: 10,601
edited June 2013 in Road general
A floor / track pump that won't fall over at the slightest touch or bump.
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  • meursault
    meursault Posts: 1,433
    and coffee mugs, that when you pick up two, do not slide all over each other. I mean Geez, what are the coffee mug engineers thinking

    Disclaimer: Not just cycling.
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  • plus, carbon bikes that 13 year olds can afford. ( my son )
    road: carrera tdf ltd 2012
    xc: gt avalance 1.0 2008

    love cycling :)
  • plus, carbon bikes that 13 year olds can afford. ( my son )

    ?????????????
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • plus, carbon bikes that 13 year olds can afford. ( my son )

    afford to buy you for father's day :?:
  • A carbon bike that I could buy would be nice though, being 13!
  • Back of the knee warmers.
    Mangeur
  • bunter
    bunter Posts: 327
    velcro that does not destroy lycra
  • greasedscotsman
    greasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    ...it's own, separate road network.
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    A helmet that makes you look cool.
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
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  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,467
    Self-wrapping (and unwrapping) bar tape.

    Seriously though - all we really need is 100% puncture proof, maximally light & fast tubular tyres. Maybe the bike industry should just stop innovating in all other areas for a couple of years and sort this one out. Shouldn't be that difficult!
  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    plus, carbon bikes that 13 year olds can afford. ( my son )

    When I were 13 the only carbon we got was a lump of coal we used to keep warm on Christmas mornings, and we were grateful for it n'all.
  • greasedscotsman
    greasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    goonz wrote:
    A helmet that makes you look cool.

    Already exists! :D

    triathlete-gear-for-mclean-piece.jpg
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Polyester that does not stink after one ride.
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
    Strava http://app.strava.com/athletes/1608875
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,467
    meursault wrote:
    and coffee mugs, that when you pick up two, do not slide all over each other. I mean Geez, what are the coffee mug engineers thinking

    Disclaimer: Not just cycling.
    Solution: become a miserable old git and live alone, then you'll never have to pick up more than one mug at a time. This also works really well for avoiding arguments over what to watch on the telly. At least until you start talking to yourself.
  • simonhead
    simonhead Posts: 1,399
    meursault wrote:
    and coffee mugs, that when you pick up two, do not slide all over each other. I mean Geez, what are the coffee mug engineers thinking

    Disclaimer: Not just cycling.

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  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    goonz wrote:
    Polyester that does not stink after one ride.

    Don't buy Monton then ;-)
  • dwanes
    dwanes Posts: 954
    goonz wrote:
    A helmet that makes you look cool.

    Already exists! :D

    triathlete-gear-for-mclean-piece.jpg

    He said Cool not Tool. :lol:
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    Red wine that can be kept in the drinks bottle and not taste like vinegar after a 40 mile shaking on the bike. How much better would it be to have half a bottle of a nice burgundy instead of lukewarm squash & a bit of soggy malt loaf?
  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    CiB wrote:
    Red wine that can be kept in the drinks bottle and not taste like vinegar after a 40 mile shaking on the bike. How much better would it be to have half a bottle of a nice burgundy instead of lukewarm squash & a bit of soggy malt loaf?
    That's what the support car is for?
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    neeb wrote:
    meursault wrote:
    Solution: become a miserable old git and live alone,
    I've cracked the first bit. Just waiting for their teen years to run thorugh now.

    Adjustable hills. In the mood? Wind them up a bit. Long hard day, no energy? Flatten them down a bit. The added bonus of the laws of physics (every action has an equal and opposite reaction) is that it could make someone else's ride either so much better, or so much worse. Win-win.
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    goonz wrote:
    Polyester that does not stink after one ride.

    Don't buy Monton then ;-)

    Please tell me which one doesnt...
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
    Strava http://app.strava.com/athletes/1608875
  • zardoz
    zardoz Posts: 251
    A world without wind.....
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    zardoz wrote:
    A world without wind.....

    And rain, and flies that fly around the level of your mouth region when on a bike.
    Scott Speedster S20 Roadie for Speed
    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
    n+1 is well and truly on track
    Strava http://app.strava.com/athletes/1608875
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    zardoz wrote:
    A world without wind.....

    NO! A wolrd with only tailwinds!! ;)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • dsoutar
    dsoutar Posts: 1,746
    ddraver wrote:
    zardoz wrote:
    A world without wind.....

    NO! A wolrd with only tailwinds!! ;)

    I have tailwind. The wife reckons it's the real ale that I drink
  • davep1
    davep1 Posts: 836
    I'd like a track pump that stays on the valve reading accurately after more than 4 strokes of the pump. I did buy a cheapie though...
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,862
    ddraver wrote:
    zardoz wrote:
    A world without wind.....

    NO! A wolrd with only tailwinds!! ;)

    Perfect
  • marylogic
    marylogic Posts: 355
    Edible leg warmers

    Put them on first thing when it's cold and when it warms up later on you can eat them

    Solves the problem of where to put your leg warmers and your gels
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    marylogic wrote:
    Edible leg warmers

    Put them on first thing when it's cold and when it warms up later on you can eat them

    Solves the problem of where to put your leg warmers and your gels
    The winner.
  • bompington
    bompington Posts: 7,674
    CiB wrote:
    marylogic wrote:
    Edible leg warmers

    Put them on first thing when it's cold and when it warms up later on you can eat them

    Solves the problem of where to put your leg warmers and your gels
    The winner.
    ...until it starts to cool down later...